Roslynne Williams, Center Director
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Welcome to the Bethel Road 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.
Roslynne Williams, Center Director
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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?
Our center is closed Thanksgiving Day and the day after.
Here at KinderCare, we believe that our center is an extension of your home and we want you to feel comfortable every day when you leave your child in our hands. 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 combined have over 155 years of experience and who have a true passion for educating and nurturing children.
"Children are great imitators. So give them something great to imitate." - Anonymous Author
Miss Heidi is originally from Upper Sandusky, Ohio. She grew up as the baby in a family with four children. She is the mother of a little girl and has five nieces andfour4 nephews. Miss Heidi has her Bachelors of Science from The Ohio State University. Miss Heidi enjoys taking her daughter to the zoo. She also likes shopping, reading and teaching her daughter how to ride her bike. Watching the children at the center meet their milestones is what Miss Heidi loves most about teaching. Her favorite children’s book is “Where the Wild Things Are”.
Ms. Monica has been with KinderCare since 2006 and teaches in the toddler classroom. She obtained her Child Development Associate Credential (CDA) in March 2013. Ms. Monica has five beautiful children and two beautiful grandsons. She has been married to her soul mate for 13 years. They have a dog named Brutus and two cats named Boots and Tiger. She loves spending time with her family and friends.
Ms. Carol teaches in the prekindergarten and HeadStart classrooms and has been with KinderCare since 1995. She has her Child Development Associate Credential (CDA). Ms. Carol was born in Pittsburgh and has lived in Ohio, Texas, and Pennsylvania, and is now back to Ohio for good! She and her husband have two children who live in Columbus and a daughter that lives in Boston. They also have;two granddaughters here in Columbus, that are the “joy of their lives”! Ms. Carol and her husband love to travel and in her spare time, Ms. Carol likes to read, sew and quilt. She has loved working with children all these years. Every day is a new day!
Miss Saida is originally from Rabat, Morocco. She is fluent in three different languages. She is the mother of 3 boys. Miss Saida enjoys taking her boys to the zoo on nice warm days. She also likes to go shopping. Miss Saida loves watching her children in class grow and learn to be good members in their community. She looks forward to coming in each morning and having her class run up to her and give her hugs. Her favorite children’s song is the “Elephant Song”.
Mrs. Neelam is one of our PreKindergarten teachers. She is originally from India. She grew up in a family with one younger sister and one younger brother. She has been happily married for 27 years and has a son. Mrs. Neelam enjoys cooking and taking long walks. She loves spending time amidst nature. Mrs. Neelam loves teaching because she gets to see the children learn and grow everyday. It makes her feel wonderful to know that she is helping to influence the lives of the children in her classroom. Her favorite children’s book is “Chicka, Chicka, Boom, Boom!”
Als is one of our Toddler teachers. She was born in Jerusalem and raised in Chicago. She is fluent in Arabic and English. She enjoys being around children and teaching them new things. She lives here in Columbus with her husband. In her free time she enjoys shopping, trying new foods and watching new movies.
Candace is our School Age teacher. She is returning to our center after a year in Korea teaching english. She is excited to be back and working with such a wonderful group of children. Candace loves being an important part of making the children's environment safe, stable and nurturing. She says she not only their teacher but a positive mentor for many years to come.
Miss Dianna is our Infant B teacher. She is originally from Tecumseh Michigan. She grew up as the oldest in a family of 6 and she has son. Miss Dianna enjoys reading books with her son and taking him on family adventures. She also enjoys participating in Medieval battle reenactments. She loves teaching because she gets to see the look on the children’s faces when they are learning something new and suddenly they understand. Her favorite children’s book is “Where the Wild Things Are”.
Miss Taylor is one of our Floaters. She grew up in Galion, Ohio but now lives here in Columbus. She is a student at The Ohio State University studying Early Childhood Education. She likes to spend her free time with family and friends. She has 3 sisters and 1 brother. She enjoys eating lots of food and watching lots of movies. She is passionate about teaching and enjoying equality for all children.
Miss Latonya is from Dayton, OH. She has lived in Columbus since she was 5. She is the one of 10 children. Latonya is a Sophomore at The Ohio State University studying Social Work. She wants to have a positive impact in the lives of children. In her spare time she plays basketball, writes poetry and plays the piano.
Miss Candace is our School Age teacher. She is from Gallion, Ohio. Miss Candace has recently returned from South Korea where she taught English. She is excited to have the opportunity to work with a new group of amazing, smart and loving children. She is proud to be apart of the growth and development. She says "I'm not only their teacher but a positive mentor they can look up to for years to come."
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.
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!
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.
New Year's Day, President's Day(Closed for Teacher Inservice), Independance Day, Columbus Day(Closed for Teacher Inservice), Thanksgiving, Christmas Day.
This center adheres to the highest safety, cleanliness and maintenance standards. This center is accessible via single-entry security with keypad access, with daily sign-in and strict parent/guardian identification procedures.
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 though the various training opportunities in the community.
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