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Dresden Drive KinderCare

Samantha Holland, Center Director

2459 Dresden Dr. Northeast Chamblee GA 30341
(770) 458-6506 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds

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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Dresden Elementary, Hawthorne Elementary and Coralwood Elementary


Our experts designed our classrooms — and every activity and lesson — to help prepare your child for success in school and beyond. With designated learning centers such as dramatic play and blocks in every classroom, children have the opportunity for rich social play and child-initiated discovery. You’ll also find that our classrooms feature a print-rich environment full of carefully selected materials, written charts and labels, and children’s literature. By helping your child connect spoken words and print, we’re helping develop early literacy and writing skills. Whether your child has first words or first grade on the horizon, we’re excited to show you how everything in our center is designed for learning!

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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.

Teachers & Staff

Welcome. KinderCare is proud to offer the best early educational programs in the country from infant to kindergarten and beyond.

  • Samantha Holland

    Samantha Holland, Center Director

    Watching children get excited about learning has become one of the most rewarding parts of my day.

    My name is Samantha Holland, and I began my transition into child care eight years ago, in February 2007 as an Assistant Director. Although my background is not Education or Child Care, I cannot picture myself doing anything else. To be fortunate enough to come to work everyday and affect someone’s life in a positive way has been one of the biggest blessings in my life.
    My background is Business Management/Restaurant Management in which I held positions from cashier to Area Manager. After having my first child, I knew I could no longer live out of a suitcase or commit to an eighty hour work week like I had done for so many years. Fortunately, I was able to network with previous co-workers who decided to change careers and were working in child care. After speaking with them, I felt that I should consider a new career. It was a very difficult transition for me going from serving food to serving families, but I’ve never felt so complete.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare, Samantha worked in Business Management.
    Year Started:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 years
    Master's Degree in Education, Bachelor's Degree in Psychology
  • Farida Guehaiz

    Farida Guehaiz, Assistant Director

    I love watching little minds growing and becoming independent.

    Year Started:
    15 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    14 Years
  • Ms. Andrea Castilla

    Ms. Andrea Castilla, Assistant Director & PreK Support

    Year Started:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    22 Years
    Bachelors in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Claudette Boyce

    Ms. Claudette Boyce, Program Specialist

    Claudette has worked for KinderCare for 17 years. She loves looking at the world from a child's eyes and seeing all  the wonder and joy in their discoveries. She has two children and enjoys reading, dancing and traveling.

    Year Started:
    20 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Ms. Brenda

    Ms. Brenda, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I am inspired to come to work by the opportunity to have a positive impact on the children's lives.

    Year Started:
    27 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20+ years
    Child Development Associate's
  • Ms. Rahima

    Ms. Rahima, Infant Classroom

    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4 Years
    Associates in Child Development
  • Ms. Alyce

    Ms. Alyce, Infants

    Ms. Alyce loves to see the children get excited when they learn something new.

    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 years
    Bachelor's in Education
  • Ms. Connie

    Ms. Connie, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I love children, and to watch their minds grow as they learn and develop.

    Ms. Connie has worked for KinderCare for eleven years. She is married with two children, she loves to read, and loves to pass that love of reading on to her students!

    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Bible
    Year Started:
    17 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    29 years
    Degree in Child Development and Family Relations
  • Ms. Tawanda

    Ms. Tawanda, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I truly enjoy watching children become excited when they are learning.

    Ms. Tawanda began working with KinderCare in 2000 upon leaving a retail position at a children's department. It was there she realized she enjoyed working with children. She had the opportunity to work with children that speak English as a second language. Ms. Tawanda is very careful to use their language as often as possible to show her concern for their learning.

    Year Started:
    17 Years
    Bachelor's Degree of Science in Family and Human Development
  • Ms. Julie

    Ms. Julie, Toddler Classroom

    I enjoy teaching the children new things.

    Year Started:
    14 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Nine years
    Pursuing Child Development Associate's
  • Ms. Gabriella

    Ms. Gabriella, Toddler Classroom

    Year Started:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 Years
    Currently Perusing Bachelors in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Kendra

    Ms. Kendra, Preschool Classroom

    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    11 Years
  • Ms. Belinda

    Ms. Belinda, Cook

    I love interacting with the kids. I'm motivated to see the kids safe and educated, always.

    As our cook, Ms. Belinda is preparing all meals for the students, daily. She ensures they receive the proper nutrition to fuel them for learning!

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Belinda has six years of professional cooking experience.
    Year Started:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Four years

Upcoming Center Activities

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Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Spaces and Places and All About Me
As infants and toddlers explore the spaces and places around them, children in Discovery Preschool will learn all about what makes people the same as well as what makes them different. Infants will experiment with moving toy cars around, build block towers and then knock them down, and even take a tour of the center to see what things are like outside of their classroom! Toddlers will get all revved up as they take a closer look at different vehicles and learn more about neighborhoods, communities, and the jobs that grownups have. In Discovery Preschool, children will be learning about themselves as they play games that strengthen their five senses, discuss feelings and emotions, practice self-help skills, and work on learning the names of body parts.

Children 4 to 5 years old: All About Me and My Home and Family
It’s the beginning of the school year—the perfect time to get to know each other better! Older children will be spending time sharing about themselves, their homes, and their families as they learn what makes people the same and what makes them different. Children will bring their own experiences to the drawing board as they create group stories and 3-D collages about families and homes, pantomime different home- and family-related activities, and draw self-portraits. With our curriculum’s project-related learning component, children in Transitional Kindergarten work together to decide on an individual or whole-group project related to the theme. Past projects have included creating a class book about emotions or working together to build a small-scale home, but who knows—the children may come up with a unique idea that’s entirely their own!

Monday September 04, 2017
Center Closed for Labor Day

About Our Center

Thank you for your interest in our center located on Dresden Dr. in Chamblee, Ga. We welcome you and your family to become a part of our fast growing and thriving KinderCare family. We are a center that is working to provide quality care In Early Childhood education. Our Center is dedicated to exceeding standards for Early Childhood Education by bringing together a diverse group of learners. While sustaining the quality of our classrooms, we foster the social, emotional, cognitive and physical development of our children. The teachers at our center are dedicated to providing a fun and safe learning environment for our students.

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • AM Snack
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Center Menu

Holidays Observed

New Year's Day, President's Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving, The day after Thanksgiving, Christmas.

Health and Safety

KinderCare is proud to offer the best health and safety environment to all our families in the center. We provide nutritionally balanced meals and snacks. We encourage hand washing and cleanliness to assist in the prevention of spreading germs and diseases. All of our students enter with up to date immunizations and we pride ourselves on the education of all of our teachers in Child Abuse and Neglect and Infectious Diseases just to name a few.

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.

We love the individualized attention we receive here at KinderCare Dresden Drive. The teachers and staff make a point to know everyone by name and go that extra mile to tell you about the things your child has done throughout the day. I never worry about my daughter when she is at the center because I know she is being given extra attention and snuggles. They are very respectful of all my wishes and decisions regarding my daughter's care and I really appreciate that. We have had such a great experience here and I would recommend this center to anyone looking for high quality childcare at a reasonable price.

- Mother

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