Kids Connection PreSchool

About Us

At Kids Connection, we partner with families to let their child’s light shine! Voted Best in Joliet for 5 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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Registration Form


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 2024-2025 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!

Kids Connection Online Shop


To make a donation to Kid's Connection Preschool's

Scholarship fund, or for Teacher Appreciation:

- Press the button below

- Select Kids Connection Preschool

- Select "KC Scholarship" or "KC Teacher Appreciation"

- Set the desired amount in the "Amount" tab

- Add your name

- Press Submit

Our Kids Connection Team




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.




Preschool Assistant Director


I am Courtney Huffman and honored to be starting my 8th 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 over 20 years. I have held various roles in my career such as a teacher’s assistant, lead teacher, one-on-one aide, as well as a Preschool Director.


I have been married for just over 20 years to my husband Damon. We are blessed with 3 children, Connor (19), Skylar (17), and Liam (13). 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!







My name is Erika Giglio. This will be my 6th year at Kids Connection. The time I spent in college was focused on early childhood education.


I’ve been married to my husband, Mike for almost 12 years. We live in Plainfield with our two kids, Jayden (13) and Aleena (9).


I love spending time outside with my kids, playing board/card games, reading, crafting, and bible journaling. God has gifted me with the passion of teaching and I love every year watching the students learn and grow.






My name is Ada Lopez and this will be my first year as an assistant in Kids Connection! I graduated from Morton West High School in 2008. I’m currently serving at Victory City in Nursery, but have been in Kids ministry since I was 14 in previous churches. 
I’ve been married to my husband Sal for almost 14 years and we live in Plainfield with our 6 wonderful children, Alex (14) , Xavi (12), Eli (10), Venelope (8), Emma (6), and Noah (4) who will be attending Kids Connection this year. 






My name is Sandra May and I am entering my seventh year at Kids Connection. I attended college at Mt. St. Joseph University and I have been working with children my entire life.


My husband, Daniel, and I have been married for nearly 25 years. We currently live in Shorewood with our two children, Matthew and Sarah. I enjoy vacationing with my family, attending church, and spending time with friends.






My name is Beth Harkness and this is my first year with Kids Connection as an assistant. I have been a sub in the different classrooms for several years. I graduated from Andrew High School in 2002. I then went and worked for the Walt Disney World company for a 7 month internship. After my internship, I obtained my A.A.S in childcare from Morraine Valley Community College. While going to school and after graduation, I worked in various positions in the childcare setting. I have worked with infants and children though the age of 5.

I have been married to my Disney sweetheart, Dan, for 17 years. We live in Joliet with our 4 girls, Natalia (13), Leona (11), Susie (9), and Daniela (3). Our 3 oldest children attended Kids Connection, and I am so excited that Daniela will also be attending.

I love spending time with my family and friends. I also enjoy card games and crafting with my Cricut.







My name is Joy Modder, this will be my first year at Kids Connection as a Preschool Assistant. I graduated from Carl Sandburg High School in Orland Park this past May. I am the third of four children have spent most of my childhood growing up in a military family in San Diego, California, before moving to Illinois 7 years ago.

I am currently pursuing my calling into ministry and am taking the next year to prayerfully seek God for his direction for my future. I have assisted in children’s ministry and nursery since I was 14 and have worked as a nanny during the summer. I enjoy lots of baking, swimming, and watching Pride and Prejudice repeatedly with my boxers Cali, Prancer, and Lady.


Janice Schutter




My name is Janice Schutter. After a few years break, I am looking forward to returning to Kids Connection this fall. I was born and raised here in Joliet and graduated from Joliet West High School. Along with my husband, I have served in the Pre-K ministry for the past 23 years at Victory City (formerly Joliet First Assembly). As previously mentioned, I worked here at Kids Connection as a teacher’s aide from 2017-2019.

My husband Ken and I will be married 34 years this August. We have 3 children, Ken Jr (34), Brittany (26) and Sarah (20). This past December we were blessed to add to our family a son-in-law, Nick and very soon we will be blessed to add a daughter-in-law, Cate. We have two “grand dogs” Addy and Rigby. As a close family we enjoy spending a lot of time together. Especially the summertime in our pool. 



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(815) 436-9799