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Christian Kids KinderCare

Catrina Byars, Center Director

3038 Johnson Rd. Germantown TN 38139
(901) 751-2222 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
near Johnson Rd & Poplar Ave

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Germantown, Dogwood, Farmington, Riverdale, Sycamore, Bailey Station

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Welcome

Welcome to KinderCare Learning Center Germantown. We are excited to take this opportunity to meet with you and your family. Our NAC accredited and 3 STAR Center offers a curriculum based program that has the whole child in mind. We strive to prepare your child for the outside world. We value strong bonded relationships with our families. We believe through open, daily communication, our teachers and Center Management can partner with families to help inspire the joy of learning. We hope that the experience you have from the moment that you walk into our building, until the time that you walk out of the door, will leave you with the desire to enroll.

Catrina Byars, 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.

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?

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  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

At our Christian Kids KinderCare, all of the teachers are dedicated by providing the highest quality early childhood education for your child. We feel that the ongoing relationships between our teachers and parents will enable our children to exceed and thrive. We demonstrate quality education through our passion and dedication for children and families.

  • Catrina Byars

    Catrina Byars, Center Director

    I am passionate about educating and caring for children. Children are our future and we are in charge of molding them into the leaders we want to see in the times to come. I love coming to work each day and seeing the smiles on my children's faces. This motivates me to be the best I can be each day.

    Ms. Trina has been with KinderCare since 2007. She started her journey with Kindercare in Connecticut as a Infant Teacher before moving to Tennessee where she was a Toddler teacher then was promoted to the  Assistant Director and is currently the Director here in Germantown. Ms Trina has a passion for teaching  and strives daily to ensure her families and teachers form great relationships with  each other. Mrs. Trina has been married to her high school sweetheart for 24 years and they have 2 children.

    Previous Experience:
    21 years experience in various Child care programs.
    Year Started:
    8/1/2007
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    21 Years
    Education:
    Associates in Early Childhood
  • Ms. Tandra, Assistant Director

    The opportunity to guide a child in the path of success by giving them the proper tools needed to be successful, is what motivates me every day.

    Mrs. Tandra has been with KinderCare since 2010. She started her career with Kindercare as a Infant teacher and she was promoted to Assistant Director at the Germantown Location in 2011. Ms. Tandra moved to Texas in 2013 where she was a Center Director for two locations. Ms. Tandra has recently moved back to Tennessee and has rejoined the Germantown Team as Assistant Director. Ms Tandra has been married for 9 years and has 4 children.   

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Tandra has worked in various childcare settings in Tennessee and in Texas.
    Year Started:
    3/1/2010
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associates
  • Ms. LaSonya Mays

    Ms. LaSonya Mays, Program Specialist/On-Site Supervisor

    I love coming to work and seeing the children each day. I am passionate about educating children because it is rewarding to me when they exhibit something I have taught them.

    Ms. LaSonya has been with KinderCare for almost three years. She is currently pursing her Child Development Associate's degree from Southwest Tennessee Community College and is expected to finish this year. Ms. LaSonya has three children of her own. She continues to be a positive addition to the management team here at KinderCare each day.

    Previous Experience:
    Before KinderCare, Ms. LaSonya worked at La Petite as the infant teacher for four years. She has also worked as the full-time cook at KinderCare.
    Year Started:
    12/1/2011
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
    Education:
    Pursuing Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Camela

    Ms. Camela, Infant Classroom

    I am passionate about my job because I have the opportunity to help children learn different skills and I LOVE children.

    Ms. Camela has been working for KinderCare Learning Center for two-and-a-half years. She is raising three beautiful children in addition to her niece and nephew. She enjoys doing art activities with the Infants.
    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Camela worked as a HeadStart teacher from 2007 to 2011.
    Year Started:
    9/12/2011
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Estelle

    Ms. Estelle, Infant Classroom

    I love being a part of the infant's development.

    Ms. Estelle has two children and three grandchildren. She enjoys spending time with her family and helping others.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to beginning work at KinderCare, Ms. Estelle worked and lived in Knoxville, Tennessee.
    Year Started:
    9/1/2006
    Tenure:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 Years
  • Ms. Jeanne

    Ms. Jeanne, Infant Classroom

    Nothing is more precious than to see a baby learn a new skill.

    Ms. Jeanne came to KinderCare in 1996 and worked in the preschool classroom for several years and then decided to work with Infants. She absolutely loves the Infants, and they love her. She mentors new Infant, Toddler and Discovery Preschool teachers and really enjoys helping others learn the KinderCare way. She is married and is a mother of two college age boys. She loves to kneeboard and fish.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to coming to KinderCare, Ms. Jeanne worked as a nurse at one of the local hospitals.
    Year Started:
    2/1/1996
    Tenure:
    20 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    18 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Nursing
  • Ms. LeeAnn

    Ms. LeeAnn, Toddler Classroom

    Live, laugh and learn.

    Ms. LeeAnn has been with KinderCare for five years and is on the center management team. She is the Health and Safety Coordinator. She inspects the playground and the building daily for safety hazards. She comes to work everyday to prepare the children for what is to come as they move up to the next level.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to beginning work at KinderCare, Ms. LeeAnn worked in the childcare field.
    Year Started:
    7/1/2007
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
  • Ms. SuKeysha

    Ms. SuKeysha, Toddler Classroom

    I'm passionate about the children's future.

    Ms. SuKeysha enjoys interacting and being creative with the children. It gives her great joy seeing a big smile on the children's faces. She also enjoys showing the parents the children's accomplishments.
    Year Started:
    5/1/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 Years
  • Ms. Tiffany

    Ms. Tiffany, Toddler Classroom

    Every child in my class is someone's whole world! We didn't go into teaching to get rich, but to enrich others. -Robert John Meehan

    Ms. Tiffany has worked for KinderCare for over six years. She has two children of her own and loves her job. She graduated from Ellis University with her Child Development Associate's credential and Remington College with her Associate's Degree in Business. She is currently pursuing her Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from Northwest Mississippi Community College.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to working for KinderCare, Ms. Tiffany worked at Happy Times Child Care while in High School. Before that, she worked as a babysitter for numerous local families.
    Year Started:
    8/1/2008
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    11 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential, Associate's Degree
  • Ms. Lakevia

    Ms. Lakevia, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Learn more, do more.

    Ms. Lekevia has been working with children for 10 years. She enjoys the time that she spends with them. They teach her as well as she teaches them. She is so happy to be a part of their lives.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to beginning work at KinderCare, Ms. Lakevia has worked in the childcare field.
    Year Started:
    10/1/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
  • Ms. Sharon, Preschool Classroom

    The excitement in the children's eyes when we learn a new skill is why I come to work each day.

    Ms. Sharon currently holds her Child Development Associate's credential, which she gained in 2014. She is the mother of two children and is so very excited for the opportunity to work at KinderCare.

    Previous Experience:
    Before coming to work for KinderCare, Ms. Sharon worked in other child care centers for a number of years.
    Year Started:
    7/1/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    22 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Yvonne

    Ms. Yvonne, Floating Teacher

    The opportunity to guide a child in the path of success by giving them the proper tools needed to be successful, is what motivates me every day.

    Ms. Yvonne graduated from the University of Memphis with a Bachelor's Degree in Education. She is currently married and resides in Shelby County.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to working for KinderCare, Ms Yvonne worked for the Shelby County School system for a little over two years where she was a substitute teacher.
    Year Started:
    6/1/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree

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. 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

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

LeeAnn Hale is the Health & Safety Coordinator for our center. She does daily checks of the center and the playground to ensure the safety of our children. Some of the safety features of our center are a keypad entry, fenced playground and every staff member is CPR & First Aid trained.

At KinderCare, what families say about us means a lot. Read below some of the great experiences our families have had with us.

Share Your Story
If you have a story about your experience at KinderCare, please share your story with us.

My name is Leila and I am the mother of Sonia and Matthias a newborn. Sonia ( a school ager) has attended Christian Kids since she was 6 months old. Recently Ms. Jennifer brought to my attention that Sonia keeps twitching one of her eyes. and that she had observed her at play, reading etc. I had noticed this at home but thought she was just winking at me. I called the doctor and am taking her in for a appointment.

I feel truly blessed to have such amazing women taking care of my children.They always seem to have someone or know someone who can work with me on anything that I need help with. They truly are my kids second parents. Many thanks to Ms. Jennifer and hats off to Ms. Bonnie for making sure that the quality of care that I receive at KinderCare is still unmatched!!

- Mother
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