Brittany Honaker, Center Director
Ages: 6 weeks to 12 years
Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Black Hawk, Churchill, DuJardin, Forest Glen, Glen Hill, G. Stanly Hall, Reskin, Winnebago, Pheasant Ridge, Middle school Americana, Marquart Middle School, St. Matthews, Wesley, Stone, Army Trail
Our center is accredited by NAEYC.
Meet Brittany Honaker, Our Center Director
At KinderCare Since: 2011
Education: Bachelor's Degree
Favorite Children's Book: Where the Wild Things Are
Meet Brittany Honaker! She is the Center Director at Bloomingdale KinderCare in Illinois. Brittany attended Aurora University, where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. She has been with KinderCare since 2011, working with all age groups. Every day, Brittany looks forward to helping children discover their true potential. “Why fit in when you were born to stand out?” Outside of work, Brittany enjoys going to sporting events, camping, and being outdoors with her family.
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.
Bloomingdale KinderCare Programs
Infant Programs (6 weeks–1 year)
Leaving your baby in someone else’s care is a big step. Everyone at our centers—most importantly, our naturally gifted infant teachers—will work with you to make sure the transition goes smoothly. When you step into our infant classroom, you’ll see how much we want your infant to feel safe, loved, and ready to explore their world.
Toddler Programs (1–2 Years)
Everything in our toddler classroom is designed for little explorers. That’s because a lot is going on at this age. When your child is wandering all over the place, that means they’re learning and discovering new things every day. We’ll help them explore their interests (and find new ones!) as they play and learn.
Discovery Preschool Programs (2–3 Years)
This age is filled with so much wonder and curiosity. That’s why we offer a ton of books and toys and bring artwork down to kids eye level. Children in discovery preschool also begin to learn how we all work together in a classroom. Simple math and science, pretend play, and group play help them get used to a more structured school setting.
Preschool Programs (3–4 Years)
This age is all about expression, when kids really start to form their own ideas about what they want to play and how they want to create. Every day in our preschool classroom, your child will explore science experiments, create artwork, and play pretend—all the skills needed for their big next step: kindergarten!
Prekindergarten Programs (4–5 Years)
When you walk into one of our pre-K classrooms, you’ll see artwork and writing displayed around the room. Labels are everywhere to help kids connect letters with words. You’ll also see pictures on the walls that reflect the families in our community. Your child will also deepen their knowledge in language, math, science, Spanish, and social skills.
Before- and After-School Programs (5–12 Years)
You can count on us to provide reliable care for your school-ager while you’re at work, with safe transportation from our center to your child’s school and back! Whether your child wants to start a drama club, build a volcano, or create a comic book, they will have a place to follow their dreams. Your child will start and end the day with a whole lot of fun!
School Break Programs (preschool, prekindergarten, and school-age)
Winter break, spring break, summer break—when school’s out (but you still need to work), you can count on KinderCare to provide a safe and supportive learning environment that’s focused on fun. We welcome children ages 5–12 during school break times and make sure they have a sensational, screen-free experience they won’t forget.
Elementary School Distance Learning
Healthy bodies, happy hearts, growing minds. We make distance learning easy on your whole family! Our teachers are trained to facilitate safe and dynamic learning experiences online and in-person. Since every school has their own learning plan, we’ve added flexible enrollment options to meet your family’s needs. Whether you choose to enroll full-time, part-time, or before and after school, we’re here for you!
Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program
Music Explorers™ (2 – 4 Years)
KinderCare families are already giving a standing ovation to our newest Learning Adventures program: Music Explorers! Kids will learn to sing, move, listen, play instruments, and even create their own tunes. Our original curriculum blends math, science, social studies, literacy, and mindfulness (think yoga!) for a uniquely KinderCare way of learning the foundations of music.
Phonics Adventures® (2 – 4 Years)
Learning how to read is a whole lot of fun at KinderCare! We help kids grow to love books and words (and get ready for kindergarten) in our Phonics Adventures program. From discovering the basics of vowels to practicing poetry, kids learn all about letters and sounds in small-group lessons made just for their age group. (Bonus: Kids who attend our phonics program are more prepared than their peers for school—and we have the data to prove it.)
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!
I am so happy that my children attend this KinderCare Learning Center. They have brought the best out of my kids; they are learning new things every day. My daughter wakes up every morning and asks if she is going to school, even during the weekends.
I am very grateful for this school and the teachers are exceptional. I always see familiar faces there. There is no in and out of the teachers and there have been the same people at this center from the day my daughter started at seven weeks old. I know my children are well taken care off.
I used to cry the first couple of weeks when I dropped them off, but after that I had nothing to cry about because they were so happy to be there and so was I. Great school indeed!”
Krystal M. - KinderCare Parent
I love the Bloomingdale Kindercare location. We have had our son at this location since he was 10 weeks old, he is now 17 months old. The teachers are so loving and nurturing towards every child. We love that everyday we can talk with our sons teacher and the director. The open communication is something that we can't get enough of. It's nice to know what our son learned that day and how he is interacting with the other children. It's reassuring for parents who work full-time to know that they can trust the people caring for their child.”
Jessica C. - KinderCare Parent
Our son started at KinderCare in the preschool room in 2009. When we were having our daughter, it was a relief to know where she would be spending her days. To us, communication and safety are two of the most important aspects in a day care. While at KinderCare, both of our children have had phenomenal teachers. At the Bloomingdale KinderCare there is no lack of communication. We quite enjoy the communication that takes place at the beginning and end of our children’s day. We have received monthly calendars, newsletters, pictures, and daily behaviour sheets. Not just the teachers, but also the directors communicate with us as well. It is comforting to watch our daughter wave “Good Bye” to Lynda and Lilly on our way out of the center. Our daughter is comfortable in the morning when drop off occurs too. There are times when the teachers and directors go above and beyond what is expected. The entire staff takes great length to get to know the families and individual children. Even though our son no longer attends KinderCare, he is still asked about. Safety is also an important component for us. When we enter the building we are usually greeted by either a teacher or director. They have also questioned my mother (asked for her ID) when she came to pick up our daughter. We have been very happy with our experiences at the Bloomingdale KinderCare.”
Aimee & Christopher - 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
What accreditations does KinderCare have?
We are your trusted caregiver. Our centers are state-licensed and regularly inspected to make sure everything meets or exceeds standards, including child-to-teacher ratios and safe facilities. Our centers aren’t just licensed—most are accredited, too! Find out more.
Do you offer part-time schedules at Bloomingdale KinderCare?
Everybody’s schedule is different. When the unexpected arises, KinderCare ensures you have access to reliable childcare in a pinch. We’re happy to offer quality, affordable part-time and drop-in childcare—you’re always covered with KinderCare.
How does naptime work at Bloomingdale KinderCare?
Our teachers meet every child’s needs during naptime. Our teachers know how to get babies to nap. In fact, they are pros at getting children of any age to nap. Visit our article on "10 Ways We Help Kids Get a Great Daycare Nap" to learn more.
Do you support alternative diets?
We strive to be as inclusive as possible. To that point, we provide a vegetarian option at mealtime, take care to not serve common allergens and can adapt menus based on your child’s food sensitivities. If your child has additional needs, we’ll work with you to figure out a plan.
Are meals included in tuition? Can I choose to send my child with lunch?
We provide nutritious meals and snacks developed by a registered dietician to meet the needs of rapidly growing bodies and minds. If your child has special dietary requirements and you would prefer to bring in their lunch, please make arrangements with the center director.
Does my child need to be potty-trained?
Every child begins toilet learning at a different age. Until your child shows an interest in toilet learning, we’ll provide diaper changes on an as-needed basis. When your child shows an interest, we'll discuss how to work together to encourage toilet learning.