Meet The Team
Meet the Owner/ Director
Mahreen has over 20 years of experience working in the early childhood industry. She is very passionate about STEAM education and the development of social emotional and self help skills in children from a very young age. It was her long standing dream to open her own STEAM inspired preschool where children through the use of science, technology, engineering, art or mathematics, and other interrelated knowledge learn to solve real problems, work as a team, communicate well with others, and adapt to situations, all necessary skills for future success in school and their careers.
Mahreen enjoys close relations with the Early Learning Coalition of Duval and Duval Early Learning Director’s Network (DELDN) for which she serves as the leadership committee co-chair. She is often sought by directors for advice on NAEYC and Guiding Stars of Duval accreditation. Mahreen has experience working with special needs children having served as an Infant/toddler intervention specialist (ITDS).
Mahreen also serves as a professional development specialist for Child Development Associate (CDA) for CDA Council and has worked closely with Early Childhood faculty at the university of North Florida to implement latest philosophy and early childhood pedagogy at her previous job and be part of research related to curriculum.
Mahreen has a master’s degree in Educational Leadership with a concentration in Early Childhood Education and a second master's degree in Health Administration. Her bachelor’s degree is in business administration from University of North Florida, she also holds a second bachelor’s degree in English Literature and Geography. Mahreen is an Infant/Toddler and Pre-K certified observer in CLASS, the assessment tool used by School Readiness and Guiding Star of Duval accreditation. She also has a national Child Development Associate (C.D.A.). Mahreen holds an Advanced Director's Credential with a VPK endorsement. 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. In 2010 Mahreen received the Spot Award from UNF for her extraordinary leadership skills.
Meet the Team
Ms. Kailee Bayley
My name is Kailee Bayley, I am originally from Texas. I started my teaching career about two years ago at Aqua Swim School teaching children swimming. Since then I have come to love working with children. I have been working at a preschool for almost a year now and have learned so much. I will soon be pursuing my CDA (Child Development Associate) as I plan on pursuing a career in early childhood education and eventually becoming an elementary school teacher. I can't wait to learn and grow with your children!!!
Ms. Jazmyn Wimberly
Hi, my name is Jazmyn Wimberly. I am originally from Cocoa Beach Florida but moved to Jacksonville
about 4 years ago. I graduated from the University of North Florida. I love to go to the beach, some art
and play volleyball. Working with young kids has always been a passion of mine.
Education: Trained in CPR. BA in Early Childhood Development and have all DCF Requirements. Currently
working towards Masters Degree in Early Childhood Educational Leadership.
My favorites: travel, art, reading, beach, family and friends