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Kildare Farm KinderCare

Lea Gombar, Center Director

203 Kilmayne Dr. Cary NC 27511
(919) 469-8790 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds

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Special Instructions:
Behind Big Lots Kilmayne Dr

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Adams, Briarcliff, Cary, Northwoods, Kingswood, Farmington Woods, Dillard, Swift Creek, Weatherstone, Oak Grove, Penny Road

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Welcome to Kildaire Farm KinderCare. Our school is located in Cary, North Carolina on 203 Kilmayne Dr. behind Big Lots.
We are so excited you are considering our school for your child(ren).
At KinderCare, we strive to be the best in early childhood education on a daily basis! Not only can this be seen in our state of the art Early Foundations curriculum, but in our wonderful team of early childhood educators as well.  In saying this, we invite you to take a closer look at the Kildaire Farm KinderCare and everything that we have to offer for your child and family!
We look forward to meeting you and your family soon!

Lea Gombar, 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

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.

Interactive Kindergarten (5 - 6 Years)

A full-day interactive Kindergarten program that utilizes new curriculum with an interactive smart board making first grade readiness a priority.

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.

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.

Teachers & Staff

Meet our teachers! They are the heart of our school!

  • Lea Gombar

    Lea Gombar, Center Director

    The biggest perk of my job is I have precious moments everyday!

    As a mother of a currently enrolled child, my choices are very personal. There is an amazing amount of trust extended when you choose a school, and I am passionate about the quality of the experience your child receives. I constantly verify that the teachers' attitudes and skills exceed your expectations. We are your child’s first school and set the tone for their future love of learning, and take that quest personally.

    Knowing all levels of our operation has helped me see the full picture of a leader’s impact. I took over KinderCare Kilmayne in 2013 and love what I do! I have a Bachelors of Fine arts from UNC Charlotte, and you will see an artistic love throughout our school.

    In my spare time, I love the simple things. I can be found swinging Stella at Bond Park, hiking green way trails with friends, and cooking and traveling with my husband.

    I welcome you in to our school so you can meet our fabulous team and see why people love our school!
    Previous Experience:
    Mrs. Lea taught fine arts to children ages three to twelve for seven years. After college she worked for Charlotte Art Teach teaching workshops of art infusion in public schools. Mrs. Lea has also worked with KinderCare as a teacher, traveling tutorial teacher, Assistant Director and School Administrator in a variety of locations around the Triangle.
    Year Started:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    13 Years
    Bachelor's in Fine Arts. Early Childhood Administration Credential. Level III & Early Childhood Education Credentials.
  • Ms. Juliana

    Ms. Juliana, School Administrator

    I am passionate about developing children and contributing to their future.

    Ms. Juliana moved to the United States from Europe in 1998 and stumbled into the Early Childhood Education field. She soon found she was wonderful at enriching the lives of young children. She furthered her education to learn the details of child development and evolved into an amazing teacher. Ms. Juliana is wonderful with implementing positive reinforcement, creating a wonderful classroom routine, and has an fabulous attention to detail. These characteristics make her a perfect leader who is focused on driving excellence and quality at our school.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Juliana has had a wonderfully successful career as a Lead School Age, Lead Toddler, Lead Infant, and then Lead Preschool teacher. Her vast experience, paired with her attention to detail and excellence, makes her the perfect School Administrator.
    Year Started:
    17 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 Years
    Early Childhood Education Credentials, Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Agriculture
  • Ms. Stephany

    Ms. Stephany, Infant A Classroom

    Even the smallest voice can change a person life.

    Ms. Stephany  has been an Early Childhood Educator since 1996.
    She currently has an AA degree. She has worked with children for over 20 years. She worked as a private nanny, childcare worker, church ministries, afterschool program, fostercare, teacher and teacher assistant. Ms. Stephany has experience in all age groups and enjoyes assisting in all classrooms!

    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Over 20 Years
    Associates of Arts
  • Ms. Emma

    Ms. Emma, Preschool Classroom

    As a young timid, shy child, I had great teachers that affirmed, reassured and guided me. I am inspired to do the same.

    Ms. Emma enjoys guiding cgildren and watching their imagination and creativity soar as they explore the world of art and music and learning inside and outside of the classroom.

    Previous Experience:
    1 Year experience as an NC Pre-K Teacher Assistant. 3 years experience as a work- study student at a community college child care center and 1 year as a part-time substitute teacher as well.
    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
    Since 2000
    Early Childhood Associates Degree in Applied Science. Certificate in Early Childhood Credentials I & II.
  • Ms. Naglaa

    Ms. Naglaa, Infant A Classroom

    When I teach children something new I have as much fun, if not more, than they do! I love them!

    Ms. Naglaa has worked with children for over thirteen years. She used to be a third grade teacher in Egypt. After moving the US, she started working in the Early Childhood Education field and developed a love for the younger age children. Ms. Naglaa went back to school and is almost done with her Associate's of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education. Now she teaches the cooking, music and phonics classes for our school. She is passionate about education wants the best for all the children she teaches.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Naglaa used to teach third grade in Egypt. She has worked with all age groups at KinderCare. Currently she leads our Learning Adventures Class.
    Year Started:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4 Years
    Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Social Work, Early Childhood Education Credential
  • Ms. Roxaneh

    Ms. Roxaneh, Infant B Classroom

    I am a mother of two grown children. I have certificates in other fields but I love working with children. They are so simple and unique and working at a childcare center is so variable.

    After watching her children grow up, Ms. Roxaneh realized her true passion-teaching children. She loves coming to work each and every day. No two days are ever alike. The children always bring a smile to her face and can always make her laugh.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Roxaneh has been working in childcare centers for about five years. She also had her own family in-home childcare center for four years where she worked with children ages two to five.
    Year Started:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
    North Carolina Early Childhood Credential, currently working on her CDA and some general education credit classes
  • Ms. Thikra R.

    Ms. Thikra R., Toddler Classroom

    Tell me and I forget, Teach me and I remember, Involve me and I learn.
    -Benjamin Franklin

    Year Started:
    M.S in Public Administration, B.S in Public Administration. EDU 119
  • Ms. Dana

    Ms. Dana, Discovery Preschool C

    The most important lesson you can teach a child is how to become a life- long learner. We can teach things in the moment, but if a child is not interested they will forget all about it. Children need to be fascinated and absolutely astounded by the world around them, and they will seek out information and find joy in study for the rest of their lives. I believe my responsibility as a teacher is to foster that independence and confidence to continue learning in each student.

    Ms. Dana moved to North Carolina in the Summer of 2014 from Pennsylvania. She originally began her experience working with children in Elementary School Special Education. Graduating from Shippensburg University with a Psychology degree, Dana soon discovered her passsions lie elsewhere and pursued her career in education.
    She took some master courses in Elementary Education before moving to explore her options. Enjoying elementary, but wanting to learn more about early childhood education, Dana started working at KinderCare in Cary, NC in August of 2014.
    Immediately she became very involved in the classroom, wanting to know more and learn as much as she could.
    Starting as a floater, Dana quickly found herself teaching in the toddler Classroom, especially enjoying thinking of new enhancements for the new curriculum. Currently Ms. Dana is focusing on continuing her education in Early Childhood Education and broadening her experience in the field. She adores working with all ages but finds her skill to lie working with ages 1 to 3.
    Dana is working towards becoming a lead teacher someday and achieving a Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Dana has 2 years experience working with children with Autism in Elementary School, assisting and engaging in everyday activities, school work and fostering social- emotional development.
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 Year
    BA Psychology,Shippensburg University
  • Ms. Ellen

    Ms. Ellen, Discovery Preschool

    Children are our future, and I believe that it is my job as a teacher to provide them with all the knowledge I can.

    Ellen is a 22 year old Raleigh native, she is enrolled at Wake Technical Community College and she is graduating in May with her AA in Early Childhood Education. Ellen just started at KinderCare in October, she has a background in babysitting as well as being a Sunday school teacher at a local church. Ellen loves to interact with the children, by dancing in the music center as well as the dramatic play. Ellen can’t wait to see what the future has in store for her, but she knows it will be amazing.

    Previous Experience:
    During high school Ms. Ellen was a student teacher for a year in a local child care center. She is a part time Sunday school teacher for her brother’s church.
    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 Year
    Early Childhood Credential and School Age Credential, Graduating in May with AA in Early Childhood Education.
  • Ms. Amy

    Ms. Amy, Preschool Classroom

    Watching children become excited about new things and their curiosity for learning is the best part of my job!
    It inspires me to know that I can provide everyday an opportunity to enrich and support a child's growth and learning.

    Ms. Amy joined KinderCare in 2014 and has been working with the preschool children since then. She has come to KinderCare with more than10 years of experience and she is truly passionate about working with children and especially the 3 year olds!
    She is well known among her co teachers for her artistic and crafty skills. she is very dedicated to the children and the school. She is always looking for ways to go above and beyond.

    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Ms. Toni

    Ms. Toni, Pre- Kindergarten Classroom

    I have enjoyed working with children for many years. I love that they are curious and absorb so many things. I love knowing that I can make a difference when they first come to our school. They are so amazing. They really look up to you. You have to be your best.

    Ms. Toni has been working for Kindercare for two years. She enjoys teaching Pre-K because they are always willing to learn something new. They are like sponges. She loves seeing their smiles everyday, knowing that she makes a difference. She has her CDA as well as some Early Childhood credit hours.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare, Ms. Toni worked at Preschools Gateway, Greenwich, CT and as a Preschool Teacher at Branford Family Resource Center.
    Year Started:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 years
    CDA, North Carolina Early Childhood Credentials
  • Ms. Kristi

    Ms. Kristi, Pre- Kindergarten

    I want to inspire people...I want someone to look at me and say- because of you, I didn't give up.

    Ms. Kristi was born in Vietnam and raised in a small town in Pennylvania. She moved to the United States at the age of 11, where she was adopted into an amazing family who changed her life forever.
    Ms. Kristi joined the KinderCare in Kilmayne family December 2014. She attended LockHaven University of Pennsylvania; her love for children directed her path to becoming a teacher for the past five years. Kristi believes all children are smart and needs someone to let them know that they can make a difference. Kristi likes to stand in front of thirteen-fifteen children banging her head against a metaphorical, and literal brick wall as another child makes the decision that glue's not for's for eating. With that being said, she feels lucky to have a career as rewarding as it is challenging. When Ms. Kristi is not standing in front of a bunch of 4 year olds, she enjoys whipping up a delicious meal or scrumptious dessert, shopping for shoes and handbag, creating crafty projects, growing closer to the Lord, and spending time with her family and friends.

    Previous Experience:
    5 Years as a pre-K teacher in Pennsylvania. Interim Director for a childcare center
    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    5-6 years
    Bachelor of Science in General Studies & Minor in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Kerry

    Ms. Kerry, School Age Classroom

    Over the years I've learned that children can bring joy, excitement, and love that will make a lasting impression on your life and your heart.

    Ms. Kerry has her Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education and a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Child and Family Studies from Western Carolina. While living in Texas she was a lead Head Start teacher. She has worked in many schools throughout the years and impacted the education of many children. Ms. Kerry loves what she does and wants to make a difference in this world through teaching children.

    Previous Experience:
    Through the years Ms. Kerry has taught children from birth to Elementary school.
    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    28 Years
    Bachelor's of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Regina

    Ms. Regina, Cook

    Ms. Regina has come to KinderCare with 14 years of experience working as a cook. She enjoys coming to work everyday just to see their little smiles on their face and to feed them a hot meal 3 times a day. She enjoys working around kids. Children keep Ms. Regina feeling young!

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Regina worked many years for Wake County as a cook.
    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    14 years
    High School

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About Our Center

- Commitment to the highest quality
5 Star/ Nationally accredited
Serves only fresh fruit!
Highest attention to detail!
Focus on routine and consistency.~ We boast many long term/ highly educated teachers!
In house private Kindergarten~ very low ratio with licensed teacher!!!

New stimulating activities build creative, complex thinkers.
Activities are more than just art…they are experiences!
Our curriculum was refreshed in 2014 and is unparallel in our market. Most schools have not changed their curriculum in more than 10 years! We focus on 6 critical learning domains with to exceed Kindergarten Expectations.

~Caring dedicated teachers passionate about what we do and our impact.
We commit to knowing and genuinely caring about every child!
Individualized instruction- assessments and parent teacher conferences.
We solicited regular feedback to always evaluate what we could improve!

~Value in the Market
For other top rated schools in the same zip code you will pay almost $40 more per week per child! We deliver the same quality as the premium brand schools at a lot less. Is a new building worth that much extra?


Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • American Sign Language
  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • AM Snack
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegetarian
  • Special diets

Holidays Observed

We observe the following holidays:New Year's Day, Prersident's Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Day after Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.

Health and Safety

The Health and Safety of our children, staff and parents is very important to our school. Our teachers are CPR and First Aid Certified. In addition, we required every teacher that works with infans and toddlers to be SIDS certified. Some of our school's safety features include a key pad entry and fenced in playgrounds.Once inside we have an open door policy for our families, where families are welcome to spend the day with their child. Outside the building, we have 3 different fenced play-scapes with an adult length latch to open the gate.
Kildaire Farm KinderCare is a peanut free environment.


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.

I think often of how grateful I am for the teachers and staff at KinderCare. I can't be with my son all day, but I can feel good about leaving him there because I am confident that he feels good there.
The teachers create such a genuinely CARING environment- they really get to know my son and it warms my heart to see him respond to them the way that he does.

Miss Roxaneh's class is so clam and relaxed;
Miss Samia is everyone's favorite hugger,
Miss Naglaa is so fun and energetic,
Miss Jalisha is so kind;
And Ms. Stephanie somehow keeps the children in a crowd around her.
They all add something to my son's day and I'm very thankful!


- Parent

We are first time parents and the fears of bringing your baby to daycare were quickly removed. Each morning we are greeted with a smile and "Good Morning" from Ms. Lea or Ms. Julianna and it is fun to see how excited she is to see her teacher and friends. We love how engaged and happy our daughter is at KinderCare!

We find KinderCare amazing. The passion each instructor has and the absolute care for your child is truly genuine. The halls are decorated with arts and crafts and each item we bring home is an amazing keepsake to our journey. We are so thankful we found a wonderful place to take our daughter!

- Parent

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