Hello, My name is Melissa Cardon otherwise known as Ms. M. I grew up in Washington state which is where I met my husband in 2001. We married in 2002 and in 2005 we welcomed our first child into the world. In 2007 I earned an AAS Degree in Business. 2007 was also the year that my husband joined the United States Air Force and we were stationed in Monterey, CA where our second child was born. We then were stationed in Fort Walton Beach, FL where I earned a Para-optometric certification and worked in the eye-care industry for two years. My planned career in the eye-care field quickly came to an end when we decided that the best thing for our family was for us to home-school.
This is where my love of teaching began. I began homeschooling in 2011 and continued to home-school through our move to Bellevue, NE where we welcomed our third child in 2014. Our homeschooling journey ended in 2016 when my children chose to start public school, but my passion for teaching didn't end there. In 2017 Little Bubbles Preschool was created so I could continue to have a positive impact in the lives of children. When I began the journey of opening up my preschool, I didn't realize the impact that a small in-home program could have in the community. I have been able to meet and interact with so many people, and the experiences I have had have greatly enriched my life.
I have since earned a Child Development Associate Certificate and have completed 120 clock hours of training in the childcare field. I spent two years working in my backyard to create a Certified Nature Explore Classroom. I was also fortunate enough to be selected as the PBS Early Learning Champion for the state of Nebraska, wherein I earned the "Tally Ho!" award for innovative and playful teaching.
Ms. Melissa is outstanding! Both my son and daughter attend Little Bubbles and absolutely LOVE it! As a kindergarten teacher myself, Ms. M does a wonderful job exposing them to all concepts needed for kindergarten in a fun, hands-on and engaging way. What Ms. M provides her students is so much more than academics. She is so very kind, compassionate and organized. I think the world of her as an educator and as a fellow mom.
If you are looking for amazing experiences for your child—baking, yoga, exploration, learning through play and nature, field trips and fun monthly themes, Little Bubbles is #1!
Melissa is amazing!!! My son loves attending preschool there and I feel so confident leaving him there! He has blossomed so much in a short amount of time. Melissa teaches the kids so many things with a curriculum setting but also teaches them while they play and explore. I couldn’t be happier!
Melissa was amazing. It absolutely broke my heart to have to leave her behind. Little Bubbles was good for both me and my son. He loved going to school and learning. My son still asks to go to school and play with “the girls”. This was a huge leap of faith for me as a stay at home mom with a husband who works overseas. It was me and my 3 year old 24/7 until I decided to give Little Bubbles a try. I don’t regret that decision. In fact, it’s probably one of the best decisions I could have made for both my son and I. My son learned and I got time. Time to clean, time to do whatever I wanted. Little Bubbles is an incredible place for adults and children. I highly recommend this wonderful place