Our Teachers

To be valued by his/her teacher in a day care center is not just a nice experience, it is a vital one. Our teachers have extensive child care experience, education, and are approved and certified by the State of Illinois. Equally important for us is that they are warm, caring people. Fairyland Nursery School is dedicated to a multicultural environment, rich in diversity both in the student groups and teaching staff.

Ms. Nikki Kalinowski -Fairyland Nursery School Owner

Mrs. Ewa Jelesnianska


My name is Ewa Jelesnianska. I have been at Fairyland for approximately twenty five years and I love every minute of it.

I earned my degree in Early Childhood Education so Fairyland is the perfect place for me. Currently, I am the Director here at Fairyland and my responsibility is providing the school with effective programs and supervising the day-to-day implementation of the program.

I am a mother of three children. I also love to travel, read and listen to music. I feel lucky to be here at Fairyland.

Mrs. Leny P. David

( 4-5yrs old) TEACHER

I'm Leny P. David, and I am the Pre-K Teacher. I have been teaching at Fairyland for almost sixteen  years. I am presently holding a Type-O4 Certificate (Early Childhood Teacher from birth to eight years old,) issued and certified by Illinois State Board of Education. I never had another job besides teaching. I have been a preschool and elementary teacher from Philippines before coming here. Outside of work, I am happily married and a mother of a thirteen -year old girl - Giana. I always value my family, work and friends. That's one thing I want every child in my class to learn :)

Mrs. Rowena B. Nidea

 (3 yrs old) TEACHER

I am a graduate of Bachelor of Elementary Education (BEED) at Tarlac State University, Philippines. I am a Master of Professional Studies, major in Educational Management - academic requirements completed. I am a Certified Teacher in Early Childhood by ISBE (age 0 to 3). I have 25 years in the teaching profession. I have been at Fairyland for 17 years. I love teaching children. I also love singing, reading, and cooking.

Mrs.Rhoda Vargas 

(2 years old) TEACHER

I am Mrs. Rhoda Vargas. It is my joy to be with 2-3 years old. I graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Education and been in the education field for the past 20 years. This is my 9th year here in Fairyland. Most of my teaching experiences have been with twos to kindergarten. I grew up in the Philippines and currently living in the city of Chicago  with my husband and we enjoyed spending time with our 14 year old daughter, Andrea.


4350 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60641

Phone: 773.725.1246
Fax: 773.725.6825


email- fairylandschool@sbcglobal.netHours of Operation

Monday through Friday
6:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m

Low enrollment - 6:30 a.m to 5:30 p.m

By Appointment Only

Child care assistance available for qualified families!

We accept enrollment applications on a year round basis!