CRAIG SOLOMON is the Executive Director at Wesley Child Care Center. Craig holds a Bachelor of Arts in
Elementary Education and Psychology from National-Louis University. Craig brings over three decades of relevant experience from both the public and private sectors of education. He previously held a senior level administrative/management position with the Chicago Public Schools as Assistant to the Board of Trustees and was also Senior Vice-President of a private consulting firm specializing in the education sector focused clients.
Craig first began his career with Wesley Child Care in 1991 working in the school-age programs and from 1996-2001 he served as the Multi-Site School Age Program Director. Craig rejoined Wesley Child Care in April of 2013 as Executive Director to serve Wesley families and the community.
Craig actively represents Wesley Child Care Center on various community committees including:
- Kiwanis Club of Glenview-Northbrook, Board Member (Past-President)
- Kiwanis Club, Luis Amador Medallion Award 2021
- Glenview 4th of July Fundraising Committee, Chairperson
- Glenview Values Project, Committee Member (former Co-Chair)
- Character Counts Working Committee, Committee Member
- Social Service Committee, Committee Member
- Glenbrook Hospital Community Advisory, Advisory Member
- Glenview Chamber of Commerce, Board Vice-President
- Glenview Chamber of Commerce, Business Person of the Year Award 2020
- Glenview Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Glenview, 1st Cohort & Design Team
- Glenview District 34, Citizen Task Force Member 2019
BUSINESS SERVICES DIRECTOR
Melissa holds a level 5 ECE credential. She joined Wesley in 2004 starting out as a part-time preschool teacher and part time Accounting Coordinator. Missy began working as the full time Accounting Coordinator in 2009. Missy graduated from Elmhurst College in 2001 with a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education. Before working at Wesley Child Care Center, Missy worked at a licensed child care center tor 13 years as a teacher and director.
is the Preschool Program Director at Wesley Child Care Center. Jeanne holds a Bachelors of Arts in Child Development with a minor in Psychology from Northern Illinois University. Jeanne has been an Administrator with Wesley since 1991. Jeanne began in 1991 as the School-Age Program Director. In 1995 Jeanne became the Preschool Program Director. Jeanne’s previous experiences include working as a Child Life Specialist at Lurie Children’s Hospital and being an Administrator of other Early Childhood Programs and Summer Camps. Jeanne has successfully lead Wesley through several NAEYC Accreditations. NAEYC – The National Association for the Education of Young Children is a formal recognition of attainment of high standards of quality childcare and is a voluntary effort. Wesley was one of the first centers in the state to accomplish and maintain this attainment. Jeanne also leads the program in acquiring and maintaining Gold Level of Quality given by ExceleRate Illinois a statewide quality recognition and improvement system dedicated to making continuous quality improvements an everyday priority among early childhood providers. Jeanne holds a Level 5 Gateways credential for Early Childhood and a Level 2 Director credential.
is Assistant Director at Wesley. Danielle joined the Wesley Administrative Team in 2018. Danielle holds her Bachelor of Science Degree in Family and Child Studies from Northern Illinois University. Danielle comes to Wesley with several years of both teaching and administrative experiences. Danielle holds a Level 5 Gateways Early Childhood Credential and a Level 2 Director credential from Gateways.
Darcy Kelly is a Teacher at Wesley. Darcy has been with Wesley since 1997. Darcy holds an Associate’s Degree as well as several certificates in Early Childhood Education from Oakton Community College. Darcy holds a Level 4 Gateways credential for Early Childhood and a Level 4 credential for Infants and Toddlers.
Violet Peter has her Associates Degree in Early Childhood from Oakton Community College. Violet holds a level 4 ECE credential and a level 4 infant toddler credential . She is completing her Associates Degree in Early Childhood and brings over 10 years experience from an accredited early childhood center. Ms. Violet joined our preschool team in October 2015.
Dana Figueras has been a lead teacher in the Early Childhood classroom setting for over 5 years. Dana has her Associates Degree in Early Childhood from Sierra College. . She holds a Level Two Early Childhood Credential from Gateways. Ms. Dana joined our preschool team in November 2019.
Emily Phillips is an Assistant Teacher in our three year old classroom. Emily has her Associates Degree in Early Childhood from Oakton Community College. Emily has her level 4 Gateways credential in Early Childhood.
Teresa Kubicz oined Wesley as a Preschool Teacher in 2020. She has several years of experience working as a Teacher in the Early Childhood field. Teresa has her Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education from National Louis University. Teresa has a level 4 Gateways credential.
Linda Hoth is a teacher in the Wesley Preschool Program. Linda was previously a Wesley Kindergarten Enrichment teacher and has been with Wesley since 1989. Linda Holds an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education from Oakton Community. Previously, Linda held the position of Preschool Teacher with Wesley Child Care Center.
Julia Klemm began in 2023 and is a Teacher in the Pre-Kindergarten classroom. Julia has her Associates Degree from Harper College and is pursuing her Bachelor's Degree In Early Childhood Education from Northeastern University.
Inaara joined the Wesley Preschool program as a teacher in 2023. Inaara has been an early childhood educator for over 5 years in the Skokie area and is currently pursuing her Advanced Early Childhood Education Certification at Oakton Community College. Inaara has a Bachelor Degree in Accounting from Devry University and an Associate Degree from Oakton Community College.
Colleen joined Wesley's Preschool program in 2023. She retired from Glenview School District 34 after 20 years as a teacher. She has a Master Degree in Education from DePaul University.
Shabana rejoined Wesley Preschool in 2023. Shabana first joined the Preschool in 2014 and was a Teacher Assistant until 2022. She has an Associate Degree in Liberal Arts with 18 hours in Early Childhood Education.
Gracie joined Wesley in 2023. Gracie is a Teacher Assistant in the Preschool Program. She is pursuing her Associate Degree in Early Childhood from Harper Community College. Gracie has her Certification in Food Service Management.
Christina is an Assistant Teacher at Wesley's Preschool program. She began part time in 2017and started full time 2021. She has her Master and Bachelor Degree in Music Performance from Eastern Illinois University.
Mia joined Wesley in 2023 and is an Assistant Teacher. Mia is pursuing her Early Childhood Education at Oakton Community College.