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Chesterfield KinderCare

Ms. Chelsea Owens, Center Director

2275 Village Green Pkwy Chesterfield MO 63017
(636) 227-5074 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Neighborhood:
Village Green Parkway; Town and Country Crossing

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Mason Ridge, Pierremont, Westridge, Claymont, Highcroft Ridge, Carman Trails, Henry provided by Parkway Transportation

Welcome

Welcome to the Chesterfield KinderCare!  We are conveniently located off Clayton Road just across from Town and Country Crossing.  We are proud our school is Nationally Accredited along with every KinderCare in Missouri! Our center is minutes from Town and Country, Ballwin, and Wildwood, just west of Highway 141. The moment you enroll your child at your Chesterfield KinderCare, you become family. A partnership of care is formed--care that is not only safe and protective, but that also provides the foundation for a lifetime of learning and success. Every day when you enter your school, we will create a positive, educational, and meaningful home away from home experience.  Our dedication to developmentally appropriate practices is refueled from bi-annual Professional Development trainings. We would love for you to come visit our classrooms and meet our teachers – send us an e-mail at 000168@klcorp.com.  Our classrooms are designed so that each child can learn, explore, share, and grow in a nurturing and fun environment.

Ms. Chelsea Owens, Center Director

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AMERICA’S MOST ACCREDITED

We’re so proud!

Nationally only 10% of daycares are accredited–nearly 100% of our learning centers are. That’s a big difference, and that means KinderCare kids are getting the very best. Here’s why.

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SCHOOL-READY

Our kids are taking off!

By kindergarten, our kids are testing ahead of their peers. Read all about it.

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?

Teachers & Staff

At your neighborhood Chesterfield KinderCare, you will find a team of dedicated teachers with over 312 years of combined experience. They are here to assure that your child has the best early childhood education and that they respond to the unique needs and interests of every child. Each day our teachers will love and nurture all children in their classrooms as well as create a warm and welcoming environment for you and your family.

  • Ms. Chelsea Owens

    Ms. Chelsea Owens, Center Director

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

    Ms. Chelsea attended Langston University, where she studied nutrition. She has been a part of the KinderCare family for six and a half years and has worked in many different facets of the center. Ms. Chelsea treasures her relationships with the children and families. She is a strong leader and loves to be involved in the classrooms. Ms. Chelsea is proud to be the Center Director of the Village Green KinderCare.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Mrs. Wishy-Washy's Scrubbing Machine by Joy Cowley

    Year Started:
    7/26/2008
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10
    Education:
    Degree in Nutrition
  • Ms. Alisha Bader

    Ms. Alisha Bader, Assistant Director

    Ms. Alisha has been a member of the KinderCare family for 11 years, and recently became part of our management team. Before becoming an Assistant Director, she was a Prekindergarten Teacher and loved being able to take learning outdoors. From art to literature, Ms. Alisha is very passionate about providing quality care and education, and is excited to bring in new ideas to the center!

    Favorite Children's Book:

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

    Year Started:
    1/19/2004
    Tenure:
    13 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    11
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential
  • Ms. Mary

    Ms. Mary, Assistant Center Director

    Ms. Mary has been a part of the KinderCare family since September of 2009. She originally started as School-Age Teacher and is now one of our Assistant Directors. She likes interacting with the kids and families to get to know them and their personalities. She enjoys organizing the summer camps and field trips.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Where The Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein

    Year Started:
    9/29/2009
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8
    Education:
    Associate Degree in Child Development
  • Ms. Kathy

    Ms. Kathy, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Kathy has been a part of the KinderCare family for 18 years. Ms. Kathy has worked in many areas of the center throughout her years, including being a bus driver. She loves being an Infant Teacher and getting to see all of the new things the babies learn and do. Her favorite days are Wednesdays, when the infants usually explore something messy!

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Guess How Much I Love You? by Sam McBratney

    Year Started:
    8/12/1998
    Tenure:
    19 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    38
  • Ms. Hayley, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Hayley joined the KinderCare family in February of 2016. As one of our newest members, she's excited to learn and bring new things to the table. She loves working with the infants and finding creative ways to bring learning into their world. Some of her favorite activities include sensory play and story time!

    Year Started:
    2/8/2016
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    6
  • Ms. Kay

    Ms. Kay, Infant Classroom

    Seeing the smiles on the children's faces and knowing we make a difference makes each day exciting!

    Ms. Kay has been working with children for 21 years. She has worked with infants through school-age children. She had the the blessing to be Teacher of the Year two years in a row. Her passion for teaching reflects the way her classroom runs in a caring, safe, and nurturing environment. She takes pride in her communication skills with parents and other staff. Ms. Kay hopes to continue working with children and making a difference in their young lives.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    These Are My Hands by Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault

    Year Started:
    3/1/1992
    Tenure:
    25 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    21
  • Ms. Kate

    Ms. Kate, Infant Classroom

    I love the joy on their faces as they learn new things!

    Ms. Kate has been a part of the KinderCare family since 2012. She started as an Infant/Toddler Teacher and had previously taught the Prekindergarten class as well. Ms. Kate loves finding creative and fun ways to implement and incorporate curriculum in her Infant Classroom. She especially loves introducing her infants and toddlers to art and sensory play.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

    Year Started:
    1/1/2012
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential
  • Ms. Anjelena

    Ms. Anjelena, Toddler Classroom

    Ms. Anjelena has been a member of the KinderCare family for the past ten years. She has worked in many facets of the center and is currently one of our Toddler Teachers. Ms. Anjelena attended Harris Stowe University, where she received her degree in early childhood education. She loves introducing music and movement to the children as well as sensory exploration.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss

    Year Started:
    9/1/2005
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10
    Education:
    Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Tiffany

    Ms. Tiffany, Toddler Classroom

    Ms. Tiffany has been a part of the KinderCare family for over ten years. She has worked in many aspects of the center and is currently one of our Toddler teachers.   Ms. Tiffany loves having the opportunity to enrich the educational experience.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Suess

    Year Started:
    4/13/2005
    Tenure:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Education
  • Ms. Stephanie

    Ms. Stephanie, Toddler Classroom

    I love my job simply because I love children! I love their hugs and seeing their faces light up when they experience something new.

    Ms. Stephanie has been a teacher with KinderCare since July 1999. She has primarily worked as an Infant and Toddler Teacher. Ms. Stephanie does a fantastic job implementing curriculum and understanding the needs of her kids. Communication is very important to Ms. Stephanie and she does a great job building relationships with the families at our center. Ms. Stephanie has a love for promoting literacy and reading to the children in her class.

    Year Started:
    7/1/1999
    Tenure:
    18 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    17
    Education:
    Bachelor of Science Degree in Child Development
  • Ms. Bridget

    Ms. Bridget, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Bridget joined the KinderCare family in 2004. She loves teaching Discovery Preschool and helping each child grow and develop in her class. She has two children of her own and enjoys spending time with them and her husband. Ms. Bridget grew up in this community and earned a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from the University of Missouri, St. Louis.  

    Favorite Children's Book:

    The Monster at the End of This Book by Jon Stone

    Year Started:
    12/27/2004
    Tenure:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    13
    Education:
    Bachelor in Arts of Elementary Education
  • Ms. Beckey, Discovery Preschool and Prekindergarten Classrooms

    I chose to work with children because it is fun and rewarding work.

    Ms. Becky has been a teacher at the Chesterfield KinderCare since 1997. She has attended college for two years, studying archaeology. She continues her education for early childhood education by attending in-service training every year. Ms. Becky loves her Prekindergarten class and has a blast with the children every day.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Farley Farts by Birte Muller

    Year Started:
    9/1/1997
    Tenure:
    19 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    19
  • Ms. Teresa, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Teresa has been a part of the KinderCare family since October of 2013. Ms. Teresa in our Discovery Preschool every afternoon.  She loves building relationships with her class and families and makes the afternoons fun and enriching for her class.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    There's A Wocket In My Pocket by Dr. Suess

    Year Started:
    10/15/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4
  • Ms. Terri, Preschool Classroom

    It is so exciting to see the children learn and to see their excitement when they accomplish a new skill or task. They are the future of our world!

    Ms. Terri has been at Chesterfield KinderCare for 30 years! She chose to teach preschool because it has always been her dream. Ms. Terri has completed Project Construct, Emelia Reggio, and also continues her education and training by attending 24 hours every year of in-service hours. Ms. Terri is also CPR and First Aid certified.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    No favorite, I love them all!
    Year Started:
    3/1/1985
    Tenure:
    32 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    32
  • Ms. Debbie

    Ms. Debbie, Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Debbie has been working with children for more than 20 years. When she is not working with children here at KinderCare Learning Center, she is volunteering with youth-sports program, primarily focusing on baseball and basketball. Ms. Debbie has two sons and a daughter. Ms. Debbie looks forward to learning and laughing with your child.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst

    Year Started:
    9/2/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20
  • Ms. Terry

    Ms. Terry, Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Terry has been a part of the KinderCare family since September of 2005. She is currently a Preschool Teacher, though she has been involved in many facets of the center. Ms. Terry shines in her interactions and communication with the families. She is always positive and nurturing, and the kids look forward to seeing Ms. Terry every day!

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

    Year Started:
    9/6/2005
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    21
  • Ms. Amy

    Ms. Amy, Preschool Classroom

    I love watching the children grow and learn through the year and knowing that I am making a difference in their lives.

    Ms. Amy is a graduate of Parkway West High School and earned her associate's degree in the Spring of 2011. She is currently attending college, working on her bachelor's degree. Ms. Amy attended the Village Green KinderCare when she was a child, and loved it so much she decided to work here! Ms. Amy loves to sing with her children and work on their social and emotional skills.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

    Year Started:
    11/1/2011
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4
    Education:
    Associate of Arts Degree in Teaching
  • Ms. Jen, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Ms. Jen joined the KinderCare family in October of 2015. She is currently working to obtain her degree in elementary education through the University of Missouri, St. Louis. She is excited to be a part of our Preschool program and loves interacting with the children. She loves group time and writing in journals.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

    Year Started:
    10/21/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
    Education:
    Degree in Elementary Education (In Progress)
  • Ms. Carlla, Multi-Age Specialist

    I choose to work with young children because it is exciting to know I am making a difference in their lives.

    Ms. Carlla has been with KinderCare for over ten years. In that time, she has received her CPR and Pediatric First Aid certifications. She also receives 24 hours of in-service training every year. Ms. Carlla loves working with the preschoolers. She also enjoys speaking with the parents and developing relationships with the families at this center.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Is Your Mama A Llama? by Deborah Guarino

    Year Started:
    7/1/2006
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10
  • Ms. Janet, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I have wanted to teach since I was old enough to know what I wanted to do with my future. It is my first love!

    Ms. Janet has been with KinderCare since 1983. She loves teaching the children and getting them ready for their next journey in education! Ms. Janet has two children of her own and enjoys spending time with them and her husband. She attended the University of Missouri for one year, studying elementary education. Ms. Janet is CPR and Pediatric First Aid certified.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Any Junie B. Jones book!

    Year Started:
    4/1/1983
    Tenure:
    34 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    34
  • Ms. Taylor, School Age Classroom

    Every day is a new day and an opportunity to learn something new!

    Ms. Taylor joined the KinderCare family in 2014. Currently she attends Missouri Baptist University and is working towards her degree in elementary education. Ms. Taylor is one of the teachers in our School-Age program and she is also one of our bus drivers.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    If You Give A Mouse A Cookie by Laura Numeroff

    Year Started:
    5/1/2014
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5
    Education:
    Degree in Elementary Education (In Progress)

Upcoming Center Activities

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August's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: All About Me and Dinosaurs
Infants and toddlers will learn all about themselves while kids in Discovery Preschool will take a look at our favorite extinct creatures: dinosaurs! Infants will look at their reflections in mirrors, listen to voices through cardboard tubes to encourage babbling, and practice self-expression as they move while listening to music. Toddlers will create body-related artwork (like paintings of their faces) and imagine the future as they pretend to be all grown up while playing dress-up. Meanwhile, children in Discovery Preschool are in for a “dinomite” time learning all about dinosaurs and their habitats, and they’ll build essential skills through fun, theme-related activities—like counting dinosaur eggs and going on pretend fossil hunts!  

Children 4 to 5 years old: Foods and Flavors, Shapes and Colors, and Alphabet Letters/Review
For the first two weeks of August, older children will be learning all about the basic food groups, where food comes from, and how to make healthful food choices. After that, preschoolers will be getting artsy as they explore shapes and colors using materials like blocks, paint, play dough, and colored water—and they’ll even take their knowledge outdoors with scavenger hunts for colors and shapes! Their older friends in Pre-K and Transitional Kindergarten will be getting up close and personal with the alphabet as they learn uppercase and lowercase letters, the sounds the letters make, and how those sounds can be combined to make words—all culminating with the creation of a classroom alphabet book. 

Monday August 14, 2017
Open House

It's not too late to join us! Summer is almost over. Time for new friends and new learning. Now is the perfect time to attend a KinderCare Open House. You'll be able to see what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. We'll answer all your questions and tell you about our teaching philosophy. And you'll experience learning and laughter happening in a caring, loving environment.  

Tuesday August 15, 2017
Open House

It's not too late to join us! Summer is almost over. Time for new friends and new learning. Now is the perfect time to attend a KinderCare Open House. You'll be able to see what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. We'll answer all your questions and tell you about our teaching philosophy. And you'll experience learning and laughter happening in a caring, loving environment.  

Wednesday August 16, 2017
Open House

It's not too late to join us! Summer is almost over. Time for new friends and new learning. Now is the perfect time to attend a KinderCare Open House. You'll be able to see what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. We'll answer all your questions and tell you about our teaching philosophy. And you'll experience learning and laughter happening in a caring, loving environment.  

Thursday August 17, 2017
Open House

It's not too late to join us! Summer is almost over. Time for new friends and new learning. Now is the perfect time to attend a KinderCare Open House. You'll be able to see what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. We'll answer all your questions and tell you about our teaching philosophy. And you'll experience learning and laughter happening in a caring, loving environment.  

Friday August 18, 2017
Open House

It's not too late to join us! Summer is almost over. Time for new friends and new learning. Now is the perfect time to attend a KinderCare Open House. You'll be able to see what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. We'll answer all your questions and tell you about our teaching philosophy. And you'll experience learning and laughter happening in a caring, loving environment.  

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.

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • French
  • Spanish

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, you should check with your Center Director for specific closures. 

Health and Safety

As you arrive at our front door, you will see our keypad entry system. When we start and end our days in our family gathering classrooms, you will see that safe, age-appropriate toys and activities are available. Our CPR and First Aid certified teachers ensure the classroom environments are clean and safe every day. We conduct monthly fire drills and have emergency plans in place for all natural disasters that may occur. The safety of your child is very important to us at the Chesterfield KinderCare.

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.

The Chesterfield KinderCare is the best child care facility I have experienced. The management staff of Center Director Darya and Assistant Director Tiffany takes time each day to talk with parents as they drop off the children in the morning and pick them up each afternoon. They know each parent and each child and address us personally. Their interactions extend past just the basic "hello" to a real connection. The management staff is a resource for help and guidance with child behavior issues. The teaching staff is superb. I have witnessed teachers going above and beyond their duties. Ms. Anjelena in the Infant Classroom made a huge impact on my son and helped him transition to the center. My son still talks about Ms. Anjelena and says that she is "wonderful." My son's Toddler Teacher, Ms. Jessica, has made learning fun by engaging the children in a wide variety of learning and sensory activities. She has personally purchased Christmas gifts, Easter gifts and birthday gifts. Her caring and generosity is cherished. Ms. Sandra is always holding the children and on the floor playing with them. But it's not only my son's teachers--all the teachers work tirelessly for the children at this center. Ms. Ruth in the Discovery Preschool Classroom takes time at home to work on projects for the next day's lesson plan. Ms. Janet, Ms. Carlla, Ms. Terri, and Ms. Cynthia all know my son personally and tell me about things he does during the day. KinderCare Learning Center offers a solid foundation for children to learn and grow. I am very pleased and impressed with the organization.

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