Sherry Augustine, Center Director
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Welcome to KinderCare at Fieldstone Farms! We are proud to serve families with children from six weeks through 12 years of age. Our educational programs offer both full and part-time options as well as hands-on Summer, Winter and Spring Camps for children of all ages. Our dedicated teaching staff takes pride in knowing that the curriculum they are instilling in your child has been especially designed to fit the needs and abilities of each specific age group. Many of our educators have worked with KinderCare for more than 10 years and understand that our focus is on cleanliness, safety and making sure every child is having fun while learning!!
Sherry Augustine, 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.
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.
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.
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?
The educators at Fieldstone Farms are second to none!! Together they have a combined tenure of 82 years with KinderCare and over 140 years of childcare experience. As a team they strive to create an environment that feels like an extension of your own home. Each teacher is in constant communication with every family and encourages parents, grandparents and guardians to pop in during any part of the day.
One of the things that I love most about my job is helping children and teachers grow and reach their full potential."
Sherry previously worked for KinderCare for 14 years, where she started out as a teacher, then assistant director and the last six years as a Director. She took time off to be with her family, and returned to KinderCare in April 2012. What she loves most about her job is getting to interact with all of the different families. Sherry is devoted to the well being of everyone in her center – children, families and teachers. She develops and maintains strong relationships with the children and their families in her center. She encourages parent involvement and establishes a sense of trust and security so that parents are comfortable at work knowing that their child is in a nurturing environment. Sherry spends her spare time with her family. Sherry's three boys all went to KinderCare, and her daughter currently attends the center. Her favorite center activity is the Thanksgiving Luncheon – it's a great time to interact with families while sharing a meal!
I love children and I love teaching. When you bring these two elements together to help a child achieve, it is an experience that lasts for a lifetime.
Ronda started as a three year old teacher when she joined KinderCare. Since then, she has worked in every preschool classroom at her center, where she was quickly dubbed "Crazy Ms. Ronda" for the playful way in which she interacted with her kids. She has been instrumental in the training and coaching of her peers. Upon being promoted to an Assistant Director, Ronda has serviced the center in every capacity, from training, teaching and parent relations.
I love teaching. It is truly one of the best gifts I can give. Watching a child learn, love, and grow - knowing I made an impact in their life - is priceless.
Ms. Stephanie is 25 years old and currently attending Middle Tennessee State University. She moved from Indiana four years ago to attend college. She is finishing her Bachelor's degree in Music and Business. Ms. Stephanie has worked with all ages ranging from 6 weeks to 12 years. At 19, she was a teacher's assistant at O.V.O Headstart, located in her hometown. She served there for over a year. Upon moving to Nashville, Ms. Stephanie accepted a position at Angels Watching Over Me Academy. For more than four years, she taught children ages three and four. Toward the beginning of last year, Ms. Stephanie relocated to the Franklin area and became a member of the KinderCare family. She currently acts as a floater and assists all classrooms in their daily activities. When in a classroom, she loves to integrate her knowledge of music into the curriculum, since many children retain more information through song. Floating is also an important role; Ms. Stephanie must know policies and procedures for all the age groups that KinderCare services. This provides her the ability to love on all of the children in the center, and to make important connections with all the families.
Our staff would like to welcome you to visit our center. The staff takes pride in keeping up to date with the latest trends in Early Childhood Education. Ongoing training is offered to the staff during the year at the center and through the various training opportunities in the community.
We observe the following holidays:
Please note that because holidays observed may vary between centers, please be sure to check with your Center Director for specific closures.
Our facility features keypad entry ways on both wings, fenced in playgrounds and automatic door locks on all exterior doors. Each staff member is required to maintain current First Aid, CPR and SIDS trainings while employed at our Fieldstone Farms location. We conduct monthly Fire, Tornado and lock down drills to make sure that all of our children feel confident and comfortable during an emergency situation.
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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