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Meet Us

Kelly Foster, Director
Kelly Foster, Director

Kelly Foster serves as the director at Carolina Kids CDC in Fort Mill, SC. Ms. Foster has over 25 years experience in Early Childhood Education. She joined the Carolina Kids family in 1997 as a preschool teacher. She has since held many leadership roles during her tenure with the company including overseeing daily business operations and managing financial accounts. Kelly has had a pivotal role in the success of Carolina Kids. She helped coordinate and execute the opening of a second location as well successfully creating a family culture among the staff and families. She is largely known for her ability to multitask and problem solve, as well as her kind nature.

In her spare time Ms. Kelly enjoys spending time with her family and three dogs. She loves to craft and use her creativity to decorate her home and school.

Janice Brockelbank, Assistant Director
Janice Brockelbank, Assistant Director

I have over 10 years of experience in the childcare field. I graduated from California State University Fullerton with my Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Studies. Continuing on to the graduate teaching credential program in 2010, I used my knowledge and skills to work my way up from teacher to Assistant Director.

Stephanie Ellison, Assistant Director
Stephanie Ellison, Assistant Director

I have been working in the childcare field for over 15 years. I live in Rock Hill with my family who I am very close with. My precious greyhound dog named Kat means the world to me. She and the children here are like my children. My family and I love traveling to the beach in our camper. I also enjoy spending time reading and hanging out with my friends.

Gena Sarmiento, Pre-K Teacher
Gena Sarmiento, Pre-K Teacher

I have worked in childcare for over 11 years and I absolutely love it! I have worked here at Carolina Kids in the preschool classroom for over six years. I am currently in school for my Associates Degree in Digital Arts. I am married, and we have 2 cats and a bearded dragon. I love arts and crafts. When I am not working I am usually painting, crocheting, or baking!

Teri Joseph, Infant Teacher
Teri Joseph, Infant Teacher

I have been an educator in Early Childhood Education for over 30 years. This is truly the career for me. I have taught at Carolina Kids for over eight years. I am originally from Concord, NC from there I moved to Long Beach, California where I met and married my husband! We have two magnificent sons. When I am not at Carolina Kids, you can find me spending time with my family.



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2850 Old Nation Road
Fort Mill, SC 29715



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6:30am - 6:00pm
Recognized as a Cadence Education 
School of Excellence

Recognized as a Cadence Education School of Excellence

Fort Mill, SC