Premier Preschool & Child Care in Naperville, IL

Naperville North

The Compass School of Naperville (North) opened in 2001 and was among the first early childhood education and child care programs in suburban Chicago to utilize the Reggio-Inspired approach.  Our school proudly serves families seeking high quality daycare and education in Naperville, Lisle, Woodridge and the surrounding communities.  Thanks to the on-going support of families in the Naperville area, we have since opened two additional Compass School locations, Naperville (South) and Warrenville.

Reggio-Inspired Child Care & Education in Naperville, IL

To best serve the needs of our community, The Compass School of Naperville (North) offers a variety of full-time and part-time day care and preschool programs for children ranging from six weeks to twelve years of age. We encourage you to explore our website to learn more about our programs for InfantsToddlers & TwosPreschool & Pre-KBefore & After School, and Summer Camp.  Discover how our unique learning environment and child-centered approach offers so much more than a traditional daycare experience.

Our Talented Teachers

Our teachers at The Compass School seek to inspire learning by encouraging creative exploration and collaboration between children in a welcoming, community-based school environment.  We strive to employ experienced and degreed teachers, who are enthusiastic and caring, have a love for learning, and are passionate about early childhood education.  Learn more about our approach to child care and education, utilizing the principles of the Reggio Emilia philosophy.

Meet Our Administrators

Kathy McQuillen

Kathy McQuillen – Executive Director

Kathy has been in the early childhood field since 1993 and began her career with The Compass School in 2003. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Concordia University, majoring in Early Childhood Education, with a specialization in Child Psychology.  Kathy has travelled extensively to deepen her knowledge about our philosophy, including visits to The Boulder Journey School in Colorado, The Sabot School in Virginia, Chicago Commons, and an international study tour to Reggio Emilia, Italy.

Liz Bullock

Liz Bullock – Assistant Director

Liz went to Northern Illinois University and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development with an emphasis in Leadership.  After college, Liz worked as a Developmental Therapist specializing in helping children with developmental delays, disabilities, and challenges to improve their cognitive, social, motor and functional skills.  She started at The Compass School in 2008 as an Infant Teacher and became the Assistant Director in 2009.  Over the length of her Compass career, she has gained a true love for the Reggio Emilia Approach and is inspired by the teachers’ creativity and love for our Compass families.


Health and Safety at The Compass School

We view the health and safety of all children, staff, and parents as a primary priority and responsibility.  To ensure we are meeting these essential expectations, additional protocols have been added to our typical monitoring, cleaning, and sanitizing routines, to ensure those who rely on us for childcare in Naperville can feel at ease.  If you have any questions about our cleaning protocols, please call us at 630-983-9190.

Afterschool & Summer Camp

The Compass School offers engaging high-quality programs for school-age children throughout the school year, as well as an enriching Summer Camp program from June to August.  Our Before & After School program in Naperville offers transportation to/from select Naperville Community Unit District 203 schools, including Naper, Highlands, Prairie, Elmwood, Meadow Glens, and River Woods Elementary Schools.

During the summer months, our Summer Camp program is full of engaging activities and fun field trips that offer the right mix of learning and fun.  Our active camp schedule is filled with arts and crafts, events, visits to the swimming pool, and great field trips related to the theme-of-the-week.