Our Milwaukee Team Members

A Day Care Staff that Cares

Amanda Davis
Amanda DavisOwner/Director
Amanda Davis has worked and owned Kid-Tastic for the past 8 years but has over 10 years of childcare experience. Amanda realizes the strong impact we have on children’s lives and strives to better meet the child’s needs every day. Amanda is passionate about acknowledging diversity and encourages each child at her center to love and appreciate their individuality.
Denise Smith
Denise SmithTeacher, Kiddie City II - Age Group: 4-year-olds
Denise Smith is an all-star teacher. Ms. Smith has more than 20 years of experience teaching and working with children of all ages. She loves to watch her students grow in school and in their academic endeavors. She believes that children should treat others the way you’d want to be treated and works hard to instill moral values in her children.
Helen Herd
Helen HerdTeacher, Kiddie City I - Age Group: 3-year-olds
Helen Herd is a well-established early childhood education professional with more than twenty years in the field. Her passion for teaching is driven by the success of educating young children. Helen has maintained a prosperous career as a preschool teacher and enjoys contributing to their overall development.
Tara Crittendon
Tara CrittendonTeacher, Kare Cottage Tot & Toddlers - 18 months - 3-year olds
Ms. Crittendon has twenty years of experience in being a teacher and works hard to teach her children the importance of respect. She thinks the best part of being a teacher is that the job keeps you on your toes.
Alma Green
Alma GreenAssistant Director
Alma Green has worked as an assistant director at Kid-Tastic in Milwaukee for the past year but brings 12 years of experience with her. She loves that every day is different and brings a different opportunity. She is passionate about teaching her children about life choices, outcomes and the endless possibilities available to them.
Jacqueline Oliver
Jacqueline OliverClassroom Support (Floater) - Age Group: 6 weeks - 12 year-olds
Jacquelin Oliver received her start in childcare as an Infant & Toddler Care Associate. She has fifteen years of experience and continues to promote herself by furthering her education and knowledge of youth development. Our customers value her integrity and moral opinions and in return, she has developed a loyal following that could have only been created by her.
Marilyn Bonds
Marilyn BondsTeacher, Kare Cottage - 6 weeks - 18 months
Ms. Bonds has been working for Kid-Tastic since the beginning of 2018 and thoroughly enjoys this center because of the joy her students and co-workers bring to her. Ms. Bond has several years of experience working with young kids and is passionate about helping youth discover their passions and dreams.

Quotes from our staff

“I can never get enough of fueling their [children] curiosity. These kids are young explorers and the smallest of things excite them. It has been most exciting for me to watch children that I’ve taught in Head Start grow to adults and excel their education. Educating youth is my passion and my way of giving back.”

-Helen Herd

“No task or project is too big or too small. Everyone enjoys being engaged in something new and worthwhile. My greatest challenge is keeping them busy and coming up with compelling activities, for these children because sometimes, crafts and play dough just aren’t enough.

-Ashley Paige

“I love caring for children. I have five of my own so I know the importance and benefits of contributing to quality early education. My greatest accomplishments are helping the parents of each child to become more aware of the methods and manners of the growth and development of their children. Infants are more than small babies and the toddlers are as intelligent as anyone else. I acknowledge these things and I encourage my team and parents to do the same.”

-Jackie Oliver

“Working with children is more than a job-It’s my career. I always make the best of my day and having a supportive team and influential managers, I’m able to contribute significantly to the success of these children. As a team leader, I am constantly looking for ways that our team can improve our level of customer service. Getting feedback from peers and customers has helped me greatly in my quest for success.

-Lauretta Warren

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Our Commitment to Prevent the Spread of Coronavirus

Kid-Tastic Child Care is implementing a protocol for preventing the spread of coronavirus. As a heavily regulated industry, child care providers are already in the habit of monitoring the health of children and staff, sanitizing play and eating areas frequently, and requiring handwashing.

Our comprehensive protocol is a heightened practice of educating all staff and parents, surveying for signs of symptoms, and a plan of action in the case a member of the Kid-Tastic community is impacted by coronavirus. Our hope is to stay open, with added precautions, as long as there are no sure signs of risk.

We are a vital resource to our families, as are all child care providers. We are happy to share our protocol in more detail with parents and child care providers. Please contact us with any questions.