About Us

You and You Child Will Enjoy Enriching & Educational Child Care at Little University!

Little University is a great and enriching child care center for your child!

Little University Child Care Center was founded in March of 2006 because we truly enjoy being surrounded by young energetic children and wanted to provide a program that was more than just simple day care.  We are proud to provide educational and enrichment opportunity’s for children.

Little University offers programs for children beginning at age 2 all the way up to Kindergarten as well as before and after school care and programs for school aged children and Summer Camps.

Little University’s mission is to “celebrate diversity and through an emergent curriculum – help all children reach their potential. We build partnerships with staff, families, and the community.”

We carefully select each one of our employees and ensure they meet all required qualifications. Our staff are all Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) certified, possess a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree, and participate in continuing education as well as trained in first aid and food sanitation.  Little University Child Care Center is also a proud member of the PSO-Illinois Child Care Association.

Little University owner Mindy Seo

Mindy Seo, Owner and Founder of Little University since 2007. She has her BA degree in Early Childhood Education and minor in Psychology from National Louis University. She also has obtained a Certificate from Erikson Institute Graduate School in Child Development.

Mindy has extensive experience working with young children as well as working closely with parents. Under her guidance, the center is licensed by State and DCFS. She is dedicated to helping staff and children reach their full potential.

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Jennifer Luttrell

Jennifer Luttrell Center Director of Little University since 2015. She is also the Pre-Kindergarten teacher and Kindergarten Teacher. She has her BA degree in Elementary Education from Illinois State University. She has over 13 experience teaching children in all age ranges.

Jennifer joined Little University in January 2013. She is a committed teacher who believes in a hands on approach to learning. She works with the children to achieve their best. She has adapted well to Little University’s emergent curriculum. Jennifer is dedicated to the achievement of all children.

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Ellen Goughnour

Ellen Goughnour is an assistant preschool teacher at Little University. She has taken classes in early childhood education and music at Harper Community College and is a Certified Pastry Chef with a degree from LeCordon Bleu.

Ellen believes a child’s creativity is extremely important, so she hopes to use her talents in piano, voice, dance, and hopefully baking to enhance and expand her all of her students’ abilities to express their inner selves. Ellen is proud to be a part of the working family at Little University and it brings a smile to her face seeing the kids grow and learn as each day passes.

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Julissa Bautista

Julissa Bautista is a certified teacher. She works as an assistant teacher in the Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Room . She has five years of experience working with children. She is a loving, affections, and dedicated hard working person.

Julissa loves working with children, and she cherishes each child’s uniqueness and enjoyments. It is a joy for her to be around children. She appreciates everything there is about teaching young children, especially when she sees their excitement on their faces when they learn something new.

Little University Child Care Center provides a well-balanced curriculum that focuses on educational child care and the importance of embracing diversity and preparing your children for their school years.  The low student to teacher ratios ensures your child receives the attention they need to prosper in our curriculum.

If you are interested in helping your child become everything they can and not stifling their natural curiosity, please contact us today.  We provide your child with the perfect atmosphere to grow and become comfortable interacting with children in their age groups.

Give yourself the security wanted by all parents knowing your child’s needs are being met and enroll them today at Little University Child Care Center, where your child can say they started their education in a University before ever attending formal education!

Spaces are limited–Contact us at 847-577-7557 now!
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