Our Staff

Nicole Miller, Director
Nicole has worked with TLC Child Care since it opened in 2003.  She has had the opportunity to work within every classroom allowing her to understand and see what each teacher undergoes on a daily basis.  Since starting with TLC in 2003 she has continued her education and has received her National Accredited CDA.  Nicole continues to strive for excellence through learning as much as possible about Early Childhood Education.  She does this through attending classes regularly on the latest Ohio State Content Standards, theories, and innovative ways to teach young children.  She also attends OAEYC's annual Ohio Early Care and Education Conference.  In her free time Nicole enjoys fishing, bowling, and spending time with her family playing cards & board games.

Ms. Vanessa, Teacher
Vanessa began her journey learning by attending classes and conferences.  She also completes a lot of research on her own to gather ideas and activities to help with the learning development of so many children and their families through the years.  She then went on to receive her CDA Credentials through a self directed course of childhood providers.  She has over 30+ years in childcare and is certified in CPR, First Aid, Child Abuse and Communicable Disease.  She is currently a  lead teacher of a Kindergarten Readiness classroom.  She currently uses the content standards through the Step Up to Quality program in her curriculum.  
 
In her classroom children have the opportunity to experience with hands on manipulative materials, experiment, explore and initiate their own activities.  They also have the opportunity to explore the alphabet, numbers, colors, science, cooking experiments, and the creative arts daily.  Children get to select their activities from a variety of learning centers as they move about freely in the classroom.  This allows the children to be in control of their own play.  The children have opportunities daily to explore their gross motor skills indoors and outdoors (weather permitting).  
 
Vanessa has the philosophy of "You as the parent and myself as the teacher, we work together to work on your child's needs."   

Ms. Marlene, Center Assistant

Marlene has been in childcare for 25 years, but has been with TLC since 2008. Trinity is her home church and she thinks that it’s a blessing to be able to work within the church with the children every day. Marlene and her husband have 3 children and 4 granddaughters.

She enjoys working with the children, helping them learn, giving them love and security while they’re away from their families, and helping them learn our Christian based curriculum. She feels it’s nice to know that as they grown and learn that our staff helped them along on their life’s path.


Ms. Shannon, Kindergarten Readiness Teacher & School-age Teacher


Ms. Shirley, School-age Teacher

Shirley is our School-age Teacher. She has been with TLC since 2006. She is certified in CPR/ First Aid, Child Abuse Awareness, and Communicable Disease. She attends classes regularly and goes to conferences to continue her education. She currently uses the Step Up to Quality program in her curriculum with an emphasis on STEM. She lives in Wauseon with her husband and two daughters who both attend college. In her spare time she loves to read, take family vacations and go for walks.


Ms. Tessa, 3/4 year old Teacher 

Tessa works with our older Toddlers. She is an energetic newlywed who has a passion for life! She attending Four County Career Center in the Early Childhood Education department and continued to the Early Childhood Development Program at Northwest State Community College, and will be graduating this Spring.  She enjoys spending time with her class doing hands-on activities and getting messy! She introduces her toddlers to new experiences daily that will help them learn, develop, and grow. When Tessa is not at work she enjoys spending time with Kenna and her family.


Ms. Cassandra, Young Toddler Teacher

Cassandra is our 18-30 month Toddler Teacher. She has been with TLC since 2006 but has been teaching children for about 19 years. She is certified in CPR/First Aid, Child Abuse Awareness, and Communicable Disease. She continues her education by going to conferences and attending classes regularly. In her room she strongly encourages the children to be independent and encourages Language Development. She really builds a strong foundation for her students to prepare them for the older Preschool Class. Cassandra is married and has two teenage boys. Her family loves to spend time together. They enjoy camping, fishing and going places together. Cassandras favorite thing about teaching is watching the children learn and grow.


Ms. Brynne , Center Assistant
Brynne graduated from Fayette High School and Four County Career Center. She went to Four County for Early Childhood Education. When she was at FCCC she received her certificate in CPR, first aid, child abuse and neglect and also had training in step up to quality. Brynne is going to school now at Northwest State and later will attend Rhodes State College for occupational therapy for special needs children. She loves volunteering for special Olympics. She is also has self taught herself many words in sign language.



Ms. Ashley, 3/4 year old Teacher


Ms. Alaina, Older Toddler Teacher

Alice Gamber, Office Assistant