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North Glendale Hts KinderCare

Wendy Szerbinski, Center Director

2264 Bloomingdale Rd. Glendale Heights IL 60139
(630) 980-8222 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
On Bloomingdale Road in the same parking lot as the Jewel.

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
DuJardin, Winnebago, Blackhawk, Reskin, G Stanly Hall, Glenhill, Pheasant Ridge, Churchill, Forest Glen, St. Matthew's, Erickson

The teachers at the Glendale Heights KinderCare take great pride in educating the children in our care. Combined, we have a total of almost 150 years of Early childhood teaching experiences will all of your teaching staff. We work closely with the community of Glendale Heights, including the librarian who visits the center monthly  to read stories with the children and  the police and fire department who come to visit at our center annual Touch a Truck event in June. Take a moment to come visit the Glendale Heights KinderCare to see what great things we have to offer.

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Welcome

Our center is full of love and laughter. We take great pride in the educational programs and curriculum we teach in our classrooms every day. In addition to our normal curriculum offerings, our center also offers beginning and advanced music classes and enrichment programs in the subject of Phonics. We have a dedicated and tenured staff that is passionate about early childhood education. We have members of our staff that speak foreign languages including Spanish,Hindi and Polish. We welcome you to tour our center and meet our loving teachers and see what Pre-School at  KinderCare in Glendale Heights has to offer. Our center is located near the towns of Bloomingdale, Carol Stream and Addison.

Wendy Szerbinski, 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.

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

The teachers and staff at the Glendale Heights KinderCare are passionate and creative and a ton of fun. We are excited about preparing your child/children for a successful school career with the educational curriculum that KinderCare offers. We also have great enrichment classes in music, phonics and cooking taught by Ms. Kelly our Learning Adventures Teacher. We welcome you to our location to meet all of our fantastic teachers and see what they can offer your child.

  • Wendy Szerbinski

    Wendy Szerbinski, Center Director

    I feel I have the best job in the world because I get to see children learn and grow through play everyday.

    Wendy has been working for KinderCare since 1993. She started as teacher in both the Infant and Toddler room. After six years of teaching Wendy was promoted to be an Assistant Director. She worked as an Assistant Director for two years then in 2001 she was promoted to Center Director of the Bloomingdale KinderCare. In 2008 Wendy transferred to the Glendale Heights location where she has happily managed for the last five years.

    Year Started:
    8/23/1993
    Tenure:
    23 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    23 years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Danielle

    Danielle, Assistant Director

    I love seeing the "light bulbs" go off in the children's head when they learn something new.

     

     

    • Danielle started off as an infant room teacher then was promoted to assistant director. While she is in managment 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:
    1/2/2001
    Tenure:
    15 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 Years
    Education:
    Child Development
  • Ms. Jamie

    Ms. Jamie, Discovery Preschool

    I love seeing children use the skills that they learn in everyday life.

    Ms. Jamie works in the Discovery Preschool classroom to teach not only education basics, but also love and respect. She likes to provide children with both an educational atmosphere and a place where they can grow and develop physically, socially, and emotionally. Ms. Jamie's fun-loving attitude and care of the children allow for this in a safe and nurturing environment.

    Year Started:
    5/5/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate
  • Ms. Paxton

    Ms. Paxton, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I love watching the children develop and find learn. It is so great to see the children use the skills that they are learning from our program.

    She creates a safe, clean, and learning environment for the infants to learn, play and grow in. Ms. Paxton develops relationships with each baby and works with each family to meet their own personal needs.

    Years in ECE industry:
    4
  • Ms. Ewa

    Ms. Ewa, Toddler

    Ewa loves to put a smile on her children's faces the second she walks into her classroom and continues to spread her cheer until she goes home. She continues to shine each and every day, no matter what the circumstances.

    Years in ECE industry:
    4
    Education:
    Bachlors Degree in Finances
  • Ms. Stephanie

    Ms. Stephanie, Preschool 2 Classroom

    I love coming into a room of happy faces everyday and knowing I am making a difference in a child's life.

    Ms. Stephanie loves the great feeling she gets knowing that she plays a major role in kick starting a child’s life. The innocent smiles and selfless love of children inspires her every day.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
    Year Started:
    3/30/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
  • Ms. Tonika

    Ms. Tonika, Preschool 1 Classroom

    Being able to watch children learn and grow everyday is what I love best about working with children

     She takes pride in the way she runs a classroom because she strives to create an atmosphere where students feel comfortable, confident, and curious about learning

    Favorite Children's Book:
    My Car by Bryon Barton
    Year Started:
    2/1/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
  • Ms. Nasia

    Ms. Nasia, Preschool 2 Classroom

    The children at this age are all very eager to learn; as evidenced by their look of complete interest whenever we introduce a new book or activity.

     Ms. Nasa comes to us with a love and passion for what she does, she is always communicating with parents on the children's progress no matter how big or small it is.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Corduroy by Don Freeman
    Year Started:
    1/8/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4 Years
  • Ms. Judy

    Ms. Judy, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I love my job. I get to see 100 smiles everyday

    Year Started:
    5/1/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5
  • Ms. Cathy

    Ms. Cathy, Pre Kindergarten

    I love that everyday is an adventure for the children, and that learn something new from one another. I'm inspired by the children's smiling faces and knowing I am having an impact on their well being.

     Ms. Cathy loves teaching the children and watching them learn something new. It is great to see them put a new concept or idea into their day; showing they are learning and grow.

    Years in ECE industry:
    14
    Education:
    Child Devolpment Associate
  • Ms. Daisy

    Ms. Daisy, Infant Classroom

    My favorite part about this classroom is it gives me an opportunity to give and make a difference in the life of an individual. Big hugs, smiles, and good morning greeting from children under by care inspire me to come to work each day!

     Ms. Daisy demonstrates excellent relationships with her parents by talking to the parents of every child in her class to keep them updated about their child's activities and progress on an everyday basis. Often, she have goes over and beyond her call of duty to fulfill the needs of children and their parents under her care. She also works on each and every child's individual level and need.

    Previous Experience:
    Spanish
    Year Started:
    10/1/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 Years
    Education:
    Child Devolpment Associate
  • Ms. Kelly

    Ms. Kelly, School Age Classroom

    By educating our youth today we ensure a brighter tomorrow.

    Ms. Kelly is our School Age teacher. She graduated from Northern Illinois University with a Bachelor's of Science in Education degree. Along with teaching in our school age classroom Ms. Kelly also teaches out learning adventure classes. Please stop in and meet her soon.

    Year Started:
    2/1/2001
    Tenure:
    15 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Education
  • Ms. Nisa

    Ms. Nisa, School Age

    I love to see what the children are capable of learning and mastering each day.

    Ms. Nisa is very passionate about her school age classroom! She makes it her priority to provide a fun, loving and safe place for all of her children.

    Year Started:
    1/2/2001
    Tenure:
    15 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 Years

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.

Awards and Recognition

  • Excelrate Gold Star

    Excelrate Gold Star

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Spanish
  • Polish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegetarian
  • Special diets

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 the children at our center is our #1 priory. We maintain rigorous standards for safety with our keypad access and strict parent/guardian identification check.Ms. Nasa is the Glendale Heights KinderCare's health and safety coordinator. She spends time every day walking through the center to ensure that your children and in a safe and nurturing environment. Our staff is trained annually in CPR and first aid as well as universal precautions to prevent the spread of illness in the center. We have monthly visits from our Health Nurse to ensure the health and well-being of all the children at our school. All teachers are CPR certified every year. We are vigilant to ensure your peace of mind while your child/children are here with us at the Glendale Heights KinderCare.

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.

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.

- Mother

"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....!"

- Mother

"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."

- Mother
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