Hello! My name is Lilliann and I am a substitute teacher. After graduating in 2017 from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a B.A. in Psychology, I began working in early childhood education. From there, a true passion for working with children began to blossom. Although I have worked with differing age groups, nothing tops the curiosity that comes with working with two and three year olds! Their tenacity in uncovering all the answers to the questions they have is unmatched! I discovered I loved to explore and learn alongside them. As a teacher I am prepared to assist my students in learning about the world around them in as many ways as possible! While I am now continuing my education at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, I look forward to learning from my students as well. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, shopping, and spending time with my family. 



Hi! My name is Carmen Meza, or Ms. Carmen if you please. I’m one of the Assistant/Substitute Teachers at Little Inspirations. I go from classroom to classroom to assist the Lead and Assistant teachers in anything they may need, so you may see me in different classrooms every other day. I have 2 years experience working in a childcare setting, but 5+ years in babysitting for friends and family. I was introduced to Early Childhood Education while in my Sophomore year in high school and since then I have enjoyed working with children and seeing all their little quirks and personalities develop. I am currently in school at Northeastern Illinois University to complete my B.A in Early Childhood Education with an endorsement in Bilingual Education (Spanish & English). The thing I love about ECE is seeing the development, and being able to play a part in those foundations to their future education is an amazing feeling. I just love to see that moment where they learn something new and are able to understand it. In my spare time you will find me attending college, listening to true crime podcasts and spending time with my family and my nieces and nephews (I have 7!). You will also find me babysitting my preschool-aged niece and middle school-aged nephew.