Our Story

The Hannel's
The Directors

The Hannells
If you are looking for a preschool, kindergarten or child care center with a family feel, then look no further. The Learning Tree Child Care Centers are owned and operated by Pat and Kathy Hannell. They have been involved in child advocacy for over 37 years. The Hannells are life long residents of the Fox Valley community. One of the most reassuring facts about choosing a locally owned center is the fact that the Hannell family has a vested interest in their reputation as a quality child care facility.
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Our Directors
The Learning Tree directors are a group of professional individuals with an average of over 24 years of experience in child care.  Each director strives to stay current in the field by annually participating in various forms of continuing education.  Hiring, training and supporting the staff is a responsibility that is taken very seriously and the directors at each center do their best to see that the caregivers and teachers are more than qualified to care for your child.   
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