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Galleria Parkway KinderCare

Marcus Lemond, Center Director

1650 Galleria Pkwy Atlanta GA 30339
(770) 951-9080 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 6 YEARS
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Welcome

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!

Marcus Lemond, Center Director

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AMERICA’S MOST ACCREDITED

We’re so proud!

Nationally only 10% of daycares are accredited–nearly 100% of our learning centers are. That’s a big difference, and that means KinderCare kids are getting the very best. Here’s why.

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SCHOOL-READY

Our kids are taking off!

By kindergarten, our kids are testing ahead of their peers. Read all about it.

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.

Monthly Activities

July's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: What’s the Weather and Wonderful Water
This month we go all natural as infants and toddlers are introduced to the weather and children in Discovery Preschool experiment and have fun with water. Sensory adventures will continue for infants as they explore playing with colored water and experiment with how pinwheels and scarves move in the wind. Meanwhile, toddlers will use musical instruments to create the sound of rain and will connect their learning to the world as they role-play different weather scenarios, such as a warm summer day at the beach and a cold, snowy winter day. In Discovery Preschool, children will be learning about different bodies of water as well as how people use water in their everyday lives.

Children 4 to 5 years old: Spectacular Science and All About Books
In the first two weeks of this month, we take older children on a scientific journey of discovery to learn more about the natural world before turning the focus to the amazing world of books! Preschoolers will learn about states of matter, force, motion, and magnetism; children in Pre-K will learn about natural formations like rivers, mountains, and deserts; and kindergarteners will discover the importance of reducing, reusing, and recycling. When we turn to books, children will learn about the different parts of books, explore the roles of author and illustrator, and learn what makes a book fiction or nonfiction.

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.

Private Kindergarten Programs (5 – 6 Years)

As children reach school age, our comprehensive full-day kindergarten program helps them explore, communicate, and create – all in a nurturing, small-class setting. Our team of expert educators has created a unique curriculum of reading, language, arts, math, science, and physical fitness that’s presented in a fun way to encourage a lifelong love of learning. Plus, our program is aligned with local and state elementary school standards, so children will be prepared to confidently enter first grade.

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

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.

Teachers & Staff

My team and I would love to meet you and your children. Come in for a tour and don't forget to ask about our free day offer!

  • Marcus Lemond

    Marcus Lemond, Center Director

    Everyday, I am inspired by each child and family in my center. The impact that I have on them will last a lifetime.

    Mr Marcus is originally from Louisisana. He has been with KinderCare since 2008. For a long time, he has known education and working with children was his passion. He graduated college with a Bachelor Degree in Computer Science. He went on to serve two years in Americorp working in an elementary and high school. In his spare time, he enjoys reading to children, spending time with family, and traveling. Every day he hopes to bring a warm and fun environment to the center where children are happy learning and growing.

    Previous Experience:
    Schoolage Teacher, Assistant Director, Americorp
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss

    Year Started:
    6/9/2008
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9 Years
    Education:
    Computer Science
  • Ms. Bea

    Ms. Bea, Assistant Director

    Ms. Bea joined KinderCare in August 1994. She started out as a floater. She also spent ten years in the military. She loves to read, dance and most of all spending time with family and friends. She has always loved and cared for children. 

    Previous Experience:
    Before joining KinderCare she worked in an education and rehabilitation center.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Hansel and Gretel 

    Year Started:
    8/24/1994
    Tenure:
    22 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    40
    Education:
    Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Katrina

    Ms. Katrina, Program Specialist

    Ms. Katrina has always had a passion for serving children and their families. She enjoys music and is always looking for different ways to express her creativity.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Katrina worked with a Georgia Prekindergarten program.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Oh, the Places You'll Go!

    Year Started:
    4/1/2013
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 Years
    Education:
    Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education, Bachelor's of Science Degree in Business Administration
  • Ms. Adalina, Health and Saftey Coordinator

    Adalina has lived in Georgia for a year. She has a Master degree in Human Resources and a bachelor of arts in accounting. She is very excited to teach and learn from the children that are in her classroom.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Beauty and the Beast by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve

    Year Started:
    11/1/2016
  • Ms. Umme

    Ms. Umme, Learning Adventures

    I love the fact that I get to interact with children of diverse backgrounds, each unique in their own way. I immensely enjoy their energy, their willingness and eagerness to learn and grasp new ideas.

    Ms Umme Kulsum is a preschool teacher working during the morning hours. She brings more than two decades of teaching experience, from Preschool to 6th grade. She has expertise in Mathematics and Science. In addition to teaching, she has actively been involved in student counseling which reflects in the way she interacts with the students at KinderCare. Currently, she is helping students in developing phonic skills and is also focusing on writing Alphabets.

    Previous Experience:
    Teaching for more than 20 years
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs  

    Year Started:
    3/3/2015
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6
    Education:
    Associate Degree of Arts in Education
  • Ms. Amalia

    Ms. Amalia, Cook

    Amalia is originally from Guatemala. She was an in home child care provider for three years and has always loved working with children. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking,  80s music, walking and dancing.  

    Previous Experience:
    Accounts Payable
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Dr. Seuss's ABC

    Year Started:
    2/19/2016
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
    Education:
    Bachelor of Science in Marketing
  • Ms. Shirita, Infants

    I enjoy watching children learn and grow.

    Mrs. Shirita enjoys making a positive difference in the lives of her students. She believes that all children are unique individuals with various gifts and talents. She enjoys watching these gifts unfold and develop.

    Year Started:
    1/3/2005
    Tenure:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    11
  • Ms. Jennifer

    Ms. Jennifer, Preschool Classroom

    "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." -Nelson Mandela

    Jennifer Desir was born and raised in Queens, New York. She moved to Marietta, Ga for a better life with her family. She has been teaching at KinderCare Learning Center for almost 17 years. She attended Kennesaw State University and earned her bachelor's degree in Human Services. She loves teaching the preschool children. She enjoys watching them learn as they play in the classroom.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss

    Years in ECE industry:
    17 years
    Education:
    Bachelor of Science in Human Services from Kennesaw State University
  • Ms. Dominique

    Ms. Dominique, Private Prekindergarten Classroom

    Dominique Daniels has been married since 2004. She and her husband have three wonderful boys together and she absolutely loves children! She attended a prestigious all girls high school named Saint Dominic Academy. She graduated cum laude in 2004 from New Jersey City University with a degree in Psychology. She served eight years in the Army National Guard as a Mental Health Specialist. She is also the author and illustrator of the children's book, "Mike and the Bike: Money Doesn't Grow on Trees." She has been teaching Prekindergarten with KinderCare since January 2007. Her enthusiasm about teaching seems to make the children love coming to school. Her experience puts them on a journey for a lifetime love of learning.

    Previous Experience:
    Mental Health and Early Childhood Education
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Mike and the Bike: Money Doesn't Grow on Trees 

    Year Started:
    1/11/2007
    Tenure:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10
    Education:
    Psychology

Upcoming Center Activities

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July's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: What’s the Weather and Wonderful Water
This month we go all natural as infants and toddlers are introduced to the weather and children in Discovery Preschool experiment and have fun with water. Sensory adventures will continue for infants as they explore playing with colored water and experiment with how pinwheels and scarves move in the wind. Meanwhile, toddlers will use musical instruments to create the sound of rain and will connect their learning to the world as they role-play different weather scenarios, such as a warm summer day at the beach and a cold, snowy winter day. In Discovery Preschool, children will be learning about different bodies of water as well as how people use water in their everyday lives.

Children 4 to 5 years old: Spectacular Science and All About Books
In the first two weeks of this month, we take older children on a scientific journey of discovery to learn more about the natural world before turning the focus to the amazing world of books! Preschoolers will learn about states of matter, force, motion, and magnetism; children in Pre-K will learn about natural formations like rivers, mountains, and deserts; and kindergarteners will discover the importance of reducing, reusing, and recycling. When we turn to books, children will learn about the different parts of books, explore the roles of author and illustrator, and learn what makes a book fiction or nonfiction.

Tuesday July 04, 2017
Center Closed for 4th of July

Monday July 17, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

Tuesday July 18, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

Wednesday July 19, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

Thursday July 20, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

Friday July 21, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

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

Center Menu

Holidays Observed

President's Day
Columbus Day
Thanksgiving Day and the Friday Following
Christmas Day
New Years Day
Fourth of July
Labor Day
Memorial Day

Health and Safety

Our center has a fenced playground, key pad entry, and all teachers are CPR and First Aid trained.

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My child has attended this center since he was an infant. We love the staff and the management team. There have been some changes but the care my child receives has only gotten better!

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