Mission Statement: “Building partnerships with Early Childhood Providers, Community Members,
Sublette County School District #1, and Families to ensure children’s readiness skills for entering Kindergarten.”
We provide free early childhood education programs where parents get to join in with their child’s learning. Weekly educational programs consist of free choice, hands-on activities that include; dramatic play, math, literacy, science, art, cooking and more!
Early childhood programs are offered in Spanish too. All of these programs are offered for children ages 2-5. Children
younger than 2 are welcome to come with parents as well. We also offer a variety of parent workshops throughout
the school year where parents can join, participate, learn and have fun!
Tamara was born and raised in Lander Wyoming. She graduated with her Bachelor's Degree from the University of Wyoming in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Early Childhood. She married Andy Currah and they have four amazing sons. Just out of college, Tamara started her first teaching job with Kindergarten in Utah. From there, she moved back to Wyoming and taught 1st grade at Arapahoe School. Tamara took a few years off to raise her children. When her youngest was in preschool, she went back into teaching preschool part-time. After a couple of years, Tamara then started teaching full time job as a Kindergarten teacher at Pinedale Elementary School. During her time as a Kindergarten teacher, Tamara earned her National Boards for Professional Teaching Standards in Early Childhood Education. After teaching for 6 years in Kindergarten she became and is currently the Sublette County School District #1's Early Childhood Community Liaison.
Tamara has always loved working with children of all ages, but especially young children. She loves to see their curiosity at work and loves to see them excel. She also loves working with families, community members, and our amazing early childhood educators in Pinedale.
Jenna was born and raised on a ranch in Southern California. She graduated with her Bachelors’ Degree from Chapman University, in 2010. She married Phil Mergl, who is a Lineman for Rocky Mountain Power, they have 2 boys, Blake (8), Colt (5) and numerous animals on their small ranch out in Boulder. Together they encourage both of their boys into developing entrepreneurial skills, especially in the agricultural field. They have always wanted to move to Wyoming and they were able to fulfill that dream in December, 2015. Once moving here, Jenna was able to be a substitute teacher at SCSD #1 and BEEP, where this opened a door of opportunity and she became an Infant Educator at BEEP in 2017.
Jenna has always had a passion for Early Childhood and is encouraged by the children’s curiosity and their excitement in learning new things. She is very excited to learn from them, as we are never too old to learn! She looks forward to making memories with these amazing children and building family relationships within our community.
JuLieta De La CeRda Belmont
Julieta was born and raised in Aguascalientes, Mexico. When she finished her degree in Mass Media from Universidad Autonoma de Aguascalientes she was eager to know more about the world, so she ventured for the first time to the United States. Julieta was an AuPair with a family in Roanoke, Va. There she met her lovely husband right before she left the country. After being an AuPair for a year Julieta went back to Mexico. She lived in Cancun, Mexico for 10 years. That is where she developed herself as a Wedding Photographer. Julieta and her husband are quite adventurers, so they decided to start traveling. They were traveling with their four rescue dogs all over the United States. They started in Miami, then to Virginia, across the country to California, to Washington and then in Pinedale their Jeep decided to break down. They took it as divine intervention and decided to give Pinedale a try. That was in 2018. Julieta and her husband love living and exploring this wonderful place!