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Bensenville KinderCare

Katie MacLeod, Center Director

324 East Green St. Bensenville IL 60106
(630) 766-2727 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 YEAR-OLDS
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Special Instructions:
Off of York Rd between Irving Rd and Grand Rd.

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Mohawk, Tioga, Chippewa, Johnson, Blackhawk, Conrad Fisher, Others if works with bus schedule

At our center we have over 100 years of combined childcare experience with Kindercare. We are proud to have such longevity amongst our teaching and management staff and we believe that it shows when you enter the building and each of our classrooms.

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Welcome

Welcome to the Bensenville Kindercare in Bensenville Illinois. We are very excited to meet with you and your family. As a NAC nationally accredited center, we believe in developing the whole child, with an emphasis on assisting your child's growth with their social, emotional, cognitive and physical development. Here at our Bensenville Kindercare, we believe that our family-like environment allows us to really get to know your family on a personal level and develop a warm, nurturing relationship. This environment allows us to personalize our classrooms and personalize the teacher/child relationship.

Katie MacLeod, 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.

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.

Interactive Kindergarten (5 - 6 Years)

A full-day interactive Kindergarten program that utilizes new curriculum with an interactive smart board making first grade readiness a priority.

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?

Teachers & Staff

The teachers and staff at the Bensenville Kindercare are passionate about educating and nurturing children. Our teachers have an average tenure of eight years at our center and an average of 15 years in the early childhood education field. The majority of our teacher have their Child Development Associate's certification or their Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education. The Bensenville Kindercare team strives for excellence through continuing education from biannual company professional development trainings and taking seminars in the education field. Ultimately, our teachers success is their passion for teaching and their true love of learning.

  • Katie MacLeod

    Katie MacLeod, Center Director

    I feel joy watching children grow and learn and knowing that I am helping make this experience possible for them.

    Katie MacLeod started with Kindercare in the fall of 2004. Katie has been working with children for 14 years now, ranging from day camps, teaching in a classroom setting, teaching social and life skills and now as director at Kindercare.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to starting at KinderCare Katie worked as a manager with abused and neglected children at Maryville Academy for four years.
    Year Started:
    8/1/2004
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    14 years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Child Development
  • Chrissy Jarvis

    Chrissy Jarvis, Assistant Director

    I love seeing their smiling faces everyday and enjoy watching them learn.

    Chrissy started out as the Prekindergarten teacher here at our center in 2005 before moving on to Assistant Director position in 2009. She also teaches our Kindergarten program in the morning. Chrissy strives to partner with the families to make their child's experience here a positive one.

    Year Started:
    9/1/2005
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Annette

    Ms. Annette, Preschool Classroom

    I love watching children incorporate what they learn into their play.

    Ms. Annette is the lead teacher in the Preschool classroom and has been with KinderCare since 1995. She has a vast amount of experience with young children and enjoys helping them learn to write and identify their letters and numbers, amongst other things. Ms. Annette has wonderful interactions with the children and they love coming to her classroom every day.

    Year Started:
    1/1/1995
    Tenure:
    20 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    18 years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's credential

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About Our Center

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 through the various training opportunities in the community.

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • AM Snack
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Holidays Observed

We observe the following holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • President's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • 4th of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day

Please note that because holidays observed may vary between centers, please be sure to check with your Center Director for specific closures.

Health and Safety

At Kindercare Learning Center, your child's safety is one of our top priorities. Not only are all of our outside perimeter doors locked to ensure security, but all of our playgrounds are fenced in as well. In addition, the door leading to the classrooms has a coded entry where only authorized family members will have a code to enter. We also have a Health and Safety Coordinator on site as well. Ms. Carmen's role includes conducting monthly fire and disaster drills, ensuring that all of the staff's CPR and first aid certificates are up to date, and maintaining high cleanliness standards.

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

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My two children have been attending KinderCare for while, and they both love it! All the staff members are very nice and caring. KinderCare is an excellent environment. It's amazing how much they learn.

- Mother

My son has been at KinderCare for five years now and I cannot imagine his life without them. The teachers are very caring and the managers are very engaged. He loves going there everyday!

- Father
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