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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.

LGTH Lakeview has Toddler – PreK availability for the Fall!

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

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Meet Our Directors

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Jazmin Muniz, Co-Director

My name is Jazmin Muniz and I am so excited to be joining Little Green Treehouse team. I have been in the early childhood field for 10 years. I have my certification in infant and toddler care. I am currently pursuing my bachelor’s degree in early childhood education. I have worked with children from birth to five years old. As a director I look forward to building relationships with the children, teachers and parents of the center. It is my goal to make sure each child receives the best education, care and love they deserve. I look forward to helping the teachers make an environment that is both fun and safe for all of the children. I look forward to helping each child reach their full potential and that we all learn and grow together. In my spare time I like to help with party planning and I enjoy catching a Broadway show.

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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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Julia Trevor, Assistant Director

Hi! My Name is Julia. I recently joined the Little Green Tree House family and I’m happy to be here. After teaching at our Lincoln Park location, I am now stepping into the role of Assistant Director here at Lakeview! I have Bachelor’s in Theatre Studies: Directing from Illinois State University and an Associate’s in Early Childhood Education from Truman College. I think it is important for children to learn responsibility, independence, and respecting one another. I have two cats, named Poppy and Midge. My hobbies include performing theatre and comedy, puzzles, and movie trivia. I can’t wait to get to know you all!

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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!

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Kaija Olson, Enrollment Assistant

Hi! My name is Kaija Olson and I grew up in Stillwater, Minnesota but moved to Chicago IL during the spring of 2019. I attended college at Whitworth University and Hope College where I studied communications and violin performance. Before coming to Little Green Tree House, I worked for several preschool companies as a teacher and parent relations guide in Chicago. I have loved seeing the amazing opportunities that ECE can provide for all age groups, infants-Pre-K. Since joining the Enrollment team at LGTH in 2021, I have immensely enjoyed the opportunity to welcome new prospective families and children. Outside of LGTH, I love to explore the city, try new recipes, go to concerts and paint in my free time.