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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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Neighborhood:
Lombard

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

Our center is accredited by NAEYC.

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!

AMERICA’S MOST ACCREDITED

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.

SCHOOL-READY

What Learning Looks Like

Our talented early-childhood teachers set kids down the path toward becoming lifelong learners in a positive, safe, and nurturing environment.

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

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.

Math

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.

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.

Our Teachers

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.

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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.

Our Families

Don't take our word for it. Hear what our families have to say about our amazing center!

  • 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!

    Kathy - KinderCare Parent
  • 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.

    Sincerely,

    Matt, Kathy, and Miles 

    Matt and Kathy W. - KinderCare Parent
  • 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.

    Laura and Dustin - KinderCare Parent
  • 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!

    Jessica - KinderCare Parent
  • 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.

    Christine F. - KinderCare Parent

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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.

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