Franklin Children's Center has been opened since the fall of 2016 and each year we continue to grow and improve. All of our staff is currently certified in CPR / AED and First Aid as well as Recognizing & Preventing Child Abuse Utah.
Read the bio's below to get to know a little bit about our wonderful team!
As one of the first employee's hired at Franklin Children's Center, Emma has been with the program since August 2016 (back then we were Franklin Discovery Preschool & Childcare). She started out as a preschool teacher and just a few months into the school year she was assigned to develop and prepare curriculum for the entire center.
Emma showed strong leaderships skills and was officially given the title of Assistant Director in 2018. Since then she has worked diligently to overhaul and implement an expansive curriculum program, improve parent communication and developed a comprehensive employee training program.
In May of 2019, she completed her CDA through Care About Childcare at UVU and there are plans in the works for her to get her Early Childhood Education degree.
Emma prides her self on staying up to date with all things childcare related and has endless resources for parents who need advice for a shy child, behavior problems, consistency at home and more! It's no surprise with Emma's passion for helping children progress through all stages that she was promoted to Program Director in 2020. She's looking forward to this next chapter and helping the Franklin Children's Center to continue to grow.
Infant & Toddler Teacher
Missy is our newest teacher and was hired just before the covid shut down. Although she hasn't been with us long, we've loved watching her jump right in and get to know the children she cares for. She is naturally gifted with receptiveness for a child's needs and is very patient. Her calming presence is perfect for the Infant & Toddler room, we are so happy to welcome her to our team!
Two Year Old Teacher
Originally from Southern Oregon, Taryn has been with our program on and off since 2018. As one of our most dynamic teachers she's been assigned to each of the age groups and will be teaching the two year olds this year.
Whether it's making potions or changing the classroom into an ice cream shop, Taryn is extremely creative and knows how to get every child involved by organizing hands on activities. Taryn has a great sense of humor and we love the good vibes she brings to our program!
3 Year Old Teacher
Carolyn first became interested in childcare while in High School when she took a Children's Literacy course and a few Early Childhood Education classes. She is currently pursuing a CDA at Utah Valley University.
Carolyn is a skilled teacher who cares deeply for the children in her class. This is especially noticeable when a child is feeling sad, Carolyn never hesitates to scoop a child up and help them to feel better. She is very thoughtful and considerate of her coworkers, we are fortunate to have her as a part of our team!
4-5 Year Old Teacher
Haylee is currently taking classes at Utah Valley University to earn her Associates Degree in Child Development and would love to become a preschool director one day.
In the mean time, Haylee brings her artistic talents to our 4 & 5 Year Old Classroom. Children are delighted by the sensory activities she prepares and the funny songs she sings. Haylee's love of children in inherent in everything she does at work. She's always very present and creative in her approach to teaching.
Haley has a Bachelors Degree in Family Studies from Utah Valley University and is passionate about helping families be the best they can be.
She has taken on several roles at Franklin Children's Center and as a floater she helps us all keep our heads on straight. Whether she's teaching or working on projects behind the scenes, she's very dedicated and hardworking. She loves seeing growth in every child and is a natural at teaching them new things.
Substitute / Floater
Kaylee helped create the preschool program back in 2016 and after four years directing the program at Franklin Children's Center, Kaylee stepped down in 2020. We are beyond excited that she'll be staying on and using her many skills to assist in the progress and success of the center.
Kaylee loves helping children learn to use their imaginations, cleaning up messes, and keeping the classrooms organized. She will be substituting as well as overseeing the implementation of curriculum.