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Jones Road KinderCare

Pamela Mullen,
Center Director

1275 Jones Rd. Hoffman Estates IL 60195
Ph: (847) 490-0310
Ages:
6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
Open:
6:30 AM to 6:00 PM, M-F

SPECIAL DIRECTIONS: "Off Higgins Road. On Jones Road"

NEIGHBORHOOD: Hoffman Estates

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS BUSED TO: Armstrong, Churchill, Ender-Salk, Lakeview, MacArthur, John Muir, Hoover

Teachers & Staff

Jones Road KinderCare believes that our team of teachers will make a difference in both your child's life as well as our community. Our teachers are commited to make every day special for all the children that we have at our center and have over 100 years of combined experience. Through teamwork and dedication, we are able to make each day a stepping stone in your child's development into becoming a life-long learner. Due to the love of learning, our team thrives to continue their education through obtaining educational degrees, CPR & First Aid training, and earning Accredidation Certification in order to grow their knowledge of Early Childhood Education. We hope to become one of the many educators your child will experience to make them a success in school and beyond!

Pamela Mullen, Center Director

""One hundred years from now, it won't matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of house I lived in or how much money I had in the bank, because the world may be a little better because I was important in the life of a child.""

Pam started with KinderCare in the Kindergarten class in 1994, but quickly became the Assistant Director. Although she took a bit of time off to raise her children, she quickly became a Center Director. Pam has been a manager for over 19 years in the education field. Even though she is busy running the center, she achieved her Early Childhood Education Certificate. She is also furthering her education by working towards earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education. Pam is a true believer of the importance of education and loves that her center is diverse in every way. Pam is a passionate educator and is thankful for all the special moments that touches her heart while working with the children at the center.

Outside of work and school, Pam enjoys reading, watching a great movie, and spending time with her family. Pam is married and has a son that also attended KinderCare. She is very proud of the young man her son has turned out to be, so she credits his experience with KinderCare on the great student he has become.

Previous Experience:

Prior to joining the KinderCare family, Pam worked at a High School as the Attendance Coordinator. Also, she worked as a kindergarten and first grade teacher.

Favorite Children's Book:

The Giving Tree

Year Started:
9/5/1994
Tenure:
20 Years
Years in ECE industry:
29 Years
Education:
Early Childhood Degree, Psychology minor

Munira Ali, Assistant Director

"Smiles and hugs touch each child's heart, so spread the smiles and hugs."

Munira has been with KinderCare since 2005. Munira started with KinderCare as both an Assistant Director and the Kindergarten Teacher. Munira has been in manager for over 14 years and is a big supporter of continuing one's education. She started her higher education at the West Hill College in California. She achieved her Associate of Arts Degree in Liberal Art with a Minor in Early Childhood Education. Munira is also continuing her education at Harper College to earn her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education. Munira is proud to work with children and feels wonderful that she can touch all the little hearts at our center.

Personally, Munira enjoys to cook and loves spending time with her family. She is married and has a wonderful son that is in our kindergarten classroom. Her son has been in KinderCare since he was an infant, which gives her pride in seeing how KinderCare has helped him become a good learner.

Previous Experience:

Prior to working at KinderCare, Munira was a Director at the YMCA in California. She also was a Nanny and School Age Program Director.

Favorite Children's Book:

The Kissing Hand

Year Started:
9/5/2005
Tenure:
9 Years
Years in ECE industry:
15 Years
Education:
Associate of Arts Degree in Liberal Studies and a Minor in Early Childhood Education

Ms. Kim, Infant Classroom

"Live, Laugh, Love. I live to give the children in my care love and laughter."

Ms. Kim has been our Infant Teacher since May 2009. She also helps get our School Age children to and from school safety by driving our school bus. Ms. Kim is married and  a proud mother of two wonderful children. She is also an active parent in our community. Ms. Kim enjoys reading stories, dancing and singing with our babies and watching them develop into active Toddlers. She is looking forward to getting to know you and your children.

Previous Experience:

Prior to starting at KinderCare Ms. Kim was a nanny and worked at another child care center.

Year Started:
5/1/2009
Tenure:
5 Years
Years in ECE industry:
17 Years
Education:
Child Development Associate's Credential

Ms. Roni, Infant Teacher

"Love is patient, love is kind, love is never ending."

Ms. Ronnie has been working in the childcare learning center  for over twenty years, she has been with Kindercare for almost nine years now. Ms. Ronnie is a wonderful, caring and nurturing teacher for our Infants.  Ms. Ronnie is married and has four children ages (28, 21, 19, & 17).  In her spare time, Ms. Ronnie enjoys spending time with her family and friends.  They enjoy having movie night and social outings.  She also enjoys reading, teaching Sunday School and watching movies.
 

Previous Experience:

Worked at In home childcare.

Favorite Children's Book:

Wheels on the Bus

Year Started:
2/16/2006
Tenure:
8 Years
Years in ECE industry:
20
Education:
Child Development Associate's Credential

Ms. Kelli, Toddler

"I love knowing that every day there is a new challenge to learn."

Ms. Kelli has been working at KinderCare since October 2011. Kelli is currently working with the toddlers and loves every minute of it. Ms. Kelli enjoys watching the toddler grow and learn new things every day. Ms. Kelli earned her CDA in March of 2014 through Rasmussen College. Ms. Kelli excited to apply what she learned in the CDA Program and bring it to life in the Toddler Classroom. Ms. Kelli happily married to her husband Ken and they enjoy going out with friends. Ms. Kelli loves working in the Toddler Classroom because she gets the opportunity to see them develop in a new way every day.

Favorite Children's Book:

Foot Book by Dr. Suee

Year Started:
10/3/2011
Tenure:
3 Years
Years in ECE industry:
3
Education:
CDA

Ms. Edwina, Toddler Classroom

""You forget everything else when a child gives you a hug.""

Ms. Edwina joined our team in July of 2014. Ms. Edwina is a Christian, caring teacher, loving sister and a loyal friend.  Ms. Edwina enjoys spending her free time mostly with her husband and their four wonderful and energetic boys.  Ms. Edwina has also achieved her degree in Education while being a mentor for the young youth at her Church’s organization.  Everyday, Ms. Edwina is dedicated to showing and giving children love and guidance with a humble smile!
 

Favorite Children's Book:

Charlotte's Wed

Year Started:
7/7/2014
Years in ECE industry:
8
Education:
Associate of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education

Ms. Nasreen, Toddler Classroom

""I love children and want to make the classroom a better experience for them.""

Ms. Nasreen has been a teacher at our center since September 1998. She has worked in a variety of classrooms at our center. Ms. Nasreen earned her Bachelor's Degree in Pakistan and continued her education at Harper College in Early Childhood Education. She is married and a proud mother of two college students. Ms. Nasreen showers the children in her classroom with lots of love and care. She looks forward on becoming a part of your child's life.

Previous Experience:

Prior to starting at KinderCare, Ms. Nasreen was a stay-at-home mom.

Year Started:
9/1/1998
Tenure:
16 Years
Years in ECE industry:
14 Years
Education:
Bachelor's of Arts Degree

Ms. Lakisha, Discovery Preschool Classroom

""I love watching children grow and reach their developmental milestone.""

Ms. Lakisha has been a Discovery Preschool Teacher at the Hoffman Estates KinderCare since 2010. She is married with three children. She attended Harper College and earned her Teacher's Certificate and Special Education Professional Certificate. Ms. Lakisha is working on getting her Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education and Administrator's Certificate. She really loves working with children. Helping them reach each milestone in their life is a honor.

Year Started:
6/1/2010
Tenure:
4 Years
Years in ECE industry:
2 Years
Education:
Teacher's Certificate, Special Education Professional Certificate

Ms. Chris, Preschool Classroom

""I love to see the children's smiling faces in the morning when I come in to start my day.""

Ms. Chris has been a Preschool Teacher at the Hoffman Estates KinderCare since 1999. She really enjoys working with children. Ms. Chris is married and her two sons are now all grown up. She loves to teach the children and is looking forward on getting to know your children and family. Ms. Chris also drives our bus and makes sure that our School Age children get to and from school safely. She enjoys spending time with her family and relaxing in her hot tub whenever she can.

Previous Experience:

Ms. Chris has worked with a variety of age groups throughout her teaching career.

Year Started:
6/1/1999
Tenure:
15 Years
Years in ECE industry:
14 Years

Ms. Samantha, Preschool Classroom

""Teaching is an honor and most importantly, a gift.""

Ms. Samantha has been a Preschool Teacher at Hoffman Estates KinderCare since 2009. She enjoys being a mentor, volunteer, leader, tutor and most of all a teacher to young children. Ms. Samantha enjoys working with children and their families. This is what she looks forward to each day when she comes to work. She feels great knowing she taught a child something they will always remember. She also enjoys watching the children grow and use their imaginations. Ms. Samantha is looking forward to working with your children and making a difference in their lives. In Ms. Samantha's free time, she enjoys walking her dog and is very active in sports. She is a Blackhawks fan and enjoys hanging out with friends. Ms. Samantha is looking forward on meeting your family and being a part of your child's development.

Previous Experience:

Ms. Samantha has been a Nanny and worked in the Early Childhood field at a variety of Learning Programs. She also has experience working in the elementary schools with older children.

Year Started:
7/1/2009
Tenure:
5 Years
Years in ECE industry:
11 Years
Education:
Pursuing Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education and Special Education

Miss Joan, Multiage Classroom

"There are two gifts we can give children;one is root and the other is wings,"

Miss. Joan began her teaching career when she received her Early Childhood Education degree from Harper. She quickly found a job in the field and worked her way up from assistant teacher to director of that school. When her son was born she took a break to be at home with hm, but when he started kindergarten she went back to work. She knew she could have a greatest impact on children by working in the classroom rather than as office, so when she returned to work it was to the Preschool room, where she spent 22 of her first 24 years with Kindercare. She strives to always do the best for the children in her care, not only to teach them but also to support and encourage them. Her efforts have not gone unnoticed; Miss Joan has earned the Pride award and was the only teacher in her district to earn the inaugural Excellence of Teaching award. Miss Joan has shared her knowledge with other teachers by facilitating
training during KC's Professional Development Days. She and her husband live in Schaumburg, and they miss their adult son has moved to St. Louis.

Previous Experience:

During her career at Kindercare, Miss Joan has been a Two's teacher and kindergarten teacher.

Favorite Children's Book:

Alexander and the terrible horrible, no good very bad day.

Year Started:
9/25/1989
Tenure:
25 Years
Years in ECE industry:
33
Education:
ECE Associate in Appled Sciences

Ms. Bianca, Pre-Kindergarten Classom

""I love my children. I love being able to see how they grow up and learn so fast.""

Ms. Bianca has been the Discovery Preschool teacher at Hoffman Estates KinderCare since 2011. She loves her KinderCare family and likes to be close to the children and their families. One thing she loves to do with the children is getting creative! Ms. Bianca looks forward to the opportunity of being a part of your child's life.

Year Started:
1/1/2011
Tenure:
3 Years
Years in ECE industry:
2 Years
Education:
Child Development Associate's Credential

Ms. Veronica, Private Kindergarten Classroom

""Your children have a long educational road ahead of them. I am blessed with the privilege of building their cornerstone. Nothing makes me more proud.""

Ms. Veronica has always wanted to teach. Her first job was a teacher's aide in a Prekindergarten room and she fell in love. Ms. Veronica loves to read and puts much importance on books and the magic they hold. She understands that learning at a young age should be an exploratory process. Because of this, Ms. Veronica brings many activities that make learning a hands-on experience. Due to her experience, she is also able to assess where children are developmentally and where they need to grow. Ms. Veronica is excited to start laying down the foundation for the rest of their education.

Previous Experience:

Ms. Veronica has worked with children in a Prekindergarten program for over four years and also worked with in the elementary school district while student teaching.

Year Started:
5/1/2013
Tenure:
1 Year
Years in ECE industry:
4 Years
Education:
Degree in Elementary Education

Ms. Sarah, Multiage Teacher

""Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.""

Ms. Sarah is a loving mother to a son who is also part of our KinderCare family. Ms. Sarah and her son love hanging out and spending time together. She has been very busy at school and earned her Associate's Degree at Harper college. Ms. Sarah enjoys working with School Age children and also loves working with all the age groups at our center. Ms. Sarah loves to be very active and enjoys sports, but her favorite activity is shopping! She is looking forward to being a part of your child's learning experience.

Previous Experience:

Ms. Sarah has worked with children of all ages throughout her experience as a teacher. She has worked at the Park District program before joining our team.

Year Started:
8/1/2012
Tenure:
2 Years
Years in ECE industry:
2 Years
Education:
Associate's of Arts Degree

Ms. Mirna, Cook, Floating Teacher

""Every day is a gift…open it with love and care.""

Ms. Mirna has just joined our center and is looking forward on growing in her role as an Early Childhood teacher. Ms. Mirna is our cook throughout the day, making us yummy food for all the children at the center. She then helps out in a variety of classrooms learning and growing with the children at our center. She is having a great time! Ms. Mirna is looking forward on working with our children and getting to know all the families at our center. In her free time, Ms. Mirna loves to read and listen to music. She also enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Previous Experience:

Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Mirna has worked with children in her church and in her high school preschool program.

Year Started:
7/1/2013
Tenure:
1 Year
Years in ECE industry:
1 Year

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