Staff

staffMost of our teachers have a two or a four year degree in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, psychology, sociology, or in another related field. We have found that there is simply no substitute for educated, dedicated teachers. We work very hard to maintain low staff turnover, and as a result we have a very low turnover of children. Twenty years of experience in the child care field has taught us that our staff makes all the difference! Nicole Robbins, Owner and Founder I started Peace of Mind in 1993, after graduating from the University of St. Thomas with a degree in Business Entrepreneurship. I knew more than anything that I wanted to be with children, and that by partnering with parents, we could create a unique place for children to grow and thrive. Peace of Mind has evolved over the years into a home away from home for so many children. I feel incredibly blessed to have this job that is truly amazing! To be given the opportunity to be a part of so many families lives in such a unique and personal way – is incredibly joyful. Our team is always looking for ways we can do more for parents, so that they can have what we aim to provide – Peace of Mind, while their kids are in our care.

Assistant Directors


Erin

Erin

Assistant Director

I have my Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education. For the last 10 years, I have worked in a variety of early childhood settings across the country. I enjoy working with 2 and 4 year olds the most , because I love figuring out how they learn and how to support them individually.

Leslie

Leslie

Assistant Director

I am originally from White Bear Lake, MN, but I have lived in Hudson for the last 13 years. I currently live in North Hudson with my husband and 2 sons. I have over 20 years’ experience working in child care and recently obtained a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. Two fun facts about me is: I have a twin sister and I am allergic to bananas.

Infant Staff


Jenna

Jenna

Teacher Infants

I Graduated from Hudson High School and attended college at UW-Stout and WITC-New Richmond. I has 7 years’ experience with kiddos in a professional setting. I love children of all ages, but infants are the most exciting. I love to see when they learn something new or try something for the first time.

Felicity

Felicity

Teacher Infants/Toddlers

am currently attending the University of Wisconsin-River Falls to obtain my bachelor’s degree in business and minor in early childhood education. I enjoy working with infants and toddlers because of how much they learn and grow in the first years of life. I have worked with children for 3 years.

Toddler Staff


Allysa

Allysa

Teacher Toddlers

I just recently moved to Minnesota from Nebraska, where I was born and raised. I graduated from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln with a degree in Fisheries and Wildlife and a minor in Environmental Education. Throughout college, I worked at the Lincoln Children’s zoo as a camp instructor. As I was following my passion of working with animals, I found another love for child education. I love seeing the world through kids’ eyes; it makes every day new and exciting!

Maddie

Maddie

Assistant Teacher Toddlers

I am currently a student at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls majoring in Elementary Education with a minor in Early Childhood Education. I grew up in Cottage Grove, MN (Go Vikings!) and I love sports of any kind. I love being around kids of all ages and am excited to be part of the Peace of Mind family!

Leah

Leah

Teacher Toddlers

My name is Leah and I live in New Richmond, WI with my husband Cory and son Christopher. I graduated from WITC in 2012 with an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. Teaching children is my passion. I think this stage of education is very important. My favorite age group to work with is 3-5 year old’s, but I love being with all age groups. Here at Peace of Mind, I will be working with the Toddlers. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, fishing, and camping.

Preschool Staff


Blake

Blake

Teacher Preschool

I am from Stillwater, MN and grew up in a hockey family. I played for 13 years and even drove the Zamboni at the local hockey rink. I am currently pursuing a degree in both Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. I have 5 years’ experience working with children, 3 in a licensed center and one year as a behavior therapist at an autism therapy center, My favorite thing about working with children, is the fact that not only do I get to teach them about the world around us, they teach me!

Nancy

Nancy

Teacher Preschool

I live in Hudson with my husband and my yorkiepoo, Asgard. I am a mother of 4 daughters, I also have 6 granddaughters, one grandson and 4 step granddaughters. I enjoy being a teacher and I have worked in childcare for almost 20 years. For me, the best part of working with children is being there to help them learn and grow.

Megan

Megan

Teacher Preschool

I got my degree Early Childhood at WITC. I love spending time with my family. My husband and I love to go hiking, especially up in northern Wisconsin. I enjoy working with children because, though I am the one teaching them, they also are teaching me about what is important in life.

Floaters


Kaylie

Kaylie

Assistant Teacher

I have a passion for teaching children of all ages. I love helping them grow and succeed. I treat the children and their families as if they are my own. I have worked in the caregiving field since I was 16 years old and I want to further pursue a career in teaching. I am also an on call nursing assistant for a nursing home facility in Baldwin, WI. I love every one of my residents. I recently purchased a house in Hudson with my boy friend of 6 years, James.

Jessica

Jessica

Teacher

I live in Hudson with my husband and 3 beautiful children. When I am not teaching I have a passion for traveling. I love crafting & enjoy being active especially outdoors…kayaking, boating/fishing and hiking.

Sheri

Sheri

Chef

I have been in the food service industry for 12 years. May career started out as an owner/operator of a catering company. My next move took me to be a restaurant manager for 5 years. I landed at Peace of Mind Daycare and I love coming to work every day? My favorite thing about cooking for children is when they try a new food and I see the look on their face when they say, “I like it!”
I have 2 daughters, a 20-year-old at U.W. Madison (Go Badgers!) and a 14-year-old who is in 8th grade at Plum City Middle School.

T.E.A.C.H. – Opportunity for those seeking degrees.

T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® MINNESOTA, a project of Child Care Aware of Minnesota, is a scholarship program intended to help early childhood and school-age care professionals increase their levels of education, compensation and commitment to the field. T.E.A.C.H. (Teacher Education And Compensation Helps) has a history of helping Minnesota child care professionals earn college credits, degrees and credentials. Benefits vary depending on scholarship type, but for most scholarship recipients, T.E.A.C.H. covers the majority of tuition and textbook purchases while also providing a travel stipend and paid release time. After increasing their education, T.E.A.C.H. recipients often see their wages, opportunities and professional recognition grow. Here is our link for more information: http://childcareawaremn.org/professionals-caregivers/grants-scholarships/teach-scholarships

For students who are interested: information inquiry please email teachmail@childcareawaremn.org or call our hotline number at 888-291-9811.

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