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Meet Miss Nancy!
Miss Nancy opened Jolly Toddlers in 1984 when she was 7 month pregnant with 3 others at home. Her goal was to help working families. Miss Nancy married her high school sweetheart in 1970, has 4 children, 6 grandchildren, and ONE baby...Jolly Toddlers <3 She is an R.N. and has dual degrees in ECE and El. Ed. She also holds a Master's degree in Counseling.
Meet Miss Janine!
Assistant Director is her title, but she does just about everything! Miss Janine, is just as fun as she looks and is instantly likable. She is like a cool breeze, putting everyone at ease. She married her high school sweetheart, has two super awesome young adult children, and has been BFF with Miss Marie since the early 90s. Claims to be Biggest Bucket Filler!
Meet Miss Marie!
Miss Nancy's eldest daughter, Miss Marie, is an amalgamation of all things talent. Miss Marie is married to the love of her life, has arguably some of the best kids in the world, and works as an attorney in her spare time ;)
Meet Miss Tina!
Miss Tina is the Lead Teacher in the Dr. Seuss Room. She has her Masters degree in ECE and has been with JT 21 years. Miss Tina is known for cracking a joke or two, but her teaching is no joke. She is recognized locally for producing skilled readers and won the global Terri Lynne Lykoff Award in 2022. We are beyond proud of have Tina on our Leadership team.
Meet Miss Denise!
Miss Denise is the Lead Teacher in the Pooh Room. Her career in ECE began 30+ years ago in her own home. With her wealth of knowledge and experience raising two children of her own, Miss Denise came to JT 20 years ago. During this time she accomplished personal and professional goals, obtaining her CDA and earning her Associates degree in Business. We call her the Baby Whisperer and are so lucky to have her on our Leadership team.
Meet Miss Laura!
Miss Laura is the Lead Teacher in the Rainforest Room. As her children grew, the former stay-at-home mother of 15 years, recognized a career in childcare would give her great purpose. The rest is history. Miss Laura has been part of the JT family for over 13 years and is currently working towards earning her Associates degree in ECE. Miss Laura always brightens our day with her beautiful smile! BIG CONGRATULATIONS to this new grandma! Her grandbaby sweetpea has stolen our hearts!
Meet Miss Lauren!
Miss Lauren is the Lead Teacher in the Jungle Room. She loves, loves, loves her little ones and brings warmth to every situation. Lauren is currently in school pursuing her degree in ECE.
Meet Miss Alex!
Miss Alex is the Lead Teacher in the Ladybug room. Turns out, that's not her only talent. Miss Alex is quite the singer! We are so lucky to have such talented staff teaching our children! Miss Alex graduated from JMU where she is studied Inclusive Early Childhood Education. She is studying to become certified.
Meet Mr. Joe!
With a Masters Degree in Special Education and a PHD in Fun, Mr. Joe is a JT Kid Favorite. Mr. Joe has 3 younger siblings, two adult sons, enjoys fishing, exploring, and spending time with his wonderful girlfriend, Kendall.
Meet Miss Bev!
We're so lucky to have Miss Beverly's expertise on our administrative team! Miss Beverly has a BA in El. Ed. and an MA in Reading.
Meet Miss Nancy Jr.!
Part of the admin team, Miss Nancy Jr. manages our socials, this website, & all licensing and policies. Miss Nancy Jr. holds a B.A. is Psychology, a J.D. from Temple Law, and a Director's Certificate. Lover of Philly sports, movies, all adventures, & educating children!
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