Maria Early Learning Center recognizes that our staff is the heart and soul of the program. We seek candidates who have experience engaging with young children, model Gospel values, and are committed to providing quality developmentally appropriate education and loving care.

The Center hires lead teachers who have a minimum of an Associate Degree in early childhood education or a Bachelor’s degree in a related field. Assistant teachers possess certification as Child Development Associates (CDA). All teachers have clear background checks and most are certified in first aid, infant/child CPR, the management of communicable diseases and child abuse.

Every two years the Center invests 25 hours per teacher of continuing education in early childhood.


Infant 1 Teachers
Jami Hampton
Karen Holmes

Infant 2 Teachers
Connie Bastien
Kelly Curtis

Toddler A Teachers
Amanda Gould
Haley Daggett 

Toddler B Teachers
Laura Deehr

Preschool Teachers
Gidget Losiewicz
Isa Kasim

PreKindergarten Teachers
Karen Caventer
Samantha Turney (not pictured)

Administrative Team