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Westview KinderCare

Brittany Vance, Center Director

5220 Chairmans Court Frederick MD 21703
(301) 631-1722 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
"Off Corporate Dr. near New Design Road."

Neighborhood:
Located behind the Westview Promenade before you reach New Design Road

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Tuscarora Elementary, Carroll Creek Montessori, Carroll Manor Elementary, Ballenger Creek Elementary, Orchard Grove Elementary, New Life Christian

As you look all around you will notice that Fall has quickly appeared.  KinderCare Westview is here to solve all that you may have feared.  We will provide your child with the knowledge he or she needs to move on to Kindergarten without any tears!  Visit us today to begin your child's educational journey.

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Welcome

Welcome to KinderCare Westview in Frederick, MD! We are very excited to meet with you and your family. We believe in developing the whole child with an emphasis on assisting your child's growth with their social, emotional, cognitive and physical development. Here at KinderCare Westview, we believe it takes a village to raise a child, and our parents consider us to be an extension of their families (their village). Your child will not only have a safe, secure and stimulating environment to learn in, but will have support from a team of child development experts who have a true passion for educating and nurturing children. KinderCare Westview is committed to enhancing the educational opportunities for children, families and the dedicated professionals who serve them. Our teachers at KinderCare Westview strive to make learning fun!

Brittany Vance, 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.

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.

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

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

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      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 team of educators at KinderCare Westview understand the importance of learning for children of all ages.  Each staff member has obtained a certified background in early childhood education.  Not only is the staff highly educated, but they also hold over 60 years of experience in the field of early childhood education.  It takes someone special to be an educator; a person who cares for others, and aims to help students grow to their fullest potential. The best teachers are capable, dedicated and hardworking, along with having an interest in making a substantial difference in the future of children. Our teachers are both the best and hold the title of educator as their highest achievement!

  • Brittany Vance, Center Director

  • Ms. Andrea Harris

    Ms. Andrea Harris, Assistant Director

    My joy comes from building relationships with children and families. I love to see children blossom during their time at KinderCare. My children have attended KinderCare since they were infants. Their growth and development has progressed tremendously! I really don't think I would have been as satisfied with their progress if they attended another school.

    Andrea has been with the company since January 2005. She has worked with infants, toddlers, and preschool. Her Associate's Degree in Psychology was received in 2012. Her focus is to assist families and make new transitions as smooth as possible.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2005
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Education:
    Her Associate's Degree in Psychology
  • Ms. Tara

    Ms. Tara, Infant and School Age Classrooms

    Prior to working at KinderCare, Ms. Tara was a preschool teacher, as well as a caregiver for the elderly. She says this job is "FABULOUS! ", especially when the kids run up to her in the morning saying "Ms. Tara!"

    Year Started:
    6/1/2011
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 years
    Education:
    Working toward Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Evelyn

    Ms. Evelyn, Infant Classroom

    I enjoy what I do with children because it's fun to teach and watch them grow.

    Ms. Evelyn has worked with children and families for 17 years, both in the public school system as well as in private child care centers. Ms. Evelyn is the mother of three beautiful children, wife to a wonderful man, a daughter, as sister, and a teacher to many children. While she was teaching and having fun, Ms. Evelyn decided to go to school for Early Childhood Education, the "best thing I could have done for myself". She spent two years at Montgomery College in Rockville, then finished and graduated with a BA in Child Development from Southeastern University.

    Previous Experience:
    Before working at KinderCare Westview, Ms. Evelyn spent five years as an assistant with the Prince Georges County Schools. She also worked for three years with Frederick County Public Schools, as well as Frederick County Head Start.
    Year Started:
    3/1/2011
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    17 years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Child Development
  • Ms. Bettsie

    Ms. Bettsie, Preschool Classroom

    In addition to her time with KinderCare, Ms. Bettsie has taught Sunday school for many years. She loves working here, because this is the only job she knows of where she can sing and play all day!

    Year Started:
    2/1/2010
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 years
    Education:
    Associates Degree in Elementary Education; 90 hour child development certificate
  • Ms. Angie

    Ms. Angie, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened." - Dr. Seuss

    Ms. Angie is married and has two beautiful daughters and a handsome son. She is also a mommy to two dogs. She wanted to work with children for as long as she can remember. She is able to get the pleasure of knowing she has made a positive impact in a child's life and given them positive, happy childhood memories.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2006
    Tenure:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 years
  • Ms. Cryssye

    Ms. Cryssye, Prekindergarten Classroom

    How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard." - A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh

    Ms. Cryssye is engaged and has two children; Easton, age nine and Kaeley, age three. They are the loves of her life. Oh, and she can't forget about her dog, Angel. She has worked for KinderCare-Westview since January of 2008. She started in the toddler room and made the Prekindergarten room her home. She loves being the teacher that assists with the final process of kindergarten readiness.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2008
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    11 years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's credential
  • Ms. Laura

    Ms. Laura, Cook

    Ms. Laura is the mother of six children and grandmother of six grandchildren. She has been cooking for the children at KinderCare-Westview since 2009. To the children here, she is known to them as Nana. She really enjoys cooking for all of her KinderCare family and filling each of their little tummies.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2009
    Tenure:
    7 Years

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

  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegetarian

Holidays Observed

KinderCare Westview is only closed 9 days a year.  We strive to be open and ready for children and their family members all year round.  The following is a list of the planned annual closings:
New Years Day
Presidents Day: Teachers attend Professional Development Trainings
Memorial Day
Independence Day: July 4th
Labor Day
Columbus Day: Teachers attend Professional Development Trainings
Thanksgiving Day
The Day After Thanksgiving
Christmas Day

Health and Safety

The safety of the children who attend our center is one of our top priorities.  For this reason we have a locked entry that requires a pin code to gain entrance.  We also have a family clock in system for each family to sign their children in and out each day with an individualized pin number.  All outdoor play areas are padlocked shut making the entire campus a closed in area.  Each of our staff members are both CPR and First Aid Certified.

 Ms. Angie is our Health and Safety Coordinator, so she ensures monthly fire drill and disaster drills.  She also makes sure that the center follows all of the proper cleaning and sanitation policies to avoid the spread of germs helping in the lowest level of illness among the children and staff.  Our center is also deep cleaned three times a week by a professional cleaning company along with the teachers following daily cleaning checklists.

There is always a staff member on site that holds a CMA allowing for the administration of medication for illnesses and allergic reactions.  With peanuts being one of the most common allergies among young children today our center is peanut free at all times.  We require written Doctor's orders for all medication administration for non-contagious illnesses, allergic reactions and asthma treatment plans.

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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The success of the KinderCare Westview is pretty much depended on the Director and Assistant Director. They make everyone comfortable, welcomed and, most of all, always ready to listen to any problem or concerns parents have. At least that is my personal experience. All the teachers, from the baby room to School Age, with no exception, are all kind, friendly, concerned about the kids and parents. I totally love this KinderCare. My daughter has been to other daycare centers and I tell you, this is the best of the best. My kids love their teachers. Even my son that recently started the Discovery Preschool adapted really quick. I would recommend KinderCare Westview to any parent looking for a daycare that keeps the kids safe while learning in the process. Having care for my kids with peace of mind is extremely important to me.

- Parent

Although my son transitioned from an individual care provider to KinderCare recently, he loves his new teachers and classroom. He enjoys the increased level of activities and attention the center is able to provide. I also appreciate the level of engagement with toddlers his own age. I know his day is focused on age-appropriate curriculum conducted in a safe environment for him to explore and learn.

- Mother

Avery and Alexander learn more and more each day they attend KinderCare. They are surrounded by teachers and staff who care about them and love them and that is what any working parent would want for their children. I never have to worry about their well-being or if they are stimulated enough and I know that they are always well cared for! The center is always clean and they always have fun events planned throughout the year! I wouldn’t send my child anywhere else! Thank you for all that you do!

- Parent

We came to Westview KinderCare about a year ago now. My four children had always been in a daycare setting, and unfortunately, we were coming to Westview KinderCare to leave a not so good situation at my children's prior daycare. This was a hard transition for my children (and me), as my oldest started daycare at eight weeks and had turned five her first week at KinderCare - but her teachers, Ms. Crysee and Ms. Angie, made the transition so easy for her...she instantly was part of this amazing KinderCare family. The Center Director, Renee, has always been available to chat and keeps communication open with the parents through a weekly newsletter - which I had not gotten at our previous center. The newsletter via email has been a great resource to talk to my children about their day, plan our dinner menu (as they include a lunch menu) and find activities around Frederick to do with my children outside of daycare. Although I cannot speak to all of the teachers, who I am sure are still fabulous, the highlight of my visit to KinderCare when choosing a new center was Ms. Betsie. My oldest son looked in the room on our visitation day, walked right over to the teacher, Ms. Betsie, and sat down to do an art porject - stamping (which I still have). That let me know that although we had been through some tough times at the previous daycare we had found our new home. Seeing that I brought two additional families from the prior center last year, and since had a colleague enroll her child. I would say we are very happy to be at Westview KinderCare, because I would not recommend just any center to people who are important to me.

- Mother

KinderCare has been a part of my children’s lives since they were infants. Two of three of my children have begun attending “the big school”. My youngest is still attending KinderCare and is in the Prekindergarten Program. I could never have done for my children what the teachers and staff of KinderCare Westview have done for them. KinderCare has been a growing place for all three of my children. They have learned what they needed in order to be ready and successful for Kindergarten and beyond. They have made many friends that they will know throughout there Elementary years and memories they will have for their lifetimes. My daughter is excelling in Kindergarten right now because of the Phonics program that she attended. My children LOVE KinderCare! At the end of the day it is very difficult to get my youngest daughter to leave! The teachers are friendly, dedicated and warm. Although classrooms can be very busy with many children, the teachers make time to create individual memories with each child. The center, as a whole, has impressed me every day with curriculum, activities and events! Thanks for all that you do everyday!

- Mother

The team at KinderCare Westview is so patient and friendly. They all have given so much attention to our son in the infant room. He has learned so much from them while in their care. I was always comfortable leaving him with each of the teachers because if felt like they treated him as their own child. I recommend that you allow the team to show you how much of a positive impact they can be in your families daily lives.

- Father

In the short amount of time my son has been at Kindercare, I have noticed a change in his level of confidence. He has gone from timid to assertive with many of his activities. It's especially pleasing to see him smile when I ask him if he saw his buddy Ms. Evelyn today. I recommend your center to any parent looking for quality daycare.

- Father
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