Erica Sanders, Center Director
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Welcome to our Goodlettsville KinderCare. We are pleased to know that you have taken an interest in our center and look forward to meeting you. Our teachers implement a creative and interactive curriculum that will keep the curiosity of your children continually engaged. We offer memorable learning experiences and create a welcoming environment we are sure you and your family will enjoy. We look forward to you becoming a part of our KinderCare family.
Erica Sanders, 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.
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.
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.
Welcome to the Goodlettsville KinderCare. Our early childhood educators are passionate about your child's happiness, growth, safety, and providing a nurturing environment that cultivates your child's self-esteem and education. We are a center made up of loving and caring staff wanting the best for each individual that they come in contact with. You will see that this is more than a job for them. It is an opportunity for them to share their passion while they inspire, engage, and awaken the wonder inside each and every child.
The only way to do great work is to love what you do!
Erica has been the center director at the Goodlettsville KinderCare since July 2016. Before being promoted to center director she was the assistant director at a fellow KinderCare center. Erica is a great inspiration for her staff and she shows such understanding and compassion for the children in her building. She enjoys her interaction and daily communications with both the parents and children. Erica continually strives to engage all families, and is always here to assist you.
To teach is to touch a life and shape a mind forever.
Erica relocated from Ohio in January 2016 and joined the KinderCare team in July. She loves getting down on the floor and playing with her babies and finds watching them master new skills so rewarding. She enjoys doing wet and messy activities and loves letting the parents know how great their children are doing.
Ms. Kim joined us in 2008 after moving back to Tennessee. She previously worked with our center during her time in school and moved to Florida where she worked in childcare. When Ms. Kim's family moved back to Tennessee she joined our center again and has worked in various roles such as Prekindergarten, Two's, Three's and now in our Transition room. In 2012, Ms. Kim got married and has completed her degree in Cosmetology.
Knowing that I have contributes to a child's growth and to their learning is the most rewarding feeling.
Ms. Bernie joined our center in 1990 as a Prekindergarten teacher and still currently holds that position. She preps her children getting them ready for Kindergarten each year. During her tenure with our center she also earned her Child Development Associate's credential and became a mentor for other students along with being the center's Health and Safety Coordinator.
Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.
Ms. Brea loves to work with children. Their smiling faces always put a smile on her face and they make her very happy.
If you can dream it, you can do it!
Ms. Dionna is always happy to be around children of all ages. She loves to put a smile on her children's faces the second she walks in.
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.
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.
Safety is important to us at KinderCare Learning Center. At our center, we offer a keypad entry system, a privacy fence around our entire playground and also all of our teachers are CPR/First Aid Certified for extra protection for your child
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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