CDC Teachers and Administrative Staff
A qualified staff member is the most essential element in a quality childcare program. Teachers must possess a good mix of theory and practice to maintain a nurturing setting while developing a creative educational program. In addition to their educational training, our staff combines on-the-job experience with a genuine passion for what they do.
The CDC uses a team teaching approach. Each team includes a full-time teacher who has a four-year degree in elementary education with a master's degree in education with a concentration in leadership and instruction and practical experience in the child care field beyond their degree.
Also included are two part-time teachers who have their associates degree in early childhood. The team also includes student workers who serve as teacher assistants. By combining teachers and teacher assistants with varying levels of experience, a mentoring relationship can develop that will increase the strength of the teaching team.
The team is responsible for developing curriculum that is thoughtful and thought provoking. All teachers contribute to weekly planning sessions and attend scheduled staff meetings.
Meet the teachers
My name is June Zimmerman and I am the director of the ONU Child Development Center. I moved to Ada from Montana where I was born and raised. Ohio Northern University brought us to Ada where my husband teaches Organic Chemistry. We currently live in Ada and have two beautiful children Molly and Zack. I have my Elementary Education Degree and also a Master’s Degree in Education with a Concentration in Leadership and Curriculum. I enjoy reading, projects around my house, and spending time with my family. My passion is to ensure that our facility offers quality early learning experiences for all children in our care.
My name is Vi Huff and I am a life-long resident of Hardin County. I currently live in Ada and enjoy the benefits of a small town community. I have been married to my husband Charles for 29 years and we have two children. Our daughter Nichole is married and lives in Columbus. Our son Noah is a student at Ada Schools and enjoys playing football. I have a Child Development Associate in Early Childhood Development and have taught preschool for 6 years. I enjoy being a part of all children’s learning journey and look forward to many new experiences to come.
I am Gail Schoonover or better known as Mrs. Schoonover. I live in Benton Ridge and have been married to Bob (Fireman BOB) for 32 years. We have three sons Tony and Jonathan who live in Bowling Green and Cody who lives in Benton Ridge. I am also a Grandma to Lincoln who is the joy of my life! I have worked at the Child Development Center for 14 years. My first students are now freshman in college. I have an Associate Degree in Early Education. I enjoy working with children because every day is something new.