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Trellis Lane KinderCare

Dana Biggers, Center Director

3325 Trellis Lane Abingdon MD 21009
(410) 569-2987 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
William S. James, Abingdon, Emmorton, Homestead Wakefield, and Ring Factory

Welcome

We would like to welcome you to the Trellis Lane KinderCare. We are each committed to providing all of our families with the best experience in early childhood education. We have been serving families at this location since 1995. We are NAEYC accredited and pride ourselves in following the criteria guidelines set forth by both NAEYC and KinderCare Learning Centers. We believe in fostering the "whole child" by providing enrichment and activities that ensure each child excels socially, emotionally, physically, and intellectually. Our family oriented center provides a warm, nurturing atmosphere for the children. Our staff has many, many years of experience working for KinderCare Learning Centers and more specifically in the field of early childhood education. We feel confident that our many years of experience, as well as our deep commitment and dedication to the children, will provide your family with ease and assurance in your decision making process when choosing a Learning Center. We look forward to serving your family in the future.

Dana Biggers, Center Director

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AMERICA’S MOST ACCREDITED

We’re so proud!

Nationally only 10% of daycares are accredited–nearly 100% of our learning centers are. That’s a big difference, and that means KinderCare kids are getting the very best. Here’s why.

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SCHOOL-READY

Our kids are taking off!

By kindergarten, our kids are testing ahead of their peers. Read all about it.

Accreditation

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.

Monthly Activities

May's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Colors and Shapes

Spring fills nature with vibrant colors and interesting shapes, making this the perfect month for the infants, toddlers, and children in Discovery Preschool to explore these concepts. Infants will have a blast as they smash paint in plastic bags and explore blocks with different shapes, while toddlers will practice identifying and sorting different shapes and colors before making their own color-and-shape books! Meanwhile, the children in Discovery Preschool will create rainbow artwork and continue to practice sorting, counting, and matching shapes and colors.

Children 4–5 years old: Insects and Spiders + Water

Some children might find insects and spiders a bit frightening, but this month they’ll discover how cool these tiny critters really are. Children will find out how insects create food for plants, how bees makes honey, why spiders spin webs, and more. After that, children will dive into the world of water! Preschoolers will learn about how water can take three forms (solid, liquid, and gas), children in Pre-K will learn about the importance of keeping water clean and explore the different ways people use water, and our kindergarteners will learn about different water sources and why water conservation is so important. 

Our Programs

Infant Programs (6 weeks - 1 year)

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.

Toddler Programs (1 – 2 Years)

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.

Discovery Preschool Programs (2 – 3 Years)

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.

Preschool Programs (3 – 4 Years)

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.

Prekindergarten Programs (4 – 5 Years)

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.

Before- & After-School Programs (5 – 12 Years)

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.

Summer Programs (preschool, prekindergarten, and school-age)

Don’t miss out on KinderCare’s Summer of Wonder: Six themed programs that will make summer exciting, educational and tons of fun. Whether your child is in our preschool, Pre-K or school-age programs, all of it is designed to help children learn while soaking up the fun. We offer flexible scheduling options to meet the needs of busy families like yours so we hope to see you there.

Participating Child Care Aware Center

KinderCare has partnered with Child Care Aware® of America in an effort to offer fee assistance for Active Duty military families and solutions to their child care needs when care at a Child Development Center on the installation is not available.

Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program

Cooking

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.

Math

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.

Music

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.

Phonics & Reading Adventures

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.

Spanish

Spanish Adventures provides young learners with a foundation for later success with the Spanish language. Music, games, children's Spanish literature, and other tools give children multiple opportunities to hear, practice, and see Spanish language for vocabulary and conversational development. Curriculum includes lessons on greetings, numbers, colors, animals, family, body parts and pets as well as how to get engage conversationally during common scenarios at home, a restaurant, or at the zoo. Qué pasa?

Art Club

Teachers & Staff

The Abingdon KinderCare teachers are passionate about teaching and nurturing children. Combined we have over 175 years of experience! Our teachers are dedicated to providing a classroom and center environment that is warm and inviting for young children and their families. Our teachers strive to help the children develop a strong love of learning by providing engaging activities that nurture their self esteem, their well being, and their individual needs and interests each day. We hope your family will want to be a part of our "KinderCare family" and we look forward to meeting you soon!  

  • Dana Biggers

    Dana Biggers, Center Director

    I love interacting with the children, families, and staff; making a difference in their lives each day. I also love watching our teachers create classrooms that are the very best learning environments for our children. It is a joy to watch the children grow and develop through learning and exploration!

    Dana Biggers is the Center Director at the Trellis Lane KinderCare. She started with KinderCare in the fall of 2000. She enjoys watching the children grow, learn, and develop in new ways every day. She believes that there is so much joy in seeing a child reach a new goal and there is a sense of accomplishment in knowing you helped them do it. Dana grew up in Virginia and graduated from Virginia Tech with a Master's Degree in English and a Minor in History. She has enjoyed working with children in a variety of settings over the last 16 years, and is proud to be a Center Director for one of the best early educational programs in the country.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to becoming the Trellis Lane KinderCare's Center Director, Dana was an Assistant Director for KinderCare, a Tutorial Specialist, and a teacher in the School-Age classrooms!
    Year Started:
    11/10/2000
    Tenure:
    16 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16
    Education:
    Master's Degree in English, focused on children's literature and poetry.
  • Ti'Ondra Acosta

    Ti'Ondra Acosta, Assistant Director

    I enjoy seeing the world through the eyes of a young child and helping them develop a strong love of learning!

    Ti'Ondra Jones is the Assistant Director at the Trellis Lane KinderCare. She has always had a passion for teaching children and particularly enjoys working with the children in small groups and getting to know each and every child in her center. She also enjoys assisting the teachers with curriculum, positive guidance, and creating customized activities that help children to learn and grow at their own pace. You will often find Ti'Ondra in a classroom talking to the children or the teachers about their day.  Ti'Ondra looks forward to continuing to make learning fun so that children will always look forward to coming to KinderCare every day.

    Previous Experience:
    Tiondra worked for many years as an ECE teacher at different facilities before becoming the Assistant Director at KinderCare.
    Year Started:
    12/1/2006
    Tenure:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    17
    Education:
    Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Megan

    Ms. Megan, Learning Adventures

    What I love most about teaching is knowing that I am making a difference in the life of a child every day.

    Ms. Megan has been with KinderCare since 2007 and she is our Learning Adventures Tutorial Specialist. She is always creating interactive environments for the children in her classes; helping the children enrolled in her programs develop a love of learning through imaginative and creative avenues! Ms. Megan is a kind, gentle, and loving educator. Her children are so excited to see her and learn with her each day. Ms. Megan is also an important and valuable member of the management team at the Trellis Lane KinderCare. 

    Year Started:
    7/30/2007
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9
    Education:
    Bachelor's of Arts Degree
  • Ms. Karen

    Ms. Karen, Prekindergarten Classroom, Health & Safety Coordinator

    I love watching the children grow and the relationships I build everyday with the children, families, and my fellow staff!

    Ms. Karen as been with the KinderCare company for almost 20 years. She is our lead Prekindergarten teacher as well as the Health & Safety Coordinator for the center. She is a loving teacher and provides the children in her class with high quality programming and curriculum each day. Furthermore, Ms. Karen keeps our building up-to-date on current Health and Safety regulations and trainings. She is a valuable member of both our management team and our teaching staff.

    Year Started:
    7/28/2008
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15+
    Education:
    Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Kathleen

    Ms. Kathleen, Preschool Classroom

    I love to create new ways to help my students learn and enjoy seeing the excitement on their faces when they understand the concepts. They are so proud of themselves and want to share it!

    Ms. Kathleen has been with the KinderCare company for 30 years. She is a passionate, dedicated and loving educator. She truly enjoys helping the children in her care develop a strong love for learning! Ms. Kathleen is currently the lead teacher in our Preschool program. She is funny, quirky, creative and provides her students with engaging and exciting curriculum each and every day!

    Year Started:
    1/16/1987
    Tenure:
    30 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    30
  • Ms. Carissa

    Ms. Carissa, Toddler Classroom

    I love watching the children grow from infants up to school-age! Knowing that I was able to contribute to their successes and help prepare them for the years ahead is an amazing feeling!

    Year Started:
    1/12/2015
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
  • Ms. Jennifer

    Ms. Jennifer, Toddler Classroom

    Knowing that each and every day is a new opportunity to make an impact on the children's lives!

    Year Started:
    3/1/2010
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7

Upcoming Center Activities

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May's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Colors and Shapes

Spring fills nature with vibrant colors and interesting shapes, making this the perfect month for the infants, toddlers, and children in Discovery Preschool to explore these concepts. Infants will have a blast as they smash paint in plastic bags and explore blocks with different shapes, while toddlers will practice identifying and sorting different shapes and colors before making their own color-and-shape books! Meanwhile, the children in Discovery Preschool will create rainbow artwork and continue to practice sorting, counting, and matching shapes and colors.

Children 4–5 years old: Insects and Spiders + Water

Some children might find insects and spiders a bit frightening, but this month they’ll discover how cool these tiny critters really are. Children will find out how insects create food for plants, how bees makes honey, why spiders spin webs, and more. After that, children will dive into the world of water! Preschoolers will learn about how water can take three forms (solid, liquid, and gas), children in Pre-K will learn about the importance of keeping water clean and explore the different ways people use water, and our kindergarteners will learn about different water sources and why water conservation is so important. 

Monday May 29, 2017
Center Closed for Memorial Day

About Our Center

Our staff would like to welcome you to visit our center. The staff takes pride in keeping up to date with the latest trends in Early Childhood Education. Ongoing training is offered to the staff during the year at the center and through the various training opportunities in the community.

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Holidays Observed

We observe the following holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • President's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • 4th of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day

Please note that because holidays observed may vary between centers, please be sure to check with your Center Director for specific closures.

Health and Safety

We have a coded front door, enclosed play areas, and all exterior doors are locked.  All of our staff are CPR & First-Aid certified.  All of our managers have completed the Emergency Preparedness training as well. 

At KinderCare, what families say about us means a lot. Read below some of the great experiences our families have had with us.

Share Your Story
If you have a story about your experience at KinderCare, please share your story with us.

The care and love we receive from the staff at KinderCare is above and beyond anything we could ever expect; especially coming from another state with young children. From the classrooms to the kitchen, the facility is great. Here we are five years later, still happy and pleased with all the KinderCare has done for our family. I cannot stop applauding and praising KinderCare. I wanted to take the time to write about the positive experience I have had and continue to have at KinderCare. I also want to thank each and every staff member for all that they have done. It really makes a difference in the lives of the families you touch.

- Mother

Dear KinderCare Staff,
Thank you so much for everything in the past two years. Everyone here has been so nice and great with Santi and Kiki. It's great being able to go to work and not have to worry about my kids. They have always been in great hands. We will miss you, but we will be back in a year! Thank you all for everything!

- Mother

My husband and I are elated with the service and care we are receiving from your staff at KinderCare. I can tell you that when it came to picking a childcare center, I thought I'd never find one good enough for Braylon. In addition to your staff, your center is always bright, cheerful and clean. The parent communication sheet is awesome and I cannot express how helpful it is! In summary, I would highly recommend your center. When persons ask me about Braylon attending daycare, I speak very highly of your center and staff. Please keep up the great work!

- Mother
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