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W 75th St Knowledge Beginnings

Dana Koprowski, Center Director

812 W. 75th St. Naperville IL 60540
(630) 357-8263 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
One block east of Plainfield/Naperville Rd. Across from the Secratary of State on 75th Street

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Maplebrook, Elmwood, Kingsley, Prairie, Owen, Patterson, Scott, Clow, Builta, Springbrook, Kendall, Cowishaw, Ellsworth, Mae Watts, Pioneer, Naper, Riverwoods and Welch Schools

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Come in for a private tour to see for yourself the difference that Knowledge Beginnings provides.

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Welcome

Hello and thank you for visiting the Naperville Knowledge Beginnings web page. Our school is proud to serve the communities of Naperville, Lisle, Woodridge, Bollingbrook, Aurora, Plainfield as well as other surrounding areas. We educate and care for children six weeks to twelve years and our curriculum is research based to provide for the best possible education. Our buses allow us to transport your School Age child to and from the local 203 & 204 school districts as well as several private schools. Please take a moment to view some of the photos we have of our unique classrooms. We would love to set up a time for you and your family to tour our school.

Dana Koprowski, 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.

Private Kindergarten Programs (5 – 6 Years)

As children reach school age, our comprehensive full-day kindergarten program helps them explore, communicate, and create – all in a nurturing, small-class setting. Our team of expert educators has created a unique curriculum of reading, language, arts, math, science, and physical fitness that’s presented in a fun way to encourage a lifelong love of learning. Plus, our program is aligned with local and state elementary school standards, so children will be prepared to confidently enter first grade.

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?

Teachers & Staff

Our passionate, well trained teachers look forward to each interaction they have with you and your child. It is important to us to develop a bond that will carry through your time here at Knowledge Beginnings and beyond. Please know that our door is always open to our families.

  • Dana Koprowski

    Dana Koprowski, Center Director

    Working as a center director in the Early Childhood field is such a rewarding experience. I love watching the children make that transition from the infant and toddler room to the School Age classroom. Bonding with each child and family and helping them make a difference in their child's education is so rewarding.
     

    Dana has been with KinderCare since March 2007 and has been the Director at the Weber Road KinderCare since July 2012. Dana started at the Frankfort KinderCare as an Assistant Teacher in the Prekindergarten classroom. She then taught in a variety of classrooms from Infant through School Age, before becoming an Assistant Director for the Westmont KinderCare. Over the past five years Dana has also had experience with working for Head Start in Chicago, Illinois where she served as the child development specialist. Her goal as the Director is to give every child every opportunity to learn and grow and help encourage creativity and bring it to life.

     

    Previous Experience:
    Dana has been with KinderCare since March 2007 and has been a Director for four years. She started at the Frankfort KinderCare as an assistant teacher in the Toddler room. She then taught Prekindergarten at KinderCare for one year before becoming an Assistant Director. She was then promoted to Center Director of the Modaff, Ace Lane and Weber Road KinderCare centers in Naperville and Bolingbrook, each time moving on to a bigger school. Her goal as the Director is to give every child, every chance and to encourage teachers to not only be great at what they do, but to be the best!
    Year Started:
    3/19/2006
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in early Childhood Education
  • Angelica Abraham

    Angelica Abraham, Assistant Director

    While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about."-Angela Schwidt
     

    I have been working for KinderCare since 2013. I enjoy being an early childhood teacher because of the children. They learn so much and just by being a part of each child's life inspires me to do my best as an advisor/mentor for them. As they grow, I as well grow with them learning new things and creating new experiences to make memories.
     

    Year Started:
    3/12/2012
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Matilda

    Ms. Matilda, Discovery Pre School Classroom

    “I love helping children learn new things. The infants learn so much everyday; how to speak, crawl and roll over. I love to help them grow and learn in any way that I can.”

    During her time at Knowledge Beginnings, Ms. Matilda has worked as a teacher in our Infant and Toddler classrooms. Ms. Matilda works to provide each child with quality care and focuses on helping each child learn at their own developmental level.

    Year Started:
    8/1/2007
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7
  • Ms. Demyana

    Ms. Demyana, Infant & Toddler Classrooms

    “I look forward to teaching the children new things and being there to teach them how to learn new skills.”

    Ms. Demyana teaches in our Infant and Toddler classroom. She enjoys singing and interacting with all of the children in her classrooms. Demyana has a variety of sensory activities available for the children to explore and enjoy each day.

    Year Started:
    5/1/2013
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Education:
    Arabic
  • Melissa

    Melissa, School Age

    “I love seeing our friends progress each year and grow into independent thinkers. It is amazing to be able to witness and be part of their development!”
     

    Melissa has been with Knowledge Universe since 2007. She has been an Assistant Director with the company for the duration of her time.
     

    Year Started:
    10/7/2007
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Education:
    Bachelors in Elementary Education
  • Ms. Danielle

    Ms. Danielle, Learning Adventures

    “I love that everyday is something new with the children in the classroom.”

    Ms. Danielle has been with Knowledge Universe for the past two years and is currently our Toddler teacher.

    Year Started:
    9/20/2012
    Tenure:
    2 Years
  • Ms. Elizabeth

    Ms. Elizabeth, Toddler Classrooms

    “I love making a difference in the lives of the children that I teach everyday!”

    Ms. Elizabeth is new this year to the Knowledge Universe family. She has been teaching in our Discovery Preschool, Preschool and Prekindergarten classrooms.

    Year Started:
    5/17/2013
    Tenure:
    2 Years
  • Ms. Jackie

    Ms. Jackie, Preschool C Classroom

    “I love helping children learn something that they did not know before. It is a joy to see the smile on their faces when they accomplish something new that they could not do before. It is also a privilege to get to know each child and to see them grow physically and emotionally over the time that they are in my class.”

    Ms. Jackie currently teaches in our Preschool classroom and brings life to everything she touches. The children love Ms. Jackie and look forward to coming to school knowing they are able to spend the day interacting with her.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Jackie served as a Department of Children and Family Services Home Professional prior to joining our team.
    Year Started:
    11/1/2012
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
  • Ms. Tina

    Ms. Tina, School Age Classroom

    “I love having fun with the kids and love seeing their reactions and expressions as they learn new things.”

    Ms. Tina has been with the company for the past three years and recently transferred Knowledge Beginnings. She has taught Prekindergarten and is currently one of our School Age teachers. Ms. Tina is also one of our spirit team members!

    Year Started:
    5/1/2010
    Tenure:
    5 Years
  • Ms. Rita

    Ms. Rita, Cook

    “My favorite thing about working with children is making them happy and making them good food. I like it when the children run up to greet me when I walk into a classroom, it makes me smile.”

    Ms. Rita spends part of her time working in the kitchen to prepare meals for our friends at Knowledge Beginnings. She spends the other part of her day assisting in the Infant room. She takes pride in her work and always makes time to spend a few minutes in each classroom with our friends. Our friends bring great joy to Ms. Rita!

    Year Started:
    10/1/2007
    Tenure:
    7 Years
  • Ms. Kattie

    Ms. Kattie, Infant Teacher

    “I love helping the children learn, explore and use their imaginations.”

    Ms. Kattie has worked in every classroom since she has been at Knowledge Beginnings. She is very flexible and can adjust to working with every age group. Ms. Kattie always has a smile on which carries over to our friends.

    Year Started:
    3/1/2011
    Tenure:
    4 Years

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About Our Center

Come see the Knowledge Beginnings difference for yourself. We have teachers dedicated to providing a high quality experience for you and your child.

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Arabic
  • Spanish
  • Albanian, Greek, Polish, Hungarian

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • AM Snack
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Holidays Observed

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

Health and Safety

At Knowledge Beginnings the health and safety of your child is highly important to us. We have a Health & Safety Coordinator that completes safety checks as well as a health nurse that completes monthly well visits.

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 is 11 months and joined Knowledge Beginnings in April when he was just 6 months. I am so happy I decided to enroll him with West 75th Street Knowledge Beginnings.

First, the staff are great. They are very understanding of parents' needs and are flexible. The teachers ensures that the children are taken care of well (fed, diaper changes, naps), and the early education which is provided by their center is wonderful, which I believe is the most important thing.

I am very happy with the services and the care they provide my son. I will definitley recommend the center to other parents!

- Mother

The Kindergarten program at Knowledge Beginnings was the perfect balance of fun and learning that we were looking to introduce our daughter to for a school environment. Ms. Michele, Ms. Kelli and the other teachers are absolutely amazing. They have a genuine interest in the children's educational growth and their development of social skills. My daughter came into the program shy and timid and, although she is still shy, she is leaving a more confident and well-balanced first grader. The program features educationally creative projects, field trips, and activities.
Thank you Ms. Kelli for your dedication! We will be enrolling our younger daughter in the program in a few years!

- Parents

I would like to take a moment to express my praises for the Knowledge Beginnings in Naperville. My children have been attending the center since 2008, and I can not say enough good things about the staff. I always feel comfortable leaving my children in the care of the Knowledge Beginnings teachers and they always are so professional and kind. We are very blessed to be part of the Knowledge Beginnings family and I think you all should be very proud of the staff for their everyday efforts.

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