Meet the Staff

Care-A-Lot Learning Center employs caring, qualified and trained teachers.

All teachers continue their education by taking safety courses, such as First Aid, CPR, Communicable Disease Management and Child Abuse Prevention Classes. They also attend workshops and conferences on the advances and changes in the field of Early Childhood Education. Here at Care-A-Lot, we work as a team and are all here to serve you and your child in any way possible

Miss Julie

Julie Schmerge attended Lima Technical College where she 
earned her degree in Early Childhood Development and Education in 1985. She then founded Care-A-Lot and it is now in it's 33rd year. She is the director of the center and also teaches Pre-Kindergarten classes. Julie and her husband, Leo, reside in Botkins and have four grown children and recently became grandparents to twin grandbabies, Camden & Carly.  

Miss Lori

Lori Boyd also received her degree in Early Childhood Development and Education from Lima Technical College in 1985. She too, teaches Pre-Kindergarten and has been a member of the Care-A-Lot teaching team since 1989. Lori and her husband, Jon, have three grown children and three lovable grandchildren, Easton, Everett, and Evelyn. They have their home just outside of Botkins.


                        Miss J

Julie LImbert received her degree in Early Childhood Development and                               Education from the University of Toledo in 2003.  She teaches our preschool class             (3's & 4's).  We would like to welcome her to Care-a-Lot as this is her first year teaching    with us.  Julie lives in Minster with her husband, Scott and their daughter, Makaylee.  Julie  comes to us with a few years experience already as a preschool teacher.  As having another Miss Julie could be quite confusing to the kids (and us teachers as well) we will be referring to her as Miss J.

Miss Jeanne

Jeanne Brown joined Care-a-Lot in 2007.  She is the office manager and also helps out in the classroom as a substitute teacher when needed. Jeanne is Miss Julie's sister and we are thrilled to have her as a very valuable part of our team! She lives with her husband, Jeff, just outside of Wapakoneta. They are parents to one daughter and three sons.