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East 62nd KinderCare

Elisa Wethington, Center Director

4402 East 62nd St. Indianapolis IN 46220
(317) 251-5577 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
At the corner of 62nd and Allisonville Rd

Neighborhood:
Broad Ripple, transport to IPS, Lawrence, and Washington Townships

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
John Strange, Allisonville, Eastwood Middle, School #55, Indiana Math and Science Academy North, Christ the King, Mary Castle

East 62nd Street KinderCare...where we are all family! 


Our main goal is to provide families with a sense of comfort and the assurance that we are here to help your children learn and grow. 

We love to laugh, smile and learn!!
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Welcome

Here at KinderCare, we are focused on providing the very best educational experience for your family. We encourage our parents to be involved in their child's learning with an open door policy that celebrates families.


Our Center is tucked back from 62nd street, and we are fortunate enough to have a wonderful outside area that all of our students (no matter their age) are able to enjoy. Teachers love to bring the classroom outside with projects, painting, nature hunts and much more!
 

Our teachers are passionate about early childhood education, and truly enjoy inspiring children every day. Staff is educated, trained and committed to preparing your child(ren) for their learning adventure ahead

Elisa Wethington, 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.

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.

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. Sunday January 01, 2017
    1. January's Learning Focus

      Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Light and Dark, plus the Sky and Weather

      Through shadow play, experiments with flashlights, observing the Sun and more, infants and toddlers will enjoy learning about light and dark this month. Infants continue sensory development by looking at contrasting patterns and at objects that are clearly defined by sharp edges and bright colors, while toddlers will build on their understanding of the light and dark concepts with play around daytime and nighttime. The older Discovery Preschool children will turn their attention to the sky as they learn about weather, the Moon, the Sun, and stars.

      Children 4–5 years old: Transportation, Healthy Bodies, and Winter

      For children in the Preschool and Kindergarten classrooms, January is filled with variety! They’ll begin by learning about transportation and studying how things get from “here” to “there.” A few weeks later, the focus will shift to health and bodies, with an emphasis placed on how to make good choices for a growing body. Towards the end of the month, children will be introduced to the transformative nature of the winter season and learn how to dress and take care of themselves when it’s cold outside. 

  2. Monday December 26, 2016
    1. Center Closed in Observance of Christmas Day

Teachers & Staff

Our staff is a great culmination of fresh faces and long term teachers. Each individual teacher has incredible strengths that enhance our team!

  • Elisa Wethington

    Elisa Wethington, Center Director

    Knowing that our center is helping to mold and create young learners every day makes everything worth it.

    Ms. Elisa (Ellie) is extremely dedicated to creating the best learning experience possible for each individual child, may they be 12 weeks or 12 years. She graduated with a degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Cincinnati in 2004 and started with KinderCare Education a month later. She has one child who also attended KinderCare before he moved on the Kindergarten. After watching him grow up through the KinderCare classrooms, she is a true believer that our curriculum and social experiences help each child to reach their best possible potential.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Elisa (Ellie) has held many positions in her tenure with KinderCare, including Lead Teacher and Assistant Director.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Where the Wild Things Are
    Year Started:
    7/26/2004
    Tenure:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Jennifer Baxter

    Ms. Jennifer Baxter, Assistant Director

    I am so excited to see each of the kiddos each day and how excited they are to learn!

    Ms. Jennifer joined our team in 2014 as our School Age teacher. Now as the Assistant Director she is excited to be able to work with all of the kiddos in the center and to help the teachers become even better. She is passionate about all of the children in her care and tries every day to make sure that each of them learn and have fun.

    Jennifer has a small child who is also part of our KinderCare family!

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Jennifer has worked in many positions in the Education field, including the public schools.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Fox in Sox ~ Dr. Seuss
    Year Started:
    5/28/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 years
    Education:
    Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. JoAnn

    Ms. JoAnn, Infant Classroom

    I provide families with a piece of mind and confidence as they go off to work each day.

    JoAnn is a very enthusiastic infant teacher. She enjoys working in a caring and nurturing environment. Her teaching strategies include encouraging infants to become physically skillful and develop their thinking abilities.

    Year Started:
    10/1/2007
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
    Education:
    Associate of Arts Degree
  • Ms. DeeDee, Infant Classroom

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. DeeDee has worked for over ten years with in different early childhood centers.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Green Eggs and Ham
    Year Started:
    9/15/2008
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10+ years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Development
  • Ms. Julia

    Ms. Julia, Toddlers

    Every child is a diferent kind of flower and all together make this world a beautiful garden" ~ Dr. Seuss

    Ms. Julia is one of our most experienced teachers. She isn't afraid to get dirty and messy since she believes this is how toddlers learn best. On a normal day in Ms. Julia's room you will find kiddos painting, writing in shaving cream, or planting seeds and digging in dirt. Ms. Julia's passion for her children is very apparent when you walk into the room. 

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Oh the Places You'll Go - Dr. Seuss
  • Ms. Joi

    Ms. Joi, Toddlers

    Ms. Joi loves to work with our toddlers. She is always down on the children's level playing, talking, and laughing with them. Ms. Joi has a smile on her face all the time and is excited to hang out with her kiddos every day. She is a great addition to our toddler team! 

    Ms. Joi has two KinderCare kiddos of her own! 

    Year Started:
    4/1/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
  • Ms. Erin

    Ms. Erin, Discovery Preschool

    Ms. Erin is one of the newest members of our team. You can see her excitement to work with the children every day when she walks through the front door. She loves getting to know each of the children and making a difference in their lives. Ms. Erin is excited to be a part of the children's learning experience. 

    Year Started:
    7/15/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
  • Ms. Ashley K.

    Ms. Ashley K., Discovery Preschool

    I love making a difference and I just love my kids!

    Ashley loves seeing her children learn new things and excel at everything they do. She has quickly built great relationships with all of her children in the short time she has been with us. She gets the kiddos excited to learn and participate in all of the fun activities. She is an awesome addition to our Discovery Preschool team!

    Year Started:
    9/23/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 year
  • Ms. Julie

    Ms. Julie, Preschool Classroom

    Everything of me is made of what I learned from you.

    Ms. Julie has been doing some sort of care taking through most of her life and loves it. She always looks forward to getting to know new people. Ms. Julie loves seeing the children's smiling faces and she is continuously surprised by all the knowledge they soak up.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Julie previously worked as a milestones assistant behavior therapist.
    Year Started:
    12/10/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Psychology
  • Ms. Shemeka, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I believe that nobody is ever too old to learn something new. As much as my students learn from me, I learn different things from them.

    Ms. Shemeka is our Prekindergarten teacher. She enjoys teaching because she is able to watch children learn and grow each day. For her, it is a great pleasure to be around children and see their smiling faces. Each day teaching is a learning experience for Ms. Shemeka.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Shemeka gained experience in the field while working with various age groups for other centers.
    Year Started:
    5/20/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    14 Years

December 2016 Events

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  1. Thursday December 01, 2016
    1. December's Learning Focus

      Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Family, Friends, and Things that Go!

      Infants and toddlers will be exploring family and friends, while three-year-olds will focus on things that go vroom! Social and emotional development is foundational to growth and development in babies, so this month, infants and toddlers will participate in activities that reinforce their connection to family while also exploring connections that exist outside their home, such as friends. Meanwhile, their older friends in Discovery Preschool will learn about and play around with things that move (like bicycles, cars, buses, trains, and airplanes), which are all very exciting for little ones as they continue to explore the world outside their homes. 

      Children 4–5 years old: My Country + Tools and Machines

      The four- and five-year-olds continue exploring the world around them by learning about the state and country they live in! They’ll sings songs, play games based on travel, and learn about flags, state foods, and more. Children will also be introduced to cardinal directions (east, west, north, and south) and gain an appreciation for travel and meeting new friends from different places. 

      Children are naturally fascinated with machines and how things work and are put together. So to encourage that fascination, during the second half of this month children will learn about and play around with tools and machines. In addition to building literacy skills by using the names of machines and tools, children will develop math skills by graphing information, counting wheels, and more.

  2. Monday December 26, 2016
    1. Center Closed in Observance of Christmas Day

About Our Center

"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I LEARN."    
Benjamin Franklin


KinderCare believes in the whole child and giving them the tools and means necessary to be successful in the future.  Our teachers are fully prepared to work with and individualize daily lessons so that each child is ready to go!

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • AM Snack
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

Holidays Observed

- Labor Day
- Columbus Day
- Thanksgiving
- The day after Thanksgiving
- Christmas Day
- New Years Day
- President's Day
- Memorial Day
- Fourth of July

Health and Safety

Health and Safety is extremely important to ensure that both staff and children are safe every day. We have our own Health and Safety Coordinator on site to be sure we are on track with safety drills, playground safety checks, and daily child wellness. We also have a keypad entry. Only our parents are given a 4 digit code to enter the building, all others must ring the bell for a manager to welcome them in.

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.

Our three year old son has been at this KinderCare location since he was eight weeks old. His experience has been exceptional. I have been impressed with the professionalism his teachers have shown throughout his time there. My wife and I have had the opportunity to connect with his teachers during Parent Teacher Conferences, which have occurred, without fail, several times per year. They have really made us feel involved in his preschool educational experience. We love it there!

- Father

Having to find a great place that fits all your needs and wants as a parent can sometimes be hard. From the moment I walked into KinderCare, I have loved it there. Shon loves his teachers and how caring they are. He always talks about Ms. Lori, Ms. Ashley and Ms. Deztiny. He makes sure to pray for them every night. Makenzie continually talks about Ms. Cathy, Ms. Lori, and Ms. Ashley C. She loves it when Ms. Rachelle came to visit her class. Makayla loves Ms. Stephanie and Ms Rachelle. As a parent, I love everything my children are learning. Not a day goes by when they each haven't learned something new. I feel that no matter how many kids are there, each teacher takes the time to really learn and know each child. Thank you Ms. Kristy and Ms. Amanda, you always have a positive attitude and great energy toward every child.

- Mother

The simple fact that all the teachers that have and are still working with my son, Jaden, are very understanding. My son is quite a handful and I, his mother, really get overwhelmed at times dealing with him. But through some of the interactions I see him have with his teachers, I have learned a thing or two. Naomi also seems to be very attached to her teachers which says a lot because Infants and Toddlers do not hide their emotions/actions. Either way, it says a lot about all the workers in this KinderCare. We might not say it a lot, but we are thankful for all the help. We know it's not easy dealing with kids. The crazy part of this wonderful family is that you all make it hard to take our kids somewhere else. So with that said… Can you guys open 24 hours? :) Thanks!

- Parents

I took my daughter to this facility for a week when I came to Indianapolis for work training. KinderCare has no issue allowing me to bring my daughter for only a week. They were very attentive to my daughter, making sure she felt at ease. They even spoke with my daughter about her father being gone in the Army, which made her very happy. My daughter loved going there every day and even asks to go back often. I would recommend this facility to everyone and would use them again if needed for future training. I got charged no additional fees.

- Mother
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