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North Elston KinderCare

Tracey Ormond,
Center Director

3855 North Elston Chicago IL 60618
Ph: (773) 267-7660
Ages:
2 YEAR-OLDS to 12 Year-Olds
Open:
6:30 AM to 6:00 PM, M-F

SPECIAL DIRECTIONS: "Northwest of Kimball off St. Louis & Drake Sts."

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS BUSED TO: Center does not have bussing available.

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

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

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.

Year Started:
1/1/2007
Tenure:
7 Years
Years in ECE industry:
15 Years
Education:
Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education

Jasmine Young, Assistant Director

"Children must be taught how to think, not what to think."

Jasmine has been with Knowledge Universe for 7 years. In that time, she has been a cook, Program Specialist, and currently the Assistant Director at the North Elston center. Prior to her joining the company, Jasmine has worked with children of all ages at various centers around the Chicagoland area. She loves being around the children on a daily basis, interacting with them, and watching them grow.

Year Started:
4/23/2007
Tenure:
7 Years
Years in ECE industry:
14
Education:
Bachelors of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Social Work

Ms. Lenett, Discovery Preschool

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

Year Started:
10/3/2013
Tenure:
1 Year
Years in ECE industry:
3
Education:
Associate's Degree

Ms. Sharonda, Discovery Preschool

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

Year Started:
2/1/2014
Years in ECE industry:
2
Education:
Child Development Associates Credential

Ms. Jennifer, Preschool

"Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all."

Year Started:
11/14/2014
Education:
Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Education

Ms. Sam, PreKindergarten

"A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning."

Year Started:
5/19/2014
Education:
Bachelors of Science in Public Health

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:
5 Years
Years in ECE industry:
4 Years
Education:
Child Development Associate's Credential

Ms. Tasha, Private Kindergarten

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."

Year Started:
5/3/2011
Tenure:
3 Years
Years in ECE industry:
4
Education:
Bachelor of Arts in English; Master of Science in Applied Family and Child Studies; Pursuing Master of Science in Education

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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