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Blue Ash KinderCare

Clara Vorbroker, Center Director

9455 Plainfield Rd. Cincinnati OH 45236
(513) 891-5467 Contact this center

Ages: 18 MONTH-OLDS to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
On the corner of Reed Hartman and Plainfield Road

Neighborhood:
Blue Ash

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
KinderCare transports to: Holmes Elementary, Hiltop Elementary, Sharonville and Evendale Elementary and FROM Amity Elementary. Yellow bus provides transportation for: Blue Ash Elementary

Here at Blue Ash KinderCare we strive to meet all of your child's needs. We love to watch your child grow and learn during their years at KinderCare. With summer coming to an end we are excited to introduce our new curriculum and see what fun and exciting things this school year will bring us. Our teachers are ready to dive in and bring their classrooms to life with laughter and they can only do that with the enrollment of your child!

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Welcome

Here at Blue Ash KinderCare we strive to meet all of your child's needs. We love to watch your child grow and learn during their years at KinderCare. With the school year well underway we are excited to see the constant development of our students. We offer a variety of enriched learning opportunities which include language arts, science, math and our latest enrichment, Spanish! Our teachers are ready to welcome you and your child into the KinderCare family and to help your child learn and grow.

Clara Vorbroker, 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

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.

Private Kindergarten Programs (5 – 6 Years)

As children reach school age, our comprehensive full-day kindergarten program helps them explore, communicate, and create – all in a nurturing, small-class setting. Our team of expert educators has created a unique curriculum of reading, language, arts, math, science, and physical fitness that’s presented in a fun way to encourage a lifelong love of learning. Plus, our program is aligned with local and state elementary school standards, so children will be prepared to confidently enter first grade.

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

We take great pride in the teachers on our team! Our combined year of service to families and children is 115 years. We have a very low turn over rate among our staff and consider ourselves one big family!

  • Clara Vorbroker

    Clara Vorbroker, Center Director

    A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove...but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child.

    Clara began her career with our company in 1989 at the Blue Ash location. She is very compassionate about Early Childhood Education. Her commitment to running a quality program is exhibited throughout her center as she takes the time to coach her team to high standards. As a Center Director, Clara has been recognized for many achievements, most recently receiving the June Scirra Leadership Award in 2013. The center earned its NAEYC Accreditation in 1993 and has maintained it through the years! The center also earned their Three Star Rating in Ohio's Tiered Quality Rating and Improvement System in 2013. Clara is very proud of her center and is passionate about serving the children and families in her care and looks forward to working with you!

    Favorite Children's Book:
    "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" by Laura Joffe Numeroff
    Year Started:
    9/15/1989
    Tenure:
    25 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    25 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Amber Hillman-Sage

    Amber Hillman-Sage, Assistant Director

    I strongly believe that children are inheriting this world we live in. In order to continue to make it a better place, it is our responsibility as the influential adults in their lives; to shape, mold, guide and invest wisdom, love, and knowledge in them everyday. Here at KinderCare, our staff has made it their life committment to help this wonderful journey along!

    Amber spent over three years combined, working with and helping run youth programs. After graduating Antioch College, she worked with a multibillion dollar company for six years in project management, customer service, supervising, and corporate training. Though she had a successful career with this company, her heart and passion was still in working with children and she decided to make a change. Amber is now happily working for the KinderCare family!

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb, by Al Perkins
    Year Started:
    3/19/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 months
    Education:
    Bachelor of Arts in Psycholgy and currently completing her Master of Science in Family Studies and Intervention
  • Miss Karishma

    Miss Karishma, Classroom Teaching Assistant

    The secret in education lies in repsecting the student

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Any Berenstain Bear or Arthur book!
    Year Started:
    11/1/2013
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 Year
    Education:
    Currently completing an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Miss Ashley

    Miss Ashley, Pre-K

    Without teachers life would have no class!

    Favorite Children's Book:
    I Like Myself, by Karen Beaumont
    Year Started:
    10/1/2012
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 Years
    Education:
    Currently completing a Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Miss Molly

    Miss Molly, Preschool

    I love seeing the children smile and laugh. It's also great watching their eyes light up when they learn something new!

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Any book by Mercer Mayer!
    Year Started:
    2/1/2013
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 years
    Education:
    Studied at University of Cincinnati and Wright State for Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Robin

    Ms. Robin, School Age Classroom

    I love to see the 'Aha' moment when a child discovers something new or understands something

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Go Away Big Green Monster, by Ed Emberley
    Year Started:
    9/30/2012
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
    Education:
    Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Diana

    Ms. Diana, Toddler

    Bringing my love for teaching and enthusiasm to the classroom, is the best part of my day! Spending time with the children and seeing my hard work pay off in them developing new skills, is the best!

    Favorite Children's Book:
    La Cenicienta ("Cinderella" in English), by Francesc Boada
    Year Started:
    1/1/2013
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 Year
    Education:
    Bachelor Degree in Hotel Administration
  • Ms. Romina

    Ms. Romina, Toddler Classroom

    I love children and teaching them that education is a weapon to use to change the world. I love seeing their faces screaming my name in the morning! It is a very gratifying greeting!

    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Hansel and Gretel" by Brothers Grimm
    Year Started:
    1/1/2000
    Tenure:
    15 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential
  • Miss Laura

    Miss Laura, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    A good education is the greatest gift you can give yourself or anyone else - Mahtab Narismhan

    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Very Hungry Caterpiller, by Eric Carle
    Year Started:
    10/20/2008
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Education:
    Bachelors in Early Childhood Education and Master's of Arts in Special Education
  • Miss Sandi

    Miss Sandi, Preschool Classroom

    Ever since I was in junior high, I knew I wanted to work with children! I really like that the field is changing! It is awesome to see the excitement in the childrens' eyes as they discover something new or when they accomplish a self-help skill all by themselves!

    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Very Hungry Catepiller, by Eric Carle
    Year Started:
    1/1/2004
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Wendy

    Ms. Wendy, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Education is ongoing. It never stops and one of the greatest joys is learning from each other. When we learn, we are able to go on and learn some more. We are sharing, helping each other and expanding the creativity in all of us; making each of us special and unique in our own way.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Boy Who Didn't Believe in Spring, by Lucille Clifton
    Year Started:
    1/1/1995
    Tenure:
    20 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Chris

    Ms. Chris, School Age Classroom

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

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Polar Express, by Chris Van Allsburg
    Year Started:
    1/1/2006
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential

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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

  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegetarian

Holidays Observed

KinderCare observes the following holidays and will be CLOSED these days:
New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day (July 4th), Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and day after Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

Health and Safety

We take pride in the security of our center! There is a keypad entry for enrolled families and a bell system to allow non-members into the center upon approval. Our playgrounds are fully fenced with 6 foot fencing and have locked gates. All teachers are certified in CPR and First Aid.

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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This was our sons’ first Preschool experience, and as a parent, I cannot express enough love and gratitude to those involved in helping to mold and influence my sons in such a positive and loving atmosphere. Thanks to Ms. Kika and Ms. Carolina for all of the love, care and concern they show to our entire family. We couldn't ask for more wonderful teachers and second home for them. Words can't express how grateful we are. We love you!

- Mother

Thank you so much! I wanted to thank you guys too for all that you have done for me and Anthony this past year. He has learned a lot and made good friends. It's hard to find a place where you are in complete trust to leave your child and KinderCare is that place that I have complete trust in everyone there. The teachers are great and you and Lana always help me when I need it. I can't emphasize enough how glad I am that I have him there! Thank you again!

- Father

My child has attended KinderCare Learning Center in Blue Ash for a little over a year and a half. She has experienced the Toddler Classroom, Discovery Preschool and is now enjoying Preschool 2. Her teachers have been amazing, meeting all of our family's needs. I know my daughter enjoys coming to school everyday and would move in if she could! We are very happy with everything and will continue to bring our daughter for many years to come. We highly recommend this center!

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