Owner/Director/ Preschool Teacher
My name is Ms. Mandi and I took over ownership of Planet Earth in January of 2021! For as long as I can remember I've dreamt of becoming a teacher. I feel that educators have such high influence over children's futures; I embrace that wholeheartedly. I have worked in the childcare setting for over 10 years. I have earned my Bachelor's Degree and Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education. My family consists of my husband, son, four cats and dog. In my free time I enjoy playing music, making art, hiking and playing soccer. Please feel free to reach out to me for any questions, comments or concerns. I look forward to getting to know you and your child/ren!
My name is Miss Lish. I have only formally been working in the childcare setting for a little over two years, but my early life experience enhances that greatly. As a mom of a teenager, I have experienced many stages of growth and development. I also began caring for multiple children at the age of 11. I enjoy watching them learn all kinds of new things, with my assistance. Their imagination and creativity never cease to amaze me. I look forward to teaching and growing with your children. I have recently obtained my School-Age endorsement certificate and am close to getting my CDA.
My name is Miss Julie. I have my Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood education from Lock Haven University in Pennsylvania. I have been married over thirty years and have four grown children. I love being a mom.
In my free time I enjoy tending to my flower garden. Flowers always make me happy. I also love decorating and organizing my home. My goal is for your babies to feel safe and loved in my care. I strive to take care of each baby like I cared for my own children when they were small. I love watching them reach each milestone. It's so fun to watch them grow and learn new things. Planet Earth Preschool and Daycare is truly a special place and I am glad to be part of the team.
My name is Miss Katie. I am new in the childcare setting, but have a lot of experience with children. I am an aunt to 7 amazing nieces and nephews; 3 of them being very young. In my free time I enjoy hanging out with friends or painting and journaling on my own. I am a licensed practical nurse, and cannot wait to go back to school for early childhood education. As a nurse, I am always learning and teaching every day. That being said, I am very excited for this opportunity to teach and help your children grow.
Summer School-Age Teacher
My name is Miss Mae and this is my second year in the school age room! I just earned my Bachelor's Degree in Art Education from KSU and am excited to use my new knowledge from various field experiences here at Planet Earth. I have always had so much love for the arts, and feel creativity is one of the most important aspects of a child’s growth and education. I was also recently hired in the Hudson School district, and will be teaching art to several grade levels there in the fall! I have a very strong passion for teaching that continues to grow with every new experience and opportunity I receive. I believe that as educators, we hold great power in our ability to change the lives of our students and help them grow in new and exciting ways. I am honored and so excited to work with your children!
Hello, my name is Miss Char and I am so excited to join Planet Earth's team! I have years of experience in caring for others from babysitting my little cousins to retiring from a medical care center for children and young adults with special needs. I spent the last 3 years as an Educational Sub from Preschool to Seniors and I loved it! Caring for 2 out of 3 of my amazing grandchildren for the past decade has been at the top of the list ! We enjoy doing all sorts of fun things together! I love anything family, gardening, cooking, bonfires and ice cream! I’m looking forward to meeting everyone and making a difference!
Hi! My name is Miss Lauren! For the last 7 plus years I have been a stay-at-home mom. Being a mom brings me so much joy! I live with my husband, our 2 little girls, 2 dogs, 4 cats and a coop full of chickens! There is never a dull moment! Now that both of my children are in school, I'm planning on going back to college to pursue a degree in early childhood education. I believe that children learn through play and I absolutely love seeing the world through their eyes. I enjoy exploring new coffee shops, reading, libraries, and having fun with my family. I am so excited to join the amazing team at Planet Earth!