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East Roselle KinderCare

Elizabeth Kase,
Center Director

925 E. Nerge Rd. Roselle IL 60172
Ph: (630) 980-1041
Ages:
6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
Open:
6:30 AM to 6:00 PM, M-F

SPECIAL DIRECTIONS: East of Plum Grove Rd. on Roselle Nerge Rd.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS BUSED TO: Nerge, Link, Stevenson, St Walter, Collins, Waterbury, Medinah Primary (will pick up kindergartners from the half day program), Medinah Intermediate, Springhills, Fairview, Benson Primary

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

"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."

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.

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

"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!"

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.

Year Started:
6/28/2005
Tenure:
9 Years
Years in ECE industry:
13 years
Education:
Child Development Associate's credential

Ms. Sarah, Infants

"Each day is a new day filled with new experiences!"

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.

Year Started:
1/21/2014
Years in ECE industry:
9 years
Education:
Wright College Early Childhood Program

Ms. Cindy, Infants/Health and Safety Coordinator

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

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.

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

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

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.

Year Started:
2/22/2006
Tenure:
8 Years
Years in ECE industry:
10 years
Education:
Child Development Accociate Credential

Ms. Nicole, Discovery Preschool

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

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.

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

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

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.

Year Started:
6/4/2013
Tenure:
1 Year
Years in ECE industry:
14
Education:
Working Towards her Child Development Associates Certificate

Ms. Rebecca, Discovery Preschool Classroom

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

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.

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

"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!"

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.

Year Started:
2/13/2008
Tenure:
6 Years
Years in ECE industry:
23 years
Education:
Child Development Associate's credential

Ms. Mariana, Preschool Classroom

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

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.

Year Started:
5/17/2010
Tenure:
4 Years
Years in ECE industry:
8 years
Education:
Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, Associate's Degree in Nursing

Ms. Nafisa, Prekindergarten Classroom

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

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.

Year Started:
3/24/1997
Tenure:
17 Years
Years in ECE industry:
21 years
Education:
Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education

Mr. Tim, Kindergarten/School Age

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

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.

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

"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!"

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.

Year Started:
9/2/1997
Tenure:
17 Years
Years in ECE industry:
17 years

Ms. Mirna, Learning Adventures Classroom

"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."

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.

Year Started:
6/4/2001
Tenure:
13 Years
Years in ECE industry:
13 years
Education:
Child Development Associate's credential

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