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Woodbridge Station KinderCare

Carol Byrne, Center Director

1317 Woodbridge Station Way Edgewood MD 21040
(410) 538-4480 Contact this center

Ages: 18 MONTHS to 12 Year-Olds

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Special Instructions:
across from Woodbridge Station Shopping Center

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Joppatowne, Magnolia, Edgewood, William Paca, Deerfield, Riverside (busses to Center)

We are opening a Toddler room in September for children ages 18 months - 23 months.

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Welcome to the Woodbridge Station KinderCare Learning Center!  Our center has been in the Edgewood community since 1989.
We have built many strong relationships over the years watching many of our children grow up and have children of their own come to our center!  Many of our teachers have been here for many years too.  We are a NAEYC accredited center and provide a safe, nurturing, and learning environment for our children.   With designated learning centers such as dramatic play, sensory and blocks, children have the opportunity for rich social play and child-initiated discovery.  You'll also find that our classrooms feature a print-rich environment full of carefully selected materials to help your child connect spoken words and print to help develop early literacy and writing skills.  We pride ourselves in being a family oriented center and would love for you to be a part of our KinderCare family too.

Carol Byrne, 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.

Our Programs

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.


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.

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. 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

The Woodbridge Station KinderCare teachers are passionate about teaching children and are dedicated to providing a classroom that enriches young minds to be excited about learning as they are engaged in activities that nurture their self esteem, their well being, and their individual needs and interests.  We hope your family will find our center to be your "home away from home" kind of place and that you will join our "KinderCare family" where you will be encouraged to be a part of your child's education every day.

  • Carol Byrne

    Carol Byrne, Center Director

    Seeing the children's smiling faces when they learn something new and aspiring to have a center where children, parents, and teachers collaborate together as an extended family for the benefit of all.

    Carol graduated from Towson State University and began teaching third grade. She married and had two children. When her children were younger, she began working in daycare centers and discovered a growing need for quality daycare. She began teaching at the Woodbridge Station KinderCare in 1996 as a classroom teacher. She was promoted to the Assistant Director and later Director where she has been in position for over 15 years. She has taken her center through the NAEYC accreditation process and has overseen an accredited center since 2000. She now has two grandchildren and enjoys spending time with them when she is not at her center.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to taking the job of Center Director Carol taught third grade for five years, co-owned and ran a service business for 10 years, and was a teacher and director of private daycare centers.
    Year Started:
    20 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    34 Years
    Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Alyssa Fradlin

    Alyssa Fradlin, Assistant Director

    Year Started:
    18 Years
  • Ms. Jillian, Toddler Classroom

    It takes a big heart to help shape little minds. Becoming an Elementary School Teacher is my dream! I love coming into work and teaching children new things; it brightens my day!

    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Pursuing Early Childhood Education Degree
  • Ms. Zhana, Toddler Classroom

    To teach is to touch a life forever. I love when they learn through play and each other.

    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Pursuing Early Childhood Education Degree
  • Ms. Alexus

    Ms. Alexus, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    There is nothing in the world that Ms. Alexus loves more than children. She loves to see and hear the fun that the children are having in the classrooms while they are learning. Their smiling faces are what she looks forward to seeing everyday. To watch children grow and to be a part of their lives is a blessing she thanks all the parents of her children for giving her. She graduated in 2010 from Joppatowne High School and is currently working toward her Early Childhood Education Degree.

    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Pursuing Early Childhood Education Degree
  • Ms. Towanda

    Ms. Towanda, Preschool Classroom

    There are three things that Ms. Towanda loves about her job. The first is the interactions with the children. They make each day a fun adventure. The second thing she loves about her job is watching the children learn about something that they love. Their excitement and love for learning is an inspiration to keep Ms. Towanda motivated to teach everyday. The third thing that she loves about her job is working together with her co-workers. Together they encourage each other with ideas for their classrooms, and challenge each other to make each day more interesting than the day before.

    Year Started:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 Years
  • Ms. Melinda

    Ms. Melinda, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Every day brings a new opportunity to connect with a child.

    Ms. Melinda recently relocated from a Pennsylvania KinderCare.  She loves seeing those "a-ha" moments happening when a child learns something new and their face just glows with pride and accomplishment! 

  • Ms. Regina, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Ms. Regina's classroom has won best classroom in the district for her Prekindergarten room. She has taken classes to become a Preschool teacher and has her CDA.  She is continuing her education by working towards her Bachelor's Degree.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to starting at KinderCare Ms. Regina owned a private childcare facility and was a Girl Scout leader.
    Year Started:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    17 Years
  • Ms. Crystal

    Ms. Crystal, School Age Classroom

    Working with young children keeps me feeling young too!

    Crystal has always wanted to be a teacher. Her love of children has kept her in the field of education since she completed college. She has taught several grades, but found preschool to be her favorite age to work with students. They are so eager to learn and can be taught basic lessons and behaviors they can use throughout out their lives.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to starting at KinderCare Crystal instructed preschool through third grade in public schools.
    Year Started:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    27 Years
    Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education

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

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.

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Holidays Observed

We observe the following holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • President's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • 4th of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day

Please note that because holidays observed may vary between centers, please be sure to check with your Center Director for specific closures.

Health and Safety

We have a staff member as our Health and Safety Coordinator; key code secured doors; six-foot-high fences around the play area with a secure lock; government-issued ID is verified during pick up and drop off; and name-to-face checks every 30 minutes.

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.

Dear KinderCare,

My son was at Woodridge Station Edgewood KinderCare in MD for 2 years. We had such an amazing experience there. The staff were wonderful to my son. He started going there when he was 3. We were hestate to have him start because he has autism and we weren't sure if the center would be able to meet his needs. Boy, were we wrong! Our song grew so attached to the staff there. They were so patient and kind with him and us. At some point he wasn't sleeping at night because he was napping during the day. We asked KinderCare to stop his naps so that he would sleep at night, and they made that adjustment. After speaking to friends with children in other centers, we found out that this request is not always granted. We appreciated everything the staff did fo us to accomodate our needs.
We also heard that day care centers have a lot of staff turnover, and that was a concern to us. The KinderCare that we attended had an extremely stable staff. My son loved all of them and still asks for them. The only reason we stopped going to KinderCare is because we moved. They gave us such a nice send-off. Ms. Regina made us a scrapbook of his time there. this was great becase it included pictures of him getting onto and off of the bus, which we never to to see in person. It also showed a tupical day for him at KinderCare. Ms. Alexus made us a poster with pictures of him through the years and included quotes of silly things that he would say. Ms. Zhana bought him gifts, including things that are his favorites, like apple juice. We really could not have asked for a better center. We love and miss everyone there. They all went above and beyond to ensure that my son and our family had a great experience. They should be commended for their dedication to the families which they serve.

- Mother

Every teacher my daughter has had at the center has been amazing. They are truly dedicated to my daughters well-being and care. i have always felt completely safe and comfortable leaving my daughter in their care. She has been there since she was three and she is about to turn seven. She was at the center when Maryland had an earthquake and I was totally secure in here well-being the entire time. During Prekindergarten, I worried that they were pushing her too hard on school work and development until I got her Kindergarten teacher's report that said how well she was doing due to all her work and preparation the year before. Now that she is school-age, during the summer, they have non-stop activities and field trips. We have planned our vacations to ensure she didn't miss any of the field trips. My daughter looks forward to her time there and her interaction with the teachers and the extra programs they offer. I could not be happier that she is at KinderCare and I sing the center's praises whenever I can.

- Parent

My daughter started going to KinderCare when she was two years old. Since she had a speech delay, she had a rough start. The ladies at the Edgewood KinderCare were awesome. They worked with her to get her use to the routines, and they even adjusted some of their teaching habits to help her flourish. She went through all of Kelsey's classes starting with Music, moving through Phonics and ending with Math. When she started Kindergarten this past year, she was advanced in her math and reading; and she is now a sociable toddler. She loves the director Ms. Carol and all of her teachers throughout the years (Ms. Mandy, Ms. Tawanda, Ms. Regina, Ms. Crystal, and now Ms.Alyssa and Ms. Tennille). When I pick her up, not a day goes by that her teachers don't tell me how far she has come and how much of joy she is to have in their class. KinderCare really cares about their children and treats them like their own; and because of their patience and kindness my daughter has blossomed into a WONDERFUL child who no longer has a speech delay. Thank you ladies, my husband and I appreciate all of your hard work.

- Mother

Just wanted to sent a little note about the center my daughter is currently enrolled in: Edgewood KinderCare.
This location has actually become a part of my family. My daughter has been enrolled here since she was two-years-old and she is now eight I couldn't ask for anything better! My major concerns when shopping for childcare is SAFETY, especially in this crazy world of today! I had many opportunities to seek services from other daycare centers and I totally refused because I am so please and comfortable with the Edgewood staff and facility! Now that my daughter is older, my concern was she wouldn't like the fact that she is still at KinderCare but that was incorrect because thanks to the awesome programs that Ms. Tennille and Ms. Alyssa have developed. She looks forward to spending time with them after school. Her favorites are "Kiddie Cafe" and "Kiddie Couture". I know its challenging keeping older kids entertained and interested but Ms. Tennille and Ms. Alyssa know exactly what to do to keep the kids engaged! They always involve the parents when they have programs such as the Winter Gala and talent shows! Great times are had by all!  In closing, I would like to thank KinderCare for taking care of my Princess Linda. It's because of your staff that I have peace of mind when I am one hour away at work! Keep up the good work!

- Parent

This letter is to formally state the exemplary service my husband and I have received for my daughter, Johannah. She has been attending KinderCare since she was three years old beginning with Ms. Towanda, Regina (phenomenal teacher), and Ms. Crystal and now she is the capable hands of the dynamic duo of Ms. Allysa and Ms. Tennille. I cannot say enough about the level of care that the staff provides my daughter especially Ms. Allysa and Ms. Termille. The annual talent shows twice a year foster my daughter's hidden talents. One of my favorite projects was the spaghetti dinner night in which my daughter and the rest of the School Age kids were host/hostesses or waiters/waitress and served spaghetti dinner and raised $350 to go to Alex’s Lemonade Stand charity.
I was raised with an after school program and my husband I agreed that Ms. Alyssa and Ms. Tennille are teaching the core values that we believe in and are better than a Boys and Girls Club or YMCA. You are helping to develop future dancers, scientists, activists, educators and presidents.
One thing I can say is the key component to the success to your teachers at the Edgewood location, versus when my daughter was at Celebree, was consistency. She had the same teachers and could count and trust that those teachers were going to be there. All of her teachers are truly dedicated to children and love children and now that Johannah is in school I see it in her love for learning. Thank you so much!
It is the quality not the quantity that means the most to my husband and I. Thank you for keeping my daughter smiling.

- Parents

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