A Strong Foundation of Learning
The main goal of our pre-kindergarten program is to help each child acquire a foundation and a love for learning that will carry him or her through a lifetime in God’s world. The curriculum has been established to develop the whole child. The children will be assisted in developing the ability to interact effectively with one another and to learn new skills through the use of music, dance, art, science, drama, and play.
We recognize the importance of reading and math readiness skills and have developed age-appropriate lessons and activities to introduce and develop these new skills. Station Imagination uses the Maryland Model for School Readiness (MMSR) Guidelines, and Maryland State Department of Education approved curricula, supplemented by other supporting material and teacher created curricula. Lessons will be adapted for children with special needs based upon written IEP & IFSP information to the best of our ability. Station Imagination offers several age-appropriate full time and part-time programs.
Teachers & Staff
Irene Howell, S.T.E.A.M Coordinator and Lead Teacher
Ms. Irene has over 20 years of experience in the field of early childhood education. Her extensive background includes ownership of in-home family daycares and completion of directorship training. Ms. Irene has her 90 hours in early childhood education, including 45 hours in infants and toddlers; pre-school; and school age education. Ms. Irene also has experience and certifications in the areas of special needs, medication administration, and emergency preparedness. Ms. Irene is also first-aid and CPR certified.
Tony Howell, Director/Administrator
Mr. Tony has over 15 years of experience in the field of early childhood education. Mr. Howell has completed his directorship for pre-school education, as well as his 90 hours in early childhood education. In addition, Mr. Howell has his 45 hours in infant and toddlers and pre-school education. Mr. Howell also has certifications in emergency preparedness and is trained in first-aid and CPR. Mr. Howell holds a Bachelor’s in Computer Information Technology and a master’s in computer information assurance.
Bobbie Justice Infant/Toddler Lead Teacher
Ms. Bobbie is a lead teacher in the infant/toddler class at Station Imagination Learning Center; she has over 30 years of experience in the childcare field. Ms. Bobbie holds her 90 hours in Preschool curriculum and Activities, as well as Infant and Toddler Curriculum and Activities. Ms. Bobbie has taught at numerous early learning centers and has also directed a small center.
Her goal is to give children the best care and learning experience they could possibly have and to ensure all parents that their children are in great and loving hands.
Ms. Krista Klohr, Pre-School Teacher
Ms. Krista (KK) is the assistant director and lead teacher and the lead teacher for the two year-old classroom. She has been in the childcare field for over ten years and has served as lead teachers for the infant/toddler, preschool, and school age classrooms; Ms. KK holds her 90 hours in all three age groups. Ms. KK is currently working on her Associates Degree in early childhood education and is First-Aid and CPR certified; she is also medication administration certified.
Ms. Ericka Carrick, Infant and Toddler Teacher
Ms. Ericka Carrick is a lead teacher infant/toddler classroom at Station Imagination Learning Center. She has been in the childcare field for over fifteen years and has worked in both in-home and center settings. Ms. Ericka holds her 90 hours in the infant/toddler curriculum. Ms. Ericka is First-Aid and CPR certified and also medication administration certified.
Ms. Ashlie Kent, Preschool Lead Teacher
Ms. Ashlie is a preschool lead teacher in the threes classroom at Station Imagination Learning Center; she has over 15 years of experience in the field of childcare. Ms. Ashlie has always wanted to be a preschool teacher and loves working with children and watching them accomplish new goals. She has completed her 90 hours in both the preschool and school age curriculums.
Shelby Meterko, Teacher Aide
Ms. Shelby has been a Teacher Aide in the infant/toddler room at Station Imagination Learning Center since August 2022. She has previously worked at a child care center, as well as being a nanny for more than five years. She has a passion for working with children of all ages.
Evan Kearney, Lead Teacher
Mr. Evan rejoins the Station Imagination with 17 years of Childcare experience. Upon graduating from Longwood University in 2008, Evan worked at a small boarding school in Virginia for kids with learning differences. After 9 years working there, he moved up to Maryland and continued working with children. Two years ago, Mr. Evan earned his Pre-K teaching certification.
Mr. Evan has a daughter, Evie, who loves Station Imagination. Along with his daughter, his family has 8 cats, 2 dogs, a ferret, and a turtle. So clearly Mr. Evan does not have a lot of free time!