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ABOUT

Kiddie Korner Daycare and Preschool, Inc is a 3-Star Christian preschool offering child care and learning opportunities for children from 6 weeks to 13 years of age. We have 8 convenient locations in Roane, McMinn, Loudon, Monroe, and Knox counties. We are enrolled in a subsidized child care program and accept child care certificates. Our team also follows all requirements set forth by the CACFP (Child and Adult Care Food Program), so that all children will be offered well-balanced meals when enrolled with us.

 

Our priority is to provide your child with a safe, fun, Christian environment. We will help your child to learn using a carefully planned, but fun, curriculum. Our goals include promoting self-awareness, self-help, and creating a strong foundation for your children. We also strive to enhance the basic fundamentals needed for kindergarten, while allowing your children to feel safe in a nurturing environment that meets all of their cognitive, physical, and emotional needs.

 

All sites offer in-classroom cameras for administrative needs. Kingston, Athens, and Rockwood offer pickup and drop off to the local elementary schools for children in the school-age programs.

Contact us today for any assistance that you need. Walk-ins are always welcome and we are now offering virtual tours!

MEET THE BOARD
EXECUTIVE BOARD
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Melissa Agee-Duff

CEO & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Melissa founded Kiddie Korner Daycare and Preschool in 1995. She has her Associate's Degree from Roane State and is TECTA certified. Melissa enjoys traveling, helping out in her church, and spending time with her husband and 5 children.

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Tara Dalton
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Bambi Lambert

CFO & AUDITOR

 

Bambi has her Associate's Degree from Roane State and is TECTA certified. She is married, has 4 children, and one grand daughter. She loves being outdoors and in church, and was Melissa's original business partner in 1998.

Jeremiah 29:11

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Megan Feiore
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Kim Sims

COO PROGRAM

Kim has been with Kiddie Korner since 2006. She has her CDA and is TECTA certified. She married her high school sweetheart and has 3 children. She loves traveling, watching her daughter dance, and her family.

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Jennifer Phillips

COO DAILY OPERATIONS &

REGIONAL DIRECTOR

Tara has been with Kiddie Korner since 2005. She has her Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education from Roane State and is TECTA certified. She married her best friend, has 5 wonderful children, loves the military, and is involved in church and family.

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Tonya Oran

PRESIDENT OF ROANE &

REGIONAL DIRECTOR

Tonya has been with Kiddie Korner since 2013. She has her Associate's degree and is TECTA certified. She is happily married and has 2 beautiful daughters and 2 grandchildren. She loves family, church, and spending time with her husband on the lake.

PRESIDENT OF TRANSPORTATION

& KINGSTON SACERS CO-DIRECTOR 

Megan has been with Kiddie Korner since 2003. She has her CDA, is TECTA certified, and has her Associates degree. She is also CDL qualified. Megan loves her fur babies, family, and shopping.

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Courtney Allen

PRESIDENT OF MCMINN &

MULTI SITE DIRECTOR

 

Courtney has been with Kiddie Korner since 2011. She has her Associates degree in Early Childhood Education, her CDA, and she is TECTA certified. She is married with 4 children. She loves her husband, family, and being on the lake.

PRESIDENT OF KNOX &

MULTISITE DIRECTOR

Jennifer has been with Kiddie Korner since 2006. She has her Associate's  Degree from Roane State and is TECTA certified. She is married with 1 son, is an adrenaline junkie, and loves sports and going on mission trips to the Navajo Nation.

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Brandy Munguia

PRESIDENT OF MORGAN &

MULTI SITE DIRECTOR

Brandy has been with Kiddie Korner since 2013. She has her CDA, is TECTA certified, and has her Bachelors degree. She is married with 2 children. She loves traveling, her kids, and encouraging African missions.

Senior Board
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Wendy Pierce

CLINTON DIRECTOR

Wendy has been with Kiddie Korner since 1999. She took a break for a few years and returned to KKDC in 2017. She is TECTA certified and has her CDA. She has 3 kids, loves being outdoors, and with her family. 

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Madi McClure

KINGSTON DIRECTOR

Madi has been with Kiddie Korner since 2016. She has her CDA, is TECTA certified, and has her Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education. She has a passion for business and children and is a second-generation KKDC Director.

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Alexis Akers
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Brianna Scalf

PRESIDENT OF KNOX &

POWELL DIRECTOR

Bri has been with Kiddie Korner since 2016. She has her Bachelors degree in communications with a minor in business administration. She is passionate about education, enjoys spending time with her husband and fur babies, and is a second-generation KKDC Director.

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Sarah Corbin

SECRETARY &

OFFICE MANAGER

Sarah has been with Kiddie Korner since 1999. She has her CDA and is TECTA certified. She is married to her soulmate, has 3 children, and loves the lake and photography.

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Andrea Ladd
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Penny Buckman

MADISONVILLE DIRECTOR

Penny has been with Kiddie Korner since 2017. She has her CDA and is TECTA certified, married, and has 2 kids. She loves her family and working with children.

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Viviana Duran

VICE PRESIDENT OF ETHNIC AFFAIRS & CO-DIRECTOR KINGSTON PRESCHOOL

Vivian has been with Kiddie Korner since 2015. She has a degree in Education from Guatemala and is TECTA certified. She is married with 3 children. She loves her church, walking, painting, traveling, and spending time with people dear to her.

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Megan Henley

TREASURER &

MULTISITE DIRECTOR

Alexis has been with Kiddie Korner since 2016. She has an Associate's degree in Early Childhood Education, has her CDA, and is TECTA certified. She attended Kiddie Korner as a child, and immediately began working at KKDC upon graduation. She is now a proud mom and is a second-generation KKDC Director.

ROCKWOOD CO-DIRECTOR 

Andrea has been with Kiddie Korner since 2009. She took a break for a few years and returned to KKDC in 2014. She has her CDA and is TECTA certified. She is married and has a family of 4 children. She loves sports, coaching cheerleading, and anything involving her kids.

VICE PRESIDENT OF MCMINN &

ATHENS DIRECTOR

Megan has been with Kiddie Korner since 2011. She has her Associates degree in Applied Sciences, she is TECTA certified, and has her CDA. She is happily married and has 2 sons. She loves her family and farm life.

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Vickie Mills

PROGRAM DIRECTOR & POWELL ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

 

Vickie has been with Kiddie Korner since 1998. She has her CDA and is TECTA certified. She is married and has 3 children and 8 grandchildren. She loves shopping, baseball, and her family. 

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Cayla Roberts

KINGSTON CO-DIRECTOR

Cayla has been with Kiddie Korner since 2018. She is a mother of 4, is a youth director at her church, and has her CDA and is TECTA certified. 

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Skye Steppe

ATHENS CO-DIRECTOR

Skye has been with Kiddie Korner since 2020. She has her associates degree in education. She is married with 3 sweet children. She is a rare disease advocate and loves working with children. 

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Kenzie Graves

KINGSTON CO-DIRECTOR

Kenzie has been with Kiddie Korner since 2019. She is TECTA certified and has her Associates degree from Roane State Community College in Early Childhood Education. 

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Kerri Hutson
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Melanie Goldstine
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Amber Miller

POWELL CO-DIRECTOR

Kerri has been with Kiddie Korner since 2016. She has her CDA and her Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education. She has 3 beautiful daughters.

KINGSTON SACERS CO-DIRECTOR

Melanie has been with Kiddie Korner since 2015. She has her Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from Purdue University and is TECTA certified. She also is CDL qualified. She enjoys reading and spending time with her two boys and husband. 

MADISONVILLE ECERS

CO-DIRECTOR

Amber has been with Kiddie Korner since 2018. She has her CDA and is TECTA certified. She is married with 4 kids, and is active in her church where her husband preaches.

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Barbara Cavins

LENOIR CITY DIRECTOR

Barbara has been with Kiddie Korner since 2006. She is TECTA certified, and has her Associates Degree and CDA. She loves her 2 kids and is very involved at her church.

Vested Staff
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Kristy Cleere

CLINTON ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

 

Kristy has been with Kiddie Korner since 2006. She is a loving mother and wife.

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Lindsey Perry

Lindsey has been with Kiddie Korner since 2018. She is married and has both an Associate’s and Bachelor’s degrees in psychology. She has a passion for helping children grow and develop.

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Jessica Anderson

Jessica has been with Kiddie Korner since 2021. She has a Masters degree in educational psychology. She is married to her husband, Corey, and has two kids, Titus. and Ruby. She loves spending time with family and friends and traveling. 

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Camera Campbell

Camera has been with Kiddie Korner since 2019. She loves teaching about Jesus and spreading love daily. She has 2 girls who love Kiddie Korner as well!

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Jessica Williams

Jessica has been with Kiddie Korner since 2015. She took a break for a few years and returned to KKDC in 2022. She has her CDA and is TECTA certified. She is married and has a family of 4 children. She loves nature and travelling.

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Diane Goss

WARTBURG CO-DIRECTOR

 

Diane has been with Kiddie Korner since 2017. She is a mother of 2 and grandmother of 3. She has been in childcare for 18 years. She has her CDA and is TECTA certified. She loves her job and says she "couldn't see myself being anywhere else or doing anything else."

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Blake Ford

Blake has been with Kiddie Korner since 2020. He has an Associates in elementary education and is from Crossville, TN. He is passionate about education. His philosophy on education is that every child is still discovering themselves; they are still growing their minds and learning their own way of learning. 

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McKayla Allen

McKayla has been with Kiddie Korner since 2020. She was born in Georgia but Tennessee has been her home for the past 18 years. She is engaged to her high school sweetheart. She is also a mother to a 3 year old daughter and expecting a second daughter in May. She enjoys shopping, spending time with family, and cheering on the Georgia Bulldogs.

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Alexis Howard

Alexis has been with Kiddie Korner since 2020. She has her CDA, is TECTA certified, and is CPR certified. She is from Sunbright, TN, and loves her fur babies.

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Raven Owens

ATHENS CO-DIRECTOR

Raven has been with Kiddie Korner since 2016. She took a break for a few years and returned to KKDC in 2020. She has her degree from Cleveland Community College. She loves spending time with her husband and fur babies.

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Hannah Barnes

Hannah has been with KKDC since December of 2018. She has an Infant Toddler CDA and is a mother to Owen. She loves being surrounded by her family and friends.

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Melanie Gerber

Melanie has been with Kiddie Korner since 2021. She has her CDA and is TECTA certified. She is married, and has two daughters who are now in college.  She enjoys spending time with her family and loves working with children. Melanie has worked in elementary schools as a preventionist, and lead an after school program in previous work. 

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Abby McClure

Abby has been with Kiddie Korner since summer 2022. She has her Associates Degree and is CPR certified. She is from Lenoir City, TN, and is happily married.

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Rebecca Degosits

Rebecca recently joined Kiddie Korner and has 15 years of experience in child care and children with special needs. She is renewing her CDA and enjoys being outdoors with her 3 dogs.

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