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Cary Towne KinderCare

Danielle Hayes-Countee, Center Director

1118 SE Maynard Rd. Cary NC 27511
(919) 469-0866 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Years

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Special Instructions:
Across from East Cary Middle School Next Door to Merriwood Apt.

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Reedy Creek, Northwood, Briarcliff, Dillard Elem/Middle, Cary, Adams, Cardinal Charter and Weatherstone

Now accepting enrollment for Infant and Preschool age children.

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Welcome to KinderCare at Cary Towne! We are located in Cary, North Carolina on Maynard Road with access to I 40 East and West. Our center provides quality childcare to children beginning at the age of six weeks and continuing to twelve years. Our center is 5 star licensed by the Division of Child Development and NAC Accredited. Accreditation is awarded to centers who consistently perform above minimum childcare licensing requirements, and we take great pride in offering outstanding childcare to the families we serve. We have six classrooms, allowing us to meet the needs of the children in our care through quality curriculum that is designed to focus on what we do best: helping your child learn through play. Our curriculum is carefully thought out and planned through our Education Department to allow both teacher directed and child directed activities throughout the day. Our center provides well balanced nutritional meals daily. We have a four week rotating menu, providing a variety of healthy meals to the children. We serve breakfast, lunch, and two afternoon snacks. We have two large playgrounds, all fenced with an easement between the center and surrounding neighborhood. Each playground is designed and developmentally appropriate to encourage large motor development and outdoor play. We welcome you to come see for yourself, and hope to see you soon!

Danielle Hayes-Countee, 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.

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  • 5 Star Licensed by the NC Division of Child Development

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.

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.

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  1. Thursday July 30, 2015
    1. Pizza Puzzles

  2. Friday July 31, 2015
    1. Kids Together Park

Teachers & Staff

Our Maynard Road KinderCare values the health and safety of our children! We have an on site Health and Safety Coordinator that oversees our programs daily. Some of the things we have to assure the health and safety of your child are- a secure keypad entry, fully fenced play yards, all staff members are First Aid and CPR certified, licensed by the State of North Carolina Division of Child Development, and we are Accredited by the National Accreditation Commission for Early Care and Education Programs (NAC) .

  • Danielle Hayes-Countee

    Danielle Hayes-Countee, Center Director

    Working with children has always been my passion. The fact that I get to know families personally and help them with their childcare needs and personal needs is a huge honor. I love the relationships I build with families. They are the key to my success. The amount of trust families have in me touches me in a way nothing else could possibly touch me. Watching children come into the center with smiles on their faces is by far the biggest gift I could ever ask for in life.

    Danielle has worked in Early Childhood since 1985 when she graduated high school. Danielle always knew her passion was to work with children and families. She has an opportunity to work with children from various socio-economic backgrounds and cultures. Danielle has been a teacher, assistant director, program specialist and now School Director. She is married with two children ages 18 and 21. In her spare time she volunteers in a homeless transitional housing program as a support partner and caring sponsor.

    Year Started:
    13 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Bachelor's Degree in Organizationl Management with an Education Concentration, Associate's Degree in Business Management, SIDS Certified
  • Melissa Miller

    Melissa Miller, Assistant Director

    I believe the early years are truly the foundation of every child's education success. Their experiences here pave the path to learning. I enjoy seeing the smiling faces and hearing their laughter all while learning.

    Melissa Miller is the School Administrator at the Cary Towne KinderCare and has been with KindeCare for 10 years. She assists Danielle with the operations of the building. She guides the teachers with the implementation of the classroom operations and curriculum.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare, Melissa spent three years at Head Start in Boone, NC.
    Year Started:
    13 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    18 Years
    Bachelor of Science Degree in Child Development from Appalachian State University, Van Driver Certified, SIDS Certified
  • Ms. Tremecka

    Ms. Tremecka, Center Support & Learning Adventures Teacher

    If children can't learn the way we teach; maybe we should teach the way children learn. All children are unique individuals who see life through different eyes. As an educator you must meet them where they are.

    Ms. Tremecka spent four years at Peace College (currently known as William Peace University). She is currently pursuing her Master's of Education in Early Childhood Education and completing her teacher licensure. Ms. Tremecka enjoys brainstorming ideas that can be incorporated in the classroom to enhance the curriculum.

    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    4 Years
    Bachelor's in Psychology. Minor in Child and Family Development. Completing Master's in Early Childhood Education & Teacher Licensure
  • Ms. Elizabeth

    Ms. Elizabeth, Infant Classroom

    I love being able to connect with the babies through their smiles and coo's. I know I make a difference in the way they learn.

    Ms. Elizabeth was born in Bangladesh where she attended school and College.
    She has returned to the infant room, where she worked for five years, after a brief break, and is enjoying it very much. She was previously the owner of India Garden Restaurant for 16 years.
    Ms. Elizabeth has 18 years of experience working with children.


    Year Started:
    19 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 Years
    Associates Degree in Chemistry, North Carolina Credentials, SIDS Certified, CPR & First Aid
  • Ms. Jessica

    Ms. Jessica, Infant Classroom

    Watching infants learn and grow everyday brings joy to my heart.

    Jessica was born and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina. Ms. Jessica has been working with children since the age of 13. Ever since she could remember, Jessica has had a passion for working with children of all ages. For fun she likes spending time with family and friends, going to the movies, writing, and just enjoying life. She is a big fan of music also. Jessica attends church every Sunday, and even cooks breakfast for members on the first and third Sunday of the month.
    Ms. Jessica looks forward to coming each and everyday to work and to spending time with the children. They always make her smile.  She is continuing her education to hopefully become lead teacher in the infant class.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare, Ms. Jessica spent three years at the YMCA and two years working with a family in Cary, NC as a nanny.
    Year Started:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 Years
    She's currently enrolled in EDU 119, BSAC Certification, Van Driver Certified, SIDS & CPR Certified
  • Ms. Avia

    Ms. Avia, Infant Classroom

    I love my job! It is so rewarding to see little faces light up when they see me. It shows me that they love me and enjoy me.

    Ms. Avia was born and raised in Jacksonville, NC. After graduating from high school, she moved to Florida where she began to study Psychology. Ms. Avia started her first job at the Boys and Girls club. It was there that she found her love for teaching. Since then Ms. Avia has worked at two different Preschools. Ms. Avia is pursuing her major in Early Childhood Education.

    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 Year
    Ms. Avia is currently enrolled in school at Liberty University. She is woorking towards her Bachelor Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Samaiya

    Ms. Samaiya, Toddler Classroom

    A person's a person, no matter how small.
    -Dr. Seuss

    Ms.Samaiya has always wanted to be a teacher ever since she was a young child. She has found her passion in life which is to teach and advocate for young children. Ms. Samaiya believes that children are little people waiting to explore, learn and grow. She is proud to be there for those precious moments.
    Ms. Samaiya has been teaching full time as a lead teacher since May 2012 soon after graduating from UNCG with her undergraduate degree in Early Care Education. Before that she was active in volunteering & interning in Elementary schools and childcare centers in Raleigh and Greensboro. She is now proud to be a Toddler Teacher at KinderCare Cary Towne.

    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    3.5 Years
    Bachelors Degree in Human Development & Family Studies, concentration in Early Care Education
  • Ms. Sandra

    Ms. Sandra, Toddler Classroom

    I love teaching because it gives me the opportunity to see the children in my classroom smile and ready to learn something new each day. It's such a rewarding career with extraordinary children.

    Ms. Sandra loves teaching children, learning with them and especially from them. She is a very diligent employee and has kept abreast of her trainings and other qualifications related to her job. She is CPR, First-Aid, and SIDS certified.
    She loves to give hugs and loves and to be a second grandmother to the children.
    Ms. Sandra has been for 9 years in the Toddler classroom. She enjoys planning activities and art projects to make sure every child's needs are met.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare, Ms. Sandra spent 11 years at a child care center in Robbins, NC.
    Year Started:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    32 years
    North Carolina Credentials I & II, and Infant Toddler Child Development Associate, SIDS Certified
  • Ms. Tashawnda

    Ms. Tashawnda, Toddler Classroom

    A teacher takes a hand, opens a mind and touches a heart. What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
    -John Lubpock

    Ms. Tashawnda knew she wanted to be a teacher since she was about 6 years old. Her Kindergarten teacher was so fun and enthusiastic and passionate about her job and that is what inspired her. She believes in doing hands on activities and a lot of art. She also loves playing music in the classroom. She believes that all children are different and unique.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare, Ms. Tashawnda spent five years at a Child Care facility in Virginia.
    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 Years
    CPR & First Aid. Cerificate in Early Childhood Development. Bachelor's of Art in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Temeka

    Ms. Temeka, Discovery Preschool/ Health & Safety Coordinator

    We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today. Children are great imitators, so give them something great to imitate.

    Ms. Temeka has been working in child care for 17 years and has been with KinderCare for 12 years. She is currently working on her Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education.
    Ms. Temeka enjoys working with children and enjoys getting to watch them learn and grow each day

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Temeka has been working at KinderCare for 12 years and prior to working at KinderCare, she spent 5 years at a childcare in Goldsboro, NC
    Year Started:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    17 Years
    Currently working on her Associate's Degree
  • Ms. LaRosa

    Ms. LaRosa, Discovery Preschool

    If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.
    -Napoleon Hill

    Through her experience, Ms. LaRosa has learned to appreciate her gift from God, which is teaching. She loves to make classrooms come alive with curriculum based activities. She enjoys working with children and others.
    Ms. LaRosa feels she learns from them and they learn from her.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. LaRosa has worked in childcare for 8.5 years and has owned and operated a family childcare home in Brooklyn, NY.
    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    8+ Years
    Associate's in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Francesca

    Ms. Francesca, Preschool

    Teachers who love teaching, teach children to love learning.

    Ms. Francesca hubbies include photography, sewing, scrapbooking, reading, traveling and listening to music. She is currently engaged to be married and has a busy 14 month old named Chase. Ms. Francesca has always had a passion for teaching, since the days growing up where she would play teacher to her sisters and cousins. She loves to see how enthusiastic the children become when the finally achieve something after trying so hard. She loves involving parents in her classroom through projects and special events.
    Ms. Francesca truly believes that children are a gift and that they should be given everything possible to build their knowledge and skills at an early age.

    Year Started:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
    Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Management. Early Childhood Education Credentials 1 & 2. CPR, First Aid and SIDS certified.
  • Ms. Mary

    Ms. Mary, Preschool

    Ms. Mary has always had a passion for working with young children. She loves working with them because of their fun imaginations, interesting insight, and smiles on their faces. She hopes to help children grow and develop to their fullest potential.

    Ms. Mary was born and raised in Cary, NC. She attended Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. She graduated with a Bachelor's of Arts in Psychology and a minor in Child Development.
    Ms. Mary loves the outdoors and traveling. She has two older sisters, two younger brothers and one nephew.
    Ms. Mary loves for her classroom to be interactive and exciting to parents and children. One of her favorite activities to do with children is arts and crafts.
    She is excited to be at the KinderCare of Cary, NC.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Mary worked at the YMCA for 3 years and babysitting for 8.
    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
    3+ Years
    Bachelor's of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Child Development.
  • Ms. Adonya

    Ms. Adonya, Pre- Kindergarten

    Every child you encounter is a divine appointment.
    - Wess Stafford.

    Ms. Adonya has always wanted to work with children since she was young. She loves their energy and eagerness to find out about the world around them. Ms. Adonya strives to be the teacher they will always remember.

    Previous Experience:
    4 Years working with 2 year olds.
    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 Years
    Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies
  • Ms. Allisa

    Ms. Allisa, Pre Kindergarten

    The reason why I love my job is because I just have a passion for caring and teaching children. I love seeing them grow and reach their full potential.

    Ms. Allisa graduated from Garner High School, and attended Wake Technical Community College where she received her EDU 119 credential. She is a Pre- K teacher here at KinderCare where she helps children for their next journey: Kindergarten.
    Ms. Allisa looks at her class as a family where everyone has their own personality and they learn from each other. She loved coming everyday with her students hugging her. It makes her day!

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Allisa worked at a home daycare for 1 year. She also babysay since teh age of 13.
    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 Years
    EDU 119, CPR and First Aid certified.
  • Ms. Ikeema

    Ms. Ikeema, School Age

    I love working with children. The absolute best part of being a teacher to me is seeing the moments when you teach a child something new and they "get it". The look of excitement on their faces is priceless.

    Ms. Ikeema takes a lot of pride in her School Age classroom and the children in her care. She enjoys coming up with exciting interactive activities that makes learning fun.

    Year Started:
    15 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Child Development Associate. Basic School Age Certificate (BSAC)
  • Ms. Hilda

    Ms. Hilda, School Age

    Ms. Hilda has always wanted to have a direct impact on the lives of children. She feels when you are educating children you are imparting Knowledge to create a better future for them.  Ms. Hilda is still inspired by a great teacher she had as a child. She loves her job! She leaves Wake County school every Summer and work in childare.

    Ms. Hilda has been working in childcare for 19 years. She's been with KinderCare for 8 years. She has previously worked at different centers. Ms. Hilda's current experience while working at KinderCare is a Wake County Teacher Assistant. She is highly qualified as of 2013. She has been a Teacher Assistant for 29 years at Northwoods Elementary, and she is excited to be working at KinderCare with the School Aged children!

    Year Started:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    19 Years
    Credentials I & II, Early Childhood Associate Certificate, Silver Certificate(Highly Qualified at Wake County Public School system) & BSAC
  • Ms. Annette

    Ms. Annette, School Dietitian

    Ms. Annette has a passion for cooking because the children make her feel appreciated . She loves when children see her coming with the food, or anything and how they say "Thank you Ms. Annette" .That means a lot coming from the children she cares for.
    Ms. Annette graduated from Cary Senior High School and attended King Business College.

    Year Started:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 Years
    Attended King Business College.

July 2015 Events

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  1. Wednesday July 08, 2015
    1. Spending Money Madagascar

  2. Thursday July 09, 2015
    1. Pool Fun- Fit Tastic

  3. Monday July 13, 2015
    1. 3 Bears Park

  4. Tuesday July 14, 2015
    1. Snakes in Canopies

    2. Community Social

  5. Wednesday July 15, 2015
    1. Movie Day & Bond Park

  6. Thursday July 16, 2015
    1. Water Day

    2. Jungle Yoga

  7. Friday July 17, 2015
    1. Lemur Center

  8. Monday July 20, 2015
    1. Splash Day

    2. Soil Snack

  9. Tuesday July 21, 2015
    1. Natural Science Museum

  10. Wednesday July 22, 2015
    1. Rain Forest Dioramas

    2. Sponge Bob Movie

  11. Thursday July 23, 2015
    1. Fun- Fit-Tastic

  12. Friday July 24, 2015
    1. Fruit Lizard

    2. Crowder Park Hike

  13. Monday July 27, 2015
    1. Library

  14. Tuesday July 28, 2015
    1. Making Jigsaw Puzzles

  15. Thursday July 30, 2015
    1. Pizza Puzzles

  16. Friday July 31, 2015
    1. Kids Together Park

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
  • 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

Our Maynard Road KinderCare values the health and safety of our children! We have an on-site Health and Safety Coordinator that oversees our programs daily. Some of the things we have to assure the health and safety of your child are- a secure keypad entry, fully fenced play yards, all staff members are First Aid and CPR certified, licensed by the State of North Carolina Division of Child Development, and we are Accredited by the National Accreditation Commission for Early Care and Education Programs (NAC) .

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.

Our family has thoroughly enjoyed being a part of the KinderCare - Maynard Rd. location. Mrs. Hayes-Countee, welcomed us from day one and she along with the other teachers have maintained communication as we transitioned to the center as a new family and throughout our time with the center. The teachers are professional, approachable, engaged, creative, consistent, and nurturing. Due to a change in schools we have to leave KinderCare - Maynard Rd. We are sad to go as our son has thrived academically and socially at the center. For sure we will share with others the wonderful care and education KinderCare provides!

Elijah's mom

- Mother

My husband's family has been attending KinderCare Learning for 3 generations now. He attended when he was an infant through third grade, his sisters children attended from infancy until they were in Kindergarten and first grade, and now our little girl has been attending since she was in the toddler class. Even looking at any other education centers was out of the question because we already had chosen. We have now been attending KinderCare LLC for 2 yeras now and we absolutely love it! From the friendly faces, and greetings when we walk in everyday to the many activities and events going on within the school I know without a doubt KinderCare was the right place for us. I love when we walk in the teachers greet her by name, even though she's not in their class. We have Ms. Tameka as her teacher right now in the twos class. She's awesome! We love her! I love the artwork our daughter brings home, it's my favorite. One of my favorite things is the community events Mrs. Danielle gets us parents involved in such as the seniors fuzzy socks donations, and the Christmas dessert bake off. It's gets us parents involved in the school and outside in the community.
We love KinderCare and the staff. We definetively made the right choice!


- Camryn's parents

My son Josiah attended KinderCare in Cary for a brief time. However in this time it was clearly evident that from the bottom to the top of the chain existed pure motivation to provide the best environment possible. Every child regardless of family situation, background and ethnic origin is cared for with the value that each child deserves. Every morning you will be greeted with a genuine smile from any staff member in your path, and you will leave with the assurance that can only come with this quality of management. We tend to forget that our children spend more waking hours with our childcare providers then ourselves. Having your child at this center, is the next best thing to the care a parent can provide. I will always be very grateful for our wonderful experience at this establishment.

- Mother

Our family has been part of the KinderCare family for about a year now. When I first was shopping around for daycare for my little one, I met with Danielle the director and immediately I got the warm and fuzzies and felt like this was the place for my son. Everyone from the director, down to the absolutely amazing and sweet cook Annette, has been so welcoming and helpful. My son looks forward to seeing his friends and teachers every day - he has grown, and continues to grow and learn, everything from sign language to potty training! I am proud and thankful for being part of such a great family.

- Mother

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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 though the various training opportunities in the community.

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