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Coronado KinderCare

Whitney Dilling, Center Director

29 N. Coronado Rd. Indianapolis IN 46234
(317) 271-0552 Contact this center

Ages: 1 YEARS to 12 Year-Olds

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Special Instructions:
near Rockville Rd & Coronado Rd

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Drop off and Pick up at Chapelglen, Bridgeport, Westlake, and Chapel Wood. Drop off only at some Avon Elementary Schools. Pick up only at Rhoades, Eagle and Robey.

Coronado KinderCare is excited to have openings for children one-year through School Age. We invite you to call our center to set up a tour. Coronado KinderCare offers a warm, safe, an educational environment for your children. Come see why we would be another great addition to your lives. Twice a year our staff attends Professional Development Days to get the latest child care information and new trainings. We are always striving to be better for the children we love taking care of.
We are also now enrolling in our ABC, Music and Me Learning Adventures class for children ages 1-3, Phonics Letters and Sounds Learning Adventures for ages 2-4, and Phonics Vowels and  Blending Learning Adventures for ages 4-6.

We are so excited for the new school year! We currently have openings in our Toddler, Preschool, and Pre-Kindergarten room, We also participate in the MY WAY PRE-K program.

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Welcome to Coronado KinderCare. Our experts designed our classrooms — and every activity and lesson — to help prepare your child for success in school and beyond. With designated learning centers such as dramatic play and blocks in every classroom, children have the opportunity for rich social play and child-initiated discovery.
You’ll also find that our classrooms feature a print-rich environment full of carefully selected materials, written charts and labels, and children’s literature. By helping your child connect spoken words and print, we’re helping develop early literacy and writing skills.
Whether your child has first words or first grade on the horizon, we’re excited to show you how everything in our center is designed for learning!

Whitney Dilling, Center Director

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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


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.


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.


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?

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  1. Thursday November 24, 2016
    1. Thanksgiving Break - Center Closed

      Our center is closed Thanksgiving Day and the day after.

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

Teachers & Staff

Here at Coronado KinderCare we have a great staff that is waiting for the chance to make a difference in children's lives. Our staff is either educated in this field or working on completing their Early Childhood education. We are always striving to be the best teachers for every child that enters our building. Our goal is to have open communication with our parents allowing their children to receive the most fruitful developmental and educational experience possible.

  • Whitney Dilling

    Whitney Dilling, Center Director

    You're off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So... get on your way!

    Whitney became the Center Director at Coronado KinderCare in June 2016. Prior to serving as Center Director, Whitney was the assistant director of the Coronado KinderCare in 2014. She has also held various teaching positions within the KinderCare brand such as the Preschool and Infant and Toddler Teacher. Whitney obtained a Child Development Associate's Credential (CDA) through the Teach Scholarship. Whitney is due to graduate with her Associates Degree of Early Childhood Education from Ivy Tech in May 2017. Whitney has two children, Zachary and Audrey. Zachary currently is a second grader at Eagle Elementary, and she also appreciates the comfort of working in the same learning center that her daughter, Audrey, attends.

    Previous Experience:
    Whitney has previously worked at another child care facility for one year prior to starting at KinderCare.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Any Dr. Seuss books or Pete the Cat.
    Year Started:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Molly Stockwell

    Molly Stockwell, Assistant Director

    I love the thought of the education that the children receive here in my care is the foundation for what they will learn for the rest of their lives.

    Ms. Molly is married and mother to 3 dogs and a cat, and she is pursuing her Associates degree at Ivy Tech Community College in Early Childhood Education.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Molly has 5 years experience working in the Early Childhood Education field, 3 of those years she spent at La Petite Academy as part of the management team and a teacher.
    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 years
    Pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Miss Jaime

    Miss Jaime, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I love being a part of the learning experience; being able to see children learn and grow as individuals is very rewarding

    Miss Jaime moved from Cincinnati, Ohio to Indianapolis at the beginning of April, but has worked for KinderCare since 2010.  She graduated from The Ohio State University in 2006.  She enjoys being active and also gets the children involved in exercising and stretching with her to promote healthy habits. 

    Previous Experience:
    Miss Jaime worked at Little Red Schoolhouse as a substitute teacher and at Tender Tots Daycare in the Infant room.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See?
    Year Started:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Bachelor of Science in Education
  • Ms. Hande

    Ms. Hande, Toddler Classroom

    Learning can be fun and engaging at any age.

    Ms. Hande was born and raised in Turkey, lived in China for over four years, and has recently moved with her family to the United States within the past two years. She has her Bachelor's in Chemical Engineering, and has recently obtained her CDA credential. She has a three year old daughter named Jasmine, who also attends KinderCare.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Any Dr. Seuss Books.
    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 year
    CDA credential
  • Ms. Irene

    Ms. Irene, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Children learn best when they are surrounded by postive, loving caregivers.

    Irene was born and raised in the Phillippines before moving to the United States in 2000's. She is married and has three daughters that attend nearby Avon schools. She has worked as the Site Director for the Before and After school program for the YMCA before joining our family in October 2015.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Dr. Seuss- One Fish, Two Fish, Blue Fish, Red Fish.
    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 years
    Obtaining her CDA
  • Ms. Marina

    Ms. Marina, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    The impact that you make on a child's life can carry on their future.

    Marina has her CDA and 9 years experience in Early Childhood Education with Head Start. She loves all ages of children but is especially excited to be working with the 2 year olds in Discovery Preschool.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Marina comes to us from Head Start where she spent 9 years.
    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
    9 years
  • Ms. Christyna

    Ms. Christyna, Preschool Classroom

    Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up." - Pablo Picasso

    Ms. Christyna is a dog mom that loves art projects and creating a passion for the arts in her students. She has an educational background in child psychology and case management but is now pursuing her CDA to be finished in December.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Christyna comes to us from another KinderCare location. She also was a case worker with DAMAR Services, and a child care provider at in an in-home center.
    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 years
    Pursuing her CDA
  • Ms. Hadley

    Ms. Hadley, Floater

    Education is not preperation for life, education is life itself." - John Dewey

    Ms. Hadley is looking to continue her schooling through Ivy Tech this fall, she is super excited to working with KinderCare because she has a passion for children and she is looking forward to getting to know, and caring for your children.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Hadley has had previous experience in babysitting and caring for her younger siblings.
    Year Started:
    High School Diploma
  • Ms. Lindsay

    Ms. Lindsay, School Age Classroom

    What I love best about this field is it is the most enriching job one can have.

    Ms. Lindsay was born and raised in Pittsburgh, and decided to move to Indiana in 2012 when Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis offered her a scholarship to transfer. She is married to her husband, Mark, and also lives with two pet cats and two pet snakes. Ms. Lindsay started in education as a camp counselor in high school and then received her first educational position at the age of  eighteen. Ms. Lindsay has loved the field ever since she started. She joined us here at KinderCare in 2012 where she enjoys educating students of all ages.

    Year Started:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 Years
    Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics
  • Miss Cheyenne

    Miss Cheyenne, Floater

    As much as I encourage the children to learn, they are just as encouraging to me.

    Miss Cheyenne is currently a Junior at Indiana University.  She is studying Community Health, while aspiring to go to Med School and study Obstetrics. Miss Cheyenne loves to play soccer and go to sporting events of all sorts. If she is not at work, you will probably find her somewhere eating macaroni or pizza.

    Previous Experience:
    Miss Cheyenne worked as a nanny prior to joining KinderCare. She volunteers her time coaching cheerleading and soccer.
    Year Started:
    Obtaining Bachelor's in Community Health
  • Ms. Brandy

    Ms. Brandy, Floater

    Children inspire my curiosity in the many ways that they learn.

    Ms. Brandy is working on her Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education.  She is married and has a cat and a dog.  Children are her passion and she is very excited to be a part of their learning experience here at Kindercare.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Brandy worked at AYS as a Program Assistant for 2 years before joining KinderCare
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Pete The Cat
    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
    Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration

October 2016 Events

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

      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.

  2. 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!

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.

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • American Sign Language
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Turkish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • AM Snack
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegetarian
  • Special diets

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

Here at KinderCare we practice multiple safety measures to keep your children safe. There is a keypad entry for parents and  authorized adults' use when picking up and dropping off. Our center playgrounds are gated and locked with entry to the inside of the building. We use authorization forms filled out by you, the parent, and I.D. guests when they arrive to ensure your child departs and arrives with only the people you trust most. Yearly our staff has First Aid, CPR, Infant Safe Sleep, and monthly  Health and Safety trainings.

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.

When Brynna first started KinderCare, she cried almost everyday. Everyone has always made me feel comfortable, even is Brynna is having a bad day. She no longer cries and  I can see how much fun Brynna has with all of her teachers and classmates. She talks about everyone at home and "my Jodie" is her favorite!

- Mother

Zachary has made great progress since being at the Coronado KinderCare. Rya and her staff are wonderful with the children and you can tell that they are doing educational activites all day. Zachary always tells me the things he did at school that day, and it makes me happy to see that he is learning.

- Dad

We have a big change happening, and are really sad to have to leave this wonderful center. The Coronado KinderCare is a safe and healthy environment for children grow up in. You can always find smiles on both the teachers and students. They grow together through every milestone. There are lots of activities to prepare my children for the real world! Thank you Coronado KinderCare for all your love and dedication to my children's education!

- Mother

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