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Hello my name is Christine and I am the infant teacher at All About Kids.  I have been employed with this center for almost a year and I absolutely love it.  Before working with children, I worked for ten years as a certified nurse assistant with heart and intensive care units.  I also worked as a baker and cook for three years at the Dauphin County Vo-Tech High School. I enjoy camping, sketching and writing poems and children’s stories.  I started working with children in 2003 and have been in the field ever since.  I enjoy children and the opportunity to watch them grow and flourish very much.

Christine McElwee

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Hello my name is Amanda Horetsky and I have been working with children for over 8 years.  I am currently working with the two year olds.   I enjoy every aspect of teaching and have realized in my years that they can teach us as much as we teach them.  This is one of my favorite things about teaching.  

 

Amanda Horetsky

Danielle Phillips

Hello my name is Danielle Phillips and I work with the toddlers here at All About Kids.  I graduated from Juniata High School in 2010 and immediately attended Keystone Technical Institute where I graduated in 2012 with an Associate’s Degree  in Early Childhood Education.  Throughout my life I have dedicated a lot of my time to taking care of children and I must say I enjoy every minute of it.  I have eight years of experience in childcare starting off as a nanny.  I have been a teacher for two years at All About Kids and am very happy to be part of this center’s family.

Ja'Kell Whitehead

Hello my name is Ja’Kell Whitehead and I am one of the Pre-K teachers at All About Kids.  I have a little boy who attends our center and he loves being here.  I have four years of experience working in an early learning center and almost eight working with children in general.  I have decided to make early learning my life’s work because I believe a child’s education is the most valuable thing in the world.  Knowledge is power and I recognize that the earlier it begins the better for the child.  To me the most amazing thing is to see or hear one of your students apply the skills that you have taught them and see the excitement on their face.

Lauren Oliver

Hello, my name is Lauren Oliver and I am the Preschool teacher at All About Kids.  I was born and raised in a small town in Texas in a rather large family.  After graduating high school I moved to Harrisburg to pursue a career in taking care of life’s important gift “children”.  I started at a very young age working with kids and I grew to love watching their different behaviors and helping form them in to awesome human beings.  Being number three out of eight children has given me the much needed skills to fulfill my dream of teaching young children.  In 2001 I began my career in early learning working as an assistant toddler teacher and preschool teacher.

Melissa Poleshuk

Hello, my name is Melissa Poleshuk and I am the owner of All About Kids Early Learning Center.  I have a dual Bachelor Degree from California University of PA in Elementary/Early Childhood Education. I have been working with children for the last 25 years and have owned All About Kids for the last 10 years. I believe all kids deserve to have a safe educational environment to learn and grow in.  We strive every day to provide a lasting education in each child that comes through our center.  I have 3 children of my own that keep me very busy with their extracurricular activities.

I have been employed with All About Kids for over a year.  I believe that this center is a wonderful spot for your child to begin their education both academically and emotionally.  We are a great team with incredible passion for each individual child.  I feel very proud and lucky to be part of such a great group of teachers.  

I have been employed with All About Kids for over a year.  I believe that this center is a wonderful spot for your child to begin their education both academically and emotionally.  We are a great team with incredible passion for each individual child.  I feel very proud and lucky to be part of such a great group of teachers.  

I feel that they allow you to be yourself and to get in touch with your inner child.  I am very happy to be part of the All About Kids family.  

I am dedicated to the social and emotional development of each child and make it my goal to make sure that each child receives the best care and love that they all deserve.

I am very proud of my little ones every day and am very happy to be their teacher and to be given the opportunity to watch them grow.

I have been employed with All About Kids since 2005 and truly feel as though this is my second home.  I believe that some of the most important skills to have when working with little children is patience, flexibility and love.  I am also thrilled that I have recently obtained my CDA which has been a goal of mine for a while.

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