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Wise Road/Schaumburg KinderCare

Ashley Burgermeister, 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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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Aldrin, Hanover Highlands, Einstein, Anne Fox, Laurel Hill, Parkwood, Nathan Hale, Sunnydale

Now enrolling for summer and fall! Limited space available.


Welcome to Wise Road/Schaumburg KinderCare. Our experts designed our classrooms — and every activity and lesson — to help prepare your child for success in school and beyond. With designated learning centers such as dramatic play and blocks in every classroom, children have the opportunity for rich social play and child-initiated discovery.

You’ll also find that our classrooms feature a print-rich environment full of carefully selected materials, written charts and labels, and children’s literature. By helping your child connect spoken words and print, we’re helping develop early literacy and writing skills.

Whether your child has first words or first grade on the horizon, we’re excited to show you how everything in our center is designed for learning!

Ashley Burgermeister, 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.

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  • Illinois Gold Circle of Excellence

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.

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.

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

Welcome to our KinderCare family at the Wise Road location. We are thrilled that you have joined our school and entrust us to provide the utmost care and education for your child to grow into wonderful young people. We encourage you to let us know how we can best assist you with your needs. We are always available to meet with you and even have conferences in late Fall and late Spring to let you know how your child is developing in our program. We love getting feedback to help us grow together. 

Our faculty are dedicated and passionate about education and caring for children. They encourage self help skills, manners, etiquette, education, reading, handwriting, science, dramatic play, math and more, all in a safe, fun and educational experience. Our curriculum is specifically geared from Infancy through School Age groups. Each one is developmentally appropriate but yet allows each child to grow beyond their expectations. We provide an educational curriculum to meet the needs of each child and age group and prepare them for school and beyond. We teach them life skills through our daily routines and play. 

"Play" is the time each child needs to expand their minds, grow their skills and explore their world. Play is essential to learning. Our approach to teaching through positive reinforcement and redirection. We want to let children know what we "want" from them rather than reminding them of all the "no's" in the world. Children thrive with positive reinforcement and want to learn more then.

Our school has been NAC Accredited since July 2016. The National Accreditation Commission (NAC) for Early Care and Education Program offers early childhood leaders the opportunity to demonstrate and document quality performance using research-based criteria and evidence-based practices. The National Accreditation Commission provides a comprehensive, ongoing quality improvement system that recognizes the inherent diversity among programs through the self-study and award process. 

Our school also received the Gold Circle of Quality from ExeleRate Illinois administered through INCRAA in March 2017. 

We service to several local Elementary Schools near our school location for Before and After care as well as care for days off of school which allows time for Kindergarten through 6th grade children to get homework done, relax and expend their energies on the playground as well as participate in our newly revamp School Age Curriculum. 

We also offer a fun and exciting Summer Curriculum that allows our School-Age children to go on field trips and our younger children to have in-house field experience with special guests along with creative exploration with our Summer Camp Themes and Water Play Days. Education and learning never stops. 

Our faculty participates in 100 Days of on boarding training when first hired and a minimum of 20 hours of Professional Development training annually through Gateway approved trainings, KinderCare Professional Development Days and other programs to continue their own personal, educational success and further their educational horizons. We require all of our faculty to be CPR and First Aid trained within 6 months of hire and maintain their certification ongoing. All of our faculty also are required to have their Food Handler Certification to work in our facility. On going training is essential for our faculty to remain on the top of the educational pendulum and provide the care that each of our families expect. 

Again, thank you for joining our KinderCare family. 

  • Ashley Burgermeister, Center Director

  • Ms. Sarah Henson, Assistant Director

    "Live life to the fullest

    Ms. Sarah began her career with KinderCare in 2012 at the Hoffman Estates center. She earned her bachelor degree in Business Administration from Devry University. Throughout her years, she has worked in all age groups and loved watching the children learn and grow. Ms. Sarah has had numerous roles with KinderCare. She has been not only a teacher, but also the Health and Safety Coordinator, Assistant Director and assisted with a few schools that had to be closed over the years. She was very excited when she got a permanent role as the Assistant Director here at the Schaumburg center where she can utilize all her years of experience, knowledge and skills to grow the school. 

    Ms. Sarah previously worked with children with special needs. She has two young children whom she loves to watch achieve their goals. 

    Previous Experience:
    Northwest Special Recreation Association and Hoffman Estates Park District
    Year Started:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Since 2009
    Bachelor Degree in Business Administration
  • Ms. Carolyn S., Opening Floater, Bus Driver, School Age, Health & Safety Coordinator and Learning Adventures for Cooking

    I enjoy teaching the children new things and watching them get excited about mastering new life skills.

    Ms. Carolyn began with KinderCare in September 2007. She has been dedicated to the Early Childhood field ever since. She attended College of DuPage where she earned her Associate in Arts in 2017. Ms. Carolyn is pursuing a career in Elementary Education. She also has been working full time at Jewel since 2015. Ms. Carolyn does all of our Brigance Screenings and Assessments when children first enroll with KinderCare and later reassesses them to evaluate their success and progress with our KinderCare programs. She also teaches our Learning Adventures Cooking Program and in addition, she is also our Health and Safety Coordinator.

    Ms. Carolyn grew up in Schaumburg her whole life. Her hobbies are painting and going to the movies. She also enjoys going into the City, and spending time with her wonderful family, friends and her puppies!

    Previous Experience:
    Dedicated to KinderCare throughout her entire Early Childhood Education career.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss

    Year Started:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Associate in Art for Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Kelly R., Opening Floater, Infants, Bus Driver

    Be the reason someone smiles today.

    Ms. Kelly has been working at KinderCare since October 2004. She has always had a love and desire to work with children! She has been babysitting every chance she got from the moment that she could. Knowing that was the career path she wanted, she attended Harper College studying Early childhood and Elementary Education. Ms. Kelly is married and has two beautiful daughters. One is a dancer and the other is into sports. Ms. Kelly is very involved in everything her daughters do. She never misses a game, competitions or school event. Aside from attending her daughter's functions, she enjoys reading and nature hikes. 

    Previous Experience:
    Works in the Library at the local Middle School
    Year Started:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    College Courses
  • Ms. Marisa G., Infant Classroom

    I love seeing the children smile with joy when they learn new skills!

    Ms. Marisa attended Wright College and Truman College where she attended classes in Education. Ms. Marisa has been in the Early Childhood field since 1990. She enjoys spending time with her children and swimming. Ms. Marisa was raised in the city of Chicago and later moved to Streamwood with her family. She is 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 U-46 and continues to do private tutoring.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss

    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Since 1990
    Credentials in Early Childhood Development
  • Ms. Christina C.

    Ms. Christina C., Infants and Learning Adventures Music Teacher

    Ms. Christina began her Early Childhood career at the Bensenville KinderCare location in February 2015 in their Infant Room. She has been at our location since Fall 2016 and works in our Infant Room. She has been pursuing an associate degree in Speech Therapy at Harper College since 2015. She also works at an animal care clinic on the weekends. 

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Christina began her Early Childhood career at the Bensenville KinderCare location prior to transferring to our Schaumburg Wise Rd. location.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Corduroy by Don Freeman

    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    Credentials in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Zenitra H.

    Ms. Zenitra H., Infant Classroom

    Ms. Zenitra became passionate about working with children while in college pursuing her bachelor degree in Psychology from Kentucky State University which she completed in 2014. Ms. Zenitra loves creating trusting close relationships with children and loves watching them grow and develop. She also enjoys shopping, watching T.V., baking cakes, cookies, and brownies, and she loves listening to music!

    Previous Experience:
    Little Shepherd Day Care and Children's Home and Aide
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss

    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
    Bachelor Degree in Psychology with Minor in Child Development
  • Ms. Nicole M.

    Ms. Nicole M., Toddler Classroom

    Ms. Nicole comes from a big, loving family full of children which lead her to her passion teaching children. Ms. Nicole grew up in Minnesota where she also began her career with KinderCare. She transferred to our location in July 2016 when she and her family relocated to Schaumburg, Illinois. 

    She helped raise her younger sister who is currently in high school. Ms. Nicole still follows her Minnesota sports teams, the Vikings and the Wild. 

    Previous Experience:
    KinderCare in Minnesota
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Baby Bear by Esther and Eloise Wilkin

    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    Associate Degree in Early Childhod Education
  • Ms. Kathy S.

    Ms. Kathy S., Discovery Preschool Classroom

    The best thing about being a teacher is it matters. The hardest thing about being a teacher is that it matters every day.

    Ms. Kathy started at KinderCare in 1983. In 1985, she went on to work in the U-46 School District with special needs children. She returned to KinderCare in 2014. She studied Early Childhood Education at Elgin Community College and earned her Child Development Associate Certification at Rusmussen College. Ms. Kathy enjoys working with her children and to make their classroom feel "homey" as well as a comfortable place to play and learn. Her favorite age is the two year old group. In her spare time, Ms. Kathy loves to garden, read, and take long walks with her chocolate lab, Brandy. 

    Previous Experience:
    KinderCare from 1983-85, U-46 Special Education and returned to KinderCare in 2014
    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Child Development Associate Certificate and credits at Elgin Community College
  • Ms. Kristi S., Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Kristi has worked primarily with Discovery Preschool and Preschool ages. She recently completed her child development associate Certification in May 2017. She has a daughter who is a Toddler at another KinderCare. 

    Years in ECE industry:
    Child Development Associate Certification
  • Ms. Laurie M.

    Ms. Laurie M., Preschool Classroom

    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 later moved to Streamwood, Illinois where she married her husband in 1981. She has three adult children. She is also a grandmother of two young grandchildren. Ms. Laurie also worked in the dietary unit as an aide for many years at Streamwood Behavioral Center. The knowledge Ms. Laurie obtained working as a dietary aide is used daily at home and as a current KinderCare teacher. Providing a safe and positive environment are one of Ms. Laurie's strengths.

    In her spare time, she enjoys seeing concerts and going to the movies. 

    Previous Experience:
    10 years working at Streamwood Behavioral Health Center in the Dietary Unit.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss

    Year Started:
    16 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Child Development Associate Certified
  • Ms. Lauren K., School Age Teacher, Learning Adventures Phonics

    Ms. Lauren received her bachelor's degree in community health education from Southern Illinois University in 2014. While earning her degree there, she also worked in the childcare field at Troy Early Childhood Center for 2 ½ years. She began working at KinderCare in March 2016. 

    Ms. Lauren has grown up in Schaumburg her entire life. Ms. Lauren loves hanging out with her family and friends. She is also a huge Chicago Cubs fan and is beside herself that they won the World Series!

    Previous Experience:
    2 ½ years at the Troy Early Childhood Center
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss

    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    Bachelor Degree in Community Health

Upcoming Center Activities

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September's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Spaces and Places and All About Me
As infants and toddlers explore the spaces and places around them, children in Discovery Preschool will learn all about what makes people the same as well as what makes them different. Infants will experiment with moving toy cars around, build block towers and then knock them down, and even take a tour of the center to see what things are like outside of their classroom! Toddlers will get all revved up as they take a closer look at different vehicles and learn more about neighborhoods, communities, and the jobs that grownups have. In Discovery Preschool, children will be learning about themselves as they play games that strengthen their five senses, discuss feelings and emotions, practice self-help skills, and work on learning the names of body parts.

Children 4 to 5 years old: All About Me and My Home and Family
It’s the beginning of the school year—the perfect time to get to know each other better! Older children will be spending time sharing about themselves, their homes, and their families as they learn what makes people the same and what makes them different. Children will bring their own experiences to the drawing board as they create group stories and 3-D collages about families and homes, pantomime different home- and family-related activities, and draw self-portraits. With our curriculum’s project-related learning component, children in Transitional Kindergarten work together to decide on an individual or whole-group project related to the theme. Past projects have included creating a class book about emotions or working together to build a small-scale home, but who knows—the children may come up with a unique idea that’s entirely their own!

Monday September 04, 2017
Center Closed for Labor Day

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.

Awards and Recognition

  • National Accreditation Commission (NAC)

    National Accreditation Commission (NAC)

Special Features

  • Phonics Classes
  • Cooking Classes
  • Music Classes
  • Science Exploration
  • Sports/Yoga/Large Motor Classes

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • American Sign Language
  • Spanish

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 health and safety is one of our top priorities. This topic contains many facets. To list a few: 

We have a security door at the entrance that is key padded and any visitors must provide a valid photo ID to pick up children. All children must be signed in /out and visitors must log in. 

Our faculty are trained in CPR and 1st Aid and we conduct regular drill for Fire, Tornado and Soft Lock Downs to ensure that we are well prepared in case of an emergency. 

Our school follows strict guidelines in our Wellness / Illness Policy to ensure our children remain as illness free as possible. We teach proper hand washing procedures for our faculty and our children to follow. 

We have daily and monthly playground and building safety inspections to make sure our facility is safe and maintained. We have finger guards on our doors to prevent little fingers from getting injured. 

We also have a nurse consultant visit our school monthly to ensure we follow proper procedures, check children’s file for immunizations / physicals and many other items. 

All these and more are in place to keep your child in a safe and nurturing environment where they can learn.  

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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