Zearing Child Enrichment Center Staff
Our Teaching Team
Tiffany Mussche is one of our Preschool Teachers and has worked with ZCEC since 2008. She is attending Kendall College to pursue her Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education and holds an Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education from Saul Valley Community College. Tiffany enjoys planning and doing outside activities with the children, and believes in the importance of cognitive-physical activities for a child's overall development. She also loves seeing each child's smile as they have learned something new or are playing what they love to play.
Patty began teaching in early childhood in 1984. She has an Associate Degree in Early Childcare Education. Patty feels fortunate to have a rewarding profession that allows her to see so many smiles each day as children development into their own and make so many strides as they grow along the way... Patty finds much reward in teaching young children knowing as teachers you can make a positive difference in a child's life.
Sarah joined the ZCEC team in 2012 and has an Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education from Illinois Valley Community College (IVCC). Sarah has been working with children since graduating from college; as a preschool and a toddler/two teacher. She enjoys being involved and partnering with the center families; as they work together in support of their child's development as they make their way through ZCEC in support of school readiness.
Cheryl Young resides in Granville with her family. Cheryl has an Associate's Degree, Cum Laude from IVCC. With over 20 years experience work with children; from The Kid's Place in LaSalle, the Princeton School District as a Special Education Aide, to the Learning Ladder, which subsequently merged with ZCEC, Cheryl brings experience and life-long love of learning in working with the children an everyone here at Zearing Child Enrichment Center.
Lauren Eckberg has been with Zearing Child Enrichment Center since May 2013. Prior to her working at ZCEC she worked at Learning Ladder Early Childhood Center and has worked in the childhood field since August of 2008. Lauren has her Bachelors of Science in Psychology and continues with training that help her stay current in the Early Childhood Education.
Emily Webster is 26 years young, and has lived in the town of Princeton all of her life. She is going for her Associate at IVCC for Early Childhood Education. She is currently working in our Two's classroom with Miss Chery, and she loves it! Working with children has always been a passion and a dream of Emily's and she loves being able to teacher and inspire others every day.
Janelle Barton is an assistant teacher in the three's classroom and has been with Zearing Child Enrichment Center since 2001. She attended Sauk Valley Community College and had 21 years of child care experience prior to coming to ZCEC. Janelle continues to keep current in Early Childhood Education by maintaining 15+hours of in-service training each year.
Our Support Team
Deborah Rowland, Cook Assistant/House Keeping
Deborah Rowland has been at ZCEC since 2009.
Deborah works in the kitchen as a kitchen assistant and part time cook. When needed, Deborah also assists teachers in the classrooms. In past years; Deborah has worked as a teacher's assistant, chiropractic assistant and involved in missions work.