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.
Hannah Smith has been with Pee Wee since 2011. She is our director and teaches our combo class, bringing fun and fresh ideas to this bright group. Hannah has her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education from Butte College where she also has a teachers permit. 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 of two sons, 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.
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.