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Goodlettsville KinderCare

Sheila Gross-Smith, Center Director

1025 Jackson Rd. Goodlettsville TN 37072
(615) 851-1361 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
off Long Hollow Pike across from the Sterling House

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Madison Creek Elementary, Beech Elementary, Goodlettsvile Elementary, Millersville Elementary, Old Center Elementary, and T.W. Hunter

Welcome

Thank you for choosing KinderCare Learning Center of Goodlettsville, Tennessee. We are confident that we can meet all of your Early Childhood Educational needs. Our staff have over 180 years of combined experience working in the Early Childhood field. We are dedicated to help build the foundation for your child's education here on a daily basis. The early years of learning in a child's life are most important in helping them reach their developmental milestones and assist them in getting ready for Kindergarten and beyond. If you have any questions about our center, the enrollment process, or any of our enrichment programs, please contact us at 615-851-1361 or stop by and take a tour of our facility and meet our sensational staff. We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you as part of our KinderCare family here in Goodlettsville.

- Sheila Gross-Smith M.Ed., Center Director

Sheila Gross-Smith, Center Director

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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.

Soccer Shots and KidSkills

Teachers & Staff

Ready to get to know our wonderful staff? The staff at our center has a combined experience of 119 years! You will find that many of our staff have been with our center for 5 plus years and have years of experience. After you read about our staff, take the next step and come and meet them!

  • Lisa Frederick

    Lisa Frederick, Assistant Director

    Ms. Lisa has worked for our location since 1997. When she originally started our center, she was our Prekindergarten teacher before transferring to another KinderCare. Since that transfer, Ms. Lisa has found her home with us again and is our Assistant Director. She also teaches our Music program and assists teachers in the classroom.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Lisa previously worked at other KinderCare locations.
    Year Started:
    1/1/1997
    Tenure:
    18 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    17 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential
  • Ms. Tammy

    Ms. Tammy, Cook

    Do unto others as others would do unto you.

    Previous Experience:
    Cooked for other childcare centers, churchs and schools.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "I Am A Bunny"
    Year Started:
    3/21/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    30
    Education:
    High School
  • Ms. Marilyn

    Ms. Marilyn, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Marilyn joined our KinderCare location in 2005 as an Infant teacher.

    Year Started:
    6/1/2005
    Tenure:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's credential
  • Ms. Sherry, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Sherry joined KinderCare in 1991 as a two year old teacher. During her tenure of 21 years, she has worked in the Toddler classroom and now in the Infant classroom. Ms. Sherry has made many connections with the families over the years and enjoys having the children come and see her even when they move out of her classroom.

    Year Started:
    6/1/1991
    Tenure:
    24 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    22 years
  • Ms. Elizabeth

    Ms. Elizabeth, Toddlers

    I am attending the University of Phoenix for Child Psychology.  I plan on being a counselor for children with special needs.  I have worked in child care since 2009 and have worked with all ages mostly Toddler/Two's.

    Previous Experience:
    previous experience in Toddlers, Two's and infants.
    Year Started:
    3/21/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    5
    Education:
    attending college for psychology
  • Ms. Sarah

    Ms. Sarah, Toddlers

    Some of the best men are women.
    Phinas Bresee

    Previous Experience:
    worked previously at another KinderCare Learning Center
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Lorax by Dr. Seuss
    Year Started:
    6/13/2013
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
    Education:
    Bachelors in Childrens Ministry
  • Miss Erika

    Miss Erika, Two's

    I love getting to work with children every day and see their imaginations come to life. It is exciting to see their reactions to little things with great enthusiasm and how they view the world.

    I love to see the children learn and grow. Knowing I'm making a difference in their lives and being a key component in their development.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Courderoy Bear"
    Year Started:
    11/21/2013
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
    Education:
    High School Diploma
  • Ms. Kim

    Ms. Kim, Transition Classroom

    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.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2008
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 years
  • Ms. Ann

    Ms. Ann, Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Ann joined our center in 2001 as the Three's teacher. During her time with our center she began studying for her Child Development Associate's credential and has watched our Three's program grow to two classrooms. At that time she became the Older Three's teacher and is now our sole Three's teacher. Ms. Ann previously owned her own childcare center and came to us with lots of experience with children.

    Year Started:
    6/1/2001
    Tenure:
    14 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    30 years
  • Ms. Harvest

    Ms. Harvest, Afternoon Prekindergarten Classroom

    I love seeing all the smiling faces when they are learning and getting something right!

    Ms. Harvest has been with our center since June of 2013 and works the afternoons in the Prekindergarten classroom with Ms. Bernie. Ms. Harvest herself attended our center when she was an infant. Currently, Ms. Harvest is working with us and will be attending college soon.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2013
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 Year
    Education:
    Pursuing Degree
  • Ms. Bernie

    Ms. Bernie, Prekindergarten Classroom

    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.

    Year Started:
    6/1/1990
    Tenure:
    25 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's credential
  • Ms. Lou

    Ms. Lou, School Age Classroom

    Ms. Lou joined our center in 2009 as a School Age teacher. During the school year, Ms. Lou is a floater helping our teachers with breaks and filling in their classrooms until the children get out of school. During the Summer, she helps with planning our Summer Calendar and goes on field trips.

    Year Started:
    2/1/2009
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 years
  • Ms. Shannon

    Ms. Shannon, Learning Adventures Classroom/Program Specialist

    Ms. Shannon has worked for KinderCare previously and joined our center in 2007. When she joined our center she became our Program Specialist and Learning Adventures teacher. Her expertise is in Phonics and this is where she spends the bulk of her day. Ms. Shannon is also available for questions in the absence of Ms. Sheila.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Shannon previously worked at Hendersonville KinderCare.
    Year Started:
    1/1/2007
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential

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About Our Center

We are a 3 Star Center that is celebrating their 26th year in business!

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Center Menu

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

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

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 teachers at Goodlettsville KinderCare encourage our children, let them make mistakes hug them when it's a sad moment and help us explore and learn. The have the best teachers!

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Our family enjoys how the staff is like our family and how they act like our family!

- Family

Our family enjoys the amazing staff at Goodlettsville KinderCare. They become the other "mommas" to my babies and it reassures me that they are being cared for in a loving and attentive manner.

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