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Old Chamblee-Tucker KinderCare

Alish Teele, Center Director

3520 Old Chamblee-Tucker Rd. Atlanta GA 30340
(770) 938-9828 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
Chamblee Tucker Road and Northcrest Road. One Block from Kentucky Fried Chicken & Taco Bell.

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Creekside, Pleasantdale, Henderson Mill, Evansdale, Libsey, Oak Cliff and Midvale.

Now Enrolling For Georgia Prekindergarten

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!
 

Welcome

Welcome to the Chamblee-Tucker KinderCare. We are very proud to offer the best early educational programs in the country from infant to kindergarten and beyond!

Alish Teele, Center Director

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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.

Teachers & Staff

Our experts designed our classrooms — and every activity and lesson — to help prepare your child for success in school and beyond. With designated learning centers such as dramatic play and blocks in every classroom, children have the opportunity for rich social play and child-initiated discovery. You’ll also find that our classrooms feature a print-rich environment full of carefully selected materials, written charts and labels, and children’s literature. By helping your child connect spoken words and print, we’re helping develop early literacy and writing skills. Whether your child has first words or first grade on the horizon, we’re excited to show you how everything in our center is designed for learning!

  • Alish Teele

    Alish Teele, Center Director

    Watching children get excited about learning has become one of the most rewarding parts of my day

    My name is Samantha Holland, and began my transition into child care six years ago in February 2007 as an Assistant Director. Although my background is not Education or Child Care, I cannot picture myself doing anything else. To be fortunate enough to come to work everyday and affect someone’s life in a positive way has been one of the biggest blessings in my life.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare, Samantha worked in Business Management.
    Year Started:
    2/19/2007
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 years
  • Alish Teele, Assistant Director

    ”Working with young children in the field of Early Child Care is all I've ever done, and all I can see myself doing.

    My name is Alish Teele, Assistant Director for KinderCare 300408. I started my career with KinderCare in 2003 as a PreSchool 3's Teacher. I had help several positions over the years and have helped many other Centers, but KinderCare 408 will always be my home. I am currently attaining my my Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education Administration. It is truely a pleasure serving the Families in our Community.

    Year Started:
    6/4/2003
    Tenure:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 years
  • Ms. Melissa

    Ms. Melissa, Preschool Classroom, Program Specialist

    A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.

    Ms. Melissa has been a tremendous addition to our center. She has influenced and motivated her co-teachers to continue their education. She cares for each child as if they were her own. Ms. Melissa implements the Early Foundations curriculum in a fun and exciting way. She brings creativity and understanding to the classroom. She gets to know each of her families personally and that helps her to understand each child. She does activities that help develop physical, intellectual, language, emotional and social skills.

    Year Started:
    4/1/2010
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Della

    Ms. Della, Infant Classroom

    Children make our future brighter.

    Being a mother of three children Ms. Della realizes the importance of quality care. She started working at KinderCare after her youngest went to Prekindergarten. She was previously a state certified and licensed provider in her home. Ms. Della left the corporate world to devote her gifts to children of all ages. She enjoys working with children because each day is different, filled with new experiences.

    Year Started:
    7/1/2005
    Tenure:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 Years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Business Management, Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Susanna

    Ms. Susanna, Infant Classroom

    Treasures are the glow in children's eyes when they learn something new.

    Ms. Susanna has been working with Infants for five years. She translates for our Spanish speaking families. She loves watching children reach developmental milestones. Her classroom is full of enhancements that allows our infants to develop. Ms. Susanna loves seeing the children learn to crawl, walk and say their first words.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2009
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 Years
  • Ms. Jasmine

    Ms. Jasmine, Infants

    My name is Jasmine Carter and I have been in childcare for 12 years. What I like most about childcare are the interactions that I get have with little people everyday. I chose the childcare profession because I want to have a positive impact on the lives of young children. Being a positive role model for children is such a rewarding experience and makes me feel good about what I do everyday.
     

    Year Started:
    9/26/2014
    Years in ECE industry:
    12
  • Ms. Christina

    Ms. Christina, Toddler Classroom

    Teachers don't impact for a year, but for a lifetime.

    Ms. Christina has been teaching for six years in Early Childhood Education. She received her Associate's Degree in 2011. She has taught all age children from Infants to After School. There is no better job than teaching. Each day is different and children are a constant source of amazement. They are fun to work with and watching them grow is extremely rewarding. Everyday is an adventure!

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Christina has previous experience in childcare working with all ages.
    Year Started:
    9/1/2012
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 Years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Donche

    Ms. Donche, Toddler Classroom

    My name is Donche and I have been in childcare for six years. I enjoy being apart of a child’s everyday learning experience. I chose childcare as my profession because knowledge is vital and I want to be able to teach children how to be successful in their future.
     

    Year Started:
    12/15/2014
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 Years
    Education:
    BA in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Terry

    Ms. Terry, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I am Terry Kagler and I have been in the childcare industry for 10 years. Children are our future and the preschool years are a vital time for early brain development. I chose to invest my heart in childcare so that I could help develop future leaders. My goal as a teacher is to help children believe in their limitless ability.
     

    Year Started:
    3/17/2015
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
  • Ms. Eunice, Preschool Classroom

    I learn from children everyday. My goal is to give them the gift of learning that will last a lifetime.

    Ms. Eunice started with KinderCare in February 2003. She has worked with every age group. Ms. Eunice started working in the Prekindergarten classroom in the Spring of 2003. This is where she excelled. Ms. Eunice has worked in the Prekindergarten room from 2003 to 2009, when she took a leave of absence and decided to come back to work with the Preschool kids in 2011.

    Year Started:
    2/1/2003
    Tenure:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 Years
  • Ms. Quanithia

    Ms. Quanithia, Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Quanithia has been in the education field for six years. She began her employment at KinderCare in August 2013. She received her Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education at the University of Phoenix in 2013. Ms. Quanithia currently attends Grand Canyon University were she will obtain her Bachelor's Degree in Education. One of Ms. Quanithia's many talents is drawing and painting while using her creative imagination.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Quanithia has previous experience working as a Lead Prekindergarten teacher.
    Year Started:
    8/1/2013
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 Years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Bertha

    Ms. Bertha, Prekindergarten Classroom

    A good teacher is like a candle - it consumes itself to light the way for others."  - Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, translated from Turkish

    Ms. Bertha has been with KinderCare for eleven years and has been a Classroom Instruction Coordinator, Family Resource Coordinator and now a Prekindergarten teacher. All of the positions Ms. Bertha has held have taught her never to stop learning because there is always a better way. What keeps her going is the feeling that no one can love, teach and support the way she does. She feels obligated to always be there for her students.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Bertha has previous experience working as a Classroom Instruction Coordinator and a Family Resource Coordinator.
    Year Started:
    8/8/2002
    Tenure:
    13 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    11 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Dereka, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Being a teacher is an adventurous journey.

    Ms. Dereka has been working with kids for over ten years. She is a mother of three boys ages 14, 8 and 6. Ms. Dereka attended Alabama A&M University where she received a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education. She has been teaching at KinderCare for a year. There's always a fun and exciting day in her classroom.

    Year Started:
    8/1/2012
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    13 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Tiffany

    Ms. Tiffany, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Being caring, thoughtful, honest and genuine collectively are the building blocks to be an empowerment to our future generation."
    "To be empowered is a beautiful thing.

    Ms. Tiffany has been with our company for six years. She has worked with all age groups but has a great passion for working in our Prekindergarten program. She is currently in school to obtain her degree in Business Administration and then continue on to become a certified teacher in ages Prekindergarten to fifth grade. Ms. Tiffany is very creative when it comes to enhancing her classroom. She loves to try new things and explore the minds of her students. Being creative and using their imagination as much as possible is one of the many ways Ms. Tiffany gets to know her students individually and helps them achieve their goals.

    Year Started:
    8/1/2007
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Andrea

    Ms. Andrea, Cook, Health & Safety Coordinator

    Children are the brightest stars in the sky.

    Ms. Andrea was raised as an only child growing up and always wanted a brother or sister. She started babysitting children when she was twelve years old. She had other various jobs, but when she started childcare she came to the realization that this was a career she enjoyed doing. Ms. Andrea enjoyed it so much that it's also a part time job on the weekends. She enjoys helping families and she loves her job.

    Year Started:
    8/1/2009
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    13 Years

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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.

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • AM Snack
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

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

Kinder Care is proud of offering the best health and safety environment to all our families in the center. We provide nutritionally balanced meals and snacks. We encourage hand washing and cleanliness to assist in the prevention of spreading germs and diseases. All of our students enter with up to date immunizations and we pride ourselves in the education of all of our teachers in Child Abuse and Neglect and Infectious Diseases just to name a few.

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.

My family truly appreciates all of the hard work and dedication from the staff at Old Chamblee-Tucker KinderCare. Every day they make us feel welcomed and loved. We know our daughter is in great hands and have no worries during the day. Ms. Holland is an amazing Director and treats each child like her own. There is no other place for our child!

- Father

Both of my children have literally grown up at the KinderCare on Old Chamblee-Tucker Rd. My oldest child started at this location in 2009 when he was eight weeks old and has recently started Prekindergarten there. My daughter is also blossoming there in the Toddler Room. From the Infant Room through Prekindergarten, the Director and her staff have always exhibited the right ratio of love and positive enforcement. I have peace of mind knowing that my children are learning in a safe and loving environment. The staff truly plays the role of parent-extenders and I feel blessed that my family's path has crossed with the Director and her staff.

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