Wendy Szerbinski, Center Director
Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
Elementary Schools Bussed To:
DuJardin, Winnebago, Blackhawk, Reskin, G Stanly Hall, Glenhill, Pheasant Ridge, Churchill, Forest Glen, St. Matthew's, Erickson
Our center is accredited by NAEYC.
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.
Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program
Our Cooking Academy program teaches kids confidence in the kitchen through hands-on activities that build important math, science, and social skills. They’ll learn about recipes, ingredients, cooking vocabulary, and nutrition—and get to eat some delicious food made all on their own like carrot and turmeric hummus, pumpkin muffins, vegetable curry, black bean and sweet potato chili, and so much more!
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.
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!
I am a fellow parent whose child attends KinderCare and I wanted to say that I think this daycare does an amazing job with the children from the way they run the facility and programs to how they deal with the children. My son, who recently turned two years old in May, but has been attending since the age of one year old has achieved so much growth since become a student here. Just him being able to be surrounded by fellow peers have done so much for him. My son has also been given the chance to learn all sorts of things and partake in all kinds of fun activities. I am truly grateful and feel safe knowing that my child is in the hands of caring people.
Donnisha B. - KinderCare Parent
KinderCare has been such a blessing to my children and I. My children absolutely adore their teachers and I know their teachers genuinely care about them. Ms. Wendy their Director , Ms. Cathy, Ms. Kelly the School- age teacher, Ms. Toni, Ms. Toya, and Mr. Frank are just a few, too many names to mention. My son has been at the center since he was three and my daughter since she was nine months old. Now they are six and three years old. These teachers really helped my children advance and prepared my son for Kindergarten. I really appreciate all their hard work and commitment to the children.
Bernice L. - KinderCare Parent
"Words alone can't begin to thank you for all of the years of love and care you have given Melania and myself. We are very grateful to have had your faces to greet us every morning for the past 4 years. I just wanted you to know how much I appreciated all of the advice you have given me to help me become a good mom. Without you guys I don't know how well we would have made it. You helped me in good times and bad and gave me the extra confidence I needed to go on. You were always there to tell me everything will be okay. Thanks for helping give Melania the courage to be proud of who and what she has become, a fine young lady. I was crying the first day we came in and the day that we leave. Thank you for everything....!"
Magdalena - KinderCare Parent
"Since my son started at KinderCare, I have been amazed by the changes in him. He has become more sociable and less shy around others. He is always coming home excited to share the new things he has learned that day, whether it be a new song, nursery rhyme or how high he can count now. ... I think he will adapt quickly to kindergarten when he goes because of the atmosphere and the expertise of his teachers. They make learning fun for the children. He adores his teachers, and they are so good to him. I have no doubt that they genuinely care for him and his future. I can't get over how much he has learned and grown as an individual since he has been at KinderCare. You and your staff have been nothing but wonderful, caring, supportive people to my son and my family. It is extremely hard being a working mother, and in my opinion since I can't be home with him, the Glendale Heights KinderCare is the next best thing."
Amanda - 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.