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Our Staff


Jacquelyn Ward | Administrator

Hi! I am Jacquelyn, Administrator and founder of PleasanTime Child Care Center, Inc. I am humbled to be the Administrator and Owner since 1992.  I have been in the Early Childhood field for over 30 years and it has been my purpose to mirror our mission of Extraordinary Client Service Beyond Expectation. I believe in my team who share my energy that embraces our Core Values of Gratitude, Compassion, Trust and Open Communication. 


I believe my team brings our mission to life each day. I bring a firework attitude daily with the purpose of creating a ripple effect of gratitude which will touch the next generation, one child at a time. When you make the choice of PleasanTime for your child care needs you will not be disappointed.


Erica | Director

Hello, I am Erica. I have been a member of the PleasanTime Team since 2005. I am the director and teacher of the Big Kids Club/The HIVE (Happy Imaginative Vibrant Explores) school age program. I have a Bachelors degree in Special Education from UW Whitewater. My Goal at PleasanTime is to support the community of teacher and families in fostering and environment where children can flourish. PleasanTime is a special place in which children can learn and grow. I am honored everyday that I am part of it. 


Jazmyn | Executive Assistant

Hi! I am Jazmyn. I have been a member of PleasanTime team since 2007 and I am currently the substitute teacher and executive assistant. I enjoy every aspect of teaching and have realized in my years that they can teach us as much as we teach them. This is one of my favorite things about teaching. I believe that some of the most important skills to have when working with little children are patience, flexibility, and love.  I believe all children deserve to have a safe, educational environment to learn and grow. We strive every day to provide a lasting education in each child that comes through our center.  Knowledge is power and I recognize that the earlier it begins the better for the child. To me the most amazing thing is to see or hear one of your students apply the skills that you have taught them and see the excitement of their face.  I am proud of each child every day and I am so proud to be their teacher and to be given the opportunity to watch them grow.


We have a great team with incredible passion for each individual child. I feel very proud and lucky to be part of such a great group of teachers and children.


Tina | Lead Infant Teacher

Hi! I am Tina. I have been a member of PleasanTime team since 1998. I am currently the head teacher of our infant/toddler program. I have an Associate’s Degree in Child Care and Development and have been in the child care field for over 20 years. I believe in fostering independence through offering various activities which mirror an environment of love, trust, health, strength and happiness.


Chandra | Lead Toddler Teacher

Hi, I am Chandra. I am the lead teacher in the zoo crew toddler program. I have worked in childcare for over 14 years. My favorite part  of child care is watching children grow and learn. Ever since I was little I wanted to teach. I enjoy painting, disc golf and being with the people I care about. 


Mandi | Infant & Toddler Teacher

Hi my name is Mandi. I am a substitute teacher in the infant and toddler rooms at PleasanTime. I graduated from Texas A & M in 2016, receiving a BS in Biology and Teaching Certification. In 2018 I had the privilege to be certified as an infant and toddler teacher and have loved it since. Happily married in 2012 and have a beautiful son and daughter. I love to cook, read books and watch movies. I am thrilled to have the honor to work for such an amazing company and watch the child grow.


Tammy | Little Elmo's Teacher

Hello my name is Tammy Schroeter. I am the Little Elmo's Teacher (2-3 years old). I was born in Stoughton, Wisconsin and in 1999 made Cambridge my home along with my high school sweetheart, Willie. Together we have two children, Michael & Julia. I have always enjoyed being around children. My first day care job was back in 1989. I enjoy music and traveling.


Molly | Elmo's Pals Teacher

Hi! My name is Molly Schroeder. I am the teacher for the Elmo's Pals classroom. My husband and I moved to Cambridge in October 2020 and right away I started at PleasanTime. I have a bachelor's degree in Environmental Education from UW Stevens Point and I have taken some early childhood courses through the Early Education Station. I enjoy spending time with the kids each day and I hope to foster an environment for them built on trust and kindness.


Alyssa | Big Birds Teacher

Hi! I am Alyssa and I currently work in Big Birds (3-5 years old). I have been a member of PleasanTime since March 2019. I have an Associated Degree in Child Care and Development & been in the field for over 10 years. I believe my knowledge, experience, and dedication to each child will make a difference in the next generation.


Mackenzie | Assistant Teacher in Big Kids Club

Hi!  My name is Mackenzie!  Although I have babysit children for many years, this is my first job working at a child care center.  I have been attending UW-Whitewater since the Fall of 2020 and will earn my degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Special Education in the Fall of 2023.  I love working with children because they inspire me with how curious they are to learn.  I also enjoy working with children because I feel like I can learn something from them everyday.  I really enjoy spending time with my family, especially my nephew.  I really enjoy reading and love watching Baseball and Football.  I also love anything that has to do with Disney.  I am really looking forward to filling in as the Assistant Teacher in the Big Kids Club during the summer, and I would love to return to PleasanTime if the opportunity presents itself!


Tricia | Infant & Toddler Substitute Teacher

Hi! I am Tricia and I have been employed at PleasanTime Child Care Center, Inc. for 20 years. I am currently working as a substitute teacher. I have been working in the Early Childhood Field for over 20 years. I am a proud parent of two wonderful children. In my spare time I enjoy being active and making memories with my family. I grew up in Cambridge and graduated from CHS in 1995. As a young adult I always had a strong passion for working with children and Early Childhood Education. In 1999 I completed my Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education from MATC.


Over the past 15 years I have worked in many different positions from infant teacher to school age teacher. I loved getting the wide variety of experience with many different age groups.  In 2010 I choose to take on another passion and teach out and start teaching parent and teacher infant education classes. I received my certification, Happiest Baby On The Block founded by Dr. Harvey Karp. I have taught classes at Fort Atkinson Hospital and UW Whitewater at the Early Childhood conference. I have also received the certification of a Tier Trainer through The Registry, which is a training based program throughout Wisconsin. Educating parents, teachers and children is a passion of mine. I live by the words of Sydney J. Harris “ Education is to turn mirrors into windows.”


Rachel | Floater Teacher

Hi! I am Rachel. I am a floater teacher mostly in the infant and toddler program at PleasanTime Child Care Center, Inc. I am currently going to school for Early Childhood Education in Whitewater.  Working with children is my passion.


Megan | Floater Teacher

Hi!  I’m Megan. I’m new here at PleasanTime Child Care Center as a floater teacher (Zoo Crew Infant, Zoo Crew Toddler, Little Elmo's, Elmo Pals, Big Birds & Big Kids Club- 6 weeks-12 years). Here’s a little run down about me, I’ve been in childcare for about 10 years. I went to MATC and received my Early Childhood Education degree, and when I graduated I’ve been in childcare ever since. I’ve always wanted to work with children, it’s something I’ve wanted to do since I was in high school. I have a beautiful son named Michael and my husband and I have been married two years now. I look forward to making many wonderful memories with your children here at PleasanTime.


Marilyn | Substitute Teacher

Hi! My name is Marilyn Gallagher. I currently am a substitute teacher at PleasanTime Child Care Center, mainly working in the summer. I live in Sun Prairie, WI. I am a third grade teacher at Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary School in Sun Prairie. I have been teacher third grade for thirty years. My husband name is Bob. I have two sons, Dane and Graeme who went to PleasanTime when they were children. I love to read, run outside, teach children and spend time with family and friends. 


Rose | Substitute Teacher

Hi! I’m Rose. I went to school for Early Childhood Education. I first worked at PleasanTime from 1995-2005, taking a break to homeschool my children. I returned to work part-time the fall of 2015, currently filling in with the infants and toddlers.  I have worked with all age groups and really enjoy watching children learn and grow. I feel children learn best by doing and exploring. I love to be part of providing fun experiences for children every day.


Shonda | Substitute Teacher

Hello, I am Shonda, a substitute teacher at PleasanTime Child Care Center.  Working with children is something that I have always been passionate about.  I always try to find a creative way to teach something new and use real life experience and situations that happen in a child's life to teach them how to succeed.  I have three daughters and we enjoy playing games, spending time with family, swimming, going on little adventures and trying new things.  I have always had a passion to help others.  I enjoy being around children and look forward to making a difference in your child's life.


Vicki | Music Teacher

Hi! I am Vicki. I bring Musikgarten Early Childhood Classes to PleasanTime Child Care Center, Inc. once a week. I have a BA in Vocal Music Education from Luther College, Decorah, Iowa and a Masters in Music Education from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. I also have credits beyond my masters from Hamline University and St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN. In addition to my degrees in Music Education, I am a licensed and certified Musikgarten Early Childhood Music Instructor. Teaching experience included Elmbrook Schools, Brookfield, WI, Vocal Music 1-6, Escanaba, MI, Vocal Music K-6, Middle School Choir and Children’s Musical Theater. I have taught Musikgarten in the area for six years.

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