Our Staff

“This center treats their staff like professionals and has high standards for them. Just as we nurture children to reach their full potential, staff are encouraged to strive for excellence as well and besides, having a great staff makes work a lot more fun.”
– Pam McLoraine, staff

At the Gertrude B. Nielsen Child Care and Learning Center, we recognize that the foundation for excellence starts with our teachers. Without the dedication and experience of our highly educated professional staff, we would be just another childcare center.

Respect, which is at the root of the Nielsen philosophy, is demonstrated every day towards children, families and teachers. It is why we are successful at maintaining a creative and competent staff while minimizing turnover.

When we think of an environment that would be ideal for growth we realize that we must respect the ideas and broad knowledge our teachers bring with them each day to school.

Our teachers guide the children while learning along side them knowing that following a child's lead and interests will take them to amazing places. We give our teachers the creative space to make each day an adventure.

Another important way we show respect for our teachers is by offering them an exceptional benefit package.


  • Competitive salaries
  • Health insurance (medical and dental)
  • Vacation, sick and personal days.
  • Life insurance
  • Short and long term disability
  • Workmen's compensation
  • A 403 B retirement plan
  • Professional development
  • Tuition reimbursement policy
  • Child care tuition scholarship policy

Staff at the Gertrude B. Nielsen Center feel supported in their work because we provide them with the materials and supplies needed to engage children in meaningful learning. We give our teachers planning time by providing float staff to cover classrooms so that teacher can develop ideas to create exciting lesson plans, document children's learning and communicate with families.

Our school has a beautiful inviting environment that respects our sense of order and provides a refreshing cheerful place to spend our days.