Mrs. Wilson (Susan), Owner/Director since 2004
Susan obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education in 1983 and a Master’s degree in Educational Administration in 1990. She worked with elementary and Jr. High students for nearly 20 years, including six years as an elementary school principal, before changing her focus to the important job of educating young children. She and her husband purchased Kinderland and opened in April of 2004, creating the excellent opportunity to educate and raise her own children (now 16 and 20) in a quality educational child care center.
She now stays very active in childhood education. She has been a board member with CCAEYC (California Cascade Association for the Education of Young Children) for several years, and is currently serving as president. Susan helped start a parent music booster organization at Mountain View Middle School and served as secretary on that board for three years.
Scott Wilson, Owner/Administrator since 2004
Scott served in the Air Force for 11 years before working as an Air Traffic Controller in the private sector. For the past 15 years, he has worked as the Air Traffic Manager at the Redding Municipal Airport. Scott handles all of the payroll, income tax, and insurance matters for the business.
In his spare time he enjoys working on projects around the house. He has overseen the complete remodel of the interior of his home, has redone much of the outdoor landscaping, and has remodeled his pool house into a fully functioning guest room.
Miss Karen, Office Manager since 2004
Karen has managed several other offices, has 25 years of experience, and has also worked at Kinderland since they opened in 2004. She has excellent financial skills, is efficient, extremely organized, and is always friendly and willing to go the extra mile to help our day care clients with their variable and changing schedules.
When asked what she likes about working with children, she replied, “I love seeing their personalities develop and they say the greatest things.” At the day care center, she enjoys walking through the facility and having the kids run up and give her hugs. She feels her co-workers are awesome and that makes it fun to come to work. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, camping, boating, reading, puzzles, and spending time with her family.
Miss Theresa, Assistant Director (since 2014) – employed since 2012
Education — Shasta College
Child Care Experience — 3 yrs
Favorite saying — “Once you’ve eliminated the impossible, the remaining – however improbable – must be the truth”
She loved the environment so much she started the educational process to be able to teach here. In her spare time she enjoys baking, singing, and playing with her children. She likes that Kinderland is not just a day care; it’s a learning environment with curriculum. She loves to see children learn, and she loves to play with kids.
Miss Cyndi – employed since 2004+
Education — A.A. degree in E.C.E.
Child Care Experience — 17 yrs
Miss Cyndi has taught the PreKindergarten class at Kinderland’s child care center since our opening. Her level of patience with children is amazing! She loves everything about children; she finds them great and challenging. In her spare time she loves to work on crafts and spend time with her family and friends.
Miss Eilene – employed since 2007
Experience as a cook — 14 yrs
Favorite saying — “Can’t never could.”
She loves everything about working for Kinderland; there are great people to work with and for. She loves to watch movies in her free time. She loves to work with children because they are cute.
Miss Tawnya – employed since 2013
Education — 12 ECE Units – Shasta College
Child Care Experience — 14 years
Favorite sayings — “A dream is a wish your heart makes.”
Miss Tawnya loves spending time with her family; going on walks, camping, and swimming. In her spare time she enjoys doing various arts and crafts or watching T.V. and relaxing with a cup of coffee.
Miss Kim – employed since 2015+
Education — Shasta College
Child Care Experience — 18 yrs
Favorite saying — “Life is not measured by the number of breaths but by the moments that take our breath away”
Miss Kim likes the ocean, surfing, and fishing. She loves working with children because she loves seeing the light go on in their eyes when they understand something. What makes her a good teacher is that she listens to the children and tries to develop curriculum that matches their needs. What she likes most about Kinderland is that it is a wonderful place to feel at home.
Mr. Bryan – employed since 2015
Education — High School
Child Care Experience — 3 years
Favorite sayings — “Always be keep going?” – Anonymous
He likes hockey and pottery.
Mr. Josh – employed since 2018
Education — High School
Child Care Experience — 2 years
Favorite sayings — “How come we can’t investigate, like, a Burger King or something.” – Shaggy
He enjoys playing Video Games with his friends and loves to groove.
Miss Krystle – employed since 2018
Education — 3 ECE classes and continuing to become a speech pathologist.
Child Care Experience — New to care, has taught children Tae Kwon DO for 15 years.
Favorite sayings — Hakunah Matata!
Miss Krystle enjoys going to the lake, playing volleyball, and training in martial arts. Children are her favorite people.
Mr. Malachi – employed since 2018
Education — 12 ECE Units
Child Care Experience — New to care
Favorite sayings — “Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light” – Albus Dumbledore
Mr. Malachi loves working with kids and being a kid himself at times too.
Miss Jennifer – employed since 2018
Education – ECE Degree
Child Care Experience – 9 Years
Favorite saying – “The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.” – Albert Einstein
Miss Jennifer was a stay at home mom for 10 years, and decide she loves kids so much she wanted to become a teacher. She loves singing, art, and language.
Miss Teresa – employed since 2018
Education – B.S. Elementary Education; 39 credits in ECE
Child Care Experience – 14 Years
Favorite saying – “You can never have enough grandmothers.”
Miss Teresa has been married for 34 years, has two children, two grandchildren, and loves to cook and work in her garden.
Miss Toni – employed since 2018
Education — 33 Credits ECE
Child Care Experience — 5 years
Favorite sayings — “Get ‘r done.”
Miss Toni is a mom of three, and loves kids.
Miss Lavina – employed since 2018
Education — 6 Credits ECE
Child Care Experience — 8 Months
Favorite sayings — “Turn on your listening ears.”
Miss Lavina moved to Redding in Febuary 2018. She is a mom of two, and loves teaching toddlers.
Miss Nicole – employed since 2018
Education — All core ECE credits.
Child Care Experience — 11 years
Favorite sayings — None
Miss Nicole is very easy going and loves teaching children and seeing them grow and learn new things.
Mr. Ryan – Employed since 2019
Education – Wildland Fire, Military/Navy
Child Care Experience – One year
Favorite saying – A Clean Ship is a Happy Ship
Mr. Ryan was in the military/navy from 2004-2007 and in the forest service in 2017.
Miss Emmaline – Employed since 2019
Education – BA Liberal Studies
Child Care Experience – 5 years
Favorite Saying – “In a world where you can be anything, be kind.”
Mrs. Emmaline Loves to spend with family and read.
Miss Kim – Employed since 2019
Education – A.S. in ECE, Shasta College, and College of the Redwoods.
Child Care Experience – 29 Years
Favorite saying – See good in all things.
Miss Barbara – Employed Since 2020
Education – Shasta College, Obtaining A.S. in ECE
Child Care Experience – 4-5 Years
Favorite saying – “You is kind, you is smart, you is important.” – The Help
Mrs. Barbara has a big heart and a big family and cherishes them everyday.