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Seneca Lane KinderCare

Leana Melville, Center Director

530 Seneca Lane Bolingbrook IL 60440
(630) 759-4081 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds

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Special Instructions:
at Boughton Rd & SchmidtRd

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Oakview, Independence, Jamie McGee, Jonas Salk, Tibbit, BJ Ward and Woodview Middle Schools: Brooks, John Humphery, Jane Adams

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Hello! Thank you for visiting us today! We would like to take this opportunity to share with you some of the amazing things that our center has to offer. Besides a caring staff, we have a great curriculum to help your child in all of their learning experiences. We strive to help your child become confident and self aware for their future. As educators, you can also count on our teachers and management to be up on the latest research, trends and thinking regarding what's best for children at all stages. If you have any questions or ready for your tour, please give us a call. We are excited to meet you and your child!

Leana Melville, Center Director

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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


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.


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 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?

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  1. Monday August 01, 2016
    1. Spirit Week

      August 1 - 5

  2. Tuesday August 09, 2016
    1. Join us for our Curriculum Night

      Find out how we can work together to give your children a brighter future!

      On August 9th, you’ll see firsthand how we nurture your child’s curiosity. Come meet our wonderful teachers and find out what a day at our center is like. Participate in some of our engaging curriculum activities, like creating modern renditions of pop art or discovering gross and gooey physiology! Curriculum Night gives you the opportunity to see how your child will grow and develop at our center, all while having fun. You’ll also get to talk with other parents who are already a part of our family.

Teachers & Staff

Our teachers are full of excitement and ready to teach your children. We have a great staff committed to ensuring your child is safe while in their care. If you ever have questions about your child's progress, don't hesitate to ask. They are here for you! Come join our family!

  • Leana Melville

    Leana Melville, Center Director

    Kid, you'll move mountains! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting so get on your way!" - Dr. Suess

    Leana has been at the Seneca Lane KinderCare since June of 2010. She was previously a Third in Charge at an Orland Park KinderCare for a year before coming to Seneca Lane KinderCare as the Assistant Director. Leana's education background includes an Associate's Degree in Liberal Arts and is currently continuing her education pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education with an emphasis in Business Management. Leana's passion for seeing children grow and learn is evident in the relationships she has with all of her families.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Leana worked as an athletic teacher for children ages three to five. She also worked in the kids center and was a camp counsler over the summer for the Oak Lawn Pavilion from 2000-2003.
    Year Started:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    13 Years
    Associate's Degree in Liberal Arts, Pursuing Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Brittany, Assistant Director

    Ms. Brittany has been working with children for as long as she can remember.  She really enjoys being surrounded by such welcoming faces everyday.  Brittany is currently enrolled in a Master's program that takes up most of her time when not at KinderCare. She loves working along side Ms Leanna making the center a great place to be.

    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Bachelor's Degree in Speech Pathology, Pursuing Master's Degree in Speech Pathology & Bachelor's Degree in Healthcare Administration
  • Ms. Joyce

    Ms. Joyce, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Joyce is married and has two children, a boy and a girl. She loves working with children, especially infants, and watching them grow. She loves to assist and nurture them in their lives.

    Years in ECE industry:
    4 Years
  • Ms. Viviana

    Ms. Viviana, Teacher

    Viviana is exited to begin her career with KinderCare and loves to work with the children everday.

    Year Started:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Jeanine

    Ms. Jeanine, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Jeanine has worked in Early Childhood Education for over ten years. She is the Discovery Preschool teacher and loves every minute of it. She is in the process of finishing her Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education next year. In her spare time, Ms. Jeanine enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She spends a lot of time attending her nieces and nephews' sports activities. She also loves to travel.

    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
    Pursuing Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Dawn

    Ms. Dawn, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Ms. Dawn is happy to work at KinderCare and is excited to have the opportunity to help your children learn and explore the world around them. She has worked at KinderCare for twelve years and counting! She enjoys seeing the individuality of each child every day. She studied Early Childhood Education at the College of Dupate. She is married with two children who keep her busy. She teaches religious education and is also a cub scout leader. In her free time she enjoys reading, photography, and scrapbooking.

    Previous Experience:
    Worked at various daycare centers and was a private nanny. Cub scout leader for 4 years and Religious Education Teacher for 9 years.
    Year Started:
    16 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    22 Years
  • Ms. Irma

    Ms. Irma, Cook, Bus Driver

  • Ms. Taranika

    Ms. Taranika, Floating Teacher, Bus Driver

    Ms. Taranika has worked at KinderCare for five years and enjoys every moment of it. Working here is such a passion of hers because she has such a strong love for children. It gives her so much joy to help and educate her students and prepare them for their future.

    Year Started:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 Years

July 2016 Events

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  1. Monday July 04, 2016
    1. Independence Day - Center Closed

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
  • 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

Your child is in good hands with us. Our keypad entry is a great safety tool so not just anyone can walk into our building. Each one of our staff members is required to be CPR/First Aid certified. Our playground is fenced in on all sides and each one of our classrooms has a door leading to the outside. In the case of an emergency, the children and staff will have an easy exit out.

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.

“My child is starting to talk so much since going to KinderCare. In the beginning, my son would cry at drop-off, but the teachers helped by just giving him a distraction. Now he gets excited when I pull in the parking lot.”

- Mother

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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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