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Beachwood KinderCare

Meghan Keefe, Center Director

24753 Chagrin Blvd. Beachwood OH 44122
(216) 378-1590 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 YEAR-OLDS

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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Mercer Elementary School, Boulevare Elementary School. Beachwood Schools bus to our School.

At our school we take great pride in making sure that our families feel a sense of community. Our teachers plan a family gathering at least once a month. We have many family events throughout the school year, such as: Fall Fest, Harvest Lunch, Winter Gala, Parents Night Out and many more! We pride ourselves on the diverse cultures represented through our school. We find many ways to celebrate our diversity. This gives our families time to meet and interact, so their children are able to maintain these life long relationships. We also hold Parent Teacher Conferences three times a year, with the option to schedule a time to meet with your child's teacher at anytime that parents see necessary. Our teachers make daily Care Calls to families of children in their classroom, this gives parents a rundown of how their child's day is going beofre even picking them up from school! In our PreK classroom we celebrate Graduation in the summer for our children that will be heading off to Kindergarten in the Fall. And just like any Graduation, ours is preceeded by a PreK Prom! We have many family events throughout the school year as well!


Welcome to Beachwood KinderCare! At our school we believe that children construct their own knowledge through their interactions with people in their environment. Through play, children’s lives are shaped and developed. From birth, our programs are formed to support children’s growth and development. Our curriculum is built on the comprehensive developments in Physical and Motor Development, Communication Skills, Social and Emotional Development, Approaches toward learning, Cognition and General Knowledge, and Creative Arts. Throughout the day children engage in whole group instruction, small group instruction and child directed play in our Learning Centers. We would love to set up a tour so you can see firsthand how our teachers are guiding and touching lives every single day.
At our school we look forward to many different events throughout the year! Some of the fun and exciting Family events that you can look forward to are Grandparents Day Party, Fall Festival and Fall Parade, Harvest Luncheon, Winter Gala, Valentine’s Day Party, Spring Party, Muffins with Mom, Donuts with Dad, Prekindergarten Prom and Prekindergarten Graduation.

Meghan Keefe, 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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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

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 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

We are so lucky to have such wonderful and qualified teachers as a part of our team at the Beachwood KinderCare! Our teachers are part of a passionate group that celebrates each child's gifts. Our teachers thrive in the diverse culture of our school.

  • Meghan Keefe, Center Director

    Meghan has been at Beachwood KinderCare for five years, starting out as the Assistant Director, then taking over the Center Director role three years ago. She loves getting the chance to work with all of the talented teachers at our school. They bring so much joy to our children and families daily. Meghan looks forward to playing an active role in your child's growth and development.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Meghan worked in Non-Profit Early Childhood Programs.
    Year Started:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    13 Years
    Bachelor's of Science Degree in Family Studies
  • Elizabeth Wagner

    Elizabeth Wagner, Assistant Director

    There is always a way as long as you're committed. ~Author Unknown

    Elizabeth has enjoyed her journey with KinderCare very much. She started out as a teacher and is honored to be able to touch so many lives. She feels it is the best feeling in the world! Being able to mentor and guide the teachers at her center and provide them with support and education is a whole other aspect that Elizabeth enjoys. She loves seeing the excitement in a child's eyes when they accomplish something new that they have learned."

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to her current role, Elizabeth taught children of all ages, ranging from Infantcy to Prekindergarten.
    Year Started:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 Years
    Bachelor's of Science Degree in Human Development and Family Studies, Minor in Health Promotion
  • Ms. Alycia

    Ms. Alycia, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Alycia is very excited to be joining our KinderCare Team! She has experience working with children of all ages, but feels like the best fit for her is our Infant and Toddler Classroom. She has so much energy and really brings her creativity to the forefront in the classroom. Ms. Alycia has outstanding communication with our families and is always willing to go the extra mile!

    Year Started:
    3 Years
  • Ms. Amber

    Ms. Amber, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Amber brings such love to the children in her class each day. She makes it a point to speak to each Infant as a "little person", even coming up with loving little nicknames for each of them. Her communication with parents and families is outstanding. Ms. Amber goes above and beyond to make sure that each child is learning new things daily!

  • Ms. Angel

    Ms. Angel, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Angel has had a lot of experience with all age groups during her time at KinderCare. She fell in love with the Infant class and the program. She provides a calming and nurturing energy each day in her classroom. She loves getting to be a part of each child’s growth during such a crucial part of a child's development.

  • Ms. Autumn

    Ms. Autumn, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Autumn joins our team with a ton of excitement and enthusiasm! You will always find her dancing around her classroom, and making sure that each child in her classroom is receiving that special one on one moment throughout the day. Ms. Autumn understands the importance of communication between her and her families, and is always willing to go the extra mile for the children in her class.

    Year Started:
    3 Years
  • Ms. Sharice

    Ms. Sharice, Infant Classroom & Floating Teacher

    I am so lucky to be a part of the KinderCare team. I have 12 years experience working with children of all ages, and I have found that my passion lies with the Infants. It gives me great joy to nurture all the babies in my care, and watch them grow and develop. It makes my day when Infants that have transitioned to older classrooms come back and visit me from time to time, it really reiterates why I have such a love and passion for my job.

  • Ms. LaPria

    Ms. LaPria, Infant Classroom

    Ms. LaPria brings such a happy feeling to the Toddler classroom. She works diligently with families to make sure that there is open communication as to each child's progress. Ms. LaPria loves to implement music in her daily lesson planning. You can always catch her singing or humming a tune!

  • Ms. Aleesha

    Ms. Aleesha, Toddler Classroom

    Ms. Aleesha is very excited to be a part of the Toddler program here at KinderCare! She is currently taking classes towards her Early Childhood Education Degree. She really enjoys interacting with the children throughout the day! She loves circle time where she gets to sit with the children and read stories, and discuss their day.

    Year Started:
    3 Years
  • Ms. Cheyenne

    Ms. Cheyenne, Toddler Classroom

    I am so excited to be joining the KinderCare Beachwood team. I have 4 years experience in childcare with children of all ages. My passion when working with children is implementing a fun and exciting circle time that children all will be engaged in. I love coming to work each day, and seeing the smiling faces of all the children in my classroom. I look forward to working with and touching the lives of so many children in the future here at KinderCare.

  • Ms. Kathy, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Kathy joins the Discovery Preschool classroom with over 20 years of Early Childhood Education experience. She has had experience working with all age groups, and really finds that her passion lies with the early preschoolers. She really makes learning fun and exciting for the children in her classroom.

    Years in ECE industry:
    20+ Years
  • Ms. Sheila, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Sheila is brings a ray of sunshine to the Discovery Preschool classroom. She truly feels that each child in her class is her own, and loves getting down on their level and engage them in the different curricular activities. You will always find Ms. Sheila singing or dancing in the classroom with her friends.

  • Ms. Carly

    Ms. Carly, Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Carly is thrilled to be joining the KidnerCare team! She really enjoys focusing on the importance of building that solid foundation of education to prepare all the children in her class for Preschool. Her favorite areas of focus are art, music, and just the one on one conversations that she has with all her students throughout the day.

    Year Started:
    3 Years
  • Ms. Tanika

    Ms. Tanika, Preschool Classroom

    Tankika has had experience with all different age groups over the last year while teaching at KinderCare. She has found that the best fit for her is the Preschoolers. She loves being able to begin teaching a concept, and watch it grow and develop with the child. She really takes pride in preparing children for PreK and then later on Kindergarten. 

  • Ms. Ashley S.

    Ms. Ashley S., Prekindergarten Classroom

    Ms. Ashley comes with an abundance of experience with the Arts. She was an art major and really enjoys incorporating different areas of Art into her daily routines. She is very energetic, and always greets her children and families with a smile. Walking into the Discovery Preschool classroom, you can clearly see how much learning is going on. There are charts, pictures, and evidence of learning all over the classroom.

    Year Started:
    3 Years
  • Ms. Brittany

    Ms. Brittany, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Ms. Brittany really helps to bring the classroom to life! She is very artistic and really encourages children to express themselves!  Ms. Brittany has spent the last four years teaching Prekindergarten. She started her education at Kent State University and ended at Lakewood Community College in Kirtland, where she received her Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education. She has enjoyed her time in the classroom so much that it has inspired her to work towards her Bachelor's Degree. With every theme Ms. Brittany and the children help to bring the Home Living area to life to reflect what is being learned. One of her favorite things to do in the classroom is art, which she likes to impliment into her daily lesson plans. She is so excited to have joined the KinderCare team and really enjoys working with all her children and families. Ms. Brittany and Ms. Jane are quite the "dynamic duo"!


    Year Started:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4 Years
    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Karen

    Ms. Karen, Learning Adventures Classroom

    Ms. Karen is our Learning Adventures Teacher. She does a fantastic job of teaching children in a smaller setting which gives her the opportunity to focus more on the areas that need to be addressed. She is a strong advocate for promoting Literacy, so she implements reading in all of her lessons. Ms. Karen also works with our School Age children after school. During this time she is helping with homework, as well promoting different areas of growth.

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

  • American Sign Language

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegetarian
  • Special diets

Center Menu

Holidays Observed

Professional Development Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Break, Christmas Day, New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day

Health and Safety

Our center has a keypad entry and fenced-in playgrounds. Our staff members have their CPR and First Aid Certifications and our center is NAEYC and Step Up to Quality Accredited.

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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"In my first visit to KinderCare, I was impressed by the friendly, positive, and open atmosphere of the center. Now, nearly two years later, I am greeted by this same vibe every day when I drop my girls off for school. The directors are engaged and approachable, often sharing with me something one of my daughters did that day before I even reach the classroom. The facilities offer a fun and safe place for exploration, with classrooms being transformed into farms, or forests, or even outer-space. The learning curriculum is outstanding and offers a holistic focus on mental, physical, and emotional development. The teachers are wonderful. They go out of their way to get to know and care for each child as an individual. I receive daily feedback about their progress and feel the teachers are truly invested in my children's growth. However, there is a one more thing KinderCare offers its families - a sense of community. Getting to know other families through KinderCare events has been an unexpected and invaluable benefit of attending KinderCare. Overall, my girls are happy there and I am happy knowing they are receiving quality care."
- Mother

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