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Burkhardt Road KinderCare

Stephanie Herndon, Center Director

5387 Burkhardt Rd. Dayton OH 45431
(937) 253-6907 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds

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Special Instructions:
East of Woodman W of Spinning

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Beverly Gardens, Saville, Kemp, Wright Brother, and Virginia Stevenson.


Welcome to the Burkhardt Road Kindercare Learning Center, we are located at 5387 Burkhardt Road.  Our team is excited to meet your family and accept you into our school.  We offer a safe learning environment that develops a child in more ways than one.  The skills they develop will allow them to excel socially, emotionally, physically and most importantly, intellectually.  We understand that each child learns at their own pace and we recognize their individuality.  Our teachers are happy to meet and talk with you concerning your child's growth and progress at any time.  Please give us a call at 937-253-6907.  We look forward to speaking with you about the educational future of your children.

Stephanie Herndon, Center Director

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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.

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  1. Monday August 01, 2016
    1. Spirit Week

      August 1 - 5

  2. Tuesday August 09, 2016
    1. Join us for our Curriculum Night

      Find out how we can work together to give your children a brighter future!

      On August 9th, you’ll see firsthand how we nurture your child’s curiosity. Come meet our wonderful teachers and find out what a day at our center is like. Participate in some of our engaging curriculum activities, like creating modern renditions of pop art or discovering gross and gooey physiology! Curriculum Night gives you the opportunity to see how your child will grow and develop at our center, all while having fun. You’ll also get to talk with other parents who are already a part of our family.

Teachers & Staff

We are a team of enthusiastic educators, who are ready to make your child's moments of learning filled with fun, and your time apart worry free.

  • Stephanie Herndon, Center Director

    Stephanie was born and raised in Goldsboro, North Carolina.  She is currently raising two boys here in Dayton, Ohio.  She has a Bachelors of Science degree in Health Care Management and a Masters of Arts in Marriage and Family Counseling.  She is passionate about children and enjoys making a difference in their lives.  She enjoys spending time with her two sons, swimming, and long walks. 

    Previous Experience:
    5 years as a Director with Boys & Girls Club of West Central Missouri 2 year Case Manager with Workforce, Panama City Florida 2 years as an Assistant Director NSA Panama City Youth programs
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Frog & Toad Books, There was an Old Lady who swollowed a Fly.
    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 years
    Masters of Arts in Marriage & Family Services
  • Dawn Eckhardt, Assistant Director

    Piglet: How do you spell love?
    Pooh: You don't spell it, you feel it!

    Previous Experience:
    Over 20 years experience teaching and advocating for children
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Pete the Cat I Love My White Shoes
    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 years
    Bachelors in Social Work
  • Danielle Stevenson, Ms.

    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 years
    Currenly Seeking CDA
  • Ms. Veronica

    Ms. Veronica, Infant

    "I enjoy being at the beginning of each child's new experience as an infant. Watching them smile and meet new milestones is amazing to me."

    Veronica (Ms. V) has been in the industry of chidcare for over 20years. She started as a School age teacher with KinderCare in 1999. She also had the pleasure of transporting the children to school and fieldtrips. Ms. V has been the infant teacher for over 10years, and enjoy being with the little ones. She is advancing her knowledge of the infants development through continuous training throughout the years.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Goodnight Moon
    Year Started:
    16 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Ms. Ryaann

    Ms. Ryaann, Pre-kindergarten

    "Being able to feed the eagerness I see in the children's eyes to learn about new things, inspires me to learn about them and the best way to help them in developing into intelligent children of  the future."

    Mrs. Ryaann, was born in Ohio and graduated from Colonel White High School in 2002. She has been in the ECE field for over a decade and is currently working towards her CDA. she started her career path as a School age teacher and even had the pleasure of being an administrator at a previous childcare. In 2012 She joined the family as pre-kindergarten teacher.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Owl Babies
    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Miss Kassidy, Discovery Preschool

    Around here however, we don't look backwards for very long.  We keep moving forward opening up new doors and doing new things because we are curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths. -Walt Disney

    Kassidy is attending school for Middle Childhood Education.  She is currently engaged and plans to get married in May 2016.  She enjoys working with children .  They inspire her and she hopes she can inspire them in return.

    Previous Experience:
    3 years working with young children
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Giving Tree
    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 years
  • Ms. Brandi, All ages

    This is Brandi's first experience working with children however, she has children of her own.  She enjoys working with the School Age children as she feels she can help to make a difference with them.  She likes helping them with their homework and playing games with them.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Cat in the Hat
    Year Started:

July 2016 Events

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  1. Monday July 04, 2016
    1. Independence Day - Center Closed

About Our Center

Thank you for your interest in our KinderCare Learning Center.  We understand how important it is to feel confident in choosing the right Early Learning Center and Preschool that is near you and is the best place for your children.  We are committed to a learning environment as well as a safe and healthy environment.  Please see our team's biographies and additional information about our learning center, our teachers, and our philosophy.  Take a look through our website and schedule your visit at our learning center for your family to meet our family!

Special Features

  • Accept Title 20

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Center Menu

Holidays Observed

New Year's Day
Memorial Day
Fourth of July
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day
Day after Thanksgiving
Christmas Day

Health and Safety

Health and Safety is one of the biggest priorities here at your Burkhart Road KinderCare. We have a secure entrance with a coded key pad to enter our learning center.  A written authorization must be on file at the center for your child's release to anyone. Anyone who does not normally pick up your child will be identified per their state issued identification card.  During all times of operation, at least two of our staff members are trained in CPR, First Aid, Child Abuse recognition, and Communicable Disease.  Safety checks are completed each day of the classrooms and playground areas.  Fire drills are completed monthly and documented in the binder at the front desk. The safety of your child is our top priority.

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