Welcome to
Oak Lawn Day Nursery
Early Childhood Academy

6343 W 90th Place

Oak Lawn, IL  60453

(708) 599-3315


"Dedicated to children and families since 1965"

Infants (6 Weeks) through Kindergarten

Parents always welcome


Specializing in
Reading Readiness
Differentiated Teaching

  • State Licensed
  • DCFS Certified Teachers
  • Christian Curriculum
  • Hot Lunch Program

Hours: 6:00am - 6:00pm, Monday - Friday

A Ministry of

Meet Our Staff

Jennifer Gaskin - Director

We are pleased to announce that Jennifer Gaskin has been promoted to the position of OLDN Director.  Jennifer has earned a degree in Elementary Education with specialties in early childhood and special education from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.  She will continue to teach full-day Kindergarten through the end of the 2020-2021 School Year, as she takes on the duties of the Directorship. She enjoys every moment with her daughter, Devin.

Barbara Innis - Administrative Assistant

Barbara Innis is our Administrative Assistant and is no stranger to Oak Lawn First Church of the Nazarene.  Barbara met her husband, Ken, at this church in the 1980’s, they were married in this church, and they both have been an integral part of the church for many years.  Barbara has a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Northern Illinois University, but found that rather than teaching, she much prefers working behind the scenes, supporting those who are on the “front lines”, getting the job done.  She has been an Office Manager/Administrative Assistant for various companies since 1989, and held a part-time position of Bookkeeper for OLDN from 2001-2004.  Barbara and her husband Ken have two grown children, James & Jessica.

Certified Teachers:

Oak Lawn Day Nursery hires quality individuals who first love God and children, and in addition, maintain the professionalism required for dynamic, creative, 21st century teaching of young children. To be employed by Oak Lawn Day Nursery, one must commit to a daily routine of planning, creativity, and high energy that includes all that brain-based education requires. In addition, one must continue learning through highly recognized professional development classes and seminars, and must exhibit, on a daily basis, a willingness to perform as a superior teacher. Oak Lawn Day Nursery is a non-profit ministry of the Oak Lawn First Church of the Nazarene and has served the Oak Lawn community and beyond since 1965 and all teachers are part of the Church of the Nazarene Children's Ministries.


Teacher Assistants at Oak Lawn Day Nursery are individuals who are working on a degree in Education, Nursing, or a similar service. Teacher Assistants may not have a degree in Early Childhood Education, but they continue to work on their education at local community colleges or universities. Teacher Assistants may also be working on their Early Childhood Credentials while serving in the classroom and are also part of the Church of the Nazarene Children's Ministries.