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Loving and Patient Childcare


Bright Minds Home Childcare is owned and operated by certified educators and is a DCFS Certified Facility.We are an in home childcare that watches children 6 weeks - 12 yrs of age. Drop in care is available. I know this is an important decision where to place your child. That’s why I make it a priority to provide a safe and inviting environment for all children I look after. When your child is in my care , my goal is for parents to go through their day without worrying about their children. I’m an experienced Child Care Provider with my priority being the safety and happiness of your children. My hope is smoke free. I have two loving dogs who are separated at all times from the childcare rooms.

Playing with Animals
Happy Twins
Kids Running
Kids' Paintings
Kids Running
Kids Drawing
Finger Painting
About Me: Welcome

Tawney Pauling

Director / Owner

I am a life long learner, certified teacher, CPR & First Aid Certified, food sanitation certified a mother &  a caring individual.  I’ve had a passion for children since I can remember. When I was growing up, I was always extremely passionate about taking care of others, teaching and learning all I could . After years of honing my Child Care skills, Bright Minds Home Childcare was finally born. .I have worked as a teacher, childcare director, aid and caretaker. I graduated from Elmhurst College with my Teaching & Business Degrees.

About Me: About

Regina Pauling

Teacher / Assistant Director

I am a life long learner, certified teacher, CPR & First Aid Certified.  I’ve had a passion for children since I can remember.  I have worked in childcare for over 7 years & been in the teaching profession for over 5 years. I graduated from Elmhurst College with my Teaching & Business Degrees.

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Denise Pauling

Teacher Aid

I am a Grandmother, mother and life long learner. I have worked in childcare on and off for the last 20 years along with being a crossing guard & lunch room supervisor and food handler. I have a passion for children and love to help make a positive impact in their daily lives.

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DCFS Certified

Everyone of my employees , volunteers & Helpers are DCFS certified. They are all background checked & fingerprinted.

Veteran StoryTime Reader
Grandpa / Raymond


Comes in weekly to read stories to the children. Sometimes we have him dress up for learning about community helpers. Known as Great Grandpa to my kids

Tech & Repairs
Robert Giova


Comes in semi frequent to assist with tech updates & everything that a computer or the internet is involved in. Goes by the name Uncle Bob Bob to my kids.

Electrician & Handyman 



seen semi frequently fixing, creating, crafting things for the outside & inside. Also known as grandpa to my kids

Super Dad / Husband


You may see my awesome hubby around early in the morning or later evening when he leaves or comes home from work.

About Me: Services
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