SPECIAL DIRECTIONS: Off of 75th and Woodward Avenue Next to Charter One Bank
ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS BUSED TO: Edgewood, Goodrich, Sipley, Meadowview, Murphy, WillowCreek, Elizabeth Ide, Indian Trail, Mark Delay, and Hillcrest Elementary Schools.
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The KinderCare Learning Center here at Woodridge South provides each and every program from infancy through school age with highly experienced teachers. We carefully select our team and provide you with teachers that are educated, passionate, creative and value the art of education.
""I am passionate about early childhood education because I enjoy the day to day joy of watching children learn and grow.""
Ms. Bridget has been with KinderCare Learning Center for 17 years. She has focused most of her work in the northwest and western suburbs where she has a strong reputation for leading her team in the right direction. Her effective management style helps her teachers bring the curriculum to life. She runs an impressive Learning Adventures program on top of her successful curriculum.
KinderCare has been Bridget's one and only job her entire life. She was a discovery preschool teacher for several years then she became an assistant director and has currently been a director since 2007
"“The joy on the children’s face when they accomplish something for the first time is one of the most precious sights on earth. I love working with children because it’s always something different each day.”"
Ms. Berandette lives in Alsip with her fiance and her puppy Benny. She loves watching sports and spending time with her family, especially her nieces and nephew. Working with children has always been her passion and finding exciting ways to teach simple things in a new and exciting way.
Before becoming the Center Director, Ms. Bernadette was previously a director for a family owned daycare for four years before becoming a teacher in our Discovery Preschool Classroom, then she became the Assistant Center Director in 2013.
"“I love walking into work and being able to put a smile on the children’s faces.”"
Ms. Allison has an older brother and eleven younger cousins. Before coming to KinderCare, Ms. Allison worked at an after school program and as a substitute for two years at a preschool. In her spare time she likes to hangout with her friends and family. She also enjoys watching lots of movies and reading lots of books.
Before becoming the Infant Classroom teacher at KinderCare, Ms. Allison worked as a toddler school substitute and with the Kidz Squad after school program. She also worked at First Step Preschool.
""To teach is to inspire.""
Since starting at the KinderCare in 2010 Ms. Megan has been the Infant Classroom teacher. She also spent some time in the Toddler Classroom and Discovery Preschool Classroom.
Before coming to KinderCare, Ms. Megan was a nanny for a pair of one year old twins.
""Our children are our future.""
Samanthalee graduated from the College of Dupage with an Associates in Applied Arts. She has two years of experience working with children ranging from three months to twelve years old. She is the oldest of five children and recently just had her first child. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family.
Before coming to be an Infant Classroom Teacher at KinderCare, Ms. Samanthalee was a Preschool teacher, worked with the Kidz Squad after school program and was a nanny.
"“In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn”."
Ms. Theresa was born and raised on the south side of Chicago, and attended Richard J. Daley College to pursue her education. In May of 2013 she graduated with her Associates in Early Childhood Education and is now a teacher in our Discovery Preschool Classroom.
Before joining KinderCare, Theresa was a two year old teacher at a family owned daycare in the city and was also a floater at a privately owned daycare in the suburbs.
"“A child’s hug is like gold.”"
Ms. Diane has been with KinderCare Learning Center since 1985. She has worked with children from ages infant all the way up to school age. Ms. Diane loves teaching because she enjoys the love and joy the children return to her every day she walks into the classroom. She is passionate about early childhood education. Ms. Diane holds her Child Development Associate Credential from a certified accredited KinderCare program.
Ms. Diane has worked with children from school age to infants and is now a teacher in our toddler room.
""<span style="font-family: " times="" new="" roman";="" font-size:="" 18pt;="" mso-fareast-font-family:="" "times="" mso-ansi-language:="" en-us;="" mso-fareast-language:="" mso-bidi-language:="" ar-sa;"="">Real success is finding your life work in the work you love.”
“A child’s life is a piece of paper on which every person leaves a mark.”"
Ms. Jeanett is the mother of three children who are her life and a part of the KinderCare family as well. She loves to sing, dance, and spend time with her family. One thing she loves about work is that no matter how tired she is the reward of the children running up to her and giving her a hug and a smile take all her tiredness away.
Ms. Jeanett has gained her child care experience by being a mother of three herself.
"“Sharing achieved milestones with parents because it makes me so happy to see how proud they are.”"
Before coming to KinderCare, Ms. Jen previously worked for Bobby Nonnan’s child care for a year and a half.
"“My favorite part of being around children is, yes I get to educate them, but they teach me about life everyday. Life through a child’s eye is so pure, and my goal is to teach them through the life they live.”"
Being around children throughout the years has inspired M.s Cassie to serve children through education. Ms. Cassie is the oldest of eight and was raised to guide children with trust and faith in both her and themselves.
Ms. Cassie is the oldest of eight children, so she has been around children all her life. She also has a step daughter that she loves.
""Every day is a new adventure with lots of things to learn and do.""
Ms. Vickey loves to teach and watch the children learn and grow.
Ms. Vickey has previously worked with children from infants to school age while she lived in Nebraska, and at others day cares here in Illinois.
"“The best way to learn is through play.”"
Ms. Debbie was born and raised in New Mexico, and moved to Illinois in 1987. She has two children of her own
Ms. Debbie spent a majority of her years with two year olds and is now teaching three year olds in our preschool program.
"“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” -William Butler Yeats"
In 2011 Ms. Jill received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education from Olivet Nazarene University. From there she went on to be an aide in a kindergarten classroom. In 2012 she joined the KinderCare team as the four and five year old teacher. Ms. Jill says it has been fun watching the kids grow and getting to know the families. She loves teaching the four and five year olds because she loves seeing them get excited about learning.
Before coming to KinderCare, Ms. Jill was previously a one on one aide in an elementary school.
"“I love teaching the children to become critical thinkers and really enjoy creating opportunities for everyone to learn in his or her own way.”"
Ms. Lisa has been married to her husband Tim since 2001. She has two cats and two nephews she absolutely adores. She also loves Elvis, penguins, and The Cubs.
Ms. Lisa has been with KinderCare since 1989. Ms. Lisa also won the Educator of the Year Award in 2009.
"“I love to help the children achieve new goals and skills and help them have a love of learning.”"
Ms. Lindsay is originally from Idaho and moved here in 2000. She married her husband John in 2002 and they have a cat named Penny. She likes to spend her free time baking, sewing, and being on pinterest to find ideas for her class.
Before coming to KinderCare, Ms. Lindsay was a nanny for a year and was also a substitute teacher in a high school for two years.
"" the excitement in the children's face when we intorduce new activities never gets old, it's so magical.""
Ms. Kiara is originally from Ohio, she moved to Illinois in July of 2013. She loves spending all her extra time with her loving son and taking him to the park.
Ms. Kiara is a mother herself of one very active and loving 2 year old and she was also a pediatric dental assistant.
"“The best part of teaching is watching the children become independent as they start accomplishing more difficult tasks individually. My favorite sentence is Ms. Tris look what I did!”"
Ms. Tris is a mother of a four year old son, who is a happy member of the KinderCare family. She lives in Lockport and loves baking and sports.
Ms. Tris was previously a live in nanny for three kids and has one child of her own.
"“Children are the living message we send to a time we will not be” - John W. W."
Ms. Patty has been with KinderCare Learning Center since 2001 and is currently in our School Age Classroom. Ms. Patty enjoys teaching school aged children because she enjoys learning from them. Ms. Patty is working towards her Child Development Associate Credential at Rasmussen College.
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