Sarah Newton, Center Director
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Our educators designed your child's classroom - and every activity and lesson - to help prepare your child for success in school and beyond.
Sarah Newton, 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.
As children reach school age, our comprehensive full-day kindergarten program helps them explore, communicate, and create – all in a nurturing, small-class setting. Our team of expert educators has created a unique curriculum of reading, language, arts, math, science, and physical fitness that’s presented in a fun way to encourage a lifelong love of learning. Plus, our program is aligned with local and state elementary school standards, so children will be prepared to confidently enter first grade.
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.
The Cooking Adventures program gives children opportunities to participate in fun, developmentally appropriate cooking experiences. They will learn about recipes, ingredients, cooking vocabulary, and the importance of a healthy diet. The curriculum includes lessons on picnics, pizza, and heart-healthy meals.
The Math Adventures enrichment program is designed to teach important mathematics concepts such as geometry, numbers, measurement, and probability. Your child will learn about length, height, and weight. He will learn about shapes and solids. He will learn how to add, subtract, multiply, and count money. Math is everywhere and giving your child every advantage now will add up to success later in life.
Ongoing research proves that early exposure to music helps children think, reason, create, and express themselves. Children will laugh and learn about rhythm, vocal melodies, and a variety of musical genres and instruments, which can lower stress and advance memory. Learning never sounded so good.
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.
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.
Whether your child is working on their first words or preparing for first grade, we are educators and our goal is the success of your child.
"I love seeing the children when they first walk in with smiles on their faces. Watching the children grow is such an amazing thing and it's wonderful knowing that we have made a difference in their lives."
Robyn is a dedicated and hardworking Center Director. She is connected to the community in many ways, and facilitates many center activities that involve families in the Parent Committee, including center-wide events. She is a strong communicator who is always looking to connect with parents and children. Robyn began her career as an Assistant Teacher and worked her way up to Management through experience and education. She has always worked with children in many capacities. Whether at KinderCare, one-on-one tutoring or in the public school system, she has dedicated her life to educate children in order for them to strive towards their full potential. Robyn also has a son who is now part of our KinderCare family in the Toddler program.
"I love coming in each and every day seeing the children's faces and getting to watch them grow."
Cheryl has worked with KinderCare for many years. She first started with KinderCare as an Assistant Teacher and worked part time throughout college. After graduation, she became the Kindergarten teacher and spent 3 years there before moving up as the Program Specialist. While Cheryl is a vital part of the management team, she is also the Learning Adventures teacher. The children really look forward to her phonics, math, music and cooking classes.
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember, Involve me and I learn.
Sara the Assistant Director has worked here in childcare since 2007. As Sara went to college, she worked fulltime as a teacher in infant through Kindergarten. Once graduated, Sara continued to work in education working as an ABA therapist for many years. For the past 2 years, Sara has worked as the Program Specialist, helping teachers in the classroom with their curriculum as well as working alongside the Director and Assistant. Sara now works as an assistant director here in Franklin along side Robyn and Cheryl. She really enjoys reading stories to the children and having dance parties with the kids. She is dedicated to working with the children and making sure that everything is going smoothly at the center.
Carol has been with the company since 1994 in our infant program. Sometimes known as the "baby whisperer" she has a passion for working with young children. Carol took some time off for a few year to open her own in home center but decided to return to caring for infants. She "loves when the babies reach their milestones. It's adorable and exciting each and every time. The cuddles are nice too!" She is now a grandmother too and enjoys caring for her grandson every opportunity she can!
Amanda is a great infant teacher and loves "watching the children learn and grow throughout the years." She is inspired each day by "the love and affection she gets from her class when she walks through the door." Amanda is also a mother to 2 children who have been through our program as well!
Tori has been working with us for almost a year; Tori loves watching the children grow and learn each day. She really enjoys working with the babies. Her favorite thing to do is to laugh and play with the littles ones.
Miss Emily has been working with us for awhile. She is an amazing infant teacher and loves doing fun projects with the little ones. There is never a week where you won't get a cute project sent home to you with your littles ones tootsies or fingers! She is also here to greet our parents in the morning as they drop off to start their day.
Miss Sabrina joined our infant team recently after graduating this spring! She has been a great addition to the infant team and loves to give our babies cuddles and hugs. Miss Sabrina's favorite thing to do with her babies in the afternoon is play games with them on the floor, and take them for walks outside.
Natalie is one of our fantastic toddler teachers. After working with us several years ago- Natalie had children and decided to spend time with the family as a stay at home mom. Now that her children are older she is very excited to be back and be a part of our team. She especially enjoys doing crafts with the children, and taking pictures of all the great memories in our classrooms.
Kayla loves "taking care of children, helping them grow and learn!" She is inspired to come to work each day "knowing that no matter what kind of day she is having, the kids always put a smile on her face!" Kayla is a fantastic mom to 2 young boys!
Miss Heather has been working in childcare for 10 years. She really enjoys spending time with the children and teaching them. Her favorite is watching the children grow and reach new milestones.
Beckah is a fantastic teacher in our Discover Preschool program. ; she loves playing with the kids and watching them grow. Beckah is a strong teacher that has brought color, laughter, and fun into the classroom. The children are always engaging in fun activities to keep them busy thoughout the day.
Miss Kristy recently joined our team after working in the Westwood and Sharon center. Her favorite part of working with children is seeing their faces in amazement as they develop and grow and learn new ideas and topics. She loves to make learning fun for the little ones.
Miss Concetta joined us after working as an assistant director at another childcare center. She started missing the classroom setting and is very happy to be back and ready to mingle with the little ones each and everyday. Miss Concetta has brought a lot of new songs and fun to our center and we are very happy to have her. She is also our health and safety coordinator!
Julia has many years of experience working with young children and has been with our center since 2013. She works in the pre-kindergarten classroom and "enjoys watching the children grow more confident and be willing to try new things and their faces when they acheive their goals."
Kacy joined us and has almost been with us for a year. She has been working in childcare for several years. Kacy loves planning great activities for the children, and really enjoys sitting in circle time and reading stories with the children.
Miss Alex has been amazing addition to our team. She does a great job working with preschool and pre-k! Her favorite thing to do is do open ended art projects with the little ones.
Miss Jayne has worked in a variety of classrooms and most recently in the Kindergarten classroom. She "loves preparing the kids for public school and they make me smile!" She is a mother to 4 of her own children who are now grown!
Rachael has worked with our center since 2009 in our Kindergarten program. She enjoys helping the children prepare for public school Kindergarten and watching them learn throughout the year.
Hannah helps out in the afternoons in all of the classrooms and "loves getting to know all of the kids and watching them grow!"
Miss Alyssa has been with us for 2 years and has been a fantastic part of our team. Miss Alyssa works with all of our age groups here. She loves reading stories with the children, and doing fun messy activities in the classroom.
Miss Maddy has been a part of our team for two years! She enjoys working with all age groups here at the center. She really enjoys spending time with the toddlers and twos play fun games with them.
Sam has recently joined our team and has been a great asset to us! She is always playing fun games with the children and is full engaged at all times with the classrooms. She especially enjoys working with our preschool, prek and kindergarten friends.
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.
The Franklin KinderCare has been with the community since 1989. This center was built to provide the community with quality care in an open atmosphere. The Franklin program utilizes an open floor plan method of continuity and teamwork. The open floor plan allows more families to socialize and interact with the teaching staff. Classrooms are not segregated allowing more conversations among parents and teachers. We have three large play spaces outdoors for the children. The Franklin center is located between the two Franklin train stops allowing parents easy access if commuting, but far enough off the main road to provide a quiet environment for learning. Our program offers flexible schedules, flexible hours and the most flexible vacation policy for parents. By offering meal plans, and long hours of operation 6:30-6:30 Monday through Friday, KinderCare is the most effective choice.
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.
The safety of the children is our first concern. The building has secure indoor and outdoor play places. The environment is clean and well organized. Each and every staff member is certified in CPR and First Aid. We are working on growing healthy bodies here at KinderCare. We focus on the physical well-being and motor development of your growing child.
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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