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Naperville West KinderCare

Lindsey Fasbender,
Center Director

1228 W. Ogden Ave. Naperville IL 60563
Ph: (630) 961-9400
Ages:
6 Weeks to 12 YEAR-OLDS
Open:
6:30 AM to 6:00 PM, M-F

SPECIAL DIRECTIONS: "East of River Rd. across from McDonalds."

NEIGHBORHOOD: Near Crest Creek, Willowbrook Neighborhoods

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS BUSED TO: Mill, Beebee, Naper, Ellsworth, Longwood, Brookdale, Maywats, Cowlishaw, O'Donnell, Washington, All Saints, Hill and Jefferson Schools

Teachers & Staff

We have a very well educated, experienced, and nurturing staff at KinderCare Naperville West. A handful of teachers have been here for 10 years or more and most employees have many years of experience in the field.

Lindsey Fasbender, Center Director

""I love being a part of each and every child's growth and development. I look forward to hearing about all the stories that the children tell each day.""

Lindsey was raised in Oak Park, Illinois. She is currently living in Dekalb. In her spare time she loves camping, off road racing and fishing. Lindsey spends time with her family and is dedicated to working with children. She spends time in each of the classrooms and loves visiting with the children in those classrooms. Lindsey loves bringing in items from real life to add to the classrooms in the center and using these items helps them learn that there are other ways to learn in the classroom. We all love watching the children learn and grow.

Previous Experience:

Lindsey worked for three years as a camp instructor for the YMCA in Oak Park, Illinois. She worked for West Suburban Emergency Room for two Years as a Unit Secretary and spent ten years as a Preschool and School Age Teacher at St. John DayCare Center, Forest Park, Illinois. In 2001 Lindsey started working at Children’s World in Westmont as a School Age Teacher. In 2002 she transferred to the Champions Program in Downers Grove, Bensenville and Tinley Park. In 2003 Lindsey transferred to our center as a Preschool and School Age Teacher before being promoted to the Assistant Director position.

Years in ECE industry:
22 Years
Education:
Child Development Associate's Credential

Deborah Lambert, Assistant Director

""The thing I love most about teaching is watching the children learn new things and developing their social skills through daily activities.""

Debbie has been working with all of our classrooms especially our School Age classroom. She was promoted to Assistant Director in February and looks forward to helping all of our current and future families. Debbie has two boys of her own; Greg is 18 years old and Josh is 15 years old. In her free time she loves ice fishing and spending time with her family.

Year Started:
10/1/2000
Tenure:
14 Years
Years in ECE industry:
11 Years
Education:
Child Development Associate's Credential

Ms. Afshan, Infant Classroom

""I love seeing children learn new things and I enjoy working with children.""

Previous Experience:

Home daycare, Preschool teacher

Year Started:
10/1/2008
Tenure:
6 Years
Years in ECE industry:
15 Years
Education:
Bachelor's Degree in Child Development, Montessori Certified

Ms. Melissa, Toddler Classroom

""Reach for the stars. Even if you miss you'll land among the stars.""

Previous Experience:

Ms. Melissa has previous experience working as a swim teacher, swim lesson coordinator, lifeguard manager and swim coach.

Year Started:
9/1/2008
Tenure:
6 Years
Years in ECE industry:
7 Years
Education:
Associate's Degree

Ms. Monette, Toddler Classroom

Ms. Monette was born and raised in the Philippines. She is married and has one son. She enjoys working with children and helping them learn something new every day.

Previous Experience:

Ms. Monette has previous experience working as a nanny.

Year Started:
8/1/2004
Tenure:
10 Years
Years in ECE industry:
12 Years
Education:
Associate's Degree in Business Administration, Child Development Associate in Infants and Toddlers

Ms. Malika, Discovery Preschool Classroom

""I love seeing kids develop every day.""

Year Started:
10/1/2000
Tenure:
14 Years
Years in ECE industry:
14 Years

Ms. Sheri, Discovery Preschool Classroom

""I love looking at the children's faces as they show excitement while they are learning.""

Ms. Sheri was born and raised in Texas. She moved to Naperville, Illinois on July 4, 2012. She has three teenage children, one boy and two girls. She came to work for KinderCare in July of 2013, as the Discovery Preschool lead teacher at the Glendale Heights location and transferred to our Naperville location on December 2, 2013, where she is currently the Discovery Preschool Lead Teacher. Ms. Sheri discovered that she loved working with children when she started substituting at the school district in Texas. She then decided to further her education by getting a degree in education so that she could become a full time teacher. Ms Sheri believes in making learning fun and exciting. She is full of energy and loves reading, singing and dancing with the children. Ms Sheri loves to make the children smile. She is a firm believer that if you make learning exciting and fun the children learn better and faster.

Previous Experience:

Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Sheri worked as a substitute teacher for several years in Texas.

Year Started:
7/15/2013
Tenure:
1 Year
Years in ECE industry:
7 Years
Education:
Pursuing Bachelor's Degree in Education Majoring to Early Childhood Education

Ms. Sanaa, Infant Classroom

""They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.""

Previous Experience:

Ms. Sanaa has previous experience working in another daycare center.

Year Started:
3/1/2011
Tenure:
3 Years
Years in ECE industry:
2 Years

Ms. Mirela, Preschool Classroom

""Life isn't about finding yourself, it is about creating yourself. Be true to yourself!""

Previous Experience:

Ms. Mirela has previous experience working as a High School teacher.

Year Started:
11/1/2000
Tenure:
14 Years
Years in ECE industry:
16 Years
Education:
Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Elementary Education

Ms. Vanessa, Preschool Classroom

""Teahers teach the future.""

Previous Experience:

Ms. Vanessa has previous experience working as a teacher's assistant.

Year Started:
2/1/2009
Tenure:
5 Years
Years in ECE industry:
5 Years

Ms. Ashlee, Prekindergarten Classroom

""I love working with children and helping  them learn and grow.""

Year Started:
11/1/2007
Tenure:
7 Years
Years in ECE industry:
7 Years
Education:
College Credits

Ms. Kila, Prekindergarten Classroom

""I love knowing that I will have an impact on a child's life by helping them to become independent while watching them learn and grow.""

Year Started:
8/1/2006
Tenure:
8 Years
Years in ECE industry:
17 Years
Education:
Pursuing Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education

Mr. James, School Age Classroom

""Working with children is both rewarding and challending. I enjoy it very much!""

Previous Experience:

Mr. James has previous experience working as a Office manager working indirectly with children.

Year Started:
9/1/2005
Tenure:
9 Years
Years in ECE industry:
6 Years
Education:
Associate's Degree, Bachelor's Degree

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