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Shannon Heights KinderCare

Bradie McAfee, Center Director

5757 Shannon Heights Blvd. Dublin OH 43016
(614) 764-0301 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds

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Special Instructions:
behind Karric Square Shopping Center

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Indian Run Elementary, Riverside Elementary,Thomas Elementary, Wyandot Elementary

We are currently accepting applications for enrollment for children ages 6 weeks through 5th grade.

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Welcome to KinderCare Shannon Heights, servicing families in Dublin and the surrounding areas for 25 years, with over 125 years combined experience and education in early childhood development.
We are committed to developing the whole child emphasizing on your child's social, emotional, cognitive and physical development. With this commitment, we provide your child with the best educational environment featuring a curriculum that aligns with the national Kindergarten through 12 year old core learning standards to ensure kindergarten readiness and success through out your child's educational years. We feel we are partners with our families and our staff is dedicated to excellence and will not fall short communicating with you your child's milestones, struggles, achievements, and highlights of each day.
Our center is excited to meet new families and share with you all the wonderful things happening each day at the Shannon Heights Kindercare Learning Center.

Bradie McAfee, 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.

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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.

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


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.

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. 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. Thursday November 24, 2016
    1. Thanksgiving Break - Center Closed

      Our center is closed Thanksgiving Day and the day after.

Teachers & Staff

Welcome to KinderCare Learning Center where we pride ourselves 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. Our highly qualified and trained staff implement this curriculum to make certain that each child  not only succeeds but also develop a life long love of learning.

  • Bradie McAfee

    Bradie McAfee, Center Director

    “Teachers have three loves: love of learning, love of learners, and the love of bringing the first two loves together.”

    Jamie Krzyzak, Center Director, started her career with KinderCare in 2014! She was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio and attend The Ohio State University.  She obtained her Child Development Associates in 2014. Jamie is a loving mother of 3 girls ages 12, 10 and 5, she is a leader in her community and a strong supporter of high quality education at all ages levels. Jamie and her staff have worked extremely hard and recently achieved National Accreditation and currently holds a 3 star rating  in the State Step Up to Quality Child Care rating systems that showcases Childcare centers that are above and beyond the rest, according to the state standards. Jamie would love to have you stop by for a tour or pick up your enrollment packet today!
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Alexander and the Terrible,Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. by Judith Viorst
    Year Started:
    2 Years
  • Stephannie Boone

    Stephannie Boone, Assistant Director

    "Each day is an adventure, make each moment count."

    Stephannie has been in the ECE field since 1998.  She has her CDA and is pursuing her Bachelors in ECE.  Upon completing her Bachelors she plans on obtaining her Masters in ECE as well as Business Management.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Green Eggs and Ham. by Dr. Seuss
    Year Started:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Ms. Anita, Infants

    To make each day count and always forgive.  Life is to short to be angry.

    Ms. Anita has three children.  She was raised with four brothers and three sisters.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Never Tease a Weasel by Jean Conder
    Year Started:
    1 Year
  • Miss Kellie

    Miss Kellie, Infants/Schoolagers

    "I love the things that the children say and do every day.  Their reactions and expessions are priceless."

    Miss Kellie has a twin sister named Carrie who also works in the ECE field.  She was born in Fairbanks, Alaska and grew up in Upper Arlington, Ohio.    Miss Kellie was a 12 year member of the Campfire Girls and her mother was the leader.  She attended Capital University.  Miss Kellie has a dog named Mocha.  In her spare time she enjoys reading and going to craft shows/.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Laura Numeroff Books Dr.Seuss Books Eric Carle Books
    Year Started:
    25 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Education
  • Miss Jennifer

    Miss Jennifer, Toddlers

    "It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live" Albus Dumbledore

    Miss Jennifer graduated form Capital University in 2012 with a BA in Communication with an emphasis in theater and a minor in music.  When she is not working, she spends her time binge-watching all the tv shows and dancing/singing in her apartment. She has a great passion for working with children and a deep love of teaching.

    Previous Experience:
    Lifeguard and swim instructor Barista Retail Counselor
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Strega Nona
    Year Started:
    1 Year
    BA in Communication with an emphasis in theatre and a minor in music
  • Miss Kelsey, Toddlers

    The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you"  - B.B. King

    Miss Kelsey is from Rossford, OH.  She has a Wheaten Terrier named Noah.  She played soccer and ran track when she was in High School.  As a child she loved swimming and riding bicycles.  Kelsey has an Associates Degree in Chemical Dependency.

    Previous Experience:
    Chemical Dependency Counseling for children 13-18 years old
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Love You Forever
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 year
  • Ms. Emily, Preschool

    A person's a person, no matter how small" - Dr. Seuss

    Miss Emily resides in Powell, Ohio with her daughters Zoe and Harper.  In her free time Miss Emily likes to travel, watch OSU football and dabble with photography.  She looks foward to working with children and seeing them learn new and exciting things!

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Chicka, Chicka, Boom, Boom
    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Miss Courtney, Floater

    Education is not preparation for life; Education is life itself." - John Dewey

    My name is Courtney and I am a recent BGSU graduate.  I studied English Education and gained experience with many age groups through BGSU's education program.  After graduation I moved to Dublin with my Pit Bull, Tilly.  We are loving the area, the people and our new home!  I, especially, am loving my job with KinderCare because each day brings a new adventure.

    Previous Experience:
    BGSU Kid's Camp, WCESC S.T.A.R.R. Program
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "You Are Special" by Max Lucado
    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Miss Stefanie

    Miss Stefanie, Pre-K

    If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people.

    Teaching is all I have ever wanted to do since I was in 4th grade! Now I teach Preschool. This is my 5th year teaching and I am still as inspired as my first year. In 2013, I graduated from The Ohio State University with a Masters in Education with an Associate of the Arts with an area of concentration in early childhood. My Years spent getting my Masters Degree and teaching license at the Ohio State University took me through a wide array of classrooms with an even wider variety of students. I was at the commencement that President Obama spoke at and it truly inspired me. When I’m not teaching, I’m probably off training for a half-marathon or getting caught up in a book.  

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Where th Wild Things Are. by Maurice Sendak
    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 Years
    Masters in Education
  • Ms. Lorna

    Ms. Lorna, Chef

    I enjoy taking care of others, “Doing nothing for others is the undoing of ourselves.”

    Lorna has been serving our children and staff with delicious meals for 8 years.  Along with her chef duties Lorna interacts with children teaching them proper nutrition and all the benefits to a healthy diet.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    A Wrinkle in Time. by Madeleine L'Engle
    Year Started:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:

September 2016 Events

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  1. Tuesday September 13, 2016
    1. “All About Me” Community Social

      Your whole family is welcome to join us September 13th for our community social.  Summer is winding down, Fall is approaching and that means it’s Back to School season!  Now is the perfect time to get a glimpse of the KinderCare curriculum and experience in our centers.  Our director and teachers can’t wait to point out their favorite aspects of the classrooms.  This is also a great chance to spend time with current families who stay and have fun at the social!  See you there!

About Our Center

We have six great programs with themed activities designed to help children learn while soaking up the fun.
Our Summer Camp program runs 6/1/15 thru 8/19/15.

We are looking forward to a summer full of fun.  Here is a sneak peak of some of the activities that you have to look forward to: COSI, Columbus Zoo, and a FOAMTASTIC Party!

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Center Menu

Holidays Observed

New Years Day
Professional Development
Memorial Day
Independance Day
Labor Day
Thanksgiving and the day after
Christmas Day

Health and Safety

Keeping your child safe and secure is our first priority. In addition to the built -in- security features at our center, we strictly follow established procedures for your child's arrival and departure. It is our mission to ensure all children in our center are safe and well cared for. Our strict sanitation and cleaning guidelines help us maintain a clean environment for families and staff.

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 wife and I appreciate the director and staff so much for all of the educational care they give our child. She really enjoys coming to the center and has made life long friends. If I could donate money to a staff appreciation fund when I pay tuition online, I truly would.

- Father

My daughter began at KinderCare when she was only 3 months old. She is now in the toddler room. From the first visit to the center I felt welcomed, respected, and just a good feeling. I genuinely adore all the staff and director and my daughter loves her teachers. She learning so much and I am so happy to have a place to take my child.

- Mother

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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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