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St. Matthew's Day Care staff have over 160 years years of combined experience caring for the children of our community. Each of us is trained in adult and child CPR, first aid, AED, and fire safety. Additionally, we accumulate at least 6 hours of training per year from the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, worth .6 continuing education units under the Pennsylvania Quality Assurance System (PQAS). All of our staff have undergone both Pennsylvania child abuse background checks and criminal history background checks.

  • Jon Abboud Rev. Dr. Jon W. Abboud
    Director

    The Rev. Dr. Jon W. Abboud is the founder and director of St. Matthew's Day Care. He started the program because Jesus said "suffer the little children to come unto me." If a child can't be home with his or her parents, he or she should be in a place where they will be loved and cared for in a manner that pleases God and gives parents peace of mind.

    Experience and Education:

    • Rector of St Matthew's Reformed Episcopal Church (January 1983 - Present)
    • Doctor of Ministry, Westminster Theological Seminary
    • Master of Divinity, Reformed Episcopal Seminary
    • Master of Divinity, Sangre de Cristo Institute
    • Bachelor of Arts in History with Honors, Gwynedd-Mercy College

  • Vickie Clark Victoria A. Clark
    Associate Director

    Victoria A. Clark has been employed by St. Matthew's Day Care since June 1985. As associate director of St. Matthew's Day Care, Vickie is responsible for keeping St. Matthew's current with Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare certification and licensing, the daily operation of the center, child record keeping, curriculum, staff training, and scheduling. She also assists daily in the classrooms. Vickie brings twenty-eight years of experience to her administrative and classroom duties, and her loving care and leadership sets the tone for the care we give.

    Education:

    • Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education, West Chester University

  • Judith Matthews Judith Matthews
    Group Supervisor

    Judith Matthews has been a member of our staff since we first opened our doors. She is the head teacher and care giver of our Ducks class, and is responsible for the daily lesson planning and instruction of the three-year-olds. Judy also volunteers her time to assist with our monthly Friday Fun Nights.

    Education:

    • Associate degree in Early Childhood Education, Delaware County Community College

  • Patricia Cook Patricia Cook
    Assistant Group Supervisor

    Patricia Cook has also been with St. Mathew's since we opened. She is co-teacher of our Bears class, and is responsible for the care and instruction of our students aged 18 months through 3 years. Patti brings her quiet loving care to her classroom.

    Education:

    • Cardinal O'Hara High School, '69

  • Janice Roberts Janice Roberts
    Assistant Group Supervisor

    Janice Roberts is co-teacher of our Ducks class and is responsible for the care and instruction of our three-year-old students. Janice brings her twenty-seven years of experience (most of it with St. Matthew's) and compassion to her classroom.

    Education:

    • Harriton High School

  • Marie Yorcee Marie Yorcee
    Assistant Group Supervisor

    Marie Yorcee is head teacher and care giver of our infant class. She is responsible for the daily care of our youngest children, ages 3 to 18 months. Marie brings over 11 years of experience and "loves her babies."

    Education:

    • R.C. Lawson Institue of Liberia, West Liberia

  • April Lee April Lee
    Group Supervisor

    April Lee is head teacher of our Bears class, responsible for the care, daily lesson planning, and instruction of our toddlers. She is a trained educator with more than seven years on staff. April also assists with our monthly Friday Fun Nights.

    Education:

    • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Foreign Language, Lebanon Valley College
    • Certificate in Christian Education, Alliance Theological Seminary

  • Dorothy LeFavor Dorothy LeFavor
    Assistant Group Supervisor

    Dorothy LeFavor is head teacher of our pre-kindergarten class, and is responsible for the lesson planning and daily care and instruction of students ages four and five. Dottie is also responsible for the care and instruction of our after-school kindergarten and school-aged children. She has been with St. Matthew's for seven years, and states she "loves her job." Dottie is a gifted artist and brings a high level of energy and enthusiasm to her classroom.

  • Justin Forsberg Justin Forsberg
    Assistant to the Pastor,
    Assistant Group Supervisor

    Justin Forsberg has over six years on staff and is co-teacher of our Bears class. He assists in the daily care and instruction of our toddler group. Justin is also responsible for the planning and coordination of our Friday Fun Nights, a bible-based community outreach program offered to children ages five and older. Justin describes caring for children as the best job he's ever had.

    Education:

    • Master of Divinity, Reformed Episcopal Seminary
    • Bachelor of Arts, Temple University
    • Associate Degree in Liberal Arts, Delaware County Community College