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Bartlett Commons Kids Choice

Dawn Ulaszek,
Center Director

860 S. Rt. 59 Bartlett IL 60103
Ph: (630) 213-0799
Ages:
5 YEAR-OLDS to 12 Year-Olds
Open:
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. 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:
12/1/1991
Tenure:
22 Years
Years in ECE industry:
20 years
Education:
Western Illinois University and College of DuPage

Linda DeForest, Assistant Director

"I love being able to help shape the minds of children–to be able to leave at the end of a day knowing that I made a difference today."

Over the past nine and a half years Linda has enjoyed working with the children and having strong relationships with the parents. Getting to meet new families and watching them become part of our larger Kids Choice family is so enjoyable to her. She takes great pride in getting to work with them in a small group atmosphere when teaching them in our tutorial programs. She particularly loves the cooking projects that she does. When past students stop in they always rush to go see her.

Previous Experience:

From 2001 to 2002 she was a teacher in the West Chicago School District; prior to that she was a student teacher in West Aurora School District.

Year Started:
8/1/2001
Tenure:
12 Years
Years in ECE industry:
12 Years
Education:
Bachelor's Degree of Art in Elementary Education (K-9); Teaching Certificate

Ms. Lori, Private Kindergarten

"I believe each child is unique. I also believe in treating each child as an individual and watching them succeed many things in their own way. My job here is to be a good role model, along with making sure they get the education and skills for the future."

Lori is a very proud Kindergarten teacher. She had been teaching this age group since 1995. In addition to the curriculum one example of the extras that you will receive by being enrolled with Ms. Lori is a book that she puts together called "All About Me". It is a book for all children to take with them upon graduation. She shows how far them come in one year and celebrates different landmarks that they achieve like loosing their first tooth! Lori is married with two children that keep her very busy with the sports they play, so don't be surprised to see her at a field on weekends.

Year Started:
8/1/1992
Tenure:
21 Years
Education:
Associate's Degree

Ms. Beth, School-age

Years in ECE industry:
14 yrs with Center (In COMP Room)
Education:
BA in ELEM ED & Art teacher

Ms. Rose, School-age

"I enjoy being around children and working at Kids Choice. It gives me such pleasure being with the kids."

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.

Years in ECE industry:
8 years
Education:
Group Worker Qualified

Ms. Courtney, Sub

Years in ECE industry:
3 years

Ms. Judy, School-age

"I love to be around children. Each generation of kids amaze me. They learn so much between birth to twelve years. I love to listen to what interests them."

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.

Year Started:
1/1/2010
Tenure:
4 Years
Years in ECE industry:
8 years
Education:
Teacher's certificate

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