Fun adventures, love of learning through structured and free play activity.
Poppins Childcare Providers:
At Perfectly Poppins, we strive everyday to engage with the very best childcare providers in the community and seek individuals who are compassionate, fun loving and meet the following criteria:
- Highly Trained
- Minimum of 4 years childcare experience
- CPR/First Aid Certified
- Background checked
- Reliable Transportation
Perfectly Poppins’ unique approach in providing customized learning programs with a strong emphasis on educational enhancement for children. We offer both individual and small group settings so the specific needs of your family will be met.
The key to outlining the best curriculum for your child is through offering age specific, customized programs.
Our fun, interactive activities help round out your child’s development. Whether outside play for gross motor development or utilizing specially designed fine motor manipulatives, your child will be excited to explore the options we have available!
An extra bonus…Perfectly Poppins comes to you!! Feel confident in knowing that your children are relaxed and safe in the environment that you have provided. Familiar surroundings provide a more comfortable environment for a child, which encourages them to embrace the fun and thoughtful activities we offer.
We Specialize in Offering a Play-Based, Thoughtful Learning Experience for Children.
Children are naturally motivated to play. Research shows play-based learning is successful by enhancing children’s academic and developmental learning outcomes by teaching them relevant skills. In a play-based program, children can explore, experiment, discover and problem solve in an imaginative hands on way. Our highly trained, skilled professionals encourage children’s learning through sensorial interactions that expand their thinking. Our approach strengthens the teacher, child, and parent relationship.
There is no limit to the fun that your child will have by enjoying the Perfectly Poppins experience. Don’t hesitate! Our team will ensure that your children have a “Poppin ” good time!
“Anything can happen if you let it!”
With almost 20 years in teaching and childcare, Michelle has a love and joy for learning that is infectious! Michelle’s College Dual Certification was in Preschool-Sixth Grade/Special Education training. While living in Vail, Colorado, she founded Happy Times Daycare Center and acted as Director of the town of Vail’s Summer Programs for children. Michelle later went on to work at The Chapel School in Westchester, New York as a lead Pre-K teacher for over 8 years. Michelle’s experience and knowledge in childhood development is extensive, but most importantly her passion and dedication to creating a love for learning for all children is unmatched!
Director of Operations and Development
Grace Bradham, is thrilled to say this is her 15th year working in the field of education. Grace grew up in Gig Harbor, Washington where she was a YMCA camp counselor for most of her college summers. Grace graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Human Development from Eckerd College. She then went on to earn a Master of Education in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from Antioch New England. Grace began her teaching career in the Charleston County School District. She taught three years in the district before switching her profession to educational consulting. Grace currently works with various families as well as daycares to assist them in achieving their educational goals. Bradham holds a professional SC teaching certificate as well as a certification to write DSS training hours. When she is not working with children she is a mom to a wonderful four year old son and enjoys the wonderful outdoors!
Perfectly Poppins Provider
Angelina’s passion for enriching the lives of young children began in 2012, while she was volunteering at an after school program for underprivileged children. Over the years she has continued to volunteer for various after school and summer programs; assisting in everyday operations and focusing on being an outstanding mentor for children. While studying to receive her Bachelor’s degree in sociology, Angelina was a site director for an after school program in Albany, New York. During this time she also participated in an internship for the New York State Network for Youth Success, working to ensure the quality and availability of learning programs in New York State. Angelina excels in providing Educational Childcare and Family Event Planning.
What People Are Saying…
Owner of Perfectly Poppins
I believe Mrs. Michelle Barbera is an asset for any teaching faculty and I offer this letter of support with great confidence. Thank you.
Simply put, she is every parent’s dream when it comes to their child’s introduction to formal education. It goes beyond her
demeanor and skill with young children. You can tell in the first moments of meeting Mrs . Barbera that she is doing what she was born to do: educate, shape minds, and instill an excitement and love for learning in children.
Mrs. Barbera has superpowers. She knows instinctively how to get inside the mind of a little person, and how to help them cope and overcome challenges. She is an exceptional educator, using every opportunity as a learning experience.
Grace has been a blessing to our family. She has helped our whole family find joy in education whether through a project she created with our daughter or a new game she learned to play while I was at work. Grace as provided an amazing preschool program using an array of resources and has welcomed us all over to her home classroom. My daughter loves going to Grace’s and enjoys running around outside and looking for dolphins in the backyard. It is amazing to see how Grace can bring any subject to life so my child is learning even though she just thinks she is having a fun day with a babysitter!
Miss Grace is a kind and dependable sitter. The children all liked her and she made sure they were all clean, in bed and homework done! The house was picked up and dishes done. We highly recommend Miss Grace and appreciate how great she was with our children and her restaurant recommendations when we were visiting Kiawah!
I’ve met Grace through a common friend and felt comfortable joining her home-school group that she organized and led. We’ve been attending for roughly a year, during that time we established a good friendly relationship. I admire her education experience; ability to plan and execute the lesson plan precisely, while holding discipline; passion for new experiences for kids; restless spirit; and good personal skills. She gave me some valuable tips and tricks that I’m successfully applying in teaching my toddler.