Classrooms & Staff

Our Classes

Our four classrooms serve up to 37 children, ranging in age from 6 weeks to 5 years old.

Dreamers  Dreamers

Activites in the Dreamers room foster learning through play, songs, simple sounds, smells, textures, and more. Teachers spend a lot of one-on-one time with each child and recognize that each child is an individual and must learn and grow at his or her own pace. We work closely with parents to create a schedule that works best for each child and his or her family.

  • Age Group:
    6 weeks to 1 years old
  • Class Size:
    5 Children
  • Teacher:
    Ms. Tomocina

Moonbeams  Moonbeams

Moonbeams enjoy center play, singing, and lots of hands-on learning activities, especially art. In a room full of growing toddlers, the days are full of busy one-, two- and sometimes three-step directional teaching. Parent involvement and communication is encouraged.

  • Age Group:
    1 year to 2 years old
  • Class Size:
    8 Children
  • Teachers:
    Ms. Alice and Ms. Lisa

Stars  Stars

As they transition to preschool age, the Stars are emerged in a hands-on learning environment filled with art, music, science, reading, blocks, field trips, and more. The Stars room is full of fun, laughter, imagination, and curiosity. We value our Stars as individuals and support and encourage them to share their thoughts, feelings, and ideas.

  • Age Group:
    2 years to 3.5 years old
  • Class Size:
    12 Children
  • Teacher:
    Ms. Sasha and Ms. Maria

Rockets  Rockets

Learning through play and hands-on experience is the philosophy in this classroom; our ultimate goal is that each child will become an independent, free-thinking, problem-solving, sociable person, well prepared for kindergarten and beyond. If we were bragging (and we are), we would say that we consistently graduate children who are more than ready for "big" school. Rockets Rule!

  • Age Group:
    3 years to 5 years old
  • Class Size:
    12 Children
  • Teachers:
    Mr. Larry and Ms. Daniela

Our Staff

Our dedicated staff has the longest combined teacher tenure in Chapel Hill.
    • Alesha Foushee Washington
      Alesha Foushee Washington
      Director

      Ms. Alesha Director

    • Alesha Foushee Washington

      Director

      Ms. Alesha has more than 20 years of childcare experience. Her love for children and childcare began at Chapel Hill High School, where she worked in the High School Pre-K program. She went on to get her degree in Early Childhood Education and has been with Childcare Matters for 19 years.

      At Childcare Matters, Alesha works closely with staff and parents to provide a safe, fun, nurturing, and loving learning environment for all children. She strongly feels staff should give children the best eight hours while in our care. Childcare is not just a job, it has to be a love and a passion for the perfect people to work with our children.

      A Chapel Hill native, Alesha lives in Chatham county with her husband and two children. In her free time, she is a youth leader at her church and enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading spiritual books, and listening to music.



  • Mr. Larry
    Mr. Larry
    Rocket Teacher

    Mr. Larry Rocket Teacher

  • Ms. Daniela
    Ms. Daniela
    Rocket Teacher

    Ms. Daniela Rocket Teacher

  • Ms. Sasha
    Ms. Sasha
    Star Teacher

    Ms. Sasha Star Teacher

  • Ms. Maria
    Ms. Maria
    Star Teacher

    Ms. Maria Star Teacher

  • Ms. Alice
    Ms. Alice
    Moonbeam Teacher

    Ms. Alice Moonbeam Teacher

  • Ms. Lisa
    Ms. Lisa
    Moonbeam Teacher

    Ms. Lisa Moonbeam Teacher

  • Ms. Tomocina
    Ms. Tomocina
    Dreamer Teacher

    Ms. Tomocina Dreamer Teacher

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