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Jones Road KinderCare

Pamela Mullen, Center Director

1275 Jones Rd. Hoffman Estates IL 60169
(847) 490-0310 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds

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Special Instructions:
North of Higgins Rd North of the Nissan Dealership on Higgins/Golf Rd

Hoffman Estates

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Armstrong, Churchill, Ender-Salk, Lakeview, MacArthur, John Muir, Hoover

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Welcome to the Jones Road KinderCare in Hoffman Estates!  We know that choosing an early learning program is an important step in your childs educational journey , so were pleased and honored that you’ve considered us. Our team of experienced professionals will partner with you and your child to ensure that we meet your every need, and we'll strive to exceed your expectations. Our center is proud to be a part of the Hoffman Estates community and we partner with the local school districts to provide before and after school transportation to ensure that your childs school day is seamless, we know this also allows parents piece of mind. We look forward for you and your family to come by and visit our facility, come and take a look at the things that make us the right choice for your child.

Pamela Mullen, Center Director

Pamela Mullen, 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.

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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.

Private Kindergarten Programs (5 – 6 Years)

As children reach school age, our comprehensive full-day kindergarten program helps them explore, communicate, and create – all in a nurturing, small-class setting. Our team of expert educators has created a unique curriculum of reading, language, arts, math, science, and physical fitness that’s presented in a fun way to encourage a lifelong love of learning. Plus, our program is aligned with local and state elementary school standards, so children will be prepared to confidently enter first grade.

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.

Participating Child Care Aware Center

KinderCare has partnered with Child Care Aware® of America in an effort to offer fee assistance for Active Duty military families and solutions to their child care needs when care at a Child Development Center on the installation is not available.

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.


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.

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  1. Friday November 27, 2015
    1. Thanksgiving Holiday


Teachers & Staff

We believe that our team of teachers will make a difference in both your child's life as well as our community. Our teachers are commited to making every day special for all the children that we have at our center. They have over 200 years of combined experience in the educational field. Many of our teachers hold advance degrees in Early Childhood Education, are CPR & First Aid certified and participate in monthly Early Education trainings. Through teamwork and dedication, we are able to make each day a stepping stone in your child's development into becoming a life-long learner.

  • Pamela Mullen

    Pamela Mullen, Center Director

    One hundred years from now, it won't matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of house I lived in or how much money I had in the bank, because the world may be a little better because I was important in the life of a child."

    Pam started with KinderCare in the Kindergarten class in 1994, but quickly became the Assistant Director. Although she took a bit of time off to raise her son, she quickly became a Center Director. Pam has been a manager for over 30 years in the education field. Even though she is busy running the center, she achieved her Early Childhood Education Certificate. She is also furthering her education by working towards earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education. Pam is a true believer of the importance of education and loves that her center is diverse in every way. Pam is a passionate educator and is thankful for all the special moments that touches her heart while working with the children at the center.

    Outside of work and school, Pam enjoys reading, watching a great movie, and spending time with her family. Pam is married and has a son that also attended KinderCare. She is very proud of the young man her son has turned out to be, so she credits his experience with KinderCare on the great student he has become.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining the KinderCare family, Pam worked at a High School as the Attendance Coordinator. Pam has also worked in the Public school district with the Kindergarten through 3rd Grade but her heart belongs to the Early Childhood field.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Giving Tree
    Year Started:
    21 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    29 Years
    Early Childhood Degree, Psychology minor
  • Sophia Arikenbi

    Sophia Arikenbi, Assistant Director

    Give me a fish and I'll eat for a day, Teach me to fish and I'll eat for a lifetime"

    Ms. Sophia enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and finds comfort in a good book.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Sophia has taught 1st, 4th and 8th grade in the Chicago Public School system, taught in a Montessori ECE setting, and was an Assistant Director at a previous center. Miss Sophia also has experience in training and development of teachers after many years of hands-on classroom teaching.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Chica, Chica, Boom Boom
    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
    Bachelors of Arts in Elementary Education with a concentration in Psycology. Project Management Certificate
  • Ms. Kim

    Ms. Kim, Infant Classroom

    Live, Laugh, Love. I live to give the children in my care love and laughter.

    Ms. Kim is married and  a proud mother of two wonderful children. She is also an active parent in our community. Ms. Kim enjoys reading stories, dancing and singing with our babies and watching them develop into active Toddlers. She is looking forward to getting to know you and your children.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to Kim begining her career at KinderCare she held various positions that prepared her for success in her role today.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    All of Iza Trapani books
    Year Started:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    18 Years
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Mari

    Ms. Mari, Infant Classroom

    To Teach is to Touch Lives Forever

    Miss Mari is married with children and lives in the area. In her spare time she enjoys being outside with her kids, reading, going to the movies and enjoys seeing her favorite band- 7th Heaven

    Previous Experience:
    Miss Mari has experience as a Director and Assitant Director at various centers before joining us her at Kindercare. Miss Mari also has experience in all Early Childhood class rooms.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
    Bachelors in Education and History
  • Ms. Nasreen

    Ms. Nasreen, Toddler Classroom

    I love children and want to make the classroom a better experience for them.

     Ms. Nasreen earned her Bachelor's Degree in Pakistan and continued her education at Harper College in Early Childhood Education. She is married and a proud mother of two college students. Ms. Nasreen loves to spend quality time with here family, cook and travel.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to starting at KinderCare, Ms. Nasreen was a stay-at-home mom and did in house Tutoring
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Brown Bear
    Year Started:
    17 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    25 Years
    Bachelor's of Arts Degree
  • Ms. Kim

    Ms. Kim, Infant/Toddler Classroom

    It takes a big heart to help shape little minds

    Miss Kim is a mom of 3 children. When she is not working, she enjoys time with her kids and family relaxing.

    Previous Experience:
    Miss Kim has worked with children for over 8 years in a relaxed environment
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Brown Bear
    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 1/2 years
    Educational Diploma
  • Ms. Jyotika

    Ms. Jyotika, Toddler Classroom

    Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have these because we have acted rightly. We are what we reapeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.

    Miss Jyotika is a mother of 3 and lives in the area. She loves the opportunity to offer kids a fun learning experience at an early age along with the pleasure of being part of their daily development. Miss Jyotika is a very energetic individual and is always looking for the positive traits in the people with whom she interacts with on a daily basis.

    Previous Experience:
    Miss Jyotika has worked in a Head Start center.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 years
    Bachelors of Science in Business Administration
  • Ms. Violeta

    Ms. Violeta, Toddler Classroom

    Treat others how you would like to be treated

    Miss Violet is currently in school to major in Science. She enjoys playing, singing, and being around kids.

    Previous Experience:
    Miss Violet has experience with tutoring children in her church and at home babysitting
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
    Educational Diploma
  • Ms. Lakisha

    Ms. Lakisha, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I love watching children grow and reach their developmental milestone.

    Ms. Lakisha is a very enthusiastic and goal driven teacher. She is married with three children. Miss Lakisha plays an active role in her childrens life due to them being involved in sports. Vacationing, Cooking and spending quality time with family are Miss Lakisha's favorite things to do.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn
    Year Started:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 Years
    Teacher's Certificate, Special Education Professional Certificate
  • Ms. Kristin

    Ms. Kristin, Discovery Presechool Classroom

    Teachers who love teaching, teach children to love learning

    Ms. Kristin has always had a passion for teaching children. Ms. Kristin also lives in the area with her amazing daughter. On her spare time she loves watching movies, cooking, and outdoor activities.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Kristin has spent many years caring for children in private homes
    Favorite Children's Book:
    I love you through and through
    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    Educational Diploma and CDA in progress

November 2015 Events

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  1. Monday November 02, 2015
    1. Cookie Monster's Birthday!

      Eat a Cookie!

  2. Tuesday November 03, 2015
    1. Family Stories Month

      Share a story with your friends and family

  3. Wednesday November 04, 2015
    1. National Candy Day

  4. Thursday November 05, 2015
    1. Fall is here!

      Look at the different colors in the leaves

  5. Friday November 06, 2015
    1. National Nachos Day

  6. Monday November 09, 2015
    1. Thank you Day

      Thank you for being a part of our KinderCare family... We are thankful for you!!

  7. Tuesday November 10, 2015
    1. Picture Day!

      Bring your smile to school :)

  8. Wednesday November 11, 2015
    1. Picture Day!

      Bring your smile to school :)

  9. Thursday November 12, 2015
    1. Scarecrow Day

      Wear a special hat

  10. Friday November 13, 2015
    1. World Kindness Day

      Give someone a hug

  11. Monday November 16, 2015
    1. National Button Day

      Corduroy the Botton Bear says to bring your own bear to school!

  12. Tuesday November 17, 2015
    1. Open House

      Let's talk about Gratitude....

  13. Wednesday November 18, 2015
    1. Mickey Mouse's Birthday!

      Wear Disney today

  14. Thursday November 19, 2015
    1. Create our classroom Teepee

  15. Friday November 20, 2015
    1. Who were the Pilgrims??

  16. Tuesday November 24, 2015
    1. Turkey Gobble Day!!

  17. Wednesday November 25, 2015
    1. Turkey KinderCare Feast

  18. Thursday November 26, 2015
    1. Thanksgiving Day


  19. Friday November 27, 2015
    1. Thanksgiving Holiday


About Our Center

 Welcome to the Hoffman Estates KinderCare! We are so very proud to employ teachers who have over 200 years of experience in Early Childhood Education. That experience has served us well as we've recently been accredited through (NAC) National Accreditation Commission. As a nationally accredited center, Jones Road KinderCare has gone through a rigorous self-study process of program assessment, continuous improvement, and self-reflection. Our center was also subject to an external validation by carefully trained independent experts to ensure that we meet the highest standards of quality in the field of early childhood education. We are one of only about 10% of centers that are accredited nationwide. What this means for current and potential families is that you can trust us with helping your child meet the educational goals and objectives you desire for their development.

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Hindi
  • Spanish
  • Urdue

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegetarian

Holidays Observed

In our center we observe and are closed on:
Labor Day
Columbus Day
Thanksgiving Day
Day after Thanksgiving
Christmas Day
New Years Day
Memorial Day
4th of July
President's Day

Health and Safety

At KinderCare, your child's safety is one of our top priorities. Each staff member is trained and certified in First Aid and CPR. The center is locked at all times and the front entrance requires a code to enter the building. All the playgrounds surrounding our center, have a secure fence. Monthly fire and disaster drills are conducted to ensure the safety of the children.

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

I cannot say enough wonderful things about this center. People make the difference and this staff is incredible. They are consistently professional and friendly. Our daughter has never not wanted to go to KinderCare. She has actually cried when she is kept home for school breaks, because she doesn't want to miss out on the fun at KinderCare. I am picky about our daughters care, but I never worry when she is here! The additional academics have been a huge head start as well. I am so relieved we found this KinderCare,

- Mother

As a parent, I can not express how thankful I am to the director, teachers , and staff members that have been a part of our family. As a mother it is a great feeling to know that Erik and Daniel are in a loving and safe environment while in child care. Each and every day, my sons come home and share how awesome their day was and express their daily activities with such happiness. The teachers have provided individual attention to my sons and have also shown and continue to show patience, understanding and willingness to help to my sons needs. Thank you for providing such a warm, safe, educational, and fun environment for Erik and Daniel.

- Mother

We love this center.  We feel that our daughter has really learned important social skills as we'll as other early childhood skills.  The teachers are all kind and caring.  Our daughter comes home every day with fun stories about her adventures at school.

- Father

My daughter  has been going to the Jones KinderCare since she was 8 weeks old. Before she was born I took a tour of the center with Ms. Pam, the center director, and I was super impressed with the genuine care and love she felt for the children as she introduced me to them and the other teachers. As a new parent I found it very hard to leave my daughter when I would go  to work but the center really helped me through it-they even offered for me to come on my lunch or to call anytime.
I can't say enough about all the teachers that have helped my little girl develop into a fun and smart toddler.
 I still struggle with not being able to stay home with my daughter, but honestly I think she has more fun at daycare with all the teachers and kids.

- Mother

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