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Naperville West KinderCare

Sarah Ososky, Center Director

1228 W. Ogden Ave. Naperville IL 60563
(630) 961-9400 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 YEAR-OLDS

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Special Instructions:
"East of River Rd. across from McDonalds."

Near Cress Creek, Willowbrook Neighborhoods

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Mill, Bebee, Naper, Prairie Elmwood, Longwood, Brookdale, Maywatts, Cowlishaw

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Welcome to KinderCare on Ogden Avenue in Naperville! Our center is licensed for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old.  We transport school age children to and from school in Districts 203 and 204. We are excited at the opportunity to educate young minds!  We have 13 amazing staff members and 3 of them attended schools overseas! Our excellent staff receives trainings throughout the year so we are current with the latest licensing and NAC requirements. We believe in building strong relationships with every child and their families in our care. Feel free to visit us!

Sarah Ososky, 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.

Interactive Kindergarten (5 - 6 Years)

A full-day interactive Kindergarten program that utilizes new curriculum with an interactive smart board making first grade readiness a priority.

Summer Programs (preschool, prekindergarten, and school-age)

Don’t miss out on KinderCare’s Summer of Wonder: Six themed programs that will make summer exciting, educational and tons of fun. Whether your child is in our preschool, Pre-K or school-age programs, all of it is designed to help children learn while soaking up the fun. We offer flexible scheduling options to meet the needs of busy families like yours so we hope to see you there.

Participating Child Care Aware Center

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

Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program


The Cooking Adventures program gives children opportunities to participate in fun, developmentally appropriate cooking experiences. They will learn about recipes, ingredients, cooking vocabulary, and the importance of a healthy diet. The curriculum includes lessons on picnics, pizza, and heart-healthy meals.


The Math Adventures enrichment program is designed to teach important mathematics concepts such as geometry, numbers, measurement, and probability. Your child will learn about length, height, and weight. He will learn about shapes and solids. He will learn how to add, subtract, multiply, and count money. Math is everywhere and giving your child every advantage now will add up to success later in life.


Ongoing research proves that early exposure to music helps children think, reason, create, and express themselves. Children will laugh and learn about rhythm, vocal melodies, and a variety of musical genres and instruments, which can lower stress and advance memory. Learning never sounded so good.

Phonics & Reading Adventures

Set your child up for advanced success with literacy through phonics, the study of letters and sounds. Reader books, games, and activity cards help your child understand the basics of vowels and blending syllables, giving him confidence and command of language.

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  1. Sunday January 01, 2017
    1. January's Learning Focus

      Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Light and Dark, plus the Sky and Weather

      Through shadow play, experiments with flashlights, observing the Sun and more, infants and toddlers will enjoy learning about light and dark this month. Infants continue sensory development by looking at contrasting patterns and at objects that are clearly defined by sharp edges and bright colors, while toddlers will build on their understanding of the light and dark concepts with play around daytime and nighttime. The older Discovery Preschool children will turn their attention to the sky as they learn about weather, the Moon, the Sun, and stars.

      Children 4–5 years old: Transportation, Healthy Bodies, and Winter

      For children in the Preschool and Kindergarten classrooms, January is filled with variety! They’ll begin by learning about transportation and studying how things get from “here” to “there.” A few weeks later, the focus will shift to health and bodies, with an emphasis placed on how to make good choices for a growing body. Towards the end of the month, children will be introduced to the transformative nature of the winter season and learn how to dress and take care of themselves when it’s cold outside. 

  2. Monday December 26, 2016
    1. Center Closed in Observance of Christmas Day

Teachers & Staff

We have a very well educated, experienced, and nurturing staff at KinderCare Naperville West. A handful of teachers have been here for 10 years or more and most employees have many years of experience in the field.

  • Sarah Ososky

    Sarah Ososky, Center Director

    Being able to enrich children's lives is one of the most rewarding jobs to have.

    Sarah loves working at KinderCare. Her favorite part of the day is when she is able to walk into a classroom and interact with the children.  When she is not at KinderCare, Sarah's favorite activity is spending time with her husband and her 2 sons. 

    Previous Experience:
    Sarah has worked both as a teacher and in management at KinderCare.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Bernstein Bears Books
  • Lindsey Meier

    Lindsey Meier, Assistant Director

    I love being a part of each and every child's growth and development. I look forward to hearing about all the stories that the children tell each day.

    Lindsey was raised in Oak Park, Illinois. She is currently living in Dekalb. In her spare time she loves camping, off road racing and fishing. Lindsey spends time with her family and is dedicated to working with children. She spends time in each of the classrooms and loves visiting with the children in those classrooms. Lindsey loves bringing in items from real life to add to the classrooms in the center and using these items helps them learn that there are other ways to learn in the classroom. We all love watching the children learn and grow.

    Previous Experience:
    Lindsey worked for three years as a camp instructor for the YMCA in Oak Park, Illinois. She worked for West Suburban Emergency Room for two Years as a Unit Secretary and spent ten years as a Preschool and School Age Teacher at St. John Day Care Center, Forest Park, Illinois. In 2001 Lindsey started working at Children’s World in Westmont as a School Age Teacher. In 2002 she transferred to the Champions Program in Downers Grove, Bensenville and Tinley Park. In 2003 Lindsey transferred to our center as a Preschool and School Age Teacher before being promoted to the Assistant Director position.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Winnie the Pooh and their Great Adventure
    Years in ECE industry:
    22 years
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Afshan

    Ms. Afshan, Infant Classroom

    I love seeing children learn new things and I enjoy working with children.

    My favorite thing about teaching children is watching the children learn new things and having fun while do it.  What inspires my curiosity is helping the children learn things for the first time.  Children love being in my classroom because it is fun loving family feel.

    Previous Experience:
    Home daycare, Preschool teacher
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Sleep Little Bear
    Year Started:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 Years
    Bachelor's Degree in Child Development, Montessori Certified
  • Ms. Nasrin

    Ms. Nasrin, Infant Classroom

    I am here for the children to have fun and learn.  I enjoy watching them grow a little more each day.

    Ms. Nasrin understands that each child deserves a quality education.  She knows how important it is for your child to feel good about where he/she is placed and feel that we offer a safe, clean and stimulating environment.  She is passionate about her job and feels we offer a positive enviornment for families.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Little Engine that Could
    Year Started:
    16 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16 Years
    Masters Degree in History
  • Ms. Melissa

    Ms. Melissa, Toddler Classroom

    Reach for the stars. Even if you miss you'll land among the stars.

    My favorite thing about teaching is when a child has accomplished a new task and we see the happiness it brings them.  What inspires my curosity is all the different ways that each child learns.  Children love being in my classroom because I am super silly and want the children to have fun as well.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Melissa has previous experience working as a swim teacher, swim lesson coordinator, lifeguard manager and swim coach.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    You are Here for A Reason
    Year Started:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 Years
    Associate's Degree
  • Ms. Mirela

    Ms. Mirela, Preschool Classroom

    Life isn't about finding yourself, it is about creating yourself. Be true to yourself!

    The favorite thing about teaching is seeing the children and their smiling faces.What inspires my curiosity is being able to listen to the children everyday.  Everyday is a new day.  The children love being in my classroom because of the fun they will have while they are learning.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Mirela has previous experience working as a High School teacher.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Any book by Dr. Suess
    Year Started:
    16 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16 Years
    Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Elementary Education
  • Ms. Katie

    Ms. Katie, Toddlers/School Age Classrooms

    I enjoy working with the children and teaching them new things.  Watching the smiles on their face is why I love my job.

    My favorite thing about teaching is getting to interact with the children.  What inspires my curiosity is when the children ask me questions.  Children love being in my classroom because I am active, fun and creative.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Brown Bear, Brown Bear What do you See?
    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Barb

    Ms. Barb, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Sharing all my experiences and knowledge with all the two year olds is my greatest love.  I enjoy everyday with the children.

    My  favorite thing about teaching is watching the children's faces when they have mastered a task.  What inspires my curiosity is watching my class being amazed by the simplest thing, like watching a bug or a flower.  Children love being in my classroom because I play lots of music and we laugh and act silly while learning.  I have been working for KinderCare since 2000.  I have the pleasure of teaching children from infants to school age.  I am now the lead teacher in the Discovery Preschool Classroom.  I enjoy seeing my children's "light bulbs" go on when they are able to do something themselves of get somethign they didn't get before.  I have been married for 31 years and have a 28 year old daughter and a 5 year old American Bulldog and Sharpae mix named Hossa.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Rainbow Fish
    Year Started:
    16 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    17 Years
    Acheiving a Associates in Early Childhood
  • Ms. Sanaa

    Ms. Sanaa, Infant Classroom

    They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.

    My favorite thing about teaching is opening up a child's mind with knowledge.  What inspires my curosity is a quote by Albert Einstein, "I have no special talents.  I am only passionately curious."  The children love being my classroom because I am fun and cool.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Sanaa has previous experience working in child care.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Llama Llama Loves His Mama
    Year Started:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 Years
  • Ms. Elizabeth

    Ms. Elizabeth, Preschool Classroom

    I love working with the children and seeing the smiles on their faces as they are learning new things.

    My favorite thing about teaching is changing lives everyday.  What inspires my curiosity is that every day is different and anything is possible.  Children love being in my classroom because we have fun while learning.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Harry Potter Books
    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 Years
    Associates in Early Childhood
  • Ms. Jesscia S.

    Ms. Jesscia S., Prekindergarten Classroom

    I enjoy teaching the class and getting them prepared for Kindergarten.  Watching the smiles on their faces as they accomplish their goals and set new ones is such amazement.

    My favorite thing about teaching is because being a teacher is so rewarding.  I love watching the children grow and learn.  Kids say the funniest things!  What inspires my curiosity is that children are all unique and learn at different paces.  Teaching gives me the oppurtunity to shape and help them grow.  Children love my classroom because I make learning fun and my room is bright and colorful, and also welcoming.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Goodnight Moon By: Margaret Brown
    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
    Acheiving Associates in Early Childhood
  • Ms. Jessica G, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I enjoy helping the children learn new things.  I love being part of such a caring and loving staff.

    My favorite thing about teaching is that I love working the children, they always make my day more fun!  What inspires my curiostiy are the children.  It's always fun to try and see the way children go about something.  Children love being in my classroom because we have a lot of fun in the classroom even when we are learning!

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Green Eggs and Ham By: Dr. Suess
    Year Started:
  • Ms. Teresa

    Ms. Teresa, Center Cook

    I enjoy making the nutritious food for the children each day.  It is such a loving feeling to the see the kids smiling faces when I am delivering the food to each of the classrooms.

    My favorite about working at the center is cooking well balanced healthy meals for the children everyday.  What inspires my curiosity is that when I am in the classrooms with the children they are learning and having fun while doing it.  Children love being at the center because we make every area fun and keep the children engaged in activities.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Oh The Places You'll Go! By: Dr. Suess
    Year Started:
    8 Years

December 2016 Events

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  1. Thursday December 01, 2016
    1. December's Learning Focus

      Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Family, Friends, and Things that Go!

      Infants and toddlers will be exploring family and friends, while three-year-olds will focus on things that go vroom! Social and emotional development is foundational to growth and development in babies, so this month, infants and toddlers will participate in activities that reinforce their connection to family while also exploring connections that exist outside their home, such as friends. Meanwhile, their older friends in Discovery Preschool will learn about and play around with things that move (like bicycles, cars, buses, trains, and airplanes), which are all very exciting for little ones as they continue to explore the world outside their homes. 

      Children 4–5 years old: My Country + Tools and Machines

      The four- and five-year-olds continue exploring the world around them by learning about the state and country they live in! They’ll sings songs, play games based on travel, and learn about flags, state foods, and more. Children will also be introduced to cardinal directions (east, west, north, and south) and gain an appreciation for travel and meeting new friends from different places. 

      Children are naturally fascinated with machines and how things work and are put together. So to encourage that fascination, during the second half of this month children will learn about and play around with tools and machines. In addition to building literacy skills by using the names of machines and tools, children will develop math skills by graphing information, counting wheels, and more.

  2. Monday December 26, 2016
    1. Center Closed in Observance of Christmas Day

About Our Center

We pride ourselves in providing a high quality experience for the children and families we serve.  Thank you for taking a moment to review our website. We invite you to come in for a tour to meet our teachers and see for yourself all we have to offer.

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • French
  • Spanish
  • Italian

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegetarian

Center Menu

Holidays Observed

New Years Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving and the day after, Christmas Day

Health and Safety

At KinderCare Learning Centers, your child's safety is one of our top priorities. Not only are all of our outside perimeter doors locked to ensure security, but our front entryway is equipped with a secure, coded keypad entry device where only authorized family members will have a code to enter. Otherwise a door bell is available to visitors who will be greeted by a Center staff member. Our Child Supervision Record that requires a name-to-face accounting of all children every 30 minutes is one of the many systems in place to ensure the safety of our children. At Naperville KinderCare West we have a Health and Safety Coordinator on site as well. Ms. Mirela’s role includes conducting monthly tornado and fire drills, ensuring that all staff’s first aid and CPR certificates are up to date, and maintaining high cleanliness standards.

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.

Even before I had my son, I always knew I would be a working mother. I knew I would have to send my son to daycare in order to have a career; however, when it came time to select who would spend the entire day with my son in my absence, the decision felt impossible. There were a million possibilities, but only one place really felt like an option. I have never once doubted my decision to send my son to KinderCare. I love each of the teachers there - it's as if I hand-picked them myself. I can tell they genuinely love my son and he likes being there! At the end of his first day there, he actually cried when it was time to leave! I value the teachers and the care they give and am truly impressed by the curriculum they provide. KinderCare is delivering a quality education that he may not have received elsewhere - and he's enjoying learning in a fun atmosphere! The facility has exceeded my expectations for a day care and provided valuable things that I didn't even think to consider when I began my search. From the diversity of his classmates and teachers and the exposure to different cultures, to extracurricular activities and other enhancing features such as music classes: I am so happy that I found the right place for my son. The confidence I have in KinderCare makes me happy to drop him off every day and I can tell he is happy too!

- Mother

My son has been attending the Prekindergarten class at the Naperville KinderCare Center on Ogden Ave. and River Rd. since August, 2011. I have been extremely pleased with the teachers and staff at this center. My child has learned all upper and lower case letters as well as their corresponding sounds and pre-reading skills. He is also provided with optional worksheets to build upon these skills at home. The director of this center holds a Master's Degree in Education. She understands the importance of instilling literacy and math skills in her center, and making the environment feel more like a classroom rather than a daycare center. I highly recommend this center!

- Mother

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