I am originally from Long Island, New York where I graduated from State
University of New York with an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science. After
moving to Georgia, I discovered my true passion was in early childhood
development and began my career in teaching. In 2004, my family relocated to
Gilbert, Arizona where I then furthered my education at Chandler Gilbert
Community College with my Associates in Early Childhood Development, CDA
in 2014. I have been an active member of the National Association for the
Education of Young Children (NAEYC) since 2013 and a member of the North
American Reggio Emilia Alliance since 2014. I truly love teaching, and always
have fun while learning!
I live in Gilbert, Arizona with my husband, and have three successful children. I
enjoy swimming, traveling, and hanging out with my three dogs.


Hello!  My name is Ms Jacqui. I am originally from South Africa but have been living and teaching in this wonderful country since 2008. Prior to this I was very fortunate to have the opportunity to live and work in Hong Kong where I taught at international as well as local schools. The knowledge and insight gained through this experience was phenomenal. I am so fortunate to have the opportunity to work with children on a daily basis.  They bring such joy to my life.  I hope to create and instill a love of learning in every child and to make their first school experience a happy and wonderful time, where they can grow in confidence feeling ready to face the next step of the education process. I have my CDA, Child Development Associate Degree, and intend to carry on with my studies this year.



​​Hello! My name is Renee Doonan.  It is a pleasure to become the newest member of the team at Grow and Learn Preschool.   I was born and raised just South of Kansas City in Drexel, Missouri and attended Southwest Missouri State University, where I earned my degree in Early Childhood Development.  I went on to teach 8 years of Kindergarten in Lake Ozark, Missouri, before moving with my family to Alaska.  In Alaska, I feel I found my true passion and calling when I started my own Preschool, Room to Bloom.  I found that I truly enjoyed using my previous Kindergarten experience to develop curriculum that best prepared 2-5 year olds for Kindergarten.   I am also the current Owner/Director at Growing Place Preschool on Cooper and Ray in Gilbert.  I truly enjoy working with young children and their families to help them enjoy their school experiences. 

Grow and Learn Preschool and Daycare

Serving Queen Creek, South Gilbert, and San Tan Valley

Call us today at 480-279-3155