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East Roselle KinderCare

Elizabeth Kase, Center Director
925 E. Nerge Rd., Roselle, IL 60172

  • Ph: (630) 980-1041
  • Open: 6:30 AM to 6:00 PM, M-F
  • Fax: (630) 980-2508
  • Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds

Teachers & Staff

Our teachers are passionate about forming strong, open partnership with your family to ensure the best possible experience for your child. One of the highlights of our center include having highly trained, long term staff with a commitment and passion for the children, our staff has over 150 years experience in the early childhood field!

Elizabeth Kase, Center Director

Bio:

Liz has been with KinderCare since 1998. She started as a Prekindergarten Teacher and has worked her way all the up to the Center Director position. Liz provides quality programming by leading the staff of great people and ensures that we provide the highest quality of care and education.

Previous Experience:

Prior to starting at KinderCare Elizabeth taught art classes to young children.

Quote:

I love building new relationships with the families in our community and knowing that we provide a safe, nurturing environment for the children in our care.

  • Year Started: 9/10/1998
  • Tenure: 15 Years
  • Years in ECE Industry: 16 years
  • Education:

    Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts

Heather Bourbeau, Assistant Director

Bio:

Heather has been with KinderCare since 2005. She started as an assistant teacher and worked her way up to being an Assistant Director. She works closely with Liz and the staff to ensure we provide the best possible educational experience for all of the children in our care. Heather has many roles within the center and takes pride in all that she does!

Previous Experience:

Prior to starting at KinderCare Heather worked as a supervisor at an after school program and a nanny.

Quote:

I love getting to know every child and their families throughout the whole center. I don't get to be just a part of one classroom I get to be a part of the whole center and I enjoy every part of it!

  • Year Started: 6/28/2005
  • Tenure: 8 Years
  • Years in ECE Industry: 13 years
  • Education:

    Child Development Associate's credential

Ms. Sarah, Infants

Bio:

Ms. Sarah started working here in 2014 and has previous Early Childhood experience. Sarah has worked in both a child care setting and as a nanny. She comes to us with a great amount of experience!

Previous Experience:

Ms. Sarah previously worked at another child care center as an infant teacher and also worked as a nanny.

Quote:

Each day is a new day filled with new experiences!

  • Year Started: 1/21/2014
  • Years in ECE Industry: 9 years
  • Education:

    Wright College Early Childhood Program

Ms. Cindy, Infants/Health and Safety Coordinator

Bio:

Ms. Cindy has been working here at the center since 1993. She has worked in a variety of classrooms but is our certified Health and Safety Coordinator. She has her Bachelor's in Child Development and lots of experience. Ms. Cindy loves to sing with the children! She prides herself on being able to sing a song about anything!

Previous Experience:

Prior to starting at KinderCare Ms. Cindy has worked at other childcare centers.

Quote:

I love my job because the children are so loving and curious!

  • Year Started: 4/5/1993
  • Tenure: 21 Years
  • Years in ECE Industry: 29 years
  • Education:

    Bachelor's Degree in Child Development

Ms. Reyna, Toddler Classroom

Bio:

Ms. Reyna has worked for KinderCare since 2006 and has been at our center since August of 2011. She has her Associate's Degree in Early Childhood and has primarily worked with the younger age groups. She loves to dance with the children, make beautiful art projects with them, and introduce them to the Spanish language.

Previous Experience:

Prior to starting at KinderCare Ms. Reyna worked at an elementary school for three years.

Quote:

I love all the children! I love to teach them new and exciting things!

  • Year Started: 2/22/2006
  • Tenure: 8 Years
  • Years in ECE Industry: 10 years
  • Education:

    Child Development Accociate Credential

  • Other Languages Spoken:

    Spanish

Ms. Nicole, Discovery Preschool

Bio:

Ms. Nicole has been with us since 2014 and comes to us with a Bachelors Degree in Teaching with a concentration in Early Childhood. Nicole has experience in both the early childhood field as well as and elementary school. She brings excitement and fun to our Discovery Preschool Program!

Previous Experience:

Nicole worked for a child care center and also at a local elementary school.

Quote:

Everyday is an adventure. No two days are the same!

  • Year Started: 3/10/2014
  • Years in ECE Industry: 10 years
  • Education:

    Bachelors Degree in Teaching with a focus on Early Childhood

Ms. Laura, Discovery Preschool

Bio:

Ms. Laura  has lots of early childhood experience both as a KinderCare teacher and as a nanny. She has a true passion for working with children and it shows in her everyday experiences here at the center.

Previous Experience:

Laura has worked in both the child care setting and as a nanny. This is Laura's second time working for KinderCare.

Quote:

Seeing the children's smiling faces and receiving their warm hugs makes everyday worth it!

  • Year Started: 6/4/2013
  • Years in ECE Industry: 14
  • Education:

    Working Towards her Child Development Associates Certificate

Ms. Rebecca, Discovery Preschool Classroom

Bio:

Ms. Rebecca has been working for KinderCare since 2010. She works an afternoon shift because during the day she is an assistant teacher at a local middle school. Ms. Rebecca mostly works in our Discovery Preschool Program. Her main focus is working on manners with the children and helping them to respect their friends and environment. Rebecca brings a lot from her teaching experience here at KinderCare and utilizes those skills to help our children learn and grow!

Previous Experience:

Prior to starting at KinderCare Ms. Rebecca worked as a junior high teaching assistant and at a residential home for children and teens.

Quote:

I love the excitement and energy that is embodied in young children and am passionate about being a consistent positive adult in their lives.

  • Year Started: 4/21/2010
  • Tenure: 4 Years
  • Years in ECE Industry: 4 years
  • Education:

    Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education

Ms. Diane, Preschool Classroom

Bio:

Ms. Diane has worked in this field for 21 years and has been with KinderCare since 2008. She is also a licensed cosmotologist. Ms. Diane enjoys doing science and cooking projects in her classroom. She enjoys giving the children new and exciting experiences each and every day!

Previous Experience:

Prior to starting at KinderCare Ms. Diane worked at Head Start program for 15 years.

Quote:

I love watching the children grow and learn. All of their hugs and smiles when I walk into the room light up my whole world!

  • Year Started: 2/13/2008
  • Tenure: 6 Years
  • Years in ECE Industry: 23 years
  • Education:

    Child Development Associate's credential

Ms. Mariana, Preschool Classroom

Bio:

Ms. Mariana has worked for KinderCare since 2010 and comes with lots of experience. She works in our Preschool Classroom with Ms. Diane and has a love for teaching. She believes teaching is a challenging, fun, and never a boring job!

Previous Experience:

Prior to starting at KinderCare Ms. Mariana was a college teacher and Prekindergarten teacher in Bulgaria for over six years.

Quote:

I love to see children learn something new and know that I taught them! The smiles on their faces make it all worth it!

  • Year Started: 5/17/2010
  • Tenure: 3 Years
  • Years in ECE Industry: 8 years
  • Education:

    Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, Associate's Degree in Nursing

  • Other Languages Spoken:

    Bulgarian

Ms. Nafisa, Prekindergarten Classroom

Bio:

Ms. Nafisa has been in the early childhood field for 19 years and has been at this center since 1997. She has always taught Prekindergarten and her reputation preceeds her. Ms. Nafisa likes to be organized and structured while still providing a fun learning environment.

Previous Experience:

Prior to starting at KinderCare Ms. Nafisa worked as a teacher in Pakistan.

Quote:

I love children! I love to teach and watch them grow! I love knowing I have helped prepare them for Kindergarten!

  • Year Started: 3/24/1997
  • Tenure: 17 Years
  • Years in ECE Industry: 21 years
  • Education:

    Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education

  • Other Languages Spoken:

    Urdu

Mr. Tim, Kindergarten/School Age

Bio:

Tim has worked with children since 2008 and has been here at this center since 2013. He has a great amount of experience and truly cares about all of the children in his care!

Previous Experience:

Tim has experiences in both an elementary setting and an after school program setting.

Quote:

Seeing how excited the children get when I walk in the door inspires me to come to work each and every day!

  • Year Started: 9/16/2013
  • Years in ECE Industry: 6 years
  • Education:

    Bachelors Degree in Physical Education with an endorsment in Coaching

Ms. Shannon, School Age Classroom

Bio:

Ms. Shannon has worked for KinderCare since 1997. She has worked in a variety of age groups but her heart lies with the school age program. Shannon has been with the school age program for about nine years. She takes great pride in teaching her children to be respectful to each other and to be responsible for themselves all while being in a creative, fun, and safe environment!

Previous Experience:

Ms. Shannon has worked at KinderCare since 1997 and has worked with every age group.

Quote:

The children's smiles warm my heart. The bond I have with each child and the trust their families have in me are very important to me!

  • Year Started: 9/2/1997
  • Tenure: 16 Years
  • Years in ECE Industry: 17 years

Ms. Becca, Floater

Bio:

Becca has been with KinderCare since 2013 and has experience working with children since 2008. She has worked for summer camp and sports programs with children with special needs. Becca can be seen here helping out in a variety of classrooms!

Previous Experience:

Becca has worked for summer camp programs and sport programs with children who have special needs for many years.

Quote:

I enjoy the children being excited to come to school each day to discover new things.

  • Year Started: 5/20/2013
  • Years in ECE Industry: 5 years
  • Education:

    Bachelors Degree in Physical Education

Ms. Jen, Cook/Van Driver

Bio:

Ms. Jen worked previously as a nanny for 5 years and then joined the KinderCare family in 2013. She joined us form the Elmhurst location where she worked in the kitchen.

Previous Experience:

Jen has previously worked as a nanny and has been with KinderCare since 2013.

Quote:

I love seeing how excited the kids get with each days activities.

  • Year Started: 2/3/2014
  • Years in ECE Industry: 5

Ms. Mirna, Learning Adventures Classroom

Bio:

Ms. Mirna has been working in the Early Childhood field for 14 years and has been with KinderCare since 2001. She has her Childhood Development Associate and Paraprofessional Certificate. She is currently continuing her education as well. Ms. Mirna is our Learning Adventures Coordinator so she is responsible for teaching all of our extra programs that we offer. She also prides herself on being able to cater the classes to the needs of the children and where they are in their development. She is always looking for new students to join her programs and enjoys getting to know all of the families on a one on one basis.

Previous Experience:

Prior to starting at KinderCare Ms. Mirna was a nanny and nurse's assistant.

Quote:

Because I am the tutorial coordinator I have the pleasure of working with varied age groups and am always surprised at how different their reactions are when they learn something new.

  • Year Started: 6/4/2001
  • Tenure: 12 Years
  • Years in ECE Industry: 13 years
  • Education:

    Child Development Associate's credential

  • Other Languages Spoken:

    Spanish

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