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Indian Springs KinderCare

Amber Hillman-Sage, Center Director

7939 Morris Rd. Hamilton OH 45011
(513) 896-4769 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds

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Tylersville Rd. and Bypass 4

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Fairfield East, Fairfield North, Fairfield Intermediate, Fairwood Elementary


Welcome to the Indian Springs KinderCare Learning Center located in Hamilton, Ohio on the corner of Tylersville Road and the OH-4 Bypass. We are currently serving families that live in Hamilton, Fairfield, and West Chester. We are so excited to meet with you and your family. Our experts designed our classrooms to help prepare your child for success in school and beyond. With designated learning centers in every classroom, children have the opportunity for rich social play and child initiated discovery. We believe in developing the whole child with an emphasis on assisting your child's growth with their social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development. In our community, we know it takes a village to raise a child so our professionals communicate daily with parents on their child's development, and their expectations of our program. Your child will not only have a safe, secure, and stimulating environment to learn in, but will have support from a team of professionals who have a true passion for education and nurturing children.

Amber Hillman-Sage, Center Director

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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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Our kids are taking off!

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


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.

Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program


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.


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

Our friendly and out-going staff make our Nationally Accredited center a unique, educational, and fun place to be. Our teachers are dedicated to the education of your children. Our administration works hard to partner with families and the community to provide the best experience for both children and families.

We strive to have the highest quality program in the area. Many of our staff have been here 15 years or longer and we have over 100 years of combined Early Childhood experience! Our teachers are constantly improving on their education through staff trainings and continuing education. As Albert Einstein said, "It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge." This is what our teachers strive for every day!

  • Amber Hillman-Sage

    Amber Hillman-Sage, Center Director

    I strongly believe that children are inheriting this world we live in. In order to continue to make it a better place, it is our responsibility as the influential adults in their lives; to shape, mold, guide and invest wisdom, love, and knowledge in them everyday. Here at KinderCare, our staff has made it their life committment to help this wonderful journey along!

    Amber spent over three years combined, working with and helping run youth programs. After graduating Antioch College, she worked with a multibillion dollar company for six years in project management, customer service, supervising, and corporate training. Though she had a successful career with this company, her heart and passion was still in working with children and she decided to make a change. Amber is now happily working for the KinderCare family!

    Previous Experience:
    Amber spent over three years combined, working with and helping run youth programs. After graduating Antioch College, she worked with a multi-billion dollar company for six years in project management, customer service, supervising, and corporate training. Though she had a successful career with this company, her heart and passion was still in working with children and she decided to make a change. Amber is now happily working for the KinderCare family!
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb, by Al Perkins
    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 Years
    Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and currently working on Master of Science in Family Studies and Intervention
  • Dani Thompson

    Dani Thompson, Assistant Director

    I believe that every child has a unique personality and style of learning. Our job as educators is to figure out what that style is and teach to it!

    Dani loves working with children and their families to provide the best quality education and experience she can. A native of CIncinnati, Dani enjoys spending her time outside of work playing with her dog and spending time with family and friends.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare, Dani worked as a Child Care Director and Summer Camp Director for the Great Miami Valley YMCA. She also has experience working as a Lead Toddler Teacher for Bright Horizons. Dani received her undergraduate degree from the University of Cincinnati in Early Childhood Education.
    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4 years
    Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Brianna

    Ms. Brianna, Younger Infants

    Inspiring children to learn through play brings me great joy. I strive to provide individualized care of the highest quality each and everyday!

    Ms. Brianna recently graduated with her Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education from Miami University. She enjoys helping children learn and grow everyday.

    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Wanda, Infants

    I love working with children and watching them grow. The best part of my day is seeing the light bulb go off when a child learns something new!

    Ms. Wanda is a nurturing and loving teacher, her classroom is always filled with smiles and laughs as the children interact with Ms. Wanda. Aside from work, she has several children of her own that she loves to spend every moment with. Her greatest joy right now are the grandchildren who are in a way making her feel like a mom all over again.

    Previous Experience:
    For as long as Ms. Wanda can remember she has always worked with children in some capacity. Ms. Wanda has worked in Early Childhood Education since the 90's and has no desire to quit now! In her eyes education is the foundation of life and it is here (in ECE) that she can make the most impact.
    Year Started:
    20 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Ms. Geri

    Ms. Geri, Older Infants Classroom

    I love listening to what the children say and what they learn from my teaching. I enjoy watching them teach each other. It inspires me to come to work each day when I hear 'Ms. Geri, Ms. Geri! Look what I did!'

    Ms. Geri's love for the children and families is evident in all she does. You will see her smiling face in the early morning as you drop off your child. Ms. Geri's dedication to education is evident in her lessons, structure and activities she does in her class.

    Year Started:
    17 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    23 Years
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Jennifer

    Ms. Jennifer, Toddler Classroom

    What I love most about teaching is watching the children learn and grow through play and through teacher interactions. All the hugs and smiles I get makes me feel so lucky to be a teacher!

    Ms. Jennifer has been here since we opened in 1998. She has a loving nature and is patient with all the children. Her classroom reflects her dedication to our quality program and she is known for going above and beyond to make her classroom extra special!

    Year Started:
    19 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    34 Years
  • Ms. Amber

    Ms. Amber, Discovery Preschool

    I love to see the growth in the children as they learn and discover new information. My greatest reward is the smile on a child's face as they learn something new!

    Prior to joining KinderCare, Miss Amber worked at another center in the area, gaining valuable classroom experience.

    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Ms. Lori

    Ms. Lori, Prekindergarten

    Everyday is new. Each emotion is raw. Each thought is fresh. Children are full of curiosity. They are little sponges waiting to soak up all the knowledge we will provide them.

    Ms. Lori grew up in Cincinnati and graduated from Mount Vernon University. She discovered at an early age that teaching was her passion and has spent much of her life working with children. Ms. Lori is a huge football fan and enjoys spending time watching her favorite teams!

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Lori has been working with children for over 15 years. Before joining KinderCare, Ms. Lori taught in Cincinnati and spent time working as a nanny
    Years in ECE industry:
    Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Kathy

    Ms. Kathy, Teaching Assistant

    Education is important for everyone. You begin learning at birth and continue your whole life, its a great privilege to be involved in the education of children and to share my love of learning each day.

    Ms. Kathy received her Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education from Wilmington College and has 3 children of her own. She believes that every child, no matter the age, should have the opportunity to learn and grow through creative exploration. Ms. Kathy loves to teach through play.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to working at KinderCare, Ms. Kathy worked at another child care center in the Greater Cincinnati area. She has experience working with Infants through School Age.
    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Nicole

    Ms. Nicole, School Age Classroom

    I love seeing children learn new things and I strive to provide a focused, nurturing, environment in which your child's imagine and excitiement for learning and come alive!

    Ms. Nicole was born and raised in Cincinnati and earned her Bachelor's Degree from Ohio University. She is currently pursuing her Master's degree in Early Childhood Education from Xavier University. She is eager to share her enthusiasm and love for learning with her class!

    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Currently Pursuing her Master's in ECE
  • Ms. Val

    Ms. Val, School Age Classroom and Nutrition

    I love being able to watch the children learn and grow and getting to know all the children and their families!

    Ms. Val gets inspired by becoming a part of each child's life and their family. When not busy helping children at our school discover healthy eating choices, she puts her creativity to work as a cake baker and pastry artist.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to working at our KinderCare location, Ms. Val worked at a KinderCare in Florida.
    Year Started:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16 Years
    Child Development Associate's Credential

Upcoming Center Activities

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September's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Spaces and Places and All About Me
As infants and toddlers explore the spaces and places around them, children in Discovery Preschool will learn all about what makes people the same as well as what makes them different. Infants will experiment with moving toy cars around, build block towers and then knock them down, and even take a tour of the center to see what things are like outside of their classroom! Toddlers will get all revved up as they take a closer look at different vehicles and learn more about neighborhoods, communities, and the jobs that grownups have. In Discovery Preschool, children will be learning about themselves as they play games that strengthen their five senses, discuss feelings and emotions, practice self-help skills, and work on learning the names of body parts.

Children 4 to 5 years old: All About Me and My Home and Family
It’s the beginning of the school year—the perfect time to get to know each other better! Older children will be spending time sharing about themselves, their homes, and their families as they learn what makes people the same and what makes them different. Children will bring their own experiences to the drawing board as they create group stories and 3-D collages about families and homes, pantomime different home- and family-related activities, and draw self-portraits. With our curriculum’s project-related learning component, children in Transitional Kindergarten work together to decide on an individual or whole-group project related to the theme. Past projects have included creating a class book about emotions or working together to build a small-scale home, but who knows—the children may come up with a unique idea that’s entirely their own!

Monday September 04, 2017
Center Closed for Labor Day

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
  • AM Snack
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Special diets

Center Menu

Holidays Observed

We are closed twice a year for staff development on Columbus Day and President's Day.

We are closed on New Year's Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and the Friday after, and Christmas Day.

Health and Safety

Our center staff is trained in First Aid, CPR, communicable disease and child abuse. Also for the safety of your children, we have a secured keypad entry system for our front door where an office member is available to oversee the comings and goings of everyone.

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