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Hendersonville KinderCare

Tammy Davenport, Center Director

138 Maple Row Blvd. Hendersonville TN 37075
(615) 824-0645 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 5 YEARS

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Welcome to the Hendersonville KinderCare!  We are pleased to offer our families a loving, safe and educational environment where children learn and grow each and everyday.  We are a three star center and are proud to be a  nationally accredited center through the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).  Our educators have over 200 years total experience in early childhood education!

Tammy Davenport, 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.

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


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.


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.


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

We feel confident that when you meet us, you will find that our staff is a warm and wonderful group! All of the teachers here are highly trained and are truly "called" to work with and teach children. We pride ourselves on being a 3-Star center through the Tennessee Department of Human Services and are looking forward to becoming accredited over the next year.

  • Tammy Davenport

    Tammy Davenport, Center Director

    "The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it.

    Tammy has been at the Hendersonville KinderCare since September of 2016. She has a Bachelor of Science from Tennessee Technological University in Business Marketing. She has one daughter who is currently a senior in college.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Love You Forever by Roger Knapp

    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Bachelor of Science in Business Marketing
  • Lori Ashton

    Lori Ashton, Assistant Director

    I really enjoy working with our teachers, families and children daily. I love watching the children learn and grow. My goal is for each child to appreciate, question, and wonder about the world around them; to build a lifelong sense of curiosity and a love of learning.

    Lori started her career at KindreCare in 1993. She has worked as a cook, bus driver, preschool teacher and is currently the assistant director. She has been at the Hendersonville KinderCare for over 12 years. Lori is a graduate of Volunteer State Community College, earning an Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education. Lori is married and has two grown children who attended KinderCare and two grandsons, one of which is also a KinderCare student!

    Year Started:
    23 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    22 years
    Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Betty

    Ms. Betty, Transitional Kindergarten

    Life to short to worry about the small stuff!

    I am a grandmother of 5 beautiful grandchildren. I started With Kindercare in 1982 as a 2 year old teacher and graduated to the Kindergarten class back in  the Chicago suburbs. I taught Kindergarten for several years and worked as an assistant director and then a director of my own center. I am getting married this year to my high school sweetheart after 38 years, I love working with children and they not only fufill my life but I hope I am a possitive influence in theirs!

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Betty started with our center in July, 2013, but has been with KinderCare for over 33 years. She has been a teacher, program specialist, assistant director and a center director, but enjoys being a teacher best!
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Esops Fables
    Year Started:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    CDA plus 36 hours college credits of Early Childhood
  • Ms. Debbie

    Ms. Debbie, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Children are our future and it is my responsibility to train them up in the right direction.

    Ms. Debbie has been with KinderCare for six years. She has years of experience and training in the early childhood education field. She realizes that every child is unique and different and strives to accommodate the needs of each of her children. She respects the fact that children learn at different levels and paces.

    Year Started:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    27 years
    TECTA orientation certificate
  • Ms. Mendy

    Ms. Mendy, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Each day is a new beginning!

    Ms. Mendy has been at our center since 1999. Prior to that, she worked at our Goodlettsville location from 1995 until 1999. She has worked with infants and toddlers. She loves all children, but has a special place in her heart for that age group! Ms. Mendy attended MTSU and Volunteer State, earning her CDA in 2006. Ms. Mendy is married and has three children: Robert, Kayla and Mackena. She enjoys reading and going to the beach with her family!

    Year Started:
    22 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    18 years
    Associate's Degree in Child Development, TECTA orientation credential

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

The Hendersonville KinderCare offers care and education for children ages 6wks-12yrs.  Our hours and days of operation are 6:30am-6:30pm, Monday through Friday.  We are excited to make your family a part of our family!

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • AM Snack
  • 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

We want to be sure your children are always safe and well taken care of each day.  Our front door is secured and requires a code of access.  All of our play areas are fenced and are well maintained. We require all of our staff to be CPR and First Aid certified and are trained in our emergency procedures annually.

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.

Dear Mrs. Rhonda,
 Ava just returned from her first day of kindergarten.  She was lucky enough to go the same day as Briana.  When Briana's grandmother and I were there to pick the girls up,one of the teachers said, and I quote, "Kindercare is on point.  Both the girls teated great".  Thanks so much to you, all the teachers, especially Mrs. Betty, and to KinderCare for helping Ava be prepared for this big milestone.

Many thanks,

- mother

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