Jill Jannece, Center Director
Meet Jill Jannece, Our Center Director
At KinderCare Since: 2007
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education
Favorite Children's Book: Amelia Bedelia
Meet Jill Jannece! She is the Center Director at Glen Ellyn KinderCare in Illinois. Jill holds a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Northern Illinois University. She has been with KinderCare since 2007. Jill is passionate about bringing joy to children’s lives. Her favorite quote is “I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” -Maya Angelou. Outside of work, she likes spending time with her family and building precious memories with her two-year-old.
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.
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.
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
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.)
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!
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!
Our daughter Nora, who is two-years-old, has been going to KinderCare since she was twelve-weeks-old. It is amazing to see how much she has come to love her teachers. She gets excited to see her friends every day and loves playing with them. Nora's teachers are very loving and welcoming. Besides being enrolled in the Music lessons, Nora does arts and crafts every day. She also reads books and has learned her ABC's and numbers. We are surprised every day about how much Nora learns. Thank you to a wonderful and caring staff!”
Judit O. - KinderCare Parent
The teachers and the Center Director with the Glen Ellyn Kindercare Center have been AMAZING. As a first time mom, the idea of leaving my daughter in someone else's care was a little nerve wracking in the beginning. My husband and I have been so thankful to have found such wonderful people to partner with in her care. I really want to emphasize the word partner- they work with us to help meet her needs and to meet our needs as parents.
Even more importantly, our daughter seems to really love and enjoy all of her teachers and they seem to genuinely care about her too. We love how each stage in the center seems perfectly suited for where they need to be. Our daughter is a new member of the Toddler room and she LOVES it. It seems like the perfect environment for little ones on the move to learn, explore and have fun! We enjoy hearing from the teachers about the songs they sing, the books they read and seeing the pictures of her playing and creating. Not to mention we adore all those great little 'masterpieces' she comes home with!
We feel very fortunate to have such a wonderful environment and such great people to help our daughter grow and develop. We're looking forward to another great year with the Glen Ellyn Kindercare!”
Rachel B. - KinderCare Parent
Finding a place for your only child to spend the majority of her day is a BIG DECISION! After visiting several daycares in the area, we chose the Glen Ellyn Kindercare because of the clean and organized facilitiy, the programs and lessons they teach and most of all the TEACHERS and STAFF! She has learned so much - I am impressed daily by all her new skills. The staff does such an amazing job making me and my daughter feel comforatable and that is huge relief as a mom! I couldn't be happier with our Kindercare and every day my daughter is excited to go!”
Kristen S. - KinderCare Parent
After only the first week of my son attending Kindercare I knew I made an excellent decision for him and for me. The teachers at Kindercare are wonderful and treat my son, Luke, like he is their own child. Luke is always excited to start his day at Kindercare and has made a lot of new friends. He gets to build his social skills by playing with and communicating with the other children. Kindercare makes learning fun and has a lot of educational toys for the kids. I highly recommend Kindercare for anyone and everyone!”
Nicole S. - 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.