Megan Metzger founded Preferred ChildCare in 2001 while obtaining a degree in Business from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. The idea to create Preferred ChildCare came from one of her favorite clients who voiced in an exasperated tone how nice it would be to have one number to call to be guaranteed a sitter. Using the many connections she had created between sitters and families, Megan did just that. Today Preferred ChildCare assists over 1000 families throughout the Triad and provides jobs for over 180 ChildCare Specialists and Nannies. Megan has worked with children for over twenty years as a nanny, a KinderMusik educator, a preschool teacher, and an experienced childcare provider. She is an executive board member for the International Nanny Association and owner of Megan Metzger Consulting. Most importantly, Megan is a Mom to three young children, Hunter, Lily and Emma Grace. She brings her experience, passion for children, and insight as a Mom to create the best team of ChildCare Specialists and find the perfect matches for families throughout the Triad.
Kate Jones hails from the North. She has a degree in Psychology from Stockton University in New Jersey. She moved down to North Carolina to be with her husband, Stephen in 2012. Kate has worked with Preferred ChildCare as a ChildCare Specialist, Answering Service Representative and Office Manager. She is now our Chief Financial Officer and handles all the day to day fiances, billing, and payroll for the company. Dubbed Megan's "better business half" Kate enjoys attending industry conferences and is always learning more about business. Kate loves reading a good book, when she's not sprinting in ultimate frisbee games! Kate is also very involved in her church, College Park Baptist, where she serves on their deacon board and sings in the adult choir.
Jamie Passaro moved from New Jersey to North Carolina in 2001 with her family after her dad transferred jobs. She is a wife and mom of one adorable son, Jonah. Jamie came to know Preferred ChildCare because she was our favorite barista at a local Starbucks! We love her positive attitude, great sense of whit, and work ethic and we were thrilled to bring her on board as our Executive Placement Coordinator! When Jamie is not making placements, she enjoys hiking the trails of North Carolina, spending time with her family, and exploring new local restaurants.
Jenna Henderson was born and raised in Connecticut and now resides in Winston Salem with her husband, Rick, and their adorable Maltese dog, Holly. Jenna is a University of Connecticut graduate with a degree in Psychology. Her background is in Early Childhood Education and she worked for over seven years as a preschool teacher for Bright Horizons. Jenna uses her education and teaching experience every day recruiting new talent and creating ways to reach potential families. Jenna's positivity, love of life and bubbly personality make her the perfect fit for her role. Jenna is a "foodie" and enjoys discovering local restaurants with her family and friends.
Emily Davidson, while originally from Concord, North Carolina, has spent the last five years in Greensboro. She graduated in 2016 from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a degree in Human Development & Families Studies. Emily has a passion for dance, in which she has a minor in from UNCG as well. When Emily is not hard at work, she spends her time over at Tristan's Quest, a local organization that works with children and adolescents with behavioral, academic, emotional, and social challenges. She enjoys everything Christmas, a good cup of coffee, and visiting her family! Emily's bubbly personality, can-do attitude and commitment make her the perfect executive assistant.
Katie Brown began her journey with Preferred ChildCare as one of our favorite ChildCare Specialists in 2013. Beforehand, she obtained her Human Development and Family Studies degree from Colorado State, where she met her soon to be husband! After working for our agency, she traveled to California, where she spent two years as a full time nanny for a darling 4 month old. She recently moved back to the Triad, where she currently is our Answering Service Representative & On-Call Placement Coordinator. Katie still enjoys caring for children, loves traveling and cooking, and is a Beachbody coach all while planning her upcoming wedding!
Amanda moved from New Jersey to attend High Point University, where she graduated with a degree in Human Relations and a minor in Dance. She has been an active volunteer for Prevent Child Abuse America and Girl Scouts of the USA. She has also been involved in the Public Relations Society of America, and a founding member of the High Point Dance Company. Amanda will be joining our team as the Director of Recruitment. She loves meeting new people, seeing new places, and trying new foods.
Holly is our official greeter. She loves cuddles, pats, and sleeping in laps. Holly loves coming to work with her Mommy, Jenna and her favorite foods are bananas and organic chicken.