Our educators are the heart of our program with the skills and dedication to early learning.
We take pride and joy in employing compassionate educators that have long tenures at Home
The experienced teachers at Home Sweet Home Child Care are dedicated care providers with an array of education and credentials. Our teachers pride themselves on taking care of your child with warm, loving care. Our programs focus on the development of the whole child, enhancing your child’s growth educationally, emotionally, socially and physically through use of a strong curriculum program, play-based activity, and nurturing guidance from our qualified and caring staff.
Because of our specialized program and selective enrollment, our programs offer a low child -to-teacher ratio that allows us to provide appropriate levels of supervision and individualized attention for each child. We believe in a strong partnership between parents and caregivers are essential to a positive child care experience.
Our staff members are selected based on their caring attitude, education and experience. They must be of a caring and nurturing nature with the ability to work with children along with their families. Our teachers participate in regular educational training that enhances their individual strengths and effectiveness with the children. All of our staff are caring, dedicated teachers develop authentic relationship with the children and are sensitive to the need of each child. We are passionate about what we do and committed to providing the best care for your child.
Our approach is informed by years of experience, professional credentials, formal education, and a commitment to staying apprised of best practices for early childhood care. Home Sweet Home Child Care Founder and Director, Lenore Johnson, has an impressive list of credentials and recognition for her work in early child care.
Here are some highlights:
- Child Care Business Honor Roll Leadership Award from the Women’s Business Development Center
- Finalist for the Kohl McCormick Early Education Teaching Award
- Early childhood Network of Edgewater & Rogers Park Child Care Community Recognition Award
Credentials & Memberships
- Illinois Director Credential
- Early Childhood Education Credential
- Infant-Toddler Credential
- Aim4Excellence National Director Credential
Memberships & Associations
- National Association for the Education of Young Children
- National Association for Family Child Care
- American Montessori Society
- Zero to Three
Lenore earned her Bachelor’s Degree in early childhood education from North Park University here in Chicago. Her continuing education and professional development includes classes in early childhood education from National Louis University and Oakton Community College. She has also attended classes specific to training in the Reggio Emilia Approach, Project Approach, and basic Montessori schooling. Lenore has trained and mentored many new child care providers in the early childhood field; teaching at Harry S Truman College, Chicago Metro Association for the Education of Young Children (AEYC), and Children’s Home + Aid Society.
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