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                                                                       Shelley has a passion for children that stems from her youth. As a child herself, she 

                                                                    started working with kids and has never looked back. She is particularly drawn to age  
                                                   1-3 year olds because of their curiosity about the world around them and how eager they are to 

                                                  learn new things! Shelley understands how important education can be for a child at any stage in                                                    their life.

It’s her goal to make sure each child who attends her preschool has an engaging curriculum with plenty of opportunities for exploration and discovery; and to have fun while learning, too.

Shelley has a wealth of experience caring for children. She started working as an assistant in a 2-year old program, and as a caregiver to special needs children when she was just 17 years old. Since then, Shelley moved to the Washington D.C area where she spent 5 ½ years as a professional nanny caring for children 8 weeks - 9 years old, while also working at Kenwood Learn & Play in Maryland. She currently raises her own five children, plus fosters children from the area.

It's not only her extensive knowledge that sets her apart from other child caregivers; it is all the experiences with different age groups, backgrounds, and levels of development, which have helped make her such an adept caregiver.

Shelley is CPR, First Aid, and EMAT certified. She continues to build upon her child development skills through classes yearly while spending time with family and friends.

She loves cooking, reading, hiking, as well as being an active member at church. Shelley enjoys volunteering around her community, and finding ways to get her family involved, too.






Amanda is very excited to be working at Freetown Friends! She has always had a love and great joy from working with children.


Amanda graduated from Virginia Tech with a B.S. in Pscyhology, where she thoroughly loved learning about child pschology and child development. Amanda started working with elementary school children and children with various developmental delays and or special needs, with the age range of 5-22 years old. Bringing a smile to a child's or young adult's face is priceless and to see progress at every step is amazing.


Once having her son, Amanda started working in daycare and early childhood, working with children from 6 weeks of age to 12 years of age.


Amanda is First Aid and CPR certified. She has a 6 year old son and loves reading, music, outdoor activities, swimming, bowling, spending time with her son and has a cat named Baby. She is looking forward to an exciting adventure and getting to know the children and families at Freetown Friends!

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