Proving the fun, loving, educational care your child deserves!

​Ms. Amanda

Ms. Amanda has been with us working with various age groups since 2018. She has the requirements to work as Teacher. She is a current college student with a Registry level of 8 and we are very excited to see how far she has come and how far she will go! Knowledge is power! Her free time is spent with family and friends, which includes her daughter Hailey that also attends our center.   

​The infamous... Mr. Clint

Mr. Clint is our behind the scenes office admin. He handles all of our booking-keeping and financial aspects. He is also Ms. Jesse's husband. And the trouble maker in the building! He needs time outs more than the kids some times... or at least reminders not to encourage the kids to play chase in the classroom or throw the balls indoors.   

Jessica H. (Ms. Jesse) - Director/ Owner

Despite a bad previous experience working in a childcare center and feeling like it was not for me, I ultimately decided I could do it better myself and opened my small in-home center where I truly learned that this IS for me. After several years, I had saved enough and expanded to open the larger center in order to better serve more families. I am a PDAS trainer (can train in almost any area), trainer of Child Abuse and Neglect prevention, and a Shaken Baby Syndrome Prevention trainer. I have my Infant and Toddler, Preschool, Administrative, and Leadership Credentials. I hold an Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education, and am eagerly yearning to get back in and finish the last couple of classes for my Bachelors! I have 3 children; Katelynn, Kayla, and Andrew, in addition to my nephew Hunter. We also have 4 fur babies and a hedgehog.

Fun facts: I am an insomniac, love gnomes, and I don't drink coffee. 

​Ms. Nicole

In 2022 Ms. Nicole joined us. She works part time around her primary job as an RN. We are blessed to have her join us when she is available. She was new into this field, but completed the required coursework and jumped right in to learn this field. When she is here, she is most often found helping in the under 2 rooms and loves doing fun art projects with the kids while she is here. 

Ms Katelynn

Ms. Katelynn has been around since Playful Hearts began as an in-home center; she is Ms Jesse's eldest daughter. Katelynn has her CNA license and worked with the elderly population during high school. She officially started working for the center in May 2017 before heading off to college to complete her BSN. She can be found helping out at the center and in the office. She has her Lead Teacher qualifications and is a Registry level 13.

​Ms. Tiaesha

Ms. Tiaesha joined out Playful Hearts team in 2021. She has 8 children of her own and is a very busy lady. She is an assest to our center and no matter where help is needed, she is always eager to help out! She has met the DCF requirements to be a Teacher at our center and the kids love her. 

Mrs. Sami C

Mrs. Sam brought her daughter to us for 2 years before she had a second child and decided to pursue a more fulfilling career in Early Childhood education. She has been a welcome addition to our team since April 2014. She has completed her Infant and Toddler credential, her Preschool credential recently, and currently holds a level 11 Registry certificate. She is quiet at first, but is always very friendly and eager to help! She loves to get to teach the kids and help make a difference. She is the Lead Teacher in our one year old classroom. She would love to meet Kesha one day! And if she could be any animal she would be a white tiger.

​Ms. Laura

Ms. Laura was first a DVR employee learning the ropes of childcare when she joined our team in 2020. After completing her DVR requirements, Laura stayed on with us. She has many college courses in childcare and is qualified to be a teacher. She helps out in various rooms part time, but can most often be found helping in the 4K classroom. She is very excited to have become an Aunt and is always excited to share her stories with us about that.

Some of our Fun and Shenanigans Over the years!

Mrs. Anna

Prior joining our team in 2014, Mrs. Anna had been bringing her two children to us before she decided she was ready for a career change and we mutually decided she needed to join us! She enjoys working with kids because she gets to be a big kid herself! She has her Infant and Toddler Credential and is looking to further pursue her college education in this field. She and her husband, Craig, have 3 children. She is the lead teacher in the infant room and can be found helping in various rooms as needed, cooking, or even driving the bus. In her spare time she enjoys doing her nails.  

​Ms. Kayla

Ms. Kayla is a recent high school graduate who joined us in 2020, although she grew up around the center being Ms. Jesse's 2nd child. She has a great love for children and is a current college student working on her early childhood degree. In high school she took the required college course work to enable her to be a lead teacher at the center. She can be found in the 4K classroom and helping out in various rooms of the center. When she is not at the center, she can be found working at her second job or hanging out with friends. She is currently a Registry level 8.