Meet the Staff

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Meet the Staff

Dana Schowe

Program Director

 

On November 11, 2001, Becky and I opened the doors to Kids Connection Childcare Centers.  We began with 30 children in one center, and have since grown to over 180 children between two centers.  I am a graduate of Indiana University with a degree in Psychology and my CDA (Child Development Associate Credential).

 

Raising healthy, happy children, that will make a positive contribution to society as adults, is the is the most important thing a person will ever do.  I am blessed to have the opportunity to share with our Kids Connection families and staff this awesome undertaking.

 

You may reach Dana by calling 812-248-0401 or via email to dlbsch@twc.com

Dana Schowe is the Kid's Connection Program Director

Amanda Spurgeon

Program Director

 

I have been with Kids Connection since its first year, and have served as Lead Teacher for two-year olds, three year-olds, and  Pre-K.  I am currently the Program Director for the Jeffersonville location.  I have earned my CDA (Child Development Associate Credential) and Degree in Early Childhood Education from Ivy Tech.

 

I am also a member of the NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children).

Amanda Spurgeon is the Kid's Connection Lead Teacher is the Preschool I program and a member of the NAEYC

Becky Corbett

Business Director

 

I earned my Associate’s degree in Allied Health/Respiratory Therapy in 1984.  I have worked at numerous area hospitals a Respiratory Therapist, specializing with children and emergency medicine.  I spent six years working in Sleep Medicine as well, then returned to school to earn my degree in Accounting in 2001.  It was during this time in school that Dana and I decided to open Kids Connection.

 

You may reach Becky by calling 812-280-7442 or via email to rjcorbett2@gmail.com

Becky Corbett is the Kid's Connection Business Director and Co-Founder

Sharon Chapman

Center Nutritionist

 

Before coming to Kid’s Connection in 2006, I spent 37 years as a Dietary Manager in the Nursing Home and Psychiatric Hospital fields.  I also spent 5 years as Housekeeping Director, where I helped open two new facilities.

 

My areas of interest include: cooking, catering, fishing, boating, and camping.  I have been happily married for over 35 years.  I have two adult children and two grandchildren.

Sharon Chapman is the Kid's Connection Nutrionist

Felicia Chumley

Lead Teacher, Pre-K

 

I have been with Kids Connection for over 13 years, starting as an assistant with 2 and 3 year-olds while still attending Jeffersonville High School.  I graduated in 2003 and earned my CDA (Child Development Associate Credential) from Ivy Tech in 2005.  Prior to becoming the Lead Teacher for Red Preschool, I was the Lead Teacher for Two Year-Olds (Twoddlers).  My teaching philosophy is that children learn best through play.

Felicia Chumley is the Lead Teacher of the Kid's Connection Red Preschool

Dee Crouch

Lead Teacher, Early Preschool

 

I have worked in Early Childhood Education for the past 13 years, having been the Lead Teacher for both the Preschool and Pre-K classes.  I believe in a team approach to teaching, and truly enjoy my work here at Kids Connection.

 

I have a CDA (Child Development Associate Credential) and Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education.

Dee Crouch is the Lead Teacher for the Kid's Connection Blue Preschool

Brianna Dunn

Lead Teacher, Two-Year Olds

 

I began working at Kids Connection shortly after finishing high school in August 2012.  I wanted to become a teacher and thought that this would be great experience for me. I will graduate from Ivy Tech with my degree in Early Childhood Education next year.

 

Nikki Farley is the Lead Teacher for the Kid's Connection Preschool II Program

Rita Ison

Lead Teacher, Twoddlers

 

I have been with Kids Connection since 2005, having worked with both our One and Two year-olds.  I really enjoy this age group and the challenges I am able to help the children meet.  I have work in Early Childhood Development since 1995.  Before coming to Kid’s Connection, I was an Assistant Program Director.

Rita Ison is the Lead Teacher for the 2-year olds (or Twoddlers) at Kid's Connection

Tish Neff

Bus Driver, Infant Teacher

 

March of 2016 marked my 12-year anniversary with Kids Connection.  I started with our School-Age kids, but have found myself working, at one time or another, with every age group at the center.  I am now responsible for center transportation and administration in the summer KC Camp program.  I am also an Infant Caregiver, and I help wherever I’m needed to make our days at Kid’s Connection run as smoothly as possible.

 

One of the things I like best about my job is that I know every child in the center.

Tish Neff is in charge of transportation.  She is one of our Infant Caregivers and she coordinates the KC Summer Camp
Shannon Seewer is a teacher in the Kid's Connection Twoddlers (2-year olds) program

Shannon Seewer

Teacher, Twoddlers

 

I have been with Kids Connection since the opening of their second child care center in Sellersburg in 2005.  I worked at another child care facility before coming to Kid’s Connection, and have earned my CDA (Child Development Associate Credential) from Ivy Tech.

Kids Connection Childcare - Jeffersonville Center

1207 Bridgeport Drive • Jeffersonville • IN • 47130
Phone: 812-280-7442  Fax: 812-280-7425

 

Kids Connection Childcare - Sellersburg Center

805 S. Indiana Avenue • Sellersburg • IN • 47172
Phone: 812-248-0401  Fax: 812-248-0402

 

kidsconnectionchildcare.com