Kiddie Kollege Of Fairfield, Logo Celebrating 20yrs, 1996-2016
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About Us

Kiddie Kollege of Fairfield was founded in October of 1996 by Dr. Jill Andrews. Located adjacent to Frontier Community College on
the west side of Fairfield, Illinois, our 12,000 sq. ft. facility features 11 classrooms, three administrative offices, a resource room,
and a large kitchen.

We can serve up to 150 children at once. A playground, located directly behind the facility, spans the entire length
of the building. Kiddie Kollege of Fairfield is accredited by NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children). This accreditation means that our facility is among the top 8% in the nation. We also received a Gold Rating from ExceleRate™ Illinois, the quality recognition program administered by The Illinois Department of Human Services.

Wayne City Early Learning Center was built in 2006 and is housed in the West end of the Church of God facility at 702 West Smith Street in Wayne City.  This center serves 64 children ages two to twelve and has an ISBE Prekindergarten program.  It was NAEYC accredited in November of 2015.


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Kiddie Kollege Staff Wayne City Early Learning Center

Dr. Jill Andrews – Founder & Administrator
Kiddie Kollege of Fairfield was founded by Dr. Jill Andrews in 1996. Under her leadership, the center has gone from strength to strength. Andrews received a Ph.D. in higher education administration from Southern Illinois University in 1995. She is also president and charter member of Southern Illinois Early Childhood Action Team, Inc., a not-for-profit organization whose members are early childhood professionals from child care, Head Start, and ISBE pre-kindergarten programs. Prior to building Kiddie Kollege, Dr. Andrews was Director of Adult Education and Family Literacy at Frontier Community College. Dr. Andrews also holds a Level III Illinois Director Credential. To send her an e-mail, please click here.

Angie Lane – Director
Angie Lane became our director at Kiddie Kollege in 2010 after serving as assistant director for seven years. She was also our infant room lead teacher. Angie holds an associate's degree in early childhood from Wabash Valley College and has a bachelor's degree in early childhood education from Kendall College. Contact Angie Lane for a facility tour. She'll be happy to answer any questions you may have about our services. To send Angie an e-mail, please click here.

Kristen Harwell – Assistant Director
Kristen Harwell has been assistant director at Kiddie Kollege since 2010. Prior to becoming the assistant director, Kristen worked in our child care rooms for two years. Mrs. Harwell has an associate's degree in science and has completed many early childhood trainings. Contact Kristen for additional information on the IDHS childcare assistance program. Kristen can be emailed by clicking here.

Tricia Morgan – Director - WCELC
Tricia Morgan became our director at the Wayne City Early Learning Center in 2014 after serving as lead teacher in the preschool and school age room at Kiddie Kollege for 2-1/2 years. Tricia holds a Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education and has attained a Level 2 IL Director Credential. Contact Tricia for a facility tour. She'll be happy to answer any questions you may have about our services. To email, please click here.

Our Facilities


Kiddie Kollege

Wayne City Learning Center