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Englewood KinderCare

Mr. Mason Hutton, Center Director

418 West Wenger Rd. Englewood OH 45322
(937) 836-8002 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Years
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Special Instructions:
Between Taywood & Union

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Kleptz, Union, Northwoods, Englewood Elementary, Englewood Hills, North Moore, and Trotwood Prep

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!

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Welcome

Welcome to your Englewood Kindercare and Learning Center, we are located at 418 West Wenger Road.  Our teachers are excited to meet your family and to introduce our team.  We provide 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.  Our learning center is more than just another day care center, we are here to help your family and to help educate your children. 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 937-836-8002.  We look forward to speaking with you about the educational future of your children.

Mr. Mason Hutton, 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.

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. 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.

    2. Closed for Staff Training

      Our school will be closed on this date for our semi-annual teacher training.  We will re-open for our regular hours on October 11th, 2016.

Teachers & Staff

Our Team at your Englewood KinderCare center is always available and ready to answer any questions you have about your child's growth and development. Our teachers are passionate about every single child's happiness and educational experience.  When you come for your tour, you will be introduced to your child's teacher in which you will be able to have any of your questions and concerns addressed.  Our teachers are anxious to meet your little one and to give them all the resources they need to reach their highest potential.  Please take the time to get to know our teachers by reading their biographies below.

  • Mr. Mason Hutton

    Mr. Mason Hutton, Center Director

    You must be the change you wish to see in the world."
    - Mahatma Gandhi

    Mason was born in Marion, VA.  Following high school, he enlisted into the US Army, serving for 22 years.  While serving as a Soldier, he completed his Bachelors Degree in Training and Development with minor studies in Public Administration. Mason has a passion for working within the team to help them set and accomplish their goals.

    Previous Experience:
    Mason comes to our team with many experiences. He is a father of six children, served in the US Army, and has worked as a corporate trainer. His appreciation for children and their early education is seen through his interactions with teachers, students, and family. Mason has also worked as a corporate trainer and facilitator, helping organizations to achieve their goals through continuous improvement operations. He also has experiences within retail management where he continued working to develop individuals and teams to achieve their next level of success, while also guiding the store for success. Mason's passion is helping others achieve their success with goal setting and team building.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "All I Really Needed to Know, I Learned in Kindergarten," by Robert Fulghum and "Oh the Places You'll Go," by Dr. Seuss
    Year Started:
    10/5/2015
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
    Education:
    Bachelors of Science in Learning and Development
  • Courtney Lawson

    Courtney Lawson, Assistant Director

    On the other side of fear is freedom.

    Ms. Courtney was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio.  She is a graduate of Wright State University where she received her Bachelors in Social Science Education and her Masters in Teachers Education.  Ms. Courtney comes to us with great experience and education within the early learning sector.  She is passionate about early childhood education and preparing the next generation of leaders.  She enjoys playing jeopardy, reading in her free time, and going to the gym.

    Previous Experience:
    Courtney has 3 years of experience teaching high school and middle school social studies. She also worked for five years as a program director for the YMCA of Greater Dayton. There she worked with infants, toddlers, preschool, and school age children.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Goosebumps"
    Year Started:
    2/16/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 Years
    Education:
    Masters Degree in Teachers Education
  • Ms. Missy

    Ms. Missy, Culinary Specialist

    Putting a smile on a child's face is all worth it at the end of the day.

    Ms. Missy has been with KinderCare for more than 24 years.  She has a family at home with two sons.  Through the years, she has worked as a teacher in each of our classrooms, enhancing every child's learning adventure.  Recently, Ms. Missy moved out of the classroom and into a position that allows her the best opportunity to see all of children's smiling faces.  She has been working as the center's culinary specialist and works to make sure all of our students have a well balanced meal and afternoon snack.  She continues to see the kids everyday and still helps out in any of the classrooms when she is needed.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Missy has worked for more than 24 years in the field of Early Childhood Education. She has been a teacher in each of our classrooms and continues to help teach the children as an assistant teacher when needed.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Where the Sidewalk Ends"
    Year Started:
    5/1/1991
    Tenure:
    25 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    26 years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Michelle, Infants

    Treat others as you wish to be treated

    Ms. Michelle has a true passion of the heart to work with children, to teach them, and to help them grow.  She has been married since 2014 and has two sisters, one of which currently lives in England.  Her passion is teaching children, but she also has a warm place for her pets.  Michelle and Tim have 3 cats and 1 dog at home to care for and to keep them company.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Michelle has worked for over 10 years with several childcare providers. She has worked as a Lead Teacher, Assistant Teacher and has assisted other classrooms when needed.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Very Hungry Caterpillar
    Year Started:
    7/14/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    10
    Education:
    Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Carla

    Ms. Carla, Infants Classroom

    My love for children started when I was old enough to walk.  Having numerous young cousins, babysitting quickly became my first job and my love for teaching grew from there!  I am passionate about teaching children new things, things they never thought they could master.  The reward from the smile on their faces is priceless.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Carla was a Pre-Kindergarten teacher for 3 years at a Living Word learning center and Ginghamsurg preschool for 3 years.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "The Giving Tree"
    Year Started:
    9/1/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    11 years
    Education:
    High School and CDA
  • Ms. Leaora

    Ms. Leaora, Wobblers Classroom

    Take the bitter with the sweet.

    Ms. Leaora was born in Dayton, OH and raised in Trotwood on a hog farm. She values her family time and works with her children to instill the same values that she was raised to appreciate.  She has been with our team for over a year and has made a very positive impact with our center and with the students.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Leaora has taught at her in-home summer school age program. She continues to educate students during Black History month for Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade at St. Margeret church. Ms. Leaora also teaches Sunday school to ages Kindergarten through 6th grade.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Life with Robbie"
    Year Started:
    12/15/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    4
    Education:
    Working on Bachelors in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Carlie

    Ms. Carlie, Discovery Pre-School

    Ms. Carlie has worked with early childhood development programs for 6 years.  During this time, she has worked with each classroom and age group from the infant room up to the school age classroom.  Ms. Carlie has completed her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education from Sinclair Community College.  She is currently continuing to pursue her Bachelors Degree, also in Early Childhood Education, with the University of Cincinnati.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Carlie has worked for KinderCare for the past 5 years and is a new addition for our team. She has worked with each classroom and also completed her student teaching requirements with Headstart.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Goodnight Moon" by Margaret Wise Brown
    Year Started:
    5/14/2010
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 Years
    Education:
    Associates in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Caitlyn, Discovery Pre-School

    Every child is a different kind of flower and all together they make this world a beautiful garden." - Unknown Author

    Ms. Caitlyn was born May of 1993 in Columbus, Ohio. She is the mother of a beautiful little girl and has studied classes at Sinclair Community College.  Her interests and passion is working in the classroom, helping to guide our children to prepare them for their future successes.  Her goal is to continue her education and attain her degree in Early Childhood Education. During her time off, she enjoys watching movies, reading and playing games with her family.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Caitlyn previously worked in positions that allowed her to interact directly with customers and she served in a customer service role. She brings these same skills with her to our team.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Goosebump series...
    Year Started:
    6/1/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4 Years
  • Ms. Chantell

    Ms. Chantell, Pre-School Classroom

    On a cloudy day, one smile from a child brightens the day.

    Ms. Chantell graduated from Meadowdale High School in 2007. Her goal is to eventually teach Kindergarten in the school system. She loves interacting with the children and being a positive role model to every child she comes into contact with. Her strengths are her wonderful interactions with each child and creating fun and exciting activities to promote and enhance the child's learning. Ms. Chantell will always be an advocate for children.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Chantell has more than seven years of experience teaching and working in early childhood education. She began her career in 2008 working at the YMCA and YWCA as well as other learning centers. Ms. Chantell joined our team in 2011.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs and There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly
    Year Started:
    4/1/2011
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 Years
  • Ms. Bianca, Pre-School Classroom

    It's not about the number of breaths you take, it's about the moments that take your breath away.

    Ms. Bianca is originally from southern California.  Her family relocated to the Dayton, Ohio are in 2012.  Ms. Bianca has a wonderful son at home and will soon be welcoming a beautiful daughter to their family.  She has a passion for teaching and helping the children to grow with their natural curiosity.  She reinforces their learning by providing the right amount of information to let them continue to find the result.  The glow of success and pride in a childs smile when theu achieve their moment of understanding is priceless!  Ms. Bianca brings her high level of energy to the classroom and helps to encourage all of the children through fun and active learning.  A few of her favorite past times is spending time with her family, at home or traveling, as long as it a family event.  Ms. Bianca also enjoys sewing, crocheting, she is an avid reader and enjoys writing as well.  She also enjoys watching British television shows.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Bianca brings several excellent experiences to our team. She has worked for the Santa Monica Police Department and she has worked as a Nursing Aid in Dayton. Ms. Bianca also spent several years as a private tutor, teaching children ages 2 to 13 the basic fundamentals of ice skating.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Harry Potter
    Year Started:
    8/5/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    4
    Education:
    Studies in Early Childhood Development
  • Ms. Tammy

    Ms. Tammy, Pre-Kindergarten

    Knowing we are making a difference in our families lives, is a reward in itself. We make learning fun!

    Tammy started working at our center in 2007. She has been a teacher in the Toddler, Preschool, PreKindergarten as well as the School Age room. Tammy also has her Child Development Associate's Credential in Preschool.  Tammy worked as the Assistant Director from 2010 to 2015, however she missed her real passion, which is being in the classrooms with the students.  Tammy has returned to the Pre-Kindergarten room where her teachings are inspirational, her lessons can be seen and felt daily.  She enjoys spending time with her children and shopping in her spare time.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Tammy worked at the Childrens Home from 2004 to 2007.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Harry Potter"
    Year Started:
    12/14/2007
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Stacey

    Ms. Stacey, Learning Adventures and Assistant Teacher

    My number one goal is to make sure each and every child feels like a star.

    Ms. Stacey is a wonderful teacher who has spent time in each of our classrooms, since joining the KinderCare team.  She has a passion for teaching and guiding the children on individual learning adventures.  Ms. Stacey brings her background experiences to each classroom and has been a wonderful influence through the teaching process.  Field trips in the summer is her favorite time, because she gets to help guide the children on more learning adventures outside of our learning center, encouraging their natural curiosity and exploring different opportunities every day.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Stacey worked at various church daycares as well as a Safety Town teacher.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "A Monster at the End of This Book"
    Year Started:
    1/18/2011
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 Years
  • Mr. Connor, School Age

    Children must be taught how to think, not what to think."
     - Margaret Mead

    Mr. Connor joined our team in May 2016.  He brings several different background experiences to help our team continue to grow.  Mr. Connor previously worked as an Assistant Teacher for the YMCA in their Infant Room.  He also worked in other classrooms to help with other teachers planning and learning activities.  Mr. Connor has earned his black belt in a combination of martial arts and has worked with youths between ages 4 and 12 as a Martial Arts Instructor.

    Previous Experience:
    Mr. Connor has worked in various classrooms for the YMCA youth programs for over 6 years. Additionally, he provided martial arts instruction for 5 years for the junior class martial arts students
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Green Eggs and Ham
    Year Started:
    2/8/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    5
  • Ms. Nicole

    Ms. Nicole, Substitute

    It is very simple, If you are not making a difference in the lives of children, then you should not be in this position.

    Ms. Nicole has earned her Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education.  She is currently continuing to work towards completing her Bachelor's Degree in the same career field.  Her previous experiences have been central to customer service and establishing results to satisfy customer issues or concerns.  Ms. Nicole has a true passion for the education, growth, and development of the children.  She believes the teachings we provide for the children today, sets the foundation for tomorrow's leaders.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Oh, the Places You'll Go!
    Year Started:
    5/16/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    0
    Education:
    Associates Degree in Early Childhood

September 2016 Events

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  1. Monday September 05, 2016
    1. Labor Day

      In recognition of Labor Day, our school will be closed.  We will re-open for our regular hours again on September 6th

  2. 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!

  3. Monday September 19, 2016
    1. Phonics Learning Adventures

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      We are offering a week of Learning Adventures for your PS and PK students.  We will have a different Learning Adventure activity each day this week.  Today the students will explore our Phonics Adventures.  They will learn new skills to help them understand the relationship between letters, words and the sounds they make.

  4. Tuesday September 20, 2016
    1. Phonics Learning Adventures

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      We are offering a week of Learning Adventures for your PS and PK students.  We will have a different Learning Adventure activity each day this week.  Today the students will explore our Phonics Adventures.  They will continue using their brand new skills to help them understand the relationship between letters, words and the sounds they make.

  5. Wednesday September 21, 2016
    1. Music Learning Adventures

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      We are offering a week of Learning Adventures for your PS and PK students.  We will have a different Learning Adventure activity each day this week.  Today the students will explore our Music Adventures.  They will have a chance to experience musical instruments and learn about how to make rhythym in fun, positive ways!

  6. Thursday September 22, 2016
    1. Music Learning Adventures

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      We are offering a week of Learning Adventures for your PS and PK students.  We will have a different Learning Adventure activity each day this week.  Today the students  will continue their journey to new sounds with day 2 of our Music Adventures. 

  7. Friday September 23, 2016
    1. Cooking Learning Adventures

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      We are offering a week of Learning Adventures for your PS and PK students.  We will have a different Learning Adventure activity each day this week.  Today the students will revisit our Cooking Adventures.  These little chefs will get to experience planning for their very own treat!  They will get to prepare the recipe and mix their ingredients for a tasty snack.

About Our Center

Our team welcomes you to The Englewood KinderCare Learning Center.  At our KinderCare, we strive for excellence in every area.  In an effort to stay up with educational trends, our staff is constantly receiving training on advanced practices and quality improvement courses approved by the Ohio Department of Education.  Everyday we promote learning in a safe and fun environment. We also make it a point to build strong relationships with our families and to constantly seek to improve our communication.  We are excited for your family to join ours and for your children to begin their journey on their road to success.  As parents and educators, we understand the challenges for a new mom, or a new dad, with getting back into the work place and finding the best learning center to care for their prize possessions.  We care and love each child as a part of our family.  We welcome new families to visit our center, to see our classrooms and to meet our family.

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Gluten free
  • Vegetarian
  • Special diets

Center Menu

Holidays Observed

Our Learning Center is closed in observation of these holidays:
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Thanksgiving
"Friday After Thanksgiving"
Christmas  Day
New Years Day

Health and Safety

Health and Safety is one of the biggest priorities here at your Englewood KinderCare. We have a secure entrance with a coded key pad for use 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.  During all times of operation, at least two of our staff members are trained in CPR, First Aid, Child Abuse recognition, and Communicable Disease.  The safety of your child is our top priority.

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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If you have a story about your experience at KinderCare, please share your story with us.

I wanted to give a big "Thank You" to the teachers at KinderCare.  They have provided childcare for my daughter for over 4 years and have done a great job!

- Mother

As the fathof two kids, it is great coming to a place where the kids love to be and they really love their teachers!

- Father

My daughter Emily is learning acceptable social behaviors and she loves the learning activities.  We both really enjoy her being at the Englewood KinderCare!

- Mother

I'm the mother of two school age children at the Englewood KinderCare.  I have loved my experiences with these teachers.  The transition for my youngest daughter with each classroom, now both of my children are in the school age classroom. I love our teachers, Ms. Megan and Ms. Carlie!

- Mother

Peyton seems to have adjusted well over time.  He looks forward to coming to school to see his friends and his teachers.

- Mother

I was a stay at home mom for 3 years.  So, when I first brought my daughter to KinderCare, I was beyond nervous and scared and worried about who was raising her all day.  After a few months of getting to know her teachers, I was completely relieved and very excited for her new journey!  I love that I can leave her knowing she is being cared for just as if I were there.  Her teachers have been such a blessing for our family!

- Mother

I love KinderCare!  My daughters teachers are awesome!.  We have always felt welcome there.  She learns so much during the 2 years that she has attended.  I wouldn't have her go anywhere else.  Big shout out to Ms. Tammy and Ms. Chantell for everything they do.  Whenever I felt uncomfortable with things or didn't understand, they always helped us to feel comfortable and wanted.  They help teach all of the kids their ABC's, their numbers and good manners.  I highly recommend this Learning Center to anyone looking!

- Mother

We want to say "Thank you" to the teachers in the infant classroom.  We know your job can be stressful.  But, we always appreciate you taking time out of your day to hang out and cuddle our little boy.  Thank you Ms. Courtney for being so helpful and considerate with our family.

- Parents

The staff at KinderCare has been so amazing!  They have been very welcoming to me and to my daughter for the past 6 years.  My daughter has nothing but fond memories for all of her teachers.  She loves and adores Ms. Chantell and Ms. Tammy so much!  She already misses them and is looking forward to visiting them soon.  Thank you KinderCare for an awesome 6 years!

- Mother

I've had three children who are currently attending this KinderCare Learning Center.  They love coming and learning.  The teachers have always treated my kids like their own family.  I have never had any concerns about leaving my children with such caring and wonderful teachers.

- Parent
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