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Red Bank KinderCare

Latesha Levins, Center Director

1026 Red Banks Rd. Greenville NC 27858
(252) 756-4334 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
next to the Fire Station across from Southern Bank

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Transportation offered for after school only. After Only. Eastern, Elmhurst, Wintergreen, Wahl- Coates, W H Whitfield, Creekside, Chicod, Pactolus, Saidie Sauter, Hope Middle.

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Welcome

Welcome to KinderCare Red Banks 300360. We are a NAC accredited center. We are proud of the great programs and learning that takes place daily at our center. We have a center that welcomes families of various cultures that we are proud to learn about and be a part of. We would love for you to be a part of our strong, loving and nurturing family.

Latesha Levins, 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.

Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program

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 staff is compiled of both very tenured as well as new members who bring fresh ideas to our center. Everyone collaborates as a team to create a center that is harmonious and inviting. We enjoy together current and new children, parents, and staff into one family.

  • Latesha Levins

    Latesha Levins, Center Director

    My philosophy on learning and education is that all children are born with the ability to learn and it is our responsibility as educators to help children continuously learn and advance on levels that are achievable.

    Latesha has been in the education field for over 15 years. She is so passionate that she also continues to educate herself in the field. Latesha has worked in a variety of early childhood programs. She brings her wealth of knowledge and experience to KinderCare. She loves the opportunity to build a strong foundation and loving environment for every family, child and staff member.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to becoming our Center Director, Latesha has previous experience working in the childcare industry. More specifically, she worked as a teacher for a Head Start Center and for an elementary school. She was also a Behavior Specialist for the local school district.
    Year Started:
    3/14/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Since 1998
    Education:
    Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education, Birth through Kindergarten License, Administration License
  • Ms. Megan Brown

    Ms. Megan Brown, Assistant Director

    Children are a part of our future and I love that I am a part of guiding their path.
     

    Megan has been with KinderCare since December 2012. After many years as a lead teacher, she is very excited to be presented with opportunity to be an Assistant Director. Being an Assistant Director gives Megan the perfect balance of being able to educate young children in conjunction to being an active part of management. She enjoys working with everyone in order to create an environment that makes families proud to leave their children in our care every day


     

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to becoming our Assistant Director, Ms. Megan was a lead teacher for over five years.
    Year Started:
    12/3/2012
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Since 2006
    Education:
    Bachelor of Science Degree in Child Life
  • Ms. Tamara, Cook

    We all need to work as partners (parents, teachers, and community) to educate our children.

    Ms. Tamara comes to us with a background of teacher and food service. She takes care of all the nutritional needs of the center. When she plans the children's meals she makes sure they are balanced and the children also enjoy the food. She takes the time to find out what foods the children enjoy most and also introduces them to new foods and new food combinations. She also plans fun nutrition activities and implements them with the children. During the activities she talks to them about the names, textures, colors, smells and learning about quantities. Meal time is always a very exciting time at our center with the help of Ms. TJ as the children call her.
     

    Previous Experience:
    Teacher ECE
    Year Started:
    2/17/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Since 2009
    Education:
    NC Child Care Credentials
  • Ms. LeShaunda

    Ms. LeShaunda, Health and Safety Coordinator/Learning Adventures Instructor

    My goal is to inspire children to reach their highest potential.
     

    Ms. LeShaunda has joined our team with a background in management. Formely she has been a Teacher and Assistant Director with her previous employer. She came aboard our team with the willingliness to learn and assist anyone that needed an extra hand. LeShaunda keeps a positive attitude and a smile on her face in everything she does. Around the center she is proactive when it comes to health and safety. She also teachers the children what it is to be safe. LeShaunda helps keep the children motivated and wanting to learn during the phonics and reading learning adventure classes to help support the learning that is taking place in the classrooms.

    Previous Experience:
    Teacher ECE
    Year Started:
    6/1/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    Since 2008
    Education:
    Bachelor of Science-Family and Community Services
  • Ms. Dionnie

    Ms. Dionnie, Infant Classroom

    Imagine with all your mind, belieove with all your heart and achieve with all your might.

    Ms. Dionnie knows the personality of each and everyone of the babies in her classroom. She knows exactly what the children want and need. The children are so bonded to her and alwaysthey light up when she enters the room. She gets down on the children's eye level where she helps them enjoy through cooing, smiling and beginning to say first words. With over 20 years of Early Childhood experience she understands the developmental sequence of infant learning. In addition to know the children completely she builds strong and positive relationships with the parents of the children in her care.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Dionnie has experience working as a teacher at other child development centers.
    Year Started:
    1/6/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    24 years
    Education:
    NC Child Care Credentials
  • Ms. Nicole

    Ms. Nicole, Toddler Classroom

    I believe in providing quality early childhood education because the children are our future and we as teachers must help mold the children so they can be sucessful in the future.
     

    Ms. Nicole started out with our center as a parent. She has two children enrolled in our program. When she would come at drop off time she would spend a substantial amount of time engaging with children in her own children's classroom. During this time she was a full time student at East Carolina University where she obtained her Bachelor's degree. She showed interest in employment with our program. It was such a great transition for Nicole to join our team since she trusts us to help with the development of her children. She took an important step to assist us with the development of all the children in our program. Ms. Nicole proudly became a part pf our team as an Infant and Toddler teacher in which she fits right in.

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    Previous Experience:
    Student Intern
    Year Started:
    8/13/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    Since 2013
    Education:
    Bachelor of Science-Social Work
  • Ms. Kaylee, Toddler Classroom

    I enjoy watching the developmental growth of children on a daily basis and I live for those "Aha" moments.

    Ms. Kaylee comes to us with a compassionate heart and full of hugs. From her first day of employment she has developed a soft and soothing way to talk to the children. She gives extra hugs when the children need it to help them have a great day. Kaylee is currently furthering her education to obtain a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education. During this time she is learning new concepts in which she is able to apply in her classroom. She has learned to join an already established team and integrate herself in  a positive way. She always keeps the children's best interest in mind and always think about what their needs are and meet them.

    Previous Experience:
    Student Intern
    Year Started:
    10/13/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    Since 2012
    Education:
    NC Child Care Credentials
  • Ms. Donnetta

    Ms. Donnetta, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    It is a great feeling to know that you bring smiles on the faces of children and know that today will be different from yesterday.

    Ms. Donnetta has a strong passion in helping children. Her students, along with the entire center, becomes filled with motivation and energy simply from her presence. As she embarks on her daily routines in the classroom, she does them with ease and a smile on her face. She works with her two-year-old students to help build their words and works with them patiently in order to help them further develop educationally.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Donnetta worked for other centers as an early childhood education teacher.
    Year Started:
    2/16/2009
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Since 1991
    Education:
    Credentials in Childcare
  • Ms. Deborah

    Ms. Deborah, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I believe in nurturing and treating children with fairness

    Ms. Debbie came to our program with a background in Early Childhood Education and Elementary School. She came to us with a positive attitude and an open heart. She has tons of energy in which she uses to help keep the attention of the two year children in her care. She plans activities that always have a nutritional component. She helps the children explore the foods while learning the monthly theme. She has built a positive interaction and engagement with the families. By. Ms. Debbie being born and raise in the area she knows many of the families outside of the center in which helps her have even a stronger bond with the families.
    Ms. Debbie always starts her day with a smile and

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Deborah has taught in different centers and has experience working with different age groups.
    Year Started:
    8/15/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Education:
    NC Child Care Credentials
  • Mr. James, Preschool Classroom

    A passion for teaching is the enthusiasm to realize that all children can learn and want to feel special in any learning environment.

    Mr. James is a former KinderCare employee from State. When he came to us he was eager to join an established team and add his expertise. He came into the three year classroom and was eager to help them learning the preschool concepts. By Mr. James being a parent as well it is very important for the children to have knowledge and skills that are going to get them to Pre-Kindergarten. He knows KinderCare standards and he is always willing to lend a helping hand to his co-workers even when it requires him to get his hands dirty.
     

    Previous Experience:
    Management in ECE
    Year Started:
    10/15/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    Since 1999
    Education:
    Associates of Science-Early Childhood
  • Ms. Karla

    Ms. Karla, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I love working with children because they are all so fun and interesting. I love being able to prepare children for kindergarten.

    Ms. Karla has a strong willingness to help children prepare for kindergarten. One of her strengths is being able to understand the importance of building children's educational foundation that will assist them to be successful in kindergarten and have the ability to learn new skills. She builds great relationships with her children and families. Children love her because she gets to know the children's individual interests and needs in order to expand their cognitive development. She is always searching for new and innovative ways to teach the children in her classroom.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to becoming our prekindergarten teacher, Ms. Karla worked as a student teacher and volunteered in classrooms until she earned her degree in education.
    Year Started:
    8/31/2009
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Since 2005
    Education:
    Bachelor of Science in Child Life
  • Ms. Teedra

    Ms. Teedra, School Age Classroom

    I believe that children learn through play and every child is unique and special.
     

    Ms. Bell has been a parent with our center for a few years. Her child entered our program in the two year classroom and is now enrolled in the local public school and attends our program after school and school breaks. During the school year Ms. Bell works as a first grade Teacher Assistant at G. R. Whitfield Elementary School. When she is on breaks for Christmas, spring and summer breaks she is always eager to come to our program and take on the role as school age teacher. She has learned all the children and their needs. She assist them with the learning activities and also plans fun and interesting events. She finds out what the children would like to do and makes sure she implements it. The school age children always look forward to seeing Ms. Bell.
     

     

     

     

    Previous Experience:
    Teacher Assistant-Public Schools
    Year Started:
    6/19/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    Since 2001
    Education:
    Associates-Early Childhood Education

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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

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegetarian
  • 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 very important at our center. We keep our children safe at our center with our keypad entry in which only our enrolled families have access to the code. In addition the children are protected on the playground by a fenced area. In addition to safety we are also proud of keeping children healthy by encouraging healthy eating, hand-washing, and all our staff are CPR & first aid certified.

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