MEET OUR TODDLER LEAD TEACHERS

Cahli Heath
Toddler 1 Lead Teacher

Hi, I’m Cahli (pronounced like Kaylee) and I have been the Toddler 1 lead teacher since October 2021. I was born and raised in central Minnesota and moved to the Mankato area about 7 years ago. I now live in North Mankato with my fiancé, our daughter, and our 4 pets. My work experience prior to Cultivate Mankato includes being a Senior Behavior Therapist at the Minnesota Autism Center for 5 years, as well as being a nanny for many years. I love helping kids learn to express their independence in whatever way that may look. I find developing communication skills to be one of my favorite things no matter if they are verbal or nonverbal skills. I love fostering an environment that celebrates each child’s uniqueness. Especially as someone who grew up with vision disabilities, I understand the importance of being a part of a loving and supportive community. When I’m not at work you can find me at home playing with my daughter and hanging out with my future hubby. We’re very big racing fans so you’ll more than likely find us spectating all sorts of racing events in one way or another. I’m so proud to be a part of the Cultivate Mankato team and love working for an organization that truly lives it’s core values.

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Katie Nance
Toddler 2 Lead Teacher

I went to MSU and got my bachelors degree in psychology. I started my Masters in School Counseling but took a break until I figure out this crazy thing called life. have worked in a childcare setting for 4 years now and nannied my entire life! I absolutely love working with and teaching kids! It’s amazing to be able to watch them grow everyday – developmentally, physically, and emotionally. I know it can be hard to leave your most prized possessions in other people's hands so if there is anything I can do to help put your mind at ease I’m only an email away! Can’t wait to get to know you and your kiddos!

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Abbey Weilage
Toddler 3 Lead Teacher

Hello! My name is Abbey Weilage and I am the lead teacher in toddler 3. I’ve had many years of experience in child care through babysitting, nannying, and working at a child care center. I attended MSU pursuing a degree in Child Development and Family Studies. Some things I enjoy doing in my free time are painting and drawing, running, and spending time with my family. I’m originally from rural Morton, MN and moved to Mankato in 2014. I love learning about different ways to teach children and help them grow. My goal has been to lead a class that is accepting of everyone and full of love. My favorite thing is to find the most engaginghands on activities that children are truly excited about. I hope for their time at school to be fun, full of learning, and something they can't wait to talk about at home. I’m very thankful to work for a company with such amazing values that I can share with your children!

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Ashley Arndorfer
Toddler 4 Co-Lead Teacher

Bio coming soon!

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Mykel Froisland
Toddler 4 Co-Lead Teacher

Hi! My name is Mykel and I have been the lead teacher in Toddler 4 since January 2022. Before being a lead I was working as an assistant in all the toddler rooms! I am currently going to school for Early Childhood Education, I was going for Elementary Education but since working at Cultivate I have realized how much I love working with younger children! I grew up in Plainview MN, outside of Rochester MN. In my free time I like going home to hangout with my family, camping on the river and going on different adventures. When I’m not back home in Plainview, I spend my time with friends and my boyfriend in Mankato. I love a good relaxation day with my 3 cats! I love working at Cultivate and getting to teach all your kiddos! It warms my heart seeing them everyday and getting to hangout with them! If you ever have any questions I’m always willing to talk at pick up or over email!

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