Natalie Tronco, Center Director
Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
Winfield, West Chicago, Carol Stream and Wheaton
Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Indian Knoll Elementary School, Winfield Elementary School, Pleasant Hill Elementary School, Madison Elementary School, Carl Sandburg Elementary School
AMERICA’S MOST ACCREDITED
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.
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.
We're the only company in early childhood education to select teachers based on natural talent. Being a great educator isn't enough though. KinderCare teachers are also amazing listeners, nurturers, boo-boo fixers, and smile-makers. Put more simply, we love our teachers and your child will, too.
Meet just a few of our amazing KinderCare teachers!
A KINDERCARE TEACHER WITH
An Artist's Heart
"My classroom is full of art!” says Mary Annthipie-Bane, an award-winning early childhood educator at KinderCare. Art and creative expression, she says, help children discover who they really are.
We put our best-in-class teachers in a best-in-class workplace. We're so proud to have been named one of Gallup's 37 winners of the Great Workplace Award. When you put great teachers in an engaging center, your children will experience an amazing place to learn and grow.
Don't take our word for it. Hear what our families have to say about our amazing center!
My son had never been in childcare before and the teachers at the Winfield KinderCare made him feel so at home and at ease that he loves coming everyday! He has learned so much from being in this environment that he amazes me everyday as he continues to grow! I love the time my child's teacher spends with him and helps him become a wonderful child!
Samantha B. - KinderCare Parent
My three and five-year-old children have been attending KinderCare since they were each 12 weeks old. The curriculum is top-notch. Everything that is done is done deliberately. My children both love learning, and I love the special programs like music, cooking, phonics, and math that allow them to spend more in-depth time on subjects that they love in smaller groups. I give KinderCare the highest recommendations, and I don't think that my children would be as far along as they are if we had chosen another school.
Jamie - KinderCare Parent
My family has had a great experience with the Winfield KinderCare. We came from another small day care and didn't know what we were missing out on until we joined the KinderCare Family! The teachers have taken such great care of my son and taught him so much! They took the time to work with him individually and help him grow in the areas he needed help in! The staff and teachers are wonderful!
Sean L. - KinderCare Parent
When asked to describe my experience with the Winfield KinderCare, I can’t help but smile! We’ve been a part of this “family” for almost two school years now. Having come from a home daycare, we were hoping for teachers who would love on our kids, while at the same time teach from a solid curriculum. What we experienced at our KinderCare ended up being so much more than we hoped. Our two kids have been through the Infant room all the way up now to the Private Kindergarten room—and it’s clear that the transition each step of the way has been natural due to the fact that this KinderCare is a tight-knit team. It’s obvious that Michelle has very high expectations that the teachers strive to achieve—all the while caring for kids in a tender and personal way. All of the teachers know all of the kids—they greet them, engage with them, and are quick to help the kids feel comfortable and connected. It has amazed me how much my kids LOVE their teachers—and not only their “lead teachers”, but all of the teachers they encounter in one day. They come home talking about their day and what they learned—and the following day the teachers follow that up with asking my kids how they are doing and what they did at home or over the weekend. It truly is a family here at this center—when staffing positions change, the kids, parents, and teachers alike mourn. Michelle works very hard to bring in the best lead teachers. The transition is often seamless as the whole center works as a team to care for the kids and parents alike—all with one’s own unique needs—yet maintaining a sense of professionalism and fairness. I cannot state enough how much I value the curriculum and the teaching methods that are practiced. My kids have learned invaluable skills, both academic and social! I have never thought twice about our decision to send our kids to this center. Our kids love their teachers, their friends, and all that this center pours into their lives.
Lauren Y. - KinderCare Parent
Who Are KinderCare Families?
They hail from hundreds of cities across the country from countless backgrounds, and proudly represent every walk in life. What our families have in common, though, is the want to give their children the best start in life. We are so proud to be their partner in parenting.
Hear from just a few of our amazing KinderCare families.
A Globe-Trotting Family Finds A
Home in Houston
Four young children, four different passports, two languages, two full-time jobs…oh, and a few triathlons thrown in for good measure. Meet the globe-trotting Colettas—a family on the go.