Lisa McMillen, Center Director
556 W North Ave., Elmhurst, IL 60126
- Ph: (630) 832-3153
- Open: 6:15 AM to 6:30 PM, M-F
- Fax: (630) 832-3287
- Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 YEAR-OLDS
Our interactive Kindergarten sparks school success. We're excited to share this opportunity with families: a full-day Interactive Kindergarten program that makes first grade readiness a priority. The program is a result of teaming with online education experts K12 — mixes a powerful new curriculum with an interactive smart board. To maximize your child's learning, our Interactive Kindergarten offers, small class size that maximizes the personal attention your child receives, comprehensive curriculum that aligns to state and national Kindergarten standards, a range of teaching methods that support personal learning styles, wide variety of subjects, including Language Arts/Reading, Math, Science, Art, and Social Studies. Take an opportunity to view a demo, go to the programs and curriculum tab and choose interactive Kindergarten or give a call today to meet with our outstanding teacher.
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Dear Members of Our KinderCare Family,
I wish to take this opportunity to thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything you have done for both Elyssa and me. Given that we do not have family in the area; the teachers and staff at KinderCare have served as Elyssa’s “second parent.” As many of you know, Elyssa is adopted. What you probably do not know is that I went from a single woman who knew nothing about children (and I mean nothing), to a mother with a three month old child in less than one hour. In less than two days, Miss Stacey was able to secure Elyssa a spot in the infant room and thus our journey with KinderCare began. Honestly, I am not certain Elyssa would have survived without Miss Margarita. Knowing nothing about how to raise a child, not to mention feed one, I did exactly what they told me to do. I would frantically take notes as one of them outlined Elyssa’s evening routine and feeding schedule. They informed me of what to look for in her diaper and when to take her to the pediatrician. Miss Margarita would tell me “go home and feed her this, she likes it now”; or “go buy her Cheerios. I gave them to her and she loves them.” Miss Margarita was the first to see Elyssa’s first tooth. When she told me I cried because I was so glad it was her. My tears soon dissipated as I asked, “do I have to do anything with it and if so what?”
Elyssa was so fortunate to have had Miss Colleen for almost three years. Her ability to really get to know Elyssa was, in my opinion, the key to Elyssa’s development and growth. The patience and understanding she exhibited was remarkable! No matter what, she was always there to help Elyssa work through any difficulty she was experiencing even when Elyssa was no longer a student in her classroom. I will never forget the evening I was putting Elyssa to bed (she was four at the time) and she told me that she “loved Miss Colleen because she made her feel happy and safe.” That in turn made me feel safe and for that I am forever grateful.
I would also like to extend a special thank you to Miss. Sharline, Miss Linda, and Mr. Vince for never giving up on Elyssa and continuing to guide her through a very difficult time and transition. Thank you for aiding in her growth and development and for being so incredibly patient and tolerant of the difficulties she was experiencing. Elyssa is not necessarily an easy child to parent and/or teach at times. But you never gave up on her. Miss Sharline, thank you for your sophisticated insight and guidance. You were always extremely positive and I walked away from each of our conversations believing that things would get better. You were so right!
Elyssa was extremely fortunate to spend to spend the summer in Miss Maureen’s class and is currently in her afternoon Kindergarten class. She is flourishing in this environment! I am blessed that Elyssa was provided the opportunity to work with Miss Maureen. I appreciate the friendship I have developed with her and know that she always “goes the extra mile” which has significantly impacted Elyssa’s development in a very short period of time.
There are no words to express how thankful I am for the opportunities that Miss Lisa and Miss Stacey have provided for Elyssa. Without this staff, I am certain that Elyssa would not be where she is today. All of you who have taught her or interacted with her have had a hand in making her the very special person that she is. Together we have produced an extremely warm, caring, loving, and creative child.
I am so fortunate that Elyssa has a place to go where she is happy and feels comfortable, safe and loved.
Thank you to each and every one of you. You have been and continue to be our guardian angels.
With sincere gratitude,
- Heather H.,
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