We couldn't be happier to have Miss Dakota back in the building, too! Dakota is working full-time at Mayo Clinic, but spends her off days with our infants and toddlers. She is an absolute ray of sunshine to have around the center!

Miss Lexi has been with the center since nearly day one. What started as an after-school gig turned into her full-time career plan. She is lead-teacher certified through the DCF and is currently studying Early Childhood Education as well. She always has a lesson, project, or activity up her sleeve!

Miss Mikayla is currently splitting her time between helping out at the center and finishing her last semester at UWEC for Elementary Education. She has been an invaluable addition to our team, especially because she is brave enough to want to work with our bigs! So happy she found us!

Miss Anna is one of our float staff and can work just about anywhere, but spends most of her time in the Cheetah Room. She is patient, bubbly, and just what we need around the center! She hasn't been a part of the team for long, but she jumped right in and hasn't missed a beat. 

Miss Jordi is a fresh addition to our team, but no stranger to the center. We used to care for her kiddos until she took some time to be a SAHM. Thankfully, she was looking for some socializing and we were looking for a teacher ! She is a bubbly and bright part of our day.

Welcome, everyone! 

My family and I are so 
grateful for our incredible
community of families
and staff that have made 
​this dream possible. 

I graduated from Chippewa
Valley Technical College in
2013 with an Associate's
Degree in Early Childhood Education. I have always

Caitlin + Brandon Mitchell, Owners

We strive for only the most experienced, most ambitious, and most passionate staffing at our center. There is at least one teacher is each room with an educational background in early childhood, psychology, or other family- or child-related field. 

Our teachers undergo background checks before hire. Once a part of our team, they are bi-annually responsible for remaining up to date on CPR and First Aid training.
  • New facility 
  • Secure building
  • Center-wide Cameras
  • Preschool/School age playground
  • Infant/Toddler Playground

Our Staff

Our Facility

Miss Cathy spent six lovely years in our kitchen as our center chef and has recently had to take a step back, but she still pops by from time to time to open the building and fill up on hugs. You might even see her moonlighting in the kitchen once in a while!

Early Childhood Teachers 
​We are looking for responsible, ambitious and enthusiastic individuals to add to our team as classroom teachers. If you are willing to learn, we can teach you !

Responsibilities Include:

- General care-taking + Supervision 

- Developing relationships with families

- Creating lesson plans + newsletters 

Benefits Include:

- Discounted Tuition 

- Paid Holidays 

- Insurance Benefits

- Flexible Scheduling

- NO nights, weekends, or holidays  

Job Opportunities

Miss Kenna is also a senior at BHS this year and has been a great addition to our after-school program. The high school teachers are always excited to spend time with our bigs and we couldn't be happier to have them!

Miss Terra is one of our infant room teachers. Miss Terra has an Early Education certification from Chippewa Valley Technical College, and several years of experience working with children and families. She is always coming up with new sensory experiences for our little ones!

Email us today at info@spotsandstripeselc.com. We can't wait to meet your family! 

What originally started as a tour to bring her new baby girl to us, ended with a job for Mom ! Miss Cristin is one of our Zebra Room teachers and has been a great addition to our busiest littles. She always manages to keep her cool while wrangling our toddlers. Be sure to say hi!

Meet one of our newest faces, Miss Marlene. Marlene came to us through Miss Taylor (her new sister-in-law!) and has been a great addition. She has experience working in a center so it wasn't hard for her to jump right in. Marlene will spend most of her days in our Cheetah Room.

Fill out an application by clicking above or send a resume to info@spotsandstripeselc.com

had a passion for children and all the incredible things they are capable of. I want to provide a safe, warm, and exciting place where parents can feel comfortable leaving their children. We have great plans for Spots & Stripes and hope you will be a part of them !                              

Miss Kelly is a busy member of our team! She has experience working with children and families both in a child care setting, and as a substitute teacher for the Ladysmith School District. Miss Kelly typically works in the afternoons with our school-age kiddos, but is always willing to help in any classroom.

Miss Amanda is no stranger to working with children and families, but is a new face in the building. She ran in-home care for many years, and now that her kiddos are grown, she has decided to jump back in! She is helping out just about everywhere right now, so be sure to introduce yourself!

Miss Jackie is of of our Zebra teachers and we are so excited to have her! She received her Early Childhood credentials through Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College and has been working with children and families for over 10 years. She excels at keeping her cool and keeping our toddlers under control.

Meet Our Team

Miss Krystina, affectionately known as "Beans", has been a frequent flyer in our teaching staff. She comes and goes as her crazy life allows, and we couldn't be happier! She is a positive and bubbly part of our team who has proven she can fit into any classroom. We love having her around!

Miss Syann has been a part of the Spots team for as long as we can remember ! She can work in literally any classroom with any age group and just rolls with the punches. Syann works as a Special Education paraprofessional at Bloomer Elementary School and helps us out after her school day is done!

Miss Meg, or better known as Miss Micky, is another fresh face at the center. The kiddos were instantly drawn to bubbly personality and outgoing attitude. She floats around to help with all of our preschool kiddos and is excited to learn more about working with our kiddos!

Miss Alexis originally came looking for a place for her son to spend his days and decided to spend her days with us, too! Alexis works in our Elephant Room and continues to be a dependable and positive contribution to our center ! She radiates happiness!

Miss Bailey is a newer face to our center, but not to childcare. She received her Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education right after high school and has been working with children and families ever since. She knows her stuff and we sure are grateful for her help !

Miss Nicole is a regular face on the preschool side of the building. She is one of our full-time Safari teachers. Don't let her quiet demeanor fool you, she is ready to chase our bigs around. She has almost two years of center experience already, so nothing here surprises her too much !  

- Caitlin, Administrator 

Miss Alecia is back for her second tour - and this time she brought her own peanut ! Alecia worked with us for almost three years shortly after we opened, and we are so happy to have her back in our building ! Alecia is finishing her Early Childhood degree at UW-Stout and we intend to keep her around as long as we can.  

Miss Karissa has been a saving grace ! She is one of our bravest teachers, spending most of her time with our school-agers. She is a busy high school athlete, but gives us any off time she can. Our kiddos love seeing her face around and so do we!

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While Miss Sarah was originally just looking for care for her two kiddos, she decided instead to join our Spots family and we couldn't be happier! She is one of our full-time Monkey Room teachers and brings nothing but positivity to the classroom. We can count on her for anything ! 

Miss Renae is back for her second tour! Renae left us last time when a move to a new city kept her a little too far from us, but we are so happy to have her back ! Renae recently became the new face of the Giraffe Room and has been successfully running her own classroom.
​Welcome back!

Our sweet Miss Taylor is back and we couldn't be happier! Taylor recently decided to change her career path from Criminal Justice to Early Childhood Education and will be attending UWEC in the fall. Taylor works wherever we need her and the kids are so excited anytime she walks into their room!

Miss Megan is back as our Assistant Director here at Spots & Stripes and we couldn't be happier! Megan can be found all over the place, helping any way she can and especially cleaning up after Caitlin. We sure are lucky to have her !

Early Learning Center

Miss Kristin is one of the new faces working with our littlest learners! She has been a stay-at-home Mom for several years and thanks to her sweet cousin, Miss Alexis, she decided to jump on board with us! She has been a quick learner and an excellent addition to our team. 

Miss Lyndcey has recently joined our toddler team and has been spending most of her time in the Monkey Room. She has worked in childcare previously, so had no problems jumping right in to help. We're so glad she's here!

Meet Miss Tori ! She is a senior at Bloomer High School and has jumped on board to help with our after-school program. Our kiddos love the fresh new faces. Welcome to the team, Tori!