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Kimberly Parkway KinderCare

Renee Fields, Center Director

4235 Kimberly Pkwy North Columbus OH 43232
(614) 868-8909 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 5 YEAR-OLDS
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Special Instructions:
Two Blocks West on the left hand side of Kimberly

Neighborhood:
Kimberly Parkway

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Welcome

Welcome to Kimberly Parkway KinderCare in Columbus, Ohio. We are very excited to meet with you and your family. We believe in developing the whole child with an emphasis on assisting your child's growth with their social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development. Here at Kimberly Parkway KinderCare, your child will not only have a safe, secure and stimulating environment to learn in, but will have support from a team of child development experts who have a true passion for educating and nurturing children.

Renee Fields, 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.

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.

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.

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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

Welcome to Kimberly Parkway KinderCare in Columbus, Ohio. We are very excited to meet with you and your family. We believe in developing the whole child with an emphasis on assisting your child's growth with their social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development. Here at Kimberly Parkway KinderCare, your child will not only have a safe, secure and stimulating environment to learn in, but will have support from a team of child development experts who have a true passion for educating and nurturing children.

  • Renee Fields

    Renee Fields, Center Director

    Children are like wet cement...whatever falls on them makes an impression!" Haim Ginott

    Ms. Renee has worked with children practically her entire life. She has expressed her love for children since she was a young child herself, helping out with younger children at the daycare she attended. She started her career teaching children fresh out of high school. She joined KinderCare in 1996. Renee has worked with every age group, drove the KinderCare van, and worked in the office and the kitchen. She realized childcare was something she would like to be involved in for the rest of her life. Renee obtained her Child Development Associate's Credential and is looking to further her education in the field. She is currently our Center Director. In her spare time, Renee likes to cook, bake and spend time with her family.

    Previous Experience:
    Renee currently works at her church with the youth.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Brown Bear, Brown Bear
    Year Started:
    1/1/1996
    Tenure:
    20 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    22 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential
  • Ms. Sean

    Ms. Sean, Asst. Director

    Shaping a childs future is the best thing you can do.

    Sean has experience in working with our older community and decided she needed a change.  She has previous experience working with her children and children in her family.  Her love for her infants to learn is ever growing. She believes she is giving the beginning tools children need to be successful.  She enjoys teaching them new things. She looks forward to working long term with children.

    Year Started:
    9/2/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
  • Ms. Tonya

    Ms. Tonya, Prekindergarten Classroom

    "The children are tomorrows future

    Ms. Tonya has an extensive history working with children. She absolutely loves for children to learn...in her own words "it's what motivates me".  Her passion is to ensure she is teaching children to move forward in their education. The children inspire her to push harder in her efforts to learn more.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    22
  • Ms. Gloria

    Ms. Gloria, Preschool Classroom

    While we try to teach our children all about life, they teach us what life is all about!

    Gloria has worked with children for many years.  She loves the expression of joy the children show when they achieve a goal.  She is an inspiration to us all.  Her love and care for children goes above and beyond the call of duty.  Her inspiration comes from the love and trust she receives from the children and knowing that she is making a difference in each and every life she touches.

    Years in ECE industry:
    35
  • Ms. Lisa

    Ms. Lisa, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Whether by action or words, teachers are the impressionist upon a child's educational path!

    Mrs. Lisa's love for children is evident.  It shows through her expressive way of teaching children.  She has a spark and a creative edge that catches children's attention.  She enjoys putting smiles on children's faces.  Teaching makes her happy and inspires her to press forward to bring joyful learning to children. She has obtained her CDA in the past to further her education.  Meet Mrs. Lisa.

    Previous Experience:
    Mrs. Lisa has worked with CDCHS
    Year Started:
    10/22/2008
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    32
  • Ms. Deidre

    Ms. Deidre, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Education is the foundation of all learning

    Ms. Deidre has been with us since Sept 2014.  She has a love for education and longs to pass that love to every child in her care.  She has a Bachelors in Early Childhood Education. Her love for education has been with her since she was young.  She looks forward to coming to work daily to see the twinkle in a child's eye when they have accomplished a milestone.

    Year Started:
    9/29/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
    Education:
    Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Lilibeth

    Ms. Lilibeth, Infant Classroom

    Children deserve respect!

    Mrs. Lilibeth is new to our team.  Her passion for children is undeniable evident.  She works patiently and has learned each of her infants.  Her desire is to further her education in Early Childhood Education.  She is going to study for and obtain her CDA in the near future.  Mrs. Lili awaits for your infant to join our family.

    Previous Experience:
    Worked in private childcare with family.
    Year Started:
    7/6/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
  • Ms. Chaneka

    Ms. Chaneka, Infant Classroom

    The children are our future as well as our present.

    Ms. Chanekas' passion is working with young children to help build their intellect.  She loves to teach children manners and respect for elders and peers.  Her goal in being a teacher is to get children to the next milestone in life. She would like to pursue getting her CDA and eventually education degrees.

    Year Started:
    10/5/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    11
  • Ms. Tisha

    Ms. Tisha, Preschool Classroom

    Oh The Places You"ll Go

    Ms. Tisha has been working with children for a long time. Educating children is her passion and she states she will do it until she retires. She has worked in elementary and christian based schools. She is now wanting to pursue a career in the childcare field.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Any Dr. Suess Book
    Year Started:
    7/27/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    18
    Education:
    Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Kiaris

    Ms. Kiaris, Floater

    Children will shape our future

    Ms. Kiaris is a young bright teacher who's eager to help children learn about life. She has a passion for children and thrives off of watching them learn. Ms. Kiaris has come with some experience in Early Childhood Education and she is currently going to school to get her Bachelors Degree in this area.

    Year Started:
    9/9/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1

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

We observe the following holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • President's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • 4th of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day

Please note that because holidays observed may vary between centers, please be sure to check with your Center Director for specific closures.

Health and Safety

Here at Kimberly Parkway KinderCare we offer many amenities to promote health and safety. Our entry door is equipped with keypad entry, the teachers are trained in CPR, First Aid, Communicable Diseases and Child Abuse Prevention, and our playground is covered with a privacy fence all the way around.

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.

My son started at Kindercare in 2012.  I was very happy and pleased with the center, however I moved my son to another center to be with my older son.  Without bad mouthing the other center, needless to say I brought my son back to KinderCare.
A happy Mom
April

- Mother

My grandson attended this KinderCare all 5 years of his life.  I am very pleased with the education he received there.  He is thriving well in the kIndergarten class he attends and the teacher wanted to know, "Where did he go to preschool at?"  When I told her KinderCare she said they are doing a wonderful job there.  I just gave her a big smile and asked her to spread the word because I felt the same way.

Proud G-ma,
Anita

- Grandmother

My children have learned so much since attending Kimberly Parkway KinderCare.  I am happy with my decision in bringing them here.  I have seen my children's knowledge grow over the past year and I'm so happy.  I am sad that my 5 year old will leave soon but grateful for the time we share with KinderCare now.

- Mother
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