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About the Director
Brooke graduated from Meredith College in May of 2002 with a B.S. in Child Development and a Minor in Music. She began teaching in the fall of 2002 at Carver Elementary in Mount Olive, NC as a More at Four Pre-K teacher. She worked as a lateral entry teacher and in 2003 received her Birth-Kindergarten license. In April 2007, Brooke was offered the Master Preschool Teacher position at the East Carolina University Child Development Lab. She taught there from August 2007-December 2007. While teaching at ECU, she was asked to move back to Goldsboro and start a new child care center that would serve children of all abilities. She received her M.Ed. in Early Intervention and Family Support from UNC-Chapel Hill in December of 2007 and immediately began working on developing the new child care center and preschool.
Brooke has served as a trainer for Lenoir and Wayne County's Partnership for Children Annual Child Care Convention, was a member of the Wayne County Inclusion Initiative, a panel member for the Birth-Kindergarten praxis exam and served on the NC Developmental Day Programs and Services Advisory Committee. She is an active member of the North Carolina Association of Developmental Day Directors (NCADD) and the Local Interagency Coordinating Council. She received the Outstanding Young Educator Award from Mount Olive Chamber of Commerce while teaching at Carver Elementary in 2003. Brooke is also an adjunct instructor at the University of Mount Olive in the Early Childhood Department, a mentor/evaluator with the Early Educator Support, Licensure and Professional Development Unit (EESLPD) with the NC Division of Child Development and Early Education (DCDEE), a member of the NC Child Care Commission and the Chief Operating Officer of the Child Development Division for Skill Creations, Inc.
Bachelor of Science in Child Development/Minor in Music
Master of Education in Early Intervention and Family Support
Birth-Kindergarten License/Masters Level
Infant, Toddler and Family Specialist Certification
Early Educator Certification Level 12
NC DCDEE Administrator III Credentials
Child/Infant CPR and First Aid Certification
Playground Safety Certification