CENTRAL HYDE PARK
WIGGLY WORMS (Infants)
DAWNA BOWERS - TEACHER
Hi everyone! My Name is Dawna Bowers. I chose to be a ECE educator because for as long as I can remember, every job that I have held has been centered around children. I am particularly passionate about working with children because every day is a new journey. Children are a burst of energy ready to explore and are giant sponges ready to gain information. They are such a joy to be around. I also have a toddler of my own and I enjoy watching him learn and explore new things. I appreciate being at Little Inspirations because it is so close knit and family oriented. I have a strong belief that it takes a village to raise a child and I am glad to become a part of this village. I am very excited to dive into all the art projects and new adventures that I will get to be a part of, but best of all, to share my love for the Sound of Music soundtrack with everyone!
ANTOINETTE CHAMBERS - ASSISTANT TEACHER
Hello All! My name is Antoinette Chambers. Some of you may remember me from previously working at Little Inspirations a couple years ago. Now I am back! A little about me, I received my Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood at Kennedy King College back in 2020. I took a small educational break, but have now gone back to school. I am studying at Chicago State University where I will be getting my bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education. Working with children and seeing them thrive is something I take very seriously. A child’s early years are the most important, and I promise to cherish those moments with your children.
CURIOUS CATERPILLARS (Toddlers)
REBEKAH GREEN - TEACHER
I have a B.S, in Early Childhood with a concentration in Child and Family Services. I love teaching in early childhood because I love being able to see the children’s growth and knowing I had something to do with it. My favorite area of play would be in the dramatic play area where children are able to show what they see and learn at home and are able to bring it into the classroom. Something fun about myself is that I love to laugh and have fun.
SOLEI HERNANDEZ - ASSISTANT TEACHER
Hello! My name is Solei Hernandez. I'm really excited to be a part of the Little Inspirations family. Growing and learning new things everyday with your children is what I look forward to. I hope to be a change in this new
generation for the better.
A little background about myself, I was born and raised here in Chicago. I am the youngest of three women and a first time aunt. I have been around children my entire life and have babysat for family members. I have a fur baby named Cash, he’s a Yorkshire Terrier. Sunsets are my favorite thing to watch and admire. An interesting fact about myself is that I collect sneakers. I enjoy getting a new pair and adding them to my collection.
ISABELLA FRIEHS - ASSISTANT TEACHER
Hi, my name is Isabella Friehs! I belong to an international family. My older brother, twin brother, and I were adopted from Colombia when we were young, but I have spent most of my life living in Hyde Park, Chicago. I am currently pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Education. On the path to my degree, I shadowed at Little Inspirations and fell in love with how the center helps children grow and knew that I wanted to work here. I love to dance, sing, do art, go on nature walks, and travel. I have always loved working with children and realized that it was a passion of mine when I started to teach a dance class for young kids, so I decided to pursue a degree in Early Childhood Education to turn my passion into a career. I love to see how every child is different in their own ways. I’m excited to help children develop physically, socially, emotionally, and cognitively, but am especially excited to incorporate my passion for health and dance in the classroom by helping children develop gross motor skills and learn healthy habits.