Kelly Marolt, Center Director
2401 Compass Rd., Glenview, IL 60026
- Ph: (847) 729-0204
- Open: 6:30 AM to 6:30 PM, M-F
- Fax: (847) 729-3498
- Ages: 6 Weeks to 6 YEAR-OLDS
Welcome to Knowledge Beginnings at the Glen!
We are currently enrolling for our 2014 Summer Camp! We offer an engaging and fun summer camp program for children in Preschool, PreKindergarten, Kindergarten, and School-Age. Be sure to contact us today to discuss how your child will benefit from our hands-in summer program!
Knowledge Beginnings has been a significant part of my life for five years. I have enrolled all three of my sons (ages five, three, and one) since they were each three months old.
What makes KB special is the people. Sounds cliche, but it's true. From the director, to the teachers, to the cook! I have felt very fortunate to be able to drop my children off at a facility every morning and feel that they are getting consistent attention, positive reinforcement, and genuine affection. The teachers are prepared, interested, and personable. At each age level we have been able to take advantage of each teacher's individual passions. Some teachers are artists and my child may come home every day with an amazing art project. Some teachers are scientists, and my child may come home with stories about "Experiment Friday" and pictures of himself in a lab coat performing one! Some teachers are bookworms and expressly seek out a book about rhinos because my son is obsessed with pachyderms. Even teachers my children do not have as classroom teachers know their names and surprise me with the insight they have into my boys.
Whatever strength the individual teacher brings to the classroom, it is noteworthy that through the years, all the teachers have made me feel that my children stand out, are special, and memorable.
We have never referred to KB as a daycare, nor have the teachers or staff. We call it "school." While it is play-based care, as it should be for infants through prekindergarten, there is an academic component at each level. There are lessons plans (even in the infant room!), curriculum planning, and skill sets that the teachers help the children master. KB takes their curriculum very seriously, but are flexible enough to allow teachers to augment their teachings, as is desired and appropriate.
I am delighted to say that I am sometimes surprised by the skills (like public speaking, reading, math, social, and academic) my boys have, that were developed at KB, that I never knew they had.
Group care was a decision I made because I felt it was important to have my sons in a social environment with peers during their early years. I wanted them to learn to interact and share and be sympathetic. What I found at KB is much more and I am thrilled to have found such a safe, fun, and educational place to care for my children.
- Becky K.,
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