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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

Neighborhood:
Hoffman Estates

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

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Welcome

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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Accreditation

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

Cooking

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.

Math

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.

Music

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

Jones Road KinderCare believes 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."
    -Unknown

    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:
    9/5/1994
    Tenure:
    20 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    29 Years
    Education:
    Early Childhood Degree, Psychology minor
  • Ms. Sophia Arikenbi

    Ms. Sophia Arikenbi, Assistant Director

    Give me a fish and I'll eat for a day, teach me to fish amd I'll eat for a lifetime."
    -Unknown

    Ms. Sophia has a BA in Elementary Education and a Certificate in Project Management. She has worked in the childcare field for over 15 years. Ms. Sophia enjoys spending time with her family, cooking or pick up some time at Little City Foundation-a facility that caters to children and adults with Developmental Disabililites.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Sophia has experience in training and development of teachers after many years of hands-on classroom teaching.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Chicka, Chicka, Boom Boom
    Year Started:
    2/23/2015
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 Years
    Education:
    Bachelors of Arts in Elementary Education
  • Ms. Kim

    Ms. Kim, Infant Classroom

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

    Ms. Kim has been our Infant Teacher since May 2009. She also helps get our School Age children to and from school safety by driving our school bus. 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 starting at KinderCare Ms. Kim was a nanny and worked at another child care center.
    Year Started:
    5/1/2009
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    17 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Mari

    Ms. Mari, Infant Classroom

    Year Started:
    6/11/2015
  • Ms. Nasreen

    Ms. Nasreen, Toddler Classroom

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

    Ms. Nasreen has been a teacher at our center since September 1998. She has worked in a variety of classrooms at our center. 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 showers the children in her classroom with lots of love and care. She looks forward on becoming a part of your child's life.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to starting at KinderCare, Ms. Nasreen was a stay-at-home mom.
    Year Started:
    9/1/1998
    Tenure:
    16 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    14 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's of Arts Degree
  • Ms. Kim, Infant/Toddler Classroom

    Year Started:
    3/18/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Jyotika

    Ms. Jyotika, Toddler Classroom

    Year Started:
    6/30/2015
  • Ms. Violeta

    Ms. Violeta, Toddler Classroom

    Year Started:
    6/16/2015
  • Ms. Lakisha

    Ms. Lakisha, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I love watching children grow and reach their developmental milestone.

    Ms. Lakisha has been a Discovery Preschool Teacher at the Hoffman Estates KinderCare since 2010. She is married with three children. She attended Harper College and earned her Teacher's Certificate and Special Education Professional Certificate. Ms. Lakisha is working on getting her Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education and Administrator's Certificate. She really loves working with children. Helping them reach each milestone in their life is a honor.

    Year Started:
    6/1/2010
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 Years
    Education:
    Teacher's Certificate, Special Education Professional Certificate
  • Ms. Kristin

    Ms. Kristin, Discover Preschool

    Year Started:
    4/11/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Estela, Preschool Classroom

    Year Started:
    4/21/2015
  • Ms. Chris

    Ms. Chris, Preschool Classroom

    I love to see the children's smiling faces in the morning when I come in to start my day.

    Ms. Chris has been a Preschool Teacher at the Hoffman Estates KinderCare since 1999. She really enjoys working with children. Ms. Chris is married and her two sons are now all grown up. She loves to teach the children and is looking forward on getting to know your children and family. Ms. Chris also drives our bus and makes sure that our School Age children get to and from school safely. She enjoys spending time with her family and relaxing in her hot tub whenever she can.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Chris has worked with a variety of age groups throughout her teaching career.
    Year Started:
    6/1/1999
    Tenure:
    16 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    14 Years
  • Ms. Joan

    Ms. Joan, Multiage Classroom

    There are two gifts we can give children;one is root and the other is wings,

    Miss. Joan began her teaching career when she received her Early Childhood Education degree from Harper. She quickly found a job in the field and worked her way up from assistant teacher to director of that school. When her son was born she took a break to be at home with hm, but when he started kindergarten she went back to work. She knew she could have a greatest impact on children by working in the classroom rather than as office, so when she returned to work it was to the Preschool room, where she spent 22 of her first 24 years with Kindercare. She strives to always do the best for the children in her care, not only to teach them but also to support and encourage them. Her efforts have not gone unnoticed; Miss Joan has earned the Pride award and was the only teacher in her district to earn the inaugural Excellence of Teaching award. Miss Joan has shared her knowledge with other teachers by facilitating
    training during KC's Professional Development Days. She and her husband live in Schaumburg, and they miss their adult son has moved to St. Louis.

    Previous Experience:
    During her career at Kindercare, Miss Joan has been a Two's teacher and kindergarten teacher.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Alexander and the terrible horrible, no good very bad day.
    Year Started:
    9/25/1989
    Tenure:
    25 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    33
    Education:
    ECE Associate in Appled Sciences
  • Ms. Bianca

    Ms. Bianca, Pre-Kindergarten Classom

    I love my children. I love being able to see how they grow up and learn so fast.

    Ms. Bianca has been the Discovery Preschool teacher at Hoffman Estates KinderCare since 2011. She loves her KinderCare family and likes to be close to the children and their families. One thing she loves to do with the children is getting creative! Ms. Bianca looks forward to the opportunity of being a part of your child's life.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2011
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Mr. Damien

    Mr. Damien, Pre-K Classroom

    Year Started:
    6/7/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Gina, Teacher

    Year Started:
    6/10/2015
  • Ms. Lauren

    Ms. Lauren, Pre-K Classroom

    Year Started:
    5/29/2015
  • Ms. Veronica

    Ms. Veronica, Private Kindergarten Classroom

    Your children have a long educational road ahead of them. I am blessed with the privilege of building their cornerstone. Nothing makes me more proud.

    Ms. Veronica has always wanted to teach. Her first job was a teacher's aide in a Prekindergarten room and she fell in love. Ms. Veronica loves to read and puts much importance on books and the magic they hold. She understands that learning at a young age should be an exploratory process. Because of this, Ms. Veronica brings many activities that make learning a hands-on experience. Due to her experience, she is also able to assess where children are developmentally and where they need to grow. Ms. Veronica is excited to start laying down the foundation for the rest of their education.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Veronica has worked with children in a Prekindergarten program for over four years and also worked with in the elementary school district while student teaching.
    Year Started:
    5/1/2013
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4 Years
    Education:
    Degree in Elementary Education
  • Ms. Emma

    Ms. Emma, School-Age Classroom

    Teach the children so it will not be necessary to teach the adults.
     

    Ms. Emma has been with the Kindercare company for a year working with the Infants and the Schoolagers.  She has also taught Kindergarten at a Catholic school for over ten years and was an Assistant Director and lead Teacher at a private daycare. Ms. Emma has a Bachelor’s degree and Early Childhood Education and Human Psychology and has an Illinois Paraprofessional Certificate.  In her spare time, Ms. Emma enjoys reading, cooking and helping others.
     
     

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Brown Bear
    Year Started:
    10/21/2013
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    19
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree Early Childhood
  • Ms. Pauline

    Ms. Pauline, School-age Classroom

    Year Started:
    6/2/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Mirna

    Ms. Mirna, Cook/Teacher

    Every day is a gift…open it with love and care.

    Ms. Mirna has just joined our center and is looking forward on growing in her role as an Early Childhood teacher. Ms. Mirna is our cook throughout the day, making us yummy food for all the children at the center. She then helps out in a variety of classrooms learning and growing with the children at our center. She is having a great time! Ms. Mirna is looking forward on working with our children and getting to know all the families at our center. In her free time, Ms. Mirna loves to read and listen to music. She also enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Mirna has worked with children in her church and in her high school preschool program.
    Year Started:
    7/1/2013
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 Year

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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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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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