Caregivers and staff at Yarmouth Day Care have more than 50 years of combined experience working in the early childcare field with strong backgrounds in teaching and childhood development.
Our caregivers are CPR and first aid certified and attend many continuing education programs to keep abreast of trends in the early childcare field.
Melinda Turner, Director
Melinda has been a fixture at Yarmouth Day Care for many years. Appointed Director in late 2011, she is responsible for programming daily activities, arranging for enrichment programs and for the overall day-to-day operations of the daycare. Melinda delights in seeing babies start at YDC and helping them grow and discover their independence and individual personalities. Melinda has worked in the childcare field for nearly 20 years, serving as a caregiver at other childcare centers and also as a private nanny. She is CPR and first-aid certified.
Maureen Capehart, Head of Preschool
Maureen Capeheart has worked with small children and in the early childhood development field for the past decade. With an Elementary Education degree concentrating in Language Arts from the University of Maine, Farmington, Maureen loves to sees the excitement in each child as they prepare to become students – learning numbers, letters, colors, seasons, and other crucial building blocks necessary in building the proper educational foundation for the future. Maureen has worked in daycare settings at UMaine Farmington, Hilltop Preschool in Bangor and has cared for children of all ages for countless families.
Brenda Tame, Assistant to Director
Brenda has four years experience working with young children, as well as and associates degree in early childhood education. Brenda enjoys watching the excitement each child gets when they have reached an important milestone. Two of her favorite topics are engaging the children with nature explorations and different sensory mediums through art. YDC is very fortunate to have found Brenda and have her join our staff!
Susan Magoon, Part Time Caregiver
Susan has been caring for children at Yarmouth Day Care for nearly 5 years. Susan holds an Associate Degree in Liberal Arts and has attended various seminars in subjects from early childhood education, reading, to therapeutic communication. Susan served as special education technician at the Junior/senior high school for more than 10 years, as well as at the Behavioral Technical Community Care system of Maine and the Hear Me Now School for Deaf Children. Susan’s favorite times with the children are when they gain self-awareness of their own special and unique qualities. She also loves to incorporate nature and science into the programming at YDC – like creating a big storm with fans and Thunder Tubes – sharing her own awe of the natural world with the children.
Melissa Stinchcomb, Part Time Caregiver
Melissa joined YDC in 2013. She brings several years experience working as a childcare provider, having worked within the school district as well as daycare settings. She has worked with multiple ages in many different settings. She loves to engage the children with hands on activities, to teach and interact with them and explore the world around them. When Melissa is not at YDC, she can be found spending time with her husband and two children.