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Batavia KinderCare

Emily Aiken, Center Director

1505 S. Batavia Ave. Batavia IL 60510
(630) 879-9977 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds

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Special Instructions:
Between the Lincoln Inn Banguet Hall and Millview Street

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
In Bactavia: HC Storm, Alice Gustafson (AGS), JB Nelson, Louise White, Hoover Wood. In North Aurora: Fearn, Schneider, Goodwin.

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The Batavia KinderCare has been serving families in Batavia and North Aurora for more than two decades. Our family style approach allows children to learn and grow in a safe and nurturing environment. Whether your child is a newborn just beginning the journey through early childhood, ready to begin preschool or a school age child well on their way, our programs are designed to engage children in hands-on activities that foster a love of learning that will last a lifetime. We proudly offer transportation to schools in both Batavia and North Aurora. Give our center a call today to see how we can meet your family's needs.

Emily Aiken, Center Director

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Many of our child care centers are accredited by national organizations that require us to meet rigorous early childhood education standards and guidelines for high-quality care and education. Programs that are accredited have demonstrated their commitment to go beyond the state’s minimum licensing requirements to meet and maintain these high standards of quality.

Our Programs

Infant Programs (6 weeks - 1 year)

Babies grow and learn every day. Our goal is to provide a safe and nurturing "home away from home" where babies can explore and make new discoveries. We know that learning through play is extremely valuable at this age and our Early Foundations® Infant program is designed to give babies the skills that will serve as the building blocks for a lifetime of learning.

Toddler Programs (1 – 2 Years)

As toddlers develop friendships, self-esteem, and curiosity, our Early Foundations® Toddler program will help them explore their world in a safe and nurturing environment. Our unique curriculum is based on the philosophy that children learn best through experiences. So each day is filled with fun activities that excite and develop toddlers, giving them the comfort and confidence to speak those first few important words, as well as make their first friends.

Discovery Preschool Programs (2 – 3 Years)

At this age, children are making new discoveries daily. And as two-year olds begin to exert their independence, our Early Foundations® Discovery Preschool program is prepared to open their eyes to a world of learning, sharing, and exploring. Our holistic approach in the classroom engages young minds with a blend of music, art, and movement, as well as the early education fundamentals they'll need as they continue on to preschool.

Preschool Programs (3 – 4 Years)

As preschoolers gain more self-esteem, they may feel ready to take on the world. Our Early Foundations® Preschool program enhances that confidence by providing activities to help children become problem solvers and lifelong learners. Through independent exploration, structured activities, and hands-on learning, children will work on early literacy, math, science, and social studies concepts. A healthy dose of running, jumping, and dancing keeps them active too.

Prekindergarten Programs (4 – 5 Years)

Prekindergartners are preparing for the adventure of a lifetime – school. And our Early Foundations Prekindergarten® program is designed to get them ready by teaching letters and words, math concepts, and valuable social skills. With small group instruction, independent play in an organized atmosphere, and whole-group activities, children will have all the right skills to hop, skip, and jump right into kindergarten.

Before- & After-School Programs (5 – 12 Years)

Even after school's out for the day, children need to be engaged in a comfortable, yet stimulating environment. That's where our Catch the Wave® program comes in. This innovative before – and after-school program allows school-age children to balance learning and fun through a variety of experiences. From homework help to fun physical activities, our program is designed so that everyone goes home happy.

Summer Programs (preschool, prekindergarten, and school-age)

Don’t miss out on KinderCare’s Summer of Wonder: Six themed programs that will make summer exciting, educational and tons of fun. Whether your child is in our preschool, Pre-K or school-age programs, all of it is designed to help children learn while soaking up the fun. We offer flexible scheduling options to meet the needs of busy families like yours so we hope to see you there.

Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program


The Cooking Adventures program gives children opportunities to participate in fun, developmentally appropriate cooking experiences. They will learn about recipes, ingredients, cooking vocabulary, and the importance of a healthy diet. The curriculum includes lessons on picnics, pizza, and heart-healthy meals.


Ongoing research proves that early exposure to music helps children think, reason, create, and express themselves. Children will laugh and learn about rhythm, vocal melodies, and a variety of musical genres and instruments, which can lower stress and advance memory. Learning never sounded so good.

Phonics & Reading Adventures

Set your child up for advanced success with literacy through phonics, the study of letters and sounds. Reader books, games, and activity cards help your child understand the basics of vowels and blending syllables, giving him confidence and command of language.

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  1. Sunday January 01, 2017
    1. January's Learning Focus

      Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Light and Dark, plus the Sky and Weather

      Through shadow play, experiments with flashlights, observing the Sun and more, infants and toddlers will enjoy learning about light and dark this month. Infants continue sensory development by looking at contrasting patterns and at objects that are clearly defined by sharp edges and bright colors, while toddlers will build on their understanding of the light and dark concepts with play around daytime and nighttime. The older Discovery Preschool children will turn their attention to the sky as they learn about weather, the Moon, the Sun, and stars.

      Children 4–5 years old: Transportation, Healthy Bodies, and Winter

      For children in the Preschool and Kindergarten classrooms, January is filled with variety! They’ll begin by learning about transportation and studying how things get from “here” to “there.” A few weeks later, the focus will shift to health and bodies, with an emphasis placed on how to make good choices for a growing body. Towards the end of the month, children will be introduced to the transformative nature of the winter season and learn how to dress and take care of themselves when it’s cold outside. 

  2. Monday December 26, 2016
    1. Center Closed in Observance of Christmas Day

Teachers & Staff

Our teachers are passionate and caring early childhood professionals. Each member of our teaching team is selected through a long process to ensure the right teacher joins our family. Our mission of being the leading childcare provider in our area is our collective vision. The quality care and education found at our center is directly related to the skilled and educated teachers that care for your children.

  • Emily Aiken, Center Director

    I am so fortunate to have a career in a field that I love. Not only do I have the opportunity to play an instrumental role in the care and education of children, but I also get to build meaningful relationships with the families. I could not imagine my life without KinderCare.

    Emily Aiken has been the center director at the Batavia KinderCare since October, 2010. Prior to moving to the Batavia KinderCare, Emily was the center director at the KinderCare in Carol Stream. Emily began her early childhood career as a Lead Teacher in a multi-age classroom in a privately owned center in Naperville, IL. The care and education of children has been her passion since childhood. Emily lives right down the street from her center and is committed to providing the highest quality program in her community. Emily has three young boys that attend the center. Emily has created a community of engaged and active learners by building relationships with her families and maintaining a quality teaching staff. Filling her center with passionate and caring teachers helps Emily ensure that all of the children are receiving the best care possible.

    Previous Experience:
    Before joining the KinderCare, I was the center director at a small childcare center in Naperville, Illinois.
    Year Started:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 Years
    Bachelor's of Arts Degree
  • Cali Wronkiewicz, Assistant Director

    Previous Experience:
    Cali has worked for childcare providering in both Iowa and Texas beforing becoming a child life specialist in Texas.
    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    13 Years
    Bachelor's Degree
  • Ms. Amanda

    Ms. Amanda, Infant Classroom

    Year Started:
    7 Years
  • Ms. Rachna

    Ms. Rachna, Toddler Classroom

    Ms. Rachna began her career at KinderCare in the Kindergarten program. She eventually transitioned to the Toddler Program where she has found her passion. Ms. Rachna is a caring and nurturing teacher that loves to see her children learn and grow. She is patient and kind. The children in her program are engaged in age appropriate activities throughout the day. Ms. Rachna loves to sing and dance with the children. Her classroom is a fun and energetic environment.

    Year Started:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 Years
    Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Kimberly

    Ms. Kimberly, PreKindergarten Classroom

    Ms. Kim has been with Batavia KinderCare since 2007. She spent the first few years providing quality childcare for the youngest members of our KinderCare family. Ms. Kim has recently transitioned to the Preschool program where she is able to utilize her skills in a new way.  Ms. Kim enjoys teaching the children, many of which she cared for as babies, the skills that they will carry with them throughout their years of education. She is patient and understanding with age appropriate knowledge and understanding. The children in her Preschool program learn and grow each day.

    Year Started:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 Years
    Associate's of Science Degree with an Emphasis in Education
  • Ms. Pamela

    Ms. Pamela, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I love what I do! My passion is working and being surrounded by young children. Being there for them to learn and grow in their early years is very rewarding.

    Ms. Pam has been working for KinderCare since 1991. Prior to working for KinderCare, she attended Southern Illinois University and received her Bachelor's Degree in Child and Family Services with a minor in Early Childhood Education. Between 1992 and 1996, Ms. Pam also worked at a public school as a ESL assistant teacher in a Kindergarten program. Ms. Pam is an amazing Prekindergarten teacher. Her many years of experience shows in her classroom.  Her children are always fully engaged in active learning. Children leave Ms. Pam's program with the skills necessary to succeed in not only in Kindergarten but throughout their elementary education.  Ms. Pam helps the children develop a love for learning.

    Year Started:
    25 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 Years
    Bachelor's Degree in Child and Family Services with a minor in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Alison

    Ms. Alison, School Age Classroom

    Year Started:
    4 Years
    Bachelor's Degree in Education

December 2016 Events

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  1. Thursday December 01, 2016
    1. December's Learning Focus

      Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Family, Friends, and Things that Go!

      Infants and toddlers will be exploring family and friends, while three-year-olds will focus on things that go vroom! Social and emotional development is foundational to growth and development in babies, so this month, infants and toddlers will participate in activities that reinforce their connection to family while also exploring connections that exist outside their home, such as friends. Meanwhile, their older friends in Discovery Preschool will learn about and play around with things that move (like bicycles, cars, buses, trains, and airplanes), which are all very exciting for little ones as they continue to explore the world outside their homes. 

      Children 4–5 years old: My Country + Tools and Machines

      The four- and five-year-olds continue exploring the world around them by learning about the state and country they live in! They’ll sings songs, play games based on travel, and learn about flags, state foods, and more. Children will also be introduced to cardinal directions (east, west, north, and south) and gain an appreciation for travel and meeting new friends from different places. 

      Children are naturally fascinated with machines and how things work and are put together. So to encourage that fascination, during the second half of this month children will learn about and play around with tools and machines. In addition to building literacy skills by using the names of machines and tools, children will develop math skills by graphing information, counting wheels, and more.

  2. Monday December 26, 2016
    1. Center Closed in Observance of Christmas Day

About Our Center

Our center offers an enriched curriculum for all children ages 6 weeks to 12 years.  Families in our area rave about our center's family feel and personal connections with our community.  We are the leading ealy childhood provider in our area.  Come visit us today.

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • AM Snack
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Holidays Observed

We observe the following holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • President's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • 4th of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day

Please note that because holidays observed may vary between centers, please be sure to check with your Center Director for specific closures.

Health and Safety

The health and safety of the children, families, and staff is a priority at our center. We offer a keypad code to enter the building and fenced in playgrounds in a peaceful neighborhood settings. Our staff are certified in CPR and First Aid. We also close our center twice a year for staff training.

At KinderCare, what families say about us means a lot. Read below some of the great experiences our families have had with us.

Share Your Story
If you have a story about your experience at KinderCare, please share your story with us.

When we moved to the Batavia area we didn't know where to enroll our kids in a daycare program. So after a lot of research we decided KinderCare was right for us. We've been sending our kids there for five years and have never regretted our decision. The staff members at KinderCare have become like family to us.

- Mother

When I was pregnant with my first daughter, my husband and I considered many daycare options. We originally thought that a home daycare situation would be best for our daughter, but quickly changed our minds once we visited KinderCare. I like that there is a set monthly curriculum that combines educational goals along with fun and playful activities that promote creativity. I also like the bonds my girls have with their teachers! There is a perfect blend of structure, consistency, comfort and excitement here! I also love all of the additional offerings, like the cooking, music and phonics classes that my girls have taken. And most of all, I love that my girls like going to KinderCare. We have been with KinderCare since 2007.

- Mother

A few years ago our family moved from Billings, Montana to Illinois. It was coming back home for my husband and I, but it was leaving the only home that my children had ever known. In Montana we had a wonderful day care where my two older children had grown up and we were all very close with the providers there. Uncertain that we would be able to find that connection in Illinois, we began our search.

We were lucky to make a visit to the Batavia KinderCare and meet Emily, the Center Director. Immediately she made us feel welcome and at home in her center. The center is very clean and organized. That is something that is very important to me especially.

Our kids blended into the environment quite well. They were happy to get there and sad to go home. Our two older children learned leaps and bounds from the curriculum at the center. My son, who is in Kindergarten now, is at an amazing educational level and I owe that to Kinder Care. My daughter, who will be in Kindergarten in the Fall, I feel, will also have this same advantage when she enters school.
The staff at the Batavia Kinder Care is amazing! Absolutely one in a million! They are excited to be there every day. They always have smiles on their faces and they are always full of energy, ready to take on the day and all that it brings. They care about their jobs, they care about their center and they care about the kids. And that shines through each and every time that I interact with any one of them. Having three kids in the center, I find that our kids have worked with pretty much everyone there. They know our kids, they know their likes and dislikes, they know their habits and their routines. And the very best part is that they all work well together. You can truly see that they are one team, or even one family. You never have to worry, "Oh I told someone about something, do you think that they will tell this other person about it as well?" They always do. They communicate with one another on everything.
Our youngest daughter will be the only one left there in the Fall. However, we will always be back each summer for camp. Camp is always something great to look forward to. The field trips that they set up, the activities on the summer curriculum, being outside and having a great time. Summer Camp at KinderCare is something that my kids definitely look forward to.
It is never a fight to get my kids in the door at KinderCare. And as I had said above, they are usually sad when it is time for them to go home. But that is the way that it should be. They even like Ms. Maria's cooking better than mine! I am glad that we found such a great fit for our kids at the Batavia KinderCare Center. I know that every day my kids are safe, very well cared for and happy while they are there.
Thank you!

- Mother

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