Colleen Oddy has been part of the Lake Asbury Learning Center team since August 2012, and has been teaching VPK since 2005. She is a mother to seven children ranging from age 4 to 17 and has been teaching infants to elementary students on and off for over 20 years. Ms Colleen received her BA degree in Liberal Studies with a Spanish Minor in 1994 from St. Mary’s College of California, and her CDAE from First Coast tech in St. Augustine. She also has a current Florida Department of Children and families staff credential and First Aid and CPR certification. She loves working with and caring for children of all ages. When not at work, she spends time with her family and enjoys reading, sewing, baking and spending time outdoors. Colleen shares her creativity and enthusiasm for learning new things with the staff and children in her care.
The mission of Lake Asbury Learning Center is to provide a loving, safe, nurturing, and stimulating environment in which each child can learn.
We achieve this mission through the following:
Day care can never be a substitute for a good home, but it can supplement it. Our mission is to provide for a safe learning environment by helping children to develop socially, creatively, emotionally, physically and intellectually. We believe that parents play the most important role in their child’s life and parents have a right to expect the best care for their children when they are not with them. Our caregivers are experienced, well-trained, licensed professionals - among the best caregivers you will find. We believe parents deserve the Peace of Mind that leads to a happy balance between career and family life and we understand how important this balance is becoming to today’s parents.
The social connections which children form throughout the early years are an essential element in the process of learning the skills of cooperation and conflict resolution. We believe that it is essential for children to be given the opportunity for social interaction that is both respectful and rewarding. Also, the opportunity must be given to practice skills which assist in resolving the conflicts encountered daily.
It is our goal to assist parents in the process of raising independent responsible children.