Hanover Park, IL (630) 837-6307


“We love mini steps! My children have already learned so much in the 5 months they have been there! They always have fun activities planned and a great curriculum“

- via Facebook

Meet the Team

Ms. Barbara


I Teach: Pre-Kindergarten

Teaching Since: 1988

I love teaching children because: I love seeing children succeed at one milestone at a time and seeing them smile and being proud of their accomplishments makes me even happier!

Favorite Children’s Book: All Judy Blume Books

Karen Petkewicz


Ms. Karen

I am: Director, cook, bus driver, and teacher

Childcare: I started in the teaching field the summer of 1984

I love teaching because: I love to watch the children light up when they learn something new. I enjoy watching children build their love of learning. I love the opportunity of working with many people and learning from them. Thanks to the parents who have entrusted their child with me.

Favorite Children’s book: The Kissing Hand

Ms. Nourin


I Teach: The 3’s

Teaching Since: 2002

I love teaching because: I love to see children develop socially and intellectually. The intelligence of these young minds never ceases to amaze me. Being a part of their milestones is worth everything!

Favorite Children’s Book: The Foot Book by Dr. Seuss

Cynthia Leon

2's Teacher

I teach: Two's 

I love teaching because: I love watching my students learn and grow every day. It amazes me how much I am also able to learn from all these little minds. I am happy I can make a difference in their lives!

Ashley Quick

Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

I teach: Pre-k

Teaching since: 2010

I love teaching because: I have always loved being around kids. I love watching them grow and expand their learning abilities. The bond I built with them is such a special bond. I love the impact I have on them. The parents also appreciate what I bring to the table when it comes to teaching. This is my passion.

Favorite Children’s Book: Hungry Hungry Caterpillar 

Brianna Gross

Floater Teacher

Ms. Brianna Gross

I am: A floater

Childcare: Started in late 2022

I love teaching because: I love helping children learn new skills and helping them accomplish new tasks, tying their shoes, watching butterflies grow, help with their friends and their ABCS. I hope to be a positive role model to them. Fun fact I incorporate ASL whenever possible, being hard of hearing myself I know it's a great life skill to have!

Favorite children’s book: Clifford the Big Red Dog

Pamela Becerra


Ms. Pam

I teach: Toddlers 

Teaching since: 2021

I love teaching children because: I have a passion for being a part of their educational journey! Seeing their development over time is very rewarding to me, seeing them meet different milestones fills me with happiness! It's a treasure to work with them.

Favorite children’s book: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz

Mr. E


Mr. E

I teach: School Age

Teaching since: 2023

I love teaching children because: Their endless curiosity and eagerness to learn, is the perfect match for my autodidact mind. Whether it's tardigrades, there being 56 phalanges in the human body, or why the sky is blue; I'm a Teacher. All I need are minds for molding.

Favorite Children’s Book: Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
Thursday May 30, 2024