About Us

Administrative Staff

Debby Kinman-Ford, M.Ed.

Owner, Director

Debby has been in education for 36 years. She has worked with children with special needs for twenty years in a classroom setting and consultant. She has a master’s degree in special education focusing on children with behavior and social skills issues. She has over 15 years in early childhood education and has spoken nationally at numerous conferences on team building, growing a school, community partnerships and weaving religious content into curriculum. She has received local and national recognition for her unique educational programs as well as written numerous articles on education and creating positive work environments. Debby has devoted her professional life to educating children and working with families and her team to build confident, smart learners.

Debby has two amazing daughters, a wonderful son-in-law and an adorable new granddaughter. She is grateful to have all her children and immediate family here in Gainesville. She believes there is no greater achievement than leaving the world better than how you found it. Her philosophy is instilled in her own family as well as her vision for Cedarville Global Community School.

Meet Our Staff

Jennifer Highnote

Big Sprouts Teacher

Older Ones

Hello! My name is Jennifer Highnote.  I was born and raised in Columbus, GA and moved to Gainesville with my husband in August 2021. I’ve been in childcare for 7 years and love to see the way kids grow while in my classroom! I like to sing songs and read books to teach children about their emotions. I’m excited to make a home here at Cedarville!

Caitlin Wiles

Baby Buds


Hello! My name is Caitlin Wiles and I have been working with little humans for about nine years now. My teaching style is all about finding confidence and independence through positive relationships and play! I love to get messy, either outside or with art projects, and I believe music is fundamental to teaching. I was born and raised in St. Augustine, but I’ve been in Gainesville for almost five years now. I have a spouse, a seven-year-old step-child, and a plethora of animals. I cannot wait to get to know your family! 

Erin Bruchert

Business Manager

Hello, My name is Erin Bruchert. In 2018 my family of five moved to Gainesville and we are slowly putting down roots. My husband and I have three kiddos that keep us on our toes! For over 16 years I have had the opportunity of being in childcare administration across multiple states. Whether after school with the YMCA or at Summer Camp with The Salvation Army, the adventure has been one for the books! I enjoy getting to know each teacher, student and parent that comes through our door!

Bekah Ford

Float Teacher

Hi! My name is Bekah Ford and I have been working with kids for over 6 years. I have a degree in Natural Resources and Recreation and enjoy spending my time hiking, gardening, and being with my family. I love working with kids and getting to watch them grow through all the amazing steps of childhood! I love to sing, dance, read stories and keep things light and silly! I can’t wait to get to see your kiddos and watch them grow.

Linda Hughes

Seedlings Teacher


Hi- My name is Linda Hughes and I have been working with children for nearly 5 years. I enjoy painting and doing art projects with my students and helping them to identify emotions. I enjoy laughing, playing games, and encouraging my students to use their imagination to the fullest. I am very happy to be a part of the wonderful community that is Cedarville


Early Drop-Off (no fee):
7:30 – 8 a.m.


Half-Day: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Full-Day: 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.


Half-Day: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Full-Day: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Late Pick-Up Fee:
$20 for first five minutes and $1 for each additional minute

*In order to maintain the quality of our programs we close early on Fridays for monthly faculty meetings as well as family programming.

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