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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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off Cobb Parkway

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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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 know 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! -Dr. Seuss
    Year Started:
    6/9/2008
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9 Years
    Education:
    Computer Science
  • Nia Bradley

    Nia Bradley, Assistant Director

    The 1st five years have so much to do with how the next 80 turn out

    Nia Bradley hails from the windy city of Chicago, IL. She has a BA in Political Science and a Masters of Business Administration with an emphasis in Human Resource Management. She owned and operated her own business for 7 years. She has been in Early Childhood Education since 2011. She feels that in order to be an effective or a great leader, you have to love your team. She loves her team and feels that they work well together to provide their families with the best care possible.

    Previous Experience:
    Department Chair Manley Career Academy
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Cat in the Hat- Dr. Seuss
    Year Started:
    9/9/2011
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4 years
    Education:
    Masters of Business Administration
  • Ms. Keyal

    Ms. Keyal, Infant Classroom

    Our children are our future so lets lead them there.

    Previous Experience:
    Has worked with Head Start and disabled children.
    Year Started:
    10/1/2011
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    14 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Education
  • Ms. Millie, Infants

    Love working with infants and watching their development progress.

    Millie has been with KinderCare since 2014. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Alabama A&M University. When she moved to Georgia, she was a substitute teacher at the International Academy of Smyrna grades K-8. She loves to tell stories, sing, dance, and finger play.

    Year Started:
    9/23/2014
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
    Education:
    Business Management
  • Ms. Ashley, Learning Adventures

    Year Started:
    11/14/2013
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    6
  • Ms. Umme, Preschool

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

    Ms. Katrina, Preschool Classroom

    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 at a Georgia Prekindergarten program.
    Year Started:
    4/1/2013
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 Years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education, Bachelor's of Science Degree in Business Administration
  • 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:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    11
  • Ms. Shayna

    Ms. Shayna, Private Prekindergarten Classroom

    Children are our future so we mold them today to become successful leaders tomorrow.

    Teaching and working with children has been a passion for Ms. Shayna for many years. She started working with children as a counselor and progressed from there. Shayna has a passion for molding children into great future leaders.

    Previous Experience:
    Taught 2nd and 3rd grade
    Year Started:
    11/1/2013
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    13 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Business, Pursuing a Master's Degree in Education
  • Ms. Dominique, Discovery Preschool

    If I won the lotto I'd still teach. Children are our future

    Dominique has been with KinderCare since 2007. She spent 7 of those years teaching Pre Kindergarten. She uses her experience from Pre K to help get the Discovery Preschoolers on the right track. Her enthusiasm about teaching makes the children love coming to school. Her experience puts them on a journey for a lifetime love of learning.

    Previous Experience:
    Mental Health
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Mike and the Bike, Money doesn't grow on trees, Play it up
    Year Started:
    1/11/2007
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10
    Education:
    Psychology, ECE Certified
  • Ms. Judy

    Ms. Judy, Nutrition Specialist

    I love to see the smiles on the children's faces when I bring food to their classroom. I'm their favorite person.

    Judy began working for KinderCare in 2011. She worked at a previous center for 7 years as a Toddler and Preschool teacher. Judy has a CDA in Infant/Toddler Early Childhood Education and 25 years in food service management with the Kroger Company. It is my pleasure to serve children in all areas of need.

    Previous Experience:
    Retail Manager for 25 years
    Year Started:
    7/1/2011
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential

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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

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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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