Palatine KinderCare

Natalie Tronco,
Center Director

929 E. Palatine Rd. Palatine IL 60067
Ph: (847) 358-2233
6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
6:30 AM to 6:00 PM, M-F

SPECIAL DIRECTIONS: near NW Hwy & Palatine Rd

NEIGHBORHOOD: We are just before the Palatine on/off ramp to Rt. 53 that feeds into most of the major Highways. The neighbors that use those ramps include Palatine, Rolling Meadows, and Arlington Heights. We also have families that travel along Palatine road from Northern part of Hoffman Estates, Northern part of Schaumburg and Barrington.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS BUSED TO: Winston Campus, Kimball Hill, Central Road, Jane Adams, Virginia Lake, Lake Louise, Paddock, and St. Theresa. St. Collette and Conyers will provide transportation via yellow bus to and from KinderCare!

Teachers & Staff

The teachers and staff at The Palatine KinderCare are all very passionate about providing the best education and care for your child while you are away at work or school. Each day brings new fun activities and learning at our school and we enjoy the opportunity to be a part of your family's day. We love to watch the children grow and learn and so appreciate sharing that with all of our families. We strive for excellence in all that we do here at the Palatine KinderCare and look forward to having your child join the KinderCare family!

Natalie Tronco, Center Director

"My role as Center Director is to build a strong relationship with families to ensure that we can work together with the teachers to provide the best care and education for the children. Being able to gain the trust of families to care for and advocate for their children is very important in my career. I want my center to be a place where children will receive not only a quality education, but be able to feel at home while they are here."

Natalie began her journey with KinderCare in 2004, and has served in many roles at many locations in the area. She began as an assistant teacher in the discovery preschool classroom and was promoted to lead teacher in prekindergarten. Natalie has truly enjoyed the years she spent as a teacher in the classroom and in 2007, she was excited to bring that knowledge to another level when she became an Assistant Center Director. Between 2007 and 2013, Natalie worked alongside Center Directors learning and applying her knowledge, all while going to school. Natalie holds a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education. She truly believes that early childhood education will create a strong foundation in each child that will create a lifelong love of learning!

Previous Experience:

Prior to joining the KinderCare family, Natalie worked for as an after school program coordinator and as a nanny.

Year Started:
10 Years
Years in ECE industry:
15+ Years
Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education

Ashley Citchens, Assistant Director

Ashley joined the KinderCare family in 2014, but has over 5 years of experience in the field of Early Childhood Education. She is a mother of four and three of her children attend the center! Ashley has always been very active in church, and hopes to bring her knowledge that she gained from her experience working there to KinderCare. Ashley is currently working towards a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Leadership and Management.

Previous Experience:

Before joining the KinderCare family, Ashley worked in a NAEYC Accredited Head Start program, as well as a privately owned child care center.

Year Started:
Years in ECE industry:
9 Years
Assicociate's Degree in Child Development and Human Services

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