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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.

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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AMERICA’S MOST ACCREDITED

We’re so proud!

Nationally only 10% of daycares are accredited–nearly 100% of our learning centers are. That’s a big difference, and that means KinderCare kids are getting the very best. Here’s why.

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SCHOOL-READY

Our kids are taking off!

By kindergarten, our kids are testing ahead of their peers. Read all about it.

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.

Monthly Activities

July's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: What’s the Weather and Wonderful Water
This month we go all natural as infants and toddlers are introduced to the weather and children in Discovery Preschool experiment and have fun with water. Sensory adventures will continue for infants as they explore playing with colored water and experiment with how pinwheels and scarves move in the wind. Meanwhile, toddlers will use musical instruments to create the sound of rain and will connect their learning to the world as they role-play different weather scenarios, such as a warm summer day at the beach and a cold, snowy winter day. In Discovery Preschool, children will be learning about different bodies of water as well as how people use water in their everyday lives.

Children 4 to 5 years old: Spectacular Science and All About Books
In the first two weeks of this month, we take older children on a scientific journey of discovery to learn more about the natural world before turning the focus to the amazing world of books! Preschoolers will learn about states of matter, force, motion, and magnetism; children in Pre-K will learn about natural formations like rivers, mountains, and deserts; and kindergarteners will discover the importance of reducing, reusing, and recycling. When we turn to books, children will learn about the different parts of books, explore the roles of author and illustrator, and learn what makes a book fiction or nonfiction.

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.

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:
    10 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:
    2 Years
  • Ms. Alycia Bruce, Infant Classroom

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

    Year Started:
    2/16/2015
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    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
    Tenure:
    1 Year
  • 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

Upcoming Center Activities

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July's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: What’s the Weather and Wonderful Water
This month we go all natural as infants and toddlers are introduced to the weather and children in Discovery Preschool experiment and have fun with water. Sensory adventures will continue for infants as they explore playing with colored water and experiment with how pinwheels and scarves move in the wind. Meanwhile, toddlers will use musical instruments to create the sound of rain and will connect their learning to the world as they role-play different weather scenarios, such as a warm summer day at the beach and a cold, snowy winter day. In Discovery Preschool, children will be learning about different bodies of water as well as how people use water in their everyday lives.

Children 4 to 5 years old: Spectacular Science and All About Books
In the first two weeks of this month, we take older children on a scientific journey of discovery to learn more about the natural world before turning the focus to the amazing world of books! Preschoolers will learn about states of matter, force, motion, and magnetism; children in Pre-K will learn about natural formations like rivers, mountains, and deserts; and kindergarteners will discover the importance of reducing, reusing, and recycling. When we turn to books, children will learn about the different parts of books, explore the roles of author and illustrator, and learn what makes a book fiction or nonfiction.

Tuesday July 04, 2017
Center Closed for 4th of July

Monday July 17, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

Tuesday July 18, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

Wednesday July 19, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

Thursday July 20, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

Friday July 21, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

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.

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

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!

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