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Goodlettsville KinderCare

Christopher Thomas, 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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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Madison Creek Elementary

Welcome

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.
 

Christopher Thomas, Center Director

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AMERICA’S MOST ACCREDITED

We’re so proud!

Nationally only 10% of daycares are accredited–nearly 100% of our learning centers are. That’s a big difference, and that means KinderCare kids are getting the very best. Here’s why.

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SCHOOL-READY

Our kids are taking off!

By kindergarten, our kids are testing ahead of their peers. Read all about it.

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.

Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program

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.

Teachers & Staff

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.
 

  • Christopher Thomas, Center Director

    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.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Where the Sidewalk Ends
    Year Started:
    4/4/2011
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7
    Education:
    Currently obtaining her Child Development Associate Degree
  • Ms. Erica

    Ms. Erica, Infant Classroom

    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.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Goodnight Moon
    Year Started:
    7/11/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    18
    Education:
    Obtaining her Child Development Associate Degree
  • Ms. Kim

    Ms. Kim, 2 Year Old

    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:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 years
  • Ms. Bernie

    Ms. Bernie, Prekindergarten Classroom

    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.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Fish out of Water
    Year Started:
    6/1/1990
    Tenure:
    26 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's credential

Upcoming Center Activities

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April's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Growing Gardens

What better time to explore the beauty and science of flowers and gardens than the spring? Infants’ learning will focus on sensory experiences with different plants and flowers, while toddlers and three-year-olds have the opportunity to learn how to care for plants. We’ll plant seeds in soil, water the plants, observe bugs and discover how they help plants grow, and even plant a butterfly garden outside! We’ll build math skills by counting seeds, learn new vocabulary words related to flowers and plants, and as always, sing songs and read books involving gardens. 

Children 4–5 years old: In the Spring + Wild Animals

For children in the Preschool and Transitional Kindergarten Classrooms, April is about exploring all things spring and discovering wild animals! Preschoolers will look for signs of spring outdoors, make mud cakes and count the twigs placed in them, and paint still-life paintings of things related to spring. When our learning turns to wild animals, we’ll learn about the habitats and habits of creatures big and small while maintaining a focus on learning lowercase letters. 

The older children in Transitional Kindergarten will focus on project-related work and pick something to work on together. In years past, children have painted a mural, made spring parade floats, painted wild animal masks, and created a model of a wild animal’s habitat. Both of these units focus on expanding the children’s understanding of the natural world around them.

Monday April 10, 2017
Come get a sneak peek of summer at KinderCare during our Open House event, from April 10th – 14th.

At KinderCare, our summer adventures are designed for learning and fun. We love taking our experiments outside, having special guests visit our centers, and even exploring our senses on walks outside or by rolling around in the cool grass. We can’t wait to meet you and show you what makes our centers special and why we would love to spend our summer with you!

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

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!

- 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.

- Family

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

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