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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 - Dirksen - Dooley - Einstein- Anne Fox - Endersalk - Laurel Hill - Campanelli - Ridge Circle - Heritage- Parkwood

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


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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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.

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.


The Math Adventures enrichment program is designed to teach important mathematics concepts such as geometry, numbers, measurement, and probability. Your child will learn about length, height, and weight. He will learn about shapes and solids. He will learn how to add, subtract, multiply, and count money. Math is everywhere and giving your child every advantage now will add up to success later in life.


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.


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

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, two wonderful parents, and a soon to be husband. 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. She just got married September 26th of 2015. She is now the new Mrs. Natalie Muenster.

    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:
    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. Her favorite childrens illustrator is Eric Carle.  Her favorite winter activity is Snowboarding.

    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:
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 years
    BA In Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Michelle Czerwinski

    Ms. Michelle Czerwinski, 3rd in Charge, Preschool Class, Bus Driver

    “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. Volunteered at Gigi Playhouse in schaumburg.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Charlotte's Web
    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 years
    Associate's & Bachelor's Degrees in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Deya

    Ms. Deya, Infant Classroom

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    Deya had great passion for working with children. All the children in her infant room love her and miss her everytime she goes on break or home. She is very well loved in her room. When Deya is not here with her children, she loves to spend her free time with her family.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Rainbow Fish
    Year Started:
    23 Years
  • 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:
  • Ms. Kelly

    Ms. Kelly, Toddler Classroom

    Kelly was raised in Streamwood, Illinois. She graduated from Elgin Community College with an Associates Degree. She has eight brothers and sisters who have encouraged and guided her in the field of teaching. Besides working at KinderCare Kelly enjoys volunteering in her community. She participates in events such as "Relay for Life" and "Run for Rett", as well as playing sports.

    Previous Experience:
    Kelly was a volunteer at Streamwood Preschool
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Very Hungry Caterpillar
    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 Years
    Associates of Arts Degree
  • Ms. Puja

    Ms. Puja, Discovery Preschool

    Be your own kind of 'beautiful.'

    Ms. Puja was born in Berwyn and raised in Rockford. She attended Rock Valley College and is continuing her education in early childhood. Ms. Puja enjoys going to the movie, dancing and reading.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Puja also taught preschool at the YMCA.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
    Devry University
  • Ms. Joanna, Discovery Preschool

    I have been working as a preschool teacher since 2013. I really enjoyed working with young children. My interests are biking and running.

    Previous Experience:
    One year experience with toddlers and one with twos.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Brown Bear
    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Ms. Nicole

    Ms. Nicole, Floater

    I  treat every child as my own

    When not educating the children, Nicole likes spending time with family, friends, go swimming with her niece, walking her dog, going to movies, and bowling.

    Previous Experience:
    Children's World : 98-99 YMCA : 2014-2015
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Ferdinand The Bull
    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
    working on CDA
  • 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:
    14 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 Years
  • Ms. Brianna

    Ms. Brianna, Pre-school & school-age

    I love when I'm teaching and the light bulb goes off.  I love the AH-HA moment.

    Ms. Brianna is a teacher primarily with the pre-school and school- age students.  She has been employed with KinderCare for over a year and she truly enjoys teaching the children new skills.  Ms. Brianna loves being a mommy and spending time with her one year old son.

    Previous Experience:
    Brianna was a nanny for a family of children between the ages of one to seven. She is currently working on getting her Bachelor's Degree in Business Admininstration.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Kissing Hand
    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 year
    Associates Degree in Arts
  • Ms. Carolyn

    Ms. Carolyn, PreK / schoolage Classroom

    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:
    8 Years
    Credits in Early Childhood Education
  • Miss Monique, Schoolage Classroom

    Previous Experience:
    Kids R Kids Sept. 2014-May 2015 Hoffer Plastics June 2014 - Sept.2014 The Learning Experience Aug 2013- Feb 2014
    Year Started:
  • Ms. Maria

    Ms. Maria, Cook

    A child's smile makes my day.

    Ms. Maria was born in Mexico. She moved to Illinois in 1971. She is attending college pursuing a
    Child Development Associate credential. Ms. Maria loves spending time with her grandchildren and enjoys taking long walks.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Pout Pout Fish
    Year Started:
    9 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

  • Hindi
  • Spanish
  • Turkish, Gujrati, Urdu. Azeri, Farsi

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.

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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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