Our Staff

Our staff has multiple years experience in the care of young children.  Our staff has been trained in providing quality care.  Our staff has been trained in First Aid, Cpr, Child Abuse recognition, Communicable Disease training along with training on Child Development. 
Meet Our Director

My name is Francine Donathan. I am a very proud mother of four grown children and a very proud  grandmother of 13 and one great granddaughter I grew up in the outskirts of Phila Pa, moving to Ohio after marrying my husband. When I visited Ohio I thought this would be a great place to raise children, so we did.   The experience that I gained as a mother set me up for success when I applied at Bluffton Child.    I have worked in the early childhood field for over 19 years and enjoy it very much.  I started out as a teacher's aid and soon moved into a teaching position.  At one time I was the cook for our center feeding the children healthy meals.  I became a Preschool teacher and soon the Assistant Director, while studying at Rhodes State.  I became our center Director in 2014.  I feel very passionate about providing a high quality childcare center for the children of our community. 

Meet Our Assistant Director

My name is Katie Peth.  I have been working with kids, in some context or another, since 14.  In high school, I went to Millstream in Findlay for Childhood Education and Care- and worked with kids in the associated preschool, at the YMCA, and in several local schools.  I attended Bowling Green State University for five years.  For three years there, I studied Early Childhood Education, and continued to have placements in local elementary schools.  At the beginning of my senior year, I changed my major to Human Development and Family Studies-which is the study of different stages through life, and how to work with individuals of any age and their families.  My internship was working with the STARS program at Crim Elementary.  After graduation in 2014, I worked as a substitute at Loving Care Preschool for five months.  Since then I have worked here as a teacher then promoted to Assistant director in 2016.

Meet our Staff


Sandy Leedy

Teresa Zimmerly

Kori Phipps

Jennifer Sadler

Linda Mitchell

Tiffini Mitchell

Kirsten Miller

Kimberly Schimmoeller

Tay Williams

Audrey Hazelton

Tiffany Wilmoth

Samantha Lee

Angeleca Hager


Becky Young

Dick McGarrity

Matthew Oglesbee

Libby Hostetler

Courtnee Morris