Alexandra Richardson, Center Director
Ages: 6 weeks to 12 years
Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Bradley East Bradley West all Bourbonnais Schools -Robert Frost -LaVassuer -Shepard -Shabonna -Manteno
Our center is accredited by NAC.
AMERICA’S MOST ACCREDITED
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.
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.
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 Academy™ (3 – 12 Years)
In Cooking Academy, kids learn new recipes from cultures around the world and develop a healthy relationship with food. Kids in this delightful and delicious program whip up everything from Southwest rainbow lettuce wraps to pumpkin muffins, building their skills in STEM, communication, and more along the way. And yes—little chefs get to eat their culinary creations!
Music Explorers™ (2 – 4 Years)
KinderCare families are already giving a standing ovation to our newest Learning Adventures program: Music Explorers! Built entirely from scratch, our new program teaches kids to sing, move, listen, play instruments, and even create their own tunes. It blends math, science, social studies, literacy, and mindfulness (think yoga!) for a uniquely KinderCare way of learning the foundations of music.
Phonics Adventures® (2 – 4 Years)
Learning how to read is a whole lot of fun at KinderCare! We help kids grow to love books and words (and get ready for kindergarten) in our Phonics Adventures program. From discovering the basics of vowels to practicing poetry, kids learn all about letters and sounds in small-group lessons made just for their age group. (Bonus: Kids who attend our phonics program are more prepared than their peers for school—and we have the data to prove it.)
We're the only company in early childhood education to select teachers based on natural talent. Being a great educator isn't enough though. KinderCare teachers are also amazing listeners, nurturers, boo-boo fixers, and smile-makers. Put more simply, we love our teachers and your child will, too.
Meet just a few of our amazing KinderCare teachers!
A KINDERCARE TEACHER WITH
An Artist's Heart
"My classroom is full of art!” says Mary Annthipie-Bane, an award-winning early childhood educator at KinderCare. Art and creative expression, she says, help children discover who they really are.
We put our best-in-class teachers in a best-in-class workplace. We're so proud to have been named one of Gallup's 37 winners of the Great Workplace Award. When you put great teachers in an engaging center, your children will experience an amazing place to learn and grow.
Don't take our word for it. Hear what our families have to say about our amazing center!
We started our journey with the Bourbonnais Kinder Care when our daughter was just six-months-old. She started with a drop in schedule in their nursery and the teachers in the nursery were excellent with her. They loved her and cared for her as if she were their own. She was always held or cuddled by somebody whenever I would walk into the room. She started attending full-time around her first birthday, which meant that she transitioned into the Toddler Classroom. These new teachers have been the exact same with their care and attentiveness towards her.
Since we are working parents, it is hard to have to drop your child off every day to work, but we can honestly say that we trust the staff at Kinder Care wholeheartedly. She has now been attending for almost two years and our daughter loves it. She is excited to see her teachers and friends every day. She is also always talking about the fun things she has done throughout the day and shows us her art projects once we get home.
It is great to know that she is involved in so many activities that are helping her learn and grow in a healthy way. The curriculum is awesome and she participated in the summer camp, which has brought many fun activities to her class throughout the week. Soon she will begin an extra music class that we can tell will be great! The menu is nutritious and it helps to know that she is getting good, healthy meals and snacks throughout her day.
Having our daughter attend Kinder Care has been one of the best decisions we have made for her development so far and we would recommend it to anyone!
The Glynn Family - KinderCare Parent
My three children have all attended the KinderCare Learning Center since they were babies. The teachers are so very warm and kind, it is an easy transition back to the working world. We now think of the KinderCare Family as our family.
Elizabeth N. - KinderCare Parent
My daughter attends the Prekindergarten Program at KinderCare. She is learning new things every day. Our dinner conversation is never dull, last night she was telling us about the Police Officer that came to her classroom, and his duty in the community.
Kasey C. - KinderCare Parent
My daughter has been going to KinderCare since 2011 and I can honestly say that I haven’t had one complaint. As a mom, it feels good to know that I can go to work and trust that my daughter is cared for; the girls are waiting with open arms to comfort her as I rush off to work. The teachers are there to make sure she is given nutritional meals all while molding her into the smart, funny, beautiful little girl she is today. I can’t express in words how much your careful selection of staff means to us; these girls will always hold a special place in my heart.
Leigh D. - KinderCare Parent
Who Are KinderCare Families?
They hail from hundreds of cities across the country from countless backgrounds, and proudly represent every walk in life. What our families have in common, though, is the want to give their children the best start in life. We are so proud to be their partner in parenting.
Hear from just a few of our amazing KinderCare families.
A Globe-Trotting Family Finds A
Home in Houston
Four young children, four different passports, two languages, two full-time jobs…oh, and a few triathlons thrown in for good measure. Meet the globe-trotting Colettas—a family on the go.