Dear Alumni and Families,

Child’s Voice is Celebrating its 25th Birthday! 

As some of the earliest graduates (Class of 1999 and 2003), it’s been special to see the incredible milestones over the past 25 years — Child’s Voice moving to its own facility in Wood Dale, adding the Audiology Center, expanding into Early Intervention (EI), and opening a second location in downtown Chicago, and more!

Child’s Voice is kicking-off a year of celebrations for this important birthday with a virtual birthday party on February 20th. We want to extend a personal invitation to you and your family to celebrate the excellent 25 years of success of Child’s Voice, its teachers, and its students–current and former.

But We Need Your Help!

We would love for you to share your experiences of Child’s Voice at the birthday party. The hour-long event will showcase the organization and current students, as well as share the Voice from the Heart Award. The Voice from the Heart Award honors an individual(s) who has made an incredible impact on Child’s Voice, this year we are so excited to share that it will be given to Mrs. Elsa!

Mrs. Elsa has been a P1 teacher since the very opening of the school; We’re confident her enthusiasm has touched every student who’s graduated from Child’s Voice! Mrs. Elsa has put love, passion, and care into preparing students with hearing loss to be successful as they embark on their journey in the world of sound and language. It warms her heart keeping in touch with fellow Alumni who graduated between 1999 and 2020.

Here’s The Ask!

Record a short message and share your experience one or more of the following (recordings can involve parents or siblings):

  1. Share a personal, positive impact of Child’s Voice
  2. Share a  memory from your time in school
  3. Share an experience with Ms. Elsa
  4. Sing or play a musical instrument with “Happy Birthday” to Child’s Voice

Please share pictures from you/your child’s time at Child’s Voice. Send them in–especially if they involve Mrs. Elsa!  Leave a caption and share one or more of the following that is listed above!

Messages from a variety of alumni will be shared and dispersed throughout the program. Feel free to be creative! You can pick one or do both. We ask that you send your videos and/or photos to by January 11. Please reach out for any questions or follow-up!

Even if you or your child is not able to send a recording or photo(s), please mark your calendars to attend the virtual birthday party on February 20. We promise it will be a blast! We’ll have a silent auction (looking for more donations!), guest appearances from musicians, and the opportunity to hear from alumni!

It’s hard to believe that almost 25 years have passed since we first walked through the doors of Child’s Voice in the basement of a small church in Elmhurst. We would not be where we are today without the incredible support of Child’s Voice. Please join us to celebrate the last 25 years and we look forward to the next 25 for Child’s Voice!


Young woman with brown hair in a brown sweater
Haley Drucker ’03
Hearing Itinerant Teacher
Child’s Voice Alumni Association 

Young man in a maroon sweater posing outdoors

Dan McMahon (‘99)
Financial Analyst
Child’s Voice 25th Birthday Planning Committee

Young man with glasses in a blue shirt

Mitch Olsen (‘99)

Teacher of the Deaf

Child’s Voice Alumni Association