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Green KinderCare

Jennifer Kemp, Center Director

3405 Massillon Rd. Akron OH 44312
(330) 896-1678 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
on Massillon Rd between I-77 & Rt 619

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
We bus to S.C.O.P.E Academy, Young Elementary and Uniontown Elementary. Green local schools bus to and from our center as well.

Our center is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, and we have been awarded a Star rating through Step Up to Quality. We are always striving to reach a higher standard and look forward to enrolling your child!

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Welcome

We are delighted to welcome you and your family to the KinderCare in Green! Our dedicated and compassionate staff looks forward to working with you to be sure that your child reaches their fullest potential as a critical thinker, problem solver, and a respectful citizen of the future. At our center we plan to build a strong foundation for your child by offering developmentally appropriate experiences in all aspects of learning. You can be sure that we differentiate each area of instruction to meet the individualized learning needs of every child. We also provide a safe and nurturing environment that is conducive to creating a life-long learner.

Jennifer Kemp, Center Director

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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.

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

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.

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

The staff at Green KinderCare has been impacting children's lives for over fourteen years. They are dedicated to making sure your child receives the necessary preparation to be successful with their educational career. Continuous professional development is a priority for each of our teachers, and through this training, they consistently implement new educational strategies to develop the whole child. Our teachers make an effort to empower each child in their own unique way and work on building lasting relationships with parents.

  • Jennifer Kemp

    Jennifer Kemp, Center Director

    My goal as an administrator is to create an atmosphere where parents are comfortable and trust that their child is receiving the best care possible while they are away. An environment where children can enjoy making friends while learning and growing to their fullest potential.

    Jennifer started with KinderCare in 2005. While studying to obtain her degree in Child and Family Development, she had her sights set on one day becoming the director of her own child care facility. She began her career here as a teacher in our School Age classroom and quickly advanced her way into the Assistant Director role. She continued her growth by becoming the Director in 2008. Jennifer is committed to the education and development of every child at the center, and enjoys building relationships with each family that walks through our door.

    Previous Experience:
    Jennifer worked for The Center for Child Development and Kid's Academy before transitioning to KinderCare Education.
    Year Started:
    8/1/2005
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    13 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Child and Family Development
  • Lauren Hanhart

    Lauren Hanhart, Assistant Director

    Each day, I am thankful for the opportunity to shape the lives of the children and families we serve.  I am passionate about creating a safe, inspiring environment for children to learn and grow in.  I am committed to meeting each family's individual needs, and I look forward to forming long lasting relationships with the families we serve.

    Ms. Lauren began her career in early childhood education based on a passion for child development.  She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a degree in Vocal Music Performance, so she has a special place in her heart for music in the classroom!  After serving as the Lead Preschool teacher at TGS of Dublin for three years and achieving recognition as both Teacher of the Month and Teacher of the Year, Ms. Lauren decided that she wanted to improve her skill set and further her knowledge by pursuing her Masters Degree in Child and Family Development at the University of Akron.  While working on her coursework at Akron, she served as a float teacher with all age groups at the Center for Child Development and also as the Office Administrative Assistant.  She is currently working on her Master's thesis to complete her degree.  Ms. Lauren served as the Toddler Teacher at the North Canton KinderCare for six months before joining the team at Green KinderCare.  Ms. Lauren considers herself fortunate to be a part of the stellar team at Green, and is committed to working with families to ensure that their children are receiving the best start to the education in a safe, creative, and challenging environment.  

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Lauren taught Preschool for three years at The Gardner School of Dublin in Dublin, OH before relocating to Akron to attend graduate school. She worked at the University of Akron Center for Child Development(CCD) for three years in Toddler, Preschool, Prekindergarten, and School Age Classrooms. She also served as the Administrative Assistant in the office at the CCD. Before assuming the role of Assistant Director at the Green KinderCare location, she taught in the Toddler Classroom at the North Canton center.
    Year Started:
    2/17/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music Performance, Pursuing Master of Arts Degree in Child and Family Development
  • Ms. Elizabeth

    Ms. Elizabeth, Infant Classroom

    I enjoy seeing the excitement in their eyes each day! It’s pure magical.

    Ms. Elizabeth has been with KinderCare for 16 years. She has an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. She has been in four different centers during her time with KinderCare, and has played various roles within the Company. Ms. Elizabeth is a very dedicated teacher and it shows when in her classroom.

    Year Started:
    1/1/1997
    Tenure:
    19 Years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education, Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration
  • Ms. Ellen

    Ms. Ellen, Infant Classroom

    I enjoy seeing the children’s smile and watching them grow. It is rewarding to see their faces when they have learned something new.

    Ms. Ellen joined the KinderCare team in 2006 as the Toddler Teacher. Since then she has worked with all of our age groups here at KinderCare. She is now the Infant teacher in our older infants class, and I known as Ms. LaLa. The connection Ms. Ellen makes with the families here helps to make them feel at home. She is a wonderful teacher and truly cares about all the children here.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2006
    Tenure:
    10 Years
  • Ms. Julianna

    Ms. Julianna, Infant Classroom

    I love working with the babies and watching them grow and develop.

    Ms. Juli started with KinderCare in October 2012. She joined our team as a float in our Prekindergarten classroom before becoming the Co-Teacher in Infant A. Ms. Juli has her Bachelor’s Degree from Kent State University in Human Development and Family Studies with a focus on child youth and development. She enjoys working with Ms. Elizabeth making with Infant room enjoyable for our parents.

    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Human Development and Family Studies
  • Ms. Debra

    Ms. Debra, Toddler Classroom

    Watching the children learn and develop as they accomplish knew goals is exciting.

    Ms. Debbie started with KinderCare in April 2011. She started as a float before becoming the Toddler Teacher. Ms. Debbie received her Child Development Associate's credential in 2010, and has been working in childcare centers for five years. Her patience and dedication shows everyday in her classroom.

    Year Started:
    4/1/2011
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's credential
  • Ms. Angie

    Ms. Angie, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I love seeing the children learn at different developmental levels. I love to see them blossom.

    Ms. Angie first started with KinderCare in 2005. She unfortunately had to leave the company in 2007, and returned with us in 2012. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Child & Family Development from the University of Akron, and has been working with children in the Early Childhood Education field for 14 years. She and Ms. Denise make a great team for our Discovery Preschool Class.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2005
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    14 years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Child & Family Development
  • Ms. Denise

    Ms. Denise, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Each day is an adventure! I love creating fun songs and curriculum to share with my friends.

    Ms. Denise started at KinderCare in September 2012. She has worked with children for six years, and received her Child Development Associate's credential in 2012. Ms. Denise enjoys creating songs and rhymes, and teaching them to her friends in her class. The children in her classroom enjoy her creative ways. She truly is a dedicated teacher.

    Year Started:
    9/1/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's credential
  • Ms. Emily

    Ms. Emily, Preschool Classroom

    I love coming to work everyday, and seeing my class. They pick up everything to quickly and are so smart and silly. They make everything come to life!

    Ms. Emily started with KinderCare in September 2012 as a float. She later became the Preschool 3A teacher. Ms. Emily is a very nurturing teacher, and that shows in the relationships she has with her students. She is a wonderful teacher to have in our younger preschool class.

    Year Started:
    9/1/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
  • Ms. Jessica

    Ms. Jessica, Preschool Classroom

    I love teaching new concepts and afterwards seeing my students remember it or accomplish it on their own.

    Ms. Jessie started at KinderCare in February 2008 as the Preschool Teacher. She has been working preschool age children for eight years. Ms. Jessie has her Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, and is currently working on her Bachelor’s Degree in the field. Ms. Jessie takes pride in her classroom, and it shows in each of her students.

    Year Started:
    2/1/2008
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Education:
    Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, pursuing Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Beth

    Ms. Beth, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I love seeing the children grow and change. Seeing the moment when they “get” what we have taught them is very rewarding.

    Ms. Beth started with KinderCare in 2010 as the Preschool teacher. She later moved to the Prekindergarten class, and has been there for the past three years. Ms. Beth attended Ashland University where she received her Bachelor's Degree in Art Education. She has been working with children for over 14 years now. The children in our Prekindergarten class love her artistic abilities, and the projects the she has prepared for them. Each day our parents are excited to see the new art work that their child has done while at school for that day. She plays an important part here at KinderCare.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2010
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    14 years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Art Education
  • Ms. Sarah

    Ms. Sarah, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I love working with children and helping them to learn new skills. I am very passionate about music and art, and I like to share that with them.

    Ms. Sarah joined KinderCare in November 2012. She is the co-teacher in our Prekindergarten class. She shares her love of music with the students. Each week our Prekindergarten class knows a new song, and sometime the Spanish version. While attending the University of Akron for her Bachelor's Degree in Music, she worked as a camp counselor for several years. The children are excited to see her each day.

    Year Started:
    11/1/2012
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Music
  • Ms. Hayley

    Ms. Hayley, School Age Classroom

    Watching the children become more independent, and watching their self confidence grow is very fun to watch.

    Ms. Hayley joined the KinderCare Company in 2009, but unfortunately had to the leave the company. She became part of our KinderCare family in 2011. She started as a float, and then became the School Age teacher. Ms. Hayley has her Bachelor's Degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Bowling Green State University. She is a great School Age teacher. The children get excited for the different fun and exciting activities that she has planned each week. Ms. Hayley develops a great relationship with the students and families in our school age program. She is a valuable person to have on our team.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2009
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Human Development and Family Studies
  • Ms. Evelyn

    Ms. Evelyn, Learning Adventures Classroom

    Ms. Evelyn began working at KinderCare in March 2012 as a Discovery Preschool teacher. She has moved onto being the Learning Adventures Teacher as well as a float in the Infant rooms. Ms. Evelyn attended Hiram College where she received a Bachelor's Degree in Early Education. Ms. Evelyn loves teaching Phonics to our early learners. Her patience and dedication makes her a great teacher for our learning adventures. She is a very valuable person to have on our KinderCare team.

    Year Started:
    3/1/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Early Education
  • Ms. Liz, Support Staff

    Ms. Liz started with KinderCare in February 2013 as a float. She enjoys floating in all the classrooms because it allows her to get to know each age group. Ms. Liz has worked at different preschools in the area for three years now, and is currently working on her Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education. She is excited to be part of our KinderCare team.

    Year Started:
    2/1/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 years
    Education:
    Pursuing Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education

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

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

  • American Sign Language
  • French
  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Special diets

Center Menu

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

Health and Safety here at KinderCare is of the utmost importance. We strive to make sure that every teacher at our site is trained in CPR and First Aid regularly and is aware of new and changing safety standards. From daily sign-in to strict parent/guardian identification and single keypad access, we maintain a rigorous standard for safety. All of our playgrounds are fenced in and the teachers provide remarkable supervision including sight and sound at all times. Plus our daily cleanliness and maintenance schedules leave nothing at all to chance.

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.

When I first started my son at Kinder Care, I was a bit nervous. My son has never been with anyone I have never known personally. Kinder Care has made us so comfortable and they always show us that they care. I love how Kinder Care always makes sure my son has the best care he needs in every situation. My son has learned so much from being at Kinder Care as well as myself. We look forward to the years to come and cherish the years we have had!

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