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Plainfield KinderCare

Julie Ruble, Center Director

16010 S Frederick St. Plainfield IL 60586
(815) 254-3235 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
Rte 59 and Renwick Rd, behind the Fire Station

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
We bus to: Riverview Elementary, Wesmere, Ridge, Meadowview, Jones Elementary, St. Mary's Central buses to our front door.

Welcome to the Plainfield KinderCare! In our classrooms we focus on social, emotional, cognitive and physical development with different curricula in each classroom to enhance the children's academic goals. We care for Infants through School Age and fit the experience to each specific child. We are very excited to meet with you and your family!

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Welcome

We would like to welcome you to our Plainfield KinderCare located off of Renwick and Rt. 59. We are excited to meet each and every family that comes through our doors. We take pride in building and maintaining relationships with children and their families.  We strive to develop micro-communities within our center families. Our quality care supports your child's social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development. We are more than happy to go above and beyond to ensure your child's academic success. Yours and your child's experience will be unique and individualized. Do not hesitate to come in and join our family today!

Julie Ruble
Center Director

Julie Ruble, 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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

All of our staff members are teacher qualified in Early Childhood Education, or are currently pursuing this qualification. We are also all First Aid and CPR Certified. It is our goal to make every child’s academic experience a good one from the start. We are all committed to meeting each child's individual needs and committed to building the whole child. We love to see children feel like they are in a safe and loving environment.  This way, they will meet their full potential. Come in and meet our team today and see how we transform learning into an exciting experience!

  • Julie Ruble

    Julie Ruble, Center Director

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

    I am married, and have two amazing boys, who keep me on my toes! I am passionate about working with children and families. I enjoy running marathons, and raising funds and awareness for different organizations. I am also passionate about getting to know each individual child, and meeting their social, emotional, and developmental needs. What I truly enjoy about my position as the Director is that I am able to get to know our families, and build relationships with people from all walks of life.

    Previous Experience:
    I have been with KinderCare since 2004. During my time at KinderCare I have worked as an Infant Teacher, Discovery Preschool Teacher, Assistant Director, and District Assistant before finding my home here at the Plainfield Center.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "The Giving Tree" by Shel Silverstein
    Year Started:
    11/1/2004
    Tenure:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    11 years
    Education:
    Pursuing Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education with a focus in Special Education
  • Ceci Perez

    Ceci Perez, Assistant Director

    Isn't it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back everything is different"
                                                                              -C.S. Lewis

    I grew up in the city of Chicago and the suburbs of Miami, and I really enjoyed the diversity of both cities.  I enjoy spending time with my daughter, meeting new people, being outdoors, and reading. Now as an Assistant Director, I am able to work with children of all age groups, as well as deal directly with staff and families. I am honored everyday to be an integral part of the growth of our center as a whole. Building a great team, and getting to know the children - as well as our families - is what drives me to want to always bring my best everyday. I want to always deposit joy into the life of every child.

    Previous Experience:
    I started a career in the banking industry at a young age, and while nanning part time I realized that my passion is working with children and families. I made the decision to change career goals and pursue a career as an Early Childhood Educator. I have worked as a Preschool and Discovery Preschool Teacher, before I became a Program Specialist.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Oh, The Places You'll Go!" by Dr. Seuss "The Tale of the Three Trees" by Angela Elwell Hunt
    Year Started:
    8/1/2011
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12
    Education:
    Pursuing a Bachelor Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Christine

    Ms. Christine, Health and Safety Coordinator

    Today you are you, that is truer than true.
    There is no one alive that is youer than you."
                                   -Dr. Suess

    I have been married 17 years, and have a 10 year old daughter, Jaimison.  I love to read, watch football (GO VIKINGS!), plan parties, and spend time with friends and family.

    Previous Experience:
    I worked as a nanny for 3 years. I have 21 years experience in Early Childhood, and 13 years at KinderCare.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Two because I love to read! Strega Nona- Tomie DePaola A Fish Out of Water -Helen Palmer Geisel
    Year Started:
    3/4/2002
    Tenure:
    13 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 years
  • Ms. Valeria

    Ms. Valeria, Cook and Bus Driver

    You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching, Love like you've never been hurt,
    Sing like there's nobody listening, and live like it's heaven on earth.
                                           -William W. Purkey

    I am a proud mother of two children, a boy and a girl! I love spending time with my kids, dancing, cooking, and building relationships. I have lived in the area for 9 years, and enjoy seeing the children blossom in their natural environments.

    Previous Experience:
    I nannied, and worked in restaurants.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish" - Dr. Suess
    Year Started:
    1/1/1999
    Tenure:
    16 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16
  • Ms. Yessica

    Ms. Yessica, Private Kindergarten Classroom

    It is easy to stand with the crowd, It takes courage to stand alone." - Unknown

    I love teaching, watching, and giving my students experiences that develop their character, self esteem, and help them come to know their full potential. I am a proud mother of three with two of my children in college. I love working out, participating in races, and raising awareness for different organizations.

    Previous Experience:
    I have worked with all age groups, and as an Assistant Director before becoming a Kindergarten Teacher.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Where the Wild Things Are" - Maurice Sendak
    Year Started:
    4/1/1998
    Tenure:
    17 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    17
    Education:
    B.A. in Elementary Education
  • Ms. Melinda

    Ms. Melinda, Infant Classroom

    Enjoy the little things.

    I am a mother of four and my favorite things to do are cooking, hiking, and bike riding with my children.

    Previous Experience:
    I have worked with children for 24 years and used to own and operate a home daycare. I love working with children in different environments (church, home daycare, summer camp, and daycare).
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Brown Bear, Brown Bear" by Bill Martin Jr.
    Year Started:
    2/2/2015
    Years in ECE industry:
    24
  • Miss Libby

    Miss Libby, Infant Classroom

    In ordinary life, we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich."  - Dietrich Bonhoeffer

    I have always had a job where I was working with children and I know that a classroom is where I'm meant to be!  I received my B.S. from Olivet Nazarene University where I majored in Art and minored in Psychology.  I am pursuing my M.A. in Elementary Education and will receive it at the end of this fall (2015).  I have my Illinois Teaching License and am certified to teach K-9.  I married the man of my dreams last September and couldn't be more blessed.  I'm an avid reader, die-hard Chicago Bears fan, coffee drinker, and love all things outdoors.

    Previous Experience:
    I worked at another KinderCare in the area before transferring here. I was also a nanny throughout high school, a volunteer at different MOPS programs throughout college, and was an art program developer and pre-school teacher at a local park district.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Guess How Much I Love You" by Sam McBratney
    Year Started:
    4/10/2013
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10
    Education:
    B.S. Art and Psychology, Pursuing M.A. in Elementary Education
  • Miss Lexi

    Miss Lexi, Infant Classroom

    Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." - Christopher Robin to Pooh Bear

    I was born and raised in the area, with my three older siblings. I recieved my B.S. in Psychology and Family and Consumer Sciences at Olivet Nazarene University. I enjoy spending my time reading, trying new recipes, practicing photography, spending time with family, I love coffee, and being outdoors.

    Previous Experience:
    Children have always been a major part of my life. I worked at a daycare while I was in school. I have been a nanny for the past ten years, and was also a volunteer teacher for MOPS for 5 years.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "The Runaway Bunny" by Margaret Wise Brown
    Year Started:
    8/1/2015
    Years in ECE industry:
    10
    Education:
    B.S. from Olivet Nazarene University in Family and Consumer Science and Psychology, with a concentration in Family Studies
  • Miss Jasmine

    Miss Jasmine, Infant Classroom

    Oh the places you'll go, Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so...get on your way! - Dr. Seuss

    I attended Joliet Junior College and graduated with an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Development.
    I enjoy camping, dancing, and spending time with family.

    Previous Experience:
    I interned at an Education Center before I began working at KinderCare in Bolingbrook.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Where the Wild Things Are" by Maurice Sendak
    Year Started:
    8/24/2015
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
    Education:
    Associates Degree in Early Childhood Development, Paraprofessional License, ECE Level 4
  • Ms. Christina

    Ms. Christina, Toddler Classroom

    This too shall pass

    I was raised in Chicago, and moved to Plainfield 5 years ago. I am very close with my twin sister who also works for KinderCare. Working with children is my passion, and I am so thankful that I am able to be a part of their lives.

    Previous Experience:
    I began as a nanny for several families, and after 3 years began my career in a private school. I also lead a Simmer Camp, and worked at an Early Childhood Center in Chicago. After 8 years I have made my home here at our Plainfield KinderCare.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle
    Year Started:
    4/21/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    10+ years
    Education:
    A.A. Pursuing Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education.

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About Our Center

Thank you for taking the time to check out the KinderCare difference at our Plainfield location. At our center we take pride in ensuring the overall care and education of your child. We are a NAC accredited center. As a NAC accredited center we go beyond State minimum licensing standards, and strive to uphold a higher quality of care as well as a higher quality of education for each and every one of our students. To ensure a higher quality of individualized care, our curriculum is based on the Early Childhood Common Core Standards of Illinois.

We are now enrolling for the 2015-2016 School Year with the K-12 Interactive Kindergarten. This private kindergarten class is different than the programs that are offered by surrounding schools. This program is a full day kindergarten program from 9 am until 3 pm, whereas the public schools in our district only offer a half day of kindergarten education. Our Smart Boards encourage students to use a hands-on approach to learning, offering an interactive classroom experience. Instead of using worksheets, your child will be able to take a hands-on approach and work on the Smart Board themselves. Aligned with national and state standards, our new curriculum consists of Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Reading Comprehension, Art, Music, Physical Education, and Social skills. Your children will enjoy learning through a variety of teaching styles used to suit each child's individual needs.

Give us a call or stop in today to experience the difference for your self, at our Plainfield KinderCare!

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Hindi
  • Spanish
  • Hindi and Urdu

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

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

Here at Plainfield KinderCare, your child will not only have a safe, secure and stimulating environment to learn in, but they will have support from a team of child development experts who have a true passion for educating and nurturing children. Our staff works to promote a safe and healthy environment by adhering to strict cleaning policies. Each classroom and its contents are sanitized daily.

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.

After picking up my child from KinderCare today I reflected on how much 2 of the teachers there have had an impact on my child. I wanted to take the time out to share a little bit about my child and her experience at KinderCare. My daughter began attending KinderCare last spring 2011. She was in the two-year old classroom with Ms. Karen. When she first began there she was a shy and timid little girl. However, her teacher, Ms. Karen, was an integral part of bringing out the fun-loving, out-going girl she's come to be. Ms. Karen made every day a fun day! Arianna, my daughter, began to talk about the things she did each day, the activities she participated in, and always, always talked about Ms. Karen. Each day I picked her up I was presented with art projects, drawings, or pictures of what Arianna did that day. It was great to "see" what my daughter did all day without me there to see it personally. To this day, although she is now in the three-year old classroom, my daughter makes it a priority to visit Ms. Karen before leaving school each day. Ms. Karen went above and beyond her teaching duties and actually became a part of my child's life as I see she does with all of the children in her classroom. My child is not the only one that has to run to Ms. Karen's room each day before leaving! Ultimately I've realized that Ms. Karen was more than just a teacher at KinderCare and I'm thankful that she was such a great influence and wonderful care provider for my child. Now that Arianna is in the three-year old classroom Ms. Rachel has become a part of our dinner conversation each night! Since my daughter has been with Ms. Rachel I've noticed her taking a big interest in learning, specifically writing. She brings home "homework" and artwork and other projects that she completes in the classroom. She loves to show me how she writes her name, knows her alphabet, sings songs, and all of the other things she learns each day. She's found a love of painting and always reminds me that "sharing" is important...(ha-ha). Although, there are certain KinderCare policies that I disagree with, I have to say that the quality of Teachers that KinderCare employs is exceptional. It is because of the teachers that I would not take my child anywhere else. It is because of teachers like Ms. Karen and Ms. Rachel that children enjoy going to school. It is because of teachers like them that I know my child is in the best care while I have to be at work. And it is because of them that I had to write this and say thank you for giving my child wonderful experiences and a great foundation of learning to build upon.

- Mother

We can't imagine our life without KinderCare, these ladies have definitely played a very important role in whom are children are today. We are so pleased with the care our children received and would highly recommend this center. Thank you ladies for a job well done.

- Father

The Plainfield Kindercare is top notch! The teachers really care about my family and the well being of my children. I never have to worry that they are not well taken care of. The kids really enjoy the activities of the day and are advanced because of the curriculum. I would not go anywhere else and would highly recommend this center to others! Thank you Plainfield Kindercare!

- Mother

What a great place for our children while my husband and I both work! All three of our children have attended KinderCare. Our daughter began regularly attending the center when she was six months old. She was born with Down Syndrome, so we were concerned about having her special needs met. KinderCare provided a wonderful environment for our daughter to learn and grow. They welcomed her multiple therapists on a weekly basis and incorporated many of the things that they learned from the therapists into her daily routine. They went above and beyond in ensuring that the classroom environment was safe and developmentally appropriate, which has helped her to become what she is today. Her teachers celebrate in her accomplishments and milestones as much as we do. Thanks for all you do!

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