Our Wonderful Staff
Early Childhood Action day—is a day that child care providers, advocates and parents join together in Harrisburg to meet with legislators to push for the children in our care and in the future. We advocate for more child care funding for parents, higher standards, fair wages, political support and the future of our children, as Early Years are so important in a child’s development.
Miss Jolene and Miss Lori have been attending this day.
This was from the 2009 ECE Action Day
Hello and Welcome to Sunshine and Stars Child Care, LLC. My name is Miss Jolene and I am the Owner of Sunshine and Stars Child Care. I have been working with children for many years and have always wanted to be a teacher for as long as I can remember. When I was little I loved playing school with my sisters and friends. I started my actual career with children as a summer camp CIT and then counselor trained by the American Camping Association in 1997. I was a head summer camp counselor during the summer with Western Berks Youth Recreation, which became Berks Area Youth Recreation. Then during the school year I was an assistant pod leader at area schools. In April 2004 I joined Youthwise as their Administrator and Lifeguard. I still work with these great youth organizations and would be glad to give you any information on them if you are interested. I began volunteering in the child care field in 1997 to then eventually work as a Lead Teacher before opening Sunshine and Stars. In 2004 I began teaching Pre-K and K at my church and in 2005 became the Sunday School Superintendent. At 20 I opened Sunshine and Stars Child Care with the help of family and friends and celebrated 10 years in October 2015. I hold an Associate in Arts Degree focused in Early Childhood and an Associate in Applied Science Degree focused in Early Childhood Management from Reading Area Community College, a Bachelors Degree duel focused in Special Education and Business and a certificate in Human Resource Management from Alvernia University. I have 6 credits towards my Masters In Special Education, though am working on a Masters in Early Childhood Administration. I also have my PA Director Credential for our state and Keystone STARS. I am also an Instructor for the American Red Cross to teach Adult,Infant and Child-First Aid, CPR and AED, and other heath and safety courses. I also work with and volunteer at the Humane Society of Berks County.
Please feel free to ask any questions you may have and we are open to your comments and suggestions as well.
We hope you and your child have a wonderful and enriching experience with us at Sunshine and Stars Child Care, LLC!
General Manager and Director/Preschool
Hello my name is Miss Lori! I have been working with children for the past 35 plus years with local youth organizations at different levels from administration, staff development and training, to curriculum and teaching. The past 30 plus years I worked in the lead teacher and supervisor capacities. I started with SNS in 2005 as a volunteer, then moved into the Director position. I have a duel Associates degree in Early Childhood Teaching and Management from Reading Area Community College, Certificate in Family and Youth Counseling from Agere Systems, Certification in Youth Recreation from the YMCA and Counselor Training and Program Administration from the American Camping Association. I want to personally welcome you to our center and would welcome you for a tour. Call today to make an appointment!
Assistant Director/Toddler Teacher
Hello my name is Miss Wendy I am a graduate of RACC with an Associates Degree in Early Childhood and HACC with a CNA certification. I am currently pursing my Bachelors degree. I have been with SNS since 2006 and I enjoy learning and growing with the children everyday.
Hello my name is Miss Megan-I joined SNS in 2017. My daughter has been attending SNS and when I received a chance to switch jobs and work with her and her peers daily I welcomed the position. I previously worked with special needs adults/nursing and will be working on my Early Childhood Certificate.
Hello my name is Miss Kelly-Assistant Mixed Age Groups-I joined SNS in 2016. I am a graduate of Berks Career and Technology with a Certificate in Child Development, and am continuing my education at RACC. I previously did my student teaching experience at SNS in 2015 and Head Start. I enjoy working in early childhood and with the children everyday. I look forward to my continued time in ECE with Sunshine.
Hello my name is Miss Brianna-I started with SNS in 2010, took a brief 7month leave in 2016 and then returned for Summer Fun and Learning. I have a Certificate in Education from BCTC and have started my Associates Degree. I love doing art and playing with the children each day. Glad to be back at SNS!
Hello my name is Miss Alicia-Sub Teacher I have volunteered with SNS and BAYR since 2000 until becoming an official employee in 2014 after my children were a little older. I have a Youth Counselor Certificate and am working on my Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education. I love working with the children and the opportunities at SNS, as well as having my children attend.
You may also see from time to time, Mr. Bill, Miss Jolene’s father and Mr. Mike Miss Jolene's Husband- building maintenance, who also enjoy taking sometime out to play football with the boys and chaperon a field trip.
Thank You Teachers:)
All staff employed by Sunshine and Stars wether they are full time, part time or help are certified by the regulations required by the State- DPW whom is the licensing agent for child care centers.