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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

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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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

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

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.

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  1. Sunday January 01, 2017
    1. January's Learning Focus

      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. 

  2. Monday December 26, 2016
    1. Center Closed in Observance of Christmas Day

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

    Each day is a learning opportunity. The only thing that matters is what you do with the experience.

    Amanda started working with children when she was 20. Her experience ranges from an assistant teacher, support teacher to transitioning children in and out of school for the Indianapolis Juvenile Correctional Facility. She began working with KinderCare as a Prekindergarten teacher in February 2008. By October 2008 she was a School Age teacher and a Discovery Preschool teacher. In October of 2008 she transferred to the Shelbyville KinderCare to take the Assistant Director position. Then she accepted the Director position in January of 2012 at 21st and Post Rd and was there until February of 2016. The is when she took over the Beech Grove location. Amanda finished her Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education in August of 2008. She enjoys assisting the teachers, children and parents in any way she can. She looks forward to working with each family based on their individual needs. Mrs Amanda has worked for KinderCare since February 2008. She started as a Pre-K teacher. She has been fortunate in her time with KinderCare to have move up through the Company to become a Center Director in January of 2012 at our Post Rd center. I was there until I took over the Beech Grove in February of 2016.

    Previous Experience:
    Amanda has previous experience working with children ages two through School Age, the Assistant Director in Shelbyville for 3 years and a Center Director for 4 years at 21st and Post Rd.
    Year Started:
    9/27/2011
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    25 Years
    Education:
    Associate Degree in Child Development
  • Miss Crystal Wright

    Miss Crystal Wright, Assistant Director

    Year Started:
    11/24/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Debbie

    Ms. Debbie, Toddlers

    Year Started:
    3/14/2016
  • Ms. Chasity

    Ms. Chasity, Toddlers

    Year Started:
    7/7/2016
  • Ms. Keishia

    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:
    8/5/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
    Education:
    Enrolled at Rasmussen College pursuing her CDA
  • Ms. Whitney

    Ms. Whitney, Discovery Preschool

    Year Started:
    7/11/2016
  • Year Started:
    9/7/2016
  • Ms. Lori

    Ms. Lori, Preschool

    Year Started:
    9/19/2016
  • Ms. Glenis

    Ms. Glenis, Prekindergarten

    Year Started:
    4/11/2016
  • Miss Ashley

    Miss Ashley, Preschool

    Year Started:
    5/11/2016
  • Miss Casie

    Miss Casie, Prekindergarten

    Year Started:
    6/15/2016
  • Miss Jaimee

    Miss Jaimee, School Age/Learning Adventures

    Year Started:
    8/14/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
  • Ms. Kristie, Floater

    Year Started:
    5/10/2016

December 2016 Events

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  1. Thursday December 01, 2016
    1. December's Learning Focus

      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.

  2. Monday December 26, 2016
    1. Center Closed in Observance of Christmas 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.

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

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

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
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