A Little About Me
My name is Carly Youngless, and I am the founder and primary teacher at Carly's Corner. I was raised in an Air Force family, so I have lived in Alabama, Germany, England, and Illinois. I graduated High School in 2003 from Mascoutah High School. I attended University at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville from 2003-2006 and transferred to McKendree University when my son Tommy was born in March of 2006. In 2008, I received my Bachelors of Science in Computer Science from McKendree University. I worked for the Department of Defense on Scott Air Force Base as an IT Specialist from 2005-2006 and as a Network Design Engineer from 2008-2011. My daughter Lilly was born in March of 2011.
While I enjoyed my work with computers, I felt that working full-time year round was taking too much time away from my family. When I stopped working, I started filling my time with volunteer work. I was the treasurer for the New Baden PTO from 2013-2015. I was the Den Leader for my son's Cub Scout Den from 2013-2017, and I was the Troop Leader for my daughter's Girl Scout Troop from 2017-2022. My husband Matt and I have coached soccer in New Baden. I was the volunteer Librarian at New Baden Elementary School from 2016-2020. I am currently the Administrative Coordinator for Wesclin Robotics and the Treasurer for the Wesclin Band Parent Organization. In February of 2013, I decided to use my college degree to become a substitute teacher. I have been teaching in the Wesclin school district for over 5 years, and my favorite place to teach is in the Pre-K classroom. I love spending time with children, helping them learn through play, and watching them build social connections.
After teaching at the school for short and long term periods, I decided to open my own preschool. I have taken Early Childhood Education Courses though Illinois Gateway of Opportunities, and I have received my license to care for children through DCFS.