Shelley Kocielko

Happy Hands Teacher

Since 2015


Shelley Kocielko will be enjoying her ninth year at Happy Hands.  She teaches 3s, 4s, Movers & Shakers, and leads 4s Enrichment.  Mrs. K (Kocielko) has over 17 years of experience working with young children and ran an in-home daycare for over nine years before joining Happy Hands. She has an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Joliet Junior College, as well as additional certifications in Child Development.  She also is active in the Early Childhood Ministries at her church.  Mrs. K loves working with children and put her all into teaching; her enthusiasm for learning is contagious.

“My goal as a teacher is to provide children with positive learning experiences within a classroom where they feel safe to explore, initiate learning, and are free to express themselves.  I look forward to forming close relationships with each individual child and his/her family.”