Rebecca is our Executive Director. Rebecca was born in England, moved to the US in 1993 with her family. She has a Bachelors in Early Childhood Education from Western Illinois University. She also has her Masters in Teacher Leadership from Roosevelt University. She has been working in Early Childhood Education since for over a decade after she graduated from Western Illinois University in May of 2000. Her hobbies include: going to Orangetheory, training for marathons and spending time with her two nieces, Lilly and Hannah.
If you scroll down, you'll be able to watch a short video about Miss Rebecca and our center.
Rozina is our Assistant Director and Educational Coordinator. Rozina has 20+ years in the early childhood field. She is passionate, caring and experienced in the classroom and has worked with all ages of children, however, her passion is toddlers. Rozina holds her AA in Early Childhood Education and her Bachelor's in Child Development. You'd never know by looking at her, but Rozina is a grandmother and enjoys her free time with her family. She enjoys trying out new recipes and roller skating too! Rozina is so passionate in all she does in the classroom and with all of the children she cares for!
Paige is our Director of Curriculum. She graduated from Illinois State University with a degree in Early Childhood Education. Paige has worked with children for many years and her compassion and experience shines throughout our center. Paige enjoy crafts and enjoys brining plants and our nature into her classroom activities. She also was born and raised in Elmhurst so she's very familiar with our community. In addition to crafts, Paige also loves spending time with family and friends whenever possible.
Alexa has been working with children only a year and is in the process of her certification, but don't let the lack of years fool you! She is amazing with children and her passion for children shows! Her dedication to ensuring classrooms are safe, clean and organized are reflective in her compassion and ability to engage all of the children in her care. Alexa also has a dog named, "Waffles" who is the cutest little fluff ball and yes, the name Waffles does come from the breakfast food!
Mrs Arsh subs for us when she's available. She has over a decade experience working with young children.
Daisy is currently enrolled and completing her Bachelors at Elmhurst University. She is a Psychology and Biochemist Major and throughout the pursuit of her degree, she has worked in a childcare environment and has many years experience. Daisy enjoys helping children create strong bonds with her and other children and loves participating in their personal growth and learning experience. She is excited to join us!
Eva comes to us with a vast amount of experience. She has spent many years at larger, commercial childcare centers. She has her Associates Degree in Early Childhood along with continuing education from Roosevelt University in Chicago. You'll find Miss Eva has a warm spirit children are drawn to and we all appreciate. We are thrilled to have her!
Grace comes to us from Elmhurst University with her Bachelors Degree. She loves teaching and working with children along with watching them grow. Grace develops strong relationships with children and appreciates the growth of those relationships. She also loves cooking and trying new recipes in her spare time.
Kathy comes to us with years of early childhood and special education teaching. She has her associate’s degree in Human Services and Early Childhood. She also recently obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education. Kathy is a strong believer that every child can learn best in their own unique way and it's her goal to meet the needs of every student. Kathy spent 6 years as a paraprofessional at a school with special needs kids with Autism, making her very experienced working with children that have various skills, needs and abilities. She is married and has a 24 month old daughter. In her spare time, she enjoys walks with her daughter, hanging out with her cats and reading good books or adult coloring. Kathy also has traveled abroad to Poland and enjoys the country's history and language, as she is fluent in Polish. We are very excited to have her part of our EPC family.
Kelli comes is excited to begin her new chapter in childcare with us at EPC. She worked in childcare for many years prior to the birth of her twins when she stepped back to care for her children. Kelli has been married for 14 years and her twin boys are now 4 years old! She resides in Villa Park with her family. Kelli holds a Bachelors Degree From Illinois Wesleyan University in Educational Studies in 2005 and she is very excited to be working with the children at Elmhurst Premier Childcare.
Kristal is in the process of completing her Bachelors Degree. She has grown up in Elmhurst, lives close by and graduated form York High School. Krystal has almost a decade in early childhood teaching and in therapeutic education with young children. She enjoys utilizing her background and experience with different techniques that allow her to help young children develop both positive growth and self confidence. Krystal is hopeful to have her own children one day and currently enjoys spending time with her sister and nieces, She also enjoys hiking, art, music graphic design and advertisement.
Malgorzata has Bachelors and a Masters Degree in Arts and a Major in Polish language and literature. She has her teaching certification in Early Childhood Education from College of DuPage. In her free time, she enjoys swimming, kayaking and listening to news from around the world so she can keep up to date on current events. Being a part of a child's life is an honor and it gives her great joy.
Savannah comes to us after spending time as her mother's caregiver. She's compassionate and grew up loving school. She attributes her dedication to children from her own teachers that helped develop her love of school, art and children. Savannah also worked off and on in nursing homes and quickly learned her passion is caring for people. We look forward to her pursuance of early childhood certifications. In her spare time, Savannah enjoys art and painting, yoga, nature walks with her daughter and dog and cooking.
Enrique comes to us as our main Kitchen Manager. He has a background in food management and helps us ensure our children have nutritious snacks in the morning and afternoon. Like all of our staff, Enrique is fully background checked and also wonderful with the children who love him almost immediately.
Meet Miss Rebecca, our Executive Director
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