Walk as Children of Light LLC is proud to have a staff of teachers that are caring and passionate about making a difference in the lives of children, through tireless dedication and education. Get to know each of our team members below.


I have a Bachelor's degree in Psychology Child and Adolescent Studies and twenty years experience as an Owner/Operator of a childcare facility.  I am passionate about enriching the lives of children while, teaching them and taking care of them.

Executive Director/Owner/Teacher


Infant Teacher

Mrs. Mellanie has a BA in Human Resources and qualifying credits in Early Childhood Education.  Mrs. Mellanie is very kind and gentle as she leads and instructs her toddlers in learning through play.  She enjoys teaching them Spanish through lessons, music and songs.  Mrs. Mellanie’s delight is in the Lord, and she diligently teaches the children the love of God.  Psalm 37:4 is her scripture to live by.

Mrs. Mellanie and her husband serve in the missions ministry of their church.


Infant Teacher

Mrs. Maria has an AS in Early Childhood Education.  She is very passionate about nurturing the infants in her care.  Maria enjoys playing with the infants on the floor, making them laugh with puppets, and singing and reading to them in Spanish.  Maria says, “there is nothing better than knowing you are helping to build a happy, healthy foundation in their lives.”  Maria says what she really loves is the love the babies give to her in the way of their hugs, smiles and kisses.


Asst. Director/

Toddlers & Two's Teacher

Ms. Laura has earned a BS in Social Science and is currently pursuing her Master’s in Early Childhood Education with licensure.  She is a licensed substitute teacher for the local school districts.  Laura has more than fifteen years working in a childcare environment.  Ms. Laura says, “nothing gives me more joy than caring for and nurturing your infants and toddlers. 

Ms. Laura’s favorite scripture is Isaiah 54:13. All your children shall be taught by the Lord, and great shall be the peace of your children.


Toddlers & Two's Teacher

Ms. Amethyst, has an AS in ECE and more than fifteen years experience working with young children. The best part of her day is seeing their smiles as they learn and grow.  She can hardly wait until her hubby and her can have their own little bundle of joy!



Walk as Children of Light LLC is pleased to have Ms. Kim as Nurse of the center. She makes sure the children are in good health standards.

For more information on our staff, we invite you to schedule a personal tour and informational session.

Childcare and Preschool


21133 Division St
Crest Hill, Will County 60403, USA