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Laurie O'Leary - Director & Owner 
I have been a Director for four early childhood facilities in Great Falls. I started in the child care field because I was frustrated with the lack of quality child care available for my own children in Great Falls. In 2013, I bought EduCare Preschool & Child Care. In July 2020, I bought Leap Ahead Learning Center, which is also located in Great Falls. I have four children and love following all of their sports activities. 

* Has been in the early childhood profession since 2009. 
* Bachelor's Degrees in Business Administration/Accounting 
& in Psychology from the University of Montana
* Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Montana
* Business experience since 2000 
* Level 9 on the Montana Early Childhood Practitioner Registry
Kelly Chadbourne - Assistant Director
I have been working for EduCare Preschool & Child Care since 2017. Throughout my years working in Early Childhood, I have been a teacher for Public Preschool, have been a Lead Toddler Teacher, and I have been a Professional Development Specialist for our local Child Care Resource and Referral Agency.  I have two labs and one daughter.  

* Has been in the early childhood profession since 2008. 
* Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Biology with a minor in Early Childhood Education from Fitchburg State University 
* Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Montana
* Level 9 on the Montana Early Childhood Practitioner Registry
* Level 3 Professional Development Specialist
* Preschool Certification
* Infant Toddler Certification



Danielle Kind - Lead Infant Room Teacher & Closing Supervisor 



Tacey Norris - Opening Supervisor & Front Desk Support

Alex Ide - Team Manager
I have been working for EduCare Preschool & Child Care since 2014. Throughout my years in early childhood, I have been the Lead Three Year Old Teacher and Lead Mobile Infant Room Teacher. I love to craft. Harry Potter is my favorite. My dog is my number 1 priority, we have been together for 12 years.

* Has been in the early childhood profession since 2014. 
* Associates's Degree in Early Childhood Education from University of Montana - Western. 
* Level 5 on the Montana Early Childhood Practitioner Registry
* Montana Child Development Specialist Apprentice Certificate
* Infant Toddler Certification

I have been working for EduCare Preschool & Child Care since 2016. Throughout my years in early childhood, I have been the Lead Infant Room Teacher. I hate the color pink. My favorite sports teams are the LA Lakers and Denver Broncos. I love to travel. 

* Has been in the early childhood profession since 2016. 
* Infant Toddler Child Development Associate (CDA) 
* Level 3 on the Montana Early Childhood Practitioner Registry
* Preschool Certification

I have been working for EduCare Preschool & Child Care since 2015. Throughout my years in early childhood, I have been the Lead Preschool Teacher. I enjoy fishing and camping. I have a husband and two daughters. I really enjoy watching murder mysteries. 

* Has been in the early childhood profession since 2015. 
* Preschool Child Development Associate (CDA) 
* Level 3 on the Montana Early Childhood Practitioner Registry
* Preschool Certification