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Fox Valley KinderCare

Ashley Holupko, Center Director

3044 Weber Dr. Aurora IL 60504
(630) 499-7911 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Conveniently located next to the premier Great Lakes Volleyball facility!!

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
McCarty, Steck, Nancy Young, and Brooks

We are so proud to announce that your student will find a home in our center, enjoying the benefits of an environment that is not only the Gold Standard of Illinois but also NAEYC Accredited. This means, that we are now part of an elite group of centers that follows specifc standards (as provided by the National Association for the Education of Young Children). These standards are established to provide your family with the best opportunity for education, commitment, and development.


By demonstrating our quality performance year round, our center can lead your family through the best educational experience...and ultimately guide you to the best future!

We are ready for the upcoming season, are you?

Please contact us to reserve your spot today!!

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Welcome

Open from 6:15-6:15, we are here for you when you need us! Tours are accepted over the phone and through email. However, we understand that your day will not always go as planned, so please feel free to drop in whenever it is convenient for you!

Ashley Holupko, Center Director

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Accreditation

Many of our child care centers are accredited by national organizations that require us to meet rigorous early childhood education standards and guidelines for high-quality care and education. Programs that are accredited have demonstrated their commitment to go beyond the state’s minimum licensing requirements to meet and maintain these high standards of quality.

Our Programs

Infant Programs (6 weeks - 1 year)

Babies grow and learn every day. Our goal is to provide a safe and nurturing "home away from home" where babies can explore and make new discoveries. We know that learning through play is extremely valuable at this age and our Early Foundations® Infant program is designed to give babies the skills that will serve as the building blocks for a lifetime of learning.

Toddler Programs (1 – 2 Years)

As toddlers develop friendships, self-esteem, and curiosity, our Early Foundations® Toddler program will help them explore their world in a safe and nurturing environment. Our unique curriculum is based on the philosophy that children learn best through experiences. So each day is filled with fun activities that excite and develop toddlers, giving them the comfort and confidence to speak those first few important words, as well as make their first friends.

Discovery Preschool Programs (2 – 3 Years)

At this age, children are making new discoveries daily. And as two-year olds begin to exert their independence, our Early Foundations® Discovery Preschool program is prepared to open their eyes to a world of learning, sharing, and exploring. Our holistic approach in the classroom engages young minds with a blend of music, art, and movement, as well as the early education fundamentals they'll need as they continue on to preschool.

Preschool Programs (3 – 4 Years)

As preschoolers gain more self-esteem, they may feel ready to take on the world. Our Early Foundations® Preschool program enhances that confidence by providing activities to help children become problem solvers and lifelong learners. Through independent exploration, structured activities, and hands-on learning, children will work on early literacy, math, science, and social studies concepts. A healthy dose of running, jumping, and dancing keeps them active too.

Prekindergarten Programs (4 – 5 Years)

Prekindergartners are preparing for the adventure of a lifetime – school. And our Early Foundations Prekindergarten® program is designed to get them ready by teaching letters and words, math concepts, and valuable social skills. With small group instruction, independent play in an organized atmosphere, and whole-group activities, children will have all the right skills to hop, skip, and jump right into kindergarten.

Private Kindergarten Programs (5 – 6 Years)

As children reach school age, our comprehensive full-day kindergarten program helps them explore, communicate, and create – all in a nurturing, small-class setting. Our team of expert educators has created a unique curriculum of reading, language, arts, math, science, and physical fitness that’s presented in a fun way to encourage a lifelong love of learning. Plus, our program is aligned with local and state elementary school standards, so children will be prepared to confidently enter first grade.

Before- & After-School Programs (5 – 12 Years)

Even after school's out for the day, children need to be engaged in a comfortable, yet stimulating environment. That's where our Catch the Wave® program comes in. This innovative before – and after-school program allows school-age children to balance learning and fun through a variety of experiences. From homework help to fun physical activities, our program is designed so that everyone goes home happy.

Summer Programs (preschool, prekindergarten, and school-age)

Don’t miss out on KinderCare’s Summer of Wonder: Six themed programs that will make summer exciting, educational and tons of fun. Whether your child is in our preschool, Pre-K or school-age programs, all of it is designed to help children learn while soaking up the fun. We offer flexible scheduling options to meet the needs of busy families like yours so we hope to see you there.

Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program

Cooking

The Cooking Adventures program gives children opportunities to participate in fun, developmentally appropriate cooking experiences. They will learn about recipes, ingredients, cooking vocabulary, and the importance of a healthy diet. The curriculum includes lessons on picnics, pizza, and heart-healthy meals.

Math

The Math Adventures enrichment program is designed to teach important mathematics concepts such as geometry, numbers, measurement, and probability. Your child will learn about length, height, and weight. He will learn about shapes and solids. He will learn how to add, subtract, multiply, and count money. Math is everywhere and giving your child every advantage now will add up to success later in life.

Music

Ongoing research proves that early exposure to music helps children think, reason, create, and express themselves. Children will laugh and learn about rhythm, vocal melodies, and a variety of musical genres and instruments, which can lower stress and advance memory. Learning never sounded so good.

Phonics & Reading Adventures

Set your child up for advanced success with literacy through phonics, the study of letters and sounds. Reader books, games, and activity cards help your child understand the basics of vowels and blending syllables, giving him confidence and command of language.

Spanish

Spanish Adventures provides young learners with a foundation for later success with the Spanish language. Music, games, children's Spanish literature, and other tools give children multiple opportunities to hear, practice, and see Spanish language for vocabulary and conversational development. Curriculum includes lessons on greetings, numbers, colors, animals, family, body parts and pets as well as how to get engage conversationally during common scenarios at home, a restaurant, or at the zoo. Qué pasa?

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  1. Monday February 08, 2016
    1. Wear Your Favorite Valentines Day Colors!

  2. Tuesday February 09, 2016
    1. Beach Day!

      Come to school today with your favorite beach attire! 

Teachers & Staff

Here at KinderCare we pride ourselves on the meaningful moments that are created between our staff and your family everyday. Our goal is to provide you with an environment that makes you feel comfortable and positive about the steps you are taking for your child's future. As you explore the benefits of being a member of our family please take a moment to meet our fantastic team of teachers!
  • Ashley Holupko

    Ashley Holupko, Center Director

    A graduate from Erikson Institute, Ashley has her Masters Degree in Early Childhood Development, specializing in Administration. She grew up in Upstate New York and currently lives in downtown Chicago. Ashley is excited to be a part of the KinderCare team. Her plans are to continue successful growth within our center and community, while building positive rapport with her families and staff.

    Previous Experience:
    Ashley has worked in the ECE Field for over twelve years. She has worked with Infants all the way to School Age, as well as, working as an Administrator.
    Year Started:
    5/27/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    12
    Education:
    Masters Degree
  • Ms. Zeneth

    Ms. Zeneth, Infants

    Ms. Zeneth has worked with children of all ages. She enjoys reading inspirational books, painting, listening to music and spending time with family and friends, especially her daughter. She believes that it is a true blessing to have the ability to impact a child's life and make a positive difference.

    Year Started:
    11/5/2012
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Nina

    Ms. Nina, Infant

    Ms. Nina has a joy and passion when it comes to playing and interacting with children. She is always engaged and enthusiastic about each child's accomplishments. Ms. Nina finds new ways to bring in different experiences each day! 

    Year Started:
    9/1/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Zaria

    Ms. Zaria, Infant Room

    Ms. Zaria likes to bring joy to her classroom on a daily basis. Her bubbly personality allows the children to feel comforted, loved, and excited about their daily activities. Aside from working in the classroom, Zaria also runs our Learning Adventures program. 

    Year Started:
    6/1/2015
    Years in ECE industry:
    4 years
    Education:
    Enrolled in Child Development Associate's Credential program
  • Ms. Jovanna

    Ms. Jovanna, Infant Room

    Ms. Jovanna is an excellent teacher. While working in the classroom, Ms. Jovanna brings joy to every child that she comes in contact with on a daily basis. Aside from working in the classrooms, Ms. Jovanna also runs our Learning Adventures program at our center. 
    Year Started:
    8/1/2015
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 years
    Education:
    Enrolled in the Child Development Associate's Credential program
  • Ms. Maria

    Ms. Maria, Toddler

    Ms. Maria has been working at the Fox Valley KinderCare since it's doors opened in 2000. She is married with four adult children and two grandchildren. Ms. Maria loves working with the Infants because they learn something from every activity and every conversation all day long. Her favorite thing to do with the children is to read stories and sing silly songs.

    Year Started:
    8/7/2000
    Tenure:
    15 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    13 Years
    Education:
    Associate's of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Anna

    Ms. Anna, Toddlers

    Ms. Anna has been at the center since June 2012 and has spent her time both in a center support role and in a classroom teaching position. Ms. Anna was adopted into a large family and therefore enjoys children of all ages. She enjoys reading and spending time with her two-year-old nephew. Ms. Anna's favorite part about working with the children is the humor they bring to each day. 

    Year Started:
    6/5/2012
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 Year
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Maria

    Ms. Maria, Twos

    Maria comes to us from another KinderCare in Aurora and has been working with the Infants and Toddlers for 15 years. She lives in Aurora with her husband and two children, and loves to spend time with her family.

    Year Started:
    2/3/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15
    Education:
    CDA
  • Ms. Arcelia

    Ms. Arcelia, Discovery Preschool

    Ms. Arcelia is one of our loving teachers in our Discovery Preschool classroom. With having years of experience with children, Ms. Arcelia knows the importance of providing a safe and nuturing environment for every child that is in her care. 

    Year Started:
    8/3/2015
  • Ms. Theresa

    Ms. Theresa, Preschool

    Ms. Theresa has many years of experience working in the Early Childhood fiel. She provides the children with a nuturing environment as well as greeting each child with a smiling face on a daily basis. 

    Year Started:
    1/1/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    9 years
  • Ms. Katie

    Ms. Katie, Preschool

    Ms. Katie has worked at KinderCare since fall 2012. While Ms. Katie has recieved her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education, she is looking to continue her education by gaining her Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education. Ms. Katie enjoys coming to work each day to impact the lives of children and to help them grow.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 Year
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Beatriz

    Ms. Beatriz, PreKindergarten

    Having worked in the field for many years Ms. Beatriz is an expert in the field. Being a dual language speaker Ms. Beatriz makes many of the children comfortable with speaking their home langauge. Working directly with the parents she provides wonderful expereinces for children to help their growth. 

    Year Started:
    1/1/2005
    Tenure:
    11 Years
  • Ms. Syeda

    Ms. Syeda, Private Kindergarten

    Ms. Syeda is a very compassionate Private Kindergarten teacher at our center. Her loving personality allows each child to feel comforted in her classroom. Ms. Syeda provides a great learning experience to each child that enters her classroom. Aside from providing care to children at our center, Ms. Syeda also has four loving children in her own home. 

    Year Started:
    9/1/2015
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 years
    Education:
    Bachelors Degree
  • Ms. Cherea

    Ms. Cherea, School Age

    Ms. Cherea is an amazing teacher at our center. With years of experience through our KinderCare company, Ms. Cherea understands the importance of hard work to provide a successful learning environment for the children in her classroom. 
    Year Started:
    11/1/2015
  • Ms. Michele

    Ms. Michele, Center Support

    Ms. Michele is a wonderful teacher at our center. With years of nanny experience, she understands the importance of providing the unique customer care to children and their parents of our center. 

    Year Started:
    1/1/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 year
  • Ms. Donna

    Ms. Donna, Kitchen

    Ms. Donna is our amazing chef. While working in the kitchen, Ms. Donna is always coming up with fun new ideas and recipes for the children. She also teaches our cooking class on Thursdays! 

    Year Started:
    10/1/2013
    Tenure:
    2 Years

February 2016 Events

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  1. Wednesday February 03, 2016
    1. Bring Your Favorite Stuffed Animal Day!

      Bring your favorite stuffed animal to school today! 

  2. Friday February 05, 2016
    1. Valentines Crafts Day!

      Come to school today to make some valentines crafts with your teacher and friends! 

  3. Monday February 08, 2016
    1. Wear Your Favorite Valentines Day Colors!

  4. Tuesday February 09, 2016
    1. Beach Day!

      Come to school today with your favorite beach attire! 

  5. Wednesday February 10, 2016
    1. Sports Day!

      Come to school in your favorite sports attire! 

  6. Thursday February 11, 2016
    1. Hat Day!

      Come to school in your favorite hat today! 

  7. Friday February 12, 2016
    1. Pajama Day!

      Come to school in your favorite pajamas today! 

  8. Thursday February 18, 2016
    1. Finger Painting Day!

      Come to school today and finger paint with your teacher and friends!

  9. Wednesday February 24, 2016
    1. Bring Your Favorite Book Day!

      Come to school today with your favorite book to share with your teachers and friends! 

  10. Monday February 29, 2016
    1. Show and Tell Day!

      Come to school with your favorite item to share with your friends and teacher! 

About Our Center

Spring is just around the corner! What are your plans for spring break?

We are here for you through every walk of life. From 6 weeks to 12 years, your children will have a family both at home and our center. Your life's challenges will be our opportunity to grow with you, and your family will always have someone they can rely on. We know life can be unredictable, let us be your constant!

As soon as you enter our center, our number one goal is to set your child up for future success. Each year, your family will be presented with three conferences that allow us to determine the unique needs of each student and how best to meet those needs. Our teachers will work one on one with you to create a spectacular school year, and every developmental milestone you hope to see from your student will be met. Please join us to ensure that your child receives the best opportunity for a spectacular school year.

Our center is devoted to the needs of your family. Proud of the care we provide, you will be greeted by a smiling face every morning, and left with a smile at the end of the day. As soon as you visit our center, you will know that your family has found your home away from home!

Please call us any time to set up a tour!! We are always ready for our family to grow!
 

Awards and Recognition

  • National Association for the Education for Young Children (NAEYC)

    National Association for the Education for Young Children (NAEYC)

Special Features

  • Large Motor Activity Room- Recently renovated, this room will provide our students with a large motor experience in any type of weather.
  • Strong Partnership in the Community: Our partnership with local businesses, gives our families a unique experience that promotes awareness of community events. In addition, we offer a number of discounts to parents working throughout the community.
  • Science Lab Available for our Future Researchers: Our science lab is the perfect space for students to explore their interest in Science and Math. OUr center also offers families a variety of tutoring opportunitie!
  • Perfect Distance from the Train Station: We are located close the train station on 59. Giving many parents the opportunity to commute from Downtown Chigcago, we are the perfect center for your family.
  • Year Round Curriculum for all age groups: Our curriculum starts as young as infancy, and covers a wide range of important skills. Including cognitive and social development, our curriculum is the key to putting your student on the path to success.

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • French
  • Spanish
  • Urdu, Gujrati, Kishwali, Kachi

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegetarian
  • Special diets

Center Menu

Holidays Observed

New Year's Day, President's Day, Memorial Day, Independance Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving Day, Day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Day

Health and Safety

For your family, our top focus is health and safety. When you visit we will be more then happy review all of our amazing policies with you and your loved ones. Complete with a keypad entry system, our center is your top choice for safety, security, and your student's well being.

At KinderCare, what families say about us means a lot. Read below some of the great experiences our families have had with us.

Share Your Story
If you have a story about your experience at KinderCare, please share your story with us.

“KinderCare has been part of our family since my oldest (now 3) was a couple months old and they have cared for my baby since she was 6 weeks old. I cannot say enough good things about this KinderCare and their staff. My Oldest has always loved going to “school” on the days that I work. She attends all twelve hours and is excited every day. Each room has appropriate developmental activities, great meals, and wonderful teachers who truly love their job. When I asked my oldest why she enjoys going to school she told me because she loves when her teacher does her hair and reads to her. My infant weighed less than six pounds when starting here. They took special precautions to ensure she was safe and accepted my calls to check in during the day with pleasure.
 
Management is always friendly, professional, and personable. Over the past three years many changes have been made that have truly made this place stand tall above the rest. The cooking, language, and music classes are a great addition to all the other special activities they provide. It was so hard to find a daycare that did not require a set schedule. KinderCare works with my schedule and is flexible with my family’s needs. It is truly a relief to know my children are safe and happy during the day. My oldest does not cry going to daycare she cries on the days we don’t go. Thanks to all the teachers and management who make this transition easy for working mothers.”
- Mom
“It brings a smile to our faces to see our kids run into school to see their friends and receive a welcoming hug from many of their teachers. The teachers are very kind and loving with all of the children and many times exhibit the patience of saints. The teachers know exactly how to work with my kids when they need extra attention, a special project to encourage leadership or a small reward for a kind behavior. KinderCare gives me the peace of mind of knowing that my children are safe, well-cared for and learning new things each day to prepare them for school and life in the big world.”
- Mom

 
My children have gone to KinderCare since my oldest was only 6 months old, over eight years ago.  During these years, I have always found the teachers and staff caring and attentive.  During the summer, KinderCare provides a great alternative to working parents whose schedules don't allow them to send their kids to day-camp.  My daughter loves going on all the fun field trips to places like Science & Industry, Rain Forest Cafe and Luigi House.  My son loves his cooking class and all the art projects, especially making a tie-dye shirt.  When my friends and family need a daycare, I always happily recommend KinderCare.”

- Mom

As new parents we were nervous to leave our little girl with anyone, let alone at her new school. She wasn't even old enough to cry because she missed us, although we certainly had tears in our eyes as we left our baby at school. We know for certain that the transition was more difficult for us than for our baby.  In fact, she ALWAYS has a smile on her face when we drop her off. 

Our daughter loves her school. We are certain that this is because all her teachers show her so much love and attention throughout the day. Whether it is making sure that she has a little ponytail or making sure she has the softest skin in the world, her teachers have always gone above and beyond to make sure she's always a "ten". 

We appreciate everyone who has helped mold our little girl into the smiley little person she is. We are grateful to be able to work with the teachers and provide her with the best of both worlds. KinderCare teachers, you are the best!

- Mother

Miss Maria has been a very special part of our daughter's life since she started KinderCare. She loves Miss Maria with all her heart. In fact, when we tell her that she gets to go to school to see Miss Maria she is giggling with excitement and is ready to go. We are so thankful that Miss Maria is part of her life and has given her so much love and affection when we can't be with her during the day. 

Miss Anna, Miss Marisol, Miss Zeneth, and Miss Jenna have also been wonderful, sweet, and fun teachers. Allie loves them all and we are so glad that our son now gets to have them as teachers too. I personally have enjoyed getting to know each of them as I pick up the kids from school.

We are so pleased with our daughter's development since she started in the twos with Miss Cindy. We are amazed how she now knows her letters and colors. She has also started using the potty!!! She has a lot of fun with Miss Cindy and we can't wait to see what else she learns this year!

- Mother

My children have been a part of a few different KinderCare centers and we have always received exceptional customer service. It is a wonderful thing to know that when we have to go to work and are required to leave our children in someone else's care that they are in such good hands. We never doubt the safety nor the education our kids are receiving and it is a blessing to have the ability to give them such a great headstart in life. Our lives wouldn't be the same without the loving teachers and managers at KinderCare.

- Father

I don't know if you guys realize how much I appreciate all you've all done for me and my children. And to see not just myself in my twins girls but to also see apart of all the teachers in them as well. Our children are a reflection of those who raise and teach them and I see it everyday I bring them home. Alyssa and Jen thank you so much for bein so heartwarming and understanding and also for being apart of my girls learning. Thank you again to the entire Kindercare family..from the three of us.

- Father

Prior to joining the KinderCare family we looked at a few other centers and found them to be lacking in certain areas. This center has some really awesome teachers. All of the teachers and staff are nice and caring individuals. We believe they are truly educating the young minds in the classrooms. And, we love the open door policy. 

The girls have learned so much from by interacting with all of the teachers and kids. We are constantly amazed at the new vocabulary that is sprouting out of their mouths. We really appreciate the arts & crafts and pictures that come home. All items are saved and certainly not "scraps of paper".

- Mother

There are so many wonderful things to say about the teachers at KinderCare. My daughter has been there since about 6 months old and she LOVES going to school! As a first time mom the teachers have always been supportive with multiple phone calls and check ups. I love the sign language that Olivia has been taught so that she could learn early to communicate. A special thank you to the teachers who do her hair everyday, as they are the only ones who can get "ponies" into her wild hair! She is growing into a smart, independant young girl because of her experiences at KinderCare. Just today the teachers were able to celebrate in one of our first "potty" experiences. As a mother I really appreciate the "report cards" and love reading about her day, what she did, and what new letter she learned. Enough cannot be said about all they do.

- Mother

I could not be more happy with KinderCare. In comparison to our experience at a Chicago center it is night and day. I love getting the daily communication letters letting me know what Reagan did during the day and any concerns. It is great being able to use that sheet to ask her about her day and connect with her in a way that I wasn't able to do before. I am really looking forward to Reagan growing up there.

- Mother
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