Meet Our Teachers

Our staff members are dedicated, experienced, creative childcare professionals who plan and manage classroom activities, observe and assess children throughout the year

Miss Kim- Director/Lead Teacher

Director and teacher Ms. Kim Zawodniak teaches the Discovery and 3-year-old class. She has been with Great Escape Preschool since 2015.  Ms. Kim earned her Associate’s in Early Childhood Development from The College of DuPage and has been working in Childcare since 1992. She has worked with children of all ages, focusing on 2 and 3-year-olds.  Ms. Kim was also the Assistant Director at Children’s World. She left Children’s World in 2004 to raise her 2 children, who both went to The Great Escape Preschool! While raising her kids she watched other children at her home.  Besides teaching  Ms. Kim also has been involved with Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Girl Scouts. She is CPR/First Aid certified. 

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Miss Mandy- Assistant Teacher

Miss Mandy has been with Great Escape Preschool since the 2021/2022 school year where she started as a substitute. Miss Mandy has 4 daughters all of who have spent time at The Great Escape Preschool.  Before having kids she was a nanny to several families.  She also helped run the daycare at a local gym before COVID.  Miss Mandy loves working with kids and helping them grow emotionally and academically.  Miss Mandy also has been involved in Girl Scouts. Miss Mandy is CPR/First Aid certified.

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Our teachers participate in ongoing training and professional development and all teachers have current Infant, Child, and Adult CPR and First Aid Certification.   

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