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Gastonia

We are excited to now be OPEN and serving the Gastonia community! We invite you to schedule your tour today.

The Nest Difference

We are proud to offer the highest quality early education program for families in the communities we serve. As you compare other daycare and childcare facilities, we invite you to come experience The Nest difference!

Meet Our Team

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Ashley Joyce

Meet Our Team

Meet Our Team

Ashley Joyce

Ashley Joyce went to North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Child Development and Family Studies! She has been in the childcare industry for eight years.

Ashley is committed to helping children and families learn through development. Her passion is helping children through guidance and learning and enjoys helping children learn through play and by having fun.

She has a very large and supportive family, located all across the United States. A fun fact about Ashley is that she loves dogs and reading. In her free time, she enjoys nature and taking walks.

Her favorite childhood book is The Percy Jackson series. The story teaches readers that everyone can be a hero at any age and to consistently try your best! We adore having Ashley on our team.

Meet Our Team

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Tymeka Dawson

Meet Our Team

Meet Our Team

Krista Lewis

Krista has been in the early childhood education field since 1996 and has a bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family studies. She has served in many roles throughout her career, from serving as a floater, teacher, cook, lead teacher, assistant director, director, and now regional director. She can do it all! Krista has always had a special place in her heart for children, and she loves being able to make a difference in children’s lives every day.

Krista lives with her husband, son, daughter, and their dog in Thomasville. Krista’s biggest fear has always been flying, but she recently overcame that fear on a trip to Chicago and will fly again with less anxiety! Her favorite childhood book is The Baby-Sitters Club because she likes that it is about friends that will accept each other no matter what. We love having Krista on our team!