Matilda Ann Walker

Matilda Ann Walker is the President/Executive Director of the Loop Learning Center, Inc. Early Childhood program. Over the past 34 years, Matilda has opened a couple of child care programs in the near South Loop area and has served thousands of families with children from birth to 12 years of age. She believes passionately that children learn best through play in a supportive, loving and relational environment guided by qualified, educated Early Childhood professionals. Her goal is to continue to “Ignite a Sparkle in the eyes, hearts and minds of children that will inspire them to grow into life-long learners.” The Loop Learning Center staff and leadership currently provides high-quality early learning to over 150 families.

Matilda oversees the organization’s operations, curriculum and staff development. Matilda has led her team of 30 to achieve the National Association of Education of Young Children Accreditation (NAEYC) and ExceleRate Gold Accreditation through the State of Illinois. She is currently participating in a Lead Learn Excel-Leadership for Excellence cohort through the Ounce of Prevention Fund and also serves on the Connect4 Tots Education Subcommittee in Chicago.
Matilda has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Aurora University in Aurora, Illinois and has done graduate work at Kendall College and the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is a certified Pre-K CLASS observer and has received her Illinois Director’s Credential, Early Childhood Education Credential Level 4 and Infant Toddler Credential Level 3.
Matilda is a Christian woman who serves as a Missionary to Broadview Missionary Baptist Church. She and her husband Robert lead teams of people to various places around the world in mission’s work. Matilda and Robert are also the co-owners of Gold Elite Jewelers located in Broadview, Illinois. In her spare time, Matilda enjoys golf and spending time with the family.

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