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Alpha Park KinderCare

Mrs. Kali Bryant, Center Director

679-H Alpha Dr. Highland Heights OH 44143
(440) 442-3360 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Mayfield City Schools Center, Lander, Millridge, Sun View

We are currently enrolling all age groups. Come join us for lots of learning and fun!

Welcome

Welcome to Alpha Park KinderCare. At our center you will find teachers dedicated to preparing children for success through our thoughtful curriculum, the freedom to move and grow, and an environment that increases socialization. Our 6 focus areas are communicating with others, building brain power, developing lasting life skills, growing a healthy body, making new friends, and nurturing creativity. We are excited for you to join our family and experience a nurturing meaninful environment where your child will be provided with the foundation for a lifetime of learning. We are Step up to Quality rated and Nationally Accredited through the National Accreditation Commision. We have served the communitiy for over 19 years with a dedicated staff who has a total of over 183 years of early childhood experience.

Mrs. Kali Bryant, 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.

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.

Math

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.

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 staff of the Alpha Park KinderCare would love to meet you and your family. We are excited about the learning and development that takes place each and everyday in our classrooms.

  • Mrs. Kali Bryant

    Mrs. Kali Bryant, Center Director

    Kali is very passionate about education and loves partnering with parents to provide children with a high quality education that encourages them to become life-long learners. As the parent of two children ages three and six months, Kali recognizes the importance of the partnership between home and school. She believe that by working together, we can make sure all children’s social, emotional, and academic needs are met. As previously mentioned, Kali has had the opportunity to participate in a variety of teaching and educational leadership roles over the past ten years, primarily with KinderCare. She originally started with KinderCare in 2007 as a Prekindergarten teacher. During her time at with KinderCare she has had the opportunity to take on many different roles, most currently being Center Director. My academic background includes a Master of Education with a concentration in School Counseling, as well as a Bachelor Degree in Early Childhood Education. Kali believes that great learning experiences are the results of great teachers.  One of her primary objectives as a Center Director is to ensure that every child at her center is receiving a high-quality early learning experience.

    Previous Experience:
    I have had the opportunity to participate in a variety of teaching and educational leadership roles over the past 11 years, primarily with KinderCare. I started with KinderCare in 2007, originally at this location, as a Prekindergarten teacher. During my time at Highland Heights I had the opportunity to take on many different roles, ending in Assistant Director. In 2012, I left this location to complete my Master Degree program. I rejoined the company at our Mayfield Heights location in 2013. I took on the role of Assistant Director at this location as well, when the opportunity became available. My academic background includes a Master of Education with a concentration in School Counseling, as well as a bachelor degree in Early Childhood Education.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Today I Feel Silly: And Other Moods That Make My Day- By: Jamie Lee Curtis

    Year Started:
    8/28/2013
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    11
    Education:
    Bachelor of Early Childhood Education Master of Education with a Concentration in School Counseling
  • Ms. Renita Bozeman

    Ms. Renita Bozeman, Assistant Director

    Renita has been with KinderCare since 2012. She has had the opportunity to hold many positions within the company, starting with Preschool Teacher and most currently becoming Assistant Director. She has an associate degree in Early Childhood Education and has been working with children for over 17 years. Being a mother herself, she knows the importance of a good academic foundation. She loves knowing that the work we do is helping children reach new educational stepping stones.  

    Year Started:
    10/17/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    17+
    Education:
    Associate of Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Bridgette, Preschool Classroom

    Team work makes the dream work.

    Ms. Bridgette joined our team in August 2015. She has previous experience working with Preschool children. She brings lots of creativity to the classroom and enjoys watching the children make new discoveries.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Bridgette was a teacher at another child care center prior to joining the company.
    Year Started:
    8/17/2015
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 year
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in English
  • Mr. Kamall, Preschool Classroom

    I love working with children.

    Mr. Kamall has over 4 years experience working with children 3 years and up. He enjoys working with them and watching them grow.

    Previous Experience:
    Mr. Kamall has worked at other child care centers as a school age teacher. His previous experience was in landscaping.
    Year Started:
    11/16/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    4 years
    Education:
    High School Diploma
  • Ms. Lynn

    Ms. Lynn, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Lynn has been with the company since 2009. She has raised two girls and has four grandchildren. She looks forward to coming in each day, getting on the floor with her infants and loves to witness the milestones as the children develop.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Lynn is a retired grade school teacher and has previously been a Girl Scout leader and a Sunday School teacher.
    Year Started:
    1/12/2009
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Education
  • Ms. Kathy

    Ms. Kathy, Toddler Classroom

    If at first you don't succeed, try again

    Ms. Kathy has been with KinderCare for a total of 18 years as a toddler teacher. She attended Riverside Community College in California where she completed courses in Early Childhood Education and obtained her CDA. Ms. Kathy incorporates various learning tools in the classroom by creating enrichments that toddlers enjoy that will also help expand their curiosity.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Kathy worked for a KinderCare in Corona, California for 10 years as well as a KinderCare in Allentown, Pennsylvania for 8 years.
    Year Started:
    2/9/2015
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    18 years
    Education:
    CDA
  • Ms. Carolyn

    Ms. Carolyn, Toddler Classroom

    I am at my best in a room full of children.

    Ms. Carolyn has been with the company since 2010. Although she has a degree, she keeps up with new concepts in the early childhood field, which is a life long learning experience. She tries to incorporate all she has learned and is learning into the classroom on a daily basis. Ms. Carolyn believes that there is no better contribution that she can make simply because children are the future.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Carolyn worked at an in-home daycare center, a nursery and in public schools.
    Year Started:
    9/3/2010
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    38 Years
    Education:
    Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Tatiana

    Ms. Tatiana, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Believe in the mind, and it will grow.

    Ms. Tatiana has 3 children of her own and enjoys every moment in raising them. She loves doing hands on activities with children and loves to experience their growth.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Tatiana's previous experience includes Jamoca arts dance and summer camp.
    Year Started:
    6/6/2008
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 years
    Education:
    Working towards CDA
  • Ms. Earnestine

    Ms. Earnestine, Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Earnestine has been in the field of Early Childhood Education for over 24 years. She loves to incorporate activities into the lesson plans that allow for parent involvement.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Earnestine has previous experience working as a Child Care Teacher, an Assistant Director and a Chief of Teachers.
    Year Started:
    7/15/2013
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    24 Years
    Education:
    Associate of Applied Science Degree
  • Ms. Beverly

    Ms. Beverly, Prekindergarten Classroom

    My children are the children of the world.

    Ms. Beverly has 1 daughter of her own. It is her mission for her students to have a love of learning and to take ownership over their learning when the classroom is designed to foster development of the whole child.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Beverly taught Kindergarten for 7 years prior to joining KinderCare.
    Year Started:
    5/11/2015
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 years
    Education:
    Bachelor's in Early Childhood Education

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
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Center Menu

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

The Alpha Park KinderCare offers a safe environment where teachers are trained in First Aid and CPR. Teachers have daily checklist for cleaning and sanitizing to ensure the classrooms are clean. We have keypad entry to monitor who enters the building and the playground areas are fenced in. We want you to know that while your child is receiving high quality care, they are safe.

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 enrolled my daughter Charm at Alpha Park KinderCare as a young infant. The teachers made me feel so comfortable with my daughter in their care. My mind is at ease during the day knowing that she is being nurtured in such an enriching environment. Charm is now 18 months and my feelings about KinderCare have not changed. The staff at Alpha Park are like our second family.

- Mother
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