Team

Where the Passion Begins

Passionate, dedicated, and loving, Little Village Learning Center LLC
150 Brooks Way Suite 8
Brooks, Ky. 40109
502-504-5003 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.

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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!

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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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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. 

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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.

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Ashly Lyvers

Teacher

I have worked with children for years and I am thankful to be apart of the Little Village. I enjoy spending my days with all our children, helping make a safe learning environment, and loving them like my own. I love seeing their creative little minds grow daily.

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Mae Meffert

Teacher

I am Aunt Mae. I enjoy spending time with the kids of the center. I do exercises and read to them. I love the outdoors, traveling is a passion. My motto is " life is good ,keep it simple."

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Morgan Towles

Teacher

Hello! My name is Morgan Towles. I am a junior 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!

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Abbi Crenshaw

Teacher

My name is Abbigale Crenshaw. I am currently a senior at Bullitt East High School. I am in the childcare pathway at school and will be finishing it this year! I will be going to University of Louisville once I Graduate and attend the early elementary education program! I love working with kids and building bonds and watching them grow and form their own personalities!

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Celesta Spratt

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.