Emilie Scacco, Center Director
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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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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