Hmwe T. Kyaw Htun 

About Me:

My name is Hmwe T. Kyaw Htun aka Molly.  I have a Bachelor’s degree in the Burmese Language from Rangoon University, Burma. I have many years of experience in caring for tiny tots, I like volunteer and community work and I love to work with very young children.  Just taking care of them is a satisfactory learning experience for me.  

Interesting Facts abour me:

  • I am interested in the American Sign Language
  • I have attended the nursing assistance training.
  • Love working with children and Families

Christine Enubuzor

About Me:

My name is Christine. I am a junior at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. I am a Child Psychology major and are taking prerequisites for a Physician Assistant Program. In the future, I want to be a Pediatric PA and some day own a daycare.
I have been interested in child development and child care since I can remember. In middle and high school, I spent majority of my time was spent babysitting and volunteering with children through school organizations. As soon as I was able to work, I became a Teacher’s Aid. I have been working with children professionally for about 3 years. It brings me so much joy to have even the smallest influence in a child’s learning and growth in this sensitive period of development.

Interesting Facts about me:

  • I’m a transfer student from University of Missouri - Columbia. 
  • I was born in New York then moved to the small town of Rugby, North Dakota (Population: 3,000) for 7 years. 
  • I am half Nigerian and Trinidadian. 
  • I would never move somewhere that doesn’t have winter.

Alejandra Briones Cereo- Substitute Teacher

About Me:

My name is Alejandra aka Allie. I recently finished my first year of college at Inver Hills Community College. Both of my parents are Mexican so I can speak both English and Spanish fluently. I have done a lot of babysitting as a teen and loved being around and working with children.

Interesting facts about me: 

  • I love to spend time with my family I have an older and younger sister 
  • My favorite season is summer 
  • One of my favorite things to do in the summer is watch the sunset
  • My favorite color is blue

Children need consistent, nurturing and responsive teachers to assist them in developing secure and trusting relationships. Each of our teachers are carefully selected based on their ability to demonstrate their passion for making a positive impact in the lives of young children. Our teachers understand that they have a critical role to play in the healthy development of your child and that their influence must reflect strong family, professional and personal values. Meet the amazing people who make our center a great learning community! 

Our Teaching Team

As a learning environment our goal is to teach as well as learn from our team members, our children, our families and our community.​

Cheryl Barsten

About Me:

My name is Cheryl. I started my career in early childhood education as an aide in a family childcare. Since then I’ve worked as a substitute, an assistant teacher, and a lead teacher. Most recently I owned and operated a family childcare. 

With more than eight years of experience in the field of early childhood education I’ve worked in and learned from several child development facilities in the twin cities area. In 2014 I received my Degree in Early Childhood Education and Child Psychology. I completed my Director’s Credential in Early Childhood Education in 2015. 

Working with children and families is my life long passion, not just a career. During my experience as a teacher, child care business owner and childcare provider I’ve discovered how important it is for everyone involved in a child’s life to be a part of a supportive community that includes families, teachers and the surrounding neighborhood. That is why I'm dedicated to creating a supportive community environment and experiences for children and families.

​Interesting facts about Me:

  • I love gardening.
  • I love warm weather, outdoor activities.
  • I love to read mysteries and international trillers.
  • My favorite Holiday is Holloween.

Joyce Turner

About Me:

My name is Joyce. I've been working with children since I was a teenager when my mom owned a neighborhood center. I have over 3 years experience in a professional setting as aid, assistant and lead teacher. I recieved my child development certificate at St paul College in 2014. I'm currently an entrepreneurship student.  My hopes is to own a summer camp, date night center and kids shuttle service sometime in the future.  

Interested facts about Me:

I love roller coasters and amusement parks, walks/jogs around the lake, writting short stories and motivational quotes, and shopping.

Kaitlynn Fischer- Substitute Teacher

About Me:

My name is Kaitlynn I'm currently a sophomore at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. I'm majoring in Social Science with a Child Psychology minor. My long-term career goal is to become a Labor and Delivery nurse/ Midwife. When I'm not in school or working, I'm volunteering at YouthCARE Minnesota.

Interesting facts about me:

  • I'm a member of Alpha Chi Omega Sorority.

  • I have a two year old sister name Mallory.

  • My favorite shows on Netflix are Greys Anatomy, House and Stranger Things.

  • My favorite colors are blue pink and of course Maroon and Gold.

  • My favorite animals is a tiger and my favorite holiday is Halloween.

Meet Our Teachers