Miss Melinda is new to the Carousel family, and we love her already! She has a bachelor's in Elementary Education from Indiana University East, as well as her CDA credential. She has several years of experience working with children in school and childcare centers. Miss Melinda is a mother of two children so she is understanding of parents wants and needs for their children, as well as the importance of care given to their children in their absence. Miss Melinda enjoys outdoor activities, riding horses and spending time with family. She is enjoying being able to build positive relationships with parents, staff and of course the kids!
Administrative Assistant - Miss Kathryn Wallpe
Miss Kathryn has been with Carousel since 1999. She is often the first face you see when entering the center. Her primary role is to assist and greet the parents while managing the finances of the center. Miss Kathryn is a huge asset to Carousel. If you ever have questions, she is a great resource and always willing to lend a hand.
Head Cook - Miss Shari Wullenweber
Miss Shari has been with the Carousel family for just a few short months. During her time at Carousel she has created several new, kid friendly menus that the children are absolutely loving. She has two grandchildren that she loves spending time with and also enjoys fishing, camping and being outdoors with her family.
The Carousel Play & Learn Center has a staff of around 25 people. 8 staff members currently hold Child Development Accreditation (CDA) or are currently working toward completion. Over half of the full-time staff have specific education and credentialing directly related to early childhood development. Our staff participates in at least 12 hours of continuing education programs every year with many participating in 20 or more hours of continuing education.