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.
Amber brings both passion and several years of childcare and children’s ministry experience to the Libby Lane team. She believes that early influences are important in the lives of children and treasures the opportunity to provide strong, positive modeling and genuine care for little ones. She holds an Associate’s in General Arts from Kansas City Community College where she attended on volley ball scholarship. She is currently pursuing a degree in Ministerial Studies at World Revival School of Ministry. When she’s not working or volunteering her time in children’s ministry, she enjoys the outdoors and spending time with her family.
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.
Melissa Miller holds a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education, as well as a certificate of Ministerial Studies. She has taught, tutored, and substituted at a number of levels, and has an extensive humanitarian volunteer history that has carried her to countries such as Mexico, Guatemala, and Swaziland. Fluent in Spanish, and experienced in translation, Melissa is a great asset to the LLECC team. When she’s not teaching or traveling, she enjoys swimming, running, and mint chocolate chip ice cream.
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.
Kim has a background in Music Education and English and has worked as substitute teacher in the Lees Summit R-7 school district. A gifted vocalist and musician, Kim brings a passion for education and the arts to the LLECC team. Kim’s goal as an educator is see children’s classroom experience spark a life-long love of learning and the development of leadership skills. When she’s not busy impacting little lives, she enjoys playing piano, practicing Korean, traveling, and various forms of art.