The Child Development Center


CDC Staff

Ingrid Amerson

Ingrid Amerson

Center Director

Co-Director - TRI Child Development Center
amersoi@wou.edu
503-838-8769

Ingrid Amerson has been involved in early child care and education for over 35 years. As the Director of TRI Child Development Center, she guided the Center through becoming an ORIS five star program. She is committed to providing a safe, nurturing, learning environment
where children thrive, families flourish, and staff are successful.
Ingrid is highly involved in the local community by being a member of Polk County Partners for Young Children and is a parent educator through Mid Valley Parenting. Her outside affiliations are the Oregon Association of the Education of Young Children, Oregon Association of Child Care Directors, and the National Association of Campus Children's Centers.

 
Carey Gilbert

Carey Gilbert

Center Director

Co-Director - TRI Child Development Center
gilbertc@wou.edu
503-838-8238

Carey Gilbert is the Co-Director of the TRI Child Development Center. She earned her Master of Education degree from Loyola University Maryland. Carey’s primary expertise is in Early Childhood Education, and she has worked in the field since 2005. Carey started at TRI in January of 2016.

When not working, Carey enjoys camping, hiking, cycling and is currently into completing puzzles.

 
Aimee Anderson

Aimee Anderson

Child Development Center Teacher
andersoa@wou.edu
503-838-8545

Aimee joined our teaching team as a WOU student staff and over the course of a few years is now the lead teacher of the Dragonfly classroom. Her special interest is in sharing the excitement of Science to preschoolers; their wondrous questioning of all that is around them lends it so perfectly with Science discoveries. It is her belief that every child, if given the chance to learn how to treat one another kindly and understand that they belong to a community will make our world a better place. Aimee brings active, hands on learning experiences for the children in her classroom. She loves the spontaneity and excitement of the children when they learn new things, and she offers them challenges which encourages them to figure out “how things happen.” Aimee is currently working on a BS in Early Childhood Education.

 
Amanda Cole

Amanda Cole

Child Development Center Teacher
colea@wou.edu

 
Kate Maxwell

Kate Maxwell

Child Development Center Teacher
maxwellk@wou.edu

 
Jim Quest

Jim Quest

Child Development Center Teacher
questj@mail.wou.edu

 
Emerita Rodarte

Emerita Rodarte

Child Development Center Teacher
rodartee@mail.wou.edu

 

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