Our Administrative Team

Little Chicks was started in 2003, as Chicken Soup, by two Pediatric Registered Nurses to provide non-traditional child care.  At LCLA, we understand that not all families fit the traditional child care mould.  Some families need a rotating child care schedule or short term contract options.  In 2007, LCLA expanded to include four classrooms of traditional child care options.  Our owners are still a very active part of the day-to-day operations of the centers.  LCLA will remain a private, independently owned and operated small business.  We are committed to continuing to provide out of the box child care options so that ALL families have access to high quality child care.

Meet Our Administrative Team!

Chanel Clark is the Director of both the Traditional and Non-Traditional Centers at Little Chicks Learning Academy. I began my career here over four years ago as a classroom teacher, moved into an Assistant Director role, and most recently, became Center Director. I find great joy in working with staff, children and their families.

I earned my first degree in Early Childhood Education in 2009 from Chippewa Valley Technical College and will have a second degree in Integrative Leadership Studies with an emphasis in Human Development in 2015 from the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay.  It is my sincere hope that I am able to work with you and your family soon!

Becky Ketarkus is a center Owner and LCLA’s Financial Administrator.  She is also mom of eleven.  Yes, eleven.  She is also an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse who holds a Master’s Degree in Nursing as well as Leadership and Management from George Washington University.  Becky’s life centers around a commitment to social justice that is inspired by the children she is lucky enough to call hers.  She travels the world working with at risk kids and families hoping to build better infrastructure to keep them together.


Jessie Pindilli is co-owner of Little Chicks Learning Academy.  She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from UW-Madison, and currently works in a management position at American Family Children’s Hospital.
Jessie began her career at UW Hospital in 1998 and has worked part time since 2006, the inception of Little Chicks. She is dedicated to helping provide quality child care for you and your family. Jessie is married and enjoys being mom to three children.