Dermaine Burnett, Center Director
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Welcome to KinderCare in Delhi Township! We are proud to offer one of the best early childhood programs in the country from Toddlers to School Age children. Our programs are designed to provide your child with the best education and experience possible. Come visit us and discover a world of learning and excitement. - Dermaine Burnett (Center Director)
Dermaine Burnett, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 center has been providing quality education in the Delhi area since 1986. We maintain accreditation from NAEYC and are 3 star rated by Step Up to Quality through the state of Ohio. Our long term staff combined has over 225 years of experience in Early Childhood Education. We are committed to professional development and go above and beyond normal state standards offering. Learning and teaching are the heart of everything we do.
I truly believe in the full potential of children. I believe that they can achieve success in whatever they want in life.
Dermaine has been with KinderCare for twelve years. He loves working with young children. He believes that all children will grow up to be great! He believes that if children have people that believe in them, they can dream big and accomplish those dreams.
Margaret continues to further her education by taking classes in her field. She loves to see the wonder in children’s eyes as they grow and learn and is amazed at the progress they make. Margaret is inspired by the dedicated staff that she works with and the responsibility of knowing that her center’s families depend on her. She would love to get to know you and your family and would be happy to help with anything she can.
Ms. Kayce is always looking to learn and grow as a teacher and is dedicated to her classroom. She has a passion for working with young children and loves creating new and exciting lessons to stimulate the minds of her students. Ms. Kayce is daily inspired by the energy and excitement that the children have every day. Where is Ms. Kayce? She is exploring this big world with her small students!
Ms. Yvette has been working with KinderCare since 2006. She has earned her Child Development Associate and continues to grow in her knowledge of education by taking classes in the field. Ms. Yvette has been working with children for 26 years and has held the position of a Center Director for many years with another early childhood program. Ms. Yvette loves working with our discovery preschool children and one of the things that she adores is helping her students to achieve a love and passion for learning. Ms. Yvette says that the children keep her ready for new experiences every day and is inspired by their joy of learning. On any given day, Ms. Yvette will be in her classroom, doing fun and exciting crafts with the children!
One of the things that Ms. Katie loves the most about working with toddlers is watching a child’s face light up with joy as they learn. She is daily inspired to continue her work with toddlers, because of the love and support she received from her mother as she grew up with a learning disability. Ms. Katie can often be found sitting on the floor with the children all around her, reading a story and singing songs with the children!
I love seeing a child's face light up when they are learning something new or when they conquer a challenging task.
Ms. Rachel has been working with children since she was in high school where she worked as a teacher’s aid in elementary schools. She has spent many years studying Early Childhood Education and is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education from the University of Cincinnati. She was inspired to study Special Education when a little boy in her preschool class that had special needs, reached out and touched her heart. Ms. Rachel loves meeting new children and welcoming them into her classroom. If you’re looking for her, she is with her students, teaching, guiding, and having fun!
Ms. Krista is new to KinderCare but she loves working with the children in her classroom as well as helping out in other classrooms. She received her Early Childhood Education degree from Cincinnati State. If you are looking for Ms. Krista you will most likely find her in the classroom singing or reading with the children.
Ms. Amy's passion for education has encouraged her to pursue her Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education. One of the things that she loves about teaching the children in her preschool room is when they encourage each others achievement. Ms. Amy is always inspired by the children. She loves that they are always waiting with hugs and snuggles. Ms. Amy can be found in her classroom, ready to teach and lead her children into a new discovery!
Ms. Donna has more than 20 years of experience working with and teaching children. She loves to see the pride that children show in their faces when they have worked hard to learn a new skill and finally master it. As she works with new groups of Prekindergarten children each year, Ms. Donna is constantly inspired to always give each child and their families the very best that she has. Her goal is to help each child, every day, and ultimately make a positive impact on the lives. Looking for Ms. Donna? She will be leading a stimulating group time with her students and helping them to strive for a bright future!
Ms. Holly is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology while working and learning with the children in her classroom. She has had experience with all different age groups in the center, but is currently working to prepare the Prekindergarten children for a life of learning. One of the things that she loves the most about working with children is enriching their lives through the curriculum and activities that she does in her classroom. Ms. Holly was inspired to work with children when she fell in love with a family that she babysat for. On any given day, she will be exploring new worlds and helping her students to reach for the stars!
Jennifer Wissel began working with KinderCare in 2012. She is new to the field with about a year of childcare experience, but is currently going to school to work towards an Associate's degree. Ms. Jennifer is enjoying her experience of learning to teach children and one of the things that she loves the most about it is listening to them and watching them develop and grow. She is inspired when coming to work every day by the reaction the kids have to her when she walks into the classroom. Ms. Jennifer can found all over the building, working with a variety of age groups, and enjoying each one of them!
Ms. Marita has been working with KinderCare since 2006. She has worked with all different age groups and loves it. Ms. Marita has the big responsibility of cooking nutritious and delicious food for the children to enjoy. She follows the Federal Food Program guidelines to ensure that the children receive the freshest and healthiest foods. Ms. Marita says that she has always loved children and is constantly inspired by the joy that they have of learning. Where is Ms. Marita? Cooking up something amazing in the kitchen that will help the children to grow strong and healthy!
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.
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.
We observe the following holidays:
Please note that because holidays observed may vary between centers, please be sure to check with your Center Director for specific closures.
For the health and safety of our students and staff, our center is equipped with a keypad entry and fenced in playgrounds. Also all of our staff members are CPR and First Aid certified.
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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