Kids Junction Baby Junction Teacher Bios

Ms. Erin

Ms. Erin - Infant Teacher

I received my Associated Degree from UW-Richland.  Since then, I have taken many classes through work to continue my education in the childcare field.

Since high school, I babysat for families.  After college, I started working in a daycare.  After working there for three years, I moved to Madison, where I nannied for a wonderful family for an additional three years before joining the Baby Junction team in 2015.

In the summer, I like camping and kayaking with my family and friends.  I also enjoy woodworking with my dad.

Ms. ShannonMs. Shannon - Preschool Teacher

I have earned my Infant/Toddler credential, my Infant/Toddler CDA, and my Preschool CDA and I am currently working on my preschool credential.

I have been in the child care field for over 20 years.  I have worked in centers, as a nanny, and ran child care out of my home.

I am a mom to three children.  In my free time, I enjoy watching my lads swim.  I also enjoy camping and reading in my free time.

Ms. KristaMs. Krista Teacher at Kids Junction Madison

I graduated in December of 2011 from Iowa State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Child, Adult, and Family Services and a Minor in English. My passion for children stems from my love of making a child laugh and showing them that they are important. Every child has an important story and I love encouraging children to grow!

I started babysitting when I was 14 years old. In high school, I was a nanny during the summer. After graduating I worked as a barista, but then transitioned into a center as an infant teacher. I worked as a nanny for an infant girl and then as a preschool assistant. I’ve worked with ages 6 weeks to 12 years old. After working as an infant teacher for two years in my last center, I decided to move to Madison, looking for new adventures and opportunities!

In my free time, I enjoy reading, cross-stitching, making blankets, writing, and spending time with friends. I grew up in Ames, Iowa and am really looking forward to exploring Wisconsin and the new places!

Ms. ShainaKids Junction teacher Miss Shaina

I received my Assistant and Lead Teacher Certificates while attending Madison East High School. Then went on to MATC and received my Infant and Toddler Certificate, along with having a scholarship through the T.E.A.C.H. program where I attended NWTC to further my education in the Early Childhood Education Field.

I started babysitting at the age of 12 for neighbors and family. I started working in a child care center at 17 and have been in a center ever since. I have 16 years of experience in the child education field and plan on having many more years to come.

During my free time, I enjoy shopping, cleaning, listening to music, and spending lots of time outdoors. I enjoy going on long walks and camping with my daughter and boyfriend and being around friends and family.


Latest Happenings

Looking for Teachers!

Are you missing the laughter of kids in your life? Do you have a desire to make a difference in the life of a child? Perhaps a career in Early Childhood is what you need!   Click here to see our current Job Openings!        


Business of the Week: Kids Junction

Kids Junction is honored to be the recipient of this week’s Genesis Painting Business of the Week award!  Check out our interview with Robin from 1310 WIBA. 



I want to thank you all for being a part of my children’s lives for the past 6 years. I will always be so grateful to all for taking such great care of my kids. I can’t tell you how comforting it has been knowing that there has always been a safe place for them…

- Angel

Read More