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6 weeks- approx 12 months


A precious age for a child, along with family members, is the first year of their lives. In the infant room, we strive on providing a warm environment that is as close to home as possible. Care, affection and communication are our key elements we use to adhere to every individual need.


Meet the Teachers!

Miss. Crystal

Hi, i'm Miss Crystal! I have been working in childcare since around 2000. I got my assistant and lead teaching certificates in high school and then went to MATC for my infant/toddler certification. I started at a center on the East side of Madison which is where I met Miss Jesse, Miss Nicki, Miss Heather and Miss Melissa! I work with Miss Barb in the infant room. Our sons are great friends and so are we! I I have 2 children, Blake and Ashlynn. I have been married to their father since 2004. Our family loves to hike, go fishing and we also love to bowl. In fact, we are each on a league! I love my job, the amazing families and the amazing teachers that I get to work with. I couldn't see myself doing anything else!  


Miss Crystal

Ms. Crystal

Miss Barb

Miss Barb

Hi, I am Miss Barb.  I am the lead teacher in the Inchworm room and work with Miss Crystal.  I have been working in childcare for over 20 years.   I got my assistant teacher and lead teacher certification while I was in high school.  I went to MATC to attain my infant/toddler certification.  I got my bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Upper Iowa University in 2005.  I took a break for a little while then wanted to go back to school so I did and got my Masters in Psychology with a specialization in Child and Adolescent Development from Capella in 2015. I came to Little Pilgrims because I knew Miss Jesse and Miss Crystal.  I cared for Miss Jesse’s son at another center and my son and Miss Crystal’s son are friends.  They have been friends since kindergarten!  I have 3 kids named Lesley, Alan and Cassandra. I also love animals and have a cat and a fish.  I love bowling and watching football and baseball. I’m a huge Bears and Cubs fan! I also play bells at my church.