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Greenacres KinderCare

Christine Caridi, Center Director

3035 Jog Rd Greenacres FL 33467
(561) 641-7435 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
at Jog Rd & 10th Ave N

Neighborhood:
NW Corner of 10th Ave N. & Jog West of Hwy 95 (Forest Hill or 10th Ave)

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Liberty Park, Cholee Lakes, Heritage Elementary, Renaissance Charter Wellington, Pine Jog Elementary, & Forest Hill Elementary

Now enrolling for Fall Voluntary Prekindergarten!  Spots are limited and KinderCare has revised Prekindergarten curriculum starting in the Fall of 2015 which is realigned to current Florida early learning and K-12 Common Core standards. Summer Voluntary Prekindergarten is available at our location! Call us for more details.

Exclusive to KinderCare ~ New Transitional Kindergarten program to enhance your child’s VPK experience ~
Transitional Kindergarten is an enhanced learning program that offers more challenging activities than our traditional VPK “Wrap” program.  Children will experience project-related learning and extended whole group activities. This is in addition to the language, social, physical and cognitive learning we provide to get them ready for Kindergarten!
 

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Welcome

Welcome to your KinderCare. Our experts have designed a proven curriculum that helps children grow in all areas of development within our classrooms. Whether your child has first words or first grade on the horizon, we are excited for your child to become a part of the learning experience. We will do all we can to answer your questions and help your child feel comfortable in their new classroom. Our goal is to make your family a part of our KinderCare family.

Christine Caridi, 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.

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.

Florida Voluntary Prekindergarten Programs

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?

Teachers & Staff

We welcome you to get to know a little more about our staff. You will find that our staff represents a fine combination of Early Childhood Education experience as well various cultures. We look forward to meeting you and your family in the near future.

  • Christine Caridi

    Christine Caridi, Center Director

    My goal is to ensure the best, high quality, education for all children".

    Previous Experience:
    Early Childhood Professional since 2001.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Giving Tree
    Year Started:
    5/18/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    13 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration, Minor in Early Childhood Education & Development
  • Ms. Eglee

    Ms. Eglee, Health & Safety Coordinator

    Children are my Passion.  I am dedicated to working hard for them to learn so they can see how great they can be!

    Ms. Eglee is one of our VPK Teachers as well as the Center Health and Safety Coordinator.

    Year Started:
    8/2/2005
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9
    Education:
    CDA
  • Ms. Claudia

    Ms. Claudia, Two's

    Year Started:
    2/16/2015
    Years in ECE industry:
    4
    Education:
    CDA
  • Ms. Perla

    Ms. Perla, VPK

    Year Started:
    6/1/2009
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    11
    Education:
    CDA
  • Ms. Katie

    Ms. Katie, Toddlers & Two's

    Year Started:
    6/1/2009
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12
    Education:
    Associate of Applied Science
  • Ms. Cecilia

    Ms. Cecilia, Toddlers

    Year Started:
    5/10/2012
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4
    Education:
    CDA
  • Ms. Dawn

    Ms. Dawn, VPK / Learning Adventures

    Year Started:
    9/1/2014
    Years in ECE industry:
    6
    Education:
    ECPC
  • Mr. Ms. Shelbie

    Mr. Ms. Shelbie, Two's & Infants

    Year Started:
    7/7/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
    Education:
    ECPC
  • Kyle

    Kyle, VPK

    Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire" - William Butler Yeats

    Year Started:
    2/2/2015
    Years in ECE industry:
    5
    Education:
    BA
  • Ms. Alexus

    Ms. Alexus, Three's

    Year Started:
    3/4/2013
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
    Education:
    ECPC
  • Ms. Katrina

    Ms. Katrina, VPK

    Year Started:
    4/5/2013
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7
    Education:
    CDA
  • Ms. Cheryl

    Ms. Cheryl, Infant Room / Transportation

    Year Started:
    7/10/2012
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8
    Education:
    CDA
  • Mr. Juan

    Mr. Juan, School Age / Transportation

    Year Started:
    9/1/2014
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
    Education:
    AOS
  • Ms. Shamima

    Ms. Shamima, Three's

    Year Started:
    6/30/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1

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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.

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Spanish
  • Creole

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Special diets

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

Health and safety is one of our top priorities. Some of our features include: keypad entry, fenced playground, all staff CPR & First Aid certified, daily classroom cleaning checklist, a bus with three-point safety restraints, proper hand washing procedures, cleaning supplies locked safely out of reach, criminal background checks, only pre-approved people with photo identification may pick-up your child, a child supervision record used every 30 minutes, and conducting monthly fire and disaster drills. We maintain rigorous standards of safety, leaving nothing at all to chance.

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 Debbie DosSantos and my granddaughter attends KinderCare in Lake Worth. I am writing to say what a wonderful school you have here. The teachers and management are exceptional. My granddaughter loves coming to school and we felt welcomed and like part of a family from the first day she started. She has learned a lot since starting here due to the great curriculum and teachers. You should come and visit this center for yourselves to see what an incredible job all of the teachers, cook, and management do at this center, you will be impressed.

- Grandmother

It's never easy leaving your children in someone else's care for the first time, but since day one the teachers at KinderCare have given me such peace of mind with their loving care and guidance for both of my children. I feel very fortunate to have found a daycare center with such an amazing staff. It's not every day that you encounter such good people. We have been a part of the KinderCare family for over a year now, my son starting in the infant room and my daughter in the toddler room and we couldn't be happier. Keep up the good work!!

- Mother
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