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Beavercreek KinderCare

Monica Patrie, Center Director

2221 N. Fairfield Rd. Beavercreek OH 45431
(937) 426-4412 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
Corner of N. Fairfield Rd. and Kemp Rd.

Neighborhood:
Beavercreek and Fairborn

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Shaw Elem -- Main Elem -- Parkwood Elem -- Trebein Elem -- Fairbrook Elem -- Fairborn Primary, Fairborn Wright Campus, Fairborn Intermediate

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Welcome

We are committed to building the future one child at a time! Our teaching staff is a group of dedicated individuals who encourage creativity, imaginations, and learning every day. Making a difference in the life of a child and their families is what we strive for. We are a NAEYC accredited center that implements a daily curriculum which enforces cognitive and kinesthetic development. Each child is special and is an important part of our family here in Beavercreek!

Monica Patrie, Center Director

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Accreditation

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.

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

Cooking

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.

Math

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.

Music

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

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

We have a team of degreed teachers and experienced assistant teachers who work together facilitating quality learning experiences for each young child in our program.  Our staff pride themselves in creating a safe, caring, and educational environment for children.

  • Monica Patrie

    Monica Patrie, Center Director

    “Reading aloud with children is known to be the single most important activity for building the knowledge and skills they will eventually require for learning to read.”
    - Marilyn Jager Adams

    “Tell me and I forget. Show me and I remember. Involve me and I understand.”
    - Chinese proverb

     

    Monica earned her bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Cincinnati with a focus on infant and toddler development and is currently completing her Masters degree in Education from Wright State University.

    Previous Experience:
    Monica has worked in Early Care and Education for 16 years in family childcare settings, as an infant and preschool teacher, and in center administration both with small privately owned centers and larger corporate child care programs. Monica was the Step Up to Quality Coordinator for an Ohio Resource and Referral agency and has presented trainings to ECE teachers and administrators.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Goodnight Moon By: Margaret Wise Brown
    Year Started:
    2/9/2015
    Years in ECE industry:
    16 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Catrina Conley, Assistant Director

    I have a passion for working with children and I enjoy getting to know them and their families. It is amazing to be able to watch chidlren grow and develop mentally and physically before your eyes. I love being able to inspire children and also allowing them to personally inspire me to become the very best at my job. Children are like sponges they are ready and willing to soak up all the knowledge that is imparted to them.

    Catrina has worked in the Early Childhood field for over 19 years.Working with children is something she loves to do and believes it is fulfilling and self rewarding to see the impact she is able to have on children.

    Previous Experience:
    Catrina has previous experience as Lead Teacher, Event Coordinator and center administrator.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Very Hungry Caterpillar By: Eric Carle The Goodnight Train By: June Sobel
    Year Started:
    3/16/2015
    Years in ECE industry:
    19 Years
    Education:
    Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Holly

    Ms. Holly, Infants

    Ms. Holly has 8 years of experience as an assistant teacher, teacher, and center administrator.

    Year Started:
    3/3/2015
    Years in ECE industry:
    8
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Janna

    Ms. Janna, Infant Classroom

    A person caring for a child represents life's greatest value.

    Ms.Janna graduated from Wright State University with her Bachelor of Science degree in Rehabilitaion Services. She has two children of her own and is expecting a third child this fall. Ms. Janna loves to sing and dance with the infants at KinderCare. She loves the smiles that the music brings to the childrens faces.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare, Ms. Janna worked for a Child Care facility and interned as a teacher.
    Year Started:
    11/1/2013
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    4 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor of Science Degree in Rehabilitation Services
  • Ms. Lisa

    Ms. Lisa, Toddlers

    Ms. Lisa loves to work with the toddlers and watch as they become more independant and social.

    Year Started:
    9/11/2012
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4
    Education:
    Working Towards CDA
  • Ms. Melissa

    Ms. Melissa, Toddlers

    Melissa has worked as an assistant teacher and a teacher.  She loves learning and playing with the toddlers at KinderCare and also enjoys working in the infant room.

    Year Started:
    1/2/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    8
    Education:
    BS Organizational Leadership
  • Ms. Heather

    Ms. Heather, Preschool Classroom

    Watching children experience and learn new things is what teaching is all about.

    Ms. Heather has been at the Beavercreek KinderCare since October 2013. Before that time she taught at a KinderCare in Columbus, OH for three years and the KinderCare in Harrisburg, PA for three years. Heather has taught in the Infant room, Toddlers, Preschool and School Age Classrooms.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to her current role, Ms. Heather was a nanny.
    Year Started:
    2/1/2009
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 years
    Education:
    Bachelor of Arts Degree in Art History
  • Ms. Samantha

    Ms. Samantha, Preschool and Schoolage

    Sam enjoys working in the preschool classrooms, subbing in infants, and driving the schoolage children back to the center in the afternoon.

    Year Started:
    5/29/2012
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5
    Education:
    HS Diploma and Working on CDA
  • Ms. Mary Beth, Pre K

    Ms. Mary Beth moved to Ohio in June of 2014 and has enjoyed working as a preschool and Pre K teacher.  She loves to see children's faces light up when they make new connections and learn new things.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Dr. Seuss Books
    Year Started:
    3/2/2015
    Years in ECE industry:
    5
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Rachel, PreK

    Ms. Rachel loves to come to work every day with the PreK children as they learn and explore new things.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Rachel worked as an assistant teacher at Early Beginnings and Mini University before joining the KinderCare Family in March of 2015.
    Year Started:
    3/2/2015
    Years in ECE industry:
    4
    Education:
    ECE Student
  • Ms. Carlie

    Ms. Carlie, School Age Classroom

    Teach, Encourage, Instruct, Mentor, Praise, Influence, Guide and Inspirel.

    Ms. Carlie has been at the Beavercreek Kindercare since May 2010. during her tenure she has worked various positions in the Early Childhood field including assistant teacher and lead teacher in the Toddler, Preschool, Prekindergarten, and School Age classrooms. She is a firm believer of children learning through play and exploration and children being able to use their problem solving skills to enhance their learning experience.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Carlie volunteered for KinderCare before graduating High School.
    Year Started:
    5/1/2010
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 Years
    Education:
    Graduating 2015 With Associates In Early Childhood Education
  • Ashley, Floater

    Ms. Ashley enjoys working with the children here after she finishes her classes at Wright State each afternoon.  She's eager to finish her degree and begin teaching full time.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Ashley has been working in early childhood education for 3 years and was a floater at the Wright State Child Development center before joining the KinderCare family in March of 2015
    Year Started:
    3/2/2015
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
    Education:
    ECE Student at Wright State University
  • Ms. Melanie

    Ms. Melanie, School Age

    Ms. Mel loves to drive the school age children to and from school each day.  She enjoys hearing the stories they tell and the positive energy they have!

    Year Started:
    1/8/2007
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10
    Education:
    HS Dipolma / Working on CDA
  • Miss Alexandra, Floater

    Ms. Alex worked at Early Beginnings before joining the KinderCare family in March of 2015.  She loves working with young children and is attending school working towards a degree in nursing.

    Year Started:
    3/2/2015
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
    Education:
    Nursing Sutdent
  • Ms. Donna

    Ms. Donna, Kitchen

    Ms Donna loves working in the kitchen and ensuring all the children have healthy balanced meals each day.

    Year Started:
    2/10/2003
    Tenure:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15
    Education:
    HS Diploma

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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.

Awards and Recognition

  • NAEYC Accredited

    NAEYC Accredited

  • Step Up to Quality 3 Star Rated

    Step Up to Quality 3 Star Rated

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Arabic
  • French
  • Punjabi
  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Center Menu

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

Our center has secure key pad entry that assures we know every person that enters our building. Our playgrounds are surrounded by six foot privacy fences that provide a safe secure place for our children to experience outside play. Every teacher maintains up to date certifications in Pediatric First Aid, Pediatric CPR, Child Abuse and Communicable Disease.

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

My step-son was with Ms. Katy in the Private Kindergarten program and the things he learned while in there has prepared him for his schooling in the future. The standardized tests he was given gave us a great reference point for what to focus on while working with him at home.

- Step-Mother

KinderCare is my extended family. I go to work every day knowing that my children are taken care of and loved and taught as if they were with me.

- Mother

Both of my children have attended KinderCare since they were infants and my oldest is now going into Kindergarten. My children talk about their teachers as if they are family. Even when they accomplish something at home, they can't wait to tell Ms. Katy or Ms. Stacey. It makes my days go easier knowing they are learning and feeling safe and comfortable as well.

- Father
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