Our Staff

Our highly trained staff are dedicated to providing a fun, safe, learning environment for your child. All of our staff are required to be CPR and First Aid certified and to complete a minimum of 10 hours continuing education per calendar year.
Mrs. Stephanie

Ms. Stephanie has been with Triumphant Tots since 2008 and began working in childcare at the age of 16. She is our program director and VPK teacher. Her trainings and certifications include:

  • Florida Child Care Provider Certificate (FCCPC)

  • Director's Credential, VPK Endorsed

  • Introduction to Childcare ICC 20 Hour

  • 40 hour childcare training through Department of Children and Families (as well as additional 10 hours per year)

  • Early Literacy

  • Come Play with Math

  • For the Love of Language and Literacy

  • Get your Motor Running

  • What Happens If...

  • Pinch, Pull, Poke, Fabulous Fine Motor Fun

  • Getting Organized for Learning in Preschool

  • Basic to Intensive Behaviors and What to do About Them

  • Child Safety and Prevention

  • Precautions in Transporting Children

  • Planning for Emergencies

  • Health and Sanitation

  • Safe Sleep Practices

  • Preventing Child Abuse and Supporting Children in Trauma

  • Safety in the Environment

  • Supporting Social and Emotional Development of Children in Mixed Age Groupings

  • Standards for Quality Afterschool Programs

  • Emergent Literacy for VPK Instructors

  • Pre-School Appropriate Practices

  • Special Needs Appropriate Practices

  • Standards for Four-Year Olds

  • VPK Assessment Instructional Implications

  • Integrating the Standards: Phonological Awareness

  • Integrating the Standards: Phonological Awareness/Practicum

  • How to Administer the Florida VPK Assessment

  • Adult, Child, and Infant CPR-AED, Choking Skills, and Basic First Aid

  • Portable Fire Extinguisher Training

  • Bloodborne Pathogens and Infection Control

She has 3 children of her own, who she homeschools. Ms. Stephanie is profficient in ASL. 

Ms. Sara

Ms. Sara is our School Age and Summer Camp teacher. She has been with Triumphant Tots since 2014. Her certifications and trainings include:

  • VPK endorsed Director's Credential

  • Florida Child Care Provider Certificate (FCCPC) Birth - Five

  • 40 hour childcare training through Department of Children and Families (as well as additional 10 hours per year)

  • Literacy for Children Age Birth to Three

  • Florida Standards for Four Year Olds

  • Preschool Learning Environments

  • Emergent Literacy for VPK Instructors

  • Getting Organized for Learning in Preschool

  • Preschool Language Development

  • Safety in the Environment

  • Health and Sanitation

  • Preventing Child Abuse nd Supporting Children in Trauma

  • Child Safety and Prevention

  • Basic Fire Extinguisher Training

  • Adult and Child CPR and First Aid

Ms. Elisabeth

Ms. Elisabeth works in the Owl room during the early mornings and fills in when necessary. She is currently dual enrolled as a high school and college student. She is on the Vanguard High School Varsity Softball team. She was awarded a college scholarship in fifth grade for her exceptional academics. She is part of the 2020 Graduating class and will also graduate this summer from CF with her A.A.. In the Fall she will be headed to Trinity Baptist College in Jacksonville to play softball and is majoring in Secondary Education, mathematics, and Physical Education. Her goal is to be a middle school Math Teacher, and eventually become a PE teacher. She also hopes to one day coach High School Softball.

Her trainings and certifications include:

  • 40 hour childcare training through the Department of Children and Families (as well as an additional 10 hours per year)

  • Adult, Child, and Infant CPR-AED, Choking Skills, and Basic First Aid

  • Portable Fire Extinguisher Training

Ms. Alexis

Ms. Alexis is currently our summer VPK+ / 4 year old teacher. During the school year she is the School Age After Care teacher. She began working at Triumphant Tots in 2010. In 2014 she went from full time to being only substituting during the school year and teaching summers. She is currently enrolled in courses to complete her Florida Child Care Provider Certificate (FCCPC). Her trainings and certifications include:

  • 40 hour childcare training through the Department of Children and Families (as well as an additional 10 hours annually)

  • Adult, Child, and Infant CPR-AED, Choking Skills, and Basic First Aid

  • Portable Fire Extinguisher Training

  • Bloodborne Pathogens and Infection Control

Mrs. Rachellyn 

Ms. Rachellyn has been with Triumphant Tots since 2008 and works in the office, substitutes in classrooms, and is in charge of general maintenance. Her trainings and certifications include:

  • Florida Child Care Provider Certificate (FCCPC)

  • Director's Credential VPK Endorsed

  • 40 hours of childcare training through the Department of Children and Families (as well as an additional 10 hours per year)

  • For the

  • Love of Language and Literacy

  • Get Your Motor Running

  • The Peaceful Classroom

  • What Happens If...

  • Language and vocabulary for VPK Instructors

  • Getting Organized for Learning in Preschool

  • Basic to Intense Behaviors and What to do About Them

  • Recruiting childcare Staff

  • Quality Assessment and Improvement for Afterschool Programs

  • Effective Communication for Childcare Professionals

  • Fire Safety and Emergency Preparedness

  • Playground Safety

  • Transportation Safety

  • Early Literacy for Children Birth through Three

  • Emergent Literacy for VPK Instructors

  • Adult, Child, and Infant CPR-AED, Choking Skills, and Basic First Aid

  • Bloodborne Pathogens and Infection Control

  • Portable Fire extinguisher Training 

  • Medical Assisting with Phlebotomy

  • Law Enforcement

She has 5 children of her own, who she homeschools.

Ms. Catelyne

Ms. Catelyne has been with Triumphant Tots since 2017. She is currently our afternoon supervisor. Ms. Catelyn is currently attending St. Leo University and working to finish her teaching degree. Her trainings and certifications are:

  • 40 hour childcare training through Department of Children and Families (as well as additional 10 hours per year)

  • Safe Sleep Practices

  • Supporting the Social Emotional Development of Preschool Children

  • Safety in the Environment 

  • Preventing Child Abuse and Supporting Children in Trauma

  • Precautions in Transporting Children 

  • Child Safety and Prevention

  • Planning for Emergencies

  • Health and Sanitation

  • Basic to Intense Behaviors and What to do About Them

  • Adult, Child, and Infant CPR-AED, Choking Skills, and Basic First Aid

  • Portable Fire Extinguisher Training

  • Bloodborne Pathogens and Infection Control

Ms. Kim

 

Ms. Kim has worked at Triumphant Tots since 2019 and is working on her Associates degree in Early Childhood Education. She currently works in the afternoons with the VPK aftercare. Her trainings and certifications include:

  • 40 hour childcare training through Department of Children and Families 

  • Supporting Social-Emotional Development of Preschool Children

  • Safety in the Environmant

  • Safe Sleep Practices

  • Preventing Child Abuse and Supporting Children in Trauma

  • Precautions in Transporting Children

  •  Planning for Emergencies

  • Health and Sanitation

  • Child Safety and Prevention

  • Adult, Child, Infant C.P.R.-A.E.D., Choking Skills,  and Basic First Aid for Health Care and Child Care Providers

  • Bloodborne Pathogens/Infection Control, HIV/AIDS Medical Education Course

  • Portable Fire Extinguisher Training

Ms. Rachael

Ms. Rachael works in the Flamingo room with our 3 - 4 year olds. She began working at Triumphant Tots in 2013, when she turned 16. In 2019 she left us to try out something new but decided that she really loved childcare and returned in 2020. Her trainings and certifications include:

  • 40 hour childcare training through the Department of Children and Families (as well as an additional 10 hours per year)

  • Adult, Child, and Infant CPR-AED, Choking Skills, and Basic First Aid

  • Portable Fire Extinguisher Training

  • Bloodborne Pathogens and Infection Control

  • Safe Sleep Practices

  • Planning for Emergencies

  • Preventing Child Abuse and Supporting Children in Trauma

  • Child Safety and Prevention

  • Health and Sanitation 

  • Safety in the Environment

Ms. Erin

Ms. Erin has been with Triumphant Tots since 2013 and has worked in childcare for 9 years. Ms. Erin is our VPK Assistant, After School driver for our School Age program, and Summer Camp teacher. Her trainings and certifications include:

  • 40 hour childcare training through the Department of Children and Families (as well as an additional 10 hours per year) 

  • Early Literacy for Children Age Birth to Three

  • Standards for Quality Afterschool Programs

  • Health and Sanitation

  • Planning for Emergencies

  • Child Safety and Prevention

  • Preventing Child Abuse and Supporting Children in Trauma

  • Adult, Child, and Infant CPR-AED, Choking Skills, and Basic First Aid

  • Bloodborne Pathogens and Infection Control

  • Portable Fire Extinguisher Training

Ms. Christy

 

Ms. Christy is the 2-3 year old teacher and began working at Triumphant Tots in 2013. In 2015 she left to be a stay at home mom and returned to work in 2019. Her trainings and certifications include:

  • 40 hour childcare training through Department of Children and Families (as well as additional 10 hours per year)

  • Safe Sleep Practices

  • Child Safety and Prevention

  • Health and Sanitation

  • Safety in the Environment

  • Precautions in Transporting Children

  • Early Literacy for Children Age Birth through Three

  • Supporting the Social Emotional Development of Infants and Toddlers

  • Supporting the Social Emotional Development of Preschool Children

  • Adult, Child, Infant C.P.R.-A.E.D., Choking Skills,  and Basic First Aid for Health Care and Child Care Providers

  • Bloodborne Pathogens/Infection Control, HIV/AIDS Medical Education Course

  • Portable Fire Extinguisher Training

Ms. Drea

Ms. Drea is our 1-2 year old teacher. She has been with Triumphant Tots since 2016 and has been in childcare for 10+ years

  • 40 hour childcare training through Department of Children and Families (as well as additional 10 hours per year)

  • Literacy for Children Age Birth to Three

  • Safety in the Environment

  • Health and Sanitation

  • Preventing Child Abuse nd Supporting Children in Trauma

  • Child Safety and Prevention

  • Adult, Child, and Infant CPR-AED, Choking Skills, and Basic First Aid

  • Portable Fire Extinguisher Training

  • Bloodborne Pathogens and Infection Control

  • Health and Sanitation

  • Preventing Child Abuse and Supporting Children in Trauma

  • Safety in the Environment

  • Child Safety and Prevention

Ms. Javarhia "Ya Ya"

Ms. Javarhia is our door greeter and early morning 2 and 3 year old teacher. Because her name is a mouthful all of the children call her "Ya Ya". She is currently enrolled as a high school student through the homeschool program and is on the Vanguard High School Varsity Soccer Team. Her trainings and certifications include:

  • Childhood Rules and Regulations (part of DCF's 40 hour training requirements)

  • Supporting Social Emotional Development of Preschool Children

  • Supporting the Social-Emotional Development of Infants and Toddlers

  • Safe Sleep Practices

  • Planning for Emergencies

  • Preventing Child Abuse and Supporting Children in Trauma

  • Child Safety and Prevention

  • Precautions in Transporting Children

  • Health and Sanitation

  • Supporting the Social and Emotional Development of Children in Mixed-Age Groupings

  • Safety in the Environment

  • Adult, Child, and Infant CPR-AED, Choking Skills, and Basic First Aid.

  • Portable Fire Extinguisher Training

Contact us
1425 NE 63rd St
Ocala, FL 34479, USA