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Bluegrass Valley KinderCare

Pamela Letchworth, Center Director

115 Bluegrass Valley Pkwy Alpharetta GA 30005
(770) 346-7674 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
Bluegrass Valley Pkwy & McFarland Rd Behind BB&T

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Welcome

Welcome to Bluegrass Valley KinderCare located in Alpharetta on Bluegrass Valley Parkway near McFarland! Our child care center serves children ages 6 weeks through 12 years (School Age). Our safe, stimulating classrooms are created to ensure learning and discovery! 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.
 

Pamela Letchworth, 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.

Private Kindergarten Programs (5 – 6 Years)

As children reach school age, our comprehensive full-day kindergarten program helps them explore, communicate, and create – all in a nurturing, small-class setting. Our team of expert educators has created a unique curriculum of reading, language, arts, math, science, and physical fitness that’s presented in a fun way to encourage a lifelong love of learning. Plus, our program is aligned with local and state elementary school standards, so children will be prepared to confidently enter first grade.

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.

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 teachers and staff at the KinderCare at Bluegrass Valley Parkway are passionate about educating and nurturing children. Our teachers have an average of 15 years of Early Childhood Education experience. The majority of our teachers are currently working on or already have either a Child Development Associate's Credential (CDA), Bachelor's Degree or Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education. The KinderCare team strives for excellence through continuing education from bi-annual company trainings and ongoing state facilitated trainings. At the end of the day, the true key to our teachers' success is their passion for teaching and their love of learning.

  • Pamela Letchworth

    Pamela Letchworth, Center Director

    Example is not the main thing in influencing others.  It is the only thing.   Albert Schweitzer

    Ms. Pam is the Center Director at the Bluegrass Valley Parkway KinderCare. She has been in the Early Childhood field for almost 40 years and she has been with KinderCare since 1991.  She has a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education, she recently earned an Associated degree in Business Administration.  Ms. Pam has one daughter and two grandchildren.  She truly has a passion for this job and desire that all children learn and grow everyday.  She was nominated and was chosen as Childcare Giver of the Year for the state in 2002 by GAYC (Georgia Association of Young Children).

    Previous Experience:
    Taught grades 5th, 6th, and 7th grades, Pre-K Lead Teacher, Assistant Director
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.
    Year Started:
    9/9/1991
    Tenure:
    25 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    37 years
    Education:
    Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood and Elemenetary Education; Associates in Business Administration.
  • Shonda Johnson

    Shonda Johnson, Assistant Director

    My favorite thing about teaching is knowing that I've made a difference in the lives of our future.

    Ms. Shonda has always created a safe and loving environment for the children where they can learn and grow.   She is the mother of 2 boys (ages 10 and 13).  She is also an assistant cheerleading coach where her boys play football.  She loves spending time with her family, shopping, dancing and going to parks.

    Previous Experience:
    Center Director, Pre-K teacher
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Dr. Seuss
    Year Started:
    11/15/2013
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 years
    Education:
    CDA (Child Development Associate), Professional Development Certificate, Child Abuse and Neglect Certificate
  • Gifty Eshun, Program Specialist

    Year Started:
    2/2/2005
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    11
    Education:
    CDA
  • Ruby Wasway, Health and Safety Coordinator

    My name is Ms. Ruby.  I have been with KinderCare since 2013.  I started as a Toddler/Twos teacher.  I enoyed this age and liked seeing how much the children learn on a daily basis.  I have worked in the Preschool classroom, as well as the Pre-K class

    Year Started:
    9/13/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20
    Education:
    CDA
  • Ms. Stasey, Infants


    "Tell me and I forget.  Teach me and I remember.  Invlve me and I learn."  Benjamin Franklin

    My name is Stasey and I have worked with KinderCare for one year.  I have 2 children, Isabella who is two and Quinton who will be starting Kindergarten in the Fall.  I love teaching because it is rewarding to me to watch the children grow and learn everyday. 

    Previous Experience:
    worked as a nanny.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Any of The Berenstain Bears Books
    Year Started:
    8/6/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
    Education:
    working on CDA
  • Ms. Amani, Toddler Classroom

    Year Started:
    5/4/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
    Education:
    Working on degree in Early Childhood
  • Ms. Luvenia, Preschool Classroom

    So many books, so little time"  Frank Zappa

    My name is Luvenia Muldrow, however my children call me Ms. Luv.  I am 25 years old.  I love being around children, whether it's teaching or just having fun.  I'm from Brooklyn, NY and have been in Georgia for almost 9 years.  I am currently attending school working toward my CDA.

    Previous Experience:
    I have worked as a department Manager at McDonalds, and in Guest Services at Race Trac.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Alexander and the Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
    Year Started:
    5/23/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
    Education:
    Working on degree in Early Childhood
  • Ms. Katelyn, Floater

    The world is a book and those who don't travel read only one page.

    Hi, I'm Katelyn School. I am 20 years old and currently attend Georgia State University.  I am enrolled in the Early Childhood Education program at their College of Education and Human Development. I have enjoyed working with children for the past 3 years and couldn't imagine any other career. I am from John's Creek, GA and have lived there the past 20 years. 

    Previous Experience:
    Two years as Corps Member for Jumpstart at Georgia State University
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Little Bears Trousers
    Year Started:
    5/23/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
    Education:
    Working on degere in Early Childhood
  • Ms. Marissa, Floater

    Teaching is a work of HE"ART

    Marissa is from Atlanta.  She has been working with children since 2011.  She is currently the afternoon floater that helps out wherever she is needed.  She enjoys every aspect of teaching and realized in my years hat children can teach us more than we can teach them.  She started working for KinderCare in 2016.  I do believe this center is a wonderful place for children to begin their education both academically and emotionally.  We have a great team with incredible passion for each individual child. She feels very proud and lucky to be apart of such a great group of teachers.   

    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Brown Bear, Brown Bear"
    Year Started:
    3/16/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
  • Ms. Kristina

    Ms. Kristina, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Ms. Kristina's goal is to prepare every child to be successful in the Kindergarten setting. Ms. Kristina, a native of Georgia, has been teaching Georgia Prekindergarten at our beautiful Bluegrass center since 2005. Throughout the years she has had the pleasure of watching Alpharetta students become active and eager learners. Ms. Kristina is a Graduate of Georgia Southern receiving her Bachelor's Degree in Science Education She is the proud mother of a child attending our Kindercare center and a resident of Cumming.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2005
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    11 years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Science Education
  • Ms. Kenya, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Very Hungry Caterpillar
    Year Started:
    9/1/2010
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6
    Education:
    CDA
  • Ms. Fallon, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Year Started:
    9/23/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
    Education:
    Associates Degree

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 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 experienced and educated teachers and staff
  • Daily Spanish
  • On-site Health & Safety Coordinator
  • Learning Adventures includes cooking and phonics/reading
  • NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) accredited

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • American Sign Language
  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegetarian

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 and safety of your child is our top priority.  We have an on-site Health & Safety Coordinator who implements and ensures the highest standards in our classrooms and center.  Our building offers a safe location away from traffic, as well as a keypad entrance and fenced-in playground. In addition to maintaining daily health and safety standards, we perform monthly fire drills, tornado drills and frequent security checks.

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.

My two kids are going to this day care since they were six months old. One is going to graduate from the Prekindergarten class this year. We are so fortunate to have found this one with the best and most loving teachers. We don't ever have any complaints or issues.The director Ms. Misty is so understanding and caring. She communicates so well about each and every query we have. When my kids are in the center, I can just work carefree and relaxed at my office with no other worry or anything. Before enrolling my kids at KinderCare I had not taught them any letters, numbers or shapes and now they know them all by heart . All they learn is from their day care. Their phonics program taught by Ms. Britanny is one of the best parts of their curriculum. They do have so many other small parties and we are so glad to be part of them. We don't see our pediatrician many times in a year because the center is kept so clean and promotes healthy habits and food.

- Mother

All parents are worried about the Daycare their children attend.  Fromm the day I met the staff at KinderCare, I knew my daughter will be well taken care of.  We love her teachers and Ms. Landy and Ms. Misty.  They have all become a part of our family.  They provide a great educational environment, and worked with me anytime I had concerns.  I know we found people we want to stay in touch with through every new experience.

- Mother

I was worried about my daughter's transition to "school" every day. I was worried about her being able to adjust, after being home for most of her life. I appreciate the staff at KinderCare. They are extremely nurturing, caring and made the transition easy for both my daughter and myself. My daughter has adjusted well and exceeded my expectations. She enjoys learning and playing with all of her new friends. I am confident I made the right choice in KinderCare and recommend them to all my friends and family!

- Mother
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