About The Owners
Jenner’s Kids Daycare, LLC is a limited liability company run by its owners, Mark and Linda Craddock. Mark has recently retired from The Boeing Company with 25 years of service. Mark is an Air Force veteran and holds a bachelor’s degree in business management. Mark also has experience as a group manager and cost account manager and is the driving force behind our business and management component. He is supported daily by his wife of 40 years. Linda has operated in-home daycare for nearly 25 years, with a year as a pre-school teacher/assistant while in Saudi Arabia on an American compound in 1998. They have lived in both Wentzville and O’Fallon for their adult lives with the exception of 4 years of military service and 4 years in Saudi Arabia with the Boeing Company. They have had 4 children of their own and currently have 4 grandchildren. Linda and Mark are personally involved with the center and can be found at the center or conducting business on the center’s behalf on a daily basis ensuring the best care possible is being provided for the children.
About Our Name and Logo
The name of our Daycare center(s), Jenner’s Kids Daycare, LLC, is in memory of our late daughter Jennifer, nicknamed Jenner. We lost Jennifer in November of 1984 at the age of 10 following a year-long fight with a connective tissue disease called Dermatomyositis. We think of Jennifer every single day and embrace the precious memories we had with her. Jennifer had an outgoing personality, a loving heart, and a very mature demeanor for such a young girl. Reflecting on our lives with Jennifer constantly reminds us how special our children are. There is no substitute for family values and a loving, nurturing environment for children, both at home and while under the supervision of care providers. Our goal is to provide our families with the comfort of knowing that the care of their children is our number 1 priority and that we work with families as a partnership to nurture and develop the lives of our kids.
Jenner is represented in our logo as the red haired girl. The brown haired girl with the green dress represents our second oldest, Jessica (now 36). The blonde haired boy with the orange shirt represents our son, Justin (now 31). The star represents our youngest daughter, Ashley (now 28 and was born following Jenner’s passing, hence the star).
Our center Director is issued a Facility Director Certification from the State of Missouri and has completed the required early childhood education requirements for a childcare center of our capacity.
Our director’s goal is to support Jenner’s Kids Daycare philosophy, ensure curriculum goals are being met, maintain a well-trained caring staff, and see that your child is getting the highest level of care possible.