Ms. Laeni, Director

 I have been so blessed to have the opportunity to touch the lives of so many children while working at Providence Preschool. I have worked at Providence for 10 years and have enjoyed being involved in helping this preschool grow. I started out as a substitute teacher, office aid, Bodies in Motion creator/teacher and Spanish teacher. Each of these jobs has helped me to have a greater appreciation for the children and the responsibility God places in the hands and hearts of those that teach His children. I have a degree in Early Childhood Education and have been involved with teaching preschool-aged children for over 16 years. I'm currently going back  to school to receive my Bachelors in Marriage and Family Science.  Please feel free to contact me anytime:

 Ms. Jessica, Assistant Director

I feel honored to be apart of such a wonderful preschool. Providence is dear to my heart, as all 3 of my children have participated in the program.  I studied Early Childhood Education at Towson Univerity in Maryland, and I am currently continuing my education at Stanly Community College. I have been  at Providence Preschool for 6 years. I love seeing all of the children grow and learn. Each child is a perfect gift from God, and it is a privilege to be a part of their lives! 

     Ms. Sylvia, Academic Supporter  


My name is Sylvia McDowell. I am the Academic Supporter here at Providence Preschool. My responsibilities are to train new teachers, curriculum training, assist teachers in the classroom as needed, oversee Buddy Bounce and work with children one-on-one. My family and I moved from Florida 13+ years ago. I have been married 37 years and have 3 children and 5 grandchildren. I have been a part of Providence Preschool since 2010.

I am so excited to be a part of what the Lord is doing here at Providence Preschool and feel very blessed to be working with your children!

Ms. Michelle, Office Staff

 Hello!  My name is Michelle Hampton, I am an office assistant and Bodies-n-Motion teacher here at Providence Preschool.  This will be my 3rd year here at Providence.  

I was born in Hollywood, FL and moved to Harrisburg, NC when I was 9.  I graduated from UNCC with a B.S. in Psychology and a Minor in Children's Literature and Childhood Studies in 2009. I have 3 children of my own, Logan (7), Connor (5 ) and Hadley (11) months.  I love baking, traveling and spending time with my family.  My favorite places to visit are the beach and Disney World.

I look forward to an amazing year with all your children.  I am so blessed to be able to spend my days with the wonderful children here at Providence Preschool.  

    Ms. Lynn, Office Staff

   I have an Associate’s Degree in the Healthcare field specializing in Administrative work, and enjoyed 15 years as a Medical Office Manager/Medical Assistant. After moving to Charlotte 24 years ago, I decided I had another calling…. motherhood! We have 3 children Jordan, Morgan, and Ryan. My special interests include: Being a Plexus Ambassador, reading, painting, cooking/baking, gardening, crafting, and finding a cure for Neurofibromatosis! I spent many hours at our children’s elementary schools volunteering, tutoring, as a PTA board member and treasurer, and classroom grade parent. I found my little niche of heaven at Providence Preschool 10 years ago. I have worn many hats at our school. I started out as an office aide and substitute teacher and moved into teaching. Three years ago, I moved back into the office and took on the Specials Instruction. I love watching each child grow in knowledge and in their spiritual life. It is such a privilege to be a part of their learning journey! I enjoy watching them come into school their first day nervous and shy, and graduate proud and confidant children of God! I still cry at each graduation.  I am so blessed to be a part of a work community that prays each morning, lifts each other up when necessary, and get as many hugs as my arms can hold! I can’t thank you all enough for entrusting your child to our care.   

Ms. Reggie  

My name is Regina "Reggie" Hardister. This is my first year helping out at Providence Preschool. I am assisting in the classrooms as needed. 

I was a church Preschool Director and teacher at a Charlotte church for 11 years.
I have been married for 42 years and have 3 adult sons and 4 beautiful grandchildren.

I feel it is an honor and joy to be around your children each day.