Meet Our Staff

Check out our staff! Each staff member is certified in Infant, Child, Adult CPR/AED/First Aid, Medication Administration and Infant Safety. In addition, all staff complete a minimum of 16 hours of early childhood training. We are registered with the Montana Early Care and Education Practitioner Registry and Career Path. Staff are up to date on immunizations and complete a criminal background check. Children are our number one priority! We believe in providing safety and creating positive family relationships to help us in providing our best care.

Jennifer Bennett

Owner/Director/Lead Teacher

I am a Licensed Montana Elementary Teacher for grades K-8. I have over 11 years experience with children in a school setting from subbing, to teaching, in before and after school programs, summer camps, lifeguarding and yoga. I have cared for newborns up to adults. I have my Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a minor in STEAM and my Bachelors Degree in Human Development with a minor in Elementary Education. 

I previously taught in the public school system and have switched gears to early education by opening Rock'N Play. I am so excited to meet your child and create a fun and loving environment where your child will learn through hands on activities and play. STEAM (formerly known as STEM) will be my main focus on curriculum implemented at Rock'N Play. Teaching in the public school system has allowed me to understand what is important for your child to have before entering Kindergarten.

Outside of caring and teaching kids, I have my daughter that keeps my busy and stepson who loves to visit Montana. My husband and I, and soon daughter, like to hike, hunt, fish, play with our 2 dogs and ride horses. We go on pack trips into the wilderness with our 3 horses and 4 mules. Family is very important to me and my number one priority!

Kendra Calkins

Early Childhood Teacher

I recently graduated high school from Stevensville in 2019. I am currently going to college online to become a medical coder. I have years of experiences working with kids. I babysat all through high school and am still actively babysitting. I love physical activities outside and painting. I am quite excited to be getting to know all of the kids. I am excited to expand my horizons with all ages of kids at Rock'N Play!

Shancee Herbert

Early Childhood Teacher

Shancee finished Highschool in 2019. She has many years experience caring for her siblings and working in different childcare environments. She also works with Bitterroot Warrior Arts in Corvallis!

Corey Grimaldo

Early Childhood Teacher 

Corey comes to us with a couple of years experience from Early Head Start. She is very interactive and has great, positive energy with all of our kids!

Angela Kramer

Early Childhood Teacher Substitute

Angela works as a para during the school year and works as a substitute for Rock'N Play during the summer! She has grown children of her own and is a very caring individual!