Willows Christian Child Care Center Team
About Our Team
Our professional team is committed to providing the best early care and education for you and your child. Willows teachers’ meet the higher standards set for 5 star centers through; Education levels of Associate degree or higher professional work environment. Yearly continuing education CPR and First Aid Certified.
Joan Beck, Administrator
I opened Willows in 1993 after seeing the need in our rural area for licensed childcare. My commitment from the beginning was to provide a high quality, safe environment for children. An environment that parents feel comfortable leaving their child at. An important part of reaching these high quality standards was my own education. I completed my Bachelor degree in Business Administration, through Marian University in 2004. Within this degree I have 36 credits in Early Childhood Education. I also completed the State Administrative Credential in 2000 through Nicolet College and the state Leadership Credential in 2013, through UW-Milwaukee. My focus on high quality, affordably childcare for all Wisconsin children has lead me into advocacy work through Wisconsin Child Care Administrators Association (WCCAA) where I am currently the President of WCCAA. I also sit on the Wisconsin Early Childhood Coalition.
Brenda Schumacher, Program Director
I am the program director here at Willows and the lead teacher in the Maple room (2-3 year olds). I completed my Associate degree in Early Childhood Education from Moraine Park Technical College in 2001 and the Administrators credential in 2006. In 2009, I completed the state Infant and Toddler credential through Lakeshore Technical College. Continuing my education, I completed the state Program Director credential through UW-Milwaukee in 2017. I live in West Bend with my husband, Paul and son, Dale. I welcome teaching as an opportunity to inspire and empower. As a child care teacher, it is my goal to enhance children’s learning as a creative experience. I want children to become honest, curious, creative and confident children when experiencing my teaching. As the program director, it gives me the opportunity to share my passion for early childhood education. I work with my fellow teachers to work to inspire, engage and awaken the wonder inside each and every child we care for.