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Wade Green KinderCare

LaQuanda Johnson, Center Director

4503 Wade Green Rd. NW Acworth GA 30102
(770) 421-1630 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
On Wade Green Road. Across from Publix Shopping Center.

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Pitner Elementary - Baker Elementary - Kennesaw Elementary

Georgia Pre-K Pre-Registration for the 2016-2017 school year will be held at the center on January 31st through February 5th, 2016 from 9-11am and 4-6pm. Space is limited. Contact your Center Director for more details and information.

Exclusive to KinderCare ~ New Transitional Kindergarten program to enhance your child’s VPK experience ~
Transitional Kindergarten is an enhanced learning program that offers more challenging activities than our traditional VPK “Wrap” program.  Children will experience project-related learning and extended whole group activities. This is in addition to the language, social, physical and cognitive learning we provide to get them ready for Kindergarten!



 

Welcome

We welcome you and your family to become a part of Wade Green KinderCare in Acworth, Georgia. We believe it takes a village to not only raise but also educate and nurture a child. Our parents consider us to be an extension of their families. Just like you, this was once one of the most important decisions that they too had to make. I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you inside our home. The moment you walk through the front door you will be greeted with a warm, safe and fun environment that will help your child develop socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually. Your family will have the support from a team of child development experts who have a true passion for making meaningful moment. Here at Wade Green KinderCare we are truly engaged with our families giving them the assurance that your child’s needs are met. You’ll find that our classrooms feature a print-rich environment full of carefully selected materials, written charts and labels, and children’s literature. By helping your child connect spoken words and print, we’re helping develop early literacy and writing skills. Whether your child has first words or first grade on the horizon, we’re excited to show you how everything in our center is designed for learning! In addition, we provide excellent value and convenient locations that – combined with our commitment to helping your child learn and grow – we hope makes choosing Wade Green KinderCare an easy decision.

LaQuanda Johnson, Center Director

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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.

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.

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.

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  1. Tuesday October 18, 2016
    1. Join Our Community Social

      Your entire family is welcome to join us October 18th for our community social. Come see how family-style dining is done at our center, mingle with other families, and, best of all, enjoy a healthy snack with your child!  

      You’ll better understand how we turn our meals into learning experiences and encourage the children to try new foods, practice table manners, use utensils, and simply enjoy a great meal and good company! See you there!

  2. Monday October 10, 2016
    1. Professional Development Day - Center Closed

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      Two times each year we dedicate a day for our staff's professional development to further their training and better equip them for the care of your child. The center will be closed on this day for training to occur. If you have questions or would like to request further details, please contact your local Center Director.

Teachers & Staff

My team takes pride in offering over a century of combined experience from the dedicated long-termed staff members. We have an average tenure of three to 25 years at our center and an average of 30 years in the early childhood education field. The majority of my teachers have their Childhood Development Associates Credential (CDA), Bachelor's Degree, or Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education. Our team strives for excellence through continuing education from our company that devoting more time and resources to teacher training than any other childcare provider. Twice a year KinderCare centers host the largest early childhood teacher training program in the country. The teachers and staff at Wade Green KinderCare along with the innovative programs help your child discover that learning is fun, while making new friends and building strong relationships with their teachers who partner with you in your child's development. We are passionate about your child's happiness and growth and provide a safe, nurturing, and structured environment that cultivates self-esteem. Our partnership includes regular communication with you about everyday meaningful moments and major milestones. Wade Green KinderCare’s parents feel confident that their children will receive the best educational experience. Our teachers are dedicated and engaged in developing their child's potential and are sensitive to the child's individual needs by consistently sustaining a quality classroom. This is more than a job for my teachers. It's an opportunity for them to share their passion for life while they inspire, engage, and awaken the wonder inside each and every child. Therefore, at the end of the day, the true key to my teachers' success is their passion for teaching and their love of learning. "Children are the art work that decorates our lives: They come in different colors, shapes, and sizes but are all priceless!"

  • LaQuanda Johnson

    LaQuanda Johnson, Center Director

    Wherever you fly, you'll be best of the best. Wherever you go, you will top all the rest. Except when you don't. Because, sometimes, you won't." -Dr. Seuss, "Oh the Places You'll Go." I respect the fact that he encourages kids to do their best yet cautions them that "you won't" always be the best at everything. This is a very realistic message for adults as well as children.

    LaQuanda joined KinderCare in 2004 as the Prekindergarten and School Age Camp Teacher, as well as Bus Driver. She enjoys having the opportunity to support all the amazing children, parents, and teachers here at the center while providing the best educational experience.
    LaQuanda was born and raised in Brunswick, but relocated to the Atlanta area in 2000. She is married to her high school sweetheart. They share four amazing children, all of whom were once KinderCare babies. Her family loves spending time together on trips, at dinner, movies, and their all-time favorite, basketball! In her limited spare time she loves to sit quietly and read on her tablet.
    She is very passionate about the care and education all her families receive. Working with children brings so much joy into her life! She thanks you for allowing her the honor of being a part of your lives and for choosing Wade Green KinderCare for your childhood education needs.

    Previous Experience:
    LaQuanda has been working with children in a variety of settings for over 12 years - as a nanny, camp counselor, and teacher. She was a Georgia PreK Assistant for three years, the Assistant Director for five years, and become the Center Director in 2012.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Oh, the Places You'll Go! - Dr. Seuss
    Year Started:
    3/24/2004
    Tenure:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    13 years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's credential, pursuing Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Jovita  Ann Jones

    Jovita Ann Jones, Assistant Director

    A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way
                                                                    - John C Maxwell

    Jovita started at KinderCare Learning Centers 10/01/1990. She has held several positions with the company. She has been a teacher,bus driver,director, resource coordinator and assistant director. Jovita enjoys having the opportunity to assist the families with anything they need to be successful. She enjoys providing educational experiences for all of the students. Jovita has been married since 1979 to Richard Jones. Jovita's childrern and grandkids attended KinderCare. Jovita is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of your child.She is   also dedicated to the education and well-being of every child that walks into her life. She thanks you for allowing her the honor of being a part of your lives and for choosing Wade Green KinderCare for your child early learning experience childhood education needs.

    Previous Experience:
    Worked for Calhoun Alabama school systen for several years as a Paraprofessional.
    Year Started:
    10/1/1990
    Tenure:
    26 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    24 Plus
    Education:
    Associates Degree
  • Ms. Kendall

    Ms. Kendall, Infant Classrooms

    I am inspired to make a difference in the lives of my children!

    Ms. Kendall enjoys working with young children and has decided to make a career out of it. She is currently attending Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Georgia to obtain her degree in Early Childhood Education. She hopes to open her own childcare learning center one day.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Kendall was previously a teacher at Goddard School.
    Year Started:
    9/25/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 years
    Education:
    Pursuing Child Devlopment Associate's credential
  • Ms. Rachel

    Ms. Rachel, Preschool Classroom

    Working with children every day brings joy to my heart!

    Ms. Rachel joined our team five years ago and enjoys the opportunity to teach and watch her children grow. Since obtaining her Child Development Associate's credential, she feels even more confident that the knowledge and training she received will ensure a higher level of educational experience for her as well as the children in her care.

    Year Started:
    10/9/2007
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's credential
  • Ms. Paige

    Ms. Paige, Prekindergarten A Classroom

    Watching children learn and grow on a daily basis is priceless!

    Ms. Paige graduated from the University of West Georgia with a Master's degree in Early Childhood Education. She has previously taught Kindergarten and first grade. Ms. Paige began teaching Prekindergarten in October 2011. Her main goal in her classroom is to provide her students with a fun and creative learning environment.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Paige has previously taught Kindergarten and first grade.
    Year Started:
    4/7/2011
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 years
    Education:
    Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education, Georgia Teaching Credential
  • Ms. Samia

    Ms. Samia, Prekindergarten A Classroom

    I love watching children grow and learn

    Ms. Samia was born in Bengahazi, Libya. She came to the United States in 1997. Ms. Samia graduated from Law School in 1994. Ms. Samia also earned her Child Development Associate's certificate this year. She is married with two children. Ms. Samia's goal is to introduce her culture and her language to the children in the classroom as well as learn about her students' ethnic heritage.

    Year Started:
    2/5/2007
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    13 years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Law, Child Development Associate's credential
  • Ms. Stacie

    Ms. Stacie, Prekindergarten B Classroom

    Teaching is a profession I have always wanted to do. I love to see the children learn and grow every day. It is rewarding to see their success when former students come to visit, whether they are in Kindergarten or High School.

    Ms. Stacie has been at KinderCare for sixteen years and has been in Prekindergarten since she started. She has also been a Kindergarten Readiness teacher during our summer camp program.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Stacie previously operated a flower shop!
    Year Started:
    8/26/1997
    Tenure:
    19 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16 years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Education, Georgia Teaching Credential
  • Ms. Liza

    Ms. Liza, Prekindergarten B Classroom

    What I love best about my job as a teacher is having a positive influence on the lives of my students.

    Ms. Farzana was born and raised in Bangladesh, India. She attended college for two years before receiving her degree. Ms. Farzana and her husband raised their first daughter in their home town of Bangladesh. She and her husband then decided to move to the United States in 1994 and had their second daughter. Ms. Farzana stayed home for a few years to care for her two young children. In 1999, Ms. Farzana joined the KinderCare family and enrolled her two children to enhance their educational experience while working at this facility as a Prekindergarten Assistant teacher. Ms. Farzana quickly realized that she has a unique talent to nurture and communicate with young children.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Liza was an owner of a Dollar Store.
    Year Started:
    9/1/1999
    Tenure:
    17 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    13 years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's credential
  • Ms. Virginia

    Ms. Virginia, Prekindergarten C Classroom

    Children's love is priceless.

    Ms. Virginia taught first grade for five years in Columbus, Georgia from 1991 to 1996. Ms. Virginia enhances her students' aesthetic sensitivity to art and music. She speaks Tagalog fluently. Ms. Virginia understands each child's customs and traditions. Ms. Virginia likes to encourage parent participation by allowing them to help with special projects in class. She gives the children the opportunity to communicate and participate in classroom activities on a daily basis.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Virginia was a first grade teacher at Brewer Elementary School in Columbus, Georgia.
    Year Started:
    8/19/1996
    Tenure:
    20 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16 years
    Education:
    Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education, Master's Degree in Elementary Education, Georgia Teaching Credential
  • Ms. Sayeda

    Ms. Sayeda, Prekindergarten C Classroom

    I love teaching and making a difference in a child's life.

    Ms. Sayeda has a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Karachi. She has been working with young children for nearly ten years. She also taught Preschool in Chicago for years. Ms. Sayeda understands that children come from different ethnic backgrounds and an array of multicultural traditions. Ms. Sayeda enjoys learning about each child's unique individuality and incorporates that into the learning environment.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Sayeda was previously a preschool teacher in Chicago.
    Year Started:
    2/16/2004
    Tenure:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 years
    Education:
    Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science, Child Development Associate's credential
  • Ms. Lidia

    Ms. Lidia, Nutrition Specialist

    Ensuring that I provide nutritious meals for the children and teachers is why I come to work everyday.

    Ms. Lidia is originally from Panama. She is married with two wonderful sons. Being a military family, she moved around quite a bit. Ms. Lidia and her family had the opportunity to live in Colorado for three years, lived abroad in Germany for two years before settling in Atlanta, Georgia in 1987. Ms. Lidia joined the KinderCare family in 1988 and has been passionate about what she does for her parents and children every day.

    Year Started:
    11/9/1988
    Tenure:
    27 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    25 years

September 2016 Events

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  1. Tuesday September 13, 2016
    1. “All About Me” Community Social

      Your whole family is welcome to join us September 13th for our community social.  Summer is winding down, Fall is approaching and that means it’s Back to School season!  Now is the perfect time to get a glimpse of the KinderCare curriculum and experience in our centers.  Our director and teachers can’t wait to point out their favorite aspects of the classrooms.  This is also a great chance to spend time with current families who stay and have fun at the social!  See you there!

About Our Center

The Wade Green KinderCare had been a part of the community for over 28 years.  We are located on the corner of Wade Green Road and Hickory Grove Place, across the street from Chase Bank and Publix Shopping Center, next to Pitner Elementary School, and Duncan Doughnut.

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Arabic
  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Center Menu

Holidays Observed

New Year's Day
President's Day (Professional Development Training)
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Columbus Day (Professional Development Training)
Thanksgiving Day and the day after
Christmas Day

Health and Safety

Although scraped knees are a part of growing up, you can have confidence that your child is cared for in a secure, nurturing environment every day. At KinderCare Learning Centers, your child's safety is one of our top priorities. Not only are all of our outside perimeter doors locked to ensure security, but all of our playgrounds are fenced with locked gates as well. In addition the front door of the building has a coded entry where only authorized family members will have a code to enter. Otherwise a door bell is available to visitors who will be greeted by a Center staff member. Only pre-approved people with photo identification may pick up your child. At Wade Green KinderCare we have a Health and Safety Coordinator on site as well. Nancy serves as a role model for outstanding safety practices for all employees, children, families, and visitors. Her role includes conducting monthly Fire and Disaster Drills, ensuring that all staff remembers have up to date first aid and CPR certificates, conduct monthly safety inspections of the entire facility to maintain high cleanliness standards, and that all drivers have received training on policies regarding the safe operation.

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.

We love LaQuanda so much! I never met a person so genuine, sincere and someone who really cares about the children at her facility. She is so generous with her time, always has a smile on her face, always willing to listen and help.

My daughter has been going there since she was two-years-old; she is ten now. She loves KinderCare and I know that when I drop her off that I have no worries, she is safe and given good guidance. We love you LaQuanda! We wish everyone was like you, such a genuine person!

- Mother
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