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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 them: Riverview Elem, Wesmere, Ridge, Meadowview, Jones Elem, St. Mary's...They bus to us: Central Elem

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 the Plainfield KinderCare and would love the opportunity to show you all the great things happening with our children here, learning and growing every day. We strive to make a difference in our families here and partner with them in their day to day parenting. We would love the opportunity for you to meet our wonderful staff.

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.

Teachers & Staff

All of our staff members are teacher qualified in Early Childhood Education or taking classes to be. We are also all First Aid and CPR Certified. It is our belief to make every child’s academic experience a good one from the start. Come in and meet our team today and see how we transform learning into fun!

  • Julie Ruble

    Julie Ruble, Center Director

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

    Julie has been with KinderCare since 2004. During her time at KinderCare she has worked as an Infant teacher, Discovery Preschool teacher, Assistant Director and District Assistant before finding her home here at the Plainfield Center. Aside from raising her two boys, Julie is about to graduate with a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education with a focus in Special Needs. She is passionate about being part of the growth and development of each and every individual child. Julie looks forward to meeting your family and introducing you to ours!

    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
  • Kelly Beall

    Kelly Beall, Assistant Director

    I would love the opportunity to show you our center, meet our team and have your family join the KinderCare family.

    Kelly is the Assistant Director and has worked in childcare for over sixteen years. She has a Master's Degree in School Social Work and over 18 hours of Early Childhood Education credits. She enjoys meeting new families and watching the children learn and grow. Kelly is looking forward to having your child experience all that we have to offer and your family becoming part of ours here at KinderCare.

    Year Started:
    6/1/1999
    Tenure:
    16 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 years
    Education:
    Master's Degree in School Social Work, 18-Hour Early Childhood Education Credential
  • Ms. Karen, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Karen has been part of the KinderCare family since 1997 and is the Discovery Preschool teacher.  She has a special talent to instill educationial values to a class of two year olds.  Our curriculum allows her to enhance their sensory, motor and cognitive skills while instilling learning through play.  The families love the nurturing care that Ms. Karen provides on a daily basis.

    Year Started:
    1/1/1997
    Tenure:
    18 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    18 years
    Education:
    Early Childcare Cerification
  • Ms. Fauzia, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Ms. Fauzia has been part of the team since 1995 and is our Prekindergarten teacher.  Parents and children love the learning philosophy instilled in preparing them for kindergarten.  She uses a hands on approach to curriculum and makes sure to give individual attention to make sure all children are ready to move on.

    Year Started:
    4/1/1995
    Tenure:
    20 Years
  • Ms. Yessica, Private Kindergarten Classroom

    Ms. Yessica has been part of KinderCare since 1998. She is currently the Private Kindergarten teacher at the center. She enjoys having the opportunity to provide a foundation for a love of learning.

    Year Started:
    4/1/1998
    Tenure:
    17 Years
  • Ms. Christine, School Age Classroom

    Ms. Christine has been part of the team since 2002. She is the school-age teacher. She enjoys the opportunity to work with school age children. She likes to provide fun activities that keep the children engaged in the after school program and summer camp.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2002
    Tenure:
    13 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 years
  • Ms. Valeria, Cook and Van Driver

    Ms. Valeria has been part of the KinderCare family since 1999. She enjoys the opportunity to cook for the children, and likes being a cook here at the center.

    Year Started:
    1/1/1999
    Tenure:
    16 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

  • Spanish

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 is sanitized daily and thoroughly detailed by a professional crew.

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

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!

- Parents

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!

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