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Bloomingdale KinderCare

Ms. Lynda Brauer, Center Director

355 S. Glen Ellyn Rd. Bloomingdale IL 60108
(630) 351-1302 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds

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Special Instructions:
At Glen Ellyn Rd. and Army Trail Rd next to Citgo Gas Station

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Black Hawk, Churchill, DuJardin, Forest Glen, Glen Hill, G. Stanly Hall, Reskin, Winnebago, Pheasant Ridge, Middle school Americana, Marquart Middle School, St. Matthews

We are proud that our teachers and managers have over 130 years of combined service with our company. We have a pre-kindergarten teacher that was awarded Educator of the year in 2012; she has been with KinderCare for 30 years. Our center is NAEYC accredited and Gold Circle which ensures the quality of education and care provided in our programs. Our playground has a beautiful park-like setting with a garden planted and cared for by our children. Our center is coveniently located with easy accsess to I-355 and 290.

  • Accreditation Seal Every Day · Every Child · Excellence · Accreditated · Knowledge Universe
  • NAEYC Accreditation NAEYC


Welcome to Glen Ellyn KinderCare in Bloomingdale surrounded by Glendale Heights and Addison. We are very excited to meet with you and your family. We believe in developing the whole child with an emphasis on assisting your child's growth through preschool and prekindergarten with their social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development. Your child will not only have a safe, secure, and stimulating environment to learn in, but will have support from a team of child development experts who have a true passion for educating and nurturing children.

Ms. Lynda Brauer, 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 Math Adventures enrichment program is designed to teach important mathematics concepts such as geometry, numbers, measurement, and probability. Your child will learn about length, height, and weight. He will learn about shapes and solids. He will learn how to add, subtract, multiply, and count money. Math is everywhere and giving your child every advantage now will add up to success later in life.


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. Friday October 09, 2015
    1. Teacher Institute Day District 13

      No School for District 13

  2. Monday October 12, 2015
    1. Columbus Day

      Our center will be closed on Columbus Day to allow our staff to attend a Professional Development Day.

Teachers & Staff

The teachers and staff at the Glen Ellyn KinderCare are passionate about educating and nurturing children. We are excited to be here to put our skills to work serving children and families. Our staff loves caring for and educating children from six weeks to 12 years of age. We offer an educational curriculum to meet the needs of our children as they prepare for a successful school career, as well as several enrichment programs in Spanish, music and phonics.

  • Ms. Lynda Brauer

    Ms. Lynda Brauer, Center Director

    Lynda Brauer has been working with KinderCare for over 35 years and is the Center Director here at the Glen Ellyn KinderCare. She is inspired by helping families and children have a successful day. She enjoys the time with the children and watching them grow. Lynda holds a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Psychology.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare, Lynda taught swim and gym classes, as well as worked at other daycare centers
    Year Started:
    30 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    35 Years
    Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Psychology
  • Ms. Dana Koprowski

    Ms. Dana Koprowski, Assistant Director

    Dana has been with KinderCare since 2008, and the Assistant Director since January 2013. Dana has taught Spanish and Music programs while she has been with KinderCare. Dana has also been the Health and Safety Coordinator at the Lombard KinderCare. Dana is currently pursuing her Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education.

    Year Started:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    14 years
    Pursuing Bachelor's Degree in Early Chilhood education
  • Ms. Kerry Tripp

    Ms. Kerry Tripp, Infant Classroom

    In my role as a teacher, I am amazed at the concepts children learn at such a young age and I think that being part of their development is a gift.

    Ms. Kerry has been working as an infant teacher with KinderCare since 1997. She has obtained her Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Recreation, Parks and Tourism Administration with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education.

    Year Started:
    18 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 Years
    Master's Degree in Recreation, Parks and Tourism Administration with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Pam

    Ms. Pam, Toddler Classroom

    One of the things I enjoy about teaching is showing children that learning is fun. I get excited when they share with me something new they have learned.

    We are very glad to have Ms. Pam as a new addition to our center. She has been working in the educational field for over 20 years having extensive experience as an early childhood educator, tutor, public and private school teacher. Ms. Pam holds a Bachelors of Arts in Elementary Education.

    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 years
    Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education
  • Ms. Kelli

    Ms. Kelli, Discovery Preschool

    I love knowing that every day there is a new challenge to learn.

    Ms. Kelli has been working at KinderCare since October 2011. Kelli is currently working in the Discovery Preschool classroom and loves every minute of it. Ms. Kelli enjoys watching the children grow and learn new things every day. Ms. Kelli earned her CDA in March of 2014 through Rasmussen College. Ms. Kelli is excited to apply what she learned in the CDA Program and bring it to life in the Discovery Preschool Classroom. Ms. Kelli is happily married to her husband Ken and they enjoy going out with friends. Ms. Kelli loves working in the Discovery Preschool Classroom because she gets the opportunity to see them develop in a new way every day.

    Year Started:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Child Development Associate
  • Ms. Nusrath

    Ms. Nusrath, Preschool

    I am passionate about teaching children and I love to see the excitement and curiosity they express when they learn new things.

    Ms. Nusrath has been with KinderCare for the past 15 years. She is a teacher in our preschool classroom and has her Master’s Degree in English with a minor in Early Childhood Education. She is inspired by the children's curiosity and their love for learning.

    Year Started:
    15 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Ms. Cyndi Rojic

    Ms. Cyndi Rojic, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I love seeing children get excited when they master a new skill and I am happy to see them accomplish new things.

    Ms. Cyndi is a teacher in our prekindergarten classroom. She has been with KinderCare since 1985 and has her Associate's of Art Degree in General Studies. Ms. Cyndi was awarded the Knowledge Universe 2012 Educator of the Year Award on September 10, 2012.

    Year Started:
    31 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    27 Years
    Associate's of Art Degree in General Studies with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Casey

    Ms. Casey, School Age Classroom

    I am inspired by children's affection and the excitement that each day of being a teacher brings. I love children's eagerness and enthusiams to learn new things.

    Ms. Casey is our School Age teacher. She has been working with KinderCare since 2012. She has an Associate of Arts Degree in General Studies.

    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 years
    Associates of Arts Degree in General Studies

October 2015 Events

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  1. Friday October 09, 2015
    1. Teacher Institute Day District 13

      No School for District 13

  2. Monday October 12, 2015
    1. Columbus Day

      Our center will be closed on Columbus Day to allow our staff to attend a Professional Development Day.

  3. Tuesday October 20, 2015
    1. Community Social

      Come join us for our Community Social where we will have fun activities planned and special guests! This is a great time to see our building and meet our dedicated staff!

About Our Center

Our staff would like to welcome you to visit our center. The staff takes pride in keeping up to date with the latest trends in Early Childhood Education. Ongoing training is offered to the staff during the year at the center and through the various training opportunities in the community.

Awards and Recognition

  • Gold Circle

    Gold Circle

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Spanish
  • Urdu

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegetarian
  • Special diets

Holidays Observed

New Year Day, President Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving Day, day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Day

Health and Safety

At KinderCare, the safety of our children and the confidence of our parents are points of pride. From daily sign-in to strict parent/guardian identification and single keypad access, we maintain a rigorous standard for safety. Plus our daily cleanliness and maintenance schedules leave nothing at all to chance. Ms. Kerry is the KinderCare health and safety coordinator for this location. She spends time every day walking through the center to ensure that your children are in a safe and nurturing environment. Our staff is trained annually in CPR and first aid as well as universal precautions to prevent the spread of illness in the center.

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

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I am so happy that my children attend this KinderCare Learning Center. They have brought the best out of my kids; they are learning new things every day. My daughter wakes up every morning and asks if she is going to school, even during the weekends.
I am very grateful for this school and the teachers are exceptional. I always see familiar faces there. There is no in and out of the teachers and there have been the same people at this center from the day my daughter started at seven weeks old. I know my children are well taken care off.
I used to cry the first couple of weeks when I dropped them off, but after that I had nothing to cry about because they were so happy to be there and so was I. Great school indeed!

- Mother

Our son started at KinderCare in the preschool room in 2009. When we were having our daughter, it was a relief to know where she would be spending her days. To us, communication and safety are two of the most important aspects in a day care. While at KinderCare, both of our children have had phenomenal teachers. At the Bloomingdale KinderCare there is no lack of communication. We quite enjoy the communication that takes place at the beginning and end of our children’s day. We have received monthly calendars, newsletters, pictures, and daily behaviour sheets. Not just the teachers, but also the directors communicate with us as well. It is comforting to watch our daughter wave “Good Bye” to Lynda and Lilly on our way out of the center. Our daughter is comfortable in the morning when drop off occurs too. There are times when the teachers and directors go above and beyond what is expected. The entire staff takes great length to get to know the families and individual children. Even though our son no longer attends KinderCare, he is still asked about. Safety is also an important component for us. When we enter the building we are usually greeted by either a teacher or director. They have also questioned my mother (asked for her ID) when she came to pick up our daughter. We have been very happy with our experiences at the Bloomingdale KinderCare.

- Parents

I love the Bloomingdale Kindercare location. We have had our son at this location since he was 10 weeks old, he is now 17 months old. The teachers are so loving and nurturing towards every child. We love that everyday we can talk with our sons teacher and the director. The open communication is something that we can't get enough of. It's nice to know what our son learned that day and how he is interacting with the other children. It's reassuring for parents who work full-time to know that they can trust the people caring for their child.

- Mother

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