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Cool Springs KinderCare

Lisa Wiita, Center Director

208 Seaboard Lane Franklin TN 37067
(615) 771-7121 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 5 YEAR-OLDS
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Special Instructions:
Corner of Seaboard Lane and Mallory Station Road Across the street from the Fire Department on Seab

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
We do not bus children at this time. We offer school age care any time school is out and during the summer.

We are currently enrolling in all classrooms! We would love to show you around the center, so call for a tour!

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Welcome

We welcome the opportunity for you to come see our center first-hand. Let us show you how we offer a nurturing environment where everything is designed for learning. We're happy to answer any questions as well as schedule a tour for you to visit our center. Please feel free to contact us. Hope to see you soon!

Lisa Wiita, 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.

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

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

Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program

Cooking

The Cooking Adventures program gives children opportunities to participate in fun, developmentally appropriate cooking experiences. They will learn about recipes, ingredients, cooking vocabulary, and the importance of a healthy diet. The curriculum includes lessons on picnics, pizza, and heart-healthy meals.

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?

Teachers & Staff

Our staff members are highly trained professionals who together have many years of experience with young children.

  • Lisa Wiita

    Lisa Wiita, Center Director

    I love seeing the expression on a child's face when they discover something new.

    Lisa has been working for KinderCare for six years. She has recently stepped up into the director's position, and is very excited to have this opportunity to work and grow with our families. She has a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education, with over 10 years of experience with children.

    Year Started:
    9/8/2009
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
    Education:
    Early Childhood Education Degree
  • Ms. Kathy

    Ms. Kathy, Assistant Director

    I love watching children when they learn something new, and the look of wonder on their faces.

    Ms. Kathy has been with KinderCare for over 13 years, working with all ages from infancy to four years. She is our Assistant Director and comes to us with many years of experience.  Ms. Kathy works hard to help ensure the building runs smoothly every day!

    Year Started:
    6/17/2002
    Tenure:
    13 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's credential
  • Ms. Celeste

    Ms. Celeste, Infant Teacher

    I love the conversations I have with children and the way they light up when they learn something new.

    Ms. Celeste is our infant teacher. She is fun, energetic, and enjoys helping our infants make new discoveries every day. 

    Year Started:
    6/26/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 year
    Education:
    College Credits
  • Ms. Jasmine

    Ms. Jasmine, Toddler Teacher

    Ms. Jasmine is our toddler teacher.  Ms. Jasmine always has a smile on her face and the children get excited when they see her.  She is a newer addition to our staff.  Her sweet smile and energetic ways light up our toddler room!

    Year Started:
    11/20/2015
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 Years
    Education:
    Bachelors Degree
  • Ms. Rinesa

    Ms. Rinesa, Toddler/Two's Classroom

    I enjoy the children and all their different personalities.

    Ms. Rinesa is a teacher with many talents.  She typically works with our infant classroom and our young twos' classroom.  She loves watching the children learn or accomplish something new everyday!

    Year Started:
    6/11/2015
    Years in ECE industry:
    4 years
    Education:
    Some college credits
  • Ms. Shelley

    Ms. Shelley, Toddler/Two's Classroom

    Ms. Shelley is a new addition to our team.  She works in our young two year old classroom along with Ms. Rinesa.  Ms. Shelley comes with a lot of experience in working with young children.

    Year Started:
    1/14/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 Years
    Education:
    Some College
  • Ms. Lozusha

    Ms. Lozusha, Discovery Preschool Teacher

    I love teaching my children new things every day! I love to see the expression on their face when they learn something new.

    Ms. Lozusha is our Discovery Preschool classroom. She has many years of experience and always has a smile on her face.  The children just light up when they see Ms. Lozusha walk into the room.

    Year Started:
    3/4/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9 Years
    Education:
    College Credits
  • Ms. Nicolai

    Ms. Nicolai, Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Nicolai is our new young three's teachers. She has a very energetic personality and the children enjoy getting to learn something new with her everyday. We are very excited to have her on our team.

    Year Started:
    1/15/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 Years
    Education:
    Bachelors Degree
  • Ms. Essence

    Ms. Essence, Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Essence is one of our preschool teachers.  She works alongside Ms. Alexis and work hard preparing our older three's and younger four's to get pumped and ready for our pre-k classroom. 

    Year Started:
    12/10/2015
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 Year
    Education:
    Pursuing Degree
  • Ms. Alexis R.

    Ms. Alexis R., Preschool Teacher and Health and Safety Coordinator

    I love teaching the children new things and I am always excited about their ability to remember everything that is taught.

    Ms. Alexis is our Preschool teacher. She is very energetic and the kids absolutely love her! She comes with many years of experience and works very hard everyday to provide a fun loving environment for all the children. Ms. Alexis is also our Health and Safety Cordinator

    Year Started:
    2/16/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
    Education:
    Some College Credits
  • Ms. Tabitha

    Ms. Tabitha, Preschool Teacher, Program Specialist, and Learning Adventures Teacher

    I love how my group remembers our lessons and talks about them at home.

    Ms. Tabitha is the teacher for our young preschool classroom. She is outgoing and enjoys having new friends enter her classroom. Ms. Tabitha is very creative and enjoys doing science experiments with the children. Ms. Tabitha is also our Program Specialist and our LA teacher.

    Year Started:
    1/6/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 year
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree
  • Ms. Amber

    Ms. Amber, Prekindergarten and Transition Kindergarten Teacher

    Ms. Amber is new to our school, but is very eager to get our Pre-k children ready for kindergarten.  She has a fun energetic approach to learning! The children are excited to see Ms. Amber when she walks through the door.

    Year Started:
    8/3/2015
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 Year
    Education:
    Bachelors Degree
  • Ms. Chasity

    Ms. Chasity, Cook / Floater

    I love seeing a child learn something new.

    Ms. Chasity is one of our very energetic and loving floaters. She comes to us with a lot of experience!  Ms. Chasity makes every room she goes into bright and fun!

    Year Started:
    3/3/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9 Years
    Education:
    Some college credits
  • Ms. Alicia

    Ms. Alicia, Floating Teacher

    Ms. Alicia is the newest addition to our team.  She has a very bubbly personality and a catching smile.  Ms. Alicia has been spending most of her time between our infant and toddler classrooms, helping out when needed.

    Year Started:
    2/17/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 Years
    Education:
    Some College
  • Ms. Tiffany

    Ms. Tiffany, Transition Teacher

    Ms. Tiffany works with our older infants in our transition room.  She is new to our staff here, but the children have already taken a liking to her.  She comes to us with previous experince with infants and is looking forward to growing with our babies.

    Year Started:
    12/30/2015
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 Years
    Education:
    Pursuing Degree

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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

  • American Sign Language

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

The center playgrounds are completely gated in, with access only from the inside. Our center has a keypad entry with a computer login system for the families. Regular CPR and First Aid classes are offered for our staff to stay up to date on the latest training needed to keep your child safe.

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.

KinderCare has been, and continues to be, a blessing to our family.  I enrolled my child when she was three months old.  Her first daycare teacher was Ms. Debbie.  My daughter is now two years old and still wants to give Ms. Debbie a hug goodbye every day!  All of the teachers and staff at KinderCare care deeply about the children that are entrusted to their care; the safety, learning and emotional well-being of the kids are all very important to them.  I would absolutely recommend KinderCare to families looking for a safe, fun, nurturing environment for their children.

- Mother

I wanted to make a testimonial about my wonderful experience with KinderCare. In 2009, I enrolled both of my children (at the time son was one and my daughter was four). I immediately enrolled my daughter in the Phonics enrichment program run through the daycare. Once my son reached the age to be enrolled, I enrolled him as well. When my daughter entered Kindergarten she was already above the expectation. She is now going into third grade and she is reading at almost a fifth grade level. This little girl had learned to break down words by using what she was taught in the Phonics program. I fully support the daycare and school by encouraging reading in our home and buying books that my kids will enjoy.

My son has always been very interested in reading, but I had no idea how advanced he was. I learned at the beginning of this term (equivalent to preschool age) that he could read. The director, Tonya and staff stood around us while he read me an entire book provided from the school used in the Phonics program. All of us stood there beaming with pride as he read the small book cover to cover. But this was only the beginning of it. Today my son is not only reading those smaller books, but he is reading at almost a third grade level. He is reading words out of the books that are made for the instructors. He is reading contractions, complex words and I believe that by sounding out words he has never seen, the way he learned to phonetically, he could read and comprehend almost any word put in front of him. I attribute his success to the Phonics program, the support of our KinderCare family and his personal drive and determination.

I now have two children who think reading is fun! I have learned through the workforce and managing other people how very important it is to effectively communicate. The Phonics program provides the fundamentals of reading and the earlier they start, the more equipped they are.

Tonya and the staff at Cool Springs KinderCare have provided constant encouragement and support. We are loyal and faithful clients and we gladly put our kids' safety and education in their more than capable hands. We are moving this year, but we intend to stay with KinderCare for our now School Age children. We are looking forward to new enrichment opportunities to come. Thank you to Tonya, Lisa, Kathy, Karla and the rest of our KinderCare family for encouraging us and our children to strive to be the best!

- Mother
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