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Wise Road/Schaumburg KinderCare

Judy Dalka,
Center Director

650 W. Wise Rd. Schaumburg IL 60193
Ph: (847) 895-1950
Ages:
6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
Open:
6:30 AM to 6:00 PM, M-F

SPECIAL DIRECTIONS: Between Roselle and Salem Roads.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS BUSED TO: Aldrin - Hanover Highlands - Collins - Dirksen - Dooley - Einstein- Anne Fox - Endersalk - Laurel Hill - Campanelli - Ridge Circle - Heritage

Teachers & Staff

Our teachers and staff at Wise Road KinderCare are dedicated and passionate about education and caring of children. We educate children six weeks through twelve years of age. Our staff participates in 16 hours of professional development training annually. We offer an educational curriculum to meet the needs of the children and prepare them for school and beyond. We have begun the process of NAEYC accreditation. For more information about NAEYC please go to families.naeyc.org.

Judy Dalka, Center Director

"I treat every child like they are my own."

Judy was born in Chicago, Illinois and comes from a large family. She is a mother of three boys who keep her very busy. She graduated from ITT in 1989. Judy started working for KinderCare as a four year old preschool teacher and bus driver and then taught School Age children. A few years later she began assisting in the office for her Director while transporting chidren to and from school. That is when she decided to go back to school to further her career in early childhood to become a Director. As a child she grew up playing sports and really enjoys keeping up with her favorite teams.

Previous Experience:

Prior to becoming our Center Director, Judy had prior management experience. Specifically, she managed a restaurant as well as a grocery store. She brings her knowledge from these past management experiences to her role as our Center Director.

Favorite Children's Book:

No David!

Year Started:
8/1/1998
Tenure:
16 Years
Years in ECE industry:
15 Years
Education:
Associate's Degree in Applied Science

Laura Kruse, Assistant Director

"I love coming to work everyday and seeing the children learn something new because their faces beam with pride."

Ms. Laura was raised in Chicago. She graduated from Triton College in 1983 with an Associates Degree in ECE. Ms. Laura has been with Kindercare since 2005. She enjoys working with the children and her fellow co-workers because everyday is unique. In her spare time Laura enjoys reading and hanging out with family and friends.

Previous Experience:

Laura worked as Preschool and School-Age Teacher in a private daycare.

Favorite Children's Book:

Charlotte's Web by E.B. White

Year Started:
5/23/2005
Tenure:
9 Years
Years in ECE industry:
30 Years
Education:
Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education

Ms. Deya, Infant Classroom

"No matter the age of a child , I want to make a difference."

Deya enjoys working with children of all ages and making a difference in their lives. She loves to watch the children grow. Her favorite part about being the infant teacher is assisting infants achieve developmental milestones, like crawling. Ms. Deya's educator passion stems from being a mother. In her spare time, she enjoys spending it with her four children and shopping.

Previous Experience:

Ms. Deya previously worked for School District 214 prior to joining KinderCare.

Favorite Children's Book:

Rainbow Fish

Year Started:
12/2/1991
Tenure:
22 Years
Years in ECE industry:
22 Years
Education:
Credits in Early Childhood Education

Ms. Asmabano, Infant Classroom

"Parents and teachers are responsible for making a child's future bright."

Asmabano is from India. Her hobbies include reading books and Indian magazines as well as cooking. She enjoys spending her spare time with her husband and four children. Having children helped influence her to pursue her passion in teaching.

Previous Experience:

Ms Asmabano brings prior childcare education experience to our center.

Favorite Children's Book:

"No David No"

Year Started:
8/6/2012
Tenure:
2 Years
Years in ECE industry:
6 Years
Education:
Bachelor of Science Degree in Software Engineering, Computer Programming and Applied Sciences

Ms. Kelly, Toddler Classroom

Kelly was raised in Streamwood, Illinois. She graduated from Elgin Community College with an Associates Degree. She has eight brothers and sisters who have encouraged and guided her in the field of teaching. Besides working at KinderCare Kelly enjoys volunteering in her community. She participates in events such as "Relay for Life" and "Run for Rett", as well as playing sports.

Previous Experience:

Kelly was a volunteer at Streamwood Preschool

Favorite Children's Book:

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Year Started:
2/28/2012
Tenure:
2 Years
Years in ECE industry:
2 Years
Education:
Associates of Arts Degree

Ms. Safia, Toddler Classroom

"I love my job because I love working with children and enjoy watching them learn and grow."

Ms. Safia lived in Egypt for 24 years. She moved to the United States after she got married.
She has 1 daughter. Ms. Safia likes spending time with her daughter and enjoys being on the computer.

Previous Experience:

Safia worked as a hall monitor and did babysitting in her home before she came to work here.

Favorite Children's Book:

The way I feel

Year Started:
11/22/2013
Education:
Educated in Egypt prior to moving to the United States

Ms. Laurie, Discovery Preschool Classroom

"I love reconnecting with my former students. It is nice to learn how they have grown and hear where they see themselves in the future."

Ms. Laurie was born and raised in Wisconsin. She graduated from Badger High School and moved to Streamwood, Illinois when she married her husband in 1981. She has three children and enjoys spending her free time going to concerts and movies.

Favorite Children's Book:

Green Eggs and Ham

Year Started:
9/1/2001
Tenure:
13 Years
Years in ECE industry:
12 Years

Ms. Neslihan, Preschool Classroom

"Keep calm and move on."

Neslihan was originally born in Turkey. She moved to the United States of America at the age of fifteen where she pursued her bachelor's degree. Her child psychology courses caused her to want to work with chidlren, so she pursued a position with KinderCare and has been employed with us since 2010 and enjoys it a lot. She doesn’t think any other field would give her so much to smile about each and every day.

Personally, Ms. Neslihan has a daughter who was born in 2011. She loves to travel with her husband while also exploring the world through her daughter's eyes. Nes is looking forward to sharing her experiences with her students.

Previous Experience:

Prior to becoming a part of our staff, she was a former admissions counselor.

Favorite Children's Book:

Oh the Places You Will Go

Year Started:
4/5/2010
Tenure:
4 Years
Years in ECE industry:
3 Years
Education:
Bachelor of Arts Degree

Ms. Michelle, Preschool Classroom

"I love to teach young children."

Ms. Michelle was born and raised in Streamwood, Illinois. She graduated from Elgin Community College with her Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education and continued to get her Bachelor's Degree at Roosevelt University. She has been working with children since 2003.

Previous Experience:

Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Michelle taught at another early childhood center.

Favorite Children's Book:

Charlotte's Web

Year Started:
2/1/2013
Tenure:
1 Year
Years in ECE industry:
6 Years
Education:
Associate's & Bachelor's Degrees in Early Childhood Education

Ms. Sonia, Prekindergarten Classroom

"My goal is to have every child more than ready for Kindergarten."

Ms. Sonia is organized and has a structured classroom that provides a fun, learning environment for every child. She enjoys knowing that her lessons are making a difference for each of her students so that they are prepared for kindergarten. Additionally, Ms. Sonia regularly communicates her students' progress to their parents as well as makes sure to spend one-on-one time with each of her students.

Previous Experience:

Ms. Sonia was formerly a Prekindergarten teacher for two years prior to joining KinderCare.

Favorite Children's Book:

Green Eggs and Ham

Year Started:
9/4/2006
Tenure:
8 Years
Years in ECE industry:
9 Years
Education:
Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education

Ms. Carolyn, Kindergarten Classroom

"I enjoy teaching the children new things and watching them get excited about learning and mastering new skill(s)."

Ms. Carolyn grew up in Schaumburg. Her hobbies are painting and going to the movies. She also enjoys going into the city.

Favorite Children's Book:

The Cat in Hat

Year Started:
9/4/2007
Tenure:
7 Years
Education:
Credits in Early Childhood Education

Ms. Kelly, School Age Classroom

"I love to hear feedback from my student's parents. When they communicate to me about what their child has retained from my lessons the night before reinforces to me why I am passionate about my job."

Ms. Kelly is married and has two beautiful daughters who grew up through KinderCare. She went to Harper College with a focus in Early Childhood Education. She has been with KinderCare since 2004. Ms. Kelly loves working with children. In her spare time she enjoys going to all of her children's extra curricular activities which does not leave much free time. She enjoys going on walks and watches TV to relax.

Favorite Children's Book:

The Magic Tree House

Year Started:
10/1/2004
Tenure:
9 Years
Years in ECE industry:
9 Years
Education:
earn credits at Harper College in early childhood education

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