4 toddler students reading books and playing

Lakeview Daycare & Preschool

Our 2nd Little Green Tree House location situated on North Ashland Avenue between Barry and Belmont in the family-friendly neighborhood of Lakeview opened its doors in January 2013. This space boasts a larger than expected 10,000 square feet with a big indoor play space as well as a private outdoor playground designed to develop gross motor skills and stimulate imagination.

We will be having an Open House soon to showcase our new Toddler and Preschool rooms! Please email for more information! Betsyt@littlegreentreehouse.com

Current availability: full-time Infant place available now! Come and tour our wonderful program!

Toddler full/part-time (15-24 months), Two year old full/part-time and Three year old full/part-time.

NEW PreK places for September 2023!

email: betsyt@littlegreentreehouse.com to schedule a tour!

Our Enrollment team would be happy to help with more info about our wonderful programs!

Teacher shows young students a picture book

Meet Our Directors

Pamela Sakutukwa
Meredith Hudson

Pamela Sakutukwa, Director

Hi! My name is Pamela and I am so happy to be back as Director of LGTH after a 3 year absence. I have my Masters of Education in Human Development and Psychology from Harvard University, a Master of Science in Early Childhood Studies from Walden University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Education Studies from Berea College. I have 10+ years experience in the ECE field including teaching, directing and recruiting. I enjoy spending time outside with my family, taking walks around the neighborhood, and around Lincoln Park Zoo. When I’m not spending time on the floor playing with my daughter, I love reading a good book with a cup of tea! I also love traveling and exploring new countries and cultures.

Meredith Hudson, Director

I have been with LGTH for nearly five years and have worked in Early Childhood Education for over fifteen. I have a Master of Arts degree in Christian Education and recently completed the Basic Early Childhood Education certification at Oakton Community College. I am currently working on completing the Early Childhood Education Administration certificate at Oakton.

I have worked as a director at both Evanston and West Loop. I assisted at Lakeview for a few months until joining permanently in June. I enjoy being outside, helping plan activities, and reading!

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Ryan Allen

Ryan Allen, Senior Managing Director

My name is Ryan. I received a Child Development degree from Ellis University in 2009. I went back to school the summer of 2015 to achieve my Director Credentials from Harold Washington. I began my career in daycare back in 2005 and have experience working with every age group. I moved into management in 2015 and opened, directed, and managed 7 locations with my previous company. As a Senior Managing Director, I believe that communication with staff is key in creating a positive and effective workplace. I consider myself to be an open, honest, and fair leader. I also believe that a strong, personal, and open relationship with parents is vital for the success of your child, the staff, and the center. Outside of work, I enjoy traveling as far and often as possible. My friends and I take full advantage of Chicago summers, enjoying concerts, street fests, and my favorite restaurant, The Dock at Montrose.

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Betsy Taylor

Betsy Taylor, Enrollment Administrator

Hello! My name is Betsy Taylor. I have a Bachelor’s Degree from Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. During my sophomore year at Stanford, I studied abroad at Oxford University with the Stanford-in-Oxford program and fell in love with the UK! After graduating, I lived in London for many years. The last place I lived in London was in Borough on the South Bank which was a stones-throw from Borough Market, the National Theatre and the Tate Modern! I have been with Little Green Tree House for almost 11 years, and it has been my absolute pleasure to help so many families join LGTH over the last decade! I have enjoyed getting to know each and every one of our wonderful parents and children. Early Childhood Education is my passion, and our talented teachers are a daily inspiration. Hearing “Miss Betsy” as I walk down the hallway will never cease to bring me sunshine on the rainiest of days! I can’t wait to welcome you and your child to the Little Green Tree House family! Come grow and learn with us!