The Fayette County Family YMCA recently announced Kaleena Wiseman as the organization’s new child care director.
Wiseman replaces Lisa Sollars, who retired Nov. 30 after seven years of service. Wiseman started her new position on Monday.
She will oversee programs at the YMCA Kid’s World of Learning at Sugar Creek Packing as well as supervise staff that provides before and after school care and summer day camp at the YMCA facility on Civic Drive in Washington C.H. She has served as a teacher in the classroom and in Early Head Start Home Base for Lawrence County Head Start, a five-star rated Step Up To Quality site. She also was a preschool teacher for Small Hands, Big Dreams in Chagrin Falls, a two-star rated site. She has served as a case manager/residential manager at Coleman Behavioral Health and as a teacher at New Hope Christian School. She also served as a volunteer teaching phonics and reading skills to native children in Arizona.
Wiseman has her bachelor of arts in Christian education from Ohio Christian University. She, her husband Tim, and their children are members of the Fayette County Family YMCA and the couple participates in Max PHIIT at the YMCA. She and her husband also participate in Spartan races throughout the region.
The YMCA Kid’s World of Learning serves children age’s 6-weeks through 5-years-old, including second shift and weekend hours. The center provides a nutritious breakfast, lunch, snack, and dinner. The first years of a child’s life are the time of most rapid learning, when attitudes are developed, patterns formed, and when one’s self concept is being established. YMCA Early Learning programs help children grow physically and mentally, while emphasizing and modeling the character development values of “Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility.”
The YMCA Kid’s World Learning and the school age programs at the YMCA are licensed through the State of Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. All YMCA child care staff are fingerprinted and screened through the State of Ohio and FBI. Staff are required to complete 45 hours of certification training which includes: Infant/Child/Adult CPR, First Aid, Child Abuse Prevention and Recognition and Communicable Disease. Staff are hired based on their experience with children.
For further information on the YMCA Kid’s World of Learning or school age programs, call (740) 333-3959.