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West Roselle KinderCare

Jacqueline Mims, Center Director

1080 W. Lake St. Roselle IL 60172
(630) 351-8820 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds

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West of Springfield, next to Brunswick Bowling Alley.

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Greenbrook Elementary School, Waterbury Elementary School, Erickson Elementary School and Horizon Elementary School

We are now enrolling in all of our classrooms! Call us today to schedule a tour! We are nationally accredited with the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and have been nationally accredited for over 20 years! We are ExceleRate Illinois Gold Circle of Quality center.


Come in and visit the wonderful world of Roselle-Lake Street KinderCare! Our school is filled with caring and nurturing teachers that will provide your family with educational experiences that will last a lifetime. Each day, our students receive a strong foundation of learning while having fun and being challenged to do their best-knowing that they can do anything. We partner with our families to ensure that we are providing the best educational experiences by educating our students for the future. The learning and laughter begins in our Nursery and continues throughout our school into our School Age classroom with stimulating environments and a wide range of activities all lead by a team of early learning experts. We want you to come in and spend some time in our classrooms and experience the joy of learning.

Jacqueline Mims, Center Director

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We’re so proud!

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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Our kids are taking off!

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


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.

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


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.


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.

Teachers & Staff

With over 100 years of educational training and experience, our teaching staff takes pride in educating young children. The teaching staff at the Roselle-Lake KinderCare loves sharing their love of books, art, and nature with their students. They also love learning from their students! The wonder in each child's eyes and smiles on their faces as they develop new skills bring joy to the hearts of the teachers as they go through their day!

  • Jacqueline Mims

    Jacqueline Mims, Center Director

    Children first!

    Jacqueline has been part of the Roselle-Lake KinderCare team since 1985 where she started as the Kindergarten teacher. She was promoted to Assistant School Director and shortly thereafter to School Director. Her school is always filled with laughter, love and the pursuit of knowledge by both her students and herself. Jacqueline is very proud of the way she has bonded with her students and their families, forming a trust and collaborative relationship to help the students learn and grow. Jacqueline continues to work in collaboration with the school's teaching team to help build a strong foundation for each of the students who attend. Jacqueline's goal is to create a strong educational environment for all the students to attend her school. By partnering with and leading the school's family and teachers, the school's focus is the children and the impact made on all aspects of their learning. Jacqueline, along with the school's teachers, will always strive to do the best for every child.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Jackie spent two years as a Kindergarten teacher in Louisiana.
    Year Started:
    31 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    30 Years
    Bachelor's Degree in Education with an emphasis in Special Education
  • Ms. Candace

    Ms. Candace, Infant Classroom

    I'm inspired each day by the way the children apply their knowledge to new situations.

    Ms. Candace is a very hands-on teacher. She enjoys teaching her students and watching them grow each day. While in college, she was a Sociology major, and that is when she discovered her love for Early Childhood Education! Ms. Candace incorporates music into her classroom curriculum on a daily basis. Ms. Candace is also our school's ABC Music and Me teacher, as well as our Cooking Adventures teacher! Fun is had by all who enter her class because Ms. Candace feels that fun is an integral part of learning!

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Candace did some babysitting as well as some volunteer work at one of our schools.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "I Like Myself"
    Year Started:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 Years
  • Ms. Bozena

    Ms. Bozena, Toddler Classroom

    I love to work with the children. To see how they learn and grow is amazing! I like to be a part of their explorations of new things each and every day!

    Bozena has been working with the Infants and Toddlers since 1998.  I enjoy working with young children and watching them interacting with each other.  I  love assisting the children in soloving their problems and making each day happy.  I enjoy seeing the children learn and grow.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Bozena worked as an assistant teacher in various facilities.
    Year Started:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16 Years
  • Ms. Rubina

    Ms. Rubina, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Making a difference in a child's life through my love, encouragement, guidance and teaching is what makes my time spent at work worth it.

    Ms. Rubina was born and raised in Pakistan and came to the United States in 1987. After attending college in Pakistan, Ms. Rubina began her journey with the KinderCare family. In 2003, she obtained her Child Development Associate's Credential. Ms. Rubina loves being around the children and really enjoys working with them each day. She wholeheartedly believes that the first few years of a child's life are vital and she plays a very important role in their development. Her goal is to provide the children with positive guidance in every learning area and she is so proud to be a part of the earliest stages of their education!

    Year Started:
    24 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 Years
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Angie

    Ms. Angie, Preschool

    There is nothing more rewarding than teaching and watching the children achieve their goals and grow!

    Angie is the Senior Preschool Teacher.  She loves helping the children to learn from each and every new experience that comes their way.  Knowing that she makes a difference in a child's life is what  inspires Angie to come to work each day.  There are tons of teachable moments everyday and I hope to share these moments with the little ones on their educational journey.

    Previous Experience:
    Before joining the KinderCare Family, Angie worked as a nanny and in a school district working with at risk and special needs preschool children.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Where is the Green Sheep"
    Year Started:
    21 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Associate Degree in Early Childhood and a Bachelor Degree in Psychology
  • Ms. Fran

    Ms. Fran, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    My goal is to make a difference in the lives of children.

    Ms. Fran has been with KinderCare since 2007 and is working towards her Child Development Associate's Credential and is having a great time learning new things and implementing them in her classroom. Ms. Fran is a proud mother of three grown children and a grandmother to two beautiful granddaughters! She was an extremely active member of the PTA, Girl Scouts and sports when her children were growing up. She enjoys teaching, but also enjoys learning something new with the children every day.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to coming to KinderCare Ms. Fran was a stay-at-home mom and she raised her three children.
    Year Started:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 Years
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Kim

    Ms. Kim, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Ms. Kim has been at the Roselle-Lake KinderCare since October of 2001! She proudly holds a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Studies from Northern Illinois University and is certified to teach children through third grade. Throughout her time at the Roselle-Lake KinderCare, Ms. Kim has worked in our Prekindergarten and Kindergarten classrooms. Ms. Kim is a very hands-on teacher and she loves preparing her students for Kindergarten!

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Kim has previous experience working as a Kindergarten aide.
    Year Started:
    16 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    18 Years
    Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Studies
  • Ms. Dena

    Ms. Dena, School Age Classroom

    Live, love and laugh. It is my passion to bring this to every child's life.

    Ms. Dena has been a part of the KinderCare family for over 25 years! She knew at an early age that children were her passion. In her classroom she finds creative ways to have her students involved in the planning of activities. She feels that it is important for School Age children to feel like they have had a part in choosing the activities that they do after school and during their Winter Break, Spring Break and Summer Camp! When Ms. Dena isn't teaching, she enjoys reading and loves to travel!

    Previous Experience:
    Before coming to KinderCare, Ms. Dena worked at two other child care centers and as a youth leader.
    Year Started:
    28 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    27 Years
    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education

Upcoming Center Activities

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April's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Growing Gardens

What better time to explore the beauty and science of flowers and gardens than the spring? Infants’ learning will focus on sensory experiences with different plants and flowers, while toddlers and three-year-olds have the opportunity to learn how to care for plants. We’ll plant seeds in soil, water the plants, observe bugs and discover how they help plants grow, and even plant a butterfly garden outside! We’ll build math skills by counting seeds, learn new vocabulary words related to flowers and plants, and as always, sing songs and read books involving gardens. 

Children 4–5 years old: In the Spring + Wild Animals

For children in the Preschool and Transitional Kindergarten Classrooms, April is about exploring all things spring and discovering wild animals! Preschoolers will look for signs of spring outdoors, make mud cakes and count the twigs placed in them, and paint still-life paintings of things related to spring. When our learning turns to wild animals, we’ll learn about the habitats and habits of creatures big and small while maintaining a focus on learning lowercase letters. 

The older children in Transitional Kindergarten will focus on project-related work and pick something to work on together. In years past, children have painted a mural, made spring parade floats, painted wild animal masks, and created a model of a wild animal’s habitat. Both of these units focus on expanding the children’s understanding of the natural world around them.

Monday April 10, 2017
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!

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
  • Hindi
  • Spanish
  • Polish, Urdu

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegetarian
  • Special diets

Holidays Observed

Our school is dedicated to serving your family. Please note that we are closed on New Year's Day, President's Day (for the first of two Professional Development trainings), Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Colombus Day (for our second Professional Development Day), Thanksgiving and the day after, limited hours on Christmas Eve and closed on Christmas Day.

Health and Safety

Safety is a top priority at the Roselle-Lake KinderCare. Some of the many things done at our school to ensure the safety of the students, families and teachers to create a safe and healthy environment are monthly safety drills, monthly visits from a Certified Health Nurse, we have a coded keypad at the front entry of the building and all visitors are screened at the reception desk. Our teachers and support staff are all CPR and First Aid certified. Upon drop off and at pickup, we have computerized sign in and sign out procedures and our playgrounds are all fenced in.

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.

I would like to take the time to give Ms. Jackie and her staff at Roselle-Lake Street KinderCare great thanks! My son Juan is six-years-old now and has been attending the facility since he was three-months-old. Our experience with the staff has just been phenomenal. I feel that Ms. Jackie and her staff are all very caring, reliable and loving teachers with positive attitudes. Juan is very comfortable and happy here. I know he gets the attention, education and discipline that's needed for him. I feel my child attends a very healthy, clean and safe school, both inside and outside. It is a great pleasure to have my child attend a center that is so focused on what children need and I would highly recommend Roselle-Lake Street  KinderCare  to anyone who is seeking quality. Thank you and your team for all your hard work and effort!

- Mother

My kids have been going to KinderCare since they have been several months old. My oldest is going to be five-years-old so I would say that I have a good understanding and appreciation of KinderCare's philosophy. I have also had the opportunity to experience different KinderCare Centers and I can honestly say that the KinderCare Center in Roselle on Lake Street, which is the under the direction of Jacqueline M. Mims, is definitely the best of the best. Let me begin by saying that the center is always kept immaculate. We know that this can be a daunting task when kids are involved. Most importantly, Jackie goes above and beyond to foster a family atmosphere. As a parent, I would have to say that this is the best feature of the Roselle Center. My kids are at the center from 6:30 in the morning until 5:30 in the evening so it comforts me knowing that my kids are being cared for by individuals who have their best interests at heart. In addition, the center has events to celebrate to holidays or just enjoy the season. My wife and I have praised Jackie and her staff numerous times and we thought that it was time that we notify others of the outstanding care our family and other received at Roselle-Lake KinderCare.

- Father

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