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. 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.
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, currently as the Assistant Director 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.
Kaylee created the original 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.
Infants & Toddlers Lead Teacher
Bryli has been working at Franklin Children's Center since September 2020.
Caring for kids has always been a priority and passion for Bryli, even at a young age. In high school, she worked as a nanny and taught little kids dance at her local hometown dance studio.
Bryli is a hard worker and loves to not only have fun and play with little kids, but to help them grow and develop in reaching their full potential.
Infants & Toddlers Assistant Teacher
Olivia's love of children has been lifelong. As a five year old, she would set up all of her baby dolls and pretend she was the teacher. As Olivia grew older she was the designated babysitter of the family. She loved using her imagination with the kids and coming up with new projects and activities to try.
When Olivia became an adult she recognized her talent with kids and her patient, loving, nature. She decided to make it into her career! Olivia has been a nanny, a teachers aid, and is now working with infants & toddlers. She has worked with all ranges of ages and has gained a ton of experience. Olivia has a huge heart and a very big imagination. She has so much fun working in a school setting, and loves each kid individually for exactly who they are.
Two Year Old Lead Teacher
Two & Three Year Old Lead Teacher
Molly is originally from Pennsylvania where she grew up caring for many different ages of children. She started at Franklin Children's Center in January of 2020 and is so excited to be working with children again! She enjoys teaching children how to deal with their big emotions and helping them learn how to grow as individuals. Her favorite approach to teaching is in the everyday moments because those can be the most memorable. She wants to ensure every child in her care receives the most positive experiences!
Three Year Old Lead Teacher
Eboni was adopted from Haiti at the age of seven. She has eleven siblings, five sisters and six brothers. She has been working with children in a daycare setting for the past four years and loves getting to know them better.
Four Year Old Lead Teacher
Brittany is excited to come work every day to help children take the first steps into who they are and who they want to be. She has volunteered and interned at Headstart as well as various elementary schools during the past 5 years. She is currently studying to get a degree in Elementary Education and is so excited to help your children grow!
Four Year Old Assistant 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 has gained experience with each.
Working with children is what makes Taryn happy. She loves seeing children use their creativity, learn, and develop each day. She enjoys dramatic play and sensory activities the most and has made the classroom a very eventful place for children to be. She is currently perusing a Masters degree in Elementary Education as well as a Masters degree in Business. In her free time she loves to roller skate, water her plants, thrift shop, play with her cats, and eat food with her husband.