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.