Mrs. Kim Barnes

Co-Director & Teacher

Pre-K Program

Mrs. Barnes has been at The Learning Center for 8 years. Kim has a degree in Communications from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. She also holds a Child Development Associate certification. Kim previously taught and worked with children at the Raleigh (NC) Public Schools, the NJ Marine Sciences Consortium and My Gym and coached girls travel soccer for 9 years. As head teacher for the Pre-K program, Kim is committed to making sure that your child is confident and prepared to thrive in Kindergarten. All three of Mrs. Barnes' children went to The Learning Center.

Mrs. Debbie Spader

Co-Director & Teacher

Nursery Program

Mrs. Spader has been with the Learning Center for over 15 years. Debbie studied Recreation for the handicapped at Maryville College in Tennessee and has an Art Degree from Art Institute of Philadelphia. She taught swimming for 7 years for the Red Cross and Y.M.C.A. She has worked at the Extended School Program at the G. Harold Antrim Elementary School for 7 years. Debbie is NJ State certified with the Child Development Association. All three of Mrs. Spader's children attended the Learning Center.

Mrs. Allison Hackett


Pre-K  Program

Mrs. Hackett has been with The Learning Center Family for 3 years. She is a teacher in the Pre-K Class and works closely with Mrs. Barnes to make sure that the children are prepared for kindergarten. Allison majored in Math and Economics while attending Lafayette College. Mrs. Hackett grew up in Normandy Beach and presently lives in Brielle.