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Goldsboro KinderCare

Tanya Artis, Center Director

901 Landmark Dr. Goldsboro NC 27534
(919) 778-3902 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds

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Special Instructions:
off Royal Ave behind Hampton Inn

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
North Drive, Easter Wayne Elementary, North East, North west, Tommy Road, Meadow Lane, Green Wood Middle, Carber, Dillard Academy, Miller Lanes

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Welcome to the KinderCare of Goldsboro North Carolina! We are a learning center that believes that every child should have an opportunity to learn and grow in a positive and nurturing environment. Our goals is to develop the whole child by meeting the child needs where they are in their social, cognitive and physical development. We welcome you and your family to come and visit our center and see why KinderCare is the place to begin your child's journey through the first stages of their development.

Tanya Artis, Center Director

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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.

Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program


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.

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.

Teachers & Staff

Our teachers and staff truly believe it's an honor that you have chosen KinderCare. And we believe that the their learning start at the very early age of development. That's why we are committed to offering the highest and quality education and care for your child. Our passion is to help ensure that we provide a fun a learning environment for them by meeting them in the ares of social, emotion, physical and intellectually development.

  • Tanya Artis

    Tanya Artis, Center Director

    Every child has the right to received the very best of education so they may brighten their own path into becoming productive young adults.

    Tanya started with KinderCare in 1997 as the Pre-K teacher and the Health and Safety person. She then moved to teaching the Kindergarten class for two years before being asked to take on the Assistant Director position. She became the Center Director of the center in 2004.

    Year Started:
    18 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Since 1970
    Administration 1 and 2; Child Development Associate
  • Geraldine Spruill

    Geraldine Spruill, Assistant Director

    I count it a joy to work with young children.

    Geraldine has worked with children for 15 years. She started out working at the WMCA where she felt a strong need to make sure they were receiving everything that they were required to grow. She came to KinderCare in 2000 and started out in the three-year-old class before taking on the role of Assistant Director.

    Year Started:
    15 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Since 1985
    Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Gaynell

    Ms. Gaynell, Infant Classroom

    Loves goes a long way.

    Ms. Gaynell started working at KinderCare in 2002. This was her first job after graduating from Wayne Community College with an Associate's Degree in Human Services. She is presently enrolled at Wayne Community College in the Education field. It's rewarding for her to see the children that was in her care stop by and say hello years later.

    Year Started:
    13 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Since 1992
    Associate's Degree in Human Services and Substance Abuse
  • Ms. Shirley

    Ms. Shirley, Infants Classroom

    I enjoy working with young children because I have the opportunity to contribute to the early stages of their development.

    Ms. Shirley has worked with KinderCare in Goldsboro for the past 14 years. She worked as the school age teacher for three years. Ms. Shirley was asked to help out in the infant room one day and she fell in love with the babies and ask for a transfer to the infant room--and she has been our infant teacher for the past eleven years! She is also the center health and safety coordinator. Ms. Shirley is working toward her Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to starting at KinderCare Ms. Shirley worked with children for National Army Force, Nurse Aid, and South Trust Bank.
    Year Started:
    17 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Since 1981
    Currently pursuing her Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Linda

    Ms. Linda, Toddler Classroom

    An education is not a thing one gets, but a life long process.

    Ms. Linda started at KinderCare in 1987 at center 339 in Belleville, Il. She worked as a teacher's assistant in the two year old class for eight years. She transferred to our center in 1995 and worked with the two year old and toddlers classes for the past 17 years as a lead teacher. She now has 25 years with KinderCare and recently earned her Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education. She is very proud of this accomplishment. In her spare time she enjoys reading, listening to music and spending time with her family.

    Year Started:
    27 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Since 1960
    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Jean

    Ms. Jean, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Every child should have a chance at love and learning.

    Ms. Jean has been working at KinderCare for almost 13 years. She is a 2000 graduate from Wayne Community College of Goldsboro N.C. where she obtained an Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education and still currently attends to continue her education. Ms. Jean has a unique talent to create an environment that involves the children and enhances their creativity. She creates realistic discovery areas that invites exploration and learning.

    Year Started:
    15 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Since 1985
    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Sharlene

    Ms. Sharlene, Threes

    It is not who you teach, but that you teach.

    Ms. Sharlene has always wanted to be a teacher, and credits that ambition to the teachers she had that motivated and encouraged her. She cherishes working with the young ones and feels blessed to be a part of their educational journey. She has taken some Elementary Education course, but her degree is in History. She is learning so much from Mrs. Tanya Artis and can only pray that she learn more.

    Previous Experience:
    Counselor in after-school program, Tutor at Sylvan Learning Center
    Year Started:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Since 2003
    Bachelor's Degree in History; Credentials
  • Ms. Amy

    Ms. Amy, Cook

    Greeting the families and the children is where I began my day.

    Ms. Amy started at KinderCare Learning Center as a part-time assistant cook, and became the full-time cook in 2000. She became part of the management team in 2004. She is also the Cooking and Music teacher. Working with KinderCare and the KinderCare families is a joy.

    Year Started:
    16 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Since 1986
    Food Safety Training

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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.

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

Our first priority is that we provide a safe place for your child. KinderCare has a keypad that only parents will used to bring their children inside the builder. All other visitor will be ask to sign in on the visitor log before entering the building. The center has a Health and Safety coordinator and Her name is Ms. Shirley who does a monthly check list on playground. fire and, disaster drill to make sure everyone is safe at all time.

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 daughter has been with KinderCare since she was eight weeks old, and she is now 27 months olds. I did not plan for her to go to KinderCare when I was pregnant I had her registered at another daycare; however, due to some miscommunication when she was four weeks old I learned the other daycare had removed her from their waiting list. I scrambled around town trying to find a daycare with an opening. I came across two centers with openings. As soon as I walked through the KinderCare door's I knew this was were my daughter would be going. As a new mom with no family in the area, I've always been grateful for how the KinderCare staff takes the time to talk to me about my daughters care. Each staff member knows my daughter, even if she has never been a part of their classroom . I value the care my daughter receives at KinderCare. Tammie

- Mother

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