Our teachers, the cornerstone of our program, are warm, creative, enthusiastic and committed to the growth and development of every child in their care. Their qualifications exceed the standards set by National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
We’re dedicated to continuing the professional development of each of our teachers, who must complete a minimum of 20 hours of continuing education a year on topics including brain research, health and safety, special needs, and developmentally appropriate practices.
Meet our Director: Laura Vocke has a B.A. in Communication from Michigan State, a Masters in Reading from Northeastern Illinois University, and her Early Childhood teaching certificate from North Park University. She has taught in the Three's and Junior Kindergarten Classrooms at GJK, and has experience teaching Kindergarten, second and third grades. She has a passion for giving our youngest students the tools to be curious, kind, and to competent learners.