meet the owners!

Barbara & Mac Vann - Owners

Meet the crew!

Beth - Assistant Director

  

I joined DHLC in November 2015. I have NC Credentials 1 & 2 as well as Administrative Credentials. I have more than 12 years experience in childcare. I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, traveling & relaxing at the lake! I love watching children learn & grow!

Debbie - Office Assistant

  

I joined DHLC in April 2018. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a minor in Early Childhood Education. I’ve worked in childcare for over 5 years and love it! I’m the oldest of eight so the love of children has always been within me. The person that brings the most joy to my life is my beautiful daughter, Jordyn. I believe the earlier years for children are the most important and I’m thrilled to be apart of it!

Sophia - Stingrays (Pre-K)/Educational Director

  

I joined DHLC in February 2013. I have NC Credentials 1 & 2; an Associates in Arts with concentration in Elementary Education as well as a Bachelor’s in Birth to Kindergarten. I also have more than 10 years experience. My passion is my children, Jaylen & Jordan. I enjoy attending my boys’ extracurricular activities & staying fit. I strive for an organized classroom environment & staying positive!

Felicia - Guppies (infants)

  

I joined DHLC in July 2015. I have NC Credentials 1 & 2 as well as several years experience. I enjoy watching television & going out to eat. I love working with children!!

Kim - Guppies (Infants)

  

I joined DHLC in April 2016. My friends and family call me Kim! I moved here to Charlotte from Valdosta, GA two years ago. I have worked in Education for 12 years; teaching is my passion. I am also a mother to a wonderful little girl named Hope. I love to travel and read. I am very excited about working at DHLC!!


Christy - Guppies (Infants)

  

I joined DHLC in Oct. 2016. I have worked in the childcare field for over a year now. I have 2 children of my own ages 9 & 11. My hobbies include assistant coaching my daughter’s cheerleading team and helping my son with Boy Scouts. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Educational Studies as well as NC Credentials 1 & 2. 

Julie - Minnows (12-15 mths. old)

  

I joined DHLC in July 2015. I have NC Credentials 1 & 2 as well as more than 9 years experience. I have three children (2 boys & 1 girl). I enjoy spending time with my children & watching movies. I love teaching these young minds & watching them grow!

Damekia - Seahorses (15-18 mths. old)

  

I joined DHLC in August 2015. I have NC Credentials 1 & 2 as well as 18 credit hours in the Early Childhood field. I have been working in childcare for more than 14 years. I enjoy spending time with my family & reading. I love watching the children learn as they grow.

Kesa - Penguins (18-24 mths. old)

  

I joined DHLC in June 2017. I am originally from Lynchburg, VA and have been living in Charlotte since 1996. I am a mother of three beautiful girls, who take up most of my time. I enjoy spending time with family, traveling and music. I have been working with children for over 10 years. I have NC Credentials 1 & 2 as well as a CDL license for driving a school bus. I intend to pursue my a Child Development Associates Degree. What I love about working with children is seeing their smiles, and building relationships that earn their trust. I could have the worst day ever, and they can brighten my day!

Cherry - Sea Turtles (2-2.5 yrs. old)

  

I joined DHLC in January, 2018. I have 4 children; Amenua (36), Chervon (34), Jamie [girl] & James [boy] (32). I’ve lived in Charlotte for 17 years. I received my Associate’s Degree from CPCC in 2009. I then continued my education at Belmont Abby College in Belmont, NC. I received my Bachelor’s Degree of Educational Studies in May, 2013. I am a travel agent, gift basket maker and I love children. I have been a childcare educator for 30 years. Educating children is not a job, or career for me. It is my calling from God. I love children and watching them grow into successful and well educated adults.

Sherika - Sea Turtles (2-2.5 yrs. old)

  

I joined DHLC in November 2016. I have more than 14 years experience working with children and families. I have NC Credentials 1 & 2 as well as additional college coursework. I am continuing my education to obtain an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. I have two children; a 11 year old son and a 3 year old daughter. I enjoy spending time with my family, horseback riding, playing Bingo, going to church, going to movies & having movie night at home, sports, reading and shopping. 

Amanda- Guppies (Infants)

  

I joined DHLC in April 2018. I am a soon to be graduate with my Bachelors Degree from UNCG . I love grilling, cooking, and my two dogs, two turtles, two cats, and two geckos. I am getting married in July 2018. 

Shearee - Whales (2.5-3 yrs. old)

  

I joined DHLC in September 2015. I have NC Credentials 1 & 2 and BSAC. I enjoy working, shopping & doing hair. I love working with children and enjoy teamwork!

Marcus - Starfish (3-3.5 yrs. old)

  

I joined DHLC in October 2015. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Education. I enjoy sports & I love reptiles!! I love that even on a bad day, I can come in to work & see the kids & that makes me smile! 

Kim - Starfish (3-3.5 yrs. old)

  

I joined DHLC in January 2018. Kim has over 15 years of experience teaching young children. She is a mother of 3 wonderful children; Khaliah (14), Jaiden (11) and Baby Jordin (10). She enjoys arts and crafts and any creative arts. She enjoys making a difference in the lives of children.

Marilyn - Dolphins (3.5-4 yrs. old)

 I am very happy to join DHLC in Dec. 2016. I have been teaching preschool for the past few years & I have totally fallen in love with it. I love the beginning stages of all kids, but my favorite is & always will be Preschoolers. I have been married for over 17 yrs. & we have 2 children, ages 13 & 15. I am from New York, born & raised. My folks retired & moved to FL where I met & married the love of my life. I am a huge advocate of reading comprehension & I love my local libraries. I am bilingual. 

Chivella - Dolphins (3.5-4 yrs. old)

  

I joined DHLC in May 2016. I graduated from NC Central University last December with a BS Degree in Family and Consumer Science; with a concentration in Family Relations. I really enjoy watching children grow and develop to meet all their milestones.

Robin - Sea Lions (Pre K 4-5 yrs. old)

  

I joined DHLC in August 2014. I have a B. S. in Early Childhood Education. I enjoy taking care of my teenage daughter & working out. I love making a difference in a child’s life. 

Kim - Support Staff

  

I joined DHLC in Oct. 2016. I have been working in childcare for over 20 years. I truly enjoy children and love the challenge of molding and shaping them. I am married and have one daughter. I love spending time with my family, traveling, playing tennis, shopping and just relaxing. 

Kay - Support Staff

  

I joined DHLC in April 2011. I have a BA in Elementary Education. I enjoy reading God’s Word. My favorite thing about my job is encouraging the children.

Cheva - Support Staff

  

I joined DHLC in May 2017. I am a little shy at times but once you get to know me, you’ll find that I am super friendly, outgoing and I love to smile! I am the type of person who will brighten your day! I have NC Credentials 1 & 2 as well as a Culinary Arts Degree from CPCC.

Trabeca - Support Staff

  

Trabeca Hughes joined DHLC in August 2016. She was born & raised in the Queen City and graduated high school from Hopewell! I have a double major in History & Political Science from the illustrious Johnson C. Smith University. History is my passion; I eat, sleep, & breathe History! Teaching has always been a dream of mine. I have created history exhibits at JCSU, the Levine Museum of the New South and the Grass Roots Museum. My second home is the Latibah Collard Green Museum. My hobbies are reading, playing sports and community service projects.

Ruthie - Cook

  

I joined DHLC in February 2017. I was born in the Florida Keys. I attended Mountaineer Beauty College in West Virginia where I obtained my cosmetology license. I had an in-home child care center for many years. I love children; especially my grandchildren! I enjoy music and attending concerts.

Kizzie - Whales (2.5-3 yrs. old)


I joined DHLC in February 2018. I have been in childcare for 17 years. I have a son, Jaylen Haynes, 8 years old. My hobbies are writing, traveling and spending time with my son.

Pam - Support Staff

 I joined DHLC in September 2016. I am living for raising my grandson. I worked at CPCC for 15 years. I attended CPCC as well as Gaston College. I love children and Jesus Christ; and love giving to anyone who needs help. I love skating with my grandson. I’m trying to keep myself educated with all the Early Childhood Education I can get. 

  

Nancy-Support Staff

  

I joined DHLC in March 2018. Spending time with family means everything to me. My 12 year old daughter is my world. I spend my free time babysitting and doing arts & crafts with my one year old God son, Damari and my four year old niece, Nevaeh. I look forward to furthering my education in Early Childhood Development this year.