The teachers at Tiny Treasures form the heart of our center. Although they represent a wide range of ages, experiences and backgrounds, they share a deep commitment to the care and education of young children. They offer both expertise and kindness, creating a loving, learning environment that allows Tiny Treasures children to achieve intellectual and social growth while remaining safe and secure.
 

Mrs. Ronni, Owner/Director
Mrs. Ronni started working with children as part of Andrew High School’s Work-Co-Op Program in 1993. After receiving her education at Moraine Valley College, she worked for several years as a Day Care Teacher in Oak Forest and Orland Park, and as a Gymboree Teacher. Later, as a nanny, Mrs. Ronni was inspired by the special bonds that were created between herself and the children and their families, and dreamt of one day opening a child care center with that same ’family’ feeling. In 2003, she made her dream a reality, and opened Tiny Treasures Childcare. Mrs. Ronni is the Owner and Director and can be found at the center everyday to enrich the lives of her 100+ children! The students love her never-ending enthusiasm (even at 6:30am!) and warm heart.

She is proud of all of her staff for the consistency, longevity and stability they give the center, in a field traditionally known for its high turn-over employment rate. As a former Work Co-Op student herself, Mrs. Ronni is thrilled to be able to ‘give back’ and have so many Co-Op students as employees. She is also excited to continue providing quality childcare for New Lenox and the surrounding communities residents since 2003.

Mrs. Ronni resides in New Lenox with her husband, Mr. Tony (a familiar face to the kids at the center), and their own ‘Tiny Treasures’, Max and Nate. When she is away from the center, Ronni likes to spend time with her family, shop, watch movies, and relax in her backyard.  


Ms. Kristie, Assistant Director / Teacher
Ms. Kristie started working at Tiny Treasures, when it first opened in 2003, as the original Pre-K Teacher and one of Mrs. Ronni’s Assistant Directors. She can be found working on various activities in the classrooms daily, and also as a substitute teacher. She attended Kutztown University in Pennsylvania and Prairie State College, and has been an Early Childhood Teacher since 1998. She is currently furthering her education at Saint Xavier University. The children love Ms. Kristie’s unique storytelling and silly personality. Ms. Kristie is proud Mom to a grown son, Colin. She resides in Mokena with her two dogs, Phoebe and Lexi. In her free time, she likes to perform improvisational comedy, sharpen her photography skills and spend time with the many children in her life.
 


Mrs. Kim, Assistant Director / Teacher
Mrs. Kim started working at Tiny Treasures when it first opened in June 2003, as a Teacher’s Aide. She attended Moraine Valley College and completed her education at Governor’s State University. Mrs. Kim has been the Pre-Kindergarten Teacher since 2006 and one of Mrs. Ronni’s Assistant Directors since 2007. The children love her unusual art projects and fun dance moves.

Mrs. Kim resides in Tinley Park with her husband, Sean. The two are proud parents of daughter Ava, and son Chase, with their newest addition expected in early 2018. In her free time, Mrs. Kim likes to spend time with her family, work on her new home and catch up on sleep.


Mrs. Peggy, Infant Teacher
Mrs. Peggy joined the Tiny Treasures family in the summer of 2008 as our Infant Teacher in the Yellow Chicks classroom. She has recently made the shift to work with the Blue Penguins as the new Preschool Lead Teacher. She has an Associate’s Degree in Child Development and has been working in the field of Early Childhood for more than 35 years. Her enthusiasm for her work is evident daily, as she loves caring for children. She has 10 of her own, as well as more than 25 grandchildren! The Tiny Treasures students love the new games, ideas and personality she brings to the class, and Ms. Peggy enjoys watching them grow, and admits that each day is a new experience.

Mrs. Peggy resides in New Lenox with her husband Mike and their family, including their dogs, Shelby, Holly, and Ellie. When she’s not at the center, Peggy enjoys camping and spending time outdoors, Nascar races, and being with the children in her life.
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Mrs. Jen, Infant Teacher
Mrs. Jen first became part of the Tiny Treasures family as a parent, as both of her sons are alumni. Mrs. Jen received her education from Illinois State University and has a degree in Special Education. She has been working with children since 1995. She joined the teaching staff in 2008 and brought with her a sense of humor and patience that the infants adore. Her favorite part of teaching in the ‘Yellow Chicks’ room is seeing the babies’ faces light up when they discover something new.

Mrs. Jen lives in New Lenox with her husband, Tony, and their two sons, Anthony and Adam. In her free time, Mrs. Jen loves to go camping, watch movies, or just relax at home with her family.
 


Mrs. Julie, Toddler Teacher
Mrs. Julie came to Tiny Treasures in early 2008, taking on the position as Toddler Teacher. She received her education from Northern University and Moraine Valley College and has been working with young children for more than 30 years. Mrs. Julie brings a sense of wonderment to the classroom with her creative sensory activities and never-ending patience. She enjoys doing arts & crafts projects and sharing her favorite books aloud with children of all ages.

Mrs. Julie resides in New Lenox with her husband, Mike, her four children, Kelsey, Emily, Joshua and Nathan, and her dogs, Roxy and Pepper. In her free time, she likes to read, play volleyball and garden.
 


Mrs. Debbie, Pre-K Teacher
Mrs. Debbie joined the staff in September, 2012 as our afternoon Pre-K Teacher. She earned her Associates degree in Early Childhood Education from Moraine Valley College and began teaching in 1998. Even with all of her experience, Mrs. Debbie has learned the most about children from being a mother. The Red Rhinos can’t get enough of Mrs. Debbie’s story-time and creative projects. Mrs. Debbie enjoys seeing the children absorb information like a sponge, always eager for more!

Mrs. Debbie lives in Tinley Park with her husband, Jeff, and their six children, Shelby, J.T., Emilie, Lily, Abby, Zoey, and their two dogs. Mrs. Debbie‘s dream is to one day take a nap, but for now, she likes to read and craft when she finds free time.
 


Mrs. Vicki, Toddler Teacher
Mrs. Vicki became part of the team of teachers at Tiny Treasures in the summer of 2015. Although she wears many hats, her current role is as the afternoon Teacher of the Orange Fish. Mrs. Vicki earned her Associates Degree from Joliet Junior College, and has had a great deal of experience caring for the many children in her life, including her two sons. Her students love her never-ending patience and laid-back teaching style. Mrs. Vicki enjoys watching the toddlers develop into their own unique selves.

Mrs. Vicki resides in New Lenox with her husband, Tom, their two cats, Cleopatra and Roosevelt, and their dog, Opal . The happy couple just became 'empty nesters', as their sons, Michael and Zachary, have grown and recently moved out. In her free time, Mrs. Vicki loves to take walks (but only when the weather is warm), watch TV, and read mystery novels.


Miss Michelle, Infant Teacher
Miss Michelle is one of our newest staff members. The afternoon Teacher of the Yellow Chicks came to our center in September 2015. She currently holds a CDA and has experience working in other day-cares as well as before/after school programs. Her favorite part about working with the infants is seeing how much they learn and change each day. Our young students enjoy Miss Michelle's enthusiasm for music, as she often sings to the infants.

Miss Michelle lives in New Lenox with her boyfriend, Greg, and their cats, Jack and Scout. In her spare time, she enjoys making jewelry, reading and working out with her Mom.
 


Miss Haley, Teacher
Miss Haley joined the Tiny Treasures staff in April 2016 and works as a teacher for the Brown Bears and Purple Pandas. Miss Haley attends Lewis University and is currently pursuing a degree in Secondary and Middle School Education She has also gained experience working at her church nursery, babysitting, and as a cheerleading coach. Miss Haley loves watching the 2-year-olds learn new vocabulary and develop their language skills. Her favorite part of working with the School-Agers is the complex conversations she can have with them. Her students love her kind and easy-going demeanor, and that she is always willing to join them in their play.

Miss Haley lives in New Lenox with her family. She has two dogs, Weber and Rambo. When she is not at work, she is at school, but when she has a minute to catch her breath, she like to spend time with her friends downtown, play with her dogs, and volunteer at a nearby Senior Center.
 


Miss Dani, Kindergarten Teacher
Miss Dani joined the TT team in 2016. She can be found as the Lead Teacher for the 'Green Gators', and loves to assist with other age groups. Miss Dani earned her degree in Early Childhood from Prairie State College. Since then, she has worked as a nanny, and a pre-school teacher. Miss Dani's favorite part of working with the kindergartners is watching their unique personalities develop. The Tiny Treasures students thoroughly enjoy Miss Dani's enthusiasm. She makes every day an exciting learning adventure.

Miss Dani resides in Chicago Heights with her family, including her dog, Blitz and cat, Kelsey. When Miss Dani is not at the center she loves to read (particularly historical fiction), or to watch TV.


Mr. Tony, Substitute Teacher
Mr. Tony is a familiar face to all the children at Tiny Treasures as he can often be found repairing, performing upkeep and improving the center. Tony earned his Bachelor's degree in Education from Illinois State University and can be found as a substitute teacher in many of our classrooms. Mr. Tony has been a part of Tiny Treasures since the very beginning, as he is married to the Owner/Director - Mrs. Ronni! Mr. Tony’s favorite thing about Tiny Treasures is the children’s ever present joy, he finds it absolutely contagious! The children love Mr. Tony’s patience and undivided attention he gives to them.

Mr. Tony lives in New Lenox with his wonderful wife, Ronni, and their boys, Max and Nate. When he’s not working, Mr. Tony enjoys playing and coaching a variety of sports, and spending time with his family.


Miss Heather, Teacher’s Aide
Miss Heather joined the Tiny Treasures family in the fall of 2007. She has been working with children for many years and has extensive experience caring for young children with special needs. Miss Heather loves being a Teacher’s Aide in the Red Rhinos room, and the Pre-K students love her attentive personality. Her favorite part of Early Childhood Education is creating a curriculum that will inspire the students to learn.
 


Miss Meghan, Teacher’s Aide
Miss Meghan came to Tiny Treasures in early 2008 as a Teacher’s Aide. Currently, she can be found in the Blue Penguins room with the 3 & 4 year old students. She has worked with young children in a school setting, as a private nanny, and as a gymnastics coach. She loves to share stories through music and movement, and her students love that she always gives them her undivided attention.


Mrs. Lupe, Teacher’s Aide
Mrs. Lupe joined the Tiny Treasures staff in the summer of 2011 as a Teacher's Aide and can be found most often in the Orange Fish classroom. She has attended Morelia Desico, a university in Michoacan, Mexico, and has previously worked as a Teacher's Aide in several private schools. Mrs. Lupe has also gained experience raising her own children, Stephanie, Gerardo and Fabian. Mrs. Lupe’s favorite part of working with the toddlers is dance time. She enjoys singing and moving with the Orange Fish children, and seeing them grasp new ideas through music.
 


Mrs. Tina, Teacher’s Aide
Mrs. Tina can be found as a Teacher’s Aide in the Yellow Chicks and Orange Fish classrooms and has been part of our staff since the summer of 2011. She has experience working with children as a Playground Aide and Cafeteria Aide in the New Lenox School District, and as a mother to her four children and two step-children. She received her education at Joliet Junior College. Mrs. Tina’s favorite part of working with the infants is watching them develop socialization skills. She likes to watch the babies communicate and interact with the other children and staff.
 


Miss Jessica, Teacher’s Aide
Miss Jessica came to Tiny Treasures in August 2012 as part of the Lincoln Way Central High School’s Co-Op program. We are pleased that she decided to remain on staff after graduation, and can be found as a Teacher's Aide in the Blue Penguins classroom. Miss Jessica is currently working to complete her CDA, and looks forward to teaching her own class. Her favorite part of working with the preschoolers is music time. It's the perfect outlet to release excess energy.
 


Miss Renee, Teacher's Aide
Miss Renee began her employment in the summer of 2014 as part of the Lincoln-Way Central Co-Op program. She currently attends Joliet Junior College where she is taking part in general studies. Although Miss Renee has helped in every classroom, she can be found most often as the afternoon Aide in the Yellow Chicks classroom. Miss Renee loves working with the infants because they are always so happy and they are quickly learning and developing. The Yellow Chicks love to have Miss Renee read for them, as her lap makes a perfect listening spot!
 


Miss Monica, Teacher's Aide
Miss Monica came to the Tiny Treasures staff back in 2015, as a Co-Op student from Lincoln-Way West. We are so pleased she decided to stay on as a Teacher's Aide. Although she shares her skills in a variety of classrooms, she can be found most often playing with the two-year-olds in the Purple Panda room. She has previous experience working with children as a babysitter for many years. Miss Monica enjoys working with the two-year-old age group for the comic relief factor. She finds the things her students say absolutely hilarious. Her students love her creativity, and messy art projects.


Miss Cassidy, Teacher's Aide
Miss Cassidy is a senior at Andrew High School, and started working as a Teacher's Aide at Tiny Treasures in 2017. She has gained considerable experience through babysitting, and working as a Teacher's Assistant at a local dance studio . Miss Cassidy loves building relationships with our youngest students in the toddler and twos room. The Orange Fish and Purple Pandas love her energy .

 

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