Our Leadership Team

We would like to introduce to you the lovely people who work behind the scenes. Managing the various daily requests and tasks that occur in a fun-filled business like ours. 
They are also the ones responsible for the development and integration of the classroom curriculums to offer your child the best learning experience each and every day.
Two Preschoolers playing in th preschool room
Rebecca Garber, Founder and Owner of World Around Us Child Care
Rebecca Garber-Churchill (Owner)

Kristen joined World Around Us Child Care team in 2017.​ 

  • She is a local of White Bear Lake! Living nearby the center with her husband, John, and their two beautiful children.

  • Kristen has her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education Emphasizing in Special Needs. 

  • She has been in the child care field for over 13 years and enjoys every minute of it. 

  • In her free time she enjoys being with her family and outside.

Ms. Kristen (Director)

As the founder and owner of World Around Us Child Care, Becca pursues her lifetime mission of providing a nurturing environment and a quality learning atmosphere for every child.

  • At the age of 24, (back in the wonderful year of 1993), she opened her first childcare center serving 20 families of Hennepin County. This initial start up sparked a fire in her.

  • In 1998, she teamed up with Barbara, her best friend and mother, who entered the business with 11 years of child care experience. Together, they expanded the home-based center to a commercial building in White Bear Lake. 

  • Along with Director's Credential, Becca holds a Master's Degree in Child Psychology with minors in Special Education and Business Finance from the University of Minnesota.

  • She is a local of White Bear Lake where she raised her two daughters. 

  • She volunteers at her youngest daughter's high school (Totino Grace)

  • Twice a week, she can be found at the Excel Energy Center cheering for the Minnesota Wild alongside her husband, John.

Ms. Kristen
Ms. Kristen
Ms. Dawn (Director)
Dawn R.
Dawn R.

Director of World Around Us Child Care in North St. Paul

Dawn has been with World Around Us Child Care in North St. Paul since 2000. As a member of the leadership team there, she manages internal operations and creates  a joyful learning environment for each child. She truly loves her work. 

  • She received her degree in early childhood education from St. Paul Tech 

  • She has raised her daughter

  • In her spare time she enjoys ! The best years! I love spending as much time outside as possible, especially walking her Chihuahua named Trouble

  • When it comes to vacations she enjoys going on cruises with her family and traveling anywhere she can.