Chea has been working with children and families for 20+ years. She has a bachelor's in Early Childhood and a master's in School Social Work. Chea is a licensed social worker, licensed professional educator, and developmental therapist. She has special interests and qualifications to support families in crisis intervention and significant trauma.
Jessica has been working with children and families for 12 years. She has a bachelors in Early Childhood Education and is working on completing a masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She has been a developmental therapist for 7 years and was awarded the Benny Delgado Rising Star award in 2020 by the Illinois Developmental Therapy Association.
Aimee has worked as a teacher for children with special needs and at-risk factors for over 15 years. She has a bachelor's in Early Childhood Education with an Early Childhood Special Education approval letter and a master's in Elementary Education. Aimee is also a parent of a child with autism spectrum disorder. Aimee was awarded the Benny Delgado Rising Star award in 2023 by the Illinois Developmental Therapy Association.
Tammy has worked with children and families for over 20 years as a Developmental Therapist. She has a master's in Developmental Therapy from Henderson State University. Tammy is a certified Infant Massage Instructor and has completed yoga for youth in trauma training. Tammy founded Early Intervention Services, Inc.
Jennan has been passionate about working with children and families for 20 years. She graduated in 2012 with a bachelor's in Early Childhood Special Education. She taught at Head Start for five years before becoming a developmental therapist for Early Intervention in 2019. Jennan is certified in infant and toddler yoga as well as infant massage. She believes that children learn through play during daily experiences.
Shameka is a passionate provider with 16 years of experience in Early Childhood Education and family support through home visits. She holds a master's degree in Educational Leadership, a bachelor's degree in Special Education, and a Certification in Infant Mental Health. Her passion lies within helping families with children who exhibit challenging behaviors and providing trauma-informed care through the Facilitated Attuned Interactions method while supporting and encouraging parents.
Rebecca has over 35 years of experience working with children. She has a bachelor's in Elementary Education and a bachelor's in Early Childhood Education. Rebecca has the letter of approval to teach Early Childhood Special Education and has a masters in Elementary Education.
Faith has worked with children and families for over 15 years. She holds a bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education and a master's degree in Special Education. Faith worked as a developmental therapist before teaching K-2 special education and is excited to serve families through Early Intervention once again.
Rhonda has worked with children and families for 20+ years. She graduated with a bachelor's in early childhood education in 2023. Before becoming a developmental therapist, Rhonda taught preschool children in the public school system for 15 years. She has also worked as a preschool teacher for Head Start. Rhonda values her passion for Early Childhood Education and knows children learn best in their natural environment.
Katie has worked as a blended Preschool Teacher for seven years, serving at-risk youth in the public school district. She has a bachelor's degree in early childhood education with a Letter of Approval in Special Education, as well as a master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction. Katie is excited to work more closely with families to help build children's development through play and exploration.
Crystal has been teaching young children for over 30 years. She has a bachelor's and a master's degree in Elementary Education, as well as National Board Certification as an Early Childhood Generalist. She is also the mother of twins who were born prematurely. Crystal is excited about working with families and children in the Early Intervention system.
Liz has been working with children and families for over 15 years. She has a bachelor's in Elementary Education and an associate degree in Arts. She has been a Service Coordinator for the Early Intervention program for seven years, supporting families through the IFSP process. She has also taught first grade at a private school in Alabama. She has personal experience with Early Intervention due to her four adoptive siblings with special needs receiving therapy services. She is passionate about making a difference in the lives of children and their families.
Kristy has been working with children and families for over 20 years. She has a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. Kristy taught 5th grade for two years and was a developmental therapist for six years before becoming a service coordinator for Illinois Early Intervention. Kristy has returned to developmental therapy part-time to provide more support to children and families in the Early Intervention program.
Shashomminique is an experienced and passionate Early Childhood teacher with a love for educating today's youth. She is adept in creating a comprehensive and well-rounded curriculum that meets educational requirements and standards. Shashomminique is excited to work with young children and families in the Early Intervention program.
Ebonee has been working with children and families for over eight years. She has a bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences (Pre-Med) with a minor in Psychology, as well as a master’s degree in Special Education. Ebonee is certified in Applied Behavior Analysis, BCBA-eligible, and a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP). Before becoming a Developmental Therapist, she worked as a Behavior Therapist with children on the autism spectrum, and as a Special Education teacher within a self-contained classroom setting. Ebonee’s love for working with both children and families from diverse backgrounds has been long-winded, and she cannot wait to work with all of you and help guide and make a difference, while providing Early Intervention services.
Stephanie graduated in 1996 with a bachelor's degree in Physical Therapy from St. Louis University. She has always worked in pediatrics and decided to work exclusively in pediatrics in 2018. Stephanie has two daughters with specialized medical needs, and her youngest daughter was in the Early Intervention program. Stephanie loves helping families learn how to help their children be their best. She believes every child is a miracle; some children just need a little help achieving their dreams.
Daniele has been a Physical Therapist Assistant since 2006 with 15 of those years practicing in pediatrics. She has enjoyed being able to work with a wide variety of diagnoses and age groups from 0-21 years old, as well as a variety of different medical complexities. Daniele strives to meet every child and family's personal interest and goals in hopes to have the best functional outcomes and independence in every child's needs.
Cori has always had a passion for working with children with disabilities. She earned her master's degree in Occupational Therapy from Saint Louis University in 2017 and has worked in pediatrics since. Cori enjoys working closely with families to assist in improving the child's independence with everyday activities and enhancing their overall development. Cori also owns and operates an outpatient clinic, Pediatric Therapy Playhouse.
Cierra is the mother of two children, a girl and a boy (whom she is proud to say participated in Early Intervention services). Her own experience as a parent navigating life and Early Intervention with her son sparked her interest in working with children outside of the school setting. She has been cheering on patients of all ages and their caregivers in various areas of the medical field with an AAS as an Occupational Therapy Assistant, a bachelor's in Exercise Science and Applied Health, and an AS for Certified Nursing Assistant. From her own experience, she believes it is crucial for caregivers to know they have a shoulder to lean on in times of doubt and to remember each child is unique with their individual sparkle.
Kendra has over eight years of experience working with children and families. She has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, a master’s degree in Social Work, and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois and Missouri. She has specialized training in trauma and crisis intervention. Kendra began as a parent in Early Intervention and was so impressed with the amazing work being done that she began serving families as a Service Coordinator. She is very passionate about the mental health of children and families. She truly understands that early intervention is key. Kendra is excited to return to Early Intervention as a psychological provider and again give back to the program that was so impactful for her family.
I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to introduce myself and share my passion for making a positive impact on the lives of children and families. As a dedicated social worker, I have had the privilege of working in various settings, but my current focus lies in the elementary school environment.
My journey began in the field of Early Intervention, where I served as a service coordinator. It was during this time that I witnessed the incredible potential for growth and development in young children. This experience inspired me to further my education and pursue a Master's degree in social work, with a specialization in school social work.
Throughout my career, I have also gained valuable experience in private therapy, providing much-needed support and guidance to both children and adults. This diverse background has equipped me with a well-rounded skill set and a deep understanding of the unique challenges faced by individuals of all ages.
Now, as I embark on this new chapter, I am particularly excited to work with families in Early Intervention. I firmly believe that early intervention and support are crucial in laying a strong foundation for a child's future success. By providing services to the youngest population, I aim to empower families and help them navigate the complexities of early childhood development.
I am truly passionate about my work as a social worker, and I am committed to creating a safe and nurturing environment where children can thrive. I hope to share valuable resources, insights, and support with parents, caregivers, and educators alike. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of children and foster a brighter future for all.
I look forward to connecting with you and being a part of your journey.