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Owen Drive KinderCare

Brandy Williamson, Center Director

228 Owen Dr. Fayetteville NC 28304
(910) 484-5164 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds

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Special Instructions:
less than 1/2 mile from Cape Fear Hospital

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
W H Owen, Glendale Acres, Cumberland Road, Ashley, Mary McArthur, Montclair

We are now enrolling for all age groups!!
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Welcome to KinderCare on Owen Drive! Our experienced teachers and staff look forward to providing your child an engaging and enriched learning experience. It is one of our goals to work in partnership with families to ensure that all children's specific needs are being met within our programs. Our classrooms feature a print-rich environment which will help your child connect spoken words and print.  We’re helping develop early literacy and writing skills.
 We look forward to having you visit us and join us in laying down the foundation for your child's education.   It is also a goal of ours that every family feels at home, in which every child feels loved, nurtured, and taken care of. We would love to invite you to spend some time with us by touring our center. We can't wait to welcome you into our KinderCare family!  

Brandy Williamson, 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

Infant Programs (6 weeks - 1 year)

Babies grow and learn every day. Our goal is to provide a safe and nurturing "home away from home" where babies can explore and make new discoveries. We know that learning through play is extremely valuable at this age and our Early Foundations® Infant program is designed to give babies the skills that will serve as the building blocks for a lifetime of learning.

Toddler Programs (1 – 2 Years)

As toddlers develop friendships, self-esteem, and curiosity, our Early Foundations® Toddler program will help them explore their world in a safe and nurturing environment. Our unique curriculum is based on the philosophy that children learn best through experiences. So each day is filled with fun activities that excite and develop toddlers, giving them the comfort and confidence to speak those first few important words, as well as make their first friends.

Discovery Preschool Programs (2 – 3 Years)

At this age, children are making new discoveries daily. And as two-year olds begin to exert their independence, our Early Foundations® Discovery Preschool program is prepared to open their eyes to a world of learning, sharing, and exploring. Our holistic approach in the classroom engages young minds with a blend of music, art, and movement, as well as the early education fundamentals they'll need as they continue on to preschool.

Preschool Programs (3 – 4 Years)

As preschoolers gain more self-esteem, they may feel ready to take on the world. Our Early Foundations® Preschool program enhances that confidence by providing activities to help children become problem solvers and lifelong learners. Through independent exploration, structured activities, and hands-on learning, children will work on early literacy, math, science, and social studies concepts. A healthy dose of running, jumping, and dancing keeps them active too.

Prekindergarten Programs (4 – 5 Years)

Prekindergartners are preparing for the adventure of a lifetime – school. And our Early Foundations Prekindergarten® program is designed to get them ready by teaching letters and words, math concepts, and valuable social skills. With small group instruction, independent play in an organized atmosphere, and whole-group activities, children will have all the right skills to hop, skip, and jump right into kindergarten.

Before- & After-School Programs (5 – 12 Years)

Even after school's out for the day, children need to be engaged in a comfortable, yet stimulating environment. That's where our Catch the Wave® program comes in. This innovative before – and after-school program allows school-age children to balance learning and fun through a variety of experiences. From homework help to fun physical activities, our program is designed so that everyone goes home happy.

Summer Programs (preschool, prekindergarten, and school-age)

Don’t miss out on KinderCare’s Summer of Wonder: Six themed programs that will make summer exciting, educational and tons of fun. Whether your child is in our preschool, Pre-K or school-age programs, all of it is designed to help children learn while soaking up the fun. We offer flexible scheduling options to meet the needs of busy families like yours so we hope to see you there.

Participating Child Care Aware Center

KinderCare has partnered with Child Care Aware® of America in an effort to offer fee assistance for Active Duty military families and solutions to their child care needs when care at a Child Development Center on the installation is not available.

Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program


The 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.

Phonics & Reading Adventures

Set your child up for advanced success with literacy through phonics, the study of letters and sounds. Reader books, games, and activity cards help your child understand the basics of vowels and blending syllables, giving him confidence and command of language.

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  1. Monday October 10, 2016
    1. Professional Development Day - Center Closed


      Two times each year we dedicate a day for our staff's professional development to further their training and better equip them for the care of your child. The center will be closed on this day for training to occur. If you have questions or would like to request further details, please contact your local Center Director.

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

      Our center is closed Thanksgiving Day and the day after.

Teachers & Staff

The teachers here at the KinderCare on Owen Drive are passionate about educating and loving the children. Almost half of the center staff has been here for five years and longer. All of the teachers have their North Carolina Credentials I and II and are continuing there education throughout the year. We also continue our education from biannual company professional development trainings to seeking additional college courses or seminars in the education field. At the end of the day, the true key to our teachers’ success is their passion for teaching and their love for the children.

  • Brandy Williamson

    Brandy Williamson, Center Director

    Children are our most valuable resource. - Herbert Hoover, 31st President

    Ms. Brandy Williamson started working for KinderCare in August of 1995. She  worked with all age groups before taking a year off after having her daughter in 2000. In October of 2001 she returned to KinderCare as an Assistant Director. Ms. Brandy was assigned to KinderCare on Owen Drive in May of 2009 as Center Director and has truly enjoyed her experiences during her time at KInderCare. Ms.Brandy treats every family like they are an extension of her own family, she may only have one child at home but at work she has 100+ that she loves unconditionally.

    Previous Experience:
    Brandy has worked for six years at our center. She has been with KinderCare since 1995.
    Year Started:
    21 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 Years
  • Tammy Fisher

    Tammy Fisher, Assistant Director

    Knowing that I have been a part of children's lives, watching them grow and learn…there is no greater joy!

    Ms Tammy Fisher joined the KinderCare family in September 2003.  After earning her degree in Child Development from East Carolina University in 1995, she worked in child care centers in North Carolina and Georgia before moving to Fayetteville in 1999.  When the child she had nannied for four years started school, she began her career with KinderCare.  She started in the infant room and also taught a private prekindergarten program.  Her greatest joy since becoming Assistant Director in 2008 has been the ability to move from classroom to classroom and be able to watch ALL the children in the center as they grow and mature, from the infant room through the school age class.   

    Previous Experience:
    Tammy has worked in other center based programs and also spent four years as a nanny for one child.
    Year Started:
    13 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    25 years
    Bachelor's Degree in Child Development and Family Relations
  • Ms. Keytahna

    Ms. Keytahna, Infant Classroom

    I may not change the world but I will spark the flame of the generation who will.

    Keytahna is the mother of four children.  She is studying Early Childhood Education with dreams of being a Kindergarten Teacher.  She is a Veteran of the US Army where she served in Germany as a rocket launcher mechanic, then later in Morrisville, NC as an ammunition specialist.  Keytahna enjoys teaching children and learning from them as well.  She believes that children are little scientists and they have so much to offer the world.  She also believes that it is her duty to help these little adults find and explore themselves and discover their dreams.

    Previous Experience:
    Salnte Child Development Center at Ft Benning, GA, and Family Childcare Home at Ft Bragg, NC
    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 Years
    Certificate in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Maria

    Ms. Maria, Infant Classroom

    Ms Maria is from Germany and has been in the United States since 1979.  She has her North Carolina Childcare Credentials and has over 25 years working in the Early Childhood field.  She has one son and one daughter, and two beautiful granddaughters.  She loves to watch as the children grow from infants into toddlers.   

    Year Started:
    27 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    30 Years
    NC Childcare Credentials
  • Ms. Victoria

    Ms. Victoria, Infants Classroom

    I love interacting with my school agers because they are so unique. From the way they think, to the way they play, no two children are the same.

    Victoria is a dedicated teacher who loves learning new things, especially when she can bring them back to her classroom.  She lived in Texas until she married and moved to North Carolina.  She currently has six furry babies right now, but plans to have children of her own some day as well.

    Previous Experience:
    Over 2 years with Pre-K students.
    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 Years
  • Ms. Yadira

    Ms. Yadira, Toddler Classroom

    Ms Yadira is from Puerto Rico and has been in the United States since 1995. She has her North Carolina Childcare Credentials and has worked in the field of Early Childhood for over 10 years. She loves working with children and seeing their happy faces each morning. She is a mother to one teenage son.  

    Year Started:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
  • Ms. Natasha

    Ms. Natasha, Toddler Classroom

    Children are the most important people in our lives because they teach us to appreciate the simple things in life. 

    Ms Natasha has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and has 2 years experience in the field of Early Childhood.  She is creative and loves to help the infants explore the world around them. She takes great joy in bringing the curriculum to life for young learners.  She and her husband recently moved to the Fayetteville area and have three young sons.  

    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 Years
    Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
  • Ms. Diann

    Ms. Diann, Discovery Preschool

    Ms Diann has worked in the Early Childhood field for over 25 years. She has her North Carolina Childcare Credentials.  She has two daughters and many animal babies. She is very creative and brings many new and different art projects into her classroom. She loves knowing that she is making a difference in children's lives. 

    Previous Experience:
    Ms Diann has worked in other center based programs
    Year Started:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    25 Years
    NC Childcare Credentials
  • Ms. Ellen

    Ms. Ellen, Discovery Preschool

    Ms Ellen has been in the field of Early Childhood for over 13 years. She enjoys wworking with young children and watching them grow. She is currently working toward finishing her degree in Early Childhood. She recently married and has two stepdaughters.   

    Previous Experience:
    Ms Ellen has worked in other child care centers
    Year Started:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    13 Years
  • Ms. Marisol

    Ms. Marisol, Preschool

    Ms Mary has worked in other child care centers including the US Army Child Development Center

    Ms Mary is from Puerto Rico. She and her husband came to the United States in 1998 when her husband joined the US Army. She worked in the Army Child Development Center and fell in love with the children there. As a result, she has remained in the field of Early Childhood for over 14 years. She loves every moment and loves being part of the children's lives. She can often be heard singing with her class throughout the day. She and her husband have one teenage son.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Mary has worked in other center based programs as well as the US Army Child Development Center.
    Year Started:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    14 Years
    Child Development Associate
  • Ms. Kat

    Ms. Kat, Preschool Classroom

    The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.  - E. E. Cummings

    Ms. Kat is from beautiful and sunny southern California.  She developed an interest in Early Childhood while taking a college course.  From there, her love of the field blossomed.  She has been a preschool teacher, super nanny, and a ski resort hostess.  Ms. Kat has an amazing husband and a beautiful daughter.  She came to Fayetteville due to her husband's military career.  They have quite a zoo at home including three dogs, a ferret and a cat.  In her free time, Ms Kat loves to read, explore the surrounding outdoors with her family, and go offroading and snowboarding.  She also enjoys anything historical. 

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Kat has been a nanny, a hostess for a ski resort, and an activities coordinator for timeshare.
    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
    NC Lead Teacher equivilent
  • Ms. Agnes

    Ms. Agnes, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I love knowing that I have made a difference in the lives of young children by teaching them and knowing they are learning.

    Ms. Agnes has worked for KinderCare for nine years. She uses her creativity and knowledge to enhance her classroom to best fit the students. Ms. Agnes ensures all children that graduate from her Prekindergarten class have the skills they need to thrive in Kindergarten.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Agnes worked for several years at the YMCA with four year old children.
    Year Started:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    24 Years
    Early Childhood Education Certificate
  • Ms. Barbarann

    Ms. Barbarann, School Age Classroom

    I believe that every child can learn.  As an educator, it is my passion to teach and empower each child to their fullest potential.

    Ms. Barbarann went to community college in New York where she studied to become an accountant/banker.  On her 21st birthday, she moved with her parents to Wilmington, NC where she was introduced to the field of Early Education.  She had a home daycare until her youngest daughter truned five.  Several years ago, she decided she needed to return to school and has since finished her degree in Early Childhood and has a desire to go back someday to further her education.  She currently resides in Spring Lake with her husband and two daughers.  She also has twin boys who live in Carbonton, NC.

    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
    Early Childhood Credentials, Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education/Special Education
  • Ms. Loraine, School Age Classroom

    I was born to care and take care of others. Childcare and education chose me, before I knew my career.

    During Ms. Loraine's first year at Ventura College, she began her career in Early Education by working as a teacher assistant and substitute for the University's Early Learning Center.  She went on to earn her Associate of Arts Degree in General Liberal Arts and Sciences from Ventura.  She has worked for Child and Youth School Services at Ft Bragg, and also as a CNA at a hospital in her home state of California.  When her husband's Army career took them to South Korea, she operated a daycare out of her home called "The Rainbow Connection."  Ms Loraine has always been a caretaker of others.  She is an advocate of children and education and truly believes that the field of Early Childhood Education was a discovered calling for her as opposed to a career choice.  Ms Loraine is currently working on her Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education.

    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
    Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Ms. Crystal

    Ms. Crystal, Cook

    Ms. Crystal's loving personality shows true in the way she runs her class daily. She enjoys assisting children to learn and master new skills, as well as having a very open and respectful relationship with all families that encounter with her on a daily basis.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Crystal worked at a smaller center.
    Year Started:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    17 Years
    Childcare Credentials Certificate, Child Development Associate's Credential, Childcare Administration Certificate, Pursuing a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education

September 2016 Events

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

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

About Our Center

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.

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • German
  • Spanish

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

At KinderCare the health and safety of your children is one of our top priorities. All outside doors are locked  and the front door has a keypad entrance so only parents and staff can get inside. We have fire drills and tornado drills so the children know what to do. We also have evacuation plans in place to transport children to in case of an emergency. All staff members are CPR and First Aid certified. Anyone who works with Infant to two year-old's has been trained in SIDS.

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.

Building relationships is a process that doesn’t always come easy and/or natural for some people. For some individuals, building a relationship or even maintaining a relationship requires a lot of effort. For the staff at KinderCare (Owen Drive, Fayetteville NC) having a relationship is a natural process for these ladies. The affection, warmth, genuineness, and laughter these ladies give to the children as well as the parents is beyond the call of duty.

I am the proud, first time mother to a beautiful boy (13 months old) name Karson. When my husband and I first started out looking for daycares, I knew in my heart and mind what a daycare would have to provide for me to be okay to return to work. By the grace of God, my son didn’t start daycare until he was five months old. He was kept by my mother. When I was carrying my son, one of my girlfriends told me about KinderCare. I visited the learning center with her and was very please by the activities (finger-painting at five months old, planting flowers, etc.) and smiles that the staff gave to the children and parents. Unfortunately, I didn’t feel my husband and I could afford the learning center, so I went with another daycare that was owned and operated by the hospital where I was going to be working. I had always heard positive words about the facility. However, this wasn’t my experience. I often felt the “seasoned” ladies in my son’s class would attempt to challenge me (especially because I was a first time mom). This was not going to continue. I quickly removed him and prayed to God that he would work something out for my family. I contacted Ms. Brandy to see if KinderCare still had slots for my son. I didn’t know how I was going to pay for his care, but I KNEW it was going to happen. Ms. Brandy put me into contact with one of her contacts from NACCRRA who confirmed that my family was eligible to receive financial assistance due to my husband working for the federal government. My girlfriend originally told me about the same program. However, when I called an individual told me we were not eligible for the program because he wasn’t an active duty soldier. Ms. Brandy’s contact confirmed otherwise.

What we had gone through at the other facility, building trust again was a huge issue for me. They never hurt my child; however, I felt they didn’t nurture our son. So when we started at KinderCare, I frequently called (literally every hour) and visited (literally twice a day), I never once felt as though I was getting on anyone’s nerves. I asked the same questions several times, and was always reassured with a call, email or just letting me hear my baby babble in the back ground. This is what I needed to ensure he was getting what he needed. This was love and affection I insisted our son have in the course of eight hours of not being with his parents. The ladies never talked down to me, worked with me on milestones (eating, bottle feeding, sleeping, etc.) with no judgment or pressure. All of which is needed when you already feel overwhelmed and lacked trust in anyone who is not the caregiver.

Ms. Maria (infant room), Ms. Ryan, Ms. Yadi, Ms. Crystal, Ms. Brandy, and Ms. Tammy are all the women who have contributed to my son’s growth and happiness. I feel in my heart these women love our son, who is the center of our world. It is with great ease and pleasure that I share that our son attends KinderCare on Owen Drive. I am grateful for these women and certainly hope they are rewarded on more than one occasion to let them know that the Green Family appreciates that EXTRA TLC they give me and our son.

May God Bless!!!

- Parents

I just wanted to take a moment to tell you all how much we appreciate everything you do for our family. We first came to KinderCare when our oldest daughter, Brenna, was 1. We now have three daughters enrolled in KinderCare and could not think of a better place for our children to spend their days. I love that the program curriculum promotes education even at the infant level. I also love that when we walk in to drop our girls off or pick them up, everyone (teachers, aides and supervisors) know my family on a personal level even if my child is not under their direct care. Brenna is currently in the Prekindergarten classroom. I love reading the stories that the class makes together and that she has a journal that she writes in regularly. But what I love the most about Ms. Agnes' class is that Brenna comes home every day telling us what new and exciting things she has learned that day from dinosaurs to tools/machines. I have no doubt that Ms. Agnes will prepare Brenna for Kindergarten next year. Mackenna is currently in the Discovery Preschool classroom. Mackenna has grown and matured and learned so much over the past year with Ms. Diann and Ms. Ellen. Mackenna can be a very dramatic and strong-willed little girl. It is reassuring to see how patient they are with her while at the same time teaching her respect and manners. I know that as she transitions to Ms. Ryan's preschool class, these ideals will continue to be developed. Ashlyn is currently in the transition between the Infant and Toddler classrooms. While in the Infant room, Ashlyn grew attached to Ms. Maria and Ms. Yadi. Luckily, we never had a problem with separation anxiety because she was always so excited to see them! In addition to being a nurturing setting, I loved seeing Ashlyn's personal schedule and all of the different projects from finger painting to growing grass. Although it will be sad to leave the Infant room, I am excited for Ashlyn to transition to the Toddler room. Brenna and Mackenna truly enjoyed their time in the Toddler room with Ms. Crystal. I know that Ashlyn will learn a lot and have a great time with Ms. Crystal and Ms. J. I love that when we walk into each of our girls' classrooms we see samples of their artwork and pictures of each of them along with their classmates smiling and having fun. I love that their teachers take the time to tell me and my husband how the girls' days were and what they did that day. With my husband's ever changing schedule, we are very lucky to have a childcare center that is willing to be flexible and work with our schedule. Since we cannot be with the girls during the day, I could not ask for a better place for them to be. With sincere thanks,

- Mother

My son Joshua has been attending KinderCare for the past 7 months. As we are new to the state of North Carolina, this is his first daycare experience. He has done very well largely due to the wonderful staff at KinderCare. Ms. Tammy was instrumental in helping me with the application process, and Ms. Brandi met us at the door on our first day. All of my fears were immediately put to rest by the caring and attentive staff and he has adapted so well. Everyone greets us every single day with a smile and all the staff knows my son by name. This personal touch means so much to me and I don't think we could have selected a better day care center for our first experience. Whenever I have a concern, Ms. Brandi has taken ownership of it and corrected it immediately to my utmost satisfaction. She has an open door policy which I have used on many an occasion. She has never made me feel rushed or that my concerns were not taken seriously. As for my son's teachers Ms. Diann and Ms. Ellen, they are absolutely the best! My son loves them and speaks of them even when he is not at school. He has even called their names in his sleep! Both my husband and I have spent several hours volunteering in their classroom and I know for sure, they really care about their kids. This is no act. I applaud their uncanny ability to redirect and nurture their kids at the same time. The hugs and smiles they give have helped to sooth my son many mornings. Most importantly, we have an open line of communication and they have always acted on my concerns as well. As far as teachers go, we hit the jackpot! I never worry about how my son is treated while he is under their care. KinderCare is a great day care center, and I would certainly recommend their services to others. Thank you for opportunity to make this known.

- Mother

My two youngest girls have been in the Owen Drive KinderCare. My five year old just recently left KinderCare so that she could be home schooled. My two year old still attends KinderCare. Brandy runs a very professional school. The teachers there are very professional and they care for each child as if they were their own. The extra classes that they offer are well worth it. The phonics course that is offered is absolutely wonderful. My two year old is able to recognize the letters of the alphabet and tell what each letter sounds like. When my five year old was in KinderCare, she attended the phonics course as well. This course helped prepare my daughter for Kindergarten to the point that she is already finished with the Kindergarten curriculum and is now starting the first grade curriculum after only five months of home schooling. I highly recommend KinderCare as they are the best daycare that I have had the privilege of using. It will be a shame when I move to Texas as there are no KinderCares where I am moving. Thank you Ms. Brandy, Ms. Tammy and all the teachers at Owen Drive KinderCare for taking such great care of my two little girls.

- Parent

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