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Plainfield KinderCare

Julie Ruble, Center Director

16010 S Frederick St Plainfield IL 60586
(815) 254-3235 Contact this center

Ages: 6 weeks to 12 years

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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
We bus to: Riverview, Wesmere, Ridge, Meadowview, Grand Prairie, Charles Reed, Central buses to our front door.

Welcome to Plainfield KinderCare

Welcome to Plainfield KinderCare, located southeast of Chicago near I-55! From the very first day of your child’s experience at our center, they will enjoy a blend of educational and fun opportunities. We make learning fun, and we strive to create meaningful relationships with each child. Trusting someone with your child’s care and growth is a big choice, and we will work every day to confirm that you made the right decision. Plainfield KinderCare is excited to get to know your 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!


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.


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)

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.

Participating Child Care Aware Center

KinderCare has partnered with Child Care Aware® of America in an effort to offer fee assistance for Active Duty military families and solutions to their child care 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. 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.


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 for vocabulary and conversational development. Curriculum includes lessons on greetings, numbers, colors, animals, family, body parts and pets as well as how to get engage conversationally during common scenarios at home, a restaurant, or at the zoo. Qué pasa?

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!


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!

  • 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!

    Nicki M. - KinderCare Parent
  • 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!

    Brenda and Bob M. - KinderCare Parent
  • 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.

    Bill C. - KinderCare Parent
  • 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.

    Maria V. - KinderCare Parent

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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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