administration

Brad Hand

Director

brad@thelearningcommunityfw.com


"I believe that young children are the strength of our future.  How and what they are taught at an early age will shape them for the rest of their lives. Our passion for and love of children is what motivates us to work with them and watch them grow and develop into individuals that are independent, responsible, social and caring adults. Everything we do is done to help them become successful as leaders in a society that is looking for answers."  

Sarina Arens

Assistant Director

sarina@thelearningcommunityfw.com


"Quality care during a child's first five years of life are vital. We strive to provide the best care and learning experiences possible. We do not just promote quality early childhood in our program, we promote quality early childhood within our local community. Positive interactions and a rich learning environment early on can set a child on a positive path for life." 

Kim Anema

Administrative Assistant

kim@thelearningcommunityfw.com


"Early childhood education gives children a head start to success in their school-aged years. Being a part of those first years of education for a child is a very rewarding position to hold. Positive interactions can give children the security they need to succeed in their education. I enjoy being a positive part of each child's day." 

Nicole Herman

Administrative Assistant

nicole@thelearningcommunityfw.com


"Early childhood education is essential for the growth of a child. Every interaction shapes their growth into successful school-agers. From sensory play to building blocks and songs during circle time to tummy time, we focus on making sure the children in our care grow and learn from each and every one of their experiences."

Infant - toddler teachers

Sheyenne Lenigar

Infant - Toddler Lead Teacher

Room 15

room15@thelearningcommunityfw.com


"Children are amazing little learners and can learn anything if you have the patience to teach them. Our classroom is energetic, spontaneous but consistent and very creative! We get extremely messy, but it's the best way to learn! We are hands-on learners! We focus on all major areas of development including social, emotional, physical, cognitive, and language. Our goal is to make sure your child is hitting all milestones on time! We work very hard to teach all of the children in our classroom independence. Yes, infants can be independent too! From tummy time to exploring on their own to dumping their tray after lunch we promote self-sufficiency. Children learn from their own experiences, as well as the experiences provided by their caregivers."  

Jevene Barton

Infant - Toddler Lead Teacher

Room 16

room16@thelearningcommunityfw.com


"I count myself lucky to be with these children every day. I call my students 'my kids' because in the 2 years that we are together they are not just on my class list; they become part of my heart. At this stage, they are like little sponges, and I love being a part of their learning. I have a love for art and creativity, so I love to bring that into my learning experiences. We can get pretty messy in room 16 and we love every minute! In my classroom I focus on each child’s development. Our learning is based around play, the curriculum and children’s needs and interests. We make sure they are ready for their next journey in their education. My biggest influence is my amazing son. He has encouraged my passion for teaching. He has shown me that there is no mold for a child. Each child creates their own mold for themselves to learn and explore. We are creating an environment to make their learning fun, adventurous and of course messy!"  

Lisa McDougle

Infant - Toddler Lead Teacher

Room 21

room21@thelearningcommunityfw.com


"As a working mother, I fully understand how it feels to send my child off to school and put my trust in the people that will be teaching and caring for her. With this in mind, every time a child enters my classroom, I continually work to build their trust, and the trust of their parents. For me, the key to having a successful classroom takes love, patience, and understanding. I believe in the importance of early childhood education and the importance of my role as a teacher. My passion and love for my job is renewed everyday by discovering how much these children are capable of learning at such a young age. I truly love my job. I cannot imagine any other job more rewarding than this one."  

Vicki Apat

Infant - Toddler Lead Teacher

Room 22

room22@thelearningcommunityfw.com


"I believe the purpose of education is to give children the tools they need to be successful in life. These tools include guidance, belief in ability and encouragement. All the activities and experiences in my classroom include certain basics that contribute to children's social, emotional, intellectual and physical development. Communicating with children allows them to understand the consequences when things go wrong and when things go right. A good learning environment is where children feel well cared for and where they can express themselves. A hug goes a long way to making a child feel safe and secure." 

Two's Teachers

Tara Manges

Two's Lead Teacher

Room 18

room18@thelearningcommunityfw.com


"I believe children learn best in a positive and open environment. In my classroom we focus on independence, friendships, and exploration. When the classroom and teachers are open to new things and give children the ability to be independent, children grow exponentially. Helping children learn skills that they will use forever is very special to me." 

Amanda Houshoulder

Two's Lead Teacher

Room 23

room23@thelearningcommunityfw.com


"I believe children are highly capable individuals. It is amazing to watch them grow and learn each day. If they are given appropriate opportunities they will thrive. In my classroom, I try to encourage the children to be as independent as possible. My assistant and I offer support and guidance as the children accomplish new tasks." 

Preschool Teachers

Dawn Sowles

Preschool Lead Teacher 

Room 19

room19@thelearningcommunityfw.com


"I enjoy working with young children and seeing the joy and excitement when they learn something new. I strive to make sure all children in my room feel that they are important and loved. My main goal in my classroom is to make sure all children acquire the skills they will need to go on to kindergarten." 

Alisha Strahm

Preschool Lead Teacher

Room 20

room20@thelearningcommunityfw.com


"I believe children learn best when they are somewhere that makes them feel safe and with people they trust. In my classroom, we focus on independence and self-help skills but we also teach compassion and how to be a good friend. My goal is to get all my kids ready for kindergarten and teach them to be patient and kind to one another. Early Childhood is my passion because there is nothing better in life than being able to impact the life of a child." 

School - Age Teachers

Elaine Mullet

School-Age Lead Teacher

Room 25

room25@thelearningcommunityfw.com


"Early Childhood to me is something that should be fun, child-driven and offer a positive environment for the children to grow. In my classroom we are focused on experiments that the class comes up with. The children enjoy comparing different experiments and altering what works best. My goal for my classroom is to create a positive atmosphere where the children can speak freely. We also try very hard to show the children how to work together and be a great family who loves and supports one another."