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Westbrook KinderCare

Gail Akins, Center Director

1 Westbrook Corporate Center Ste 135 Westchester IL 60154
(708) 562-7115 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 6 YEARS
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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Currently, our center does not provide transportation to public or private schools. Our center specializes in the care and education of children ages 6 weeks through the age of 5 years old.

Our center is accredited by NAEYC.

AMERICA’S MOST ACCREDITED

We’re so proud!

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.

SCHOOL-READY

What Learning Looks Like

Our talented early-childhood teachers set kids down the path toward becoming lifelong learners in a positive, safe, and nurturing environment.

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.

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.

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.

Infant and Toddler Mini Camps

Our Teachers

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.

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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.

Our Families

Don't take our word for it. Hear what our families have to say about our amazing center!

  • My daughter has been attending KinderCare since she was seven weeks old. I was nervous about leaving her for the first time but the Teachers and Director made all of my worries fade away with their communication and caring actions. I loved the first day photos that were sent home. I showed my family and friends that her first day at school was a wonderful success! Any worries that I have had about her development the teachers and director helped me gain resources and designed activities that I can do with her at home to address my concerns. The teachers have helped my daughter get to the next level developmentally and physically. I recommend KinderCare to all of my family and friends. I couldn't imagine having her any place else. My family and I consider the Teachers and Director as family. They are amazing!!!
     

    Mr. Finnegan - KinderCare Parent
  • We are writing in support of all of the staff at the Westchester KinderCare. Our son has been going there since he was about four-and-a-half months old. As new parents, it was a little difficult leaving him in someone else’s care at first. However, very quickly we realized that we were leaving him in good hands every day. His teachers in the Infant room were very attentive and loving. They nurtured him and cared for him as we would. There were times when he would have trouble napping and more than once when we picked him up we learned that someone had held him during his entire nap, so that he could get the rest he needed. When he transitioned to the Toddler room the teachers were just as amazing. They, too, genuinely loved and cared for him. He looked forward to going to ‘school’ each day and as soon as he could talk, he would talk about his teachers at home. He was born with some serious health issues. He was pretty stable until right around the time he was transitioning from the Toddler room to the two-year-old room. Since then he’s had a handful of episodes and a couple of hospital stays. As you might imagine, this is very difficult for us. However, we can honestly say that we have been confident in leaving him in the care of his teachers each day. They have done an amazing job of communicating with us, not only when things are concerning but also when things are going well. With his particular health issues, we often ask them to communicate information that is out of the ordinary but they are very thorough and report that information to us each day. This has been so helpful to us in maintaining his health and providing us with peace of mind. He continues to talk and laugh about his teachers, friends, and experiences at school while he is at home. In each classroom he has had amazing academic and social opportunities that we could not reproduce for him at home. All of his teachers have taken the time each day to fill us in, both verbally and in writing, about his experiences while he was in their care. They have shared stories about moments you would love to witness as a parent, which has allowed us to enjoy those moments as well. The administrative staff has been just as attentive along the way. They make sure he gets his medication each day and have also been very accommodating to his particular needs. We are so grateful for the love and care that he has received each day. We sing our praises to anyone who asks about our experiences with KinderCare. We genuinely appreciate everything that everyone has done to help shape him into who he is today.

    Our Loving Family - KinderCare Parent
  • My daughter was previously taken care by a relative at home. We decided to enroll her at KinderCare. We could see a significant development in just two weeks! She loves the classroom, curriculum, teachers and director. It makes her happy which is a reassurance that we picked the right place for our little one.

    Mauren - KinderCare Parent

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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.

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