Sign up for Active Childcare at Naperville Yard
Active Childcare is a full-service Daycare Center and Preschool located inside Westmont Yard, where parents can leave their children in our care for either the whole day or just half a day.
We founded Active Childcare on the principle that physical activity and free-play are critical processes through which children learn valuable skills. These processes, in conjunction with traditional classroom teaching, are the most effective way to develop the long-term critical thinking and social skills necessary for school and life beyond.
Our classrooms are at the heart of our learning environment.
Each classroom has nine areas where children have opportunities to explore. Children can learn on their own or ask guidance from our teaching staff. Our curriculum includes science and sensory play, art, literacy, music, computer, dramatic play, manipulatives, and blocks. Free-play in these areas is interspersed with traditional learning techniques to optimize the cognitive learning environment for your child.
The environment at Active Childcare is a child’s dream. We have a five-level climbing structure, a large inflatables area, huge open indoor fields, as well as our traditional outdoor playgrounds.
These areas afford the children year-round opportunities to run, play, compete, cooperate, and develop the foundation for the social and emotional skills needed in life. Given the wealth of research conducted on the positive educational benefits of physical activity, we are excited to be at the forefront of implementing these strategies in an educational environment.
We invite you to let your child run, play, learn, and develop all year long!
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Infant care (6 weeks – 15 months)
We are committed to providing your child with a safe and nurturing environment where they can learn and play. We offer a bright and cheerful infant room where infants follow individualized meal and rest schedules. During the day, our teachers incorporate language development, practice fine and large motor skills, hand/eye coordination, social development, and infant massages.
Toddler care (15 months – 2 years)
Our toddler program is based on weekly thematic units focused on social, language, and motor development. We offer a planned schedule that remains flexible to the changing needs of a young toddler who is starting to explore the world. Our teachers encourage growth both intellectually and emotionally through language, music, sensory exploration, arts and crafts, and dramatic play.
Two-year-old care (2 – 3 years)
Our two-year-old program is based on a weekly thematic unit that allows your child to develop socially, emotionally, and physically. We offer a schedule that allows for small and large group time while also providing individual time for your adventurous two-year-old. Our teachers fill the day with activities in language, music, arts and crafts, sensory exploration, and dramatic play.
Pre-school (3 – 4 years)
Our preschool program incorporates language and literacy, math, science, music, arts and crafts, large motor, and social development into weekly thematic units. We cover a variety of large and small group activities, providing children with many choices throughout their day. Our classroom is also equipped with a computer that hosts a variety of educational materials available for your child.
Pre-Kindergarten (4 – 6 years)
Our pre-kindergarten program features activities to support your child’s social, physical, emotional, and intellectual development to prepare them for kindergarten. They will learn new math concepts, begin journaling, feel excitement over new science discoveries, create new arts and crafts, or begin reading new books. Your child will also have access to the computer, build with blocks, and participate in play on the indoor soccer field or our 5-level play structure.
FIVE LEVEL PLAY STRUCTURE
During the day, your child’s teacher will bring their class down for large motor time on our 5-level play structure.
LARGE MOTOR PLAY
Your child will have access to Naperville Yard, an indoor sports facility which features a huge state-of-the-art athletic field. Your child will never have to worry about the weather being too cold for outdoor play. We have the benefit of both indoor and outdoor playgrounds filled with a generous amount of equipment.
By enrolling in Active Childcare, you are entitled to a discounted rate for Mighty Tykes Soccer (weekday classes only), a unique child-focused development program focused on fun.
Session 4 – Thursdays
March 11, 18, 25
April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29