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North Elston KinderCare

Tracey Ormond, Center Director
3855 North Elston, Chicago, IL 60618

  • Ph: (773) 267-7660
  • Open: 6:30 AM to 6:00 PM, M-F
  • Fax: (773) 866-2714
  • Ages: 2 YEAR-OLDS to 12 Year-Olds

Teachers & Staff

The educators and staff members at North Elston KinderCare, are passionate about educating and nurturing children. Combined our staff has over 25 years of experience educating, caring and nurturing children. Every educator is teacher qualified with a Child Development Associate's Credential, Associate's, Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Education. Here, at North Elston KinderCare, we strive for excellence through continuing education and bi-annual company Professional Development Trainings to keep learning and refreshing ourselves so we can continue to provide the best of ourselves to your children.

Tracey Ormond, Center Director


Tracey started with KinderCare in January of 2007. She has experience as an Infant Teacher,Kindergarten Teacher, School-age Teacher, Program Specialist, Subsidy Coordinator and Assistant Director all with KinderCare. Prior to working for KinderCare she worked with Chicago Public Schools Special Needs Program. She is the proud mom of two college bound students. The joy of her day starts the minute she steps foot into her building. Even though she is the Director of the center, the best part of her day is still interacting personally with the children.

Previous Experience:

Prior to joining KinderCare Tracey spent seven years working with Chicago Public Schools Special Needs Department.


"Good, better, best, I will never let it rest, until my good is better and my better is best."

  • Year Started: 1/1/2007
  • Tenure: 7 Years
  • Years in ECE Industry: 15 Years
  • Education:

    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education

Mehrunnisa Reja, Assistant Director


Ms. Nisa has dedicated more than nineteen years serving children here at KinderCare. She truly believes in educating children and helping them reach their maximum potential. She believes in sowing today what you want to reap tomorrow.

Previous Experience:

Prior to joining KinderCare Mehrunnisa worked at a Lutheran Children's Center.


"Education is not the filling of pail but the lighting of a fire."

  • Year Started: 1/1/1995
  • Tenure: 19 Years
  • Years in ECE Industry: 20 Years
  • Education:

    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education

  • Other Languages Spoken:

    Urdu, Hindi

Ms. Lenett, Discovery Preschool

Previous Experience:

Ms. Lenett comes to us with 3 years of experience in early childhood education. She previously worked within the Chicago Public School system and volunteered at Robert A Magnet School.


"The mediocre teacher tells, the good teacher explains, the superior teacher demonstrates and the great teacher inspires"

  • Year Started: 10/3/2013
  • Years in ECE Industry: 3
  • Education:

    Associate's Degree

Ms. Lashawn, Preschool Classroom

Previous Experience:

Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Lashawn worked at Educare Academy.


"If a child can't learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn."

  • Year Started: 5/1/2011
  • Tenure: 2 Years
  • Years in ECE Industry: 12 Years
  • Education:

    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education

Ms. Shannon, Prekindergarten Classroom


"Students don't care how much you know, until they know how much you care."

  • Year Started: 9/1/2009
  • Tenure: 4 Years
  • Years in ECE Industry: 4 Years
  • Education:

    Child Development Associate's Credential

Ms. Cassandra, Cook


"Education is our passport to the future; for tomorrow belongs to those that prepare for it today."

  • Year Started: 1/1/2013
  • Tenure: 1 Year
  • Years in ECE Industry: 4 Years

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