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Meet the Teachers

Who We Are

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Traci Park

Director/Lead Teacher

I moved to Orting after marrying my husband in 1980. My love for children became an oppurtunity to start my career as an early learning licensed in home provider. Providing care for infants through 12 year olds.

For the last 20 years I have provided care  for school age children in my center near my home. Currently I am expanding to meet the needs of the Orting Community by opening a Preschool classroom for ages 3-5.

Looking back and looking forward not much has changed. I truly enjoy meeting the needs of the families that come here. Caring for children is what I love and what I will continue to do.

(360) 893-3488

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Jennifer Brennan

Administrative Assistant/ Lead Teacher

I grew up in San Diego, CA and moved to the PNW 7 years ago. I fell in love with the mountains, the Sound, the people and just how beautiful this area is. Seeing the majestic beauty of Mt. Rainier and Mt. St. Helens is reenergizing to me, partly because I've been fascinated with volcano's since kindergarten. 

  I've been in childcare since I was old enough to babysit. I've also been a nanny, an afterschool para educator, a reading comprehension teacher and a preschool teacher. Over all I have 30 years experience of working with children. I have 2/3 Teaching certificates available in the State of Washington. I should have the final one by the of Spring 2025

(360) 893-3488

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Shannon McCollum

Lead Preschool Teacher

My name is Shannon McCollum and I have been in Early Childhood Education for 17 years. I have been both a teacher and an administrator but now am focusing on what makes my heart happy and that is teaching preschool children and preparing them for kindergarten! Nothing is more gratifying than to watch them learning new things in life and being so proud of their accomplishments!

(360) 893-3488

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