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KinderCare at Prairie Stone

Sarah Grupe, Center Director

5100 Sedge Blvd Hoffman Estates IL 60192
(847) 645-9510 Contact this center

Ages: 6 weeks to 12 years
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Neighborhood:
We are located in the Prairie Stone Complex off of Prairie Stone Parkway. Sedge Blvd is the first left after you enter the park from Rt. 72. We are next to the Prairie Stone Fitness Center.

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Lincoln Elementary School, Timber Trails Elementary School, Hilltop Elementary School, Barbara Rose School, Ridge Circle Elementary School and Glenbrook Elementary School.

Our center is accredited by NAEYC.

NAEYC Accreditation

Welcome to KinderCare at Prairie Stone

Welcome to KinderCare at Prairie Stone, located in a suburb of Chicago off I-90 in Hoffman Estates, Illinois! Our entire team brings a powerful passion to the center each day, and the children we care for can feel that energy and excitement. Whether it is educational development or simply the opportunity to make friends and play games, time spent in our center is always memorable. The KinderCare circle is always growing, and we’d love to add your family today!

AMERICA’S MOST ACCREDITED

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.

SCHOOL-READY

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)

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!

Interactive Kindergarten (5–6 Years)

Kindergarten is a critical year for young learners. Experienced KinderCare teachers will tap into your child’s natural curiosity to help get them even more prepared for elementary school. Our engaging lessons make the most of current technology while offering plenty of hands-on play and exploration.

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

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.)

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!

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!

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.

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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!

  • Our family's story at Kindercare is a special story.

    We've been with KinderCare for quite a while now. We first met the KinderCare workers when we were previously fostering children for the state. Every single worker was kind and loving to those kids and got them through a very difficult time in their lives.

    However, it was not long after that, we were sent a little boy that we were able to adopt. Our FIRST action as new parents was to get him enrolled in KinderCare. He was 6 weeks old and was greeted with love and gentleness. He's learned so much in these last 5 years and thanks to these dedicated teachers, he's ready for kindergarten in the fall.

    I wish there was space here to show you all the pictures and videos and memories that we have of the fall fest, trunk or treat, and Christmas, but there just isn't room here.  What can I say as a parent to the teachers and admins that took such good care of our little boy? Again there isn't enough space here. The best I can do is say THANK YOU. I also want to let everyone and anyone reading this that if you are making a decision on who best to take care of your child in their earliest years, you are looking in the right place. You won't find a place better equipped or workers more dedicated to your child. 

    This isn't a fake review or paid advertisement. I'm a real parent who cares for their child like you. This is a good place and these are good people. Thank you again.

    Scott H. - KinderCare Parent
  • Our family has been a part of the KinderCare family for over six years. KinderCare is truly a second home to my children. The teachers are loving, nurturing, and have helped my children flourish academically and socially. It is so heartwarming to know that the teachers love my kids just as much as my kids love them! We love Prairie Stone KinderCare! :-)

    Jennette M. - KinderCare Parent
  • Prairie Stone KinderCare has been an answer to prayer! Our son has struggled with behavior and social issues all his life and the ladies at Prairie Stone KinderCare took him under their wings and showed him the love he has been missing all these years! I am more than grateful for the ladies who love on my son with patience and love and understanding hearts! Thank you Ladies! You are appreciated more than words can say!

    Ellen P. - KinderCare Parent

Share Your Story
If you have a story about your experience at KinderCare, please share your story with us .

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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