Cuddle Cubs Staff

Shannon Cowley

Hello! My name is Shannon Cowley. My career at Friends Child Care Center began in 1994 when I came to work as a student teacher. Several months later, I accepted a position as an assistant teacher, eventually becoming a lead teacher first in the infant room and later with young toddlers in our Cuddle Cubs class. Beginning in 2017, I also began working with the Director in the office during the afternoon hours as her administrative assistant. I have an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. I have a large extended family of three kids, six bonus kids and 12 grandchildren. My three children are all graduates of FCCC and it’s not unusual to see one of them visiting their former teachers.


Ericka Davis

I was born in 1987. I’m the oldest of five kids. I have three sisters and one brother. I have a daughter (Naiyana) and son (Naikeem).
I graduated from Edison H.S. in 2005. I started working at Friends Select School for Metz Culinary Management in 2006. I started working in the After School Program at Friends Select in 2011. For four years, I did both jobs there, food service and the ASP Program.
In the summer of 2012, I started working at Friends Child Care Center as a substitute teacher. I have returned to work each summer for a few years before accepting a full time assistant teacher in the Cuddle Cubs class. I love it here. I have obtained my Child Development Associate certificate
I love working with children. I hope to further my education in Early Childhood Education in the near future.

April Turner

My name is April Turner. I am pleased to be on board with you as we work together to give your child all the elements they need to grow as unique, fun loving individuals.I have over six years of experience working in child care. I have taught all age groups. I am not only here to teach, but to learn as well. I believe that the children are our future. So as a team, it is our job to invest and grow as one.

Andrea Shevon Thomas

Hello my name is Andrea Shevon Thomas. I have been a part of Friends Child Care Center family since 2014, and I am very happy to provide care and safety for the children in our care. It is a pleasure to come to work each and every day. The children are delightful, and my coworkers are amazing. I love the greetings from the parents and the entire work environment. The children are loved and cared for in a very clean, orderly and professional atmosphere.
This is truly an awesome place to work and a safe haven for children.



Classroom Resources

Cuddle Cubs Welcome Letter

Welcome To The Cuddle Cubs

CC Daily Schedule

CC Classroom Goals

September 2020

October 2020




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