Meet the School Administrator
Marlena L. Bansa
Marlena L. Bansa, Administrator at Little People Day Care, Inc., has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in childcare.
Throughout her career, Ms. Bansa has been driven by the core tenant of helping others. In her administrative role with her current daycare center, she has been able to change the lives of children and their families since she began in this venture with her husband, George Bansa, in 1993. George Bansa was an engineer and specialized in quality control before he joined the team at Little People in 2000. Both had military experience with the Army. George had 20 years and Marlena served 13 years. Marlena’s specialties include training self-image building and positive thinking for children, childcare professionals, and parents. Having spent years working so closely with children, she is utilizing her knowledge to write children’s books. In addition to providing her skills at Little People Day Care, Inc., Mrs. Bansa was also the administrator, executive director, and owner of Genuine Care Home Care from 2008-2012. Genuine Care was created for an intergenerational program for children and seniors.
Ms. Bansa prepared for a career in child services by studying business and child development at Truman College, Kendall College, and business administration and management at Northeastern University. Throughout her career, she has sat on six boards in the community. Under her tenure, Little People Day Care has received six community awards, and one of those awards was one city-wide award in Chicago. Ms. Bansa has spoken about childcare and development as a guest on CNBC News and has been included in articles in newspapers and magazines. Looking towards the future, she sees her work as never-ending and is currently seeking education in Christian study to counsel others in her retirement. Throughout all her successes, she has long been motivated by the motto, “Try to live your life by example.” She says, “I want to change the world, one child at a time, one teacher at a time, and one parent at a time.” The children are our future! We are happy to serve the community and provide quality care and enhanced learning abilities to our children on a daily basis.