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John Humphrey Drive KinderCare

Melissa Beaver, Center Director

14632 John Humphrey Dr Orland Park IL 60462
(708) 349-4990 Contact this center

Ages: 6 weeks to 12 years
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Neighborhood:
Orland Park

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Meadow Ridge, Prairie, Park, High Point, Centennial, Century

Our center is accredited by the National Accreditation Commission.

Welcome to John Humphrey Drive KinderCare

Welcome to John Humphrey Drive KinderCare! We are conveniently located near the bustling South La Grange Road corridor in Orland Park, IL. Our nurturing staff works hard every day to help each child build confidence for life through an individualized education that focuses on social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development. It’s our mission from the moment you walk into our center that you feel welcomed and a part of our KinderCare family!

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!

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!

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

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.)

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!

  • “After visiting many different centers, we immediately knew this was the center for our twins. We moved them to the center within two weeks. I was confident that I had found the public “home daycare” atmosphere that my older boys had flourished in, and I was right. This center is blessed to have the management and staff members that they have. I know my twins are better for it.”

    Angel - KinderCare Parent
  • "My daughter's teachers take a few minutes out of the day to talk to me and tell me how my daughter is doing. For a new mom having to drop a very young baby off, that is a wonderful thing to be able to have. They always make me feel comfortable and it's reassuring to see the same people every day."

    Sarah - KinderCare Parent
  • My daughter and I are both grateful for all the staff does for the both of us! They are truly a part of our family!

    Lori - KinderCare Parent
  • Everyone is so great! It is a great learning and growing experience for me and my child!

    Joe - KinderCare Parent
  • The whole staff treats the kids like they are a part of their very own family!

    Amanda & Pete - KinderCare Parent
  • Thank you for helping my little one adjust to group care and making our transition a great experience!

    Jessica - KinderCare Parent
  • The girls are always so sweet and caring toward our children. They have learned so much and continue to grow under the care of the women here. We are SO grateful!

    Kelly & Nick - KinderCare Parent
  • I have been searching for a center for my daughter for months before I knew I would have to enroll her. I went to numerous centers, but this center (The John Humphrey Drive Center) was the perfect place for us! I couldn't be happier to have my daughter at this center!

    Mallory - 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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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the waitlist & registration process at John Humphrey Drive KinderCare?

If you’re curious about the enrollment process at John Humphrey Drive KinderCare, we are here to help! Start the enrollment process in 3 easy steps:

  1. Find a Center
  2. Contact the Center
  3. Call Us with Questions: Don’t be shy—call us at 800-709-8774.
Visit our enrollment page to learn more.

What is the classroom schedule like?

Daily schedules are developed according to classroom and ages. You can expect morning and afternoon group time, small-group activities, outdoor time, snack and meals, and rest time. See links for example infant, toddler and preschool daily rhythm examples.

How much is tuition in Orland Park, IL?

We understand that cost is one of the biggest factors in choosing care for your most-important-person-in-the-world. We work closely with you to set a tuition rate to match. We determine your rate based on three factors. Visit our child care costs page to learn more.

Can I tour John Humphrey Drive KinderCare?

Our centers are pretty special—come see for yourself! In order to tour John Humphrey Drive KinderCare, you will want to visit Kindercare.com to find a center, contact that center and take a virtual tour (or you might be able to arrange a COVID-compliant after-hours or weekend visit).

What holidays are the schools closed for?

Barring extreme weather or other unforeseen circumstances, our centers are open during normal operating hours on regularly scheduled days. Our centers are typically closed on the 7 major holidays and for two Professional Development Days each year.

How can I pay tuition?

Pay your tuition online at KinderCare Family Connection. You can make recurring or one-time payments online using a checking or savings account, debit card, or Discover card. If online payment is not possible for you, talk to your Center Director about alternate payment methods.