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Specially Trained Teachers

Diligent hiring practices ensure that the best people work at Kiddie Care Learning Center and receive ongoing professional development and accredited training. Our teachers undergo criminal background checks by the FBI and Alabama Bureau of Investigation, are trained in First Aid and CPR by the American Heart Association, and use proven, play-based methods to nurture healthy development in children and encourage a lifelong love of learning.

Meet Our Staff

Kishia Saffold, Owner/President/CEO

Kishia Saffold, President & CEO

Kishia Saffold acquired Kiddie Care Learning Center in 2004 but she has a long history in childcare since her mother was an in-home childcare provider who went on to open a childcare center in 1996. At that time Kishia worked as a teacher in the center while attending college. She became a mother a few years later and worked as a news producer in Alabama and North Carolina.

As a single mother, Kishia worked different shifts and found that childcare centers who had extended hours usually were in bad neighborhoods and she felt like she had to sacrifice quality care. In 2000 Kishia came back to Alabama to work with her mom as the center’s Assistant Director. In 2002 they opened a new childcare center in Dothan that was inspired from Kishia’s good and bad experiences in childcare both as a teacher and as a parent. That center was open 24-hours, 7 days a week.

Today Kiddie Care Learning Center is the largest privately owned childcare in the Wiregrass and was voted Best Daycare/Preschool of the Wiregrass the last three years (since the creation of that category). Mrs. Saffold has an earned Masters of Business Administration from Troy University Dothan an Bachelors of Arts in Communication from Alabama State University. She is married to husband Jeffery and mother to daughter, Kiera who attends Dartmouth College.

Dorothy Green, Director

Dorothy Green, Enterprise

Position: Director

In Education Since: 1997

At Kiddie Care Since: 2014

Favorite Children's Book: Josephine The Short Neck Giraffe

I love working for Kiddie Care because I love children. I know that infant, toddlers and preschooler’s need guidance to grow. I have a passion for children and their well-being. No matter how I feel now with the world as it is, I know that they are our future leaders. They deserve that chance at their young age to develop into great men and women. I know that their parents are their first and foremost teacher, but we also play a big part in their growth.

Cameka Beard, Director

Cameka Beard, Dothan

Position: Director

In Education Since: 2006

At Kiddie Care Since: 2016

Favorite Children's Book: I Like Myself

I love working for Kiddie Care because it creates the opportunity for me to share my passion with children. I'm committed to providing a safe and healthy environment in which children can explore, discover new skills, imagine, and learn through play!

Sandra Thomas, Assistant Director

Sandra Thomas, Dothan

Position: Assistant Director

At Kiddie Care Since: 2010

Favorite Children's Book: Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer

I love working for Kiddie Care because I love working with babies and taking care of them. I love every minute I can spend time in the baby room.

Dawn Perry, Age 2 to 2 1/2 Toddler Teacher

Dawn Perry, Enterprise

Position: Assistant Director

In Education Since: 2015

At Kiddie Care Since: 2015

Favorite Children's Book: Smile Pout Pout Fish

I love working for Kiddie Care because I love working with children. My 2 year olds mean the world to me. Even after they move up or move on to somewhere else, I try to keep in touch with the families. At Kiddie Care, we are a team and it’s a great environment. We have very little drama and I have become friends with several teachers and parents. It is nice to be praised and given smiles for a job well done as well.

Nikita Robertson, School Age Teacher

Nikita Robertson, Enterprise

Position: School Age Teacher

In Education Since: 2011

At Kiddie Care Since: 2013

Favorite Children's Book: Any Beverly Cleary

I love working for Kiddie Care because I get to work around kids that I can grow and bond with. I have several that I have bonded with since I’ve started here. Also, I get to see the kids grow as the years go by. Last but not least, I get to have fun with my co-workers every day!

Lorraine Thomas, Teacher

Lorraine Thomas, Dothan

Position: Teacher

In Education Since: 2008

At Kiddie Care Since: 2014

Favorite Children's Book: Brown Bear, Brown Bear,
What Do You See

I love working for Kiddie Care because I love children, and I enjoy teaching my class. I enjoy watching them learn their colors, shapes, ABCs, and counting.

Stephan Smith, Preschool Teacher

Stephan Smith, Dothan

Position: Preschool Teacher

In Education Since: 2008

At Kiddie Care Since: 2011

Favorite Children's Book: Jack and Jill

I love working for Kiddie Care because I love the kind and caring staff. I love my hours. I especially love the kids that I teach. I love when you ask for time off it is granted to you without a problem. There's so many things I love about working with Kiddie Care.

Kishia Saffold, Owner/President/CEO

Kishia Saffold, President & CEO

Kishia Saffold acquired Kiddie Care Learning Center in 2004 but she has a long history in childcare since her mother was an in-home childcare provider who went on to open a childcare center in 1996. At that time Kishia worked as a teacher in the center while attending college. She became a mother a few years later and worked as a news producer in Alabama and North Carolina.

As a single mother, Kishia worked different shifts and found that childcare centers who had extended hours usually were in bad neighborhoods and she felt like she had to sacrifice quality care. In 2000 Kishia came back to Alabama to work with her mom as the center’s Assistant Director. In 2002 they opened a new childcare center in Dothan that was inspired from Kishia’s good and bad experiences in childcare both as a teacher and as a parent. That center was open 24-hours, 7 days a week.

Today Kiddie Care Learning Center is the largest privately owned childcare in the Wiregrass and was voted Best Daycare/Preschool of the Wiregrass the last three years (since the creation of that category). Mrs. Saffold has an earned Masters of Business Administration from Troy University Dothan an Bachelors of Arts in Communication from Alabama State University. She is married to husband Jeffery and mother to daughter, Kiera who attends Dartmouth College.

Dorothy Green, Director

Dorothy Green, Director - Enterprise

Position: Director

In Education Since: 1997

At Kiddie Care Since: 2014

Favorite Children's Book: Josephine The Short Neck Giraffe


I love working for Kiddie Care because I love children. I know that infant, toddlers and preschooler’s need guidance to grow. I have a passion for children and their well-being. No matter how I feel now with the world as it is, I know that they are our future leaders. They deserve that chance at their young age to develop into great men and women. I know that their parents are their first and foremost teacher, but we also play a big part in their growth.

Kishia Saffold, Owner/President/CEO

Cameka Beard, Director - Dothan

Position: Director

In Education Since: 2006

At Kiddie Care Since: 2016

Favorite Children's Book: I Like Myself


I love working for Kiddie Care because it creates the opportunity for me to share my passion with children. I'm committed to providing a safe and healthy environment in which children can explore, discover new skills, imagine, and learn through play!

Kishia Saffold, Owner/President/CEO

Sandra Thomas, Assistant Director - Dothan

Position: Assistant Director

At Kiddie Care Since: 2010

Favorite Children's Book: Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer


I love working for Kiddie Care because I love working with babies and taking care of them. I love every minute I can spend time in the baby room.

Kishia Saffold, Owner/President/CEO

Ann West, Assistant Director - Enterprise

Position: Assistant Director

In Education Since: 1999

At Kiddie Care Since: 2013

Favorite Children's Book: If You Give a Mouse a Cookie


I love working for Kiddie Care because I'm a kid at heart and I love taking care of kids.

Kishia Saffold, Owner/President/CEO

Nikita Robertson, School Age Teacher - Enterprise

Position: School Age Teacher

In Education Since: 2011

At Kiddie Care Since: 2013

Favorite Children's Book: Any Beverly Cleary


I love working for Kiddie Care because I get to work around kids that I can grow and bond with. I have several that I have bonded with since I’ve started here. Also, I get to see the kids grow as the years go by. Last but not least, I get to have fun with my co-workers every day!

Kishia Saffold, Owner/President/CEO

Dawn Perry, Toddler Teacher - Enterprise

Position: Toddler Teacher

In Education Since: 2015

At Kiddie Care Since: 2015

Favorite Children's Book: Smile Pout Pout Fish


I love working for Kiddie Care because I love working with children. My 2 year olds mean the world to me. Even after they move up or move on to somewhere else, I try to keep in touch with the families. At Kiddie Care, we are a team and it’s a great environment. We have very little drama and I have become friends with several teachers and parents. It is nice to be praised and given smiles for a job well done as well.

Kishia Saffold, Owner/President/CEO

Lorraine Thomas, Teacher - Dothan

Position: Teacher

In Education Since: 2008

At Kiddie Care Since: 2014

Favorite Children's Book: Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See


I love working for Kiddie Care because I love children, and I enjoy teaching my class. I enjoy watching them learn their colors, shapes, ABCs, and counting.

Kishia Saffold, Owner/President/CEO

Stephan Smith, Preschool Teacher - Dothan

Position: Preschool Teacher

In Education Since: 2008

At Kiddie Care Since: 2011

Favorite Children's Book: Jack and Jill


I love working for Kiddie Care because I love the kind and caring staff. I love my hours. I especially love the kids that I teach. I love when you ask for time off it is granted to you without a problem. There's so many things I love about working with Kiddie Care.