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Big Bethel KinderCare

LaFaye' Briggs, Center Director

406 Big Bethel Rd. Hampton VA 23666
(757) 838-4978 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Neighborhood:
Across from Krispy Kreme, Mercury Blvd is cross street.

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Kraft, Phenix, & Tucker Capps

Welcome

Welcome to KinderCare on Big Bethel! We are happy that you chose to visit our site today. KinderCare offers the best infant daycare and private preschool in Hampton, Virginia. We strive to build lasting relationships with our children and their families. Here at KinderCare, teaching children to grow into curious and active learners is one of the most rewarding parts about our jobs. Our teachers are committed to giving your child a head start on their educational foundation with their combined experience of over 50 years in the childcare field. Our center is safe, secure and full of actively engaged learners. Because communication is important to us, we work extra hard to ensure that all families are comfortable and have opportunities to meet with other families as well as with center management and teachers. We are confident our center is the best in the area. We will provide your child the best educational beginning for their future successes. We look forward to meeting you and making you a part of our family. Call us to schedule a tour today!

LaFaye' Briggs, 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

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.

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

The teachers at the Big Bethel KinderCare have, on average, over fifteen years experience in the Early Childhood Education field. Most of our teachers have their teaching degree and a few are working toward an additional degree.

  • LaFaye' Briggs, Center Director

  • Ms. Carrie

    Ms. Carrie, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Carrie has been with KinderCare for the past seventeen years! She has worked in almost all of the classrooms during that time, but her favorite is the Infant classroom. She enjoys working with each child on an individual level, helping them learn and grow at their own pace.

    Year Started:
    1/1/1998
    Tenure:
    19 Years
  • Ms. Patricia

    Ms. Patricia, Toddler Classroom

    I always strive to do the very best for my students.

    Ms. Patricia has been with KinderCare since April 2004. She enjoys working with children by helping them to learn positive behavior, teaching them to respect others, and treating them with the respect that they deserve. It is always exciting for Ms. Patricia to watch the children grow and learn to become productive young boys and girls.

    Year Started:
    8/1/2004
    Tenure:
    13 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Sabrina, Toddler Classroom

    Ms. Sabrina has been in the early childhood industry for over 25 years. She has been with KinderCare for a little over a year. She is our "toddler whisperer". Ms. Sabrina loves watching the children in her care grow to become confident learners.

    Year Started:
    4/14/2013
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    25 Years
    Education:
    Pursuing Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Betty

    Ms. Betty, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I love my job, but most of all I love these kids.

    Ms. Betty has been with KinderCare for the past seventeen years. She has two children, one of whom has special needs. She has worked with all ages, but has a particular soft spot for her Discovery Preschool children. Ms. Betty loves watching them grow and move to the next level.

    Year Started:
    5/1/1997
    Tenure:
    20 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    17 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential (Infant & Toddler)
  • Ms. Elizabeth, Preschool Classroom

    I love helping young children discover and explore their own passions and learn new things.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Elizabeth was formerly a Preschool and School Age teacher. Prior to joining KinderCare she worked at the Virginia Tech Early Childhood Center and Rainbow Riders Childcare Center.
    Year Started:
    8/18/2013
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's of Science Degree in Psychology, Early Childhood Education & Human Development
  • Ms. Kim, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Year Started:
    5/19/2014
    Tenure:
    3 Years
  • Ms. Michaela

    Ms. Michaela, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Year Started:
    5/12/2014
    Tenure:
    3 Years
  • Ms. Loretta

    Ms. Loretta, Cook

    Ms. Loretta is our chef! She has been with the company for the past 20 years! Over that time she has worked in many classrooms as well as the kitchen. She takes pride in cooking all of the meals for the children and staff. All of the children LOVE Ms. Loretta's cooking!

    Year Started:
    1/1/1994
    Tenure:
    23 Years

Upcoming Center Activities

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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

Pumpkins, gourds, and acorns - OH MY!  It's time for everything FALL.  The weather is crisp, and the leaves are changing.  November at KinderCare will be jam packed with exciting fall experiences.  Check out our calendar for a list of activities that we are doing.  Come join in on the fun!

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

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

Kinder Care Big Bethel is an inviting establishment that implements the motto of cleanliness. We ensure the safety of all by allowing access to the building only through our coded entry door and daily name to face counts. All of our teachers are First Aid & CPR Certified. Additionally, we always have a MAT certified staff member on site. Ms. Anna, our Health and Safety Coordinator, does daily checks in each classroom for any health and safety issues.

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.

I have two children who have attended KinderCare. I suddenly had to move away due to military reassignment. When the children began to attend their new center, I realized what great work and efforts were placed on my children's learning while they attended the Big Bethel location. I was told by their new teachers that they were advanced for their age, and I was asked where they had attended. My response was KinderCare! Thank you to the great teachers and staff that took the time to teach, versus just being a daycare center for my children. KinderCare truly deserves the name, KinderCare LEARNING Center.

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