Our Teachers


Anita has been working in the world of child development for over 20 years. In addition to working with toddlers, she works with teenagers to create ensemble generated performances, and elementary aged children in her arts and science Curiosity Club camp. She is a co-founder/director of NeuroKitchen Arts Collective, a nonprofit which engages youth in creative projects where they develop emotional and mental health skills to build extraordinary lives. She is a Certified Yoga Teacher and has experiences working with children diagnosed with behavioral and learning challenges. She enjoys practicing mindfulness and body awareness with the children and nurturing their playful curiosity.


Alex earned his BA in Audio Arts and Acoustics with a minor in Early Childhood Education and graduated with honors from Columbia College Chicago in 2012. He adores working with children and believes it to be crucial to facilitate creativity at an early age. Alex is an advocate for education through play experiences and opportunities and brings his passion of audio and music to Playgroup. When not working for Playgroup, he’s typically working with his band. It’s not at all uncommon for your child to come home after a fun-filled day at HSPG humming songs by CCR and Queen (thanks to Mr. Alex’s fine taste in music!)


Sunny comes to playgroup with 15 years of experience working with young children. She graduated from the University of North Florida with an art degree focused in painting, drawing and print making. Her creativity touches every part of her days at playgroup from her playful interactions with the children to the nicknames that each child lovingly receives from her. Outside of playgroup she enjoys making jewelry, painting and drawing and she can often be seen riding her bike around Logan Square. Inside playgroup she is known for her creative ingenuity and wicked dance parties!


If you’d like to know more about Hoyne Street Playgroup or schedule a tour, please email info@hoynestreetplaygroup.com. We will get back to you soon!