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Beech Grove KinderCare

Ms. Amanda Bennett, Center Director

52 North 18th Ave. Beech Grove IN 46107
(317) 787-7343 Contact this center

Ages: 1 YEAR-OLDS to 12 Year-Olds

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Special Instructions:
Behind the Marsh on Albany St.

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Beech Grove Schools- Hornet Park, Central, South Grove, IPS 114, Light House Charter, and Holy Name.

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Welcome to the Beech Grove KinderCare! We are located close to the Keystone exit off of I-65 and the Emerson exit off of I-465. We are a nationally accredited center committed to enhancing the educational opportunities for children, families and the dedicated professionals who serve them. We look forward to meeting your family and making them part of our family.

Ms. Amanda Bennett, Center Director

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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.

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.

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  1. Tuesday October 18, 2016
    1. Join Our Community Social

      Your entire family is welcome to join us October 18th for our community social. Come see how family-style dining is done at our center, mingle with other families, and, best of all, enjoy a healthy snack with your child!  

      You’ll better understand how we turn our meals into learning experiences and encourage the children to try new foods, practice table manners, use utensils, and simply enjoy a great meal and good company! See you there!

  2. Monday October 10, 2016
    1. Professional Development Day - Center Closed


      Two times each year we dedicate a day for our staff's professional development to further their training and better equip them for the care of your child. The center will be closed on this day for training to occur. If you have questions or would like to request further details, please contact your local Center Director.

Teachers & Staff

Our team strives to make a difference in the lives of children and their families every day. It is our goal to create opportunity for meaningful moments for your children and then share those moments with you. We are here to get to know you and your child, figure out where your child is developmentally, plan how we can best help your child progress over all learning domains, and then put that plan into practice. It is our joy to watch your child grow.

  • Ms. Amanda Bennett, Center Director

    Watching children grow and develop to their fullest  potential is one of then most amazing experiences I encounter within my profession.  I love to see, hear and experience the changes in the children's lives as they grow and move up to a new class each year.  Albert Einstein once said, 'It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and  knowledge.'

    Ms. Stacy has worked for KinderCare since 2011 and has worked within in school systems for over 20 years.  Her experience ranges from teaching High School health/nutrition to teaching reading to kindergarten children.  Her greatest passion is to make the necessary changes for children to learn in their own time and manner.

    Year Started:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    25 Years
    Associate Degree in Child Development
  • Grace Borell, Assistant Director

    Ms. Grace has moved from Ohio to join our family at Beech Grove.  We are very lucky to have Ms. Grace join our team with all she has to offer due to her working at different military bases around the world.  Ms. Grace not only assists with the daily repsonsibilities of the office but she also engages in many of the activities planned by our Toddler, Pre-K, Preschool and Discovery Preschool classes.  

    Previous Experience:
    For one year, Ms. Grace traveled around the world working at military early childhood education centers. Ms. Grace's diverse experience has given her many opportunities to share with our center. She offers many new ideas to be shared with the staff, children and families.
    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    BS Early Childhood Education - University of Toledo
  • Ms. Keishia, Discovery Preschool

    Working with the Discover Preschool children has given me the opportunity to help with the early years of child development.  I am so excited to be apart of their daily lives.  

    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    Enrolled at Rasmussen College pursuing her CDA
  • Miss Sequoia, Discovery Preschool

    Working with younger children is such a rewarding experience.  I truly love being apart of their daily lives and being able to offer positive guidance and direction.

    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
    Enrolled at Rasmussen College pursuing her CDA
  • Ms. Shannon, PreKindergarten

    Working with PreKindergarten is an every day adventure! I am so thankful to be given the opporturnity to watch the children learn and grow beyond what they know is possible.  

    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    Enrolled at Rasmussen College pursuing her CDA
  • Ms. Chasity, Preschool

    Working with the preschool children can be very challenging but rewarding at the same time.  I look forward to watching the children grow and develop over the years to come.

    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
    Enrolled at Rasmussen College pursuing her CDA
  • Ms. Sonia, Preschool

    Being able to be a part of a classroom while pursuing my degree in Elementary Education is such a wonderful opportunity that KinderCare has given me. It brings me great joy to be a part of child's life where I am given the chance to make a difference in a child's life.

    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
    BS in Spanish and is Pursuing a BS in Elementary Education
  • Miss Kelsie, School-age

    I'm very excited to be apart of the children's lives as they learn, grow and develop to their greatest potential.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Kelsie is very excited to be joining Beech Grove KinderCare. She is scheduled to graduate from IUPUI in 2017 with a degree in Elementary Education. She creates and plans many exciting activities for the School age children for both after school and breaks through out the the school year.
    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 year
    Pursuing a degree in Elementary Education from IUPUI
  • Ms. Courtney, Toddler

    Previous Experience:
    With two years of experience of working in the Toddler room, Ms. Courtney has many fresh and exciting ideas for the Toddler curriculum. Her excitement and love of teaching opens the doors to a daily adventure for the toddlers.
    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    Pursuing A CDA
  • Ms. Candace, Cook

    I love being a cook. Cooking has always been a passion of mine and I love to work with children. I have three children of my own and I am getting the best of both worlds.  My job here at KinderCare is awesome!  Children are our future and without them we have nothing.

    Ms. Candace has worked in the kitchen for many years and has come to us from the school system.  We are glad to her with us now.  She loves to interact with the children and asks many times if she is needed in the classroom in the afternoons.

    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    Health and Safety Coordinator

September 2016 Events

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  1. Tuesday September 13, 2016
    1. “All About Me” Community Social

      Your whole family is welcome to join us September 13th for our community social.  Summer is winding down, Fall is approaching and that means it’s Back to School season!  Now is the perfect time to get a glimpse of the KinderCare curriculum and experience in our centers.  Our director and teachers can’t wait to point out their favorite aspects of the classrooms.  This is also a great chance to spend time with current families who stay and have fun at the social!  See you there!

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

The safety of your child is our top priority. We have a keypad entry, fenced playground and our teachers are certified annually in CPR and First Aid.

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.

My 5 year old  duaghter has attended Kindercare for the past several years.  I was first drawn to the center beacuse I wanted my daughter to learn and play, bust not feel pressured like attending school.  I am very happy with Kindercare and the growth I have seen in my daughter.  She loves her teachers and is always excited to show me her projects.  Ms. Stacy is a blessing.  I can always express my thoughts and needs to her.  It is encouraging to have teachers committed to the children and what is best for them.  I am thankful to them, and Ms. Susan, the director.

- Mother

I have been a parent as well as a teacher at Kindercare.  My daughter loves attending here after school.  I feel safe and secure with her being here as compared to home or another center.  I can always count on the staff to have fun  activities planned for her when she arrives from school.  Activities are planned to keep the children engaged while allowing them to have fun.  She has made many new friends here.  Attending here gives her something educational to do after school but not making her feel like she is still in school.

- Mother

My son's teacher puts her all into her students. She gives each child the same attention, time, love, care and support. She is getting each child ready for Kindergarten. She has wonderful patience. My daughter started with KinderCare and I would refer anybody because I trust the staff with no doubt in my heart.

- Mother

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