Team Members

 

Executive Director

Name: Lori Moulton
Qualifications: AA in Early Childhood Education from Mater Dei College, BA in Elementary Education (K-6 with an Early Childhood Concentration) and MS in Reading K-12 from SUNY Potsdam.
Date of Hire: July 1998

Office Manager

Name: Naomi Scovil

Qualifications: AAS Degree in Business Administration from SUNY Canton, May 2000.

Date of Hire: June 2017

Program Assistant

Name: Linda Dashnaw
Qualifications: BA in Sociology from SUNY Potsdam, Preschool Child Development Associate (CDA) credential from the Council for Professional Recognition, Preschool Teacher and Education Coordinator in a previous childcare setting.
Date of Hire: August 2007

Lead Infant Caregiver

Name: Heather Lauzon
Qualifications: Infant/Toddler Child Development Associate (CDA) credential from the Council for Professional Recognition.
Date of Hire: August 2003

Assistant Infant Caregiver

Name: Misty Haggett
Qualifications: High School Diploma
Date of Hire: August 2017

Lead Toddler One Caregiver

Name: Jessica Rodriguez

Qualifications: Infant/Toddler Child Development Associate (CDA) credential from the Council for Professional Recognition.

Date of Hire:April 2019

Assistant Toddler One Caregiver

Name: Ashley Matthie

Qualifications: High School Diploma, and currently enrolled in college classes. 

Date of Hire: January 2020

Lead Toddler Two Caregiver

Name: Molly Martens
Qualifications: AS in Early Childhood from SUNY Canton and a BA in Psychology from SUNY Potsdam.
Date of Hire: October 2019

Assistant Toddler Two Caregiver

Name: Erica Berger
Qualifications: One year of studies at SUNY Canton in the field of Early Childhood Education.
Date of Hire: March 2020

Lead Progressive Caregiver

Name: Molly Moniere

Qualifications: Associates Degree in Early Childhood from SUNY Canton.

Date of Hire: July 2016

Assistant Progressive Caregiver

Name: TBA

Qualifications:

Date of Hire:

Lead Preschool 3 Teacher

Name: Jessica Bogardus

Qualifications: AA in Liberal Arts from SUNY Canton, BS in Psychology and English from St. Lawrence University, Preschool Child Development Associate (CDA) credential from the Council for Professional Recognition.

Date of Hire: August 2008

Assistant Preschool 3 Teacher

Name: JoAnne Mujuru

Qualifications: Earned 136 credits toward a BA in Sociology from SUNY Potsdam, 2013.

Date of Hire: October 2016

Lead Preschool 4 Teacher

Name: Brenda Kuiken

Qualifications: MS in Elementary Education (N-6) from SUNY Potsdam. BA in Psychology from SUNY Potsdam.

Date of Hire: September 1989

Assistant Preschool 4 Teacher

Name: Kimberly Newton

Qualifications: AAS Degree in Early Childhood from Mater Dei College, May 1996.

Date of Hire: August 2017

Lead School Age Teacher

Name: Brytney Laird

Qualifications: BA Degrees in English: Literature/Writing and Psychology from SUNY Potsdam, Pursuing an MST in English (7-12).

Date of Hire: August 2014

Cook

Name: Sherry Kinney

Date of Hire: March 2020

Assistant Cook

Name: Sarah (Sam) Kolthoff

Date of Hire: March 2020

Alternate Assistants/Floaters/Substitutes

Amanda Averill

Marsha Fitzsimmons

Mollie Gotham

Stacia Jeroulis
Brytney Laird

Jasmine Ruiz

Susan Snyder

Kayla Sullivan

SUNY Potsdam Child Care Center, Inc. employs substitutes and student aides on a part time basis.
 

Ongoing Training for Staff

All individuals working in the childcare profession must have at least 30 hours of training every two years. New York State designates areas of training in specific areas. Each childcare professional must have at least one training in each of the designated core body of knowledge areas listed below:

(1) principles of childhood development, including the appropriate supervision of children, meeting the needs of children enrolled in the program with physical or emotional challenges and behavior management and discipline;

(2) nutrition and health needs of children;

(3) child day care program development;

(4) safety and security procedures, including communication between parents and staff;

(5) business record maintenance and management;

(6) child abuse and maltreatment identification and prevention;

(7) statutes and regulations pertaining to child day care; and

(8) statutes and regulations pertaining to child abuse and maltreatment.

 

Childcare CPR/AED/First Aid instruction is provided every two years.