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Buffalo Grove KinderCare

Alison Wiechec,
Center Director

651 Deerfield Pkwy Buffalo Grove IL 60089
Ph: (847) 459-6995
Ages:
6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
Open:
6:30 AM to 6:00 PM, M-F

SPECIAL DIRECTIONS: Intersection of Rte 83 and Deerfield Pkwy

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS BUSED TO: Willow Grove, Prairie, Pritchett, Tripp, Woodlawn. Kilmer, Ivy Hall Middler School, and Tarkington

Teachers & Staff

The teachers at our Buffalo Grove KinderCare family are dedicated to providing an environment for your child that supports their overall well-being. We treat each child as our own to instill your confidence with the kind of care we provide. The teachers at our center are here for you and will enthusiastically spend each day with your child meeting their individual needs.

Alison Wiechec, Center Director

""I am so happy to be a part of the Buffalo Grove KinderCare and grow with your families.""

Alison graduated from Illinois State University in May of 2007 with a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education. Alison has been with the company since August of 2007. When she first started with KinderCare she was a teacher in the Preschool Classroom. Alison was promoted to the Assistant Director in November of 2007 and she has been the Director at the Buffalo Grove KinderCare since May of 2010. Alison has been married to her husband, Mike, since July of 2010 and they welcomed a little girl, Brooklyn, into their family in December of 2011.

Year Started:
8/2/2007
Tenure:
7 Years
Years in ECE industry:
6 Years
Education:
Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education

Emily Ayers, Assistant Director

""I am very excited to watch your children grow and learn each day!""

Emily graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education. Emily has been working with the Buffalo Grove KinderCare since September of 2010. When she first started with KinderCare she was the Toddler teacher. Emily then took over the Private Kindergarten Program before she was promoted in February of 2012 to the Assistant Director position. Emily has been married to her husband, Brian, since June of 2012.

Year Started:
9/7/2010
Tenure:
4 Years
Years in ECE industry:
3 Years
Education:
Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education

Ms. Brittany, Infant Classroom

""I love to watch the children learn new things every day. I enjoy being able to watch them hit different milestones throughout their time in my classroom.""

Ms. Brittany began working at KinderCare while she was studying Early Childhood Education at College of DuPage. She has been with the company for two years and loves working with the younger age groups. Ms. Brittany enjoys singing songs and making music with the children in her class.

Year Started:
8/1/2011
Tenure:
3 Years
Years in ECE industry:
2 Years

Ms. Renee, Infant Classroom

""I love knowing that I make a difference in the children's lives every day.""

This is Ms. Renee's first year at KinderCare. She has a passion for being with and loving infants. Ms. Renee is always patient and understanding while caring for infants. She always has fun activities going on in the classroom and loves watching them explore new things.

Year Started:
1/6/2014
Years in ECE industry:
32 Years
Education:
Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Elementary Education, Masters Degree in Business Administration

Ms. Amber, Toddler Classroom

""I love helping and watching children grow and do things for the first time!""

Ms. Amber has been working with small children for over seven years. She has an Associate's Degree in Arts and is currently working on getting her Director's Certificate. She then plans on getting her Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education. Ms. Amber enjoys spending one-on-one time with each child to find out their unique needs and interests. She loves to encourage children to feel special about themselves as individuals.

Previous Experience:

Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Amber spent six years working as a nanny.

Year Started:
8/1/2012
Tenure:
2 Years
Years in ECE industry:
7 Years
Education:
Associate's of Arts Degree

Ms. Susan, Preschool Classroom

""Children are the future and I've always enjoyed helping them reach their full potential.""

Ms. Susan has been with KinderCare since February 2013. She has an Elementary Degree and has been teaching for over ten years. Ms. Susan loves reading theme-based books to the children each day. She also enjoys spending time at the library each weekend searching for the perfect books to accompany her curriculum.

Year Started:
2/1/2013
Tenure:
1 Year
Years in ECE industry:
14 Years
Education:
Degree in Elementary Education

Ms. Janene, Preschool Classroom

""I love my job because I love seeing the kids' smiles and hearing them giggle!""

Ms. Janene has been at the Buffalo Grove center for over five years and loves it here! She has had tons of hands-on experience in the Early Childhood Education field. She loves to get messy and have a great time in her classroom.

Previous Experience:

Ms. Janene worked as a camp counselor in a kids area at a health club and at another day care center.

Year Started:
4/1/2008
Tenure:
6 Years
Years in ECE industry:
20 Years

Ms. Denise, Floating Teacher

""I love my job because I enjoy watching each child learn and grow each day!""

Ms. Denise has been working in the early childhood education field for over twenty years. She has been a part of the Buffalo Grove KinderCare family for almost seven years. In her spare time, Ms. Denise enjoys making a variety of greeting cards. She also really loves reading stories to the children!

Year Started:
9/1/2006
Tenure:
8 Years
Years in ECE industry:
20 Years
Education:
Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education

Ms. Liz, Prekindergarten Classroom

""I love to see smiling faces and to know that I help to inspire the kids to learn each day!""

Year Started:
10/1/2001
Tenure:
12 Years

Ms. Amber, Private Kindergarten Classroom

""I love working with the children and watching them learn new things. Being with them day to day and knowing you are a part of their growing and learning is very rewarding.""

Ms. Amber has been at the Buffalo Grove center for two years and has been our Kindergarten teacher for the last year. She studied Elementary Education at Illinois State University. Ms. Amber enjoys engaging the students in fun hands-on activities to help make learning fun!

Year Started:
6/1/2011
Tenure:
3 Years
Years in ECE industry:
4 Years
Education:
Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education

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