Jennifer Kubek, Center Director
Ages: 6 weeks to 12 years
Meet Jennifer Kubek, Our Center Director
At KinderCare Since: 1997
Education: Bachelor's Degree, Director's Credential
Favorite Children's Book: Are You My Mother?
Meet Jennifer Kubek! She is the Center Director at West Naperville KinderCare in Illinois. Jennifer attended Northern Illinois University where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and she holds a Level 2 Directors credential. She has been with KinderCare since 1997, and before that she was a teacher. Outside of work, Jennifer enjoys trying new restaurants, watching Netflix, and spending time with her family. “If a team is to reach its potential, each player must be willing to subordinate his personal goals to the good of the team.”
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.
West Naperville 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.
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.
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!
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!
As we approach the end of another school year, I wanted to take a moment to thank you and the entire staff at KinderCare for all you have done for our daughter and our family these past four years. Hayley has attended she was three months old and at age four and a half it is obvious the positive effect the caring, nurturing and learning environment of KinderCare has had on her development. Hayley views 'school' as her home away from home and faces each day with a smile and anticipation of learning! I know she finds it very comforting seeing familiar faces around the center year after year. My husband and I are extremely happy with the structured learning environment that KinderCare offers. We became aware of its benefits as early as the age of two and most recently I've discovered Hayley has been doing in Prekindergarten the same level of studies as a friend's son who is in first grade! We also appreciate KinderCare's option of full and part-time. Over the years you have been very understanding and accommodating in meeting the unpredictable and ever-changing needs of our family and schedules. When I was pregnant with Hayley, a lot of investigative work and worry went into choosing the facility that was going to care for her and ultimately become an important part of her young life. We have many different day-care and educational choices in this area and my husband and I are extremely confident with the choice we have made! Thank you to all of you!”
Linda and Tom S. - KinderCare Parent
We are writing to express our gratitude to you and your staff for the excellent care that you have provided for our daughters, Avery and Lily, for over three years. While it is never easy for Derek and I to leave the girls and go to work, we feel confident that they are in the best possible hands at KinderCare. Since she was four months old, Avery has loved every minute of her time at KinderCare. We credit much of the fact that she is very social and well-adjusted to your caring staff and stimulating curriculum. Every time Avery has moved up into a new classroom, we have been amazed at how you and her new teachers make sure that she is comfortable, happy and confident in the new room and with her new teachers. Now that she is in the three-year-old class, we see first hand how excellent your preschool curriculum is. Every day she tells us about the latest topic during story time, shows us her many art projects, and is proud to show off how she's improved her handwriting. She also loves her "Music and Me" class on Wednesdays. She can't wait to get to school each day, and we can't wait to see what she's done at the end of the day. Lily also loves KinderCare and actually claps when we pull into the parking lot! Lily, like many babies, is attached to her routines, and we appreciate that her teachers really get to know each baby's unique personalities and preferences. She is always rested and happy at the end of the day. We can tell that she considers her teachers to be "family"-and that her teachers love her, too. I also appreciate the fact that you and your staff take the time to let me know if you have any concerns about the girls-and also if they did anything funny during the day! I truly feel I am informed of and involved in their day-to-day activities, and that is very important to me. We conducted extensive research into daycare centers when Avery was a newborn before choosing KinderCare, and we remain confident that KinderCare provides the best possible care for Avery and Lily. Thank you for providing a fun, safe, loving and educational environment for our children.”
Amanda and Derek W. - KinderCare Parent
I have only been coming here for a short time but the staff here has been very helpful and understanding. The center director is great person who genuinely cares about your family and wants to help. That is a rare quality this days! I toured several area centers and this KinderCare received perfect marks in my check list. I enjoy the daily pictures of the girls on the ClassDojo site and being able to send messages if necessary directly to the teacher is wonderful. The girls like their teachers and look forward to coming each day.”
Deborah A. - 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 West Naperville 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 West Naperville 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.