Jennifer Moss- Owner

Jennifer Moss is the owner of Early Explorers Preschool! She received her undergraduate degree at Lincoln University and her MBA at William Woods University. An experienced businesswoman, mom, and paraprofessional, she has the skills needed to make Early Explorers a success! Jennifer was born, raised, graduated, and has begun raising her family in this capital city. She understands both sides of the preschool world as she has worked in offices of local daycares as well as been a daycare mom herself! You can find her working behind the front desk and her open-door policy makes any parent feel at ease to talk with her.

Brittany Miller- Director

Brittany Miller is the facility director here at Early Explorers Preschool. A native of Jefferson City, she has found this town to be her forever home. Brittany graduated from Jefferson City High School and immediately went to college to study child development and teaching! Early Childhood education has always been her passion and has since turned into her life’s work. She received her education from West Coast Baptist College and William Woods University. Mrs. Brittany works on staff training and coordination, providing support for new and upcoming teachers, plans educational field trips, develops curriculum, and provides a high quality standard of learning for each kiddo!


Ms. Darcy- Infant Teacher

Darcy comes to us with many years of experience caring for infants! Mrs. Darcy is working on her special education degree from Lincoln University. She is a friend to everyone, and makes our babies and parents feel welcome. She works as a team with new mommies, and provides a comfortable loving environment! She has a love for them that is unmatched, and her top notch care is special. Her bright smile, positive attitude, and fantastic work ethic makes her the model teacher!

Ms. Carly- Infant Teacher

Ms. Carly is our co-infant teacher, and works alongside Mrs. Darcy to ensure our infant room is the most loving, safe, and secure that it can be! She loves to snuggle and give love to our babies! Her favorite part working in that room is hearing the baby giggles! She works hard on meeting developmental milestones, and keeping the room immaculately clean! Ms. Carly is also learning how to play the guitar!

Mrs. Vanessa- Toddler Teacher

Mrs. Vanessa and her two sons are great additions to our school. She loves our toddlers like her own! She loves planning and coordinating sensory activities to help our early learners discover their world! She always has a smile and kind word. She loves to watch the toddlers build their vocabulary and laughs at the funny things they say! Mrs. Vanessa is married and has two little boys that keep her on her toes. Her favorite app is Pinterest as can be seen with the many different and unique crafts that she has the kids do. She has been a great addition to our toddler room, and we are so lucky to have her!

Ms. Maddy- Toddler Teacher

Ms. Maddy has brought a lot of laughs to our center since she has arrived! Her dry sense of humor keeps people on their toes and smiling! Maddy grew up with many nieces and nephews which definitely prepared her for life in the toddler room! Maddy enjoys reading, music, and funny tweets on Twitter to pass her free time! Maddy was hired as a temporary employee to fill in, but quickly became attached to our toddlers and could not think of a better job for her! You can find Maddy singing, laughing, and having fun with our toddlers! Stop by and say hi to her and all of our new staff as our expansion continues! 

Ms. Shawnee- 2-A Teacher

Ms. Shawnee is our energetic 2A teacher! She is always ready and willing to have a good time! The kids love her energy and fun-loving spirit. Ms. Shawnee loves her little learners! Her classroom is always full of music, laughter, and fun! She teaches through games, songs, and rhymes! Her favorite thing about her children is the hugs and love they give. Her goal everyday is to make her students feel loved, safe, and productive! Ms. Shawnee could is the best 2A teacher a center could ask to have! Parents love her positive attitude and outlook, and she can never have a bad day!

Linda Stoaks 2-B Teacher

Ms. Linda comes with three years of experience in the preschool, more specifically in the two year old room. She has a love for children that is unmatched! Ms. Linda is every child's favorite teacher, and she knows how to make each kiddo feel special! She is currently attending Lincoln University to obtain a Bachelor's Degree in Secondary Education. She loves to craft, write, and plan fun preschool activities! We are genuinely blessed to have her as part of our Early Explorers Family!


Ms. Lydia- 3s Teacher

Ms. Lydia is our wonderfully patient three year old teacher! Threes are not easy, but she makes it seem liek a breeze! Her amazing amount of kind words and positive reinforcements make her classroom such a fun and encouraging place to be! Her heart and love for each and every child helps her make the three year old room the best learning environment for them!

Ms. Jodi- 4s Teacher

Ms. Jodi is our 4 year old teacher. She comes with years of experience educating and enriching the lives of young children. She loves watching the kids learn new things! Her heart is for children and she loves especially her own six year old! She is wonderful at introducing structure, and preparing them for the Pre-K room. She keeps her room full of fun and learning through play! Everyday is a new adventure in the four year old room, and the kids love Ms. Jodi leading the way!

Ms. Amber- 5s Teacher

Miss Amber is our fabulous five year old teacher! She is excited to learn and develop as a teacher in our center. Her sweet demeanor and soft, kind words keep our preschool kiddos feeling safe and loved! Miss Amber has dreams of being a children's church leader in the country of Croatia! She loves to be crafty in her learning and showing off her five year old's art skills! She is always smiling and loving on our kids!
Rylie Miller- Floater

Ms. Rylie comes to us with three years of experience in preschool teaching as a twos teacher! She is pursuing a degree in special education and hopes to make a difference through her career. Her patience and enthusiasm suits her well as our two year old teacher! Rylie graduated from Jefferson City High School in 2016. She loves kids, family, and especially her puppy! Her musical tendencies and experience will have her room full of tunes and learning through song. She loves to play, have fun, and watch children learn and grow!


Ms. Shaina- Floater

Ms. Shaina is our floater who gets to love on all of our kids! She is currently studying to be a pediatrician at St. Louis University. She is an avid violin player and hopes to instill the love of music in her students. She is amazing with all ages and development levels, and she rocks any room she covers. We love when she comes back to see us in the summer time and on college breaks!

Charlotte Dudenhoeffer- Craft Coordinator

Mrs. D comes to us with 31 years of experience in the Jefferson City Public School system! Her ability to reach any child through an art project or to calm a child through a craft is unmatched! Her experience and patience will serve us well here at Early Explorers! Mrs. D has worked with special education most of her career and has fostered a love for teaching in her children who have also gone on to become ones themselves! Mrs. D loves to inspire, impact, and guide children through learning and academics! You can find her circling the building with her craft tote and a smile!

Olivia Moss- Volunteer Teacher Assistant

Olivia Moss is the daughter of Jennifer Moss! She will be our teachers' assistant this summer! Her sweet demeanor and big heart makes her the perfect person to work with children! She enjoys helping others, art, and orchestra/choir performances! She recently raised $5,130 for the Central Missouri Honor Flight! You can find her in every room helping with classroom duties! She is so ready to welcome and play with our new friends!

Griffin Moss- Volunteer Playground Supervisor

Griffin Moss is the son of Jennifer Moss! He is so excited to start on his playground supervising duties! He loves action figures, youtube, chicken nuggets, and blowing his whistle! You can find our cutest little helper on the playground keeping the peace!

Gary and Jan Griffin- Owner and Volunteer Grandma

Mr. Gary and Grandma Jan have been married 45 years. Mr. Gary is a retired printer from Lincoln University and has been a businessman since his twenties. Mr. Gary can be found cracking jokes in the office and playing Santa at Christmas! Grandma Jan is a retired teacher and counseling from JCPS after 30 years! Her love for children has turned from the classroom to her own grandchildren! She and her husband enjoy travelling, gardening and spending time with family and friends! Grandma Jan will be our volunteer grandma and come to love on our kids and have read-alouds in our library!