Lindgren Child Care Center

Staff

Carol Gibson-Miller

Carol Gibson-Miller

  • Managing Director
  • B.A.S., University of MN Duluth
  • Fifth Year Degree in Early Childhood Special Education, St. Cloud State University
  • Carol has over 30 years of experience working across early learning settings. These include Early Childhood Family Education, Early Childhood Special Education and Child Care at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. Even though Carol is a Minnesota Licensed Teacher in Pre-K and Early Childhood Special Education, she also worked for a large health system. Her work there included building parent support for pediatric patients as well as improving screening and social determinants of health practices.

    Carol is passionate about supporting the caregiving adults with resources to meet their own needs. When adults have their needs met, they can turn around and better meet the needs of the children they are caring for. This infant and early childhood mental health principal informs the work here at Lindgren Early Learning Center. Carol is also a wife and mother which continues to inform her practice at Lindgren.

Kayla Allar

Kayla Allar

  • Preschool Teacher
  • B.S. Early Childhood Education, Bemidji State University
  • Kayla graduated from Bemidji State University in 2009 with a bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education and holds a Minnesota Birth – Grade 3 teaching license. Prior to teaching here at Lindgren, she was a preschool teacher in Woodbury, Minnesota. Kayla fills her classroom with love and excitement and provides a positive atmosphere, instilling a love for learning at a young age. She lives in the St. Cloud area with her husband and three children — Kolton, Kylie and Kennedy.

Kaitlyn Johnson

Kaitlyn Johnson

  • Infant Teacher
  • B.S. Early Childhood Education, St. Cloud State University
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    Kaitlyn graduated from St. Cloud State University in 2020 with a degree in Early Childhood Education.  Before coming to Lindgren, she was a preschool teacher at a childcare center in the area.  She loves the ability to teach from birth to third grade.  Kaitlyn is from the Iron Range but makes this area her home with her husband, Nathan. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, hiking, crafting and being with family.

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