Kensington KinderCare

Carolann Hill,
Center Director

300 West Kensington Rd. Mt. Prospect IL 60056
Ph: (847) 255-1585
6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
6:30 AM to 6:00 PM, M-F

SPECIAL DIRECTIONS: near Rt 83 (Elmurst Rd) & Kensington

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS BUSED TO: Windsor, Dryden, Fairview, Euclid, Westbrook, Eisenhower, others upon request

Teachers & Staff

The teachers and staff at Kensington Kindercare are passionate about education and nurturing the growth of the whole child. All of our teachers have received education and training in early childhood. The KinderCare team also participates in semi-annual professional development training and continuing education courses and seminars. We are dedicated to teaching and making a difference in the lives of our children.

Carolann Hill, Center Director

"We only get one chance in life to be good parents, role models, and mentors. I cherish each day that I can make a difference in the life of a child."

Carolann is extremely grateful to be part of the KinderCare family. She enjoys her job as Center Director as it allows her to use both her business and educational training each and every day. She believes that the best part of everyday is being able to share in the lives of her students and their families.

Previous Experience:

Carolann was a teacher in Elementary Education for nine years, and an Assistant Vice President in Banking prior to teaching.

Year Started:
3 Years
Years in ECE industry:
3 years
Master of Arts in Elementary Education; Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; 30 hour Certificate in Early Childhood Education; State of Illinois Teaching Certificate

Jennifer Orlowski, Assistant Director

"It brings me great pride and joy to witness the growth of the children in my care every day."

Jennifer is thrilled to be the Assistant Director at the Kensington KinderCare, and looks forward to seeing the smiling faces of all of the students each day. She enjoys working with the families and children to meet their individual needs.

Previous Experience:

Jennifer was an Infant and Toddler Classroom teacher with KinderCare in Palatine for one and a half years. Prior to that, Jennifer was a lead preschool teacher in a Montessori school.

Year Started:
5 Years
Years in ECE industry:
9 years
Associate's Degree

Ms. Kay, Pre-Kindergarten Classroom

Ms. Kay loves to see the smiles and joy from the children everyday. Being able to teach a child something new and have fun at the same time is the most rewarding part for her. To teach a child something, and know that they will know that for the rest of their lives, is such a great feeling for Ms. Kay.

Year Started:
3 Years
Years in ECE industry:
3 years

Ms. Lupe, Preschool Classroom

Ms. Lupe enjoys watching the children grow everyday and always looks for the teachable moments to enhance the children's learning. The most rewarding part for Ms. Lupe is when they learn something new and how proud they get. There is such a twinkle in a young child's eyes when they are learning something new in her preschool classroom, everything is so interesting to them.

Year Started:
8 Years
Years in ECE industry:
8 years
Child Development Associate's credential

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