Ashley Holupko, Center Director
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Ashley Holupko, Center Director
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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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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.
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.
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. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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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!
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Our staff would like to welcome you to visit our center. The staff takes pride in keeping up to date with the latest trends in Early Childhood Education. Ongoing training is offered to the staff during the year at the center and though the various training opportunities in the community.
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