Meet Our Director 


​Hi! I have been the Administrator and Director of Little Star since July of 2013, but have been with this daycare since 2011 - where I began working with 4-year-olds. I have been in the Early Childhood field since 2007 and have been blessed to have had the opportunity to work with every age group. My husband and I have two young children, Leah (8 years) and Ahren (6 years). We are so blessed that God has chosen us to be their parents. We enjoy staying active by playing outside, traveling & playing with our dogs, cat, sea monkeys and guinea pig! I am so excited to have you be a part of our Little Star family!

Meet Our Assistant Director 

Ms. Krystina 

Hello, my name is Felicia and I have been working at Little Star since June 2015. I have worked in the baby room ever since I started here and have loved it! 
My husband and I have 3 kids - Oaklyn, Kasen, and Jordyn. My kids all have attended here at little star and have such great friendships they have formed already at such a young age. 
At the baby room I have spent majority of my time being the lead teacher of the 1-2 year olds, but now have been assistant director and have loved learning more of the dynamics of the office side of the daycare. My main focus is at the baby room still and love introducing new babies and families to our crew! My office is over at the baby room, but I am also at the "big kid" center often!  We all make a great team in wanting Little Star to be as efficient as possible! 
​We can't wait to welcome you and your family to our little star family! 

Ms. Felicia 

Ms. Kym 

Hi! My name is Kym and I have been at Little Star since July 2019! Before joining the Little Star team, I worked as a caregiver for mentally and physically disabled adults which I did for 10 years. I am very passionate about helping others and being able to make a difference in someone's life. In my spare time I enjoy listening to music, reading, and crocheting. I have been married since 2012 to my wonderful husband, Michael. We have 3 children: Brett (19), Jaylin (17), and Ivy (10). Last year I went through cancer and thankfully was able to beat it and am now a survivor! The support we have gotten, a lot which has come through my co-workers and families here at Little Star is just amazing. I couldn't ask to be part of a better community. Recently, I have accepted a new position as Classroom Operations Manager and am very excited for this new opportunity. Little Star is a second home to me, and I am grateful to be part of our close knit community. It is amazing to be able to help children learn and watch their personalities grow. I am excited to be able to welcome your family into our center! 

Meet Our Center Cook 

Ms. June 

Hello, I am Ms, June. I joined the Little Star team full time in December 2021 as Center Cook. I filled in at Little Star during the winter of 2019 as lead teacher in the Toddler Room and again winter of 2020 in the capacity of Center Cook. 
I started my 20+ years Daycare Career after attending CVTC in the late 80's/early 90's in Early Childhood Education. I have wroked both in a large daycare setting and my own in-home daycare center/pre-school. In my 15+ years of my in-home I mraised many children from birth to school and have had the privledge to watch most of them grow into beatiful adults that I am still involved with and have serval of them start their own families. 
My cooking expierence comes from cooking for places like my high school's boarding school, which I was hired to do right after I graduated and did for several years. Along with that I also cooked for other large group daycares and a large assisted living facility. I have spent the last 18 years living in the plains of Montana where the last 13+ years have owned a Historic Bar and Cafe, The Jersey Lilly, which is on the Montana Historic Registry and inducted into the Montana Cowbow Hall of Fame. 
I am the mother of 2 grown children, my daughter, Krystina, whom you all know and my son, Kyle. I am Nana to 2 grandchildren, Leah and Ahren. I am extremely gateful that I am able to spend so much time with my family. 
Other than spending time with my family, I enjoy loving up on my 2 pups, Carlie and Rosco and my 18 year old cat, Teddy. I read when I am able and love to travel. 
Although my title at Little Star is Center Cook, I do at times get to step into classrooms and lend a hand and enjoy interacting with all the children. 

Meet Our Teachers

Ms. Liz 

Ms. Anela 

Hi! I'm miss Anela or Nela to some of your younger kiddos and I've been at Little star since March of 2022. In that time I've worked with all the age groups, before taking over in the Sunshine room. Along with working here, I'm also a reservist in the US Army Reserves and have been in for just under a decade. Watching your kiddos grow and learn, as well as being part of that process is the most fun and rewarding part of working with them! I look forward to getting to know you and your kiddos!

Ms. Alexis 

Ms. Becky 

Ms. Steph 

Hi, I am Ms. Liz. I have been teaching at Little Star for 7 years and have taught 4K here for 4. I am married with 2 kids and a dog. We love to play games and be outside together. In my free time I enjoy reading, cooking, and shopping. I look forward to meeting you and your family! 

Hello, my name is Alexis! I have been at Little Star since July 2019. I live in Eau Claire with my husband and our two children: Connor (10) and Avaree (5). I have had the opportunity to work with all age groups, but I have found a home with the 2 year olds! I love watching children grow and learn new things everyday! 

Hello, my name is Becky! I have been here at Little Star since June of 2019. I live in Eau Claire with my family. I have been in the baby room since I started and wouldn't have it any other way! I love watching the children grow every day and learning new skills throughout the year! 

Hi I am Stephanie and I have been working in the baby room since August of 2015. I graduated from CVTC with my Associates Degree in early childhood education in May of 2015. In my spare time I love listening to music and binge watching my favorite shows. I am so grateful to be a part of this team and be able to help your child grow. 

Ms. Jessica 

Hello, my name is Jessica I have been working here since July 2022. I have three kids, Kaylyne, Draesen, and Daylani who all attend the daycare with me. I have been working in daycare for seven years and specifically infants for five now. This is my third time back at little star; third times a charm right? I have made such good relationships with the staff here and all the kiddos. In my free time I like to spend time with my family, being outside, and going shopping. 

Ms. Barb 

Hi family, friends, and children of Little Star. I am Miss Barb (Bop Bop) and I work in the Tiny Twinkler room. I have studied at CVTC for childcare and studied Spanish and Business Administration at Blackhawk Tech in Janesville, WI my home town. Before I started working at Little Star, I took some time to help my husband to run our 3rd generation, 45 cow dairy farm. We had to give up the dairy farm in 2020, so that my husband could work off the farm in Altoona, WI. I have two sons, Ryan and Lucas. I have many interests but mostly like to spend time reading, fishing, or quilting. I continue to study via video and books on how to better serve the little kiddo's I care for. They are the joy of my world I love to teach and watch them grow into special human beings. I so enjoy working for a faith based organization and look forward to serve as God has directed me with love and grace according to Jesus's commands. Thank you for the opportunity to help and care for your children. 

Ms. Tarja 

Ms. Mary Lou 

Ms. Judy 

Hi! My name is Grace and I've been working here at Little Star since January of 2024! I'm typically the teacher for the school agers, but I do get to be with the younger ones toward the end of the day while closing. I will be entering my senior year at UWEC as a psychology major and sociology minor. My plan after I graduate in 2025 is to attend graduate school for school psychology. But for now, I'm having a lot of fun working here and I'm so excited to get to know you and your kids! 

Hi, my name is Ms. Tarja (ta-dia)! I have been a teacher at Little Star since September of 2022. I float around in all of the rooms with all ages. I am currently a junior at UWEC studying psychology. After I graduate in May of 2025 I plan on attending graduate school to get my PhD/PsyD in Forensic Psychology. In my free time I love playing club hockey for my college and reading. I love spending time with all of the kids at the center and I always miss them when I go home (to MN) during the summer time. 

Hello, I am Ms. Judy! I joined Little Star Daycare in January of 2024. I work in the toddler and infant room. I absolutely love watching the toddlers and infants grow on a daily basis. 
I had the privilege of heading up the church nursery for over 20 years at our church. My children and step-children are all grown. I have 3 grandchildren and 7 step-grandchildren. I now enjoy being grandma to all the Little Star toddlers and babies! 

Ms. Tammy 

Ms. Heidi 

Ms. Grace 

Ms. Kenna

Hello! I'm Heidi! I've been at Little Star Daycare since March of 2024. I have lived in Eau Claire all of my life. I am currently in college to get bachelors degree in Child and Adolescence Psychology. In my free time I enjoy reading, playing video games, and taking walks outside. I'm a float around the center, so you'll see me with your kiddos in any classroom! I look forward to getting to know you and your kiddos! 

Hello, my name is Mary Lou! I have been at Little Star since Feb 2022 having so much fun, part -time in the baby room. I am so grateful to be a part of this loving team! I have been blessed with a daughter, Micheala and her soon-to-be husband, Brandon. I have a compassion for children and am so excited to get to know you and your little one!  

Hi, my name is Tammy! I've worked here since the end of January 2024. I have a few hobbies (besides tv) that I enjoy - reading, playing cards, boating, and swimming in the summer time! 
I currently work along side Ms. Becky in the toddler room and love all the characteristics of each kiddo! I can't wait to welcome you and your family here at Little Star! 

Hello, I am Kenna! I have lived in Altoona my whole life. When I was younger, I was a student at Little Star just like all of the kiddos here now! I recently took over the Sparkler Room as the lead teacher, and it has been so amazing seeing all of the kids grow each and every day! In my spare time I like to crochet and spend time with all 3 of my dogs at home (which all of the kiddos in my room absolutely love seeing pictures of)!! I look forward to getting to know you and your kiddos! 

Mr. Dylan 

Meet Our Classroom Operations Manager 

Hello, my name is Dylan and I have been with Little Star since March of 2024. I am originally from Texas and have been living in Eau Claire with my wife since 2021. I am the lead teacher in the rainbow room and love every second of it. Being able to be a part of the kids life and watch them grow as people is truly amazing!