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Wise Road/Schaumburg KinderCare

Natalie Dahl,
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.

Natalie Dahl, Center Director

"Today you are YOU, that is TRUER than true. There is NO ONE alive who is YOUER than you. -Dr. Suess"

Natalie was born in Chicago, Illinois. She has two sisters, a niece and two nephews, two wonderful parents, and a soon to be husband. She graduated from Illinois State University in 2008. She is new to KinderCare but ready to learn new things everyday and be part of the KinderCare family.

Previous Experience:

Natalie has over twelve years experience in child care settings and always knew from a young age that she had a passion for teaching children. The last 5 years of Natalie's career, she has been in Director roles. She loves the balance of the children, families, and being a leader.

Favorite Children's Book:

The Giving Tree

Year Started:
2/23/2015
Years in ECE industry:
12 Years
Education:
Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education

Ms. Deya, Infant Classroom

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Deya had great passion for working with children. All the children in her infant room love her and miss her everytime she goes on break or home. She is very well loved in her room. When Deya is not here with her children, she loves to spend her free time with her family.

Favorite Children's Book:

Rainbow Fish

Year Started:
1/6/1992
Tenure:
23 Years

Ms. Marisa, Infant Classroom

"I love to see the childrens smiles when the learn a new skill."

Ms. Marisa was raised in Chicago and then moved to Streamwood with her family.She attended Wright College and Truman College where she attended classes in education. Ms. Marisa has been working with children since 1990 .Marisa enjoys spennding time with her children and swimming. She is also a big baseball and football fan. Her favorite teams are the Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bears.

Previous Experience:

Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Marisa worked for school district U46 and still does private tutoring.

Favorite Children's Book:

Dr. Suess "Green Eggs and Ham"

Year Started:
12/10/2014

Ms. Christine, Infant Classroom

"Be the change you wish to see in the world"

Previous Experience:

Ms. Chrisitne has also worked in a Montessori school and has done some home child care.

Favorite Children's Book:

Monster at the End of the Book and I Love You Stinky Face

Year Started:
2/25/2015
Years in ECE industry:
1

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:
3 Years
Years in ECE industry:
2 Years
Education:
Associates of Arts Degree

Ms. Robin, Discovery Preschool Classroom

" Helping children develop their various skills & watching them grow & learn each and every day.
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Ms. Robin grew up in Skokie, Illinois and lived there until she moved out here to Streamwood.
She is a single mom of a daughter who is 15 years old, and 2 step-daughters age 7 & 10. Ms. Robin also has a great dog, named Rocco. In her free time she loves doing things with her family, scrapbooking and working out.
 

Previous Experience:

Ms. Robin has worked in many differecnt child care facilities throughout the past 20 years, and she also was a private nanny.

Favorite Children's Book:

Any Dr. Suess book

Year Started:
10/27/2014
Years in ECE industry:
20+ years
Education:
CDA

Ms. Puja, Discovery Preschool

"Be your own kind of 'beautiful.'"

Ms. Puja was born in Berwyn and raised in Rockford. She attended Rock Valley College and is continuing her education in early childhood. Ms. Puja enjoys going to the movie, dancing and reading.

Previous Experience:

Ms. Puja also taught preschool at the YMCA.

Favorite Children's Book:

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

Year Started:
4/10/2015
Years in ECE industry:
1
Education:
Devry University

Ms. Michelle, Preschool Classroom/ Schoolage

"“Even the wisest mind has something yet to learn.” – George Santayana

ʺKnowledge will bring you the opportunity to make a difference.” – Claire Fagan

“Education is teaching our children to desire the right things.” – Plato"

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. Besides working at Kindercare, Michelle loves to do scrap booking and enjoying time with her friends and family.

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:
2 Years
Years in ECE industry:
6 Years
Education:
Associate's & Bachelor's Degrees in Early Childhood Education

Ms. Nicole, Preschool Classroom

"" I  treat every child as my own""

When not educating the children, Nicole likes spending time with family, friends, go swimming with her niece, walking her dog, going to movies, and bowling.

Previous Experience:

Children's World : 98-99 YMCA : 2014-2015

Favorite Children's Book:

Ferdinand The Bull

Year Started:
3/11/2015
Years in ECE industry:
working on CDA

Ms. Safia, Preschool 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
Tenure:
1 Year
Education:
Educated in Egypt prior to moving to the United States

Ms. Darniesha, Preschool Classroom

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Darneisha shares a strong passion for working with children. When she is not with children, she enjoys interior designing and running. She is currently a member of the Women's track and field team at Eastern Illinois University. Darneshia's energenic and adventurous personality has driven her to explore out of her comfort zone within the next couple of years, she hopes to spend a couple of weeks teaching in  South Africa and helping those who are in need. Some day in the future, she hopes to have a class of her own and work with children of many diversities as well as inspire those who are less fortunate.

Previous Experience:

*Volunteered at Kindercare 2014 *Worked at Ale's Home Daycare 2012-2014 *Worked in preschool lab setting at Schaumburg Highschool *Worked with children with cerebral palsy at Schaumburg Highschool

Favorite Children's Book:

" Oh the Places You'll Go"

Year Started:
5/27/2015
Years in ECE industry:
4 years
Education:
working on degree in Elementary Education/ Early Childhood at Eastern Illinois University

Ms. Tina, Pre-kindergarten

"Someone can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone."

Previous Experience:

Ms. Tina has worked with children for three years and has over 1,000 hours of student teaching.

Year Started:
3/23/2015
Years in ECE industry:
6 years
Education:
Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education

Ms. Laurie, Pre Kindergarten

"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. Asmabano, Pre- Kindergarten 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. Brianna, Pre-school & school-age

"I love when I'm teaching and the light bulb goes off.  I love the AH-HA moment."

Ms. Brianna is a teacher primarily with the pre-school and school- age students.  She has been employed with KinderCare for over a year and she truly enjoys teaching the children new skills.  Ms. Brianna loves being a mommy and spending time with her one year old son.

Previous Experience:

Brianna was a nanny for a family of children between the ages of one to seven. She is currently working on getting her Bachelor's Degree in Business Admininstration.

Favorite Children's Book:

The Kissing Hand

Year Started:
2/4/2014
Tenure:
1 Year
Years in ECE industry:
1 year
Education:
Associates Degree in Arts

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. Maria, cook

"A child's smile makes my day."

Ms. Maria was born in Mexico. She moved to Illinois in 1971. She is attending college pursuing a
Child Development Associate credential. Ms. Maria loves spending time with her grandchildren and enjoys taking long walks.

Favorite Children's Book:

The Pout Pout Fish

Year Started:
5/8/2006
Tenure:
9 Years

Mr. Mohammad, Bus Driver

"Being surrounded bu children's laughter makes me happy."

Mr. Mohammed move to Illinois in 1976. He has a Bachelors of Science in Engineering. Mr. Mohammed loves to swim and spend time with his grandchildren.

Favorite Children's Book:

Sesame Street

Year Started:
6/12/2012
Tenure:
3 Years
Education:
Bachelor of Science in Engineering

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