about us

Philosophy

The term “daycare” is used interchangeably to mean a babysitting service. This is not the case at The Sanctuary Child Learning Center. We are so much more than that.  We, as childcare professionals, understand the transformative role we play in your child’s life, we know that in those first few years children are developing relationships, forming personalities, and exploring their boundaries.  We know how important it is to guide them, yet let them develop a sense of themselves at their own pace.

Our educational child care center provides a professional yet nurturing home-away-from-home environment where you and your child will feel comfortable.

Mission

Our core values are driven by a desire to nurture and develop meaningful relationships with all members of The Sanctuary Child Learning Center family, never forgetting that CHILDREN are at the center of why we are all gathered together. We want each child that attends our program to know that Jesus loves them. We pray that we can teach them scriptural morals and values, and that these truths will allow them to develop a strong character in a happy and secure environment.

 

Our Leadership Team

Lori M. Picklesimer

Director

Lori has been with The Sanctuary since the center opened in the fall of 2002. She was the Pre-K teacher for two years and served as assistant director until 2004 when she became the Center Director. She is a member of AELL (Association for Early Learning Leaders), NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children), GAEYC (Georgia Association for the Education of Young Children), and GCCA (Georgia Child Care Association. She earned her National Administrator Credentials in 2006. Lori and her husband, Keith, along with their son, Alex, have called Savannah home for over 25 years.

Kenna Hickey

Director of Administration

Kenna has been with The Sanctuary Child Learning Center since 2011.  She started with our after school program. After earning her CDA as an Infant-Toddler Specialist, she became a lead teacher in our Infant Department, and from there she has taught in each department. In 2017, she became a part of our administration team, and in 2019 became Director of Administration. She organizes all fundraisers and community outreach programs for our Center. Kenna’s children, Jasper and Holly, attend The Sanctuary Child Learning Center. She and her husband, Howard, are members of The Sanctuary of Savannah, where she serves in the Worship/Production Track.

Amy Hughes

Director of Admissions

Amy has been with The Sanctuary Child Learning Center since 2012. She started as an Infant Teacher. She earned her CDA as an Infant-Toddler Specialist and became lead teacher over the Infant Department. In 2017, she became Infant Coordinator when we expanded our Infant Department from 24 to 72 infants. In 2019, she became Director of Admissions and Head of Parent Relations. She is also a member of The Sanctuary of Savannah, where she serves as the Director of Children’s Ministry. Amy and her husband, Jonathan, along with their son Tripp, have called Savannah home for 30years.

VISIT US

8912 Whitfield Avenue
Savannah Georgia, 31406

CALL US

Phone: (912)-692-1523

SCHOOL HOURS

Monday – Friday: 6:30 AM – 6:00 PM

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