Miss. Theresa

Miss. Kayla

Miss. Theresa is the Owner of Academy of Little Learners. Miss Theresa has been working in child care for over 20 years. She obtained her Child Development Associate Credential from Lehigh Carbon Community College in 2015. Miss. Theresa was an Assisstant Director for a local child care center before taking on this new venture. Miss. Theresa is a mom of three grown children, one of which is Miss. Kayla the co-owner and director. 

Miss. Kayla is the Director and 

Co-Owner of Academy of Little Learners. Miss. Kayla has been working in child care for six years. She obtained her Associate's Degree in 2015 in Early Childhood Education at Lehigh Carbon Community College. She obtained her Bachelor's degree in 2017 in Education Pre-K-4 at Kutztown University!  


Academy of Little Learner's Staff


Miss. Melissa

Miss. Shana

Miss. Julie

Miss. Sylvia

Miss. Ashley

Miss. Heather

Miss. Melissa has worked at Academy of Little Learners for more than 13 years. She is the lead teacher for the Pre-K and School Age program. Miss. Melissa believes every child can learn when they feel safe, nurtured and important. She strives to create that environment for every child in her care. Miss. Melissa is a proud Mom of two school age children. 

Miss. Shana is the assistant teacher in the Pre-K and School Age Room. She has been a nanny for 4 years. Miss. Shana recently joined our team in December 2017. Miss. Shana is looking to continue her education in Early Childhood. 

Miss. Julie is the group supervisor and the assistant preschool teacher at the Academy of Little Learners. She obtained her Associate's Degree in 2013 in Education at Lehigh Carbon Community College. She volunteered at the Academy from 2009-2011. In 2011 she became part of the Academy staff. Miss. Julie loves interacting with all of the children and watching them grow and learn every day! 

Miss. Ashley is the Toddler room assistant teacher. She has been working in childcare for 13 years. She completed her Child Development Associate Credential in 2015. I live in Orfield with my husband, my 9 year old daughter, and my 4 year old son. I am so happy to have the opportunity to care for your toddler. 

Miss. Sylvia has taught Kindergarten in Salisbury School District and Building Blocks Learning Center. She enjoys riding on her husbands Harley or going to car shows in their 1939 Chevy Coupe. Miss. Sylvia has two daughters and three grandchildren that keep her busy.Miss. Sylvia is excited to be part of the toddler room because children keep you young at heart! 

Miss. Heather is the lead preschool teacher at the Academy of Little Learners. She has 12 years of experience working with all age groups. She has been working at the Academy of Little Learners for 5 years. She is also a Daisy Girl Scout Leader. She has been married since April 2011. 


Miss. Ashley L is our floater. She will be a part of each and every room. Miss. Ashley L has been part of our team since September 2017. She is originally from Maryland where she was a gymnastics/dance teacher at the Little Gym of Fredrick for three and four year olds. She attends Kutztown University and is majoring in Elementary and Special Education following her mother's footsteps. After she graduates she hopes to start out working with autistic children in school and eventually move to the classroom to teach either Kindergarten or first grade. 


Miss. Lauren

Miss. Lauren is our Infant room teacher and joined our team July 2018. She graduated from LCCC with two associate degrees: One in Early Childhood Education & Special Education and one in Kitchen and Bath Design. Miss Lauren has worked with children from ages 6 weeks to 21 years old. Working previously at Kidspeace & CLIU#21 in Orfield. She was a stay at home mother for 4 years for her son and daughter. Miss lauren treats every child she works with like they were her own.  


Miss. Casey is our substitute floater/summer help. Miss. Casey joined our team May 2018. Miss. Casey graduated from Kutztown University in 2018. She currently is a teacher for LearnWell at the Caron Treatment Center.   

Miss. Casey

Miss.Ashley L

We are currently hiring a full time Toddler room teacher. 

If interested, please send an email to