SPECIAL DIRECTIONS: Off Rte. 83 in Mundelein Meadows Plaza by Aldi.
NEIGHBORHOOD: Mundelein Meadows Plaza
ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS BUSED TO: Lincoln, Mechanics Grove, Washington, Fremont, Spencer Loomis, May Whitney, Cotton Creek, and Robert Crown
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Our teachers have over 190 years of experience caring for children. It is our goal to make a positive difference in every child's life when they are here at KinderCare. Our teachers understand the meaning of education and are able to make learning fun and exciting! At Mundelein Meadows KinderCare, each teacher strives to create a learning environment that stimulates social, emotional, and academic development while creating a lasting love for learning.
""Tell me, and I'll forget; show me, and I may remember; involve me, and I'll understand." - Chinese Proverb"
Jessica has had many years of experience with children of all ages. She comes from a large family of five younger siblings and has a two-year-old son. In addition to her family life, Jessica previously worked for KinderCare as a lead teacher for two years. After she completed her educational journey, she was a full-time assistant in a third grade classroom and a lead teacher in a first grade classroom. Jessica has reunited with KinderCare and we are happy to have her join our mission to provide children with the best educational experience.
Jessica previously worked for Kenilworth Mundelein, and Waukegan school districts.
""Every day is a different day. I love seeing the children grow and develop.""
Jill started her 22 year career in Milwaukee as an assistant teacher while she attended Concordia University. She majored in Psychology and Early Childhood Education. Jill was promoted to Lead Teacher and eventually to the Assistant Center Director position. She's also held Center Director positions in Milwaukee and Minneapolis areas as well. Jill has experience working with every age group and loves them all. She loves seeing the children grow up into young adults.
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""A word of praise is a verbal trophy for a child.""
Ms. Joanna has been with KinderCare since August 2008. She has worked in the Early Childhood Education Field for over 10 years. She is currently working on her Child Development Associate's credential. Ms. Joanna is a wonderful Discovery Preschool teacher and has been an asset to this program since the beginning of her KinderCare career. She is dedicated to capturing every child's developmental milestones and has created an incredible learning environment that is rich in pictures of the children learning and playing. Ms. Joanna has a very unique and special way of displaying the children's work in her classroom for parents and children to see. She focuses on the process the children have gone through with pictures, actual work, detailed explanations of the activities and displays the learning on her incredibly detailed bulletin boards. In addition to being a wonderful teacher, Ms. Joanna is fluent in Spanish. She is able to lend her compassion and knowledge to families who may have a language barrier and make them feel comfortable and secure by having their questions answered in their native language. This also is very special when she is able to comfort children and increase their understanding of situations in the language spoken at home. Ms. Joanna is very passionate about making a positive difference for all the children who are fortunate enough to have her as their teacher.
Ms. Joanna was previously a private childcare provider.
""When educating the minds of our youth, we must not forget to educate their hearts." - Dalai Lama
"The 3 C's of Life: Choices, chances, and changes. You must make a choice to take a chance or your life will never change." - Unknown"
Ms. Ashley joined KinderCare on March 21st 2013. She worked with children prior to starting with KinderCare. Ms. Ashley has experience in working with all age groups throughout her eight years in child care. Working with children inspired her to obtain her Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Early childhood Education from Kendall College. Children are Ms. Ashley's pride and joy day in and out. She strives every day to better the lives of your children!
Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Ashley worked in other daycare centers and worked as a nanny.
""Teachers come and go, but every once in a while, one comes along that will touch your heart and stay with you forever.""
Ms. Erin has been a prekindergarten teacher at the Mundelein Meadows KinderCare since October 2011. She has s Bachelor's of Science Degree in Elementary Education from Western Illinois University and is certified to teach birth through ninth grade. She was an assistant teacher for four years in two school districts before teaching prekindergarten with Head Start and private childcare. Ms. Erin is very passionate about teaching and providing children opportunities to be successful in their learning. Ms. Erin takes pride in seeing each child meet and exceed educational milestones.
Ms. Erin spent four years teaching Prekindergarten with Head Start and private childcare.
""Get down to the children's level and communicate and listen to their needs. Sometimes you have to go out of the box and let their imagination guide the children to answers. There is no right or wrong, each child is brilliant in their own creative way.""
Ms. Linda has been with KinderCare since August of 1991. She worked with children prior to her present position for four years as an aide in the public schools. In addition to working with children at KinderCare, Ms. Linda enjoys teaching piano lessons to both children and adults. Initially, she was hired as a School Age teacher where she would strive to bring out creative thinking in the children. Ms. Linda believes that it is so important for children to realize how to speak for themselves and not be afraid to express their feelings. Her goal was for the children to be able to express themselves through words, imagination and thinking. Throughout the years, she's had many opportunities to teach in various classrooms at KinderCare. Ms. Linda found that she greatly enjoys having an impact on the lives of children at any age. Currently, she loves driving the bus to all of our local public schools. She is amazed at all the fun they have while she is safely getting children to and from school. The inside of her bus is decorated by artwork from children from years past to the present. Ms. Linda takes great pride in knowing that she is a part of our School Age children's daily lives!
Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Linda worked as a Public School Teacher's Aide for four years.
"Knowing I've participated in a child's developmental growth brings real meaning to my day."
Ms. Alex began as assistant teacher in our Discovery Preschool room. She recently become our Lead School Age Teacher. In addition, she also teaches our Learning Adventures program. Ms. Alex is currently taking classes at College of Lake County to gain an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Early Childhood Education. She believes that learning is a life-long process and that being able to encourage children to expand their knowledge about the world around them is a privilege. She has given children the ability to blossom as individuals.
Ms. Alex has experience as a children's swim instructor.
""Teaching is about interactions with your students. If you let them, they will always tell you a story. Let them…""
Ms. Kathy has been working for KinderCare since September of 2013. She has been working towards her dream of becoming a classroom teacher. She is currently working on her Associate's Degree for Early Childhood Education. Previously, Ms. Kathy worked as a nanny where she discovered her joy in working with young children. She is very passionate and understanding with her students. Seeing a smiling face on a child brings joy to her! Ms. Kathy is also fluent in Spanish.
Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Kathy worked as a nanny.
""Every child deserves a champion, an adult who will never give up on them, who understand the power of connection and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be" - Rita F. Pierson "
Ms.Whitney started at our center in May of 2014. She graduated from Illinois State with a Bachelors degree in English. She has experience in early childhood as she previously worked in a daycare center. On a more personal note, Ms. Whitney is an aunt to 4 little ones and comes from a large family.
She believes that you need to get to know each child individually because they are all unique. It is important that you build trust with each child by having an open heart and mind.
She loves witnessing when a child accomplishes something for the first time. Watching their eyes light up and the bright smile that comes across their face is irreplacable.
Worked as support staff at Katie's Kids
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