Infant Nursery Room and Playroom
Miss Amber R., Waconia Playroom Teacher
Certificate in Early Childhood Education, 4 years in the early childhood field
My name is Amber Reid, and I am the Playroom teacher!
When I started at Ladybug 8 years ago I was an aide in preschool! It’s true when they say “Time flies when you’re having fun!”
I graduated from Lester Prairie Highschool in 2009, attended Rasmussen College and graduated with a certificate in Early childhood education. I reside in Lester Prairie with my husband, 4 year old daughter and dog.
In my spare time I like to camp (tent and cabin) , spend time with family, whether it be a relaxing day at home or finding a new place for our daughter to enjoy, and love to cook! Finding and trying new recipes is my favorite!
Miss Meghan, Waconia Nursery Teacher
1.5 years in the early childhood field
Hello everyone, my name is Miss Meghan and I am the infant nursery teacher. When I first started at Ladybug 6 years ago I was the toddler a aide and then 3 years ago I became the infant teacher. I went to Rasmussen College for Early Childhood Education and graduated with my diploma.
I currently live in Glencoe with my boyfriend Dustin and our two children Bentley (5) and Carson (1). One thing that not a lot of people know about me is whenever my family and I go on vacation to different states I always go on ghost tours or historic tours of the town. I am really fascinated with ghost hunting and the history behind the town.
Toddler Rooms – Toddler A, Toddler B, and Proddler
Miss Courtney, Waconia Toddler B Teacher and Facilities/Programs Manager
A.A.S in Early Childhood Development, will be 10 years in the early childhood field in August, 2021
I have been working at Ladybug Child Care Center since high school. I have enjoyed working a little bit in every department, but.
I enjoy spending time with my son Dakota, husband Alex, and dogs Max & Cora at home. We love going out for dinner, family time, seeing movies, shopping, firefighter events, concerts, and more.
Miss Carissa, Waconia Toddler A Teacher
Photo and bio coming soon!
Miss Julie, Waconia Proddler Teacher
Hello! I grew up in NY and moved to Minnesota in 2016 with my husband. I have two children- Willow and Lila. I graduated from State University of New York (SUNY Albany) in Albany. NY with a Bachelor’s in English. I worked in child care when I was in my young 20’s for a while, took a break, and got back into childcare when I moved to Minnesota. I figured a fresh start means I can do something I love! I enjoy working with children and teaching young minds. I enjoy yoga, being outdoors, and playing with my children!
Miss Abby, Waconia Preschool Teacher
I was born in Minnesota and raised in Wyoming, which is where I attended the University of Wyoming and graduated with a B.A. in Elementary Education and a minor in Literacy. Following graduation, I moved to Minnesota to be near family. I’ve been working with children in and out of the classroom for 12+ years, and part of the Ladybug family since 2016! I started at Ladybug as an Assistant Teacher working a lot in Preschool, Toddlers, and Proddlers. Soon after I became the Preschool Teacher!
In my spare time I enjoy relaxing and spending time with my family; especially my two little girls, Wyatt & Sawyer!
Miss Lizzy, Waconia Preschool Teacher
My name is Lizzy. I graduated Ridgewater Community College in 2019 in Early Childhood Education. Waconia has been my hometown for my whole life. I have been at Ladybug since 2017, where I started working as an Aide throughout the building, and worked my way up to becoming a Preschool Teacher in 2020!
In my free time, I enjoy going on hikes with my daughter Aspyn and our dog Zeus. I also love reading books, binge watching Netflix, and napping. I have been working with children for 10+ years and I absolutely love it!
Miss Kayla, Waconia AdventureCentre Teacher and Client Services/Personnel Manager
Bachelors in Elementary Education, Minor in Special Education, 17 years in the early childhood field
I started working with children at 15 years old when I started watching my 2 year old niece. Following high school, I attended St. Cloud State and graduated with a degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Special Education.
I started working at Ladybug while in college as an Assistant Teacher in Preschool and was offered the AdventureCentre classroom following graduation.
Outside of work I really enjoy spending time with my two children, Braxton (4) and Jaylynn (2), husband and dog. We enjoy going to Gopher football games, being outside and anything sports related.
Miss Emily Z, Waconia AdventureCentre Assistant Teacher
2 years of college, graduating in the fall with a degree in ECED, 4 years in the early childhood field
I’m currently in college working towards my Associates degree in Early Childhood Development and will be graduating this fall. I have over 4 years of experience working with children. In my spare time I work another job and spend time with my friend and family.