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Dublin Granville KinderCare

Paulette Nixon, Center Director

2960 E Dublin Granville Rd. Columbus OH 43231
(614) 891-4323 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Neighborhood:
Devonshire and Northeast Comunities

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Columbus City Schools - (Devonshire Elementary School and Avalon Elementary School)

Welcome to Dublin Granville KinderCare in Columbus, Ohio. We are committed to serving the community by having community events once per month that will highlight important developments in children's lives.

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Welcome

Welcome to Dublin Granville KinderCare, we are conveniently located on the service road on between Ponderosa Drive and Forest Hills Blvd. and, just west of  from 270 freeway and east of Cleveland Ave. We are excited to introduce you and your family to our family of teachers. We hope you will will enjoy many years with us as we watch your child grow and learn.  Dublin Granville KinderCare has been serving children and families since 1997. Our staff members have over 77 years of experience educating children.

Paulette Nixon, 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.

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.

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  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

The teachers and staff at Dublin Granville KinderCare are passionate about educating and nurturing children. Our teachers have over 42 years of experience in the education field. They are dedicated to furthering their education through trainings and college classes. We also strive for excellence through our biannual professional development trainings. The key to a successful center is the dedication, commitment, and passion for the development of children.

  • Paulette Nixon

    Paulette Nixon, Center Director

    Why fit in when you were born to STAND OUT! -Dr. Seuss

    Paulette Nixon started with KinderCare in the Winter of 2006. She has experience working as a teacher, Assistant Director, and a trainer. Currently she enjoys providing a warm and inviting environment for children and families so they feel safe and secure when dropping off their child. She also enjoys providing support to her teachers and staff. Paulette was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. She has been working with children for over sixteen years. She looks forward to taking the center to new heights.

    Previous Experience:
    Paulette worked as a teacher and office assistant for the YMCA for 3 years while she attended Marshall University to obtain her degree in Education K-6th.
    Year Started:
    12/18/2006
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    17
    Education:
    Bachelor's of Arts in Education K-6th
  • Mrs. Stormy Lester, Assistant Director

    Year Started:
    11/17/2005
    Tenure:
    11 Years
  • Ms. Charlotte

    Ms. Charlotte, Cook

    If you fail to plan, you plan to fail".

    My name is Charlotte Weatherspoon. I have 4 children and 3 grandchildren. I enjoy watching children grow, developing their skills in learning to eat and taste new foods. I got into this field so that I could be involved in the process of healthy eating habits.

    Year Started:
    9/22/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
  • Ms. Margie, Toddler Classroom

    Year Started:
    1/26/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Alycia Bruce, Infant Classroom

    Year Started:
    10/31/2016
  • Ms. Briona Brown, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Year Started:
    2/16/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
  • Ms. Madea Carpenter, Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Dazzaria is a toddler teacher at KinderCare Dublin Granville. She has been teaching toddlers for about six years. She loves working with children and getting them prepared for Preschool. Ms. Dazzaria has a six-month-old son. She wants to teach him the same concepts that I teach the children in my class.

    Year Started:
    5/1/2016
  • Ms. La'Tasha Parks, Infant Classroom

    Believe it or not, I was your age once. ~Unknown

    Ms. Cynthia has been a Discovery Preschool teacher with KinderCare for six years. Her favorite centers are the library and creative arts because they are both relaxing and allow the children to express their ideas and thoughts.

    Year Started:
    10/24/2016
  • Mrs. Isatou Kebbeh, School Age Classroom

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

    Ms. Brittney worked in childcare for 12 years and she achieved here Child Development Associate credential. She hopes to run her own center in the future. Until then, she enjoys teaching children. She has a seven-year-old son who loves to watch and play football (go Bucks!) Since Ms. Brittney joined the KinderCare family in July of 2014, she has met some amazing families and teachers. She always looks forward to teaching as well as learning from each and every child.

    Year Started:
    10/24/2016
  • Ms. Lauren Pettit, Floater

    You're never fully dressed without a smile. ~Martin Charnin

    Ms. Akilah graduated from Columbus State Community College with a degree in Early Childhood Development and Education. She loves working with children! Ms. Akilah loves roller-skating. She enjoys spending time with family and friends.

    Year Started:
    9/26/2016

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.

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Center Menu

Holidays Observed

The center is closed for New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and the day after, Christmas Day, Columbus Day and Presidents Day (two professional development days)

Health and Safety

At KinderCare Learning Centers, your child's safety is one of our top priorities. Not only are all of our outside perimeter doors locked to ensure security, but all of our playgrounds are fenced with locked gated as well. In addition, the front door of the building has a coded entry where only authorized family members will have a code to enter. Otherwise a door bell is available to visitors who will be greeted by a Center staff member. At Dublin Granville KinderCare we have a Health and Safety Coordinator on site as well. Their role includes conducting monthly fire drills and severe weather drills, ensuring that all staff member's First Aid and CPR certificates are up up to date, and maintaining high cleanliness standards.

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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I have three children enrolled. It has been a great experience. They have been nothing but kind to them. They love being there. All the teachers are very nice and are always making sure my kids are okay. I can go to work knowing they are in good hands. As long as I live here they will stay at Kinder care! My nephew is also enrolled and he loves it!

- Mother
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