Spots & Stripes

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. 

Caitlin + Brandon Mitchell, Owners

Our Facility

Miss Emma is one of our recent high school grads and jumped on board to help with our after school program. Since the summer started, she has also started pitching in at the center, proving we are lucky to have her in any classroom!

Miss Sharlae has turned out to be one of our biggest blessings yet ! She jumped in to help us part-time while we have been short staffed and she has been an immeasurable asset. She goes anywhere and everywhere and we couldn't be luckier. 

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!

Miss Terra is one of our Elephant 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!

Our Staff

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 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.

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!

Meet Our Team

Job Opportunities

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!

Meet Margo ! This sweet face is floating all over the center, helping out anywhere she can. Miss Margo has always found joy in working with children and brings all kinds of happiness with her into the classroom. She is a recent newlywed and welcoming a baby at the end of the summer!

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!

Miss Georgia is a new face to the toddler side of our building. She is a recent grad of BHS and also has some experience working in childcare. Georgia is a great addition to our little learners, always keeping her cool and helping the toddlers to keep theirs, too!

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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 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 !  

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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 ! 

Early Learning Center

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 !

- Caitlin, Administrator 

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!

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 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 with Miss Terra and continues to be a dependable and positive contribution to our center ! She radiates happiness!

Miss Hannah is a recent grad from Bloomer High School and is currently pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Education. Most recently, Hannah has found her love for infants and spends her time bouncing between our Elephant and Hippo babes.

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Miss Abby is one of our newest additions to the program and is also a recent BHS grad. She is one of the main faces of our summer school-age program and our bigs love spending their days with her. Abby is calm, cool, and collected - welcome aboard!

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.

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!

  • New facility 
  • Secure building
  • Center-wide Cameras
  • Preschool/School age playground
  • Infant/Toddler Playground

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

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 !                              

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