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Woodridge South KinderCare

Bridget Van Gelder,
Center Director

7450 N. Woodward Ave. Woodridge IL 60517
Ph: (630) 852-4485
Ages:
6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
Open:
6:00 AM to 6:00 PM, M-F

SPECIAL DIRECTIONS: Off of 75th and Woodward Avenue Next to Charter One Bank

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS BUSED TO: Edgewood, Goodrich, Sipley, Meadowview, Murphy, WillowCreek, Elizabeth Ide, Indian Trail, Mark Delay, Kingsley, and Hillcrest Elementary Schools.

Teachers & Staff

The KinderCare Learning Center here at Woodridge South provides each and every program from infancy through school age with highly experienced teachers. We carefully select our team and provide you with teachers that are educated, passionate, creative and value the art of education.

Bridget Van Gelder, Center Director

""I am passionate about early childhood education because I enjoy the day to day joy of watching children learn and grow.""

Ms. Bridget has been with KinderCare Learning Center for 17 years. She has focused most of her work in the northwest and western suburbs where she has a strong reputation for leading her team in the right direction. Her effective management style helps her teachers bring the curriculum to life. She runs an impressive Learning Adventures program on top of her successful curriculum.

Previous Experience:

KinderCare has been Bridget's one and only job her entire life. She was a discovery preschool teacher for several years then she became an assistant director and has currently been a director since 2007

Year Started:
6/1/1996
Tenure:
18 Years
Years in ECE industry:
17 Years
Education:
Early Childhood Education Credential

Bernadette Winkelman, Assistant Director

"“The joy on the children’s face when they accomplish something for the first time is one of the most precious sights on earth.  I love working with children because it’s always something different each day.”"

Ms. Berandette lives in Alsip with her fiance and her puppy Benny. She loves watching sports and spending time with her family, especially her nieces and nephew.  Working with children has always been her passion and finding exciting ways to teach simple things in a new and exciting way.

Previous Experience:

Before becoming the Assistant Director, Ms. Bernadette was previously a director for a family owned daycare for four years before becoming a teacher in our Discovery Preschool Classroom, then she became the Assistant Center Director in 2013.

Year Started:
5/10/2012
Tenure:
2 Years
Years in ECE industry:
9 Years
Education:
Associates Degree In Applied Science- Child Care

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