Meet Our Childcare Team | The Learning Experience

Meet our TLE® Center team

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Ms. Arely

Teacher Assistant

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Flexi Flamingo

Hi I am Arely! I am so happy to work with all children at TLE, helping wherever needed. I have over 5 years of experience in working with children as a nanny and in other child care centers.

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Ms. Candace

Preschool 1 Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Penny Polite

Hi I'm Ms. Candace! I have my Child Development Associates degree and love to put what I learned into action. I have been working with children for ten years now and I love it. Children just bring such a joy to the world and I am so happy to see each one of them grow and learn with me.

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Ms. Arely

Prepper Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Flexi Flamingo

Hi I am Arely! I am so happy to work with all children at TLE, helping wherever needed. I have over 5 years of experience in working with children as a nanny and in other child care centers.

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Ms. Jackie

Designated Director/Additional Teacher Support

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Bubbles

Hello, I'm Ms. Jackie! Early Childhood Education is my passion. I have been working with young children for over 30 years! I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education Degree from Rasmussen College and an Associates in Applied Science from Olive-Harvey College. My classroom goal is to provide a nurturing and caring atmosphere through learn and play. During my free time I enjoy crafting, running, shopping, traveling, and spending time with my children.

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Ms. Darnita

Infant A Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Om

Hi! I am Ms. Darnita and I have over 8 years of experience in working with children. I also have a Child Development Associates degree. I strive to meet each child’s needs while providing a safe classroom environment.

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Ms. Shamekia

Infant B Lead Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Phoebe Phonics

Hi I'm Ms. Shamekia! I never thought that I would love working with infants but I do!! I started as a Preschool teacher and have been in the Early Childhood field for over 21 years. After all this time I still have the passion for helping each student learn. Over the past 8 years I have been and infant teacher and in my classroom I give the babies lots of love while helping them to reach their next milestones. I love communicating with parents and being on the same page as we work as a team to help their baby grow and develop.

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Ms. Natasha

Infant A Lead Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Grace Charity

Hi! My name is Ms. Natasha and I have been in the Early Childhood field for over 25 years! I have an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and hold three Illinois Gateway Credentials and an Illinois Director Credential. My classroom goal is to work with each family to ensure a beautiful beginning of education and development for each child in my care. I am the most veteran teacher at TLE West Loop, I joined the school in September 2018!

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Ms. Asia

Infant B Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Penny Polite

Hi! I'm Ms. Asia and I have been working with children for most of my life. From being a nanny to working in a center I love to create bonds with each child while showering them with lots of love and hugs.

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Ms. Candace

Infant A Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Penny Polite

Hi I'm Ms. Candace! I have my Child Development Associates degree and love to put what I learned into action. I have been working with children for ten years now and I love it. Children just bring such a joy to the world and I am so happy to see each one of them grow and learn with me.

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Ms. Kiara

Preschool 1 Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Grace Charity

Hi, I am Ms. Kiara! I have worked with children at TLE for over 2 and a half years now. I have a Child Development Associate credential in Preschool Education. My classroom goal is to inspire children to bring out their creativity and help them develop a passion for learning through exciting activities.

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Ms. Jessica

Toddler A Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Bubbles

Hi I am Ms. Jessica! I have over 5 years of experience in working with children and am very excited to help all the toddlers grow in becoming more independent.

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Ms. Marlen

Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Grace Charity

Hi, I am Ms. Marlen. I have worked with children for 7 years and I just love watching them grow right in front of my eyes. Their joy and wonder about the world brightens the day and I love to help them learn and grow under my care.

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Ms. Paty

Toddler A Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Grace Charity

Hola! I'm Ms. Paty and I am so happy to be a part of The Learning Experience team. I love working with children and studied Early Childhood Education to receive my Bachelor's degree in 2015. I have worked with children of all ages over the past 9 years and look forward to getting to know the children at TLE too!

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Ms. Paola

Toddler A Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Penny Polite

Hola! I am Ms. Paola. I have an Associate’s Degree in Child Development and have been at TLE West Loop since December 2019. My classroom goal is to provide a safe learning environment for all children and help them to grow in all areas of their development. I was Teacher of the Year for 2021!

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Ms. Nataly

Twaddler Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Grace Charity

Hi, I’m Ms. Nataly. I have an Associate’s Degree from Malcolm X college where I studied Child Development. My classroom is warm and inviting and my goal is to always build a good relationship with each child in my care. During my free time I like to try new restaurants and spend time with friends.

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Ms. Jasmine

Twaddler Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Grace Charity

I am so excited to work with all of my students to help them with their overall development. Working with 2 years olds is such a joy as we see their progress in attention span and vocabulary blossom.

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Ms. Jocelynn

Preschool 2 Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Penny Polite

My name is Ms. Jocelynn and I found my passion in working with children from a very young age. I have worked in the field of Early Childhood Education for over 8 years and have 3 children of my own. I love watching how much children can grow through a nurturing environment.

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Ms. Dawn

Preschool 2 Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Flexi Flamingo

I'm Ms. Dawn and I have worked with children for many years. My goal is to get to know each child and help them grow as emotionally through support and care as well as academically.

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Ms. Jocelynn

Preschool 1 Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Penny Polite

My name is Ms. Jocelynn and I found my passion in working with children from a very young age. I have worked in the field of Early Childhood Education for over 8 years and have 3 children of my own. I love watching how much children can grow through a nurturing environment.

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Ms. Salina

Preschool 3 Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Miss Chievous

Hi! I'm Ms. Salina and I have been joyfully teaching at TLE West Loop for 3 years. I have an Associate’s Degree in Child Development. My classroom goals are to help my students build self-confidence and independence while preparing them academically for Kindergarten!

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Ms. Latricia

Preschool 3 Teacher

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Favorite TLE® Character:
Bubbles

Hello, my name is Ms. Latricia and I am so excited to be a Preschool 2 teacher. I have over 20 years of experience in teaching and look forward to helping your child reach his/her full academic potential while being creative and expressing themselves.