Watch Me Grow Child Development Center Staff
Meet our talented Watch Me Grow staff!
Every one of our professional child development center personnel are trained an certified in National Early Childhood Program Accreditation (NECPA), ensuring that no matter who’s on duty when your child is here, they’re in good hands.
We are dedicated to providing your child with a safe and fun learning environment, emphasizing early childhood education and enrichment all while providing a dedicated child development center facility.
Watch Me Grow Management Team
“My name is Brandie Heiseler; I have been the Director of Watch Me Grow for 8 years. I am originally from St. Louis, Missouri. I am a wife and mother to two amazing children. I graduated from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville in 1998 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, and have been working in the field of early childhood for 16 years. In 2012 I participated in Highscope Curriculum training and then went on to earn my CDA (Child Development Associate Credential).
I truly enjoy working in the field of Early Childhood Education. Children at this age are eager to learn, you can see them grow and develop daily. I am inspired by children; I love their energy and ability to learn and am grateful to have a part in their development.
Thank you for choosing Watch Me Grow. The center has also grown and developed in the past 8 years, achieving significant milestones. I am proud to have been a part of the growth of a new business touching the lives of so many children and families. I look forward to my goal is to continue to find resources in the community to strengthen the program and provide more professional development opportunities to the teachers and staff who make our program great.”
“My name is Alina Ruiz; I have been at Watch Me Grow since 2009. I started as an Assistant Teacher, moved to the Lead 3 year old Teacher and now an Assistant Director. I started working with children when I was still one myself, babysitting younger siblings and other kids in the neighborhood.
After graduating high school, I worked at a chiropractor’s office doing clerical work and it got boring, really fast! I realized what was missing in my life and that was being around little inquisitive people. My joy and passion came from being around children! So, I became a part of the Watch Me Grow team!
Since then, I have participated in a Highscope Curriculum training and went on to earn my CDA (Child Development Associate Credential). My goal is to continue growing as an Early Childhood professional. I am thrilled to be a part of the WMG team were we strive to provide quality and developmentally appropriate care for every child and family in our program; while doing so, we’re focused on having lots of fun and making sure the children are set up to be successful once they move to kindergarten and beyond.”
“My name is Julianne “Jules” Butler. I have been a part of the Watch Me Grow team since 2011, but have been educating young minds since 2006. I have participated in Highscope Curriculum training and I am in the process of completing my CDA.
I love working with children, because they are so eager for knowledge. The classroom is a learning environment not only for the student, but the teacher as well. Children can introduce you to a new way of looking at things, that as an adult you may not see or have even though about. It is all about learning together. We strive to set up the classroom so that there are new experiences and opportunities for learning in every area. Welcome to Watch Me Grow, we look forward to learning with your child.”