Contact
Donna Phelan
Owner / Director
Michelle Eagan
Assistant Director

14935 W Bruns Rd
Manhattan, IL 60442
Ph: (815) 478-7886
Fax: (815) 478-7876
Features
Secure access and video-monitoring.
Excellent child-to-teacher ratios.
Hot, nutritious meals prepared on-site.
Large 1+ acre playground.
Children’s garden.
Warm, loving, comfortable environment.
Owner and Director
Donna Phelan
Kid Country Childcare is a family-owned business that opened in June 2002 with Miss Donna and her aunt, Loretta Gallagher, as co-owners. Miss Loretta retired in 2013, and in 2017 Miss Donna became the sole owner. Miss Donna has been the director since the Center opened in 2002 and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of Kid Country Childcare. She holds an associate’s degree from Joliet Junior College.  
Assistant Director
Michelle Brouillet is the assistant director at Kid Country, providing necessary support to families and staff.  She is in charge of the curriculum and special activities at Kid Country.  Miss Michelle holds a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education and has been working in childcare since 2004.
Yellow Ducks
Miss Emily is our Yellow Ducks lead teacher. She is currently pursuing her degree in early childhood education at Lewis University.  Our Yellow Ducks room is licensed for eight babies ranging in age from six weeks to fifteen months. This room is designed to be a warm, loving environment for our youngest children. We balance caring for the needs of the babies with providing age-appropriate activities.
Purple Parrots
Miss Kim leads our Purple Parrots classroom. She is currently enrolled at Joliet Junior College and is working towards her associate’s degree. Miss Kim has worked at Kid Country since 2010. Our Purple Parrots room is licensed for 15 children ranging in age from 15 months to approximately 30 months. We continue to focus on a warm, loving environment and building strong relationships in this classroom.
Red Robins
Miss Holly is our Red Robins lead teacher. She is currently enrolled at Kankakee Community College working on her early education degree. She has been employed at Kid Country since 2016. The Red Robins classroom is licensed for sixteen children ranging in age from 24 to 42 months. Potty-training and early preschool skills are the focus of our Robins classroom.

Green Frogs
Miss Fran is our leader for the Green Frogs. She has 60 hours towards an associate’s degree in education from Joliet Junior College and has been employed at Kid Country since 2011. Our preschool program is play-based and uses many hands-on activities that focus on the social and emerging preschool skills appropriate for this age. The Green Frogs classroom is licensed for twenty children.

Orange Owls
Miss Bailey is our Orange Owls leader. She is currently enrolled at Joliet Junior College, finishing up an associate’s degree in early childhood education. Miss Bailey has worked at Kid Country since 2010. Our pre-k program is a play-based program that engages the children in a variety of hands-on activities designed to prepare them for kindergarten. Our Orange Owls classroom is licensed for twenty children.


Blue Gills
Miss Rhonda leads our Blue Gills programs. She holds an associate’s degree in early childhood education and has been working in childcare since 1993 and Kid Country since 2005. Our Blue Gills program is for children that need preschool but not childcare services. The class is a mixed group of three- and four-year-old children engaging in a variety of play-based activities to prepare them for kindergarten, along with a focus on the social skills appropriate for this age. We are licensed for twenty children in this classroom.

Blue Dolphins
Miss Donna leads our Blue Dolphin program. She has a paraprofessional certificate from the State of Illinois. She has been teaching at Kid Country since 2012. The Blue Dolphins program offers before and after-school programs, along with full-day summer care. We are licensed for a total of 30 children.