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Benedetti Drive KinderCare

Gisela Husa, Center Director

889 Benedetti Dr. Naperville IL 60563
(630) 369-3050 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 YEARS
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Special Instructions:
"Off Ogden Ave. across street from HS"

Neighborhood:
Naperville

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Ellsworth, Naper, Bebe, Millstreet, Brookdale, Longwood, Cowlishaw, Maywatts, Elmwood, All Saints We also bus to Jefferson and Hill Jr. High Schools

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Welcome

Welcome to the Naperville Benedetti Drive KinderCare Learning Center. We are pleased that you have chosen to look at our center for your child’s care and educational needs. The staff at Naperville Benedetti Drive KinderCare are committed to providing high-quality care and education to the children we serve. We believe the backbone of high quality care is a well-qualified staff which works cooperatively with parents to support children's overall development.

Gisela Husa, 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.

Participating Child Care Aware Center

KinderCare has partnered with Child Care Aware® of America in an effort to offer fee assistance for Active Duty military families and solutions to their child care needs when care at a Child Development Center on the installation is not available.

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.

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  1. Tuesday August 11, 2015
    1. Open House

      Come join us as we prepare for fall with fun activities and tour your child's future classroom!

  2. Wednesday August 26, 2015
    1. Pajama Day

      Wear your pajama's to school today!

Teachers & Staff

Naperville Benedetti KinderCare is staffed by dedicated teachers who possess the training, skills and passion to create engaging and cheerful learning environments that help your child reach his or her potential. All the teachers at our center are CPR and First aid certified and every day our staff uses developmentally appropriate activities to encourage children’s math, literature, science, creative arts and social studies learning skills.

  • Gisela Husa

    Gisela Husa, Center Director

    Gisela truly enjoys being the director and providing quality care for the families and children we serve.  She is married with two children that attend KinderCare. The best part of Gisela's day is when she is in the classrooms interacting with the children.

    Year Started:
    1/14/2008
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16
  • Chris Haas

    Chris Haas, Assistant Director

    I come to work each day knowing that I am making an impact on a young persons life. It is the best feeling in the world!

    Chris has a long career working in the Early Childhood field. She has held many positions throughout her long career and while even though now working in management, she still enjoys going into the classroom sharing songs and stories with the children.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to working in the Early Childhood field Chris had experience working in retail management and worked as a purchasing agent.
    Year Started:
    2/6/1990
    Tenure:
    25 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 Years
    Education:
    Degree in Early Childhood
  • Ms. Sandy

    Ms. Sandy, Infant Classroom

    Meet Ms. Sandy! She has been with KinderCare since 2004 and at the Benedetti site since 2005. She has been working with children for over 20 years and has enjoyed every minute. Sandy has received her CDA in Early Childhood Education, and is CPR and first aid certified.

    Year Started:
    10/31/2005
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Rita

    Ms. Rita, Preschool Classroom

    Seeing the look of excitement and joy on a child face when they learn something new. First, I love children. I enjoy teaching them and watching them learn and grow. Also I simply take pride in doing a good job.

    Meet Ms. Rita! Rita is a hands on teacher that enjoys enriching her classroom with developmentally appropriate activities. Ms. Rita transferred from our Bolingbrook center where she was a Tutorial Specialist. Rita has a BS degree in Business and is CPR and First Aide certified.

    Year Started:
    4/28/2009
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Business
  • Ms. Francisca

    Ms. Francisca, Prekindergarten

    Say hello to Ms. Francisca! She joined this KinderCare team in 2010. Francisca enjoys working with children, she is fluent in Spanish, and she is CPR and First Aid certified. Francisca is a new mother to a baby boy, Ian,

    Year Started:
    8/30/2010
    Tenure:
    4 Years
  • Ms. Mariam

    Ms. Mariam, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I enjoy seeing the children learn and grow on a daily basis. They change so quickly at this young age and I am proud to be a part of their development.

    Because of Ms. Mariam's years of experience in the care-giving field for both young and old you can see how Ms. Mariam is a very gentle and patient person. She is a very nurturing teacher that has found a great niche in our Toddler classroom. The children love Ms. Mariam's interactions with them. Ms. Mariam is a very confident, self-starting individual.

    Previous Experience:
    Mariam has prior experience working in elder care.
    Year Started:
    9/1/2012
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 Year
    Education:
    Pursuing Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Mayuri

    Ms. Mayuri, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I enjoy working with children. I like to see them growing and developing. I love how the children interact with each other to solve a problem.

    Meet Ms. Mayuri! She has been with KinderCare since 2011. She has 7 years experience in the field. She enjoys creative art activities with the children and loves to read stories to her class. In her classroom music and art are always present, as well as independence and problem solving. Mayuri has a Bachelor's degree in Art. She is CPR and First Aid certified.

    Year Started:
    2/21/2011
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Art
  • Ms. Asha

    Ms. Asha, School Age Classroom

    I love working on homeowrk with the children! It's great to see them excelling in their school work! I also love seeing their creative side shine through our activities!

    Asha has a background in customer service and management. Every summer for a week, she works as a camp counselor. Her love for children has brought her to KinderCare. She shows her creativity through projects and activities offered in the classroom.

    Year Started:
    4/3/2012
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Management and Organizational Behavior
  • Ms. Toni

    Ms. Toni, Bus Driver and Floater

    Meet Ms.Toni! She is a mother of three happy children that also attend our center. Ms.Toni safely transports our School Age children to and from school via our KinderCare bus and is a floater at the center in the afternoons when she returns from her driving responsibilities. She is a very fun and loving individual. Health and education for children is a key goal of Ms. Toni's.

  • Ms. Lupe

    Ms. Lupe, Cook

    Meet our cook Ms. Lupe! Lupe has a love for cooking and family. Lupe follows all the nutritional guidelines to ensure our children are all getting their proper daily allowances. All of our children love Ms. Lupe and her food.

    Year Started:
    2/18/2004
    Tenure:
    11 Years
  • Ms. Caitlin

    Ms. Caitlin, Floating Teacher

    I enjoy working with children so that I can see them reach many different milestones and watch them mold into their own individualities.

    Ms. Caitlin became a part of the Naperville Benedetti Drive KinderCare team at the beginning of this year. As a floater, she helps us out in many different classrooms in the morning hours. She has a son, Payton, who also attends our center. Caitlin has a very gentle manner and always takes a positive approach in her interactions with the children.

    Year Started:
    1/15/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Lupe

    Ms. Lupe, Floating Teacher

    Children learn best through play. It is my job to make learning fun.

    Ms. Lupe joined our team in February of this year. She was born and raised in Chicago and recently moved to Naperville. She graduated from Harold Washington College in 2013 where she earned an Associates Degree in Applied Science in Preschool Education. Lupe is fluent in Spanish and assists us with our translation needs at the center. Lupe enjoys making learning fun for her class so that children can learn and grow every day.

    Year Started:
    2/17/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Education:
    Associate's of Applied Science in Preschool Education

August 2015 Events

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  1. Tuesday August 11, 2015
    1. Open House

      Come join us as we prepare for fall with fun activities and tour your child's future classroom!

  2. Wednesday August 26, 2015
    1. Pajama Day

      Wear your pajama's to school today!

About Our Center

Our teachers are committed to providing the highest level of quality education and care for your child. Our focus on quality ensures that your family will have a top notch experience while enrolled at KinderCare.
The Benedetti Drive KinderCare is proud to serve the Naperville, Aurora, Warrenville, Downers Grove and Woodridge communities.

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • German
  • Hindi
  • Spanish
  • Persian, Hungarian

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Holidays Observed

New Years Day, President's Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving and the day after, Christmas Day

Health and Safety

Health and safety is of the utmost importance to us.  Your child is your #1 commodity and we make them our top priority too. Our center is equipped with a keypad entry system and our office is just adjacent to the front door so we closely monitor who can enter our building. Our staff is also all certified in CPR and first aid. Our center has a Health and Safety Coordinator whose position is to oversee the safety of all aspects of our center including playground safety, van safety, classroom safety and building safety.  We want to make sure your mind is at peace while you are away from your child regarding their safety.

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.

Having two children enrolled in KinderCare for the past several years, I am very happy with their curriculum and KLA program. My eldest child successfully transitioned into Kindergarten this year and has already met and exceeded the academic guidelines expected by the end of the school year.

- Parent

Our family enjoys watching our child dance and sing to the “ABC Music and Me” CD that she got in Music class.

- Mother

My family enjoys all the personal attention.

- Mother

My daughter has been going to KinderCare since she was six weeks old. She has always felt comfortable at school and has been fond of all of her teachers. The teachers we have had are always willing to talk to us about what has happened that day, good or bad. She is more than ready for Kindergarten in the fall due to the Enrichment Programs she has been taking for several years now. At five years old she loves music (currently Adele is her favorite), has a pretty good start on reading, can do addition and subtraction (often without fingers!) and count by two's and five's in both directions and now knows that different coins have different values, speaks way more Spanish than I do, knows about how magnets work and surface tension and wind and other cool stuff from science, and really loves to help out in the kitchen due to Cooking class. The mini-camps in the summer are helpful too. She will now eat “green stuff” after figuring out that the parsley plant she potted tastes good and is where that little green stuff comes in food from in the first place. All in all, I am happy with the care, and extras, my child gets from her daycare.

- Father
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