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.
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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

  • Leading and Inspiring Little Learners

  • Implementing the Florida Standards in a Preschool Classroom 3 years to Kindergarten

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

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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)

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  • 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 

  • Child Safety and Prevention

  • Health and Sanitation

  • Planning for an Emergency

  • Open the Door to Outdoor Fun and Learning

  • Preschool Science:  Sense of Wonder and Discovery

  • Medical Assisting with Phlebotomy

  • Law Enforcement

She has 5 children of her own.

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Ms. Alexis
Ms. Javarhia "Ya Ya"

Ms. Alexis is currently our summer VPK+ / 4 year old teacher. During the school year she is our Assistant VPK 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

  • Currently enrolled in Florida Child Care Provider Certification class

Ms. Javarhia, aka Ms. Yaya has been with Triumphant Tots since 2019. She curretnly teaches in the Firefly classroom with our 2 and 3 year olds.  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

  • Basic Guidance and Discipline

  • Preschool Appropriate Practices

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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

  • CDC Guidelines regarding COVID

  • Safe Sleep: Safety in the Environment

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Ms. Sara

Ms. Sara is our Assistant Director. 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

  • Effective Operations in Early Childcare and Operation

  • Building Relationships with Students

  • How to Administer the Florida VPK Assessment

  • Helping Students Want to Achieve 

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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

  • Currently enrolled in Florida Child Care Provider Certification class

Mr. William

 

Mr. William has worked at Triumphant Tots since 2020 and is currently our Morning Greeter. He is a dual enrolled student through FLVS Highschool and at CF working toward his A.S. in Biology

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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

  • Supporting Children with Disabilities

  • Infant and Toddler Practices

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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

  • Challenging Behaviors: Awareness and Prevention

  • Building Relationships with Students

  • Addressing Barriers to Parent Involvement

  • Addressing Bullying Behavior

  • Preparing for Student Discussions

  • Strategies for Engaging with Parents

  • Supporting Students with ADHD

  • The Importance of Working with Parents

  • Strategies for Communication with Parents

  • Modeling Positive Behavior

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Ms. Elisabeth

Ms. Elisabeth has worked at Triumphant Tots since 2018. She is currently attends and plays softball for Trinity Baptist College in Jacksonville, FL where she 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.  During school breaks and holidays she substitutes works in the Beluga room and/or substitutes in other classrooms. 

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

  • Associate of Arts Degree

  • Human Growth and Development