Michele Baker- McElroy, Executive Director & Owner

Michele Baker-McElroy has an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education from Kishwaukee College and Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education with a Concentration in Special Education from Kendall College and has over 20 years of experience.


Mary Baker, Director & Owner

Mary, Director and Infant teacher joined Once Upon A Time in 2006. She has a Child Development Associate, Bachelor of Arts Degree from Northeastern Illinois, and Master’s Degree in Education from Northeastern Illinois. She has been in childcare since 1994.