Breanna Thompson has been the Morrison Community Daycare Center director since March 2021. Bre has associate’s degrees in early childhood education and liberal arts, along with her director’s credential from McCormick Center National Louis University. She has been teaching since 2010 and directing/co-directing since 2016. Breanna grew up in and lives in LeClaire, Iowa, with her husband, Drew, and their sons Bryce and Isaiah. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with her family, gardening and going on vacations.
Brooke resides in Sterling with her husband, John, and their dog, Gunner. They have a daughter, Amanda, who lives in Japan with her husband, Jamie, and their daughter, Aubrey. Brooke attended Sauk Valley College and was enrolled in the early childhood program. She didn’t start right out of college with children, but instead worked at Sterling Kmart for 26 1/2 years before it closed in 2014. Brooke then started working at Morrison Daycare. She is currently working in our Infant Room.
Nicole has been working for Morrison Daycare since 2015 and has her associate’s degree in early childhood education. Nicole has two sons, Cameron and Reece, and she enjoys going fishing and getting her nails done, as well as spending time with her family.
Mackenzie has been working at the Morrison Daycare since 2018. She is a floater, going from room to room wherever she is needed. She is working on her associate’s degree at Sauk Valley Community College and plans to transfer to Western Illinois University Quad Cities campus to finish her degree in early childhood education. Originally from Morrison, Mackenzie lives in Albany with her boyfriend, Michael, and their dog, Leena.
Theresa has been at Morrison Daycare since 2018, and she loves it. “Your children ROCK!” Theresa has a bachelor’s degree in education and it’s her life’s passion to teach kids. Her life outside the daycare is fairly quiet, except for when her cat decides she wants something. Theresa loves theater, the arts and music. When she gets inspiration, she loves to paint. She is allergic to strawberries and kiwis (even though she likes to eat them both). Challenges do not phase her; they make her try harder. Theresa always tries to be the reason someone smiles every day.
Karen lives in Morrison. She has six amazing kids and two spectacular grandkids. In her spare time, she loves to hang out with the kids and grandbabies. She also has tons of critters, including donkeys, sheep, dogs and horses that she love taking care of. Karen loves her coffee; her favorite kind is from Starbucks. Chocolate is definitely her go-to; it’s one of her favorite food groups! She absolutely adores working with children, and currently works in the 3s, 4s & 5s room getting them ready to be successful in kindergarten.
The board of directors for Morrison Community Daycare Center governs our daycare center, a not-for-profit organization licensed by the State of Illinois and the Department of Children and Family Services.
The board is made up of interested people who want to provide the best daycare possible for your children. The board members are from all walks of life – mothers, fathers, grandparents and professional people who want to help our children.
The board meets the second Monday of January, March, May, July, September and November at the center at 4pm. The public is welcome at these meetings. Board members welcome your comments and suggestions.