Here We Grow Learning Center

Here We Grow Learning Center Management

Ms. Yvonne Pierre, CEO/Center Director 

 Yvonne Pierre, who is a native of the island of Barbados, W.I., migrated to the United States at the age of 17 and resided in Queens, New York for 25 years before moving to Brandon, Florida.

After giving over 28 years in the banking industry and with the encouragement of one of her three sons, a Hillsborough County school teacher . . .Ms. Pierre decided to change career paths and purchase Here We Grow Learning Center in May 2009.  She immediately began furthering her education in the field of childcare.  Ms. Pierre received her Staff Credentials and Director's Certification from Pinellas Technical Education Center (PTEC).  She also holds an Associates Degree in Accounting.

Ms. Pierre, affectionately known as Ms. Yvonne by Here We Grow Learning Center families and staff, is currently the CEO and Center Director for Here We Grow Learning Center and is very involved in the school age classroom.

Mrs. Meredith Scott-Epps, Assistant Director/VPK Instructor

Meredith Scott-Epps is a native of "The Windy City", Chicago, Illinois. She is a devoted wife and mother of six-Kayla (18) DeJanay (16), Azure' (14), Jailen (10), Yolanda (8) and Nygel (1).  Mrs. Epps received her B.A. in Mass Communications with an emphasis in Journalism from Xavier University of Louisiana in 1996.  In January 2015, Mrs. Epps received her Child Development Associates (CDA) and in 2017 she received her Director's Credential from PTEC.

Upon graduation from undergrad, Mrs. Epps began working in social services as a Program Director with Ada S. McKinley's Educational Services Center.  She was dedicated to providing disadvantaged middle school and high school students with the supplementary educational tools necessary to excel academically and eventually pursue a post secondary education.  In 2008, Mrs. Epps relocated to Georgia after a ten year tenure with Ada S. McKinley.  In 2010, Mrs. Epps and her family moved to Clearwater, Florida. She currently resides in Palm Harbor, Florida.

Currently, Mrs. Epps is the Assistant Director and VPK Instructor at Here We Grow Learning Center.  She is passionate about writing and working as an advocate for youth of all ages.  She aspires to be a noted children's book author.