Meet our Staff! 

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I’m Ciera Rill the Lead Teacher at Learning Tree Cooperative Preschool. I currently have my CDA (Childhood Development Accreditation). I am also pursuing my degree at Central Michigan University to gain my Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Development. I have over 5+ years experience working with preschool age children.

This field of “work” isn’t just a job for me it’s about connecting with young children, their families and helping them learn to gain the first school experience they will have in their life to continue learning as they get older. This will be my 2nd year working at Learning Tree although my 1st year as Lead Teacher. My passion in this field has steamed from a childhood of loving children of all ages. Although, 3-5 year old children are the age I am so fascinated with since they are always so eager to learn & their development is so eye opening each day I am with them.

I am blessed, grateful & so proud to be part of the Learning Tree Team.

Ciera Rill

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Colleen McCarthy

 My name is Colleen McCarthy this will be my third year at the Learning Tree Cooperative Preschool. I have taught at preschools in Oregon. California and Michigan. I also had a home daycare in Florida for five years. Besides working in Early Childhood Education I also followed my other love of books and worked in a school library for twelve years. I have two young adult children and a thirteen-year-old daughter. In my free time, I like exploring Michigan with my family, listening to music, and reading. I am thrilled to be back in a preschool classroom helping children develop a love of learning