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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.

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  1. Tuesday September 13, 2016
    1. “All About Me” Community Social

      Your whole family is welcome to join us September 13th for our community social.  Summer is winding down, Fall is approaching and that means it’s Back to School season!  Now is the perfect time to get a glimpse of the KinderCare curriculum and experience in our centers.  Our director and teachers can’t wait to point out their favorite aspects of the classrooms.  This is also a great chance to spend time with current families who stay and have fun at the social!  See you there!

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. Pamela

    Ms. Pamela, Infant Classroom

    Children love being in my classroom because of I make them smile and I can be silly!

    Ms. Pamela comes to KinderCare as a Pediatric Medical Assistant. She has love and passion for infants and their development. She has embraced the infants in our program and learned all their personalities and bonded with them. Pamela feels like she is able to connect with the children by getting down on their eye level and by being silly with them. During her time away from the center, she enjoys shopping, traveling and reading.

    Previous Experience:
    Medical Assistance - Pediatric Assistant Physician.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Brown Bear, Brown Bear
    Year Started:
    5/25/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    Since 2007
    Education:
    Associates of Science in Medical Assisting. North Carolina Childhood Education Credentials I & II. SIDS.
  • Ms. Victoria D.

    Ms. Victoria D., Toddler Classroom

    My favorite thing about teaching is hearing the excitement in the voices and seeing it in their eyes. I make learning an adventure.

    Victoria enters her classroom with a big smile on her face and with high energy. She helps the children engage in classroom materials by sitting down on children's eye level. She allows encourages the children to use words to express themselves. Victoria engages with the families daily by telling them some of the experiences their child had during the day. She shows the parents some of the activities their child did throughout the day.

    Previous Experience:
    Partner's In Learning with Toddlers, 4's and School Age.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
    Year Started:
    10/12/2015
    Years in ECE industry:
    Since 2013
    Education:
    North Carolina Child Care Education Credentials, CNA1, CPR & First Aid certified. Associates in Early Childhood
  • Ms. Windy

    Ms. Windy, Toddler Classroom

    Don't put of tomorrow what you can do today.

    Ms. Windy joined our team as a former two year old teacher. She enjoys smiling and interacting with the children. She laughs with them and assist thrm with their learning experiences. Being a parent herself Ms. Windy understands the importance of early education. During her free time away from the center, she enjoys working out and spending time with her children.
    Her favorite part about being a teacher is being able to watch the children develop and grow. Children love to be in her classroom because she always provide a fun and positive atmosphere!

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Windy has experience teaching and working with two year olds.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Very Hungry Caterpillar
    Year Started:
    4/4/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    Since 2009
    Education:
    North Carolina Education Credentials I & II. SIDS certified.
  • 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. Shannon T

    Ms. Shannon T, Discovery Preschool

     I love watching children grow academically and in all areas of development.

    Ms. Shannon comes to KinderCare with over 25 years of experience in Early Childhood Education. She worked as a private nanny as as a School Age Teacher. She is willing to be flexible and work with multi age groups. She joined our team with the thirst to learn more about children and the curriculum. She works with her co teacher to have a positive balance in her classroom.

    Previous Experience:
    Babysitter, School Age teacher
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Green Eggs & Ham
    Year Started:
    2/10/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    Since 1989
    Education:
    North Carolina Childcare Credentials, Administration Credential I & II
  • Mr. James

    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
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Green Eggs and Ham
    Year Started:
    10/15/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    Since 1999
    Education:
    Associates of Science-Early Childhood
  • Ms. LeShaunda

    Ms. LeShaunda, Pre- K Classroom. 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:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Since 2008
    Education:
    Bachelor of Science-Family and Community Services
  • Ms. Chantal, School Age Classroom

    Live everyday with a smile.

    Chantal comes to us as a transfer from another center as a toddler teacher. She is always willing to come in and assist in any classroom she works at. Former she has been a school age teacher at the boys and girl scout club. She is so excited to jump back into school age care because she enjoys building the strong relationships with the children. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, dancing and shopping.

    Previous Experience:
    Afterschool teacher, tutor and toddler teacher.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    One Fish Two Fish
    Year Started:
    12/1/2015
    Years in ECE industry:
    Since 2011
    Education:
    Early Childhood Education Credentials. CPR & First Aid certified. Basic School Age Training certified (BSAC)
  • Mr. Renardo

    Mr. Renardo, School Age Classroom

    With great power comes great responsibility.

    Mr. Renardo comes to us with many years of school age care experience. He enjoys helping children interact with each other in a positive way. He is knowledgeable with the children's homework and is able to assist them. Renardo enjoys and engages with the children during active play. He is very flexible with working with multiple age groups and keeps the children involved in the activities.

    Previous Experience:
    Mr. Renardo taught in Public Schools
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Very Hungry Caterpillar
    Year Started:
    4/19/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    Since 2008
    Education:
    Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Teedra

    Ms. Teedra, Center Support

    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:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Since 2001
    Education:
    Associates-Early Childhood Education
  • Mr. Michael

    Mr. Michael, Cook

    I enjoy seeing children learn new things..

    Mr. Michael comes to us with over 10 years of food service experience. He understands the importance of serving nutritious foods for the children. He often talks to the children he is serving. Mr. Michael also engages children in conversations about the types of foods and assists them in family style meals.
    In his spare time, he enjoys camping, fishing and watching sports.
    He loves being the chef of the school because the children look forward to smelling and tasting the foods for meal times.

    Previous Experience:
    Restaurant and retail management.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Good Night Moon.
    Year Started:
    12/7/2015
    Years in ECE industry:
    Since 2006
    Education:
    High School Diploma

August 2016 Events

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  1. Monday August 01, 2016
    1. Spirit Week

      August 1 - 5

  2. Tuesday August 09, 2016
    1. Join us for our Curriculum Night

      Find out how we can work together to give your children a brighter future!

      On August 9th, you’ll see firsthand how we nurture your child’s curiosity. Come meet our wonderful teachers and find out what a day at our center is like. Participate in some of our engaging curriculum activities, like creating modern renditions of pop art or discovering gross and gooey physiology! Curriculum Night gives you the opportunity to see how your child will grow and develop at our center, all while having fun. You’ll also get to talk with other parents who are already a part of our family.

  3. Thursday August 11, 2016
    1. Bowling AMF

  4. Friday August 12, 2016
    1. Pool Day

  5. Monday August 15, 2016
    1. Pool day

  6. Tuesday August 16, 2016
    1. Movie day

  7. Wednesday August 17, 2016
    1. Sheppard Memorial Day Story Hour

  8. Thursday August 18, 2016
    1. Back to School

  9. Friday August 19, 2016
    1. Luau Party and Kona Ice

  10. Monday August 22, 2016
    1. Deadwood

  11. Tuesday August 23, 2016
    1. Chuck E Cheese

  12. Wednesday August 24, 2016
    1. Bowling AMF

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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