We take great pride in our staff.
TLC Preschool of Sebastian , Inc.’s team of teachers is made up of dedicated early childhood educators with each member experienced, certified and/or credentialed with a degree in education or CDA with over 250 years of combined experience! Every staff has completed the state required trainings, background clearance and are CPR and 1st Aid certified. They use their professional skills to evaluate and minister to the needs of the group as well as that of the individual child.
Juelie Perry , Owner/Director
Bachelor of Science: Family Studies & Early Education
Master of Science: Varying Exceptionalities
Children have been Ms. Perry’s passion since she started her first babysitting job at eight years old. She has since learned a great deal about the lives and love of children and families. Her professional journey began in New Hampshire as a multi-age teacher and assistant director. When the winds blew her south to Florida in 1995, she landed at TLC Preschool and continued her career as a preschool teacher and director. In 1998, she was given the opportunity to own and operate this successful high quality early education program.
Over the years, she has had the honor of providing tools for success to children in families in Indian River County. Over the past 12 years, she has worked as a trainer and consultant to many college students, early care facilities and presented at several state-wide conferences.
She works closely with Department of Children and Families as an advocate for those children/families at high risk as to provide insight and input to a child’s well-being and articulating possible strategies for family success.
As an early childhood advocate, she has been an active Private Provider Board Member for the Early Learning Coalition of IRMO for over eight years and has also worked as a Board Member for the Economic Opportunity Counsel, Head Start and Sebastian Charter Jr High School. She is an adjunct professor for almost 13 years at Indian River State College. She thanks God for the privilege of working with hundreds of students at IRSC to guide them in the field of early childhood education as well as the thousands of children and families throughout her 25 year history.
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Margarita is TLC's Director and manages operations for the past 7 years. She holds the Florida Director's Credential and is VPK teacher certified. She has worked every aspect of the company and currently works in the afternoons with our Alpha Bear Club. Margarita loves her family and especially her little "children Chihuahua" Chico and Chewy!
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Patty has headed our Honey Bear room for 5 years. Previously she worked with 3-4yrs old at Head Start in Massachusetts. She currently holds Florida state FCCPC and attends numerous inservice trainings annually. Her passion for 3's is evident by her student's success socially and academincally. Patty enjoys her time with family and friends on the river and boat riding.
Jess is a 7 yr veteran of our Swinging Monkey class as well as one of our dedicated school openers. Jess holds a Florida state FCCPC and attends numerous trainings on toddler behavior and has experience with children with varying abilities. Jess' energy doesn't stop in the classroom, she is busy with her son, husband and a lively seven month Husky!
Kelly is our vivacious VPK teacher in the Eager Beaver class. She brings her knowledge of Montesorri training as well as a National CDA to the classroom. Kelly is a proponent of Role Modeling Appropriate Behavior and works with children to verbally and socially solve problems. Kelly has been a vital part of TLC's program for 5 years. Kelly loves her healthy cooking, floating the pool and thinking of creative things!
Pam has worked with toddlers and early 3 yr olds for three years at TLC and brings additional experience from a previous preschool. She has completed her statewide training and FCCPC coursework and is pending her final FCCPC certificate. Pam is exceptionally, artistically creative and a great storyteller which is evident in her Honey Bear classroom. Pam is a Seminole Indians fan..well that puts it mildly!
Natasha is one of our sweetest additions to TLC. Another TLC Graduate, Natasha has completed her AS in Early Education and is a certified VPK teacher. She is currently assigned to our Eager Beaver blended 3's and VPK classroom where she brings the love of literacy and children to life!Tasha enjoys being creative with her kids with hairstyles, costumes and cooking.
Alex is a wonderful asset to our team with education and experience and demonstrates it well in our Bouncing Bunny 1's class. Her calm, sweet demeanor is a great asset with little ones who love to be snuggled and comforted. She currently holds a FCCPC credential. Did you know that Alex is also an established hairstylist. Ask her about it.
Mike is our maintainence man, bus driver and also affectionately called "cleaning lady". Mike has been working with TLC for 3 years. He holds a BS in Forensic Science and keep Ms. Juelie and Ms. Margarita on their toes. Mike does amazing things with bubblegum and duct tape...oh wait wasn't that McGuyver?
Jillian is the resident "mascot" and "therapy dog" She is a special needs beagle who is blind and deaf on one side making her the quietest, sweetest and silliest dog ever. Primarily residing in the office, Jill greets visitors. WOOF WOOF,Bark Woof, Bark...That's how we do it here at TLC.