Meet our Team of Educators
We believe that the strength of our program is in the dedication of our teaching staff. Our teachers are trained Early Childhood Development professionals and work to help each child meet age appropriate benchmarks. We support our teachers with training, resources, and freedom to create a unique learning experience for children. We provide many opportunities for teachers to share ideas and grow professionally. Our teachers create a caring and nurturing atmosphere to foster each child's creativity and positive self-image. Our teachers have 10-20+ years of experience and have one or multiple degrees in the Early Learning Field. Many of our teachers have called Little Jack's their family from 5-20 years!
offered at many developmental levels. I also believe in providing an environment that allows children to grow through gardens, orchards, physical activities, exploration and creation. I believe in creating friendships amongst the children and families that last for years beyond LJC. I believe it's important to not only encourage learning but the love of learning, and most important to succeed.
In my spare time I love to read, sing, garden, play with interior design, event planning along with traveling. I've been married to Jack for 29 years, have four children, and 4 grandchildren. I feel deeply honored to be a part of each family that has become our LJC community.
Founder: Irene Danner
I opened Little Jack's Corner in 2000 with the plan to provide affordable childcare and a development center for the employees of Danner Corp. In 2015 LJC became a Waldorf inspired school. To love and practice patience with children is a truly spiritual journey.
I believe every child deserves a physical environment that is safe, clean, healthy and oriented to children. I believe classrooms should be arranged to offer challenging play and learning choices
Director: Kimberly Blow
I have nearly 30+ years' experience working with children and their families. I have a degree in Early Childhood Education and take annual STARS (State Training and Registry System) credits. I've been a part of the Little Jack's family for 8+ years.
I've been married to my husband for nearly 25 years and am a mother of two daughters. I believe family is very important. A strong family, is a successful family.
I enjoy traveling, photography, music and being creative.
I'm committed to providing a holistic approach to children and their families during the critical early learning years. Providing an atmosphere where children have a voice and what they say is valued is also of great importance to me. Working in the Early Childhood field is a passion of mine, and I absolutely love it!
Program Manager: Julie Nguyen
I have been working with children for over 12+ years and have loved every minute of it. I studied Psychology and Communications at San Jose State University and am currently enrolled at Green River Community College to earn my AA in Early Childhood Education.
I was born and raised in San Jose, California and have lived in Washington for nearly 3 years. Working at Little Jack's Corner has been one of my biggest blessings with all the love, care and support
that the LJC community has provided. I look forward to continuing my journey in empowering and supporting children in their development here at Little Jack's Corner.
Program Supervisor &
Preschool ll/Pre-K Teacher
I graduated from Minot State University with a BA in Elementary Education . I have my CDA certificate in Early Childhood Education. I'm working towards finishing my masters of education in special education. I've enjoyed over 25+ years working with children. I've been a part of the Little Jack's family going on 12+ years. I enjoy teaching math and working with children on a daily basis in the Preschool ll/Pre-K classrooms.
I am currently attending Green River College and working towards getting my Associates degree in Early Childhood Education. I have 2 years left in my Program. I have worked with children for about 6 years before coming to work at LJC. I am so excited to start this new journey with the LJC family. Teaching is something I have always wanted to do because I feel children always see the good in everything. I feel that I learn as much from them as they do from me. In my free
Discovery Club Teacher:
time I love to play soccer, go hiking and spend as much time as possible with my family!
:Preschool l Lead Teacher
I have worked with children for 30+ years. I've been a part of the Little Jack's Corner family for 16+ years. I have a CDA certificate, (Child Development Associate) and take annual STARS training courses in
.the Early Childhood field
.For fun, I enjoy spending time with my family, and with my dog
I look forward to teaching, observing children's growth and
.development, and partnering with families
Snuggle Bugs-Infants Lead Teacher:
I've been working with children for nearly 30+ years. I have my CDA, (Child Development Associate), certificate in Early Childhood Education. I take STARS Early Learning courses annually. I've been a part of the Little Jack's Corner family for 15+ years.
I've been married for 26+ years and am a mother of a son. I enjoy spending quality time with my family and taking trips to Disneyland.
For fun I like decorating my home, shopping, and listening to music.
I enjoy working with children because I enjoy watching them grow and learn every day. It makes me happy seeing them laugh and play.