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KinderCare at Arnold

Morgan Weller, Center Director

283 Peninsula Farm Rd. Arnold MD 21012
(410) 544-2338 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
across from the college on Peninsula Farm Rd & College Parkway

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Belvedere, Arnold, Broadneck, Cape St. Clair, and Winsdor Farm

We are very excited to announce we have opened up a second infant classroom to accomadate more families in the community. 

We currently have limited availability in our preschool and prekindergarten classrooms. 

Please contact us if you would like to schedule a tour!
 

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Welcome

KinderCare at Arnold is different from most centers due to the relationship we have with the community. We have been here for over 30 years and have built strong relationships throughout that time. Many of our teachers have been with the center for many years, and we have several families that have been with us for 10 plus years and have multiple children in the center. They're truly like an extension of our own families as we are theirs. Our love for children, as well as the safety and healthy learning environment we provide, are what make us stand out.

Morgan Weller, 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.

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.

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.

Music

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.

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.

Spanish

Spanish Adventures provides young learners with a foundation for later success with the Spanish language. Music, games, children's Spanish literature, and other tools give children multiple opportunities to hear, practice, and see Spanish language for vocabulary and conversational development. Curriculum includes lessons on greetings, numbers, colors, animals, family, body parts and pets as well as how to get engage conversationally during common scenarios at home, a restaurant, or at the zoo. Qué pasa?

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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 staff members are dedicated professionals who are trained to provide a loving and nurturing environment to all the children in our care. We pride ourselves on creating an enriched environment and look forward to sharing this experience with you.

  • Morgan Weller

    Morgan Weller, Center Director

    I love watching the teachers and children learn and grow each day. The relationships that I build with the families are what inspires me to come to work each day!

    Morgan began as a School Age floater teacher while attending college, and came back each break to work at KinderCare. She became an Assistant Director in 2006 and later a Center Director in November 2009 at Arnold Kindercare, and absolutely loves her staff, children, and families.

    Year Started:
    4/1/2001
    Tenure:
    15 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    14 years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Education with a Minor in Psychology
  • Debbie Hercher

    Debbie Hercher, Assistant Director

    I love working with children as they continue to develop and grow each day!

    Debbie started her career at this center while she was a senior in high school. She has worked with all the age groups, but was primarily a Preschool teacher. Debbie was a manager for the center for many years, and has just stepped up as the Assistant Director for this Fall. She is so excited for her journey as an Assistant Director and looks forward to many more years at this center.

    Year Started:
    6/1/2000
    Tenure:
    16 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 years
    Education:
    Associate's in Applied Science and Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Sheri

    Ms. Sheri, Center Manager, Learning Adventures, and School Age Classroom

    I love interacting with children and their families.

    Ms. Sheri has worked with the KinderCare company since 1999. She is currently attending college to obtain her degree in psychology and is hoping to one day become a child psychologist. She loves working with the infants and watching them grow.

    Year Started:
    1/1/1999
    Tenure:
    17 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    13 Years
    Education:
    Associate's in Applied Science
  • Ms. Alyssa

    Ms. Alyssa, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Alyssa comes to us with 11 years of childcare experience.  She is currently in school obtaining her degree in Early Childhood.  Ms. Alyssa loves working with children, especially the infants. 

    Year Started:
    11/1/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    11
    Education:
    CDA, First Aid and CPR
  • Ms. Joanna

    Ms. Joanna, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Joanna is comes to us with many years of experience in a childcare center.  She currently has her qualifications in infant through prekindergarten.  She enjoys simply talking with children during one on one projects and getting to know them.  Seeing their wonderful personalities come through is a real treat for her.  

    Year Started:
    1/1/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 Years
    Education:
    90 hour certification and 45 hour infant/toddler
  • Miss Sarah

    Miss Sarah, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Sarah has several years working with children and loves all ages.  She really enjoys working with the infant age group to help them learn to develop through play.  Ms. Sarah is currently going for her Bachelor's in Psychology where she hopes to be a counselor working with children.

    Year Started:
    8/3/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    Since 2003
    Education:
    Associate's in General Studies
  • Ms. Brooke

    Ms. Brooke, Infant Classroom

    It takes a big heart to help shape little minds.

    Ms. Brooke comes to us with a desire to education and shape young minds.  She loves working with children and watching them learn and grow.

    Year Started:
    8/18/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Education:
    90 clock hour
  • Ms. ShaQuionna

    Ms. ShaQuionna, Toddler Classroom

    Always work for the minds of children

    Children have always been my number one passion.  Everything I do is to work towards my goal of becoming an effective teacher to the children.

    Year Started:
    8/31/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
    Education:
    Attending AACC for Early Childhood Special Education
  • Ms. Mel

    Ms. Mel, Toddler Classroom/Manager

    Ms. Mel comes to us with many years working with children. She is currently in the process of earning her degree in early childhood education.  Ms. Mel loves working with children to see their personalities evolve as they grow and develop. 

    Year Started:
    1/1/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8
    Education:
    45 hour, 90 hour, CDA
  • Ms. Gloria

    Ms. Gloria, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I love watching children grow and learn each day.

    Ms. Gloria comes to us with many years of childcare experience, and loves teaching children new things. She especially enjoys art time the most, and loves creating things with the children.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Gloria previously worked at another KinderCare out of state.
    Year Started:
    8/1/2009
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    14 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Rikia

    Ms. Rikia, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Please excuse our mess the kids are making memories.

    Ms. Rikia comes to us with many years experience working with children.  Ms. Rikia says she gets a warm fuzzy feeling being around children and loves watching them grow.  She is a twin and loves to sing, cook, and write poetry.  Her family is very important to her.  She looks forward to help shape the minds of the children.

    Year Started:
    11/2/2015
    Years in ECE industry:
    2004
    Education:
    90 hour certification
  • Katharine

    Katharine, Discovery Preschool Classroom/Floater

    An education is the most valuable thing you can give a child.

    Ms. Katharine comes to us as a college student studying elementary and special education. She joined our team this past spring 2015. She loves getting to come in every day and teach the kids new things.

    Year Started:
    4/6/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
    Education:
    currently a college student
  • Ms. Sara

    Ms. Sara, Preschool Classroom

    A great teacher takes a hand, opens a mind, and touches a heart.

    Ms. Sara transfered to us from another center in Orlando Florida.  She is an Education major, previously a theatre major.  She moved here to be with her significant other Anthony and continue her career in the early childhood field.  She grew up through our company with her mother Dawn being a teacher and an Assistant Director in Florida.  Ms. Sara is currently attending VWF online and will be transferring to AACC to continue her education in 2016.

    Previous Experience:
    Worked at the KinderCare in Orlando Florida since Spring of 2014.
    Year Started:
    8/3/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
    Education:
    90 hour certification
  • Ms. Shella

    Ms. Shella, Preschool Classroom

    I love being able to inspire each child to learn new things.

    Ms. Shella has two children, a girl named Autumn and a boy named Andrew. She enjoys spending time with her family.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Shella was a teacher's aide at a childcare after-school care program.
    Year Started:
    5/17/2002
    Tenure:
    14 Years
    Education:
    90 Clock Hour Course Certificate; Child Development Associate Credential
  • Ms. Karen

    Ms. Karen, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I enjoy working with young children. I love to hear the stories they share and I love reading stories to them.

    Ms. Karen has been at the Arnold KinderCare center since November 2003. She enjoys reading letter stories to the children and preparing them for Kindergarten.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Karen taught fifteen years in a local preschool.
    Year Started:
    11/1/2003
    Tenure:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    24 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's of Science Degree in Elementary Education
  • Ms. Terry

    Ms. Terry, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Ms. Terry comes to us with her love for children and enjoys working individually with children.  She has a degree in elementary education with additional work in early childhood education.  Ms. Terry loves helping prepare the children for Kindergarten.

    Year Started:
    4/14/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7
    Education:
    Bachelor Elementary Education
  • Ms. Chelsey

    Ms. Chelsey, School age Classroom

    I love being able to impact each child in some way. Also, seeing each child grow and learn.

    Ms. Chelsey has been working at KinderCare since 2010 and enjoys teaching the children every day. Her favorite activities to do with the children are playing outside and doing small group activities like patterning. She loves watching the children learn and grow each day.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Chelsey was an intern at a local elementary school.
    Year Started:
    10/13/2012
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 years
    Education:
    CDA, 90 and 45 Clock Hour Course Certificate
  • Ms. Kelyciaa

    Ms. Kelyciaa, School Age Classroom

    It's never too early to teach, it is never too late to learn

    I was born and raised in Washington, DC and I have been studying to be a teacher since freshman year in high school.  I enjoy learning new things just as much as I enjoy teaching new things to the children.

    Year Started:
    8/31/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
    Education:
    Currently attending AACC for a degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Christine

    Ms. Christine, Cook and Floating Teacher

    I love to watch the children grow and shape their own personalities. It is very rewarding to be able to help guide their learning experience.

    Ms. Christine loves helping make our food nutritous and delicious. She also feels very passionate about teaching children and helping in all the age groups. Her favorite thing to do with the children is singing songs, artwork, and read books. A special thing she does for her class is to make books for the children to read. Ms. Christine loves working with the children and their families to create a custom and enriching learning experience.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Christine worked at another KinderCare in 2003.
    Year Started:
    1/1/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 year
    Education:
    Associate's Degree
  • Ms. Jordan

    Ms. Jordan, Various classrooms

    I love impacting the children's lives and watching them grow.

    Ms. Jordan has been working at KinderCare for a year now. She took parenting classes in high school, and loves watching children grow and learn new things.

    Year Started:
    4/1/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
  • Ms. Brandi

    Ms. Brandi, Various Classrooms

    I love to watch the children grow and learn new things.

    Ms. Brandi is new with us here at Arnold KinderCare. She has taken three years of the child development program courses at her high school, and has received her 90 Clock Hour Course Certificate. Ms. Brandi enjoys teaching children new things as well as watching them grow.

    Year Started:
    10/9/2012
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Education:
    90 Clock Hour Course Certificate

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 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.

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegetarian
  • Special diets

Center Menu

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

We have a key code secured entry, with codes only given out to parents when they enroll so that they may then enter the classrooms to pick up their children. In addition, someone is always in the office, and teachers are not permitted to let anyone in the classroom without the Center Director's authorization. We also have name-to-face checks every 30 minutes.

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.

Kindercare is such an amazing center and such a great place for my children to go.
I studied childcare so my expectations are extremely high ( as I'm sure most parents are). They have exceeded my expectations.
Not only do I feel confident when I drop them off, I know they are in great hands.
All the teachers are professional, highly qualified, accommodating and so sweet:
I would highly recommend Kinder Care in Arnold to ANYONE!!

Proud Kindercare Parent
Christalene Karaiskakis
 

- Mother

We love sending Dylan to KinderCare knowing that he is getting the best care and attention needed to help him develop intellectually and socially. Dylan always has nice things to say about his teachers when he gets home. He loves to tell us what he learned and the friends he played with. We definitely look forward to sending our next little one there one day.

- Mother
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