Together we are growing great minds for the future
Arbor Learning Academy Team
Lauren Lilley- Director
My name is Lauren Lilley and I am the owner/director and creator of this lovely Childcare Center!
I have my degree in Early Childhood Education and used to own a cleaning business for five years. Previous to the cleaning business I worked as a preschool director, a lead teacher, an assistant teacher and started as a preschool aid way back when I was only 16 years old. I am married to my high school sweetheart and we have two smart and funny children- Aislinn and Brennan. They are in public school now, but you will see them at work helping out or now more than ever since they are exclusively participating in online schooling.
When I was in college I had an assignment that was to plan and build my own school. It was my favorite project/research paper and class. The professor of my class was my mentor and I wouldn't be here today if it wasn't for her. I received 100% on that project and when I was given the opportunity to build my own school in real life I used those exact plans. When you walk into Arbor you are walking into my dream come true!
I cannot wait to meet all of you and get to know your children and families!
Miss Maggie Ramos- Co-Director
I am honored and delighted to announce that Miss Maggie will be a co-director with me! She used to work with Miss Lauren and Miss Justina at The YMCA. She has years of experience in the childcare field along with her CDA! You will see Miss Maggie in our Aspen's classroom (PreK1) and when she is not teaching you can speak with her in the office if Miss Lauren is not there. Maggie has a lot of experience assisting directors at the YMCA so I know she will do an amazing job here at Arbor! She is so exited to broaden her experience and to further her career in ECE!
Miss Maggie is enrolling in some Early Childhood Education courses within the next few months! She is going to love taking classes!
Hi everyone! My name is Nicole but everyone calls me Cole. I have been teaching with children for about 20 years now, all different age groups!
I have a very spirited 10 year old daughter. We both love being involved in the music scene and dancing when in the mood! We are both passionate about roller derby and in our free time we can be found at the skating rink!
We are so excited to have Nicole. She has worked at almost all of the same centers that both Laura and I have!
PS- her hair changes colors on a monthly basis! So if it orange this month it may just be red or yellow next month. Her entire attitude and appearance exudes confidence, creativity and perseverance
Miss Laura comes from the same Goddard that Miss Lauren used to work for! Not only that she was a lead teacher in the SAME classroom!! We are so happy that Laura and her adorable son decided to also join our Arbor Family! Miss Laura is now our Preschool 2 teacher! Her welcoming and natural decor is stunning!
Miss Laura has her degree in Early Childhood Education.
BIO COMING SOON
Miss Kalina is our two year old teacher! You will see Miss Kalina working side by side in our Linden's Room. They have a ton of fun activities planned for the year along with POTTY TRAINING! Miss Kalina comes from a local nonprofit childcare center where she worked with infants-toddlers. She also has a lot of nieces and nephews that she cares for in the evneing and on weekends! She love kids !
Before coming to Arbor, Miss Lynn was the lead Pre-K teacher at Vineyard School of Early Learning in Chester Springs. She is a graduate of Immaculata University. Originally from the mid-west, her family ultimately settled in the West Chester Area. Miss Lynn is a the Mom to a 18 yr old son, who happens to be a professional country music singer!! When she is not at work, you can usually find her at his shows! She has always enjoyed teaching the younger kids, especially prekindergarten. Ms. Lynn has her degree in Education.