Welcome to Argonne Child Development Center

Meet the Center Director

Gayle Burgher

M-F: 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Phone: 630-252-9601

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Our Educational Programs

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Infants

An exceptional place for your baby to thrive and grow

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Toddler/Twos

An engaging world where toddlers learn and explore

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Preschool

Where curious children become inspired and ready for school

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Kindergarten Prep

Preparing children for success in kindergarten and beyond

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School-Aged

Where children become engaged learners who take pride in academic achievement

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Summer Camp

A welcoming place for age-appropriate fun, friendships, and exploration

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Meet Our Teaching Team

Sarah B.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I enjoy their curiosity!

Teaching since: 2003

Kelly R.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I am amazed by their imagination and creativity.

Teaching since: 1996

Phyllis D.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: "Children just truely want to know ""why?"""

Teaching since: 1976

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The World at Their Fingertips

Our own World at Their Fingertips® curriculum is based on the research of the most renowned education experts. Designed by our education team, it’s created to support these important early years, to inspire children to be bold explorers today and joyful, confident learners for life.

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Literacy, language, and love of books cultivated through listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

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Science Rocks

Spurring a sense of wonder through observations and experiments in which we ask questions and form, record, and describe conclusions.

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Art Smart

Fostering an interest and appreciation of art, music, theater and dance, while encouraging individual talents and artistic expression.

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Math Counts

Early math concepts experienced through counting, sorting, patterning, one-on-one correspondence, and problem solving.

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Well Aware

Healthy living developed through physical activity, good nutrition, and healthful habits incorporated into every day routines.

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Towards a Better World

Experiences and activities designed to help children learn to respect our world, its diverse people, and the environment we live in.

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Caring Matters

Support for important social skills including compromise, self-regulation, negotiating with peers, and forming positive relationships.

“Dear Gayle and Jacinta, I don't think we thank you enough for being such approachable and accountable leadership at the center. You both have always taken our concerns for Leo and his care/education seriously and have acted quickly when an action was required. Thank you for all that you both do! Sincerely, Alexis and Jason Lerch”

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Alexis and Jason Lerch

“Thank you for all your care and love for Jesse. We can’t thank you enough and we appreciate the work you do every day.”

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Bo and Ang

“Phyllis, Thank you for being such a wonderful teacher to Leo. He has learned and matured so much since being in your class! We hope you had an enjoyable Teacher's Week, you deserve the special treatment. Sincerely, Alexis and Jason Lerch”

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Alexis and Jason Lerch

“Dear Lori, Your passion for caring and teaching young children shows in your actions and words. We can tell that you care for Leo and his education and we so appreciate that. We hope that you enjoyed Teacher's Week, you deserve the special attention and treatment. Sincerely, Alexis and Jason Lerch”

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Alexis and Jason Lerch

“Thank you very much for all you're doing teaching Adele! We know she loves going to school, in no small part because of her awesome teachers. We're lucky to have her in such a great setting. Thank you for your dedication, your obvious love of the kids, and for making her days so fulfilling.”

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Gilles

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Upcoming Events for Families

Curriculum Night

September 25 | 4:45-5:45pm

Visit our classrooms, meet our teachers, learn about our curriculum and how your child’s interests inspire learning.

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Healthy Food for Growing Children

Healthy food is part of children’s development. Our menus align with our wellness commitment to Partnership for Healthier America. By eating family-style and serving themselves, children learn about making healthy choices and the connection between food and community.

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Early Education Awards & Partnerships

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