Early Childhood Education Staff

ECE Leadership Team

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Theresa Argueta

Director of early childhood Programs
Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Eduation | Since 2015
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Nicole Calvin-Stewart

Administrative Support Professional
Head Start | Since 2016
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Renee Nagel

Assistant Director (Imagination Station)
Master's Degree in Education | Since 2008
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Taylor Kozlowski

Site Director (Imagination Station)
Bachelor’ Degree in Early Childhood Education | Since 2018
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Nicole Pender

Office Assistant
Since 2001
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Aprille Baylock

Education Manager
Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education | Since 2015
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Natasha kindle

Family Services Manager
Bachelor's Degree in Social Work | Since 2015
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Kamilah Richmond

Health and Disability Services Manager
Bachelor's Degree in Health Services Administration | Since 2015
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Jami Jackson

Continuous Improvement Manager
Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work | Since 2017
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Kawthar Alaoui

ECE Fiscal Specialist
Bachelor's degree in Business Administration | Since 2021
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Amanda Bell

Operations Manager
Degree in Business Administration | Since 2021

Our Locations

Imagination Station

Located in the heart of the Edgewood Neighborhood in Michigan City.

Head Start

Niemann School; Home of Head Start of LaPorte County

Head Start

Bethany Lutheran Church; Home of Head Start of LaPorte County

All Sites Are Equipped With

  • Closed circuit monitoring of every room
  • Secured entry system
  • Radio Communication System
  • One-touch emergency call buttons
  • Strict adherence to licensing, health, and fire regulations
  • ADA accessible and developmentally appropriate fenced-in playgrounds
  • Comprehensive staff training on safety drills, emergency procedures, and active supervision.

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