My name is Oxana. As the Founder and Director of Children’s Land Learning Center, I sincerely appreciate your interest in our facilities, and I would like to take this opportunity to share some personal thoughts with you.
Even at a young age, I always dreamed of becoming a teacher. As a child, I remember lining up all of my stuffed toys on the family sofa so I could “teach” them math, language, and science. Something deep inside me very much wanted them to somehow experience all the joys of learning, and that same motivation for learning eventually served as the impetus for the creation of Children’s Land Learning Center.
As a mother of four, I understand the high standards that parents expect when it comes to the care of their precious children. I shared those same exacting standards when it came time for me to enroll my own children in pre-school care, but I soon learned that finding the place that would meet those high expectations would prove to be an arduous task. It was the difficulty of my own experience which eventually convinced me to explore the creation of a child care facility of my own.
We started by acquiring a small daycare facility in Glenview that had been allowed to fall into a sad state of disrepair. I will never forget our very first day in our own Center when my first task was to wash all the windows and scrub every inch of the place! It wasn’t exactly the teaching that I had in mind when I used to play with my stuffed toys, but eventually we were able to transform that bleak space into the bright and sparkling Center for children that I had dreamed of. It took all of my energy – and a lot of heart and soul – but I’m very proud of the safe and nurturing learning environment we have created there.
Our success in Glenview led to the opening of additional new facilities in Lincolnshire (2009), Wheeling (2012), Glenview on Milwaukee Ave (2015), Glenview on Greenwood Rd (2016) and in Chicago on Belmont (December 5, 2016).
From the beginning, my vision has been to develop your child’s natural curiosity and to inspire lifelong learning. We meet these goals by providing a safe, clean, and cheerful environment combined with a professional staff comprised of sensitive, attentive, and caring adults. Together, they serve as the foundations for the highest quality early childhood education.
Throughout it all, I am happy to say that the childhood fantasies of that little girl playing with her stuffed toys have come true. I am thrilled by my work and I love teaching children, and I have worked hard to make Children’s Land into exactly the place where I would have wanted my own children to learn and play.
Please visit us today and see for yourself how Children’s Land can be an important part of your child’s development into a happy and bright young person.