Keikiland Director, Christine Mader

In June of 2003 my family moved to the Big Island of Hawaii.  After enrolling my oldest son into Keikiland at the age of three I began volunteering.  Soon after I was hired as a teachers aide with the flexibility of also having my two year old child attend the program.  From there, I began taking courses through PATCH and later became the Lead Caregiver in our toddler program. I obtained my CDA in 2008 and moved to teaching the four year old class. I have continued my education and in the May, 2011 I received my ECE Certificate.  I became Co-Director of Waikoloa Baptist Keikiland in 2009.  In 2010 I became Director of our preschool and I still continue to teach the four year old class.  In May 2012 I received my A.S. in Early Education.