Amy Donegan is often the first person you will talk with and meet when youcontact Duck Pond Learning Center. Amy has a dual bachelor’s degree in elementary and early childhood education with a minor in child psychology from Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania. She was a preschool teacher and also worked as a childcare specialist and then a quality assurance analyst for a human resources company before joining the family child care business in 2007. She and her husband, Jim, are the parents of two young sons, Tucker and Colin who both attended Duck Pond Learning Center.
Amy is also a certified facilitator for Family Read and a 2009 graduate of the Parent Leadership Training Institute. Amy has been a youth leader for teenagers in her church as well as a mentor to a young child in an elementary school. Amy has been a vice president of SAEYC (Shoreline Association for the Education of Young Children) and participated in many Kids Count events. When not working, Amy enjoys sailing and skiing with her family.
Duck Pond Learning Center Staff
Duck Pond Learning Center is proud of the well-educated and experienced early childhood team of teachers. Our statistics speak to the high quality and reputation of the program. The average tenure of our teachers is more than eight years, with five being in the program for 18 years or longer. Our teachers have more than 180 years of combined experience in childcare and education! They have degrees in early childhood education, child development, elementary education and social work. In addition every teacher is CPR and First Aid certified and most have certificates in medication administration. Befitting their education and experience, Duck Pond teachers are given the independence, encouragement, and support to creatively develop and implement an “education through play” curriculum in response to the developmental needs of the children. High motivation, dedication, and professionalism are reflected in their tenure and testimony of parents at Duck Pond Learning Center.