Meet Our Blog Authors!

Joni Levine is the webmaster and lead instructor for Child Care Lounge. She has been in the field of Early Childhood Education since 1981. She has a B.S. in Early Childhood Education and an M.Ed in Instruction and Learning with a minor in Curriculum Design and Development.



Janine Diller is a Consultant for Child Care Lounge. She has also helped to create some of the course materials. Janine has her B.S. in Secondary Education Social Studies with minors in History, Anthropology and Music and her M.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction. Some of her professional experiences include: Middle and High School Social Studies Teacher, Clinical Instructor for students with mental, emotional and behavioral health issues, Therapeutic Staff Support for children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Preschool teacher, and Nanny. Janine currently resides in Freeport, Pennsylvania with her husband Jim and her daughter Brianna.

Carly Darling Bouch is the Office Manager for Child Care Lounge. She has a degree in psychology and an Elementary Education certificate. In addition to Child Care Lounge, Carly also works as Therapeutic Staff Support. Carly lives in the eastern suburbs of Pittsburgh with her husband, Ray. She enjoys spending her spare time with her three nephews.

Ellen Small is the Marketing Manager at Child Care Lounge. She is a former Pre-k/Kindergarten teacher who worked in a child care setting. She now specializes in marketing and graphic design. In her spare time, she performs in local community theater. She lives in Pittsburgh with her husband Chris, stepson Ryan, as well as their 5 cats and a dog!

Kay Mishkin has been providing child care in her home in Maine for over 30 years. She holds a BA and MA , both in education, but has learned the most from the children in her care. That includes her 2 sons, now adults, and her 5 grandchildren. Over the years she has been involved in the training of providers, including Second Helping, and as an adjunct instructor at local colleges. In her leisure hours, she can be found gardening, reading, taking walks, creating art quilts or engaging in lively scrabble games (is there such a thing?) with her husband, David. Meet Kay on Youtube, search Kay Mishkin/Tom Allen.


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