Welcome to CDW At Play Child Care Center

Meet the Center Director

Lauren Dunkleman

M-F: 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Enrollment Info: 877-624-4532
Phone: 847-465-3431

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Our Educational Programs

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Infants

An exceptional place for your baby to thrive and grow

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Toddler/Twos

An engaging world where toddlers learn and explore

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Preschool

Where curious children become inspired and ready for school

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Kindergarten Prep

Preparing children for success in kindergarten and beyond

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Kindergarten

A place for children’s social and academic skills to flourish

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Summer Camp

A welcoming place for age-appropriate fun, friendships, and exploration

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Meet Our Teaching Team

Jena P.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I love seeing the children's eye light up after accomplishing something.

Teaching since: 2002

Sarah T.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: I like learning about each child's individual personalities.

Teaching since: 2005

Seema H.

Cook

I love teaching because: I enjoy spendig time with children. Love their energy. I love the company of little kids and the affection they have. I consider it a very stress free job.

Teaching since: 1994

Asma K.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I enjoy watching them learn and grow and I get to learn something new every day with them.

Teaching since: 1982

Lindsay C.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: "it is very rewarding to see children reach different milestones and see the look that, ""I did it!"" Children are our future and it's exciting to watch them grow!"

Teaching since: 2012

Jessica B.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I love being part of their learning and watching them learn and seeing their reaction once they get something correct.

Teaching since: 2012

Lorraine S.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: Creating a place where stories, creativity, exploration, and experience help set a child's foundation gives me joy.

Teaching since: 2010

Genevieve R.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: the children are the future and teaching children new opportunities by getting ahead is why I love teaching.

Teaching since: 1996

Jennifer F.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: all children grow and develop in their own unique way. I love watching a child learn and explore on their own. It is truly rewarding teaching children new and different ways of learning.

Teaching since: 2013

Melinda K.

Kindergarten Prep

I love teaching because: I have been given the gifts and talents to work with young children. I love the creative, active environment and watching them blossom and sharing in their enthusiasm.

Teaching since: 1980

Karen O.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: they are so fun to be around! I enjoy seeing them learn new things; writing their name and learning to write the alphabet.

Teaching since: 2014

Karen K.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: it's fun to watch kids laugh, run, play and grow.

Teaching since: 2014

Tammy S.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I first became interested in teaching at my children's schools and I knew that this is what I wanted to do.

Teaching since: 1996

Angela J.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: they are constantly teaching me! Their energy and positivity is contagious and always keeps me in a good mood.

Teaching since: 2014

Erin N.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I like to see how they learn and to see how creative they can be.

Teaching since: 2015

Janeth T.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I like finding new ways to teach them and watch them grow!

Teaching since: 2013

Savanna H.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I enjoy getting the opportunity to be a part of their learning experiences, it is truly rewarding.

Teaching since: 2015

Ana M.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: Ana loves that every day is a new experience for her and the children she cares for, no day is the same!

Teaching since: 2016

Sarah D.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: It is rewarding to see children get excited when they accomplish tasks, especially new ones.

Teaching since: 2016

Katelynn M.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: I enjoy how each child grows every day in their own way

Teaching since: 2016

Ivan C.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I love seeing how excited they are when they learn something new and can accomplish a task on their own.

Teaching since: 2012

Katie J.

Kindergarten Prep

I love teaching because: I like having an impact on the next generation.

Teaching since: 2017

Flor M.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I love seeing the growth of each child. I love watching them develop their own unique personalities. I also love helping to guide them as they continue to grow. Every child deserves the best!

Teaching since: 2017

Megan O.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: Watching them learn something new is so much fun and knowing that I helped them get there makes it special. That moment when it clicks and they get so excited that they learned something new is so precious.

Teaching since: 2016

Yaret M.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: They are be fun to be with. Their curiosity and their energy is amazing. I enjoy having fun with them and sharing great times

Teaching since: 2017

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The World at Their Fingertips

Our own World at Their Fingertips® curriculum is based on the research of the most renowned education experts. Designed by our education team, it’s created to support these important early years, to inspire children to be bold explorers today and joyful, confident learners for life.

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Language Works

Literacy, language, and love of books cultivated through listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

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Science Works

Spurring a sense of wonder through observations and experiments in which we ask questions and form, record, and describe conclusions.

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Art Smart

Fostering an interest and appreciation of art, music, theater and dance, while encouraging individual talents and artistic expression.

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Math Counts

Early math concepts experienced through counting, sorting, patterning, one-on-one correspondence, and problem solving.

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Well Aware

Healthy living developed through physical activity, good nutrition, and healthful habits incorporated into every day routines.

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Towards a Better World

Experiences and activities designed to help children learn to respect our world, its diverse people, and the environment we live in.

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Caring Matters

Support for important social skills including compromise, self-regulation, negotiating with peers, and forming positive relationships.

“We will miss you Miss Jenna once Ashley graduates as you have been inspirational to both Lexi & Ashley during their PRE-K years at CDW@Play! Both of them have grown both emotional and academically tremendously during these years.”

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Lisa Dove

“Ms Asma, Thank you so much for the never ending care and love your give our children daily. They are in great hands with you, and we appreciate how happy our children are with you during the day. It gives us nice peace of mind when we drop off and the baby is already wanting to jump into your arms!”

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Samera Kurian

“It brings so much peace of mind knowing our daughter loves going to school. Bright Horizons welcomed her into their Toddler classroom with open arms, and ever since, she has flourished mentally and physically.”

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Ashley G. -Bright Horizons Parent

“My appreciation for the teachers at Bright Horizons goes beyond the words that I can express. They extend themselves daily to our children's learning. Both of my sons were more than prepared to move forward in Kindergarten, thanks to Bright Horizons.”

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Jessica F. -Bright Horizons Parent

“Thank you so much for taking care of our baby girl. She always smiles when she sees you at drop off and we can tell she is happy. We appreciate that more than we can put into words. ”

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Christine H. -Bright Horizons Parent

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Healthy Food for Growing Children

Healthy food is part of children’s development. Our menus align with our wellness commitment to Partnership for Healthier America. By eating family-style and serving themselves, children learn about making healthy choices and the connection between food and community.

Early Education Awards & Partnerships

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