Barbara Miller-Children’s Choice Learning Center Director
Hi! I am the director here at Children’s Choice Learning Center. I have been here for 6.5 years and what I love most about this job is watching the children grow and learn. My most favorite part of each day is all the hugs, kisses and the children proudly showing me something he or she has done.
Norma Ransdell- Administrator
Eva Foster- Treasurer
Teresa Goldey- Nursery
I have worked for Children’s Choice Learning Center since 2009, and I enjoy watching the babies learn new things! I have 3 children, 3 grandchildren and a great-grandaughter. I live in the country with lots of trees and a garden!
Alexsis Jefferson- Afterschool Teacher
My name is Alexsis Jefferson, and I am the After School teacher! My favorite part of the day is watching the children’s faces when I am able to teach them something new and interesting. I love finding new and creative ways to teach the children!
Jessica Brock- Director’s Assistant
I am Ms. Barbara’s assistant and I have been here for a few years. What I love most about this job is watching the children’s faces light up when they see us. My favorite part of each day is watching the children grow and change into their own person!
Valerie Durham- 1 year old teacher
I love to see the children learn new things! I am a mother of two, Levi and Madeline, and a grandmother of one, Kynlee. I love camping and nature, and the great outdoors!
Emily Bobbitt- 2 and 3 Year Old Teacher
Hello! I am Emily Shearer Bobbitt and I work with the 2 and 3 year olds. I have been here at Children’s Choice for 2.5 years. I live in Versailles with my husband of 17 years, Brandon. We have 2 dogs and 1 cat that we love so much! I enjoy nature and all animals. I truly enjoy bonding with the children and watching their personalities grow each and every day.
I am the break person here at Children’s Choice Learning Center. I also help in the kitchen and fill in for the teachers. I have been here for 13 years! I am also a mother of 2 boys. My favorite part of the job is watching each child grow in their own unique way.
Jane Hassebrock- Preschool ages 4 and 5
I graduated from Simpson College located in Indianola, Iowa. I taught in the Des Moines Public School System and later in the Jefferson City Public School system- located in Missouri. The next time I worked with children was when I was employed with Family Tree in Lexington. I was placed with a family of three children for 3 years, until the children were in school. After that I came to Children’s Choice Learning Center, where I have been for 14 years this August.
When I work with each child individually, I first start with the ABC Knowledge Assessment. Later they proceed to learn “Popcorn Words”. These words have been provided by the Jessamine County School System. Advanced students then proceed to the 1,000 Instant Words. Activities they enjoy include memory games, using tubs with 6 objects each with alphabet letters and blends, using Bingo games of alphabet letters or numbers, alphabet puzzles and alphabet bean bags.