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Our Directors ensure that the Kidwatch Plus® staff is dedicated in encouraging children's growth. This is accomplished by planned daily activities which meet the emotional, physical, intellectual and social needs of the children.


Kathryn Barnaby Executive Director

Kathryn has been involved with Kidwatch in various roles for over 25 years; Afterschool Teacher, Camp and Curriculum Coordinators, Kindergarten Teacher and now Executive Director since 2001. Kathryn holds a Masters of Science in Teaching from Fordham University and both Early Childhood and Elementary Teaching Certificates from the State of Illinois. Kathryn is also a parent of twins that recently graduated from the Kidwatch program

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Christina Karioris Director

Christina Karioris has more than 10 years of experience working with children and families in Infant and Toddler, Preschool, and School-age settings. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Kendall College with an emphasis in Special Education. Christina’s experience, education, and knowledge in the field of Early Childhood have brought her here to Kidwatch as Assistant Director. Her passion for Early Childhood is what has motivated her to reach out and affect as many children, families, and teachers as possible.