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Wise Road/Schaumburg KinderCare

Ms. Natalie Dahl, Center Director

650 W. Wise Rd. Schaumburg IL 60193
(847) 895-1950 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds

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Special Instructions:
Between Roselle and Salem Roads.

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Aldrin - Hanover Highlands - Collins - Einstein- Anne Fox - Endersalk - Laurel Hill - - Heritage- Frederick Nerge

"Come on in and have a free day on us!!!"

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Welcome to  Wise Road KinderCare in Schaumburg!  Here at our center we are committed to providing the highest quailty of early childhood education for our families, in a safe, nurturing envirnoment where care and learning focuses on the "Whole Child"! Our enhanced programs leads the way in early childhoood development , with focusing on the important six areas of development: 
* Language and literacy
* Social + Emotional Development
* Creative Expression
* Physical Development + Wellness
* Executive Function
* Cognitive Development
   Our center can fulfill your family with a variety of needs to infant care, toddler care, discovery preschool 2's, preschool, pre- kindergarden, and schoolage. We work with every family's schedules by offering partial day, full-day, and partial week plans to  better our relationship with our committed families.  Feel free to come in and visit our center with the knowledge that your child will have the best care provided in the schaumburg area.

Ms. Natalie Dahl, Center Director

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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

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.

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.

Florida Voluntary Prekindergarten Programs

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.


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?

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  1. Thursday November 24, 2016
    1. Thanksgiving Break - Center Closed

      Our center is closed Thanksgiving Day and the day after.

  2. Monday December 26, 2016
    1. Center Closed in Observance of Christmas Day

Teachers & Staff

Our teachers and staff at Wise Road KinderCare are dedicated and passionate about education and caring of children. We educate children six weeks through twelve years of age. Our staff participates in 16 hours of professional development training annually. We offer an educational curriculum to meet the needs of the children and prepare them for school and beyond. We have begun the process of NAEYC accreditation. For more information about NAEYC please go to

  • Ms. Natalie Dahl

    Ms. Natalie Dahl, Center Director

    Today you are YOU, that is TRUER than true. There is NO ONE alive who is YOUER than you. -Dr. Suess

    Natalie was born in Chicago, Illinois. She has two sisters, a niece and two nephews and two wonderful parents and she is newly married.  She graduated from Illinois State University in 2008. She is new to KinderCare but ready to learn new things everyday and be part of the KinderCare family.

    Previous Experience:
    Natalie has over twelve years experience in child care settings and always knew from a young age that she had a passion for teaching children. The last 5 years of Natalie's career, she has been in Director roles. She loves the balance of the children, families, and being a leader.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Giving Tree
    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 Years
    Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education
  • Danielle Ilgenfritz

    Danielle Ilgenfritz, Assistant Director

    Knowledge is power," Francis Bacon.

    Danielle is a mother of three boys, Christian, Julian, and Oliver. She enjoys jogging and reading. She loves to spend time with her family at the park and the library. She loves to iengage in art activities with her children. Her favorite childrens illustrator is Eric Carle.Her favorite author is Bill Mahr. 

    Previous Experience:
    Danielle previously taught an After School Porgram at Brookview Montessori. She also taught a toddler classroom and a 2's classroom. She was previously the Closing Director at an Early Learning Center.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr
    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 years
    BA In Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Michelle Czerwinski

    Ms. Michelle Czerwinski, Prekindergarden Teacher, Bus Driver, 3rd in Charge

    “Even the wisest mind has something yet to learn.” – George Santayana

    ʺKnowledge will bring you the opportunity to make a difference.” – Claire Fagan

    “Education is teaching our children to desire the right things.” – Plato

    Ms. Michelle was born and raised in Streamwood, Illinois. She graduated from Elgin Community College with her Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education and continued to get her Bachelor's Degree at Roosevelt University. She has been working with children since 2003. Besides working at Kindercare, Michelle loves to do scrap booking and enjoying time with her friends and family.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Michelle taught at another early childhood center. She also volunteered at Gigi Playhouse in Schaumburg.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Charlotte's Web
    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 years
    Associate's & Bachelor's Degrees in Early Childhood Education
  • Kristina

    Kristina, Discovery Preschool

    Live for the moments you can't put into words." -Unknown

    Kristina is the mother of three children. She enjoys being outdoors and riding horses. Her favorite part of the day is during circle time and singing with the children.

    Previous Experience:
    I volunteered for 2 years in multiple elementary schools. I also was involved with the Big Brother Big Sister program for 2 years. I was a nanny for 4 years as well.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Green eggs and ham by Dr. Seuss.
    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
    Pursuing my CDA program
  • Lauren, School age

    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 years
    Bachelors Degree in Community Health
  • Natalie

    Natalie, School Age

    Previous Experience:
    My previous experience in Early Childhood Education has been babysitting, working in Parks and Recreation, and KinderCare for in total 9 years.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Llama Llama Red Pajamas by Anna Dewey
    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 years
    Bachelors in Applied Behavorial Science
  • Nicole, Toddler

    All kids need is a little help, a little hope, and someone who believes in them. -Magic Johnson

    I grew up in Minnesota and recently moved to Illinois. I have worked for KinderCare for seven years.

    Previous Experience:
    I have worked with children since I was a teenager. I also grew up in a big family and helped raise my siblings.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 years
    Associates Degreeion in Early Childhood Educat
  • Ms. Kathy

    Ms. Kathy, Twos Classroom

    If a child can not learn the way we teach, mabey we should teach the way they learn.

    I am happily married with two children. We also have a chocolate lab who we love to take on long walks. On my free time I love to read, garden and cook. I like to bring my cooking skills into my classroom so the children can explore diffrerent  textures and tastes.

    Previous Experience:
    I worked as a lead lunch superviosor for 10 years. I also was a first grade teacher at St.Johns elementary. For 8 years I owned my own licensed daycare.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Giving Tree
    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Ms. Stela

    Ms. Stela, Twos Classroom

    One positive thought about tomorrow can change your whole day.

    I am from Bulgaria and moved to the United States in 2009. I am married and we have two wonderful children. We love to go to the movies and do outdoor activities.

    Previous Experience:
    I was an elementary teacher in Bulgaria for 19 years. I was a nanny for 2 years and worked for KinderCare for 2 years.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    All Dr. Suess Books
    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
    22 years
    Bachelors in Elementary Education and Msters in Elementary Education Specialization in Music
  • Ms. Marisa

    Ms. Marisa, Infant Classroom

    I love to see the childrens smiles when the learn a new skill.

    Ms. Marisa was raised in Chicago and then moved to Streamwood with her family.She attended Wright College and Truman College where she attended classes in education. Ms. Marisa has been working with children since 1990 .Marisa enjoys spennding time with her children and swimming. She is also a big baseball and football fan. Her favorite teams are the Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bears.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Marisa worked for school district U46 and still does private tutoring.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Dr. Suess "Green Eggs and Ham"
    Year Started:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Laurie

    Ms. Laurie, Pre Kindergarten

    I love reconnecting with my former students. It is nice to learn how they have grown and hear where they see themselves in the future.

    Ms. Laurie was born and raised in Wisconsin. She graduated from Badger High School and moved to Streamwood, Illinois when she married her husband in 1981. She has three children and enjoys spending her free time going to concerts and movies.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Green Eggs and Ham
    Year Started:
    15 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    14 Years
  • Ms. Carolyn

    Ms. Carolyn, Pre-K and School age

    I enjoy teaching the children new things and watching them get excited about learning and mastering new skill(s).

    Ms. Carolyn grew up in Schaumburg. Her hobbies are painting and going to the movies. She also enjoys going into the city.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Cat in Hat
    Year Started:
    9 Years
    Credits in Early Childhood Education

October 2016 Events

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  1. Monday October 10, 2016
    1. Professional Development Day - Center Closed

      Two times each year we dedicate a day for our staff's professional development to further their training and better equip them for the care of your child. The center will be closed on this day for training to occur. If you have questions or would like to request further details, please contact your local Center Director.

  2. Tuesday October 18, 2016
    1. Join Our Community Social

      Your entire family is welcome to join us October 18th for our community social. Come see how family-style dining is done at our center, mingle with other families, and, best of all, enjoy a healthy snack with your child!  

      You’ll better understand how we turn our meals into learning experiences and encourage the children to try new foods, practice table manners, use utensils, and simply enjoy a great meal and good company! See you there!

About Our Center

When you are part of the KinderCare family you are part of a diverse family that focuses on the enrichment and growth of children in a positive learning environment.

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Mandarin
  • Punjabi

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegetarian
  • Special diets

Center Menu

Holidays Observed

Please find alternative care for your children on the following days for center closures-- New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, President's Day, Thanksgiving Day, Day after Thanksgiving, Columbus Day and Christmas Day.  Two of these days are Professional Development Days for the staff that give educators an opportunity to learn and discuss new ideas in their career field to better their classrooms for the children.

Health and Safety

At KinderCare Learning Centers, your child's safety is one of our top priorities. Not only are all of our outside perimeter doors locked to ensure security, but all of our playgrounds are fenced with locked gates as well. In addition the front door of the building has a coded entry where only authorized family members will have a code to enter. Otherwise a door bell is available to visitors who will be greeted by a Center staff member.All of our staff members are trained in CPR and First Aid. We conduct monthly fire drills to ensure the safety of our children and staff.

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.

A Special Thank You in recognition and sincere appreciation for your exemplary efforts in ensuring our success during the indelible time we have been at the learning center from November 2012 until April 2014. We acknowledge your distinguished contribution in building up our English proficiency level. Thank you for teaching, inspiring, encouraging and challenging us. We are grateful to our unique friends in the Prekindergarten classroom. We have built together an ambiance that is filled with love and friendship.You are a great learning center, we wish you all a bright future. We will miss you as we return back home to Saudi Arabia.

- Father

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