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Wildflower Lane KinderCare

Kristin Boyd, Center Director

150 Wildflower Lane Schaumburg IL 60173
(847) 413-9980 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 YEAR-OLDS
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Special Instructions:
near Wildflower Lane & Schaumburg Road

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Collins, Nerge, Fairview, Dooley, Dirksen, and Link and the ECE School Buses picks up and drops off at center

Back to School is coming up quick and we are here to prepare your child for the next chapter in learning!  New this year for August 2015 is our Private, Full Day Kindergarten Program featuring hands on technology.  Come visit us this month for our Back to School Open House on August 11th and our Book Fair all week long starting August 31st!

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Welcome

Welcome to your home away from home!  We pride ourselves on making an environment that is fundamental for your child's individual needs.  We have a large center with a safe, and reliable feel. We communicate with you daily via phone, emails, or texts. We listen to your needs and make your child feel comfortable in our center. Well balanced meals and snacks, and consistent schedules and routines will help your child thrive!  Come in for a tour, meet our teachers, and spend some time in your child's classroom!  We can't wait to meet you!

Kristin Boyd, 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.

Private Kindergarten Programs (5 – 6 Years)

As children reach school age, our comprehensive full-day kindergarten program helps them explore, communicate, and create – all in a nurturing, small-class setting. Our team of expert educators has created a unique curriculum of reading, language, arts, math, science, and physical fitness that’s presented in a fun way to encourage a lifelong love of learning. Plus, our program is aligned with local and state elementary school standards, so children will be prepared to confidently enter first grade.

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

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.

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?

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  1. Thursday July 30, 2015
    1. Tim Glander's Magic Show

  2. Tuesday August 04, 2015
    1. Kevin's Costumed Characters

Teachers & Staff

The teachers and staff at our center are passionate about educating and nurturing children. The majority of our teachers possess a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education or a Child Development Associate's Credential (CDA). Our team strives for excellence through continuing education that will benefit our personal growth and your child’s development. Our teachers are dedicated to creating an environment that supports your child's growth, development, and overall well-being. From your initial contact with our team, our goal is to ensure that you feel a part of our family that extends beyond the learning. We extend a warm offering to you to come and tour our facility soon.

  • Kristin Boyd

    Kristin Boyd, Center Director

    All children deserve love, safety, and an education that will last a lifetime.

    Kristin started her KinderCare career in 2002 at this very center as a Toddler teacher over holiday breaks from college.  When she graduated Northern Illinois University in 2005 with a Bachelor's Degree in Child Development she returned as the Assistant Director of the North Schaumburg KinderCare and was there for 9 years.  It was a hard choice for Kristin to leave her KinderCare home but she knew she wanted to pursue her goal of becoming a Center Director.  When she returned back to the Wildflower center she knew it was meant to be and she could not be happier to be back at such a wonderful center supporting teachers to create an amazing and education rich environment for your child.

    Previous Experience:
    Kristin started her love of working with children with babysitting jobs, then at the age of 16 she started working in child care centers as a teacher and has worked her way up to Center Director.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Me, Too!" by Mercer Mayer
    Year Started:
    6/15/2005
    Tenure:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16 years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Child Development
  • Lori Finke

    Lori Finke, Assistant Director

    Working here has given me the opportunity to help teach and be a part of every child's life and development. I look for ward to coming to work every day just to see their smiling faces and hear their wonderful stories!

    Lori started working for KinderCare Learning Centers in 1987. In her time with KinderCare she has worked in many roles including: Teacher, Cook, Health and Safety Coordinator, Assistant Director and Tutorial Specialist. Lori joined the Wildflower KinderCare team as Assistant Director in 2003 and has the opportunity to work with all age groups and a wonderful teaching staff. Lori is the oldest of six children and she resides in Palatine with her husband. She has been blessed with two sons, two daughter-in-laws and two wonderful grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews. Children have always been a big part of her life!

    Year Started:
    8/27/1987
    Tenure:
    27 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    25 years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Sara

    Ms. Sara, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Always end the nday with a positive thought, no matter how hard things are, tomorrow is a fresh opportunity to make it better.

    Ms. Sara is from Chicago, she has 2 children and loves being a mother.  She has been working with children since 2000 and loves it.  Teaching children is one of her biggest, most favorite things to do!  She loves baking, cooking, traveling, and most of all spending time with her family.  Ms. Sara is a hard worker and she has lots of love for children.

    Year Started:
    9/8/2014
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 years
  • Ms. Almas

    Ms. Almas, Infant Classroom

    I love working with children! Being surrounded by their laughs and smiles truly makes me happy

    Ms. Almas has been working with KinderCare since 1993. She transferred to the Wildflower Center in 2002 and helped open it. In 2010, Ms. Almas won the award of "Early Childhood Educator of the year". She is currently working as a Lead Infant Teacher and has the opportunity to work at other centers. She helps out with all age groups. Ms. Almas is married and has three grown sons. She is also blessed with three grandchildren.

    Year Started:
    9/13/1993
    Tenure:
    21 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's
  • Ms. Rachel

    Ms. Rachel, Infant Classroom

    Unity in Diversity

    Ms. Rachel took a parenting class in high school as a sophomore in Spring 2009, then Child Development in Fall 2009.  For 3 semesters in 2010 she began "Little Lancer Preschool", where chidlren from the community and children of faculty memebers came to our classrooms and she was able to work one on one with them.  Ms. Rachel's final semester there she completed an independent study.  She began taking classes at Harper College in 2011 for Early Childhood Education.  Kids mean so much to me because their smiles are contagious and its heartwarming to see them light up when they accomplish something new.

    Year Started:
    12/2/2013
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 years
  • Ms. Alyssa

    Ms. Alyssa, Preschool Classroom

    Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, and dreams are forever. -Walt Disney

    Ms. Alyssa attended Eastern Illinois University and studied Family Consumer Science: Family Services.  She has always enjoyed working with children and she loves helping them leqarn and watch them grow.  During her free time she loves spending time with friends and family.  Ms. Alyssa also likes to scrapbook and read.

    Year Started:
    8/4/2014
  • Ms. Roghieh

    Ms. Roghieh, Infant Classroom

    I love working with children because I am passionate about teaching kids good behavior and morals.

    Ms. Roghieh was born in Iran and moved to the Chicago area 17 years ago. She is married and has three children. She has worked for KinderCare since 2000, though for a time she left to stay at home with her three children. Once the kids were grown, Roghieh realized she was missing an important part of her life and rejoined the KinderCare family as an Infant Teacher.

    Year Started:
    3/3/2011
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4 Years
  • Ms. Margie

    Ms. Margie, Preschool Classroom

    I have the amazing opportunity to watch children grow and develop while learning new things every day. A teacher helps children grow just as a gardener helps seeds blossom in to glorious flowers.

    Ms. Margie has been working for KinderCare Learning Centers for 12 years. She has experience working with all age groups and is currently working as the Lead Toddler Teacher and School Age Teacher. Ms. Margie has been married for 25 years and has two children that are young adults. In her spare time, she does volunteer work for various organizations.

    Year Started:
    9/24/2001
    Tenure:
    13 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's
  • Ms. Erin

    Ms. Erin, Toddler Classroom

    I work with children because it is rewarding to watch them grow and develop

    Ms. Erin started working at our center in July of 2012. She received her Associate's degree from William Rainey Harper College in 1998. Ms. Erin worked as an Assistant Director for the Geneva KinderCare prior to coming to Wildflower KinderCare, where she works in the Toddler room. Ms. Erin has been married since 1991 and has two wonderful children, she now resides in Schaumburg.

    Year Started:
    7/16/2012
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Grace

    Ms. Grace, Toddler Classroom

    I am truly grateful to be able to watch children learn & grow everyday"
     

    Ms. Grace was born in New York City and grew up in Chicago. She is currently a student at William Rainey Harper College, majoring in Early Childhood Eduction with an endorsement in Special Education. Prior to working at KinderCare, Grace was a nanny. Grace works as a teacher assistant in the Toddler Room and helps out in other classrooms as well. Grace enjoys reading, singing, and loves working with children.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Grace worked as a nanny before joining KinderCare.
    Year Started:
    10/15/2012
    Tenure:
    2 Years
  • Ms. Jasvir

    Ms. Jasvir, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I feel very blessed to be working in a field that I enjoy so much. My favorite part of the job is watching the children learn new things and grow as individuals. I feel very enriched knowing that I am making a positive impact in the lives of these young children.

    Ms. Jasvir has been working at KinderCare Learning Center since 2002. She is the Lead Teacher in the Discovery Preschool Room. She lives in Elk Grove Village with her wonderful family; her husband and two children. Ms. Jasvir was born and raised in India where she received her formal education. After she moved to America, she continued her studies and became an Early Childhood Educator. Ms. Jasvir also does tutoring and serves as a nanny in her spare time.

    Year Started:
    11/8/2002
    Tenure:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    11 years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's
  • Ms. Dragica

    Ms. Dragica, Pre-Kindergarten Classroom

    I really love working with children and had great success in Serbia. I am very grateful to have the opportunity to work with children again. I love the experience of watching their individual progress and knowing I am a great part of their growth.

    Ms. Dragica has been working at KinderCare since September, 2007 . She started as a teacher in our Preschool Room and is now a teacher in Discovery Preschool. Ms. Dragica moved here from Serbia 7 1/2 years ago and is married. She graduated from the Academy for Early Childhood Education in Belgrade. She worked as a Kindergarten teacher for 22 years and then as a school principle for 6 years.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Dragica was a kindergarten teachers for 22 years and a school principal for six years prior to joining our team.
    Year Started:
    9/24/2007
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    22 years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Child Development

July 2015 Events

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  1. Thursday July 30, 2015
    1. Tim Glander's Magic Show

About Our Center

In the middle of the busy city of Schaumburg, we are an environment that has just the right balance of care, education, and quality for you and your child.  We have long hours, highly experienced teachers, and learning that caters to all age groups.

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • American Sign Language
  • Hindi
  • Spanish
  • Polish, Russian, Serbian, Turkish, Farsi

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegetarian

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

At the Wildflower KinderCare your child's safety is one of our top priorities. Our facility features a key-coded entry and three fenced-in playgrounds. Each staff member is trained and certified in CPR. Monthly fire and disaster drills are conducted to ensure the safety of the children.

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.

My daughter has been with this KinderCare center since the age of four months. She has grown tremendously with the excellent care and instruction of her wonderful teachers. No parent wants to leave their child every day to work, but I leave her knowing she will be taken care of daily with respect and dignity. Every day she learns through the many educational experiences which KinderCare offers, such as painting, coloring, reading, music and outside playtime. Since she has entered the Toddler room, she comes home most days singing songs she learned them that day in school. I know my daughter is progressing in her education through the KinderCare curriculum. I have, and will continue to recommend KinderCare to any parent looking for the best childhood education for their child.

- Mother

As first time parents, it was very important to us to find a daycare that we felt comfortable with. After visiting the Wildflower KinderCare Center in Schaumburg, we had a great first impression. We continued to visit other day cares but nothing compared to this particular center. It is so clean and well maintained throughout and the teachers and staff are just so wonderful and friendly. It is so nice to see that when you walk in you are always greeted by the staff and/or teachers and they always ask how your child is. It was also very important to us that teachers interacted with our infant. I must say that I don't know many 4 months old babies that actually finger painted in daycare. I also like that the teachers are always singing songs and reading books to them. It is a great feeling to know that teachers and staff care for your child as if it's their own. It definitely means something to me, when your infant leaves for the day not feeling well and his teacher calls the next day to see how he is doing! It truly is a second family to us and we couldn't ask for anyone better to be a part of it!

- Parent

Our daughter has been attending KinderCare since she was 6 weeks old. We have been extremely pleased with the care that our daughter has received. We would like to articulate how nice the staff is and how grateful we are to them for taking such great care of our precious bundle. After visiting several day cares in the Schaumberg area and not being impressed with what we saw, we chose to place our daughter at Wildflower KinderCare. As we toured the center, what struck me the most was how impeccable the center was. This to me is of the utmost importance as we need to feel that the environment is warm and safe for our child. The ladies in the infant room have such enthusiasm and are courteous. They do an awesome job with the children. To me that is immeasurable. The Center Director and her Assistant are also wonderful. My husband and I are extremely pleased that we chose to put our daughter here. It is giving her a good start towards socializing and putting her on the right track to be a leader one day!

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