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Lisle College Rd KinderCare

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


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!

Terri Thomas, 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.

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.


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.

  • Terri Thomas

    Terri Thomas, 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 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.

    Year Started:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 years
    Master's Degree of Science in Family and Child Stuidies and a Bachelor of Science with a specialization in Child Development
  • Amanda Terrazas

    Amanda Terrazas, Assistant Center Director

    I have always enjoyed working with young children. I believe that, not only am I teaching the children in my class, they are also teaching me.

    Amanda began her journey with KinderCare ten years ago as a teachers assistant. While completing her associate degree in Child Development at Joliet Junior College, she worked in a variety of different rooms (Infant, Toddlers, Preschool and School Age). Amanda changed the environment around her and began to work at a different preschool as a lead teacher in the two year old room for 9 years. She then continued her education at Kendall College where she received her bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Development. Amanda came on board in August as our Assistant Center Director, with her education and experiences she will continue to grow in the Early Childhood field. 

    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 years
    Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education with a minor in Special Education
  • Kishara Ferguson

    Kishara Ferguson, School Age Classroom

    Everything will begin with a thought.

    Kishara started off at the Lisle KinderCare in 2014 while she was a student at Benedictine University. She left KinderCare to focus on her studies. Upon her return, she has begun working in the School Age classroom implementing different lessons. She focuses on all her students and meets their individual needs. Kishara is a Graphic Arts and Design Major and  is currently finishing up her child development associate. Her ultimate goal is to own her own farm.

    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 years
    Child Development Associate and Grafic Art and Design
  • Yasha Taylor

    Yasha Taylor, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I love having an impact on future generations.

    Yasha began her journey in the Early Childhood field as a Camp Facilitator were she organized activities for a wide range of children. She then left to work closely at her university, Northern Illinois, as a Recruiter. While finishing her degree she became a lead teacher at The Goddard School, working with Toddlers and Preschool. Yasha left and joined our KinderCare family where she is teaching the Discovery Preschool class. With her education and wide variety of experiences she brings to us, she will help each child grow and develop.

    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 years
    Bachlor's Degree in Family and Child Studies
  • Ms. Therese

    Ms. Therese, Infant Classroom

    I love knowing that I am even a small part of why children are making new connections!

    Prior to coming to teach at KinderCare, Ms. Therese completed her degree in English at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana.  Knowing that her passion lies with early education, she decided to move back home and start making a difference!  She lives in Wheaton with her husband and their beloved dog.  Her favorite thing to do in her spare time is take her puppy on walks through the nature preserves.

    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Bachelor's Degree in English from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana
  • Miss Tiffany

    Miss Tiffany, Toddler Classroom

    I love watching a child learn something new every single day!

    Before teaching at KinderCare, Miss Tiffany spent several years as a nanny working with children of all ages. Knowing that she loved working with children after her last family she nannied for moved to another state, coming to work for KinderCare was a no-brainer!  Miss Tiffany currently resides in Warrenville and will be getting married in the summer of 2016.  In her spare time, Miss Tiffany loves to watch Disney movies!

    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Currently completing her Child Development Associate through Rasmussen
  • 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:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 years
    Bachelor's Degrees in Education and Science and persuing her Associate's in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Eli

    Ms. Eli, Prekindergarten Classroom

    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:
    4 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, Support Staff

    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:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 year
    Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Iman

    Ms. Iman, Preschool Classroom

    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:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Working towards a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology

Upcoming Center Activities

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September's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Spaces and Places and All About Me
As infants and toddlers explore the spaces and places around them, children in Discovery Preschool will learn all about what makes people the same as well as what makes them different. Infants will experiment with moving toy cars around, build block towers and then knock them down, and even take a tour of the center to see what things are like outside of their classroom! Toddlers will get all revved up as they take a closer look at different vehicles and learn more about neighborhoods, communities, and the jobs that grownups have. In Discovery Preschool, children will be learning about themselves as they play games that strengthen their five senses, discuss feelings and emotions, practice self-help skills, and work on learning the names of body parts.

Children 4 to 5 years old: All About Me and My Home and Family
It’s the beginning of the school year—the perfect time to get to know each other better! Older children will be spending time sharing about themselves, their homes, and their families as they learn what makes people the same and what makes them different. Children will bring their own experiences to the drawing board as they create group stories and 3-D collages about families and homes, pantomime different home- and family-related activities, and draw self-portraits. With our curriculum’s project-related learning component, children in Transitional Kindergarten work together to decide on an individual or whole-group project related to the theme. Past projects have included creating a class book about emotions or working together to build a small-scale home, but who knows—the children may come up with a unique idea that’s entirely their own!

Monday September 04, 2017
Center Closed for Labor Day

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.

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

We've had three boys attend this KinderCare over the last six and a half years. Wonderful experience since we started and currently we are extremely happy with the management and teachers/support that care for our preschooler. They potty trained him in no time and his verbal communication has improved dramatically (he was at home with me for three years). The love they show him is off the charts. The consistently tell me how his day went, funny stories, and his nap schedule. We love KinderCare on College Road! 

- Parent

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

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

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

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

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

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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