Kids Connection PreSchool

About Us

At Kids Connection, we partner with families to let their child’s light shine! Voted Best in Joliet for 4 years running, Kids Connection Preschool offers an exemplary and foundational program for children ages 3-5.


Through play, instruction, and fun, students develop socially, emotionally, spiritually, and academically. Our wonderful team is here to serve your family as they take these first steps towards the amazing plans God has for them!


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Register Today! Below is our online registration link. Click to enroll your student(s) at Kids Connection Preschool!

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Kids Connection is now enrolling for the 2022-2023 school year. Schedule a tour so we can show you around. Call us at 815-436-9799 or send us an email. We'd love to share our programming, approach to teaching, and tuition information with you!

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Our Kids Connection Team

Victoria Railey


Kids Connection Director


Victoria’s heart is not only to be an inspiring mother and encouraging wife, but to also communicate God’s Word with warmth and laughter, inspiring other ladies to pursue a more intimate relationship with Him. Her passion is to see herself, her family and others embrace the joys of walking with Christ in everyday experiences. Victoria has been a teacher specializing in reading and kids with disabilities for 10 years before being full time in ministry with her husband, Rusty.

Courtney Huffman




My name is Courtney Huffman and this will be my 6th year here at Kids Connection Preschool! I graduated from Plainfield High School in 1999 and then attended Joliet Junior College to study Early Childhood Education. I have been working in the ECE field for 20 years. I have held various roles in my career such as a teacher’s assistant, Lead teacher, one-on-one aide, and as a Preschool Director.


My husband, Damon, and I have been married for 18 years and we live in Plainfield with our 3 children, Connor (17), Skylar (15), and Liam (11). I love watching our kids compete in their sports, hanging out with friends and family, and snuggling up with a good book and a cup of coffee!


Courtney Huffman will be the Lead PreK Teacher (Mon-Fri 9:15-11:45a). She also serves as the Kids Connection Preschool Educational Coordinator.


Erika Giglio




My name is Erika Giglio. I’ve been married to my husband Mike for almost 10 years. We live in Plainfield with our two kids, Jayden (11) and Aleena (7).The time I spent in college was focused on early childhood education. This is my 4th year at Kids Connection. I love spending time outside with my kids, playing board/card games, and crafting.


Mrs. Giglio will be the Lead Teacher in our M/W/F 9:15a-11:45 class (MA2) and the Lead Teacher in the Tues/Thurs 9:15a-11:45 class (TA2).

Sandra May




My name is Sandra May and this is my 5th year at Kids Connection. I studied at Mt. St.Joseph College. Lifelong experience working with children.


I have been married to my husband, Daniel, for nearly 23 years and we have two children, Matthew (19) and Sarah (16). I enjoy spending time with my family, vacationing, shopping, and going to the movies. I also enjoy spending time with friends and my church family.


Sandra May is a Teacher's Assistant in MA2 (M/W/F 9:15-11:45a) and a Teacher's Assistant TA2 (T/Th 9:15-11:45a)

Rachel DuFresne




My name is Rachel DuFresne and this is my first year at Kids Connection Preschool! I have a Bachelor's Degree in Special Education from Illinois State University and a Masters of Science in Education from Northern Illinois University.


I have taught special education in public schools for 7 years, in which many of my students were preschool age. My husband, Paul, and I have been married for 11 years and we live in Plainfield with our three children, Chloe (8), Lacey (7) and Ayden (5).


I love spending time outside, boating, hiking and going to the movies with my family! I also enjoy beach vacations, reading, gardening, cooking, coffee and



Amanda Hope




My name is Amanda Hope and this will be my second year here at Kids Connection Preschool! After graduating high school, I attended Blackburn College and then North Central College to further my education in psychology.


My husband, Tommie, and I have been married since March 2021, and we currently live in Plainfield. Together we love to serve the Lord, invest in the next generation, stay active in music and worship, cuddle with our dog (Koda), travel, and watch movies.


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