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Woodfield Crossing KinderCare

Theresa Krohn, Center Director

8485 Woodfield Crossing Blvd. Indianapolis IN 46240
(317) 257-3911 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Neighborhood:
Woodfield Crossing Business

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Springmill, Greenbriar, Nora, IMSA

Welcome

Welcome to the Woodfield Crossing KinderCare in Indianapolis. At our Nationally Accredited KinderCare School, we maintain a caring, safe, and clean home away from home for all of our families. Our staff provides trust, confidence, and security when families bring their children to our school. Smiles and laughter exude through our classrooms because our teachers truly enjoy the differences they are making in each child and their education.

Theresa Krohn, 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.

Monthly Activities

May's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Colors and Shapes

Spring fills nature with vibrant colors and interesting shapes, making this the perfect month for the infants, toddlers, and children in Discovery Preschool to explore these concepts. Infants will have a blast as they smash paint in plastic bags and explore blocks with different shapes, while toddlers will practice identifying and sorting different shapes and colors before making their own color-and-shape books! Meanwhile, the children in Discovery Preschool will create rainbow artwork and continue to practice sorting, counting, and matching shapes and colors.

Children 4–5 years old: Insects and Spiders + Water

Some children might find insects and spiders a bit frightening, but this month they’ll discover how cool these tiny critters really are. Children will find out how insects create food for plants, how bees makes honey, why spiders spin webs, and more. After that, children will dive into the world of water! Preschoolers will learn about how water can take three forms (solid, liquid, and gas), children in Pre-K will learn about the importance of keeping water clean and explore the different ways people use water, and our kindergarteners will learn about different water sources and why water conservation is so important. 

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.

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.

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?

Teachers & Staff

Welcome to our Nationally Accredited KinderCare Learning Center. We are dedicated to providing a rich and stimulating day for your child. Our teachers make sure their are setting an educational foundation for success through small and large group activities, daily ehancements to the curriculum and a safe classroom environement. The majority of our teachers have a Child Development Associate certificate, Bachelor's degree, or Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Eduacation. Our teachers have a passion for what they do and consider it a privilege to partner with you during this special time in your child's life.

  • Theresa Krohn

    Theresa Krohn, Center Director

    I love building relationships with families and watching children grow and learn from one room to the next.

    Ms. Tracey has worked with all ages of children from Infants through School age. She served as an Assistant Director and Director of a preschool program prior to joining KinderCare Education. She holds a Business Administration Degree as well as her CDA equivalent. She enjoys gettng to know the families and watching the children learn and grow.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Tracey has previous classroom experience with all ages of children as well as previous Management experience as an Assistant Director and then Director.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Velveteen Rabbit
    Year Started:
    10/8/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 Years
    Education:
    Associates in Business Administration and CDA equivalent
  • Amy Tilford

    Amy Tilford, Assistant Director

    I love to see the children's smiling faces and being able to watch them learn and grow.

    Ms. Amy has completed Early Childhood Education classes through J. Everett Light Career Center and is currently enrolled and working on her CDA.  She started working for Kindercare in 2006 and has enjoyed being able to work with all age groups with a passion for the Toddler classrooms.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining Kindercare, Ms. Amy babysat, took Early Childhood Education courses, and interned with different childcares.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Brown Bear, Brown Bear"
    Year Started:
    6/23/2006
    Tenure:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 years
    Education:
    HS Diploma, Currently attending school for CDA
  • Ms. Amanda

    Ms. Amanda, Program Specialist

    I have a unique background in various career fields but have always enjoyed working with children most of all because it is such a rewarding job.

    Previous Experience:
    Taught in an elementary school & then worked in Human Resources.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar

    Year Started:
    11/7/1915
    Tenure:
    101 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4+
    Education:
    Bachelor of Science in Education & Certificate in HR Management and Organizational Leadership
  • Kari Mbiti

    Kari Mbiti, Teacher

    I love teaching new things to children and sharing in their experiences.

    Ms. Kari has over 20 years of experience in working with children from Infancy to School Age. She holds an associates degree in early childhood education. She recently was an Early Childhood teacher working with Special Needs kids before coming back to KinderCare part time. Ms. Kari enjoys working with our Infants and Toddlers and currently floats throughout our building.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Kari has worked for childcare for over 20 years. She has worked with all age groups as well as special needs children.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    The Little Mouse; The Red Ripe Strawberry; and The Big Hungry Bear

    Year Started:
    5/29/2013
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    23 years
    Education:
    Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Kate

    Ms. Kate, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I love this classroom because it's a transition age. Kids expand their vocabulary skills and physical abilities so much. Imaginations really blossom at this age & personalities become more apparent and set in.

    Previous Experience:
    College Mentors for Kids & Primrose West Fishers
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Guess How Much I Love You

    Year Started:
    12/21/1915
    Tenure:
    101 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    1.5 years
    Education:
    Studied Human Development & Family Studies at IU for three years, & EMT-B from Pelham Training
  • Ms. Courtney, Floater

    I love seeing the kids everyday.

    Previous Experience:
    Nanny
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Love You Forever by Robert Munsch & Sheila McGraw

    Years in ECE industry:
    5+ years
    Education:
    Studying Sociology at Purdue University
  • Ms. Elizabeth, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I love this classroom because the kids are funny, smart, caring, and curious. I think Ms. Gloria and I make a great team. I have two kids of my own and two dogs. I enjoy traveling, arts & crafts, and going to concerts.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    When I'm Feeling Happy by Tracey Moroney

    Year Started:
    12/15/1916
    Tenure:
    100 Years
    Education:
    Associate Degree
  • Ms. Nicole

    Ms. Nicole, Floating Teacher

    Ms. Nicole loves being a floating teacher because it gives her the chance to interact with children of all ages. She absolutely loves working with the children.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Nicole previously worked as a nanny.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss

    Year Started:
    1/5/2015
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
    Education:
    College Senior Studying Psychology
  • Ms. Lekia

    Ms. Lekia, Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Lekia has worked with children for over 15 years. She started off as the neighborhood babysitter and is now a mother of three boys. All three of her boys have attended KinderCare. She started working for KinderCare as a preschool teacher and has worked for multiple KinderCare locations. She loves working for KinderCare because it is like a second home for herself and her family.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Lekia previously worked in other child care centers.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

    Year Started:
    4/14/2016
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    15
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Applied Science. Currently working on Child Development Associate Credential
  • Ms. Jeli

    Ms. Jeli, Preschool Classroom

    I love the preschool classroom because of how much impact I have on the kids. My experience in the field when I started five years ago, turned into a life-long love for children and teaching! A couple of things about me are that I have 2 dogs and 1 snake. I also enjoy kayaking with my fiancé. 

    Previous Experience:
    Goddard Schools, Centennial KinderCare, Primrose
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Where the Wild Things Are

    Year Started:
    8/22/1916
    Tenure:
    100 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 years
    Education:
    Currently working on completing Preschool Child Development Associate
  • Ms. Enya

    Ms. Enya, Preschool Classroom

    I started working with infants and toddler age children in a child care setting through a high school educational course for early childhood education. After high school I worked as a Spanish teacher and assistant for a ministry preschool.  I have also worked at other child care centers with different ages. I enjoy working here because I am able to follow a curriculum as well as have the freedom to enhance the curriculum.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Llama Llama Red Pajama

    Year Started:
    7/14/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    9 years
    Education:
    Infant and Toddler Child Development Associate (CDA). Currently in school for Preschool CDA.
  • Ms. Courtney

    Ms. Courtney, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    The children's minds are learning & expanding so much at this age. This is such a fun age group and I love watching how much they transition day by day.

    Previous Experience:
    Home-Based Daycares
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Are You My Mother?

    Year Started:
    9/12/1916
    Tenure:
    100 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
  • Ms. Bre

    Ms. Bre, Preschool Classroom

    I was raised and married my husband in Wisconsin. While living in Wisconsin, I worked as a preschool teacher and nanny. I moved to Indianapolis in 2014 and continued working in child care. I also enrolled in early childhood classes to further my education and am currently working on my associates for early childhood.

    Previous Experience:
    Childcare centers, nanny
    Favorite Children's Book:

    The Day the Crayons Quit

    Year Started:
    8/22/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    9 years
    Education:
    Preschool Child Development Associate
  • Ms. Brittney

    Ms. Brittney, Infants

    Ms. Brittney has been a KinderCare parent for over six years. She has two children of her own and enjoys building bonds with the infants and their families.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Brittney has children of her own as well as babysitting experience prior to working at KinderCare.
    Year Started:
    9/9/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
  • Ms. Debra

    Ms. Debra, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I love crafts and this is the perfect age to have fun while also learning. I have a passion for arts and crafts that I share with the children.

    Previous Experience:
    St. Richards School
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin, Jr.

    Year Started:
    11/3/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    30+
  • Miss Linda

    Miss Linda, Kitchen Manager

    I love to eat and I love to feed others. It makes people happy and I love to make people happy!

    Miss Linda is our cook and also helps out in the classrooms throughout the day!  

    Year Started:
    10/1/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
  • Ms. Ashley

    Ms. Ashley, Floater

    Seeing a child's face and knowing that I could be making a difference in a child's life is something amazing.

    Ms. Ashley was our former School Age teacher in 2008 and left for a period of time after her first son was born. She has recently received her Child Development Associate Credential and returned to KinderCare to do what she loves. Ms. Ashley is currently one of our infant teachers. She has three boys ranging from the ages of one to four. She has been working with children for seven years. Being able to be around children and catching the glimpse of their face when they discover new things.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare, Ms. Ashley has taught children from ages one to four.
    Year Started:
    1/1/2008
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential
  • Miss Nikki

    Miss Nikki, Infant Classroom

    I love being able to see the world in a child's eyes and showing them new things that the world has for them to learn.

    Miss Nikki started working for Kindercare in January of 2015.  She has worked with our toddlers and is currently our Infant teacher.  

    Previous Experience:
    Has worked with infants at other childcare centers in the past before coming to Kindercare.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    The Velveteen Rabbit

    Year Started:
    1/1/2015
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12
    Education:
    HR, Business Management and Marketing, Accounting, Finishing Child Development Associate program
  • Miss Shacole

    Miss Shacole, Floater

    I love getting to know each child and also building relationships with the children.

    Shacole loves to teach because it is full of learning and fun.

    Previous Experience:
    Worked for a couple different childcare centers.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    If You Give A Mouse A Cookie by Laura Numeroff

    Year Started:
    2/23/2015
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9
    Education:
    Child Development Associate

Upcoming Center Activities

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May's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Colors and Shapes

Spring fills nature with vibrant colors and interesting shapes, making this the perfect month for the infants, toddlers, and children in Discovery Preschool to explore these concepts. Infants will have a blast as they smash paint in plastic bags and explore blocks with different shapes, while toddlers will practice identifying and sorting different shapes and colors before making their own color-and-shape books! Meanwhile, the children in Discovery Preschool will create rainbow artwork and continue to practice sorting, counting, and matching shapes and colors.

Children 4–5 years old: Insects and Spiders + Water

Some children might find insects and spiders a bit frightening, but this month they’ll discover how cool these tiny critters really are. Children will find out how insects create food for plants, how bees makes honey, why spiders spin webs, and more. After that, children will dive into the world of water! Preschoolers will learn about how water can take three forms (solid, liquid, and gas), children in Pre-K will learn about the importance of keeping water clean and explore the different ways people use water, and our kindergarteners will learn about different water sources and why water conservation is so important. 

Monday May 29, 2017
Center Closed for Memorial 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
  • AM Snack
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Center Menu

Holidays Observed

We are closed on the following holidays for 2016:

New Years Day
President's Day
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Columbus Day
Thanksgiving Day and the Day After
Christmas  (observed on Dec. 26th, 2016)

Health and Safety

Here at KinderCare, one of our top priorities is the safety of your children. The front door of our center has a coded entry where only authorized family members will have a code to enter. We ensure that our building is cleaned and sanitized daily as well as participate in ongoing staff trainings on Health and Safety as it is necessary to maintain the safest environment for all students.

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.

My husband and I have been very pleased with the learning and development that our daughter has achieved while being enrolled at KinderCare at Woodfield Crossing. She is also developing socialization skills that is proven with her engagement with the other children. I know that her teacher cares for her and is committed to her learning and care. This is demonstrated not only through interaction and activities and projects that she brings home and but also through our daily reports and regularly scheduled parent-teacher conferences.

- Parent

As a single mother, my daughter, Reya, is my entire world. I am a self-proclaimed “hover-mom” who puts her first at all costs. After only two days at her previous day care, I pulled her out immediately and had a bleak outlook on childcare in general. Being a teacher requires me to put in long hours at work so I realized that I would, inevitably, have to find another facility for my child. Reluctantly, I made appointments with ten daycares and planned to visit them all before making my decision. KinderCare at Woodfield Crossing was my first stop. The director, Shannon, greeted me with a warm smile and I immediately felt at ease. Within a few moments, I could sense the family-feel of the center and undeniable love for children. My daughter, Reya, instantly started playing and I could tell she was comfortable already. I knew that I would be canceling nine appointments. My mind was made up. Shannon and her staff have been phenomenal. Reya cries when she has to leave because she enjoys it so much. She has grown very attached to all of the staff members and loves all of the opportunities KinderCare has to offer. Whether it’s music class with Noel, learning to walk with Stephanie or having breakfast with Cambella, Reya is all smiles! I affectionately call Shannon Reya’s “school mommy” because their relationship is so close and loving. Candace and Reya have a special bond as well, always cracking each other up. Reya’s infant teacher, Stephanie, was patient and kind when Reya first arrived; there were always laughs and snuggles. Reya has now graduated into the “Tiny Tots” room with Amy and she is on cloud nine! Amy’s lessons are creative and innovative. She never hesitates to extend on the curriculum, even if it means researching or bringing items from home. Amy puts her heart and soul in everything she does. I cannot say enough positive words about the staff at Woodfield Crossing. I am not an easy person to impress, but… with tears rolling down my cheeks, I will say that I am not only impressed, I am in awe of these women. I can honestly say that they know my child, love her and have her best interest at heart. That means the world to me.

- Parent

I'm excited about the care of my son at KinderCare. He's in a clean environment, with teachers that care and adore the children deeply. He's fed according to his schedule and very happy when I pick him up. The staff and children in the class are always happy and it's a pleasant feeling in the room. I wouldn’t dream of taking my son anywhere else other than the Woodfield Crossing KinderCare!

- Father

My daughter has recently relocated to the Woodfield Crossing KinderCare location. The teachers have done such a great job helping us adapt to our new environment! They are welcoming and make every day an educational experience for her. We love working on the homework together that her teachers send home once a month!

- Father
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