Child Development Center

Child Development Center Staff

 

Traci Harris, Director
lumcdc@lathamumc.org
Ms. Traci has been with LUMCDC since August 2001. After spending 8 years in the classroom as a half day 3 year old preschool teacher she decided to take all the children under her wing as director. She has an Elementary Education degree from Brigham Young University. With four children of her own (2 in college and 2 at home) she keeps busy with their various activities.  Spending time outside, gardening, and camping is enjoyed when time allows.  She loves children’s books!  Ms. Traci’s favorite thing about working at LUMCDC is “Everything! The children, the hugs, the smiles, the wonderful families, the great staff, the sound of joyous noise coming down the hallway! What a blessing to spend time with these precious children each day!”

Christina Shore, Assistant Director
Ms. Christina has been at LUMCDC since October 2008. She has worked with all age of children and has been the assistant director since spring of 2010. She has an associates degree in nursing and has worked in a child care setting since 1999. She has four children ranging in ages of 3-16. She enjoys reading, spending time with family, spending time outdoors and listening to good music.  Ms. Christina’s favorite thing about working with the children at LUMCDC is “hearing their laughter because you know they are genuinely happy and love life!”

Beth Allen, Half Day Preschool 2 Year Old Teacher
Ms. Beth has been at LUMCDC since August 2014.  She has 8+ years of experience teaching at a child care facility, in home or at church.  She loves to travel and attend concerts with friends and family.  She loves to spend time with family, especially going to the beach and theme parks.  Ms. Beth’s favorite thing about working with the children is, “getting to know each child and helping them learn through books and crafts.  I love to see the children get excited about learning.”

 

Autumn Harrison, Toddler Teacher
Ms. Autumn has been at LUMCDC since October 2014.  She has spent the past 11 years loving and caring for young children as a private nanny and in the childcare environment.  She is a singer/songwriter with over 30 original songs.  She enjoys making short films, photography, painting and drawing.  She is an animal lover and enjoys nature and all of it’s beauty.  Ms. Autumn’s favorite thing about working with the Toddler’s is “treasuring the fact that I have the opportunity to become an extended part of the family in caring for children.  Seeing things that you know firsthand, that you specifically taught a child, is the most rewarding part of the experience.”

Julie Wright, Toddler Teacher
Ms. Julie has been at LUMCDC since November 2013.  Since the age of 12 she has been babysitting and later a nanny before joining our staff.  She enjoys to cook, bake, knit, crochet, hike, camp and dance.  Ms. Julie’s favorite part of working with the children is “seeing them grow up and learn.”

Kay Meyers, 3 Year Old Teacher
Ms. Kay has been at LUMCDC since August 2011.  She has over 20 years of experience teaching children at a Montessori school, in her home and other daycare settings, as well as at church.  She enjoying painting, cross stitch, woodwork, knitting, crocheting, tile work, and computer graphics but lately has been very busy caring for her mother.  Ms. Kay’s favorite thing about working at LUMCDC is “when you see the child understand what you are teaching and the parents notice those skills are carrying over in the home.  I enjoy telling stories, using the flannel board, and hugging them each day!”

 

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