Experienced Care Givers in Joliet, IL


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Let's begin by me telling you a little about myself and the purpose of my program at Panda Bear Childcare/Pre-School, LLC.
I am Mary Kathryn (Marikaye) Terdic-Kazak, a professional, caring adult trained and experienced in the childcare field. I hold a degree in Early Childhood Development and hold a certificate in Special Education from Prairie State College. I graduated with Phi Theta Kappa Honors and I am able to communicate in Sign Language. Born and raised in Joliet, IL, I am the oldest of four siblings. Additionally, I have raised two fine, outstanding young men (both graduated with honors from college.) I also have many awards, accreditations and accomplishments throughout my 30+ years in business. And, I LOVE all my grandchildren, grand dogs and grand cats!
The first 5 years of a child's life are the most important ones. That is why it is my mission to:

  • Promote in each individual child their ability to be curious, creative and courteous

  • Provide a safe, stable and caring environment for learning to take place through a variety of creative/fun activities where the children will meet, if not exceed, their educational, developmental and personal goals

  • Provide age appropriate activities that are creative/interesting with a full range of developmental areas

  • Remain informed and updated on new methods through training

  • Practice and understand that each child is an individual that needs to be respected for their personal objective

  • Give children an environment where learning will take place
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Childcare Staff Credentials

I have chosen to provide childcare/pre-school because of my strong belief in the highest quality of education for young children. A home-based setting, I believe, gives your child the chance to develop close relationships with their peers and teachers. These close relationships will give your child the security and support which is vital to their development. A small nurturing environment also enables your child to explore, experience and develop at their own rate. As a fellow parent, I understand your concerns and needs. My day revolves around the interest of your child. I want to help them grow physically, intellectually, socially, emotionally and creatively/aesthetically.

Along with running my business, I am responsible for properly preparing for each day of operation; all office work; meeting all State of Illinois requirements; completing continuing education; and maintaining ongoing communication with parents - just to name a few!

Of all the responsibilities I have, the first and foremost is to at all times provide loving care for your child. Our top-notch childcare facility is where you will find it!

Thank you for your interest in Panda Bear Childcare/Pre-School, LLC.

Have a great day!

Ms. Marikaye

Childcare Staff Credentials

All personnel have to meet DCFS (Department of Children and Family Services) rules and regulations for the State of Illinois before being employed by our childcare facility. Plus, they have to meet Ms. Marikaye's high standards!

Panda Bear Childcare/Pre-School, LLC works with Joliet Township High School, West Campus for employment. This job opportunity gives the chance for young adults to work with children of different ages, races, nationalities, religions and genders. The classes at Joliet West associated with childcare are:

  • Child Development
  • Job Shadowing
  • Occupational Childcare 1
  • Occupational Childcare 2

A grade is given and class credit is awarded on work performance, attendance, punctuality, dependability, personal appearance, ambition, initiative, attitude, cooperation, quality of work and care of equipment.
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Visit Our Childcare/Pre-School Facility Today

When choosing the right childcare facility for your little one, take your time. We know you want the best for your child. That's why we invite you to call us to answer your questions or to schedule a visit. We'd love to give you a tour of our facility and to have you meet our loving and dedicated staff. Just pick up the phone today. You'll be glad you did!
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