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Lisle College Rd KinderCare

Sarah Ciesla, Center Director

6420 College Rd. Lisle IL 60532
(630) 369-0988 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds

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Special Instructions:
at College Rd & Green Trails Located in College Square behind Speedway Gas

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Steeple Run, Highlands, Ranchview, Goodrich, Meadow Glens, Prairie, Schiesher

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Welcome to the Lisle KinderCare center nestled between College Rd. and Green Trails Dr. We are happy to serve Naperville School District 203 and Woodridge School District 68. We are closely located to St. Benedictine University and the other conveniences of Lisle, IL! Our experts designed our classrooms — and every activity and lesson — to help prepare your child for success in school and beyond. With designated learning centers such as dramatic play and blocks in every classroom, children have the opportunity for rich social play and child-initiated discovery. You’ll also find that our classrooms feature a print-rich environment full of carefully selected materials, written charts and labels, and children’s literature. By helping your child connect spoken words and print, we’re helping develop early literacy and writing skills. Whether your child has first words or first grade on the horizon, we’re excited to show you how everything in our center is designed for learning! Our families are so pleased that some have written testimonials about the care that their children receive while at our learning center. Please read them below! Plus, upon touring our center and witnessing learning in action, we gladly provide touring families the opportunity to speak to current families about their experiences. From one family to another, you can trust the opinions of those who have chosen us to serve their family!

Sarah Ciesla, 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.


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. Tuesday December 01, 2015

      Read: Play It Safe by Mayer. Learn about healthy foods!

  2. Wednesday December 02, 2015

      Read: Going to the Firehouse by Mayer. Learn about firehouses!

Teachers & Staff

We are extremely proud of our experienced and passionate teachers. With the majority of our teachers holding professional Bachelor's degrees, the staff works together to ensure a positive and curriculum-driven environment of learning.

  • Sarah Ciesla

    Sarah Ciesla, Center Director

    "I love knowing that I am making a difference in a child's life and seeing children's faces light up when they grasp a new concept for the first time."

    Sarah Ciesla  began her career with KinderCare as an Assistant Director. She holds a Masters of Science in Family and Child Studies from Northern Illinois University. Prior to her tenure at KinderCare, she has worked as a Graduate Teaching Asssistant at Northern Illinois University, completed 240 hours at the NIU Child Development Lab and completed a second internship as a director at Campus Childcare. Before going away to college Sarah has also worked for three years as a lead Teacher at La Petite Academy. Sarah's extensive educational background and experience has helped her thrive in the early childhood field.

    Previous Experience:
    Sarah was an Assistant Director at another KinderCare location for two years before becoming a Center Director. She has also worked as a graduate teaching assistant at Northern Illinios University.
    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    11 years
    Master's Degree of Science in Family and Child Stuidies
  • Ms. Bethany Gill

    Ms. Bethany Gill, Assistant Director

    I love watching students use their own curiosity to discover new ideas and thought processes!

    Originally a teacher in the Infant classroom, Ms. Bethany started teaching at KinderCare in the fall of 2011. At the beginning of the fall in 2012, she started teaching the preschool class. Most recently, she assumed the role of Assistant Director in May 2013.  She has a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from Indiana State University and was a public school teacher. Ms. Bethany looks forward to seeing her friends each and every day. She loves that she has the opportunity to work so closely with the children, families, and staff in her management role!

    Previous Experience:
    Before joining the KinderCare team, Ms. Bethany worked as a public school Kindergarten Teacher for a school in Hobart, Indiana.
    Year Started:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 Years
    Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education
  • Ms. Jessica

    Ms. Jessica, Infant Classroom

    I love seeing the big smiles on the children's faces each and every day!

    Ms. Jessica is a teacher in the Toddler classroom and has worked for KinderCare for over three years. Since starting at KinderCare, she has taught a variety of age groups and enjoys working with each age group for all their differences in learning styles and abilities. Ms. Jessica's favorite part of her job is seeing the smiles on her students' faces when they accomplish something new!

    Year Started:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 years
    Attended College of DuPage and professional development courses through Kindercare Learning Centers
  • Ms. Shamim

    Ms. Shamim, Infant and Toddler Classrooms

    I enjoy working with the children on their level and providing a nurturing and supportive environment for my students!

    Ms. Shamim started with KinderCare in the fall of 2012. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Education and a Bachelor's Degree in Science that she obtained in Pakistan. She is also currently taking classes to obtain her certification in Early Childhood Education and Care from the College of DuPage. Ms. Shamim has three years of experience providing voluntary service as a teacher in early childhood for children from birth to three years of age in a community program.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Shamim previously taught chemistry to high school students for 14 years.
    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 years
    Bachelor's Degrees in Education and Science and persuing her Associate's in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Sarom

    Ms. Sarom, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I enjoy teaching our students new things each and every day!

    Ms. Sarom is very excited to be serving as a teacher here at our KinderCare center! She recently graduated from Northern Illinois University with a degree in Special Education. She has experience working with adults and young children with special needs and has learned that her passion is working with children and helping them become successful students. She lives locally near the center and enjoys reading, exercising, and spending time with her friends and family.

    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4 years
    Bachelor's Degree in Special Education
  • Ms. Eli

    Ms. Eli, Preschool

    Knowing you are making a difference in a child’s life is the ultimate gift.

    Ms. Elianna, or Ms. Eli for short, started with KinderCare in the spring of 2013. She has a degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Dominican and will have her Master's Degree in Education with a concentration in Early Childhood Education in December from Concordia University. She is the loving mother of two children and knows how important it is to be a positive role model for children of a young age.

    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 years
    Bachelor's Degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology and Master's in Education, Curriculum and Instruction
  • Ms. Crystal

    Ms. Crystal, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I love watching my students learn and grow as they prepare for kindergarten!

    Ms. Crystal started working at KinderCare in the fall of 2011. She obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education from Albany State University. Ms. Crystal enjoys working with the children and preparing them for Kindergarten. She loves to bring her class to life by incorporating dance and song! Her classroom is a 3D world for the students to explore, interact, and learn!

    Year Started:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 year
    Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Erin

    Ms. Erin, School Age Classroom

    I love the satisfaction of seeing the light go on when children finally understand a problem they have worked so hard on.

    Before joining KinderCare, Ms. Erin has worked in group homes with adults who have developmental and intellectual disabilities. She has also worked as a nanny for several years. Ms. Erin is a fun, loving, and socialable person. She loves to be creative in all aspects of her life.  Any chance she can get to help children grow, learn and teach brightens her day.

    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    Bacherlor's Degree in Psychology
  • Ms. Iman

    Ms. Iman, Floating Teacher

    Every child has a different story to tell, they just need guidance to help express themselves

    Iman joined KinderCare during the fall of 2014. She is currently working towards her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Benedictine University. Iman started working with children in summer camps in her local hometown. While in college, she worked for YMCA Safe and Sound after-school program. Her past experiences have caused her to have a great interest in child development.

    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    Working towards a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology
  • Miss Rae

    Miss Rae, Floating Teacher

    I love coming to work every day and learning what's new in my students' lives!

    Miss Rae joined our KinderCare team at the beginning of 2015 as a part-time teacher and classroom floater.  She loves working with her friends on a daily basis and likes to encourage developing social skills with her students.  Miss Rae loves dancing on the dance team at Benedictine and letting her bubbly personality shine through!

    Previous Experience:
    Before joining our team, Miss Rae enjoyed her time as a full time student and as a member of the dance team at Benedictine.
    Year Started:
    Working towards a Bachelor's in Graphic Design at Benedictine University
  • Miss Cassie, Learning Adventure Programs

    I love working with the children on their levels and participating in their education!

    Miss Cassie initially started working at our KinderCare in the fall of 2010 as our Learning Adventures teacher.  Since then, she has worked in the prekindergarten classroom, the school-aged classroom, and is currently floating to all of our classrooms.  She is currently working towards her Bachelor's in education at Northern Illinois Univeristy.  She truly enjoys teaching the students at KinderCare and loves bringing her artistic creativity into her lessons.

    Year Started:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Working towards a Bachelor's in Education from Northern Illinois University

December 2015 Events

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  1. Tuesday December 01, 2015

      Read: Play It Safe by Mayer. Learn about healthy foods!

  2. Wednesday December 02, 2015

      Read: Going to the Firehouse by Mayer. Learn about firehouses!

  3. Thursday December 03, 2015

      Read: The New Fire Truck by Mayer. Learn the parts of a fire truck!

  4. Friday December 04, 2015

      Read: To the Rescue by Mayer. List ways to stay safe!

  5. Monday December 07, 2015

      Read: I Am Helping by Mayer. Help your class write a special letter!

  6. Tuesday December 08, 2015

      Read: I Am Sharing by Mayer. Sign-up for LA Cooking and bake brownies!

  7. Wednesday December 09, 2015
    1. IT'S A GOOD DAY!

      Read: Good For You and Me by Mayer. Indoor exercise day!

  8. Thursday December 10, 2015

      Read: Just a Special Day by Mayer. Be kind and share fun games!

  9. Friday December 11, 2015

      Read: I Am Hiding by Mayer. Predict what is in the Mystery Box!

  10. Monday December 14, 2015

      Read: Just Helping My Dad and Just Shopping With My Mom by Mayer. Draw a picture of your family!

  11. Tuesday December 15, 2015

      Read: The Best Teacher Ever by Mayer. Sign-up for LA Cooking and bake cupcakes!

  12. Wednesday December 16, 2015
    1. I WILL BE...

      Read: When I Grow Up by Mayer. Draw and detail what you will be!

  13. Thursday December 17, 2015

      Read: Just a Teacher's Pet by Mayer. Share a yummy breakfast with your teacher!

  14. Friday December 18, 2015

      Read: A Little Love by Mayer. Graph the cookies you love most!

  15. Monday December 21, 2015

      Read: The Little Drummer Mouse by Mayer. Drum march through the center!

  16. Tuesday December 22, 2015

      Read: Just A Little Music by Mayer. Dance to different tyoes of music!

  17. Wednesday December 23, 2015

      Read: Snow Day by Mayer. Share what you love about the snow!

  18. Thursday December 24, 2015
    1. "SOUPER" SNOW

      Read: Snow Soup by Mayer. Yummy soup for lunch!

  19. Friday December 25, 2015

  20. Monday December 28, 2015

      Read: I Am Playing by Mayer. Fun games with your class!

  21. Tuesday December 29, 2015
    1. SHOW & SHARE

      Read: The Best Show & Share by Mayer. Share something special from home!

  22. Wednesday December 30, 2015

      Read: My Lost Treasure by Mayer. Dig through the sensory table for treasures!

  23. Thursday December 31, 2015

      Read: We Love You, Little Critter by Mayer. Celebrate the beginning of a New Year!

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.

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Holidays Observed

Our center is closed for the following holidays:
New Year's Day, President's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving Day and the day after, and Christmas Day.

Health and Safety

Your child's health and safety are of utmost importance to our staff. Classrooms are entered through locked doors that have keypads on them, and our teachers are CPR and First Aid Certified.

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.

Our family has been been with KinderCare since October 2007, first at the Palos location and then at Lisle. We could not be more appreciative of the care, compassion, and education our children have received. Under the guidance of the wonderful teachers at KinderCare my boys have entered/will enter school both academically and socially prepared. Further, because of the efforts of the teachers, both Aric and I have been able to work during the day while having peace of mind that our children are safe and well taken care of. It's been a wonderful experience; one I would wholeheartedly recommend to any parent of preschool age.

- Mother

We have been a KinderCare family for three years.  I am an elementary teacher and feel confident in the care and educational opportunities my six-year-old daughter receives each day while at KinderCare.  The staff is outstanding and is always professional.  It is evident that they truly love both what they do and the children at the center.  If you are looking for a quality childcare facility that will support the educational and social growth of your child, take the time to visit the KinderCare located on College Road.

- Mother

I just want to send a thank you your way to everyone, especially Miss Crystal!  My son is getting his hair cut and can not stop talking about dinosaurs.  He is "teaching" the gal who cuts his hair about herbivores, carnivores and the whose who of the unit!  Countless thanks to everyone's hard work and the joy they bring to my son and his friends each day.  Thank you for helping us foster his love of learning!

- Mother

The Lisle KinderCare teachers, programs and Directors are fantastic! The teachers and Directors have always maintained open communication with parents and keep us informed of what is going on in the classroom as far as curriculum, the wonderful things our kids have done in class and other issues that may come up. The Center Director and teachers make themselves available for phone calls, meetings and email. Our eldest is now in Kindergarten in our school district and is excelling in all subjects due the preparation he experienced in the loving care of his KinderCare teachers. Our youngest is in the Discovery Preschool room and is a happy, silly, kid who continues to learn and flourish while at the center. We are blessed to have such an amazing extended family in the Lisle KinderCare staff!

- Mother

KinderCare has been such a blessing for me. I have a one year old son and moved back to the area recently. As a single mom, I was looking for a great place where my son would receive the same care I would give him. It is conveniently located for me and the tuition cost is right in line with all other schools in the area. I know daily what activities my son will be partaking in and get a daily reviews. The director and teachers are beyond wonderful, supportive, and loving. They welcomed us with open arms and have made this transition easy and amazing for us. My son loves them too which is great for a working parent to know.Teachers and director work directly with us so that we all are aware of what is going on and are able to work with them. I also love the fact that they have a great curriculum in place for all ages! My son has been learning and loving it! I would highly recommend KinderCare in Lisle to anyone looking for a fun, supportive, caring daycare/preschool.

- Mother

I was sad and apprehensive when I went back to work after having my daughter. I visited over ten different day care centers and was most comfortable with KinderCare because of the open communication with the staff, on the floor play and the warm nature in which they took care of my daughter and even my husband and I as we navigated day care for the first time. Ms. Katie treats our daughter like one of her own kids, providing our daughter (and the other babies in the nursery) with much love and attention. Everyone who we have worked with at KinderCare has been kind, open, understanding and authentic. While I would love to be at home with our daughter all the time, I find comfort in having her in the nursery with Ms. Katie and the rest of the staff at KinderCare.

- Mother

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