Owner – East Penn Location & Parkland Location
Hello my name is Devon Raad and I am the Owner of Brookside Children’s Early Education Center’s. Here at Brookside our mission is “Striving for Excellence in Early Childhood Education” by providing a safe, fun and stimulating environment for all children, while providing a foundation for social & emotional development to lead children to a purposeful, fulfilling life to * Be Respectful * Be Safe * Be a Friend * Be Responsible *Teaching children truth and respect at an early age will enrich children with morals that will last a lifetime.We believe with a good start and a quality Early Education environment your child will thrive with many milestones along the way.It takes a village to raise a child. So as a team, Brookside staff, parents, guardians, grandparents, pediatricians, community & therapists will be committed with helping you raise a happy, confident & well-rounded child. I hope that you enjoy learning more about our center and thank you for visiting our website. For our families that are a part of the Brookside family I want to personally thank you for entrusting us with your most precious gift, “your child”.
Acting Director – East Penn Location
Hello, my name is Debi Hogan. I believe that providing the foundation to encourage a lifelong love of learning is very important. I have worked here at Brookside for the past fifteen plus years, rising through the ranks from Teacher’s Aide to Lead Teacher, to Assistant Director, to Acting Director. I am currently finishing my CDA and will soon be applying for my Director’s Certificate. I am honored to be the acting Director assisting Miss Devon in this wonderful environment for children. I was born and raised in Whitehall, PA. I have a BFA in Fine Arts: Illustration from Marywood University in Dunmore, PA. I love being creative and encourage children to do the same. I met my wonderful husband while in college. Ryan and I have been happily married for 17 years. We live in Macungie. We have the most incredible 11-year-old son ever. Noah will be attending 6th grade at Lower Macungie Middle School in the Fall. When I can find a moment to myself I love to garden, paint and sew things for our home. As a family, we love to spend time outdoors playing and watching sports and listening to Bruce Springsteen and any 80’s band. My husband and son are Orioles and Cowboys fans. I guess by default, I am too.