Executive Director - Meghan Goding
Meghan began her career with ECLC in 2017. She worked for ECLC as a Preschool Teacher for a year and a half before becoming ECLC's Assistant Director and from there interim director. Meghan was promoted to Executive Director in January of 2020. She graduated from Barton County Community College with a Certificate in Child Development and holds a Child Development Associate. Meghan's passion is rooted in the early education and development with specifics to the First Five Years.
Administrative Assistant/Behavioral Guidance - Lauren Fitzgerald
Infant Lead Teacher - Jami Korbe
Jami has been at ECLC since 2018! She first began as infant assistant teacher, and with time and experience, was offered the Infant Lead Teacher position. Jami is passionate about working with children and forming secure bonds and attachments with each child.
Toddler 1 Lead Teacher - Selena Carrazco
Toddler 2 Lead Teacher - Haley Thornton
Preschool 1 Lead Teacher - Heather Haase
Heather attended Barton Community College and studied Early Childhood Education while working at the childcare center on campus. She then worked at Precious Pals Preschool here in Ellsworth for almost nine years! Heather lives on a farm with her husband, Ryan, and teenage daughter, Marissa. Heather has worked in different rooms at ECLC for the past five years, but finally found her niche in Preschool 1. Heather loves working with her age group because she gets to assist them in becoming more independent in all areas of development.
Preschool 2 Lead Teacher - Briana Kennedy
School Age Program Lead Teacher - Cindy Leal
Cindy has over two decades of experience working in childcare and education. She currently works for USD 305 as a Speech Paraprofessional in addition to working at ECLC for four years. She has always enjoyed working with children and has three adult children of her own.