Hello, my name is Lauren Sippert and I am one of the Program Director at the Portage location. I graduated from Grand Valley State University with my Bachelors in Health Communications, specializing in child life. I planned to eventually work as a Child Life Specialist, however when I started working at Milestones I knew I found my passion. I started my career at Milestones at the Cascade location as an office assistant and floater before becoming an Older Toddler teacher. I enjoyed being in the classroom and the administrative work in the office. In the Summer of 2016, I was given the opportunity to take on the role of Program Director at the new Portage location. My husband, Curtis and I were thrilled to move to Kalamazoo and are excited to see what this new adventure brings. Working with children has always been my passion, I am so honored that I get to be an advocate for young children and be a part of their growth and development. I am thankful to have the opportunity to work for a company that shares my passion, philosophy and love for children. Welcome to Milestones!