Our People

The Donald S. Collins Early Learning Center is committed to serving children, six weeks to kindergarten, from diverse families.  A caring, dedicated, and trained staff partners with families to provide:

 A safe, nurturing, and loving atmosphere

An intentional, play based, developmentally appropriate education

A creative environment that encourages children to be successful learners.

(Mission Statement)

STAFF

Monnie Wright

Monnie Wright

Director

B.S., Psychology & Early Childhood Education

Email: director.collinselc@gmail.com

(828) 669-6617

Most of our teachers hold Associates’ Degrees in Early Childhood Education. All have their North Carolina Early Childhood Education credentials, and some of our staff even hold Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology, including our Director, Monnie Wright.  We provide continuing education, in-service teacher workdays as well as ongoing training throughout the year.  See our child/teacher ratios on the Classes & Curriculum page.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Linda Hobson

Chair

John DeWitt

Vice-Chair

Tom Cannon

Treasurer

Corise Gambrell

Secretary

Leslie Carreiro

Member

Ellen Dean

Member

Dionne Greenlee-Jones

Member

Jillian Ballard

Member

Wayne Mullis

Member