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COVID-19 Update

During this challenging time, Elm Tree Christian Child Care's focus is on supporting our families, our employees and the local community in which we operate. We have successfully worked to minimize disruptions caused by COVID-19 coronavirus, while at the same time acting responsibly to do what we can to prevent further spread of the virus. We will continue to closely monitor and assess the ever evolving situation and will be diligent about communicating on important issues. Masking is currently recommended upon entry to the building.

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Staff: Our Team


Center Director and Pre-K Teacher

Hello! My Name is Ms. Sarah and I am the Director and the Pre-K classroom teacher here at St. Paul.  I have been here at Elm Tree since March of 2014. Before that I was a classroom teacher and acting director at an early childhood center that was NAEYC accredited for over 8 years. In my spare time I enjoy decorating my new house, doing DIY home improvements, going on walks with my dog, Clark, and spending time with my family.  For most of my life I have been a Chicago Cubs fan and I try to go to as many games a year that I can! Go Cubs Go!  I graduated from Kendall College in 2015 with a Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Administration.

Illinois Director Credential Level 2

Early Childhood Education Credential Level 5

Infant Toddler Credential Level 2

Illinois State Food Sanitation Manager License

CPR/First Aid Certified

Ms. Maggy at St. Paul Christian Day Care and Kindergarten


Preschool Classroom Lead Teacher

Hello!  My name is Ms. Maggy. I am the Preschool teacher here at Elm Tree. I have been working here since April of 2015, and feel that the staff, students, and families here are like a second family to me! Someone once told me that if you like what you do, you never have to work a day in your life, and that's how I feel when I'm here. I love spending my day in the classroom, and couldn't have found a better center to teach at!  In my personal time, I love spending time with my beautiful daughter, Annabelle, my amazing son Jackson,  and my fiancé Aaron! We enjoy going to the zoo and different museums together. I also love 🐱cats, Starbucks, Harry Potter and online shopping!!   I completed my Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education Administration at Kendal College in Fall of 2018 and I am now attending National Louis to complete my Masters Degree in Early Childhood Administration.

Illinois Director Credential Level 2

Early Childhood Education Credential Level 5

Infant Toddler Credential Level 5

CPR/First Aid Certified



Lead Teacher - Pre-K Classroom

Hello! My name is Ms. Lyn and I am the lead teacher in the Pre-K classroom. I live here in Villa Park with my parents in the house that I grew up in. I have no siblings, but i have a very large extended family  - over 150 cousins on my mom's side alone! I earned my Associates in Science at COD and then transferred to UIUS where I completed my Bachelor's in Astronomy. I think space is the coolest, but I love science in general and other STEM subjects, too. I have a wide range of interests including mythology, philosophy, archaeology, genetics, linguistics, and playing the ukulele. 

Early Childhood Education Credential Level 3

CPR/First Aid Certified

Mrs. Jude at St. Paul Christian Day Care and Kindergarten


Center Cook

Hi! I am Mrs. Jude and I am the cook for the center.  I've been here at St. Paul since 2017 and I enjoy providing your children with all of the snacks and meals at the center throughout the day. I take inspiration from the children, I pay attention to their likes and dislikes, and I ensure that all of the children are provided a nutritious meal to sustain them for learning throughout the day! Thank you for trusting me to provide healthy meals for your child.

Illinois State Food Sanitation Manager License

CPR/First Aid Certified

Cheerful Woman with Glasses


Floating Lead Teacher (all classrooms)

Hello my name is Mrs. Cheryl and I have been working part time at St. Paul since 2010.  I have been in the teaching field for over 40 years in various roles including being a 4th grade teacher, a Pre-K teacher, a Kindergarten teacher and an afterschool program director. In my spare time I enjoy traveling with my husband to see my son and daughter-in-law and two grandsons, Ben and Ollie, in Virginia.   My daughter was married in October of 2017 as well and she just welcomed her first son in the fall of 2018. I also love spending time with my daughter and son-in-law watching football, going to movies, and trying new local restaurants.  This school year I look forward to seeing all our familiar faces and greeting our new students and families!  I can't wait to share in your child's learning journey at St. Paul! I currently hold a Level 4 ECE teacher credential from Gateways Illinois.

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