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North Arlington Hts KinderCare

Jackie Pericolosi,
Center Director

1320 N. Arlington Heights Rd. Arlington Heights IL 60004
Ph: (847) 255-7335
Ages:
6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
Open:
6:45 AM to 6:00 PM, M-F

SPECIAL DIRECTIONS: "South of Palantine Rd. north of Euclid. " across from Thomas Jr. High

NEIGHBORHOOD: Arlington Heights, Prospect Heights, Wheeling

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS BUSED TO: Olive, Greenbrier, Ivy Hill, Patton, Westgate, Eisenhower, and Windsor

Teachers & Staff

We are very proud to say that our teachers have over 126 years of combined experience in education. All of our Lead Teachers have their Bachelor's or Associate's Degrees. Our teachers work as a seamless team in order to provide all of our families with consistent care and education.

Jackie Pericolosi, Center Director

"Play is the highest expression of human development in childhood for it alone is the free expression of what is in a child's soul.  -- Friedrich Froebel ('Father' of Kindergarten)"

Jackie has been with KinderCare since May 2001. She graduated from Northern Illinois University with her Bachelor's of Science Degree in Elementary Education. Soon after starting with KinderCare, she had the desire to be in management. In 2003, Jackie transferred to one of the Palatine locations as the Assistant Director and then in May of 2005 she became the Center Director at Arlington Heights. She loves seeing the children daily and watching them grow and develop. Jackie's goal as the Center Director is to create a partnership with each and every family, provide quality curriculum, and ensure that you receive exceptional service. It is truly a pleasure to serve all of the families and children.

Previous Experience:

Jackie has previous experience as an Assistant Director, School Age teacher and camp lead.

Year Started:
5/30/2001
Tenure:
13 Years
Years in ECE industry:
13 Years
Education:
Bachelor's of Science Degree in Elementary Education

Alissa Kuhlman, Assistant Director

"A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was. The sort of house I lived in. Or the kind of car I drove. . . But the world may be different because I was important in the life of a CHILD!"

Alissa has been with KinderCare since January 1995. She graduated with her Bachelor's Degree from Central College in Pella, IA. She has her Elementary Education Degree with Early Childhood credentials. Alissa later moved up as the Assistant Director and then to Director at that location. In August of 2005, she transferred to the Mundelein location as the Private Kindergarten teacher for a year. Alissa then stepped back up into management as the Director of the Mundelein location. When she returned from maternity leave in September 2010, she became the Director in Training at the Arlington Heights location. Alissa's goal is to provide strong communication, trust and a safe and healthy learning environment for the children.

Previous Experience:

Alissa has previous experience as a Private Kindergarten teacher, Assistant Director, Director in Training, Director

Year Started:
1/3/1995
Tenure:
19 Years
Years in ECE industry:
19 Years
Education:
Bachelor's of Science Degree in Elementary Education

Ms. Aimee, Infant Classroom

Ms. Aimee has been with KinderCare since Aug. 2010. She enjoys teaching because of all the excitement children bring to every new experience!

Year Started:
8/1/2010
Tenure:
4 Years
Years in ECE industry:
5 Years
Education:
Pursuing Early Childhood Education Certification

Ms. Nicole, Infant Classroom

My name is Nicole. I have been working for KinderCare since June of 2012.  Previously I worked at a private preschool in Wilmette for the toddler and preschool programs.  Currently, I am working towards a degree in Early Childhood Education.  I love working with children and am fascinated by their growth and development!  I love knowing that I am making a difference in the lives of the children that I work with!

Year Started:
6/1/2012
Tenure:
2 Years
Years in ECE industry:
4 Years

Ms. Ashlie, Toddler Classroom

She has been working with children since 2001.  She started with us in 2001 and for 5 years during this time she has also worked as a nanny.  She has completed her CDA in the infant and toddler program.  Miss Ashlie lives in Waucanda with her husband, Erik and her son, Dawson.  She looks forward to working with you and your children.

Year Started:
1/1/2001
Tenure:
13 Years
Years in ECE industry:
13 Years
Education:
Child Development Associate's Credential

Ms. Kathie, Discovery Preschool Classroom

Kathie has worked for KinderCare since 2000, but has been working with young children since 1998.   She has her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education and is currently working toward her Bachelor’s Degree.   Kathie lives in Niles along with her husband, Mike and son, Logan.  She also had two older children, Tad and Heather.  Kathie spends most of her free time as a hockey mom and she enjoys singing in her church choir.

Year Started:
1/1/2000
Tenure:
14 Years
Years in ECE industry:
15 Years
Education:
Associates Degree in Early Childhod Education

Ms. Irene, Preschool Classroom

Ms. Irene has been with KinderCare since November 2006. She was very excited to have received the Pride Award in February 2007. Ms. Irene truly enjoys every moment with children daily. She prides herself on giving them the best love, care, and education in a safe, healthy, and loving environment.

Year Started:
10/2/2006
Tenure:
7 Years
Years in ECE industry:
Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration

Ms. Mina, Preschool Classroom

"I enjoy teaching children and also building their confidence. I look forward to watching them grow and develop throughout their time in my class. I love working in a team environment."

Ms. Mina has been working for KinderCare since November 1999. Most of that time she worked with the Preschool and Prekindergarten classrooms. She has a nursing degree from Iran and also experience working as a school nurse. When Ms. Mina moved to the United States, she took early childhood classes at Harper. She currently lives in Buffalo Grove with her son and daughter.

Year Started:
11/1/1999
Tenure:
14 Years

Ms. Kathleen, Prekindergarten Classroom

Miss Kathleen has been teaching here since August 2012.  She currently teachers preschool in the morning at the Buffalo Grove Park District since 2006.  She loves teaching children.  She lives with her son, Michael in Arlington Heights.  

Year Started:
8/1/2012
Tenure:
2 Years
Years in ECE industry:
7 Years

Ms. Lupe, Prekindergarten Classroom

Ms. Lupe has been with KinderCare since 1995. She has worked with children of all ages for over 25 years and she loves her job. Ms. Lupe received the Pride Award in February 2009. She finds it fulfilling and rewarding working with children, knowing she made a difference in a child’s life!

Year Started:
1/1/1995
Tenure:
19 Years
Years in ECE industry:
25 years

Ms. Tina, Kindergarten Classroom, Camp Counselor

Tina has been working for KinderCare since 1997.  She has worked as a teacher in all ages and also part of management since 2002.  She has her Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education.  During the summer months Tina runsthe School Age Summer Camp program.   Tina currently is our private kindergarten teacher.  She loves seeing the excitement in a child’s eye when they have learned something new.

Year Started:
1/1/1997
Tenure:
17 Years
Years in ECE industry:
17 Years
Education:
Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Elementary Education

Ms. Gladys, School Age Classroom

Gladys has been working for KinderCare since March of 2003.  During the school year she works with behavioral children at Minor School in Arlington Heights and is at KinderCare part time.  During the summer months Gladys helps to run the School-age camp alongside Tina.    The most rewarding part for her is when the children have learned something new and have accomplished the goals that she has set for them.

Year Started:
3/1/2003
Tenure:
11 Years
Years in ECE industry:
10 Years

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