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Woodridge North KinderCare

Ms. Kimberly Tillmon, Center Director

7040 N. Woodward Ave. Woodridge IL 60517
(630) 852-2611 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
Off west 71st St. and Woodward Avenue. Next to Nancy's Pizza

Neighborhood:
Woodridge

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Edgewood, Fairmount, Goodrich, Indian Trail, Jonas-Salk, Kingsley, Meadowview, Murphy, Sipley, Elizabeth Ide, El Sierra, Willow Creek and Woodview Elementary Schools.

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Welcome

Thank you for your interest in our center. We know that choosing the right environment for your family is very important. Our school is proud to serve the communities of Woodridge, Downers Grove, Darien, and other surrounding areas. As a center we support cooperative play; use whole and small group activities to model sharing, communication and cooperation. Our Preschool and Prekindergarten programs prepare children to reason and analyze by using their senses to explore materials, create opportunities to ask and answer open ended questions, experiment with spatial relationships, problem solve and make independent choices. Our goal is to do all we can to help children learn and succeed. We would love to share our Nationally Accredited center with you. Please stop by anytime!

Ms. Kimberly Tillmon, 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.

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.

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?

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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

We are proud to share our rich diversity with your family! Collectively our staff speaks 9 languages: Arabic, Bulgarian, English, French, Hindi, Polish, Punjabi, Russian and German. Our diversity allows us to bring special and unique learning opprotunities to your child.

  • Amy Statler

    Amy Statler, Assistant Director

    Always treat people the way you want to be treated

         Amy is proud to call the Woodridge KinderCare her new home.  Amy started her career with children working with Infant and Toddlers fresh out of high school and has always had a love for helping children grow. Over the years in early childhood, Amy progressed within her career which allowed her to become an Assistant Director and eventually succeeding to Center Director. Amy has worked in a management roll for 12 of the past 23 years in Early Childhood Education.
         Amy resides in Plainfield with her husband and two children, and enjoys watching her son's football games as well as her daughter's volleyball games on her free time. Amy also enjoys photography especially of the children that have been in her care.
         Amy is confident that you will see her true passion is with children by the way she creates a fun, loving educational environment for each child at the Woodridge KinderCare.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Giraffes Can't Dance
    Year Started:
    9/19/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    23 years
    Education:
    CDA
  • Ms. Jessie Kelley

    Ms. Jessie Kelley, Managment Team

    I have learned that people will forget what you said people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel" -Maya Angelou

    Ms. Jessie has enjoyed being apart of the KinderCare family since 1999. During her time with KinderCare she has been both a teacher and apart of the managment team. She has enjoyed planning curriculum and mentoring passionate teachers. Ms. Jessie has grown up in the Woodridge suburbs the majority of her life. Ms. Jessie is the proud mother of two boys. Outside the field of Early Childhood Ms. Jessie enjoys rooting for all the Chicago Sports teams minus the Cubs, loves exploring the outdoors and spending time with her boys.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Llama Llama Mad at Mama
    Year Started:
    8/1/1999
    Tenure:
    17 Years
    Education:
    Director Certified
  • Ms. Erin

    Ms. Erin, Infant Classroom

    I love my job because I am a big part of each child's development.

    Ms. Erin joined the Woodridge North KinderCare team in 2011 but has been employed for six years at various KinderCare locations. She enjoys playing with the Infants and helping them achieve milestones. Ms. Erin holds an Associate of Art's Degree.In Ms. Erin's free time she enjoys reading. She also enjoys working on crafts. When the weather is nice you are most likely going to see Ms. Erin out on a walk.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Erin has worked with the Champion's program. She also has experience working in other early learning centers.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Hobbit
    Year Started:
    4/1/2009
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9 Years
    Education:
    Associate's of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Teresa

    Ms. Teresa, Infant Classroom

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

    Ms. Teresa has just joined the North Woodridge KinderCare Team at the beginning of 2016. From working with girl scouts, teaching a karate class, and her recent internship at the Louise M. Beem Early Childhood Center in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, Ms. Teresa has worked with a wide range of children. Recently she completed her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education and Care at the College of DuPage. Ms. Teresa enjoys exploring the outdoor and traveling, one day dreaming of standing in all 50 states. She enjoys playing games and reading, as well as spending time with friends and family. Ms. Teresa is also an avid Blackhawks fan.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Seven Silly Eaters
    Year Started:
    1/4/2016
    Education:
    Associates Degree in Early Childhood and Care
  • Ms. Brittney

    Ms. Brittney, Toddler Classroom

    Our greatest natural resource is the minds of our children" -Walt Disney

    Ms. Brittney has been with KinderCare Education since 2014. She has a background in photography and all things creative, the magic of Disney, and most recently a Child Development Associate Credential. She is also CPR and First Aid certified and has over 77 hours of gateways approved training. Ms. Brittney's teaching philosophy is based on children being able to explore on their own which allows children to form their own opinions, make decisions, work through problems, and interact with their peers without having a teacher control their every move. Her role as your child's teacher is to be that trusted adult outside the parents and guardians who encourage the children to do things they think they can't do, be there to comfort them when they are having a rough day, and to ultimately have their best interest in mind when it comes to education and their development.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Pete the Cat Rocking in my School Shoes
    Year Started:
    5/26/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Lisa

    Ms. Lisa, Toddler Classroom

    Be the change that you wish to see in the world" -Mahatma Gandhi

    Ms. Lisa has been in the Early Childhood Education field for 12 years of which 10 years have been with toddlers. Seeing the daily growth in the children is what Ms. Lisa looks forward to most. Making rough days happy and good days great is one of Ms. Lisa's goals. Ms. Lisa is certified in First Aid, CPR and has more than 34 hours of certified gateways training which will continue to grow throughout the years. 

    Previous Experience:
    I have worked at KinderCare Learning Center for 31/2 years where I get to spend my days with the most active, fun, loving Toddlers you could ever posssibly meet. From 1988 to 1996 I worked with Toddlers for Children's World Learning Center and from 1996 to 2012 I was fortunate enough to be able and stay home and raise my 2 children while taking care of numerous nieces and nephews.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Green Eggs and Ham
    Year Started:
    3/1/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Krissy

    Ms. Krissy, Discovery Preschool

    I turned my can'ts into cans and my dreams into plans. - Dr. Seuss

    Ms. Krissy is excited to be one of the Discovery Preschool teacher here at KinderCare Woodridge. Ms. Krissy earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education at California University of Pennsylvania.  Ms. Krissy's past four years have been spent learning and working with children.  Before that Ms. Krissy babysat since she was twelve.  She also has five little cousins that she would play with and watch for her family all of the time. While she is new to this area, she is quickly learning about all the great things in Woodridge. Some of her favorite hobbies are walking, reading and listening to music.  Ms. Krissy's favorite type of music is country.  Her favorite thing to do on the weekends is to go explore and adventure off to find exciting things to do like rock climbing, and biking. Ms. Krissy choose to work in Early Childhood Education because she truly want to make a positive impact on children’s learning. She believse that most impacts happen at a young age and positive impacts are critical.  Please feel free to let her know your favorite form of communication and all of the special things you would like her to know about your child.  Ms. Krissy can’t wait to see all of her students grow.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    How the Grinch Stole Christmas
    Year Started:
    5/16/2016
  • Ms. Lindsay

    Ms. Lindsay, Discovery Preschool

    If ever there is tomorrow when we're not together... there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think" -Winnie the Pooh

    Ms. Lindsay has been with KinderCare Education since the summer of 2015. She spent a period of time as the school age teacher. Ms. Lindsay is excited to make the Discovery Preschool room her new home room. In addition to being the Discovery Preschool teacher she also teaches the phonics, math and music learning adventures offered at our center. Ms. Lindsay is responsible for assessing children as they enter our center, so our teachers can best academically support them. Ms. Lindsay is pursing her Child Development Associates Credential and plans to start working on her bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education. Outside the field of Early Childhood Education, Ms. Lindsay enjoys reading, volunteering, exploring the outdoors and spending time with her family. Ms. Lindsay's teaching philosophy is children learn best in a nurturing environment that fosters opportunities to express oneself creatively. 

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to wokring at KinderCare Ms. Lindsay worked with children with disabilities for 3 years. She worked with these children in various settings including schools and summer camps. Ms. Lindsay has also nannied/babysat for many years. She has also volunteered teaching Sunday school for 2 year olds.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    If you give a Mouse a Cookie
    Year Started:
    8/1/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Lauren

    Ms. Lauren, Preschool

    I enjoy teaching children concepts they will take with them for a lifetime.

    Ms. Lauren joined the Woodridge North KinderCare team in 1996 and brings an abundance of knowledge into the School Age classroom. She has been teaching in many capacities at this location and enjoys each age group. Ms. Lauren holds a Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Sociology.

    In Ms. Lauren's free time she enjoys volunteering with the Feral Fixers, PADS, Horse Rescues, St. Leonards' House and church.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Lauren has worked as an Administrative Assistant and a Volunteer Coordinator in the field of Sociology.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Misty
    Year Started:
    8/1/1996
    Tenure:
    20 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    17 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Sociology
  • Ms. Dawn

    Ms. Dawn, Preschool Classroom

    I love being a part of a child's early learning experience.

    Ms. Dawn joined the Woodridge North KinderCare team in 1988. She has served in many capacities within the center in roles such as cook, teacher's assistant, teacher and Assistant Director. Ms. Dawn holds a Child Development Associates credential.

    Ms. Dawn enjoys spending time with her Kids. Her and her children enjoy going on road trips, movies, trying new restaurants.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    I Love you Forever
    Year Started:
    7/1/1988
    Tenure:
    28 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    24 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Grace

    Ms. Grace, Pre Kindergarten

    Reading is an important component of a child's development

    Ms. Grace has worked in the Early Childhood Education field since she earned her Associates degree in 2001. She joined the KinderCare family in the fall of 2012 and is currently working in the PreKindergarten room. Ms. Grace strongly believes that success of the children depends on teamwork between parents, teachers and the children. Ms. Grace also values reading as a great start for a successful education. Books fill a big part of her life and she enjoys sharing stories in the classroom. Another value of a young child's life is imagination and creativity. Come and join our fabulous classroom!

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Pippi Longstocking
  • Ms. Judith

    Ms. Judith, Pre-Kinderegarten

    I am very excited to be an important part of your child's life

    Ms. Judith joined the KinderCare family in 2014. She has been very excited to share her love of learning with the children in her care. She is currently a teacher in the PreKindergarten classroom and has two goals that is passionate about~ striving to make the children feel welcomed and cared for and sharing a love of reading and books. Judith has the privilege of being the mother of four wonderful young adults. In addition, she has been a foster mother to others along their life's journey. Judith also spent several years tutoring PreK-1st grade reading and math and presented special science field trips to first graders. Please don't hesitate to arrange a visit to the PreKindergarten classroom. You child's learning adventures await!

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to my employment at KinderCare, I taught preschool at a small Christian school for ten years. I also spent several years as a kindergarden/ 1st grade reading tutor.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Folk Tales
    Year Started:
    8/1/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
  • Ms. Reham

    Ms. Reham, Kindergarten

    Ms. Reham joined the Woodridge North KinderCare team in 2012. She engages the Prekindergarten children with activities that help them develop cognitive, social, motor and literacy skills. Ms. Reham is currently pursuing her Bachelor's of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Reham has been teaching Arabic to children for six years in a volunteer capacity.
    Year Started:
    6/1/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 Years
    Education:
    Pursuing Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Chante

    Ms. Chante, School Age

    Education is not filling a pail, but lighting a fire. -William Butler Yeats

    Miss Chante started working for KinderCare in 2016 in the School Age classroom. She was raised in Downers Grove and went to Indian Trail Elementary School as a kid! Her positive personality earned her the nickname Sunny, which her students sometimes call her too! She has enjoyed working with children since she was old enough to babysit and is often inspired by the children she works with. Miss Chante is currently pursuing a degree in Elementary Education, ranging from Kindergarten to Eighth Grade. In her spare time, Miss Chante loves to read, write, go hiking, but most of all cuddle her chihuahua Layla.

    Previous Experience:
    Miss Chante has worked in a different center as well as an at home daycare facility.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman
    Year Started:
    4/25/2016
  • Ms. Harpreet

    Ms. Harpreet, Support Staff

    Ms. Harpreet likes seeing the children grow hitting different developmental milestones. By being in all the classrooms she is able to work with all the children in the center which is one of the highlights of her job. Prior to starting working at KinderCare Ms. Harpreet volunteered at Heinz Hospital.

    Previous Experience:
    Montessori School Teachers Assistant
    Year Started:
    7/1/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Rosy

    Ms. Rosy, Cook

    Ms. Rosy has grown up being in the kitchen and she loves trying new recipes. Ms. Rosy likes seeing all the smiles on the children's faces after they complete a meal.  Ms. Rosy moved to Illinois from Bulgaria in 2001. After the move she has worked very hard to learn English. English is the forth language that Ms. Rosy can speak. When Ms. Rosy is not in the kitchen cooking she enjoys spending time with her college age son.

    Previous Experience:
    Hyatt Cook
    Year Started:
    12/1/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Education:
    Associates in Culinary Arts

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

We are proud to share our rich diversity with your family! Collectively our staff speaks ten languages; English, Spanish, Arabic, Hindi, Punjabi, Bulgarian, Russian, French, German and Polish.

We truly believe our diversity sets us apart and offers your child special learning opportunities!

Awards and Recognition

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  • Award of Accreditation

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Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Arabic
  • French
  • Hindi
  • Punjabi
  • Spanish
  • English, Polish, Bulgarian, Russian

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

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

Woodridge North KinderCare adhere to the highest level of safety, cleanliness and maintenance standards. Your child is protected through mandated security protocols, including a single-entry through keypad access, daily sign-ins and strict parent and guardian identification procedures. We also adhere to KinderCare’s name-to-face checks each half-hour of your child’s stay. We pledge to provide you with the highest level of security so your child can learn in a safe and fun environment.

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.

The day I dropped my 2 year old daughter off for the first time I think we were both going through withdrawals. The teacher held my daughter as she cried just as I would have. In the middle of the day, I received an email from the teacher giving me an update on how Neena's first day was going and sent me a picture of her in class. That really eased my mind and helped me realize I had made the best decision for my daughter.
 
Neena was very shy when she started and hardly spoke to anyone. She had a limited vocabulary but 7 months later, she is an extrovert and now she can't stop talking! Every day she comes home with something new that she's learned. She's always talking about her friends from class and what fun activities she did with Ms. Lindsay.
 
The entire staff is extremely supportive, professional and sincerely have your child's best interest at heart. I love getting daily reports that tells me what she ate, how she slept and what she learned for the day. It also includes Neena's most fun part of the day. It's always so nice to see all the pictures hanging up in the classroom of the kids taken during their learning adventures.
 
I know that when I leave my daughter with the KC staff she's in good hands. They treat all the kids as though they were their own. We are so thankful for each and every Kinder Care Teacher. They say it takes a village to raise a child and they make me feel like we're all one big happy family!
 
Thank you Kinder Care,
 
The Holland Family
- Discovery Preschool Mother

For a month, as we welcomed a new grandchild into our family, I had the pleasure of taking and picking up my granddaughter from the Woodridge KinderCare Learning Center.  I wanted to share some observations. I was impressed with the staff who greeted us daily as we entered the facility.  There was a hello, a wave from across the lobby and/ or a brief conversation.  On numerous occasions we were witness to the director greeting children and parents by name.  On one such occasion she inquired how a child was feeling since he had recently sustained stitches from a recent home accident.  Her enthusiasm for his return was apparent.  As well, other parents we encountered at arrivals and departures were friendly and were not without a hello. The lobby is welcoming not only by the staff presence but also by numerous books on display.  These books appeared to augment classroom curriculum themes such as gardening and insects.  With our relaxed arrival and departures times we often took the time to look and/or read a book.   Upon entering my granddaughter’s brightly lit classroom, we were welcomed by her teacher.  The children who had arrived prior enthusiastically greeted my granddaughter by name and on numerous occasions invited her to play in one of the activity areas.  It was obvious the children enjoyed being in this classroom as evidenced by their smiles, greetings, conversations and body language.  They made me feel welcome! The prevailing atmosphere throughout the classroom was learning through play.  There were numerous activity centers in which children had choices---reading center, block area, science area, dress up and a manipulative area.  A toileting area and handwashing sink with easy accessibility for young children plus a changing table for those in need of diapering was also present.  Each child had his or her own cubbie for coats and extra clothing.  An enclosed outdoor play space was also available for extended gross motor activities. I enjoyed reading the daily report received at the end of the day.  This was also a way my son and daughter in law could keep abreast of days at school.  This report gave me an overview of what had transpired during the day.  Sometimes I received an extended account of a particular activity highlighting something great my granddaughter had done that day. An accompanying picture rounded out the story. One thing that impressed me was my granddaughter’s enthusiasm for singing.  I had the feeling a lot singing took place in the classroom throughout the day and this was confirmed when I asked one of the two teachers.  What a great way to learn language, learn concepts and experience social interactions with others.  The carry over to home--invaluable! Any concerns or questions I had were addressed by the administration and/or the teachers. Staff listened and my thoughts respected. The facility is secure and designated outside spaces enclosed.  While not part of our routine, some children are also picked up and dropped off for intervention services as well as attendance at local elementary schools. The atmosphere in this facility made me feel comfortable and I feel my son and daughter in law have made a good choice for their child. My granddaughter is enthusiastic about being in this learning center and soon her new baby brother will be in attendance as well.

- Discovery Preschool Grandma

Since our daughter Helena enrolled in the phonics program, we have seen great progress on recognizing letters, sounds and words as well as a much improved handwriting. Her vocabulary and full sentences speaking has greatly improved too.

Ms. Lindsay keeps us informed on the topics and themes that they work on, and she gives us feedback on how Helena is doing, and what we can work on while at home.

Setting time aside every week definitely helps, especially for us that speak two languages and need some more focused practicing. I definitely recommend Kindercare's Phonics Program!

- PreKindergarten Father

My children and I have had nothing but great experiences with this center. The directors and teachers have been always extremely welcoming and helpful throughout the time we've been here. My children never fail to come home happy and excited to tell me about their day and what they've learned. I know I have made the right decision when enrolling my children here and I am very pleased with the amount of dedication from the teachers.

- Preschool and Kindergarten Mother
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