Redeemer's Preschool and Childcare program has been respected in the Peoria Community for over 65 years. We believe that every child is a precious, unique gift from God.
Sue Skahill Director
Welcome to Redeemer Early Learning Center!! Thank you for choosing us to be your child’s/children’s first learning experience. Our staff and I want to assure you that your child will be safe, nurtured, and cared for. You are always welcome to call, email, or stop by my office to ask questions or just to chat. I would love to meet you!
I have been in the early childhood field for more than 20 years as a teacher and director. Children are my passion and I have been so blessed to have a job I love! My husband Tom and I have been married for 33 years and we have three children, five granddaughters and two dogs. I love spending time with my family, going on road trips, reading, and relaxing.
Ms. Beth Cook
Hi, my name is Ms. Beth. I have been the childcare cook for six years. I have three wonderful children: Sebastian, Dylan, and Phineas. I also have three beautiful cats. I love working here because I get to see so many bright smiling faces every day. These are a few of my favorite things… playing disc golf, swimming, and listening to music.
Louisa Pummill Assisstant Director
I received my BA in Early Childhood Education from Concordia University Chicago, and have taught 2-4 year old children for over 20 years. My husband David and I have been married for 30 years, and we have six children: Candace, 29, Meaghan, 27, Maria, 27, Austin, 25, Ashley, 22, and Marriah ,18. We live on my family’s farm. I am a member at Trinity Lutheran Church. These are a few of my favorite things… traveling, reading, gardening, crocheting, and going for walks.
Ms. Mariah Music & Childcare
I was born and raised in Peoria with my four sisters and parents. I graduated with honors from Manuel High School and furthered my education at ICC for music. I then transferred to Bradley to pursue music education. I L O V E teaching kids about music and seeing their little faces light up when they smile! These are a few of my favorite things… God, singing, walking, teaching, and spending time with my husband, family, and friends. I also love trying new things.
Ms. Robin Infant Childcare
I am a member here at Redeemer Lutheran Church. My husband and I have two children, who are in 1st and 2nd grade at Concordia Lutheran School. I coach my kids’ soccer team, am a leader of my daughter’s Brownie troop, and am the Vice President of the PTL at Concordia. I have worked at Redeemer’s Early Learning Center for nearly four years. A fun fact about me is that, while in college, I had an amazing opportunity to travel to Paris and London. These are a few of my favorite things… sports, spending time with my family and friends, the color purple, chocolate, Starbucks Frappuccinos, and going out to eat.
Ms. Kim Infants
I grew up in Marquette Heights. I am married to a basketball coach, but my favorite sport is baseball! We have three children, ages 26, 18, and 16. I was a preschool aide and teacher for 14 years before working in childcare. We keep very busy attending sporting events all year long! When we have spare time, I enjoy reading, relaxing, and doing yard work. Most of all, I enjoy every moment I can with my family. These are a few of my favorite things….my family, baseball, reading, flowers and yard work, crafting/card making, drawing (my dream was to be an artist), cooking, and baking.
Ms. Tracie Infants
I grew up in the Chicagoland area. I moved to Bartonville where I live with my husband and my daughter, Amber. I have been working with and in childcare since I was 11 years old! These are a few of my favorite things… spending time with my family, and Diet Mountain Dew.
Ms. Brittany Infants & Toddlers
I have been working in childcare for almost four years now, but I have only been here at Redeemer for a few months. I absolutely love it! These are a few of my favorite things…I really enjoy children and helping them learn and experience things. I have my own children and love spending time with them. I am also a big child at heart. I love reading, coloring, and doing puzzles. I also really enjoy walks and enjoying nature.
Ms. Barbie Toddlers
I have been teaching in early childhood education since 2009. For the past eight years I have had the joy of working with infants through pre-k. I absolutely love it! I have been here at Redeemer for a few months and am enjoying teaching the little ones about Jesus. My husband and I have four sons: Jeremy, Cody, Zachary, and Jesse. We have two grandbabies, ages 16 months and 5 months. Their names are Jesse and Cooper. These are a few of my favorite things… cruising on Carnival cruise ships, spending time with my grandbabies, swimming with the dolphins, parasailing, spending time with my spouse and sons, being an early childhood education teacher, and my animals: Tiny, Precious (St. Bernard), and Butter Kitty.
Ms. Ellen Two Year Old Preschool/Childcare
I started working with kids when I was only nine years old. I grew up in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago, and majored in Lutheran theology at Concordia University Chicago. I am a certified Director of Christian Education (DCE). I have lived in Peoria since 2011. My husband and I have a daughter named Elizabeth. We are currently renovating a 5th-wheel camper so we can live in it full time. We hope to travel, explore, and see God’s glorious creation from our camper home. These are a few of my favorite things… I love spending time with my family and friends. I am a very crafty person; always looking for a new art project. I especially love tie dying. I am absolutely in love with Yellowstone National Park and Montana. I also love serving, loving, and caring for God’s people.
Ms. April Two-Year Old Preschool/Childcare
I graduated from Princeville High School, and have worked at Redeemer for six years. I am excited to be working in the two-year-old room! These are a few of my favorite things… spending with my family, hanging out, and playing with my dog.
Ms. Pam Two & Three-Year-Old Preschool
I am married with two grown daughters, and I have been a teacher for 30 years! I am passionate about God’s children! I am also Redeemer’s nursery coordinator. These are a few of my favorite things… MY GRANDSON, photography, chocolate, crafts, ice cream, camping, and sharing the Gospel with God’s children! I also enjoy scrapbooking, theater, reading, movies, and more.
Ms. Jhansi Three & Four-Year-Old Preschool/Childcare
I have been working at Redeemer for the past 13 years as a teacher/assistant. My husband and I have four children. While living in India I completed my Bachelor’s of Arts & Science and while here in Peoria, I have taken early childhood classes at ICC. I am proficient in three languages: English, Hindi, and Telugu. I love working with and getting to know the children. These are a few of my favorite things… reading books, surfing the web, gardening, cooking, and nature walks. I love my job!
Ms. Mona Three-Year-Old Preschool & Childcare
I have been working at Redeemer Early Learning Center for 15 years. I spent nine years as a teacher assistant and then I decided to continue my education at ICC to obtain my Associate of Childhood Development. I am originally from Palestine and I speak Arabic along with English. I have been in Peoria for 17 years. My husband and I have four beautiful daughters. I love my job and I especially love being with children whom I have the pleasure to care for. These are a few of my favorite things… I like to swim, work out, and eat lots of chocolate.
Ms. Suhair Three-Year-Old Preschool & Childcare
My husband and I have two children; George and Beesan. I enjoy working with children because I am able to see their creativity and curiosity blooming. These are a few of my favorite things… I enjoy cooking, hanging out with friends, and arranging play dates for my kids. My favorite color is brown. My favorite drinks are coffee and Sprite.
Ms. Doris Three & Four-Year-Old Preschool & Childcare
I have worked with and for children and their families for over 30 years. I have two beautiful daughters. One attends Bradley and is studying biochemistry, the other works with people with disabilities and she substitutes here at Redeemer. As for me and my house, we do serve the Lord! These are a few of my favorite things… I enjoy cooking, gardening, and praising and worshiping our God. I also love working with children, and helping the less fortunate with food, job resources, clothing, and more. You might say I have a servant’s heart.
Ms. Julie Four-Year-Old Preschool & Childcare
I have been teaching children for over 25 years here in Peoria and around the United States. I have been a teacher with the NSA Childcare Center in Maryland, and taught kindergarten in Arizona. My husband and I have been married for 21 years and we have two boys ages 16 and 9. Redeemer Lutheran is my home church and both of my boys were baptized here. My youngest attends Concordia Lutheran School. I enjoy watching my youngest child play baseball and soccer, and I absolutely love spending time with my family and friends.
Ms. Christine Four-Year-Old Preschool & Childcare
My husband Tim and I have been married for 26 years, and we have three wonderful boys. Douglas, Jacob, and Steven. I have been a teacher’s aide here at Redeemer for nine years, working with all ages. I have been a member at Trinity Lutheran Church my entire life. I was married there and my boys were baptized and confirmed there. Some things I enjoy are spending time with my family and friends, taking walks with my three dogs, and watching NCIS.
Ms. Sophie Four-Year-Old Preschool & Childcare
I have been in the United States for 18 years, and have lived in Peoria for 11 years. My husband and I have two boys, George and Alex. I received my Childcare Development Associate (CDA) in Nashville, Tennessee and worked in a daycare there for four years. We moved back to Peoria and I finished my Associate’s in Art and Science. I have been blessed to teach for the past seven years. I absolutely love working with children. My favorite sport is swimming and my favorite hobbies are cooking and listening to music.
Ms. Karen Four-Year-Old Preschool & Childcare
I have spent 30 years traveling the world with my husband and meeting wonderful people. I am a mother of three and have five grandchildren. I have worked at schools, a military daycare, and in the U.S. embassy in Madrid, Spain. I have even worked in orphanages abroad. I have always enjoyed working with children. These are a few of my favorite things…traveling, learning about other cultures, arts and crafts, Dr. Suess, and paying it forward in life.
Ms. Yolanda Preschool & Childcare
I have worked in childcare for 18 years. What makes me happy is knowing that I have made a great impact in a young child’s learning. I also love seeing how happy they are when they have accomplished a task. These are a few of my favorite things…having time on Sunday to spend with my family, spending time with my children and grandchildren, traveling, going to church, and church activities.
Peoria, Illinois Preschool & Childcare
6801 N. Allen Road • Peoria, IL 6161• 309.691.2333 ext. 15
Located within Redeemer Lutheran Church