Patsy Fleming, Center Director
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
- Every Day · Every Child · Excellence · Accreditated · Knowledge Universe
AMERICA’S MOST ACCREDITED
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.
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.
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
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.
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, 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:
- 35 Years
- Years in ECE industry:
- 35 Years
- Bachelor of Arts in Education with Kindergarten Endorsement
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:
- Masters in Early Childhood Education
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:
- 3 Years
- Child Development Associate
Upcoming Center Activities
Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Growing Gardens
What better time to explore the beauty and science of flowers and gardens than the spring? Infants’ learning will focus on sensory experiences with different plants and flowers, while toddlers and three-year-olds have the opportunity to learn how to care for plants. We’ll plant seeds in soil, water the plants, observe bugs and discover how they help plants grow, and even plant a butterfly garden outside! We’ll build math skills by counting seeds, learn new vocabulary words related to flowers and plants, and as always, sing songs and read books involving gardens.
Children 4–5 years old: In the Spring + Wild Animals
For children in the Preschool and Transitional Kindergarten Classrooms, April is about exploring all things spring and discovering wild animals! Preschoolers will look for signs of spring outdoors, make mud cakes and count the twigs placed in them, and paint still-life paintings of things related to spring. When our learning turns to wild animals, we’ll learn about the habitats and habits of creatures big and small while maintaining a focus on learning lowercase letters.
The older children in Transitional Kindergarten will focus on project-related work and pick something to work on together. In years past, children have painted a mural, made spring parade floats, painted wild animal masks, and created a model of a wild animal’s habitat. Both of these units focus on expanding the children’s understanding of the natural world around them.
At KinderCare, our summer adventures are designed for learning and fun. We love taking our experiments outside, having special guests visit our centers, and even exploring our senses on walks outside or by rolling around in the cool grass. We can’t wait to meet you and show you what makes our centers special and why we would love to spend our summer with you!
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!
Meals & Menus
- AM Snack
- PM Snack
- New Year's Day
- Memorioal Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- 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.
See what’s happening on the blog
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 though the various training opportunities in the community.
Resources for Parents
Download helpful guides and other resources to make your child care decisions easy.