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Meet our AWESOME staff!

At Planet Earth we feel the most important asset to our center is OUR teachers. We are dedicated to choosing teachers that are completely committed to meeting the developmental and educational needs of children. Each member of our staff meets the qualifications set by the State and is encouraged to stay current on child development and early childhood education through in-service training and continuing education programs.


It is stressed to our staff that children learn through behavior modeling. Respect must be shown at all times for the children, other staff members and the environment. We strive to instill trust, promote self worth and confidence.



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, four cats and dog. My husband and I  are expecting an addition to our family in April of 2023! 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! 


Assistant Director

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.


Preschool Teacher

My name is Ms. Ellie and I am 23 years old and married with a two year old son. I am currently attending Eastern Gateway Community College with plans of earning my Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education. In my down time I enjoy spending time with my son and husband as well as getting together with my friends. I have previous experience in the Early Childhood field, starting with going to MCCTC my junior and senior years of high school, then going on to previous centers I have worked at. I am grateful to be part of the team here at Planet Earth and I am looking forward to watching the children thrive and learn new things everyday. I hope that being the Preschool Teacher I can ease parents’ minds by pictures of their little ones doing various activities throughout the day and all in all just having fun!


Infant Teacher

My name is Ms. Julie. I have been married for 30 years and have four grown children. I loved being a stay-at-home mom for many years. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Education from Lock Haven University in Pennsylvania. I am excited to be working with your children.


Preschool Teacher

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.

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Lead Toddler Teacher

Hello, my name is Miss Olivia (Livi). I am 18 years old and I am currently enrolled in Stark State college to pursue my teaching degree. I have spent all of my life around children and loving every second of it. I started babysitting for my family at a young age and then began babysitting for other families at 16. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and hanging out with friends playing tennis and pickleball! I am so excited and grateful to be a part of the Planet Earth team and to be a part of your child’s education journey! 


Substitute Teacher

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!

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