Nicole Brady, Center Director
Ages: 6 weeks to 12 years
Old Farm Subdivision. South East Naperville
Elementary Schools Bussed To:
District 203: Kingsley, Maplebrook, & Scott. District 204: Springbrook, Clow, Builta, & Patterson. Please contact us to find out more!
Our center is accredited by the National Accreditation Commission.
Meet Nicole Brady, Our Center Director
At KinderCare Since: 2003
Education: Bachelor's Degree
Favorite Children's Book: Elephant & Piggie
Meet Nicole Brady! She is the Center Director at East Naperville KinderCare in Illinois. Nicole attended Northern Illinois University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude earning a Bachelor's Degree in Health Education & Child Development. She has been with KinderCare since 2003 and takes pride in being able to say she loves her career and couldn't imagine doing anything else. Nicole has a passion for helping children develop a love for learning, and her goal is to always develop the whole child; socially, emotionally and academically. Outside of work, Nicole loves spending time with her three children. Her favorite educational quote is, "Teachers encourage minds to think, hands to create and hearts to love."
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)
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.
Kindergarten Programs (5–6 Years)
Welcome to kindergarten: the gateway to grade school and everything that comes next! Offered in select centers, our kindergarten programs have small class sizes and curriculums that mix learning and fun. The basic building blocks of reading, writing, math, and science are key in kindergarten, so we make sure they get lots of practice in all of these areas.
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.
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!
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 just wanted to say that everyone at KinderCare has been wonderful! All of Lily's teachers are so great with her, I can tell that she loves being there. Even when we returned after 2 weeks vacation, she was happy to be back - no tears at drop off! She is also learning SO MUCH from her teachers, every day she surprises me with something new that she's learned. From little hand motions to songs to being able to use a spoon, KinderCare has taught her so much. When I drop her off in the morning, I know that she will be taken care of. It's always hard to leave her, but you guys make it easier. Thanks for everything you guys do!”
Stephanie - KinderCare Parent
Nicole, the Center Director, and the KinderCare staff are very friendly. I like that the Preschool Education Program is focused on learning in a structured classroom environment, as well as having fun. My son and daughter especially love the arts and crafts! We hang all their creations on the wall at home!”
Toddler, Preschool - KinderCare Parent
"I can not say enough good things about the staff at Kindercare. I have two boys who are in very different stages of life and they meet the needs of all of the children. The staff is friendly, caring and flexible. They will work with you to make sure that you and your children are happy!"”
Kamy P. - KinderCare Parent
"We have had our two children at Kindercare since they were infants. Now our oldest is in Kindegarten and Kindercare has been instrumental in their development. We feel very blessed to have him at Kindercare. "”
Theresa and Anthony N. - KinderCare Parent
We've been using Kindercare for over three years now for our two boys. My oldest son is about to turn 4, and he has thrived at the center. From the infant room to pre-school, the care and education at every level has been remarkable. My youngest son is now 11 months old and just loves to explore in the infant room. The management staff and teachers are wonderful to work with; we have great open communication which I believe is critical to the success. They are reliable and flexible! And I love being able to keep the boys together at the same center!”
Kristy B. - KinderCare Parent
You guys do such an amazing job at taking care of our girls. We thank you so much!”
Jeong - 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.