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Naperville West KinderCare

Sarah Ososky, Center Director

1228 W. Ogden Ave. Naperville IL 60563
(630) 961-9400 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 YEAR-OLDS
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Special Instructions:
"East of River Rd. across from McDonalds."

Neighborhood:
Near Crest Creek, Willowbrook Neighborhoods

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Mill, Beebee, Naper, Ellsworth, Longwood, Brookdale, Maywats, Cowlishaw, O'Donnell, Washington, All Saints, Hill and Jefferson Schools

We are now enrolling for Fall! Come in for a tour and meet our nurturing teachers.

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Welcome

We are committed to excellence here at the KinderCare Naperville West location. We have well-educated, warm, and nurturing teachers with many years of experience in the Early Childhood field. We will treat your children as if they are our own, providing the safest, friendliest learning environment possible. Our center is accredited by the National Accreditation Commission for Early Care and Education Programs (NAC) and has a Gold Circle of Quality.

Sarah Ososky, 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.

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.

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.

Spanish

Spanish Adventures provides young learners with a foundation for later success with the Spanish language. Music, games, children's Spanish literature, and other tools give children multiple opportunities to hear, practice, and see Spanish language for vocabulary and conversational development. Curriculum includes lessons on greetings, numbers, colors, animals, family, body parts and pets as well as how to get engage conversationally during common scenarios at home, a restaurant, or at the zoo. Qué pasa?

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  1. Tuesday August 11, 2015
    1. Open House

      Come in for a tour and join our adventure.

  2. Wednesday August 26, 2015
    1. Pajama Day

      Wear your Pajama's to school!

Teachers & Staff

We have a very well educated, experienced, and nurturing staff at KinderCare Naperville West. A handful of teachers have been here for 10 years or more and most employees have many years of experience in the field.

  • Sarah Ososky

    Sarah Ososky, Center Director

    Being able to enrich children's lives is one of the most rewarding jobs to have."
     

    Sarah loves working at KinderCare. Her favorite part of the day is when she is able to walk into a classroom and interact with the children.  When she is not at KinderCare, Sarah's favorite activity is spending time with her husband and her 2 sons. 

    Previous Experience:
    Sarah has worked both as a teacher and in management at KinderCare.
    Year Started:
    5/12/2010
    Tenure:
    5 Years
  • Lindsey Meier

    Lindsey Meier, Assistant Director

    I love being a part of each and every child's growth and development. I look forward to hearing about all the stories that the children tell each day."
     

    Lindsey was raised in Oak Park, Illinois. She is currently living in Dekalb. In her spare time she loves camping, off road racing and fishing. Lindsey spends time with her family and is dedicated to working with children. She spends time in each of the classrooms and loves visiting with the children in those classrooms. Lindsey loves bringing in items from real life to add to the classrooms in the center and using these items helps them learn that there are other ways to learn in the classroom. We all love watching the children learn and grow.
     

    Previous Experience:
    Lindsey worked for three years as a camp instructor for the YMCA in Oak Park, Illinois. She worked for West Suburban Emergency Room for two Years as a Unit Secretary and spent ten years as a Preschool and School Age Teacher at St. John Day Care Center, Forest Park, Illinois. In 2001 Lindsey started working at Children’s World in Westmont as a School Age Teacher. In 2002 she transferred to the Champions Program in Downers Grove, Bensenville and Tinley Park. In 2003 Lindsey transferred to our center as a Preschool and School Age Teacher before being promoted to the Assistant Director position.
    Years in ECE industry:
    22 years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Afshan

    Ms. Afshan, Infant Classroom

    I love seeing children learn new things and I enjoy working with children.

    Previous Experience:
    Home daycare, Preschool teacher
    Year Started:
    10/1/2008
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Child Development, Montessori Certified
  • Deborah

    Deborah, School Age Teacher

    The thing I love most about teaching is watching the children learn new things and developing their social skills through daily activities."
     

    Debbie loves working on the School Age classroom. Debbie has two boys of her own; Greg is 18 years old and Josh is 15 years old. In her free time she loves ice fishing and spending time with her family.
     

    Year Started:
    10/1/2000
    Tenure:
    14 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Melissa

    Ms. Melissa, Toddler Classroom

    Reach for the stars. Even if you miss you'll land among the stars.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Melissa has previous experience working as a swim teacher, swim lesson coordinator, lifeguard manager and swim coach.
    Year Started:
    9/1/2008
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 Years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree
  • Ms. Monette

    Ms. Monette, Toddler Classroom

    Ms. Monette was born and raised in the Philippines. She is married and has one son. She enjoys working with children and helping them learn something new every day.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Monette has previous experience working as a nanny.
    Year Started:
    8/1/2004
    Tenure:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 Years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Business Administration, Child Development Associate in Infants and Toddlers
  • Ms. Malika

    Ms. Malika, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I love seeing kids develop every day.

    Year Started:
    10/1/2000
    Tenure:
    14 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    14 Years
  • Ms. Sanaa

    Ms. Sanaa, Infant Classroom

    They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Sanaa has previous experience working in child care.
    Year Started:
    3/1/2011
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 Years
  • Ms. Mirela

    Ms. Mirela, Preschool Classroom

    Life isn't about finding yourself, it is about creating yourself. Be true to yourself!

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Mirela has previous experience working as a High School teacher.
    Year Started:
    11/1/2000
    Tenure:
    14 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Elementary Education
  • Ms. Vanessa

    Ms. Vanessa, Preschool Classroom

    Teahers teach the future.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Vanessa has previous experience working as a teacher's assistant.
    Year Started:
    2/1/2009
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 Years
  • Ms. Ashlee

    Ms. Ashlee, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I love working with children and helping  them learn and grow.

    Year Started:
    11/1/2007
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 Years
    Education:
    College Credits
  • Ms. Kila

    Ms. Kila, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I love knowing that I will have an impact on a child's life by helping them to become independent while watching them learn and grow.

    Year Started:
    8/1/2006
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    17 Years
    Education:
    Pursuing Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education

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About Our Center

We pride ourselves in providing a high quality experience for the children and families we serve.  Thank you for taking a moment to review our website. We invite you to come in for a tour to meet our teachers and see for yourself all we have to offer.

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Arabic
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Italian

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Center Menu

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

At KinderCare Learning Centers, your child's safety is one of our top priorities. Not only are all of our outside perimeter doors locked to ensure security, but our front entryway is equipped with a secure, coded keypad entry device where only authorized family members will have a code to enter. Otherwise a door bell is available to visitors who will be greeted by a Center staff member. Our Child Supervision Record that requires a name-to-face accounting of all children every 30 minutes is one of the many systems in place to ensure the safety of our children. At Naperville KinderCare West we have a Health and Safety Coordinator on site as well. Ms. Mirela’s role includes conducting monthly tornado and fire drills, ensuring that all staff’s first aid and CPR certificates are up to date, and maintaining high cleanliness standards.

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.

My son has been attending the Prekindergarten class at the Naperville KinderCare Center on Ogden Ave. and River Rd. since August, 2011. I have been extremely pleased with the teachers and staff at this center. My child has learned all upper and lower case letters as well as their corresponding sounds and pre-reading skills. He is also provided with optional worksheets to build upon these skills at home. The director of this center holds a Master's Degree in Education. She understands the importance of instilling literacy and math skills in her center, and making the environment feel more like a classroom rather than a daycare center. I highly recommend this center!

- Mother

Even before I had my son, I always knew I would be a working mother. I knew I would have to send my son to daycare in order to have a career; however, when it came time to select who would spend the entire day with my son in my absence, the decision felt impossible. There were a million possibilities, but only one place really felt like an option. I have never once doubted my decision to send my son to KinderCare. I love each of the teachers there - it's as if I hand-picked them myself. I can tell they genuinely love my son and he likes being there! At the end of his first day there, he actually cried when it was time to leave! I value the teachers and the care they give and am truly impressed by the curriculum they provide. KinderCare is delivering a quality education that he may not have received elsewhere - and he's enjoying learning in a fun atmosphere! The facility has exceeded my expectations for a day care and provided valuable things that I didn't even think to consider when I began my search. From the diversity of his classmates and teachers and the exposure to different cultures, to extracurricular activities and other enhancing features such as music classes: I am so happy that I found the right place for my son. The confidence I have in KinderCare makes me happy to drop him off every day and I can tell he is happy too!

- Mother
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