Daycare Defender – like the name suggests – is a daycare insurance company that protect (and defend) commercial and in-home daycare providers across the nation.
Our Daycare Insurance Company
Daycare Defender is a one-stop-shop for all of your insurance or financial planning needs. They are a top rated daycare insurance company offering a wide range of products and services created specifically for commercial childcare providers or family childcare providers.
Daycare Defender is family-owned and operated daycare insurance company, priding itself on quality customer service. O’Donovan Insurance, LLC, Daycare Defender’s parent company, ensures that each policyholder – whether an individual, small family or business, or large corporation – is insured for every risk.
Jeremiah P. O'Donovan, CLCS
President Childcare Insurance Specialist
Jeremiah is a graduate of Xavier University, a Certified Commercial Lines Coverage Specialist, and a Certified Program Leader. Jeremiah began his career in the family business in 2005. He has handled projects such as complete branding several insurance programs, managing the transition to a paperless environment, and the implementation/ administration of a full policy admin system. Throughout his career his focus has been identifying/recruiting top underwriting talent, developing better agency/broker management and improving internal process efficiency. With a keen eye always turned to the numbers, he is constantly creating new ways to measure and challenge himself and his staff to write efficient, profitable business. In his personal time, Jeremiah enjoys spending time with his wife and children, watching baseball and Redskins football, and playing golf.
Kelly Arnold, CISR
Business Development Manager, Childcare insurance Specialist
Kelly began her insurance career in 1999 and from day one has always been involved in some type of specialized insurance solution. She spent 7 years writing insurance for Bed & Breakfasts, followed by an 8-year stint insuring janitorial contractors, both of which were nationwide. Since joining us in 2015, it has been clear that her industry specific focus has allowed her to build incredible long lasting relationships both with clients and the Insurance Companies. This means our clients get the best service possible from someone who truly values their business and works hard to understand every aspect of it.
Kelly’s passion for service is validated by the prestigious Certified Insurance Service Representative designation (CISR) that she received and has kept since 2010. Her unique background makes her an invaluable part of the Daycare Defender team. She resides in Frederick, MD. She enjoys spending time at the beach (preferably Bermuda) and watching Baltimore Ravens football.
Robyn Garrison, CISR
Senior Account Manager, Childcare Insurance Specialist
Robyn became licensed in property and casualty insurance in 2009. She currently holds a CISR Designation and finds her position as an Account Manager to be challenging and yet rewarding. She values the working relationships she has formed with clients as well as company staff to provide the best customer service possible.
Robyn has been a Westminster, MD resident since 1990. She is a Mommy of 3 children, and her precious dog Maggie. She enjoys spending time with her family, Baltimore Ravens Football, and attending local festivals.
Childcare Insurance Customer Service Representative
Jordan is a recent graduate from Towson University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology. While she may have fallen into insurance like many of us the entire Daycare Defender team is sure glad she did. Her aptitude, dedication and attention to detail are traits you rarely see in one individual. Jordan is completing her insurance training, which means very soon, beyond her extremely professional phone answering, our clients will experience what we all know and love. She resides in Glenwood, MD and enjoys spending time outdoors with friends and family.
Chief Financial Officer
Beth has over a decade of accounting experience, with expertise including audit and assurance work with financial reporting and management. Beth is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park where she received her B.S. degree in Accounting. Beth resides in Glenelg, Maryland with her 2 sons. She enjoys scrapbooking and outdoor activities such as skiing.
Jackie Kastner, CPA
Jackie has more than a decade of accounting experience, in both public accounting and private industry. She has spent most of her career focused on corporate taxation and financial reporting. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from the University of Delaware. Jackie currently resides in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina with her husband and two sons. She enjoys spending time at the beach and being involved in her children’s school and sports.