Pee Wee Staff
Mary Ann Cleary Owner
Pee Wee Preschool started in 1981 as a small family daycare in my home. My son was an infant and there was a strong need in the community for quality childcare. As time went on and I furthered my education, Pee Wee expanded first to a large family daycare and later to a preschool facility. I started Pee Wee because I wanted parents to have a safe, clean and fun environment to take their children to. I treat every child as if they are my own and make decisions based on the best interest of the child. My staff is trained to do the same. On a personal note, I hold an AA degree from Butte College in Social Science with an emphasis in Child Development. I also have a degree from Chico State in Social Science and Family Relations. I have worked as a teacher and a director over the past 33 years. Currently, I oversee the general operations and have daily contact with my staff. I am very proud of every one of my wonderful teachers that make Pee Wee run so smoothly every day. Please allow me to introduce you to my exceptional staff.
Kim Taylor has worked at Pee Wee Preschool since 1998. Before becoming the Director, she was our Pre-K preschool teacher. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science with concentrations in Child Development and Family Relations. She also has certificates in Administration for Early Childhood Education along with certificates from PACE (Professional Association for Childhood Education) and many workshops. Her main objective as Director is to foster exceptional relationships between children, parents and staff. She is welcoming, kind, understanding and easy to talk to. In the time she has worked at Pee Wee Kim has grown a family of her own. She has two children that give her lots of insight from the parents point of view. She is happy to answer any and all questions you may have.
Corey Administrative Assistant
Corey Snider works mainly in the office as our administrative assistant. She overseas our website and parent connection sites along with maintaining quality control throughout the facility. Corey started working at Pee Wee in 1999 as a tutor in our after school program. She holds a psychology degree from Chico State and has multiple units in Child Development. If you have any questions or concerns with our website please let her know.
Sharon Willett has been a Pre-K teacher at Pee Wee Preschool since 1996. Sharon has an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education. In her time as a Pre-K teacher Sharon has acquired multiple certificates from PACE (Professional Association for Childhood Education) along with certificates from early childhood workshops. Sharon brings her classroom to life with fun and creative activities. She works hard to prepare children for kindergarten both socially and academically.
Anna Shilts has been our 2 year old teacher at Pee Wee Preschool since 2001. She creates a fantastic foundation for our children to build upon in their preschool years. Anna earned her core units of early childhood education at Butte College and has continued to add to her education. Anna has multiple certificates from PACE (Professional Association for Childhood Education) along with certificates from early childhood workshops. Anna has three children and a granddaughter, who have given her a lot of experience to help her understand life from a parent’s point of view.
Amy Bailey became a team member at Pee Wee Preschool in 2004. Amy attended Butte College to earn her units in Early Childhood Education. She has multiple certificates from PACE (Professional Association for Childhood Education) along with certificates from early childhood workshops. With her warm smile and bubbling personality children take to her very easily.
Melissa White has been a 4 year old teacher at Pee Wee Preschool since 2004. Melissa attended Butte College and earned her core units in Early Childhood Education along with a certificate in Food Health and Safety for young children. Melissa has multiple certificates from PACE (Professional Association for Childhood Education) and has continued her education with certificates from early childhood workshops and trainings. She is aware, enthusiastic and attentive to the needs of the children in her class. She works hard preparing and implementing curriculum to make learning fun.
Hannah Smith has been with Pee Wee since 2011. She teaches our combo class, bringing fun and fresh ideas to this bright group. Hannah has her 12 Early Childhood Education units from Butte College where she is currently continuing her education. Formerly Hannah worked in our Pee Wee Plus after school program and before that for Paradise Park and Recreations after school program. Being a mother to her 4 year old son she understands the concerns and needs of each child she works with. She is very conscientious and caring and adds loads of creativity and excitement to the classroom.
Grace Ayala joined our Pee Wee team in 2014 with experience working with children from infant through early school aged. Grace is currently studying at Butte College to obtain her associates degree in Liberal Studies with a focus in early childhood education. Grace delights in each child she comes in contact with. Her positive and gentle nature is a great addition to our Pee Wee team.
Kate Osborn rejoined our team in 2016. Kate earned her certificate and Associates in Early Childhood Education from Butte College. Kate is continuing her education at Chico State. Kate has experience working in a range of environments from Sunday school to State Preschool. Kate is energetic and brings a smile to her classroom each day.
Abbey McNeilly joined our Pee Wee Team in 2015. Abbey is currently attending Butte Community College to complete her Early Childhood Education and working towards an associates in liberal Studies. Abbey has a fun positive personality and the children respond well to her energy and enthusiam.