Doreen Bell

Director

Doreen Damron has been an employee with Small Wonders Playcare since August 2014. She grew up in Michigan and moved to Georgia about 6 years ago. She has 4 children and 12 grandchildren who live in Michigan. Doreen has a Pomeranian name Izzie and enjoys spending time with her sister and family who live nearby.

Tracy Cunningham

Assistant Director

Tracy Cunningham has been employed with Small Wonders Playcare since March 1987.
She is currently the Assistant Director but, worked in the Toddler 2 room for many years as well as the kitchen cooking. She is originally from Pennsylvania and is a huge Steelers fan! She has two children, Trevor years old and Erica.
In her spare time, she enjoys baking and spending time with family.

Veronica Young

Nutritionist

Veronica Young has been an employee with Small Wonders Playcare since October 1997. She started out as a teacher in the Toddler I class and the Afterschool class.  Once word got out that cooking was her passion, she was moved to the kitchen.  Although she still works with children in the afternoon, she finds solace and peace cooking for them.
Veronica is mom to one daughter who she fondly calls her “everything” and in her very limited free time, she loves to read and sleep.

Ruby Manning

Nursery

Ruby Manning has been employed with Small Wonders Playcare since April 1989. She is married to a retired military veteran and has 2 amazing daughters as well as 2 loving grandchildren.  Ruby is the lead teacher in the nursery, and believes that regardless of how old a child is, we can learn from them.  She also believes that this center is a wonderful place for children to begin their education both academically and emotionally.

Brenda Williams

Nursery Assistant Teacher

Brenda Williams has been working at Small Wonders since August of 1989. 

Brenda's children and her grandchildren have attended herefor childcare as well as pre-k.  

Tassina Tilman

Assistant Teacher Nursery

Tassina Tillman has been an employee with Small Wonders Playcare since January 2015.  She was a previous employee here for more than 10 years.
She is the proud mother to one very handsome and intelligent son.  Tassina loves “little people”.  She loves to teach them and watch them grow.  In her spare time, she loves to cook for and feed those that are hungry and help those who are less fortunate in whatever capacity she can.

Monique England

Lead Teacher Toddler 1

Monique England has been teaching in the Toddler I class since July 1993. She enjoys working with the little ones and she treats each one as if they are her own kids.
Monique has one son who is attending school at Coastal Carolina College with aspirations to attend medical school.

Beverly Gordon

Assistant Teacher Toddler 1

Beverly has been teaching 1 year olds at Small Wonders for 3 years. She has 4 children and 17+ grandchildren.  In her spare time she enjoys reading, yard sales, and spending time with family.

Taylor Heinzman

Assistant Teacher Toddler 1

Taylor has been working in child care for 2 years. She has no children of er own, but loves working with the children.  In her spare time she enjoys drag racing, motorcycles, decorating and make-up.

Brittney Collier

Assistant Teacher Toddler 2

Brittney has been working at Small Wonders for just over 1 year.  She has a handsome 5  year old son (Gavin).  Brittney always knew she loved kids so she became a nanny and then moved into daycare work.  She enjoys cooking and spending time with family and friends.

Kawana Shanks

Lead Teacher Preschool

Kawana Shanks has been an employee with Small Wonders Playcare since October 1991.
She is the lead teacher in our 3-year-old Preschool class. She is mother to one beautiful, intelligent daughter, and enjoys teaching and helping children grow. In her spare time, Kawana enjoys reading, crafting and most of all spending time with her family.

Kim Johnson

Assistant Teacher Preschool

Kim Johnson has been an employee with Small Wonders Playcare since June 2015.
She works in our 3-year-old Preschool class.  Her approach to teaching is to first be certain that the children trust her as their teacher and friend.  She loves for the kids to feel comfortable around her at all times and for the parents to feel comfortable talking to her.
Kim is originally from Cleveland, Ohio.  She moved to GA when she was 16 yrs. old and is a graduate of Thomson High School.  She has 3 beautiful girls, 24, 21, and 13 and has a 1-year-old beautiful granddaughter.

Denise Ivey

Assistant Teacher Pre-K 1

Denise lives in McDuffie County with her 2 girls. She also has a son who lives in Thomson as well.  Denise loves to spend time with her 7 grandchildren (4 girls and 3 boys).  She has been working in Early Childhood education for over 20 years and loves changing children's lives.

Rebecca Rudman, M.A. Ed.

Lead Teacher Pre-K 2

Rebecca Rudman has been an employee with Small Wonders Playcare since August 2014. 
She is originally from Boulder, Colorado.  She is married to Brett (27 years) and has 3 children, Pierce (21), and twins Ashley and Scott (15).

Chara Little

Assistant Teacher Pre-K 2

Chara is a recent graduate of Augusta University.  She is originally from Valdosta, Ga.  This is Chara's first year at Small Wonders and she is very excited to inspire the children in her class.  She enjoys singing and spending time with her family and friends.

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