Jennifer Brannon, Center Director
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Welcome to Auburn KinderCare! We are excited that you have chosen to look into what our school has to offer your family. Our school is designed to engage your child on all levels-physical, intellectual, language, emotional and social. We are confident that once you visit and meet our warm and nurturing staff that you will decide this is the school for your child. We take the time to get to know each child individually while building strong and lasting relationships with our families. We would love to schedule a time to meet you and your family so that we can start building that relationship! Come join the KinderCare family!
Jennifer Brannon, Center Director
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The teachers at Auburn KinderCare are like family. The average tenure of our teachers is five years or more. Most of our teachers have their Child Development Associate’s credential or a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree. We are all very passionate about providing the best care and education for your children while you are away at work or school. Our teachers ensure daily communication about your child’s day and email you each week to ensure that families are aware of any changes, events or activities happening in your child’s class.
We strive for excellence in all that we do at Auburn KinderCare and look forward to having your child at our school!
It is my belief that our job as early childhood educators is so very important and that we set up the foundation for a child's future academic success. There is nothing that I want more in the world then to have a child be successful in life and I believe in working for this company because their share this belief with me.
Jennifer has been working for KinderCare Learning Centers since October of 2003. She has taught in the Toddler, Discovery Preschool and School Age classroom. From there Jennifer went on to serve as the Assistant Director of Auburn. Less then a year later she became the Acting Center Director and in July of 2013 become the Center Director. Jennifer is passionate about creating the best environment for the children and families at her facility.
I love creating each individual bond with every child as well as their families. Having the opportunity to know an create bonds with every child as well as their families in all ages is something that I am thankful for and look forward to every day.
Francesca started working for KinderCare in 2013. Before obtaining her current position of Assistant Director Francesca worked at the Meridian KinderCare as a Lead Teacher in their Toddler class. Before coming to KinderCare Francesca worked at the Little Gym as their Program Director and Lead Instructor.
The best part of working with children is when they are learning something new and you hear them talking excitedly to their parents about what they have learned.
I love working with children and watching them grow and develop everyday. Children are my passion because I know I am making a difference in the lives of young minds. When I see a milestone that has been achieved it lets me know that I am making a difference. A difference not just in the student's lives but in the lives of their families.
I have been with Auburn KinderCare for seven years. Prior to my KinderCare years I attended college originally to be a high school physical education teacher, though later decided to focus on Early Education. I then started with KinderCare in May of 2008. I am the Lead Infant teacher and enjoy watching all of the babies grow and develop. I love to know I make a difference in not only the students lives but in all of the families lives here at KinderCare. I have been head of our Learning Adventures program for the last two years. In Phonics class I enjoy teaching the children their letters and sounds, which in turn leads to reading. I love seeing all of the musicians and cheerleaders in action, they truly bring sunshine to the center. Even though I am a teacher and help children learn and grow, I feel that the children help us all learn and grow. Children remind us to always find our inner 'kid', which makes everyday an amazing one. My goal is to have my team, families and kids not only continue to grow and develop, but succeed.
Kids are my passion. They are the reason I love coming to work everyday seeing their smiling face and knowing I can make a difference in their life. It is not only important to have a relationship with the children but also their families too.
I enjoy working with children because I love to watch them grow. I love the fact that I can come to work everyday and know that I am making a difference in each child's life. I am also thankful for the relationships I have created with the children and their families.
I have worked for KinderCare for a year and a half. I have spent most of my time teaching in the toddler and infant classrooms. Right now I am the lead toddler teacher and my main goal for each child is to help them grow into the best person they can be. Before I worked with KinderCare I lived in Texas and worked in childcare there. I have worked in childcare for six years and I have enjoyed every minute of it.
Sometimes what we don't do is every bit as powerful as what we do
I love working with children and teaching because children are like sponges. They soak up every little bit of information you give them. Watching them grow and achieve even little things, from walking to writing their name for the first time, gives me so much joy!
The best part of teaching is that light bulb moment. That exciting moment when you see a child achieve a goal they have been struggling with. Seeing the children full of pride and sharing the excitement with them as well as their family is an amazing and special time.
I have been a teacher at Auburn KinderCare since October of 2008. While mainly focusing in the Toddler and Discovery preschool classrooms I do have experiences with all ages. Before coming to the KinderCare family I was with another learning center for two years prior giving me about nine years experience in early education. It is my goal to provide a safe, nurturing and fun environment.
There is nothing better than seeing a child's "ah ha!" moment because of what you have taught them. I am 100% here for the children's education and care.
I love teaching young children and helping them grow. I love watching their faces light up when they understand a concept you have been teaching. I am thankful knowing that I have had an impact on a child's future.
I enjoy the children each day. It is great to see them grow and learn new concepts.
Working with children is very rewarding to me. It gives me the greatest satisfaction to see them learn, grow and reach new milestones everyday.
I love cooking for the children because they are always appreciative.
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.
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.
We observe the following holidays:
Please note that because holidays observed may vary between centers, please be sure to check with your Center Director for specific closures.
Here at Auburn KinderCare it is our number one priority to make sure that children are in a safe, clean and healthy environment. To help ensure this we have daily signing in and signing out procedures and strict parent or guardian identification release procedures.
Our facility is secured wit a key-pad entry as well as a fully fenced play year and parking lot for the safety of the children and their families.
All of our staff is CPR and First Aid Certified in case of emergency situations. Our Health and Safety Coordinator does routine checks of the items in our facility to ensure that they are in good repair and also conducts monthly disaster drills and training for the staff so the building is prepared for any emergencies.
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 though the various training opportunities in the community.
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