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Westover Lane KinderCare

Ashley Hansen,
Center Director

1122 Westover Lane Schaumburg IL 60193
Ph: (847) 524-8787
Ages:
6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
Open:
6:00 AM to 6:00 PM, M-F

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Teachers & Staff

When parents ask what sets us apart from our competition, my answer is always the teachers. Choosing a school for your child is an incredibly important decision and in choosing teachers, my thoughts always go to what I would want as a parent. Our teachers have an incredible balance between the care giving role and that of an educator. This school becomes a second home for many children, and the teaching team becomes a second family. We pride ourselves on our relationships and knowing the importance of our roles in each child's life.
 

Ashley Hansen, Center Director

""I am thrilled to be the Center Director of the Westover Lane KinderCare. Each day I get to see children learning and growing first hand.""

Ashley started her relationship with KinderCare four years ago when she enrolled her son, Reid, in the Infant program at the West Roselle KinderCare. He now loves being a part of our Preschool program. Even though her family and her are not originally from the Chicagoland area, her husband Jake, Reid and her have been living in Elk Grove Village for the past five years. They love the community and are happy to call this place their home. As KinderCare does, she values early learning and is dedicated to providing the best quality programs for children's growing minds and bodies. She knows there are many choices in early learning options and she hopes you will choose KinderCare as she did.

Previous Experience:

Ashley has more then ten years experience working with youth development, with the most recent experience at the Leaning Tower YMCA, where she was their Youth and Family Director for six-and-a-half years. She worked on program development for children ages Infants to Teens, maintained quality programs and managed a team of over 40 staff.

Year Started:
9/3/2013
Tenure:
1 Year
Years in ECE industry:
7 Years
Education:
Bachelor's of Science Degree in Recreation

Dana Diamond, Assistant Director

""I show my passion and commitment to educating and caring for the whole child by treating all students with kindness, patience and respect.""

Dana has been educating children for ten years and is excited to join the KinderCare family. She has recently moved to Arlington Heights with her husband, Matt, and their two dogs, Elly and Delilah. Before she moved, Dana lived in the city of Chicago where she taught both Kindergarten and second grade for Chicago Public Schools. She is excited for this new role in her career, and looks forward to continuing to build relationships with new and existing families.

Previous Experience:

Prior to joining KinderCare, Dana taught Kindergarten through second grade in both the state of Georgia and Chicago Public Schools.

Year Started:
9/16/2013
Tenure:
1 Year
Years in ECE industry:
10 Years
Education:
Bachelor's of Science Degree in Elementary Education, certified teacher birth-grade 8

Ms. Lindsay, Infant Classroom

"It is rewarding to work with children everyday because I witness something new each day."

Ms. Lindsay was born and raised in Streamwood. She graduated from Northern Illinois University in December of 2010. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Family and Child Studies. She has wanted to work with children and their families as far back as she can remember. Lindsay began to work for KinderCare Learning Center in March of 2010.

Year Started:
3/21/2010
Tenure:
4 Years
Years in ECE industry:
2 years
Education:
Bachelor's Degree in Family and Child Studies

Ms. Brandi, Toddler Classroom

"I love working with young children by observing them grow and develop. I look forward to teaching them in the toddler room everyday."

Ms. Brandi was born and raised in a very small town, and moved to Schaumburg in 2005. She has an Associate's Degree from Craven College in North Carolina. She has been with KinderCare since 2006 and returned in 2010. She has been working with children since 2000. Ms. Brandi enjoys reading books during her free time.

Previous Experience:

Prior to working at KinderCare Ms. Brandi was a nanny.

Year Started:
11/2/2010
Tenure:
3 Years
Years in ECE industry:
3 years
Education:
Associate's Degree

Ms. Jaime, Dsicovery Preschool Classroom

"I really enjoy working in the infant room because everyday is something new."

Ms. Jaime was born and raised in the Chicago area. She lives with her boyfriend and dog. During her spare time she likes to relax and read a good book. She currently has a Child Degree Associate's specializing in infant and toddler age children. She has been teaching at KinderCare since April of 2009. She loves watching them grow, learn, and evolve in their own!

Year Started:
5/6/2009
Tenure:
5 Years
Years in ECE industry:
5 years
Education:
Child Development Associate's degree

Ms. Wendy, Preschool Classroom

"I cannot be happier than I am now that I have the opportunity to live out my dream."

Ms. Wendy was born in Chicago and raised in Glendale Heights. She has been with KinderCare since July of 2007. She started out as a Lead Infant Teacher at Glendale Heights. Ms. Wendy transferred to Schaumburg in November of 2008 to become our Lead Preschool Teacher. She attended College of DuPage to receive her Early Childhood Education Certificate.

Previous Experience:

Ms. Wendy was previously an infant teacher.

Year Started:
7/24/2007
Tenure:
7 Years
Years in ECE industry:
5 years
Education:
Early Childhood Certificate

Ms. Katie, Prekindergarten Classroom

"I love children. I have wanted to be a teacher since I was in Elementary School. My favorite part of teaching is witnessing the honest way the children interact with the world around them."

Ms. Katie was born in 1988 in Elgin. She was raised in Streamwood. She lives with her mom, sister, and dog Prancer. She attended Streamwood High School and Elgin Community College.

Previous Experience:

Prior to starting at KinderCare Ms. Katie was a respite caregiver for five years.

Year Started:
5/26/2012
Tenure:
2 Years
Years in ECE industry:
6 years
Education:
Associate's Degree

Ms. Sapana, Kindergarten/Infant Classroom

"I was inspired to work with children by observing my uncle and aunt as they are teachers and professors."

Ms. Sapana was born in India and raised in Chicago. She graduated from Harper Community College in 2008 with an Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education. She began to work for KinderCare Learning Center in June 2012. Ms. Sapana speaks seven different languages and enjoys educating children.

Year Started:
6/4/2012
Tenure:
2 Years
Years in ECE industry:
5 years
Education:
Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education

Ms. Beverly, Enrichment Instructor and Afternoon Preschool/PreK Teacher

"Though the world has seen many changes in the past four decades, the wonder and pleasure of watching children develop from tiny infants to fascinating preteens has remained constant."

Ms. Beverly has a Bachelor's Degree in Education from the University of Iowa with eighteen hours in early childhood education plus over 40 years of experience in the field. Presently she is teaching our phonics, reading and math programs offered by Kelsey's Learning Adventures. She is also our afternoon Kindergarten teacher. Beverly has raised two children who have rewarded her with eight terrific grandchildren. She thoroughly enjoys the time she spends with our children and is thankful for the opportunity.

Previous Experience:

Prior to starting at KinderCare Ms. Beverly taught high school English and was also a Center Director.

Year Started:
8/20/2000
Tenure:
14 Years
Years in ECE industry:
40 years
Education:
Bachelor's Degree in Education

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