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KinderCare of Avon

Emilie Scacco, Center Director

35680 Detroit Rd. Avon OH 44011
(440) 937-0700 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 YEAR-OLDS
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Special Instructions:
Near the Avon Commons entrance behind State Farm

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
All Avon Local Schools

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Welcome

Welcome to the KinderCare of Avon! Thank you for your interest in our center. Our teachers are dedicated to treating each child as an individual and creating fun and safe learning environments where children are able to explore and learn. Our play based curriculum is designed to teach the "whole" child; helping develop their physical, social, emotional and academic abilities. We would love to show you our beautiful school and introduce you to our friendly staff!

Emilie Scacco, 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.

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.

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.

Participating Child Care Aware Center

KinderCare has partnered with Child Care Aware® of America in an effort to offer fee assistance for Active Duty military families and solutions to their child care needs when care at a Child Development Center on the installation is not available.

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.

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  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

Our staff members have a combined total of over 150 years experience in the Early Childhood Education field! Our talented staff takes great pride in our center and our classrooms. We work hard each day to make every family feel welcome, while providing the best care possible for the children in our center.  We are here to help you and your family!
 

  • Emilie Scacco

    Emilie Scacco, Center Director

    I love working with kids because every day is a new adventure.

    Emilie has a Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education from Wittenberg University. She has been with the company since 2009 and at the KinderCare of Avon since July of 2012. Emilie loves her job because it gives her opportunities to connect with children, parents and her employees.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare in the fall of 2009, Emilie had various opportunites to work with children. She was a family nanny before taking on a fulltime position as a second grade teacher in Columbus, Ohio. She moved to Cleveland in 2008 to be closer to her family. She worked as a substitute teacher and a volleyball coach before becoming a preschool teacher at the KinderCare in Mayfield Heights. She took on various roles at the Mayfeld location and when an opportunity to become an Assistant Director opened at the KinderCare in Avon in 2012, Emilie decided to transfer. She took on the role of Center Director in the fall of 2013.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems
    Year Started:
    9/8/2009
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Charity Dodson

    Charity Dodson, Assistant Director

    The best part about teaching is when kids get excited to learn. They will use a new word they learned or sing a new song and it's exciting!

    Ms. Charity joined the KinderCare of Avon team in August of 2013. She worked as the fulltime Preschool teacher and brought a lot of fun to her classroom. She proved to be a great educator, so she was chosen as the Learning Adventures teacher to help kids with their Phonics and Math skills. Due to her commitment to our center and her drive to succeed; when the Assistant Director position opened in June of 2015, she was the best choice for the job! She builds great relationships with families and always brings positivity and laughter to our center.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare, Ms. Charity worked as a Preschool teacher at the Windfall School MRDD and at Merryhill Academy as an Infant teacher.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle
    Year Started:
    8/19/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6
    Education:
    B.S. in Biology
  • Ms. Shea

    Ms. Shea, Discovery Preschool

    I want to be there for each child, to help them achieve their goals to move on to the next class.

    Ms. Shea joined our team in the summer of 2015. She is very artistic and was quickly used by all of our teachers to help enhance their classrooms and lessons. She makes lasting, meaningful relationships with the children she teaches and their families. Ms. Shea also spends her time volunteering with the Big Brother/Big Sister program.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Shea has previously worked as a babysitter for many families.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
    Year Started:
    7/28/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
    Education:
    Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Julia

    Ms. Julia, Float Teacher

    I love being able to make a difference in such young minds.

    Ms. Julia is very passionate about working with children. She came to our center in October of 2015 and fit right in. She is always willing to help in any capacity and has grown to know and love the children in every classroom. Her goal is to reach each student individually to help them grow and succeed.She believes every child should be given the opportunity to learn every day.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Julia has previously been a baby sitter and is going to school for her Early Childhood Education degree.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Jamberry by Bruce Degen
    Year Started:
    10/20/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
    Education:
    Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Rachel

    Ms. Rachel, Infant B Classroom

    I love the 'ah-ha' moment. The look on a child's face when s/he goes from not understanding to understanding is amazing!

    Ms. Rachel started as a floating teacher before proving that she was a great fit with infants, and moved into our full time Infant B classroom. Ms. Rachel challenges her infants and celebrates their developmental milestones. She has extensive knowledge in education and is able to confidently discuss children's development with parents. Her goal is to help every child reach his or her potential.

    Previous Experience:
    Before coming to KinderCare Ms. Rachel worked as a substitute teacher.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
    Year Started:
    8/19/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Elementary Education, Master's Degree in Literacy
  • Ms. Michelle

    Ms. Michelle, Infant Classroom

    I love being a part of something that is so very important and knowing that I make a difference in someone's life.

    Ms. Michelle started with us in March of 2012 as an Infant teacher. It is very evident when you walk into her classroom that the children love her. She loves helping her Infants discover something new. Ms. Michelle is currently working towards her Child Development Associate's Credential and is a very important part of our school.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to starting at KinderCare Ms. Michelle worked with Infants in a different childcare center for five years.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
    Year Started:
    3/26/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 Years
  • Ms. Nichole

    Ms. Nichole, Infant Classroom

    Every child is different and deserves respect.

    Ms. Nichole has previously worked as an intervention specialist and misses the meaningful relationships she had with each child. She decided to get back into teaching and has been a great addition to our infant room. She talks sweetly to the children and they are engaged in every activity she leads with them from reading stories to sensory activities.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining our team Ms. Nichole worked as a substitute teacher for Parma schools and was an intervention specialist for five years in the Maple Heights School District.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    I Don't Want to Take a Bath by Julie Sykes
    Year Started:
    2/23/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
    Education:
    Bachelor's of Science and Elementary Education Degree
  • Ms. Stephanie

    Ms. Stephanie, Infant Classroom

    I love watching the children grow and realize their worth and what they can accomplish when they try.

    Ms Stephanie started with us in our toddler classroom. She showed many strengths such as her caring disposition and her desire to give the best care and educational experiences possible. Early in 2016 she made the move to our infant class and has found her niche. She brings joy, excitement, and love to our infants each and every day.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Stephanie has worked at two other childcare centers before starting with us.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Horton Hears a Who by Dr. Seuss
    Year Started:
    11/9/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
    Education:
    Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Stacy

    Ms. Stacy, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I want the children in my classroom to feel loved and have a life long love for learning.

    Ms. Starcy came to KinderCare with previous experience in a pre-k classroom. She took over the curriculum fairly quickly and won the respect of all the children. She has made working in their math and writing journals fun and something the children look forward to doing.

    Previous Experience:
    Before coming to KinderCare Ms. Stacy worked at another child care center.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
    Year Started:
    3/30/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    10
  • Ms. Kaiti

    Ms. Kaiti, School Age

    I love to explore new topics with the kids and to have fun while we learn.

    Ms. Kaiti joined our team in the summer of 2016. She has helped around the center in all classes and then transitioned to the school age classroom. She has transformed the room with her creativity and invests herself in the children every day. Her enthusiasm to teach is infectious and makes lasting relationships with the students.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Kaiti has worked with children of all ages as a nanny, a teacher at Avon Latchkey, and a teacher's assistant.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
    Year Started:
    5/4/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
    Education:
    Bachelor's of Science in Inclusive Children Education
  • Ms. Melissa

    Ms. Melissa, Toddlers

    I love seeing the children's smiling faces when you walk into the room.

    Ms. Melissa has been with us in the toddler room since 2015. She has brought her knowledge from babysitting and from other centers with her. She is great at engaging the children in sensory activities and having fun! The kids love to listen to her read stories and can't wait to see her every morning.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Melissa has worked as a babysitter and at various other child care centers.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Tony Chestnut by Laurie Monopoli
    Year Started:
    1/4/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    10
  • Ms. Sam

    Ms. Sam, Toddlers

    I love seeing the children grow and learn!

    Ms. Sam is currently going to school for early childhood education. She started at our center in April of 2016 and brought her outgoing personality to the toddler classroom. She is very determined to teach the children in a positive way and enjoys laughing and being silly with each of them.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister
    Year Started:
    4/21/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
    Education:
    Associate's of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Bonnie

    Ms. Bonnie, Preschool Classroom

    Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important." - Bill Gates

    Ms. Bonnie joined our team in the fall of 2013. She made a positive impact in our Toddler room immediately. She does an awesome job keeping the kids on a daily routine and providing lots of activities for them. You can always hear Ms. Bonnie singing throughout the day to keep her kids engaged. In 2015 she made the move to our Preschool classroom. Her goal is to help children develop socially, emotionally, and physically.

    Previous Experience:
    Before coming to KinderCare, Ms. Bonnie worked at another childcare center in Texas. She also has experience running a home daycare.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Very Inappropriate Word by Jim Tobin
    Year Started:
    9/10/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 Years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Intro to Teaching
  • Ms. Brenda

    Ms. Brenda, Preschool Classroom

    I love watching children grow and learn each day, and knowing that I'm playing an important role in their development.

    Ms. Brenda started with KinderCare as the Discovery Preschool teacher. She made the change to the Preschool classroom in the fall of 2013 and brought her years of experience to the three-year-old room. Her ambition has always been to work with children and it has been fulfilled!

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Brenda previously worked as a childcare provider for the military out of her home for thirteen years.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Brown Bear, Brown Bear by Bill Martin Jr.
    Year Started:
    6/22/2009
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    17 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential

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

Welcome to the KinderCare of Avon! We look forward to meeting you and your family to show you our curriculum and enrichment programs! We are confident that once you visit you will love our educated, warm and nurturing 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!
 

Awards and Recognition

  • NAEYC Accreditation

    NAEYC Accreditation

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Holidays Observed

New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and the day after, Christmas.  We are also closed on Presidents Day and Columbus Day for Professional Development for our teachers.

Health and Safety

Your child's safety is important to us. Our center has a secure keypad entry that only allows current families and staff access to our building. We have three outside play areas that are fenced in and designed specifically for your child's age group. All of our staff are trained in CPR, First Aid and Developmentally Appropriate Practices for their age group.

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.

When our family first came to KinderCare, we had been fortunate to have an in-home nanny for the first 4 years of my daughter's life. With both parents working, this was such a blessing! Because of this, I was a bit nervous about moving to a childcare center, expecially regarding 1-on-1 time with a teacher/adult. So, prior to enrollment, I took the time to personally visit 3 centers in the Avon area. KinderCare stood out significantly as the best. It was the cleanest, had the most engaged activities and "extras" (like Phonics class), and the teachers were so friendly. Only at KinderCare did the teachers introduce Claire to two other girls in the class so they could play while I spoke with the staff. The teachers remembered both of our names and really made us feel like family! Once enrolled, the teachers gave her attention she needed and helped her to overcome her initial fears of being with so many other kids. Not only did she have more social skills than the other children upon entering Kindergarten, but she was also at a more advanced reading level than many of her classmates. Being at KinderCare helped Claire conquer her fears of larger groups and be able to interact with kids and parents from a variety of ethnicities and family structures. Deciding to enroll Claire at KinderCare has been one of the best decisions that I've made for her! As a summer KinderCare "schoolager," Claire knows all of her classmates from years prior and loves to attend the field trips. She has found an environment in KinderCare that helps her thrive!

When our son arrived, our family once again relied on KinderCare. Like any new (or new-again) parent, I was anxious about having an infant in childcare, especially because Claire had only attended as a pre-Kindergarten student. Once again, I visited KinderCare with my son, prior to enrollment. The teachers were gentle and loving with him. When he "officially" enrolled, we knew everything would be all right-the teachers formed such a close bond with the children, even at that young age! As a toddler now, Isaac gets excited for "school" as we drive to KinderCare in the mornings! He knows the routines and likes to show Mom and Dad where his cubby is or how he sits correctly in the chairs. He is happy and healthy!

As a family with two working parents, we are so thrilled to have found partners in our children's upbringing! We adore Ms. Emilie and know that she runs a well-oiled machine at KinderCare of Avon! The teachers are top-notch; you will be thrilled you chose KinderCare!

- Mother

My son has been in the Infant A room since he was six weeks old and he's now eight months old. The center has the most kindhearted, loving, and patient teachers. They show my son affection often and he has the biggest smile on his face when he sees Ms. Michelle, Ms. Nichole, Ms. Rachel, or Ms. Julia. He loves their attention and snuggles and they've taught him so much. They each engage him in different ways but all clearly love children and love their jobs. I really love that they refer to the kids as "their" babies. Each of the teachers as well as Emilie, the Center Director, and Charity, the Assistant Director, are always happy to talk to me about any concerns or ideas I have, and they share so much about Dominc's day with my husband and I. Each of them knows Dominic personally and remembers his likes and dislikes, celebrates his milestones, and makes us feel important and heard. They take our opinions seriously and are always willing to make accommodations to make us comfortable and happy with the care he's receiving. In short, we absolutely love KinderCare and the Avon center staff! They're fantastic and really deserve some recognition.

- Mother

I feel very comfortable leaving Brant in Ms. Michele's room as I know how dedicated she is to looking after the babies. M ichele is very good at following parent requests especially when it comes to the baby's likes and dislikes. Michele remembers all their little quirks and that is a big reason why the room is a calm and safe place. I know Brant is well looked after because the infant teachers pay close attention to him-they know his thumb sucking is a sign he's tired so they can put him down before he starts to cry, they know he adores bananas, they know he likes to be cuddled upright and face to face-not cradled-all these things mean I can feel comfrotable that Brant is well looked after, each day. I frequently see MIchele and Cristina down on the floor, playing, cuddling, an interacting with the babies. Brant is excited when he arrives in the morning too-he has a big smile for his teachers and can't wait for them to pick him up!

- Mother

Our experience in the Infant room has been great! The teachers are always smiling and welcome our baby with kind words each morning. The teachers interact with the children through play and exploration. They make beautiful wall displays and an overall fun and safe environment. My daughter smiles everyday I drop her off which gives me comfort she is happy there. The teachers are also very informative when I pick her up about her experiences throughout the day. I would recommend the Avon KinderCare to any new parent!

- Mother

Ms. Michele and Ms. Anni are absolutely wonderful!! They truly care for each and every child. My son is very happy to see them in the mornings. As a working mom its nice to know your children are in good hands here at KinderCare Avon. I couldn't ask for better teacher for my children. Ms. Michelle and Ms. Anni make you feel like they are part of your family. We just love them!!

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