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High School Road KinderCare

Reed Saylor, Center Director

4009 North High School Rd. Indianapolis IN 46254
(317) 293-2199 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
40th and Highschool Road just north of 38th st.

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Deer Run-After School, Snacks Crossing-After School, and IPS 109 Before and After School

Enroll your child today in your community's NECPA accredited and Level 4 Paths to Quality school that accepts Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) and is an Approved My Way Pre-K school for 4 year olds.

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Welcome

Welcome to your community's NECPA accredited Preschool where you will find a team of teachers ready to educate your child with the use of all their senses and in all developmental areas. Our school is like a family, with many long term teachers and a management team who have both been with the KinderCare over 12 and 17 years. You will enjoy being a part of your child's education and our school with daily parent/teacher communications and seasonal family events.

Reed Saylor, 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.

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  1. Tuesday October 18, 2016
    1. Join Our Community Social

      Your entire family is welcome to join us October 18th for our community social. Come see how family-style dining is done at our center, mingle with other families, and, best of all, enjoy a healthy snack with your child!  

      You’ll better understand how we turn our meals into learning experiences and encourage the children to try new foods, practice table manners, use utensils, and simply enjoy a great meal and good company! See you there!

  2. Monday October 10, 2016
    1. Professional Development Day - Center Closed

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      Two times each year we dedicate a day for our staff's professional development to further their training and better equip them for the care of your child. The center will be closed on this day for training to occur. If you have questions or would like to request further details, please contact your local Center Director.

Teachers & Staff

Our school is like a family with many long term teachers and a management team who have both been with the KinderCare over ten and fifteen years. You will enjoy being a part of your child's education and our school with daily parent/teacher communications and seasonal family events.

  • Reed Saylor

    Reed Saylor, Center Director

    My goal is to make sure each and every child gets an individual and great education.

    Reed has been with KinderCare for over 17 years and truly loves her career working with families and children. Her degree in Child Development has helped her to train and mentor teachers for years. Her degree in Business Administration has lead to a great understanding of how to run a successful school. An as a mother of twin boys she has a very nurturing nature and loads of patience.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Reed worked as a YMCA Director.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Giving Tree
    Year Started:
    7/11/1998
    Tenure:
    18 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    18 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential, Degree in Business Administration
  • Lillian Willis

    Lillian Willis, Assistant Director

    My goal is to be a positive influence and a good role model for children each and every day.

    Lilian has been with KinderCare for over 12 years and truly loves touching lives everyday. She has a degree in Medical assisting and is in her last semester of nursing school to become a registered nurse. She started as a teacher at KinderCare and was promoted five years ago to the Assistant Director. She is the mother of two boys and two girls.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining our center Lillian worked for KinderCare in Kokomo as a teacher.
    Year Started:
    7/5/2002
    Tenure:
    14 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 Years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Medical Assisting, Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Karenia

    Ms. Karenia, Infant Classroom

    I love watching to see how uniquely each Infant and Toddler's personalities develop.

    Ms. Karenia has been our center's head Infant teacher for over 6 years. She recently celebrated her eigth wedding anniversary and is the mother of six children (5 girls and 1 boy). It has always been her passion to work with children. She loves to be on the floor with the babies exploring and learning new things. As a mother of five, Ms. Karenia knows just what it takes to insure your baby gets the education and care you expect. She is a great communicator with families to ensure each baby's individual plans are meet each day. She loves to watch the Infants' expressions as they discover the world around them.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Karenia has previous experience working in the Photography and Visual Communications fields.
    Year Started:
    8/10/2009
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Shamari

    Ms. Shamari, Toddler Classroom

    I love to see the smiles on the children's faces when they explore and experience new things.

    Ms. Shamari has over ten years of experience working with children. She is excited about starting her classes for her Child Development Associate's Credential soon. She is the mother of two (a girl and a boy). Ms. Shamari brings a great sense of fun to the Toddler room. She is always singing and dancing with the toddlers. She is always on their level communicating and exploring the learning centers in the classroom.

    Year Started:
    5/1/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
  • Ms. Jennifer

    Ms. Jennifer, Pre-Kindergarten Classroom

    I love working with children. My passion is to positively impact their lives.

    Ms. Jennifer came to KinderCare with many years of experience as a nanny. She has her Child Development Associate's Credential. It is very evident when you enter Ms. Jennifer's classroom that she has a passion for teaching. The classroom is filled with happy children engaged in learning and growing.

    Year Started:
    6/1/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 Years
    Education:
    Pursuing Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Sara

    Ms. Sara, Cook and Opening Teacher

    I love working with children and interacting with the families each day.

    Ms. Sara has over 18 years of experience in Childcare and will be starting college to gain her Child Development Accreditation. She is a mother of two girls. Ms. Sara is very skilled at providing an amazing educational learning environment for her students. She always finds a great way to teach her class about their theme and letter of the week by exploring learning using all their senses. Children grow so much while in Ms. Sara's class.  An Miss Sara is an amazing cook!

    Year Started:
    9/16/2005
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16 Years
  • Ms. Marena

    Ms. Marena, Preschool Classroom

    I believe that with a little hard work we can all grow to appreciate the best in each and everyone.

    Ms. Marena gained her Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Music Education from Butler University and taught Music for many years in the school system. She brings not only the gift of music and song to her classroom but the most cheerful disposition ever. The children are drawn to her kindness and enthusiasm of learning.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2010
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    30 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Music
  • Ms. Courtney

    Ms. Courtney, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I love preparing children for Kindergarten and enjoy watching them learn new things every day.

    Ms. Courtney's educational background is in Child Psychology where she earned her degree from Liberty University. She was married in 2013 and is enjoying being a newlywed. Ms. Courtney has been the recipient of our Teacher of the Year award for our school's district. Her strength is finding each child's learning style and building upon it. She prepares her students for Kindergarten not only educationally, but also socially and emotionally. Ms. Courtney's room is always full of engaging activities.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Courtney worked for the YMCA as a School Age Coordinator.
    Year Started:
    8/24/2008
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Child Psychology
  • Ms. Joanna

    Ms. Joanna, Prekindergarten Classroom

    My goal is to ensure each child in my class receives the best education possible.

    Ms. Joanna is a mother of one son. She not only has Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education, she is focused on growing herself and is currently pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education. From the moment you walk into her classroom you can see the evidence of learning. Ms. Joanna is a very organized teacher who ensures your child receives all the knowledge they need to move on to Kindergarten.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 Years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education

September 2016 Events

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  1. Tuesday September 13, 2016
    1. “All About Me” Community Social

      Your whole family is welcome to join us September 13th for our community social.  Summer is winding down, Fall is approaching and that means it’s Back to School season!  Now is the perfect time to get a glimpse of the KinderCare curriculum and experience in our centers.  Our director and teachers can’t wait to point out their favorite aspects of the classrooms.  This is also a great chance to spend time with current families who stay and have fun at the social!  See you there!

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.

Special Features

  • My Way Pre-K Approved School

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

Our Preschool is equipped with a keypad only entry, locked back doors to all classrooms and fenced playgrounds. All teachers have annual training in CPR, First Aid, Universal Precautions and SIDS. Along with the above training, each year teachers receive a minimum of 30 in-service training hours on a child development related topic.

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.

As a Nana being given the unexpected responsibilities of taking care of my grandson son, who was three, and granddaughter, who was an Infant, I have total respect for the teachers and staff at KinderCare in Indy. Not only have they given guidance to my grandchildren but they have also been there for me over the last few years. Whenever I have a question on parenting, Director Reed has been there to talk and to help. My grandson loves his teacher and talks about her often at home. My granddaughter has grown from just a baby to a little girl in the time that they have attended KinderCare and she loves the activities she does at school. These ladies have helped make a difficult and emotional situation into one that, I know if I ask any questions, or just need to talk, that they are there for me. God Bless each and every one of them.

- Grandmother
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