Terri Thomas, Center Director
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)
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.)
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!
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!
We've had three boys attend this KinderCare over the last six and a half years. Wonderful experience since we started and currently we are extremely happy with the management and teachers/support that care for our preschooler. They potty trained him in no time and his verbal communication has improved dramatically (he was at home with me for three years). The love they show him is off the charts. The consistently tell me how his day went, funny stories, and his nap schedule. We love KinderCare on College Road!”
Catherine K. - KinderCare Parent
We have been a KinderCare family for three years. I am an elementary teacher and feel confident in the care and educational opportunities my six-year-old daughter receives each day while at KinderCare. The staff is outstanding and is always professional. It is evident that they truly love both what they do and the children at the center. If you are looking for a quality childcare facility that will support the educational and social growth of your child, take the time to visit the KinderCare located on College Road.”
Jennifer B. - KinderCare Parent
Our family has been been with KinderCare since October 2007, first at the Palos location and then at Lisle. We could not be more appreciative of the care, compassion, and education our children have received. Under the guidance of the wonderful teachers at KinderCare my boys have entered/will enter school both academically and socially prepared. Further, because of the efforts of the teachers, both Aric and I have been able to work during the day while having peace of mind that our children are safe and well taken care of. It's been a wonderful experience; one I would wholeheartedly recommend to any parent of preschool age.”
Michelle R. - KinderCare Parent
KinderCare has been such a blessing for me. I have a one year old son and moved back to the area recently. As a single mom, I was looking for a great place where my son would receive the same care I would give him. It is conveniently located for me and the tuition cost is right in line with all other schools in the area. I know daily what activities my son will be partaking in and get a daily reviews. The director and teachers are beyond wonderful, supportive, and loving. They welcomed us with open arms and have made this transition easy and amazing for us. My son loves them too which is great for a working parent to know.Teachers and director work directly with us so that we all are aware of what is going on and are able to work with them. I also love the fact that they have a great curriculum in place for all ages! My son has been learning and loving it! I would highly recommend KinderCare in Lisle to anyone looking for a fun, supportive, caring daycare/preschool.”
Michelle S. - KinderCare Parent
The Lisle KinderCare teachers, programs and Directors are fantastic! The teachers and Directors have always maintained open communication with parents and keep us informed of what is going on in the classroom as far as curriculum, the wonderful things our kids have done in class and other issues that may come up. The Center Director and teachers make themselves available for phone calls, meetings and email. Our eldest is now in Kindergarten in our school district and is excelling in all subjects due the preparation he experienced in the loving care of his KinderCare teachers. Our youngest is in the Discovery Preschool room and is a happy, silly, kid who continues to learn and flourish while at the center. We are blessed to have such an amazing extended family in the Lisle KinderCare staff!”
Jennifer M. - KinderCare Parent
I just want to send a thank you your way to everyone, especially Miss Crystal! My son is getting his hair cut and can not stop talking about dinosaurs. He is "teaching" the gal who cuts his hair about herbivores, carnivores and the whose who of the unit! Countless thanks to everyone's hard work and the joy they bring to my son and his friends each day. Thank you for helping us foster his love of learning!”
Erica M. - KinderCare Parent
I was sad and apprehensive when I went back to work after having my daughter. I visited over ten different day care centers and was most comfortable with KinderCare because of the open communication with the staff, on the floor play and the warm nature in which they took care of my daughter and even my husband and I as we navigated day care for the first time. Ms. Katie treats our daughter like one of her own kids, providing our daughter (and the other babies in the nursery) with much love and attention. Everyone who we have worked with at KinderCare has been kind, open, understanding and authentic. While I would love to be at home with our daughter all the time, I find comfort in having her in the nursery with Ms. Katie and the rest of the staff at KinderCare.”
Karen K. - 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.