We are excited to announce that Kris McPhail has joined our Ebenezer Child Care team as a curriculum specialist for our Downtown Milwaukee Center, located at 340 W. St. Paul Avenue.
In this position, Ms. Kris will work with the teachers as a resource and mentor regarding children’s assessments, individualized and developmentally appropriate lessons and activity planning. She will also conduct teacher continuing education and training as well as assist teachers with parent-teacher conferences and the children’s individual portfolios.
Ms. Kris has over 30 years of experience in the child care industry serving in various roles including teaching Infant-Toddler, Preschool and 4K classrooms, Child Care Coordinator and Child Care Program Manager. She worked for 17 years at a program where 50 percent of the children had a variety of special needs, and 13 years at a program that had a strong inter-generational component. Ms. Kris holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education from UW-Milwaukee as well as a Wisconsin Administrator’s Credential and Wisconsin Program Development Credential both from UW-Milwaukee. She is a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the local affiliates, WECA (Wisconsin) and MAEYC (Milwaukee). Ms. Kris is also a member of the Wisconsin Child Care Administrators Association (WCCAA). For over 10 years, Ms. Kris has been a volunteer at Irish Fest’s children’s area, and she resides on Milwaukee’s eastside where she enjoys spending time with her three grown children and five grandchildren.
Please stop by and introduce yourself to Ms. Kris if you see her.