The Buttercup Class

Our Buttercup classroom cares for infants 6 weeks to approximately one year old. Our teachers’ main focus is to form relationships based on trust and care with each child and family in the class. In the Buttercup room, we follow each baby’s individual schedule; napping on demand and following the eating schedule discussed with families upon enrollment. Since infants eating habits in their first year change and evolve, it is our priority to maintain continuous communication with families so we can keep updated as baby’s habits change. We work with each child’s family to determine their individual readiness to move to the next class, generally basing that decision on factors like mobility, eating table food, and readiness to transition to a more structured schedule.

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Meet the Buttercup Teachers

Kayla P.
Lead Teacher

Kayla has been working at Play & Learn since February of 2020. Kayla has been the lead teachers in Buttercups since September 2021. Kayla is apart of the TEACH program getting her degree in Early Childhood education through DMACC. She loves making sure every kid gets something good to eat! When in the classroom, Kayla enjoys seeing kids learn and watch them understand new things! 

“AN INVESTMENT IN KNOWLEDGE PAYS THE BEST INTEREST!”

MICHAELA H.
ASSISTANT TEACHER

Michaela has been apart of the Play & Learn team since August 2021. When she graduated high school in 2018 there was only 2018 people in her graduating class. During Michaela’s free time she enjoys collecting squishmallows! Michaela has a passion for working with children because she loves seeing their smiles and hearing their sweet laughter. 

“THE KIDS THAT NEED THE MOST LOVE WILL ASK FOR IT IN THE MOST UNLOVING WAYS.”

AMANDA H.
Assistant Teacher

Amanda has been a Play & Learn team member since October 2021. Amanda attends Iowa State University majoring in Technical Communications with a minor in English, she plans to graduate in May 2022. She has two year old that attends Play & Learn. Amanda loves cats & dogs, rock climbing, hiking, writing, and reading. She loves watching children learn new things and put new ideas together. 

“EDUCATION IS SIMPLY THE SOUL OF SOCIETY AS IT PASSES FROM ONE GENERATION TO ANOTHER.” – G.K. CHESTERTON

Guinevere A.
Assistant Teacher

Guinevere has been working at Play & Learn since September 2019. Guinevere currently attends DMACC working towards a degree in Elementary Education. Guinevere’s favorite part about working in Buttercups is being able to watch the babies grow into their own personalities!

“A CHILD’S LIFE IS LIKE A PIECE OF PAPER ON WHICH EVERY PERSON LEAVES A MARK.”
– ROBERT A. HEINLEIN