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Round Lake Beach KinderCare

Kelli Figurski, Center Director

1512 North IL Route 83 Round Lake Beach IL 60073
(847) 543-7910 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
just one block south of Rollins Rd across from Grayslake High School

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Avon, Meadowview, Woodview, Prairieview, Frederick, Thompson, Pleviak, Early Education Center, Village, and Beach

We are proud to have received our third NAEYC accreditation this fall!  Come see what an accredited center can do for you!

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Welcome

Welcome to Round Lake Beach KinderCare. Our NAEYC accredited center is located across the street from Grayslake North High School. Our goal is to meet our community and family needs in everything we do. We have wonderful teachers at our center that are caring and understanding. They are dedicated to your children's education and helping them grow. We know that where you place your children is the most important decision and we want you to know we are here to help in any way we can. We look forward to talking with you soon!

Kelli Figurski, 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. Sunday January 01, 2017
    1. January's Learning Focus

      Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Light and Dark, plus the Sky and Weather

      Through shadow play, experiments with flashlights, observing the Sun and more, infants and toddlers will enjoy learning about light and dark this month. Infants continue sensory development by looking at contrasting patterns and at objects that are clearly defined by sharp edges and bright colors, while toddlers will build on their understanding of the light and dark concepts with play around daytime and nighttime. The older Discovery Preschool children will turn their attention to the sky as they learn about weather, the Moon, the Sun, and stars.

      Children 4–5 years old: Transportation, Healthy Bodies, and Winter

      For children in the Preschool and Kindergarten classrooms, January is filled with variety! They’ll begin by learning about transportation and studying how things get from “here” to “there.” A few weeks later, the focus will shift to health and bodies, with an emphasis placed on how to make good choices for a growing body. Towards the end of the month, children will be introduced to the transformative nature of the winter season and learn how to dress and take care of themselves when it’s cold outside. 

  2. Monday December 26, 2016
    1. Center Closed in Observance of Christmas Day

Teachers & Staff

Our Round Lake Beach Kindercare is a family oriented environment that fosters an atmosphere for learning. We are an accredited program by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. We take pride in providing quality services to the families in our community. We have a wonderful long standing staff of teachers who are dedicated to children and helping them grow and develop.

  • Kelli Figurski

    Kelli Figurski, Center Director

    I love knowing that I can go into work and help make a difference in a child's life. It is the best to see their smiling faces everyday.

    Kelli has worked in Early Childhood Education since 2002. She started as an Infant teacher then moved up in age groups and ended up working with the Pre-Kindergarten classroom. She really enjoyed being in the classroom and helping the children learn something new and seeing their faces light up. Then she was promoted to Assistant Director and knew that was were she wanted to be. Once she became Center Director she couldn't be happier. She enjoys being able to share all of her knowledge with the teachers everyday. She also loves spending time in the classrooms with the children and talking with the families. She is very excited to be a part of the KinderCare family.
    Previous Experience:
    Kelli has worked as an Infant, toddler, preschool and Pre-Kindergarten teacher. She also was an Assistant Director and then became Center Director before joining the KinderCare family as a Director.
    Year Started:
    9/16/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Nikki Cassidy

    Nikki Cassidy, Assistant Director

    Woking with KinderCare for the last 14 years has been a blast. I am currently in school completing my Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education.

    Year Started:
    4/4/2002
    Tenure:
    14 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    14
    Education:
    Associates in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Krista

    Ms. Krista, Infant Classroom

    I love watching the children grow!

    Ms. Krista has been working at KinderCare since March 2008. In her infant classroom, she enjoys an active learning environment. Ms. Krista gives her infants and young toddlers many opportunities to explore and develop during the day.  She understands that all children develop in their own way and sets them up for success.

    Previous Experience:
    Krista has worked in early education for the past 10 years and babysat in her spare time.
    Year Started:
    3/3/2008
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Michelle

    Ms. Michelle, Toddler Teacher

    Every child is an artist, and they are our future.

    Michelle is our new toddler teacher. She enjoys arts and crafts, music and learning. She believes every child is a hands-on learner. Her favorite hobby is spending time with her nephew and niece. She does not have any children at this time, but is planning to in the future! She has her associates degree in psychology and one day wants to obtain her masters degree. Michelle has worked at KinderCare previously, then went on the be a nanny for five years. She is very excited to be back! 

    Previous Experience:
    I worked at KinderCare previously, then was a nanny for 5 years.
    Year Started:
    9/15/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Psychology
  • Ms. Jessica

    Ms. Jessica, Discovery Preschool

    I enjoy being able to make a different in each child's day. They are so excited to see what I have planned everyday and it makes me happy to see them learn something new.

    Working with KinderCare, I love working with the staff and children here everyday! I am also in school completing my degree in Early Childhood Education.

    Previous Experience:
    While I attended high school, I was in a program where I would go to an elementary school and observe/assistant the classrooms.
    Year Started:
    11/12/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 Year
    Education:
    Pursuing College Degree
  • Ms. Terri

    Ms. Terri, Teacher, Bus Driver, Health and Safety Coordinater

    I love being greeted by the children every morning and seeing the smiles on their faces.

    Ms. Terri has worked at our center since 2001. Since then she has received her CDA and continues to further her education to benefit her as a teacher in the classroom. Ms. Terri is also our Health and Safety coordinator and makes sure our center is following all polices and procedures given by corporate and state licensing.  She also enjoys driving the schoolagers on the bus to school and field trips during the summer.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms Terri has been with our organization since 2001, she has been an asset to several centers in the area over the years.
    Year Started:
    8/27/2001
    Tenure:
    15 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    24 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Esmie

    Ms. Esmie, Prekindergarten Classroom

    In the last nine years working with KinderCare I have loved watching the children grow up and excel in Kindergarten because they attended my class.

    Ms. Esmie has worked with young children for over 12 years. She has received her CDA and become teacher qualified since starting here in 2004 and also attends courses at the College of Lake County to further her education. Ms. Esmie enjoys teaching here at KinderCare and her goal for each child is to help them learn prekindergarten skills like math, pre-reading, social skills, and language.

    Previous Experience:
    I started my love for teaching when I took a class in high school called Intro to Child Development. After that, I worked in the early education field and then came to KinderCare.
    Year Started:
    8/11/2004
    Tenure:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    14 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential

December 2016 Events

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  1. Thursday December 01, 2016
    1. December's Learning Focus

      Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Family, Friends, and Things that Go!

      Infants and toddlers will be exploring family and friends, while three-year-olds will focus on things that go vroom! Social and emotional development is foundational to growth and development in babies, so this month, infants and toddlers will participate in activities that reinforce their connection to family while also exploring connections that exist outside their home, such as friends. Meanwhile, their older friends in Discovery Preschool will learn about and play around with things that move (like bicycles, cars, buses, trains, and airplanes), which are all very exciting for little ones as they continue to explore the world outside their homes. 

      Children 4–5 years old: My Country + Tools and Machines

      The four- and five-year-olds continue exploring the world around them by learning about the state and country they live in! They’ll sings songs, play games based on travel, and learn about flags, state foods, and more. Children will also be introduced to cardinal directions (east, west, north, and south) and gain an appreciation for travel and meeting new friends from different places. 

      Children are naturally fascinated with machines and how things work and are put together. So to encourage that fascination, during the second half of this month children will learn about and play around with tools and machines. In addition to building literacy skills by using the names of machines and tools, children will develop math skills by graphing information, counting wheels, and more.

  2. Monday December 26, 2016
    1. Center Closed in Observance of Christmas Day

About Our Center

Our staff would like to welcome you to visit our center. The staff takes pride in keeping up to date with the latest trends in Early Childhood Education. Ongoing training is offered to the staff during the year at the center and through the various training opportunities in the community.

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Center Menu

Holidays Observed

We observe the following holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • President's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • 4th of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day

Please note that because holidays observed may vary between centers, please be sure to check with your Center Director for specific closures.

Health and Safety

Our center has a keypad entry system and a large fenced in playground. Our staff is also certified in CPR and First Aid training. Ms. Terri is also our Health and Safety Coordinator to make sure we are always meeting all health and safety requirements.

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.

I am a mother of 4 rambunctious and active boys. They are 11, 6, 5, and 3 years old. My sons have been going to KinderCare for almost 3 years now. When we first started going to KinderCare, I was very concerned about how the teachers would be able to handle them since they are such a handful. I have been very impressed with the entire center and how great they all are with my kids and me. I am able to go to work and not worry if my boys are ok and I have the confidence that I will be notified immediately if something were to happen. The KinderCare staff has helped me bring up my boys with great social and academic principles. I very much value and appreciate the staff at the KinderCare Center and would highly recommend their services to any parent.

- Parent

I have 2 children ages 8 and 4 and have been attending KinderCare since 2003 when my oldest was 12 weeks old. The care that my children have received has always been wonderful. The staff is kind and caring and are always ready to listen if I have any concerns or suggestions. The enrichment programs are great and have helped my children immensely. Both of my kids have attended the Phonics program and it helped them learn their letters and sounds and to start reading by kindergarten. My youngest is also attending the Math program and is starting to understand simple math facts like addition, subtraction, and patterning. My oldest enjoys taking the buses to different places like the zoo. My youngest enjoys the in school field trips like the puppet shows and the magician. My children really like attending KinderCare and I would highly recommend it.

- Parent

Our family has attended KinderCare for the last eight years. Our daughter, Dhani, started at the Round Lake Beach, IL center when she was five years old. We had recently relocated to the area and had concerns about her transition to a new daycare. The director, Shari Figueroa, and her staff welcomed her with open arms. They took special care to make her feel included and also aided in her transition from preschool to kindergarten. The staff challenged her academically and made everyday tons of fun. So much so, that she was disappointed when we came to pick her up at the end of the day! This was proof that she was well taken care of and felt a part of the class. We had our son, C.J., in 2007 and there was no question that he was also going to be cared for at KinderCare. We quickly got over the anxiety of our tiny 5 month old infant being in the care of others once we met the teachers in the infant room. They showed such love and care for him from the first day they met him. He developed acid reflux and spit up a lot right around the time he started. The teachers were very compassionate and provided the extra special care he needed to manage his symptoms. He will be five years old next month. As he has transitioned from room to room, the teachers have shown such patience as each transition was very difficult for him. We have been very grateful for their help. Academically, we are in awe with all he is learning. They challenge him with new concepts and have taught him to be a mentor to his classmates. He greets his teachers and classmates, just as our daughter did, with hugs everyday and is very happy at KinderCare. We have really enjoyed KinderCare. The staff teaches, not only academics, but values that will stay with the children for the rest of their lives. There is very little turnover in the staff which allows for consistency for the children and provides peace of mind for the parents. While our daughter no longer attends, as she is in middle school, she still visits and is always welcomed with open arms. The teachers take a vested interest in her and her well-being. We appreciate all of the staff members at the Round Lake Beach, IL KinderCare and would recommend this center to our family and friends. We truly feel a part of the KinderCare family.

- Parent
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