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Welcome to Bluegrass Valley KinderCare located in Alpharetta on Bluegrass Valley Parkway and 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.
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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.
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.
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 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.
If you can't fly, then run
If you can't run, then walk
If you can't walk, then crawl,
but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward. --- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Krystal enjoys welcoming new students to our school and takes great pride when they begin to thrive in a school environment. Krystal also enjoys working along side teachers so together they ensure that each child has a positive school experience. Krystal truly understands the goals and objectives of early childhood education as well as management and shares her experience and creativity with other staff members to continue to create an engaging and educational environment for all our children. Krystal, a native of Louisiana, has been in childcare for 17 years. Krystal holds a Bachelors of Business Administration and a degree in Secondary Education.
To teach a man how he may learn to grow independently, and for himself, is perhaps the greatest service that one man can do another.
- Benjamin Jowett
Intelligence is not to make no mistakes, but quickly to see how to make them good.
- Bertolt Brecht
Shanda has her Child Development Associate. Shanda has 14 years of experience in childcare.
Ms. Naya just loves seeing the smiles on the face's of her young students. Born in Stanford, Connecticut, Ms. Naya moved to Georgia when she was just three months old. She graduated from Chattahoochee High school and received her Child Development Associate's credential from Rollins University. Ms. Naya has a young son who attends our KinderCare school and enjoys being his “mommy” most of all.
Human beings are curious by nature.
Miss Keeasha has two years of childcare experience.
It is as impossible to withhold education from the receptive mind as it is impossible to force it upon the unreasoning.
- Agnes Repplierg
Naomie has worked in the chilcare field around GA fo 5 years.
Dream as if you'll live forever, Live as though you'll die today.
- James Dean
Kendra has been in childcare for 6 years.
Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.
- Albert Einstein
Yasriyyah has spent 8 years in the field of Early Childhood Education.
Upon the subject of education ... I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a people may be engaged in.
- Abraham Lincoln
Miss D has been working and molding the lives of children for the past 8+ years.
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.
Teaching is the highest form of understanding.
Ashley has been in childcare for 9 years. Ashley has a Bachelors Child Development.
Creativity is a type of learning process where the teacher and pupil are located in the same individual.
- Arthur Koestler
Tearra has 3 years of experience in the childcare field.
Learning is not a spectator sport.
Myra has been working with children since the young age on 16.
Ms Drea loves working with children because she had has an enormous amount of patience. Ms. Drea was born in Columbus Georgia and graduated from Collinshill high school. She is currently attending Georgia State University in pursuit of a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education. Ms. Drea enjoys spending time with family and friends and attending church.
We observe the following holidays:
Please note that because holidays observed may vary between centers, please be sure to check with your Center Director for specific closures.
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.
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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