Wendy Pearson, Center Director
Ages: 6 weeks to 12 years
Elementary Schools Bussed To:
DuJardin, Winnebago, Blackhawk, Reskin, G Stanly Hall, Glenhill, Pheasant Ridge, Churchill, Forest Glen, St. Matthew's, Erickson
Our center is accredited by NAEYC.
Meet Wendy Pearson, Our Center Director
At KinderCare Since: 1993
Education: Associate's Degree in Early Childhood
Favorite Children's Book: Abiyoyo
Meet Wendy Pearson! She is the Center Director at North Glendale Hts KinderCare in Illinois. Wendy attended Triton College, where she earned an Associate's Degree in Early Childhood. She has been with KinderCare since 1993, and before that she was a teacher and an assistant director. "Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than one with all the facts." - Albert Einstein. Outside of work, Wendy enjoys bowling, traveling, going to hockey games, and spending time with family and friends.
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.
North Glendale Hts 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.
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.)
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!
I am a fellow parent whose child attends KinderCare and I wanted to say that I think this daycare does an amazing job with the children from the way they run the facility and programs to how they deal with the children. My son, who recently turned two years old in May, but has been attending since the age of one year old has achieved so much growth since become a student here. Just him being able to be surrounded by fellow peers have done so much for him. My son has also been given the chance to learn all sorts of things and partake in all kinds of fun activities. I am truly grateful and feel safe knowing that my child is in the hands of caring people.”
Donnisha B. - KinderCare Parent
KinderCare has been such a blessing to my children and I. My children absolutely adore their teachers and I know their teachers genuinely care about them. Ms. Wendy their Director , Ms. Cathy, Ms. Kelly the School- age teacher, Ms. Toni, Ms. Toya, and Mr. Frank are just a few, too many names to mention. My son has been at the center since he was three and my daughter since she was nine months old. Now they are six and three years old. These teachers really helped my children advance and prepared my son for Kindergarten. I really appreciate all their hard work and commitment to the children.”
Bernice L. - KinderCare Parent
"Words alone can't begin to thank you for all of the years of love and care you have given Melania and myself. We are very grateful to have had your faces to greet us every morning for the past 4 years. I just wanted you to know how much I appreciated all of the advice you have given me to help me become a good mom. Without you guys I don't know how well we would have made it. You helped me in good times and bad and gave me the extra confidence I needed to go on. You were always there to tell me everything will be okay. Thanks for helping give Melania the courage to be proud of who and what she has become, a fine young lady. I was crying the first day we came in and the day that we leave. Thank you for everything....!"”
Magdalena - KinderCare Parent
"Since my son started at KinderCare, I have been amazed by the changes in him. He has become more sociable and less shy around others. He is always coming home excited to share the new things he has learned that day, whether it be a new song, nursery rhyme or how high he can count now. ... I think he will adapt quickly to kindergarten when he goes because of the atmosphere and the expertise of his teachers. They make learning fun for the children. He adores his teachers, and they are so good to him. I have no doubt that they genuinely care for him and his future. I can't get over how much he has learned and grown as an individual since he has been at KinderCare. You and your staff have been nothing but wonderful, caring, supportive people to my son and my family. It is extremely hard being a working mother, and in my opinion since I can't be home with him, the Glendale Heights KinderCare is the next best thing."”
Amanda - 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.
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 North Glendale Hts 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 North Glendale Hts 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.