Jennifer McKeone, Center Director
12404 S. Archer Ave., Lemont, IL 60439
- Ph: (630) 257-1142
- Open: 6:00 AM to 6:30 PM, M-F
- Fax: (630) 257-0435
- Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
Teachers & Staff
Jennifer McKeone, Center Director
Jennifer has been a part of the KinderCare family since 2000. She started her KinderCare career in Palos Hills as a Preschool teacher, then joined the management team as a Center Trainer. After a wonderful experience at Palos Hills, she went to the Darien KinderCare to take on the role of Assistant Director. Darien was a wonderful learning experience for her and provided her the foundation needed to develop into a successful Center Director. Jennifer and her family live in Lockport and her son has been a part of the KinderCare family for 10 years. She is very excited to move on to the next chapter of her life as the Center Director of the Lemont KinderCare.
Jennifer started her KinderCare career as a Preschool teacher.
I strive to provide each child an opportunity to be the best they can be.
- Year Started: 3/1/2000
- Tenure: 13 Years
- Years in ECE Industry: 22 years
Angie Coloka, Assistant Director
Angie joined the KinderCare team in 2009 as a Toddler Classroom teacher in the Lemont Center. Before her teaching position at KinderCare, she was a nanny for a family of four boys for six years. It was a wonderful, fun and educational experience that helped her become a better teacher. At the beginning of 2012 Angie was offered a wonderful opportunity to take on the Assistant Director position in Lemont. She has enjoyed every minute of being in the classroom as a teacher and looks forward to working on the management team.
Angie was a family nanny for six years.
I hope to make every family’s day at KinderCare a wonderful experience.
- Year Started: 11/1/2009
- Tenure: 3 Years
- Years in ECE Industry: 10 years
Ms. Sylvia, Infant Classroom
Ms. Sylvia has been with KinderCare for many years. She absolutely loves working with young children. Loving, caring for, and nurturing children is her passion. Besides the love she has for her infant class, she is also a grandmother, which she is very passionate about.
I absolutely love working with the infants. I smile everyday as I see each and every child develop.
Ms. Bernadette, Discovery Preschool Classroom
Ms. Bernadette looks forward to one day joining the management team at KinderCare and helping make each day great for parents, children, and staff.
Ms. Bernadette previously worked as a Two's teacher and Center Director.
I absolutely love working with the twos, they keep me on my toes and make each day a new experience.
Ms. Heather, Preschool Classroom
I love working with the children and watching their personalities develop as well as their learning fundamentals increase with everyday learning activities I provide.
Ms. Charlotte, Prekindergarten Classroom
I really enjoy seeing the children learn in the class. When I see them fully understand something and have an excited look on their face, it makes me smile. I really enjoy teaching the children and having an inspirational role in their lives. I come to work everyday because I love what I do.
Ms. Reka, School Age Classroom
Ms. Reka has been working with young children for over 14 years. Through her journey she has worked with infants through school age children and has enjoyed every minute of it. When Ms. Reka came to KinderCare, she was excited to be the school age teacher and to also support the transportation of the children.
She loves implementing the summer camp program for the school age children. The field trips and projects that she plans for the children really spark their imaginations and creative sides.
"I love coming to KinderCare and seeing the bright smiles on each child’s face as they walk into school. I feel so fortunate to be a part of their lives in so many ways. I also am fortunate to work with so many great people."