Amanda Johnson, Center Director
Meet Amanda Johnson, Our Center Director
At KinderCare Since: 2007
Education: Bachelor's Degree
Favorite Children's Book: Love You Forever
Meet Amanda Johnson! She is the Center Director at Wildflower Lane KinderCare in Schaumburg, Illinois. Amanda attended Liberty University, where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. She has been with KinderCare since 2007. Every day, Amanda enjoys helping children learn and discover their true potential. Her favorite quote is, “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” Outside of work, Amanda enjoys shopping and trying new restaurants with her family.
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.
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.
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.)
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.
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 first time parents, it was very important to us to find a daycare that we felt comfortable with. After visiting the Wildflower KinderCare Center in Schaumburg, we had a great first impression. We continued to visit other day cares but nothing compared to this particular center. It is so clean and well maintained throughout and the teachers and staff are just so wonderful and friendly. It is so nice to see that when you walk in you are always greeted by the staff and/or teachers and they always ask how your child is. It was also very important to us that teachers interacted with our infant. I must say that I don't know many 4 months old babies that actually finger painted in daycare. I also like that the teachers are always singing songs and reading books to them. It is a great feeling to know that teachers and staff care for your child as if it's their own. It definitely means something to me, when your infant leaves for the day not feeling well and his teacher calls the next day to see how he is doing! It truly is a second family to us and we couldn't ask for anyone better to be a part of it!”
Jennifer D. - KinderCare Parent
Our daughter has been attending KinderCare since she was 6 weeks old. We have been extremely pleased with the care that our daughter has received. We would like to articulate how nice the staff is and how grateful we are to them for taking such great care of our precious bundle. After visiting several day cares in the Schaumberg area and not being impressed with what we saw, we chose to place our daughter at Wildflower KinderCare. As we toured the center, what struck me the most was how impeccable the center was. This to me is of the utmost importance as we need to feel that the environment is warm and safe for our child. The ladies in the infant room have such enthusiasm and are courteous. They do an awesome job with the children. To me that is immeasurable. The Center Director and her Assistant are also wonderful. My husband and I are extremely pleased that we chose to put our daughter here. It is giving her a good start towards socializing and putting her on the right track to be a leader one day!”
Ruby and Saul C. - KinderCare Parent
My daughter has been with this KinderCare center since the age of four months. She has grown tremendously with the excellent care and instruction of her wonderful teachers. No parent wants to leave their child every day to work, but I leave her knowing she will be taken care of daily with respect and dignity. Every day she learns through the many educational experiences which KinderCare offers, such as painting, coloring, reading, music and outside playtime. Since she has entered the Toddler room, she comes home most days singing songs she learned them that day in school. I know my daughter is progressing in her education through the KinderCare curriculum. I have, and will continue to recommend KinderCare to any parent looking for the best childhood education for their child.”
Stefanie K. - 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.