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Stratford KinderCare

Carmen Slaughter, Center Director

290 Knollwood Dr Bloomingdale IL 60108
(630) 351-4511 Contact this center

Ages: 6 weeks to 12 years

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Behind Red Lobster Army Trail & Knollwood

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Western Trails, Roy De Shane, Cloverdale, St. Isidore, Erikson

Our center is accredited by NAEYC.


We’re so proud!

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.


What Learning Looks Like

Our talented early-childhood teachers set kids down the path toward becoming lifelong learners in a positive, safe, and nurturing environment.

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

Cooking Academy™ (3 – 12 Years)

In Cooking Academy, kids learn new recipes from cultures around the world and develop a healthy relationship with food. Kids in this delightful and delicious program whip up everything from Southwest rainbow lettuce wraps to pumpkin muffins, building their skills in STEM, communication, and more along the way. And yes—little chefs get to eat their culinary creations!

Music Explorers™ (2 – 4 Years)

KinderCare families are already giving a standing ovation to our newest Learning Adventures program: Music Explorers! Built entirely from scratch, our new program teaches kids to sing, move, listen, play instruments, and even create their own tunes. It 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.)


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?

STEM Innovators (3-8 Years)

You’ve probably heard a lot about how important STEM education is for your child, but what does that really mean? Our STEM Innovators program takes kids’ natural ability to make sense of the world and applies it to robotics, chemistry, coding, geology, and more. Your child will experiment with activities like learning how lemon juice and baking soda interact to uncover secret messages, watching fizzy reactions in action, and discovering how to use technology to do amazing things!

Our Teachers

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!


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.

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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.

Our Families

Don't take our word for it. Hear what our families have to say about our amazing center!

  • Our daughter has been at the Bloomingdale, IL center since she was 14 weeks old and is now four years old. We have had a wonderful experience in every room she has grown in to. Ms. Lilian and Ms. Joan are her current teachers and are amazing. Ms. Nicole, the Director, is wonderful and very approachable. We feel truly blessed to have found such a wonderful extension of our family values at this KinderCare center. Ms. Nazra was my daughter's three year old teacher and was so caring we feel she really helped our daughter come out of her shell. We are over all very pleased with all aspects of the center.

    Mariah S. - KinderCare Parent
  • I couldn't have been more fearful at the thought of leaving my baby with a bunch of strangers everyday. The staff very quickly made me not only feel comfortable with the situation but also made me feel like I was leaving him with family. Everyone is so warm and loving. I always feel comfortable dropping off my child knowing that the teachers show him love and comfort while also helping him learn new things everyday. I am thankful that all the staff has made my job as a single mother much easier knowing my baby is loved so much.

    Kathy A. - KinderCare Parent
  • At first I was worried about sending my daughters to Daycare since I never did this with them or my two other older children. But after I toured the center and met all the teachers and staff I felt very welcome and felt the love and kindness from everyone. My three-year-old has learned a lot since being there, from talking more, to learning new things and making new friends. My seven-year-old attends the Before and After School program as well as the summer program and she loves it! She was very shy and said she didn't want to go at first because she was scared, but after encouragement from the teachers and making new friends she begs me to take her! This center is the best and I thank everyone there!

    Cindy S. - KinderCare Parent
  • I can not tell you how pleased I am with the Stratford KinderCare. My son adores his teachers and has learned so much in such a short amount of time. I know that my daughters who are in the infant classroom are well taken care of and loved very much. I am at ease knowing that they are in good hands.

    James M. - KinderCare Parent
  • After doing extensive research, my husband and I originally chose Kindercare over the other daycare centers because of their scheduling flexibility. However, after being enrolled for 7 months, we now recommend them to all of our friends for not only their flexibility, but also because of the awesome staff that we entrust to take care of our daughter. They were great when we first took a tour of the facility, but anyone can put on a happy face. Not only are they genuine, but they go out of their way to meet the very specific needs that we request. The entire staff is on the same page, and we feel very blessed to have each and every one of them looking out for our daughter. As a first-time mom, it’s always a joy to pick up my child with a smile on her face!

    Amy H. - KinderCare Parent
  • At the age of 15 months, I really trusted you and your staff with Kylah's care. You may recall how I reminded you that she was my first grandchild and I had a fear of leaving her alone with strangers and I recall you assuring us that she was in great hands. It seems like yesterday when Darnisha and I walked in and you greeted us only to realize that we had come to the wrong day care. Yet we toured your facility and went home and made our decision that this was the place for Kylah. Since being in your care, she has matured and grown into a wonderful child, from potty training to learning to write and recognize her name and much other developmental advancement. She has learned and developed so much with the help of you and your staff and now it's time for her to move on to the next chapter in her life. Darnisha and I are well pleased and appreciate all that you have done for our family. We will always remember the amazing job KinderCare has done. We will miss you guys!!!

    Annette & Darnisha W. - KinderCare Parent

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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.

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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.

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