Kimberly Zehnder, Owner
"Our teachers are really the heart of our center. They lead with enthusiasm, values and compassion."
“I have always loved working with children; they inspire me to be the best person I can be. Children help you see things from a whole new perspective. There is never a dull moment around children, and I love that!”
Lead Teacher- Infant Room
Hailey Bellamy began her childcare experience in 2010 in the early childhood program at the Technology Center. She then moved into a teacher’s aide position at Vassar high school head start and latch key. Hailey started working for Eduplay in October of 2014. She has completed her Child Development Associates in 2016 at Delta College and is currently working towards her associate’s degree in early childhood education. Hailey enjoys coaching volleyball, camping, and spending time with her family.
Lead Teacher - Toddler Room
“The one thing I love most about working with children is being able to watch them work hard and succeed at things every single day!”
Rachel Smith began working in a childcare setting in 2014 at Country Bears Daycare. In March of 2015, she began working at Eduplay Daycare in Frankenmuth. Growing up Rachel loved to babysit and she always knew she wanted to work with children one day. Rachel completed her Child Development Associate in 2016 at Delta College and is currently working towards getting her associates degree in Early Childhood Education. When she isn’t working at Eduplay, you can find her at Dance Performance Academy in Frankenmuth, where she teaches tap, jazz, ballet and kick line to children of all ages.
Jaclyn Bell Hershey
“Having children was the greatest achievement in my life, and such a blessing. I love to see the excitement on a child’s face after learning something new, and when they have conquered a new skill.”
Lead Teacher - Young 3's Room
Jaclyn Bell Hershey began her childcare experience as a teacher’s aid in 2005 and became a Lead Teacher 2007. She began working at EduPlay in 2016. She received her Child Development Associate from Delta College in 2017 and is currently a Lead Teacher for the Young 3’s class. Jaclyn has been married to her husband Curtis for 3 years and they have two beautiful daughters. She enjoys
scrapbooking, camping, biking, and spending time outdoors with her family.
Lead Teacher - Preschool Room
“I have a passion for working with young children because I have the privilege to watch children grow and make discoveries daily. I grew up in a family of 9 and I loved helping my parents care for my sisters and brothers when I was growing up. It was a part of my childhood that I truly enjoyed.”
Karen Pratt received her Child Development Associate from Delta College in 2017. She began working at EduPlay in March 2016 as an assistant Lead teacher. She has been married to Dave for 32 years and has raised four boys of her own. Karen’s son and daughter-in- law have given her a new granddaughter, which she loves to spend time with whenever possible. She enjoys sewing, hiking, traveling, gardening, and helping others. Her passions in life are being a mother, grandmother, taking care of family and teaching children.