Beja Williams, Center Director
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Welcome to your KinderCare at Green Oaks in Arlington. We are very excited to meet you and your family! We believe in developing the whole child and place a strong emphasis on social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development. Here at KinderCare, we believe that children go where there is excitement, but they stay where there is love. Our parents feel that we are an extension of their family and we sincerely enjoy taking part in the lives of their children. Not only will your child feel safe, but he or she will also feel loved and nurtured from an exceptional staff in a stimulating environment. We welcome you to visit and experience all of the wonderful aspects our center has to offer. Call today to schedule a tour!
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Beja Williams, 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.
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.
Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Light and Dark, plus the Sky and Weather
Through shadow play, experiments with flashlights, observing the Sun and more, infants and toddlers will enjoy learning about light and dark this month. Infants continue sensory development by looking at contrasting patterns and at objects that are clearly defined by sharp edges and bright colors, while toddlers will build on their understanding of the light and dark concepts with play around daytime and nighttime. The older Discovery Preschool children will turn their attention to the sky as they learn about weather, the Moon, the Sun, and stars.
Children 4–5 years old: Transportation, Healthy Bodies, and Winter
For children in the Preschool and Kindergarten classrooms, January is filled with variety! They’ll begin by learning about transportation and studying how things get from “here” to “there.” A few weeks later, the focus will shift to health and bodies, with an emphasis placed on how to make good choices for a growing body. Towards the end of the month, children will be introduced to the transformative nature of the winter season and learn how to dress and take care of themselves when it’s cold outside.
Our staff at Green Oaks KinderCare pride themselves on providing a safe, loving environment and educational care for our students. With many years of combined experience, we understand how to thoroughly meet the needs of children as well as their parents. Our sincere enthusiasm for early childhood education can be felt throughout our entire location. We invite you to come visit us and meet our phenomenal teachers!
I sincerely enjoy making a difference in the lives of our families every day! The opportunity to see children grow and learn is by far one of the best feelings in the world!
Beja has been a part the of early childhood education field since college, which created the path that led her to becoming a Center Director. As a former teacher, Beja understands firsthand the significant role that early childhood educators play in the growth and development of young children. She also feels that the relationship between teachers and the child's family set the stage for success!
Here at Green Oaks KinderCare, the nurturing and supportive staff go above and beyond to exceed their families' expectations. Beja feels that communication is key to good relationships with families, and providing exceptional care for your child is her staff's goal. The relationships she has developed with her families continue to grow more and more each day. Beja is passionate about your child's education and feels that Green Oaks KinderCare is a great school to begin the most valuable experience of your child's life!
Seeing children achieve their developmental milestones through discovering, exploring, and learning new things everyday makes my career at KinderCare exciting and fulfilling.
Cassie joined KinderCare on March 9, 2015. She enjoys reading books, creating art, and discovering and exploring new things with her students.
I believe the future of this world is in my classroom today.
Samantha has been a toddler teacher for six years. She is currently attending TCC and working on achieving her teaching degree. She is very excited to join the KinderCare team.
I love being a positive role model. Every day I come to work and see my kids' big smiles and it makes me happy. I love how the children give me big hugs every morning.
I love teaching and interacting with our babies.
Our Infant program provides low student-teacher ratios, which allows Lori to give your baby more individualized attention. Lori strives to accommodate each family by listening to their needs. She also prides herself on providing our parents with great communication so they can still feel as though they are part of their baby's day while they are away.
"I love working with Pre-K children and having the opportunity to prepare them for school.
I love working with children. I feel it is my calling.
Ms. Sylvia is a mother and grandmother. She enjoys working with school-age children because there is never a dull moment. Taking them on field trips throughout the summer months is always a fun adventure. Students in her class look forward to cooking projects, arts and crafts, and science experiments.
I enjoy watching school-age children experience life. I am glad I have the chance to be here with them as they learn and grow.
Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Family, Friends, and Things that Go!
Infants and toddlers will be exploring family and friends, while three-year-olds will focus on things that go vroom! Social and emotional development is foundational to growth and development in babies, so this month, infants and toddlers will participate in activities that reinforce their connection to family while also exploring connections that exist outside their home, such as friends. Meanwhile, their older friends in Discovery Preschool will learn about and play around with things that move (like bicycles, cars, buses, trains, and airplanes), which are all very exciting for little ones as they continue to explore the world outside their homes.
Children 4–5 years old: My Country + Tools and Machines
The four- and five-year-olds continue exploring the world around them by learning about the state and country they live in! They’ll sings songs, play games based on travel, and learn about flags, state foods, and more. Children will also be introduced to cardinal directions (east, west, north, and south) and gain an appreciation for travel and meeting new friends from different places.
Children are naturally fascinated with machines and how things work and are put together. So to encourage that fascination, during the second half of this month children will learn about and play around with tools and machines. In addition to building literacy skills by using the names of machines and tools, children will develop math skills by graphing information, counting wheels, and more.
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 various training opportunities in the community.
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.
At Green Oaks KinderCare, the safety of our children and the confidence of our parents are vitally important to us. We constantly maintain rigorous standards for safety, from our coded keypad access system to our daily sign-in sheet and strict photo identification requirements. We stress safe practices with our students as well in our classrooms and on the playgrounds! Plus, our daily cleanliness and maintenance schedules leave nothing at all to chance.
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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