Meet Julie Ruble, Our Center Director
At KinderCare Since: 2012
Favorite Children's Book: The Giving Tree
Meet Julie Ruble! She is the Center Director at Plainfield KinderCare in Illinois. Julie attended Kendall College where she earned a degree in Early Childhood Education focusing in Special Education and Inclusion. She has been with KinderCare since 2012. "It's not about what it is, it's about what it will become.” Outside of work, Julie enjoys reading, running, spending time outdoors. She also loves traveling with her family.
Plainfield 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.
Spanish Adventures provides young learners with a foundation for later success with the Spanish language. Music, games, children's Spanish literature, and other tools give children multiple opportunities to hear, practice, and see Spanish language to develop vocabulary and conversation skills. Curriculum includes lessons on greetings, numbers, colors, animals, family, body parts, and pets, as well as how to engage conversationally during common scenarios at home, a restaurant, or at the zoo.
“ The Plainfield KinderCare is top notch! The teachers really care about my family and the well-being of my children. I never have to worry that they are not well taken care of. The kids really enjoy the activities of the day and are advanced because of the curriculum. I would not go anywhere else and would highly recommend this center to others! Thank you Plainfield KinderCare!Show more
“ What a great place for our children while my husband and I both work! All three of our children have attended KinderCare. Our daughter began regularly attending the center when she was six months old. She was born with Down Syndrome, so we were concerned about having her special needs met. KinderCare provided a wonderful environment for our daughter to learn and grow. They welcomed her multiple therapists on a weekly basis and incorporated many of the things that they learned from the therapists into her daily routine. They went above and beyond in ensuring that the classroom environment was safe and developmentally appropriate, which has helped her to become what she is today. Her teachers celebrate in her accomplishments and milestones as much as we do. Thanks for all you do!Show more
“ We can't imagine our life without KinderCare, these ladies have definitely played a very important role in whom are children are today. We are so pleased with the care our children received and would highly recommend this center. Thank you ladies for a job well done.Show more
“ After picking up my child from KinderCare today I reflected on how much 2 of the teachers there have had an impact on my child. I wanted to take the time out to share a little bit about my child and her experience at KinderCare. My daughter began attending KinderCare last spring 2011. She was in the two-year old classroom with Ms. Karen. When she first began there she was a shy and timid little girl. However, her teacher, Ms. Karen, was an integral part of bringing out the fun-loving, out-going girl she's come to be. Ms. Karen made every day a fun day! Arianna, my daughter, began to talk about the things she did each day, the activities she participated in, and always, always talked about Ms. Karen. Each day I picked her up I was presented with art projects, drawings, or pictures of what Arianna did that day. It was great to "see" what my daughter did all day without me there to see it personally. To this day, although she is now in the three-year old classroom, my daughter makes it a priority to visit Ms. Karen before leaving school each day. Ms. Karen went above and beyond her teaching duties and actually became a part of my child's life as I see she does with all of the children in her classroom. My child is not the only one that has to run to Ms. Karen's room each day before leaving! Ultimately I've realized that Ms. Karen was more than just a teacher at KinderCare and I'm thankful that she was such a great influence and wonderful care provider for my child. Now that Arianna is in the three-year old classroom Ms. Rachel has become a part of our dinner conversation each night! Since my daughter has been with Ms. Rachel I've noticed her taking a big interest in learning, specifically writing. She brings home "homework" and artwork and other projects that she completes in the classroom. She loves to show me how she writes her name, knows her alphabet, sings songs, and all of the other things she learns each day. She's found a love of painting and always reminds me that "sharing" is important...(ha-ha). Although, there are certain KinderCare policies that I disagree with, I have to say that the quality of Teachers that KinderCare employs is exceptional. It is because of the teachers that I would not take my child anywhere else. It is because of teachers like Ms. Karen and Ms. Rachel that children enjoy going to school. It is because of teachers like them that I know my child is in the best care while I have to be at work. And it is because of them that I had to write this and say thank you for giving my child wonderful experiences and a great foundation of learning to build upon.Show more
“ Thank you for having such a loving environment! Giavonna loves her teachers, and they have taught her so much. She loves going to school! They care for her so well, Mr. Nico and Ms. Michelle are the best. We are so lucky to have her Pre K days so enjoyable. As she transitions into Kindergarten, I hope all her teachers are as engaged and helpful in the future. You guys are the best!Show more
Frequently Asked Questions
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Child Care You Can Trust
It’s More Than Daycare, It’s KinderCare!
Whether your child is just starting to explore the world or on their way to big-kid school, we have exactly what they need to foster their love of learning and build confidence. See proof that our Early Foundations® curriculum prepares kids for kindergarten, elementary school, and beyond!
Leading the way as America’s most accredited child care provider.
Meet Our Classroom Heroes
From ABCs and 123s to social-emotional skills and problem-solving, our amazing teachers build kindergarten readiness and Confidence for Life™.
See how they bring learning to life at every age and stage!
Babies Are Reaching New Milestones
Babies are giggling, wiggling, and exploring the world one tiny step at a time! In our infant classrooms, little ones are discovering language, experimenting with problem solving, and practicing social and emotional skills.
Toddlers Learn Through Creating, Playing, and Exploring
Toddlers are on the move! At this age, that’s totally normal as they learn and discover the world around them. In our toddler classrooms, they’re building confidence through creating art, learning their ABCs, imaginative play, and so much more.
Discovery Preschoolers Practice Independence
Discovery Preschoolers are channeling their creativity, learning how to express themselves, practicing motor skills, and experimenting with language and literacy in new, exciting ways.
Preschoolers Are Building So Many New Skills
Preschoolers are exploring science experiments, creating artwork, and playing pretend with friends. We’re also boosting literacy and social skills through letter-building and group art projects!
Teachers You Can Trust
When we say we’ve got the best teachers around, we really mean it. You can rest assured that every team member clears rigorous national and state background checks. Plus, our hiring process includes the Gallup® Talent Assessment to make sure we hire educators who have that special something it takes to work with kids.
7-time Gallup® Exceptional Workplace Award Winner
Every year we check in with our amazing team to survey how engaged they are, and for 7 years running we’ve earned the Gallup® Exceptional Workplace Award! We’re the first and only early childhood education provider recognized, and one of just four companies worldwide to receive the honor seven years in a row.
Peace of mind from pick-up to drop-off.
Child care isn’t just about caring for children—it’s about families and communities too! We’re committed to valuing the experiences and traditions you bring with you and honoring them within our community. Whenever you step through our front door, you’ll know that you’re in a place where your family is safe, happy, and celebrated for who they are.
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Our teachers join forces with families to help kids become lifelong learners while building confidence to live happy and healthy lives.
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Hear from families like yours.
When it comes to deciding on a child care center, we know there’s nothing quite like hearing from other families! Hear what Becky has to say about being a part of the KinderCare community:
“As a parent, I entrust my greatest blessing to the staff at KinderCare every day, and I am grateful for the loving care and guidance he receives. The teachers and director look at each child as an individual, with their own strengths and needs. My son has been blessed with awesome teachers who understand his challenges, and handle him with grace. My child has learned so much and continues to share with me the great activities that go on each day at "school!" Thank you to the KinderCare child care organization for an incredible early childhood curriculum that engages and teaches at all steps of the day, and a special thanks to Karen and her staff; they continue to do amazing works of ‘heart’ with all children.”
- Becky T.