We opened our doors in September 2010.

Hi! I’m Dawn. I am the owner, director, and Berkeley County Pre-K Teacher. I have over 19 years of experience working with young children and over 15 years in the educational field. My experience varies from teaching preschool, kindergarten, first grade, to special education. I currently hold a West Virginia and Virginia teaching license and continue to take education courses to keep up with new methods in teaching young children. My teaching license in Virginia is for Elementary Education Pre-K-6 and Specific Learning Disabilities K-12. In West Virginia, my license is for Early Education PK-K, Elementary Education K-6, Specific Learning Disabilities K-6, and Specific Learning Disabilities 5-AD. I graduated from Elon University with a BA in Elementary Education and Special Education.  I am certified through West Virginia STARS with a level VII.  I am also a mother of twins.

Rebecca Kennedy is our Berkeley County Pre-K Teacher Assistant. She is in her 3rd year with Kid’s World.  She attended Shepherd University to begin her degree in Early Childhood Education.  She is West Virginia STARS certified level II. She is currently enrolled in ACDS training.

Lisa Ratcliff is our Lead Teacher for our private preschool program. She has been with Kid’s World for over 4 years now. Overall, she has 15 years of experience working in a childcare setting. She is ACDS certified and West Virginia STARS certified level V.  She lives in Bunker Hill and has three children.

Cris Johnstone is our Preschool Assistant in our Private Preschool Programs (2 day & 3 day). More information to come.

Amanda Hartman is one of our substitutes for Kid’s World.  She has been with Kid’s World over 2 years.  Amanda was our Preschool Assistant Teacher for 2 years.  Amanda began her early childhood education in high school where she had hands-on experience working with preschool aged children.  She has many years of experience with preschool aged children through teaching dance.  Amanda is West Virginia STARS certified level II.  Amanda is also a certified EMT.


Lindsay Shunk is our Lead Pre-K Teacher for our Before & After School Care Program.  She has been with Kid’s World over 3 years.  She received her Associates degree in August 2015 and is ACDS certified.  She is currently working on her Bachelor’s in Education.  Lindsay is West Virginia STARS certified level IV.

April Jones is our Lead Before Care Teacher & now our Monday/Wednesday Private Preschool Teacher.  She has lived in Inwood with her husband for 22 years. Her and her husband have one child; a daughter who attends Shepherd University. She maintained a Pre-K teacher position for 11 years at a nonprofit organization.
She is currently enrolled an Occupational Development Degree in Early Childhood.   April is West Virginia STARS certified level II.
Kids World is helping her fulfill her passion for the Pre-K children of south Berkeley County and their families.
Bree Banks is one of our After School Teachers.  She comes to us from New York.  More information to come.
Angie Timberlake is our Support Staff for Berkeley County Pre-K.  More information to come.

Information on Permits & Certificates:

  • DHHR Child Care License
  • CPR & First Aid Certified (Infant, Child & Adult) ~All Staff
  • Child Care Center Permit & Food Service Permit from the Health Department
  • Occupancy Permit
  • Lead Safe Environment