KinderCare officials praised Brown, who holds a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education and has been with KinderCare for more than three years.
Brown called the award “an on-time blessing,” as she is eight months pregnant. She and her husband have discussed buying a home, calling the award “a great head-start” for their expanding family.
She said work has been physically and mentally taxing as she helps students with letters and numbers as her due date marches closer.
“It’s a rewarding challenge,” Brown said. “Working with toddlers, you have your set schedule throughout the day, but it’s ever-changing.
“As an educator, you have to be adaptable and up for the change to see the rewards and see the children growing. … The whole importance of our classroom is to let them have fun and explore, and learn by doing.”