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Anderson Township Kindercare

Jen Fowler, Center Director

1184 Witt Rd. Cincinnati OH 45255
(513) 474-5340 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
off Beechmont Ave near the New Dewey's Pizza

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Ayer, Maddux, Sherwood, Summit, Mt. Washington

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Welcome

Here at the Anderson Township KinderCare, located in Beechmont, Forest Hills, Mt. Washington, and adjacent to Union Township, we strive to provide a safe and nurturing environment for your child. Our staff is a nice mix of long-term teachers, as well as teachers just starting out in their educational careers. We are firmly committed to our families and the education of their children. We look forward to meeting you and we are excited to show you how everything in our center is designed for learning! Anderson Township KinderCare is currently transporting to many schools in the Forest Hills and West Clermont school districts including: Ayer Elementary,  Maddux and Sherwood and Mt. Washington Elementary.

Jen Fowler, 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. Sunday January 01, 2017
    1. January's Learning Focus

      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. 

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

Teachers & Staff

KinderCare teachers are passionate about your child's happiness and growth and provide a safe, nurturing environment that cultivates self-esteem. This is more than a job for our teachers. It’s an opportunity for them to share their passion for life while they inspire, engage, and awaken the wonder inside each and every child. KinderCare devotes more time and resources to teacher training than any other childcare provider. Twice a year we host the largest early childhood teacher training program in the country. Our teachers are dedicated to developing your child's potential and are sensitive to your child's individual needs. Our low teacher-to-student ratios allow teachers to focus on the individual learning styles and needs of each child in our center.

  • Jen Fowler

    Jen Fowler, Center Director

    I love seeing a child's face when they learn something new and when they come in the next day and remember what they've learned. Being a positive role model for so many children and getting to know all the families is what inspires me each day. This job is so rewarding and unique because we get to see children develop and grow from infancy all the way up to young adults. I am honored to play such an important role in your child's life!

    Jen received her Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio and soon after began her career with KinderCare Learning Center. She has had multiple roles with the company before becoming Center Director: School Age Teacher, Preschool Teacher, Program Specialist, Learning Adventures Teacher, and Assistant Director. She loves being silly with the children and can turn everything into a song! Jen believes that children learn through play and she loves to see every child with a smiling face every day!

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare, Jen had worked as a lifeguard, swim instructor, student teacher and substitute teacher.
    Year Started:
    6/2/2008
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    13 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Mandy Henderson

    Mandy Henderson, Assistant Director

    I love being able to use my education and skills to help children develop their unique learning styles.

    Mandy Henderson is the Assistant Director here at KinderCare. She has an Associate's Degree in Juvenile Corrections and Human Services and a Child Development Associate credential. Partnering with families and working with children is something that she is very passionate about. Working for Kindercare has sparked the desire to educate and make a difference in the lives of children. The experiences that she has had has only furthered her goal in enriching the lives of children through rich and developmentally appropriate curriculum, positive guidance and support, and allowing children to learn, grow, and discover the world around them.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to working for Kindercare, Mandy had worked for Hocking County Juvenile Court System. She also had an internship with Children Services.
    Year Started:
    8/9/1997
    Tenure:
    19 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    18 years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Juvenile Corrections and Human Services, and Child Development Associate credential
  • Ms. Debbie

    Ms. Debbie, Infant Classroom

    I love knowing that I make the difference in the life of a child every day.

    Ms. Debbie joined KinderCare in 2009. She has her Bachelor's degree in Elementary Physical Education and loves helping the children learn and grow everyday. Ms. Debbie helps the children be successful in the classroom by facilitating their learning experiences and helping them expand where needed.

    Previous Experience:
    Before joining KinderCare, Ms. Debbie was a teacher in the public school system.
    Year Started:
    4/27/2009
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Physical Education
  • Ms. Hope

    Ms. Hope, Infants

    A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning." -Brad Henry

    Ms. Hope is originally from New Jersey but received her Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Mississippi. She has four daughters ages 16-24 years old. Ms. Hope is a huge Cincinnati Reds fan and loves spending time with her four pets.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to working for Kindercare, Ms. Hope has taught 5th-8th grade in public and private schools.
    Year Started:
    1/27/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    11
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education
  • Ms. Emmy

    Ms. Emmy, Toddlers

    Children learn as they play. Most importantly in play, children learn how to learn.

    Ms. Emmy has lived in the Cincinnati area her entire life and attended Amelia High School. After joining our Kindercare team, Ms. Emmy obtained her Child Development Associate credential and loves working and playing with our Toddlers. She has a son named Tucker and in her free time she enjoys scrapbooking and playing board games with her family.

    Year Started:
    2/23/2009
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential
  • Ms. Carly

    Ms. Carly, Multiage

    It takes a big heart to help shape little minds.

    Ms. Carly received her Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education from Miami University then returned to her hometown of Anderson Township to become our Multiage teacher working with children ages 3-5 years old. In her spare time, Ms. Carly enjoys cooking, reading, exercising, traveling, and spending time with her dog, Ramona.

    Year Started:
    9/8/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Allie

    Ms. Allie, Multiage

    Every child is gifted, they just unwrap their presents at different times.

    Ms. Allie was born and raised in Cincinnati. She is currently attending Northern Kentucky University majoring in Counseling and Human Services and minoring in Pyschology. Ms. Allie loves spending time with her two dogs and cat.

    Year Started:
    5/30/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
    Education:
    Currently enrolled at Northern Kentucky University

December 2016 Events

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  1. Thursday December 01, 2016
    1. December's Learning Focus

      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.

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

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

  • American Sign Language
  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegetarian
  • Special diets

Center Menu

Holidays Observed

Thanksgiving
Day after Thanksgiving
Christmas Day
New Year's Day
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
President's Day
Columbus Day

Health and Safety

Secured door, Key pad, Phones in classrooms, Fire safety, Tornado safety, and lock down drills performed monthly: The Health and Safety Coordinator makes health and safety our center's number one priority!

At KinderCare, what families say about us means a lot. Read below some of the great experiences our families have had with us.

Share Your Story
If you have a story about your experience at KinderCare, please share your story with us.

I have shared with our teachers and director how pleased we are with the Anderson Witt Rd Kinder care center in Cincinnati, Ohio in the past, but I also wanted to share this with you too. Prior to choosing Kindercare I could not Imagine sending my boys to a daycare center. I originally sent my children to a home sitter because I felt they would get more love and attention. We had to begin using a daycare center after our second son was born and I remember visiting every facility in town including the one at the hospital where I work. Everywhere I went did not feel like home and I left each place sad about the prospect of leaving my then 2 year old and 5 month old boys. When I went to Kndercare they were warm and welcoming. They were and continue to be genuinely interested in my children and I can tell they love my boys.

Some of the most significant things to me regarding their care and education include the following:

The sign language helped my youngest son when he was having repeated ear infections and difficulty hearing. He was able to communicate without any frustrations due to learning sign language. It helped prevent him from delays until he was able to have tubes placed. So I will always be thankful to the teachers for being diligent with the sign language.

I really appreciated the music classes when my boys were younger. It gave them the opportunity to have an outlet for their creativity and they were always excited to tell us about the new songs and instruments.

Ms. Debbie has been wonderful teaching the boys Spanish. They use Spanish words interchangeably at times. It is amazing to me how quickly they if I up a second language.

Ms. Cassidy has been a dream between cooking and phonics. The boys love cooking class and they are willing to try new foods as a result.
They are also learning great skills related to measuring and remembering a list of ingredients as well as following instructions in a specific order. My 3 year old can even tell us what he made, all the ingredients and how to make the recipe at home. So for a year now we also have "mommy cooking class" on weekends at home and it is so much fun.

As for phonics my boys have an excellent start to reading and the love of reading. Although it starts in phonics it is evident throughout the center how much reading occurs. They look for opportunities for my 5 year old to grow in his reading including going to the younger kids classes to read to the toddlers or babies. He LOVES that and it is a great way for him to value reading and take on "big kid"
leadership.

Finally, I cannot say enough about the management- they work with us on anything we feel is important for growth in our boys. When we struggled with some attention and mild behavior issues they were quick to help us reinforce our rules from home at school and even problem solved positive rewards. They clearly care a great deal about their staff, kids and families. I am so glad to have found this kindercare. It doesn't look like much from the outside compared to the newer, fancier daycare centers but they sure do make up for it and then some in the care and education they provide.

Sincerely,
Christine Voegele
- Mother

Being a working mother, the most important aspect of finding the right daycare/education center is knowing that you can trust the teachers with your child(ren) every day. It is important to know that a daycare has your child’s best interest at the core of everything they do. I am continually impressed at my level of comfort bringing my son to the center. Everyone is so kind and it is obvious they not only love what they do but they love the children they take care of. There was a period of time when my son was really struggling in the morning, crying, not wanting me to leave, etc.. I received a call from his teacher Ms. Cassidy one morning, just to let me know that once I leave he does fine- participates, plays with his friends. She did not have to take time out of her busy schedule to do this but knew how important it was for me to know. That level of empathy and compassion is beyond comforting for a parent. Since my son has started in the learning adventures, I am amazed at the level of enthusiasm he has around writing, sounding out letters and even wanting to help me cook. All the teachers at KinderCare contribute to such an amazing experience. I feel comfortable discussing anything about my child with them which allows me to be a vital part of my child’s education.

- Parent

We are so happy with our KinderCare family. The level of care and compassion exceeds expectation. Our children enjoy their time at the center and are developing into bright, curious, and independent children thanks to the excellent teachers they encounter each day.

- Parent
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