Friday, April 18, 2014
Ann Reid
Early Childhood Center
1011 South Naper Boulevard
Naperville, Illinois 60540

Tarah Allen, Principal

Main Office: 630.420.6899
Fax: 630.637.4033
Absence Line: 630.848.5372

School Hours: 8:30 AM-2:45 PM
AM Classes: 8:30-11:00
PM Classes: 12:15-2:45
 
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About Our School

Mission Statement / Vision
 
The Early Childhood Program believes in the same Mission Statement as all District 203 schools. Our mission is to educate students to be self-directed learners, collaborative workers, complex thinkers, quality producers and community contributors. Our Early Childhood community will work this upcoming year to develop our vision, with parent involvement.
 
 
 

 

The Ann Reid Early Childhood Center

The name of our new school, Ann Reid Early Childhood Center, was determined by a community wide selection process. Community members submitted over 60 names to a committee, comprised of staff, parents, community and business members, along with students from the high school. After a great deal of discussion and voting, the top choices were passed onto the District 203 School Board who continued the discussion and gathering of input, eventually voting to name the school, Ann Reid Early Childhood Center.  
 
Ann Reid was a very special educator and administrator who serviced our District in a number of capacities (speech and language pathologist, Special Education Coordinator, Assistant Principal, and Assistant Director of Special Education) for over 30 years. She was a consummate professional, who had a special place in her heart for the Early Childhood Program. She was instrumental in the first At-Risk classroom and just prior becoming ill, Ann helped this administrator with the Early Childhood Program, as the growth of the program necessitated expanding to several schools. She is remembered as a kind, caring professional who always put the needs of the children above all else. One of her favorite quotes was, ""Bloom wherever you are planted"", which are inspiring words to remember with our early learners. It is also fitting that the Early Childhood Program has the first school in the district named after a woman. We will always remember Ann and feel the school named after a special educator is a fitting tribute to a person who personified what it means to be an educator.
 
 
Mascot
 

The mascot for the Ann Reid Early Childhood Center is the 'Ducklings'. You may ask, why ducklings? Ducklings learn in groups but move toward independence as they grow. They live and adapt to different environments, walking on land, swimming in the water and flying in the air. Ducklings also imprint upon their first teacher. Based upon all these reasons, we have decided it is the perfect mascot. It also fits beautifully with our school colors, which are blue and yellow.

ANN REID EARLY CHILDHOOD STAFF 2012-2013

Principal – Tarah Allen     Assistant Principal – Carrie Smith

Secretaries -Lisse Curran; Sue Pfaff; Olga Reyes

Nurse - Kathryn Giordano     Health Technician – MariaElena Romo-Egharevba

Teachers –Domenica Aguilera, Susan Beyer; Katrina Chipman; Connie Cremins, Molly Harris; Paulina Jacobs; Kathy Oleson; Erin Olinger; Bridget Purcell; Bonnie L Rabinak; Anne Ramsay; Jennifer Rembrecht; Sally Reschke; Judy Thalmann; Stepanie Vitale

Assistants -Lauri Baldwin; Barb Bates; Kathie Beggs; Lindsay Bergland; Catherine Bittner; Kathy Blumenthal; Denise Burghoffer; Deepa Chittal; Dawn Enright; Dolly George; Mary Gi-Villalobos; Anita Gorzak; Linda Haworth;  Kim Haumann; Kim Hogan; Sheila Ingram; Dawn Laubsted; Jill Manning; Maria Manosalvas; Mary Ann Marcin; Roxana McCowin; Melissa Morton; Cheryl Nash;  Laura O’Brien; Marcela Perez; Jennifer Seiders; Jennifer Selk; Mary Sheehan; Evelyn Soberanis-Garcia; Michelle Trepanier; Luanne Williams

Speech and Language Pathologists –  Amy Cavlovic; Katherine Chesters; Katrina Chipman; Mary Farrelly; Sara Gilbert; Liz Glazik; Kate Leonardo; Katie Liabo; Christine Roth; Melissa Theissen

Occupational Therapists –Karen Most; Barb Csutak; Brittany Lilly

Physical Therapist –Karen Pierz; Liz Bell

Learning Support Coach – Megan Hafer

LRC Director - Kim O’Neill     LRC Assistant/CSA Computer Support Associate – Mike Wilson

Technology Integration Specialist – Millie Recka    Technical Support Analyst – Debbie Halweg

Psychologists - Cindy Navin-O’Meara; Stephanie Moffitt
Social Workers – Katrina Waite; Rachel Weiss
English Language Learners (ELL) Teacher – Jean Abbott
Parent Coordinator/Preschool for All – Isabel Navarro
Parent Educators Early Learning Program-Peggy Kiefer; Ingrid Nelson
Art - Kathy Knapp
Music: Jeff Peller, Susan Tarson
PE – David Cocallas, Kayla Wagner
Head Custodian - Lori Priddy, Bila Baci, Rich Ochoa

Permanent Substitute – Laura Piraino

ARECC School Design Brochure

 

 
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