Cathy Carlock



Cathy is a self-proclaimed ‘late bloomer’; who has dabbled in all kinds of life and career paths from yogini to bookkeeper to massage therapist and everything in between until at 46 Y.O.; Cathy discovered her career as an educator/guide/partner-in-learning with the littlest learners.

Cathy’s passion for advocating for the young child has been unwavering since the launch of her career as an educator at GPCP. Cathy went on to create a state-licensed service for infants and toddlers in her home. Cathy decided to join the Nest in 2015 during the expansion to 1040 Grant Street.

Cathy found her niche at The Nest as the Naturalist and loves her work with the children creating the Nature Preserve.

Cathy comes to us with a wealth of knowledge gleaned from over 15 years serving families with young children. Cathy is in collaboration with the Nest leadership to provide continuous care to Parkside families when Nest children are matriculating to Elementary school.

Cathy and her husband, Kyle Carlock of 28 years, live in Grant Park. They are most proud of their 27 year old son, David who graduated from Georgia Tech with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. When she is not at The Nest, Cathy is practicing yoga, dancing, singing, sewing and bicycling. However, Cathy’s favorite past-time, as well as work, is being in the nature preserve which she has found after many years of searching to be her ‘happy place’. Cathy has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in sociology and a Technical Certificate of Credit in Early Childhood Education.


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