Since 2008 Shelley Ancheta has owned and operated the Stretch-n-Grow franchise for part of Cook, Lake and McHenry Counties! Shelley, a wife and mother of 2 wonderful kids combined her passions for children and fitness to have an impact on the lives of children!  She is dedicated to partnering with childcare facilities in improving the quality of life for our future generations.


Shelley was raised by two parents (as well as a Grandparent) who were teachers. They instilled in her a creative flair and love of teaching! After earning her BFA degree in Musical Theater, Shelley began teaching a preschool enrichment program centered on dance and fitness in 2002. Shelley is CPR/1st Aid Certified and a Certified Youth Fitness Instructor.


                Shelley & her family!


Finding the right mix of talent, energy and dependability is no joke for directors. Stretch-n-Grow prioritizes our talent search and strives to be the BEST at attracting, training and retaining great talent to teach and coach your kids. Our schools RAVE about the impact our staff brings to their kids.


Our school partners have an amazing educational curriculum, but they know the benefits of out-sourcing their enrichment classes to Stretch-n-Grow. You want programs that line up with state and national standards and deliver the outcomes that parents expect and kids need. No matter what class experience our coaches are delivering, we aim to get kids moving – and that helps with focus, self-control, improved academic performance and better health!


Our values drive us to serve our school partners and families with uncompromising integrity and unmatched energy with an unswerving commitment to delivering the best programs in the best places by the best people. We are a faith-based, service-driven community of educators who value and honor the trust our customers place on us.