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Jones Road KinderCare

Ms. Heather Prater, 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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Hoffman Estates

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


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.

Ms. Heather Prater, Center Director

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We’re so proud!

Nationally only 10% of daycares are accredited–nearly 100% of our learning centers are. That’s a big difference, and that means KinderCare kids are getting the very best. Here’s why.

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Our kids are taking off!

By kindergarten, our kids are testing ahead of their peers. Read all about it.


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.

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.

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.

  • Ms. Heather Prater

    Ms. Heather Prater, Center Director

    A person's a person no matter how small. - Dr Seuss

    Heather has worked for KinderCare for 14 years.  In that time she has worked to build strong and lasting relationships with the children and families enrolled at her center.  She believes that being able to teach and guide children in a privilege and is honored that families allow her to play such a prominent part in their child's education.

    Previous Experience:
    Heather began her career with KinderCare in 2002 as a Kindergarten teacher in Aurora. She became Assistant Director in the same location in 2008. In 2015 Heather became Director of the Westover Lane center in Schaumburg. Heather works hard to build great center engagement with both families and staff.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    I'll Love You Forever by Robert Munsch
    Year Started:
    15 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Miriam

    Ms. Miriam, Preschool Classroom

    Do not prepare the path for the child. Let the child prepare his/her own path.

    Ms. Miriam loves her life in her Preschool classroom! She enjoys working at KinderCare and learning the curriculum as well as growing as a teacher. Ms Miriam lives in Streamwood, IL with her fiancé. Ms. Miriam appreciates the good in everything and teaches that to her students each and every day by having a positive attitude and a smile and her face.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Miriam has had experience babysitting and also working in childcare facilities in the local are of Schaumburg, IL. Ms. Miriam is also a teacher at her community church helping second grade children to receive their first communion.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Good Night Moon and Where the Wild Things Are
    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 years
  • Ms. Jennifer

    Ms. Jennifer, School Age A Classroom

    I love seeing all the children I spend time with grow and change!

    Ms. Jen has been married for 18 years and she has two daughters. One of her daughters is 17 years old and the second one is 12 years old. Ms. Jen loves dogs and owns four herself! Ms. Jen loves to spend time with her family and their favorite thing to do together is to go camping We are very Appreciative of her dedication to the children and the excellent service she provides each and every day!

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Jennifer has been with KinderCare for 20 years
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Ten in Bed!
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Ms. Emma

    Ms. Emma, School Age B Classroom

    A teacher affects eternity; she can never tell where her influence stops.

    Ms. Emma graduated from National Louis University. She has a large family and enjoys spending time with them when she’s not teaching. She loves reading, writing, arts and crafts, and cooking. Ms. Emma will help your children have a strong educational foundation for the years to come.

    Previous Experience:
    Kindergarten teacher for 10 years at holy angels catholic school Lead teacher and assistant director at perfect beginnings for 9 years 3 years at KinderCare
    Favorite Children's Book:
    A Lost Child
    Years in ECE industry:
    Bachelors in early childhood education
  • Ms. Kim

    Ms. Kim, Infant Classroom Teacher

    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:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    18 Years
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • 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:
    18 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    25 Years
    Bachelor's of Arts Degree
  • Ms. Kristin

    Ms. Kristin, 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:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Educational Diploma and CDA in progress
  • Ms. Mirna

    Ms. Mirna, School Age A Classroom

    You learn something new everyday

    Outside of work Ms. Mirna loves learning and listening to music. She also finds joy in spending qulaity time with her family. Ms. Mirna is very happy to be here and loves the kids. Everyday she learns something new from them and the children know how to put a smile on her face.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Mirna has volunteered in her church children's department for many years and has previous experience in a learning center similar to KinderCare
    Favorite Children's Book:
    There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly
    Year Started:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Educational Diploma and Credit Courses in ECE
  • Ms. Joan

    Ms. Joan, Preschool/Multiage Classroom

    There are two gifts we can give children; one are roots and the other are wings

     Ms. Joan always strives to do the best for the children in her care; not only to teach them but to support and encourage them. Ms. Joan is married with a son who lives out of state.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Joan has been a former Director, 2's teacher and kindergarten teacher
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Alexander and the terrible horrible no good very bad day
    Year Started:
    27 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Associates in Applied Science in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Bianca

    Ms. Bianca, Prekindergarten Classroom

    No one can make you feel inferior without your concent

    Ms. Bianca loves making sure her kids in the classroom are busy learning and doing different activities. Ms. Bianca is married with a son whom she loves to spend quality time with. As a mom she knows how important it is to make her students feel at home and loved.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Bianca volunteered at KinderCare in high school and because of her positive experience she decided to go into early childhood
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Where The Wild Things Are
    Year Started:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Child Developent Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Gina

    Ms. Gina, Preschool Classroom

    Do what you love even though you don't love every moment of it

    Ms. Gina has a deep passion for children and want to hep them succeed and move up in life. Her goal is to get each child to gain knowledge daily.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Gina has worked in the children department at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School
    Favorite Children's Book:
    ABC by Dr. Seuss
    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    In Process of getting her Bachelors in Early Childhood
  • Ms. Pauline

    Ms. Pauline, Infants Classroom

    It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye

    Ms. Pauline belongs to a large family and spends a lot of time with them. She is very passionate about her field in Special Education and working with children.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Pauline has volunteered many times at the Special Olympics
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Little Prince
    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Associates in Arts and currently working towards a BA in Special Education

Upcoming Center Activities

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August's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: All About Me and Dinosaurs
Infants and toddlers will learn all about themselves while kids in Discovery Preschool will take a look at our favorite extinct creatures: dinosaurs! Infants will look at their reflections in mirrors, listen to voices through cardboard tubes to encourage babbling, and practice self-expression as they move while listening to music. Toddlers will create body-related artwork (like paintings of their faces) and imagine the future as they pretend to be all grown up while playing dress-up. Meanwhile, children in Discovery Preschool are in for a “dinomite” time learning all about dinosaurs and their habitats, and they’ll build essential skills through fun, theme-related activities—like counting dinosaur eggs and going on pretend fossil hunts!  

Children 4 to 5 years old: Foods and Flavors, Shapes and Colors, and Alphabet Letters/Review
For the first two weeks of August, older children will be learning all about the basic food groups, where food comes from, and how to make healthful food choices. After that, preschoolers will be getting artsy as they explore shapes and colors using materials like blocks, paint, play dough, and colored water—and they’ll even take their knowledge outdoors with scavenger hunts for colors and shapes! Their older friends in Pre-K and Transitional Kindergarten will be getting up close and personal with the alphabet as they learn uppercase and lowercase letters, the sounds the letters make, and how those sounds can be combined to make words—all culminating with the creation of a classroom alphabet book. 

Monday August 14, 2017
Open House

It's not too late to join us! Summer is almost over. Time for new friends and new learning. Now is the perfect time to attend a KinderCare Open House. You'll be able to see what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. We'll answer all your questions and tell you about our teaching philosophy. And you'll experience learning and laughter happening in a caring, loving environment.  

Tuesday August 15, 2017
Open House

It's not too late to join us! Summer is almost over. Time for new friends and new learning. Now is the perfect time to attend a KinderCare Open House. You'll be able to see what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. We'll answer all your questions and tell you about our teaching philosophy. And you'll experience learning and laughter happening in a caring, loving environment.  

Wednesday August 16, 2017
Open House

It's not too late to join us! Summer is almost over. Time for new friends and new learning. Now is the perfect time to attend a KinderCare Open House. You'll be able to see what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. We'll answer all your questions and tell you about our teaching philosophy. And you'll experience learning and laughter happening in a caring, loving environment.  

Thursday August 17, 2017
Open House

It's not too late to join us! Summer is almost over. Time for new friends and new learning. Now is the perfect time to attend a KinderCare Open House. You'll be able to see what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. We'll answer all your questions and tell you about our teaching philosophy. And you'll experience learning and laughter happening in a caring, loving environment.  

Friday August 18, 2017
Open House

It's not too late to join us! Summer is almost over. Time for new friends and new learning. Now is the perfect time to attend a KinderCare Open House. You'll be able to see what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. We'll answer all your questions and tell you about our teaching philosophy. And you'll experience learning and laughter happening in a caring, loving environment.  

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.

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

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

What I value the most about KinderCare is the quality of care my kids get from their teachers. They truly go above and beyond to care for them. My kids love going there and have learned so much over a year, I would recommend this center in a heart beat for anyone who wants the best for their kids.

- Mother

To our Infant Teachers Kim and Pauline- It's a great feeling when I drop off my son to see him run up to you both to hug and kiss you. As a parent, there is nothing better than to have an easy drop off and that is possible because of the love and attention towards him. Everything both of you teach him, and to watch him thrive is great. In all honesty and in my opinion there is nothing that needs to be improved on. You both are absolutely wonderful. I go to work knowing that my little man is left in good, capable hands.

- Mother

I wanted to write to say what wonderful care my son has received in the Toddler Classroom. He is a very bright boy, so keeping him challenged and entertained can be difficult, but his teachers keep him interested in learning. Ms. Nasreen, Ms. Jyotika, and Ms. Violet show genuine care for him through thier words and their actions and my husband and I feel comfortabe droping him off everyday. When we pick him up, he usually has a big smile on his face and is eager to tell us about what he is doing.

- Mother

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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 though the various training opportunities in the community.

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Resources for Parents

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Local Resources

  • SchoolAge Summer Calendar (Tentative) - Take a look at all of the fun we are planning this summer. Our summer curriculums allow children to maintain and improve on skills introduced during the school year while in a friendly, supportive environment. In addition, we enjoy field trips and in house visitors. Take a look!
  • Spring Break Calendar - Practice your decoding skills and pretend to be a spy! Make your own fossils from shells! Pretend to be a clown and practice your juggling skills! A week full of fun and learning

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