My name is Courtney Kimmel. I, along with my parents are the owners of Li’l Tykes Childcare & Learning Center.I grew up in Montgomery County and now reside in Philadelphia. I graduated from Syracuse University in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in Consumer Studies and Marketing. In 2011, I received my PA Directors Credential through Harcum University. My favorite thing about working with children is having the opportunity to watch them grow and develop. It’s awe-inspiring to watch an infant become a toddler and then a preschooler and know that I was fortunate enough to play a role in their learning and development through the years. I can honestly say that each day with children is a learning experience for me as much as it is for them! I welcome families to visit our wonderful center to learn more about our engaging programs and qualified staff. Just as every child is different, every family’s needs are different. It is my goal to serve our families with the highest level of customer service and the respect that you deserve. I look forward to being a partner in your child’s education.
My name is Dawn Obst and I have had the privilege of being a part of Li’l Tykes Childcare since 2014. After spending two years teaching in the 3 year old class I had the opportunity to expand my role in November of 2016 as Assistant Director; and then again in January of 2018 as Director. I currently hold my Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education; as well as my PA Director’s Credential.
I began my teaching career in 1999. During my career, I have worked with various ages from infants to 3rd grade with a good amount of my career in preschool and Pre-K aged classrooms. I was also an Assistant Director of a daycare in Philadelphia for almost two years, where I had the opportunity to have a part in managing staff and establishing and carrying out goals for the center.
I feel there is no better job than childcare. Every day is different and children are a consistent source of amazement. They are fun to work with and watching them grow and learn is extremely rewarding. Every day is an adventure! In addition to working with children, I feel working with families is equally rewarding. I have always prided myself in open communication with parents. Together with a team of amazing and creative teachers, I am committed to providing the families of Li’l Tykes Childcare with a loving and developmentally sound foundation for a lifetime of learning.