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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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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.

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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AMERICA’S MOST ACCREDITED

We’re so proud!

Nationally only 10% of daycares are accredited–nearly 100% of our learning centers are. That’s a big difference, and that means KinderCare kids are getting the very best. Here’s why.

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SCHOOL-READY

Our kids are taking off!

By kindergarten, our kids are testing ahead of their peers. Read all about it.

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.

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  • Gold Circle of Quality from Excelerate of Illinois

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.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Love You Forever

    Year Started:
    9/14/2004
    Tenure:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Child Development, Director level 2
  • Arnela Begovic

    Arnela Begovic, Assistant Director

    Arnela was born in Bosnia and moved to the United States in 2008. After a year of being in the United States, she started working at private center as an assistant teacher. Being around children, she realized this is her passion so decided to take Early Childhood classes to become a lead teacher. She did get her lead position after a year and realized she wanted to move up into management position but still be around children. Four and half years later, Arnela received her associate and transferred for bachelor degree in Early Childhood Education. In September 2016, she became the assistant director in training and finally in December join Bensenville as Assistant Director. 

    Previous Experience:
    Lead Teacher and Director Designee/Intern
    Favorite Children's Book:

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar

    Year Started:
    9/14/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    5
    Education:
    Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education/ Director level 1
  • Ms. Kristy

    Ms. Kristy, Infant Classroom

    The only thing in your control is effort. That's all and that's everything.

    I have worked at KinderCare for 20 years. I have worked in all classrooms but worked with infants for the last 9 years. I love working with babies where I can see them grow from Infants to cheerful little boys and girls. I have three beautiful kids ages 10, 15, and 16. 

    Year Started:
    8/1/1997
    Tenure:
    20 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20
    Education:
    Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education/Getaways Credential level III
  • Ms. Carmen

    Ms. Carmen, Toddlers

    Before I started working at KinderCare I owned home day care. I have been working for KinderCare for almost nine years. I'm the toddler teacher and I enjoy watching them grow as well as see how much they are learning. 

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Carmen was previously a Physician Assistant and has experience babysitting
    Year Started:
    4/1/2008
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential
  • Ms. Tammy

    Ms. Tammy, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Children learn what they live.

    I started working in childcare in high school. I have always enjoyed watching children grow and develop new skills. I also have two children of my own.

    Previous Experience:
    Small childcare center from 1992-1994.
    Year Started:
    5/1/1994
    Tenure:
    23 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    25 years
    Education:
    Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Annette

    Ms. Annette, Preschool Classroom

    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. Ms. Annette has wonderful interactions with the children and they love coming to her classroom every day.

    Previous Experience:
    Babysitter
    Year Started:
    1/1/1995
    Tenure:
    22 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    25
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential
  • Ms. Arlene

    Ms. Arlene, Pre Kindergarten

    I have worked in child care since 1986. I have a Child Development Associate (CDA) in early childhood education. I have worked at KinderCare since 2007. I am married and mother of a son who is 11 years old. I enjoy teaching Prekindergarten classroom where I can help children  become prepare for Kindergarten. 

    Previous Experience:
    1986-2006 private day care
    Year Started:
    3/1/2007
    Tenure:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    30
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential
  • Ms. Raychell

    Ms. Raychell, School-Age

    Not everybody will be given a formal platform to teach. However, it's up to each individual to create that space, so we ALL learn.

    In 2005 I started pursuing my passion in child care. I attended Triton College and Benedictine University for three years. During this time my primary focus was in early childhood education. 

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Raychell was previously a day care owner
    Year Started:
    10/1/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6
    Education:
    Three years of college

Upcoming Center Activities

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August's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: All About Me and Dinosaurs
Infants and toddlers will learn all about themselves while kids in Discovery Preschool will take a look at our favorite extinct creatures: dinosaurs! Infants will look at their reflections in mirrors, listen to voices through cardboard tubes to encourage babbling, and practice self-expression as they move while listening to music. Toddlers will create body-related artwork (like paintings of their faces) and imagine the future as they pretend to be all grown up while playing dress-up. Meanwhile, children in Discovery Preschool are in for a “dinomite” time learning all about dinosaurs and their habitats, and they’ll build essential skills through fun, theme-related activities—like counting dinosaur eggs and going on pretend fossil hunts!  

Children 4 to 5 years old: Foods and Flavors, Shapes and Colors, and Alphabet Letters/Review
For the first two weeks of August, older children will be learning all about the basic food groups, where food comes from, and how to make healthful food choices. After that, preschoolers will be getting artsy as they explore shapes and colors using materials like blocks, paint, play dough, and colored water—and they’ll even take their knowledge outdoors with scavenger hunts for colors and shapes! Their older friends in Pre-K and Transitional Kindergarten will be getting up close and personal with the alphabet as they learn uppercase and lowercase letters, the sounds the letters make, and how those sounds can be combined to make words—all culminating with the creation of a classroom alphabet book. 

Monday August 14, 2017
Open House

It's not too late to join us! Summer is almost over. Time for new friends and new learning. Now is the perfect time to attend a KinderCare Open House. You'll be able to see what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. We'll answer all your questions and tell you about our teaching philosophy. And you'll experience learning and laughter happening in a caring, loving environment.  

Tuesday August 15, 2017
Open House

It's not too late to join us! Summer is almost over. Time for new friends and new learning. Now is the perfect time to attend a KinderCare Open House. You'll be able to see what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. We'll answer all your questions and tell you about our teaching philosophy. And you'll experience learning and laughter happening in a caring, loving environment.  

Wednesday August 16, 2017
Open House

It's not too late to join us! Summer is almost over. Time for new friends and new learning. Now is the perfect time to attend a KinderCare Open House. You'll be able to see what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. We'll answer all your questions and tell you about our teaching philosophy. And you'll experience learning and laughter happening in a caring, loving environment.  

Thursday August 17, 2017
Open House

It's not too late to join us! Summer is almost over. Time for new friends and new learning. Now is the perfect time to attend a KinderCare Open House. You'll be able to see what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. We'll answer all your questions and tell you about our teaching philosophy. And you'll experience learning and laughter happening in a caring, loving environment.  

Friday August 18, 2017
Open House

It's not too late to join us! Summer is almost over. Time for new friends and new learning. Now is the perfect time to attend a KinderCare Open House. You'll be able to see what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. We'll answer all your questions and tell you about our teaching philosophy. And you'll experience learning and laughter happening in a caring, loving environment.  

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

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

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
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