Ms. Katie
Classroom: Junior Kindergarten 

  • Bachelors of Science Degree in Early Childhood/Elementary Education from Bloomsburg University
  • Pennsylvania Teaching Certificate Birth - 6th Grade 
  • Child Care Experience: 15 Years
  • Edison Staff Member Since: August 2018


Ms. Katie says, “Edison is such a beautiful center to educate children that is run like a school. The curriculum is challenging and prepares the children well for kindergarten.”





Ms. Madison
Classroom: Infant A


  • Graduate of North Pocono High School
  • Child Care Experience: 3 Years
  • Edison Staff Member Since: March 2018


​During high school, Ms. Madison worked with children at Happy Trails Horse Stables as a tour guide. She has also spent numerous years providing in-home care for children ages 6 months to late teens, including those with disabilities. 

Ms. Madison was introduced to Edison and was placed into the Early Preschool classroom, and instantly fell in love with the students. "The moment I met these children, I knew this was where I wanted to stay." She now enjoys the infants and gets so excited when a child develops a new skill. 

Ms. Chrissy
Teaching Assistant


  • Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education from Keystone College
  • Child Care Experience: 15 years
  • Edison Staff Member Since: September 2018


Ms. Chrissy has sent her son here to Edison. She loved it so much she wanted to become a member of our team. She says, "Edison provides a safe place for children and a great atmosphere to work. I enjoy working with children and after sending my own son here for 3 years I knew that I would love the opportunity to work here."

Ms. Samantha
Classroom: Infant B


  • ​Graduate of Lakeland High School
  • Child Care Experience: 8 Years
  • Edison Staff Member Since: February 2019


​After enrolling her daughter here at Edison, Ms. Samantha quickly joined our staff. She says, "The atmosphere at Edison is very positive and uplifting. She enjoys working with children. Knowing that she had a part in their developmental process makes here feel great." 







Ms. Samantha
Classroom: Toddler A & B (1 year old's)


  • Bachelors Degree  
  • Child Care Experience:
  • Edison Staff Member Since: January 2019









Ms. Samantha
Classroom: Pre-Kindergarten 4


  • Bachelors of Arts Degree in Art Education from Marywood University
  • ​Pennsylvania Teaching Certificate Pre-K - 12th Grade
  • Medal of Excellence in Art Education
  • Child Care Experience: 10 years
  • Edison Staff Member Since: November 2017


Ms. Sam has been involved with young children since 2008. Along with working at Edison, she has also taught a dance class for the past ten years with children ages 3 to 16. Additionally, she has been teaching an art class with children ages 5 to 15 for the past 4 years. She says, “My goal is to simply keep getting better; to be a teacher my students will remember, as I remember so many of my wonderful teachers.”

Ms. Sam sees Edison as a “facility that truly cares about the well-being of its students.” She says, “The atmosphere is positive, the building is beautiful, and the staff is a team with endless support.” Working with children has been and interest of Ms. Sam’s since she was a child herself. “I love seeing them grow and knowing I have played a part in that development.”

Since becoming a teacher Ms. Sam says, “I knew it was the perfect choice; I can’t imagine being this happy doing anything else!”


Meet Our Educators

Carbondale Center 

Ms. Allie
Classroom: Early Preschool B (older 2 year old's)

  • Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential received from Keystone College
  • Child Care Experience: 12 Years
  • Edison Staff Member Since: October 2010


Aside from being a mother herself, Ms. Allie has always been involved with children. Whether it was simply babysitting or coaching multiple cheerleading squads, she has been passionate about helping children develop and move forward with their fine motor and gross motor skills.

Edison has become the perfect place for Ms. Allie to exemplify her passion. As an adventurous person outside of the classroom, she loves to get her students moving! She says, “I take pride in watching my students fine motor and gross motor skills develop because of their experiences in my classroom.”

Ms. Morgan
Classroom: Kindergarten 

  • Bachelors of Science Degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Penn State University
  • Pennsylvania Teaching Certificate Pre-K - 4th Grade
  • Child Care Experience: 4 Years
  • Edison Staff Member Since: August 2017


"My goals as an educator are to create a learning environment that ensures student success, be flexible in my teaching practices, and develop learning activities that spark the interests of my students." Ms. Morgan strives to create the most positive learning environment so her students can reach their full potential. 


Ms. Morgan believes individual growth is encouraged by allowing mistakes, reflecting on and correcting mistakes, and a positive attitude. "It is my priority to help students maintain a positive attitude and develop a love for learnig through success."


Ms. Brook
Classroom: Early Preschool A (younger 2 year old's)

  • Bachelors of Arts Degree in English from East Stroudsburg University
  • Currently Earning Directors Credential from Lackawanna College
  • Child Care Experience: 4 years
  • Edison Staff Member Since: January 2018


Ms. Brooks’ passion for childcare derived from her experiences volunteering at her hometown daycare facility. She says, “Although I did not go to school for education, I always knew I wanted to work in a classroom setting.”

“When I first came to Edison, it reminded me of the daycare I both attended as a child and volunteered at as a college student; that is how I knew this was going to be a great place to work,” Ms. Brook explains.

Ms. Brooks’ passion for writing is what drives her to push her students to enhance their fine motor skills. She says, “It is so fulfilling to watch a child exemplify a lesson I have taught them, especially when they will carry that lesson with them forever.”

Ms. Kylah
Substitute Teacher

  • Currently earning a Bachelors of Science Degree in Secondary Education from Keystone College
  • Child Care Experience: 3 years
  • Edison Staff Member Since: October 2017


Ms. Kylah has a large family and has been watching children for a long time. She enjoys playing and learning with children of all ages. She says, "I chose Edison because of my love for children, and being able to first hand watch them grow and learn in an educational environment."

Ms. Melissa
Classroom: Pre-Kindergarten 3

  • Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education from the McCann School of Business with credits in Special Education from East Stroudsburg University
  • Child Care Experience: 15 Years
  • Edison Staff Member Since: January 2018


Since becoming a mother herself, Ms. Melissa knew she wanted to teach young children. She says, “I loved everything about watching them grow and wanted to continue to help others do the same.”

After being at Edison for a short time, Ms. Melissa is enjoying her time very much; “I love the classrooms, curriculum, co-workers, and families. It’s a community that is supportive and kind, which is hard to find elsewhere.”

Aside from cooking, reading, and being outside with family, Ms. Melissa is looking forward to continuing her education so she can continue teaching and furthering her career!

Mrs. Dawn Toolan

Owner/Director


  • Bachelors of Science Degree in Education from Central Connecticut State University
  • Pennsylvania Teaching Certificates in Early Childhood Education Private Schools, Earth Science, and General Science
  • Directors Credential from Marywood University
  • Child Care Experience: 20 years
  • Opened Edison: September 2007


Ms. Pam
Classroom: Toddler A (1 year old's)

  • Bachelors of Science Degree in Professional Studies from Misericordia University
  • Associates Degree in Human Services from Misericordia University;
  • Certificate of Geriatric Management
  • Child Care Experience: 20 Years
  • Edison Staff Member Since: August 2017


Ms. Pam has been involved with young children for many years. Coincidentally, she was a TSS worker and frequently visited her client at Edison. She says, “When I first visited Edison, I fell in love with the center and knew I wanted to become a team member.”

Ms. Pam began her career with little ones and has always been interested in the studies of a child's life span. After 20 years of other positions, she is happy to say, “After 20 years, I am happy to have ended up with what I love the most, teaching these little ones.”

Besides traveling, Ms. Pam enjoys spending time with her three grandchildren, which has only grown her passion for working with young ones. “I am so grateful to be a team member here at Edison and honored to be a stepping stone in each child’s growth and development.”

Ms. Julianna
Substitute Teacher

  • Currently earning a Bachelors of Science Degree in Education from 
  • Child Care Experience: 
  • Edison Staff Member Since: 








Ms. Morgan
Teaching Assistant

  • Currently earning a Bachelors of Science Degree in Human Development & Family Studies from Penn State University
  • Child Care Experience: 3 Years
  • Edison Staff Member Since: October 2017


Ms. Morgan's passion for teaching was inspired by her experience as a "big buddy" at the Lakeland Little Tykes Preschool Program. Since then, she "couldn't imagine doing anything else."


Ms. Morgan began her career at Edison in October of 2017. she says, "Edison puts their student first. The relationships I've developed with the staff and parents makes this center feel like home!"


Inspired by her teachers at Lakeland, Ms. Morgan plans to graduate from Penn State and continue the job she loves. She explains, "The hands on experience I have gained here has benefited my education tremendously. Working with these students has been wonderful; I can't wait to be a teacher!"

Ms. Mary
Classroom: Toddler B (1 year old's)


  • Early Childhood Education Credits from Penn State University
  • Child Care Experience: 14 Years
  • Edison Staff Member Since: January 2019


​Ms. Mary enjoys watching children grow and develop. She says, " I chose Edison because of the welcoming and professional environment. The families and staff here are so wonderful to work with. I have two children of my own and I have finally found the perfect place for them to learn and grow as well." 





​​Ms. Melissa

Assistant Director

  • Bachelors of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education from Keystone College
  • Pennsylvania Teaching Certificate Birth - 3rd Grade
  • Director Credential from Lackawanna College
  • Child Care Experience: 10 years
  • Edison Staff Member Since: January 2014


Ms. Melissa entered the education field because of her love for children. “Watching them learn and grow individually is so rewarding,” she says.

Along with teaching, Ms. Melissa and her husband own their own business. They have a family dairy farm where you can find and participate in a corn maze and pumpkin patch!

“Edison is such a great private school that focuses on educating children at such a young age. The atmosphere is professional and the learning environment is academic, fun, and caring.” Ms. Melissa explains about why she chose Edison.


Ms. Alyssa
Teaching Assistant


  • Currently earning a Bachelors of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education from Keystone College
  • Child Care Experience: 3 Years
  • Edison Staff Member Since: April 2017


Ms. Alyssa says, “Edison is very devoted to providing a great foundation for each child’s academic career. The staff here at Edison work together to provide a safe and fun learning environment.” She enjoys working with children of all ages.