I am Beth McAvoy the Owner and Director of Charger Child Care, Inc. I earned an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education over 30 years ago. Since then I have worked in many centers from very small to very large, in every capacity from cook to director.
My dream of owning and operating my own center has come true. Charger Child Care was born, January 21, 2008, which also happens to be our youngest son’s birthday!
My husband, Audi, and I have been married for over 30 years. We have three grown children, two sons and a daughter in the middle.
Our family moved to Orion in November of 2000. Before that, Audi was in the USAF and we traveled a little. We lived in Biloxi Mississippi, Fairbanks Alaska, Washington D.C., and Rochelle Illinois. During that time I worked in a variety of styles of child care centers and have seen how differently they can be. I look forward to using the tools and ideas that I have learned from those centers at Charger Child Care.
Hi, I’m Darci McLaughlin. I am Charger Child Care’s Assistant Director and I also the teacher of the 2 – 3 year olds.
I graduated from Cambridge High School in 2001. After that I went to Black Hawk College for two years, and graduated with my Associate Degree in Early Childhood Development. I then went to Western Illinois University for Elementary Education until my family opened a business, when I stopped to help them.
In 2008 I moved to the Sherrard area, and in 2009 I married Doug McLaughlin. In 2011 we bought a house in New Windsor where we currently live. In 2012 we had our son, Dirks.
I started working in child care in 2008. Since then I have worked with infants, toddlers and school age children, both as a teacher and an assistant director.
Hi, I’m Brandie Comer. I am the teacher of the Pre-K room, the Busy Bee room. I am so very excited to be a part of the Charger Child Care family, where we get to do so many wonderful things.
I started my education many years ago at Western IL University studying early childhood development. I have since spent the last 20 years teaching preschool.
I am married to Larry we live in Orion with our family. I enjoy watching our children play sports, we are a baseball loving family! We even have a dog, Ellie and a cat, Mishka
Hi I’m Brandi Wells. I am the teacher of the Mini Monkeys. I love teaching, playing and laughing with them. I enjoy watching and helping them gain new skills. I am taking early childhood classes at Black Hawk College. I have learned so much already, I am really looking forward to the other classes too. I gained my years of experience helping my mom with her home child care while I was in high school.
My husband, Russ and our daughter live in Orion and I enjoy spending time with them fishing and being outside.
Hi, I’m Dianne Cole I am the lead teacher in the Little Lions. I have been in the early childhood field for 20 years now, with 8 of those as a center director. I have four super children and 10 grand children; so no worries, I have plenty of experience with babies here!
I have an Associates degree in early childhood education and many Bachelor level college credits in education and sociology. When I’m not with children I love to read and garden and spend time with my husband of 28 years, Mike, and all my treasured friends.
Mostly. . . I love kids! All of my little friends become my adopted grandchildren in my heart and I promise to always do my best to not only educate them, but to love them and to show them all the wonderfully good thins that remain in the world.
Hi, I’m Lynne Daniels. I am a teacher’s aid in the Mini Monkey’s room. I am new to the child care business but not to Charger Child Care. My son has attended Charger Child Care since he was three. My husband, Joel, and I live in Osco and enjoy spending time with our family.
My name is Sandi Anderson. I am the teacher in the Dragon’s room and teacher’s aide in the morning for the preschool rooms.
I live in Orion with Chris, his two children (Keegan, and Apryl) and four of my eight children (Daisy, Genessa, Joshua and Fallon). I have six granddaughters and a grandson. I moved to Orion from the Des Moines area a year ago. I have been in the childcare business most of my life. I love children and am excited to get to know all the kids and their families.
Hi, I’m Jessica Duncan. I am the Chef for our school. I create our menus, prepare and cook delicious homemade meals (breakfast, 2 snacks and lunch) so that the children have all the foods to help them grow big and strong. I also help the teachers in the afternoon.
My husband, Will, and I have two little girls and live in Moline. We enjoy spending time with them and our family.
My name is Angel White. I am a child care provider in the Little Lions classroom. I am very excited to be at Charger Child Care, where I get to snuggle and care for our babies.
I have earned my associates degree in early childhood education and I am currently working on my bachelors degree. It should completed in Spring of 2017!
I have lived in Woodhull for many years. I have always loved children, but do not have any of my own. I do have four nephews I claim as mine most of the time, Dylen, Alexander, Skyler, and Jordan. I am lucky to be able to watch them grow. They are a wonderful part of my day. I also have a spoiled Basset Hound named Charlie who loves to hear himself bark.
Hi my name is Kirby McLaughlin. I am a child care provider in the Little Lions classroom. I truly enjoy snuggling with the babies and taking care of them. I am very excited to be a part of the Charger Child Care family, where we get to do many wonderful things.
I live in New Windsor, close to my family. I enjoy traveling, quilting and riding my motorcycle!
Hi my name is Cyndi Wilton. I am the teacher of the Leap Frog classroom. I have a degree in social work and I am new to the early childhood field. I am enjoying teaching the preschool program and getting to know all my little friends. I am very excited to be a part of the Charger Child Care family, where we get to do many fun things each day.
I live in Orion, with husband Sean and daughter Fiona. I enjoy art activities and reading, spending time with my family.
Hi I am Marissa Block. I am Charger Child Care’s Co-op student. I work along side Miss Darci with our Little Critter’s.
I am a senior at Orion High School and look forward to graduating in May.
Hi, I am Stephany Vermost. I am a substitute teacher for Charger Child Care. I have the greatest job of all, I work with all the different classrooms and children.
I live in Sherrard with my husband Darren and children. We enjoy spending our time together with friends and family.