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Wise Road/Schaumburg KinderCare

Ms. Natalie Dahl, Center Director

650 W. Wise Rd. Schaumburg IL 60193
(847) 895-1950 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
Between Roselle and Salem Roads.

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Aldrin - Hanover Highlands - Collins - Einstein- Anne Fox - Endersalk - Laurel Hill - - Heritage- Frederick Nerge

"Come on in and have a free day on us!!!"

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Welcome

Welcome to  Wise Road KinderCare in Schaumburg!  Here at our center we are committed to providing the highest quailty of early childhood education for our families, in a safe, nurturing envirnoment where care and learning focuses on the "Whole Child"! Our enhanced programs leads the way in early childhoood development , with focusing on the important six areas of development: 
* Language and literacy
* Social + Emotional Development
* Creative Expression
* Physical Development + Wellness
* Executive Function
* Cognitive Development
   Our center can fulfill your family with a variety of needs to infant care, toddler care, discovery preschool 2's, preschool, pre- kindergarden, and schoolage. We work with every family's schedules by offering partial day, full-day, and partial week plans to  better our relationship with our committed families.  Feel free to come in and visit our center with the knowledge that your child will have the best care provided in the schaumburg area.

Ms. Natalie Dahl, 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

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.

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.

Florida Voluntary Prekindergarten Programs

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.

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.

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?

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  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 teachers and staff at Wise Road KinderCare are dedicated and passionate about education and caring of children. We educate children six weeks through twelve years of age. Our staff participates in 16 hours of professional development training annually. We offer an educational curriculum to meet the needs of the children and prepare them for school and beyond. We are officially NAC accreditated. The National Accreditation Commission for Early Care and Education Programs offers early childhood leaders the opportunity to demonstrate and document quality performance using research-based criteria and evidence-based practices. The National Accreditation Commission provides a comprehensive, ongoing quality improvement system that recognizes the inherent diversity among programs through the self-study and award process. 

  • Ms. Natalie Dahl

    Ms. Natalie Dahl, Center Director

    Today you are YOU, that is TRUER than true. There is NO ONE alive who is YOUER than you. -Dr. Suess

    Natalie was born in Chicago, Illinois. She has two sisters, a niece and two nephews and two wonderful parents and she is newly married.  She graduated from Illinois State University in 2008. She is new to KinderCare but ready to learn new things everyday and be part of the KinderCare family.

    Previous Experience:
    Natalie has over twelve years experience in child care settings and always knew from a young age that she had a passion for teaching children. The last 5 years of Natalie's career, she has been in Director roles. She loves the balance of the children, families, and being a leader.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
    Year Started:
    2/23/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education
  • Danielle Ilgenfritz

    Danielle Ilgenfritz, Assistant Director

    Knowledge is power," Francis Bacon.

    Danielle is a mother of three boys, Christian, Julian, and Oliver. She enjoys jogging and reading. She loves to spend time with her family at the park and the library. She loves to iengage in art activities with her children. Her favorite childrens illustrator is Eric Carle.Her favorite author is Bill Mahr. 

    Previous Experience:
    Danielle previously taught an After School Porgram at Brookview Montessori. She also taught a toddler classroom and a 2's classroom. She was previously the Closing Director at an Early Learning Center.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr
    Year Started:
    7/20/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 years
    Education:
    BA In Early Childhood Education
  • Miss Natalie Wano, Assistant Director

    Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it." ― Michael Jordan

    Miss. Natalie has been passionate about working with children since she was a little girl. Miss. Natalie has been a private nanny, tee-ball coach, summer camp counselor, and has worked at KinderCare for 10 years. She is very excited to keep her career looking bright with achieving next steps in her career as well as enjoying watching children grow every day while doing so. Miss. Natalie enjoys spending time with her wonderful family, friends, and boyfriend, playing sports like golf, softball, basketball, and hunting, and is a big Chicago Cubs, Bulls, and Blackhawks fan. She also has her 6 year old Australian Cattle dog named Odin who she loves running with and staying active!

    Previous Experience:
    My previous experience in Early Childhood Education has been babysitting and working in Parks and Recreation in Arlington Heights.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Llama Llama Red Pajamas by Anna Dewey
    Year Started:
    3/28/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 years
    Education:
    Bachelors Degree in Human Behavior Science
  • Ms. Michelle Czerwinski

    Ms. Michelle Czerwinski, Prekindergarden Teacher, Bus Driver, 3rd in Charge

    Even the wisest mind has something yet to learn." – George Santayana ʺKnowledge will bring you the opportunity to make a difference." – Claire Fagan "Education is teaching our children to desire the right things." – Plato

    Ms. Michelle was born and raised in Streamwood, Illinois. She graduated from Elgin Community College with her Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education and continued to get her Bachelor's Degree at Roosevelt University. She has been working with children since 2003. Besides working at Kindercare, Michelle loves to do scrap booking and enjoying time with her friends and family.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Michelle taught at another early childhood center. She also volunteered at Gigi Playhouse in Schaumburg.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Charlotte's Web by E.B. White
    Year Started:
    2/1/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 years
    Education:
    Associate's & Bachelor's Degrees in Early Childhood Education
  • Miss Marisa, Infant Lead Teacher

    I love seeing the children smile with joy when they learn new skills!" - Ms. Marisa

    Ms. Marisa was raised in Chicago and then moved to Streamwood with her family. She attended Wright College and Truman College where she attended classes in education. Ms. Marisa has been working with children since 1990. Marisa enjoys spennding time with her children and swimming. She is also a big baseball and football fan. Her favorite teams are the Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bears.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Marisa worked for school district U46 and still does private tutoring.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
    Year Started:
    12/10/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    26 years
    Education:
    Credentials in Early Childhood Development
  • Miss Hannah, Infant Assistant Teacher

    A good teacher must be able to put himself in the place of those who find learning hard." - Eliphas Levi

    I am a proud mother of two beautiful little girls Taniya and Brooklyn. I found my passion working with children when I was a youth mentor at my church as a teenager. I am excited to be in the CDA program that will help me become a certified lead teacher. Being an Infant room teacher has given me so much happiness and I can not wait to keep being a loving role model!

    Previous Experience:
    Youth Mentor and Assistant teacher at Panther Preschool.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
    Year Started:
    4/12/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    1.5 years
    Education:
    Enrolled in CDA program
  • Miss Christina, Infant Assistant Teacher

    Children must be taught how to think, not what to think" -Margaret Mead

    Previous Experience:
    My previous experience in Early Childood Education is working in the Elgin Park District at the Preschool Summer Camp. I have also worked at the Bensenville KinderCare location for a little of a year previously to joining the loving family at Wise Road KinderCare!
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Corduroy by Don Freeman
    Year Started:
    9/6/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
    Education:
    Credentials in Early Childhood Education
  • Miss Nicole, Toddler Lead Teacher

    You were given this life becaue you were strong enough to live it." -Unknown

    Miss. Nicole comes from a big and loving family full of children which lead her to her passion teaching children. Miss. Nicole has grown up in Minnesota her whole life and just moved to Schaumburg in July 2016. 
    She helped raise her younger sister who is currently in high school. She still follows her Minnesota sports teams the Vikings and the Wild. Miss. Nicole is excited to be at KinderCare on Wise Road and can not wait to have a great year! 

    Previous Experience:
    My previous experience with children has been with family babysitting my younger sister and cousins as well as various babysitting jobs for friends.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Baby Bear by Esther and Eloise Wilkin
    Year Started:
    7/11/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 years
    Education:
    Associates Degree in Early Childhod Education
  • Miss Zenitra, Toddler Assistant Teacher

    When educating the minds of the youth, we must not forget to educate their hearts." - Daili Lama

    Miss Zenitra became passionate about working with children while in college pursuing her Bachelor's degree in Psychology. Then she decided to pursue a minor in Child Development. Miss Zenitra loves creating trusting close relationships with children and loves watching them grow and develop. She also enjoys shopping, watching T.V., baking cakes, cookies, and brownies, and she loves listening to music!

    Previous Experience:
    My previous experience is working at Little Shepherd Day Care and Children's Home and Aide.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Suess
    Year Started:
    9/26/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 year
    Education:
    Bachelor Degree in Psychology and Minor in Child Development
  • Ms. Laurie, Pre Kindergarten Lead Teacher

    I love reconnecting with my former students. It is nice to learn how they have grown and hear where they see themselves in the future." - Ms. Laurie

    Ms. Laurie was born and raised in Wisconsin. She graduated from Badger High School and moved to Streamwood, Illinois when she married her husband in 1981. She has three children and enjoys spending her free time going to concerts and movies.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Laurie has ten years of experience working at the Streawood Behavioral Health Center in the dietary unit. The knowledge Ms. Laurie obtained working as a dietary aide is used daily at home and as a current KinderCare teacher. Providing healthy and clean foods in addition to a safe and positive environment are of Ms. Laurie's strengths.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Green Eggs and Ham
    Year Started:
    9/1/2001
    Tenure:
    15 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    14 Years
    Education:
    CDA Certified
  • Ms. Carolyn, Pre-K and School age

    I enjoy teaching the children new things and watching them get excited about learning and mastering new skill(s)." - Miss. Carolyn

    Ms. Carolyn grew up in Schaumburg. Her hobbies are painting and going to the movies. She also enjoys going into the city, and spending time with her wonderful family, her puppies, and her loving boyfriend!

    Previous Experience:
    Miss. Carolyn has been dedicated to KinderCare throughout her whole entire Early Childhood Education career.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
    Year Started:
    9/4/2007
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9 years
    Education:
    Credits in Early Childhood Education
  • Miss Lauren, School age

    You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax. All you need is a book!" -Dr.Suess

    Miss. Lauren is 24 years old and has grown up in Schaumburg her whole entire life. She received her Bachelors degree in Community Health Education from Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville in 2014. Miss. Lauren loves hanging out with family, friends, and boyfriend. She is also a huge Chicago Cubs fan and is so ready for them to win the World Series!

    Previous Experience:
    Miss. Lauren worked at a child care center while attending Southern Illinois University for two and a half years.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
    Year Started:
    3/15/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 years
    Education:
    Bachelors Degree in Community Health
  • Ms. Kristina, Center Cook

    Live for the moments you can't put into words." -Unknown

    Kristina is the mother of three children. She enjoys being outdoors and riding horses. Her favorite part of the day is during circle time and singing with the children.

    Previous Experience:
    I volunteered for 2 years in multiple elementary schools. I also was involved with the Big Brother Big Sister program for 2 years. I was a nanny for 4 years as well.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Green eggs and ham by Dr. Seuss.
    Year Started:
    3/8/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    Pursuing my CDA program

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

When you are part of the KinderCare family you are part of a diverse family that focuses on the enrichment and growth of children in a positive learning environment.

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Mandarin
  • Punjabi

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegetarian
  • Special diets

Center Menu

Holidays Observed

Please find alternative care for your children on the following days for center closures-- New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, President's Day, Thanksgiving Day, Day after Thanksgiving, Columbus Day and Christmas Day.  Two of these days are Professional Development Days for the staff that give educators an opportunity to learn and discuss new ideas in their career field to better their classrooms for the children.

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 all of our playgrounds are fenced with locked gates as well. In addition the front door of the building has a coded entry 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.All of our staff members are trained in CPR and First Aid. We conduct monthly fire drills to ensure the safety of our children and staff.

At KinderCare, what families say about us means a lot. Read below some of the great experiences our families have had with us.

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If you have a story about your experience at KinderCare, please share your story with us.

A Special Thank You in recognition and sincere appreciation for your exemplary efforts in ensuring our success during the indelible time we have been at the learning center from November 2012 until April 2014. We acknowledge your distinguished contribution in building up our English proficiency level. Thank you for teaching, inspiring, encouraging and challenging us. We are grateful to our unique friends in the Prekindergarten classroom. We have built together an ambiance that is filled with love and friendship.You are a great learning center, we wish you all a bright future. We will miss you as we return back home to Saudi Arabia.

- Father
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