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East Naperville KinderCare

Nicole Brady, Center Director

380 West 87th St. Naperville IL 60565
(630) 305-9075 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 YEAR-OLDS
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Neighborhood:
Old Farm Subdivision. South East Naperville

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
We transport to a variety of schools. Most of them include schools in Districts 203 and 204; Kingsley, Maplebrook, Owen, Springbrook, Scott, Bethany Lutheran, Lincoln, White Eagle, Ranchview, Riverwoods, Pioneer, Clow, Builta, Prairie, Welch, Moppet, Patterson, St Raphael, Elmwood + additional schools. Please contact us to find out more!

Welcome

Welcome to East Naperville KinderCare. We are very excited to meet with you and your family. We believe in developing the whole child with an emphasis on assisting your child's growth with their social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development. We strive to provide children the best educational experience as well as providing quality customer service to our families. Here at East Naperville KinderCare, we believe it takes a village to raise a child, and our parent's consider us to be an extension of their families. Your child will not only have a safe, secure, and stimulating environment to learn in, but will have support from a team of child development experts who have a true passion for educating and nurturing children.

Nicole Brady, Center Director

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AMERICA’S MOST ACCREDITED

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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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By kindergarten, our kids are testing ahead of their peers. Read all about it.

Accreditation

Many of our child care centers are accredited by national organizations that require us to meet rigorous early childhood education standards and guidelines for high-quality care and education. Programs that are accredited have demonstrated their commitment to go beyond the state’s minimum licensing requirements to meet and maintain these high standards of quality.

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Monthly Activities

March's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Amazing Animals

Animals really are amazing, and this month the children in the Infant and Toddler Classrooms are learning all about them. We’ll read about both domestic and wild animals and base our activities and play around them as well. Besides singing songs, crafting, and talking about different animals, we’ll also bring in pictures of our pets, make our own animal sounds and movements, and incorporate animals into cognitive, literacy, and mathematic learning appropriate for each age group. For example, the older children in Discovery Preschool will count goldfish crackers or spots on a dog, while the littlest ones will keep developing their senses by sorting and playing with stuffed animals that have different kinds of pretend fur. This is a very sweet and fun unit for children in each class! 

Children 4–5 years old: The Sky and Weather + My Imagination

The four- and five-year-olds will turn their attention to the sky and explore the bounds of their own imaginations this month. Children will learn how clouds and different kinds of weather are created, and do fun theme-related activities like create whipped-topping storm clouds or pretend to be a weather reporter. Our Transitional Kindergarten class will take their learning even farther by doing basic research into how rainbows are formed. The second half of the month will give children a big chance to express themselves through art, music, and drama. We’ll use classic stories like The Three Little Pigs to spark children’s creativity and see where their imaginations lead. As always, we weave our themes into literacy and math activities, and place a focus on building both English and Spanish vocabulary. 

Come get a sneak peek of summer at KinderCare during our Open House event, from April 10th – 14th.

At KinderCare, our summer adventures are designed for learning and fun. We love taking our experiments outside, having special guests visit our centers, and even exploring our senses on walks outside or by rolling around in the cool grass. We can’t wait to meet you and show you what makes our centers special and why we would love to spend our summer with you!

Our Programs

Infant Programs (6 weeks - 1 year)

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

Toddler Programs (1 – 2 Years)

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

Discovery Preschool Programs (2 – 3 Years)

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

Preschool Programs (3 – 4 Years)

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

Prekindergarten Programs (4 – 5 Years)

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

Private Kindergarten Programs (5 – 6 Years)

As children reach school age, our comprehensive full-day kindergarten program helps them explore, communicate, and create – all in a nurturing, small-class setting. Our team of expert educators has created a unique curriculum of reading, language, arts, math, science, and physical fitness that’s presented in a fun way to encourage a lifelong love of learning. Plus, our program is aligned with local and state elementary school standards, so children will be prepared to confidently enter first grade.

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

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

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

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

Participating Child Care Aware Center

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

Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program

Cooking

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

Math

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

Music

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

Phonics & Reading Adventures

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

Sign Language

Teachers & Staff

We currently have 18 dedicated early childhood staff members providing care and education to our children and families. Together, we have over 160 years of combined experience with young children! Our teachers all have educational backgrounds in Early Childhood Development  and Education. Here at the KinderCare in East Naperville, we understand that you are trusting us with your children and we know just how important their health and safety is. All of our teachers are certified in First Aid and CPR to make sure your children are safe at all times. All of our teachers bring something unique to the classroom and are always ready to take on new challenges. We are a close-knit team and consistently work together to make the center a better place. We love our children and parents. We hope you choose to be a part of our KinderCare family.

  • Nicole Brady

    Nicole Brady, Center Director

    I am proud to be a part of a corporation that not only provides care, but one that focuses on education. I feel great knowing that I've created a team of experts to care and educate all the students, including my own daughter. It is truly amazing to watch all the children learn, grow and develop.

    Through her experiences at KinderCare, Nicole has learned, grown as person and has developed an even deeper love for childhood education that she ever thought she could obtain. With hard work and dedication, she has personally taken on every roll possible within the centers she has worked in and is able to use her experiences to help make her the best Center Director she can be. She takes pride in being able to say that she loves her career and couldn’t imagine doing anything else.

    Year Started:
    4/9/2003
    Tenure:
    13 Years
    Education:
    Graduated Magna Cum Laude from Northern Illinois University with a Bachelor's Degree in Kinesiology & Health Educaiton
  • Ms. Krystal

    Ms. Krystal, Assistant Director

    While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about

    Ms. Krystal has earned her Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from Aurora University. She started with KinderCare in January of 2013 and is the Assistant Director at our center. She feels that there is no better feeling than witnessing the children grasp new skills and knowledge. It makes her feel proud knowing that she has a positive impact on a child’s future. She loves that every day is different and that a new special memory is created. Ms. Krystal has a child of her own who also attends KinderCare and loves being able to teach children new things as she does with her own child.

    Year Started:
    1/7/2013
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education
  • Ms. Connie

    Ms. Connie, Infant Classroom

    I love working with children and I cannot picture myself in any other career! KinderCare has been a second family to me for many years and I plan to continue my journey here for many more years to come!

    Ms. Connie has been with KinderCare since 2005. She has experience with all age groups and currently works in our Infant classroom. She is truly inspired by how the children interact with others and how they model her as a teacher. She takes pride in caring for the children as if they were her own family.

    Year Started:
    9/19/2005
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Krista

    Ms. Krista, Infant Classroom

    Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

    Ms. Krista obtained her Child Development credentials from the College of DuPage. Before joining KinderCare, Ms. Krista worked with various age groups of children and continues to do so here at our center. She is a proud mother of twin girls and is happy they are able to experience KinderCare with her.

    Year Started:
    10/10/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Lisa

    Ms. Lisa, Infant Classroom

    I love that KinderCare is a 'home away from home' for so many children, including my own!

    Ms. Lisa has been working at KinderCare since 2010. She is the mother of amazing twins and is glad they are able to be here with her at KinderCare. She has experience working with all age groups and enjoys watching the children’s joy and laughter while they learn and develop. She is happy that she gets to participate in helping children reach their fullest potential.

    Year Started:
    10/20/2010
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Child Development
  • Jessica

    Jessica, Infant/Toddler Classroom

    It has always been a passion of mine to work with young children! It's truly amazing to watch them grow and develop each day.

    Ms. Jessica has been working with children since 2010 and has obtained her Early Childhood credentials from JJC & the University of St. Francis. She has past experience as a nanny and has previously worked in a preschool learning center. Ms.Jessica loves working with children because she knows she is setting a strong foundation for the future generation! She has a son of her own and feels lucky to have him join her here at KinderCare.

    Year Started:
    1/20/2015
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Education:
    Associate's of Arts Degree Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Brianna

    Ms. Brianna, Toddler Classroom

    A teacher presents the past, reveals the present and creates the future

    Ms. Brianna has been working with young children since 2011 and has earned her Bachelor’s Degree from St. Ambrose University. Prior to her employment with KinderCare, she has had experience as an instructional aide for students with disabilities, a youth group leader and dance teacher for young children. She loves seeing the progress being made in a child’s academics and is inspired to come to work each day by their smiling faces!

    Year Started:
    7/25/2016
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree
  • Ms. Luz

    Ms. Luz, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Prior to Ms. Luz's (Lucy) journey here at KinderCare, she worked at a preschool in Michigan for over eight years. Her transition to Illinois was smooth and she fits right in with our team! Luz has been working with young children since 1998 and began with KinderCare in 2013. She loves experiencing the uniqueness of each child and watching them develop.

    Year Started:
    9/16/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Kristin

    Ms. Kristin, Preschool Classroom

    A teacher effects eternity; they can never tell where their influence stops

    Ms. Kristin started with KinderCare back in 2008 and has also been a substitute teacher in the public school system. She obtained her Bachelors' Degree in Elementary Education from Eastern Illinois University. Ms. Kristin is truly inspired by children and loves to see the expression on a child's face when they learned how to do an activity.

    Year Started:
    8/25/2008
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education
  • Ms. Dana

    Ms. Dana, Private Kindergarten Classroom

    It makes my day when parents tell me their children talk about me and our classroom in their home environment. I feel so accomplished that I am making a huge impact on their lives.

    Ms. Dana has been working with children since 1989 and has been employed with KinderCare since 2005. She teaches in our Kindergarten classroom but also has Director credentials to help with managerial tasks.  Ms. Dana plays a huge role in helping the center maintain its excellence and is such an important part of our team! She is a mother of three amazing boys and is proud that they are able to be here at KinderCare to continue their education.

    Year Started:
    2/17/2005
    Tenure:
    12 Years
    Education:
    Associate's of Arts Degree Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Amanda

    Ms. Amanda, School-Age

    Yesterday is history, tomorrow a mystery, today is a gift, thats why it's called the present

    Prior to Amanda's employment with KinderCare, she was a substitute teacher, a nanny and has been working with children since 2003. She graduated with her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois Chicago and has worked as a childcare professional ever since. Amanda loves the rewarding feeling she gets when she helps a child in need.
     

    Year Started:
    6/16/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree
  • Mr. Dave

    Mr. Dave, Bus Driver

    I like coming to work so I can see smiles on all the children's faces; the same smiles I see on my own nieces and nephews faces.

    Mr. Dave has been the center Bus Driver here at the KinderCare in East Naperville since 2012. He has an Associate's Degree in General Education and is School Age Worker qualified. Mr. Dave loves working for KinderCare because he enjoys seeing the children smile and takes pride in being an important aspect of educating the younger generation. He is happy to be a positive role model for the children while inspiring their lives.

    Year Started:
    10/26/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in General Education
  • Ms. Joanne

    Ms. Joanne, Health and Safety Coordinator, Cook, and Bus Driver

    I love all the big hugs I receive from the children each morning! It makes me feel special and important to the children.

    Ms. Joanne has been with KinderCare since 2000. She plays many roles here at the KinderCare in East Naperville! She is the center’s Health and Safety coordinator, cook, and bus driver. Ms. Joanne takes pride in all the many things she does to help the center maintain its excellence and expresses that she couldn’t ask for a better career!

    Year Started:
    3/30/2000
    Tenure:
    17 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's credential
  • Ms. Angela

    Ms. Angela, Substitute Teacher

    Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.

    Ms. Angela has been working with children since 1999 and has become a great asset to our KinderCare team. She obtained her degree in Special Education from Joliet Junior College. She is the mother of three children and is excited to have her daughter enrolled at KinderCare. She has experience working with all age groups and loves to see the children explore the world around them.

    Year Started:
    4/12/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Special Education
  • Ms. Rocio

    Ms. Rocio, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Learning in life is a great adventure!

    Ms. Rocio has earned her bachelor's degree from Aurora University and has been working with young children since 2011. Prior to her employment here at KinderCare, she had experience caring for children in a Down Syndrome Achievement Center, teaching bible school, and she also worked in another learning center. Ms. Rocio loves making a difference in children's lives and takes pride playing such a huge role in their growth and learning.

    Year Started:
    1/17/2017
    Education:
    Bachelor’s Degree in Disabilities Studies

Upcoming Center Activities

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March's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Amazing Animals

Animals really are amazing, and this month the children in the Infant and Toddler Classrooms are learning all about them. We’ll read about both domestic and wild animals and base our activities and play around them as well. Besides singing songs, crafting, and talking about different animals, we’ll also bring in pictures of our pets, make our own animal sounds and movements, and incorporate animals into cognitive, literacy, and mathematic learning appropriate for each age group. For example, the older children in Discovery Preschool will count goldfish crackers or spots on a dog, while the littlest ones will keep developing their senses by sorting and playing with stuffed animals that have different kinds of pretend fur. This is a very sweet and fun unit for children in each class! 

Children 4–5 years old: The Sky and Weather + My Imagination

The four- and five-year-olds will turn their attention to the sky and explore the bounds of their own imaginations this month. Children will learn how clouds and different kinds of weather are created, and do fun theme-related activities like create whipped-topping storm clouds or pretend to be a weather reporter. Our Transitional Kindergarten class will take their learning even farther by doing basic research into how rainbows are formed. The second half of the month will give children a big chance to express themselves through art, music, and drama. We’ll use classic stories like The Three Little Pigs to spark children’s creativity and see where their imaginations lead. As always, we weave our themes into literacy and math activities, and place a focus on building both English and Spanish vocabulary. 

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.

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • American Sign Language
  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegetarian

Center Menu

Holidays Observed

We observe the following holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • President's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • 4th of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day

Please note that because holidays observed may vary between centers, please be sure to check with your Center Director for specific closures.

Health and Safety

To ensure the protection of the children, our center has a keypad entry system upon entering our center. The entry door is located right next to the administrative office, as well as our sign in and out system. We require all of our teachers to be certified in First Aid and CPR as well as the complete training on health and safety procedures. We have an onsite Health and Safety coordinator who has been with KinderCare since 2000! She is in charge of all the the health and sanitation of the center and manages the safety precautions taken during monthly fire and disaster drills. In addition to our coordinator, we also have a Health Nurse who comes monthly to provide us with new and upcoming health practices and also evaluates the center in order to monitor the well-being of the students and staff.

At KinderCare, what families say about us means a lot. Read below some of the great experiences our families have had with us.

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I just wanted to say that everyone at KinderCare has been wonderful!  All of Lily's teachers are so great with her, I can tell that she loves being there.  Even when we returned after 2 weeks vacation, she was happy to be back - no tears at drop off!  She is also learning SO MUCH from her teachers, every day she surprises me with something new that she's learned.  From little hand motions to songs to being able to use a spoon, KinderCare has taught her so much.  When I drop her off in the morning, I know that she will be taken care of.  It's always hard to leave her, but you guys make it easier. Thanks for everything you guys do!

- Mother

Nicole, the Center Director, and the KinderCare staff are very friendly. I like that the Preschool Education Program is focused on learning in a structured classroom environment, as well as having fun. My son and daughter especially love the arts and crafts! We hang all their creations on the wall at home!

- Mother

I can not say enough good things about the staff at Kindercare. I have two boys who are in very different stages of life and they meet the needs of all of the children. The staff is friendly, caring and flexible. They will work with you to make sure that you and your children are happy!

- Mother

We have had our two children at Kindercare since they were infants. Now our oldest is in Kindegarten and Kindercare has been instrumental in their development. We feel very blessed to have him at Kindercare.

- Parents

We've been using Kindercare for over three years now for our two boys. My oldest son is about to turn 4, and he has thrived at the center. From the infant room to pre-school, the care and education at every level has been remarkable. My youngest son is now 11 months old and just loves to explore in the infant room. The management staff and teachers are wonderful to work with; we have great open communication which I believe is critical to the success. They are reliable and flexible! And I love being able to keep the boys together at the same center!

- Parent

You guys do such an amazing job at taking care of our girls. We thank you so much!

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