"I have owned Middlebrook Playschool for 31 years! I love spending time with my grandkids. I have a very spoiled cat named Princess. I love to read! My favorite thing about MPS is all the people I have gotten to know and love."
"MPS has been my home for 8 years. For 7 years, I watched over MPS as their beloved P.E. and now I am glad that I am truly a part of the family. I love MPS because I am able to be like a grandmother and best friend to all the staff and children that attend. I visit, care for, and hep the entire center the best I can."
"I have been at MPS for about 30 years. I am a boo-boo kisser, a broken heart fixer, an excitement celebrator, and a soother on an emotional day. I love being a part of your child's daily adventures and sharing in their successes."
6 Weeks to 1 Year
"I have been at MPS since October 2019. I have had 2 years of Early Childhood Education in high school. My two dogs, Renegade and Hazel, are basically my children. My favorite things about MPS are the people and the kids! I love the people I work with and the children are the highlight of my day!"
12 months to 30 months
"I have worked at MPS for 3 years. I have my bachelor's in Psychology. Three things that I love are my fur baby, hanging out with my fur baby, and family. My favorite thing about MPS is swimming in the summer. The one year old room is decorated as Mickey Mouse and Friends. I love it!"
"MPS has been part of my life for two years now. I am currently in school, working towards my Child Development Associate's degree. I have 3 kids of my own, Kayla 16, Ashley 15, Jonathon 11. I have been with Frank for 21 years. I have a dog named Rocky. My favorite things about MPS are all the kids, parents and the staff. I love being in the one's because I get to watch all the children grow."
24 Months to 36 Months
"I have been at MPS since September of 2019. My training for childcare is in TCOTS. I love spending time with my family! I love all my nieces, nephews, and my new baby brother! My favorite things about MPS are all the staff and kids! I love the two year old room because this is the age where they really learn a lot. It is also a very important age and I love being a part of that!"
"I've been at MPS for since August of 2019. I have training in TCOTS, CPR, and First Aid. I love to stay active and spend time with my family and friends! My favorite things about MPS are these amazing kiddos and my wonderful co-workers. I feel like this age is a very important age and they are all developing these wild personalities, which I love to be a part of!"
"I have been an MPS since August of 2019. I am currently a junior at University of Tennessee with a major in Psychology. I love spending time with friends and getting lost in a good book. My favorite thing about MPS is working with the kids and all my amazing coworkers. I love the two's classroom because I'm able to watch all the children grow and learn."
30 Months to 48 Months
"MPS has been part of my life for 4 years. I went to 3 and a half years of college. I have 7 years working with children in other centers, churches, and college campus. I have a 2 year old daughter named Kora. I love spending my free time painting, with family, and traveling. I love the owner of MPS, my fellow coworkers, and the children. My favorite thing about my room is watching the children transition from the 2 year olds to my class and watching how they learn and grow so quickly."
"I have been working at MPS since September 2019. My training is in TECTA. I love my three grown children and six grandchildren. My favorite part about MPS is the family atmosphere. I love the teachers I work with and the children and how eager they are to learn."
36 Months to 60 Months
"I started working at MPS in September 2019. I am currently in school at the University of Tennessee. My major is in child & family studies. I was born in Georgia, I moved to Ohio, and now live here in Knoxville for school. My favorite thing about MPS is the friendly coworkers and work environment. I love all the awesome kiddos that I get to know!"
"I've been at MPS for 5 years. I have my Bachelor's in Psychology, studying multicultural Psych and Sociology. In my free time, I love to spend time with my Australian Shepherd puppy and kitten. I also love listening to live music. My favorite thing about MPS is being able to crate a safe, fun environment for our kids to grow and have fun. I love my class because they're at an age where they've developed such unique perspectives and opinions of the world."
"I started working at MPS in October of 2019. I have an Associate's degree and finishing up a bachelor's in English Literature. I have two cats. I paint and craft in my free time and sell my work. I've written a novel that I hope to publish someday. My favorite thing about MPS is that they make the kids feel at home. I love my classroom because it is colorful and cozy."
Ages 5 to 12 years
"MPS has been my home for 2 years. I have my Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education K-6. I have 2 fur babies, Asher and Rhiley. I love spending time with my husband. I love MPS because the staff is open and friendly. I feel like I am part of a family when I am here. My favorite part about the After School is all the kids. They are starting to really get settled in their personalities, which can be funny, sweet, and chaotic. I feel like I can be their friend, as well as being their teacher.
"I've been working at MPS for about a year and a half. I have my high school diploma. I am 19 years old. I love to draw and paint in my free time. My favorite thing about MPS is getting to see the kids everyday and watching them explore. My favorite thing about my room is getting to know all the different kids."
"I have been a volunteer at MPS since August 2019 and have officially been working there since November 2019. I have 6 kids, 4 boys and 2 girls. I have 2 dogs. I am a biker. I enjoy being on the open road and on my bike as much as I can. My favorite thing about MPS is the staff and the kids. I love that we are all a big family. I love having fun playing with all the kids in my classroom."
"I have been at MPS since August 2019. I took Early Childhood Education classes in high school all 4 years. I have 6 kids ages 13 to 6. I love to ride to unknown destinations with my husband on our bike. I love to cook and entertain friends for dinner. I love MPS because it is a warm welcoming family environment. I am the chef but I love being around the One's and Two's, because their unique personalities are developing."