Hi! I am Cadence Perkins, and I am pleased to announce I am the new Owner of Discovery Learning Center. DLC is an independent private school dedicated to providing the best early childhood education experience possible to the families it serves. The Center has been in operation since 1997, and has had many successful years providing excellent child care services. From the moment I walked into DLC, I felt welcomed by the warm and friendly staff, and I am proud to be part of the DLC team. DLC has an outstanding reputation in the community because of the foundation laid by the previous owner and her child-centered views. I share in her fundamental views of what child care should be and I plan to use my extensive childcare background and education to build on that foundation.
Gentle Giraffes - Infant Class
Ms. Marissa is the Lead Teacher in our Infants classroom; she started with DLC in June 2014. She comes to DLC with over ten years of experience working with children six weeks old to school aged. She has a BA in Theater from Stockton College. In her spare time, she enjoys singing and performing for her church and spending time with her husband, family, godchildren and friends.
Ms. Sarah is the Assistant Teacher in our Infants classroom; she started working at DLC in June 2015. She comes to DLC with over six years of experience working with children of various age groups. In her spare time, Ms. Sarah enjoys going to the beach and spending time with her family and boyfriend.
Little Lambs - Toddlers Class
Ms. Frances is the Lead Teacher in our Toddlers classroom; she started with DLC in April 2015. She is currently working towards a degree from Cumberland County College in Early Childhood Education. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, and keeping an active lifestyle.
Ms. Danie is the Assistant Teacher in our Toddlers classroom; started with DLC in May 2014. She is a recent high school graduate and is currently taking classes at ACCC. She enjoys getting the chance to work with all our different age groups and making a positive influence on each student. In her spare time, she enjoys watching movies and spending time with friends.
Ms. Missy is the Assistant Teacher in our Toddlers classroom; started with DLC in August 2015. She has credits towards a health science degree and she is a CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant). In her spare time, she enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, hunting, and kayaking. She also likes spending time with family, friends, her niece, nephew, and boyfriend.
Busy Bees - Trainers Class
Ms. Josslyn is the Lead Teacher in our Trainers classroom; she started with DLC in June 2014. She has an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education from Cumberland County College and has three years' experience in a childcare setting both as a teacher and an Assistant Director. She enjoys being a positive role model to her students and her two young children. In her spare time, she looks forward to date nights with her husband.
Ms. Kia is the Assistant Teacher in our Trainers classroom; she started with DLC in August 2015. She has a Bachelors Degree from Rowan University in Economics. She is a hands-on type of teacher who doesn't mind getting a little messy during activities with the children. In her spare time, Kia likes to bake, read, shop, and spend time with family and friends. She is also a black belt in Go Ju Karate!
Dazzling Ducks - Preschool Class
Ms. Danielle is the Lead Teacher in our Preschool classroom; she started with DLC in May 2014. She has five years of previous experience working in a child care setting. She grew up in up-state New York and has a degree in Psychology from SUNY Oswego. In her spare time, she likes reading, going to the beach and spending time with her family and dog, Ziek.
Ms. Shabria is the Assistant Teacher in our Preschool classroom; she started with DLC in June 2014. She has years of hands on experience with children six weeks to school aged. Her love and patience for children reflects on everyone around her. She is known for smiling and teaching ASL for fun.
Awesome Alligators - Hamilton Township PreK Class
Ms. Kelsey is the Lead Teacher in our HT PreK classroom; she started with DLC in September 2015. She has over seven years of experience working with preschool and school age children. She has dual BAs in Early Childhood and Elementary education from Albright College. She also brings previous experience implementing the Creative Curriculum. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, going to the beach and spending time with her husband, two sons, and family.
Ms. Rachelle is the Assistant Teacher in our HT PreK classroom; she started with DLC in November 2015. She brings fifteen years of experience to the table, with three years as a Pre-K teacher. She has dual BAs in Psychology and Elementary Education from Stockton. In her free time, she enjoys yoga, the beach, traveling, and spending time with her husband and son.
Lucky Lions - Pre-K
Ms. Emily started working at DLC in August 2015 and takes great pride in being the Pre-K Lead Teacher. She has six years of previous experience working in early childhood educaion and earned her CDA in June 2015. When she's not working, she enjoys reading, swimming, competitive trivia, retro movie nights, and spending time with her fiancee.
Ms. Chelcie is the Assistant Teacher in our Pre-K classroom; she started at DLC in August 2015. She graduated from California State University with a BA in Human Development. She has a year of previous experience teaching fitness courses to children ages six months to thirteen years. In her spare time, she enjoys watching movies with her fiancee, spending time with her family, and cuddling her chihuahua 'Homer'.
Friendly Frogs - After School
Ms. Brittany is the Lead Teacher of our After School Program; she started at DLC in April 2015. She is currently enrolled at Stockton pursuing a degree in Psycholgy with a K-6 and a P-3 certification. Brittany aspires to be a Pre-K teacher. In her free time, she enjoys reading, arts & crafts, and going to the beach. She also likes exploring photography with her fiancee.
Floaters & Substitutes
Ms. Ginger is one of our Floaters; she started at DLC in September 2006 as a floater and has also worked as an Asistant Teacher in the Infants class. She enjoys working with all the children, but especially enjoys caring for the babies and finds it rewarding to watch them grow and advance to the next class. In her free time, she enjoys cooking and spending time with friends and family.
Ms. Monique is one of our Floaters. She joined DLC in November 2010 and has worked on and off with us during that time, returning to us in July 2015. She has worked with all the age groups and has had experience here as a Trainers Lead Teacher. She loves to discover what makes each child special in their own way. In her spare time, she enjoys writing, babysitting, and playing with her niece.
Ms. Michele, our Modern Dance Instructor, began in October of 2008. Her extensive background as a dance instructor and her love of dancing is evident in the weekly lessons that she plans for the children.
Ms. Cadence joined DLC as the new Owner/Director as of January 15, 2010. She relocated here from the Woodbridge area of NJ, where she was born and raised. She graduated from Rutgers University with a BA in psychology. She has four years of classroom experience including one year as an Assistant Teacher in the Infant classroom, and three years as a Lead Teacher in a Pre-K classroom. She also has five years of administrative experience as an Assistant Director in a center serving over two hundred students. She plans to use her education, valuable work experience, and experience as a mother of four to provide the ultimate child care experience to the families of Discovery Learning Center. Outside of work, Ms. Cadence's passions still include pursuit of learning through writing, reading, and martial arts.
Ms. Karen began at DLC when it opened its doors in 1997 as a preschool teacher and has been the Assistant Director since January 1999. She has an Associate's Degree in Child Development and has completed the Early Childhood Director's Course. She plays an integral part in the success of DLC. She ensures the daily operations are running smoothly, promotes a nurturing learning environment for the children, carefully chooses new staff members, and has built long lasting relationships with the many families who have come through DLC. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her fiancee and two young children.
Ms. Solataire is the Head Teacher of DLC, she joined the team in December of 2010. She has two degrees from Stockton College in Psychology and Education. She takes a hands-on teaching approach in the classroom. In her free time, she enjoys singing and teaching at her church and spending time with her husband and daughter.