Bridget Van Gelder, Center Director
7450 N. Woodward Ave., Woodridge, IL 60517
Welcome to your Woodridge South KinderCare! Our family center is located in the heart of Woodridge and serves families in the towns of Naperville, Lisle, Downers Grove, Westmont, Oswego, and Plainfield. We transport school age children to Sypley, Holmes, Edgewood, Murphy, Indian Trail, Kingsly, Meadow View, Goodrich, Hillcrest, Willow Creek, Whitter, and Mark Delay Elementary School. Along with transporting to all those school we also have private full day Kindergarten here in our building. Our dedicated Kindergarten teacher Miss Lisa won the teacher of the year award, and strives to make the children ready for the big world. We understand that one of the most important decisions you will ever make is where to start your child’s education. Our safe and stimulating environment is the perfect place for children to discover their own talents. Our researched-based curriculum has been developed by early childhood education experts and our caring and energetic teachers are dedicated to making learning fun. Come on by and check us out and let us help your child’s education start off on the best foot possible!
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Summer campers are going to Lost Mountain for an exciting game of miniature golf.
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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.
We chose KinderCare over a long list of other daycare centers. We made the right decision! KinderCare has a very open line of communication between the staff and parents. The staff is very knowledgeable and has treated my three-year-old like he was their own child since day one. The teachers cater to the children’s needs and seem to be very passionate about what they do. Anytime I have any questions, if the teacher can not answer them, they will direct me to the Center Director, who is quite awesome and very helpful. My son cries when I come to pick him up in the evenings, which shows me that he really enjoys KinderCare.
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