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Floynell KinderCare

Carla Washington, Center Director

4435 Floynell Dr. Baton Rouge LA 70809
(225) 293-6599 Contact this center

Ages: 1 YEAR-OLDS to 12 Year-Olds

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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Jefferson Terrace, Westminster, Cedar Crest, Parkview

We are currently enrolling for all programs.


We are pleased to know that you have taken an interest at our KinderCare Learning Center. We offer memorable learning experiences and create a welcoming environment we are sure you and your family will enjoy. We take pride in everything that we do by creating and encouraging parental involvement activities that opens the door to building lasting relationships. We look forward to you becoming a part of our KinderCare family.

At Floynell KinderCare we have many long term devoted teachers that are fulfilling their purpose of commitment to children and their family. We provide programs and environments that enrich children's development, promote respect for children and celebrate the joy of childhood.

Carla Washington, Center Director

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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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Our kids are taking off!

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


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

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.

Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program


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.

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

Our teachers and staff at Floynell KinderCare are passionate about your child's happiness and growth and provide a safe, nurturing environment that cultivates self-esteem. This is more than a job for our teachers. It’s an opportunity for them to share their passion for life while they inspire, engage, and awaken the wonder inside each and every child. Our teacher's success is their constant and consistent communication and how they relate to our families.

  • Carla Washington

    Carla Washington, Center Director

    Carla has been with KinderCare for 28 years. She has worked in several classes before becoming an Assistant Director and now a Director. She enjoys working with and having fun with the children. Carla is known for being a “big kid” when she interacts with them. She has a wonderful rapport with the families encourages them to bring in other families.

    Year Started:
    31 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    28 years
  • Shelita Nellum

    Shelita Nellum, Assistant Director

    Ms. Shelita has worked with Kindercare since 2009. As a mother of three she knows and understands the different stages of childhood development. She also love to nuture the development of all children. Ms. Shelita also has experience with older age groups that make her even more special. She started has a loving and devoted  infant teacher and now she is a growing Assistant Director.

    Year Started:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 years
    Assoociate's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Chantell

    Ms. Chantell, Toddler Classroom

    I love my work and I do it with pride....I'm passionate about working with kids because our children are our future.

    I have been a part of KinderCare for just a few days but I really feel that it is a great place to work.  I have been in childcare for 10 years and really love working with kids.  I'm ready to be a part of the kids and parents lives.  Ready to make each child smile and each family welcome.  So lets start a new beginning.

    Previous Experience:
    I have been in childcare for 10 years so working with kids is my passion something i love doing because i believe our children are our future.
    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Ms. Rita

    Ms. Rita, Toddler Classroom

    Mrs. Rita has been with KinderCare for more than 10 years. She works in the Toddler class. She loves seeing the children's smiling faces and hearing their little voices. She loves that children love to learn new and exciting things. She knows that they’re paying attention even when others think they’re not. She loves to hear them say her name in their little voice.

    Year Started:
    14 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 Years
  • Ms. Beverly

    Ms. Beverly, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Beverly loves taking part in teaching, guiding and influencing children in a positive way. She is a loving mother of two daughters that exceeded at KinderCare. Ms. Beverly has been with KinderCare since 1988 and worked with all age groups. The Two’s are her favorite age group because they so active and look at the world with excitement. She has been our Assistant Director for 10 years but missed seeing children’s everyday accomplishments and went back to the classroom. Ms. Beverly considers her children a part of her family and loves to see that family grow.

    Year Started:
    29 Years
  • Ms. Tazonia

    Ms. Tazonia, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Tazonia (Ms. T) has been a part of the KinderCare family since May of 2012 and works with all age groups. The toddlers and two’s are her favorites because it’s never ending learning and excitement. Her main goal is making the children and parents smile because she knows the children are our future. It makes her smile when parents come and ask if the class has gone over a certain subject, because their child has talked about it at home. She also knows that even though a child may act like he/ she is not listening, they really are.

    Year Started:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 Years
  • Ms. Trice

    Ms. Trice, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Clorissa (Ms.Trice) has been a part of the KinderCare family since 2009. She’s been working in childcare for 7 years and absolutely loves and adores children. She is a dedicated two year old teacher. The thing she loves most about teaching is the fact that she is taking part in guiding and influencing children in a positive way. The smile on her children’s faces inspires her to go to work every day.

    Year Started:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 Years
  • Ms. Brittany

    Ms. Brittany, Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Brittany has been a part of the KinderCare family since 2011 and takes pride in being a dedicated three year old teacher. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education. She comes to work everyday with hopes of making her students smile. Ms. Brittany understands that the children come first and will one day lead us into the future. She believes that learning through play is the best way to get in the children's little minds and influence their development. It makes her day to hear the kids repeat the things she teaches them daily.

    Year Started:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 Years
    Bachelor's of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Cherodie

    Ms. Cherodie, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Ms. Cherodie, the newest addition to the KinderCare family, began work in January 2013. After graduating from the University of Southern Mississippi with a Bachelor's of Arts degree in Mass Communication, minor in Art, hhe worked as an Activities Assistant with a local nursing home for six months. During this time, she received news of acceptance to the Manship School of Mass Communication at LSU, to pursue her Master’s degree. Ms. Cherodie, affectionately called Ms. Cheri by many students, has been thrilled to work with the children, mainly her afternoon Prekindergarten class. She emphasizes the brilliance of visual expression of children in order to both learn and explore one’s creativity.

    Year Started:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 Years
    Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Mass Communication, Minor in Art
  • Ms. Betty

    Ms. Betty, Prekindergarten Classroom, Health and Safety Coordinato

    Ms. Betty is married with three wonderful children (two sons and one daughter) and one granddaughter. She attended Southwest Community College in Summit, MS and studied General Education for two years. After college she worked in the public school system as a Teacher's Assistant in Special Education. She started her career at KinderCare at Center #272 as a Preschool teacher. She has also served as an Assistant Director for two years. She has applied and received the Certification of Excellence and a Child Development Associate Credential in order to enhance her ability as a teacher. She is presently a Prekindergarten teacher and Health and Safety Coordinator and has worked for KinderCare for over 25 years.

    Year Started:
    29 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    26 Years
    Child Development Associate Credential
  • Ms. Iris

    Ms. Iris, Cook

    Ms. Iris loves to cook. She is passionate about making the food look like a gourmet meal. She loves to watch the children enjoy their food, knowing it is nutritious and healthy for them. It makes her feel great when they tell their parents how tasty the meals are. She enjoys going to each classroom to hear them say "Ms. Iris, you cooked this? This is good!"

    Year Started:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 Years
    Certificate in Food Service Management

Upcoming Center Activities

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April's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Growing Gardens

What better time to explore the beauty and science of flowers and gardens than the spring? Infants’ learning will focus on sensory experiences with different plants and flowers, while toddlers and three-year-olds have the opportunity to learn how to care for plants. We’ll plant seeds in soil, water the plants, observe bugs and discover how they help plants grow, and even plant a butterfly garden outside! We’ll build math skills by counting seeds, learn new vocabulary words related to flowers and plants, and as always, sing songs and read books involving gardens. 

Children 4–5 years old: In the Spring + Wild Animals

For children in the Preschool and Transitional Kindergarten Classrooms, April is about exploring all things spring and discovering wild animals! Preschoolers will look for signs of spring outdoors, make mud cakes and count the twigs placed in them, and paint still-life paintings of things related to spring. When our learning turns to wild animals, we’ll learn about the habitats and habits of creatures big and small while maintaining a focus on learning lowercase letters. 

The older children in Transitional Kindergarten will focus on project-related work and pick something to work on together. In years past, children have painted a mural, made spring parade floats, painted wild animal masks, and created a model of a wild animal’s habitat. Both of these units focus on expanding the children’s understanding of the natural world around them.

Monday April 10, 2017
Come get a sneak peek of summer at KinderCare during our Open House event, from April 10th – 14th.

At KinderCare, our summer adventures are designed for learning and fun. We love taking our experiments outside, having special guests visit our centers, and even exploring our senses on walks outside or by rolling around in the cool grass. We can’t wait to meet you and show you what makes our centers special and why we would love to spend our summer with you!

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

Holidays Observed

We observe the following holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • President's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • 4th of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day

Please note that because holidays observed may vary between centers, please be sure to check with your Center Director for specific closures.

Health and Safety

KinderCare at Floynell works hard to enhance the foundation of health and safety in our center. The personal safety and well-being of each one of our employees as well as the prevention of injuries and illnesses to the children and families that we provide care is of primary importance. We promise that everyday we will care for, nurture, and educate your children in a safe and loving environment.

At KinderCare, what families say about us means a lot. Read below some of the great experiences our families have had with us.

Share Your Story
If you have a story about your experience at KinderCare, please share your story with us.

I would like to thank you for the Phonics Adventure class that my son has been taking for the last several months. He has learned so much in the time in the class and he LOVES the lessons. He always wants to do worksheets at home and is always telling us the sounds that various letters make. We knew he would be studying phonics, but this class has taught him so much more. I was shocked to see him write his name, and I love to see the workbook that he brings home and how he has progressed in his writing abilities. I would highly recommend this class to all parents it is a wonderful way to prepare your child for kindergarten and the kids have a blast!

- Mother

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