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Seneca Lane KinderCare

Erica Cassidy, 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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Welcome

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!

Erica Cassidy, 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

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.

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?

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

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!

  • Erica Cassidy

    Erica Cassidy, 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:
    9/15/2003
    Tenure:
    13 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    13 Years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Liberal Arts, Pursuing Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Danielle, Assistant Director

    Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid." - Albert Einstein

    Previous Experience:
    - Teaching - Retail
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Frog and Toad Series
    Year Started:
    1/3/2005
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 years
    Education:
    Bachelors of Arts in University Studies; Minor in Spanish
  • Ms. Catlyn, Infants/Toddlers Teacher

    The only person you are DESTINED to become is the person you DECIDE to be.

    Previous Experience:
    - Student worker/Assistant teacher in a childcare building for five years
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Seven Silly Eaters
    Year Started:
    4/3/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 years
    Education:
    Associates Degree in Applied Science; Associates of Applied Science - Early Childhood Education
  • Kariela, Infants/Toddlers

    Previous Experience:
    Babysitting
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Very Hungry Caterpillar
    Year Started:
    9/4/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 years
  • Ms. Heather, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    No significant learning can occur without a significant relationship.

    Previous Experience:
    - Early intervention (developmental specialist) - Paraprofessional
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Oh the Places You'll Go
    Year Started:
    6/13/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 years
    Education:
    Bachelors Degree in Special Education (concentration in communication discords); minor in psychology; speech language pathologist assistance license
  • 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.

    Year Started:
    4/17/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
    Education:
    Pursuing Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Sharon, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Life is to be lived not controlled; and humanity is won by continuing to play in face of certain defeat.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    What's Up in the Attic
    Year Started:
    11/2/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    4 years
  • Ms. Joyce, Preschool Classroom

    What's our magic words? Please and thank you (song)

    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Very Hungry Caterpillar
    Year Started:
    5/12/2008
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 years
    Education:
    Child Development Association
  • 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 - Private nanny. - Cub scout leader for 4 years - Religious Education Teacher for 9 years
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Little Engine That Could
    Year Started:
    7/16/2004
    Tenure:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    28 Years
    Education:
    Early Childhood Education courses
  • Ms. Theresa, Pre-Kindergarten/Floater

    A person's a person, no matter how small." - Dr. Seuss

    Previous Experience:
    Afternoon teacher at Rosehill Montessori
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Brown Bear, Brown Bear
    Year Started:
    11/3/2003
    Tenure:
    13 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 years
    Education:
    Early childhood education certificate; college credits
  • Ms. Carmen, Pre-Kindergarten

    I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot; together we can do great things." - Mother Teresa "Wanted: Encouragers (we have a surplus of critics already, thanks!)

    Previous Experience:
    - worked at John R. Tibbott Elementary School for 1 year
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Cat in the Hat; Little Golden Books
    Year Started:
    9/8/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 year
    Education:
    Gateways Early Childhood Education Credential Level 1
  • Ms. Stephanie, School Age

    You have power over your mind, not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength." - Marcus Aurelius

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Oh, The Places You'll Go
    Year Started:
    3/16/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 year
    Education:
    Certified Nujrsing Assistant; CPR and First Aid Certified
  • Ms. Irma

    Ms. Irma, Cook, Bus Driver

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Goodnight Moon
    Year Started:
    10/1/2002
    Tenure:
    14 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 years
    Education:
    High school degree

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.

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Center Menu

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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