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Mount Carmel KinderCare

Erica Lampkins, Center Director

5959 East Broad St. Columbus OH 43213
(614) 759-6622 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 YRS
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Special Instructions:
on Mt Carmel's East Campus

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
We transport to the following schools: Olde Orchard (Columbus City) Shady Lane (Columbus City) Wood Crest (Columbus City) Rosehill (Reynoldsburg) Kae Avenue (Whitehall) Beechwood (Whitehall) Etna Road (Whitehall)

KinderCare at Mt. Carmel devotes more time and resources to teacher training than any other childcare provider.
Twice a year we host the largest early childhood teacher training program in the country. Our teachers are dedicated to developing your child's potential and are sensitive to your child's individual needs.
For parents who work until 6:00pm Mt. Carmel KinderCare is one of the only KinderCare centers that stays open until 6:30pm.

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Welcome

Welcome to the Mt. Carmel KinderCare, serving families in the Columbus and surrounding areas. We invite you to visit our center, meet our amazing teachers and witness the learning experience our center offers. We are year round preschool that offers developmentally appropriate learning techniques for your child. Our teachers are all trained in Early Childhood Education and incorporate a professionally written lesson plan to make your child's learning experience one of a kind. Our learning environment includes daily activities from a curriculum that enhances our different learning environments in every classroom; children have the opportunity for rich social play and child-initiated discovery. Our classrooms feature a print-rich environment full of carefully selected materials, written charts and labels and children’s literature. This helps your child connect spoken words and print and develop early literacy and writing skills. We look forward to meeting you and your family!

Erica Lampkins, 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.

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.

Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program

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.

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  1. 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!

  2. Monday October 10, 2016
    1. Professional Development Day - Center Closed

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      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.

Teachers & Staff

Mt. Carmel has wonderful staff members enjoy teaching and creating a positive learning environment. Our teachers are passionate about your child's happiness and growth and provide a safe, nurturing environment. This is more than a job for our teachers. It’s an opportunity for them to share their passion for life with your most valuable possession.

  • Erica Lampkins

    Erica Lampkins, Center Director

    Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” - Nelson Mandela
    "I make sure that when my teachers and I arrive to work, we live by this quote!

    Erica started as a teacher at KinderCare in March of 1995. After growth and development, she was promoted to the Director in June of 2004. Her commitment to running a quality program is evident throughout the center. As a teacher and Director, she has been recognized for many achievements. Erica is very passionate about the children and their parents that are a part of their KinderCare family. She enjoys developing relationships with families and she is committed to making sure that all the children who attend her center receive quality care on a daily basis.

    Year Started:
    3/5/1995
    Tenure:
    21 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    18 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential, Pursuing Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Tasherra Burney

    Tasherra Burney, Assistant Director

    Tasherra is a native of Macon, GA raised in the Buckeye state of Ohio. She is the mother of four children, one being special needs. She has a big heart for children and their future. She has worked with her youth group at church and continues to be available to assist children as needed. She began her childcare career here at KinderCare as Assistant to the District Manager then became the Learning Adventures Coordinator. She has been an Assistant Director for four years. Her previous employment includes Accounting, 911 Dispatcher and Business Administration.  

    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Little Engine That Could
    Year Started:
    3/10/2010
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Kristal

    Ms. Kristal, Infant Classroom

    A person's a person, no matter how small.

    -Dr. Seuss

    Ms. Krystal enjoys working with infants. She really enjoys helping the infants engage in different sensory activities, as well as, reading different books and singing songs to them.

    Year Started:
    1/27/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Jerrica

    Ms. Jerrica, Program Specialist

    When educating the minds of our youth, we must not forget to educate their hearts."

    -Dalai Lama

    Ms. Jerrica has been working at KinderCare for six years. She is working on her Master's of Education Degree concentrating in professional school counseling. Ms. Jerrica enjoys doing creative activities to help implement active learning in her classroom.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Jerrica has previous experience substitute teaching.
    Year Started:
    7/1/2007
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Sociology
  • Ms. Raquel, Infant Classroom

    A person is a person no matter how small they are.

    Raquel enjoys working with infants.  She loves to come to work and watch the infants grow and develop.

    Year Started:
    2/4/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 years
  • Ms. Mia, Infant Classroom

    When Mia walks in the building, she lives by this quote: "I love learning about life through the eyes of young children.

    Ms. Mia loves working in the infant classroom.  She loves doing different activities that help the children grow and meet their developmental milestones.

    Year Started:
    8/6/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 years
  • Ms. Robin

    Ms. Robin, Infant Classroom

    A teacher is a person who never says anything once.

    -Henry Adams

    Ms. Robin has been working at KinderCare for four years. She recently completed her Master's Degree in Early Childhood Development. Ms. Robin enjoys doing messy activities and watching the children advance in their learning skills.

    Year Started:
    9/1/2009
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 Years
    Education:
    Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Cherelle

    Ms. Cherelle, Toddler Classroom

    A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning.

    -Brad Henry

    Ms. Cherelle enjoys working for KinderCare. She loves working with all children, but her experience is mostly with Infants and Toddlers. She loves to see the toddlers grow over time and knows that she helps them develop.

    Year Started:
    11/4/2013
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor of Science Degree
  • Ms. Kim

    Ms. Kim, Toddler Classroom

    Every child should have a caring adult in their lives. And that’s not always a biological parent or family member. It may be a friend or neighbor. Often times it is a teacher.

    -Sen. Joe Manchin

    Ms. Kim enjoys watching her toddlers develop their own sense of identity. She enjoys helping them develop a sense of creativity through learning and social growth.

    Year Started:
    10/1/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 Years
  • Ms. Franchesca

    Ms. Franchesca, Preschool Classroom

    A teacher is a person who never says anything once.

    -Henry Adams

    Ms. Franchesca has a passion for children. She enjoys doing unique and different types of learning activities that helps implement learning in a different way. She loves developing a relationship with the children and helping them build social skills, as well as their self-help skills.

    Year Started:
    10/7/2013
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor of Science Degree
  • Ms. Cinnamon

    Ms. Cinnamon, Prekindergarten Classroom

    A teacher's job is not only to teach the children but to listen and learn from the children to be more knowledgeable as a teacher.

    Ms. Cinnamon has been working in the Early Childhood Education field for three years. She enjoys working with young children and is very patient and loving. Ms. Cinnamon enjoys creating a happy environment for the children in her classroom. She has great knowledge of creating a fun learning experience for all the children in her classroom.

    Year Started:
    8/1/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 Years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Cassie, Pre-Kindergarten Classroom

    When Cassie walks in the building, she lives by this quote: "A good teacher can inspire, hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning.

    Ms. Cassie loves working with all of her children.  She loves to see them grow and develop.

    Year Started:
    3/9/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 year
  • Ms. Shanara

    Ms. Shanara, School Age Classroom

    Only one person in a million becomes enlightened without a teacher's help.

    -Bodhidharma

    Ms. Shanara's passion for children has encouraged her to pursue a Master's Degree in Special Education. She enjoys doing unique and different types of learning activities that helps implement learning in a different way. She loves developing a relationship with the children and helping them build social skills as well.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Shanara spent two years working at the YMCA Crayon Club in Frankfort, Kentucky and two years at the Promise Land New Salem Baptist Church.
    Year Started:
    5/1/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education
  • Mr. Andre

    Mr. Andre, School Age Classroom

    When Andre walks in the building, he lives by this quote: "It is a supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy and creativity, expression and knowledge.

    Mr. Andre enjoys watching the school agers express themselves through art.  He uses his art education and experience to introduce new concepts and activities to the children on a daily basis.

    Year Started:
    7/8/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 years

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.

Awards and Recognition

  • NAC

    NAC

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Holidays Observed

New Year's Day
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
President's Day
Memorial Day
Fourth of July
Labor Day
Veteran's Day
Thanksgiving
Friday after Thanksgiving
Christmas Day

Health and Safety

At KinderCare, the safety of our children is our top priority. We offer daily sign-in with strict parent or guardian identification. We also offer single keypad access and maintain a rigorous standard for heath and safety with daily cleanliness and maintenance schedules so the teachers are able to focus on the children.

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 experience at KinderCare Learning Center has been amazing; each staff has made me feel very welcome and comfortable.  I know when I drop off my children they are in good hands.  I feel that my children are safe and protected while at KinderCare Learning Center.  KinderCare is all about fun and learning.  I enjoy getting all of the different fun crafts and family involved activities that my children bring home daily.

I can honestly say that my children will be at KinderCare until they are of age to stay home.  I consider KinderCare not only a learning center for my children but as family because of the love, caring and knowledge they show my children.

- Mother

I enrolled my daughter at the KinderCare facility located on the hospital campus here at Mount Carmel East.  This was 21 years ago.  My daughter loved it!  She excelled at every program for her age group.  When Kindergarten started, she was more than ready both academically and emotionally.  KinderCare is not just babysitting your child while you are at work.  They taught her to be social, to share with other kids and to respect each other.  She learned the alphabet, to read books, and to create beautiful art work.

When my grandson was born the only day care my daughter wanted for him was KinderCare.  She told me that her experiences have stayed with her all these years and she wanted that experience for him.  When I pick my grandson up at the end of the day, it seems like he's gliding through life just as wonderful and easy as his mom did.  I owe this to Kindercare.  When I walk in and all the kids are gathered around their teacher, talking, sharing toys, reading, and having little group activities, I know what's down the road.  He will be Kindergarten ready.  You don't get that from a babysitter.

- Grandmother
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