Meet our Teachers
Maryann Williams:

Maryann holds a degree in elementary education from
Purdue University.  She taught for the Penn-Harris
Madison School corporation as a classroom teacher
and in community education for five years before
moving to Carmel in 1995.  While her four sons were
small, she provided daycare for neighborhood friends,
tutored, volunteered on the PTO, was president of her
neighborhood babysitting coop and eventually opened
a preschool in her home in 2003.  Looking to move
her passion for educating young children out of the
home, led her here in 2007.

Diane Atkins
Founder, Director and Teacher
A graduate of Butler University with a BS Degree in Education.  She grew up with
dance as a way of life.  She was a member of the Coquettes (dance squad) with the
Carmel High School Marching Band.  She performed at the football and basketball
halftime shows and was in the High School production of "Oklahoma".  She has
been involved with babysitting and daycare all through high school and college.
She has a diverse background in education and the performing arts, which she
incorporates into the preschool program.  She believes that performing helps with
the self-confidence all children need to try new things and strive to become
successful at everything.  She loves seeing the little ones "come out of their
shells" and are independent with their learning.  Diane is married with two adult
children.  She founded the preschool in 1994.