Meet Our Staff
Danielle Blanding, Owner
Danielle Blanding is the owner of Infants 'n More!! She is the mother of two with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management. She has 13 years management experience with a major, national company. Some of her past business experience includes Engineering, Budget Analysis and Management, Call Center Operations, and Supervisory positions. Danielle has earned a 90-hour Early Childhood Education certificate and is taking ongoing courses within the same field of study.
Jennifer Apalara, Director
Jennifer Apalara graduated from North County High school in 2000. Her major in high school was child development. After high school she worked with Joy and Learning for six months with the two year olds as a teacher's assistant. In October of 2000, Jennifer began working for Play Centers where she started as a teacher's assistant for toddlers and two year olds. For the next four years Jennifer was in the infant room as a teacher's assistant. She then became a lead teacher for the two year olds. In her time at Play Centers she has had many training opportunities to continue her learning in early childhood education. Some of these include but are not limited to first aid and CPR, SIDS, 45 hour infant and toddler, 45 hour Activities for Young Children, team work and communication classes, addressing children's medical needs, asthma, allergies, and anaphylaxis, developmentally appropriate practices and time in, understanding and preventing behavior issues. She just finished obtaining her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education in March 2009 with the University of Phoenix. She will be pursuing her BS in Early Childhood Education in April 2009 through the University of Phoenix.
Jennifer likes to spend her free time with her husband and son. She attends her sonís basketball and baseball games. Jennifer and her family attend Orioles games, trips to the park, and the beach. Jennifer also enjoys cooking and scrap booking.
Edshara Bryant, Toddler Teacher
Edshara graduated from Airport High School in West Columbia, South Carolina in 2001. Edshara has been caring for and babysitting children since middle school. Edshara's commitment to children has been demonstrated by her acts of kindness, such as volunteering at several child care centers and in her role as Sabbath Day Teacher at her church.
Edshara has earned her CPR/First Aide certification, 90 Hour pre-school certification, 45 Hour Infant/Toddler certificate, and is in the process of earning her Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education from Penn Foster. She plans to own her own child care center in the future.
Edshara enjoys reading, going to the movies, and cooking in her spare time.
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