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 12 and 16) 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.
Ms. Mynette – employed since 2013
Education — AA, ECE
Child Care Experience — 20 years
Favorite sayings — “Live, Laugh, Love.”
Ms. Mynette loves working with children and their families, making a positive impact on their lives. She has three children of her own and one grandchild. She loves going to music concerts, Nascar races, and the ocean in her spare time. One day she will open up a drive-in theater (like the gook old days).
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 Diane – employed since 2014
Education — 32 ECE units
Child Care Experience — 25 yrs
Favorite saying — “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle” — Plato
Miss Diane is a family first kind of person who loves to volunteer for Shine Hospital in her free time. She likes that Kinderland is diverse with common goals. Diane also loves to watch kids learn and listen to each child.
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 2016
Education — High School
Child Care Experience — 2 years
Favorite sayings — “History is written by the victors.”
He enjoys playing on his computer with his friends and appreciates a quality sailing ship.
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 sayings — “The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.” – Albert Einstein
Miss Jennifer was a stay at home mom for 10 years, and decided 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 sayings — “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 — 15 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 Sam – employed since 2018
Education — 15 Credits ECE, currently enrolled at Shasta College.
Child Care Experience — New to professional childcare, life-long passion in child-centered learning.
Favorite sayings — “Speak to children as if they are the wisest, kindest, most beautiful and magical humans on earth; for what they believe is what they will become.”
Miss Sam is the mother of a magical 4 year old boy with a passion for guiding and learning with young children on each of their unique and exciting voyages through development. She has a deep love for making music, herbalism, and nature adventures. Her core beliefs in child care revolve around facilitating learning through each child’s interest, and fostering a love for life-long learning.
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.