Our Staff

Patty Edmonds Patty Edmonds

Ms. Patty is the middle child with an older sister and younger brother. She grew up in Greenwood, IN migrating to Chicago for her adult life. While most children were dreaming of being firefighters, veterinarians and doctors, Ms. Patty told her father at 5 years old that she wanted to own a childcare center. Being the owner, director and a mother of one of the children has made here an asset that Bloom Children’s Center couldn’t live without. Patty’s training and experience with children has more than qualified her for the role she is in today. With a family focus of her own, she truly brings an element of Family to the staff, and most of all the


children at Bloom Children’s Center.


Tiffany Lyon  Tiffany Lyon

Ms. Tiffany Lyon grew up and was raised in Downers Grove, Illinois along with her two younger sisters and younger brother. Currently, she attends the College of DuPage and is working towards achieving a bachelor’s degree in Social Work. Tiffany has been working with children for the past eighteen years. Throughout her career she has been a successful nanny, babysitter, and teacher. Her favorite part of working with children is the smiles of love on all their faces.

Lori Franklin Lori Franklin

Mrs. Lori Franklin was raised in Wheaton, Illinois and is the oldest of her five other siblings; two other girls and three boys. She attended the College of DuPage in pursuit of Education and Recreation courses. Lori has been working with children for the past thirty-one years. She started, as a young woman, babysitting and has since been an assistant teacher and teacher. Lori’s favorite part of working with children is experiencing their laughter and watching them grow and conquer new stages of development.