Meet Our Teachers & Support Staff
- Abbi OAbbi O
Hi my name is Ms. Abby, and I 've been working at Prime Time for about 4 years now. I went to Prime Time as a Child, so it has been so much fun getting the chance to work here now with some of the teachers that taught me. I graduated from Northern High School in 2011. I love sports, and i'm a big Maryland & Louisville fan. I also love books and anything sweet. 🙂
Hi I am Ms. Bliss, I was born on April 4th and have 3 older siblings. I also have 6 nephews and 2 nieces that I love to death. I am currently going to school to obtain my degree in Early Childhood & Early Elementary Development. I love spending time with my family and friends whenever possible. I love going to the beach or any place new. I like to go shopping and buying new things. My favorite animal is a monkey, They are just so cute! I also love to go to car shows and watch cars race! My whole life I have been around children and I love working with them. I am currently expecting my own baby boy in February.
Hello, I am Brenda (Bren) Tyrrell, Co-Owner and Director of Prime Time Children’s & Youth Activity Center. I worked for PEPCo, in Washington DC for 11 years and was looking for child care for my daughter in Calvert County and could not find the quality I was seeking, I came home countless evenings and voiced my concerns with my husband Ron. He suggested that since I had gone to college to be a Teacher before PEPCo and had experience in Business that I open a child care program and offer the quality that the children deserved. I took that and ran with it, opening our first center in Chesapeake Beach for 43 children and within 5 years built and opened the buildings now known as Prime Time Children’s & Youth Activity Centers. I worked in personnel, drafting and energy conservation with PEPCo and gained experience running an Association for them putting my education in business to work, then with the opening of prime time put my degree in early childhood education to work and followed that with a degree in Day Care Management. I was hired as a Consultant by the Calvert County Board of Education to develop and manage the Judy Center child care program along with prime time and are both a State and National Validator of high quality programs seeking accreditation and a MSDE State Approved trainer. My education and experience has helped me but being a parent has guided me through the entire process of operating a high quality, in fact award winning, state and nationally accredited child care program. The best part of it all is being able to share this with my family, from children, grandchildren, husband, brothers, sister-in-laws, nieces, nephews, father, mother and even grandmother! Looking back we should have called it ‘A family Affair’ because that is what it has become, and I cherish that. Not only my immediate family which is precious to me, but to the children and their parents that become an intricate part of the ‘prime time family’ as we guide them sharing experiences and memories along the way.
- Brittany A.Brittany A.
My name is Brittany Arthur and I'm an outgoing and creative individual. I am currently enrolled in the College of Southern Maryland to major in secondary education. In the future I hope to become either an art teacher or an art therapist. Art has always been a major part of my life and I hope to help others learn about life through art. Ever since I was a toddler I have always been encouraged to pursue art because of how easily I can portray a thought through pictures. I started working at Prime Time a year ago to help me decide upon if I want to become a teacher and if so what age group would I like to teach. However, my year of working here isn't my first experience with child care. I started at Prime Time when I was a little over a year old and I stayed here until I was 13 years old and a C.I.T (counselor in training). I returned to Prime Time about 5 years later as a teacher's aid and I hope to become a group leader like my mom was (Mrs. Barb) in the near future. My family is very important to me and I have lived in North Beach with my mom, dad, sister and turtles for 18 years now. I love teaching, Disney movies (especially tangled), doctor who, art and coffee.
I am Candi Brooks. I was born on June 2nd in Calvert County. I have been working with children for 16 years. I have enjoyed working with children ever since I had my first son. I graduated from Calvert High School. On my free time I enjoy spending time with my family, going different places, and adventuring out. I love spending time with my grandchildren and going shopping. My favorite places are Ashley Stewart, Bath and Body Works, Walmart, Texas Roadhouse, Cheddar's and Cold stone. I have 3 children and 4 grandchildren and they are my world!
Hi! My name is Caryn. I was born on May 17th in Prince Frederick, Maryland. I graduated from Calvert High School in 2003. My interest working with children grew in high school when I was apart of a career opportunity class, where I left school early to work in a child care center. In 2004, I started my career at Prime Time and have taken continued education trainings every year to enhance my knowledge in the field. Between my years at Prime Time and my education trainings, I have learned to love the child care field even more. It is truly amazing to have the opportunity to watch children grow every year and impact their lives in a positive way.
Aside from work, I am a mother of two daughters, Caydee and Ranee. When I am not working I like to spend my time with them, shop, watch movies, and make crafts at home with my girls. I also love animals and am a proud owner of two dogs and 2 cats. I feel very lucky to be a part of the Prime Time team!
I have enjoyed working in the field of Early Childcare for 30 years. I take pride in helping families get the best care that they can here at Prime Time. I provide a positive environment for their children's physical and emotional wellbeing. With my knowledge and experience in Early Childhood Development, kids will feel safe, nurtured, loved, and appreciated.
I am a resident of Chesapeake Beach. I live with my boyfriend, Glenn and we have a dog, Rocky. I am a mother of two children. I have a son who is a US Marine, and a daughter that recently graduated from Northern High School. I enjoy the outdoors when I go on nature walls such as the old rail road trestle trail at Fishing Creek located here in "The Beach". My favorite books to read are written by James Patterson. I am working on completing my Associates of Applied Science in Early Childhood Development. I look forward to a spring graduation in May, 2016.
I am Ms. Heather and I have been working with children for over 10 years now. I began working at Prime Time when I was in high school. I had taken a Child Development course and discovered my love for children. I have taken numerous classes and trainings throughout my career including, 45hr infant and toddler training, 90hr senior staff training, along with MMSR (Maryland Model for School Readiness) training, VIOLETS (Vocabulary Improvement and Oral Language Enrichment Through Stories) and my CSEFEL (Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning). I enjoy working with children because it's fun and rewarding. Seeing a child smile in the morning always seems to brighten my day.On a more personal note, I am married and have a beautiful daughter Chloe and a handsome son Tucker. I enjoy listening to music, hiking, volunteering at North Beach Volunteer Fire Department, working out, scrapbooking, taking pictures, shopping (Khols, Target, etc.) and spending time with my family. My favorite thing to do is travel. I enjoy seeing new places and learning about different cultures and all the different foods. That's me! 🙂
- Jessica T.Jessica T.
Hi I am Jessica (aka Jess). I was born on April 21st in Pittsburgh, PA. Go Steelers! Being drawn to work with children began on November 16th 2007 when I had my baby boy. I came to Prime Time because of the great reputation they have and the high quality of care they offer. I graduated from Patuxent High School and have taken many hours of continues training since coming to Prime Time. When I am not working I like to spend time with my son and boyfriend. I love to shop at the mall and love anything Steelers! I love the color pink and animal print.
My name is Jeannie Pizza and I was born and raised in the Washington Metro area. I have been working with children for more than 25 years. I have been with Prime Time for 11 years and have been working in the Jungle for the last 6 years. When I'm not working I enjoy spending time with family and friends, and shopping!
My name is Joey Wyrostek and I was born and raised in Maryland. I am originally from Anne Arundel County but have made Calvert my home for the last 15 years. I have been working with children for over 14 years and have been a part of the Prime Time family for over 7 years. I am married with 2 daughters. I have my Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education. When I'm not working I enjoy watching my children play sports, baking and watching the National, Capitals and Redskins. Football is my favorite!
I was born on April 10th in Washington DC. I started working for Prime Time in high school and when I graduated I want onto other adventure for a couple of years. Only to realize I missed working with children. I came back to Prime Time in '99 and have enjoying my job ever since. I have taken several childcare classes and continue to. I have two very wonderful daughters that I have the privilege of bring them to work with me every day. I enjoy time with my family and I also enjoy getting out on my motorcycle as often as possible to between Miley & Harley’s soccer games and dance classes. I enjoy built and create Ms. Bren's visions and creations for the children to enjoy.
Hello! My name is Ms. Keisha (Lakeisha Butler). I'm married and have two beautiful boys that attend Prime Time. My kids have been a part of Prime Time since my oldest who is 6 now was 2 1/2 years old. During my high school years I took the courses child development 1 and 2. I'm continuing my education with child care classes at the College of Southern Maryland for my degree. I love working with kids. I enjoy seeing how much they succeed and change over the years. I enjoy working at Prime Time, not only do I enjoy my job but also the team I work with. On my free time I love spending time with my family and SHOPPING LOL! If you have any questions please feel free to ask.
My Name is Kelsie Phillips and I was born on September 11th. Ever since I was a kid at Prime Time, I knew that I wanted to work with children and make a difference in their lives. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family, reading books, and shopping. My favorite places to shop are Bath and Body Works, TJ Maxx, Kohl's, and Walmart. My favorite places to grab something to eat are Mexico, Carrabbas, and Texas Roadhouse. I have been working at Prime Time for a over 7 years and love every second!
- Kristina M.Kristina M.
I went to Prime Time in my diaper days up until I was 7 years old. I loved it here so much that I came back in June of 2016 to work here! During the school year you can find me in the office with Ms. Brenda but during the summer I go from classroom to classroom as a floater. I love working with children because everyday is different with them and they never fail to make me laugh! When I'm not at Prime Time, I'm either working on my school's yearbook or watching Real Housewives.
My co-workers consider me hardworking, patient, and gentle.
I am Olivia Jones; I was born on May 31st in Calvert County Maryland. I graduated from Northern High. When I am not working I like to read love stories, shop and watch my favorite team the DALLAS COWBOYS, YES THE DALLAS COWBOYS. My favorite colors are green, purple and orange. Being drawn to work with children began when I became a single parent. I have been working at Prime Time for over 20 years. I absolutely love it.
Mr. Rob has been teaching at Prime Time for over 12 years. He is working towards a degree in Elementary Education. In his spare time he enjoys working on music in his home studio and fishing when ever he can. Mr. Rob has been an Orioles fan his whole life. He enjoys the early childhood setting because the children are little scientists at heart and curious about the world around them.
Hi, I am Ron Tyrrell. I came into this business by listening to my wife and trying to figure out a plan to make her wishes and dreams a reality. With her devotion and my support we were able to open Prime Time by our daughters 3rd birthday and have it ready and going before our son was born. I have supported this business entirely and grown to love and appreciate it. I took the necessary college classes to get certified as a teacher and helped out when ever and where ever needed. I also felt that it was important to know and understand early childhood development to support our business and know the terminology that was being used all around me. I had been an Investigator for 26 years and although gained lots of experience in that capacity, used what I knew to learn all I could about children and the way they think. Today, I piddle in this and that and support and respect my family for the bonds we have made, the friends we have met and the experiences we have had owning this business.
Hi, I am Ryan Tyrrell. I was practically born at Prime Time. I am the son of the Owners and am told the reason we have an infant room. When they had me they turned what was the dining room at the ‘old’ prime time into an infant room for 3 children. I grew up here and my sister and I were ginny pigs for all the projects and programs my mom came up with and got to be the first ones to test the slides, toys and playhouses our dad built. Then there was the great family times shared at prime time as my cousins came here, my granddad and great grandmom worked here, my uncles and aunts too over time joined us and it was like a family reunion all the time. I went to college to get my degree in business and then moved onto my degree in early childhood education in hopes to continue my parents legacy at Prime Time someday as I work my way up from Assistant Teacher, Teacher and Group Leader to Assistant Director, to someday when my parents are ready to travel and relax to Director of Prime Time.
Hi, My name is Tracy and I have worked at Prime Time for 20 plus years. I am the Personnel Director so I will be the one you talk to if you are looking for a job or want to enroll your child in our Children's Center program. I am also the counselor for our Braineyacs group. I love being a mom to my daughters who both grew up here at Prime Time. I love my family and friends. I also love going to the beach. My hobbies are listening to my Ipod and watching football (Go Ravens)!!!
Hello! My name is Susan Newton. I am the Director at Prime Time Youth Activity Center. I have been affiliated with Prime Time for over 25 years directly working here for over 20 years. I started out in a mixed age group as a classroom teacher working my way up to the Pre-K classroom to my current position as Director of the Youth Center. I enjoy working with all children but my passion is the school age children. I feel that they are challenging and every day is different with them. I take pride in mentoring them and watching them grow into respectful young men and women. I enjoy bicycling, kayaking, spending time with my family and also being am EMT at North Beach Volunteer Fire Department. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me. I would love to help you with your school age child’s before and after care as well as their summer camp needs.