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Glenview Knowledge Beginnings

Michelle Scott, Center Director

2401 Compass Rd Glenview IL 60026
(847) 729-0204 Contact this center

Ages: 6 weeks to 12 years

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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
We do not transport to elementary schools.

Our center is accredited by NAEYC.

NAEYC Accreditation

Welcome to Glenview Knowledge Beginnings

Welcome to Glenview Knowledge Beginnings, located north of Chicago next to Gallery Park in Glenview, Illinois! The growth of a young child is about much more than letters and numbers – it’s about self-esteem, fun, friendships, and more. Our staff takes a well-rounded approach to education, and we aim to provide every child with what they need in a safe, comfortable environment to learn and grow!

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)

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.

Interactive Kindergarten (5 - 6 Years)

A full-day interactive Kindergarten program that utilizes new curriculum with an interactive smart board making first grade readiness a priority.

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.

Participating Child Care Aware Center

KinderCare has partnered with Child Care Aware® of America in an effort to offer fee assistance for Active Duty military families and solutions to their child care 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! 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.)

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. Your child will experiment with activities like learning how lemon juice and baking soda interact to uncover secret messages, watching fizzy reactions in action, and discovering 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!

  • I can’t thank you and your dedicated staff and teachers enough for the amazing two years you have provided to both B and T.  It is a wonderful environment and both boys have grown and flourished under your guidance.  We will miss calling Knowledge Beginnings their school and being a part of your community.

    Eileen H - KinderCare Parent
  • We will be forever grateful for the love, support and care that you and your staff have shown my family. My boys have had the most amazing experience and developed friendships that I hope continue for years to come. I am praying that the transition to something new goes smoothly. Our last three years at KB have been beyond our expectations. From the bottom of my heart THANK YOU!

    Laura E - KinderCare Parent
  • Letting go is hard, but letting go of your child is excruciating. I tried other daycares and, when I would pick my daughter up, she had tear stains on her face from the day and was miserable. It broke my heart. Then I found Knowledge Beginnings. Now when I pick her up, she cries because she doesn't want to leave! She comes home singing songs she learned at school, tells me all about her teachers and friends, and she is just plain happy. There's not a better testimonial than that! Thank you Knowledge Beginnings! You are the answer to our prayers.

    Jill Geimer-Vurnakes - KinderCare Parent
  • Our girls have been at Knowledge Beginnings in Glenview since they were at least 1 year old. The teachers are caring and approachable. It is wonderful to see your kids learning new things and being excited about it while developing their first friendships. You know that your kids are happy when you go to pick them up after a long day and they do not want to leave! All classrooms and programs are really good but I would like to highlight Kindergarten. Kids learn how to read very early in the program, are taught about arts and science, and have fun/educational monthly field trips.
    Laura R. - KinderCare Parent
    We brought our older daughter (now in second grade) to the center the first day it opened. She thrived in the warm, supportive and safe environment. We knew this was the right choice for our family and we haven't been disappointed. When our second daughter was born we didn't hesitate to enroll her in the same center. The staff have always provided individual care that reflects the unique nature of each of our girls. The age-appropriate and fun academic programs insured our older daughter was ready to tackle kindergarten. Our 2-year-old wakes up on school mornings asking to see Miss Katie and dances her way into school. We have always valued the partnership we as parents have with the staff and know our daughters are cared for and happy in wonderful ways.
    Diane B. - KinderCare Parent
  • Knowledge Beginnings has been a significant part of my life for five years. I have enrolled all three of my sons (ages five, three, and one) since they were each three months old. What makes KB special is the people. Sounds cliche, but it's true. From the director, to the teachers, to the cook! I have felt very fortunate to be able to drop my children off at a facility every morning and feel that they are getting consistent attention, positive reinforcement, and genuine affection. The teachers are prepared, interested, and personable. At each age level we have been able to take advantage of each teacher's individual passions. Some teachers are artists and my child may come home every day with an amazing art project. Some teachers are scientists, and my child may come home with stories about "Experiment Friday" and pictures of himself in a lab coat performing one! Some teachers are bookworms and expressly seek out a book about rhinos because my son is obsessed with pachyderms. Even teachers my children do not have as classroom teachers know their names and surprise me with the insight they have into my boys. Whatever strength the individual teacher brings to the classroom, it is noteworthy that through the years, all the teachers have made me feel that my children stand out, are special, and memorable. We have never referred to KB as a daycare, nor have the teachers or staff. We call it "school." While it is play-based care, as it should be for infants through prekindergarten, there is an academic component at each level. There are lessons plans (even in the infant room!), curriculum planning, and skill sets that the teachers help the children master. KB takes their curriculum very seriously, but are flexible enough to allow teachers to augment their teachings, as is desired and appropriate. I am delighted to say that I am sometimes surprised by the skills (like public speaking, reading, math, social, and academic) my boys have, that were developed at KB, that I never knew they had. Group care was a decision I made because I felt it was important to have my sons in a social environment with peers during their early years. I wanted them to learn to interact and share and be sympathetic. What I found at KB is much more and I am thrilled to have found such a safe, fun, and educational place to care for my children.

    Becky K. - KinderCare Parent
  • We recently had our parent teacher conference, for our daughter Sarina, at Knowledge Beginnings School in Glenview. Ms. Cloey did an excellent job presenting our daughters achievements and challenges. She was very professional and did a great job explaining things and asking us if we had any questions or concerns. We want to give a special thanks to Ms. Cloey and Knowledge Beginnings School.
    Jeremy and Seema Malveaux - KinderCare Parent
  • As parents of twin 2 year olds about to enter preschool for the first time, my husband and I were quite nervous and had many questions for the school we would select. After touring Knowledge Beginnings twice, speaking to the staff at length and hearing what other parents had to say, we knew KB was the place for our boys.
    The teachers and support staff create a safe, warm, friendly and fun environment for all children. Each day our boys come home with a special drawing, story, or anecdote to share with us. They love school and often ask if the teachers can come visit them at home! KB encouraged both boys when it came to potty training in a nurturing way. Now, they love using the toilet and have a sense of pride when they are successful in that area!
    Overall, KB will always be a special place for our family since our boys have learned so much here and have developed social and independence skills.
    Thank you KB!

    Vinita P. - 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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