Owner/ Administrative Director: Sue Kruhm
Year of Hire: 1992
Degree Obtained: BS in Early Childhood Education from Towson State University
Credential Level: 6
Background in Childcare: I started working in childcare in 1989 when I was in high school. In 1992, I joined the PPLC staff as an assistant. As I progressed in my Early Childhood Education degree from Towson University, I became a teacher, and when I graduated in January 1995, I became the Director. I am currently an Owner and the Administrative Director.
Fun Facts about Me: I am a mom to three daughters and as a family we enjoy vacations at the beach, and watching our favorite football team, the Baltimore Ravens! I have been fortunate enough in my long career at PPLC to teach multiple siblings within a family. I have had former students return as volunteers as well as hired former students as teachers. We have also proudly enrolled children of former students!
Educational Director: Carrie Youssi
Year of Hire at PPLC: 2015
Degree Obtained: Bachelor's in Elementary Education from Towson University
Credential Level: 6
Background in childcare: I have always worked in childcare in some capacity, either through being a nanny or working in a child care center. I also knew from a very young age that I wanted to be a teacher. The decision to pursue a degree in education was an easy one! After receiving my degree and doing a short stent in the public school system I stumbled upon an ad for a Kindergarten teacher at PPLC. I taught this program for three years and also assumed the role of Assistant Director after my first year at the center. When Maryland went to full day Kindergarten, we transitioned the program to our current Transitional Pre-K. In 2008 I decided to step out on my own in the field of ECE Administration and took a position at the Goddard School as a Director. During my time in this positon I was able to help lead the center to achieving MSDE Accreditation and started a family of my own. After four years I sought an opportunity to start a center from the ground up working with a company called Bright Horizons Family Solutions. I spent two years developing and establishing the center before finally returning to PPLC as the Educational Director.
Fun facts about me: I have two children of my own. I love to go camping, and spend time at the beach!
Year of Hire: 2016
Credential level: 3
Background in Childcare: I have been working in childcare for over 15 years, mostly with the two year olds. I started wotking with the toddlers in 2017 and I love it!
Fun Facts About Me: I am a fun-loving and caring girl who loves Art!
Year of hire at PPLC: 1995
Degree obtained: I have my AA in International Business and my Bachelor’s degree in German Education. I also have my 90 hours in Early Childhood.
Credentialing level: 6
Background in childcare: I have been at PPLC since 1995 and worked with ages 2-10
Fun facts about me: I’m a really “old kid” because I’ve been to Disney 15 times. Crabs are my favorite food. I am the youngest of six. My favorite season is summer. My favorite holiday is Christmas. I have traveled to Europe a few times as well. My hobby is hiking and traveling.
Danielle Carter (Ms. Dani)
Date of Hire at PPLC: 2015
Background in childcare: I have worked in child care since 2005. I have worked as a floater with preschoolers and have worked with the infants and toddlers at PPLC. I have my 90 hour Infant and Toddler certification.
Fun facts: I love to laugh with the kids! I enjoy both music and dancing and just having FUN!
Year of hire at PPLC: 2007
Degree obtained: Bachelor’s degree education and psychology from Villa Julie College in 2000
Credentialing level: 6
Background in childcare: I coached field hockey and lacrosse at Liberty High School and I have three children.
Fun facts about me: I enjoy watching my kids play sports. I like the Baltimore Ravens. My hobbies are running, shopping if I have money and going to the beach.
Year of Hire: 2011
Degree Obtained: I have a BS from Stevenson University in Elementary Education with a minor in English. I also earned my MS as a Reading Specialist form The Johns Hopkins University.
Credentialing Level: 6
Background in Childcare: My teaching career began as an elementary school teacher for BCPSS and then I transferred to HCPSS working in a middle school teaching English. I subbed for PPLC for 2 years before earning my 90 hour certification and becoming a full time teacher in 2014.
Fun facts about me: All three of my children attended PPLC before I became a substitute. I am now on the board at my children's school and have been both the Room Mom and the head of the Family Fun committee. In my free time I enjoy cake decorating and party planning.
Year of hire at PPLC: 2004
Degree obtained: I have my 90 hour ECE certification and an AA in Liberal Arts.
Credentialing level: 3
Background in childcare: I worked with children with autism for two years prior to teaching preschool.
Fun facts about me: I have two children named Brooke and Claire. I have a dog named Rosie, a cat name Violet, and two horses named Revy and George. I also paint murals for PPLC. My hobby is horseback riding.
Year of hire at PPLC: 2008
Degree obtained: I have an AA degree in early childhood.
Credentialing level: 5
Background in childcare: I have worked at PPLC for six years, two years at Child Development Center (CDC) in Howard County. I also have worked at Title 1 Teacher at Johnson City Middle School in Jersey City, New York. I have worked as a religious education instructor and as a Brownie Girl Scout Leader.
Fun facts about me: I love spending time with my grandchildren! I am the best tie dye artist around! I love to paint in water colors and oils. I love to play the harmonica while my dog sings! I also enjoy going trail riding with Ms. Barb.
Year of Hire: 2014
Degree Obtained: I am currently in my second year at HCC where I am taking the Child Development courses as well as the general requirements.
Background in Childcare: I have been working at PPLC since July of 2014. I have worked mainly with ages birth through 3 years.
Fun facts about me: I am a huge RAVENS fan!! I enjoy writing and my dream job would be to be Raven's journalist/ child care provider for Raven's players!
Year of Hire: 2017
Background in Childcare: I have been teaching young children for over 20 years and have worked with all ages of children from infants through school age. I have received all teaching certifications from MSDE for both preschool and infant/toddler teachers.
Fun Facts ABout Me: I have five children of my own!
Year of Hire at PPLC: 2014
Degree Obtained: AA in Computer Programming; 90 hour Preschool Certification as well as the 45 hour Infant/Toddler Certification
Credential Level: 4
Background in Childcare: I worked with the infants here at PPLC until June, 2016 when I then began the summer off working with our 4/5 year olds.
Fun facts about me: I make awesome desserts and cookies! I enjoy listening to classical music and designing jewelry.
Year of Hire: 2017
Degree Obtained: BS in Elementary and Early Childhood Education from Mount Saint Mary's
Credential Level: 6
Background in Childcare: I have been working in early childhood for 10 years with the majority of my experiences being in Howard County.
Fun Facts About Me: I just got married in October, 2017 and I currently reside in Columbia, MD. I love to travel to different parts of the country and have been to Ireland. I enjoy colllecting key chains and drinking glasses from the places I travel.
Kahlilia “La-la” Woodlon
Year of Hire at PPLC: I started in 2011 at the opening of the Infant and Toddler Program.
Degree Obtained: AA in Teacher Education
Credential level: 5
Background in Childcare: I have been in this field since 1999. During this time I have been a nanny, an assistant teacher, a teacher, and an Assistant Director.
Fun Facts About Me: I had a pet pig when I was little named Pete! I knew my great, great grandmother! I enjoy taking pictures and scrap booking! You should see all the pictures I have in my classroom!