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Wheaton KinderCare

Serenia Banks,
Center Director

100 East Loop Rd. Wheaton IL 60187
Ph: (630) 690-4848
Ages:
6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
Open:
6:15 AM to 6:15 PM, M-F

SPECIAL DIRECTIONS: at Butterfield & Naperville Rd

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS BUSED TO: Briar Glen, Lincoln, Whittier, (District 200)

Teachers & Staff

Our staff is commited to providing quailty care for each of our families.  We want to make sure each child in our care is educated, loved and develop social skills. At this center our teachers have over 50 years combined experience in Education! Please take a moment to meet each of them!

Serenia Banks, Center Director

"Early childhood education, starting from birth to five years old, is the most important time to instill a love of learning in children. Watching children and families learn about each other and helping those relationships blossom while preparing children for elementary school is the most rewarding life experience anyone can witness."

Serenia's role is to lead and manage all aspects of your KinderCare Learning center. Her focus is on providing quality programming and exceptional service to you and your children, leading a staff of great people, and ensuring overall that we provide the highest quality care and education. She began her journey with KinderCare in June of 2013. Her goal is to help each child reach their full potential in life. She has two children that she enjoys spending quality time with. In her spare time, she loves to read them stories.

Year Started:
6/11/2013
Tenure:
1 Year
Years in ECE industry:
15+ years
Education:
Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education & Administration

Anne Hennigan, Assistant Director

"I love to see the children's smiling faces. I also love that each day brings something new."

Anne started with KinderCare in 2012 as the preschool teacher and the health and safety coordinator. She was later promoted to assistant director in 2014. Her role is to assist Serenia with leading the center and motivate staff members. She ensures that the center is safe, nurturing, loving and a great learning enviornment for each child. In Annne's spare time, she loves reading books, shopping and bike riding with her family.

Year Started:
2/28/2012
Tenure:
2 Years
Years in ECE industry:
2
Education:
Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education & Administration

Ms. Ida, Infant

"Give a Child room to Grow."

Ms. Ida has worked in early childhood for over 25 years. She enjoys working with infants to help build thier gross and fine motor skills. Ms. Ida loves to see her children reach milestones and she is able to share this exciting information with parents at parent teacher conferences. She is a grand mother of 3 and loves spending time with them on weekends.

Year Started:
2/27/2000
Tenure:
14 Years
Years in ECE industry:
25
Education:
Infant & Toddler Certificate

Ms. Erica, Toddler

"Children are our future."

Nicole started with the company in July 2013. She is currently the toddler teacher. She loves working with this class because they are just developing language. How exciting to teach them new words! As a teacher, she also attended College of Dupage to complete her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education. Nicole's main goal is to make a difference in every child's life. When she is not working, she loves to excercise with her husband. They also enjoy dinner nights on the weekends.

Year Started:
5/23/2014
Years in ECE industry:
1
Education:
Bachlors Degree in Early Childhood Education

Ms. Rachel, Discovery Preschool

"I love to watch the children as they develop and change each day. I love to see the children's faces light up when I walk into a classroom."

Ms. Rachel started with us 2006. She is currently our Discovery Preschool teacher and does an amzing job with teaching our children self help skills. Potty training is also something that Ms. Rachel loves to help our children achieve. She is a mother of two and enjoys taking long walks with her children. She also loves to visit the zoo with them on nice summer days.

Year Started:
6/12/2006
Tenure:
8 Years
Years in ECE industry:
9

Ms. Jessica, Preschool

"It is the supreme art of the TEACHER to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge. -Albert Einstein"

Ms. Jessica is a creative teacher who loves to see the wheels turns in her children's minds. She studied elementary school, but found a greater love in early childhood. She realized she wanted to work with young children before they reached elementary school. Laying a stong foundation is very important. Ms. Jessica also works at an animal shelter on weekends. She loves to care for animals. She has two dogs of her own that she loves to walk and visit the park with.

Year Started:
10/1/2013
Tenure:
1 Year
Years in ECE industry:
1
Education:
B.S. Degree in Elementary Education

Ms. Patty, Pre-K

"Learning comes in all forms."

Ms. Patty has been a teacher for over 20 years. Her career started with KinderCare in 2007. She is very creative and loves to give the children an opportunity to be creative themselves. She promotes self help skills to prepare the children for Kindergarten. Ms. Patty understands the common core standands for the state of Illinois and would like all of her students to be Kindergarten ready. In her spare time she loves to care for her new pet rabbits.

Year Started:
5/1/2007
Tenure:
7 Years
Years in ECE industry:
20
Education:
Bachelors of Science Degree

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