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Bloomingdale KinderCare

355 S. Glen Ellyn Rd. Bloomingdale IL 60108
(630) 351-1302 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
At Glen Ellyn Rd. and Army Trail Rd next to Citgo Gas Station

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Black Hawk, Churchill, DuJardin, Forest Glen, Glen Hill, G. Stanly Hall, Reskin, Winnebago, Pheasant Ridge, Middle school Americana, Marquart Middle School, St. Matthews, Wesley, Stone, Army Trail

We are proud that our teachers and managers have over 130 years of combined service with our company. We have a pre-kindergarten teacher that was awarded Educator of the year in 2012; she has been with KinderCare for 30 years. Our center is NAEYC accredited and Gold Circle which ensures the quality of education and care provided in our programs. Our playground has a beautiful park-like setting with a garden planted and cared for by our children. Our center is coveniently located with easy accsess to I-355 and 290.

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Welcome

Welcome to Glen Ellyn KinderCare in Bloomingdale surrounded by Glendale Heights and Addison. We are very excited to meet with you and your family. We believe in developing the whole child with an emphasis on assisting your child's growth through preschool and prekindergarten with their social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development. Your child will not only have a safe, secure, and stimulating environment to learn in, but will have support from a team of child development experts who have a true passion for educating and nurturing children.

— 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.

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

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.

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  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

The teachers and staff at the Glen Ellyn KinderCare are passionate about educating and nurturing children. We are excited to be here to put our skills to work serving children and families. Our staff loves caring for and educating children from six weeks to 12 years of age. We offer an educational curriculum to meet the needs of our children as they prepare for a successful school career, as well as several enrichment programs in Spanish, music and phonics.

  • Center Director

    Teachers change the world one child at a time.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
    Year Started:
    9/1/2009
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor of Arts in Education
  • Mrs. Nasia Burnside

    Mrs. Nasia Burnside, Assistant Director

    It takes a big heart to help shape little minds.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Corduroy by Don Freeman
    Year Started:
    8/12/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7
    Education:
    Pursing a Degree in Arts of Education
  • Ms. Kerry

    Ms. Kerry, Infant Classroom

    In my role as a teacher, I am amazed at the concepts children learn at such a young age and I think that being part of their development is a gift.

    Ms. Kerry has been working as an infant teacher with KinderCare since 1997. She has obtained her Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Recreation, Parks and Tourism Administration with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education.

    Year Started:
    1/1/1997
    Tenure:
    19 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    19 Years
    Education:
    Master's Degree in Recreation, Parks and Tourism Administration with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Nusrath

    Ms. Nusrath, Preschool

    I am passionate about teaching children and I love to see the excitement and curiosity they express when they learn new things.

    Ms. Nusrath has been with KinderCare for the past 15 years. She is a teacher in our preschool classroom and has her Master’s Degree in English with a minor in Early Childhood Education. She is inspired by the children's curiosity and their love for learning.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2000
    Tenure:
    16 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15
  • Ms. Cyndi

    Ms. Cyndi, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I love seeing children get excited when they master a new skill and I am happy to see them accomplish new things.

    Ms. Cyndi is a teacher in our Prekindergarten Classroom. She has been with KinderCare since 1985 and has her Associate of Art Degree in General Studies. Ms. Cyndi was awarded the KinderCare Education 2012 Educator of the Year Award on September 10, 2012.

    Year Started:
    11/14/1983
    Tenure:
    33 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    33 Years
    Education:
    Associate of Art Degree in General Studies with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Casey

    Ms. Casey, School Age Classroom

    I am inspired by children's affection and the excitement that each day of being a teacher brings. I love children's eagerness and enthusiams to learn new things.

    Ms. Casey is our School Age teacher. She has been working with KinderCare since 2012. She has an Associate of Arts Degree in General Studies.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4 years
    Education:
    Associates of Arts Degree in General Studies

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

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.

Awards and Recognition

  • Gold Circle

    Gold Circle

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Spanish
  • Urdu

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegetarian
  • Special diets

Holidays Observed

New Year Day, President Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving Day, day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Day

Health and Safety

At KinderCare, the safety of our children and the confidence of our parents are points of pride. From daily sign-in to strict parent/guardian identification and single keypad access, we maintain a rigorous standard for safety. Plus our daily cleanliness and maintenance schedules leave nothing at all to chance. Ms. Kerry is the KinderCare health and safety coordinator for this location. She spends time every day walking through the center to ensure that your children are in a safe and nurturing environment. Our staff is trained annually in CPR and first aid as well as universal precautions to prevent the spread of illness in the center.

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.

I am so happy that my children attend this KinderCare Learning Center. They have brought the best out of my kids; they are learning new things every day. My daughter wakes up every morning and asks if she is going to school, even during the weekends.
I am very grateful for this school and the teachers are exceptional. I always see familiar faces there. There is no in and out of the teachers and there have been the same people at this center from the day my daughter started at seven weeks old. I know my children are well taken care off.
I used to cry the first couple of weeks when I dropped them off, but after that I had nothing to cry about because they were so happy to be there and so was I. Great school indeed!

- Mother

I love the Bloomingdale Kindercare location. We have had our son at this location since he was 10 weeks old, he is now 17 months old. The teachers are so loving and nurturing towards every child. We love that everyday we can talk with our sons teacher and the director. The open communication is something that we can't get enough of. It's nice to know what our son learned that day and how he is interacting with the other children. It's reassuring for parents who work full-time to know that they can trust the people caring for their child.

- Mother

Our son started at KinderCare in the preschool room in 2009. When we were having our daughter, it was a relief to know where she would be spending her days. To us, communication and safety are two of the most important aspects in a day care. While at KinderCare, both of our children have had phenomenal teachers. At the Bloomingdale KinderCare there is no lack of communication. We quite enjoy the communication that takes place at the beginning and end of our children’s day. We have received monthly calendars, newsletters, pictures, and daily behaviour sheets. Not just the teachers, but also the directors communicate with us as well. It is comforting to watch our daughter wave “Good Bye” to Lynda and Lilly on our way out of the center. Our daughter is comfortable in the morning when drop off occurs too. There are times when the teachers and directors go above and beyond what is expected. The entire staff takes great length to get to know the families and individual children. Even though our son no longer attends KinderCare, he is still asked about. Safety is also an important component for us. When we enter the building we are usually greeted by either a teacher or director. They have also questioned my mother (asked for her ID) when she came to pick up our daughter. We have been very happy with our experiences at the Bloomingdale KinderCare.

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