My name is Miss Riley and I am 19 years old. I have been with Wendy's Learning Tree since February 2015. Working here is the best decision I could have made. There is no better feeling than walking into work and loving what I do. I love each and every child and enjoy helping them grow and learn.

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Hello! My name is Miss Tanya. I am a mother of three. I enjoy spending time with my family. We like to go out to dinner and have family bowling night. I love my job. There is no better feeling than walking into work and seeing all the smiling faces. I love planning projects and anything to get them all involved in the fun of learning!

Hello! I'm Olivia! I love working with children. I enjoy watching them grow and learn. Listening to them learn how to speak is the most enjoyable thing. My favorite Disney movie is Nightmare Before Christmas. I enjoy my job and I am always look forward to seeing their smiling faces!!!

Hi! I am Miss Katie and I absolutely love working with my children at the daycare! I am going to school for elementary education. I love being outside and going on new adventures! No matter how old I get I will always be a child at heart!

Hello! I'm Miss Melissa. I am 26 years old and a wife and mother of 2. I am currently the supervisor at Learning Tree 5 and I absolutely love my job! Being able to watch all the children learn, grow. and laugh every day brings such joy to my life. I am grateful for the opportunity to get to know and take care of every child that comes through our doors.

Hi! My name is Miss Zoe! I'm from Valparaiso born and raised. I have worked for Wendy for about three years now and I love it. I have a four year old son who is my world. Currently, I am studying early childhood education to become a kindergarten teacher! I love being outdoors with the kids as much as possible!!

Hi! I am Miss Christine. I am married to my best friend Jason and I am a mother of three. I love working at Wendy's Learning Tree because I love to watch children learn and grow!!!

Hello​ I am Mrs. Wendy Jenkins! I am the owner of Wendy's Learning Tree. We have been open for almost 15 years now. My employees and children are my second family. I love to travel and spend time with family. I am from Wisconsin and couldn't be happier with the beautiful families we serve everyday. I also enjoy being a part of the Valparaiso community.

Hello! My name is Mrs. Fleig and I am currently the Pre-School teacher at Wendy's Learning Tree. I work with ages 3-5 and begin preparing them for kindergarten. We work on various things such as alphabet and numeral recognition. Reading and math skills are also introduced. Small motor skills are worked on daily. ​I have an associates degree in Early Childhood Education from Purdue Calumet. I have worked in this field for 25 years. I am a wife and mother to three grown children and enjoy spending time with my four grandchildren. 

Hello! My name is Miss Jeri and I have worked for Wendy for about 4 1/2 years now. I am married and I am a mother and a grandmother. I love football and working in the yard. My job is very special to me an I enjoy watching all my children grow and learn. We always have so much fun doing projects and just being kids!!!

Hello! I'm Miss Heather. I am the manager of Wendy's Learning Tree. I have worked for Wendy for more than 6 years now and I love it. I have 3 amazing children and I love every child we work with as my own. I love how close I get to be with our parents as well. My goal is to educate children and I pride myself on achieving that goal everyday. Children are our future and together we can make their future brighter! 


Hi my name is Miss Jenn and I was born and raised in Illinois and moved to Valparaiso back in 2001. I have been working for Wendy for over ten years. I currently run our food program and tech department. I have 3 boys of my own that keep me on my toes! Working with children is such a wonderful and rewarding experience. I'm very outgoing and enjoy every second of my job!

Hello! I'm Miss Sam! I have worked for Wendy for 10 years now. I love working with my children in our family like atmosphere. I have a four year old daughter of my own and love being a mom!

Hello! My name is Miss Nicole. I am currently a teacher at Wendy's Learning Tree. I really enjoy my job and all the children! i love being able to teach and influence them to be the best they can be. I'm looking to further my education in this field and become a kindergarten or First grade teacher.

Hi! My name is Miss Krystal and I have worked for Wendy for four years and have worked in childcare for 9 years. I love working with our kids and doing all kinds of fun hands on projects. I have 5 children of my own and wouldn't trade any second of this crazy fun filled life. I like to try new things with the children and keep them interested as they learn about their environment!