Shannon Prieur, Center Director
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Welcome to your Lisle KinderCare on Eisenhower Lane, just off of Maple Ave. We have an impressive group of teachers with a combined experience of over 150 years. We serve Naperville 203 as well as Lisle 202 school districts. As a center we support cooperative play; use whole and small group activities to model sharing, communication and cooperation. Our Preschool and Prekindergarten programs prepare children to reason and analyze by using their senses to explore materials, create opportunities to ask and answer open ended questions, experiment with spatial relationships, problem solve and make independent choices. Our goal is to do all we can to help children learn and succeed. We would love to share our Nationally Accredited center with you. Please contact us at any time!
Shannon Prieur, Center Director
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It's our passion that makes us different at Lisle KinderCare. We have a passion for teaching, and caring for children that leads us to develop the whole child-socially, emotionally, physically, and intellectually. In doing so we make learning fun. I am very proud to say that our staff combined has over 150 years of Early Childhood experience!
Make each day your masterpiece
Shannon began her career as a special education teaching assistant. Helping children learn and succeed is what started and still drives Shannon to be a part of the learning environment. Her teaching experience combined with her desire to help others learn motivates her to create an enriched positive learning atmosphere.
Susan looks forward to working with children and helping them grow and discover the world around them.
Ms. Dawn has over 20 years of experience working with children. She has a Certificate in Early Childhood Education as well as her Associates in Applied Science. Ever since Dawn was a little girl, she wanted to be a teacher. She loves teaching because everyday is different. She just loves all the hugs, kisses and smiles the children give her each day!
Originally from Pakistan, Ms. Erum has been living in the USA since 1998. She is married with two beautiful children. She loves children and is proud to be a part of the KinderCare family where she can offer excellent physical & mental enhancements through the curriculum and be a part of a loving, friendly and family environment.
Ms. Cassie plans on continuing her education to receive a Bachelor's Degree. She enjoys working with all the children, they inspire her to be more creative and she loves helping each child to learn new and exciting things and watch them grow into bright young adults.
Ms. Kathleen started as an assistant teacher and grew into the teacher that she is today. She looks forward to teaching and watching the children learn and discover new things every day.
Ms. Anitra developed her passion for teaching in high school. She has taught a wide range of students. She also participated in a leadership role of Program and Curriculum Development. Ms. Anitra managed and supervised her own onsite Before and After School program. She loves being able to plant seeds of knowledge upon many children, with that seed she knows that they will grow to become great leaders of our society.
Ms. Ashley has known since she was a little girl that she wanted to work with children. She started i the field as a nanny then started at KinderCare after earning her Associate's Degree from Morton College. Ms. Ashley loves that working with children is never boring and that every day provides an opportunity to see a child succeed.
Ms. Miriam left her career in business to fulfill her dream of working with children. She is currently attending College of DuPage to finish her degree. Ms. Miriam works with all the children as needed and enjoys each of the ages for their enthusiasm as they grow and learn. She enjoys doing art activities and sharing her love of books with the children.
Miss Lori left her 9 year long career in banking to explore her passion, which is children. She loves watching each child grow and develop into young adults. Miss Lori completed her Early Childhood Certificate and plans on continuing her ECE education.
Miss Hyla previously worked as a CNA but decided to change career paths because of her love for children. She enjoys being a part of their lives and seeing them learn, reach goals and helping them grow.
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.
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.
Our center will be closed on the following Holidays:
New Years Day
Presidents Day (To hold our bi-annual teacher training meetings)
4th of July
Columbus Day (To hold our bi-annual teacher training meetings)
Safety is our number one priority here. Our entry has a key pad that requires a code for entrance into our center. This code is changed twice a year or more if needed. We also have a secured fenced-in outside play area for where the children can play protected. As the parents or guardians enter, we have a sign-in and out book in the entry way that families are required to fill out at drop off and pick up. To ensure that the proper authorized people are picking up the children by verifying their photo ID's and comparing them to the paperwork that was submitted. In our classrooms we keep Child Supervision Records where the teacher checks attendance every half hour and center management reviews a minimum of three times a day. We clean our classrooms and main center areas daily and sanitize the center nightly, following all state and company health and safety guidelines to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all the children in our care. Our staff has current CPR/First Aid certifications, and with our own Health and Safety Coordinator on the premises full-time, attention to detail in the areas of cleanliness and safety for children of all ages is not just a promise- it’s a guarantee! We also have a Health Nurse who visits our center on a monthly basis and continues to train our teachers on specific health issues.
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 though the various training opportunities in the community.
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