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West Naperville KinderCare

Jennifer Kubek, Center Director

4335 Montgomery Rd. Naperville IL 60564
(630) 978-9178 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 YEAR-OLDS
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Special Instructions:
One Block West of Rout 59

Neighborhood:
Near White Eagle Subdivision

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Wolf Crossing, Homestead, White Eagle, Georgetown, Gombert, Owen, Welch, and Fry

Now enrolling for Fall!
Our center is a Nationally Accredited Center, so we are proud to have the highest quality teachers implementing the highest quality of curriculum each and every day. Please call to schedule a tour at any time. We offer very flexible schedules to meet the needs of each and every family.

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Welcome

Welcome to the West Naperville KinderCare in Naperville, Illinois. My name is Jennifer and I have been the Center Director at this center for 13 years. I pride myself on the tenure of my wonderful team of teachers.  We believe in the whole child theory; not only do we educate our children but we promote good socialization skills, physical development, and we strive to nurture the child's emotional development. Your child will be educated and nurtured in a safe and secure learning environment here every day.  We are proud to serve the families in our care in the Naperville, Aurora, and Oswego areas.

Jennifer Kubek, 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.

Our Programs

Infant Programs (6 weeks - 1 year)

Babies grow and learn every day. Our goal is to provide a safe and nurturing "home away from home" where babies can explore and make new discoveries. We know that learning through play is extremely valuable at this age and our Early Foundations® Infant program is designed to give babies the skills that will serve as the building blocks for a lifetime of learning.

Toddler Programs (1 – 2 Years)

As toddlers develop friendships, self-esteem, and curiosity, our Early Foundations® Toddler program will help them explore their world in a safe and nurturing environment. Our unique curriculum is based on the philosophy that children learn best through experiences. So each day is filled with fun activities that excite and develop toddlers, giving them the comfort and confidence to speak those first few important words, as well as make their first friends.

Discovery Preschool Programs (2 – 3 Years)

At this age, children are making new discoveries daily. And as two-year olds begin to exert their independence, our Early Foundations® Discovery Preschool program is prepared to open their eyes to a world of learning, sharing, and exploring. Our holistic approach in the classroom engages young minds with a blend of music, art, and movement, as well as the early education fundamentals they'll need as they continue on to preschool.

Preschool Programs (3 – 4 Years)

As preschoolers gain more self-esteem, they may feel ready to take on the world. Our Early Foundations® Preschool program enhances that confidence by providing activities to help children become problem solvers and lifelong learners. Through independent exploration, structured activities, and hands-on learning, children will work on early literacy, math, science, and social studies concepts. A healthy dose of running, jumping, and dancing keeps them active too.

Prekindergarten Programs (4 – 5 Years)

Prekindergartners are preparing for the adventure of a lifetime – school. And our Early Foundations Prekindergarten® program is designed to get them ready by teaching letters and words, math concepts, and valuable social skills. With small group instruction, independent play in an organized atmosphere, and whole-group activities, children will have all the right skills to hop, skip, and jump right into kindergarten.

Before- & After-School Programs (5 – 12 Years)

Even after school's out for the day, children need to be engaged in a comfortable, yet stimulating environment. That's where our Catch the Wave® program comes in. This innovative before – and after-school program allows school-age children to balance learning and fun through a variety of experiences. From homework help to fun physical activities, our program is designed so that everyone goes home happy.

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

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

Participating Child Care Aware Center

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

Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program

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.

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  1. Tuesday August 11, 2015
    1. Open House

      Come in for a tour and enroll for your next adventure.

  2. Wednesday August 26, 2015
    1. Pajama Day

Teachers & Staff

Our team had been teaching, nurturing, and loving children here since 1996. Our team has over 120 years of combined teaching experience. Each and every one of us hope to make their school experience here with us the very best. Whether they are infant or starting preschool, we hope to teach and nurture your child the very best way we know how. We are here to partner with you as parents to provide what is best for your child and that is a fun, loving, and educational place to play and learn.

  • Jennifer Kubek

    Jennifer Kubek, Center Director

    My goal as Center Director is to create a strong partnership with each family and gain the trust and support for each family enrolled at my center.

    Ms. Jennifer has been at the West Naperville KinderCare since 1997. She has been the Center Director since 2001. She earned her Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education from Northern Illinois University. Her first position teaching was working as a preschool teacher while in college where she was quickly promoted to Assistant Director in 1999 prior to becoming a Center Director. Her goal as the Director is to create a strong partnership with each family and gain the trust and support for each family enrolled at her center. She even had her two children attend school when they were younger. She would love for every child to have to the same great benefit of a KinderCare education.

    Year Started:
    5/1/1997
    Tenure:
    18 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    17 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education, Northern Illinois University
  • Briana Budny

    Briana Budny, Assistant Director

    I enjoy seeing the children learn each day and enjoy teaching children the basic fundamentals to learn to read.

    Ms. Briana has been with KinderCare since 2003. She intially started her KinderCare career in Minnesota as a Program Specialist and School Age Teacher. Upon transferring to West Naperville KinderCare in 2007, she was promoted to be the Assistant Director. She has her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Winona State University. She is also our Phonics and Math Enrichment Instructor. She ensures that classrooms are running their curriculum every day and that the families are well informed about their child’s day. She truly enjoys seeing the children learn each day and enjoy teaching children the basic fundamentals to learn to read.

    Year Started:
    5/1/2003
    Tenure:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    11 years
    Education:
    Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, Winona State University
  • Ms. Melissa Arroyo

    Ms. Melissa Arroyo, Infant Classroom

    I take pride in knowing I made an impact in a child’s life each day and I love to see their smiling faces each and every day.

    Ms. Melissa has been with KinderCare since 2007, and is currently a teacher in the Infant Classroom. She has an Associate's from Waubonsee Community College and previously taught preschool and prekindergarten before joining us. She has two children of her own and enjoys spending time with her family. Ms. Melissa is excited to be able to watch and help your child grow, as well as to partner with the families each day to make sure they know what is going on with their child.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Melissa was a preschool teacher. She also taught a variety of age groups at a few different facilities for five years before finding her home her at KinderCare.
    Year Started:
    8/13/2007
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Education:
    Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Education, Waubonsee Community College
  • Ms. Lucy Medley

    Ms. Lucy Medley, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Lucy started working for KinderCare in 2003 in Lake In the Hills, Illinois. She then transferred to this Naperville location in 2009. Ms. Lucy is the lead teacher in the Infant Classroom. Previously, she was a Prekindergarten teacher but has found a new passion with the youngest children. She mostly loves working with babies is because she gets to see them change and learn each day, because she is able to see them reach those first important milestones.

    Previous Experience:
    Prekindergarten Teacher
    Year Started:
    1/3/2006
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9 years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Alexia

    Ms. Alexia, Infant Classroom

    There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child.  There are seven million." -Walt Streightiff

    I have been working with Kindercare since 1998, and I am an infant room teacher.  I received my associates in Early Childhood Education from Iowa  Lakes Community College in 1997 and began working with Kindercare the following year.  I love working with the infants because no day is the same as the next.  Each day is a new experience for the children as well as the teachers.

    Year Started:
    7/13/1998
    Tenure:
    17 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    17
    Education:
    Associates Degree in Early Childhood
  • Ms. Rakshan

    Ms. Rakshan, Infant Classroom

    I love working with children and it's amazing how fast they grow and learn.

    My name is Rakshan.  I have been working for KinderCare for 12 years.  I have a Bachelors degree from Pakistan.  I have two children and live in Plainfield.

    Year Started:
    9/9/2002
    Tenure:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12
  • Ms. Stefani

    Ms. Stefani, Infant/Toddler Classroom

    The best teachers are those who show you where to look, but don't tell you what to see."-Alexander K. Trenfor

    Stefani has been working with Kindercare since 2009.  She has worked with all age groups.  She is currently a teacher in the infant/toddler classroom.  Stefani graduated from Northern Illinois University with a bachelors degree in Liberal Arts.  She enjoys working with children because she has the privilege of watching them grow and make discoveries daily.

    Year Started:
    1/2/2009
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6
    Education:
    Bachelor degree in Liberal Arts
  • Ms. Carmela

    Ms. Carmela, Toddlers

    Every child has a story that is yet to be told.

    My name is Carmela, I started working with children when I was a junior in high school.  I have also taken parenting, nutrition, and Early Childhood classes.  I started working at KinderCare in 2013.  I have also finished my Associates degree in Science.  I like working in Early Childhood because I love seeing the children grow and accomplish things each day.

    Year Started:
    11/4/2013
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Education:
    Associates Degree
  • Ms. Amber

    Ms. Amber, Discovery Preschool

    All Good Memories Start with Children

    Ms. Amber used to attend KinderCare as a child. Amber has always wanted to work with children and learned alot through child development and parenting classes she took in high school. Amber has recently completed her infant and toddler CDA credential and is currently attending Rasmussen College to complete her Associates Degree in early childhood education. Amber loves to work with the infants and toddlers and finds such joy in seeing each and every child every day.

    Year Started:
    2/7/2013
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 years
    Education:
    Infant and Toddler CDA
  • Ms. Deepika Checker

    Ms. Deepika Checker, Preschool Classroom

    I enjoy the children's company and endeavor to put my best effort for meeting the children's needs. I also enjoy seeing the smiles on their faces and receiving hugs from them when I arrive at work each day.

    Ms. Deepika has been working for KinderCare since 2005. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Science and Education while living in India. Since relocating to the US, she has received her certificate in Early Childhood Education from the College of Dupage. Ms. Deepika joined us in 2005 as a Toddler teacher and then moved to the Preschool Classroom in 2009, which is her absolute favorite age to teach. She enjoys the children’s company and endeavor to put her best effort for meeting the children’s needs.

    Year Started:
    8/22/2005
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9 years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Science and Education
  • Ms. Tashena

    Ms. Tashena, Preschool

    A good teacher can inspire, hope, ignite the imagination and instill a love of learning."-Brad Henry

    My name is Tashena and I have been working for Kindercare since July of 2014.  I have worked in several different classroom and love being able to get to know all the different children in the center.  I am currently attending Northern Illinois University and working towards my Nursing Degree.  I love coming to work each day to see the childrens smiling faces.  I love being able to watch the children learn and grow each day.

    Year Started:
    7/9/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
  • Ms. Renu

    Ms. Renu, Preschool Classroom

    I am passionate about teaching children and working with them in a caring and loving environment. I love to watch children learn.

    Ms. Renu is our Preschool Teacher, and has been working with KinderCare since April 1999. She has one daughter of her own, and is very excited to meet and get to know your children and help your child learn and grow each day.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Renu has 10 years of experience working with Children.
    Year Started:
    4/1/1999
    Tenure:
    16 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Certificate
  • Ms. Samantha

    Ms. Samantha, Pre-K

    If we teach today's students as we taught yesterday's; we rob them of tomorrow!" John Dewey

    I graduated from North Central College with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. I have been working with Kindercare for almost three year since graduating. I have wanted to be a teacher and work with children for as long as I can remember. My favorite part about working with Pre-K kids is their growing ability to do more complicated projects and their eagerness to learn!
     

    Year Started:
    4/5/2012
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
    Education:
    Bachelors degree in Elementary Education
  • Ms. Marlene

    Ms. Marlene, Pre-K

    Marlene has been a part of our Kindercare family since February 2012.  She went to school at St. Augustine in Chicago focusing on Early Childhood Education.  She has recieved her CDA.  She loves coming to work everyday and seeing the smiles on the children's faces.  She has worked with every child group.  She is currently working with Pre-K classroom.

    Year Started:
    2/15/2012
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4
    Education:
    CDA
  • Ms. Johanna

    Ms. Johanna, Pre-K

    I have been working in the Early Childhood field since 2000 and at Kindercare since 2002.  I attended College of Dupage where I focused on Early Childhood Education.  Over the years I have had the pleasure of working with various ages.  I am currently working in the Pre-K classroom and have found my true passion teaching this age group.  I believe all children are unique and grow and learn at their own pace.  There is no great pleasure than helping a child build their self confidence, social skills and love of learning.  I love working for Kindercare because I get the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of children and families.

    Year Started:
    9/23/2002
    Tenure:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    14
  • Ms. Melanie

    Ms. Melanie, Schoolage

    Teachers who love teaching, teach children to love learning".

    My name is Melanie.  I have been with Kindercare since 1998.  I have my Associates Degree in Child Development.  I enjoy working with children because I love watching them accomplish new things.

    Year Started:
    3/8/1998
    Tenure:
    17 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    17 years
    Education:
    Associates Degree in Child Development
  • Ms. Ashley

    Ms. Ashley, Cook

    Tell me and I forget.  Teach me and I remember.  Involve me and I learn."-Benjamin Franklin

    My name is Ashley and I have worked at Kindercare since April 2013.  I am the cook but also work in several of the classrooms during the day.  Being able to provide nurtirion meals for the children is something that is very important to me.  I love walking into the classroom and seeing how excited the children are about what I am about to feed them.  I love to see the children getting excited about what they are learning and seeing how much they grow each day.

    Year Started:
    4/30/2013
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2

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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

  • Hindi
  • Spanish
  • Telagu, Bangali

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

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

Aside from our years of experience and researched-based curriculum, safety is a big priority for us. Our center already meets the 2012 infant crib standards and we are equipped with a secured key pad entry. Each member of our team holds their CPR and First Aid certifications to ensure to utmost safety for your children. Please come and tour our center and see all the great things we have to offer you and your family.

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.

As we approach the end of another school year, I wanted to take a moment to thank you and the entire staff at KinderCare for all you have done for our daughter and our family these past four years. Hayley has attended she was three months old and at age four and a half it is obvious the positive effect the caring, nurturing and learning environment of KinderCare has had on her development. Hayley views 'school' as her home away from home and faces each day with a smile and anticipation of learning! I know she finds it very comforting seeing familiar faces around the center year after year. My husband and I are extremely happy with the structured learning environment that KinderCare offers. We became aware of its benefits as early as the age of two and most recently I've discovered Hayley has been doing in Prekindergarten the same level of studies as a friend's son who is in first grade! We also appreciate KinderCare's option of full and part-time. Over the years you have been very understanding and accommodating in meeting the unpredictable and ever-changing needs of our family and schedules. When I was pregnant with Hayley, a lot of investigative work and worry went into choosing the facility that was going to care for her and ultimately become an important part of her young life. We have many different day-care and educational choices in this area and my husband and I are extremely confident with the choice we have made! Thank you to all of you!

- Parents

We are writing to express our gratitude to you and your staff for the excellent care that you have provided for our daughters, Avery and Lily, for over three years. While it is never easy for Derek and I to leave the girls and go to work, we feel confident that they are in the best possible hands at KinderCare. Since she was four months old, Avery has loved every minute of her time at KinderCare. We credit much of the fact that she is very social and well-adjusted to your caring staff and stimulating curriculum. Every time Avery has moved up into a new classroom, we have been amazed at how you and her new teachers make sure that she is comfortable, happy and confident in the new room and with her new teachers. Now that she is in the three-year-old class, we see first hand how excellent your preschool curriculum is. Every day she tells us about the latest topic during story time, shows us her many art projects, and is proud to show off how she's improved her handwriting. She also loves her "Music and Me" class on Wednesdays. She can't wait to get to school each day, and we can't wait to see what she's done at the end of the day. Lily also loves KinderCare and actually claps when we pull into the parking lot! Lily, like many babies, is attached to her routines, and we appreciate that her teachers really get to know each baby's unique personalities and preferences. She is always rested and happy at the end of the day. We can tell that she considers her teachers to be "family"-and that her teachers love her, too. I also appreciate the fact that you and your staff take the time to let me know if you have any concerns about the girls-and also if they did anything funny during the day! I truly feel I am informed of and involved in their day-to-day activities, and that is very important to me. We conducted extensive research into daycare centers when Avery was a newborn before choosing KinderCare, and we remain confident that KinderCare provides the best possible care for Avery and Lily. Thank you for providing a fun, safe, loving and educational environment for our children.

- Parents
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