Management: Bucktown/Wicker Park

Ms. Michelle - Director

Hello, I’m Michelle. I have over 20 years experience in a variety of early childhood programs, from privately owned, corporate owned and head-start operated. I have done everything and anything that there is to do in the early childhood field.  I began my career as an assistant teacher, working my way through college to become a lead teacher; from there I went on to be an assistant director/director of two different centers as well as an educational coordinator.  I have my degree in Early Childhood Education and am finalizing my application for Illinois Director Level III credentialing and my Illinois Teacher Level IV credentialing.  I also hold State and City Licensing for Food Service and Santitation, as well as, CPR & First Aid certifiication.


I am a 10 year resident of Chicago and before moving to the city, I was living in my hometown of Wonder Lake, which is in McHenry County.  I like to call it "the country" as we were surrounded by farms and fields of corn.  I am married to my wonderful husband and we have one "child" - our 12 year old, 90 pound black Labrador name Chance.  I enjoy photography, baking, cooking large family meals, and watching crime shows in my spare time.  I look forward to assisting all of the families, children and staff with their education and development here at Children's Learning Place.


Downtown Children's Learning Place & Children's Learning Place are licensed child care facilities offering children ages 6 weeks to 6 years a well rounded educational experience. We begin with age appropriate environments that encourage children to learn, play and explore.

We focus on the growth of the mind, spirit and body via music, art, show and tell, circle time, science projects, math, reading, field trips, exercise, dance, tumbling and gymnastics, swimming, pageants, holiday parties, and annual events. Raising your child can be difficult, finding the best care for your child doesn't have to be.

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