a home away from homeWe understand that when you drop your child off with us, you are trusting that they receive the level of care and attention that they would receive at home. We do our best every day to make that happen.
College Park United
Here at College Park United, we pride ourselves in being an open and loving community of faith whose mission is to love big on those within our reach, including our wonderful littles at the CDC. Our Child Development Center is one of the most cherished aspects of our church, providing us with joy, light and wonder. Our school is a ministry of our church, although we certainly do not discriminate against any other faith-based backgrounds.
Child Development Center
We are a full-time childcare facility (7am-6pm) that uses curriculum-based learning and developmentally appropriate programs to give your child the best care possible. Our mission is to accept each child as a unique individual, blessed with talents and gifts, worthy of recognition and praise, and to provide each child a safe, loving and effective Christian environment that promotes growing and learning in the light of His love.
Who We Are
Our Wonderful Staff
We are a community of educators and caretakers who have a passion for children and, while we have lots of fun with the kids, we take their growth and learning very seriously. Our staff is made up of a diverse group of people from different backgrounds, with different strengths, to help your child thrive in a classroom environment.
Merrill Frailey is best known for her glowing smile, energy, deep faith and positive take on life. Merrill received her accreditation for Life Coaching from CTA, Coach Training Alliance, an ICF Accredited School. Merrill became an ordained pastor in 2015 and is thrilled to be appointed as the Senior Pastor at College Park United Methodist Church.
Hello, I’m Rosemary Ubinger your new director at the College Park Child Development Centre. I have more then 15 years of diverse experience in childcare, my passion for connecting with students, families and staff has allowed me to use my skills in early childhood education, while balancing compassionate and misson-driven guidance in faith-based programs. I hold a bachelor’s degree i business from University of Central Florida and a Florida director credential with VPK certification since 2014. I look forward to work each day since the Lord is always challenging me to learn something new.
CDC Administrative Assistant
Dana begain working for CPUMC’s Child Development Center in 2013 as a classroom teacher. Her experience of owning her own childcare business in her home state of Rhode Island, led her to begin helping out in the front office. Two years later, Dana took over the front office. Dana is so loved by the students, they think she lives in the office and ask her often if she sleeps under the desk. Dana is a mother to 2 adult children and a grandmother.
Room 1 (1s & 2s)
About Ms. Lopez
Hello! My name is Delys Lopez. We are going to have a wonderful yesar growing and learning in Room 1. We will sing, pray, laugh, and have lots of fun! Your children’s smile make my day.
I have been teaching toddlers and 2’s at the CPUMC CDC for 11 years. I am married to Miguel with two grown sons Christopher and Michael and three beautiful grandchildren. I grew up Catholic in New York and speak fluent Spanish.
Room 1 (1s & 2s)
About Ms. Cartracia
Hello! My name is Ms. Cartracia , but I prefer to go by Traci. I am 25 years old and a native of Fort Pierce, Florida.I recently moved to Orlando in November 2020. I have been in child development for two years and have enjoyed every moment of it.
I am currently pursuing my Bachelor’s degree in Science Education (Secondary Biological Science). I look forward to being a part of your child’s learning and development. I also take pride in knowing that I get to be a part of their growth.
Room 2 ( 1's & 2's )
About Ms. Carrie
My name is Caroline Mills, but I prefer to be called Ms. Carrie. I am so excited to be with your children in Room 2 this year! We are going to play, get messy, meet new friends, and learn.
I was born and raised in Orlando, Florida. My fiance’, Michael and I are getting married in February 2022. This is my sixth year at the CDC for almost 6 years in all age groups. I have an A.A. from Valencia College and am currently pursuing a bachelors in elementary education from UCF.
Room 3 (1s & 2s)
About Ms. Angelique
Hello! I am Angelique Perez and I am so happy to be your child’s teacher this year. I treasure the time spent with them every day. Their smiles and laughter are the sweetest rewards. We are going to sing, dance, pray, make new friend, and learn together this year.
I am married to Carols and we have three boys. Isiah is a senior in high school, Elijah is in kindergarten and Josiah is in Pre-K at the CPUMC CDC. I have worked in child care for over 16 years and am beginning my second year teaching toddlers at the CPUMC CDC. I am an active member of the First Baptist Church of Orlando and am involved in the ministry for the homeless.
Room 4, Pre-K
About Ms. Kari
Ms. Kari has been teaching preschool for over 17 years. She has been with the CDC since 2009 and enjoys working with all ages. She has her National Child Development Associate (CDA) and Director’s Credential from Tallahassee Community College. During her free time, Ms. Kari loves spending the day at the beach with her husband and two busy boys, reading thrillers, working in the yard, and riding her baby blue bike around the neighborhood. Some of Ms. Kari’s favorite activities in the classroom are singing fun songs during group time, creating special themed snacks with the children, and watching each child grow and learn in a safe environment.
Room 6 (Pre-K)
About Ms. Anne
This is my third year at CDC and I am thrilled! I have enjoyed over 21 years of teaching experience in preschool and Pre-K at the First Presbyterian Church of Orlando. I attended Marymount College in Arlington VA..
I have an Advanced Level CDA and my Associate of Arts degree in Early Childhood Development and Education. I am dedicated to providing a well rounded educational experience for your children through my commitment to my own continued education in the field. I grew up in Monmouth Beach, New Jersey. My husband and I transferred to Florida in 1982. Together, we raised three children and have 8 beautiful grandkids. During my free time I enjoy cooking, gardening, reading, and family visits. My favorite things to do in class are silly songs, story time, and Science experiments.
Room 7 (2's & 3's)
About Ms. Maxine
I am Ms. Maxine and I‘m from San Diego, California. I moved here to Orlando in January 2000. I have been at the CDC for 17 years. I feel very blessed to be part of a Christian school. I have my Florida Staff Credential (CDA) and Director‘s Credential that I obtained from Orlando Technical College. I am married and have two sons. I am very excited and feel blessed to be working with your child as they continue to grow in their learning. I enjoy reading, listening to music, going to the movies and spending time with my family.
Room 8 (2s & 3s)
About Ms. Jennifer
Hi my name is Ms. Jennifer I’m going on my eighth year year here at the CPUMC CDC. I have been working with children for almost eighteen years and still can’t imagine a more rewarding job then this one.
I’m originally from Beaufort N.C. , I ‘ve been married fourteen years and have three children. Christopher is nineteen, Connor is thirteen and Taylor is nine. Some of my hobbies include reading, cooking, music and Theme parks and spending time with my family.
I have my DCF 45 hours.
Room 9 (1's)
About Ms. Marlys
Marlys is from Dominican Republic. She has been in the US for 32 years. She has two children; Isaiah, who is 19, and Lumaris, who is 17. She has been working with children for 14 years; she has been with the CDC since 2016. Marlys has her 45 DCF hours and is CPR/ First Aid certified. She also works at her church with children and has been doing that for 9 years. When she is not working, her love is going to the beach, church, cooking and eating, but her passion is spending time with her friends and family.
Room 10 (3's & 4's)
About Ms. Andrea
My name is Ms. Andrea and I have an 18 year old son. I was born in Jamaica W.I. and am now American citizen. I have an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and have been working at the CPUMC CDC for over 13 years.
Traveling, cooking and watching movies are some of my favorite hobbies. I’m looking forward to an exciting year with your child as we partner together to make this a great year of learning and playing.
Room 11 (3's & 4's)
About Ms. Lori
My name is Lori Temleton, I have taught early preschool 3’s and 4’s for sixteen years. This is my sixth year with the CPUMC CDC. I love to try new things and to have fun while learning. If there’s one thing I’ve discovered as a teacher it is that we learn more when we set high expectations and have fun.
My family is from Orlando/Sanford area, I moved from Fort Lauderdale where I livedfor most of my childhood and schooling. I married my wonderful husband, Brent in 2002. We have two amazing children. Our daughter Taylor, will be starting her senior year and our son Tanner, will be going into his junior year at Edgewater High School. We also have two dogs Peter Parker & Hopper and two cats Venom & Minnie.
I studied Early Childhood Education at Broward College North Campus 1999. A few years later, I attended Atlantic Technical College and completed my Medical Assistant/ EMT degree in 2001. Since then, I continue to take graducate courses in Educationto keep my skills up-to-date. I am a lifelong learner and will continue to seek new knowledge and skills!
About Ms. Julia
My name is Julia Blitz and I am so excited to be this year’s preschool floater. I am new to CPUMC CDC this schoolyear and so happy to get the opportunity to be a part of your child’s new pathin their lives and their academic enrichment! I have been working with children for 17 years starting by being a swim instructor and then transitioned into the role of a preschool teacher. I love helping mold those minds of theirs and am always excited for new opportunities. Teaching is my passion and I can’t imagine doing anything else.
I studied at Valencia College for a liberal arts degree and am currently expanding my early childhood education. My favorite classes were abnormal psychology and humanities. I moved to Orlando Florida in summer 2009 from Nothern Virginia. It was quite the transitionbut I am so glad to now refer to myself as a Floridian!
Baby House Supervisor
About Ms. Annie
Annie was born and raised in the Dominican Republic and moved to Orlando in May 2006. She has been working with children for over 13 years. She has completed all her DCF classes and has been happily married to the love of her life for over 14 years, and they have a baby boy. She also loves spending quality time with her family and friends. She has a passion for traveling and exploring. Traveling is a fascinating way to discover and learn new things. She also enjoys cooking and going to the beach. The opportunity to teach children is truly a gift and privilege given from God.
About Ms. Maria
Ms. Maria is in her second year here at the CDC. She is originally from Mexico. She has 10 brothers and sisters. She has lived in the United States for over forty years and became a U.S. citizen 2 years ago. She has been married to her husband Frank for over 37 years and has 4 children and a dog named Rocco. She has been working with children for 3 years. She enjoys working with children and is happy to be a part of the team here at the CDC. Some of her hobbies include planting her own vegetables, crops, and plants. She especially enjoys tending to her orchids.
Baby House, Transition Room
About Ms. Hollie
Ms. Hollie has been with the CDC for many years. Born and raised in Orlando, Florida, she is happy to call this home. She completed her DCF state-mandated courses and is CPR/ First Aid certified as well. Her dream is to one day become a Kindergarten teacher here in Orange County. When she’s not working, you‘ll find her either at the beach, in a canoe, gardening, drawing, or watching scary movies. Her big passion is her 120-gallon fish tank. “I’m happy to be with the school. The love I have for children brought me here. Being with children lights up my life and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I’m looking forward to a great new school year! What’s better then teaching, reading, singing, dancing, being silly and doing arts and crafts? Oh yeah-Giving and receiving all this LOVE!”
Baby House, Room B
About Ms. Evelyn
Ms. Evelyn has been at CDC for 2 years. Ms. Evelyn was born in Long Branch, New Jersey. She is the second oldest of six children. She moved to Puerto Rico with her family in 1966, she lived there most of her life. She graduated from Technological College of Bayamon PR in 1982, with an associate degree in Nursing. She got married in 1982 to Francisco and they have three children and two grandchildren. She was a stay home mom until her children grew up. In 2006 she decided it was time to go back to work. She analyzed all her talents; and decided to share all her love and experience in child development. God gave her the opportunity to do what she loved most, which is caring for babies. So, she started a new journey in her life in working in infant care. She has been fortunate to work with infants from 6 weeks to 10 months old for over 10 years. She can‘t see herself doing anything else. She loves working with babies, helping them with their development and needs in a warm and nurturing environment.
About Ms. Betty
Hello! My name is Ms. Betty Rodriguez. I am so incredibly excited to have yu in my class this year! I am looking forward to a year of learning, fun and adventures. I can’t wait to learn all about you, but first I’ll tell you a little about me. I was born and raised in Miami, Florida. I am currently a senior at Florida International University and finishing my bachelor’s degree in psychology. This is my first year working at CPUMC CDC and I am so excited to be meeting you all. In my spare time, I enjoy reading and connecting with nature. I like to visit state parks, go snorkeling and kayaking.
About Ms. Deja
Hello! My name is Deja Davenport. I am thrille dto be a floater this year at the CPUMC CDC. I was born in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. I moved to Florida in 2016 and have worked in childcare ever since. I am about to start a new journey into motherhood. My daughter will be born at the end of August 2021. I am looking forward to the school year and all the excitement that comes with it.
About Ms. Bonnie
Hello! My name is Bonnie Lewellen. I love doing what I do! Caring for children is a passion of mine. As a floater I get to know all of the children at the CDC! their smiles and hugs are the best part of my day.
I have been married for 33 years to my sweetheart, Blake. We have two grown children Tasha and Robby, three grandchildren, and one great granddaughter! I have been in child care for 25 years. I have owned my own daycare, been a nursery director, been a private nanny, and taught in preschools.