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Cassie Darmody

Cassie has over 24 years of experience dedicated to working in the field of early childhood education. Her passion grew out of an experience volunteering with children for a class project in high school; since then, she knew she was destined to work in the early education field. Her goals are to bring a new level of professionalism and respect to the field, and to raise the bar in parents expectations of what a quality childcare facility and its' teaching team truly are. She believes that early exposure to a quality learning environment and age appropriate social settings set a child up for future success. Her extensive work history has been a personal journey to learn everything she can about the field in order to someday open a high quality child care center, like Chicago Children's House. Cassie holds a Bachelors Degree from the University of Minnesota, in Child Psychology.  Additionally, she has a professional Director's Credential from the nationally recognized organization NAEYC, The National Association for the Education of Young Children. She has been recognized by Chicago local Nursing Consultants for pioneering a training program for early childhood teachers. She is working on completing her Master's in Early Childhood Education. 

Cassie is particularly proud to say that her daughter graduated from CCH and her son currently attends. 


Jessica Marino

Growing up, Jessica always knew that she wanted to work with children and help make an impact in their daily lives. She believes in developmentally, individually and culturally appropriate practices. She approaches each child and family with sensitivity and respect, honoring and appreciating the diversity that each child brings. She believes children are competent, self-initiators who, with the proper support and guidance, learn and grow. Jessica has over 10 years of direct preschool and infant classroom experience working with children, from directing Day Camps and youth programs, to teaching infants to preschool aged children, and working as a child care center Director. She pioneered a Teacher Mentor Program at a previous school and is implementing the same invaluable program at CCH. Jessica attended Kendall College to obtain her degree in Early Childhood Education and has applied to finish her Master's Degree next.


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