Melanie Buchanan, Center Director
1021 North Salem Dr., Schaumburg, IL 60194
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Welcome to the Salem Plaza KinderCare. Our combined years of service total 108 years which demonstrates our entire staff has a true passion for teaching. That passion guides our staff to approach your child’s development as a whole, socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually. Our curriculum incorporates components that making learning fun, respects children, all while working in partnership with families to make sure each and every child is engaged and their needs are being met. We look forward to meeting you and to introduce you to our teachers. We’d love to provide you and your child the best early learning experience possible to ensure they have a great beginning to a lifelong love of learning.
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.
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.
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Our Centers observe the following holidays:
Please note that because holidays observed may vary between centers, please be sure to check with your Center Director for specific closures.
I have been with the KinderCare family for more than thirteen years. My oldest son started at twelve weeks, and four years later I enrolled my second son without hesitation. Now fourteen and ten, my boys are thriving, intelligent young men and I have KinderCare to thank for it. Many of the kids that grew up at the center along with my boys are still in touch and hang out regularly. What I loved most about this center is that much of the staple staff have stayed throughout my time with the center, which is rare these days. With the kindness of the Director, and the love from all of the teachers, everyone became a part of my family during my time there. They listened to my requests and worked with me to ensure both my boys were successful. If I had to do it all over again, I wouldn't change a thing! Many thanks to the staff at Salem Plaza KinderCare - I could not have done it without you!
- Gail B.,
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