Cathy Veller, Center Director
Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
Plum Grove Hills, Pleasant Hill, Hunting Ridge, Inverness
Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Pleasant Hill, Hunting Ridge, Willow Bend, Central Road
Our center is accredited by NAEYC.
AMERICA’S MOST ACCREDITED
Nationally only 10% of daycares are accredited - nearly 100% of our learning centers are. That’s a big difference, and that means KinderCare kids are getting the very best. Here’s why.
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.
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.
Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program
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.
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 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?
We're the only company in early childhood education to select teachers based on natural talent. Being a great educator isn't enough though. KinderCare teachers are also amazing listeners, nurturers, boo-boo fixers, and smile-makers. Put more simply, we love our teachers and your child will, too.
Meet just a few of our amazing KinderCare teachers!
A KINDERCARE TEACHER WITH
An Artist's Heart
"My classroom is full of art!” says Mary Annthipie-Bane, an award-winning early childhood educator at KinderCare. Art and creative expression, she says, help children discover who they really are.
We put our best-in-class teachers in a best-in-class workplace. We're so proud to have been named one of Gallup's 37 winners of the Great Workplace Award. When you put great teachers in an engaging center, your children will experience an amazing place to learn and grow.
Don't take our word for it. Hear what our families have to say about our amazing center!
When we first enrolled in this KinderCare my son went into the fours classroom and my daughter the threes. Now three years later, my son is a graduate from their first ever kindergarten classroom that this center opened up and I can't wait for my daughter to have the same fantastic experience my son had. Their syllabus has been up to par and sometimes I feel has exceeded the kindergarten learning in public school. Mr. Jason realized my son's potential and pushed him to realize it himself. The homework he was given perfectly complemented the homework he got from his public school and at times I thought was more creative too. The trips they took while in their summer program were fun and I love the amount of personal involvement the teacher had in each student.
Aditi's teachers have given us the same experience as well. Ms, Lydia, and Ms. Sammika, especially, have shown such an amazing personal interest in her. I feel like she is safe and in good hands and I never have had to worry about her safety or her feeling sad or left out in anyway. Their quality of teaching is impeccable and I only wish my daughter would sometimes listen better! I am looking forward to the summer program again and her upcoming kindergarten experience here.
The staff here has been incredibly supportive. There are times when I've had to call the school last minute to see if the kids could attend for that day, or the time I missed letting them know that they would be out. They have never let me feel like they've been inconvenienced by my missteps.
I would highly recommend this center to anyone that's interested in giving their child a wholesome education with a loving family like atmosphere.
Vidisha - KinderCare Parent
KinderCare has been a second family to us for almost four years now. The teachers in the infant, toddler and preschool/Pre-K rooms are wonderful -- so caring, educated and teaching our children so much. The Learning Adventure classes like Phonics give our children extra education outside of the classroom with more specialized learning, and it's been amazing to see everything our kids have learned in the classroom. The curriculum is challenging and perfect for each age group, and we know how prepared our kids will be once they get to kindergarten and beyond, thanks to KinderCare. Cathy Veller, the director, and Kristin Boyd, the assistant director, are so helpful, organized and accommodating. Best of all, they truly love the children. It's such a pleasure to be greeted by their smiling faces every morning. They have both been with the North Schaumburg center long term, and it shows -- they know all the families, kids and center information so well. They work well together, and it shows. Cathy and Kristin's center was our first choice from the beginning, and we have been thrilled with KinderCare from the first day we brought our 3-month-old to them. One of the best decisions we made as first-time parents!
Kelly - KinderCare Parent
As a new mom, it was hard for me to make the decision for my daughter to go to daycare. She has been enrolled for over a year now and it is one of the best decisions my husband and I made. The staff at North Schaumburg KinderCare have made a positive impact in my daughter’s life and given her skills that she can only learn in a social setting. The teachers are professional, experienced, but most importantly have the caring side that will scoop up your child and give them a hug just like I would at home. They treat each student like they are one of there own, and pay attention to their individual needs. They take the time out to listen and make the child feel important, even if it means they have to stop and take the time to do the “potty dance” with my daughter, as we do at home, after each trip to the bathroom. The Directors, Cathy and Kristen are always visible, know everyone’s names and welcome you in with a smile. Their professionalism, longevity with the company and attention to every detail does not go unnoticed. They are the pillars of the facility and are respected by each staff member; I never hesitate leaving my child under their direction.
My husband and I are amazed with the growth our daughter has had over the first year with them, from songs she sings, to her logical reasoning, social interactions and her manners all because of North Schaumburg KinderCare. We are expecting our second child in the next few months, and because of our daughter’s success, the only option for us is to enroll our second. I cannot thank all the staff enough, from the cook to the directors for the positive impact they have made in our child’s life.
Kristin - KinderCare Parent
Who Are KinderCare Families?
They hail from hundreds of cities across the country from countless backgrounds, and proudly represent every walk in life. What our families have in common, though, is the want to give their children the best start in life. We are so proud to be their partner in parenting.
Hear from just a few of our amazing KinderCare families.
A Globe-Trotting Family Finds A
Home in Houston
Four young children, four different passports, two languages, two full-time jobs…oh, and a few triathlons thrown in for good measure. Meet the globe-trotting Colettas—a family on the go.