Anne Hallenbeck, Center Director
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One of the features of our "Healthy Start" Community Social on January 12th is a booklist for all ages which can be found on www.kindercare.com/booklist. We encourage community participation at our center and invite current and prospective families to join us and see what we are doing to promote healthy awareness in our center as well as in our community.
Anne Hallenbeck, Center Director
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Here at Scott Swamp Kindercare our teachers are passionate about educating and nurturing children. Some of our teachers have been with our company for over 10 years, and our average staff tenure is five years. The majority of our teachers have a Child Development Associate credential, Bachelor's Degree, or are pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Education. Our team participates in continuing education through company professional development trainings, and monthly staff meetings. Our center strives on the amazing commitment from our teachers and their outstanding abilities to nurture children.
My passion for my children has always been to create a safe, nurturing, learning environment where the children have the opportunity to learn and grow while having fun. I look forward each new day to their smiling faces and imaginative stories. Everyday is a new adventure which becomes a wonderful memory when you spend your day in the life of a child.
Anne has been with KinderCare for 16 years. She started her work here as a Head Infant Teacher, within six months moved up to the Assistant Director position, and within the first year become the Director. Anne enjoys having the opportunity to support her children, staff, and families at the center to ensure that they get the best educational experience.
By doing what you love, you inspire & awaken the hearts of others
Ms. Krystal has been at this center since April of 2011. She began her journey as the Discovery Preschool Assistant Teacher. Her goal is to advance her knowledge and skills into becoming an Assistant Director. She enjoys coming to work each and every day and is always happy to welcome families every morning into the center with a huge smile on her face. Ms. Krystal supports the teachers to develop curriculum. Along with the curriculum, she helps with enhancing activities to ensure the children are learning while having fun. Ms. Krystal has also taken the leadership role of teaching our Learning Adventures Programs. She loves every opportunity to make a positive impact with families and their children during the early years of growth and development.
Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.
Ms.Nikki is one of our Infant Teachers. She is always finding fun and creative activities for our infants. When the children aren't working on an activity, Ms. Nikki sings songs, uses flashcards and reads to them. Ms. Nikki is passionate about what she does and enjoys working and seeing her children daily.
"Sometimes the smallest things in the room melt your heart" - Winnie the Pooh
Ms.Mary follows the philosophy, "even at young ages individuals have quite different preferences and as much as possible, we should teach individuals in ways they can learn". On a daily basis, she celebrates personal and academic success with the children in her care such as; holding a spoon, learning to walk and sing the ABC's. Ms. Mary also values a strong connection with our families here at our center.
I am passionate about coming to work and seeing the children's smiling faces each day. I love my job because it enables me to be a positive influence in a child's life.
Ms.Bethany came to us in November of 2012. She brought to the center 12 years of experience working in the Early Childhood field. She is always looking forward to seeing her infants, spending time with them and teaching them. She enjoys helping each child reach their developmental milestones.
The soul is healed by being with children
Ms. Thalia has experience in all age groups. However, she spends most of her time in the Infant Classroom. Ms. Thalia loves to interact with the children. She enjoys dancing and singing with them which allows them to express themselves. The infants love her silly songs. Her passion is to build a strong bond with the children and families.
I love watching the children grow and learn new things everyday
Ms. Robin enjoys filling each day with projects and fun activities to keep the children engaged in learning through play. Dramatic play is her favorite center. Each child is able to use their imagination and develop their social skills and language. They make her laugh when she watches them interacting with one another. She looks forward to getting to know you and your family!
When I approach a child, he inspires in me two sentiments; tenderness for what he is and respect for what they may become - Louis Pasteur
Ms. Erin takes pride in her classroom, making sure it's a warm and friendly environment for her children. She partners with parents to assure them she is meeting the same expectations as they are. She takes pleasure in communicating with parents about each child's developmental growth and accomplishments. Ms. Erin truly enjoys enhancing each child's learning experience. She is very outgoing and shows her spirit when interacting with the children during lessons and throughout her day! She loves providing children with a foundation for learning and growing as individuals in a safe and nurturing environment.
"A persons a person, no matter how small" - Dr. Seuss
Ms. Debbie began with KinderCare 16 years ago as a Discovery Preschool Teacher. She takes pride in her classroom, her children, and has a strong relationship with the parents. Ms. Debbie believes that communication is a key component to a fun, well run classroom. Ms. Debbie enjoys using her imagination and creativity to develop and enhance her continually learning classroom. She is always learning new things herself to improve the safety and well being of her students. Everyday is such a rewarding day!
"Don't give up, I believe in you all. A persons a person, no matter how small" - Dr. Seuss
Ms. Sarah believes in choices and changes. She strives to give every child an opportunity to make their own choices. Ms. Sarah dedicates her time to teach her children self help, develop social and emotional skills as well as physical skills. She enjoys creating enhancing activities that go along with curriculum to keep children engaged in learning. Ms. Sarah knows that her time spent with her children makes an impact in their lives. Everyday she goes home knowing that she also learns something from them everyday.
"A person is a person, no matter how small" - Dr. Seuss
Ms. Sara teaches the Multi-Age Preschool Classroom. In her classroom, she practices skills such as writing, scissor cutting and counting. She allows her children to have a fun time while learning. She loves listening to the children laugh and enjoys creating an environment that makes learning fun for all the children.
A teacher opens a mind, touches a heart, and holds little hands
Ms. Amanda is the head teacher in our Multi-Age Prekindergarten Classroom. She loves coming in everyday and being greeted by all of her children! Ms. Amanda encourages children to learn through their experiences and build new knowledge. She has a passion for creativity and takes pleasure in getting creative in the classroom! Her goal is to have all of her students ready to move onto the next stage of their educational and emotional journey.
"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose" - Dr. Seuss
Ms.Sheena is eager to come to work everyday to see the children's smiling faces! She enjoys engaging the children in learning activities to better develop their reading, writing and math skills. It is a wonderful feeling for her when the children work so hard that their faces light up when they have accomplished a task.
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.
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.
We observe the following holidays:
Please note that because holidays observed may vary between centers, please be sure to check with your Center Director for specific closures.
Our main priority is the health and safety of our children and staff. Not only are all of our outside perimeter doors locked to ensure security, but all of our playgrounds are fenced with locked gates as well. In addition the front door of the building has a coded entry where only authorized family members will have a code to enter. Otherwise a doorbell is available to visitors who will be greeted by a Center staff member. Our staff is certified annually on infant through adult CPR, First Aid, Medication, and Epi-pen. We conduct monthly fire drills and disaster drills. Our Health and Safety Coordinator, Ms. Erin is always on site and maintains state regulations.
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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