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Mayfair Christian Daycare proudly employs an exceptional staff of experienced teachers and caregivers. A well-trained, interactive and skilled staff remains the most accurate indicator of a high-quality child development program.

In order to maintain the highest level of care for the infant, toddler and preschool children who attend our well-staffed center, our Grand Rapids Daycare Center employs educated individuals who hold degrees in child development, early childhood education and other childcare-related fields.

Our Grand Rapids daycare staff consists of caring, educated teachers committed to our center’s Christian mission and the ever-changing field of Child Development.

All of our experienced and professional staff are trained in child CPR and child-specific first-aid techniques and procedures. Our teachers also participate in on-going training and personal development to enhance their knowledge and expertise in both traditional and modern child development guidelines and techniques.

 

Flossie Baker

Classroom Toddlers
Time at Mayfair 20 Years
Experience 20 years
Education Associates Degree, Child Development
Family Husband Paul, 2 sons
Interests Camping, travel, walking, family time, scrapbooking
Why I Love My Job I love coming in and seeing the kid’s smiling faces and hearing their stories — it just makes my day.
 

Bethany Betts

Classroom Pre-K
Time at Mayfair 17 Years
Experience 17 Years
Education Bachelor of Arts, Elementary Education
Family Husband John
Interests Spending time with family, camping trips, running, reading, movies
Why I Love My Job I love being present when children experience “a-ha” moments and learn something new for the first time
 

Victoria Cress

Classroom Preschool
Time at Mayfair 1 Year
Experience 2 Years
Education Associates Degree, Child Development
Family Parents, 2 Brothers
Interests I can play 5 different instruments and I sing.
Why I Love My Job Because kids make my day brighter. They are my everything!
 

Alli Craig

Classroom Toddlers
Time at Mayfair 3 Years
Experience 3 Years
Education Associates Degree, Child Development
Family Sister, 2 brothers, 2 cats
Interests Kayaking, reading, camping, swimming, exploring, traveling, geocaching
Why I Love My Job Watching children grow and learn and seeing the impact I have on them each day.
 

Debbie Trevino

Classroom Infants
Time at Mayfair 2 Years
Experience 8 Years
Education Associates Degree, Child Development
Family Husband Frank, Daughter Jasmyne, Dog Kryztal
Interests Traveling, going to the beach, spending time with family, walking on trails, movies
Why I Love My Job Knowing that I made an impact on a child’s life through everyday experiences.
 

Sydney Anderson

Classroom Preschool, Infants, Toddlers
Time at Mayfair 2 Years
Experience 2 Years
Education Student at Aquinas College
Family Parents, 2 brothers
Interests Track and cross country runner
Why I Love My Job I love building relationships with the children and getting to know them as individuals.
 

Sandy Portko

Classroom Infants
Time at Mayfair 1 Year
Experience 35 Years
Education PhD, Childhood Development, Wayne State Univ.; BA, Psychology, GVSU; RN, Nursing, Mercy Central School
Family 5 Children, 8 GrandchildrenInterests Reading, gardening, knitting, sewing and spinning fleece into yarn
Why I Love My Job I am fascinated by watching babies and children grow, develop and learn new skills.