Early Learning Champions 2018

Doniell Elmore-Murray

Doniell  Elmore-Murray Arizona
  • ThinkTV
  • Creative Corner Child Care, Inc.
  • Dayton, Ohio

Doniell Elmore-Murray’s energy and passion for early childhood education began as a teenager when she helped at her family’s daycare center. She subsequently earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree, and has now worked over 20 years in the field. Doniell is an energetic, dedicated, and enthusiastic child care administrator who currently owns and operates three centers. In 2000, she founded Creative Corner Child Care Inc., a company that values meeting each family’s needs by being the nurturing and educational resource for every child. Doniell believes that each child needs appropriate space that encourages curiosity, good social skills, interesting learning activities, lots of time to experiment, and a healthy physical environment. Her passion for early childhood education and developmentally appropriate practices led her to work with advisory and leadership groups in both Nevada and Ohio where she could share experiences and grow the early childhood profession.

PBS KIDS Character Connection: Curious George because Doniell appreciates traveling with her family of six, keeps up with current events, explores a diversity of foods, and spends weekends and evenings training and learning from others.