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Graham Road KinderCare

Michelle Edwards, Center Director

7030 Graham Rd. Indianapolis IN 46220
(317) 849-1493 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds

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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Alisonville Elementary, John Strange, Crestview, St. Matthews, Mary Castle, NEW - Heritage Christian


Welcome to our KinderCare Family! We are excited to have you and your family become a part of our family. We are proud to offer you an accredited program full of skilled and experienced teachers. Our highly trained professionals are eager to take your child to that next level of academic excellence, so what are you waiting for?

Michelle Edwards, Center Director

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  • NAEYC Accreditation NAEYC
  • NECPA Accreditation NECPA

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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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Our kids are taking off!

By kindergarten, our kids are testing ahead of their peers. Read all about it.


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

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.

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.

Teachers & Staff

We have a diverse teaching staff and are happy to share that each teacher has chosen childcare because it is a passion for them, not a hobby. Our teachers have taken an educational journey so they may lead your child down the same path.

  • Michelle Edwards

    Michelle Edwards, Center Director

    The most precious jewels you will ever have around your neck are the arms of your children

    Michelle knew at a young age that she had a passion for children. She has worked with children and families for over 24 years in the non-for-profit sector as well as for-profit. Michelle loves coming to work, growing the centers enrollment, and seeing the smiles of all the children and families. She is very excited about her journey here with the KinderCare family. Her favorite part of the day is going into the classrooms and receiving hugs from all the children, singing and playing games with them. Watching all the children achieve their developmental milestones makes her job worthwile! When Michelle is not with her KinderCare family she is with her husband and two children. She enjoys scrapbooking, sewing, and sunday afternoon bike rides with her family!

    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Way I Feel by Janan Cain
    Year Started:
    13 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
    Associates in Early Childhood Education
  • Taylor Patterson

    Taylor Patterson, Assistant Director

    Adults are only kids grown up, anyway" - Walt Disney

    Taylor has been working with children for almost 10 years. Her ability to easily make strong connections with kids started as early as 13 years old and has only improved ever since. She was initially hired on as an Assistant Teacher but her promising leadership and communication skills quickly granted her a promotional opportunity to become the Assistant Director which she gladly accepted. Taylor has been welcomed with open arms by our children, families, and staff members. She genuinely enjoys establishing relationships with children and her passion is reignited every time she has the opportunity to help a child learn something new. 

    Favorite Children's Book:
    All 'Junie B. Jones' books by Barbara Parks
    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 Years
    Bachelor's in Telecommunications
  • Ms. Rebecca

    Ms. Rebecca, School Age

    A teacher takes a hand, opens a mind, and touches a heart.

    Ms. Rebecca was first drawn to a career with children when she started volunteering for Vacation Bible School at her church. Since then she has branched out and involved herself with other church programs dealing with kids. Her communication skills and her creativity makes her a wonderful fit for our School Age classroom. She is always thinking of unique ways to inspire the children and help them learn!

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silversetin
    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Currently working toward CDA
  • Ms. Martha

    Ms. Martha, Pre-Kindergarten

    A person's a person no matter how small.

    If there was only one word that could be chosen to describe Ms. Martha it would be dedicated! She has dedicated 27 years to our KinderCare school and loves each and every member of her KinderCare family! She treats each child as if they were her own and genuinely enjoys her time spent in our center watching each child grow and progress. She is always willing to go the extra mile for our school and for her students and their families. We are very lucky to have her here with us!

    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde
    Year Started:
    21 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Ms. Melissa, Preschool

    Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain

    Melissa has been with KindCare for 10 years. Her favorite thing about teaching is helping children understand and learn new things in a way that they learn best. She enjoys discovering which teaching methods work best for each child individually to help them grow and progress to the best of their ability. 

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Ferdinand the Bull by Munro Leaf
    Year Started:
    13 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Mr. Hilary

    Mr. Hilary, Discovery Preschool

    Children must be taught how to think, not what to think." - Margaret Mead

    Hilary first gained childcare experience from babysitting kids from her church and her little brother. She never really thought about working with children until she joined the KinderCare family. Since then she became aware of her joy of working with children. Ms. Hillary brings a fun-loving and playful aspect to her two year old's classroom that allows the children to be silly and have fun! 

    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Associates Degree in Liberal Arts
  • Ms. Cathy

    Ms. Cathy, Toddlers

    Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers." - Alfred Lord Tennyson

    As a mother of 5, Ms. Cathy is well experienced when it comes to taking care of children of all ages. Both of her parents we educators and we are thankful that she has decided to follow in the family footsteps. Before joining us at KinderCare she worked in the public school system for 15 years! Ms. Cathy has always known she would like working with children or adolescents. She adores her students and is a perfect fit for our toddlers' room!

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault
    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Ms. Christy

    Ms. Christy, Infants

    Roses are red, violets are blue, I love children, yes I do.

    Ms. Christy grew up with siblings and a lot of younger cousins so she started babysitting at an early age. Ever since then she's been drawn to working with children. She loves working in the infant room because it provides her with more one-on-one time with the kids. It gives her an opportunity to see each child's indvidual growth step by step!

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
    Year Started:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Ms. Kiah, Infants/Toddlers

    Hakuna Matata - The Lion King

    Kiah started working with children at the age of 13 by babysitting and watching her little brother. She has a special place in her heart for all of our infants. She loves that she has the opportunity to shape children's minds at such a young age. Kiah strives to pave the way for nothing but the brightest of futures for our little ones. By working with both infants and toddlers, she has a wonderful ability to make the transition from one classroom to the next a smooth and easy one. She is a great asset to our team!

    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Jungle Book
    Years in ECE industry:
    Two years of college

Upcoming Center Activities

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September's Learning Focus

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

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

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

Safety is a major concern for our families. To give you peace of mind, please know that we provide, keypad entry, three fenced playgrounds, CPR and First Aid trained staff, and a Health & Safety Coordinator on sight every day.

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