Ms. Shaneek Hill, Center Director
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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!
Ms. Shaneek Hill, Center Director
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A full-day interactive Kindergarten program that utilizes new curriculum with an interactive smart board making first grade readiness a priority.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our teachers here at Kilmayne, strive to ensure that all children grow in a warm and nurturing environment. We believe that it is important to meet the unique needs of each individual child. By doing this we empower the children to express themselves freely and to also be a part of the decision making process.
If a child cannot learn in the way that we teach, we must teach in a way a child can learn.
Shaneek is no stranger when it comes to working with children; her extensive background has allowed her to work with children ranging in age from 6 weeks to 12 years old. Shaneek’s love of childcare began early on while attending Saint Augustine University where she became a Habilitation Technician part- time, and learned to work with children with exceptional needs. Upon graduating Shaneek started her professional career in child care in 1996 in Raleigh as a classroom teacher and eventually transitioned to an office assistant role learning the administration side of childcare. Shaneek continued her growth by accepting an Assistant Director position at a previous learning center in 2010. In September 2013 Shaneek joined the KinderCare team as an Assistant Director at a sister school, and in July 2016 we were excited to welcome Shaneek to the Kildaire Farm KinderCare School as the Director. Shaneek brings a wealth of Early Childhood Education with her and she is looking forward to interacting with the families and children of this great learning center.
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.
Teaching a child something new and seeing their faces light up makes me happy.
Ms. Dilek is from Turkey where she owned her own childcare center. She has 11 years of experience in childcare. She loves to be around children, and to interact with them. It brings her joy and satisfaction to teach children and know that she is making an impact in their future. Whenever you see Ms. Dilek, you will see her engaged and busy with her children. Her favorite activities with the children are reading and music. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, knitting and listening to music.
I love watching children learn and grow!
Ms. Farideh loves children and always wanted to be a teacher. She has experience working with Head Start, Kindergarten and Elementary school for many years. She spent time as a substitute and working in child care centers from 2010 until now.
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.
I love teaching because I have an opportunity to plant a lifelong seed in the mind of young children. It's a joy to water the blossom!
Ms. Nicole joined our Kilmayne KinderCare School October 2015 and has been working in our toddler classroom. She is originally from Greensboro, North Carolina. She has a Nurse Assistant, Childcare and Administration background. She loves art and dancing with her students. Her classroom philosophy is to remember that children are young minds and it's okay to think and be silly with them. In her spare time, she enjoys writing, cooking, taking pictures and spending time with family. Children love to be in her classroom because she is always engaged, interacting, dancing, talking, singing and exploring with them.
I love teaching because I believe that the children I teach are the future. It is my job to provide them with the knowledge to succeed.
Ms. Ellen is a North Carolina native born and raised. She has been with KinderCare since 2014 and has enjoyed every moment of it. Ellen has her associate degree in early childhood education as well as her credentials. Ellen enjoys doing art projects with her children. She enjoys seeing their faces light up when they create something of their own. Ellen believes that children are the future and it's her job to teach them everything. In her spare time, she enjoys singing, making crafts and cooking.
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 than 10 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.
Watching children learn and grow is very rewarding!
Ms. Gina is a Purdue Graduate, and has been working with young children for over ten years. She started out as an assistant in a special education preschool then obtained a full time position as a lead teacher working with at- risk youth. She is dedicated to the social and emotional development of each child. She enjoys enhancing young children's learning by creating hands-on learning activities and through play. She has been teaching at KinderCare since 2015 and is looking forward to many more years working with KinderCare!
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 since 2010. 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 Child Development Associate as well as some Early Childhood credit hours.
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 Pennsylvania. 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 sticking..it'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.
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 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.
I love children and I am passionate about having a positive influence in their lives.
Ms. Marie has a Bachelor Degree from Suny at Geneseo, NY and a Master's degree from Suny at Fredonia, NY. She is one of the newest team members, but has come to Kildaire Farm KinderCare with over 15 years of experience. She is excited to be at KinderCare and looks forward to meeting more families!
In her spare time, she enjoys reading and spending time with her family.
It brings me joy to see the children's smiles and to know that I am providing nutritional meals that will help them grow strong!
Ms. Kwantisha has been working around food over ten years. She started working in Wake County Schools systems and stayed there for nine years. She took a year off to go back to school where she received her Medical Assistant certificate. She couldn't forget about her desire of food service and joined the KinderCare team. She loves her working environment and it makes her day to see how much children enjoy the food she prepares and give her smiles!
Children teach me something new every day!
Ms. Janessa's favorite part of working with children is the feeling she gets when children learn something new. She enjoys watching how infants achieve different developmental milestones. Ms. Janessa has experience working in different child care centers and nursery school. She also taught Preschool and Prekindergarten children in Haiti. She looks forward to welcoming more babies to her classroom!
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.
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.
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.
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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