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Our Staff

All staff who have direct contact with your child have current training in infant/child CPR and First Aid with rescue breathing.  Each year all staff members must complete at least 30 hours of professional development in order to maintain their professional standing in our CLC.  These hours include training in child abuse & neglect, SIDS, shaken baby syndrome,  brain development, sever head trauma, guidance in discipline, curriculum, safety procedures, and other child development related areas.
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Steve and Cyndi Abbe
Pastors at Crossroads Fellowship Church

Steve has a passion for kids and a desire to impact our next generation of
leaders. Cyndi has been a life-long educator as both a teacher, coach, and
now pastor. They started Crossroads Fellowship Church in 2003. Together
they help guide the mission, vision, and values of our CLC. They look forward
to becoming family and pastors to your family.

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Pam Huffstatler
Director of Operations

I’m so excited to join the Crossroads CLC. I spent the last 20 years with the
previous Lakewood CDC, before joining with Crossroads. I have worked in the childhood education field for over 30 years and have my CDC certification. I also have a “Taking Charge of Change” through the Texas WFC and the McCormick Care Education Institute in Texas Child Care Administration and Business Practices. I look forward to being a part of a faith-based community as we seek to love your children through each milestone of growth while they are
with us. I see every child as an opportunity for us to plant a seed and make a lasting difference. I am originally from Louisiana and I have two amazing
daughters who are my world!

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Brenda Hill
Director of Childhood Development

I was born & raised in Richardson, Texas with two brothers. I now live in

Hewitt & am happily married to my husband Bryan. We have two handsome

grown boys, Bryant & Harrison (Both are Lakewood Graduates!). Caring for

little ones has always come naturally to me. Even as a young child I would

try to care for the children in our family & neighborhood. Needless to say,

working in childcare has been the perfect career for me. I am proud to

have worked with Lakewood CCCDC and now Crossroads CLC since 1996.

My certifications include: Child Development Associate Credential, Texas Child Care Administration & Business Practices, & an Associate Degree in Child Development. I am excited that we all have been given this incredible opportunity to be part of the Crossroads Fellowship family and to be able to participate in your child’s care and learning! I am dedicated to helping make this the best place for your child to be.

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Suttinee Needham "Mrs. Meow"
Room Coordinator

I was born, raised, and educated In Bangkok, Thailand. If you notice in my nickname above, I bring some of my Thailand heritage to the school as “Mrs. Meow.” But not because of the sound a cat makes, but because it is an endeared word of respect for those who teach. So when you see me, just call me “Meow.” (Pronounced to sound like the word, “wow!”). I want all the kids at the CLC to know “Mrs. Meow” thinks your kids are pretty wow! 
I moved to the United States in 1981 and my husband and I have made Waco our home. We raised our son here in the area and my husband is retired military. My position at the CLC is the classroom coordinator. I love moving from room to room, being with the kids, and helping each teacher as they navigate their daily activities. That basically means I give a lot of hugs, take care of the all too often “bobo,” and support our teachers as they work with your children. I have been working with children since December of 1984 at the present Lakewood Christian Day Care Center. 
My mission each day is to inspire your children toward the joys of learning in a loving environment. It brings me great joy to be a part of this mission each and every day. It is my belief that each and every child is a unique individual. My goal is to value and develop each child’s strengths, interests, abilities, and knowledge. Children need the assurance of being loved and cared for, while they are enjoying learning in the classroom.  I look forward to seeing your child everyday and spreading that love and joy.

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