Our staff has over 100 years of combined early childhood experience. KKLC strives to provide high-quality, individualized care for children ages 6 weeks through 12 years. Facilitating the development of our students in an age appropriate environment that fosters physical, emotional, social, and cognitive growth. KKLC is one of five programs in Sangamon County that has been awarded a star rating by Illinois Quality Rating System, verifying our quality and commitment to the children and families we serve.
HI!! I'm Stephanie Neuman and I am the owner/director of Kountry Kids Learning Center, Inc. I was born and raised in Girard, IL. I come from a very close knit family, my parents are John and Jeanette Earley and I have one brother JR who all still reside in Girard. I graduated from Girard High School in May 2000. I received my Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood/Early Childhood Special Education from Southern Illinois University Carbondale in May 2004. After finishing my degree I moved home and accepted a position with Sangamon Area Special Education District (SASED) as an Early Childhood Special Education teacher at New Berlin Elementary and Ball/Chatham Elementary for 4 years. In June 2006 I married my husband, Kris and April 1, 2008 we welcomed our first child into the world, Charles Stephen. When Charlie was 4 weeks old we purchased a former church to open our own quality childcare center. It was a whole new career path for me going from the public school to the private sector. After a very busy and stressful summer, we opened our doors August 18, 2008. May 9, 2010 we added our daughter, Elliana Marie, to our family. In June 2011 I began pursuing my masters' degree, online, in Early Childhood Administration through National- Louis University. I will graduate with masters' degree in December 2012. We are so blessed to have the best staff, students, and families EVER!! I LOVE MY JOB!!! 🙂 In my "spare" time I enjoy coaching high school competitive cheerleading at New Berlin High School, running, shopping, Stampin' It Up, and spending time with my family and friends.
I am a life long native of New Berlin. I graduated from New Berlin High School in 1998 and pursued an Associates Degree in Business Administration from Lincoln Land Community College in Springfield. I am able to fulfill my lifelong dream by owning and operating KKLC. I love spending time with my wife and 2 children. In addition to being a business owner of KKLC and a father, I am a grain merchandiser for H&B Specialties in Pleasant Plains, and I help on my family's farm in the spring and fall.
Hello my name is Kelsi Dupoy, I have worked at Kountry Kids Learning Center since 2013. When I started I was the assistant director, in 2020 I took over as Director and have enjoyed it. I feel I have the best team of staff members and our families are amazing. I am married and we have 2 boys Wyatt and Westyn and they keep us very busy. In my spare time I love to shop, ride the side by side, and spend time with family and friends.
Hi my name is Heather. The kids call me Feather. I have 3 adult children. I have 3 grand-babies. I have my associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education and help in all of the classrooms when needed, but spend most of my time in the kitchen. Thanks for sharing your babies with me--I love the stories they tell.
My name is Mary Beatty, but everyone calls me Beth. I’ve been married since 2010. I am a teacher at Kountry Kids Learning Center in Rushville. I was born and raised in Rushville, and the youngest of 3 children. After graduating from RI High School in 2008, I attended Western Illinois University in Macomb. I am currently working on finishing my Bachelor’s degree in Elementary & Special Education.
I worked for Kids N Care Daycare and Learning Center since 2008. I am a kid at heart, so playing and teaching the kids is the perfect job for me. I am a single mother of three wonderful children (Conner, Makalee, and Tyson) who are my life.I also enjoy giving my time to teaching the youth at my church.
My name is Jena I began my career at Kountry Kids Learning Center as an aide between the todds and twos and school rooms. In Jan 2021 I got my cda and became the preschool teacher. I have 3 kids, 2 girls and a boy.. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, and crafting.
Hi! My name is Faith. I started working at Kountry Kids Learning Center in 2019. I work in the Infant Room. I have 3 years experience teaching children and 4 years experience in the medical field. I live in Rushville with my husband, daughter, and 2 dogs. In my free time I love to spend time with my family and extreme coupon.
My name is Hope and I am 21 years old. I started at KKLC in November 2019. In my free time I am usually with my kitties or spending time with family and friends. I love my job and am excited for each day!
My name is Kaitlynn. I am a teacher’s aid in the Todds/Two Room. I’ve been with KKLC since May 2017. I have a daughter named Harper. When I’m not working I like to spend time with family and friends. I also like to go shopping.
My name is Kayla and I started working at Kountry Kids Learning Center in 2018. I have two kids-boy and girl. I enjoy spending time with my kids playing outside and watching movies.
My name is Dusti and I was born and raised in Rushville. I have my Associate’s Degree in Arts at Spoon River College and am currently taking classes in Early Childhood Education. I started working at Kountry Kids Learning Center in November of 2019. When I’m not at work, I like to crochet, read, and spend time with my family.
Hi, My name is Victoria. I've always been passionate about working with kids. As an older sister I've grown up as a protector and a role model. I've been babysitting ever since I was old enough too. I hope to be someone any child can look up to and confide in.
Hi, my name is Tracy. I started at kids-n-care in 2009. I left in 2016, to stay home and babysit my new grandbaby. However I returned to KKLC in 2020 and love it. I have 3 kids and 1 grandchild. I love spending time with family and friends in my spare time.
Hello my name is Haven Lewis I am a 2021 Graduate of RIHS. I started at Kountry Kids Learning Center in 2021. This is the best job and I love working with the kids and watching them grow and succeed in the littlest things. I also enjoy the bond all of the staff has here with each other. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends and being outside.