Ms. Willis Director
Little Magic Moments Academy was established in 2017. The Founder and Director of LMMA, Shasia Willis, is directly involved in and responsible for overseeing the operations, scheduling and programming of the center. Although this center is new, Ms. Willis has over 25 years of experience in the Early Childhood Education field and in social services. She has held various positions that directly relate to the work that she does at LMMA. These positions include administrator and teacher in several early childhood programs and case manager working with teenagers and young mothers in programs for delinquent youth. Ms. Willis first became interested in opening a child care center after many years of dissatisfaction with the quality of care and education that was received by young children during her time as a teacher.
Ms. Willis is a member of several professional organizations including NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children), DVAEYC (Delaware Valley Association for the Education of Young Children), ASCD (The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development).
Ms. Willis completed her business training at WORC (The Women’s Opportunity Resource Center).
The curriculum included training in all aspects of small business administration such as management, marketing, financial planning, savings, asset development and research.
Ms. Willis received her Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education from Temple University in Philadelphia. She is currently pursuing her Master of Science Degree in Educational Leadership at Wilmington University.
Ms. Willis has a team of professionals that help her run the center including an administrative assistant, assistant teachers, lead teachers and other important people that provide support services at the center.
Nashia Chase Preschool Teacher
Hello my name is Nashia Chase. I’ve been in the early child care field for 21 years teaching 3-5 year olds and its been my passion. Hearing their laughs and wathcing them grow brings much joy to me.
Children who are eager to learn should be taught by those that are eager to teach them. – Nashia Chase
Khadijah Ryan Infant / Toddler Teacher
I believe that each child is a unique individual who needs a secure, caring, and stimulating atmosphere in which to grow and mature emotionally, intellectually, physically, and socially. It is my desire as a educator to help students meet their fullest potential in these areas by providing an environment that is safe. Providing students access to hands-on activities and allowing adequate time and space to use materials that reinforce the lesson being studied creates an opportunity for individual discovery and a source of knowledge to occur. I feel there is a need for compassionate, strong, and dedicated individuals who are excited about working with children. In our competitive society it is important for students to not only receive a solid education, but to work with someone who is aware of and sensitive to their individual needs. I am such a person and I will always strive to be the best educator that I can be.
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