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Woodland Drive KinderCare

Tyaisha Powell, Center Director

7221 Woodland Dr. Indianapolis IN 46278
(317) 291-4314 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
Right inside I-465, next to BP and Hardee's

Neighborhood:
Northwest side of Indianapolis in the Park 100 area.

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Central, Snacks Crossing, Eastbrook, Fishback Creek, Guion Creek Middle School, New Agusta NORTH and SOUTH, Lincoln Middle School, Eagle Creek, Deer Run

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Welcome

Welcome to Woodland KinderCare. We are located in Pike; across from McDonald's and next door to Hardees. We are very excited for you to join our KinderCare family. We believe in partnering with the parents and community to develop the whole child. Our focus is social, physical and intellectual development for your child.

Tyaisha Powell, 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

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.

Spanish

Spanish Adventures provides young learners with a foundation for later success with the Spanish language. Music, games, children's Spanish literature, and other tools give children multiple opportunities to hear, practice, and see Spanish language for vocabulary and conversational development. Curriculum includes lessons on greetings, numbers, colors, animals, family, body parts and pets as well as how to get engage conversationally during common scenarios at home, a restaurant, or at the zoo. Qué pasa?

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  1. Wednesday November 25, 2015
    1. Pies in time for Thanksgiving

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Teachers & Staff

The teachers and staff at Woodland KinderCare are passionate about learning. Our goal is to provide your child with developmentally appropriate skills for future success. Our Woodland KinderCare staff is dedicated to providing you and your child with excellent customer service, quality childcare, nutritious meals and school readiness.

  • Tyaisha Powell

    Tyaisha Powell, Center Director

    I enjoy partnering with my parents, staff and the community to give our children a great Foundation to be successful in life

    Tyaisha Powell was born in Indianapolis, Indiana where she attended Indiana Public schools. She started with KinderCare in October of 2007. The majority of her previous experience Is through volunteering at Friendship Missionary Baptish Church and Jireh Sports.

    Previous Experience:
    The majority of Tyaisha's previous experience is through volunteering at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church and Jireh Sports.
    Year Started:
    10/22/2007
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Business and Human Resources, Child Development Associate's credential
  • Cinthya Brown

    Cinthya Brown, Assistant Director

    I am passionate about all ages and enjoy being able to watch the children grow both physically and intellectually.

    Cinthya Brown started with KinderCare in October of 2008. She has her Bachelor and Associate Degrees in Liberal Arts. Cinthya was born in Cali, Colombia and her family moved to Lafayette, Indianapolis when she was 14 years old. She later moved to Indianapolis, Indiana were she pursued her degree in Liberal Arts.

    Previous Experience:
    Cinthya started with KinderCare on October 31st of 2008 as a Kindergarten Teacher, she was promoted to the Learning Adventures Teacher in 2009, her next advancement was in 2010 as the Program Specialist. She is currently the Assistant Director.
    Year Started:
    10/31/2008
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4 years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Arts, Associate's Degree in Liberal Arts
  • Ms. Gloria, Infant Classroom

    I love watching the Infants grow, learn and discover. My passion is to aide them in those developments.

    Ms. Gloria is a wife, mother of four and grandmother of three, so she knows the importance of early childhood learning. Her experience in Early Childhood Education is over fifteen years. Ms. Gloria was a volunteer at her church in the children's ministry. During that time she received a teaching certificate. After starting her career at Kinder Care she enrolled in the Early Childhood Development course. She received her Child Development Associate's Credential in 2012. Ms. Gloria's class is unique because she likes to create learning tools from recyclable items. She feels that being able to have children explore with different things encourages all areas of developmental growth.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Gloria taught over ten years at Eastern Star Church in the children ministry and Sunday school teacher.
    Year Started:
    9/1/2009
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Mona, Toddler Classroom

    I love seeing the children smiling faces and sharing my expertise.

    Ms. Mona moved from Saudi Arabia in 1976 to New York and from New York she moved to Indianapolis Indiana in 1987 where she has been living now for over 20 years.  Before Ms. Mona started working for KinderCare, she got most of her experience with working with young children by raising her own, then she started watching and teaching children from home. 

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Mona previously worked in home daycare.
    Year Started:
    1/1/2001
    Tenure:
    14 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    18 Years
  • Ms. Casey, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I love my job because it is a blessing to be able to come into work and have the opportunity to mold young minds.

    Ms. Casey is an expressive person and values the uniqueness of every child. In her classroom, she likes to provide an art project with every lesson.  She says that it gives the children the opportunity to express the new found knowledge in their own way.  She also believes that all children will learn the same information in different learning styles.  So lessons may be repeated throughout the day in multiple ways so every child has the opportunity to grasp their lessons.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms Casey worked as a teacher at Day Nursery and home daycare for 4 years.
    Year Started:
    6/1/2013
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate
  • Ms. Dreana, Preschool Classroom

    I love helping and teaching a to master the curriculum for the class.

    Ms. Dreana graduated from Broadripple High School in Indianapolis, Indiana.  After high school, Dreana attended Ivy Tech Community College where she pursued a degree in nursing.  Ms. Dreana love and passion came from teaching when she started working at KinderCare and now she is completing her associate for early childhood education.  Ms. Dreana favorite activity to do with her students is to buled her cognitive skills by playing the memory game.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms, Dreana previously worked at Daymor Charter Academy.
    Year Started:
    6/1/2013
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 Years
  • Ms. Judeia

    Ms. Judeia, Preschool Classroom

    I get excited when I see the children faces when they mastered a subject.

    Ms. Judeia is the Preschool A teacher. She loves that her class gives her one on one time with her students. Ms. Judeia loves to bring out different personalities of her students in the Preschool A classroom. She studied education at Indiana State University after graduating from high school.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms Judeia has worked at other preschools where she had the opportunity to work one on one with her students.
    Year Started:
    8/1/2012
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 Years
  • Ms. Cherrie, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Having a love and passion for education promotes interaction along with the emotional intelligence in each child.

    Ms. Cherrie's love for educating children began in 1998. She is passionate about each child's education and well being.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Cherrie worked as a private Christian educator where she gained her knowledge and training. She has various proteges and mentors to thank.
    Year Started:
    1/1/2009
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Lekia, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I love to see the kids repeat what they have learned.

    Ms. Lekia knew she wanted to be in Early Childhood Education when she was a teenager. Everybody crowned her as the neighborhood babysitter. Ms. Lekia graduated from Lawrence Central and took vocational courses in Early Childhood Education that gave her college credits from Ivy Tech Community College. She is now enrolled at Rasmussen College to finish her Child Development Associate's Credential. Ms. Lekia loves to get her students excited about learning by making little jingles for them to remember. Her favorite one is the name spelling jingle.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Lekia worked at a home daycare center and in a high school vocational program in Early Childhood Education.
    Year Started:
    11/1/2012
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 Years
    Education:
    Pursuing Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Sasha, School Age Classroom

    I love encouraging the children to be all they can be.

    Ms. Sasha has been the School Age teacher for over three years. The relationship that she has with her students is priceless, they all love her. Ms. Sasha makes sure that she tutors each child that needs help with their homework. She also does fun and interactive experiments with the kids.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Sasha worked in many child care facilities teaching children from two-years-old to School Age.
    Year Started:
    5/1/2010
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
  • Ms. Fannie

    Ms. Fannie, Program Specialist, Health and Safety Coordinator, Learning Adventures Classroom

    My passion for teaching is to see what I taught them come to pass.

    Ms. Fannie is our Program Specialist, Health and Safety Coordinator and Learning Adventures teacher. She attended the University of Southern Indiana to pursue a degree in social work. She received her Child Development Associate's Credential from Rasmussen College in 2013. Ms Fannie's first priority is to make sure the children in the entire building is safe and healthy. She does this by doing monthly fire drills and going around the building inside and out to make sure things are safe. Another thing that brightens her day is her students, she loves coming into the classroom and receiving hugs and smiles. In Ms. Fannie Learning Adventures class, the kids will learn in music, math, phonics and all of the developmental domains while being developmentally appropriate.

    Previous Experience:
    Fannie previously worked as a preschool teacher during the summer for her local YMCA, while on break from college. she also taught as a tutor while she attend college at University of Southern Indiana.
    Year Started:
    3/1/2012
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential

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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.

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • AM Snack
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Center Menu

Holidays Observed

Our center observe specific holidays, these are the closing dates that our center will be closed on, Professional Development Days, New Year Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Holiday and Christmas Day.

Health and Safety

We are so happy to tell you that we take pride in our health and safety here at the Woodland KinderCare center.  We offer key pad entry so only you and the staff will know the code.  All of our staff is CPR and First Aid trained, and we renew our license every year to stay current.  At our center, we conduct monthly fire drills to make sure everything is working correctly and so everyone will know where to go in case of an emergency.  We also update our allergy list monthly.  

At KinderCare, what families say about us means a lot. Read below some of the great experiences our families have had with us.

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If you have a story about your experience at KinderCare, please share your story with us.

Since I transferred my three-year-old and my 11-month-old children to KinderCare, I have noticed a transformation in them both.  My three-year-old had a bad experience at his previous daycare.  Ms. Casey and Ms. Judeia helped him to break out of his shell.  He comes home everyday excited to tell me what he has learned.  They were both very helpful with potty trainging, and after a couple of weeks he was completely potty trained and I am so grateful.  My daughter's teachers , Ms. Amber and Ms. LaToya are absolutetly wonderful.  My daughter is well taken care of .  The way both teachers handle the babies, it's like their taking care of their own children.  The office staff is what drew me in.  Ms. Tyaisha the center director, Ms. Cynthia the assistand and Ms. Fannie the Program Specialist made this particular Center feel like home.  They stay on top of thing and don’t miss a beat when it comes to the kids.

I love kindercare, I recently moved further out but refuse to change daycares because my I definitely give them an A+.
 

- Mother

The KinderCare on 71st and Woodland has been such a blessing to us. I honestly wish my son started to go here yeas ago. The staff and his Prekindergarten B teacher have treated him with so much love. They really pay attention to the kids and I can call at any time and see how my child is doing. I feel safe and comfortable with him there. It's been a blessing!

- Mother

KinderCare has been such a blessing to me and my family. They allow the children to express themselves in a positive way, and allow the teachers to be teachers and parents to be parents. Whatever concerns I have are always taken into consideration, and we put our heads together to make the best decisions for my child. Not too many places are willing to take the time to know each individual child. They do this because they realize that no two children are the same and promote individualism as well as leadership skills at an early age.

- Mother

 I have been the proud mother of KinderCare pupils since July 2011. At that time, my three children ranged in age from six months to five years. I have been with this center since then, and would never consider taking my children anywhere else. Moreover, I have expanded my family, and my new infant son attends as well. I was first drawn to the center for its convenient location.  I intended for my children to go to the Intech Blvd location; however, I was drawn to this facility for its friendlier staff (especially its director Ms. Powell). I felt right at home from the beginning. I LOVE all staff members, but Ms. Gloria, Mona, Paula, Neda, Fanny, and Cherrie are like members of my extended family. Everyone goes above and beyond the company standard of care, and my children love their teachers even more than I do.

I want to say THANK YOU to all those involved in my children's care.  I know it takes a village to raise a child, and I am assured by the fact that the Woodland Drive KinderCare is apart of my family's village.

- Mother
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