Ms. Mahreen Mian is the Director at CDRC, she has a Master in Health Administration and a Bachelor in Business Administration from University of North Florida. She also has a second Bachelor in English Literature and Geography from Kinnaird College in Pakistan. Ms. Mian also has a Florida Teaching Certificate in Pre-k Primary through third grade and a National Child Development Associate (CDA). Ms. Mahreen has also completed her Director’s Credential with a VPK endorsement. Along with a multitude of certificates and trainings in early childhood, Ms. Mahreen has also received formal training in "Conscious Discipline" which trains teachers to provide choices to children and to redirect children in a positive manner. Ms. Mian has assisted UNF faculty and staff in research related to curriculum and has also had the opportunity to present on various topics in Early childhood classes at UNF. In 2010 Ms. Mian received the Spot Award from UNF for her extraordinary leadership skills.
Mrs. Jennifer Fuller is the Assistant
Director at the CDRC. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Education specializing in
Elementary Education, and is currently working on her Masters of Education in
Literacy from the University of North Florida. She has spent her entire post
college career working in the child care field, ranging from being a teacher in
classrooms with children from infant age through VPK, where she has been a lead
teacher. She has also held the position as Curriculum Coordinator/Director at other
schools in the Jacksonville area. Her passion is to education and she is
delighted when she sees them learn new concepts.
Mrs. Luci Tappin is the Office Manager at CDRC. She has an Associates in Arts from Florida Community College of Jacksonville. She has worked the past 23 years as the Business Administrator for Palms Preschool & Chilc Care Center. She looks forward to working at CDRC for many years to come.
Ms. Jackie is working part time at CDRC, in the front office. Prior to this she worked for 15 years at Mayo Clinic. She has also worked at UNF for 7 years back in the 90’s. She loves the CDRC environment, and being around the children can just brighten your day.
Ms. Latoya is a Senior at UNF, and majoring in Chemistry with a minor in American Sign Language. She has been working at CDRC for 4 years and she really being here and working with children!
Bears Lead Teacher
Ms. Brianna is the Bears lead teacher. She was born
and raised in Ft. Lauderdale Florida. She moved to Jacksonville in August 2013
to attend school. She is currently working on her bachelor degree in Early
Childhood Education. She has been working at CDRC for two years, and loves it!
She enjoys being outside and loves running at all the beautiful nature
Manatees Lead Teacher
Ms. Erica is the lead teacher of the Manatees class. She has obtained a Associates of Applied Science in Early Childhood Development from the College of Southern Maryland. She is also a Navy Veteran, serving seven years. Her goal is to provide a welcome and secure environment open to all. She looks forward to meeting you all and helping your children develop into his/herself.
Cardinals Assistant Teacher
I began my career in childcare in 2011 by
working with children ranging in age from six weeks old to sixth grade. My
primary focus has been with preschool age children. I recently celebrated my
first year at CDRC since being hired January 2015. Beyond holding a National
CDA since 2012, I plan to continue my college education. On the weekends I
enjoy spending time with my husband and our two sons.
Bears Assistant Teacher
Mrs. Anila Aslam is an assistant teacher in the Bear class. She is a seasoned teacher with an experience of 22 years working with children of different age groups. She started working in U. N. F. Child Development Research Center in the August of 2011 as a substitute teacher. Mrs. Anila Aslam has a staff credential, V PK certification and 40 hour certification from DCF. She also has a Master’s in Education, Bachelors in Science, and Bachelors in Arts from the University of Punjab, Lahore Pakistan. She feels very privileged to be working at CDRC!
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