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Quentin Road KinderCare

Jackie Krueger, Center Director

838 North Quentin Rd. Palatine IL 60067
(847) 359-2229 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Neighborhood:
We are located on Quentin Rd., just north of Northwest Highway

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Paddock, Pleasant Hill, Lake Louise, Virginia Lake, Sandborn, Hunting Ridge, Lincoln, Marion Jordan, Conyers

Second Infant Room Now Open!  Space is limited.

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Welcome

Welcome to Quentin KinderCare Learning Center! We are so proud of our dedicated teachers, amazing curriculum and our commitment to our families. Our goal is to make sure all of our children are safe, happy and learning! We provide educational child care and preschool programs for children ages six weeks through 12 years. We invite you to come in and experience all of the amazing things happening in our school. Please stop by and spend some time meeting our teachers and learning more about us.

Jackie Krueger, 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.

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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.

Spanish

Spanish Adventures provides young learners with a foundation for later success with the Spanish language. Music, games, children's Spanish literature, and other tools give children multiple opportunities to hear, practice, and see Spanish language for vocabulary and conversational development. Curriculum includes lessons on greetings, numbers, colors, animals, family, body parts and pets as well as how to get engage conversationally during common scenarios at home, a restaurant, or at the zoo. Qué pasa?

Teachers & Staff

Our passionate teachers are waiting to meet you! We look forward to showing you our classrooms and having the opportunity to be a part of your child's education.

  • Jackie Krueger

    Jackie Krueger, Center Director

    I look forward to coming in everyday and observing our children grow and learn. I am so proud of my teachers and their dedication.

    Jackie Krueger transferred to this center in January of 2011 as the Center Director. She has worked previously at the Barrington Hills KinderCare as the Center Director and previous to that in Algonquin as an Assistant Director. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Illinois State University in 2003.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    I love the Laurie Berkner Band. She gets me up and moving! Check out the book Viktor Vito.
    Year Started:
    5/1/2002
    Tenure:
    13 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    13 years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education
  • Jenny Ackermann, Assistant Director

    Jenny is the center's Assistant Director.  She has over 20 years of experience in Early Childhood.  She was previously an assistant director for 10 years.  She has taught in all classrooms of all ages; done observations and conferences.  She was a cDA trainer which helps teachers become qualified.  She believes in NAEYC accreditation standards for early childhood and is looking forward to helping our center become accredited.  Jenny has also worked with children with special needs, and Autism spectrum.  She has worked for inclusion, one-on-one, and mainstream into regular education from kindergarten through adult.  Jenny is married to her husband, Jim, for over 19 years and they have a son Daniel.  Daniel is 14 years old and a freshman at Schaumburg High School.

    Year Started:
    10/20/2014
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 years
    Education:
    Associates degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Julie, Assistant Teacher

    Ms. Julie is our bus driver and also an assistant teacher.  She is working on her CDA to become teacher qualified.  She is a mom to three daughters, Miranda, Tamra and Bailey.  She has worked in Early Childhood Education for over 20 years and has had a passion for teaching since a young age.

    Years in ECE industry:
    over 20 years
    Education:
    CDA
  • Ms. CC, Discovery Preschool

    Ms. CC has worked for KinderCare since 2005.  She has experience working with all age groups.  CC is married to her husband, Ryan and they have a one year old daughter, Ella, who is in our toddler class.  She is looking forward to having her child grow with KinderCare.  Family is very important to CC and she feels that KinderCare is an extension of her family.

    Previous Experience:
    CC has worked at a Montessori school and also in numerous age groups at the Barrington Hills KinderCare.
    Year Started:
    9/1/2005
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 years
    Education:
    Associates degree in Business Management
  • Ms. Kelli

    Ms. Kelli, Infant Classroom

    I just love babies! I feel loved by them and look forward to seeing their smiling faces.

    Ms. Kelli has worked for KinderCare since May of 2011. She is in the process of completing her Child Development Associate's (CDA) Credential in Early Childhood Education. Previously, she was a nanny for three and a half years for two little boys. Ms. Kelli enjoys doing art and sensory activities with the babies. The babies love to read and sing with Ms. Kelli.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare, Ms. Kelli worked as a nanny for over three years.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Baby Beluga
    Year Started:
    5/2/2011
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Pursuing Child Development Associate's Credential in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Silvia

    Ms. Silvia, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Silvia is a lead teacher in our infant classrooms. She started with us in May of 2014 and is a complete joy to have in our baby room. Silvia enjoys taking care of and partnering with parents to help raise happy and healthy babies. Silvia is married and has two sons.

    Previous Experience:
    Silvia has worked as a preschool teacher in Mexico City, worked in the pedagogy area of a Youth Psychiatric Hospital in Mexico City, and also at Marklund, a school for serious developmental disabilities, in Bloomingdale, IL.
    Year Started:
    5/28/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Education:
    Bachelor's degree in Education with a focus on Philosophy and Literature
  • Ms. Sogra

    Ms. Sogra, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Sogra has worked for Kindercare since 2002. She came from India, where she went to college for three years and worked as a teacher for 10 years. She had three years of college in Hyderbad, India and after moving here to the United States, continued taking early childhood education courses at Harper College. Ms. Sogra enjoys watching the infants grow and holding on to the relationships she made as the infants move up to other classrooms. She is proud of the wonderful relationships with the children and their families.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare, Ms. Sogra worked as a teacher in India for 10 years.
    Year Started:
    12/2/2002
    Tenure:
    12 Years
  • Ms. Attiya

    Ms. Attiya, Preschool Classroom and Learning Adventures Classroom

    Quitters never win and winners never quit.

    Ms. Attiya was born and raised in Pakistan. She became a professional singer and wrote and sang devotion songs and children's songs. Ms. Attiya also was captain for the cricket and field hockey national leagues. She worked as a TV sports talk show anchor. She also ran a yoga TV show and enjoyed playing ping pong. She came to the United States and worked at a park district and the YWCA before coming here to KinderCare. Ms. Attiya continued her education by taking some Early Childhood Education courses and by receiving her Fitness and Nutrition Diploma. Her passion is music and sports.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Attiya taught psychical education in Pakistan for 11 years. Prior to working at KinderCare she worked in the park district and at a YWCA here in the US for eight years.
    Year Started:
    2/1/2013
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    19 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Arts, Fitness and Nutrition Diploma
  • Ms. Mary, School age

    Ms. Mary is our School age teacher.  She started working here in September of 2014.  She previously was a two's teacher at another child care center.  She has a 7 year old daughter, Ella.

    Previous Experience:
    Mary has worked as a two year old teacher at another KinderCare location. She has also worked at another child care center as a lead teacher.
    Year Started:
    9/8/2014
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 years
    Education:
    completed 3 years at Northern Illinois University
  • Ms. Devlina

    Ms. Devlina, Toddler Classroom

    Ms. Devlina is the lead teacher in our Toddler classroom. She is from India where she earned her Master's of Science Degree in Human Development from the University of Calcutta. Her focus was on Early Childhood Education and Child Psychology. Ms. Devlina is also a certified substitute teacher from the Illinois State Board of Education. She has had experience teaching in India with students of first grade and the high school levels. She also worked at another child care center as a lead teacher. Ms. Devlina is passionate about teaching and making learning fun.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Devlina taught at the first grade and high school levels and was a lead teacher in a previous child care center.
    Year Started:
    11/1/2013
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 Year
    Education:
    Master's of Science Degree in Human Development
  • Ms. Jo

    Ms. Jo, Toddler Classroom

    Ms. Jo has worked for KinderCare since 1998 with the infants and toddlers. She is from India where she earned her Bachelor's Degree in Child Development from S.P. University, and worked as a teacher for 20 years. Ms. Jo is often found singing with her class. She enjoys engaging her students with new activities and watching them explore.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining Kindercare, Ms. Jo worked as a teacher in India for 20 years.
    Year Started:
    10/1/1998
    Tenure:
    16 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    33 years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Child Development
  • Ms. Barb

    Ms. Barb, Preschool, Prekindergarten, and School Age Classrooms

    Happy children learn more.

    Ms. Barb is our afternoon lead teacher, in addition to supporting all of our over-threes classrooms. She is also a preschool teacher at the local Children's Home and Aid during the day. She loves to travel and visit with her family. Ms. Barb also enjoys cooking and flower arranging.

    Year Started:
    9/4/2007
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    18 years
    Education:
    Bachelors in Christian Education, Associate in General Sciences
  • Ms. Joan

    Ms. Joan, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I look forward everyday to helping the children get ready for Kindergarten. The year I spend with them, they really change and grow up.

    Ms. Joan transferred from Schaumburg KinderCare in November 2011 and prior to that worked at a local childcare center for 10 years. She enjoys spending time with her husband, son and daughter. Ms. Joan also enjoys crafting and sewing.

    Year Started:
    10/30/1995
    Tenure:
    19 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    27 years
    Education:
    Associate in Arts from Harper College
  • Ms. Val

    Ms. Val, Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Val is a Teaching Assistant in our Preschool classroom. She also helps all of the teachers in their classrooms when needed.  Her family consists of two brothers, a nephew, and a cat named Buzz. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family and riding her bike, reading books, and taking walks.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Val has worked at a local daycare, and volunteered in a preschool program in high school.
    Year Started:
    6/1/2005
    Tenure:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 years
  • Ms. Rosa

    Ms. Rosa, Chef

    Ms. Rosa has been with KinderCare since April of 2000 and is the cook at the Quentin Road KinderCare.

    Year Started:
    4/11/2000
    Tenure:
    15 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    13 years

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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

  • Arabic
  • Hindi
  • Punjabi
  • Spanish
  • Polish, Urdu, Telugu, Gutariti

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegetarian
  • Special diets

Center Menu

Holidays Observed

New Year's Day
President's Day
Memorial Day
Independance Day
Labor Day
Columbus day
Thanksgiving Day
Day after Thanksgiving
Christmas Eve - early closing
Christmas Day

Health and Safety

We have a keypad entry and every family signs in and out each day. Our playground is fenced in and surrounded by lush plants for privacy. Our staff is 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.

My daughter have been in KinderCare for a year. I have seem her grow in many ways, the teachers always care about our kids safety.They are always smiling, and friendly. I feel safe leaving my daughter in good hand while I and working.

- Mother

Our children both have some mild special needs and KinderCare provides the kind of structure they need to thrive. They have a behavior program and the staff has done an excellent job of implementing it. They know that they are in a safe and caring environment that fosters individual success as well as social/emotional growth. KinderCare is a very big part of our "village".

- Father

KinderCare always considers child safety and the teachers have respect for all. They maintain open communication and the activities always interests my daughter.

- Mother

Every parent has their worst fears when deciding on childcare and stress when it isn't the right fit. Just before I came to this KinderCare, I experienced some of my worst fears at a previous daycare. In deciding to make the change to KinderCare, not only has it made a change in my child's caring needs it has changed our life for the best. I've shaken off my fears and have seen my child flourish on so many levels from behavior to education. This place has been a joy even to the parent!!

- Mother

While looking through my son's backpack I found a story map in which he was able to identify characters, settings and was able to follow the plot. This made me very proud and glad to see how much KinderCare is teaching my child. I also like the relationships he has built with both the staff and the other children.

- Mother
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