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, and currently working on the Infant/Toddler Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential.
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: TBD

Qualifications:

Date of Hire:

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: Megan Howard
Qualifications: AS in Early Childhood from SUNY Canton. She has served as a Program Assistant and Program Coordinator for the Latch Key After School Program as well as an Assistant Teacher for the Pre-K Classroom

at St. Mary's School in Canton.
Date of Hire: August 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: Mark Brown

Qualifications: Currently working on his Bachelor's degree in Psychology with an emphasis on Education from Columbia College. He has served as a Lead After School Counselor in Florida, a Direct Care Professional for the Children's Home of Jefferson County and is certified in Therapeutic Crisis Intervention.  Mark has worked with both toddlers and school age children at Fort Drum.  While there, he earned a LifeSaver Award and Army Coin for saving a child's life within the Center.

Date of Hire: August 2020

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 (temporarily on medical leave)

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 (temporarily on medical leave)

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 Teachers

Name: Mark Brown

Qualifications: Currently working on his Bachelor's degree in Psychology with an emphasis on Education from Columbia College. He has served as a Lead After School Counselor in Florida, a Direct Care Professional for the Children's Home of Jefferson County and is certified in Therapeutic Crisis Intervention.  Mark has worked with bothe toddlers and school age children at Fort Drum.  While there, he earned a LifeSaver Award and Army Coin for saving a child's life within the Center.

Date of Hire: August 2020

Name: Megan Howard

Qualifications: AS in Early Childhood from SUNY Canton. She has served as a Program Assistant and Program Coordinator for the Latch Key After School Program as well as an Assistant Teacher for the Pre-K Classroom

at St. Mary's School in Canton.

Date of Hire: August 2020

Cook

Name: Sherry Kinney

Date of Hire: March 2020

Assistant Cook

Name: Robin Snyder

Date of Hire: July 2020

Alternate Assistants/Floaters/Substitutes

Amanda Averill

Erica Berger

Ashley Cayea (Long Term Lead Teacher Substitute in Preschool 3) BA in Childhood/Early Childhood Education with a minor in English. She has had teacher related experience at Flanders Elementary in Malone, Parishville-Hopkinton Elementary, Lawrence Avenue Elementary in Potsdam, and St. Regis Mohawk Elementary in Hogansburg.  Ashley  has also worked at the Canton Day Care Center as an Assistant Teacher and a Lead Teacher

Marsha Fitzsimmons

Mollie Gotham

Stacia Jeroulis
Brytney Laird

Hunter Neufang (Long Term Assistant Teacher Substitute in Preschool 4) BS in Biology and MS in Secondary Education.  Currently working on her teacher certification.  She has had teacher related experience at Brushton Moira School, Salmon River Elementary School, the Giggles & Wiggles Daycare in Malone and the St. Lawrence NYSARC in Norwood.

Jasmine Ruiz

Susan Snyder

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.