Kimberly Tillmon, Center Director
7040 N. Woodward Ave., Woodridge, IL 60517
On October 22nd at our school, our very own Prekindergarten teacher Maryella Bifano was surprised with a 10,000 check and the Knowledge Universe Early Childhood Educator Award. Maryella was chosen from more than 24,000 early childhood educators in the Knowledge Universe family for this honor. This award honors early childhood educational professionals dedicated to excellence in the classroom, while celebrating the important contribution of educators in development of young children. We are very proud to have the privilege to be amongst someone who enjoys teaching our young children. Job Well Done, Maryella!
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!
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.
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.
Twelve fun and unique weeks of camp, all summer long! From May through August, KinderCare offers awesome camps for pre-school, pre-k, and school-age kids. It's a great place to bring friends, and to meet new ones! We offer flexible scheduling options to meet the needs of busy families like yours, so join us for all 12 weeks or as many weeks as you like.
Enjoy jelly beans with your class.
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.
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Please note that because holidays observed may vary between centers, please be sure to check with your Center Director for specific closures.
My name is Celesian and I am Ja'nia'smother. She attends the Woodridge North KinderCare, where Kim Tillmon is the Center Director and Lawren Vanderkoon is the Assistant Director. I just wanted to send an email to say that I am really pleased with all of the changes that the new director, Kim, has made. She is exactly what this center needs, in my opinion. I have had some personal conversations with her and she is very polite, educated and professional. I hope that she will be with this center for the long haul. I also, wanted to say something brief about Lawren, the Assistant Director. She is the absolute best and I have seen her work wonders with this center. She is very passionate about her job and all of the children. I know that with these two women in charge, my daughter is in perfect care. I just wanted to share this with you, because sometimes people need to be acknowledged when they're doing a great job!
- Celesian W.,
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