Danielle Wolf, Center Director
14632 John Humphrey Dr., Orland Park, IL 60462
Thank you for taking the time to check out the KinderCare Difference at our John Humphrey Drive KinderCare. Here at the John Humphrey Drive KinderCare we take pride in our ensuring the overall care and education of your child. We are a NAC Accredited center, and we strive to uphold the quality of care as well as quality of education for each and every one of our students. Our KinderCare provides your child with the education that each child deserves. The curriculum is based on the Early Childhood Common Core Standards of Illinois.
We are now enrolling for our 2014 Summer Camp! The camp calendar is available for viewing.
Our center is now enrolling for the 2014 - 2015 School Year with the K-12 Interactive Kindergarten. This private kindergarten class is different than any program that the school district offers. This program is a full day kindergarten program from 9 am until 3 pm, where as the public schools only offer a half day program of 2 1/2 hours. Our Smart Boards encourage students to use a hands-on approach to learning. Instead of worksheets, for example, children will actually be up and working on the smart board. Aligned with the national and state standards, our new curriculum offers children engaging lessons delivered through our interactive smart board. Students will participate in Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Art, Music, Physical Education and Social Skills. Since children learn in multiple ways, our Smart Board is designed for students to use a variety of learning styles to suit their individual needs.
Give us a call or stop on in today to see the John Humphrey Drive KinderCare Difference for yourself!
Welcome to the John Humphrey Drive KinderCare in Orland Park. We are very excited to meet with you and your family! Here we believe in developing the whole child with an emphasis on assisting your child’s growth with their social, emotional, cognitive and physical development. Each age group, from Infant to School Age, has their very own curriculum. Our teachers go above and beyond each day to enhance academic success in each individual child. We work to ensure that each child’s personal experience is unique and individualized. Do not hesitate to give us a call with any question that you have about our program!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A full-day interactive Kindergarten program that utilizes new curriculum with an interactive smart board making first grade readiness a priority.Learn More
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.
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 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?
Twelve fun and unique weeks of camp, all summer long! From May through August, KinderCare offers awesome camps for pre-school, pre-k, and school-age kids. It's a great place to bring friends, and to meet new ones! We offer flexible scheduling options to meet the needs of busy families like yours, so join us for all 12 weeks or as many weeks as you like.
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.
A Zoo to You will be coming to teach us all about their favorite farm animals!
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.
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Please note that because holidays observed may vary between centers, please be sure to check with your Center Director for specific closures.
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