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Purple Room

Ages: 6 weeks - 2 years old

Enrollment: 8 children

Fowler Memorial House, Room 168


Shari Mooney


Shari Mooney
Head Teacher
(765) 494-4207

BS in Early Childhood Education with a Kindergarten Endorsement

I started caring for children at a young age and I have always had a natural curiosity in watching them grow, learn and develop. After staying at home with my three children I began working at the Miller Lab School in 2006. I strive to create a calm, loving and inviting atmosphere where parents are comfortable leaving their children and the children want to come back to learn through the many activities they choose from while having fun! Seeing children reach the milestones in their development never gets old. Every day I see infants and toddlers learn so many skills from each other, such as language, social, motor development and cognitive skills. It’s always an exciting day in the Purple Room!

In my free time, I cherish time with my family, I like to travel and I enjoy singing in the Tippecanoe County Extension Homemakers Choral Club in the Lafayette area and the Melody Makers State Choral Club.


Bianca Santos

Bianca Santos
Associate Teacher
(765) 494-0240

I graduated in December 2010 at Purdue University with a degree in Early Childhood Education and Exceptional Needs.

I did my student-teaching in the Blue Room and right after graduating in December 2010; I worked in the Green Room as an aide for a semester. I also worked in the Red Room and now, I am the Associate Teacher in the Purple Room in the afternoon! I’ve worked in almost all the rooms at MCDLS!

I absolutely love working with children! It can be a bit crazy at times but the hugs and smiles that I get from the children make the crazy moments all worth it.



Kyung Sun Lee
Child Care Aide
(765) 494-0240

BS, Psychological Sciences, Purdue University

I graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychological Sciences and Minor in Music History and Theory. I volunteered at MCDLS for a semester of my senior year and have worked as a temporary aide for 6 months after graduating. Throughout my life I have dedicated a lot of my time to taking care of children. It is my goal to make sure that each child receives the best care and love that they all deserve.


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