Our Staff

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Tammie Davis, Director

Hello! My name is Tammie Davis. I've started working at Kid's Care America on August 26th 2013 in the Preschool room. I'm excited to have the opportunity to work with the children that are here. Before coming to Kid's Care America, I worked for the Children's Center of Tazewell Co. Inc. for 19 years. I began working as a student aid. Over the years, I worked my way up from Assistant to Director. During this time, I received my Associates in Early Childhood in 2002. I've had experience with working with children ages 15 months to 7 years old. My main position was teacher for the 4 year old. I enjoyed this age, but look forward to new experiences and challenges. Outside of working with children, I work on an ice cream concession trailer during the summer time with my family since 1992. During my free time, I enjoy spending time with my husband (Bob), 2 boys (AJ and Jeff)  and my granddaughter (Gracelynn). I also enjoy fishing, gardening, reading and playing games. I'm also involved in Boy Scouts with my son AJ. With all the old and new experience that I've had, I believe your child will have lots of opportunities to grow. If you have any concerns or questions, please feel free to let me know. I will do my best to help your child grow through their experience at Kid's Care America. 

Cynthia Jeffers, Infant Teacher

Jeanne Draksler, Infant Teacher

Hi, my name is Jeanne. I'm an infant room teacher and I have been employed with Kid's Care America since January 2008. I have also been the babysitter at Fitness America for about 15 years. 

I'm married and we have 3 grown children. On the weekends, I travel to St. Louis to watch my grandchildren while their parents work. I also have two grandchildren here in East Peoria. My youngest daughter is not married yet, but we are busy planning her wedding. Needless to say, I have lots of experience taking care of children and I love it. 

Susan Pennell, Assistant Director/ Toddler Teacher

Welcome! My name is Susan Pennell. I am excited to be your child's lead teacher. I have been with Kids Care America since 2010. I have raised three children of my own and have two grandsons. Even though my degree is in Law Enforcement, my love for children has paved the way for my decision to be a teacher. I now have 10 years of experiece and have taken plenty of child development/ early learning classes along the way.

Amber Beyer, Toddler Teacher

My name is Amber and I've been working at Kids Care America since June 2019. I have over 13 years of experience in child care setting. I enjoy every second with the children . I have two of my own children . In my spare time, I am outside with my son playing soccer and with my daughter practicing her cheerleading. I am a big kid myself. I look forward to helping your children learn and grow.

Jane Beyer, Toddler Teacher

Hello! My name is Jane. I'm one of the teachers in the toddler room. I have two beautiful grand children that I enjoy spending time with outside of work. I also have a very spoiled yorkie that likes to be the center of attention. I enjoy being outside watching movies and spending time with my family.

Jen Myers, Pre-K Teacher

Hello, My name is Jen and I'm excited to get to teach in Pre-K. I started working with children 23 years ago. It is a privilege to get to be a part of preparing your children for kindergarten. I have learned many things from the children and their families over the years. There is never a dull moment with this profession. I see each child as a unique individual with valuable opinions. 

Yvette Beard, Pre-K Teacher

Hello, My name is Yvette. I am the assistant teacher in the Pre-K room. I am married and have 2 children. I have been in child care for almost 2 years and I love it. When I'm not working, I love spending time with my family and my pets. I enjoy coloring and playing games like Uno, Monopoly and Yahtzee. 

Ruth Wagner, Preschool/Pre-K Teacher

Hello, My name is Ruth Wagner and I'm looking forward to being your child's Preschool/Pre-K teacher for a year. I have over 20 years of teaching experience and have been employed at Kid's Care America for 7 years. I have an Associate Degree in Early Childhood and a 4 year Degree in Elementary Education. My two beautiful daughters have blessed me with five wonderful grandchildren. I enjoy reading, walking, watching movies, and am involved in several ministries within my church. 

Kylee Rennie, Cook

Hello, My name is Kylee Rennie. I'm the cook at Kid's Care America.  I have a beautiful 2 1/2 year old daugher. I started working at Kids Care America in November 2017 as an assistant teacher in the toddler room. In May 2019, I took over in the kitchen when the cook retired. My favorite thing to do is spend time with my beautiful family.

Madison Becker, Floater

Hi! My name is Madison Becker. I'm a floater teacher. I love that I get to be in every room and spend time with all age groups. I've been working at Kids Care America since August 2019. I was so excited to be able to watch the Kids grow up and teach all of the different age groups different things. During my free time, I enjoy spending time with my friends and family. I also enjoy going on adventures. I'm so happy I can say working at Kids Care America has changed my perspective on how children  think and learn. I will try my absolute best to be there and help your child grow and learn.

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