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Cherry Creek KinderCare

Christina Anthony, Center Director

550 Fox Ridge St. Columbus OH 43228
(614) 870-7375 Contact this center

Ages: 6 WEEKS to 12 Years
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Special Instructions:
At Fox Ridge St and Old Sullivant in Cherry Creek Next Door to Cherry Creek YMCA

Neighborhood:
Cherry Creek

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Prairie Lincoln Elementary Prairie Norton Elementary Stiles Elementary Darby Woods Elementary Holt Crossing Intermediate Galloway Ridge Intermediate Imagine Great Western Imagine Sullivant Columbus Prep Academy

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Welcome

Welcome to the Cherry Creek KinderCare, located in the Cherry Creek subdivision. Our passionate teachers provide quality care and education to young children and their families. Each of our classrooms is designed to foster your child's individual growth and development. Call or email us today to set up a time to see our wonderful facility and all the amazing things that happen every day at the Cherry Creek KinderCare!

Christina Anthony, 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.

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.

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.

Spanish

Spanish Adventures provides young learners with a foundation for later success with the Spanish language. Music, games, children's Spanish literature, and other tools give children multiple opportunities to hear, practice, and see Spanish language for vocabulary and conversational development. Curriculum includes lessons on greetings, numbers, colors, animals, family, body parts and pets as well as how to get engage conversationally during common scenarios at home, a restaurant, or at the zoo. Qué pasa?

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

The teachers and staff at 550 Fox Ridge Kindercare are passionate about educating and nurturing children. The teachers are always implementing different teaching styles and creative ways of education through excellence practices, reaching all children's needs and development. Altogether we have a combined 62 years of childcare experience in our building. Our teachers even go through training throughout the year for professional growth and development.

  • Christina Anthony

    Christina Anthony, Center Director

    Christina has a passion for creating an environment that is conducive to the individual educational development of each child. Christina is a mother of 4 beautiful children. She comes to us with a Bachelor of Science in Human Ecology with a specialization in Child and Family Development from The Ohio State University. Christina brings 15 years experience in Child Care Administration and 8 years experience with KinderCare as a Director and Trainer. She is also a Child Development (CDA) Specialist.
     

    Year Started:
    7/1/2003
    Tenure:
    13 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15
    Education:
    Bachelor of Science in Human Ecology
  • Sharon Simpson

    Sharon Simpson, Assistant Director

    Sharon has been working in the childcare industry for 11 years.  She is currently working on her Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education.  Sharon is a mother of 3 children and grandmother of 3 children.  What she loves most about working with children is being able to provide them with enriched experiences.  Through a program of professionalism and child-centered curricula, she is able to observe the progression of children’s development. She feels working with children is her purpose, and she is very humbled to be able to educate and care for our precious gems, our children.
     

    Year Started:
    9/21/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    11
    Education:
    Bacholar of Science in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Shannon

    Ms. Shannon, Support Staff and Substitute

    Shannon has been in Early Childhood Education for nearly 10 years. She started at a KinderCare in Grove City and later transferred to the Cherry Creek KinderCare. Shannon is an active parent with three School Age children. As the center Cook, Shannon loves being able to cook our children well-balanced meals and snacks. Shannon is also a certified Bus Driver and Substitute Teacher for the center. She participates in professional development to enhance her knowledge. She currently has certifications in CPR, First Aid, Communicable Disease and Child Abuse.

    Year Started:
    7/10/2006
    Tenure:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10
  • Ms. Stephanie

    Ms. Stephanie, Infant A Classroom

    Stephanie works with our youngest stars- our infants. She brings to KinderCare previous experience working with infants and toddlers. She is a mother of 2 and truly enjoys working with children. Stephanie has her CPR and First Aid certifications and plans to start working towards her CDA (Child Development Associate) certification later this year.

    Year Started:
    12/1/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
  • Miss Isamar

    Miss Isamar, Infant B Classroom

    Isamar has been an infant teacher for about five years and has been working for KinderCare since July of 2015. Isamar loves working here with the babies, and she loves to watch the infants grow into their own little personalities. She has a two year old named Gio and a seven year old named Gael and wants her own little girl. She is in the process of getting her CDA since she wants to continue her education in Early Childhood. 

    Year Started:
    7/28/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    5
    Education:
    In process of Obtaining Childhood Development Associate Credential
  • Miss Nanci

    Miss Nanci, Infant B Classroom

    Nanci was born in Mexico and moved to the United States when she was 10 years old. She began developing her passion of  working with children while she was in high school. It was there that she enrolled and completed an early childhood education program with the technical high school. She has 4 years of experience and looks forward to continuing her education. She is currently in the process of obtaining her Child Development Associate (CDA) credential.

    Year Started:
    8/17/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    4
  • Miss Thalia

    Miss Thalia, Toddler Classroom

    Thalia has a passion for helping others. When it comes to education, She is very focused on teaching her kids as many things as possible so they can be prepared for their next steps in life. Her classroom is important to her because the children are our future, and she loves being a part of their journey. She is currently working to obtain her Child Development Associate Certification and is excited to see what the future brings in early childhood education.

    Year Started:
    7/28/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    6
  • Miss Hannah

    Miss Hannah, Toddler Classroom

    Hannah is a recent High School Graduate and plans to attend Columbus State Community College in the Spring of 2016. She is a mother of a 2 year old daughter who keeps her on her toes. Hannah enjoys watching each child grow individually and is excited to be apart of their education. She understands and appreciates that while she is part of the children's developmentally journey, she is constantly learning from them as well.

    Year Started:
    8/24/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
  • Ms. Megan W.

    Ms. Megan W., Prekindergarten Classroom

    Children develop at an amazing rate from birth to age three. I love being a part of those most impressionable years.

    Megan began her career with KinderCare in November of 2012. Most of her Early Childhood Education experience is with children birth to three years. She also has experience working with children with special needs, allowing her to broaden her teaching skills. Megan is an active parent at KinderCare, as her daughter has attended the program for years. Watching her daughter learn and grow with KinderCare showed Megan that she wanted to be a part of the learning and development for the younger children in the school. Megan has furthered her education through professional development trainings and has maintain her CPR and First Aid certifications.

    Year Started:
    11/19/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's of Science Degree in Human Development and Family Services
  • Miss Brittany

    Miss Brittany, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Brittany comes to us from North Carolina. From an early age, Brittany always knew she wanted to work with children of all ages and has aspired to make that dream a reality. She attended Randolph Community College with a pursuit in Early Childhood Education and Psychology. Brittany intends to complete her degree now that she is settled in Columbus. To Brittany, witnessing children learn and grow is a rewarding experience.

    Year Started:
    5/19/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
  • Ms. Candy

    Ms. Candy, School Age Classroom

    Love them, teach them, help them grow...your actions speak volumes!

    Candy is from Trenton, NJ and is a mother of one son whom she home schools and enjoys doing it. She loves spending time with her family on her days off. Candy comes from a large multi-cultural family. She began her career in Early Childhood Education in 2003 where she worked with toddlers and then Preschool and Prekindergarten. She has spent time in all classrooms, but mainly focuses on Preschool, Prekindergarten, and School Age now. She enjoys her time with children of all age groups. Candy has attended many trainings through American Red Cross and professional development session. She is currently certified in CPR and First Aid. Candy's hope is to further her education, with her next step being achieving a CDA (Child Development Associate) Certification.

    Year Started:
    3/31/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    13 Years
  • Ms. Jaime

    Ms. Jaime, School Age Classroom/Learning Adventures

    Jaime has been an educator for 15 years, and this is her second time getting to be a part of the KinderCare family. She has been a member of the Cherry Creek KinderCare since June 2013, previously working as a Toddler teacher at the Tara Hill KinderCare in Dublin, Ohio for two years. Jaime currently teaches in the School Age Classroom and steps into other classrooms to sub during the day. She also leads our Learning Adventures programs. Jaime loves working in Early Childhood Education and can't see herself doing anything else

    Year Started:
    6/1/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential

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

  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Holidays Observed

New Years Day- Closed
Labor Day- Closed
Fourth Of July- Closed
Memorial Day- Closed
Thanksgiving Day- Closed
Black Friday- Closed
Christmas Eve- Close Early
Christmas Day- Closed
 

Health and Safety

We have many processes in place to create a healthy and safe enviroment for our children. All of our teachers are certified with CPR and First Aid. We have keypad entry into the classrooms and visitors must ring the doorbell to enter. Our playground is fenced in by a privacy fence. We also have a health and safety coordinatior that montoirs cleaning, safety and health concerns in our building. She also conducts weekly/monthly inspections and safety drills.

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.

Miss Desirea-

Thank you so much for everything you have done for our son during his time with you! You and all your staff have been invaluable to our lives and made going to work that much easier knowing he is in such capable hands! Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Much love!

- Mother

I love bringing my son to KinderCare because of the teachers. They take care of my son as if they were the parents. They do so much with the kids to make the time here fun as they learn.

- Mother

I like to bring my kids here because it is a good place and it has a lot of activities. Also, they take good care of my kids. They help my kids learn different things like reading and writing.

- Mother

The reason I bring my twins to KinderCare is because they love their teacher Mrs. Jaime! Every morning they are so excited to see her. It makes the day start off great. They learn great things while with Mrs. Jaime.

- Mother

I am writing this letter to say how pleased I am with KinderCare Fox Ridge. My girls have fun during the day playing games, painting, and dancing. For Mother's Day and Father's Day, they made gifts. They get to learn and play through activities. They love the staff and enjoy helping them decorate and clean up the classrooms. As I said, I'm very pleased with this facility.

- Mother

My son Colton comes to the KinderCare on Fox Ridge. Mrs. Jaime shows Colton love and affection. He has learned so much since he has been here. He runs to her from me.

- Mother
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