Amazing Grace Early Learning Center is a ministry of Amazing Grace Lutheran Church and serves families with children from 12 months – VPK/Four-year-olds who want an outstanding educational experience in a diverse and caring environment for their children.
Unlike an ordinary childcare environment, we provide a setting that stimulates early developmental growth, encourages sensory play and prepares children as they begin to learn about God. We are a Christ-centered community, and we celebrate the uniqueness and beauty of each individual child.
Aimee Knoepfel serves as the Director of Amazing Grace Early Learning Center in Oxford, FL. She also travels around the country speaking on various Early Childhood Education and School Recruitment topics to teachers, directors, administrators, pastors, and parents.
Before coming to AGELC, Aimee served as the Director of Concordia University Chicago Early Childhood Education Center in River Forest, IL.
Aimee enjoys a lot of coffee in the morning, chocolate throughout the day, reading several books at once, collecting children’s hardcover books, group exercise classes (where the instructor makes you exercise), traveling and lazy days on the beach. She is married to Jim, mother to Jack and Alex, and step-mother to Jordan, Jared and Tyler.
Kerri Shpur serves as the Assistant Director of Amazing Grace Early Learning Center in Oxford, Florida. After 23 years of practicing as a Physical Therapist in both New York and Florida, Kerri decided to step away from health care to allow for more time to spend with her family and serve God’s people in a different role. Her love of children and caring for others lead her to AGELC. She has completed her Florida Child Care Professional Credential and she is currently pursuing her Director Credential.
Kerri resides in Oxford with her husband Andy and twin daughters, Katelyn and Emily. During Kerri’s time away from AGELC, she enjoys spending time with her family, taking long walks, reading, and the beautiful Florida weather.
AGELC strives to nurture the spiritual and professional development of our staff. We select staff members who have a love of children and a passion to help each child succeed. All of our teachers and staff meet the qualifications set by the State of Florida and are required to have:
– 50 hours of Child Care Training –
– Local and Federal background screening –
– 24 hours of continuing education per year –
– CPR and First Aid training –
Each classroom is staffed by a full-time teacher, an assistant teacher and aides as required by the Florida statues. Below are the classroom ratios required by the State of Florida along with the ratios we employ in most circumstances.
AGELC fully complies with state regulations for space, materials, safety, and curriculum. We are committed to providing equal educational opportunities to all children and do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, or gender.
Join us at Amazing Grace Early Learning Center, where children grow in knowledge, faith, and love, guided by our caring and experienced staff.
License #: C05SU0068