Meet our Chaska Ladybug Staff!

  • Infant Nursery Room and Playroom

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      Miss Kara, Chaska Nursery Teacher

      I received my bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from Grand Canyon University. I have been working at Ladybug since June of 2018.

      Personal Story:

      In my spare time, I love to go to the gym and go on walks with my teenage son. I am a foodie and love coffee!

      I really love working with infants because I enjoy watching them reach important, developmental milestones!

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      Miss Kaylee, Chaska Playroom Teacher

      I am currently finishing up my CDA classwork! I have been working with Ladybug since March of 2023.

      Personal Story:

      I enjoy going on nature walks and doing anything outside with my 3-year-old daughter who also attends Ladybug!

      I enjoy working with the older, mobile infant age because they start to show more of their personality, and I can be a part of their development process!

  • Toddler Rooms – Toddler A, Toddler B, and Proddler

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      Miss Paige, Chaska Toddler A Teacher

      I attended Grand Canyon University for early childhood education. I have been with Ladybug since June of 2016!

      Personal Story:

      I have two children who attended Ladybug and they are now 13 and 9 years old. In my free time, I love spending it with my children, friends, and family.

      Working with the toddlers is a lot of fun for me. I love that I get to be someone who teaches them new things at a young age. They really do give the best cuddles and have the craziest/best energy!

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      Miss Jenna, Chaska Toddler B Teacher

      I graduated from Rasmussen University with my associate degree in early childhood education. I have been with Ladybug since July of 2016!

      Personal Story:

      I have two children ages 8 and 3 who have both attended Ladybug since infants. In my free time, I love to spend time with friends and family, go outdoors, and do arts and crafts with my kids.

      My most favorite things about working with toddlers are seeing the wonder in their eyes and the excitement on their faces when learning something new! The snuggles and endless amounts of love is unmatched!

  • Preschool Room

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      Miss Alyssa, Chaska Preschool Teacher/Management

      I graduated from Penn Foster College with an associate degree in early childhood education. I have been with Ladybug since April of 2016!

      Personal Story:

      I have two children ages 11 and 6 who have both been at Ladybug since Preschool and infant age! When I am not at work, we are a hardcore sport-loving family. Year-round basketball and fall football take up most of our “free” time. When I am not traveling for games/being the loud mama in the stands, my hobbies include photography, being outdoors, and hanging out with friends!

      From starting to babysit/nanny at the age of 13 to now, I have always known I would work with children and the preschool age group has my heart. Watching them master how to write their name, identify letters, or really any milestone they meet before heading off to kindergarten makes me smile the biggest! Outside of my own family, these kiddos are my “family” and you just can’t beat the daily hugs and high-fives!

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      Miss Jaden, Chaska Preschool teacher

      I have received my teaching credits through Penn State and have been with Ladybug since January of 2021!

      Personal Story:

      During my spare time, I like to spend it with family and friends, soak up all the sunshine, or just curl up with a good book.

      Growing up, I was always in my mom’s classroom asking what I could do or help with. From a very young age, I knew I wanted to be a teacher! Working with preschoolers can be crazy but most importantly, it is beyond rewarding. Watching them go from learning to hold a pencil to writing their full name, or learning to zip up their own coat, it is all special to me. They continue to amaze me every day!

  • AdventureCentre

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      Miss Sade, Chaska School Age Teacher

      I graduated from Rasmussen University with my associate degree in early childhood education. I have been with Ladybug since April of 2015!

      Personal Story:

      My name is pronounced “sha-day.” I am a mother of 4 children who have all attended Ladybug since birth. In my free time, I love to go to the gym, decorate, and hang out with my family!

      The school-age classroom is my happy place! It is the perfect mix of personality, chaos, and love! Filled with different age ranges, you are always in for a treat with what the children will say/ask you.

  • Administrative

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      Miss Michelle, Vice President

      Elementary education and early childhood degree, 23 years in the early childhood field

      Personal Story:

      Both my parents ran family businesses; I grew up knowing I would work for on of my parents. One morning before school my dad asked me if I wanted to work for him or mom. I asked why and he told me that someone offered to buy his company. I said, “I’ll work for mom”.

      Sometimes going to work in the family business means doing something you don’t love. I am very lucky. I love what I do. I love working with children and the teaching staff. I have also been able to have my own children with me while having a career I enjoy.

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      Mr. Hunter, Management
      Personal Story:

      Complementing my experience, I pursued an associate degree in business from Colorado Mountain College.

      Ladybug childcare has been a cornerstone of my life since I was a kid. It all started back in ’81 when my grandma set it up, and it’s been a big part of our family ever since. Like my aunts and uncles before me, I grew up here. I started working here part-time in high school around 2015 and I have been in and out ever since. I finally landed a full-time gig managing the Chaska location in 2021 (thanks mom!)

      It seems I have settled in the Jonathan neighborhood in Chaska and really enjoy being close to the large family that I have.

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      Miss Julie, Accounting Associate

      Child Care Specialist Degree, 20 years of early childhood experience

      Personal Story:

      My part-time after-school job turned into a career I really enjoyed. I started at Ladybug shortly after I graduated college and have loved it ever since. I have held many positions at Ladybug over the years from teaching to management and finally an Accounting Associate.