Catrina Brazier, Center Director
- Every Day · Every Child · Excellence · Accreditated · Knowledge Universe
Welcome to KinderCare Greenwell Springs! Thank you for taking time to learn more about our wonderful school and all we have to offer in Early Childhood Education. We understand that the art of teaching is so important that it should only be practiced by individuals dedicated to excellence, and we encourage you to come meet our staff and get to know the wonderful individuals who will be guiding your child throughout their day! 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.
Catrina Brazier, 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.
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 and staff at the Greenwell Springs KinderCare are passionate about educating and nurturing children. Our teachers have an average of 10 years of Early Childhood Education experience. The majority of our teachers have either a Child Development Associate's credential (CDA), or Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education. The KinderCare team strives for excellence through continuing education from bi-annual company trainings and ongoing state facilitated trainings. At the end of the day, the true key to our teachers' success is their passion for teaching and their love of learning.
We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he or she is someone today. ~Stacia Tauscher
Catrina has a unique way at looking at things, always with a cheery voice and a smile. She has become a strong leader and although new to the position of Director she has grown and dedicated herself to learning all she can to succeed. Catrina is very personable and eager to make people happy. Parents love her great attitude and energy. She started as a teacher Prekindergarten center in 2002, and has grew to the point of being promoted in June of 2007 to Assistant Director. Although she is a Center Director now she spends time in the classroom as needed and keeps her teaching abilities strong. The children adore her and it is obvious that she feels the same about all of the children and families.
I love when the light bulb goes on in a child's head when they understand what they are being taught. I became a teacher to make a difference. I believe in quality over quantity.
Jamesia provides a well balanced environment where every child becomes engaged in a comfortable yet stable environment.
I love seeing the children's sweet little faces light up when they have accomplished something. I love coming to work because children bring so much joy each day that I am with them. I am passionate about helping each child move to the next task and goal in their lives.
I love working with Pre- K because I get to play an important part in the lives of my students who are our future leaders.
I love to see their little faces light up every morning ready to learn and having fun. i love that i get to be apart of their development and making this time of their lives special and unique.
Ms. Angelon has a strong passion for children. She enjoys singing and dancing with the children. Ms. Angelon's favorite part of the day is the morning when the children are arriving. She loves to see their smiles and is excited to start another rewarding day.
Nothing you do for children is ever wasted." - Garrison Keillor "It's never to late to have a happy childhood." - Tom Robbins
I love making a difference in children's lives. I am passionate about the children and their safety.
Ms. Mieko has been in childcare for 14 years. She has also operate her own in-home daycare for three years. In June of 2009 Ms. Mieko started with KinderCare and she is a dedicated teacher who loves her children as if they are her own.The uniqueness about Ms. Mieko would be her genuine spirit.
I love to see my children grow and develop new skills day by day.
Ms. Caroline is inspired to come to work each day by the children and the parents she gets to work with. She loves her job!
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.
At the Greenwell Springs KinderCare, your child's safety is one of our top priorities. We have the keypad entry and fenced playgrounds. Our Health and Safety coordinator conducts fire drills and helps to maintain high cleanliness standards.
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.
Download helpful guides and other resources to make your child care decisions easy.