Weber Road KinderCare
Meet Brianne Milka, Our Center Director
At KinderCare Since: 2017
Education: Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education, Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, Management ECE level 5, Infant/Toddler level 5, & Director level 2 Credentials
Favorite Children's Book: Wherever You Are, My Love Will Find You
Meet Brianne Milka! She is the Center Director at Weber Road KinderCare in Bolingbrook, IL. Brianne attended Joliet Junior College where she has earned an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education, Governors State University where she earned a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, and National Louis University where she earned Management ECE level 5, Infant/Toddler level 5, & Director level 2 credentials. She has been with KinderCare for six years, and before that she was an assistant director. Her favorite quote is, "Be where your feet are." Outside of work, Brianne enjoys blogging, volunteering, motivational speaking, and spending time with her family and attending their sporting events.
Weber Road 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.
Kindergarten Programs (5–6 Years)
Welcome to kindergarten: the gateway to grade school and everything that comes next! Offered in select centers, our kindergarten programs have small class sizes and curriculums that mix learning and fun. The basic building blocks of reading, writing, math, and science are key in kindergarten, so we make sure they get lots of practice in all of these areas.
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.
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!
“ The teachers at KinderCare are my children's "aunties." they tie their shoes, know their favorite foods, and hug them goodbye every day. They teach my boys how to share, work with other people, and follow directions. They have been taking care of the boys (and me for eight years. When we first arrived at KinderCare, my oldest was 1.5 years old. He was a very social child who thrived on the friendships he made, the conversations he could have, and the outdoor play activities. He loved to get up every morning to go to "school." My second born was 11 months and had a very timid personality. I believe attending KinderCare played a big part in his ability to make new friends and talk with other adults as he moved through the classrooms. For four years, the boys learned how to tie their shoes, take naps on cots, and adjust to new faces in their classrooms. All the while, the teachers and staff at KinderCare also took care of me. When I was worried about transitions, the staff walked me through them. When we had big news to share about another baby, they were the first to know outside of our family! It's the little things that mean the most...the moments not the days. I appreciate the love and care my children have experienced by attending KinderCare. As our fourth boy is now in the Infant room, I am looking forward to the moments he will have there too. They say that it takes a village to raise children and KinderCare is our village.Show more
“ We have been with KinderCare for over 3 years now. The knowledge, dedication and the love that they show to the children is phenomenal, which is thus reciprocated from the children as they enjoy going to KinderCare and experiencing the vast array of optional programs that they offer. The teachers patience and guidance help the children grow to be the best that they are capable of being. The hands on structured program, helps the children in their development, from an infant, to being a very well prepared young individual as they embark on their future education.Show more
“ My experience, as a mother of four little girls, with Weber Road KinderCare has been an above and beyond great one! As an overprotective mother, there are a few people with whom I can trust with my children with, so the teachers here are amongst those people! More specifically, my two-year-old daughter did have a hard time transitioning at first. This was only because, of course, she was so used to having me care for her. However, within a month, she was waking up every morning ready to go to school. She learned to use the restroom so fast, too. Another aspect that I appreciate is that they give us daily report sheets. I have every saved every paper, especially from Ms. Maritza (who is the best teacher ever). From these reports, I can even know important things, even the exact day I bought the last box of diapers. Furthermore, before my four-year-old started here, I was actually worried that she would have a hard time when she started Kindergarten. This was because she was not improving in her speech, but thanks to teachers, like Ms. Adams, she is well on her way this upcoming school year. Also, the teachers, who are not my daughters’ teachers, even know their names! Each day we get many “hellos”, “good mornings”, “good-nights”, and many acknowledgments from other teachers. These experiences have reassured me that I have found a great place for my girls. I go to work every day with a smile because I know that I am leaving them in good hands. At the end of each day, I hear about the exciting moments and how sad ones were made better by their teachers. I am very glad that I went to visit this location; it changed our lives. I cannot imagine what our last day here will be like for my daughters. I am just grateful for Ms. Dana, the Center Director, and all the teachers who make my days so much easier because, with four children, I can certainly use the help!Show more
“ Since 2006, 3 of our children have attended KinderCare. We have been so grateful for their care and teaching our children. Our kids have brought home countless art projects and scholastic learning activities, and we know they are being taught practical life skills, as well as how to develop their creativity and self-expression. We are impressed by our KinderCare's administrative flexibility with our schedules and the ease with which we are able to transact our business with them. We feel so lucky to have found this wonderful place where we feel comfortable and confident about our children's care!Show more
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 Weber Road KinderCare?
Everybody’s schedule is different. We’re happy to offer quality, affordable part-time and full-time childcare. Drop-in care may also be available. Reach out to your Center Director to learn more.
How does naptime work at Weber Road 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.
We're so proud!
AMERICA'S MOST ACCREDITED
What Learning Looks Like
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.
An Educator Dedicated to Making Readers
Soft-spoken, creative, and laser-focused on literacy, Alisha Jackson is a real role model for early childhood educators. “I am being the change I wish to see in the lives of children,” she says. Watch and find out how she helps children find a love of books and reading.
This Top Educator Teaches With Her Whole Heart
Music is learning. It lights up everything” says this award-winning early childhood educator. Attiya Mirza is particularly adept at using music to teach: She recorded a pop album in her native Pakistan and was also the captain of the Pakistani national cricket team (leadership skills are extremely helpful in a class full of three-year-olds)!
Gallup - Great Workplace Award
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.
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.
This Inspirational Family Puts Love First
Music to our ears. Meet the Bachmans, an all-American, multi-racial family from Chicago who show us all what love is really about.
A Family That is Busy with a Capital "B"
When both parents are professionals, carving out some family "together" time can be a serious challenge. See how the Dorazios do it—from Taco Tuesday to trips to the shore.