Our Staff

Administrator – Lisa Clarke

Executive Assistant/Mequon Director: Darleen Reichardt

Mequon Center Director: Pamela Knapp

Grafton Center Director: Ashley Scheunemann


OCC prides itself in the quality of its staff. Educational backgrounds range from state approved child care courses to college degrees in Education. All OCC employees assuming a child care giving role or having regular contact with children at the center shall undergo a Caregiver Background Check and then they are updated every year thereafter. This background check is the retrieval of information about an individual’s past criminal conduct that may bear on the suitability of that individual assuming the position of child care worker.


Our teachers have SIDS, Shaken Baby Syndrome and Child Abuse & Neglect Training. Introduction to the Child Care Profession and CPR/AED training are required of each employee within the first six months of employment. Fundamentals of Infant & Toddler Care are required for those teachers hired for the under 2 year old classrooms within the first six months of employment.  All our Lead Teachers are required to take WMELS (Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards) training.

Our Commitment to your Child

Most importantly, our teachers are here because they have a commitment to the welfare of each and every child. Developmentally appropriate lesson plans are done weekly for all ages. The teachers strive to enhance the normal growth and development of your child through daily activities that focus on:

  • Self-Esteem
  • Social Growth and Dramatic Play
  • Reading Readiness
  • Large and Small Muscle Development
  • Science and Exploration
  • Creative Experiences and Imagination
  • Music
  • Pre-Academic Skills
  • Language and Intellectual Development and other age appropriate experiences