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Edwardsville KinderCare

Laura Schaub,
Center Director

500 Goshen Rd. Edwardsville IL 62025
Ph: (618) 656-0268
Ages:
6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
Open:
6:00 AM to 6:00 PM, M-F

SPECIAL DIRECTIONS: Behind Home Depot on Goshen Rd & Rt 159

NEIGHBORHOOD: Edwardsville

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS BUSED TO: We provide transportation to the Edwardsville public shools including Goshen, Leclaire, Glen Carbon, Nelson, and Woodland Elementary schools. Transportation is determined upon needs of enrolled students.

Teachers & Staff

Welcome to KinderCare Learning Center, the premiere early childhood learning center. We provide a high quality educational environment for your child through enriched daily activities, safe classroom environments, and quality staff members. As a staff we are dedicated to both the education and the safety of your child. If you at any point have any questions for us, feel free to stop in the office, call or e-mail with the contact information provided. We feel privileged and honored that you have chosen our establishment for your child. Thank you for trusting your loved one with us.

Laura Schaub, Center Director

"Laura is passionate about early learning.  Laura believes that partnering with families to ensure that children receive the best early childhood experience is the key to future success in children."

Laura has enjoyed inspiring children at KinderCare for the last 20 years.  She has worked as a preschool teacher, Assistant Director and her current role as Center Director.  Laura completed her Elementary Education degree from Millikin University in 1995 and is currently working on completing her Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education.    Laura has three children that all attended KinderCare and is thrilled with their success in public school.  She attributes their current success with their learning experience at KinderCare.

Previous Experience:

Laura has had three years of experience working in a Preschool Classroom

Year Started:
1/1/1995
Tenure:
19 Years
Years in ECE industry:
21 Years
Education:
Elementary Education

Tori Siron, Assistant Director

"I am committed to working with parents as partners in setting the foundation for a positive and fun educational career!"

Tori and her husband enrolled their oldest child in 2007 here and quickly fell in love with the KinderCare family. After teaching special education in the Edwardsville school district for 8 1/2 years, Tori took the leap and joined the KinderCare staff as a Prekindergarten teacher. Her enthusiasm for early learning and family connections brings excitement to the center in her role as our Assistant Center Director.

Previous Experience:

Prior to joining KinderCare, Tori worked as a Special Education Teacher in the Public School District.

Year Started:
1/1/2014
Years in ECE industry:
12 Years
Education:
Bachelor's in Learning and Behavior (Specialist 1)

Ms. Sara, Toddler Classroom

"I feel that in childcare one has to follow the phrase, 'don't worry, be happy!"

After completing her degree in Early Childhood Education and working at another childcare center, Ms.Sara decided to join the KinderCare family. Ms. Sara loves to work with the toddlers, she feels that they learn and grow so much each day that they are in her care. Ms. Sara also loves to see the happy faces on the children and that is one of the main reasons that she comes to work each day. Also she feels that it is very rewarding to know that she can make a difference in a child's life.

Previous Experience:

Ms. Sara has childcare experience from another center which she brought to KinderCare.

Year Started:
7/27/2012
Tenure:
2 Years
Years in ECE industry:
2 Years
Education:
Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education

Ms. Amy, Preschool Classroom

"My goal is to ignite a love for learning in every child I am privileged to have in class."

I came to KinderCare as a student teacher. I fell in love with the families, children and the staff. Upon graduation, I was hired as a full time teacher. I love thinking outside the box and creating projects in the classroom that explore the love for learning. KinderCare is my home!!!!

Year Started:
12/20/2012
Tenure:
1 Year
Years in ECE industry:
1.5 Years
Education:
Associate's Degree in Child Development

Ms. Jeannie, Preschool Classroom

"I love watching as a child finally "gets it" when they have been trying to accomplish a new task. Seeing their eyes light up makes their excitement contagious."

Ms. Jeannie loves coming to work because she loves all of the hugs and smiles that she receives. Plus she loves the fact that she gets paid to play. Ms. Jeannie joined the KinderCare family in 2012 as the lead Preschool Teacher after moving to Illinois from New Mexico. She has been in the early childhood field for the last 18 years.

Previous Experience:

Ms. Jeannie previously worked for Discovery Childcare Center in Las Cruces, New Mexico, as the threes and fours Lead Teacher.

Year Started:
3/1/2012
Tenure:
2 Years
Years in ECE industry:
18 Years
Education:
45-hour Certification

Ms. Melissa, Prekindergarten Classroom

"A person's a person, no matter how small."

After Ms. Melissa completed her Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education, she worked at another childcare facility before joining KinderCare in 2005. Not only is she the Catch the Wave teacher, she is also a prekindergarten teacher during the school-year. Ms. Melissa loves seeing the children's faces when they accomplish a new skill. Ms. Melissa also feels that everyday is a new and exciting adventure that is waiting for her.

Previous Experience:

Prior to working for KinderCare Ms. Melissa was a teacher at Kaleidoscope of Kids in Collinsville.

Year Started:
9/5/2005
Tenure:
9 Years
Years in ECE industry:
9 Years
Education:
Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education

Ms. Jerri, School-Age Classroom

"I love the moment a child learns a new concept. They are so proud and excited to show me."

Ms. Jerri worked at two other childcare centers before joining the KinderCare family in 2007. While completing her degree and also working at KinderCare at the same time, she felt that she has been given a great opportunity to teach. She feels that every time that she walks in to her classroom, all the children give her a bright smile and all of the children are so happy to see her!

Year Started:
4/20/2007
Tenure:
7 Years
Years in ECE industry:
7 Years
Education:
Associate's Degree in Child Development

Ms. Wendy, Learning Adventures Classroom

"You have to remember to always try, it is the only way to know."

Ms. Wendy has worn many different hats over the years at KinderCare. She has been a Director, Assistant Director, Classroom teacher, a cook and is now the Phonics and Math Learning Adventures Instructor. Ms. Wendy feels that everyone should try their best because without trying, you would never know what you can do!

Previous Experience:

After finishing her degree in Early Childhood Education, Ms. Wendy worked at another child care center and a home day care before she joined the KinderCare family in 1992.

Year Started:
9/1/1992
Tenure:
22 Years
Years in ECE industry:
25 Years
Education:
Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education

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