Our Directors

At Scottsdale Child Care and Learning Centers, our directors are very instrumental in the happy faces that are seen coming and going every day. They are always there to welcome you with a drive and desire to serve our teachers and families, as well as ensure that our schools are running safely, smoothly, and consistently.

Our preschool Directors value open communication very highly. It is so important for our parents, teachers, and office staff to all be on the same page, as we are all caring for your treasured children.

Find out a little about each of our Directors below, and then come on in to meet them and take a tour at any of our Arizona daycare locations!

Ricole Scheffe

Raintree” Co-Director

Ricole started with our school in 2003 as a 2′s Preschool Teacher and then stepped into the Director position in 2006. Ricole worked as our Kierland Facility Director from 2006 – 2014 and then spent 2015 loving her two young daughters, Berkley & Henley. She returned in the spring of 2016 ready to love all of our SLC children and connect with our families and staff. Ricole graduated with degrees in both Education and Family Counseling, and her true passion is working with young families. She strives to maintain a joyful, welcoming, and warm environment where everyone feels excited to come to school!

Kristin Engel

Kierland” Co-Director

Kristin joined the Scottsdale Learning Center team at Kierland in 2007 in the PreK program and shortly after began working as an office assistant. She joined the front office team full time as a Co-Director in 2018. Outside of SLC, Kristin serves at her church in the children’s ministry and also enjoys spending time with her sweet nephews and her nieces (when they’re in town!) She loves being a part of this amazing SLC family and hopes you feel loved and welcomed when you come to our school!

Cassidy Cavin

Carefree” Co-Director

Cassidy is a Phoenix native. She graduated from the University of Arizona where she played Division 1 volleyball. Cassidy joined our SLC family in 2007 when she helped to open our Carefree location. Her son, Jack, has graduated from the Carefree’s Kindergarten program. Cassidy has been trained in all of our programs, infants through pre-kindergarten and has since become co-director at both our Carefree and Raintree locations. She feels truly blessed and believes she has the best job in the world and couldn’t imagine doing anything else!

Dana Cosentino

Raintree” Co-Director

Dana graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in Psychology and Sociology.  She has always had a passion for working with kids and spent much of her time volunteering with families and children at an after school program.  She started at SLC in 2014 working in the infant and toddler rooms and eventually worked part time in the office as well.  After a few years of working at SLC, she became Co-Director of the Raintree location.  She loves creating relationships with the families here, and feels so blessed to be a part of the SLC team!

Olivia Rognstad

Kierland” Co-Director

Olivia graduated from Point Loma University with her degree in Psychology. She began working at our Kierland location as an assistant teacher in 2000 and eventually opened our Carefree school as a Co-Director in 2007. Olivia and her family moved out to Texas in 2012. When they moved back a couple years later she stayed at home with her 3 kiddos until she rejoined the SLC team in 2016. Olivia became Co-Director at Kierland in 2018 and loves being a part of this team!

Amy Alstad

Carefree” Co-Director

Amy began her career with Scottsdale Child Care and Learning Centers in 2002, starting in the Infant Classroom at our “Kierland” Child Care Location. She then became a Director at our “Kierland” Daycare until she helped us open our “Carefree” Preschool in 2007. Amy has a passion for life and the people that she meets. Her warm personality invites children and parents alike to become part of the SLC Family.