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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.

NAEYC Accreditation

Welcome to Stratford KinderCare

Welcome to Stratford KinderCare in Bloomingdale, IL! We are located directly south of the Stratford Square Mall and are committed to educating the youth in our community. Each classroom in our center has learning areas specially designed to help your child learn independence and social skills. Topics and activities include Dramatic Play, Science, Math, and Art. We also have a huge playground for tons of outdoor fun. Everyone belongs in our circle—we love our families and meeting new friends!

We’re proud of the industry-leading health and safety measures we’ve put in place to protect your family and our staff. And, if you need distance learning support for elementary school kids, grade K-6, we’re here for you. Contact our center director to learn more. We can’t wait to see you soon!


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)

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.

Participating Child Care Aware Center

KinderCare partners with Child Care Aware® of America to offer fee assistance for Active Duty military families and flexible support to fit their needs when care at a Child Development Center on the installation is not available.

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

Cooking Academy™ (3 – 12 Years)

In Cooking Academy, kids learn new recipes from cultures around the world and develop a healthy relationship with food. They’ll 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! 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.)


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 to develop vocabulary and conversation skills. Curriculum includes lessons on greetings, numbers, colors, animals, family, body parts, and pets, as well as how to engage conversationally during common scenarios at home, a restaurant, or at the zoo.

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. While your child experiments, they’ll discover 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.

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.

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