Administration ~

Ms. Cindy

Assistant Director
Kindergarten

Hello, I am Ms. Cindy! I have 2 grown children and 3 wonderful grand kids. I love all animals, British detective shows, and coffee! I also collect salt and pepper shakers! My passion for early childhood education started in high school when I took early learning education. I have been a teacher for 30+ years and have worked with many different age groups. Most of my career has been in Preschool/Pre-K, but I have also taught 3rd grade, P.E. and worked one on one with a special needs child. I have been at ZCCC for just over 6 years and God willing I plan on many more!

Michelle Cooper

Business Administrator

Hi, I'm Ms. Michelle. I joined the ZCCC staff in the fall of 2013. Over the years I have held many positions at ZCCC, most recently ProCare Administrator for the preschool. I hold a B.A. in Dance from James Madison University and I am currently on the dance faculty at Piedmont Virginia Community College and Brushwood's School of Dance. My husband and I have 3 crazy kids and often refer to ourselves as the Crazy Coopers. My children are involved in theater, music and dance as well as my husband (that's how we met.) I began teaching dance in 1994 at BSD. Over the past 25 years I have taught in the after-school programs at St. Anne's-Belfield Lower School and The Covenant Lower School, Music and Movement for Orange County Head Start, Pre-K at Little Friends Preschool and ABC Preschool, teen jazz for Elkton Parks and Rec and summer camp for Four County Player and Grymes Memorial School. ZCCC has been my second home for the past 7 years and I love each and every one of our students like they're my own.

 Staff ~

Ms. Brittani

Tadpoles

Hi, my name is Brittani! I have been teaching for 3 years now and I absolutely love and enjoy it! Some of my interests are going to church, singing, and spending time with friends and family!

Ms. Derrika

Tadpoles/Caterpillars

Ms. Heather

Caterpillars

Hello, my name is Heather Powell. I am 30 years of age and I live in Louisa county (the home of the lions) where I also graduated in 2009. When I was in school I took early learning education and I volunteered at church with the youth ministry. After graduating I saw that I had a huge heart for kids and that one day I wanted to take on a position helping them. I volunteered at a children’s center and babysat over many years. In 2012 I started at my first daycare, I was a teacher’s assistant but soon after starting I saw the need to move into a teacher role. I loved seeing their little smiling faces learn and grow. In May 2017 I joined the ZCCC family and that was the best choice I ever made. I love working and having fun with the kids at ZCCC. In my spare time I love going to church, traveling to different places, singing in the community choir and shopping. I am very active in church where I sing, teach children Sunday school, and take on other positions. I also take part in the community by participating in the community extravaganza which I have helped with for over 10 years.  

Ms. Jayden

Seasonal

Ms. Kristen

Fireflies

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Ms. Maelena

Dragonflies

I'm Ms. Maelena and I've worked with children in the public and private sector for over 23 years. I have 2 grown children and I have been married to their dad for 32 years. Outside of work I enjoy hiking and hanging out with friends and family. 

Ms. Ryan

Bumblebees

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Ms. Stephanie

Dragonflies/Bumblebees
Library

Hi, my name is Stephanie. I am a mother of two kids in high school. I love chicken and shrimp, my favorite restaurant is Olive Garden, and my favorite color is green. I have always wanted to go to Hawaii for my dream vacation but I am not getting on a plane! My favorite children’s book is Brown Bear Brown Bear. I have been working with children since 1996. I love working with kids because each kid is different in their own way. Working with kids is my passion and I love each one as if they were my own.