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.

Safety at The Compass School in Naperville, IL

The Compass School in Naperville, IL views the health and safety of all children, staff, and parents who visit our school as one of our highest priorities. Knowing that everyone who walks through our doors will be safe in a clean environment is a top goal.

To help ensure this goal is met, in addition to our normal cleaning routines, additional protocols have been put in place to ensure those who rely on us for childcare in Naperville can feel at ease. To view these additional protocols, please visit our Health and Safety Measures page.

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Our Administrators

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.


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.


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!