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KinderCare at Hunt Club

Donna Wagner, Center Director

625 Executive Park Court Apopka FL 32703
(407) 682-1204 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
Off SR436 between Bear Lake Rd and Hunt Club Rd behind the Wendy's and Taco Bell

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Bear Lake Elementary, Wekiva Elementary, Clay Springs Elementary, Lakeville Elementary

Fall is approaching and school has started. We are excited to have an excellent VPK program that scored a 100% last year. Give your child the best start! If your child is not in a VPK program yet it is not too late. We still have a few openings. We offer free VPK from 8:30 am to 11:30 am. Full day and flexible part time schedules are also offered for all of our age groups. 

Exclusive to KinderCare ~ New Transitional Kindergarten program to enhance your child’s VPK experience ~
Transitional Kindergarten is an enhanced learning program that offers more challenging activities than our traditional VPK “Wrap” program.  Children will experience project-related learning and extended whole group activities. This is in addition to the language, social, physical and cognitive learning we provide to get them ready for Kindergarten!
 

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Welcome

Welcome to KinderCare at Hunt Club. We are on the border of Altamonte Springs and Apopka. We are a Nationally Accredited center through NAC and have a Florida Gold Seal Certifiecate. Our VPK program is offered through the Early Learning Coalition of Seminole County and is avalible to all residents in Seminole and Orange County.We service both Seminole and Orange County schools. We accept School Readiness and 4C funding. We look forward to meeting your family and having you become a part of ours!

Donna Wagner, 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.

Florida Voluntary Prekindergarten Programs

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.

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. 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.

  2. Thursday November 24, 2016
    1. Thanksgiving Break - Center Closed

      Our center is closed Thanksgiving Day and the day after.

Teachers & Staff

Our teachers are the leaders in their field. They are truly excited about learning and growing with your children on a daily basis.

  • Donna Wagner

    Donna Wagner, Center Director

    A dream is a wish your heart makes." -Walt Disney

    Donna has worked for KinderCare for nearly 28 years. She has had the privelage of working at three of our KinderCares in the area. Donna really enjoys having a positive impact with families to ensure that their children have the best care and learning environment in the community.  "I love the family feel my staff and I bring to the center each day."  Donna relocated from Maryland many years ago to Deltona and lives with her Grandson. Her grandchildren grew up in KinderCare and the oldest now has two daughters of her own. Her niece is the Assistant Director at the Winter Springs KinderCare.  When Donna is not at her center, she enjoys spending time with her family and visiting the beach and Disney.

    Previous Experience:
    Donna was a stay at home mom with her children before starting to work in the Child Care industry. She briefly worked for a competitor before joining the KinderCare team in 1988.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "T'was the Night Before Christmas" by Clement C. Moore
    Year Started:
    11/28/1988
    Tenure:
    27 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    29 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associates Degree, Advanced Director's Credential
  • Ms. Amy McCurdy

    Ms. Amy McCurdy, Assistant Director

    If you never get started, you'll never finish.

    Amy is originally from Denver Colorado where she worked as a Customer Relationship Specialist for the National Support Center. Her main function was to bring families and centers together.  When the opportunity came for her to relocate to sunny Florida, she jumped at the chance to be a part of a center family.  Amy has been the assistant director for 2 differenct centers.  She enjoys assisting in the daily running of the school and enjoys interacting with the teachers, children and parents at her center.  " I love the warm fuzzy feeling I get from the smiles and hugs I receive from the children each day."  Amy enjoys crocheting, cooking and reading in her free time.  She also enjoys spending time with her husband and son.

    Previous Experience:
    Amy worked for our National Support Center for 2 years out of Denver, Colorado before becoming an assistant director for our Winter Park Center. She is now the Assistant Director for Apopka.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Fox in Socks" by Dr. Seuss
    Year Started:
    6/28/2010
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6
    Education:
    Master's Degree in Science of Accountancy, Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education
  • Lisa Liddell

    Lisa Liddell, Program Specialist and VPK Teacher

    The calling of the teacher. There is no craft more privileged. To awaken in another human being powers, dreams beyond one's own; to induce in others a love for that which one loves; to make one's inward present their future; that is a threefold adventure like no other."- George Steiner, Lessons of the Masters

    Lisa has a teenage daughter at home and has been teaching young children for over 20 years. She values the role she plays in the lives of the children here at KinderCare. Lisa strives to teach each child as an individual. Her goal is to help all of them reach their highest potential and giving them the confidence to know they will get there.  Lisa loves being a KinderCare employee because it is like her second family. 

    Previous Experience:
    Lisa has worked with children her whole adult life. She has been a teacher in all age groups ranging from Infants up to school age during her career. In 2012 Lisa also took on the additional role of manager in our centers.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "I'll Always Love You" by Paeony Lewis, and Penny Ives (Illustrator)
    Year Started:
    9/15/2008
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    22
    Education:
    Associates in Early Childhood Education
  • Adalsiris

    Adalsiris, Infant Classroom

    What makes someone special? I supppose it all depends. It's what unique in each of us."- Ariel

    Adalsiris is originally from the Domincan Republic.  She has three school-age children: 1 son and 2 daughters. She has been with KinderCare since 2006.  Adalsaris feels very strongly about incorporating sensory activities as much as possible into the infant's curriculum and their day. She loves seeing them grow and explore new things.  Adalsaris is inspired by the excitement, joy, and suspense in the journey of life.  When not taking care of our youngest minds, Ada enjoys spending time with her kids and friends. 

    Previous Experience:
    In 2001, Adalsiris began to work on the Navy Base in Gulfport, Mississippi. The first six months she worked from her home then she began to work at the center on the base. Adalsiris later moved to Florida and was hired by the KinderCare Casselberry location before moving to Apopka.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Disney's "Little Mermaid"
    Year Started:
    9/2/2006
    Tenure:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    13 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's credential
  • Chelsea

    Chelsea, Infant Classroom

    Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you"- Dr. Seuss

    Chelsea loves interacting with the children each day and watching them grow. Just seeing the smiles on their faces lets her know she is making a difference in their lives.  Chelsea is about to become a mother herself and just recently got married.  She loves cooking and more importantly, eating and watching hockey.  Chelsea is inspired by awesome pins on pinterest, but all joking aside, she is truly inspired by her parents who are both amazing and brilliant people.  When Chelsea is not taking care of the babies, she also loves to hang out with her family and dog, and visit Disney.

    Previous Experience:
    Chelsea started her early child education career with KinderCare 2 years ago. She recently completed her Child Development Associates degree as well.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Charlotte's Webb; by E. B. White
    Year Started:
    1/7/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's degree
  • Shontae, Infant Classroom

    Love the life you live, and live the life you love

    Shontae is originally from the Bronx New York.  She is very close to her family and spending time with them is very important to her.  Shontae enjoys being with the kids and meeting their needs.  She loves being at the center because the kids are so kind.  Shontae loves to paint in her free time and is inspired by those around her. 

    Previous Experience:
    Before coming to KinderCare, Shontae worked as an assistant preschool teacher and also ran an afterschool program for grades k-5.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Amelia Bedelia
    Year Started:
    5/2/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    4
    Education:
    Pursuing her Child Development Credential
  • Angel, Toddler and Prekindergarten Classroom

    Angel is originally from Queens New York and is really enjoying sunny Florida.  Angel is a VPK assistant teacher by morning, and then works with our toddler group in the afternoons.  She loves the difference in the classrooms and the variety of working with groups on the opposite ends of the developmental spectrum.  In her free time, Angel enjoys dancing, reading, and baking.  Angel is inspired by watching the children grow.

    Year Started:
    7/4/2016
  • Miss Michelle

    Miss Michelle, Toddler Teacher

    Smile and let everyone know that today you're a lot stronger than you were yesterday". -Drake

    Michelle lives with her 3 sons and 3 dogs. She looks foward to touching the hearts of the children she works with everyday.   She is inspired by seeing the children every day and by seeing the joy in their faces.  When not at the center, Michelle is also pursuing her license in cosmatology.  She loves cutting and coloring hair. 

    Previous Experience:
    Michelle previously worked for one of our competitor's for a year before joining our team.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Cat in The Hat by Dr. Seuss
    Year Started:
    1/20/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 Years
    Education:
    Pursuing Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Brenda

    Ms. Brenda, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Children are our future"- Unknown

    Brenda lives in the area with her husband and also has a son who lives nearby. She works very closely with the children on their self help skills, and giving them support and love.  Brenda makes sure that every child feels a sense of security and protection. She enjoys engaging children in fun learning activities and songs.  When not working with the kids at the center, Brenda enjoys cooking and sewing.

    Previous Experience:
    Brenda has worked in the field for over 3 decades with all different age groups. She has worked for many leaders in the field and has made KinderCare her home for the last 4 years.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    There's an Alligator Under My Bed; By Mercer Mayer
    Year Started:
    3/1/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    36 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's credential
  • Bertha

    Bertha, Cook

    If you can dream it, you can do it"- Walt Disney

    Bertha is originally from Columbia and has been at this center since she began with our company. She prepares our meals each day and works with the infants and toddlers in the early morning and when needed. Bertha values the health of our children and loves cooking for our school family as if it were her own.  Bertha's favorite thing to do when not cooking for KinderCare is creating and preparing meals for her own family.

    Previous Experience:
    Bertha used to own a grocery store before selling it and starting her career with KinderCare.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
    Year Started:
    4/12/1999
    Tenure:
    17 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    17 Years
  • Laura Ann

    Laura Ann, Preschool Classroom

    Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, dreams are forever"- Walt Disney

    Laura Ann is originally from Brooklyn New York. She has a grown son that grew up in the KinderCare family. She lives in Deltona with her husband and son. Before coming to this center.  Laura Ann was the lead Voluntary Prekindergarten teacher in Lake Mary and is enjoying being the Preschool teacher with us here in Apopka.  Laura Ann considers KinderCare her home away from home. 

    Previous Experience:
    Laura Ann has worked with children for many years. She has worked with our Discovery Preschool as well as the Toddler and Voluntary Prekindergarten programs. Laura Ann has spent most of her career with KinderCare
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Very Hungry Caterpillar; By Eric Carle
    Year Started:
    1/23/1990
    Tenure:
    26 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    27 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associates Degree
  • Ms. Tiffanie

    Ms. Tiffanie, School Age Classroom

    The question is not how far, the question is do you possess the constitution, the depth of faith to go as far as needed"- Unknown

    Tiffanie lives with her husband, 2 cats and daughter in Deltona. She enjoys working in childcare and looks forward to the adventure the children bring on a daily basis. Her biggest aspiration is creating a foundation of knowledge for today's youth and seeing them succeed in their everyday activities.

    Previous Experience:
    Tiffanie started taking childcare classes in high school where she was a teacher's assistant with 1st grade students. She started working in the early childhood education field with us!
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Green Eggs and Ham by Dr Seuss
    Year Started:
    6/6/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
    Education:
    BA in Psychology
  • Miss Freya, Toddlers

    Education is the movement from darkness to light." -Allan Bloom

    Freya has lived in Florida since she was three years old.  She loves the Hatters and the 'Noles.  She is a Disney fanatic and believes every event is a learning opportunity.  There is always good to be found in every situation.  She loves supporting our classrooms in our younger age groups, watching the children learn and grow.  Freya is inspired by helping others. 

    Previous Experience:
    Before starting at KinderCare, Freya was a substitute teacher, and a secondary educator in ESE. She has also been a cast member at Disney and a summer camp and after-school counselor.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Corduroy by Dov Freeman
    Year Started:
    3/21/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    4
    Education:
    MS 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

Thank you for taking the time to visit KinderCare at Hunt Club's website.  Here you will be able to meet our teachers, take a peek at what learning looks like in each of our classrooms, and get information on how to get in touch with us.  We are here from 6:30am to 6:30pm Monday through Friday to take your call, email, or have you stop by to experience the KinderCare difference.  We can't wait to meet you and your family.  Feel free to stop by any time!

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Holidays Observed

New Years Day<br /> Memorial Day<br /> Fourth of July<br /> Labor Day<br /> Thanksgiving Day<br /> Day After Thankgiving<br /> Christmas Day<br /> Fall Professional Development: Columbus Day<br /> Spring Professional Development: President's Day

Health and Safety

At KinderCare Learning Center your child's safety is our top priority. Our center is secure from the coded entry on the front door to all locked perimeter doors, and the fenced yard with locked gates. We have a Health and Safety Coordinator on site to monitor the monthly fire and disaster drills, and to ensure that all staff are current with First Aid and CPR. We also pride ourselves on maintaining hig cleaniness standards.

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.

Being first time parents, my husband and I were very hesitant to enroll our daughter in any day care. However, from the minute we walked into KinderCare at Hunt Club, we felt comfortable with both the staff and surroundings, as well as the curriculum and safety features. Our daughter has been at KinderCare for over three years now and we are constantly reminded that we made the right decision. She is thriving and learning every day, loves her teachers and all her friends, gets exercise and rest time and is able to enjoy cooking and music classes that expand her horizons. Our little girl loves her school and so do we.

- Mother

I just wanted to pass on how great Ms. Ada is with Ethan and all the other babies in the room. I have an emotional roller-coaster every morning dropping Ethan off and without her I know there would be tears for sure, but because of her I find the strength and comfort to do it. She gives me updates and pictures regularly so I am assured he is happy and doing good. Ms. Ada is phenomenal, showing individualized care and attention to all the children. Thank you for such a wonderful experience!

- Mother

I just wanted you to know that you guys are really doing a great job with my grandson. His grandma was so impressed when he sat down at the table and wrote his whole name! We love being part of the KinderCare Family!

- Grandfather
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