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Picardy KinderCare

Lizzie Tierney, Center Director

7315 S. Picardy Ave. Baton Rouge LA 70808
(225) 769-0805 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds

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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Magnolia Wood, Wildwood, and Mayfair

We are currently enrolling for all programs.


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!

Lizzie Tierney, 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.

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  • 4 Stars in the Quality Start Child Care Rating System of Louisiana

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


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.

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.


Spanish Adventures provides young learners with a foundation for later success with the Spanish language. Music, games, children's Spanish literature, and other tools give children multiple opportunities to hear, practice, and see Spanish language for vocabulary and conversational development. Curriculum includes lessons on greetings, numbers, colors, animals, family, body parts and pets as well as how to get engage conversationally during common scenarios at home, a restaurant, or at the zoo. Qué pasa?

Teachers & Staff

Here at KinderCare we take pride in providing you with the highest quality in care and teachers. Our staff is committed to improving the lives of children and the families we serve. We believe in reflecting this commitment through our words and actions. Service is our heart and soul.

  • Lizzie Tierney

    Lizzie Tierney, Center Director

    Lizzie has been with KinderCare for over 15 years in three different states! She is originally from New Jersey and has worked at several different centers there as well as a center in Mississippi and 2 centers in Louisiana! Lizzie's favorite part of her job is visiting the classrooms and having dance parties with the children. Don't be surprised if she's wearing a tutu and showing the class how to tendu! Lizzie has a little one of her own,  Miss Stella Jane Sunshine who loves her infant classroom and teachers! Lizzie and Stella currently live in New Orleans with their kitties Charlie and Jack. 

    Previous Experience:
    Lizzie has worked as a Prekindergarten teacher, a Kindergarten teacher, Assistant Director and Director all with KinderCare Education!
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Where the Wild Things Are 

    Year Started:
    17 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 Years
    Bachelor's Degree from Rutgers University
  • Ms. Filia Wappas

    Ms. Filia Wappas, Assistant Director

    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Bacholer of Science in General Family and Consumer Science
  • Ms. Janice

    Ms. Janice, Infant B Classroom

    It makes me feel good knowing I am needed when I come in to work; I know I make a difference.

    Ms. Janice started with the company in September 2000 and is one of our Infant teachers. She enjoys bonding and taking care of her babies.

    Year Started:
    17 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Betty

    Ms. Betty, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Betty is our Infant teacher and has been employed with KinderCare for 35 years. She has worked as an Assistant Director, Center Director and teacher. She has worked at several KinderCare locations. Ms. Betty has always loved being with younger children and loves that she has the opportunity to help shape their future. She has also worked as a trainer to train other teachers on room arrangements and education instructions. To work with young children is a rewarding feeling for her.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Betty's previous experience includes working as an Assistant Director, Center Director and a teacher for all age levels.
    Year Started:
    36 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    38 Years
  • Ms. Marciala

    Ms. Marciala, Infant Classroom

    The love of children is very special. Watching them grow and learn new things everyday is very rewarding.

    Ms. Marciala loves working in the Infant room. She enjoys singing, dancing, reading and teaching the kids in Spanish as well as in English. She feels that introducing them to another language at such an early age will be very beneficial to them as they grow. Ms. Marciala has been employed with KinderCare for almost 18 years.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Marciala has previous experience working as a babysitter.
    Year Started:
    21 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    19 Years
  • Valerie Jackson

    Valerie Jackson, Preschool A

    Ms. Valerie is our Program Specialist, ensuring the delivery of our curriculum and responsible for training and coaching staff in this role.  She is also one of our Preschool A teachers and our Learning Adventures teacher.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Valerie came back to KinderCare in June of 2015 after being gone for almost 5 years. Previously she was a teacher, Assistant Director, and Director for KinderCare.
    Year Started:
    2 Years
  • Ms. Price

    Ms. Price, Toddler C Classroom

    I look forward to seeing the children's smiling faces each day.

    Ms. Price has been with the company since 1979. She has had the opportunity to grow and develop, as she has held several other positions. Ms. Price most enjoys being a part of the children's development. She takes pride in making learning fun and memorable.

    Year Started:
    38 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    35 Years
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Cynthia

    Ms. Cynthia, Toddler A Classroom

    I love working with toddlers. The smile on their faces brings me such joy.

    Ms. Cynthia is one of our Toddler teachers and loves working with kids. She enjoys teaching them and seeing them learn. Her motivation is when the kids jump and sing with her during small group time. The smiles on their faces makes Ms. Cynthia very happy.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining our center Ms. Cynthia worked at another KinderCare location.
    Year Started:
    22 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    24 Years
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Nyshekita

    Ms. Nyshekita, Toddler B Classroom

    I love seeing the children's smiling faces. When I'm working these are my kids.

    Ms. Nyshekita or Ms. Kita as we call her loves being a part of the children's development. Her favorite part of the day is being able to interact with the children during their art projects and small group times. She says watching the children explore their surroundings and expressing what they feel brings a smile to her face.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Nyshekita has previous experience working as a babysitter and tutor.
    Year Started:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4 years
    Bachelor's of Science Degree in Psychology
  • Ms. Antoinette

    Ms. Antoinette, Discovery Preschool B Classroom

    I love seeing the children smiling faces and helping them learn new skills.

    Ms. Antoinette is one of our Discovery Preschool or two year old teachers. She has a passion to work with kids and enjoys this age group a lot. She loves to complete creative expression projects with them because she says it allows them to be free and and express how they feel through art while learning at the same time. It melts her heart to hear the kids chant "good morning or bye" when she enters or leave the room.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Antoinette has worked in other childcare centers.
    Year Started:
    13 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16 years
    Child Development Associate's credential
  • Ms. Aimee

    Ms. Aimee, Preschool B Classroom

    Education is fundamental.

    Ms. Aimee is a Preschool or three-year-old teacher. She enjoys working with this age group. The idea that she is preparing the kids for Prekindergarten motivates her to come to work everyday. Ms. Aimee loves to hear her children's input during circle time, and thinks kids are a blessing and being able to reach out to them everyday is rewarding.

    Year Started:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 years
  • Ms. Kerry

    Ms. Kerry, Floating Teacher

    I love to see the children learning and sharing with their classmates.

    Ms. Kerry is a Support Teacher. She has been with KinderCare for six years. Her passion is coming to work and seeing the children learn, share and sing and play with their friends. Ms. Kerry feels so rewarded when the kids give her a hug. She makes sure to tell them to have a good day and that she love them.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Kerry worked at another childcare center for eleven and a half years.
    Year Started:
    21 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    18 Years
    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education

Upcoming Center Activities

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September's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Spaces and Places and All About Me
As infants and toddlers explore the spaces and places around them, children in Discovery Preschool will learn all about what makes people the same as well as what makes them different. Infants will experiment with moving toy cars around, build block towers and then knock them down, and even take a tour of the center to see what things are like outside of their classroom! Toddlers will get all revved up as they take a closer look at different vehicles and learn more about neighborhoods, communities, and the jobs that grownups have. In Discovery Preschool, children will be learning about themselves as they play games that strengthen their five senses, discuss feelings and emotions, practice self-help skills, and work on learning the names of body parts.

Children 4 to 5 years old: All About Me and My Home and Family
It’s the beginning of the school year—the perfect time to get to know each other better! Older children will be spending time sharing about themselves, their homes, and their families as they learn what makes people the same and what makes them different. Children will bring their own experiences to the drawing board as they create group stories and 3-D collages about families and homes, pantomime different home- and family-related activities, and draw self-portraits. With our curriculum’s project-related learning component, children in Transitional Kindergarten work together to decide on an individual or whole-group project related to the theme. Past projects have included creating a class book about emotions or working together to build a small-scale home, but who knows—the children may come up with a unique idea that’s entirely their own!

Monday September 04, 2017
Center Closed for Labor Day

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.

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Holidays Observed

We are closed for the following holidays:  New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and the day after Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.

We will also be closed for Professional Development Day twice a year on President's Day in February and Columbus Day in October.

Health and Safety

Here at Picardy KinderCare, the safety of our children and the confidence of our parents are points of pride. We offer many different safety features that will put your mind at ease while at work. Before entering our building we have a keypad entry system, where only our families enrolled have the entry code to enter the building. We also enforce daily sign-in and strict parent/guardian identification. Outside the building, we have four different fenced playgrounds with an adult length latch to open the gate. Our center is a peanut free school. All staff is CPR and First Aid certified. For further details, please feel free to get in touch with our director.

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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I love to feed my daughter at lunch because the classroom is so relaxing and the teachers are so kind. They say 'I love you" when babies cry and give kisses when they smile. I know my daughter will enjoy her time here because I do!

- Mother

I enjoy visiting my grandson during the day. Everyone is so nice. The atmosphere is very warm and welcoming. To be able to go in at anytime and visit lets me know that he is well taken care of.

- Grandmother

My son attends KinderCare during the summer and school breaks. He really enjoy himself when he is here. The teachers are nice and make you feel welcome at all time. I'm glad that they offer a program for school age children.

- Mother

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