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Lombard KinderCare

Nicole Tessler, Center Director

249 West St. Charles Rd. Lombard IL 60148
(630) 495-6539 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds

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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Madison, Hammerschmidt, Pleasant Lane, Parkview, Sacred Hart, Ardmore, and Schafer

Summer is here and your family is welcome to "splash into summer" by joining us for our summer camp programs.  Come on in to meet our teachers, learn and explore, and find new, lifelong friends.  We would love to have your family join our KinderCare family!


Welcome to the Lombard KinderCare Learning Center; your new home away from home. Understanding what it means to live in Lombard, we are proud to be an active member of the local community. By staffing our center with Lombard residents and by taking part in local events we are here to provide you and family with consistency and familiarity. Focusing on the individual needs of our children and families, we work together to prepare your child for all that lies ahead. By inviting families to participate in our daily activities and by offering weekly emails, we welcome an open line of communication. Your child's teacher fosters strong relationships with you and your child in order to share in meaningful moments that will last a lifetime. We look forward to meeting you soon and can’t wait to welcome you to our KinderCare family!

Nicole Tessler, Center Director

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  • NAEYC Accreditation NAEYC

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We’re so proud!

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.

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Our kids are taking off!

By kindergarten, our kids are testing ahead of their peers. Read all about it.


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.

Interactive Kindergarten (5 - 6 Years)

A full-day interactive Kindergarten program that utilizes new curriculum with an interactive smart board making first grade readiness a priority.

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


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.


The Math Adventures enrichment program is designed to teach important mathematics concepts such as geometry, numbers, measurement, and probability. Your child will learn about length, height, and weight. He will learn about shapes and solids. He will learn how to add, subtract, multiply, and count money. Math is everywhere and giving your child every advantage now will add up to success later in life.


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.

Teachers & Staff

We want to welcome you to Lombard Kinder Care Learning Center and invite you to come and meet our team!  We have a passionate, highly qualified group of teachers dedicated to working with young children and families.  With many staff residing here in Lombard, we are closely connected to our community.  As a NAEYC accredited center, we are committed to excellence in the education of our children as well as creating a welcoming environment for your family.  Engaging classrooms and individualized activities will provide your child with opportunities to grow and learn with their friends here!

  • Nicole Tessler, Center Director

  • Ms. Amber

    Ms. Amber, Infant Classroom

    Although newly in the education field, Ms. Amber has quickly become an asset to our team.  She is a hardworking, flexible teacher who enjoys working together to ensure the best possible learning environment for all of the children in her class.  Ms. Amber values incorporating a strong line of communication between herself and parents within her classroom as this is the best way to have a consistent learning environment for all children.

    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Ms. Sandra

    Ms. Sandra, Infant Classroom

    Ms. San has been with KinderCare for over twenty years and has touched the lives of many children and families. Teaching infants has been a passion of hers since she began her career here. She inspires all those around her and has a way of making families feel right at home. Ms. San is loved by all and we are lucky to have such an amazing person on our team.

    Year Started:
    28 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    30 Years
    Associate's & Bachelor's of Science Degrees in Health & Physical Education
  • Ms. Denise

    Ms. Denise, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Denise is a strong teacher who is passionate about early childhood development. Her classroom encourages independence and exploration which inspires learning everyday. She strongly believes in working with children on an individual level as they work towards various developmental milestones. Her interactions with the children are filled with warmth and kindness which fosters strong bonds with the children and their families.

    Year Started:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education
  • Ms. Judy

    Ms. Judy, Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Judy is a mother of four and a grandmother to five. She is kind and loving woman who brings her many life experiences to the classroom. Her sincerity and genuine love for children inspires those around her and creates strong bonds with families. She is always happy to come to work and sad to leave at the end of the day. Her passion for her job is beyond words and she is a treasured member of our team.

    Year Started:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 Years
  • Ms. Bri

    Ms. Bri, Transitional Kindergarten

    Ms. Bri has always had a passion for teaching young children.  This is why while perusing her Psychology degree she enrolled herself in multiple Elementary Education classes.  She uses the knowledge from these classes as well as her many years of experience to enhance the unique curriculum of KinderCare to assist the children with kindergarten readiness.  We are proud to have her as a member of our team and am sure that you will be impressed with everything your child will learn from her in the classroom. 

    Year Started:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
  • Ms. Kim

    Ms. Kim, Learning Adventures

    Ms. Kim has been with KinderCare for over twenty years and has an undeniable passion for working with children. Over the years, she has spent time working with all ages including kindergarten. This experience made her the perfect fit for the Learning Adventure classroom as it encompasses curriculum and programs designed for all ages. Her dedication to Early Childhood Education is what drives this program and makes it successful. With a focus on one-on-one learning, Ms. Kim enriches this research-based curriculum helping each child reach their full potential.

    Year Started:
    23 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Associate degree

Upcoming Center Activities

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Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Spaces and Places and All About Me
As infants and toddlers explore the spaces and places around them, children in Discovery Preschool will learn all about what makes people the same as well as what makes them different. Infants will experiment with moving toy cars around, build block towers and then knock them down, and even take a tour of the center to see what things are like outside of their classroom! Toddlers will get all revved up as they take a closer look at different vehicles and learn more about neighborhoods, communities, and the jobs that grownups have. In Discovery Preschool, children will be learning about themselves as they play games that strengthen their five senses, discuss feelings and emotions, practice self-help skills, and work on learning the names of body parts.

Children 4 to 5 years old: All About Me and My Home and Family
It’s the beginning of the school year—the perfect time to get to know each other better! Older children will be spending time sharing about themselves, their homes, and their families as they learn what makes people the same and what makes them different. Children will bring their own experiences to the drawing board as they create group stories and 3-D collages about families and homes, pantomime different home- and family-related activities, and draw self-portraits. With our curriculum’s project-related learning component, children in Transitional Kindergarten work together to decide on an individual or whole-group project related to the theme. Past projects have included creating a class book about emotions or working together to build a small-scale home, but who knows—the children may come up with a unique idea that’s entirely their own!

Monday September 04, 2017
Center Closed for Labor Day

About Our Center

We're right at the heart of downtown Lombard and we love being a part of this community!  Raising our children together does "take a village" and we would love to be a part of yours.  Our classrooms provide a space for your family to learn, explore and grow with other families in your community.  Your family is welcome to come see our bright classrooms, meet our enthusiastic teachers and to become a part of our KinderCare family! 

Special Features

  • We teach baby sign language to help our children communicate!
  • Our teachers bring in Spanish vocabulary around colors, shapes, numbers and greetings!

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • AM Snack
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegetarian
  • Special diets

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 safety of your child is a priority for us!  Our center features a keypad entry system that ensures the security of the building at all times. In addition, all staff members hold current CPR and First Aid certifications to ensure that your child is always in the most capable hands. Maintaining a safe and secure environment for your child also means that we have put into place daily cleanliness and maintenance schedules that leave nothing to chance. Your child's health and safety is of utmost importance to us!

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.

Both of my boys have been attending Lombard KinderCare since they were three months old. My oldest is almost four and loves being in school, learning new and exciting things, and playing with his friends. It is such a joy for me to have him be so eager to go to school…he’s growing by leaps and bounds. The units the teachers teach are age-appropriate and very engaging. I especially like the enhanced curriculum giving the students an opportunity to boost their early math and reading skills. The teachers at Lombard KinderCare are extremely warm and friendly. My one-year-old smiles and laughs each morning as we walk into his room. Both the Center Director and Assistant Director are true professionals who will listen and work with you for the best interest of your child. My husband and I are both very happy with Lombard KinderCare!

- Mother

Dear KinderCare Family,

It saddens us that our son Miles will be leaving KinderCare, but we wanted to send a special thank you to all of you. We chose KinderCare not knowing whether Miles was going to be a good fit, but Lindsey Forrest’s inviting attitude gave us the confidence to believe we made the right decision. We can’t thank you enough for all you’ve done for us. Because of Miles’ teachers and classmates, he has learned sign language, knows his ABC’s, can count to 18, loves to sing a handful of nursery rhymes, and has an impressively large vocabulary all at the age of 2 just to name a few things. Not to mention his amazing dance skills. We are so proud at how much he has learned at Kindercare, and there are no words that can explain how much we appreciate all you’ve done for us. We understand that being a teacher takes a lot of patience and passion, and we are so lucky that Miles experienced that kind of teacher at KinderCare. We understand that somedays are the best days and some days are the worst days, but I would like to tell you that Miles loved going to Kindercare any of those days. He would come home and tell us all about what teacher he saw that day with a huge smile on his face. When we would ask him if he had fun and if he liked his teacher he would shout yes. Your passion and patience has given Miles the direction to become the smart, happy, and sweet boy that we are so proud of. Kindercare has set our standards high when it comes to child care, and it was very hard to find a place that made us feel as comfortable as you have. We thank you so much for taking such great care of Miles, and thank you for all your patience and passion.


Matt, Kathy, and Miles 

- Parents

Our girls have been enrolled at KinderCare for the last three years and we continue to be pleased with the experiences at the Lombard KinderCare. They have always been willing to accommodate our many schedule changes which is truly a plus in today's hectic lifestyle. Moreover, our girls love everything about coming to KinderCare, extending from the teachers to their new friends. Bottom line, we feel comfortable when we go to work knowing our girls are safe and happy.

- Mother and Father

Both of my children are so happy in their classrooms at KinderCare. My three-year-old has gone to this center since he was an infant, and at each stage I have been thrilled with his experiences there. Both of the boys have learned great socialization skills as well as getting developmentally appropriate curriculum. All of the staff is friendly and caring - I feel like we get a personalized experience every day!

- Mother

KinderCare Lombard has been a wonderful childcare experience for our family. All three of our children love going to 'school' at KinderCare. I love this center because I know that I have nothing to worry about while at work. When dropping off, my children all love to walk in the door, running to give their teachers a hug and to say hi to their friends. When it is time to go home, I get honest feedback about their day. When I drop off my infant, the teachers take the time to listen to how his morning was and truly care for my child. The center director is approachable and listens to parent feedback. When you walk in you feel the kindness and warmth of this nurturing environment. This center is truly a home away from home for my family.

- Mother

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