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Nesbit Ferry KinderCare

Stacy Teyf, Center Director

9550 Nesbit Ferry Rd. Alpharetta GA 30022
(770) 587-1436 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Neighborhood:
Right off Holcomb Bridge Rd./ Nesbit Ferry turns into Old Alabama./ Easy access to GA-400, behind Cenntinial High School

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Northwood Elementary, Barnwell, Hillside, and River Eve, Dolvin

Welcome

Welcome to Nesbit Ferry KinderCare located in beautiful Alpharetta!  We are so excited you are here!  We are located on Nesbit Ferry Rd. near Holcomb Bridge Rd., Old Alabama Rd. and St. Regis Subdivision.  Our child care center serves children ages 6 weeks to 12 years (school age).  All of our teachers are highly experienced educational professionals who are committed to making a difference in children's lives. Our challenging curriculum addresses all developmental domains including cognitive, social-emotional, and physical growth. All students also enjoy daily Spanish. We strive to create an environment where children are excited to come to school and where parents feel confident and secure in the educational choice they have made for their children.
 
 

Stacy Teyf, 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

February's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Feelings + The Farm

This month, infants and toddlers will explore a very important aspect of human development: feelings. Babies are just beginning to develop a sense of who they are in relation to others, while toddlers are learning how to interact with those around them. Feelings are integral to human interaction, so activities will focus on identifying emotions (like happy, sad, and mad). We’ll read books, paint a mural, sing songs, and play games related to emotions and how we express them. 

The children in Discovery Preschool will take their learning to the farm! Farms are filled with so many science- and social science-based learning opportunities that children love. They’ll learn all about barns and farming equipment, which animals are raised on a farm, and which crops are grown there, too.

Children 4–5 years old: Occupations and Dinosaurs

The older children in Preschool and Transitional Kindergarten will spend time on two very popular themes: occupations and (roar!) dinosaurs. We’ll focus on learning about jobs that help people, like doctors, and those that inspire, like artists and musicians. As children learn about these occupations, they’ll play dress up, invent things, create charts and graphs, and learn the Spanish words for different jobs. The dinosaur unit gives them a chance to learn more about these fascinating giant creatures, learn about fossils, explore volcanoes, and do math puzzles with pretend dino eggs!

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.

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?

Teachers & Staff

At Nesbit Ferry KinderCare, learning is a natural, joyful experience. Our teachers know children thrive when the process of discovery is lovingly encouraged and gently reinforced. Each member of our staff meets or exceeds the qualification requirements set by state law. Our teachers are truly passionate about what they do. No other early childhood education provider can match our curriculum, level of customer service, experience, and commitment.
 

  • Stacy Teyf

    Stacy Teyf, Center Director

    If a child cannot learn in the way we teach, we must teach in a way the child can learn.

    My name is Catherine (Stacy) Teyf and I am the Director here at the Alpharetta KinderCare. I have been a part of the KinderCare family for 13 years. I am the mother of two grown girls Megan and Courtney. They are the joys of my life. I also have my very first grandchild his name is Cash. When I am not at work, I love spending time with my girls and my grandson. We love doing things outdoors and shopping. I am always free for any questions or comments you have. Working with children is my passion. Teaching them, keeping them happy and safe is my number one priority.

    Previous Experience:
    I have worked with Gwinnett county special Ed department. I was also a lunch lady for Gwinnett schools. I have had my own at home child care and I worked for a church preschool for 12 years.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Love You Forever by Robert N. Munsch
    Year Started:
    6/2/2003
    Tenure:
    13 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    25 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate
  • Cherrine

    Cherrine, Assistant Director

    There is a brilliant child locked inside every student

    Ms. Cherrine has a passion to help children learn and grow.  She loves teaching because of the joy it brings to a child's face.  In her spare time, she loves being with her family, traveling, singing, cooking, and watching sports.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Mother Goose Nursery Rhyme
    Year Started:
    4/1/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9 Years
    Education:
    CDA (Child Development Associate) Pursuing Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education and Child Development
  • Jennifer Major, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Watching a child grow physically, socially, and emotionally creates the joy of teaching young children.

    Mrs. Jennifer loves to see every child grow and develop at their own individual pace. She endures the challenges everyday and enjoys nurturing each child in her care. In her spare time Mrs. Jennifer enjoys spending time with family, movies, shopping, and swimming.

    Previous Experience:
    Working with one and two-year-olds in a Montessori school, 10 to 12 years working with multiple ages within a traditional setting.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Brown Bear Brown Bear
    Year Started:
    9/27/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    19
    Education:
    Associates in Liberal arts/TCC
  • Ms. Jahmeka

    Ms. Jahmeka, Infant Classoom

    My classroom is a nurturing environment where everyone can learn

    Ms. Jahmeka says her favorite thing about teaching is seeing the growth in her children.  She comes from a loving family and enjoys spending a lot of time with them.  Ms. Jahmeka also loves writing, listening to music and getting involved in the community.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    "I'm As Quick As A Cricket"
    Year Started:
    2/2/2015
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 months
    Education:
    B.A. in Family Consumer Sciences with an emphasis in Infant and Child Development
  • Ms. Jennifer, Health and Safety Coordinator, Transitional Kindergarten Classroom

    In order to lead, you must first know how to follow.

    Ms. Jennifer says the children enjoy being in her classroom because she loves to have fun and she allows them to be themselves.  In her spare time, she loves reading, writing, spending time with her nephews, and traveling to new places.

    Previous Experience:
    The River School, The Learning Tree
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Jennifer Jones Won't Leave Me Alone"
    Year Started:
    7/21/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    7
    Education:
    B.S. in Business Administration
  • Ms. Quanta

    Ms. Quanta, Learning Adventures Coordinator and Program Specialist

    "If your actions inspire children to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are indeed worthy of the title "teacher" -Robert John Meeham

    Ms. Fair enjoys making learning fun and building strong relationships with her parents! She is inspired by her two lovely daughters AmBria & Aniya who gave her the opportunity of being their first teacher. Ms. Quanta expresses deeply how KinderCare Education is her home away from home!! 

    Previous Experience:
    Early Childhood Educator
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Pete the Cat, I Love My White Shoes"
    Year Started:
    4/17/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    4 1/2 years
    Education:
    Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education & currently pursuing her Bachelor's degree

Upcoming Center Activities

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February's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Feelings + The Farm

This month, infants and toddlers will explore a very important aspect of human development: feelings. Babies are just beginning to develop a sense of who they are in relation to others, while toddlers are learning how to interact with those around them. Feelings are integral to human interaction, so activities will focus on identifying emotions (like happy, sad, and mad). We’ll read books, paint a mural, sing songs, and play games related to emotions and how we express them. 

The children in Discovery Preschool will take their learning to the farm! Farms are filled with so many science- and social science-based learning opportunities that children love. They’ll learn all about barns and farming equipment, which animals are raised on a farm, and which crops are grown there, too.

Children 4–5 years old: Occupations and Dinosaurs

The older children in Preschool and Transitional Kindergarten will spend time on two very popular themes: occupations and (roar!) dinosaurs. We’ll focus on learning about jobs that help people, like doctors, and those that inspire, like artists and musicians. As children learn about these occupations, they’ll play dress up, invent things, create charts and graphs, and learn the Spanish words for different jobs. The dinosaur unit gives them a chance to learn more about these fascinating giant creatures, learn about fossils, explore volcanoes, and do math puzzles with pretend dino eggs!

Monday February 20, 2017
Closed for Professional Development Day

Our center is closed today to provide additional training to our teachers.

About Our Center

Our day care center is specifically designed to foster growth and encourage learning.  Every classroom encourages each individual child to explore, share, and grow.   And, our highly experienced staff is committed to creating a supportive environment for parents and families, so that your children can reach their maximum potential and enjoy a lifelong love of learning!
 

Awards and Recognition

  • NAEYC

    NAEYC

  • QUALITY RATED qualityrated.org

    QUALITY RATED qualityrated.org

Special Features

  • Highly educated and experienced teachers and staff
  • Daily Spanish
  • Learning Adventures includes Music, Spanish, Math, Cooking, Phonics/Reading
  • On-site Health & Safety Coordinator

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • AM Snack
  • 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

The health, safety, and well-being of our children are a top priority at Nesbit Ferry Kindercare.  Our on-site Health and Safety Coordinator, Ms. Kelly, updates our allergies monthly, conducts disaster drills, and trains staff on health and safety guidelines. We are also equipped with a key pad entry system and all staff are CPR and First Aid Certified.

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

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We LOVE KinderCare of Nesbit Ferry! Our son has been coming since he was just 6 weeks old. He is always challenged, and enjoys the Learning Adventures.

- Parents

KinderCare of Nesbit Ferry is like a home away from home for our kids. We know our kids are well taken care of. All of the staff greet the kids by name and our children talk about the staff at home. We couldn't have found a better place!

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