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Buford KinderCare

Katina Peters, Center Director

2865 Buford Highway Northeast Atlanta GA 30329
(404) 321-0485 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
South of North Druid Hills Road. On Buford HWY.

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!

Georgia Pre-K Pre-Registration for the 2016-2017 school year will be held at the center on February 1-5, 2016 from 10am-12pm.  Space is limited. Contact your Center Director for more details and information.
 
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Welcome

Welcome to Buford Highway KinderCare located in Atlanta. We welcome you and your family to become a part of our fast growing and thriving KinderCare family. We are a center that is working to provide quality care In Early Childhood education for our youth. Our Center is dedicated to exceeding standards for Early Childhood Education by bringing together a diverse group of learners. While sustaining the quality of our classrooms, we foster the social, emotional, cognitive and physical development of our children. The teachers at our center are dedicated to providing a fun and safe learning environment for our students.

Katina Peters, 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.

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.

Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program

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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  1. Sunday January 01, 2017
    1. January's Learning Focus

      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. 

  2. Monday December 26, 2016
    1. Center Closed in Observance of Christmas Day

Teachers & Staff

The staff at the Buford Highway KinderCare are dedicated to planting the seed of learning. Combined, our teachers have over a century of passion and teaching in the Early Childhood Education field. We provide a warm, safe, and structured environment by consistently sustaining a quality classroom. All lead teachers at our center have a minimum of a Child Development Associate's credential of better. Overall, we share the commitment to developing the best leaders we can and ourselves being leaders in Early Childhood Education.

  • Katina Peters

    Katina Peters, Center Director

    I am passionate about my job because I feel it is very important for children to have a quality, nurturing, educational, and safe learning environment.

    Ms. Katrina Peters is the Center Director. She has a degree in Early Childhood Education, and she has worked in severals roles within a childcare center, from a cook to a teacher for every age group. Although she has been with KinderCare since January of 2011, she has over 18 years of experience in the industry.

    Previous Experience:
    Katina was previously a teacher, Assistant Director and Director.
    Year Started:
    1/14/2011
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    18 years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Jonnette Fair

    Jonnette Fair, Assistant Director

    Ms. Jonnette loves seeing the children enjoy the learning process.  She comes to work each day excited about the opportunity to contribute to the team as well as creating a safe and nuturing environment for students.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    A Bad Case of Stripes
    Year Started:
    8/20/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
    Education:
    Bachelors of Arts in Economics
  • Ms. Shanna

    Ms. Shanna, Program Specialist

    Ms. Shanna is big on setting up props based on the theme of the month. The children enjoy them.

    Year Started:
    5/11/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    13
  • Ms. Mary

    Ms. Mary, Infants

    Ms. Mary loves watching children grow from day to day.  She enjoys coming to work and seeing her babies and their smiling faces.  She also enjoys seeing them grow up and come back to visit.

    Year Started:
    2/1/1983
    Tenure:
    33 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    31
  • Miss Takeyla

    Miss Takeyla, Infants

    Ms. Takeyla loves seeing smiles on childrens faces when they learn new things.  She also enjoys doing lots of arts and craft activities with her students.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Very Hungry Caterpillar
    Year Started:
    8/20/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Nicoya

    Ms. Nicoya, Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Nicoya loves seeing how the children enjoy the learning process.  She is inspired by the opportunity to contribute to the team as well as creating a safe and nuturing environment for the students.

    Year Started:
    4/14/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5
  • Ms. Teria

    Ms. Teria, Toddlers

    Ms. Teria loves seeing the lives of young children rise and grow to their full potential.  Everyday she is excited to come to work because she knows that she is going to be able to teach the children something new and inspiring that will help the live a successful life.

    Year Started:
    9/6/2011
    Tenure:
    5 Years

December 2016 Events

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  1. Thursday December 01, 2016
    1. December's Learning Focus

      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.

  2. Monday December 26, 2016
    1. Center Closed in Observance of Christmas Day

About Our Center

Our center has over 200 years experience in Early Childhood Education.  We are a loving, family oriented educational environment; and we would love for you and your family to become apart of our family.

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • AM Snack
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Holidays Observed

New Years Day
Memorial Day
Fourth of July
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day
Day After Thanksgiving
Christmas Day
*** Columbus Day (Professional Development)***
***Presidents Day (Professional Development)***

Health and Safety

At KinderCare, the safety of our children and the confidence of our parents are points of pride we take extra steps to ensure that health and safety is a priority at our center. From daily sign-in, 30 min check for child supervision to our strict parent / guardian identification and single keypad access, we maintain rigorous standards; we also have a designated health and safety coordinator on-site that is responsible for overseeing that our center is in compliance with health and safety matters put forth by licensing, we also ensure that Our staff members are all First-Aid and CPR certified, Our daily maintenance leaves nothing to chance.

At KinderCare, what families say about us means a lot. Read below some of the great experiences our families have had with us.

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If you have a story about your experience at KinderCare, please share your story with us.

We love Buford KinderCare! We transitioned here from another large daycare and found KinderCare to be Superior in all ways. The facilities are kept clean. The meals and snacks incorporate fresh fruits and vegetables. The teachers are friendly, loving, and wonderful at gently disciplining when needed. My son often doesn't want to leave when I come to pick him up. I have nothing but praise for Buford KinderCare. It's our home away from home.

- Mother

Buford KinderCare is just the best center for Toddlers in the North Druid Hills area! Our girl loved every single day of her three-and-a-half years there and developed close bonds with both the teachers and her school mates. The curriculum is top notch and the teachers are kind, loving and just all around awesome. We adore the center and everyone in it. I would highly recommend Buford KinderCare to anyone who is looking for a place for their Toddler to grow and develop.

- Mother

Not long after returning to work, I chose to move my son from another daycare to the Buford KinderCare. I was a little leery of putting my child through a major change at his age on the heals of returning to daycare. But I needn't have worried. All the teachers and staff at the Center are wonderful and were extremely understanding and were the prime reason why son's transition was so smooth. He grins from ear to ear when we pull into the parking lot. He's happy at the end of the day. All of the staff know him by name and all have little stories of his antics. Their stories let me know that they are attentive to every child regardless of whether the child is in their class or not.

- Mother
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