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Fishers Landing KinderCare

Amber Kinder, Center Director

11562 Fishers Landing Dr Fishers IN 46038
(317) 577-3655 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
Off of 116th St. and Allisonville Rd.

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
We provide transportation to the following local elementary schools within Hamilton Southeastern School District: New Britton Elementary, Lantern Road Elementary Fishers Elementary, Cumberland Road Elementary, Riverside Intermediate, & St. Louis DeMonfort.

Early Education Makes All the Difference—Enroll Today!

Preschoolers are thirsty for knowledge and soak it up like a sponge. State studies show that children who attend KinderCare Learning Centers test 18% higher in math, 14% higher in language, and 11% higher in scientific thinking than children who did not attend KinderCare.
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Welcome

Welcome to Fishers Landing KinderCare! We look forward to meeting you and your family to show you our curriculum and enrichment programs. We are confident that you will love our friendly, experienced, educated, and knowledgeable educators who are excited about teaching.

As one of the largest KinderCare facilities, we have several amenities. Large classrooms give children plenty of room to wiggle, learn, and play. With designated learning centers such as dramatic play and blocks in every classroom, children have opportunities for rich social play and child-initiated discovery. Our classrooms are print-rich environments, full of carefully selected materials, charts, labels, and children’s literature. By helping your child connect spoken words to print, we are helping to develop early literacy and writing skills.
 
We feature three age-appropriate playgrounds and a child-size basketball court for children to move their muscles and practice motor skills. The playgrounds include multiple chalkboards for outdoor writing activities and a vibrant garden for learning about life science. In addition, we have two gross motor rooms, so children are still able to participate in large movement activities during inclement weather.
 
Our expertly designed program is designed to help prepare your child for success in school and beyond. Whether your child has first words or first grade on the horizon, we are excited to show you how everything in our center is designed for learning!

Amber Kinder, 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.

Interactive Kindergarten (5 - 6 Years)

A full-day interactive Kindergarten program that utilizes new curriculum with an interactive smart board making first grade readiness a priority.

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

Math

The Math Adventures enrichment program is designed to teach important mathematics concepts such as geometry, numbers, measurement, and probability. Your child will learn about length, height, and weight. He will learn about shapes and solids. He will learn how to add, subtract, multiply, and count money. Math is everywhere and giving your child every advantage now will add up to success later in life.

Music

Ongoing research proves that early exposure to music helps children think, reason, create, and express themselves. Children will laugh and learn about rhythm, vocal melodies, and a variety of musical genres and instruments, which can lower stress and advance memory. Learning never sounded so good.

Phonics & Reading Adventures

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

Spanish

Spanish Adventures provides young learners with a foundation for later success with the Spanish language. Music, games, children's Spanish literature, and other tools give children multiple opportunities to hear, practice, and see Spanish language for vocabulary and conversational development. Curriculum includes lessons on greetings, numbers, colors, animals, family, body parts and pets as well as how to get engage conversationally during common scenarios at home, a restaurant, or at the zoo. Qué pasa?

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  1. Sunday January 01, 2017
    1. January's Learning Focus

      Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Light and Dark, plus the Sky and Weather

      Through shadow play, experiments with flashlights, observing the Sun and more, infants and toddlers will enjoy learning about light and dark this month. Infants continue sensory development by looking at contrasting patterns and at objects that are clearly defined by sharp edges and bright colors, while toddlers will build on their understanding of the light and dark concepts with play around daytime and nighttime. The older Discovery Preschool children will turn their attention to the sky as they learn about weather, the Moon, the Sun, and stars.

      Children 4–5 years old: Transportation, Healthy Bodies, and Winter

      For children in the Preschool and Kindergarten classrooms, January is filled with variety! They’ll begin by learning about transportation and studying how things get from “here” to “there.” A few weeks later, the focus will shift to health and bodies, with an emphasis placed on how to make good choices for a growing body. Towards the end of the month, children will be introduced to the transformative nature of the winter season and learn how to dress and take care of themselves when it’s cold outside. 

  2. Monday December 26, 2016
    1. Center Closed in Observance of Christmas Day

Teachers & Staff

The teachers and staff at Fishers Landing KinderCare are passionate about educating and nurturing children. Our teachers have an average tenure of over five years at our center and an average of 10 year in the Early Childhood field. The majority of our teachers have their CDA or Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood/Elementary Education. The Fishers Landing KinderCare team strives for excellence through continuing education from biannual company professional development trainings to additional college courses and seminars in the education field. At the end of the day the true key to our teacher's success is their passion for teaching and their love of learning.
  • Amber Kinder

    Amber Kinder, Center Director

    I am inspired to come to work everyday where I can see a child walk through the door eager and ready to learn!

    Amber started her education in 2000 at IUPUI, majoring in Elementary Education. She has held the position as the Lead 4 year old teacher here at KinderCare while I was attending school. Shortly after Graduation, She accepted the position of Assistant Director and then took over the center as Director in 2006.

    Previous Experience:
    Amber previously was a Preschool Teacher from 2004 - 2006 before moving into a management role.
    Year Started:
    2/1/2004
    Tenure:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Bachelor's of Science in Elementary Education
  • Kati Tryon

    Kati Tryon, Assistant Director

    I enjoy being an extra set of hands in the classroom and taking part in center wide activities. I love the relationships that form between teachers, management, children and the families.

    Kati received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology. Upon graduation, she began employment with KinderCare and has held many roles including a teacher, Learning Adventure Specialist and now Assistant Director.

    Previous Experience:
    Kati has previously worked as our center's Toddler Teacher as well as Learning Adventure Specialist.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Baby Bear" "I Love You More"
    Year Started:
    5/1/2010
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 years
    Education:
    Bachelors of Science in Psychology
  • Ms. Mia

    Ms. Mia, Infant Classroom

    Every child is a different kind of flower, and all together make this world a Beautiful garden." -unknown

    Mia has a very sweet heart and is a perfect fit in our infant room. She takes the time to work with each child individually and is very passionate about caring for each baby.

    Previous Experience:
    I worked in another center for several years. I also have two little boys at home.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Charlotte's Web
    Year Started:
    7/19/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    6
    Education:
    Bachelors Degree
  • Miss Keisha

    Miss Keisha, Infant Teacher

    I love to see every child evolve and blossom everyday

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Keisha has over 5 years of experience working in a nationally accredited early childhood center before becoming part of our team! She also has a 5 year old daughter.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Pete The Cat"
    Year Started:
    3/1/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 years
    Education:
    Pursuing CDA
  • Ms. Kelsea

    Ms. Kelsea, Infant 2 Classroom

    Every day I learn more about myself from my experiences teaching and interacting with my students.

    Before joining the Fishers Landing team, Ms. Kelsea worked for a different center-based childcare. She has brought a new life and special flare into the preschool classroom that had been lacking before. Each students feels loved and welcome as soon as they walk in the door. Laughter and exclamations of fun can be heard coming form her classroom everyday.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    "The Biggest Snow-Man Ever"
    Year Started:
    2/1/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 Years
    Education:
    Pursuing Child Development Associate
  • Ms. Stephanie

    Ms. Stephanie, Toddler Classroom

    A child has a special way of adding joy to Every day!" -unknown

    Ms Stephanie has brought her big heart to work here with us, and we are thrilled. She comes into work everyday excited to teach and snuggle each of the kiddos in her care.

    Previous Experience:
    I have a 6 year old little guy at home.
    Year Started:
    6/1/2016
    Education:
    Perusing CDA
  • Ms. Sandra

    Ms. Sandra, Toddler Classroom

    I facilitate thinking. I engage minds. I listen to questions. I encourage risk. I support snuggles. I cultivate dreams. I learn every day. I TEACH!

    Ms. Sandra is perusing her dream of working in early childhood education and educating young minds. She is an amazing teacher who treats each child as an individual, and provides exceptional care to each child in her care.

    Previous Experience:
    She has raised 5 children of her own who are now grown.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Brown Bear
    Education:
    Persuing Early Childhood degree
  • Ms. Nickie

    Ms. Nickie, Toddler 2 Teacher

    I love being able to laugh with the kids everyday

    I cherish the relationships I have built in the last few months here at this center. It is amazing to see how quickly the toddlers grasp new concepts and idea!

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Nickie has worked previously at another KinderCare center as well as for another Early Learning Center in the area. She has worked in infants and in the two year old room and is enjoying being in the toddler room.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Where The Wild Things Are"
    Year Started:
    1/1/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    13 yrs
  • Ms. Raven

    Ms. Raven, Toddler/Twos Classrooms

    Raven has a big heart and has cared for her younger siblingings. She is excited to work with young children and teach them to build their skills for the future.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Oh the Places You'll Go" -Dr. Seuss
    Year Started:
    9/12/2016
    Education:
    Persuing CDA
  • Ms. Megan

    Ms. Megan, Discovery Preschool Teacher (2 year olds)

    Children make the world go round. I am still a kid at heart and love the time that I get to spend with them all here. This isn't just a job, it's my family!

    Ms. Megan's kind and passionate characteristics just draw children to her. She loves to be down at their level playing and having fun…she is able to work with every age group and just jump right in!! Each child feels loved and welcomed when they see her in their classroom!

    Previous Experience:
    J.E.L. Career Center Senior Year for ECE, internship in Kindergarten class through the J.E.L. worked at a different center before graduating and coming to work with KinderCare
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Guess How Much I Love You"
    Year Started:
    6/1/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 Year
    Education:
    CDA
  • Ms. Kaylee

    Ms. Kaylee, Discovery Preschool (2s) Classroom

    Kaylee is an amazing 2 year old teacher. She handles trying behaviors with positive reinforcement and soft redirection. She has a love for teaching and seeing children learn and grow.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Monkey's on the Bed
    Year Started:
    12/1/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
    Education:
    Presuing CDA
  • Miss Brittany

    Miss Brittany, Discovery Preschool (2's)

    I love seeing children's' passion excitement and pleasure when learning new things.

    Ms Brittany has been a wonderful addition to our junior kindergarten room. Her passion for teaching is absolutely amazing. She does a wonderful job connecting with children and families to provide exceptional care.

    Previous Experience:
    I began babysitting over 20 years ago. I am a mother of an 8 year old and a 1 year old. I worked at another center, and also completed my practicum for school in a first grade classroom, as well as with 3 and 4 year olds.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Snuggle Puppy"
    Year Started:
    5/1/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
    Education:
    Associate of Science- Business Administration. Currently obtaining CDA
  • Miss Shawna

    Miss Shawna, Preschool 1 Teacher

    Childhood is not a race to see how quickly a child can read, write or count. Childhood is a small window of time to develop inside and out!

    I absolutely love working with children of all ages...being able to explore and engage with them lets me be a kid too!!

    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Miss Nelson is Missing"
    Year Started:
    1/1/2006
    Tenure:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 years
    Education:
    CDA
  • Ms. Nytasha

    Ms. Nytasha, Preschool Classroom

    Ms Nytasha is so friendly and loves to engage with both children and their families. She loves working on projects with children and growing their knowledge.

    Previous Experience:
    Worked over a year at a different childcare center.
    Year Started:
    5/2/2016
  • Ms. Kim

    Ms. Kim, Preschool 2 Classroom

    Ms Kim is an absolutely amazing teacher. She sets her students up to learn by creating a learning environment where students thrive.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Kim worked in a previous center for more than 20 years, until it closed and she came to join our team.
    Year Started:
    10/1/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    20+
    Education:
    Associates in ECE
  • Ms. Amanda

    Ms. Amanda, Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    I cherish the moments in which a child finally "gets it". I see the light in their eyes once they have mastered a new task…it is so rewarding!

    Ms. Amanda has built a Junior Kindergarten classroom that mimics that of a public school Kindergarten classroom. She is always engaging her children in out of the box ways that keep everyone excited about learning. Her classroom runs like a well-oiled machine and she can be counted on to ensure that her children are ready for their next BIG step in life…Kindergarten!!

    Favorite Children's Book:
    "The Sneetches"
    Year Started:
    7/1/2006
    Tenure:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Poltical Science
  • Ms. Kiera

    Ms. Kiera, School Age Classroom

    Ms Kiera has such a love for children, and it shows everytime she walks into a classroom. She is very interactive and can often be seen sitting with children and helping them learn!

    Year Started:
    2/29/2016
    Education:
    Pediatric Nursing
  • Ms. Jaime

    Ms. Jaime, AM School Aged Teacher/Cook

    To teach is to touch a life forever

    Ms. Jaime has been here at the center long before it was even a KinderCare center. She has the ability to float in and out of any classroom and take part in all activities going on. She knows EVERY child and EVERY parent and is an integral part of our team!

    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Where the Wild Things Are" and "The Monster at the End of this Book"
    Year Started:
    1/1/1996
    Tenure:
    20 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 Years
    Education:
    CDA

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. We provide superior education in every classroom, from infants to school age. The staff at our center are educated in the field of early childhood education and have the years of experience to ensure they provide the absolute best care for each child.  With the extended amount of time our staff remains at our center, we consider ourselves a family. Bring your family by to meet ours.

Awards and Recognition

  • Paths to Quality Level 4

    Paths to Quality Level 4

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • American Sign Language
  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • AM Snack
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegetarian
  • Special diets

Center Menu

Holidays Observed

Our Centers observe the following holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Day After Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day

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

Health and Safety

Our center's number one priority is your child's health and safety. We have many safety standards in place to make sure you have peace of mind when they are with us at school. Locked doors, secure playgrounds and building, as well as name to face checks of the children in our care all throughout the day.

Healthy bodies is what we promote with the food we serve, the activities we provide and the lessons we are teaching. Teaching children about healty choices is helping us to promote a healthier America one child at a time.

Teachers are continually learning and training on health and safety standards. We are all CPR & First Aid certified annually and we are proud of the safe, clean and secure school that we provide

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 love the service that KinderCare provides for my child. I feel safe and at ease knowing my child is in great care. She loves the staff, center and room she is in. When I drop my daughter off I know she is happy and getting the best care.

- Mother

Our daughter has been in the program since she was 6 weeks old. As new parents we were so worried about leaving our baby that young. The love our baby received while at KinderCare was second to none. The teachers truly care about our daughter and our family. We were able to work with the teachers as our daughter grew and moved through bottles, cereal, baby food and eventually table food. The teachers were so great about getting our daughter moving. They gave her plenty of time to move her muscles, so her development was on track. They even did some painting and activities with our little princess and took pictures for us to see. We was so impressed that they were more than just a daycare even in the infant room and did activities with the baby. We often picked up while they read a book with her or simply playing on the floor with the kids. It has been clear from the beginning that every infant teacher loved the babies.

She has recently moved to the toddler room. Again, we were nervous about the transition, because there are so many changes from infant to toddlerhood. But again our expectations were far exceeded. The routine of the toddler room helped get our daughter into wonderful sleeping habits. She has become such an independent girl. She learns something new everyday from her new teachers, Ms Kate and Ms Nickie. Every day she is learning new words and trying her best to say them. She is always so excited to continue the learning she has started at school. We had no idea how much a toddler could soak up, but Ms Kate is always striving and teaching her new things. She has been an absolutely amazing teacher and genuinely cares about our daughter. This is the place our daughter started at 6 weeks old and it will be the care she is still receiving as she moves to the public school system and beyond.

- Daddy & Mommy

We started coming to KinderCare 2 years ago when our son had just turned 3 years old, and we recently moved to the area from the southside of Indianapolis. We visited other centers, but we knew right away that KinderCare was right for our family. Everyone was so friendly and helpful and our son joined right in with the the classroom activities during our inital visit. He is always excited to get to come and play with his friends and he absolutely loves all of his teachers! During the summer, there is always something fun going on for the kids and the curriculum is year round. KinderCare has been a life saver for us in preparing our son for Kindergarten. We know without a doubt that he is ready. We cannot imagine going anywhere else.

- Mom and Dad

My family began our journey with KinderCare in 2006 and almost 10 years later we are still here and loving every minute of it.  From the moment our son entered the infant room we felt a strong bond building with the teachers who cared for him everyday.  They have so much love to offer and the way they eased our nerves with the first time drops off was beyond amazing.  There were no feelings of regret about my wife returning to the workforce because we knew that the love and care he would be receiving was top notch.  We have a watched him grow from a little 3 month old into a 9 year old boy with so much enthusiasm to learn.  As we transitioned from room to room we made lasting relationships with new teachers and new parents.  The Director and Assistant Director are like a second family to us and we can count on them almost night and day!!  What's even more impressive about this center is bringing our infant daughter into the same room almost 5 years later and being greeted by the SAME teachers our son had...you cannot find that in every center.  While new teachers have come on board we have been lucky to see a lot of the same faces and remain exceptionally close to those who have moved on. 

There really are not enough positive things I can say about the center at Fishers Landing Dr...they have far exceeded my families expectations for early childhood education!!!

- Parent

We are regularly surprised and impressed with the new things our preschooler learns at KinderCare.

- Dad & Mom
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