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Kemper Road KinderCare

Lynnette Dowers, Center Director

1459 East Kemper Rd. Cincinnati OH 45246
(513) 771-8787 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
South of Tri-County Mall, behind "Chuck E. Cheese"

Neighborhood:
Sharonville

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
None *However, bus service provided by the following schools: Princeton Schools, Glendale Elementary, Heritage Hill Elementary, and Springdale Elementary.

Here at KinderCare we have one of the most renowned curriculum's in the nation. Our curriculum programs are designed to promote whole-child development and leverage children's play as a vehicle to develop and gain knowledge through a variety of carefully designed activities, including learning centers, individual activities, small groups, large groups and outdoor exploration. We see learning as an active, social process, with our teacher's facilitating children's growth and development.

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Welcome

Welcome to KinderCare Tri-County! Here at KinderCare we strive to provide families with more than just childcare, we want to provide a caring, nurturing and education based environment. Passionate teachers, partnering with families, to create a whole child is our goal here at KinderCare.

Lynnette Dowers, 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.

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.

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 staff here has over 170 combined years of experience. The staff is educated and excited about teaching children. They strive to meet all our children's and families needs. They are happy and excited to be here and give the children the support in all their social and educational needs.

  • Lynnette Dowers

    Lynnette Dowers, Center Director

    At these early stages, we get to partner with parents first hand in nurturing children into a lifetime of learning. I love to see the look on a child's face that has just made a discovery for the first time.

    Lynnette graduated from Youngstown State University in 1992 with her Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education. She moved to the Cincinnati area in 1999 and has been with KinderCare since 2001. Lynnette is a proud mother of three children. She has effectively managed this center since 2005, with her main focus being a quality childcare for every child and nationally accredited.

    Year Started:
    9/10/2001
    Tenure:
    15 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 Years
    Education:
    Associate's of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education
  • Katie Fenbers

    Katie Fenbers, Assistant Director

    In these early years, we as educators are setting the foundation that will be built upon for the rest of the child's life.

    Katie graduated from the University of Mount St. Joseph in 2007. She has been with KinderCare for over three years, serving as a Toddler and a Discovery Preschool teacher. Katie has been an affective member of the KinderCare team and always strives to maintain high standards at this center. She is proud mother of four wonderful children and is active in the community within the Early Childhood Education field.

    Previous Experience:
    Katie has been in the Early Childhood Education field for over eleven years and has worked in Early Childhood Education Centers, Head Start Programs, as well as local school systems.
    Year Started:
    8/11/2011
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    11 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Inclusive Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Christy

    Ms. Christy, Discovery Preschool

    Not knowing what the kids are going to say and seeing the light in their eyes after they have solved a problem.

    Ms. Christy is a teacher in our Doscovery Preschool classroom. She attended Scarlet Oaks Vocational school to study child care. She has worked for KinderCare since 1979. During that time she raised 2 beautiful daughters who attended KinderCare thru Kindergarten. She has enjoyed working with the children and meeting families throughout her career and look forward to many more!

    Previous Experience:
    Babysiiting and raising her own children.
    Year Started:
    5/14/1979
    Tenure:
    37 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    36
    Education:
    CDA
  • Ms. Brenda

    Ms. Brenda, Infant C

    Teaching Is A Work of Heart

    Ms. Brenda is a teacher in our Infant C classroom. She was inspired by her aunt to become a teacher. She started an independent daycare center in the basement of her home before coming to KinderCare. I had the pleasure of working with her every summer when I went to visit my grandmother.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Napping House
    Year Started:
    1/21/2002
    Tenure:
    14 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    43
    Education:
    CDA
  • Ms. Vaunshey

    Ms. Vaunshey, Infant C

    If at first you don't succeed, dust yourself off and try again. -Aaliyah

    Growing Up, she was her family's favorite babysitter. Then she learned she could make a living caring for small children. She looks forward to someday working closely with young children with special need and disabilities. She also plans to go back to school to study for a Bachelor's degree.

    Previous Experience:
    Scarlet Oaks Externship @ Heritage Hill Elementary with the 3rd grade age group.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Very Hungry Caterpillar
    Year Started:
    5/27/2010
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7
    Education:
    Associates in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Brooke

    Ms. Brooke, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Brooke loves watching the children learn and grow. Her favorite thing about her job is when the babies discover something new!

    Year Started:
    4/4/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
    Education:
    CDA
  • Ms. Fran

    Ms. Fran, Kitchen Cook/Chef

    If you can dream it, you can do it.

    Ms. Fran began her career in 1983 working with Cincinnati Public Schools. She enjoyed working with children so much that she continued her career at KLC in 1990. It has been a awesome journey. She now has a title of Cook/Floater and the one thing that is rewarding to her is getting to see the children each day. "It doesn't get much better that this." During her leisure time she enjoys spending time with her granddaughter.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Three Bears
    Year Started:
    8/27/1990
    Tenure:
    26 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    56
    Education:
    Child Development Associates
  • Ms. Kris

    Ms. Kris, Pre-K Classroom

    The process of learning. It is like an open-ended book.

    Ms. Kris started in early childhood at the age of 15. Her love for teaching came from the incredible mind of a children. In 2003, she earned her Early Childhood Education degree and began leading a schoolage program. She loves giving kids the opportunity to learn!

    Previous Experience:
    Has worked with children for 20 years ranging from infants to schoolaage.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Where the Wild things are
    Year Started:
    6/1/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
    Education:
    Associates of Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. LaQuetta, Preschool

    The past is behind, learn from it. The future is ahead, prepare for it. Here live it! - Thomas S. Monson

    Ms. "Quetta" began her career in ECE 5 yrs ago. She started off as a Infant teacher. She really loved seeing infants grow but also wanted to experience other areas of interest; which lead her to working with toddlers, preschool and school-age. She was given the opportunity to obtain her CDA for preschool and as time goes would like to obtain her degree in ECE. She looks forward to continually seeing children grow while also being a part of that process.

    Previous Experience:
    Toddler Teacher at another learning institution and experience in every other age group as well.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Green Eggs and Ham
    Year Started:
    3/25/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5
    Education:
    CDA
  • Ms. Tenesha, Preschool

    Ms. Tenesha was born and raised in Woodlawn, OH. She graduated from Princeton High School. I decided to further her education and went to Central State University to major in Social Work with a concentration in Criminal Justice. She is a mother of 1 and loves spending quality time reading books, exercising and making her son smile and happy.

    Previous Experience:
    Has been working with children a large portion of her life. Has worked as a Camp Counselor for a Summer Camp since 2005.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Green Eggs and Ham
    Year Started:
    3/18/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    5
    Education:
    Coursework for Social Work at Central State University
  • Ms. Keisha

    Ms. Keisha, School Age

    Teaching is the profession that teaches other professions.

    Ms. Keisha is a teacher for our School Age program. She began working for KinderCare in 2012. She has obtained her Associates degree in Social Work and currently she is pursuing her Bachelors degree in Child Psychology at the University of Cincinnati. She loves watching the children learn and grow!

    Favorite Children's Book:
    If you give a mouse a cookie
    Year Started:
    3/21/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
    Education:
    Associates degree in Social Work
  • Ms. Kristin

    Ms. Kristin, Toddler A

    I love having an impact on the children's future and knowing that my kids will be excited to see me when I come in each day!

    Previous Experience:
    She has previous experience at another learning institution.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Chicka,Chicka, Boom, Boom
    Year Started:
    6/11/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Family Studies and Social Work
  • Ms. Amanda

    Ms. Amanda, Toddler B

    Children need safe environmetns in which they can play and explore. They need free access to the tools, ideas and classmates that can help them along their own chosen paths.

    -Peter Gray

    Ms. Amanda has been with KinderCare for 3 years in our toddler room. She loves her job because the children are great and loves the opportunity to see them grow and achieve. She enjoys getting on their level and communicating with them.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Very Hungry Caterpillar
    Year Started:
    1/1/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5
    Education:
    Associates in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Steffie

    Ms. Steffie, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    It takes a village to raise and educate a child.

    Ms. Steffie is a teacher in the Discovery Preschool Classroom and has been with KinderCare since 1992. She has worked at the Bethesda Oak and Children's Pointe locations. During this time she has earned her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education in 1993. She's worked with all ages but loves working in the Discovery Preschool. She loves seeing the expressions on the children's faces when they have accomplished a learning goal and experience all by themselves.

    Previous Experience:
    Worked with Toddlers, Two's and Pre-Kindergarten. Also assisted Infants, Preschool and School-age throughout her career.
    Year Started:
    1/6/1992
    Tenure:
    24 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    21 years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Applied Science, Child Development Associate's credential
  • Ms. Deb

    Ms. Deb, Pre-K Classroom

    If you don't stand for something, then you'll fall for anything.

    Ms. Deb is a teacher in our Pre-K Classroom. She has been with KinderCare Education for 17 1/2 years. Two of her own children have attended KinderCare from Toddler through Kindergarten. The reason she went into Early Childhood Education is for the passion she has in teaching younger children. Her goal is to help the children meet their full potential and prepare for transitioning to Kindergarten. She enjoys teaching and getting to know the children's individual personalities. Her goal is to make a difference in their lives and to help them grow and feel successful. In her free time she enjoys reading, walking and going shopping.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
    Year Started:
    10/9/1997
    Tenure:
    18 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 years
    Education:
    Nursing Courses at Southeast Community College and a CDA
  • Ms. Olivia

    Ms. Olivia, Infant B Classroom

    Ms. Olivia loves seeing the excitement of a child who has just accomplished or learned something new!

    Year Started:
    6/8/2005
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education

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

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.

Special Features

  • Our center is the only center in the Sharonville area that is supported by NACCRRA.
  • Our center houses three large playgrounds, all covered in AstroTurf.

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Holidays Observed

Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving and the following day, December 24th close at 3pm, December 25th closed, New Year's Day, President's Day.

Health and Safety

Our center only has one door in and out, that door is only accessible by keypad entry. All of our playgrounds are fenced in and have shaded areas. All of our staff members are First Aid and CPR certified; and are all also trained in communicable disease.

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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Your facility is more than a learning center to our family. I am thankful every day to have teachers and staff members that I can depend on to help and develop my children and prepare them for the future. You're like a part of our family!

- Grandfather
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