Provider Biographies

      [Ilse Wilson]
    Ms. Addison Rivera   Mrs. Ilse Wilson

 

Hello, my name is Addison Rivera, and I am a teacher at Fairyland. I am twenty years old and very passionate about early childhood education. I have worked in two childcare centers as well as a family child care home with children of all ages. I have just finished my CDA and intend to further my education. I am a member of Utah Montessori Council and HighScope. I am currently learning about Montessori and intend to integrate it into my teaching style. In my free time, I enjoy crafting, reading, and spending time outdoors.

 

 

My name is Ilse Wilson, and I am the owner, teacher, cook, and accountant at Fairyland – My Family Child Care program. My passion is childcare and that resonates in the quality I strive for in my home! I am an NAFCC Accredited provider and have a nationally certified NATURE EXPLORE outdoor classroom. I am also a TOP Star and Let’s Move! Child care home, dedicated to the 5 goals to prevent obesity in young children.
In June 2017 I bought The Alta Children Center and in October 2017 opening the Fairyland Preschool & Pre-Kinder care program in Millcreek. 

I started caring for and educating children as a nanny in Germany at the age of 18. As this passion grew I studied and in 2008 completed my Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education, with director and group certification. I also obtained a degree in Accounting. During my studies I worked and volunteered at different childcare centers, gathering a wide variety of experience. Before opening my family childcare I was the lead preschool teacher in the 4 and 5 year-old class at a preschool in Holladay for 2 years.

2013 - Since March 2013 I’ve been a trainer for our local Care About Childcare agency, where I teach the family childcare and other courses to providers. At the NAFCC Conference I received an award as 1 of 5 national initiative winners for Let’s move! Child Care initiative.
2014 - Region 8 Leadership award, in recognition of outstanding efforts and education in the field of family child care.
2015 - In May 2015 I received an honoring award as “Promising Emerging Leader” by Exchange magazine, an early childhood magazine since 1978. I was also the feature teacher and cover page photo for the June/July issue of Teaching Young Children (TYC) magazine, a NAEYC publication. In August 2015 I was awarded provider of the month by Child Care Aware of America.​
2016 - I was awarded the Utah Early childhood Teacher of the Year Award.
2017 - National Teacher Award Award. Spotlight provider in the Family Child Care Magazine. 

I grew up on a farm in South Africa however German is my first language. I traveled from my home country to the USA in 2004 to be a nanny to wonderful families in Colorado and Virginia. I now live in Sandy, Utah with my husband and two sons. In February 2015 I proudly became a US citizen! In my spare time I enjoy photography, and have written, and illustrated two children’s books.

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