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Winfield KinderCare

Michelle Herrera, Center Director

27W151 Geneva Rd. Winfield IL 60190
(630) 690-6116 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds

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Special Instructions:
at County Farm Rd & Geneva Rd

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

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Our school is a second home for the wonderful families that have joined us at the Winfield KinderCare. We are a curriculum based school with highly trained educators that dedicate their time to teach all of the children the skills they need to develop and grow! Through daily play and activities our children get the individualized and group care that helps them both academically and socially. This year we have introduced a brand new Preschool and Prekindergarten curriculum that incorporates Spanish into the classroom! We work on skills that all children need, starting with our infants all the way up to our school aged children! Come visit our home to see what wonderful experiences your child can have with us!

Michelle Herrera, 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.

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.

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

At the Windfield KinderCare we have highly trained educators who spend their days teaching the children and helping them to grow and develop into the wonderful children they are! We continually train and update our teach strategies to give our children the very best in education!

  • Michelle Herrera

    Michelle Herrera, Center Director

    I always express to our families that we are not just your day care provider, we become an extension of your family!

    Michelle has worked for KinderCare since August of 1993. She has dedicated her life to ensuring that all children are provided with the highest of quality care and education.

    Previous Experience:
    Michelle Started her career in Early Childhood Education in 1988 then ran her own home day care for two and a half years before joining the KinderCare family!
    Year Started:
    22 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    25 years
    Child Development Associate's credential
  • Sara Allen

    Sara Allen, Assistant Director

    I love watching the children learn and truly enjoy themselves while being in the care of our teachers! I enjoy the happiness not only the children show but their families as well!

    Sara started out as a Prekindergarten teacher five years ago in Naperville and moved to Winfield in 2009. She taught Prekindergarten and worked in the school aged classroom for the last few years before moving into the Assistant Director position. Sara loves having the opportunity to be in all of the different classrooms and help the children and teachers!

    Previous Experience:
    Sara worked for the Joliet Park District for four years running their summer camp program. Sara also worked for the Sycamore Park District where she taught preschool classes and helped run a drop in day care program.
    Year Started:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 years
  • Ms. Stephanie & Ms. Ida

    Ms. Stephanie & Ms. Ida, Infants

    We love watching the children develop and grow during their time in our classroom.  Knowing we are helping to start their education, even as infants brings us great joy.

    Our infant teaching team of Ms. Stephanie and Ms. Ida have over 30 years of experience in teaching!  Ms. Stephanie has spent time helping or teaching in many classrooms in our center but finds her love for early childhood education starts in the infant room.  Ms. Ida has recently come back to Winfield and is happy to be teaching our infants!  Ms. Ida has been with Kindercare care for over 15 years and finds one of her favorite part of teaching infants is providing them with the care and education they will need to start their happy, healthy path in life! Together Ms. Stephanie and Ms. Ida work to provide the very best care possible!

    Year Started:
    15 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Over 30 years of experience!
  • Ms. Somoch

    Ms. Somoch, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I love to see the excitement in their eyes everyday! Their want to learn is amazing! Its really exciting to see a child finally reach a goal they have been striving for!

    Ms. Somoch joined the KinderCare family last year and has grown our Prekindergarten program into a great learning environment for the children! Each day she brings a smile to the room and great teaching skills to her children! She uses different teaching techniques to reach all the children no matter where they are developmentally, she works hard to help all the children reach goals and learn as much as they possibly can!

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Somoch has babysat and worked with children in her past through college and student teaching.
    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 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

  • Spanish

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 Winfield KinderCare the safety of our children and families is of the utmost importance to the staff of our center. We have a secure keypad entrance that only after a family enrolls the code is given. We also have a secure outside playground. The entire play area is fenced in and locked from the inside so the children are safe! All center staff is CPR and First Aid certified and go through monthly health trainings from a certified health nurse to assure all teachers are up to date with the latest health news.

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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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.

- Price

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.

- Mother

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!

- Mother

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!

- Father

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