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Rangeline KinderCare

Katie Carpenter, Center Director

1001 South Range Line Rd. Carmel IN 46032
(317) 844-3464 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
Corner of Range Line Rd. and Nappanee Dr. between

Neighborhood:
We are in the heart of downtown Carmel, in walking distance to the Carmel City Center

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Forest Dale, Carmel, Orchard Park, Noble Crossing, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

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Welcome

Welcome to the Rangeline KinderCare Learning Center! We are located off Rangeline Road, just blocks from downtown Carmel. Walking in our front door you will immediately feel welcomed by our experienced, friendly staff and cozy learning environment. Each classroom and it's specific curriculum is designed to foster your child’s individual growth and development, working together to ensure his/her school readiness.  Our nationally recognized curriculum aligns with our Indiana State Standards, NECPA and NAEYC criteria.  From our Infant room to our School Age After School Club, our teachers are passionately guiding each child's success!

Katie Carpenter, 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.

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.

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?

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  1. Wednesday August 05, 2015
    1. Back to School Art Show!

      The children have been working hard to create loads and loads of art for your viewing pleasure on August 5th!  Each classroom will be lined with student art so you can roam from room to room enjoying their creations and getting to know your child's teachers better!

  2. Tuesday August 11, 2015
    1. Carmel First Day of School

Teachers & Staff

Welcome to KinderCare Learning Center, the premiere early childhood learning center. We provide a high quality educational environment to your child through enriched daily activities, safe classroom environments, and quality staff members. As a staff we are dedicated to both the education and the safety of your child. If you at any point have any questions for us, feel free to stop in the office, call or e-mail with the contact information provided. We feel privileged and honored that you have chosen our establishment for your child. Thank you for trusting your loved one with us.

  • Katie Carpenter

    Katie Carpenter, Center Director

    I love watching each child grow and develop each and every day!

    Katie received her Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and Intercultural Studies from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2008. She has 4 years experience as a Preschool, Prekindergarten, and 2nd grade teacher before joining KinderCare as the Preschool II teacher.  Within a few months she transition into the role of Assistant Director for two years before being promoted to the current Center Director!  Katie loves being a part of the growth and development of the family as a whole and helping support the teachers that mentor these little ones each and every day.  She feels privileged to be a beacon for positive change and early childhood education within the Carmel community.

    She has been with KinderCare since the Spring of 2011.

    Year Started:
    3/7/2011
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and Intercultural Studies
  • Kelli Quimby

    Kelli Quimby, Assistant Director

    I love being able to positively influence each child and their family.

    Kelli holds her Early Childhood Education Associate's Degree and has been in the Early Childcare Field since 2000. She also worked as a nanny for a variety of families before coming to KinderCare. Kelli has been the Infant teacher since she began at KinderCare in 2011, and was recently promoted to the Assistant Director position.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to coming to KinderCare, Kelli worked as a nanny for a variety of families. She has been in the early childhood care and education field for over twelve years.
    Year Started:
    4/11/2011
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 Years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Kaley

    Ms. Kaley, Dicovery Preschool

    Ms. Kaley has her Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish Language from Indiana University.  She used her language skills, love for teaching and met her husband during her five year stint in Spain where she was teaching English!  Ms. Kaley is now excited to be back in the states and continuing her personal education (CDA) and teaching one and two year olds!  She is also a certified medical Interpreter for St. Vincent’s “Bridging the Gap” program and loves watching her students grow and succeed each and every day.

    Previous Experience:
    ESL Teacher in Spain five years
    Year Started:
    6/1/2015
    Years in ECE industry:
    6
    Education:
    CDA in process, BS in Spanish Language
  • Ms. Sabrina

    Ms. Sabrina, Discovery Preschool

    Ms. Sabrina has worked with all age groups, from infants to school age and loves each one’s unique characteristics!  She has over eight years experience in Early Childhood specifically and excited to gain her CDA this year and continue her personal education pursuits.  Ms. Sabrina loves that she can be her silly self while teaching her two year olds and watching them grow each and every day!  She also has a unique multi-cultural background!  She speaks Bosnian, German and English fluently that she is able to integrate into her students’ learning.

    Year Started:
    6/24/2015
    Years in ECE industry:
    8
    Education:
    CDA in progress
  • Mr. Michael, Floater

    Previous Experience:
    Volunteer: Church VBS, tutor, camp councilor
    Year Started:
    5/28/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 years
    Education:
    Working on Bachelor's Degree in Psychology
  • Ms. Rachael Wilson

    Ms. Rachael Wilson, Infant & Toddler Classroom

    I love being a part of each child’s growth and development.

    Ms. Rachael holds her CDA and is currently completing here Early Childhood Education Associate's Degree at Ivy Tech. At the Rangeline KinderCare, she is an infant teacher and has two years of previous nursery and toddler care experience. Ms. Rachael keeps busy at home with her three children, Hayley, Gavin, and Braeden and believes that “children are born with wings. Teachers help them soar.” She has been with KinderCare since the fall of 2011.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Rachael worked in nursery and toddler care for two years before coming to KinderCare.
    Year Started:
    9/7/2011
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Erica

    Ms. Erica, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Erica is a proud Mommy of two!  She attained her Bachelors Degree in Family and Child Development from Ball State University and has loved spending her days with children ever since.  She joined KinderCare as a toddler teacher and has spent time in almost every classroom, now settling in the Infant classroom where she loves her baby snuggles!

    Year Started:
    11/1/2012
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Family and Child Development
  • Mr. Colin

    Mr. Colin, School Age

    Mr. Colin joined KinderCare the summer of 2015 with his Associates Degree in Biology and Chemistry and over three years experience in Early Childhood!  He recognized his passion for teaching as a hokey coach in the Carmel Schools and loves to watch children grow and excel no matter what age.  He enjoys transitioning the School Age children from their busy day at school to a little relaxation and fun learning, while also supporting their school academics with homework help.  Mr. Colin is working towards his CDA and Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education.

    Year Started:
    6/30/2015
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
    Education:
    Associates Degree in Biology and Chemistry, CDA in progress
  • Ms. Sarah

    Ms. Sarah, Tiny Tots Teacher

    I love watching each child hit their milestones and learn new things each new day!

    Ms. Sarah loves to watch children learn and grow whether at home or at work!  She has four children of her own that drew out her love for early childhood development.  She received her Associates Degree in General Education from Kellogg Community College and is currently working on her CDA.  Ms. Sarah has a load of experience in customer service and care of children and adults.  She is always looking for ways to help those around her which helps make her a fabulous teacher!

    Year Started:
    1/27/2015
    Years in ECE industry:
    10+
    Education:
    Associates Degree in General Education and working toward her CDA
  • Ms. Jamie, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Jamie kind of stumbled into her passion for the Early Childhood field from her time spent with all of her nieces and nephews.  She has worked as a tutor and nanny for five years before completing her Child Development Associate's credential and pursuing her new-found love for teaching!  She loves spending her time in and out of the Discovery Preschool room creating art of all kinds!  Her favorite part of the day is walking into the room for the first time and getting her morning hugs before starting her day.

    Year Started:
    8/1/2013
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Mr. Ron

    Mr. Ron, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work. ―Thomas A. Edison

    Mr. Ron is currently going to school at Ivy Tech to complete his Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education. He began teaching at KinderCare in the School Age classroom and currently teaches in the Discovery Preschool Classroom. Mr. Ron has been with KinderCare since 2000 and is our key drop-off go-to teacher!  He has a great balance of consistency, patience and entertainment that help almost any child adjust quickly to a new setting!

    Year Started:
    3/28/2008
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 Years
    Education:
    Pursuing Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Margo

    Ms. Margo, PreKindergarten

    I love being a part of each child’s learning journey!

    Ms. Margo has her Bachelor Degree in Art and Communication, CDA and four years of teaching experience. In her free time, Ms. Margo enjoys making things with her hands and painting for her Etsy Shop. A motto she lives by is to “look at what you have, not what you haven’t.”  Ms. Margo loves helping each PreK student gain the building blocks they need to become successful Kindergarteners!

    Year Started:
    8/1/2011
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 years
    Education:
    CDA and Bachelor's Degree in Art & Communication
  • Ms. Kirsten McKinnon

    Ms. Kirsten McKinnon, Preschool Classroom

    I have been teaching for over 23 years and the children still bring out the inner child within me.

    Ms. Kirsten has her Associates Degree in General Studies and currently working on her Child Development Associates. She has over 20 years of preschool experience and currently teaches in the preschool classroom. Ms. Kirsten believes that it is never to late to be the person you want to be! She has been with KinderCare since 2009 and loves watching each child progress into a successful learner!

    Year Started:
    9/29/2009
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    23 Years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. LaKesha (Kesha)

    Ms. LaKesha (Kesha), Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Kesha has her Child Development Associate's Credential and has worked in childcare for over five years. She loves being crafty at school and at home as she is the queen of Diaper Cakes and helping friends and family pull off fabulous events!  She feels that children can bring joy and happiness to everyone's heart. Ms. Kesha also believes that children could never learn to much and can never have too much fun while learning!

    Years in ECE industry:
    5 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Megan

    Ms. Megan, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Teaching allows me to have fun interactions with each child.

    Ms. Megan received her Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education from Ohio University and has been in the field for the past 10 years. Currently, she is attending IUPUI for her Master’s Degree in Literacy Education. Ms. Megan is a teacher in the prekindergarten and school age classrooms. She enjoys building a relationship with each child and loves when he or she learns something new and is proud of themselves for their accomplishments. Ms. Megan has been with KinderCare since October of 2007.

    Year Started:
    10/1/2007
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education
  • Ms. Nesreen

    Ms. Nesreen,

    Education:
    Cook
  • Ms. Emily G.

    Ms. Emily G., Toddler Classroom

    I love everything about children. They are all unique individuals who bring joy to my heart. They teach me many things because they have the ability to see even the smallest things through their eyes of excitement and wonder.

    Ms. Emily took courses at Three Rive College in Norwich, Connecticut, where she obtained her Child Development Associate's credential. She feels every moment with children is a teaching moment, and tries to use a variety of items in teaching so that children may use all of their senses in learning.  Ms. Emily's pride and joy are her grandchildren that she spends as much time with as she can!

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to KinderCare, Ms. Emily G. worked for eight years at Live & Learn Center, and as a children's pastor.
    Year Started:
    2/26/2013
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Jenna

    Ms. Jenna, Learning Adventures Teacher

    Ms Jenna is a life-long learner, educator and professional artist. She graduated from Herron School of Art and Design with a major in Art Education, certified to teacher K-12, and a minor in Art History with a concentration in Painting.  Ms. Jenna joined KinderCare’s team in August of 2014 and is passionate about leading our Learning Adventures Classes.  These classes allow her to fulfill her passion for education small children as well as implementing her creativity and art year round!
     

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Jenna has 6 years experience tutoring and working as a nanny of many elementary aged and early childhood children. She also worked as a camp councilor and very involved in the Broadripple Arts District, winner of the RAW visual Arts award in 2012.
    Year Started:
    8/1/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Art Education

August 2015 Events

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  1. Wednesday August 05, 2015
    1. Back to School Art Show!

      The children have been working hard to create loads and loads of art for your viewing pleasure on August 5th!  Each classroom will be lined with student art so you can roam from room to room enjoying their creations and getting to know your child's teachers better!

  2. Tuesday August 11, 2015
    1. Carmel First Day of School

About Our Center

The Fall School Year is on it's way!

We would love for you to visit our preschool and catch a glimps of the busy learning fun taking place each and everyday!  We are excited for all of the hands-on learning coming our students' way with our added Spanish Curriculum and fun new Learning Adventue Classes in Spanish and Cooking!

 

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • American Sign Language
  • French
  • 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 takes pride in creating a safe and healthy environment. Just a few very intentional features are our front door keypad entry, self-locking doors (playground and front doors), and fenced in playgrounds. Every employee completes CPR, First Aid and Universal Precautions trainings annually and we do monthly Emergency drills as a whole building to make sure we are as prepared for any emergency as possible.  We take the safety and heath of each one of our children very seriously.

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.

"Within a couple weeks I noticed my daughter identifying letters by sight and sound.  She passed out our Christmas presents because she knew the first letter of everyone's name!  She loves phonics class!  She talks about how much she loves Ms. Jenna and the fun activities they get to do in their small group.  If you're considering one of the Learning Adventure Classes definitely try it!  I am positive that they will benefit from the education push and it's great to have small group attention time as well!"
- Mother
"The one-on-one time/ small groups outside of regular classroom is great for my daughter!  She is so excited to learn and loves spending time  with and talking about Ms. Jenna!  She is developmentally really progressing since joining the Phonics Learning Adventures class!"
- Mother

Any parent wonders about leaving their child in the care of others. The Rangeline KinderCare team makes sure our daughter is well cared for, intellectually stimulated and challenged to develop new skills every day. Most importantly, they make her feel loved and safe. Confident that our daughter is happy and excelling in their care, we can go to work and focus on our jobs so that by the time we pick her up, we can focus on our family.
 
Our daughter is an individual to the Rangeline Kindercare team, not just one of many in a classroom. Each day the team members make time to speak about not only our child but us, too. Everyone at this center cares about the wellness of the children and their families, and it is because of this sense of community we are so proud to be part of their family.

- Mother

The entire team at KinderCare Rangeline center is tremendous that provides us with such a high sense of comfort in handing our kid over to them.
It takes a mountain of confidence for parents to hand over their kids to someone and the KinderCare Rangeline team brings in the same confidence and demonstrates that from day one. Be it taking ten calls a day regarding how Anika had been doing, or emailing random picture with such valuable expressions that we miss, for sure, is far beyond. Thank You! No words can explain the emotions to see Anika grow and develop her personality. The team is professional and they make the kids feel at home and groom them for the future. While the entire team puts in herculean efforts day in and day out to keep the show on, there always are a few people who touch us on daily basis.
Ms. Tairyn, Ms. Emily, Mr. Ron are those gems of this team who had always stood out in grooming Anika as a toddler from an infant. Ms. Tairyn had always been like a role model for Anika. Anika would always follow her in what she does. We had always seen sparkle in Anika's eyes when she sees Ms. Emily or Mr. Ron, be it in the KinderCare facility or at a public place. This does show how connected she is to all her teachers, which always strengthens our confidence and what brought us to this center more than an year ago. Ms. Tairyn, Ms. Emily and Mr. Ron had made the last year look like "peaches" for us when it comes to bringing up Anika and telling her what she needs to know, in spite of the cultural diversity. Ms. Jaime, Ms. Kim, Ms. Suzzie are those terrific people who had been helping Anika. The sparkle in her eyes at 7:45 AM when she sees her favorite teachers cannot be put into words. From the days when she was new to the environment and would resist to be dropped off, to the days when see runs from the car to her teachers, is the reflection of her confidence and comfort in being at this facility and with these wonderful people. She does feel at home when she arrives. From the different food needs that Anika has, to helping her learn all that she knows, would have not been possible without the efforts of these terrific people. We know Anika enjoys her time here and she is, nowadays, never reluctant to go. The other name that needs a special mention is Ms. Bobby, who does one of the most difficult tasks of making different kinds of food for all the kids at the school. She is the person who feeds Anika and all other kids and ensures that the basic necessities are addressed. No words of gratitude are enough for Ms. Bobby's efforts.
While these jewels of KinderCare Rangeline facility are the face of the team, leaders like Candace and Katie are needed to hold this ship together and ensure that the experience provided to kids and their parents is always second to none. These two people are the brain of this facility. Though this is a short synopsis of Anika's experience in the last year, this also is the sense of confidence from new parents.

- Parents

I love the Rangeline KinderCare. There are daycares that are closer to our home and work, but we choose to send our child to this center because of the warm, nurturing and welcoming environment this center has. The director and teachers are all great. Our child started in the Infant Room, transitioned to the Tiny Tot Room and is now in the Toddler Room and we have had such exceptional experiences with each classroom. I also love that the director knows all the children by name - personalization is huge at this center. Thank you, KinderCare, for all that you do for our child!

- Mother
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