CORGIVILLE FAIR NURSERY
Corgiville Fair Nursery is located in the lower level of The Dahlhouse and nurtures the youngest learners at Kids Express Learning Center. Up to eight children, six weeks to a year old, attend the nursery each day. Two teachers are devoted to the children's care, with a third teacher sharing time between the nursery and the adjoining toddler room.
The children enjoy daily stroller rides around the eight-acre campus, time on the Infant/Toddler playground, and plenty of floor time and cuddle time with their teachers. When weather restricts outdoor activities, the children enjoy a change of venue in Little Engine That Could; our smaller of two gyms, where the children have extra space for playing with large toys. Twice weekly, the children enjoy attending our Bucky Beats percussion music class.
Parents and teachers work together to develop individual sleeping, eating, and playtime plans for each baby, and teachers inform parents of the child's daily experiences, including nap, feeding, and diapering details. The nursery environment is rich with milestone moments, abundant enthusiasm, and genuine affection.
OVER IN THE MEADOW
Miss Madeleine was welcomed into the Hickory Hill Academy family in the fall of 2021 after graduating the spring prior from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She received her Bachelors of Science in Early Childhood Education with an approval in Special Education and high honors. Her and her three siblings are/will be first generation college graduates.
Miss Madeleine was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, and moved to the northwestern suburbs of Chicago, Illinois soon after. Her southern roots, however, stayed with her through her love of music and food. When she is not singing or whipping something delicious up in the kitchen, she enjoys spending her time outside in the sun, going to live comedy shows with her loved ones, drinking a vanilla chai latte while reading a book, or playing with her adopted feline friend, Charley.
While most of Miss Madeleine's family remains in Illinois, she wanted to begin her teaching career in Madison, Wisconsin, a growing city that could continue her learning and love for education and new life experiences that wasn't too far from home.