Team

Where the Passion Begins

Passionate, dedicated, and loving, Little Village Learning Center teachers love their work and it shows in everything they do. Our goal is to make a positive difference on young kids who come to our Childcare Center.

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Christin and Richard Connell

Owners

We are the owners here at The Village. We wanted a safe place for our grandchildren to learn, grow and flourish into well rounded individuals, so we opened Little Village Learning Center. It takes a village to raise a child and that is what we have created here. We both have years of experience with our own children as well as grandchildren and feel that each child in our care is an extension of our family. Safety of our children is a number one priority and that is why all staff is first aid and CPR certified.

Kristin Cecil

Executive Director

Hello, I am Kristin the Executive Director at Little Village Learning Center. I have five years experience as well as my own children. I have obtained my Commonwealth Child Care Credential as well as my Child Development Associates. I am also enrolled in college working towards a degree in Elementary Education. My goal for the children in our care is to help mold them into innovative individuals that will contribute to society.

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Shelby Judd

Director

  Hi there, my name is Shelby Judd and I am the Assistant Director here at Little Village Learning Center. I was a preschool teacher for 5 years prior to coming to the Village, and I’m currently in school for a degree in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education and American Sign Language.

  I have my Childhood Developments Associate Credential, Commonwealth Child Care Credential, and am working towards my Directors Credential.

  I joined Little Village because it was unlike anything I had ever seen in childcare, and I knew that this facility was going to go above and beyond. For its families, for its kids, and for its staff. This place truly is a Village!

Desirae Adkins

Lead Teacher

Hello! My name is Desirae Adkins,
I’m 22 years old, married and have two beautiful kids. I have been in childcare for 5 years and have loved every minute out it!
I have a lot of experience with infants to 4yr olds. I’m CPR and First Aid certified.
In high school my career pathway was childhood development and I have recently decided to further my education and obtain my Child Development Associate. With that being said my goal for my future is to stay in the childcare setting. Id like to start with my CDA and then move up the ladder as a director and eventually own my own center.
What made me want to work with the little village is, it’s not just a job. We are a family, and here for each other. I love my kids that I work with in the 3-4 year old room.

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Celesta Spratt

Lead Teacher

Hey there, my name is Celesta. I am 24 years old. I am engaged and have a handsome 2 year old little boy. I went to college and graduated as a Certified Medical Assistant. After being in healthcare for awhile I knew where I wanted to be more than anything and that’s teaching little ones and helping shape their little minds. I have always had a big heart for children and I am glad to be apart of the Little Village Family. I have begun furthering my education in Early Child Development and recently completed my CCCC. I cannot wait to see what the further holds for me at Little Village.

Chrystal Glock

Teacher

Future Career: Elementary School Teacher
I have taken a plethora of classes towards a nursing degree before realizing children were more of a passion, I have switched majors to obtain a degree in Elementary Education.
I have background education in child development, child psychology, and some nursing. I have personal experience from babysitting, working in the nursery at church, and raising my little girl. I worked with a physical therapist for my daughter, so I know tricks and tips on how to help infants meet their milestones. I bring knowledge and a fun-loving attitude.
I love working with children and infants are my favorite age! Babies are so cute, and I love making them laugh and watching them grow! There is nothing better than seeing their smiles and helping them meet their milestones!
I love my babies! I love being able to watch them grow and help them become independent. I like my fellow teacher in the room, as well as my co-workers here. I love the village theme and community-based learning here.

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Faith Whitehouse

Teacher

Hi! My name is Faith Whitehouse I am a graduate of North Bullitt high school, and I joined childcare for my love of children! I absolutely love making memories with all the kids and all the fun laughs we share! In the future I plan on being a pediatric nurse to continue my love for helping and caring for children. 

Haley Mills

Teacher

I am a 2021 North Bullitt graduate with a 3.7 GPA. During my time at North Bullitt, I began my future pathway into Health Care while working at The Little Village. I will be furthering my education at Bellarmine University with their four-year Nursing Program while continuing to help at the Village.

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Kayden Bryan

Teacher

I’m Kayden, I’ll be graduating high school this year and going to UofL for nursing in the fall. I love working with kids & helping people in general! I worked in childcare for a year prior to joining the Little Village and I couldn’t be more happy to be apart of Little Village Learning Center. I am excited to begin shaping the minds of the future.

Kristin Atkins

Teacher

Hello, My name is Kristin Atkins. I am 24 years old and a mommy to a little boy named Bentley. Working with children has always been a dream of mine. I graduated college as a Dental Assistant and realized my true happiness is working with children. I’m thankful for this opportunity and job to help our village grow not only for our children but our community.

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Morgan Towles

Teacher

Hello! My name is Morgan Towles. I am a senior at North Bullitt highschool with a 4.0 GPA. I am currently on the varisty volleyball team at my school! My future plans are to attend either Campbellsville  or Lindsey Wilson for their Early Childhood Education Program. I love helping teach and shape young minds. I love seeing them laugh and make memories! I’m glad I am able to be apart of the Little Village family!

Alicia Konichek

Teacher

Hello, I am so excited to be part of the Little Village Learning Center. I am a Senior at Bullitt Central High School and I am in the Agriculture and Teaching & Learning pathway. I plan on pursuing my education while majoring in agricultural education. I love nurturing and caring for kids as well as animals and I am so overjoyed to be part of the Little Village family.

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Jaelyn Kennedy

Teacher

Hello, my name is Jaelyn Kennedy im 17 , I love working with kids seeing all the different personals and what they enjoy. I have younger sisters & brothers I watch and enjoy doing these with. I take pride in teaching them new things. I started working at LVLC because of my joy for kids. The whole facility was really welcoming. This is not just a job to me I love what I do. I love being with the kids, playing with them and teaching them new things. I currently am enrolled in homeschooling. Previously I did Child Development classes before beginning homeschool.

Taylor Carnes

Teacher

Hi, I am Taylor I am a 2022 graduate of North Bullitt Highschool where I completed the Medical Pathway. I enjoy helping children learn and grow. Helping watch my nieces and nephews led me to learn how much I enjoy children. It makes me happy to see them learn new skills and I am very thankful for the opportunity to work at such a great facility.

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Lauren Key

Teacher

Hi,
My name is Lauren and I am so ecstatic to be joining the LVLC family!  I could not be more proud to be working with a team of individuals who whole heartedly believe that it takes a village, not only to raise our children, but to also lean on one another when help is needed.  My love for children started at a young age when my little brother was born.  As I got older I grew to be very patient and nurturing.  I have worked with children of all ages since I was in highschool and owned my own childcare center at one point.  Caring for the social, emotional, and educational growth of todays children has become one of my hearts strongest desires.  I plan to learn more and more every day with LVLC's children and treat each and every child as they were my own.  I also plan to continue on to receive my CDA in the future.

Anna Minnis

Teacher

Hi! My name is Anna Minnis! I joined LVLC because I learned working with kids is a passion of mine, and I would like to one day become a teacher. LVLC has great core values with teaching and learning, and I hope to gain great experience through my time here! I am a active leader in school and I am in band at church and school!

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