Ms. Ford has owned and operated A. Wonderland Home Child Care, LLC since 1996. She has professionally cared for children between the ages of 6 weeks and 12 years old since that time.
Stephanie has a B.S. in Psychology from Northwestern University. Currently she attends and has completed a number of courses, seminars, and workshops in the early childhood education field.
Ms. Ford is the President of North Suburban Family Day Care Association. As such, Stephanie plans and coordinates all of the Association’s monthly educational and social workshops. The Children’s Home & Aid Society of Illinois has appointed her to the Mentor’s Guild for the North/Northwest Suburban Provider Services Office of the Cook County Resource and Referral. Stephanie has taught and facilitated a number of workshops for Action for Children, the National Association of the Education of Young Children, and for North Suburban Family Day Care Association.
Children are a major part of Ms. Ford’s life. She leads a Girl Scout troop and has been a leader since 2001. She is an active member of Glenview Community Church’s Sunday School and serves on the Children’s Board of the Church. She is the mother of a wonderful teenage daughter, stepmother to a beautiful stepdaughter, and the grandmother of 2.