Koalaty Time Staff

Our staff is certified in CPR, First Aid, Mandatory Child Abuse Detection, and Universal Precautions. Our staff is required to complete 6 to 10 hours of state certified continuing education each year. Staff members must also complete an additional 5 hours in the study of child development processes.

Curriculum & Training

Our Director of Curriculum and Training instructs employees on how to follow and implement all of Koalaty Time's policies and procedures insuring that our specifically designed curriculum is followed at all times.

Staff Background Investigation

Every employee at Koalaty Time goes through a pre-employment investigation to assure your child's protection. Koalaty Time requires every employee be screened through the Iowa Department of Public Health and the Iowa Department of Human Services pursuant to Chapter 692 Code of Iowa. Additional screening is conducted through the Child Abuse Registry and the Iowa Department of Transportation, Motor Vehicle Division. A DHS criminal history record check and fingerprinting will be conducted for all candidates.Random Drug and Alcohol testing is also required.

Jan

Owner, director
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Why I do what I do: I love being able to provide a loving, nurturing, and structured environment. Building personal relationships with each and every family while implementing an elite learning program for their child's success in life is incredibly rewarding and humbling.

Bella

Assistant Director
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Why I do what I do: One of my favorite quotes is "children are great imitators, so give them something to imitate." I love being able to provide a safe learning environment and building special relationships with each child and their families.

Diane

Accounting
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Why I do what I do: I really enjoy communicating with the parents and making the financial aspect of their child's care possible. It's also very rewarding to build relationships with each family and watch their children grown in our program!

Rocky

Primary age groups: preschool
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Why I do what I do: I like that I get to help children grow and learn for their next step in life!

Sharmon

Primary age groups: 4-year-olds
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Why I do what I do: I love working with children, watching them learn and grow, and enhancing their minds each and every day. This is my passion.

Ashley F.

Primary age groups: Infants
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Why I do what I do: I love watching each child grow, learn, and develop into their own personality. I love seeing all their different talents. It’s neat to see them learn the little things. Even something as little as clicking a pen. I love it!

Steph

Primary age groups: 2-year-olds
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Why I do what I do: I get to do what I’m best at – working with kids. I love coming to work knowing I make a difference in their lives, whether it’s sign language, flash cards, or simply teaching them their manners. My kids sure know how to keep a smile on my face every day. Each relationship is different with each child and I love every one of them!

Jayne

Primary age groups: 8-10 months
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Why I do what I do: I love to make them babies smile! They keep me busy and on my toes!

Brooklyn

Primary age groups: infants
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Why I do what I do: I love working with kids. I want to be a pediatric nurse one day.

Cortney

Primary age groups: 12-13 months
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Why I do what I do: I love watching them grow up and figuring out their personality!

Amy

Primary age groups: 3 to 4-year-olds & Pre-K
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Why I do what I do: I love teaching the kids new things and seeing them succeed in the different areas we teach them.

Tiff

Primary age groups: 18-21 months
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Why I do what I do: I love being able to help a child grow mentally. Knowing that I had an impact on so many different lives, makes me feel like I’ve accomplished something. I like knowing that when I walk into work, I feel like I belong and the children are happy to see me and greet me with open arms.

Lexi

Primary age groups: infants
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Why I do what I do: I like the variety of working with the different age groups. There’s something new every day with these kids!

Chandler

Primary age groups: 2-3 years
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Why I do what I do: I like the relationships you build with the kids and their families. It’s truly a fun environment and no two days are the same.

Alyxis

Primary age groups: 2-3 years
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Why I do what I do: The kids help me see things from a positive perspective. It’s impossible to be upset when I’m surrounded by so much happy, optimistic energy.

Sandy

Primary age groups: 3-4 years
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Why I do what I do: I love children! When I walk into the room, I get smiles and hugs! Teaching is so fulfilling. They love to learn and it builds their confidence.

Nicole

Primary age groups: 6 weeks - 4 months
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Why I do what I do: I like working with children because I love to see how much they learn and grow. Even in just a few months, their personalities change so much. I also love the bond that is built.

Kassie

Primary age groups: 3 years
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Why I do what I do: I enjoy watching them learn and grow knowing that I was a part of it. It also makes me happy when they get excited to see me. It makes my job fun.

Jenny

Primary age groups: 5-6 years
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Why I do what I do: I have been teaching preschool for nine years and looking forward to many more. It’s so exciting watching 4-year-olds come into the classroom a bit unsure at the beginning of the year then watching them learn, grow, and mature into big 5-year-olds with so much knowledge. When they learn new things, their faces light up and they can’t wait to tell their parents! That feels great knowing we taught them the things they need to know for kindergarten. That’s why I love teaching preschool!

Katie

Primary age groups: 6 weeks - 6 years
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Why I do what I do: There is nothing more fulfilling than working with children! We are with them for eight hours a day, sometimes longer, and to be able to watch them learn and grow is such a privilege! Parents put their trust into us to teach, love, and encourage their children everyday. Teaching them to roll for the first time, take their first steps, or learning how to write their name - there is nothing more rewarding! Everyday is filled with so much joy and I wouldn’t want to do anything different!

Jake

Primary age groups: 6 weeks - 6 years
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Why I do what I do: I like working with children because I enjoy knowing I can help be a part of a positive, safe, and fun environment.

Ria

Primary age groups: 2 years
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Why I do what I do: I like to work with children because I enjoy helping them learn, develop, and grow. It’s very rewarding to see them reach different milestones.

Dorothea

Primary age groups: All
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Why I do what I do: I enjoy cooking for my kids. I love to see their smiling faces when I walk into their classroom. I especially love it when they call out my name and run to give me hugs. My parents often tell me that their child will only eat miss Dorothea’s vegetables and macaroni and cheese.

Rosie

Primary age groups: 4 years
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Why I do what I do: I enjoy working with children and implementing the everyday curriculum along with teaching Spanish in the pre-school class and assisting them in everyday activities, especially art!