Goodwin's "Kid Care" Child Care Program
Kid Care Staff
Meet Kid Care Program Director: Jill Brown
Jill Brown is a seasoned child care educator with decades of experience. After receiving her bachelor’s degree in social work from Southern Illinois University, she continued on to earn her master’s degree in education from Roosevelt University. Jill began teaching and learning in Chicago, and has taught in communities throughout New Orleans, Las Vegas, and New York. She specializes in leading diverse learning communities to challenge themselves and take risks. Most notably, her recognitions include Meritas Schools Excellence in Teaching Award and Volunteer Award Youth Rebuilds New Orleans.
We work to create a stimulating learning atmosphere within the Kid Care space that encourages curiosity, risk-taking, confidence, and acceptance. I believe that children should be actively engaged in meaningful learning experiences. By setting a good example and executing diverse, effective hands-on experiences, we assist in the shaping of values and positive work habits. I foster a safe, inviting learning environment, and strive to encourage, nurture, and guide children to meet the challenges of everyday life.
"Knowledge is Power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family."
Meet Kid Care Specialist: Maria Bautista
Maria Bautista is an experienced child care professional with a strong background in childhood education. After receiving her associate degree in early childhood education, she continued on to earn a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts, with a foundation in Montessori education, and an AMI Assistant to Infancy Diploma. Bautista has a passion for guiding children in the classroom and looks forward to giving children the opportunity to independently explore their surroundings and construct their inner spirit.
A Message from Maria
Having the opportunity to care for the children while their parents finish school is a rewarding journey!
"The more you enjoy life, the happier you are, the happier you are, then it becomes easier to share the joy, eventually it will be contagious!"
Meet Kid Care Specialist: Jessica D'Angona
Jessica D’Angona is an experienced child care professional. Jessica has early childhood experience and has previously worked in a day care setting. She is currently working towards her bachelor’s degree in Human Services.
A Message from Maria
"Being able to be part of the Kid Care team has been a wonderful journey. I enjoy getting to learn about each and every child through this program. It is such a rewarding experience to not only help these kids grow but also provide a service to their parents while they complete their degrees at Goodwin College."
Meet Kid Care Assistant: Megan Andrews
Megan Andrews is an experienced child care provider. Megan has worked with children of all ages as a nanny and camp counselor. She is an active listener who understands the needs of children while using positive reinforcement methods and behavior management.
A Message from Megan
"My philosophy is that children are unique and teachers are there to guide each child through endless opportunities and possibilities."
Meet Kid Care Assistant: Gloria Flores
Gloria Flores is an experienced child care professional with a background in early childhood education. Flores has worked closely, in a variety of settings, with children ages preschool through elementary. She hopes to continue her education and receive an associate degree in Early Childhood Education.
For additional information about the Goodwin Kid Care program, contact:Jill Brown
Kid Care Program Director