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Hamilton Avenue KinderCare

Candace McMullen, Center Director

10991 Hamilton Ave. Cincinnati OH 45231
(513) 742-0565 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 YEAR-OLDS

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Special Instructions:
between the Sheriff Station & the Marathon Station

Seven Hills

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Mount Healthy North, Mount Healthy South, Math and Science Academy, Taylor, Pleasant Run Elementary and Welch Elementary

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Welcome to the Hamilton Ave KinderCare Learning Center where excellence in education is the key to developing our future leaders.  Hamilton Ave has been a great asset to the Seven Hills community since 1975. We strive each and everyday to make sure our children and families devleop as a whole. Our programs are designed to give our children endless opportunity to learn and grow through communication, cognitive growth, peer building, growing healthy bodies and developing lasting life skills.  We are truly dedicated to being apart of your child's sucessful future and here at Hamilton Ave is where it will happen.

Candace McMullen, Center Director

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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.

Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program


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.

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. Thursday November 24, 2016
    1. Thanksgiving Break - Center Closed

      Our center is closed Thanksgiving Day and the day after.

  2. Monday December 26, 2016
    1. Center Closed in Observance of Christmas Day

Teachers & Staff

Thank you for visiting our KinderCare. We are very excited to show you what we have to offer. Every one of our teachers goes through the same rigorous hiring process to ensure their dedication and passion and their ability to meet the developmental and emotional needs of your child. We confirm professional references and conduct national criminal background screenings. Each member of our staff meets or exceeds the qualification requirements set by state law. Staff also complete a full orientation and complete a comprehensive training program.

  • Candace McMullen

    Candace McMullen, Center Director

    I love my Center!! There is never a dull moment! I am excited each and every day I come to work  to be involved with my families. Just knowing the fact that I have the opportunity to make an impact in at least one person's life is worth living for and worth being the proud Center Director of Hamilton Ave.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to her current roll as Center Director, Candace has also worked as an Enrollment Manager, Assistant Director, and Toddler through Prekindergarten Teacher.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly" By Alan Mills
    Year Started:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 years
    Associates Degree of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education
  • Tamisha Brown

    Tamisha Brown, Assistant Director

    Live. Laugh. Love. I live to be able to come to work each day so that I can laugh and love all the children, families and staff that I work with each day! I get to be apart of watching the children grow and learn and be apart of creating a good education for the children we serve each day! There is never a dull moment at KinderCare Hamilton and it is a pleasure to come to work each day!

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to her current roll, Tamisha was a Discovery Preschool Teacher at Kindercare Learning Center. She also had previous experience at a home based center.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Chicka, Chicka, Boom, Boom
    Year Started:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Ms. Crystal, Cook

    I love children. I am a mothere of 3 and enjoy every minute of being a mother! Being able to be apart of learning experiences and teaching and showing children the right way in life. I love coming to work ach day. It's exciting and joyest to my heart to be in so many childrens lives.

    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 years
    Culinary Arts Experience
  • Ms. Amanda, Infant

    When my heart is overwhelmed, lead me to the rock that is higher than I.

    Previous Experience:
    Amanda has home based experience
    Favorite Children's Book:
    If you give a mouse a cookie
    Year Started:
    17 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16 Years
  • Ms. Allie, Preschool/LA Program Specialist

    I love seeing the excitment on my students faces when they see me in th morning and the hugs when I walk in the door. These things show me I make a difference.

    Year Started:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Bachelors in Education
  • Ms. Niashaa

    Ms. Niashaa, Toddler

    Why fit in when you were born to stand out!"
    -Dr. Seuss

    I admire that I get to have input in every child's early learning. Seeing the smiles on my class face when they see me. Hearing them talk about the things that we learned amongst themselvs, thats a highlight for me!

    Favorite Children's Book:
    "The Sun is so Quite" By Nikki Giovanni
    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 Years
    Child Psychology Major
  • Ms. Stephanie, Pre-Kindergarten

    Children are great imitators, so give them something great to imitate.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Stephanie was previously a school age and preschool teacher at another center.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Sam I am
    Year Started:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16 Years
    Associates in Arts

October 2016 Events

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

      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.

  2. 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!

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

  • Prekindergarten Graduation
  • Prekindergarten Prom

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Holidays Observed

Our Center observes the following holidays:
New Year's Day
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day
Day After Thanksgiving
Christmas Day

Health and Safety

Our center is safe and secure and sits back from Hamilton Ave. We have a keypad entry to our building and best of all we are located right next to the Hamilton County Sheriff's Department.  We have three large fenced in playgrounds so that our children are safe while they are exploring and enjoying their outside classroom learning activities. The staff at Hamiton Ave are attending trainings all year round to ensure that their CPR, First Aid, Communicable Disease and Child Abuse Certifications are current and up to date to keep our families safe and healthy.  

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