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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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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.

Welcome

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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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

March's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Amazing Animals

Animals really are amazing, and this month the children in the Infant and Toddler Classrooms are learning all about them. We’ll read about both domestic and wild animals and base our activities and play around them as well. Besides singing songs, crafting, and talking about different animals, we’ll also bring in pictures of our pets, make our own animal sounds and movements, and incorporate animals into cognitive, literacy, and mathematic learning appropriate for each age group. For example, the older children in Discovery Preschool will count goldfish crackers or spots on a dog, while the littlest ones will keep developing their senses by sorting and playing with stuffed animals that have different kinds of pretend fur. This is a very sweet and fun unit for children in each class! 

Children 4–5 years old: The Sky and Weather + My Imagination

The four- and five-year-olds will turn their attention to the sky and explore the bounds of their own imaginations this month. Children will learn how clouds and different kinds of weather are created, and do fun theme-related activities like create whipped-topping storm clouds or pretend to be a weather reporter. Our Transitional Kindergarten class will take their learning even farther by doing basic research into how rainbows are formed. The second half of the month will give children a big chance to express themselves through art, music, and drama. We’ll use classic stories like The Three Little Pigs to spark children’s creativity and see where their imaginations lead. As always, we weave our themes into literacy and math activities, and place a focus on building both English and Spanish vocabulary. 

Come get a sneak peek of summer at KinderCare during our Open House event, from April 10th – 14th.

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!

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

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.

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.

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

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

    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, Infant, and Toddler teacher. Whitney obtained a Child Development Associate Credential (CDA) through the Teach Scholarship. Whitney is due to graduate with her Associate in 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 by Eric Litwin

    Year Started:
    12/7/2010
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7
    Education:
    Child Development Associate 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 three dogs and a cat, and she is pursuing her Associate in Early Childhood Education at Ivy Tech Community College.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Molly has five years experience working in the Early Childhood Education field with three of those years spent at La Petite Academy as part of the management team and a teacher.
    Year Started:
    7/18/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    5
    Education:
    Pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Miss Jaime

    Miss Jaime, Program Specialist

    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 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? by Bill Martin, Jr

    Year Started:
    11/3/2010
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7
    Education:
    Bachelor of Science in Education
  • Miss Kala

    Miss Kala, Toddler Classroom

    It's not about working with the kids, but watching them grow and me growing with them each and every day!

    Miss Kala is very excited to be a part of KinderCare! She moved to Indianapolis from Ohio in 2016. She is furthering her education by getting her Child Development Associate. 

    Previous Experience:
    Miss Kala has worked at three other childcare facilities before joining our team here at KinderCare. She has worked with both toddlers and preschoolers.
    Year Started:
    12/22/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    5
    Education:
    Miss Kala is currently enrolled in Child Development Associate classes
  • Mrs. Taylor

    Mrs. Taylor, Toddler Classroom

    I love watching the children get the "ah-ha" moments throughout the day.

    Mrs. Taylor has a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Ball State. She is married and has a son named Lucas who is in the Discovery Preschool Classroom at KinderCare. Mrs. Taylor believes that children learn by doing hands on activities in the classroom. She also loves to play outside with the children and create new games for them to use their imagination.

    Previous Experience:
    Mrs. Taylor was a teacher at Rhoades Elementary School before joining us here at KinderCare.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    T'was The Night Before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore

    Year Started:
    9/26/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    6
    Education:
    Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education
  • Mrs. Marina

    Mrs. Marina, Discovery Preschool Classroom

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

    Marina has her Child Development Associate and nine years experience in Early Childhood Education with Head Start. She loves all ages of children but is especially excited to be working with the two-year-old children in Discovery Preschool.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Marina comes to us from Head Start where she spent nine years.
    Year Started:
    8/4/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    9
    Education:
    Child Development Associate
  • Miss Arin

    Miss Arin, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I love to watch the children learn and grow.

    Miss Arin is enrolled at Ivy Tech obtaining her Associate degree in General Studies with a focus on Early Childhood Education. She loves to be creative in the classroom by incorporating dance and movement.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Suess

    Year Started:
    9/26/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
    Education:
    Obtaining Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Miss Hadley

    Miss Hadley, Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Hadley is looking to continue her schooling through Ivy Tech this fall. She is super excited to be 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:
    8/15/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
  • Mrs. Irene

    Mrs. Irene, Preschool Classroom

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

    Irene was born and raised in the Philippines before moving to the United States in the 2000s. She is married and has three children 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:

    One Fish, Two Fish, Blue Fish, Red Fish by Dr. Seuss 

    Year Started:
    10/12/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    5
    Education:
    Child Development Associate
  • Ms. Dafney

    Ms. Dafney, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Ms. Dafney grew up in Haiti and she loves to go back and visit her friends and family when she can. She has an 11-year-old daughter and two birds. She took classes at Ivy Tech for her Associate and is currently enrolled at Rasmussen College to finish up her degree.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Dafney worked at Small Blessings for eight years, Goddard for one year, and La Petite for six years.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! by Mo Willems

    Year Started:
    8/29/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    15
    Education:
    Child Development Associate
  • Ms. Lisa

    Ms. Lisa, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Mrs. Lisa has had a rich experience of working with a variety of children during her 13 years living in Muncie, IN.  She was a Children's Victim Advocate at the local domestic violence shelter. She also worked as the Assistant Director of after-school programs and was a Site Coordinator. Mrs. Lisa believes that it is important to teach children where they are at, but to also encourage them to discover and explore new things.

    Previous Experience:
    Mrs. Lisa worked for 13 years as a children's victim advocate and seven years as assistant director/site coordinator of after school programs for grades 1-8.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett

    Year Started:
    10/18/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    13
    Education:
    Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education
  • Miss Shanelle

    Miss Shanelle, School Age Classroom

    My favorite thing about teaching is the freedom to inspire a child to learn.

    Ms. Shanelle went to Grambling State University for Education with a focus on Special Education. She is currently working on her Child Development Associate. She also likes to create music in the classroom. 

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Shanelle volunteered at Creekside Manor. She also works in customer service at Target.
    Year Started:
    9/20/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
    Education:
    Obtaining Child Development Associate
  • 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:
    5/29/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
    Education:
    Obtaining Bachelor degree in Community Health
  • Mrs. Christina

    Mrs. Christina, Cook

    Everybody deserves good food.

    Mrs. Christina went to school for Culinary Arts and she loves to help others by getting the things they need and feeding everyone. When others feel good about food, that puts a smile on her face. She loves her job and is very excited to be a part of the KinderCare team!

    Previous Experience:
    Before joining KinderCare, Mrs. Christina worked as sous chef at a nursing home.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Eating the Alphabet by Lois Ehlert

    Year Started:
    10/28/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
    Education:
    Associate of Science in Culinary Arts

Upcoming Center Activities

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March's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Amazing Animals

Animals really are amazing, and this month the children in the Infant and Toddler Classrooms are learning all about them. We’ll read about both domestic and wild animals and base our activities and play around them as well. Besides singing songs, crafting, and talking about different animals, we’ll also bring in pictures of our pets, make our own animal sounds and movements, and incorporate animals into cognitive, literacy, and mathematic learning appropriate for each age group. For example, the older children in Discovery Preschool will count goldfish crackers or spots on a dog, while the littlest ones will keep developing their senses by sorting and playing with stuffed animals that have different kinds of pretend fur. This is a very sweet and fun unit for children in each class! 

Children 4–5 years old: The Sky and Weather + My Imagination

The four- and five-year-olds will turn their attention to the sky and explore the bounds of their own imaginations this month. Children will learn how clouds and different kinds of weather are created, and do fun theme-related activities like create whipped-topping storm clouds or pretend to be a weather reporter. Our Transitional Kindergarten class will take their learning even farther by doing basic research into how rainbows are formed. The second half of the month will give children a big chance to express themselves through art, music, and drama. We’ll use classic stories like The Three Little Pigs to spark children’s creativity and see where their imaginations lead. As always, we weave our themes into literacy and math activities, and place a focus on building both English and Spanish vocabulary. 

Monday March 20, 2017
Earth Day

We will be planting in our outdoor gardens! Pictures to come!

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.

Omotayo has had a wonderful time in the three's classroom with Ms. Irene, Hadley, and Jaime. I love seeing his art work come home. He has made so much progress since coming to KinderCare! 

- Mom

When Caiden first started, he was very sad during drop off every day. Now, a few months after enrolling, he loves it! He sings songs, loves to dance, and has made friends! We couldn't be happier with KinderCare. You can tell every teacher really loves working at the center! 

- Mom and Dad

Zachary has made great progress since being at the Coronado KinderCare. Whitney and her staff are wonderful with the children and you can tell that they are doing educational activities 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

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 Irene" is her favorite!

- Mother

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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