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 programs in suburban Chicago to utilize the Reggio-Inspired approach.  The program proudly serves families seeking high quality care and education in Naperville, Lisle, Woodridge and surrounding communities.

The Naperville (North) campus can accommodate 200 children enrolled in Infant, Toddler, Two’s, Preschool, PreK, Junior Kindergarten, Summer Camp and Before/After School programs.  Classrooms include the Art Studio, Inventor’s Workshop, Science Lab, World Markets, Sound Stage and more.

Reggio-Inspired Child Care & Education in Naperville, IL

In order to best serve the needs of our Naperville community, we offer a variety of programs for children from six weeks to twelve years of age. Use the links below to learn more.

The Reggio Emilia approach to education has been at the forefront of early childhood education for over 40 years (Rinaldi, C. 2006. In dialogue with Reggio Emilia: Listening, researching and learning).  This philosophy is rooted in a strong image of children as capable, rich in potential, and full of interests and ideas about the world around them.  Teachers at The Compass School of Naperville (North) seek to inspire learning by encouraging creative exploration and collaboration between children in a welcoming, community-based school environment. For more information about what it means to be ‘Reggio-Inspired’, please click here.

Afterschool & Summer Camp in Naperville, IL

The Compass School offers enriching high-quality programs for school-age children throughout the school year and during the summer months as well. For the Before and After School program, The Compass School of Naperville (North) currently offers transportation to/from select Naperville Community Unit District 203 schools, including Naper Elementary, Highlands Elementary, Prairie Elementary, Elmwood Elementary, Meadow Glens Elementary, and River Woods Elementary Schools.

The Compass Schools’ Naperville campus is conveniently located at 1128 Compass Court, one block north of Mariano’s Naperville store. For directions from your location, click here.

Contact us at 630-983-9190 to learn more and to schedule your personal tour with a member of our administrative team.


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Kathy McQuillen – Executive Director

Kathy McQuillen – Executive Director

Kathy has 22 years of work experience in the early childhood field, 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.

What Naperville (North) Parents Have to Say

Story time celebration.

Story Time Celebration

A big thank you to the Naperville Public Library for visiting our school for a special Chinese New Year story time… a fun time had by all!

Miss Susan

Teacher Feature – Miss Susan

Miss Susan graduated from Iowa State University in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science in Child and Family Services with a Child Services emphasis.  She has worked with children from the ages of 6 weeks to 3 years of age over the past 20 years in three different states!  She is a mother of a 9 year old named James a 5 year old named Lily. Both James and Lily attend The Compass School for summer camp but are off to Brookdale Elementary in the fall for 4th grade and Kindergarten. Her and her husband Jeff are celebrating 15 years of wedded bliss this year!  Miss Susan has been with The Compass School for 14 years and is looking forward to many, many more!