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Beechmont KinderCare

Ms. Holly Flores, Center Director

7775 Five Mile Rd. Cincinnati OH 45230
(513) 232-3095 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
2 Miles off the Five Mile Road exit near Anderson Town Center

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Forest Hills School District / Sands Montessori / Mt Washington Elementary, Ayer, Mercer, Wilson, Summit, GA, Maddux

Whether your child has their 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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Welcome

Welcome to Beechmont KinderCare, in the heart of Anderson Township! We are proud to offer one of the best early childhood programs in the country- from infant to kindergarten and beyond. It’s our pleasure to provide your child with the best education and experience possible.

Ms. Holly Flores, Center Director

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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.

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.

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.

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  1. Tuesday October 18, 2016
    1. Join Our Community Social

      Your entire family is welcome to join us October 18th for our community social. Come see how family-style dining is done at our center, mingle with other families, and, best of all, enjoy a healthy snack with your child!  

      You’ll better understand how we turn our meals into learning experiences and encourage the children to try new foods, practice table manners, use utensils, and simply enjoy a great meal and good company! See you there!

  2. Monday October 10, 2016
    1. Professional Development Day - Center Closed

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      Two times each year we dedicate a day for our staff's professional development to further their training and better equip them for the care of your child. The center will be closed on this day for training to occur. If you have questions or would like to request further details, please contact your local Center Director.

Teachers & Staff

Our center has been providing quality education to the Anderson area since 1986. We maintain accreditation from National Association for the Education of Young Children and are star 4 rated by Step Up to Quality through the state of Ohio. Our long term staff are committed to professional development, going above and beyond normal state standards offering degrees in Early Childhood Education. We believe that learning is meant to be a natural and joyful experience. Our goal is to help your child develop socially, emotionally, physically, and intellectually.

  • Ms. Holly Flores

    Ms. Holly Flores, Center Director

    Holly Flores has worked as the Center Director since June of 1997. Holly has worked with children since 1994 where she was a preschool teacher for Hickam Child Development Center on Hickam Air Force Base in Hawaii. After moving back to Ohio she completed her degree in Early Childhood Education. One of the things she enjoys the most is working with her staff in their classrooms and watching them develop. She can often be found interacting with the children in the building where she can continue her passion for lesson planning and setting up an engaging classroom.  Holly is most proud of her dedicated long term teaching staff. Along with hard work and dedication to children, she has seen the center through several NAEYC Accreditations and was the first KinderCare in Cincinnati to achieve a Star 4 quality rating through the state Step Up To Quality Program. She is eager to meet you and your child and comes to work everyday with a smile knowing that KinderCare provides a quality early childhood experience at her school.

    Previous Experience:
    Holly started her career in Hawaii at The Hikcum Child Development Center in 1993. She has worked at The Gingerbread House Preschool before jonining KinderCare in 1997 as an Assistant Director.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    As a child I loved the Laura Ingalls Wilder Little House on the Prarie series!
    Year Started:
    6/18/1997
    Tenure:
    19 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    23 Years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education; certificate in Office Administration
  • Becky Neiheisel

    Becky Neiheisel, Assistant Director

    Becky is a graduate of Northern Kentucky University with a degree in Family & Child Development. She has worked in the Early Childhood field since 2006 as an after school teacher.  Since joining our team, she has worked with our teaching staff to promote and develop skills as a Program Specialist.  Becky is excited to further her career in an accredited, star rated education environment as the Assistant Director of Five Mile Road KinderCare!

    Previous Experience:
    Becky worked in the youth programs department at Silverlake for then years, babysat and nannyed since she was 16 years old.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Oh The Places You'll Go
    Year Started:
    11/4/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's in Family & Child Development
  • Ms. Michele Nickum, AM Infant Opener and Cook

    Michele joined our team in 2015.  She previously worked with 5/3rd Bank, loves young children and cooking!  After retiring from the banking world, this was the perfect job for her!  Michele opens our infant room each day and then happily cooks three nutritious meals a day for the children in our center.  Michele is a grandmother of 2 and sent her own daughters to our center 20 years ago!

    Previous Experience:
    Michele worked as a secretary for 5/3 bank for many years and is a grandmother of 2 young children.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    On The Night You Were Born
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
  • Miss Destiney Belt, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Destiney is a student at the University of Cincinnati, studying Early Childhood Education.  she has years of experience working with children as a sitter and older sibling, but was eager to get hands-on knowledge at a quality childcare program.  She works at our center and at KinderCare Witt Road as a floater/teacher when is not attending class.

    Previous Experience:
    Many years of baby sitting young children!
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
    Education:
    Attending The University of Cincinnati
  • Miss Wayneisha Rice, Discovery Preschool/School Age

    Wayneisha has been a part of the Five Mile Rd family for many years, as her brother and sister both are graduates of our program!  She is eager to learn more about preschool and describes herself as fun and caring!  Wayneisha has works as an Assistant Teacher in the Preschool and Teacher in the School Age Classrooms.

    Years in ECE industry:
    1
  • Ms. Susan P.

    Ms. Susan P., Infant

    Ms. Susan has been teaching infants through school age children at KinderCare for over 20 years, spending the last 11 years in the infant classroom. She feels that the first year of life is such a time of change and she loves watching the babies grow. In addition to her classroom experience, Ms. Susan drives the bus throughout the school year and to field trips in the summer months. Ms. Susan has a Child Developmental Associates and has over a decade of training and experience to offer your child.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Wizard of Oz
    Year Started:
    8/8/1994
    Tenure:
    22 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    21 years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate
  • Ms. Kayla

    Ms. Kayla, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Kayly not only works as one of our infant caregivers, but has her own two small children in our preschool programs. Kayla is a full time Infant teacher and enjoys being able to play with little ones. Ms. Kayla knows first hand the quality of our programs and is excited to be a part of the Beechmont teaching team.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Love You Forever
    Year Started:
    10/8/2013
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 Years
  • Ms. Tiana Dunham, Infant Classroom

    Tiana is a student at The University of Kentucky and is a mother of a 4 year old!  In her spare time, she finds joy in taking care of little ones at our center.  Tiana works daily in the afternoons.  Tiana is very sweet and personable an dis excited to get to know and care for your baby!

  • Ms. Machaela Riggs, Pre Kindergarten Classroom

    Machaela Riggs works as one of our Pre Kindergarten teachers.  She is a mother of two girls and has experience as a Center Administrator and as a teacher.  She recently obtained her Child Development Associate and is continuing her education through Rasmussen College.  One of the things she loves about teaching, is seeing so many smiling faces everyday.

    Previous Experience:
    Administrator at local daycare for 5 years.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Read to Tiger
    Years in ECE industry:
    4
    Education:
    Child Development Associates
  • Miss Heather Gorman, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Heather Gorman recently joined our team as a Lead Pre Kindergarten Teacher.  She is currently a student at The Xavier University.  She has obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice and Master's Degrees in Elementary Education.  Heather loves watching her students grow and learn.  She feels there are so many new things left to learn from children.  Each day brings something new.  Her goal is to keep the class interesting, while alloying the children to learn, discover, and explore!

    Previous Experience:
    Worked for 2 years at a local small daycare in Anderson.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Creepy Carrots
    Education:
    Bacherlor's and Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Miss Catherine (Cat) Davis, Program Specialist

    Cat joins our team as our new Program Specialist!  She is excited to work with the teachers and families at our center.  She has worked with the Girl Scouts of Western Ohio, Rectify Cincinnati and with AmeriCorps/Public Allies Cincinnati. Three words to describe her would be positive, creative, and hard working!

    Years in ECE industry:
    1
    Education:
    Associates in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Beverly

    Ms. Beverly, Toddler Classroom

    Ms. Beverly began her career in Early Childhood Education in our infant room in 2006. In 2008 she moved to the toddler classroom. Ms. Beverly has her Child Developmental Associate and is eager to further her education in the future. Ms. Beverly loves to watch each child grow and takes a personal interest in each child in her care. It’s exciting for her when they learn a new word or discover how to do something they have been working on.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Matilda
    Year Started:
    8/9/2006
    Tenure:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Assoicates
  • Ms. Holly

    Ms. Holly, Toddler Classroom

    Ms. Holly has been working with young children since 2005 when we opened our infant wing. Ms. Holly currently is a full time teacher in the toddler classroom.  She has a son and a daughter who have both attended our center!   Ms. Holly loves to sing silly songs with the children in her class and she loves the look on a child’s face when they realize they have mastered a skill.

    Previous Experience:
    Holly worked at a local preschool/daycare for 5 years prior to joining our KinderCare staff.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Anything Dr. Seuss
    Year Started:
    2/14/2007
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
  • Ms. Evelyn

    Ms. Evelyn, Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Lynn became a teacher in our preschool program in 2009.  Ms. Lynn has her degree in Education and previously taught high school. When asked what she loves about teaching, Ms. Lynn replies with a simple answer. She finds it rewarding! She loves to see the preschool kids learn new things that she has taught them. They inspire her to come to work each and everyday.

    Previous Experience:
    Evelyn "Lynn" worked as a high school teacher before moving the the United States.
    Year Started:
    8/24/2009
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Education
  • Ms. Maliha

    Ms. Maliha, Preschool Classroom

    Maliha joined our KinderCare team in 2014 after moving to Cincinnati from Dayton, Ohio.  She has a Bachelor's Degree in Human Development/Family Science and a Master's Degree in Special Education. 

    Maliha is our Phonics Adventures and Transitional Kindergarten teacher. She loves seeing the kids smile when she is helping them.  She feels that the Kindergarten kids love being in her classroom because she creates fun activities and participates with them. 

    Previous Experience:
    Maliha worked as a preschool teacher in a KinderCare in Dayton, Ohio before transferring here in 2014.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Where The Wild Things Are
    Year Started:
    9/23/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Human Development/Family Science, Master's Degree in Special Education
  • Ms. Lois

    Ms. Lois, Kindergarten Enrichment Classroom

    In 1998 Ms. Lois enrolled her son in our school and then joined our team as a cook and preschool teacher. Ms. Lois began teaching Kindergarten at KinderCare in 2000 and is now our AM/PM floating teacher and closer.  She has her degree in Education and has always worked in the Early Childhood field. Ms. Lois loves helping the children to be the best that they can be! She loves to be with all of  the kids in the building now and share in their lives. She is a huge advocate of reading and loves to share her favorite books whenever she is in a classroom.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joning the KinderCare team, Lois worked as a preschool teacher with the YMCA in Cincinnati, Ohio.
    Year Started:
    11/2/1998
    Tenure:
    17 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    19
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Education
  • Ms. Sue

    Ms. Sue, Cook, Bus Driver

    Ms. Sue started with our company in 1999. Before joining our team in Anderson, she was an infant teacher at our Milford location.  In recent years Sue took on the cook and van driver position.

    Year Started:
    1/1/1999
    Tenure:
    17 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16

September 2016 Events

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  1. Tuesday September 13, 2016
    1. “All About Me” Community Social

      Your whole family is welcome to join us September 13th for our community social.  Summer is winding down, Fall is approaching and that means it’s Back to School season!  Now is the perfect time to get a glimpse of the KinderCare curriculum and experience in our centers.  Our director and teachers can’t wait to point out their favorite aspects of the classrooms.  This is also a great chance to spend time with current families who stay and have fun at the social!  See you there!

About Our Center

At our school, your son or daughter will find a rich, nurturing environment where learning is fun, the curriculum grows as skills incease, and passionate long-term teachers turn every learning moment into a postive experience!

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • American Sign Language
  • French
  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegetarian
  • Special diets

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

You will feel safe and secure leaving your child under the care of our long term, well educated staff. We offer additional built-in safety features such as coded entry where only authorized family and friends may enter as well as a Health and Safety Coordinator.

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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I wanted to let you know about the teachers and staff at the Anderson KinderCare. Every day when my husband or I drop-off and pick-up our children, we are reassured that we have continued to make the best decision for our family. Every morning when we drop the kids off we are greeted with warm, genuine smiles by all that we see. The kids are excited to go to school and lately have been disappointed that we have arrived to pick them up in the evening because they are so engrossed by the activities they are doing. Our four-year-old, loves to talk to us about school and what she is learning. She adores Ms. Nicole and Ms. Linda as she always has stories to share, and I know she enjoys her day. In fact, on the weekends she will ask my husband and me if she has "big school today" and when we reply "No," she tends to be sad for a little while because she wants to "play with her friends and have fun!" It is evident that she is learning all about the different themes with the Early Foundations Curriculum with all the projects she is doing, all the pictures that I am now able to see online, and all the stories she tells us. Our two-and-a-half-year-old son can be a challenge at times with dropping-off, but Ms. Lynn's love and comforting nature makes it easier for us to part. Although it can be a challenge at times to understand hi,, we know he is having a blast at school. He talks about Ms. Mandee and Ms. Lynn all the time with a big smile on his face. All the teacher enhancements along with all the pictures and projects displayed make it exciting to be in his classroom. As mentioned above, it can be a challenge for us to understand him, but with the support and open communication with Corin and his teachers, we determined that getting him evaluated for a speech delay might be beneficial for his development. As such, he no has speech therapy twice a month and gets some of his therapy at KinderCare. There is regular communication with his teachers on how to help with his daily development. It is nice to know that each day our children are away from our family, they are with the KinderCare family, which is comforting for my piece of mind. All of the teachers and staff at KinderCare make it a point to say hi, wave through their windows or smile even when they are engaged with other children. Holly and Corin work hard to answer any questions or concerns we might have, and when they might be able to answer a question right away, they are quick to find out and keep us informed. As I have mentioned to the teachers before, I am not sure how they do it but it is greatly appreciated. It takes a special kind of person to work with younger children day-in and day-out, and this KinderCare is full of terrific teachers!

- Mother

We would like to take a moment to express how satisfied we are with the staff and facility at Beechmont KinderCare. We have three children ages eight, three, and 21 months. Over the years we have had a child in each room and would like to share our experience with you. Our Oldest son started KinderCare right before he entered Kindergarten. Prior to coming to KinderCare, he had not had a lot of experience with other children. We were a young married couple living in England while he was growing up, and just did not know a lot of other families. Everyone was so welcoming to him and really helped prepare him for Kindergarten through the NAEYC accredited curriculum. He has since moved into the school age room. He enjoys the before-and-after school program so much that he is sometimes disappointed if we come to pick him up too early. Our second child has been attending KinderCare since he was a baby. He has always been a very strong-willed child who is very resistant to change. He sometimes requires a lot of extra effort. The staff at KinderCare has been so helpful in dealing with him and helping make his days flow more smoothly. We understand that a child who requires a little extra effort could be frustrating to some, but the KinderCare staff appreciate him and his unique personality. They have never once given up on helping him grow and learn. His teachers have consistently gone above and beyond to help him grow both socially and intellectually. When he has a bad day, we are able to discuss what may have went wrong, and what we could do that may make things better for him in the future. Our third little boy started KinderCare when he was a baby as well. We were worried about him going to daycare because he was such a high-needs baby who would not let us put him down. He had never spent more than a few minutes in a baby swing or any of the fancy baby toys that our other children loved. Surprisingly, he has adjusted really well to KinderCare. He enjoys the other children, and really loves his teachers. His language acquisition has really taken off, and I attribute a lot of that to the education and attention he receives at KinderCare. We have never left our children in the care of anyone other than family, so where we send our kids to daycare is not a decision we take lightly. Knowing that our children are in caring hands at KinderCare throughout the day when they can't be with us is such a comforting feeling. We feel so welcomed when we come into the center in the morning and when we pick our kids up in the evening. Everyone is smiling and eager to share highlights of the day with us. We know that if we have questions or concerns that we could come to Holly, Corin, or any of the staff and they would be addressed promptly. We are confident in the safe and competent care that they receive and would recommend Beechmont KinderCare to anyone looking for childcare.

- Parents

I wanted to share with you how pleased we were with the center while our daughter attended daycare there. We were not satisfied with the first center she attended, so we transferred to the 5 Mile KinderCare in 2007, and she was enrolled here through 2011 until she went to Kindergarten. The teachers and staff were wonderful to our daughter, and we knew she was well cared for while she was there. She made many friends while she was there, and those friendships continue today. Even though she is now in a different school district that the children she met, those bonds remain strong, and we often see many of the friends she met there. I must say that I met some wonderful folks there too and still consider them to be friends. The team took the time to know my child and me, and that further demonstrates how much they care. As for the learning programs, our daughter was very well prepared for Kindergarten. The transition was easy for her academically and socially, due in large part to the KinderCare platform. She continues to love school today as a first grader because of the positive experience she had at the 5 Mile KinderCare. Keep up the great work KinderCare 5 Mile!

- Mother
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