Libby Lane Early Childhood Center is a quality provider of progressive early learning and childcare services for families in the Lee's Summit and Kansas City area.
The program is located in a dedicated facility near Chipman Road and Hwy 50, in Lee’s Summit. Libby Lane provides early learning opportunities for children 18 months to 5 years old. The teaching team is devoted to supporting children’s learning so they can achieve their God-given potential through developmentally appropriate activities that will prepare them for elementary school.
Libby Lane Early Childhood Center is co-located with Libby Lane Academy to provide a seamless continuum of learning for children and youth. Libby Lane is a learning community where young children are introduced to and experience the love of God to allow for growth physically, intellectually, socially, and spiritually.
To serve the children and families of Lee’s Summit and the greater Kansas City area.
To nurture the development of the whole child: physically, emotionally, socially, intellectually, and spiritually.
We value children and place great priority on the provision of a safe, nurturing, and carefully prepared environment that develops the whole child and instills in them a love for learning.
The teaching staff at Libby Lane Early Childhood Center is specifically chosen because of their qualifications and dedication for meeting the developmental and learning needs of children. All staff are required to maintain current certification in Infant/Child CPR and First Aid.
Director - Bobbie King
Bobbie King, LLECC Program Director, brings a wealth of formal training and experience to the teaching team at Libby Lane Early Childhood Center. Bobbie has been the Principal of Libby Lane Academy since 2006. Bobbie has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Work and was previously employed by the Missouri Department of Social Services as a Children's Service Worker.
- Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Work
- Principal of Libby Lane Academy since 2006.
Assistant Director - Torrie Weedman
Torrie brings a wealth of training and experience to the leadership of Libby Lane Preschool & Montessori. She studied English Education at Illinois State University with a minor in Psychology, and has worked with children for over seventeen years. She spent ten of those years as an education professional in the Missouri and Illinois public schools systems. Torrie has an extensive volunteer history in children’s ministry, and continues to volunteer on a weekly basis. In points of personal interest, she once served as the Assistant Director of feature film starring A-list actors, is multi-lingual, and infuses her workplace with a lively sense of humor. When Torrie is not wearing one of many hats at work, she spends time with her husband and their beautiful daughter, Brynley, and serves at her local church.
Administrative Assistant - Brittany Swain
With a Bachelor’s in Music Education, Brittany loves to guide and encourage children in their ability to create, grow, and lead. She brings her musical talent into class activities along with nine years of teaching experience. When she’s not teaching children or practicing her French horn, she loves to travel and exercise with her German Shepherd, Sarge.
Corrie holds a Master’s degree in English, with a cross-disciplinary capstone, along with formal training in Montessori Method through the AMS-affiliated Kansas City Center and the University of St. Mary. With a passion for education, fueled by a desire to see all children reach their fullest potential during the critical early years, Corrie seeks to empower children as learners and citizens as they are guided and shaped in LLECC’s early learning programs. When she’s not teaching or spending time with her family, Corrie is active in her local church, busy with non-profit endeavors, and reading up on the latest industry practices.
Hannah comes to us with an extensive volunteer history and several years of professional experience in the field of education. She holds an Associate of Arts in Education and is currently studying to complete a Bachelor’s in Music Education. Hannah’s favorite element of the classroom experience is building student relationships through spontaneous play. She is always astonished at young children’s capacity and speed of learning and loves contributing to the process. When Hannah is not busy teaching, she takes voice lessons, practices cooking new foods, and enjoys time with her husband and their two cats.
Leah brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our Montessori Program with over 20 years in in the field of education, 12 of which she has taught as a certified Montessori Directress, credentialed through Montessori Programs International (MEPI). Leah has also served as an Assistant Director at a school, and worked as a dance instructor at a local studio. She completed three years of Early Childhood Education and Social Work at Missouri Western State University and Longview College. Leah is passionate about Montessori Education and loves guiding children toward the mastery of new skills. When she’s not teaching, she is busy with church, family, PTA, and other volunteer endeavors.
Nancy is a great asset to our Montessori program, with her genuine care for children and love of guiding them towards success through Montessori Education. She has worked with children for over 30 years, 15 of those as a professional educator. Nancy graduated cum laude with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Baker University. She also holds a Montessori certificate from American Montessori Society (AMS) and the National Center for Montessori Education (NCME). In her free time, Nancy enjoys being with loved ones (including a brand new grandbaby), attending Royals’ games, and caring for her rescued pet dachshund, Janet.
Nicole is a ministry student with previous experience as a children’s ministry leader and a private nanny. She is currently pursuing a two-year certificate in Ministerial Studies at World Revival Church School of Ministry. She values working with children as an opportunity to impact young lives during the important early years. When she’s not working or busy with church and school activities, Nicole enjoys the outdoors and spending time with friends.
Angelina brings over a decade of experience of working with children in daycare and ministry settings to Libby Lane, and is also a mother to three children of her own. She enjoys the open honesty of small children and treasures being a part of their early discoveries, growth, and accomplishments. When Angelina is not working at the preschool, she spends time with her family and helps her husband run their family-owned automotive shop.
Natalie Nelson has an extensive volunteer history in children’s ministry and has also worked as a volunteer assistant music instructor at Libby Lane Academy. Her strong desire to impact children’s lives led her to join the team at LLECC, while she simultaneously pursues a Bachelor’s in Ministerial Studies at World Revival School of Ministries. Natalie is also a gifted vocalist, with a love for drama and art.
Lisa brings over 25 years of experience with children with special needs to Libby Lane. A gifted teacher, in 2010 she was recognized as the Classified Employee of the Year by Independence School District and has been covered by the Independence Examiner for her work in the field of Special Education. Lisa’s greatest joy as a teacher is to guide children toward that “light bulb” moment when they grasp a new concept and experience the reward that learning brings.
Amanda Silvers holds an Associate’s in Liberal Arts and a Bachelor’s in Ministerial Studies. She is a gifted teacher with a passion to see children’s lives shaped to impact their world in a positive way. She brings eight years of experience working with children, along with a whole lot of passion, to the staff here at LLECC. When she is not teaching or volunteering her time at her local church, she enjoys reading, music, learning, and laughing with family and friends.
With over a decade of experience working with children, Darcie brings a wealth of knowledge and training to LLECC. Her past work in social services, as a house-parent to disadvantaged boys, and working one-on-one with autistic children gives insight into her compassion and true concern for the welfare of children. Darcie loves art, music, photography, reading, and is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s in Ministerial Studies.
Bethany brings eleven years of professional and volunteer experience the early childhood age range to our team at LLECC. She most enjoys sparking children’s creativity and watching her students’ personalities emerge as they grow and develop in their confidence. Bethany recently relocated from California where her husband served as an active duty marine. When she is not busy teaching, she loves to spend time with her husband and their two adorable little girls.