Meet the Staff
My name is Alex Renyer and I am the Director of UCD. I have been with UCD for 8 years and have experience in every classroom. I went to Washburn Tech and received my Child Care Certificate in 2013. I received my CDA (Child Development Associate Credential) in February 2016.
Infant Co TEACHER
Hi! My name is Toni Miller and I am from Valley Falls, KS. I am majoring in Early Childhood Education and have worked in childcare since 2015. I have always loved working with children and someday hope to open my own home daycare. My favorite color is pink, I love to read, go hiking and occasionally do a kickboxing class! I am looking forward to working with the toddler class.
Hello! My name is Baylee Blaufuss and I'm a Sophomore at Washburn University. I'm majoring in elementary education and hope to teach kindergarten or first grade someday. I started working at UCD in august and I'm excited to continue getting to know all the kids and staff! Some of my hobbies include traveling and watching my brother play sports.
My name is Charity Hays, I am 26years old! I have been in this field for 7 years I went to Washburn tech and graduated in 2014. I love working with kids, seeing them develop everyday and seeing them achieving new things. I have lived in Topeka for 23 years and then moved to emporia with my fiancé and just moved back to Topeka. I just got married July 3rd, 2021!!
My name is Meghan and I am a Sophomore elementary education major at Washburn university. I started working at UCD last spring and I am so excited to continue this year. A fun fact about me is that I have two puppies named Bear and Daisy. In my free time I love hanging out with friends and going to concerts because I love music!
My name is Cassidy! I am from Rossville, KS. I have worked in childcare since 2017 and I really enjoy and love working with children. I am working towards a degree in Early Childhood Special Education. I love binge watching Netflix and eating Mexican food. I have 3 cats and 2 dogs. I am excited to be here and work with your children:)
My name is Allison Dunn. I am a sophomore at Washburn University, majoring in Kinesiology in hopes of becoming a physical therapist. A fun fact about me is I LOVE dogs! In my free time I like to hang with friends, get coffee, and attend bible studies. (:
My name is Josh Mitts. I am a student at Washburn University. I joined UCD as a volunteer but loved interacting with the kids so much that when I was offered a job I gladly accepted. I am a cross country runner and am majoring in Criminal Justice.
My name is Bailey Zungia and I'm a junior at Washburn University. I am a member of the Washburn softball team and I'm majoring in Elementary Education. I am the youngest child of four. I love working with little kids and helping them learn!
My name is MaryAna Barnes, I am a Junior at Washburn University majoring in elementary education with an emphasis in high incidence special education. I have a great love for children! In addition to summer Nanning, I have 8 years experience caring for children of various ages. I have experience working with children inside school classrooms as well!
Hi my name is Skylar, I am from Mulvane, KS. I play soft ball at Washburn University, and I'm majoring in Accounting. I have been working at UCD since summer of 2019, i really enjoy watching all the kids learn and grow.