SPECIAL DIRECTIONS: at Highland & 39th St
ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS BUSED TO: Hillcrest, Highland, Puffer, Belair, Pierce Downer, Westerm Manning, Miller, Willow Creek, St. Joseph Elementary School.
Distance from address: 2.6 miles
Distance from address: 2.8 miles
Distance from address: 3.0 miles
Distance from address: 3.1 miles
Distance from address: 4.1 miles
Distance from address: 4.3 miles
Distance from address: 4.6 miles
Distance from address: 4.8 miles
Distance from address: 5.1 miles
The staff at Downers Grove welcome all families. We pride ourselves on great family connections and making sure all families leave happy and satisfied. We drive great curriculum and fantastic learning experiences.
Jillian is currently the Center Director in Downers Grove and has been with KinderCare for six years. Before coming to KinderCare, she ran a center with Head Start, Chicago Public Schools and was National Association for the Education of Young Children accredited. She came to KinderCare as an Assistant Director and was quickly promoted to Director. She has run multiple centers, but Downer's Grove has been her home center for two years now.
Jillian previously spent nine years in Head Start and a CPS facility.
Sarah has worked in child care for over fifteen years. She has previous experience in daycare and as a private nanny. She has worked with KinderCare for over six years. Her time with KinderCare started in 1999 and then she went on to pursue her Nurse Assistant Certification. Sarah returned to KinderCare in 2012 and was quickly promoted to Assistant Director of the Downers Grove center in 2013.
Ms. Judy is a treasured asset at our center. She opens the building every morning at 5:45 am with a smile on her face. Parents in the infant room look forward to talking to her in the morning about the progress of their child. She is always full of great advice and happy to learn about the children each day. She spends the morning and early afternoon with the children and loves her time with them!
Ms. Judy has raised three children and four grandchildren in addition to her experience at KinderCare.
Ms. Michelle is sweet and very loving teacher. She cares for each child at the center as if they were her own. As the lead infant teacher, she plans the curriculum and has a great rapport with parents. She loves the infant and toddler rooms because the energy of the children keep her young!
Ms. Melissa has been with our center for about two years now. She has worked in many classrooms, but Toddler classroom is the one she has settled in. She has learned that each child has their own unique learning and development. Ms. Melissa is currently in school to receive her Child Development Associate's Credential. She feels the company has a strong foundation and loves what KinderCare stands for. Coming to work for her is easy, she enjoys daily the fun of teaching. After her certification is complete Ms. Melissa plans on attending a four-year university and pursuing a degree in elementary education.
Ms. Danielle is our Discovery preschool teacher. She has been with the company for over two years. Ms. Danielle has lots of energy to keep up with all of the two-year old kids. She enjoys daily activities of art and teaching Spanish to her students.
""Be all you can be!""
Ms. Merissa is our Preschool teacher. She has a full classroom and loves working with this age. The age is three years to years old. This is a vital age they are starting to learn simple skills such as math, science, reading, phonics. The class curriculum is every two weeks and it gives the children enough time to learn and keep engaged!
Ms. Merisa was previously a nanny for over four years.
Ms. Brittany is our Prekindergarten teacher. She has been with the company for one year and is so positive with each child in her care. She helps the children build positive relationships and enjoys implementing the curriculum daily.
""Learning is an adventure!""
Ms. Caryn is a cornerstone of our center. She has been here since the center opened and has actually seen children she had when she started bring their own children now! She loves watching the children grow in her classroom throughout the year and move on to first grade.
Ms. Courtney is a real gift to this center. She works in our School Age Program with a variety of ages. The age range for this group is six to twelve years of age. Ms. Courtney has a real passion for this age as she is creative and keeps them involved. Ms. Courtney works well with the families and keeps the children on track with school work and fun activities to coincide with their school work!
Ms. Courtney was previously a nanny for over five years in Australia, and a summer camp counselor in New Jersey.
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