Your School The Children’s Courtyard of North Plainfield

The Children’s Courtyard of North Plainfield

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Open: M-F, 6:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Ages: 6 Weeks - 12 Years
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Now Enrolling for Preschool and Pre-K

The path to Kindergarten, and future success, goes through Preschool and Pre-K. The sooner your child starts their journey, the better. Let us ensure their school readiness. 

Welcome to Our School

Welcome to The Children's Courtyard for North Plainfield, Illinois! We are located at the corner of 127th Street and 248th Avenue. Our early childhood education program offers classes for children ages six weeks through 12 years old in our Infant, Toddlers, Two's, Early Preschool, Preschool, Pre-k, Junior Kindergarten, Before and After School programs.

Janaye Resendiz, Center Director, and the talented staff members at her school have many years of experience in the field and partake in various training opportunities throughout the year including CPR and First Aid, to maintain their DCFS required annual training for daycare staff. Each set of classroom teachers puts their special flair into their childcare curriculum which is based on High Scope philosophy!

We are committed to keeping you connected throughout the day while your child is in our care. Families have access to live streaming video of their child’s classroom, plus other real-time updates, with our exclusive mobile app for families, Sprout About. Assessments are completed throughout the year, and we offer family conferences twice a year to share your child’s progress in the program.

For our Before and After School programs we bus to the following Elementary Schools: District 202 Eagle Point, Freedom, Lincoln and Walkers Grove, District 204 Peterson and District 308 Grande Park.

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Programs for All Ages


It’s the ultimate summer experience! It will be a wonderful season, filled with friendship, playtime, discovery, field trips, delicious food, and more. Experience the wonder of summer.

Explore Our Summer Camp

Electives Offered

Elective programs allow students to learn by exploring creative outlets that will help them advance in the future—while giving your family more free time on evenings and weekends. We offer:

Martial Arts, Music, Yoga, Spanish, Phonics, Handwriting & Advanced Math

Open a window to your child's day.

SproutAbout®, our exclusive family app, provides free live streaming video of your child’s classroom to your mobile device.

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Meet Our Staff

Janaye Resendiz, Director

Education: Bachelor's Degree in Science with concentration in Child Psychology and Health

Certifications: CPR & First Aid, ServSafe Food Handler

Janaye Resendiz began with Learning Care Group in 2018 as a preschool teacher and worked her way up to director! Janaye is committed to making a positive impact in the lives of children and their families. Her goal is to promote the social, physical and intellectual growth of children and working with staff to create a warm and inspiring environment.

Meet Our Staff

Gayle Burgher, School Education Manager

Education: Bachelor of Science Family & Consumer Sciences (Child & Family)

Certifications: CPR & First Aid, Director Credential Level 1

Gayle has worked in the Early Childhood Education field since 1994. As a teacher, she has experienced working with toddlers and preschoolers. She has 25 years of experience working in various center leadership roles. Children are our future and she believes that having a solid foundation built in the early years helps give children the advantage in their formal school years and the rest of their life. Gayle is also committed to helping teachers grow in their profession!

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Amy Shah, Assistant Director

Education: Bachelor Science in Elementary Education with Early Education & Kindergarten Endorsements

Certifications: CPR & First Aid, ServSafe Food Handler

Amy has been in the Early Childhood Education field since 1996 and has experienced working with all age groups. Amy started here in 2014 as a teacher and later became the Team Lead, Safety Captain and Bus Driver for School Agers! Amy was promoted to Assistant Director in February 2024 and is looking forward to learning new tasks as she continues to grow in the profession. She loves to work with children and families. She can't wait to help your children learn and grow!

Meet Our Staff

Justine Prior, Team Lead

Education: CDA and currently pursuing Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education

Certifications: CPR & First Aid

Justine Prior received her CDA in 2019 and is seeking an associate's degree from Penn Foster. Justine began working with children in 2014. She has experience working in all age groups. Justine looks forward to helping each child attain their milestones and be prepared for life!

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Schedule a tour online to visit with us today. We look forward to meeting you and your family.

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Local School Phone Number: 815.436.4500815.436.4500 License #: 576732-01