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Barbers Corner KinderCare

Michelle Lisikiewicz, Center Director

130 Barbers Corner Bolingbrook IL 60440
(630) 739-0129 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
"Off Boughton Rd. across from Portillo's"

Neighborhood:
Bolingbrook

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Jonas Salk, Tibbot, Independence, Jamie Mcgee, BJ Ward, Oak View, Wood View Elementary Schools. Humphrey Middle School.

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Welcome

Thank you for visiting us today! I would like to take a moment to share with you some things that make our center unique. We have a very caring and dedicated staff. We are committed to making learning fun for your child. Our teachers work together with your family to help your child become confident and ready for the future. If you have any questions please give us a call. We look forward to meeting you and your child!

Michelle Lisikiewicz, 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.

Participating Child Care Aware Center

KinderCare has partnered with Child Care Aware® of America in an effort to offer fee assistance for Active Duty military families and solutions to their child care needs when care at a Child Development Center on the installation is not available.

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.

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. Wednesday September 09, 2015
    1. Sports Day

      Wear the colors of your favorite sports team.

  2. Tuesday September 15, 2015
    1. Open House

Teachers & Staff

Our teachers are full of excitement and ready to help your child learn and grow. Our staff is committed to ensuring the safety of every child while in our care. At our center if you ever have questions about your child's progress our teachers are ready to answer them. They are here for you. Come join our family!

  • Michelle Lisikiewicz

    Michelle Lisikiewicz, Center Director

    Michelle is thrilled to be the director of such a passionate group of individuals here at the Barbers Corner KinderCare. It brings her joy to walk into a classroom and interact with the children each and every day. Michelle has previously worked at both our Seneca Lane KinderCare in Bolingbrook and Diehl Road KinderCare in Naperville and is happy to make Barbers Corner her new home.

    Previous Experience:
    Michelle held multiple roles in management and teaching throughout the years. Most recently she has been the manager at two other KinderCare locations.
    Year Started:
    8/29/2012
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 years
    Education:
    Bachelors in Special Education, Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education
  • Katie Bolhuis

    Katie Bolhuis, Assistant Director

    I love to see the children's smiling faces everyday!

    Katie has been with KinderCare for ten years and an Assistant Director for five years. She has an Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education.

    Year Started:
    9/23/2002
    Tenure:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Jen

    Ms. Jen, Infant Classroom

    I love coming to work everyday and seeing the smiles on the children's faces. I love seeing the children light up when they learn something new.

    Jen works with each individual child in the infant so they learn at their own pace. Jen plans out individual activities that help the infants grow and succeed.

    Year Started:
    11/1/1999
    Tenure:
    15 Years
  • Ms. Maria

    Ms. Maria, Infants

    I love watching the infants meet each milestone".

    Maria joined our team in May 2013. She works in our infant room. She enjoys teaching the babies new things everyday.

    Previous Experience:
    Maria has worked in the Bolingbrook school distract for over 10 years before joining our team.
    Year Started:
    5/22/2013
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10
  • Ms. Lisa

    Ms. Lisa, Toddler Classroom

    I love the children and most of all I love watching the children learning and growing.

    Lisa has been with company since October 2009. Lisa enjoys having the toddlers gain independence by doing things on their own. Lisa loves teaching the children new songs and fingerplays throughout the year.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Lisa previously worked in childcare for Tibbott Elementary School.
    Year Started:
    10/1/2009
    Tenure:
    5 Years
  • Ms. Kathy

    Ms. Kathy, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I believe that teachoing is most rewarding when watching a child try and try again and finally suceeding. I take great pleasure in sharing the pride they feel in themselves.

    Kathy has worked for the company since November 2007. Kathy is passionate about spending quality time with the children she works with., Kathy loves teaching through song, dance and storytelling. Kathy has a personal connection with all the children she teaches.

    Previous Experience:
    Before joining KinderCare, Ms. Kathy worked in early childhood education for Tibbott Elementary School.
    Year Started:
    11/1/2007
    Tenure:
    7 Years
  • Ms. Nereyda

    Ms. Nereyda, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I like coming to work and seeing the children's smile and grow in teir own unique way.

    Nereyda loves to work with the children to make them feel more comfortable while they are learning. Nereyda speaks Spanish and helps a great deal with the children and parents who speak Spanish.

    Year Started:
    10/1/1999
    Tenure:
    15 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    14 Years
  • Ms. Janise

    Ms. Janise, Preschool

    I love the look on a child's face when I've taught them something new and they got it for the first time.

    Janise joined our team in December of 2013. She enjoys working with the preschool room teaching them new things everyday. Janise love to teach the children new songs.

    Previous Experience:
    Janise worked at other daycare centers for three years before coming to KinderCare Learning Center.
    Year Started:
    12/24/2013
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 years
  • Ms. Michele

    Ms. Michele, Toddlers

    I love hearing the children laugh while they are learning in the classroom".

    Michele started working with us in September of 2013. She is one of our toddler teachers. Michele helps the children with doing everyday things for themselves. She loves reading new stories to the children and singing songs with them.

    Previous Experience:
    Michele is going to school to get her Early childhood education degree.
    Year Started:
    9/16/2013
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
  • Ms. Gloria

    Ms. Gloria, Preschool

    I love to work with children because ethey are the light of the world

    Gloria as worked for the company for 13 years. Gloria works very closely with the children in the classroom doing projects that will increase fine motor skills. Gloria loves to bring out creativity in all children. Gloria loves to have the children excited to join in group projects.

    Previous Experience:
    Childcare provider at home daycare.
    Year Started:
    9/1/2007
    Tenure:
    7 Years
  • Ms. Shannon

    Ms. Shannon, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I love being able to see the children grow throughout the year as they experience new ideas, creations and emotions.

    Shannon has been with the company since December of 2008. Shannon loves teaching the children how to write, learn new letter sounds and identify sight words. Shannon enjoys seeing the children grow throughout the year.

    Year Started:
    12/1/2008
    Tenure:
    6 Years
  • Ms. Pat

    Ms. Pat, Kindergarten and School Age Classrooms

    I truly love working with children of all ages. I love watching their faces glow when they discover new adventures and master new concepts.

    Pat loves to work with our older children. Pat enjoys helping the children with their homework and helping them learn the skills they need to succeed.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Pat worked for Rockin Robin DayCare, Rainbow Center, Tiger Club and Tibbott Elementary before joining our team.
    Year Started:
    3/1/2010
    Tenure:
    5 Years
  • Ms. Pat

    Ms. Pat, Cook

    I love to provide healthy meals to the children and helping them understand the connection between nutition and learning.

    Pat has been with the company since November of 1989. Pat has a State of Illinois Food Sanitation License. Pat safely transports children to and from school as well.

    Year Started:
    11/1/1989
    Tenure:
    25 Years
  • Jessica

    Jessica, Foater

    I love working with children everyday." I really enjoy doing art projects with them".

    Jessica started working with us in June 2013. She works as a floater in all the classrooms. Jessica loves doing art projects with the children because she is very creative.

    Previous Experience:
    Jessica was a summer camp counselor before joining our team.
    Year Started:
    6/10/2013
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    1

August 2015 Events

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  1. Tuesday August 11, 2015
    1. Open House

      Come in for a tour and enroll for the adventure!

  2. Wednesday August 26, 2015
    1. Pajama Day

About Our Center

 
We pride ourselves in providing a high quality experience for the children and families we serve. Thank you for taking a moment to review our website. We invite you to come in for a tour to meet our teachers and see for yourself all we have to offer.
 

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Holidays Observed

New Years Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving and the day after, Christmas Day
 

Health and Safety

All staff members are certified in CPR and First Aid training.

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.

KinderCare plays a very important role in my daughter Valeria's life. I have only good things to say about KinderCare. Valeria has learned so much while being with her Toddler teachers. I know that when I go to work, my daughter is in a safe place. Thank you KinderCare for all your hard work and dedication to my child. The teachers at KinderCare are always kind, friendly and helpful. I know all of you play a very important part in my daughter's education. Thank you!

- Mother

Maria has done so well since she started at KinderCare. She has only been there for a few weeks and already we can see how much she is learning. Thank you so much for taking such great care of my daughter.

- Parent

Since enrolling my son in KinderCare, I have seen improvement in his social and learning skills. He loves to come to school and see his friends!

- Mother

My four children love to come to KinderCare. I know while I am at work I have nothing to worry about. Ms. Jill and Ms. Katie take wonderful care of my children!

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