Infant and Preschool Center

Student Workers

jessica

NAME: Jessica Saunders

HOMETOWN: Kahoka, MO

MAJOR: Special Education and Elementary Education

YEAR: 2nd year Senior

HOBBIES: Spending time with my family ad dog

INTEREST: Music, travelling

EXPERIENCE AT THE CENTER: This is my 3rd semester at the center. I work mostly on the preschool side and I enjoy that because I like to interact with the children. They’re a great group of children and I am thankful for this experience. 



morgan NAME: Morgan, B. Smith

HOMETOWN: Elgin, IL

MAJOR: Elementary and Special Education

YEAR: Senior

HOBBIES: Running, Painting and Cooking

INTEREST: Experimenting new recipes. I love trying new things I’ve never done before

EXPERIENCE AT THE CENTER: This is my 4th semester working in the center. I really enjoy doing morning meeting and centers with children. I also love being outside with the kids during free time because I love seeing the kids’ imaginations at work. 

 
 
preschool students

NAME: Tonielle Catzice Hayes

HOMETOWN: Harvey, IL

MAJOR: Business Marketing and Supply Chain management

YEAR: Senior

HOBBIES: Dancing, reading, Swimming, and working out

INTEREST: Music, Shopping and Fashion

EXPERIENCE AT THE CENTER: This is my 3rd year working in the center. I absolutely love this opportunity. I have grown to love each and every child individually. I plan to open up my own daycare once I graduate.

 
preschool students

NAME: Syretta McKinnon

HOMETOWN: Chicago, IL

MAJOR: Social Work

YEAR: Senior

HOBBIES: Spending time with family, and reading

INTEREST: Travelling

EXPERIENCE AT THE CENTER: I have been with WIU infant and Pre-school center for over two years. Working here has helped me become more confident with working with children. I do plan to work with children in the social work field.

 
 
preschool students

NAME: Jada Sheree Howard

HOMETOWN: Chicago, IL

MAJOR: Social Work

YEAR: Senior

HOBBIES: Eating, reading And Walking

INTEREST: Music and Spoken Word

EXPERIENCE AT THE CENTER: It has really shown me that I want to make a career out of working with children.

 
 


raqueal NAME: Raqueal C. Henry

HOMETOWN: Chicago, IL

MAJOR: English

YEAR: Junior-Senior

HOBBIES: Writing, Laughing, Watching Anime and Reading

INTEREST: Writing and Reading

EXPERIENCE AT THE CENTER: I love the center, the children always seem to make me smile and cheer me up on days I’m not feeling my best. This is my 2nd year. 

 

 
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NAME: Nidia G. Tinoco

HOMETOWN: Chicago (Oak Park) IL

MAJOR: Hotel Restaurant Management

YEAR: Senior

HOBBIES: Dancing, Painting, Drawing, and COOKING!

INTEREST:

EXPERIENCE AT THE CENTER: This is my 2nd year working at the center. I love working with kids. I am actually thinking of opening a restaurant for kids. A restaurant that teaches kids and family health,  but amazing cuisines. 

 

comfortComfort Akinwehinmi

Status: Graduate Assistant
Hometown: Nigeria
Major: Communication

Working here is one of the realities of my goals in life. Beyond work, it is satisfying and it also feels fulfilling being part of a generation that has a matchless future. I love doing this...I will do it more if providence permits!

 
preschool students

NAME: Breanna M. Elmore

HOMETOWN: Morrisonville, IL

MAJOR: Human Sciences/Social Work & Psychology

YEAR: Senior

HOBBIES: reading my Kindle, Involved with Greek life on campus-Sigma,Sigma,Sigma

INTEREST: Sports and being active

EXPERIENCE AT THE CENTER: This is my 3rd year working in the center with the children and I am super stoked for this year

 

preschool students

NAME: Bethany Suzanne Tindall

HOMETOWN: Augusta, IL

MAJOR: Early Childhood Education

YEAR: Sophomore

HOBBIES: Baking, Hiking, and eating Sweets

INTEREST: I love dogs

EXPERIENCE AT THE CENTER: This is my 2nd year working at the center. I love working with the children and watching them grow. I can’t wait to have a classroom of my own someday!

 

preschool students

NAME: Amanda G. Harvard

HOMETOWN: East Moline, IL

MAJOR: Social Work

YEAR: Sophomore

HOBBIES: Shopping, listening to music, reading, and baking

INTEREST: Shopping, listening to music, reading, and baking

EXPERIENCE AT THE CENTER: This is my 2nd semester working in the center. I love working here and being able to help with all the awesome children. My experience here has been great, watching all the kids grow and learn new things in a positive and fun environment 

 

preschool students

NAME: Molly Wilk

HOMETOWN: Elmhurst, IL

MAJOR: Social Work

YEAR: Junior

HOBBIES: Photography

INTEREST: Working with children

EXPERIENCE AT THE CENTER: I put in several hours a week last semester volunteering at the center

 

preschool students

NAME: Alexandra Reza

HOMETOWN: Carpentersville, IL

MAJOR: Law enforcement

YEAR: Sophomore

HOBBIES: Volunteering, scrapbooking, travelling

INTEREST:

EXPERIENCE AT THE CENTER: This is my first semester working at the WIU Daycare Center, I look forward to meeting all the children and seeing their smiling faces every day.

 

preschool students

NAME: Emily J. highlander

HOMETOWN: Edwardsville, IL

MAJOR: Social Work & LEJA

YEAR: Junior

HOBBIES: Reading and Swimming

INTEREST: I like to organize things

EXPERIENCE AT THE CENTER: I have volunteered at the center for three semesters. 

 

preschool students

NAME: Sarah Elizabeth Saenz

HOMETOWN: Sterling, IL

MAJOR: SPED/ELED

YEAR: Junior

HOBBIES: Origami (specifically flowers), Walking in parks/nature reserves

INTEREST: Education, nature, and music

EXPERIENCE AT THE CENTER: My first year at the center, and I’m very excited about it.

 

preschool students

NAME: Miriam Fernandez

HOMETOWN: Chicago, IL

MAJOR: Emergency Management

YEAR: Sophomore

HOBBIES: reading, dancing, meeting new people and getting involved in school

INTEREST: Skydiving, Documentaries.

EXPERIENCE AT THE CENTER: Just joined the center in the Fall of 2014