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Kensington KinderCare

Carolann Hill,
Center Director

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

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

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS BUSED TO: Windsor, Dryden, Fairview, 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:
5/2/2011
Tenure:
4 Years
Years in ECE industry:
4 years
Education:
Master of Arts in Elementary Education; Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; 30 hour Certificate in Early Childhood Education; State of Illinois Teaching Certificate

Lori DiMaria, Assistant Director

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

Lori 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:

Lori was a Kindergarten and Discovery PreSchool Classroom teacher with KinderCare for two years.

Year Started:
3/25/2013
Tenure:
2 Years
Years in ECE industry:
2 years
Education:
Bachelor of Science

Mrs. Bertha, Infant Room

"To the world you may be just a teacher but to your students you are a hero"

Mrs. Bertha is our infant teacher, she joined the KinderCare team in August of 2009.  She holds a certificate in ECE.  Teaching children has always been a joy in her life.

Year Started:
8/1/2009
Tenure:
5 Years
Education:
ECE Certificate

Ms. Meghann, Kindergarten

"Count your joys instead of your woes,
Count your friends instead of your foes.
                                                     -Irish Proverb"

Ms. Meghann is our kindergarten teacher, she has worked with children in various capacities and age groups, and loves to watch them learn and interpret the world around them.  She enjoys creating experiences for her
students that help their lessons-and memories-last forever. Sh also love books, movies, drawing, and pottery! Come by the class anytime to see what's happening!

Previous Experience:

Previous PreK and Kindergarten Teacher

Year Started:
9/13/2013
Tenure:
1 Year
Years in ECE industry:
3

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  children 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:
4/1/2007
Tenure:
8 Years
Years in ECE industry:
8 years
Education:
Child Development Associate's credential

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