Classrooms

We at the Carlisle Early Education Center believe in educating a child the moment they enter our school. The teachers use the Creative Curriculum and the Project Approach to facilitate this learning. These teaching styles allow the children to play a big part in how and what they learn. Overall the children gain an education through many domains while at play, and during daily learning activities.

We are proud employers of highly qualified and educated teachers. Many of our teachers have a degree in Early Childhood, Elementary Education or a related field. Most also have several years of experience working with children. Their education and experience allow them to provide a variety of quality hands on learning opportunities for children of all ages.


Our current classrooms include:

  • Infant (6 weeks – 12 months)
    Tiny Teddies
    Big Bears
  • Early Toddler (12 – 24 months)
    Playful Puppies
    Crayola Kids
  • Toddler (over 2 years)
    Alligator Alley
    Fox Hollow
    Dinosaur Drive
  • Preschool (3-5 years)
    Leaping Lizards
    Busy Bee’s
  • Pre-K Counts (X years)


 Classroom Teachers

Tiny Teddies Lead Teacher

I grew up in Perry County and graduated High School in 1997. I started working towards my goal as a teacher in High School by going to Vo-Tech and studying Childcare. After High School I attended Harrisburg Area Community College and graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood.

I currently live on the outskirts of Carlisle with my husband (Matt) and two children. My daughter Paige and son Wyatt both attended CEEC. I spend a lot of time with my children who are both on a swim team. I also enjoy spending time outdoors taking long walks and bike rides. On most Tuesdays, I attend the Livestock Auction, and it is always possible that I may bring a furry friend home!

I became a fulltime Nanny for seven years before starting in the Daycare Field. I started working at Carlisle Early Education Center in 2008. I have worked with the Preschoolers, Older Toddlers, Younger Toddlers and Infants. I have been working in Tiny Teddies for many years and I truly enjoy each day I spend with the children.

The beginning stage of an infant’s life has such a huge impact on the rest of their lives. I look forward to getting to know your child and watch him/her grow and develop.

Tiny Teddies Assistant Teacher

I grew up in York County and attended Redland School District. During my last year of middle school, I moved. I graduated from Cumberland Valley High School in 2010. I started out babysitting at a young age in middle school and got my first childcare position as soon as I graduated High School. I attended Harrisburg Area Community College after I graduated High School. Currently, I am working towards getting my CDA and I plan on finishing the rest of my Associate’s Degree after. I’ve worked with all ages throughout my years of working in the childcare field. My employment with CEEC began in April 2016. I now work in the Tiny Teddies classroom as the Assistant Teacher and I couldn’t be happier. Getting to work with the infants and watching them grow each day /learn new things is truly amazing! I spend a lot of my spare time with my family, my fiance (whom I live with), my pets and being outdoors. Some of my favorite things are the color blue, chocolate, the Philadelphia Eagles and motocross.

Big Bears Lead Teacher

I have lived in the Newville/Carlisle area my whole life. I graduated from Big Spring High School in June 2000. I knew in High School that I wanted to work with children, so I started working at Carlisle Early Education Center after graduating. I have worked with all age groups during my many years of working with children. Most recently working in Big Bears, I really enjoy this age group. In October of 2013 I graduated with my Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education.

In my free time, I enjoy going to yard sales, thrift shopping, going on road trips, and watching sports (Go Yankees and Cowboys), I’m really excited to get to know your child and provide all the love and guidance for them to grow.

Big Bears Assistant Teacher

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Playful Puppies Lead Teacher

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Crayola Kids Lead Teacher

Hello my name is Ms. Amy. I live with my husband, our two dogs and three cats on our little farm in Newville. I graduated from West Perry in 2008 and Cumberland Perry AVTS with a certificate in Childcare and Guidance. I started at CEEC in September 2016. In my spare time, I like to garden with my husband and baking, cooking and all-around spending time with my family. I love getting the chance to see all wonder in the children’s eyes as they explore the world around them. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to get to know you and your wonderful children.

Alligator Alley Lead Teacher

I graduated from Carlisle High School in June 1993. I attended York College of Pennsylvania and graduated in 1997 with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Sociology with a minor in Psychology. I studied many courses that involved child development. My internship as well as research papers and projects all involved topics of children.

I have been employed at Carlisle Early Education Center since August 2005. I have worked with the preschooler’s, younger toddlers and currently with older toddlers. I enjoy having fun with the children in my classroom, as well as seeing the children learn and develop over time. I truly look forward to getting to know all the children and families in Alligator Alley.

Alligator Alley Assistant Teacher

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Fox Hollow Lead Teacher

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Dinosaur Drive Lead Teacher

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Dinosaur Drive Assistant Teacher

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Leaping Lizards Lead Teacher

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Leaping Lizards Assistant Teacher

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Busy Bee’s Lead Teacher

Hello! My name is Amy Kutz. I am the lead teacher in the Busy Bees classroom. I have a Bachelor’s degree in education from Shippensuburg University. I have been in the field of education for almost 30 years; fifteen of those year were spent teaching in a private Kindergarten classroom. I have been teaching at CEEC since 2009. I love teaching pre-kindergarten children. It is so rewarding to see the children learn new things and then use that new found knowledge in our classroom to explore and create. They make teaching fun and exciting, so I want to return. the favor and make learning fun and exciting too! I believe children learn through doing, so I try to incorporate many hands on activities throughout the day. We do many science experiments, art activities, math, language, music and social studies projects.

Busy Bee’s Assistant Teacher

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Pre-K Counts Lead Teacher

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Pre-K Counts Assistant Teacher

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