Christine Collins


Ms. Christine Collins has been our Director since October 2005. She used to be SEA's Lead Infant/Toddler Teacher. Previously she worked with students age 3–5 years at Head Start, most notably at First Things First (a school for African Refugees) and Mesa College Child Development Center.

Ms. Collins was also the Lead Infant/Toddler Teacher at Childtime. She has been in the Child Development Field since 1996.

She has an A.A Degree in Liberal Arts and an A.S. Degree in Child Development from Mesa College. She also has a CTC Child Development Site Supervisor Permit and has completed the Program for Infant Toddler (PITC) care training.

She obtained her Master's degree in Education in August 2013 and her B.A. in Early Childhood Education Administration from Ashford University in May 2012.   She is currently working on her doctor's degree in education from Capella University.

Because she's worked with families for so many years, she brings a human touch to the Director's position and really strives to make your family's experience here at SEA the best it can be!

Taylor Markevicz

Assistant Director

Ms. Taylor Markevicz is our amazing Assistant Director. She has been a part of our SEA family since 2010 and she was promoted to this position in 2017 after being a teacher here for many years.

She is currently working towards her bachelor’s degree in early childhood education administration. She brings her vast experience as a teacher to our management team and helps ensure that SEA continues to function at it’s very best!

Theresa Basanec

Office Manager

Ms. Theresa Basanec is our amazing Office Manager. She has been with SEA since December 2009. She handles all the office billing, answers phones, greets the families in the morning and does other office related work.

She attended the University of Wyoming and has her B.S. in Parks & Recreation with a minor in Public Administration.

During her summers while attending college, she was involved with running the summer programs for children at the Parks & Recreation Department in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Prior to working at SEA, she spent  25 years working and running her own Travel Agency.  She has been a great addition to our office team.

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