Meredith Burton: Director and Kindergarten Teacher


  • Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from Furman University
  • Master's Degree in Reading/Literacy from Furman University
  • 17  years experience in K5-first grade (public and private programs)
  • President of South Carolina Association for the Education of Young Children (state affiliate for the National Association for the Education of Young Children)
  • Adjunct Instructor for Furman University Graduate Studies in Education
  • Serves on the NAEYC for Families website Advisory Council (2014-2017)
  • Serves on the Education Advisory Board at North Greenville University
  • Serves on the Board of Greenville County First Steps
  • Presents at state and national conferences on topics related to Early Childhood practice and The Project Approach
  • Has conducted trainings for area school districts and private child care providers
  • WYFF Golden Apple Award Winner March 2007
  • Scholastic Book Clubs Teacher Advisor 2010-2011
  • Married to Jason Burton for 13 years and enjoys traveling, photography, reading, and tea culture
  • Mother of 6 year old son

Laura Johnston: Teacher at CDC


Heather Erdmann: Teacher's Aide


Missy Warren: Afternoon Assistant


  • Bachelors Degree in Health Sciences from Grand Valley State University
  • Ten years experience as a teacher's aide in K5-5 special needs​ program
  • Eleven years volunteering at the elementary level
  • Kids Hope tutor and Girls on the Run coach
  • Married to Russ for 34 years, 3 grown children
  • Enjoys working out, hiking and riding her motorcycle

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