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Our Specially-Trained Teachers

Strict hiring practices ensure that the best daycare and teaching staff 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 life-long love of learning.

Dothan Staff

Kishia Saffold, Owner/President/CEO of Kiddie Care Learning Center

Kishia Saffold, Owner/Director & CEO

Kishia Saffold acquired Kiddie Care Learning Center in 2004, but she has a long history in childcare because her mother was an in-home childcare provider who opened a childcare facility in 1996. At that time Kishia worked as a teacher in the center while also attending college. A few years later, she became a mother and worked as a news producer in Alabama and North Carolina.

As a single mother, Kishia worked diverse shifts and found that childcare centers who had extended hours were usually in bad neighborhoods. She felt as if she had to sacrifice quality care. In 2000, Kishia worked at her mother's daycare as 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.

Today, Kiddie Care Learning Center is the largest privately-owned childcare learning center in the Wiregrass area, and was voted Best Daycare/Preschool of the Wiregrass the last three years. Mrs. Saffold has earned a Masters of Business Administration from Troy University and a Bachelors of Arts in Communication from Alabama State University. She is a wife to Jeffery and a mother to daughter Kiera, a 2020 graduate of Dartmouth College.

 
Jefferey Saffold

Jefferey Saffold

Position: Co-Owner

In Education Since: 2013

At Kiddie Care Since: 2020

Favorite Children's Book: Jungle Book

Childcare providing is our future to kids. We establish great relatonships so we can provide a wonderful foundation. Love is showing them early to be great people.

Francesca Ramsey, Assistant Director

Francesca Ramsey

Position: Assistant Director

In Education Since: 2014

At Kiddie Care Since: 2019

Favorite Children's Book: I Like Myself

Working at Kiddie Care is an awesome feeling. Positively impacting children, watching them grow and develop on a daily basis is beyond rewarding. I love the hours because it coinsides with my kids schedule. You definitely get the best of both worlds.

Kazarieya Williams, Assistant Director

Kazarieya Williams

Position: Assistant Director

In Education Since: 2014

At Kiddie Care Since: 2019

Favorite Children's Book: When God Made You

One of things I love the most about working atKiddie Care is the experience I am gaining being thrown into so many different situations and involved with so many diverse personalities from both the adults and children. I also enjoy watching the children grow and develop.

Kiera Carey, Floater/Teacher

Kiera Carey

Position: Floater/Teacher

In Education Since: 2016

At Kiddie Care Since: 2016

Favorite Children's Book: Falling Up

I truly enjoy being able to make an impact on a child’s life. I love finding new and creative ways to make learning fun while building their foundation for a sucessful future. Kiddie Care provides an amazing window for growth and change that I haven’t seen anywhwere else.

Norma Neal, Floater/Teacher

Norma Neal

Position: Floater/Teacher

In Education Since: 2020

At Kiddie Care Since: 2011

Favorite Children's Book: Oh the Places You Will Go

I love children. It’s very rewarding to see them grow and learn, knowng I helped. And since the good lord only gave me one, I help other parents with their little ones.

Trai Vana Griffin, Auxiliary Teacher, First Class Pre-K

Trai Vana Griffin

Position: Auxiliary Teacher, First Class Pre-K

In Education Since: 2009

At Kiddie Care Since: 2019

Favorite Children's Book: Ferdinand the Bull

Working at Kiddie Care and with children has reminded me of how amazing and exciting the world can be. You always work in a positive atmosphere. Children are our future and to be able to be able to teach them I feel I am making a positive impact in their lives.

Paula Wright, First Class Pre-K Teacher

Paula Wright

Position: First Class Pre-K Teacher

In Education Since: 1996

At Kiddie Care Since: 2018

Favorite Children's Book: Poky Little Puppy

There are plenty of things I love at KiddieCare, but the most I love is the children. They make my bad days good. My co-workers and bosses are also another thing I love about working here, they truly are like family. And with all this said, God is always in the forefront. Love conquers all and is a quality we all need to have to get through life. Love, love, love the children.

Maeghan Gillon, Infant Room

Maeghan Gillon

Position: Infant Room

In Education Since: 2019

At Kiddie Care Since: 2019

Favorite Children's Book: Oh the Places You Will Go

I love taking care of my babies. The staff is really like family. Kiddie Care is the type of place you can enjoy going to everyday.

Brittany Johnson, Preschool

Brittany Johnson

Position: Preschool

In Education Since: 2020

At Kiddie Care Since: 2020

Favorite Children's Book: A Little Bit More

One thing that I love about Kiddie Care is that it challenges the inner me. I love how the kids challenge me everyday on some of the obstacles that I need to work on. Working at Kiddie Care have shown me so much love that I have for children. Everyday I come and leave out of my job I always leave knowing I have instilled some things into the child.

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.

Ainiya Wheeler, Toddlers

Ainiya Wheeler

Position: Toddlers

In Education Since: 2017

At Kiddie Care Since: 2019

Favorite Children's Book: Junie B Jones Books

I like the children. I like the teachers. I like the music.

Jackie Jackson, Toddlers

Jackie Jackson

Position: Toddlers

In Education Since: 1986

At Kiddie Care Since: 2017

Favorite Children's Book: Six Little Ducks

This is a good job, you’re always looking for better changes for all of us, and making a way, good staffing working together.

Madisyn Bell, Infants/Toddlers

Madisyn Bell

Position: Infants/Toddlers

In Education Since: 2020

At Kiddie Care Since: 2020

Favorite Children's Book: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

I love being able to take care of children. I also love having a good work environment. We always work together like a family.

Enterprise Staff

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 preschoolers need guidance to grow. I have a passion for children and their well-being. No matter how I feel with the world as it is now, I know that they are our future leaders. They deserve that chance at a 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.

Sheila Brooks, Assistant Director

Sheila Brooks

Position: Assistant Director

In Education Since: 1997

At Kiddie Care Since: 2015

Favorite Children's Book: Green Eggs and Ham

I love being around children and helping them learn and grow. I love spending time with co-workers and having fun. I am going to enjoy having something to look back on as I get older!

Belinda Jones, Assistant Director

Belinda Jones

Position: Assistant Director

In Education Since: 2016

At Kiddie Care Since: 2018

Favorite Children's Book: Hickory Dickory Dock

There are many reasons why I love working at Kiddie Care. First and foremost everyone always foresees and make sure that the children are well taken care of. Kiddie Care exceeds the curriculum and makes learning so much fun. I love coming in and seeing the children smile and excited about the day. The children are so loving and it makes our job so much easier.

Sherrill Calloway, Nutrition Specialist

Sherrill Calloway

Position: Nutrition Specialist

In Education Since: 2021

At Kiddie Care Since: 2021

Favorite Children's Book: The Very Hungry Caterpillar

There are numerous things I love about Kiddie Care Learning Center. One thing I enjoy is how welcoming the staff is. I love the organization here as well. To me organization is one key component that makes everything go smooth. Even though I have been here a short time, it has been amazing so far.

Taylor McKenzie, Assistant in Room 25 Pre-K

Taylor McKenzie

Position: Assistant in Room 25 Pre-K

In Education Since:

At Kiddie Care Since:

Favorite Children's Book:

Nia Lofton, Room 26 Preschool

Nia Lofton

Position: Room 26 Preschool

In Education Since:

At Kiddie Care Since:

Favorite Children's Book:

Rebecca Avant, Assistant in Room 32 infants

Rebecca Avant

Position: Assistant in Room 32 infants

In Education Since: 2016

At Kiddie Care Since: 2020

Favorite Children's Book: 3 Little Bears

I love getting to meet new kids and loving on them. Playing with the children and teaching them is what I love most and knowing I make a difference.

Sylvia Miller, Room 30 (2-2 and a half)

Sylvia Miller

Position: Room 30 (2-2 and a half)

In Education Since: 2020

At Kiddie Care Since: 2020

Favorite Children's Book: Cat in the Hat and Green Eggs and Ham

There are three reasons why I love working at Kiddie Care. First is that I get to interact with my class. Second is I get to experience the different personalities of the children and the third reason is I enjoy loving on them and giving them the attention they need.

LaShunda Coleman, Room 31(18 months-2 yrs)

LaShunda Coleman

Position: Room 31(18 months-2 yrs)

In Education Since:

At Kiddie Care Since:

Favorite Children's Book:

Shelia Terry, Room 32(infants)

Shelia Terry

Position: Room 32(infants)

In Education Since: 2017

At Kiddie Care Since: 2017

Favorite Children's Book: Three Little Pigs

I enjoy being in the infant room with all the babies. I love watching them grow and start crawling and the next thing you know their walking. I enjoy watching every milestone.

Sheliea Townsend, Room 33(infant)

Sheliea Townsend

Position: Room 33(infant)

In Education Since: 2019

At Kiddie Care Since: 2019

Favorite Children's Book: Little Red Riding Hood

I enjoy the children. I also love my work family. I love seeing the smiles on the children faces when coming to work.

Alyssa Hales, Assistant to Room 32(infants)

Alyssa Hales

Position: Assistant to Room 32(infants)

In Education Since: 2019

At Kiddie Care Since: 2019

Favorite Children's Book: I Love you Through and Through

I absolutely love the kids. I love getting to interact with children of all ages and getting to know their different personalities. I love being able to help guide the children on a positive path and to ultimately spend.

Michelle Davis, Room 25(Pre-K)

Michelle Davis

Position: Room 25(Pre-K)

In Education Since: 2018

At Kiddie Care Since: 2018

Favorite Children's Book: Dr. Seuss Green Eggs and Ham

I absolutely love the kids. I love getting to interact with children of all ages and getting to know their different personalities. I love being able to help guide the children on a positive path and to ultimately spend.

Dejenee Thomas, Room 24(Preschool)

Dejenee Thomas

Position: Room 24(Preschool)

In Education Since: 2021

At Kiddie Care Since: 2021

Favorite Children's Book: Girl With the Colorful Stripes

I love to watch kids learn new things. Watching kids interact with each other in different ways fills my heart with excitement. One of the perks I love about working here at Kiddie Care Learning Center is the wonderful gifts from the staff on holidays.