Bartlett Commons Kids Choice

Dawn Ulaszek,
Center Director

860 S. Rt. 59 Bartlett IL 60103
Ph: (630) 213-0799
6:30 AM to 6:30 PM, M-F

SPECIAL DIRECTIONS: in Bartlett Commons Plaza in strip mall behind Wendy's

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS BUSED TO: Nature Ridge, Liberty, Bartlett, Centenial, Prarie View, Sycamore Trail, Norton Creek, Heritage, Horizon, Wayne

Teachers & Staff

On behalf of the staff of Kids Choice we would love to welcome you to our very unique center geared specifically to schoolage children. We come with years and years of experience in childcare. We look forward in expanding our family with yours!

Dawn Ulaszek, Center Director

"This job is like being a grandma every day! I get to love them, teach them, spoil them and then send them home and then get to do it all over again the next day!"

Each day that Dawn goes to work she knows that she will make an impact on a child and or family–what an awesome responsibility! She lives in the same town that she works in and loves to attend the students baseball, football, cheerleading, and many more activities that they participate in outside the center. She can't go anywhere without running into families that attended Kids Choice and is always greeted with a huge hug. For many years you could find Ms. Dawn all over the suburbs rooting on her own two children at all of their sporting events. Being a Center Director at the only Kids Choice in Illinois and being able to provide a place for school aged children to want to attend is awesome! She is gracious to have been chosen by the company as one of the best centers based on customer retention.

Previous Experience:

Dawn has worked at the Lombard, Downers Grove, and Oswego centers before transferring to Bartlett Kids Choice 15 years ago.

Year Started:
23 Years
Years in ECE industry:
23 years
Western Illinois University and College of DuPage

Janice Schillaci, Assistant Director

"Today well lived makes every yesterday a memory of happiness, and every tomorrow a vision of hope."

Janice Schillaci is the Assistant Center Director here at the Bartlett Commons Kid’s Choice, as well as, teaches our Learning Adventures program. She has been with the company since 1994 and was promoted to management in 1998. Janice also has received several certificates of recognition for providing exemplary customer service, has received the Spirit Of Service award and been Employee of the Year.  She holds her Illinois Teaching Certificate for Kindergarten through sixth grade. She has also taken post-graduate coursework in Early Childhood Education, and has been trained on First Aid, CPR, Water Safety, AED’s and Epi Pens.

Previous Experience:

Classes in Early Childhood Education. Volunteered in Church Nursery.

Favorite Children's Book:

Where The Side Walk Ends

Year Started:
21 Years
Years in ECE industry:
Bachelor's in Elementary Education, Illinois Teaching Certification K-6th grade.

Ms. Tammy, Multi Purpose Substitute Teacher

""You have Brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose."  Dr. Suess"

Ms. Tammy has worked with children for the past 36 years. Her interest in children began during a high school Child Development Class. She started out working with in the Preschool Classroom in West Chicago. Since then, she has worked with every age group from Infants up to School age. Ms. Tammy is very excited to, once again, be working with Schoolage children. She enjoys watching them grow and learn. In her own words, "I am passionate about coming to work everyday, because I can help children reach for the impossible, write stories that others want to read, and conquer math facts.  I love what I do!"

Favorite Children's Book:

Alexander and the Terrible Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Years in ECE industry:

Ms. Rose, School-age

""The best part of teaching is that it matters.  The hardest part of teaching is that every moment matters, every day.""

Ms. Rose loves to have people honk and wave to her when she works as the crossing guard for Bartlett Elementary in the mornings and then see them again at the end of the day when they pick up their child from Kids Choice. She has one daughter and one granddaughter, Brittany, that she adores. She is nicknamed by all of us as "Grandma Rose". So when she is out and about and the children run up to her she feels that it is her family giving her hugs. She takes great pride in her room with all the artistic creations that are displayed that the children draw.

Previous Experience:

Ms. Rose has also been a school crossing guard for over 30 years.

Favorite Children's Book:

The Clifford Series

Year Started:
11 Years
Years in ECE industry:
12 years
Group Worker Qualified

Ms. Judy, School-age

""A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.""

Judy has been around children all her life. Starting at age 11 babysitting, having my own children, grandchildren and working in childcare. She is extremely crafty and loves to show how to make all sorts of amazing things. She loves to find the child's interest and then encourages them to pursue their passion. She loves watching the young minds try new and different things. When she is not driving a bus she loves to work in her yard, go to craft shows, and watch her grandchildren who are involved with everything!

Previous Experience:

Ms. Judy started at KinderCare as a four year-old teacher for three years, then worked at Kids Choice for five years. She l left to work at the center that her grandchildren attended for four years, and then returned back to Kids Choice for the past two years.

Years in ECE industry:
19 Years
Teacher's certificate

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