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Cary Grove KinderCare

Rebecca Bulava, Center Director

324 Crystal St Cary IL 60013
(847) 639-8899 Contact this center

Ages: 6 weeks to 12 years

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District 3 - District 26 - District 46

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Briargate - Three Oaks - Deer Path - Algonquin Road - Prairie Grove- SS. Peter and Paul

Our center is accredited by NAEYC.

We’re proud to offer distance learning for elementary school kids, grade K-6! We’ll ensure your child is logged on, help them with their school schedule, make sure they have plenty of mental and physical breaks throughout the day, and our highly-trained teachers are here to help your child stay on track! As always, we also offer care for all children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old. Check out the industry-leading health and safety measures we’ve put in place to protect your family and our staff. 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)

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.

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. 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?

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!

  • I came into need of services from the Cary KinderCare in early 2011.  I was in a unique situation where I had recently started back to nursing school, as well as working part time at Good Shepherd Hospital.  As my children were grown, it seemed the ideal time to focus on my career needs.  However, due to circumstances beyond my control, I needed to take guardianship of my two grandchildren who at the time were ages 18 months and 2 1/2 years.  The professional staff at Cary KinderCare not only helped me in receiving childcare almost immediately, they assisted me in the process of applying and obtaining the state aid grant I was able to receive for my situation.  The crucial assistance allowed me to continue working and going to school.

    The staff at the Cary KinderCare, have over the course of the past four years provided committed, compassionate, and consistent care to my two grandchildren.  They have been offered top quality educational and emotional  guidance which has allowed them to grow and succeed both in an academic as well as social setting.  Because of the circumstances surrounding their unique needs, this was crucial in these children being able to have the opportunity to have a "normal" childhood.  I am ever grateful to what the Cary KinderCare has offered to my grandchildren and myself.  I am now just 10 weeks away from graduating nursing school, and my grandchildren know they have a safe environment before and after school to play, laugh, learn, and grow.  Without Cary KinderCare and their committed quality staff I question if my family would have been able to enjoy all the successes and blessings we have.

    Anna N. - KinderCare Parent
  • I have been so pleased with my 5 month old daughter's experience at KinderCare.  I was hesitant to put my second child in a childcare facility, as I had problems with my older son being at a larger childcare facility.  However, on my first visit I knew that it was the place for my daughter.  The staff was very friendly and really listened to my concerns about my child.  The assured me they would take the best possible care of her and they have.  They keep me updated as to her progress and they get so excited when she makes her milestones.  The teachers are always so happy to see her when I drop off and most importantly she smiles every time she sees them.  It's very clear that Cary KinderCare has worked hard to create a safe and loving environment for the children.  The teachers in the infant room, Ms. Wieslawa and Ms. Lorali, have been incredible and I'm thankful that they love my daughter as much as I do.  Each day I continue to be grateful that I've found such a great place for my daughter.

    Jessica M. - KinderCare Parent
  • I have had the pleasure to work with the Cary-Grove KinderCare for more than 12 years now.  My children have grown up at this facility.  I am honored to write this letter in reference to the center and it's exceptional staff.  I have never once thought about switching to another childcare provider.  The outstanding staff and management have made this center run smoothly from day to day.  The teacher are well trained and easy to work with , leaving me assured that my child is in good hands and well taken care of while I am at work.  The Cary-Grove KinderCare is always clean, neat, well organized and very dependable.  Their children are their #1 concern and priority.  I am impressed with their ability to enhance my child's education, along with providing a very fun and safe environment.  My daughter is so fond of the center that she sometimes asks to go there on Saturdays.  I know my child will leave this center with very fond memories.

    Terri C. - KinderCare Parent
  • My daughters have been attending the Cary-Grove KinderCare for two years now and have absolutely loved the teachers and the curriculum.  Everyone at the Cary-Grove KinderCare is so supportive of my daughters and genuinely care for all of the children.  My daughters have been to two other childcare facilities before we moved to the area and enrolled at the Cary-Grove KinderCare and this is by far the very best experience we have had!  The teachers and management are absolutely amazing and assure me everyday that my daughters are receiving the best possible care each and every day!

    Teresa N. - KinderCare Parent
  • As a parent of four children and someone who works in the fitness industry, finding safe, enriching and flexible childcare, for an ever changing schedule over the years has been easy with Cary KinderCare.  I have had firsthand experience with the infant, toddler, 2, 3 and 4 year old rooms.  Every classroom has been warm and inviting.  The teachers in each room have provided me with the security that my children are receiving an exceptional, nurturing, academic and social experience!  The infant and toddler room teachers were attentive to so many of the details that surrounds a very young child.  My child was always happy and well taken care of when he/she came to school.  The two year old room has to be the most demanding room in any childcare setting.  I was truly amazed and inspired by how the teachers conducted their classroom and their incredible patience with potty training and temper tantrums that are typical at this age.  I was especially thankful in both the 2 and 3 year old transition, how the teachers handled separation anxiety.  Two of my children had difficulty with this and there was always a teacher to take my child one on one for those first few minutes so he or she could get comfortable with their peers.  There were hugs and smiles that made this difficult time a very quick transition.  I have been extremely please with our 14 year experience with the Cary KinderCare location!  I highly recommend this center and it's staff.

    Jennifer A. - KinderCare Parent
  • Ms. Beata is an excellent teacher and caregiver.  My daughter has learned many new things from her.  Ms. Beata is very warm and my daughter looks forward to seeing her each morning.  Ms. Beata greets my daughter with a warm smile and a big hug, that my daughter just loves.  My daughter is not bothered one bit that I am leaving her there for the day.  It makes me feel good to know that I am leaving her with someone that I trust and respect.  Ms. Beata is compassionate, patient and caring.  All qualities I admire in a teacher and caregiver.  My daughter has excelled since being in her classroom.

    Terri C. - 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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Frequently Asked Questions

Is Cary Grove KinderCare open?

Yes! Cary Grove KinderCare is open to serve hardworking families in your community! We have new health and safety measures in place to protect families and staff.

What are your health and safety measures at your child care centers?

Check out the industry-leading health and safety measures we’ve put in place to protect your family and our staff. We can’t wait to see you soon!

What programs are offered at Cary Grove KinderCare?

At Cary Grove KinderCare, we offer a wide range of programs, including:

  • Infant Programs (6 weeks - 1 year)
  • Toddler Programs (1 – 2 Years)
  • Discovery Preschool Programs (2 – 3 Years)
  • Preschool Programs (3 – 4 Years)
  • Prekindergarten Programs (4 – 5 Years)
  • Before- & After-School Programs (5 – 12 Years)
  • Summer Programs (preschool, prekindergarten, and school-age)
  • Elementary School Distance Learning
  • Cooking Academy™ (3 – 12 Years)
  • Music Explorers™ (2 – 4 Years)
  • Phonics Adventures® (2 – 4 Years)
  • Spanish

What are the operating hours of Cary Grove KinderCare?

Cary Grove KinderCare is open from 6:30 AM to 6:30 PM, Monday through Friday

What accreditations does Cary Grove KinderCare hold?

Cary Grove KinderCare is accredited by NAEYC.