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Wildflower Lane KinderCare

Kristin Boyd, Center Director

150 Wildflower Lane Schaumburg IL 60173
(847) 413-9980 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 YEAR-OLDS

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Special Instructions:
near Wildflower Lane & Schaumburg Road

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Collins, Nerge, Fairview, Dirksen, and Link and the Early Learning Center School Buses pick up and drop off at center

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Welcome to your home away from home!  We pride ourselves on making an environment that is fundamental for your child's individual needs.  We have a large center with a safe, and reliable feel. We communicate with you daily via phone, emails, or texts. We listen to your needs and make your child feel comfortable in our center. Well balanced meals and snacks, and consistent schedules and routines will help your child thrive!  Come in for a tour, meet our teachers, and spend some time in your child's classroom!  We can't wait to meet you!

Kristin Boyd, 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

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.

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

The teachers and staff at our center are passionate about educating and nurturing children. The majority of our teachers possess a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education or a Child Development Associate's Credential (CDA). Our team strives for excellence through continuing education that will benefit our personal growth and your child’s development. Our teachers are dedicated to creating an environment that supports your child's growth, development, and overall well-being. From your initial contact with our team, our goal is to ensure that you feel a part of our family that extends beyond the learning. We extend a warm offering to you to come and tour our facility soon.

  • Kristin Boyd

    Kristin Boyd, Center Director

    All children deserve love, safety, and an education that will last a lifetime.

    Kristin started her KinderCare career in 2002 at this very center as a Toddler teacher over holiday breaks from college.  When she graduated Northern Illinois University in 2005 with a Bachelor's Degree in Child Development she returned as the Assistant Director of the North Schaumburg KinderCare and was there for 9 years.  It was a hard choice for Kristin to leave her KinderCare home but she knew she wanted to pursue her goal of becoming a Center Director.  When she returned back to the Wildflower center she knew it was meant to be and she could not be happier to be back at such a wonderful center supporting teachers to create an amazing and education rich environment for your child.

    Previous Experience:
    Kristin started her love of working with children with babysitting jobs, then at the age of 16 she started working in child care centers as a teacher and has worked her way up to Center Director.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Me, Too!" by Mercer Mayer
    Year Started:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16 years
    Bachelor's Degree in Child Development
  • Lori Finke

    Lori Finke, Assistant Director

    Working here has given me the opportunity to help teach and be a part of every child's life and development. I look for ward to coming to work every day just to see their smiling faces and hear their wonderful stories!

    Lori started working for KinderCare Learning Centers in 1987. In her time with KinderCare she has worked in many roles including: Teacher, Cook, Health and Safety Coordinator, Assistant Director and Tutorial Specialist. Lori joined the Wildflower KinderCare team as Assistant Director in 2003 and has the opportunity to work with all age groups and a wonderful teaching staff. Lori is the oldest of six children and she resides in Palatine with her husband. She has been blessed with two sons, two daughter-in-laws and two wonderful grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews. Children have always been a big part of her life!

    Year Started:
    28 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    25 years
    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Miss Amber

    Miss Amber, Discovery Preschool

    It's not about weathering the storm, but learning how to dance in the rain- Author Unknown

    Miss Amber is passionate about education and gets great joy out of being a part of children's lives.  Being a mother of two, she understands how much effort and love goes into raising children.  Having a nursing background, Amber has great comp[passion for others and she loves teaching, so what better place to be for her than KinderCare.

    Previous Experience:
    Raising for her 2 sons
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Oh, the places you will go!"
    Year Started:
    Associates Degree in Applied Sciences
  • Miss Anum

    Miss Anum, Discovery Preschool

    When life gives you limes, rearranges the letters until they say smile!

    Miss Anum is a very punctual and hardworking person.  She likes to believe that everything in life will come from the hard work she does everyday.  In her spare time she likes to cherish everything that she has achieved in life and that makes her happy.  Miss Anum has a lot of experience working with children and she can't wait to meet yours.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    "We sing and learn in the same language"
    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
    Computer Science & Business Communication
  • Miss Staci

    Miss Staci, Discovery Preschool

    Live life to the fullest

    Miss Staci comes from a family of 3, her, her Mom, and her sister Jennie.  Her favorite color is yellow and her favorite flower is a sunflower.  She has been working in child care centers for 3 years and loves working with 2 year olds.  She loves their energy and that they keep her on her toes.

    Previous Experience:
    Worked at other child care centers
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Rainbow Fish"
    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 years
    Attends Everest College
  • Ms. Almas

    Ms. Almas, Infant Classroom

    I love working with children! Being surrounded by their laughs and smiles truly makes me happy.

    Ms. Almas has been working with KinderCare since 1993. She transferred to the Wildflower Center in 2002 and helped open it. In 2010, Almas won the award of Early Childhood Educator of the Year. She is currently working as a Lead Infant Teacher and has the opportunity to work at other centers. She helps out with all age groups. almas is married and has three grown sons. She is also blessed with three grandchildren.

    Year Started:
    22 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    22 years
    Child Development Associate's Degree
  • Ms. Monica

    Ms. Monica, Infant Classroom

    I'm not better than anyone, but no one is better than me.

    Ms. Monica comes from a large family of three sisters and two brothers. She is attending college to complete her degree. She loves spending time with children!

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Monica volunteered in child care centers while she attended high school. She has worked with children from birth to six years old.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Amelia Bedelia
    Year Started:
  • Ms. Rachel

    Ms. Rachel, Infant Classroom

    Kids mean so much to me because their smiles are contagious and it's heartwarming to see them light up when they accomplish something new.

    Ms. Rachel took a parenting class in high school as a sophomore in the spring of 2009, then Child Development in the fall of 2009. For three semesters in 2010, she began at Little Lancer Preschool, where children from the community and childre of faculty members came to classrooms and she was able to work one on one with them. During Rachel's final semester, she completed an independent study. She began taking classes at Harper College in 2011 for Early Childhood Education.

    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Ms. Tracie

    Ms. Tracie, Infant Classroom

    I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse. -Florence Nightingale

    Ms. Tracie grew up in Michigan with her parents and sister. She had a dog, Ginger, and two cats, Patches and Cali. Tracie moved to Illinois in 2011 to be with her boyfriend Justin. She loves to spend time with her family and friends. She enjoys reading and scrapbooking. Ms. Tracie looks forward to working with you and your family!

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Tracie has experience with children from babysitting and volunteering at her church's nursery working with toddlers.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes
    Year Started:
  • Ms. Sara

    Ms. Sara, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Always end the day with a positive thought. No matter how hard things are, tomorrow is a fresh opportunity to make it better.

    Ms. Sara is from Chicago. She has two children and loves being a mother. She has been working with children since 2000, and loves it. Teaching children is one of her biggest, most favorite things to do! She loves baking, cooking, traveling, and most of all spending time with her family. Sara is a hard worker and she has lots of love for children.

    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:

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About Our Center

In the middle of the busy city of Schaumburg, we are an environment that has just the right balance of care, education, and quality for you and your child.  We have long hours, highly experienced teachers, and learning that caters to all age groups.

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • American Sign Language
  • Hindi
  • Spanish
  • Polish, Russian, Serbian, Turkish, Farsi

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegetarian

Center Menu

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

At the Wildflower KinderCare your child's safety is one of our top priorities. Our facility features a key-coded entry and three fenced-in playgrounds. Each staff member is trained and certified in CPR. Monthly fire and disaster drills are conducted to ensure the safety of the children.

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.

My daughter has been with this KinderCare center since the age of four months. She has grown tremendously with the excellent care and instruction of her wonderful teachers. No parent wants to leave their child every day to work, but I leave her knowing she will be taken care of daily with respect and dignity. Every day she learns through the many educational experiences which KinderCare offers, such as painting, coloring, reading, music and outside playtime. Since she has entered the Toddler room, she comes home most days singing songs she learned them that day in school. I know my daughter is progressing in her education through the KinderCare curriculum. I have, and will continue to recommend KinderCare to any parent looking for the best childhood education for their child.

- Mother

As first time parents, it was very important to us to find a daycare that we felt comfortable with. After visiting the Wildflower KinderCare Center in Schaumburg, we had a great first impression. We continued to visit other day cares but nothing compared to this particular center. It is so clean and well maintained throughout and the teachers and staff are just so wonderful and friendly. It is so nice to see that when you walk in you are always greeted by the staff and/or teachers and they always ask how your child is. It was also very important to us that teachers interacted with our infant. I must say that I don't know many 4 months old babies that actually finger painted in daycare. I also like that the teachers are always singing songs and reading books to them. It is a great feeling to know that teachers and staff care for your child as if it's their own. It definitely means something to me, when your infant leaves for the day not feeling well and his teacher calls the next day to see how he is doing! It truly is a second family to us and we couldn't ask for anyone better to be a part of it!

- Parent

Our daughter has been attending KinderCare since she was 6 weeks old. We have been extremely pleased with the care that our daughter has received. We would like to articulate how nice the staff is and how grateful we are to them for taking such great care of our precious bundle. After visiting several day cares in the Schaumberg area and not being impressed with what we saw, we chose to place our daughter at Wildflower KinderCare. As we toured the center, what struck me the most was how impeccable the center was. This to me is of the utmost importance as we need to feel that the environment is warm and safe for our child. The ladies in the infant room have such enthusiasm and are courteous. They do an awesome job with the children. To me that is immeasurable. The Center Director and her Assistant are also wonderful. My husband and I are extremely pleased that we chose to put our daughter here. It is giving her a good start towards socializing and putting her on the right track to be a leader one day!

- Parents

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