About us

We are dedicated to creating a secure, nurturing, and educational space for your little angel.

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We all need support through the most important period of our children: the early years

Welcome to Just Like Angels Daycare – where giggles, growth, and great care come together! 🌟👶

At our center, we’re not just a childcare service; we’re a second home for your little ones. Whether they’re infants, toddlers, preschoolers, or school-aged, we’ve got the perfect blend of play, learning, and love to make their days extra special.

Picture this: a place where their smiles light up the room, where curiosity is encouraged, and where they can make lifelong friends. Yep, that’s us! So, grab a cup of coffee (or tea, we’re not picky), and let’s take a peek into what makes us your child’s favorite place to be! 😊

Founder & Head of School

Welcome to our childcare center, where I, Janna Johnson, am thrilled to welcome you and your precious little ones into our loving and nurturing family. As the proud owner and passionate advocate for early childhood education, I bring a wealth of experience and dedication to ensuring that your child’s early years are filled with joy, growth, and endless opportunities.

“As a daycare owner, I’ve always known that education and teaching were my passion, and it’s a joy to see that spark of curiosity and learning in every child’s eyes, just as I had in my own at an early age.” 💫📚

Janna Johnson


We prioritize the well-being and individual needs of each child, tailoring our care and educational programs to their unique abilities and interests.


We maintain the highest standards of safety, creating a loving and secure environment where children can explore, learn, and grow with confidence.


We are committed to staying at the forefront of early childhood education.


We actively involve parents, caregivers, and the broader community in our children's learning journey, fostering a sense of togetherness and support.

At Just Like Angels, our mission is to create a secure, nurturing, and enriching environment for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and school-aged children. We strive to help each child develop emotionally, socially, and intellectually, by having strong leadership, quality teachers, and parent/community involvement.
Every child that enters our program is prepared for success in school.

Meet the Staff

Experts in giving your children best start

Janna Johnson


Hello, I’m Janna Johnson, the proud owner of Just Like Angels Childcare Center, LLC, and I’d love to share a bit of my journey with you. Born and raised in the beautiful city of Tallahassee, FL, I embarked on my path in education after graduating from high school. My academic journey led me to Tallahassee Community College, where I earned my A.A. Degree in General Studies. Eager to further my knowledge and passion for community health, I pursued a B.S. Degree in Community Health Education from Florida State University. During my college years, I also had the privilege of being a part of the renowned Florida A&M University Marching 100 Band and becoming a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. From a young age, I knew that education and teaching were my true calling. My teaching career began as a Middle and High School Health Education Teacher, where I had the opportunity to inspire young minds. My journey into Early Childhood Education took flight at Kids Incorporated, where I worked in the two-year-old classroom. It was there that my heart was captivated by the sheer joy of working with infants and toddlers, igniting my passion for early childhood education. During this time, my sister planted the seed of starting a Family Childcare Home. In June 2011, the dream became a reality, and Just Like Angels Childcare Center, LLC. was born. Since the inception of Just Like Angels, I have been dedicated to advancing my knowledge and expertise in Early Childhood Education. Pursuing my M.S. Ed with a Specialization in Early Childhood Education has been a rewarding journey, enabling me to provide the highest quality care and education to your little ones. While Just Like Angels Childcare Center, LLC. has achieved remarkable milestones over the years, our adventure is far from over. We look forward to continuing to nurture and educate the next generation of bright young minds.


Nina Holloman

Greetings! I’m Nina Holloman, a dedicated and driven childcare professional with an impressive 22-year track record in delivering top-tier childcare services to youngsters aged 6 weeks to 13 years old. My journey in childcare has been marked by a genuine passion for nurturing and shaping the lives of children. With a solid 12 years of experience as a Director, I’ve honed my ability to not only efficiently supervise staff but also to seamlessly oversee the daily operations of childcare facilities. Building strong connections with families and crucial external stakeholders has been a hallmark of my career, as I recognize their vital role in the success of a daycare. My leadership prowess has been a driving force in collaborating with staff, students, and parents from diverse backgrounds. Taking the helm at Just Like Angels in 2018, I’ve embraced the role of director with the aspiration of continually elevating our standards while fostering a spirit of teamwork and unwavering dedication to our center’s needs. As I set my sights on the horizon, my future career aspirations include owning and operating a childcare facility. Together, let’s embark on this remarkable journey of nurturing the future generation.


Office Manager​

Javashea Gallon​

Hello there! I’m Javashea Gallon, a native of sunny Tallahassee, Florida. After my high school journey at Florida High School in 2000, I embarked on my academic pursuits at Florida State University. In 2005, I proudly graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, setting the stage for my career in childcare and office management. With over a decade of experience in the childcare field, I’ve honed my skills, and in 2011, my sister Janna Johnson and I co-founded Just Like Angels Childcare. I currently serve as the Office Administrator, diligently ensuring that our office operations run seamlessly every day. At the heart of my journey lies a deep commitment to making a positive impact on the lives of those I encounter. I’m excited to be part of this nurturing childcare center, where I can continue to support and inspire young minds and families on their unique paths.

Infant Teacher

Djhamilia Daphis​

Hello, I am Djhamilia Daphis.


Toddler 1 Teacher

Tiana Robinson​

Greetings! I’m Tiana Robinson, a proud Tallahassee native aged 29. I have roots firmly planted in this beautiful Florida city. My educational journey led me through Florida A&M University Developmental Research School, where I graduated. Following that, I pursued higher education at Tallahassee Community College, earning an A.A. Degree. The path that brought me to the world of childcare was unexpected, but I couldn’t be happier with my choice to join the remarkable team at Just Like Angels. From the very first day, I sensed a profound calling in this field. At present, I have the privilege of teaching the one-year-old class. My passion lies in observing my young learners as they embrace new knowledge and blossom. I am wholeheartedly committed to nurturing the essential skills they’ll need for a successful future.

Toddler 3 Teacher

Zana Harold

Hello there! I'm Zana Harold, and I'm delighted to be the co-teacher in charge of the vibrant 3-year-old classroom. Originally hailing from Jacksonville, Florida, I'm currently pursuing my studies in biology at Florida A&M University. I joined the Just Like Angels team back in December 2022, and I've since developed a profound passion for the art of teaching.

Each day, I eagerly anticipate stepping into my classroom and witnessing the radiant smiles on my students' faces. Being a part of this wonderful community has been an absolute joy, and I've had the privilege of collaborating with an incredible group of caring and dedicated individuals.

VPK Teacher

LaTricia Jackson​

Hello, I’m LaTrecia LaVon Poole Jackson-Brown, a proud Marianna native and educator with a deep love for children. I’ve been on this incredible journey for 47 years, starting back in 1993 when I proudly graduated from Marianna High School in Florida. My adventure in the world of childcare began in 1992 when I embarked on a path that would shape my life forever. I took my first steps into this realm through the DCT work-school program, and my passion only grew as I continued my education at Chipola College while working in childcare. I’m honored to be the VPK teacher at Just Like Angels, where I’m dedicated to fostering the educational growth of my students in any way I can.  In just a few short months, I will proudly receive my Child Development Associate certification. Each day, I am reminded of the incredible impact we can have on the lives of young ones, and I am excited to continue making a positive difference in their journeys.


Brianna Manker​

Hello there, parents! I'm Ms. Brianna Manker, hailing from the sunny city of Miami, Florida. My journey in childcare spans almost two years, and I've discovered that it's truly my calling. My passion lies in not only nurturing children but also building strong bonds with them, emphasizing support, encouragement, positivity, and comfort.

Pink and purple are my go-to colors, and I'm a fan of swimming and shopping in my free time. When it comes to the little ones, I love engaging in activities like playtime and helping them develop essential everyday skills like dressing and sharing with friends.

With a Bachelor's degree in General Health Sciences from Florida A&M University, my goal is to blend my education and childcare experience to ensure the children's health, safety, and continuous growth in knowledge and hobbies, with a special focus on reading and writing.


Romere Kilpatrick

Greetings, I’m Romere Kilpatrick, and I joined the Just Like Angels team in January 2023. As a versatile caregiver, I’m thrilled to be a part of your children’s lives. The boundless joy, happiness, and love they radiate bring me immense delight. Every day, I eagerly await their arrival, even on those occasional challenging days. My role involves floating through each classroom, ensuring the well-being of the children and adding a touch of brightness to their day. I’m genuinely excited about embarking on this journey, not only with the children but also with their parents.


After-School Teacher

Jordan Kendall​

Hello and warm greetings to all the wonderful parents! I’m delighted to introduce myself as Jordan Kendall, a fourth-year student majoring in Computer Information Systems hailing from the vibrant city of Orlando, FL. While this may be my inaugural journey in the realm of childcare, I wholeheartedly embrace the opportunity to inspire and nurture the young minds of our after-school students.

In my free time, I revel in the colors of red and green, and my passions extend to indulging in video games, engaging in tennis matches, and curating a collection of stylish shoes. I am eagerly looking forward to embarking on this enriching journey alongside your children, fostering their growth and development with enthusiasm and care.

After-School Teacher

Morgan Craig

Greetings! I’m Morgan Craig, a high school senior at Lincoln High School, and I am delighted to be a part of the Just Like Angel’s family for the past 2.5 months. My journey into working with children began in the warm embrace of my church’s Sunday school program, where I first discovered my deep affection for kids and the joy of guiding their growth and development. As an afterschool counselor, my mission is to not only provide a safe and nurturing environment but also to serve as a positive role model for the children under my care. I am passionate about fostering both their academic and social development, ensuring they have the tools to flourish. I’m excited to continue my journey with Just Like Angel’s Childcare Center, where I can contribute to the growth and happiness of the children while pursuing my own passions.

Assistant Director​

Delton Travis​

Greetings! I’m Delton Travis, hailing from the vibrant city of Tallahassee, FL. My journey in the field of childcare commenced in 2018, and I’ve been passionate about nurturing young minds ever since. Currently, I hold the position of Assistant Director and serve as the Afterschool and Summer Camp Coordinator. My profound joy comes from actively contributing to my students’ educational journeys, witnessing their growth, and helping them thrive. It’s this very motivation that fuels my dedication to this fulfilling career. I eagerly look forward to the endless possibilities that lie ahead for both my students and me as we learn and evolve together. My primary aim is to equip my students with the essential tools they need to excel in their education. My sincere hope is that my unwavering love and commitment will leave a lasting, positive impact on their lives. Beyond the classroom, I cherish quality time with friends, indulging in the culinary arts, and hosting gatherings. I’m an avid traveler, constantly seeking opportunities to broaden my horizons and absorb new knowledge. Let’s embark on this educational journey together, where the future is bright, and the possibilities are boundless!


Infant Teacher

Jasmine Gavins

Greetings! I’m Jasmine Gavin, a proud Tallahassee, FL native with 30 years of life experience. My journey in nurturing young minds began when I graduated from Leon High School in 2010, and I’ve been passionate about working with children ever since. My adventure in childcare started in 2010 when I joined summer camps, and in 2017, I embarked on a fulfilling journey with Just Like Angels as a substitute teacher. I’ve grown into a devoted full-time teacher, specializing in caring for infants and now, one-year-olds. Every day, I’m filled with joy as I witness the incredible growth and learning of my little students. My dream and future goal are to create a nurturing daycare environment of my own, where children can thrive and flourish.


Toddler 1 Teacher

LaShanda Miller​

Hey there! I'm Lashanda Miller, and I proudly serve as a Co-Teacher in the Toddler 1 Classroom. Originally hailing from Monticello, FL, I embarked on a journey of service with the U.S. Army after graduating from high school. Since 2019, I've found my true passion in childcare. The world of Early Childhood Education has been an incredible adventure, and I'm eagerly anticipating further growth in this rewarding field.


Toddler 2 Teacher

Tayla Johnson​

Hi there, I'm Tayla Johnson, hailing from Broward County, Florida. As the Toddler 2 Teacher, I've dedicated 8 years to nurturing little ones in both Toddler 2 and VPK classrooms. My deep-rooted passion for childcare has flourished with time, and I take great delight in guiding and supporting my young friends as they grow and learn. I'm incredibly thankful to the parents who entrust me with their precious angels.


Toddler 2 Teacher

Ariyah Patterson​

Greetings! I’m Ariyah Patterson, a proud Tallahassee, Florida native at the age of 17. My journey with Just Like Angels began in 2022 as a dedicated volunteer. Fast forward to today, I am honored to serve as a co-teacher in the Toddler Two class while lending a helping hand across various classes when needed.

I bring a delightful sense of humor and boundless kindness to the childcare center. Creating a secure, entertaining, and engaging environment is my passion, not just for the little ones under my care, but also for my fellow team members and parents. Count on me as a compassionate individual who is always ready to lend a hand, striving to provide children with an enriching learning space and a nurturing sanctuary for their growth and development.

Toddler 3 Teacher

Ramunda Davis

Greetings! I’m Ariyah Patterson, a proud Tallahassee, Florida native at the age of 17. My journey with Just Like Angels began in 2022 as a dedicated volunteer. Fast forward to today, I am honored to serve as a co-teacher in the Toddler Two class while lending a helping hand across various classes when needed.

I bring a delightful sense of humor and boundless kindness to the childcare center. Creating a secure, entertaining, and engaging environment is my passion, not just for the little ones under my care, but also for my fellow team members and parents. Count on me as a compassionate individual who is always ready to lend a hand, striving to provide children with an enriching learning space and a nurturing sanctuary for their growth and development.


Arnazia Morrison​

Hello there! I'm Arnazia Morrison, but you can call me Ms. Nay. I proudly serve as the main VPK floater, and I've been part of the childcare world for the past six months, where I've discovered my passion for nurturing young minds. Witnessing the incredible growth and learning journey of our students brings me immeasurable joy. Beyond my role in childcare, I'm a first-year Pharmacy candidate student at FAMU, pursuing my dreams of making a difference in the world of healthcare. In my precious free moments, you'll often find me immersed in the world of books, or putting my thoughts to paper through writing. 


Jaleia Fisher

Hello, I'm Ja'Leia Fisher, a third-year student at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, where I'm pursuing a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice. In high school, I was part of the NJROTC program and had the privilege of leading the Color Guard team, showcasing my leadership and accountability skills. During my second year of college, I gained valuable experience as a substitute teacher at Just Like Angels Childcare, earning multiple childcare certifications. My post-college goals include pursuing a career as a family lawyer at a law firm.

VPK Assistant Teacher

Sherika Iverson​

Hello, I am Sherika Iverson!

Occupational Therapist

LaQwana Smith

My name is LaQwana Smith and I am a native of Tallahassee, FL, a wife, and a mother of two beautiful
daughters. I am a three time Alumna of Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University (FAMU) with a
Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice and Masters degrees in Applied Social Science and Occupational
Therapy. I have more than 20 years of public service work experience. I am currently employed in a
profession comprised of 5 percent blacks as a nationally registered and licensed Occupational Therapist
and am the owner of Life Inspired Therapy specializing in pediatric occupational therapy services. As a
Pediatric Occupational Therapist, I help children of all ages who have or are at risk of developmental
delays, challenges in development, injuries or illness, improve functional performance and engagment in
meaningful everyday activities through the use of an individualized therapy plan with a focus on
therapeutic play and education. Although I service children and families of all races, genders, and
socioeconomic backgrounds, my target population focuses on under-privileged children and youth of
low-income families. In addition, I am a contracted Fieldwork Educator for FAMU where I supervise and
educate students in the Masters of Occupational Therapy program. I also provide professional
development training to daycare providers in the local community and am an Autism Spectrum Disorder
(ASD) advocate, consultant, and educator in which I created a private Facebook Group for local black
families, caregivers, therapists, and community partners, supporting neurodiverse children in my
community. I am a real estate investor and the CEO/founder of the 501(c)(3) non-profit Life Inspired
Transtional Services, where I presented my first academic scholarship to a student at Rickards High
School in 2022. In my spare time I like to spend time with my family and friends, volunteer, and travel.

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