Prairie Pals Christian Childcare is operated by the
Oswego Christian Foundation
Ms. Rebecca Mann, Childcare Director
Rebecca graduated from Illinois State University with Bachelors in Early Childhood Education. She has taught birth through 2nd grade in a variety of settings for the past 18 years. She enjoys anything outdoors with her family.
Ms. Shawn Littlebrant
Shawn has a Degree in Early Childhood Development and has worked with children for 20 years. Shawn has one daughter. While caring for children, Shawn likes to teach them skills not only to ready them for school, but to share and cooperate with others. Her favorite part of caring for children is to watch them grow and see the expressions on their cute little faces when they accomplish new goals.
Ms. Jennifer Catania
Jennifer is originally from Indiana, but has lived in the Oswego area for the last 8 years with her husband and 2 children. She is a former preschool teacher with over 6 years experience working with children ages
3-5 years old. She loves what she does and is happy to be a part of the Prairie Pals family.
Ms. Tessa Tolbert
Tessa is a 2009 Graduate from Oswego High School. She enjoyed her Early Childhood 1 and 2 classes at OHS. Her professional strengths while working with children are: being active, listening to what the children need and teaching appropriate behavior.
Ms. Debbie Miller, Office Manager
Debbie is a new addition to Prairie Pals as the Receptionist. She resides in Oswego with her husband and two children. She has volunteered in her children's classrooms over the past several years as well was a nanny for several of the children in her neighborhood. Her family loves and is involved with the Jr High and High School music programs as well as the local swim team.
Ms. Stephanie Noggle, Bookkeeper
Stephanie began working at Prairie Pals in October 2012 as the bookkeeper. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Aurora University. Her work history includes various roles in the accounting field as well as working at a daycare for three years. Stephanie resides in Yorkville with her husband Sean and their dog, Puddin. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She loves playing volleyball, indoor and outdoor, as much as possible. She also really enjoys scrapbooking and reading. In the fall/winter you will often find her cheering on her younger brother at his basketball games.
Ms. Heather Semmler
Heather lives in Oswego with her husband and 2 boys, Riley (14) and Mason (11). She previously taught the 3's and 4's classrooms and now is enjoying being with the infants. She is currently attending classes to further her education. She loves being outdoors and attending her son's sporting events. She looks forward to spending time with all of the children here at Prairie Pals.
Ms. Marie Roberts
Marie is originally from TN and has lived in Oswego for the last 18 years. She was fortunate enough to be able to stay home with her kids, 16,13,11,10 as they were growing up. She always enjoyed being around kids and has worked in a Sunday School classroom and in the nursery as well as being a nanny for a year. Currently she is taking classes in Early Childhood Development. She has been with Prairie Pals as an aid in the infant/toddler room since October 2012 and absolutely loves it. She understands the anxiety parents have about leaving their children at daycare and can assure you that they will be very loved and well taken care of!