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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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Special Instructions:
Conveniently located next to the premier Great Lakes Volleyball facility!!

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

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!

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Welcome

We are here for you through every walk of life. From 6 weeks to 12 years of age. Your children will have a family both at home and at 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 unpredictable, let us be your constant!


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 specific 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!!

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?

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  1. Sunday January 01, 2017
    1. January's Learning Focus

      Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Light and Dark, plus the Sky and Weather

      Through shadow play, experiments with flashlights, observing the Sun and more, infants and toddlers will enjoy learning about light and dark this month. Infants continue sensory development by looking at contrasting patterns and at objects that are clearly defined by sharp edges and bright colors, while toddlers will build on their understanding of the light and dark concepts with play around daytime and nighttime. The older Discovery Preschool children will turn their attention to the sky as they learn about weather, the Moon, the Sun, and stars.

      Children 4–5 years old: Transportation, Healthy Bodies, and Winter

      For children in the Preschool and Kindergarten classrooms, January is filled with variety! They’ll begin by learning about transportation and studying how things get from “here” to “there.” A few weeks later, the focus will shift to health and bodies, with an emphasis placed on how to make good choices for a growing body. Towards the end of the month, children will be introduced to the transformative nature of the winter season and learn how to dress and take care of themselves when it’s cold outside. 

  2. Monday December 26, 2016
    1. Center Closed in Observance of Christmas Day

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:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12
    Education:
    Masters Degree
  • Sarah Szymanski

    Sarah Szymanski, Assistant Director

    Sarah is a graduate of National Louis University with a Master's in Elementary Education.  She has 14 years experience in the education industry ranging from preschool all the way up to college.  Her professional interests include STEM initiatives in Early Childhood Education as well as project-based learning.  Beyond her professional background and interests, her and her husband have two beautiful daughters, Addison and Mia, who also attend our center, and a dog, Ralphus. She also loves to read, cook and bake.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Anything by Nancy Tillman
    Year Started:
    8/1/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 years
    Education:
    Masters of Art in Teaching
  • Ms. Nina

    Ms. Nina, Infant Room A

    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! Ms. Nina is also a graduate from Aurora University with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education with a Teaching Certificate, a mother to a son in High School and an avid fan of all things geek related.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems
    Year Started:
    4/15/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 years
    Education:
    B.A. with Teaching Certificate
  • Ms. Heather

    Ms. Heather, Infant Room A and B

    Ms. Heather went to Northern Illinois for Public Health. She enjoys being with the children and helping them learn new and exciting things.  She has a smile that keeps all our children happy.  Ms. Heather loves Country Music, she loves to cook and is a fantastic artist.

    Year Started:
    2/29/2016
    Education:
    Currently Enrolled in Child Development Associate's Degree Program
  • Ms. Zaria

    Ms. Zaria, Infant Room A and B

    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
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    4 years
    Education:
    Enrolled in Child Development Associate's Credential program
  • Ms. Diana R.

    Ms. Diana R., Infant Room B

    Ms. Diana loves working with children and is a mother to one girl and two boys.  She says they keep her very busy.  Most of her time she enjoys spending her time with her family, and doing fun stuff with her children.  She recently recieved her CDA in Early Childhood, and on any given day you can hear her singing songs to her children in the infant room.

    Year Started:
    9/1/2005
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    11 years
    Education:
    CDA
  • Ms. Jovanna

    Ms. Jovanna, Infant Room A and B

    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
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 years
    Education:
    Enrolled in the Child Development Associate's Credential program
  • Ms. Maira C.

    Ms. Maira C., Toddler Room

    Ms. Maira has a dedication working with children that began at a young age, taking care of many of her cousins.  She really relishes in taking care of children and helping them reach their full educational potential.  She is currently working on her Elementary Education Degree through Aurora University.

    Year Started:
    5/16/2016
  • Ms. Maria

    Ms. Maria, Toddler Room

    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:
    16 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    13 Years
    Education:
    Associate's of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Anna

    Ms. Anna, Infant B and Toddler Rooms

    Ms. Anna has been at the center since June 2012.  Ms. Anna spends her time watching old movies, listening to classic rock and loves a good book. Ms. Anna comes from a large family and is the youngest of four siblings.  In her spare time, Ms. Anna loves spending time with her 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:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 Year
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Maria

    Ms. Maria, Discovery Preschool-Two's

    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-Two's

    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
    Tenure:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Theresa

    Ms. Theresa, Preschool-Three's

    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. Cherea

    Ms. Cherea, Preschool-3's

    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
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education
  • Ms. Beatriz

    Ms. Beatriz, PreKindergarten-Four's

    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-Five's

    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
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 years
    Education:
    Bachelors Degree
  • Ms. Ally

    Ms. Ally, School Age Classroom

    Ms. Ally has joined us to get more experience working with children, because she eventually would like to become an Elementary Education Teacher. Ms. Ally went to Oswego High School and attended an Early Childhood Preschool Program working with preschool class, and was also a Teacher's Aide at the Hunt Club Elementary. If you don't see her playing with our school agers, you can catch her playing either on the 3rd base, 2nd base or outfield with the Wheatland Spikes Softball Team.

    Year Started:
    6/6/2016
  • Mr. Christian

    Mr. Christian, School Age-6 to 12

    Mr. Christian is an excellent teacher with over ten years of experience working with children.  Every day he shows up with a positive demeanor and holds each child to a high standard.  He uses an unique combination of creativity, discipline, and drive to keep the children engaged throughout the day.  Mr. Christian went to Lewis University.  He is a published author and recently began working as a behavior therapist.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    If you Give a Mouse a Cookie-Laura Joffe Numeroff
    Year Started:
    7/5/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 years
  • 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:
    3 Years

December 2016 Events

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  1. Thursday December 01, 2016
    1. December's Learning Focus

      Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Family, Friends, and Things that Go!

      Infants and toddlers will be exploring family and friends, while three-year-olds will focus on things that go vroom! Social and emotional development is foundational to growth and development in babies, so this month, infants and toddlers will participate in activities that reinforce their connection to family while also exploring connections that exist outside their home, such as friends. Meanwhile, their older friends in Discovery Preschool will learn about and play around with things that move (like bicycles, cars, buses, trains, and airplanes), which are all very exciting for little ones as they continue to explore the world outside their homes. 

      Children 4–5 years old: My Country + Tools and Machines

      The four- and five-year-olds continue exploring the world around them by learning about the state and country they live in! They’ll sings songs, play games based on travel, and learn about flags, state foods, and more. Children will also be introduced to cardinal directions (east, west, north, and south) and gain an appreciation for travel and meeting new friends from different places. 

      Children are naturally fascinated with machines and how things work and are put together. So to encourage that fascination, during the second half of this month children will learn about and play around with tools and machines. In addition to building literacy skills by using the names of machines and tools, children will develop math skills by graphing information, counting wheels, and more.

  2. Monday December 26, 2016
    1. Center Closed in Observance of Christmas Day

About Our Center

School is in full swing and before you know it, Winter Break will be here. We know that finding a place for your child to spend that time off can be difficult a decision.  Let us at the Fox Valley KinderCare help you to ease your mind.  Stop by today and reserve your spot with us.  

Our number one goal at the Fox Valley KinderCare is to prepare your child for their educational success. Starting with infancy, we will help your child hit those important milestones, building the foundation for your future school aged student. Each classroom offers a unique and engaging curriculum, and throughout the year, your family will be presented with three opportunities to sit and have one-on-one conferences that allow us to determine the unique needs of each child and how best to meet their individual needs. Please join us to ensure that your child receives the best opportunity for a spectacular school year.

We at the Fox Valley KinderCare are devoted to the needs of your family. We are proud of the care we provide, the excellence that we hold accountable and the fully qualified staff with training through the Gateways to Opportunities organization.  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

  • ExcelRate Gold Standard Of Quality

    ExcelRate Gold Standard Of Quality

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

    National Association for the Education for Young Children (NAEYC)

  • School Choice Leadership Award

    School Choice Leadership Award

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 opportunities!
  • Perfect Distance from the BNSF Train Station: We are located close to the train station on Route 59. Giving many parents the opportunity to commute from the Downtown Chicago area. 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

  • American Sign Language
  • 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.

"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 absolutely love Fox Valley KinderCare. When it came to finding the right child care for my daughter I was unsure of where to take her, until I toured this child care facility. The staff made me fell welcome and extremely comfortable. I was invited to meet and greet with the infant room teachers and I was able to see how they interact with my daughter and all the other babies. I instantly fell in love with the center. Fast forward to a year later and I am glad I chose this center. My daughter is now one and she has learned a lot and I know a big part of her learning is due to her amazing teachers. They not only attend to her every need but they have taken a huge part in helping her reach new milestones. I would highly recommend this facility to anyone who is seeking child care."
- Mother

 
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.”

- Mother

"My 2 y/o son has been going to KinderCare 5 days/wk since he was 3 months old. We cannot say enough great things about the center. The teachers are phenomenal and treat him like they would their own children. They make him feel special and loved and I feel completely comfortable with each of them. The Center Director, Ashley, is wonderful. She makes sure we are fully informed about everything going on in the center and makes sure we are comfortable leaving our son each day. I highly recommend this center!"

- Mother

"I love this Kinder Care!!!!  I have used other agencies as well as other KinderCare's and this one is the best!  My son loves it!  He is 3 1/2 almost 4 and can't wait to get there :-).  There is a great curriculum for him, he is never bored.  Very educational but he also has a great time playing with his friends.  The Center Director, Miss Ashley is always on top of everything and very helpful if we need anything extra.  It's always hard to find a daycare you can trust, you can definitely trust this one!  I would give them 10 stars if possible!"

- Mother
"We have recently moved to Aurora and my daughter started going to Kindercare almost 3 weeks ago. The teachers spent the first few days really bonding with my daughter -- with lots of cuddle time. 
This is a place I feel comfortable leaving my child. They are making effort to really know my child. The director ,Ashley,  as well as other teachers, are truly invested in the development of all the students
The food is wonderful and they offer a wide variety.
The classrooms are kept clean and organized. I highly recommend this daycare."
- Mother
"My kids attends this center and I love the care it always given to them as well as good communication skills from all the staff. Here you don't need to worry about your kids because they are in good hands."
- Mother
“I moved to Aurora couple months ago. I love the day care love the staff. They have all been very nice and patient with my son. Miss Ashley has been helping us through the entire process. Thank you.”
- Mother
“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.”
- Mother

I love the daycare, the teachers and center director are always finding new ways to teach and entertain kids, there's always lots of fun activities going on.

- Mother
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