Brandy and Dave Rodriguez - Director/Owners
We started this company back in 2007. Pregnant with our first child, we strived to find a place that fit exactly what we were looking for safety, cleanliness, friendly, something that felt like home. After months of searching we felt pretty defeated and then Brandy decided to change her career path from Child Psychology to Education. We convinced Dave's parents to move up from Florida while Brandy finished her degree in General Education. We opened a small licensed daycare in our home in 2008 and expanded to our current location in 2017. What went from trying to supply adequate care for our first born, who is now 16 (where has the time gone?) and has since turned into our love for helping children grow, learn and giving parents the comfort and peace of mind that we were once looking for. We have been married for 15 years and have four wonderful children 25, 17, 15 and 10. We became foster parents 10 years ago and we have blessed enough to adopt 2 children since then. Through this adventure, we have meet so many wonderful and loving kids. We are so happy and blessed to get to be apart of all of your families lives everyday. Thank you for trusting us with the most important things in your life, your kiddos!
Ruth Zbylski - Pre-Kinder Teacher
BIO: I am a Pre-K Teacher here at AIL. I am from Spokane, Washington but have made Missouri my home for the past 10 plus years. I finished my Bachelor's at Lincoln University in 2011, with a degree in Elementary Education & a minor in Psychology. I have been working and/or teaching children for the last 36 years. I love to watch the children learn new things, discover their strengths and grow into great people. I have been with AIL for over almost 5 years and I love my profession & each of my students very much!
OPEN - Pre-Kinder Co-Teacher
Joyce Bley - Preschool Teacher
OPEN - Preschool Co-Teacher
Angie Hammen - Preschool Teacher
Amanda McManus - Womb to Bloom Unit Specialist
Hannah Flaughter - Womb to Bloom Unit Specialist
Ashlyn Muessig - Classroom Specialist