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Fairview KinderCare

Mary Murphy, Center Director

6222 Fairview Ave. Downers Grove IL 60516
(630) 963-6780 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds

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Special Instructions:
On Fairview & 63rd St Across the street from Family Video

Downer's Grove

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
El Sierra, Fairmont, Kingsley, Indian Trail, Hillcrest, Holmes, Mark Delay, Whitier, Lester, Manning

The Fairview KinderCare is a very personable, high-energy environment. We plan different activities that help your child grow in their development, discover their talents, and grow in education all while having fun! Each teacher becomes a part of the classroom to help your child grow by communicating to the families, planning activities, and building relationships with the children and their families. We plan special activities for all children in Infants, Toddlers, Preschool, Pre-K, and School Age!
Please stop by for a tour to meet our Fairview family.

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Welcome to the Fairview KinderCare in Downers Grove, where we partner with families to create a nurturing and exciting environment that helps support your child through all stages of their development. We look forward to having you and your family join our school community. Our large outdoor activity space helps to create a great environment for learning. We accept CCAP subsidy. The large open floor plan helps create a bright and inviting space to learn, explore and grow. We provide a variety of year round programs for children ages six weeks through 12 years including a Preschool and Prekindergarten education program. We are a NAEYC Accreditded Center, helping provide you with the best quality educational experiences for your child!

Mary Murphy, 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.


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.


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.

Craft Club

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  1. Monday August 03, 2015
    1. Adventure Bay



  2. Tuesday August 04, 2015
    1. Mini Golf


      Future pro golf practice!

Teachers & Staff

Our staff brings a variety of classroom experience to our center. With a combined total of more than 60 years in the education field, they provide a wealth of knowledge. Families can feel confident that their child is receiving high quality education and programs while in our center.

  • Mary Murphy

    Mary Murphy, Center Director

    Mary has worked with young children for nine years. She has her Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education. She has a variety of Early Childhood Education classes that have helped her grow in the field. Mary has been at the Fairview center for over three years. She began working as the teacher in the Preschool Classroom. She was also the Learning Adventures teacher, helping children learn and grow with our extra activities. Mary works each and every day for the benefits of the children. She loves watching them meet their developmental goals and learn about new and exciting topics.

    Previous Experience:
    Mary previously worked at a private day care center as the Infant, Two's, Administrative Assistant, and the Assistant Director in Training. She was previously the Assistant Director at our Center and she has now taken on the role as the Center Director.
    Year Started:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
    Bachelors of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Loretta Willaims-Davis

    Ms. Loretta Willaims-Davis, Assistant Director

    What I love most about teaching is when the infants meet their developmental milestones that we have been working toward!

    Ms. Loretta is a very caring, passionate infant room teacher. She has been with our center for three years and with the company for 10 years. She creates a safe, clean, and learning environment for the infants to learn, play and grow in. Ms. Loretta develops relationships with each baby and works with each family to meet their own personal needs.

    Year Started:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 years
    Master's Degree in Education
  • Ms. Rachel

    Ms. Rachel, Infant and Toddler Classrooms

    Awesome tossome.

    Ms. Rachel has been with the company for 11 years and has experience working with all of the age groups. She has her Child Development Associate's credential in infants, toddlers, and two year old's. She loves working with the younger children and watching them evolve into their own personalities.

    Year Started:
    13 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    11 years
    Child Development Associate's credential
  • Ms. Caitlin

    Ms. Caitlin, Toddlers

    Ms. Caitlin has been a part of our KinderCare family since July 2013. Since then, she has grown to love the infants and toddlers and watching them grow each day. She loves engaging with the families and helping them become a part of their child's educational. She loves giving the toddlers the attention that they need while planning activities that will help with their developmental growth. She works hard to help all of the children receive the quality education that they deserve and need. She works towards each of the goals that she has set for the children, helping them to meet new levels!

    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    Early Childhood Education Child Courses
  • Ms. Pam

    Ms. Pam, Infants

    Year Started:
    Masters Degree in Publication
  • Ms. Norma

    Ms. Norma, Pre-K School Age Classroom

    I love watching the kids grow and learn new things every day.

    Ms. Norma is a very dedicated preschool teacher. She has been in the preschool room for the past two years. She loves helping the children learn new skills and watching them grow along the way. She loves to build relationships with the families along with the children in her classroom.

    Year Started:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 years
  • Ms. Fatemeh

    Ms. Fatemeh, Discovery Preschool

    Associates Degree in ECE
  • Ms. Katelyn

    Ms. Katelyn, Preschool

    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
    Associates Degree in ECE
  • Ms. Phunda

    Ms. Phunda, Pre-K and School Age

    Year Started:
  • Ms. Kim

    Ms. Kim, Pre-Kindergarten

    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
    Masters Degree in Physical Education
  • Ms. Carmen

    Ms. Carmen, Kitchen Staff

    I love seeing the children happy and involved in the classroom activities.

    Ms. Carmen has been working at our center for over five years and with the company for over 10 years. Ms. Carmen is our cook. She makes sure that the children receive the nutritional values that they need for each meal. She also makes sure that each child receives enough to eat during each meal. Ms. Carmen is a friendly, loving teacher that tries to make every child happy.

    Year Started:
    15 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 years

August 2015 Events

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  1. Monday August 03, 2015
    1. Adventure Bay



  2. Tuesday August 04, 2015
    1. Mini Golf


      Future pro golf practice!

  3. Wednesday August 05, 2015
    1. Surprise movie!


      shhhh its a surprise..... but trust me its a treat for the eyes

  4. Thursday August 06, 2015
    1. Royal Tea Sandwiches


      Sandwich Party! We will eat like royalty and as royalty manners will be a must at this party!

  5. Friday August 07, 2015
    1. Ice Cream Truck


      Come One Come all! You sceam. I scream. We all scream for ice cream!!

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



Special Features

  • We offer a family discount for two or more children enrolled full time!
  • Refer a friend and receive a $200 credit towards your child's account!

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Spanish
  • Polish, Filipino

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Allergy Substitutes

Center Menu

Holidays Observed

We observe the following holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • President's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • 4th of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day

Please note that because holidays observed may vary between centers, please be sure to check with your Center Director for specific closures.

Health and Safety

The health and safety of your child is always a top priority. With that in mind, we have many systems in place to help facilitate the safest environment possible. Our classrooms have a locked key-pad entry, our playgrounds are securely fenced-in, and we ensure that all staff are properly trained in First Aid and CPR.

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.

I have been with Kindercare for 6 years. There have been up s and downs with the center directors, but for the last 3 years it has be fabulous. Mrs. Cari, who is not longer with us, really chagned to moral at the center. The teacehrs are excited to come to work which makes a bunch of happy kids. Mrs. Mary, the new center director, has been in the position for a couple months now and had a very smooth transformation. She has helped to keep the moral up and the children are very excited!!

- Mother

The staff is great at keeping the kids engaged. I can rest easy knowing my daughter is always learning and active, and she can't wait tocome back every day!!

- Mother

My children have been attending this center for three years. They have built so many friendships and have had a wonderful experience. The teachers have helped them meet their developmental goals and have helped them strive for excellence!

- Parent

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