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West Schaumburg KinderCare

Amanda Johnson,
Center Director

2350 Bode Rd. Schaumburg IL 60194
Ph: (847) 884-0810
Ages:
6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
Open:
6:30 AM to 6:00 PM, M-F

SPECIAL DIRECTIONS: 3 blocks east of Barrington and Bode Rd. intersect

NEIGHBORHOOD: Schaumburg Area

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS BUSED TO: For the 2014-2015 school year we transport to: District 54 Schools Blackwell Einstein Macarthur John Muir U-46 Schools Glenbrook Oakhill Hanover Countryside St. John's

Teachers & Staff

Welcome to Schaumburg (Bode Rd) KinderCare! The staff at KinderCare is so excited that you are visiting our site and we hope that you find it helpful, informational and exciting! Our KinderCare is located off of Barrington and Bode Rd and services Schaumburg, Hoffman Estates and the surrounding areas. All of us would love for your family to join our family. Give us a call if you have questions and to set up a time to come see our center and meet our great staff.

Amanda Johnson
Center Director

Amanda Johnson, Center Director

"Our greatest weakness lies in giving up.  The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
-Thomas Edison
"

Amanda has worked for KinderCare for 7 years.  In that time she has worked at several of our locations as a teacher, assistant director and center director.  Amanda has her degree is Psychology and is continuing her education to earn her Master's Degree.

Previous Experience:

Amanda began her career with KinderCare in 2007 as a Preschool teacher in Bolingbrook. She joined our Naperville location in 2013 as an Assistant Director/Acting Center Director. During her time in Naperville she focused on great center engagement both with families and with staff. Amanda also spent two years in the public school system working with special needs children.

Favorite Children's Book:

I'll Love You Forever by Robert Munsch

Year Started:
10/7/2007
Tenure:
7 Years
Years in ECE industry:
9
Education:
Bachelor in Psychology

Ashley, Assistant Director

"Children are like wet cement. Whatever falls on them makes an impression. -Dr. Haim Ginott  "

Ashley started her career with KinderCare in 2013 at our Naperville location. During her career with KinderCare Ashley has worked as the Discovery Preschool and Preschool Teacher and loved watching her students meet developmental goals. She was also the Health and Safety Coordinator at our Aurora location. Ashley earned her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, from Eastern Illinois University and is excited to put her knowledge and skills to work as the Assistant Director.

Previous Experience:

Ms. Ashley has worked as a Discovery Preschool, and Preschool teacher for a total of two years. Ms Ashley enjoyed watching her class conqure new developmental goals daily.

Favorite Children's Book:

The Little Red Hen by Paul Galdone

Year Started:
2/4/2013
Tenure:
2 Years
Education:
Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education

Miss Leah, Infant Classroom

"If you love your job you'll never have to work a day in your life.- Miss. Leah"

Ms. Leah graduated from Triton College 2014 with her Associates in Early Childhood Education.  Ms. Leah is still continuing her education and hopes to complete her degree and work for DCFS in order to continue helping children.

Previous Experience:

Before joining the KinderCare team Ms. Leah was a nanny for 2 years.

Favorite Children's Book:

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

Year Started:
11/1/2012
Tenure:
2 Years
Years in ECE industry:
3
Education:
Associates In Early Childhood Education

Ms. Veronica, Infant Classroom

""A person's a person, no matter how small" Dr. Seuss"

Veronica has always been passionate about working with children. Veronica attended Eastern Illinois University for two years. She is willing to help everyone and anyone. She holds a special part in her heart for children and wants nothing but the best for them.

Previous Experience:

Prior to working at KinderCare, Veronica was privately hired to work with special needs children. She also obtained an internship at a local elementary school, where she worked with children from third- sixth grade.

Favorite Children's Book:

"Arthur's Halloween" by Marc Brown

Year Started:
10/6/2014
Years in ECE industry:
2
Education:
Bachelor's of Arts in Graphic Design

Ms. Siobhan, Infant Classroom

""You're never to old, too wacky, to wild, to pick up a book and read to a child" Dr. Seuss"

Siobahn has completed her Bachelor's Degree in Secondary Education. She attended Harper College in Palatine for two years and then transfered to Illinois State University to major in Secondary Education in English. During her days of coaching children's basketball she developed a passion for working with children that led her to her jon at KinderCare.

Previous Experience:

Siobhan has worked as a nanny and has coached a variety of children's sports teams.

Favorite Children's Book:

"If You Give A Mouse A Cookie" by Laura Numeroff

Year Started:
9/15/2011
Tenure:
3 Years
Years in ECE industry:
4
Education:
Bachelor's in Secondary Education

Ms. Abbey, Infant Classroom

""Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain.""

Ms. Abbey is has joined our infant classroom team. She has so much love to give to all the babies.

Previous Experience:

Ms. Abbey has been a nanny for many years. She really enjoyed getting to watch the children she nannied grow over the years and turn into great teens.

Favorite Children's Book:

"Go Dogs, Go" Dr. Seuss

Year Started:
5/4/2015
Years in ECE industry:
1
Education:
Attends The University of Wisconsin Platville to obtain a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education

Ms. Lidia, Toddler Classroom

""I love when the children start learning what I teach them, like finger plays, songs, and movement." Ms. Lidia"

Ms. Lidia is the toddler teacher. She truly loves being with the toddlers. She has been caring for this age group for over 20 years. Ms. Lidia likes to help the children and watch them as they begin to take their steps towards learning what this world is all about. Her husband's name is Oscar, and they have been married for over 30 years. They have three children: two sons and a daughter.She loves her job at KinderCare. Everyday the kids make her smile.
 

Previous Experience:

Ms. Lidia was a stay at home mom with her wonderful children.

Favorite Children's Book:

"The Very Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle "The Cat in the Hat" by Dr. Seuss "My Goonight Book" by Eloise Wilkins

Year Started:
1/11/1999
Tenure:
16 Years
Years in ECE industry:
24
Education:
Child Development Associate's Credential

Ms. Fatima, Toddler Classroom

""The soul is healed by being with children" Ms. Fatima"

Fatima moved to the United States in 1986. She has a loving husband and four wonderful children. Fatima loves being a teacher and while she was in Pakistans, she volunteered at UNICEF for many years.

Previous Experience:

Fatima has experience working for KinderCare in Algonquin for years and has also been a teacher in Pakistan

Favorite Children's Book:

Brown Bear Brown Bear, What Do You See? Eric Carle

Year Started:
1/15/2015
Years in ECE industry:
11
Education:
Bachelor's in Economics and Political Science

Ms. Linda, Toddler Classroom

""Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever""

Ms. Linda has a three year old daughter who attends KinderCare. She has always had a love for working with children. She is looking foward to watching the toddler children grow each and everyday in her class.

Previous Experience:

Ms. Linda was a nanny for two years. She is a mother to her three year old daughter.

Favorite Children's Book:

"Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See?" Eric Carle

Year Started:
3/30/2015
Years in ECE industry:
1
Education:
Working on CDA

Ms. Joanna, Discovery Preschool Classroom

""We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that the child is someones today" Stacia Tauscher"

Joanna was born and raised in Poland. When Joanna graduated college, she moved from Poland to England for seven years before moving to Chicago over two years ago. Joanna's adventure in early childhood education started in the United States. She is amazed by children's natutaral curiosity and imagination. Joanna has an interest in making a difference in a child's future for years to come.

Previous Experience:

Joanna has been an Early Childhood Teacher at a private center in Mount Prospect for two years. Also Joanna is a Polish tutor for children and adults

Favorite Children's Book:

"Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See?" By Bill Martin Jr.

Year Started:
11/11/2014
Years in ECE industry:
1.5
Education:
Master in Polish Language and Literature Studies. Joanna is also working on her CDA.

Ms. Adriana, Discovery Preschool

""I love planning all types of activites and implementing them in our classroom. It is such a joy because I can help track developmental progress as they learn new concepts" Ms. Adianna"

Ms. Adriana has been working at KinderCare since 2005. She started as the teacher in the infant classroom, and until recently taught in PreKindergarten Classroom. She is now our Discovery Preschool teacher. Originally from Slovakia, Europe she obtained her Master's Degree in Elementary Education in Bratislava, Slovakia. Her further education led her to study the English language at North Park University, Chicago in 2004. Ms. Adraiana has two children both attending KinderCare. Her spare time is filled with fun family activites; she loves skiing, skating, biking, reading, shopping, music, and more. She can also play the recorder, flute, and violin. She speaks Slovak, Polish, and a little German and Russan. Ms. Adriana's passion is working with children and learning from them; they have so much to share with her and she has so much to share with them.

Previous Experience:

Adriana was in an Au-Pair Program for families in Massachusettes, Washington and throughout the United States. Ms Adriana was a Elementary School Teacher in Slovakia for five years.

Favorite Children's Book:

"Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?" Eric Carle

Year Started:
1/11/2005
Tenure:
10 Years
Years in ECE industry:
10
Education:
Bachelor's of Arts Degree

Ms. Twana, Preschool Classroom

""I enjoy showing the children and families everyday that they are loved and safe." Ms. Twana"

Ms. Twana is the Preschool teacher. In her class the children learn about many different things and have a lot of fun. They will have plenty of chances to use stencils to trace letters, numbers, and shapes. Her class gets creative and make towers with blocks and homes for their babies. She also loves to help her class make huge train tracks for their trains. She looks foward to working with your family.

Previous Experience:

Twana has been working in the Preschool classroom for 18 years! Her charisma and love for teaching this age group shines through her work and her students.

Favorite Children's Book:

"I'll Love You Forever" by Robert Munsch

Year Started:
1/11/1996
Tenure:
19 Years
Years in ECE industry:
19
Education:
Child Development Associate's Credential

Ms. Marissa, Preschool

""No matter the situation always keep smiling!""

Ms. Marissa went to Nothern Illinois University for her college career where she studied Child development. She is also working hard on training her black lab mix Rex to be a therapy dog. Ms. Marissa hopes to be a Child Life Specialist in a children's hospital.

Previous Experience:

Ms. Marissa has enjoyed being a nanny for many years.

Favorite Children's Book:

"Green Eggs and Ham" Dr. Seuss

Year Started:
5/26/2015
Education:
Bachelor's Degree in Child Development with Concentration in Child life, and Leadership

Ms. Peggy, Preschool

"I love the sound of a child's voice saying , "Peggy, I did it!" I love to make the children wonder and question the many things around them Ms. Peggy"

Ms. Peggy has been working with this center since it's opening in Septemeber of 1983. However, she began her childhood career back in March 1973 working in a Montessori enviroment. She taught every age group except for infants. Currently, she teaches in the Multi-age Preschool classroom.

Previous Experience:

Peggy began her career in early childhood education in 1973 and yes she has loved her job for 32 wonderful years.

Favorite Children's Book:

"Make Way for Duckling" by Robert McCloskey

Year Started:
1/1/1983
Tenure:
32 Years
Years in ECE industry:
32
Education:
Child Development Associate's (CDA) Credential

Ms. Brittany, Preschool Classroom

""Teachers who love teaching, teach children to love learning""

Ms. Brittany is happily married and a proud mother of her five year old son and soon to be little girl. Being a mother brings so much happiness in my life that it has been my inspiration and passion to work with children. Ms. Brittany has an Associate Degree in Bussiness Management and is currenly working on her CDA to futher develop her education.

Previous Experience:

Ms. Brittany was a manager at a kid's clothing store, and volunteered her time coaching a youth basketball team.

Favorite Children's Book:

"Corduroy" "Duck for President"

Year Started:
3/2/2015
Years in ECE industry:
1
Education:
Working on CDA

Ms. Pilar, Preschool Classroom

""Today is a good day for a good day!" Miss Pilar"

Pilar has worked with Prekindergarten students in an elementary school in the Chicago land area before she came to work for KinderCare. Pilar has also taught English as a second language in South America in her career. Pilar is very excited to see what her early childhood education career has in store for her and is making everyday count.

Previous Experience:

Pilar has had many roles in the classroom being a prekindergarten teacher and a first grade teacher.

Favorite Children's Book:

"Corduroy" by Freeman

Year Started:
10/7/2013
Tenure:
1 Year
Years in ECE industry:
4
Education:
Bachelor's in Graphic Design

Ms. Barb, Kindergarten

""My favorite part of teaching is watching children put all of the puzzle pieces together and it's like a light bulb gets turned on in their heads and they say 'I can read!' I also love how the children make me smile everyday!""

Ms. Barb started working at this center right out of college. She graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Education. Ms. Barb has a daughter and son that both attended this center from infancy through schoolage. Ms. Barb enjoys horseback riding, and teaches lessons on the weekend.

Favorite Children's Book:

"Hop on Pop, The Lorax, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish" Dr. Seuss

Year Started:
1/1/1985
Tenure:
30 Years
Years in ECE industry:
28
Education:
Bachelor's of Science Degree in Education

Ms. Jayde, Kindergarten

"Remember who you are.  -The Lion King"

Ms. Jayde has joined the Kindergarten team. She has such a passion to work with children and to make sure each one feels special everyday.

Favorite Children's Book:

" The Very Hungry Caterpillar" Eric Carle

Year Started:
5/28/2015
Years in ECE industry:
1
Education:
Working towards obtaining a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology

Ms. Kim, Schoolage Classroom

""One of my favorite things about working with children is when you see something click when it all comes together!" Miss Kim"

Ms. Kim has worked in the childcare indusrty since 1987. Ms. Kim and her husband have lived in many great places such as Reno, Nevada, and Portland Oregon. They moved to the Chicagoland area in 2005. She has three wonderful children that "grew up" attending KinderCare. She has worked as an infant room teacher, four year old teacher, assistant director and center director during her years with KinderCare. While living in Portland she taught at a private preschool for 4 years. Ms. Kim enjoys working with all ages of children!

Previous Experience:

Ms. Kim has been with KinderCare for most of her early children education career and has also worked with special needs children as well. In total Ms. Kim has been working in the early childhood education field for 27 years!

Favorite Children's Book:

"Go Dogs Go!" Dr. Seuss

Year Started:
10/5/1987
Tenure:
27 Years
Years in ECE industry:
30

Mr. Chris, Kindergarten/ Schoolage Classroom

""I live for those 'Ah ha!' moments, where your're not just explaning something, but leading through a full thought process, when suddenly you see that look of total clarity and understanding in a child's face. It's the greatest moment in a teacher's day" Mr. Chris"

Mr. Chris is originally from Morton Grove, Illinois  and now lives in Schaumburg with his wife and cat. He's worked with the children since his high school days, teaching park district swim lessons. He also lived in Tokyo, Japan where he studied and also traveled to different English language schools as a Teacher's Aide. Today he fills numerous rolls as a Phonics instructor, bus driver, and afternoon Kindergarten and Schoolage teacher.

Previous Experience:

Mr. Chris worked as a swim instructor and a English instructor assiant in Japan.

Favorite Children's Book:

"Are You My Mother?" P.D. Eastman

Year Started:
1/1/2004
Tenure:
11 Years
Years in ECE industry:
11
Education:
Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science

Ms. Raffy, Schoolage

""I love when the children say, 'I like you, because you teach us new things and listen to our problems.' I love seeing the younger children learning from the older children." Ms Raffy"

Ms. Raffy was born in Italy and moved to New York when she was eight. She started working with children in 1999 as a bus driver and infant teacher. When she got married, she moved  to Chicago with her hunsband John. She has a stepson and a daughter that go to KinderCare. In her spare time , Ms Raffy loves to shop, travel, play tennis and spend time wth her family.

Previous Experience:

Ms. Raffy worked at another childcare center for ten years before coming to work at KinderCare.

Year Started:
1/11/2006
Tenure:
9 Years
Years in ECE industry:
9
Education:
Schoolage Age Qulified

Ms. Taylor, Schoolage

""Don't Let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game""

Ms. Taylor has worked with kids since she was 14. She has nannied for many families and coaches softball. Ms. Taylor attends Southern Illinois University of Carbondale where she is majoring in special education. She hopes to one day travel the world and help children learn english.

Favorite Children's Book:

Berenstain Bears Collection

Year Started:
6/4/2012
Tenure:
3 Years
Years in ECE industry:
5

Ms. Antonette, Kitchen

""The people who love to eat are always the best people" Julia Child"

Ms. Anntonette gave up her job as an executive assistant after the birth of her first child in 1990. Together with her husband, she raised three wonderful children. As a stay at home mom, Ms. Antonette developed a passion for cooking . When not in the kithcen, she was in school as a volunteer and a lunch mom. She realized that she was meant to work with children when her friends asked her to watch their children at her home.

Previous Experience:

Ms. Antonette has done a variety of work with children. She worked at an at home childcare facility, was a lunch mom at Blackwell Elementary School, worked at a community recreation center in Schaumburg in nursery, and is now working at KinderCare. Antonette really enjoys working with children.

Year Started:
1/1/2007
Tenure:
8 Years
Years in ECE industry:
8
Education:
Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Communication

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