Leah Downs, Center Director
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Welcome to Alpharetta KinderCare located on Old Alabama Rd. between Haynes Bridge Rd. and Jones Bridge Rd., near GA-400! We are excited you are here! Our child care center serves 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.
Leah Downs, Center Director
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our center is closed Thanksgiving Day and the day after.
At Alpharetta 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.
You have brains in your head, you have feet in your shoes, you can steer yourself in any direction you choose. --Dr. Seuss
Ms. Leah has 17 years of experience in the Early Childhood Industry. She grew up in Minnesota and has one older brother. In her spare time, she loves being with her God daughter, friends and family, walking her dog, shopping, and watching movies.
Tell me and I forget, teach me and I remember, involve me and I learn. --Benjamin Franklin
Children love being in my classroom because everyday is a blast!
Ms. Christeena loves teaching and playing with the babies! In her spare time, she enjoys going to Disneyland, attending concerts, and spending time with family.
My favorite thing about teaching is watching children reach milestones
Ms. Tasha says that children love being in her classroom because she is fun and she shows them tons of love! Ms. Tasha has a younger brother and sister. In her spare time, she loves hanging out with her best friend, writing poetry, singing, reading and cooking.
My children love being in my classroom because I'm always making them laugh and I make learning fun!
Ms. Ashley's favorite thing about teaching is helping the children learn and to communicate better. In her spare time, she loves being with her son and fiance. They go running, bowling, and climbing stone mountain.
Children love my classroom because they feel excited, loved, and secure.
Ms. Janice says her favorite thing about teaching is when she sees the children catch on to something new that they are learning! In her spare time, she enjoys collecting glasses and spending time with her family. She has 2 children and 7 grandchildren which includes 2 sets of twins!
Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, and dreams are forever. -- Walt Disney
Ms. Michelle loves to come up with new and exciting ways to teach topics to the children! In her spare time, she loves being with her family and boyfriend. Every Sunday is family dinner night! Her hobbies include going to the Braves games, photography, crafts, and hiking.
My favorite thing about teaching is watching the children learn through fun!
Ms. Sharon has been in the early childhood industry for over 14 years. She says children love being in her classroom because she makes learning fun and she shows lots of love! In her spare time, she enjoys watching movies and spending time with her family, which includes her husband, 4 children, and one grandchild.
I love learning about the children's different personalities.
Ms. Lacee believes children can learn and have fun at the same time! She has been in the Early Childhood Industry for 7 years. In her spare time, she loves being with her daughter, swimming, shopping, and watching movies.
I love seeing the growth in little ones.
Ms. Shanate says that children love being in her classroom because she is very positive and makes learning fun! In her spare time, she enjoys being with her family and boyfriend, watching movies, being in a book club, and football.
Be the change you want to see in the world. --Ghandi
Ms. Rachel enjoys watching the children grow and understanding new concepts! She enjoys spending time with her husband and 4 children. They love to read and cuddle together! Her hobbies include crafts, sewing, cooking, and reading.
Children love being in my classroom because we are always laughing together.
Ms. Loren says her favorite thing about teaching is seeing the children learn new things. She loves spending time with her daughter, going to festivals, hiking, swimming, and watching movies.
I love teaching because I get to be like a kid myself sometimes!
Ms. Nymol says the children love her classroom because she is full of surprises! Her family is from Cambodia. In her spare time, she enjoys making jewerly and spending time with her 2 sons looking for their next big adventure!
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.
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!
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.
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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 though the various training opportunities in the community.
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