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Mundelein KinderCare

Nicole Robin,
Center Director

695 S. IL Route 83 Mundelein IL 60060
Ph: (847) 970-9554
Ages:
6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
Open:
6:30 AM to 6:00 PM, M-F

SPECIAL DIRECTIONS: at Rt 83 & Midlothian Road behind the Harris Bank

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS BUSED TO: We transport to Fremont, Mechanics Grove, Washington, Fairhaven, Spencer Loomis, May Whitney, Lincoln, Cotton Creek, Robert Crown and other area schools.

Teachers & Staff

Our team is made up of teachers who are dedicated to education, giving children the best possible start on a lifetime of learning, and taking care of your greatest asset, your child.  Our school is proud of our very qualified teachers, their educations, and the classroom experiences that we provide on a daily basis. Together our team has over 130 years of teaching experience!  We are committed to enhancing the lives of children through compassion, understanding, and a genuine interest in every opportunity that will positively impact their lives.

Nicole Robin, Center Director

"I have the best job in the world! I am able to utilize my education while building incredible relationships with each and every family within my KinderCare community. I am passionate about children and love that so many children are fortunate enough to begin their path of education and development here at Mundelein."

Nicole has been part of the KinderCare family since 2006. She completed her Master's Degree from National Louis University in 2004. Nicole has worked with children ever since she was old enough to work. She has been a camp counselor, Nanny, Preschool Teacher, Private Kindergarten Teacher, Personal Aide to a child with special needs, and lastly her current position as Center Director. This is the perfect position for Nicole, as she is able to use many aspects of her education in her day-to-day activities. She is dedicated to creating the best environment possible for the children who participate in her school's programs and is fortunate enough to be able to see the benefits of each classroom both as a director and as a mom. She strives to build relationships with each family and with the surrounding community.

Year Started:
7/1/2007
Tenure:
7 Years
Years in ECE industry:
6 years
Education:
Master Degree in Elementary Education

Ms. Colleen Fanella, Assistant Director

Colleen has such passion in her role as Assistant Director.  She has over 25 years of experience working with young children and she enjoys classroom programming.  Interacting with her children and families is her favorite part of her responsibilities.  She is a proud mother of triplets and on the weekends enjoys helping her family owned restaurant.

Year Started:
10/1/2008
Tenure:
5 Years
Years in ECE industry:
20 Years
Education:
Associate's Degree in Early Childhood

Ms. Jessica, Infant Classroom

""I love knowing that each day will be different. I love seeing the babies smile and the new things they will accomplish.""

Previous Experience:

Ms. Jessica started working with KinderCare in 1999.

Year Started:
9/1/2011
Tenure:
3 Years
Years in ECE industry:
9 Years
Education:
Associate's of Applied Sciences Degree

Ms. Glenda, Infant Classroom

""I love being part of every Infant's life. It is rewarding to watch them grow and develop into young Toddlers. I also enjoy having them come back to visit as they continue to grow up.""

Previous Experience:

Ms. Glenda spent two years studing Early Childhood Education.

Year Started:
8/1/1999
Tenure:
15 Years
Years in ECE industry:
16 Years

Ms. Sharon, Infant Classroom

""My passion is to watch children grow, spend quality time with them, give exceptional, quality care and make sure they are safe on a daily basis.""

I have four children and eight grandchildren! I enjoy being around children and watching them learn and grow. This is the perfect place for me to teach and encourage learning in every child that I am fortunate enough to work with.

Year Started:
6/1/2012
Tenure:
2 Years
Years in ECE industry:
5

Ms. Danielle, Toddler Classroom

Year Started:
1/2/2012
Tenure:
2 Years

Ms. Maria, Toddler Classroom

Ms. Maria enjoys the experiences that she shares with the children each day.  She enjoys teaching them new things and the smiles on their faces that she sees everyday!

Year Started:
8/4/2013
Tenure:
1 Year

Ms. Lauren, Discovery Preschool

""Teachers should inspire learning everyday!""

Ms. Lauren is a teacher in the Discovery Preschool classroom.  She has been working at Kindercare since 2012.  She has a BA in English and a certificate in Elementary Education, grades 1-9.  Ms. Lauren is known as a "top" potty trainer and can easily contribute to your potty training advancements.  In her classroom, she focuses on KinderCares terrific curriculum which includes: number recognition, story listening and incredible monthly themes. Lauren also teaches fine and gross motor skills as well as letter recognition!  It is very likely that if you come and visit our Discovery Preschool room, you will find Ms. Lauren dancing and singing as this is one of her favorite things to do!

Previous Experience:

Substitute Teacher, Daycare Teacher

Year Started:
3/1/2012
Tenure:
2 Years

Ms. Elaine, Discovery Preschool

""I believe that children are the future. Teach them well and let them lead the way." - Whitney Houston"

Ms. Elaine loves working in the Discovery Preschool classroom!  She believes that chldren learn best in an enviroment that is clean, fun, and safe.  Ms. Elaine enjoys to workout in her free time.  She finished in the top 5% in the Tough Mudder race last year. Ms. Elaine is the youngest of 7 children and values time spent with her family. She loves working with children and enjoys the chance to enrich their lives and help them grow.

Previous Experience:

Childcare Center, 7 years

Year Started:
1/1/2013
Tenure:
1 Year
Years in ECE industry:
4

Ms. Michelle, Preschool

""Play is our brain's favorite way of learning." - Diane Ackerman  "Every student can learn, just not on the same day, or the same way." - George Evans"

I am inspired each day knowing that I am making a difference in the lives of children. My favorite part of Early Childhood Education is that I am able to watch the children learn and grow.

Previous Experience:

Preschool Lead Teacher from 2008 to 2011 Prekindergarten Special Education Teacher 2004-2008

Year Started:
9/1/2011
Tenure:
3 Years
Education:
BA of Science with major in Early Childhood Education, MA in Education with a major in Interdisciplinary Studies Curriculum and Instruction

Ms. Sharon, Prekindergaten

""I love all of the smiles and hugs that greet you everyday. Each day is a new learning experience whether it is learning the alphabet, counting, singing a song, or the first time a child writes their name.   I enjoy seeing the excitement that children have when they accomplish something new!""

Ms. Sharon has been married for almost 40 years and has two grown children. She became a grandma in 2011.  Ms. Sharon enjoys all aspects of teaching but, her favorite parts are being outside, counting to 100 while exercising, making up stories, painting, and she LOVES to dance!

Previous Experience:

2 year old teacher, 7 years Preschool Teacher, 3 years

Year Started:
1/4/2012
Tenure:
2 Years
Education:
Child Development Associate (CDA)

Ms. Jessica, Prekindergarten

Year Started:
3/10/2014

Ms. Tanya, Interactive Kindergarten Classroom

""I love getting to see my students at school learning and sharing ideas about what we do in class inspires me to do even more for them; to create learning experiences they can take with them for life.""

Previous Experience:

Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Tanya spent four years teaching seventh grade.

Year Started:
7/1/2012
Tenure:
2 Years
Years in ECE industry:
2 Years
Education:
Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education

Ms. Barb, School Age Classroom

""I enjoy being part of the School Age children's every day lives. It is rewarding to see them grow into hard working, curious, happy, secure children who enjoy learning and feel a great sense of pride in their day to day accomplishments.""

Ms. Barb works at a local elementary school during the day. She then comes to KinderCare every afternoon to run our School Age program. Ms. Barb assists children with their homework and provides an extended learning program for the children when they return after school.

Year Started:
10/1/2008
Tenure:
5 Years
Education:
Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education

Ms. Alex, Florating Teacher

""Teaching children has given me vast experience and has prepared me to be a great mom to my child!""

I am currenly enjoying my classes at the College of Lake County.  I began working at KinderCare in February of 2013 and have enjoyed every day of my employment.  It gives me great pleasure to read books, sing songs and teach the children new and exciting things each day.

Year Started:
2/18/2013
Tenure:
1 Year
Years in ECE industry:
1 Year

Ms. Constance, Learning Adventure Teacher

""I am inspired by the enjoyment that I am able to see when a child learns something for the first time.""

Ms. Constance is an enthusiastic teacher that helps children to see the fun in learning. She works hard to motivate children and give them the tools they need to succeed. Ms. Constance wants all children to have an "I can do it" attitute at the end of the day.

Previous Experience:

Taught at an After School Program Ameri Corps Mentor Tutor for children in grades K-12

Year Started:
11/1/2010
Tenure:
3 Years
Education:
BA in Psychology, Pusuing MA in Clinical Professional Psychology

Ms. Monica, Cook, Bus Driver, Floating Teacher

""I enjoy working with children of all ages. I enjoy watching them grow and mature year after year. You are easily attached and it's hard to see them move on. It is fun to pick up children from school and hear all about how their day was.""

Previous Experience:

Ms. Monica has previous experience being a Kindergarten Aide and certified bus driver for over nine years.

Year Started:
9/1/2010
Tenure:
4 Years
Years in ECE industry:
13 Years
Education:
Pursuing Certificate in Early Childhood Education

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