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Tamika Ayers


Tamika Ayers is an early childhood professional who started Mini Scientist Child Care in 2016. She uses her extensive background in Science to help children gain an educational advantage by introducing them to S.T.E.A.M. based learning during their most impressionable years.
In high school. Tamika worked at the Chicago Field Museum during summers and weekends. It was here where her love for science began. She worked with the non-for-profit organization. “Project Exploration”, which was a program that took a fun approach to the field of science and aimed at servicing lower income families. After high school, Tamika attended Jarvis Christian College and graduated in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in biology with an emphasis in micropaleontology. Her studies included several national expeditions in search of fossils and sample collections. She has completed fieldwork projects in Alaska, Montana. and Wyoming. Tamika is aware of the shift in public school’s philosophy and the increasing demand in S.T.E.A.M. related careers. She believes Introducing hands-on S.T.E.A.M. activities during the early stages of life is vital to a child’s learning foundation. Her motto is, “Changing the face of childcare.” Along with educational activities and science experiments, she provides a loving and safe environment for every child in her care. She is married to her husband and real estate expert, Rodney Ayers. Together, they have 3 daughters: Emori, Eva and Ensley.

About Us

Founded in July of 2016 we wanted to start a child care based on our love for science.  Mini Scientist academy offers a unique educational experience for every child, by providing a scientific based approach to how children learn. We bring enthusiasm, excitement by building friendships and capturing memorable moments by learning about the world of S.T.E.A.M.

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