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Glendale Heights KinderCare

Marlin Roa,
Center Director

1470 Bloomingdale Rd. Glendale Heights IL 60139
Ph: (630) 682-9222
Ages:
6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
Open:
6:00 AM to 6:00 PM, M-F

SPECIAL DIRECTIONS: between Fullerton Rd & North Ave next to Citgo Gas Station

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS BUSED TO: Glenhill, Pheasant Ridge, Americana, Glenside Middle School, Reskin, Blackhawk, Winnebago, G Stanley Hall, Churchill, Forest Glen, St. Matthews

Teachers & Staff

We take great pride in the longevity of our teachers here at the KinderCare in Glendale Heights.Combined, our teachers have more than 95 years of Early Childhood expereince and speak six different languages. All of our teachers take pride in their classrooms and keep the children engaged to ensure they are receiving the best education. Our teachers are dedicated to each individual child and their developmental needs. We focus on all aspects of our curriculum and enhancements each and every day.

Marlin Roa, Center Director

Marlin began her career at York High School as a teacher assistant for the Special Education Department. After working at York High School, she completed her student teaching at Winnebago in Glendale Heights while working as the School-Age teacher for KinderCare. After working for two years at KinderCare she continued in the education field and worked for Veterans Park District as a Preschool Director for five years. While overseeing the preschool, Marlin also planned special events for the community and was the Day Camp Director for children ages 5-12 years old.

Previous Experience:

Marlin previously worked for KinderCare as a School-Age teacher from 2006-2008. She began working as a Center Director for KinderCare in July of 2013. Marlin is bilingual and speaks Spanish. She has a diverse experience in various settings in the education field. She is currently continuing her education by pursing her Masters in Early Childhood Administration from National Louis University.

Year Started:
7/29/2013
Tenure:
1 Year
Years in ECE industry:
9 Years
Education:
Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education & Pursuing a Masters in Early Childhood Administration

Dana Koprowski, Assistant Director

Dana has been with KinderCare since 2008, and the Assistant Director since January 2013. Dana has taught Spanish and Music programs while she has been with KinderCare. Dana has also been the Health and Safety Coordinator at the Lombard KinderCare. Dana is currently pursuing her Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education.

Year Started:
6/18/2008
Tenure:
6 Years
Education:
Pursuing Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education

Ms. Dana, Infant Classroom

Ms. Dana has been with KinderCare since July 2008. She has worked as an Assistant Teacher in all the classrooms. Dana has received her Child Development Associate's Credential from Rasmussen College.

Year Started:
7/1/2008
Tenure:
6 Years
Education:
Pursuing Child Development Associate's Credential

Ms. Sonia, Infant Classroom

Sonia began teaching at KinderCare in September of 2013 in the infant room. She is very passionate about teaching and enjoys teaching in the infant room. She looks forward to continuing her career at KinderCare and growing within the company.

Previous Experience:

Sonia has experience working in the Education field assisting in an elementary school. She is looking forward to pursuing her CDA in the near future.

Year Started:
9/2/2013
Years in ECE industry:
1 Year
Education:
Pursuing Child Development Associate's Credential

Ms. Lea, Toddler Classroom

Ms. Lea has been with KinderCare since 2011. She is the lead teacher in the Toddler classroom. She has received her Bachelors' degree in Science from NIU in Early Childhood Studies with a Type 04 Special Education Certificate. Ms. Lea has made great changes to her classroom and looks forward to new opportunities each day.

Previous Experience:

Ms. Lea has five years of experience as a summer camp counselor for ages three to five at Park District, and has student teaching experience in preschool classroom and first grade as well as clinical experiences.

Year Started:
8/1/2011
Tenure:
2 Years
Years in ECE industry:
5 years
Education:
Bachelor of Science Degree in Childhood Studies Type 04 Special Education Certificate

Ms. Stephanie, Preschool

Stephanie sees a bright future with KinderCare and is looking forward to learning and growing as a teacher. She is excited about pursuing her Child Development Associate's Credential.

Previous Experience:

Stephanie is looking forward to enhancing her experience with KinderCare.

Year Started:
9/2/2013
Years in ECE industry:
1 Years
Education:
Pursuing Child Development Associate's Credential

Ms. Lori, Preschool Classroom

Ms. Lori started with KinderCare in September of 2008. She enjoyed being a part of each classroom until she discovered her love for Preschool-aged children. Ms. Lori is the lead teacher in our Preschool classroom. Lori has been in the early childhood field for seven years with an Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education. Ms. Lori’s love for children brings her the best motivation ever.

Previous Experience:

Ms. Lori started as a nanny, then taught preschool and then was a after-school coordinator at a local park district. She then found herself to be a great fit at Glendale Heights KinderCare, where she plans on staying for a long time.

Year Started:
9/16/2008
Tenure:
5 Years
Years in ECE industry:
7 years
Education:
Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education

Ms. Karrie, Prekindergarten Classroom

Karrie's specialization is English as a second language. She received her Bachelor Degree from Texas Tech University.  Karrie has a strong  passion  working with children and is looking forward to growing in her career as a teacher.

Previous Experience:

Karrie student taught at an Early Childhood Charter School in Texas for a year before moving to Illinois. She is looking forward to enhancing her experience with children at KinderCare.

Year Started:
6/3/2013
Tenure:
1 Year
Years in ECE industry:
2 Years
Education:
Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood

Ms. Lisa, Prekindergarten Classroom

Lisa began at KinderCare in December of 2013 in the Prekindergarten classroom. She is passionate about teaching and looks forward to grow within the company.

Previous Experience:

Lisa has worked as a Preschool teacher and as a day camp counselor for children ages 5-12 years old for 5 years. Lisa was then promoted to a Program Manager for day camp and assisted the Day Camp Director.

Year Started:
12/2/2013
Years in ECE industry:
5 Years
Education:
Associate's Degree in Early Childhood

Ms. Durdana, School Age Classroom

Ms. Durdana grew up in India where she completed her high school education. After getting married she moved to America in 1988. Her experience working with children started as a "lunch mom" and an active volunteer in school district 16. In 2000 she joined KinderCare, working with every age group. In 2004 she became an assistant teacher in the Discovery Preschool room. After receiving her CDA credentials in 2008, she became the lead teacher in the Discovery Preschool room. She is currently working the afternoon shift for the School Age classroom.

Previous Experience:

Ms. Durdana has worked as a lunch mom and an active volunteer in School District 16, and has experience working with every age group at Glendale Heights KinderCare.

Year Started:
9/1/2000
Tenure:
13 Years
Education:
Child Development Associate's Credential

Ms. Aracely, Prekindergarten Classroom

Aracely is excited about being part of the KinderCare team and is looking forward to grow within KinderCare.

Previous Experience:

Aracely has worked as a Preschool teacher and a day camp counselor for children ages 5-12 years old for 5 years. Aracely was then promoted to a Day Camp Director and worked with children ages 5-12 years old.

Year Started:
12/2/2013
Years in ECE industry:
5 Years
Education:
Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education

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