Allison Perkins-Caldwell is the CEO and founder of Allison’s Infant & Toddler Centers, University Childcare, Little Feet Big Dreams Learning Academy, and Baby Cakes Learning Academy. Mrs. Caldwell is a graduate of Chicago State University with a bachelor’s degree in Nursing and a minor in Psychology. In 2011, she obtained a master’s degree in Organizational Leadership and Early Childhood Education from The University of Illinois at Chicago. Allison plans to pursue a PH.D. Non-Profit Management in 2023. Allison served her country for 8 years in the Army National Guard and was honorably discharged.
While living on the Southwest side of Chicago Allison was watching the news and saw a story that spoke to the violence that was plaguing the Englewood community. The story deeply moved her because she was born and raised in this community and her memories were not the same as those being portrayed in that story. So, she decided to take action. She figured that to change a community’s mindset you need to start with its; youngest citizens, In 2002 Allison’s Infant and Toddler Center (Englewood) was born, her doors officially opened in November of 2004.