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JCreek Knowledge Beginnings

Sherah Williams, Center Director

10100 Medlock Bridge Rd. Duluth GA 30097
(678) 417-6322 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
"On Medlock Bridge Rd." across from St. Ives Country Club

Neighborhood:
Medlock Bridge and State Bridge Rd./ Across from St. Ives Country Club

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Medlock Bridge Elementary, State Bridge Crossing, Wilson Creek Elementary

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Welcome

Welcome to Knowledge Beginnings, the place where your child will develop a lifelong love of learning!  Our day care center is located near State Bridge Rd. on Medlock Bridge Rd. in Johns Creek.  Our Learning Center serves children ages 6 weeks through 12 years (School Age). Our NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) accredited child care center features modern, state-of-the-art facilities including a Science Lab, Art Room, Library, Water Park, Computers, Theatrical Stage, and safe, stimulating classrooms created to ensure learning and discovery!  All of our teachers are highly experienced educational professionals who are committed to making a difference in children's lives. Our challenging curriculum addresses all developmental domains including cognitive, social-emotional, and physical growth. All students enjoy daily Spanish and weekly Mandarin instruction taught by native-speaking teachers.  We strive to create an environment where children are excited to come to school and where parents feel confident and secure in the educational choice they have made for their children.

Sherah Williams, 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

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.

Mandarin

A limited number of our centers offer a bilingual immersion preschool program featuring Mandarin and English, created in collaboration with leading foreign language educators. Children will have the opportunity to learn Mandarin through stimulating, age-appropriate, hands-on activities. Using this creative approach, children enhance their skills in a second language in the same natural way they learned their first language.

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.

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.

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?

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  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

Our highly experienced staff members love working with children and have committed themselves to the education profession. Each staff member brings something unique to contribute to our students' educational experience.  Teachers at Knowledge Beginnings go through an extensive hiring process, which includes multiple interviews, extensive reference requirements, local & national background checks, and more.  We strive to create a workplace that attracts the best and brightest teachers and retain them over a long period of time.  Knowledge Benefits supports teachers by providing frequent training, professional opportunities, education assistance, and a team-based approach to instruction.

  • Sherah Williams

    Sherah Williams, Center Director

    A teacher affects eternity; you never know where their influence stops


    Ms. Sherah's favorite thing about teaching is seeing the "Aha" moments!  She believes the children learn best through fun exploratory activities.  In her spare time, she enjoys being with her husband and visiting their families in New Jersey, Maryland, and Virginia.  She also loves scrapbooking, dancing, and singing off key.
     

     
    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Sherah graduated from the University of North Florida with a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and is TESOL endorsed. She also comes to us with many years of management experience at multiple locations in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Florida, and Georgia with Limited Brands. Her balance of educational background and excellent leadership experience makes her an asset to the center.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "The Giving Tree"
    Year Started:
    12/22/2015
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 year
    Education:
    B.A. Elementary Education
  • Maria, Assistant Director

    Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, and dreams are forever -- Walt Disney

    Ms. Maria loves to watch the joy on a child's face when they master something new.  She loves music and a lot of movement in the classroom.  In her spare time, she loves to run, go out to eat, and explore.

    Previous Experience:
    Teacher, Program Specialist
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "A Bad Case of the Stripes"
    Year Started:
    5/23/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    13 years
  • Ms. Cassandra, PreKindergarten Teacher

    I love that the mind of a child is often untouched and just full of curiosity.  They still have that spark of imagination and wonder that I hope will turn into a flame and instill a love of learning.

    Ms. Cassandra has been with KinderCare Education since the Summer of 2010.  She comes to us with years of experience as a GA Pre-K teacher at two other locations.  Cassandra attended Brenau University, where she received a Bachelor's of Science degree in Early Childhood Education.  Since joining our family she has had the opportunity to spend 5 summers working with Georgia Bright from the Start Summer Transition Programs.

    Previous Experience:
    Lead Teacher for Bright from the Start Spanish Rising Pre-K Summer Transition Program, Transition Coach for Bright from the Start Summer Transition Program, Lead Teacher and Mentor Teacher for GA Pre-K, Assistant Teacher for GA Pre-K, After School Program Director, Summer Camp Counselor, and Front Desk Receptionist at Pak's Karate Academy
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The "Skippyjon Jones" series
    Year Started:
    7/26/2010
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    14
    Education:
    B.S. Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Linda

    Ms. Linda, Infant Classroom

    My classroom is a happy, creative place where they are nutured, challenged, and hopefully, inspired.

    Ms. Linda has cared for Knowledge Beginnings students for more than eleven years.  She has worked with every age group and currently serves as our lead Infant teacher. Ms. Linda is thankful to have the opportunity to instill a love of learning in each child!  She attended both the University of Georgia and Georgia State University, and continues to enroll in classes to further her education. Ms. Linda has a son, daughter and one grandson.  She loves spending time with her family and friends.  Her hobbies include reading, traveling, gardening, and writing.

    Previous Experience:
    Tutoring, Marketing and Business Development
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Where the Wild Things Are"
    Year Started:
    1/15/2002
    Tenure:
    14 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 Years
    Education:
    B.A. in Journalism, minor in Foundations of Education
  • Ms. Rebecca

    Ms. Rebecca, Infant Classroom

    Don't smile because it's over, smile because it happened -- Dr. Seuss

    Ms. Rebecca was born and raised in Pennsylvania.  She says children love being her classroom because she celebrates their achievements and encourages independence.  Ms. Rebecca has two children.  In her spare time, she loves spending time with her husband and children, taking nature walks, biking, and baking!

    Previous Experience:
    Elementary School Teacher Grades K-8
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Chrysanthemum
    Year Started:
    8/14/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 Year
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Psychology & Elementary Ed
  • Ms. Teresa

    Ms. Teresa, Mandarin Classroom

    I love being with children every day, and helping them learn to communicate in new and exciting ways.

    Ms. Teresa teaches Mandarin to our students several days a week.  She loves children of all ages and is able to incorporate her language instruction into activities in each classroom.  In this way, our students learn Mandarin through conversation and daily activities.

    Previous Experience:
    Teaching; Real Estate
    Year Started:
    3/3/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 Years
    Education:
    Bachelors in Marketing
  • Ms. Kristen

    Ms. Kristen, Preschool Teacher

    All you need is love.

    Ms. Kristen says her favorite thing about teaching is seeing a child learn and master something new.  In her spare time, she loves being with her family, hiking, playing instruments, going to concerts, and exploring nature.

    Previous Experience:
    The Boys and Girls Club
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Oh The Places You'll Go"
    Year Started:
    11/9/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    4 years
    Education:
    Bachelor's in Science in Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Ms. Paula

    Ms. Paula, Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    Don't Worry, Be Happy

    Ms. Paula is a Michigander, but has lived in Georgia for several years.  She has extensive experience in working with early childhood aged students, as well as serving both as Director and Curriculum Director.  Ms. Paula is known for her calm, easygoing manner, and for working extremely hard to meet each child's individual needs.  In her spare time, she loves walking, biking, swimming, and spending time on the lake with her family.

    Previous Experience:
    Teaching, Administration
    Favorite Children's Book:
    I'll Love You Forever
    Year Started:
    1/1/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    25 Years
    Education:
    A.S. Early Childhood
  • Ms. Liz

    Ms. Liz, Kitchen Staff

    I love knowing that I touch the lives of so many children.

    Ms. Elizabeth began her career with Knowledge Beginnings as a toddler teacher. She has a special understanding of children after working in the industry for so many years. In 2012, Ms. Elizabeth made the move to the kitchen. She believes that providing nutritious and delicious food is as important to a child's development as any other aspect of their education. Liz truly loves watching the children enjoy the food she prepares.

    Previous Experience:
    Teaching; Administration
    Year Started:
    1/21/2008
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 Years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Management
  • Ms. Sabina

    Ms. Sabina, Discovery Preschool

    My favorite thing about teaching is seeing the children progress.

    Ms. Sabina loves teaching and watching the children grow.  In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, yoga, and kayaking.

    Previous Experience:
    Montessori Teacher
    Year Started:
    2/15/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 years
    Education:
    Currently working on Bachelor's, Technical Teaching Certificate
  • Ms. Hannah

    Ms. Hannah, Pre-Kindergarten Lead Teacher

    You have brains in your head.  You have feet in your shoes.  You can steer yourself any direction you choose.  You're on your own.  And, you know what you know.  And, YOU are the one who'll decide where to go! --Dr. Seuss

    Ms. Hannah says her favorite thing about teaching is being part of the children's growth - and sharing thoughts and excitement.  She encourages art, singing, dancing, laughter, and respecting one another!  Ms. Hannah loves spending time with her friends, family, and her two daughters biking, traveling and painting.

    Previous Experience:
    Pre-school and art teacher
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Oh the Places You'll Go"
    Year Started:
    8/1/2011
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 years
    Education:
    B.A. Early Childhood Education, Associates in Art, Certified Yoga Instructor
  • Ms. Sangita

    Ms. Sangita, Pre-Kindergarten Assistant Teacher

    Enjoy the little things in life because for one day you'll look back and realize they were big.

    Ms. Sangita says that children love being in her classroom because she loves laughing and playing with them.  In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, shopping, cooking, and being with her husband, two boys, and puppy.

    Previous Experience:
    Pre-school teacher
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Curious George"
    Year Started:
    8/4/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 years
    Education:
    Master's in Political Science
  • Ms. Tierra, Toddler Classroom

    Be the change you want to see in the world!

    Ms. Tierra loves to make learning fun!  She is able to create experiences with others that make for lifetime memories.  She has twin brothers and a younger sister.  In her spare time she loves to connect with her family.

    Previous Experience:
    She was a live in nanny and worked at an in home child care center.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Five Little Monkeys"
    Year Started:
    7/5/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
    Education:
    Continuing Bachelors in Psychology
  • Ms. Achala, Learning Adventures and School Age

    If a child does not learn the way we teach, we should teach the child in the way they learn.

    Ms. Achala's favorite thing about teaching is how much she learns from the children each day.  She loves teaching and making learning fun for all!  In her spare time she enjoys playing board games with her family, watching movies together, and walking at the park.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Achala previously worked with us in our Virginia Beach location before transferring to us.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Pete the Cat"
    Year Started:
    12/1/2005
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16
    Education:
    Bachelor of Art in Psychology, Masters of Science in Psychology
  • Ms. Lorelle, Private 4's, Pre-K Aftercare

    Treat others as you would like to be treated.

    Lorelle is a mother of 5 and had 12 grandchildren.  She loves to read, go bowling, and knit in her spare time.  her favorite thing about teaching is witnessing the children's academic growth.  Children love being in her classroom because of the nurturing environment she creates.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    "I'll Love You Forever"
    Year Started:
    4/4/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    41
    Education:
    Bachelor's in Business Administration, Master's in Curriculum and Guidance

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

Knowledge Beginnings day care center in Johns Creek embodies the very best in early childhood education.  Our hallways and classrooms are brought to life by children's creative expression, evidence of learning, and the sounds of chidren laughing with delight as they learn something new.  Each child and parent will immediately feel the warmth upon entering the front door, being greeted with smiles and friendly faces saying, "we are so excited that you're here!"
 

Awards and Recognition

  • NAEYC

    NAEYC

  • QUALITY RATED qualityrated.org

    QUALITY RATED qualityrated.org

Special Features

  • Daily Spanish
  • Weekly Mandarin
  • Highly Educated Staff--Lead teachers hold Bachelor's Degree and higher.
  • Library, Science Lab, Dramatic Play Stage, Art Room, Summer Camps, Enrichment Programs such as Math, Cooking, Phonics and Reading, Music
  • Water Park On-Site

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • American Sign Language
  • French
  • German
  • Hindi
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish
  • Korean

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegetarian
  • Special diets

Center Menu

Holidays Observed

Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day & Day after Thanksgiving
Christmas Day
New Year's Day

Health and Safety

The health, safety, and well-being of our children are a priority at Knowledge Beginnings.  Our center includes an on-site Health and Safety Coordinator who helps implement safety and health guidelines ensuring that our children, teachers, and classrooms maintain high quality standards.  We also offer a secure keypad center entry, closed-circuit cameras throughout the campus, fenced playgrounds, and a variety of adult-supervised safety procedures.  All staff have current CPR & First Aid certifications and are trained in health and safety protocol.

At KinderCare, what families say about us means a lot. Read below some of the great experiences our families have had with us.

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“The best part about Knowledge Beginnings (Preschool and Child Care) in Johns Creek is the teachers and staff care about your kids as if they were their own.  You feel like you are a part of a family where everyone wants to see your child grow and be successful, and experience new adventures.  It’s a great feeling leaving your child at KB and knowing you don’t have to worry, because your child is being well cared for.”
 
 

- Mom

I searched a long time to find the perfect daycare for my daughter and I finally found it at Knowledge Beginnings. I absolutely love my daughter's teachers who have a unique combination of warmth, positive attitude, and creative teaching ability. The directors, teachers, and staff have gone above and beyond to accommodate my daughter's special needs. My daughter is so happy and excited to go to Knowledge Beginnings every day to see her friends and teachers!

- Mom

The experience our daughter is having at Knowledge Beginnings is simply superb. The directors and staff are very professional, friendly, understanding, caring and loving to all the children. They make you feel like your child is at home. They encourage you to discuss with them any concerns or issues that you may have with your child. The directors are very quick to contact you if your child has an accident or doesn't feel well during the day.  We would definitely recommend Knowledge Beginnings to any parent looking for a day care for their child.

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