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45th Street KinderCare

Patsy Fleming, Center Director

6901 East 45th St. Indianapolis IN 46226
(317) 546-3737 Contact this center

Ages: 1 year to 12 Year-Olds
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Welcome

Welcome. KinderCare is proud to offer one of the best early educational programs in the country - from infant to kindergarten and beyond.  We are so excited that you are interested in our center!  We are a diverse center, located in an urban setting. We have children attending who live nearby, and travel in from the suburbs.

Patsy Fleming, 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

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

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

Our staff is dedicated to providing the highest quality childcare and preschool. Each one of our staff people is either credentialed with his/her CDA, Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood, or working toward earning the credential. We pride ourselves on providing a family centered experience, and focusing on high quality learning.

  • Patsy Fleming

    Patsy Fleming, Center Director

    I feel that each child is unique and want to assist and mentor children so that they can reach their full potential.

    Patsy has been the director at the center for the last twelve years. She has led the center to accreditation by NECPA and to level four in Paths to Quality for the state of Indiana (the highest level possible). She is dedicated to providing excellence in serving the families and children who attend her center.

    Previous Experience:
    Previously to working at KinderCare, Patsy worked in Public School for two years. After coming to work for KinderCare, Patsy realized that she really loved working with early learners and decided to stay focused on providing quality education for early childhood.
    Year Started:
    9/1/1981
    Tenure:
    36 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    35 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor of Arts in Education with Kindergarten Endorsement
  • Heather Gimlich

    Heather Gimlich, Assistant Director

    "When you see children experience first: walk, talking, sight word recognition, and preschool experience. We are a team that has family at heart.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Anything by Mercer Mayer

    Year Started:
    12/7/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    12
    Education:
    Bachelors of Music/Early Childhood
  • Miss Brenna

    Miss Brenna, School Age

    My name is Bren Doyle. I have been at KinderCare since October 2014. Previous to working at Kindercare, I spent a year at Tindley Renaissance Academy working in the special education department. My college degree is from Marian University where I got a Bachelor’s in Theology. Currently, I am working on my Masters in special education.
    In my free time, I like to spend time with my sisters, mom, puggle named Princess, and my two guinea pigs named Gus-Gus and Fred. I also like to read and binge on Netflix shows (but who doesn’t?!)
     

    Year Started:
    6/13/2016
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Education:
    Masters in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. LaTonya

    Ms. LaTonya, Two's Classroom

    “Who am I?” That is the question a lot of people ask themselves. I know as a parent you are concerned with what kind of person I am. Well, I assure you I am an ordinary woman that goes by the name LaTonya Williams.
    I was born and raised here in Indianapolis. I tend to be quiet and like to stay to myself. I am second to the youngest of six children. I have two children, one boy and one girl. I really enjoy shopping, cooking, and doing things with my family.
    It has always been a dream of mine to work with children, and I really enjoy it. I have been working in childcare for 14 years. I received my CDA in 2009. I am also certified in CPR and First Aid. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask.
     

    Year Started:
    5/1/2013
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate
  • Jaunta Cunningham

    Jaunta Cunningham, Cook

    Just being able to play and interact with children and staff.

    Year Started:
    4/11/2016
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1

Upcoming Center Activities

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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

Getting comfortable with a new environment can be challenging for any child. Some adjust quickly, while others may take a little longer. It's natural. We make every effort to be aware of anything that might affect your child adversely when starting here - and work with you to help ensure a smooth adjustment.

If possible, spend a little extra time with your child while he or she transitions into the classroom during the first couple of days. This helps both you and your child ease into the routine. We also encourage you to call or stop by any time during the day to see how your child's adjusting. Remember, your child will soon feel comfortable here, and attending the center will become a joyful part of your son or daughter's routine. We have over 150 years of experience - enough to know what to expect, and how best to handle anything that comes up.

Starting a new chapter can be exciting and sometimes scary. We go out of our way to make it just plain exciting!

Special Features

  • On My Way Prek and Indy PSP

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • AM Snack
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Holidays Observed

  • New Year's Day
  • Memorioal Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Day After Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day

Health and Safety

Our center is very interested in Safety and the Health of our students and families. Our entire playground is fenced in and we have a keypad entry to the interior of our building. All of our staff is both first aid and CPR trained. Our Health and Safety Coordinator checks the building, grounds, and bus for safety measures daily and we have a different safety focus each month.  

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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