WHO WE ARE:
Wiggle Worms Christian Learning Center became a part of the First Baptist Church Family in August of 2005. We are a state licensed facility. We serve children from 12 months to 5 years full and part time as well as providing after school care and a summer camp program. We offer FREE VPK. We also accept the Early Learning Coalition.
We are rated a 5 star quality center by the Early Learning Coalition, the local experts in early childhood. Recently we participated in a program that is run by the Florida Board of Education. They have a panel evaluate each of our teachers individually as they are teaching for a 2 hour time period. We received the highest rating, the 5th tier. We are the only school in the 5 years this program has been running to ever attain the 5th and highest possible tier. We are very, very proud of this team of teachers! They are truly exceptional.
ABOUT OUR STAFF:
Another major asset of our teachers is they love what they do. The director is the owner of the school with a degree in Early Childhood Education. She has taught Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) since the first year it started in Florida. Previously, she owned another childcare center in Washington State, specializing in behavior problems brought on by pregnant moms who were under the influence. She was a foster parent to over 18 children and currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Early Learning Coalition as the faith based provider liaison. Her assistant, Heather Muisener, also a certified teacher for VPK and Early Childhood has worked hand in hand with Colleen for the past 12 years. The toddler teacher has over 20 years experience working with toddlers ad infants and has been with Wiggle Worms for the past 2 years. Our 2 year old teacher just finished receiving her certification for early childhood and has over 6 years experience. Our 3 year old preschool teacher is the newest member of our family, joining us just over a year ago. She has a bachelor’s degree in child psychology with over 5 years of hands on experience in teaching.
The final, very valued member of our team is our cook. She too has been with us for over 5 years. She prepares our meals, breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack following all of the USDA Guidelines for the state food program we participate in. She truly does so much more; she is an amazing blessing to our Wiggle Worms Family!
We are open 5 days a week from 6:30 am to 6:00 pm. Feel free to call us anytime at (352) 686-2400 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you desire any further information or just drop in for a quick tour of our facility. You can also visit us on facebook and download our Parent Handbook below.