Top Preschool & Child Care in Naperville, IL

Building on the high-quality reputation of our original Naperville (North) school, we opened our Naperville (South) campus in 2009. We are located in southwest Naperville at 95th Street and Route 59, convenient to housing communities such as Tall Grass, White Eagle, Stillwater and Ashbury.  We offer a variety of full-time and part-time daycare and preschool programs for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years.  Our programs include InfantsToddlers & TwosPreschool & Pre-KKindergartenBefore & After School, and Summer Camp programs.

The Reggio Emilia approach is rooted in a strong image of children as capable, rich in potential, and full of interests and ideas about the world around them.  Our teachers seek to inspire learning by encouraging creative exploration and collaboration between children in a welcoming, community-based school environment. Please contact us for more information about our Reggio-inspired Naperville childcare programs.

Meet the Administrative Team!

images-Naperville-South-150x150Erica Farney – Executive Director

Erica has over 25 years of work experience in the early childhood field and attended Eastern Illinois University, majoring in Early Childhood Development.   She began her career with The Compass School in 2001, as Director of the Naperville North campus.  In 2009, she became the Executive Director of the (new at that time) Naperville South campus.  Both of her children attended Compass and her oldest daughter is now teaching public school in Chicago.  Erica believes in creating meaningful experiences for children, building their confidence with positive experiences, and creating a life long love for learning!

Brittney Sharp – Administrative Director

Brittney began working with children while she was still a child herself. She coached gymnastics before and after her own practices. She knew at a young age that she would be a teacher. WhileBrittney attending The University of Iowa she earned a Bachelors of Art in Elementary Education with specializations in reading and language arts with dreams of teaching second grade. After graduating, Brittney got a job offer in a local child care center and realized that early childhood education is her passion. While teaching preschool she went back to school at Mt. Mercy University to earn an additional degree in Early Childhood Education and Special Education. Brittney taught in a project based preschool classroom in Iowa City for 10 years before moving back to Naperville. She began working at The Compass School in 2018 in the role of Administrative Director. Her favorite part about this role is getting to know all the students and their families!

Health and Safety at The Compass School

We view the health and safety of all children, staff, and parents who visit our school as a primary responsibility.  To ensure everyone who enters our Naperville daycare center will be in a clean and safe environment,  supplemental cleaning protocols have been added to our normal routines, to make sure those who relies on us feel at ease.  If you have any questions about our cleaning protocols, please call us at 630-848-1122.

Afterschool & Summer Camp in Naperville, IL

We have an enriching and educational Before & After School program for school-age children throughout the school year, serving families located in Naperville, Plainfield, Aurora, and Oswego.  We offer before and after school transportation to and from select Indian Prairie School District schools, including: Clow, Fry, Graham, Kendall, Patterson, Peterson, Spring Brook, and Welsh Elementary schools.

During the summer months, our Naperville Summer Camp program is filled with entertaining activities and engaging field trips that are both educational and fun. We have arts and crafts, go to events, visit the swimming pool, and go on engaging field trips related to the theme-of-the week.  Our camp is your ticket to a fun-filled and busy summer with friends!