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Tamarack KinderCare

Leslita Reed, Center Director

1955 Tamarack Circle North Columbus OH 43229
(614) 433-0625 Contact this center

Ages: 6 WEEKS to 12 Year-Olds

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Special Instructions:
Maple Canyon

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Northtowne Parkmoor Forest Park

KinderCare kids are ahead of the others where it matters, when it matters!
KinderCare children rank as TOP PERFORMERS: 87% Language and Literacy; 95% Mathematical Thinking; 82% Scientific Thinking (than non-KinderCare children) Maryland Model for School Readiness research-based assessment and instructional system. Fall 2011.
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Dear Parents,

Welcome to KinderCare Learning Center where your child's unique interest and talents will flourish. We are not just a child care center but we are a learning center! We make it our mission to provide a safe, nurturing, and caring environment for our children, parents, and staff. Our staff is dedicated to providing the best learning experience for your child  through daily activities and curriculum designed specifically for Kindergarten readiness!  We encourage you to stop by today!

Leslita Reed, 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.


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.


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

Welcome to KinderCare Learning Center where I pride myself on providing the best early childhood education around. Our Education department has developed a curriculum that is completely focused on early childhood development, with emphasis on each of the early childhood domains. My team of highly qualified and trained teachrs, implement this curriculum to make certain that each child not only succeeds but also develop a life long love of learning.

  • Leslita Reed

    Leslita Reed, Center Director

    You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. -Dr. Seuss


    Favorite Children's Book:
    Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
    Year Started:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 Years
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Jewell Brown

    Jewell Brown, Assistant Director

    Almost all creativity involves purposeful play.

    Before her career with KinderCare, Jewell worked with children and adolescents in a home care setting providing education for children with special needs.

    Previous Experience:
    Before her career with KinderCare, Jewell worked with children and adolescents in a home care setting providing education for children with special needs.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss
    Year Started:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 Years
    Child Psychology Credential
  • Ms. Rosaline

    Ms. Rosaline, Infant Classroom

    Children make your life important.

    Ms. Rosaline has been in ECE for over 9 years. Her passion is working with infants and being their first teacher and leading them on their path to success.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Little Engine That Could
    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9 Years
  • Ms. Shakera

    Ms. Shakera, Infant Classroom

    We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today,

    Ms. Shakera has been with KinderCare for 1.5 years starting off as a toddler teacher and now an infant teacher. She enjoys coming to work being embraced with hugs from her children.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    1.5 Years
  • Ms. Ann

    Ms. Ann, Toddler Classroom

    A child can ask questions that a wise man cannot answer.

    Ms. Ann is our toddler teacher and has been in child care for 10 years. She recently just earned her CDA from Rasmussen College. She loves helping children grow and seeing them discovery new things everyday.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Are you my mother
    Year Started:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Jennifer

    Ms. Jennifer, Toddler Classroom

    Even when freshly washed and relieved of all obvious confections, children tend to be sticky. -Fran Lebowitz

    Ms. Jennifer is a toddler teacher and has been in child care for 8 years. Before joining KinderCare Ms. Jennifer was a home child care provider. She finds joy and pleasure in being able to put a smile on the families and childrens face.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Green eggs and ham
    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 Years
  • Ms. Lakeece

    Ms. Lakeece, Preschool Classroom

    Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.

    Ms. Lakeece has been with KLC for 2 years and has enjoyed every moment. She is currently in the process of obtaining her CDA through Rasmussen College. Ms. Lakeece feels that the children are our future and believes we should provide the necessary tools for our children to succeed in life.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
    Year Started:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 Years
  • Ms. Kavana

    Ms. Kavana, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.

    Ms. Kavana has been working in the childcare field for almost 8 years. She is currently in school working towards her bachelor degree in Early Childhood Education at Ashford University. Kavana is a true demonstrator of no child left behind motto. She believes that every child is capable of learning new and exciting things with the help of a dedicated teacher. She is very passionate teaching and loves when children are excited about learning.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see? by Eric Carle
    Year Started:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 Years
  • Ms. Dale

    Ms. Dale, Cook

    The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.

    Ms. Dale is our gourmet chef. She provides all the nutrional and delicious meals for our children each day. Ms. Dale has worked in ECE as a cook for over 10 years and enjoys every minute. She prides herself on being able to nourish the children's mind, body, and souls through food.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Cat in the Hat
    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
  • Tanesha

    Tanesha, Toddler

    Adults are just outdated children. -Dr. Seuss

    Ms. Tanesha has been with KinderCare since May 2015 and works in our toddler room. Since working in the Early Childhood Education field Ms. Tanesha has found joy and pleasure making a change in the children's lives. She loves watching the toddlers discovery the world around them.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Where the Wild Things Are
    Year Started:
    1 Year
  • Keshavi

    Keshavi, Infant

    Children are the hands by which we take hold of heaven. -Henry Ward Beecher, reverend and social activist

    Ms. Keshavi is our infant teacher and has been with KinderCare since May 2015. She moved to the U.S.A from India in 2011. She has four years of experience working with infants in India. She has one daughter and is happily married.

    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:

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.

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • AM Snack
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Center Menu

Holidays Observed

New Year's Day

President's Day (closed for professional development day for the staff)

Memorial Day

Fourth of July

Labor Day

Columbus Day (closed for professional development day for the staff)

Thanksgiving and the Friday after

Christmas Day

Health and Safety

At KinderCare, the safety of our children and the confidence of our parents are points of pride. From daily sign-in to strict parent / guardian identification and single keypad access, we maintain a rigorous standard for safety. Plus our daily cleanliness and maintenance schedules leave nothing at all to chance.

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 am excited to share that as a parent I can attest that being at KinderCare and having my son be apart of the learning adventures program has my son looking forward to learning everyday. He runs to me with evidence.  I recognize the letters and sounds that he has learned and the progress of writing skills he has gained. I encourage you to claim a spot for growth of your child’s development.

- mother

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