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Eagle View KinderCare

Ms. Rya Pickard, Center Director

6750 Eagle View Dr. Indianapolis IN 46254
(317) 297-1545 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds

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Special Instructions:
W of 38th St between McDonald's & Arby's

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
North Wayne Elementary School, DeerRun Elementary School, Eagle Creek Elementary School


Welcome to Eagle View KinderCare in Indianapolis, Indiana. We are very excited to meet with you and your family. We believe in developing the whole child with an emphasis on assisting your child's growth through their social, emotional, cognitive and physical development. Your child will not only be provided with a safe, secure and stimulating environment to learn in, but have continuous support from a team of child development experts who have a true passion for educating and nurturing children.

Ms. Rya Pickard, Center Director

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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.

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  1. Sunday January 01, 2017
    1. January's Learning Focus

      Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Light and Dark, plus the Sky and Weather

      Through shadow play, experiments with flashlights, observing the Sun and more, infants and toddlers will enjoy learning about light and dark this month. Infants continue sensory development by looking at contrasting patterns and at objects that are clearly defined by sharp edges and bright colors, while toddlers will build on their understanding of the light and dark concepts with play around daytime and nighttime. The older Discovery Preschool children will turn their attention to the sky as they learn about weather, the Moon, the Sun, and stars.

      Children 4–5 years old: Transportation, Healthy Bodies, and Winter

      For children in the Preschool and Kindergarten classrooms, January is filled with variety! They’ll begin by learning about transportation and studying how things get from “here” to “there.” A few weeks later, the focus will shift to health and bodies, with an emphasis placed on how to make good choices for a growing body. Towards the end of the month, children will be introduced to the transformative nature of the winter season and learn how to dress and take care of themselves when it’s cold outside. 

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

Teachers & Staff

The teachers and staff at Eagle View KinderCare are passionate about learning. Our goal is to provide your child with developmentally appropriate skills for future success. Our Eagle View KinderCare staff is dedicated to providing you and your child with excellent customer service, quality childcare, nutritious meals and school readiness.

  • Ms. Rya Pickard, Center Director

    Year Started:
    3 Years
  • Ms. Megan, Chandler

    I'm pursuing my dreams by being in a classroom teaching!

    Ms. Megan chose this field because she is passionate about children. She feels like this was a calling for her because it brings her joy watching children grow and learn each and everyday.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Megan has worked in a Awana Christian Ministry with children from the ages of 2-5. She has student volunteered for 2 years for Head Start as well as 1 year of student teaching in a preschool.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr./ Eric Carle
    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
    Obtaining a degree in Elementary Education with Special Needs
  • Ms. Nancy

    Ms. Nancy, Cook

    I love when I hear a child say, " I did it Ms. Nancy, I did it!

    Ms. Nancy has a wonderful husband, Jerry; three children and three awesome grandchildren. She has raised her own children up through KinderCare, and one of her daughters is the Center Director at one of our sister centers! In her 20 years with the company, Ms. Nancy has taught preschool, private kindergarten, and all the way up to School Age. She has fulfilled multiple positions through out KinderCare.She enjoys being with children every single day and also enjoys being a strong mentor to new teachers joining the KinderCare team.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Nancy has been a teacher for fourteen years as well as the center trainer, bus driver, Health and Safety Coordinator, and now the cook!
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Horten Hears a Who Carly's Voice (a book wrote by a young girl with autism)
    Year Started:
    21 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Child Development Associates Credential
  • Miss Desiree, Infants

    In 5th grade I transferred to the school my aunt taught at. Everyday after school my cousin and I always had to go to her 3rd grade classroom and wait until she was done with everything. I found it interesting how she went about her lesson plans, preparing material on the board, grading papers. After a while I found myself asking to help her out and from there I know I wanted to become a teacher.

    Previous Experience:
    Miss Desiree has worked at Little Lambs, she has been a college mentor at IUPUI, and she has volunteered at after-school programs.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie"
    Year Started:
    Currently a Senior at IUPUI (Elementary Education Major)
  • Ms. Devin, Preschool

    Honestly, this field chose me. I started as a cook six years ago and the passion to work in childcare has just grown on me.

    Previous Experience:
    Miss Devin started as a cook in the early childhood field and felt that her true passion was to educate the children in the classroom.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Any Dr. Seuss Book
    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
    Obtaining a Child Development Associates
  • Ms. Julie Wolfe, Toddler

    I chose this field because I love working with kids!

    Since Ms. Ty was a kid she watch and taught all of her cousins, brothers, and sisters. She would pretend that she was a teacher and read books, did projects, and taught her cousins about the world. From that point on everyone told her that she should pursue becoming a teacher, and she did just that.

    Previous Experience:
    At the age of 11 Ms. Tyjanna started babysitting her cousin everyday. During her last year of high school she was in a program and a HOST where she read to Pre-k through 1st grade students. Now she is a mother and teaches her own child each day.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Any Dr. Seuss book
    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
    Obtaining a Child Development Associates
  • Miss Jaylynn Dorsey, Toddlers

    I want to be part of a child's stability and learning experience

    I am the youngest of a large family and I'm soon to be married into a larger family. I don't have children, so I treat the children in the center as my own. I have a love for books and The Beatles. I believe that education is very important, so I decided to start at the beginning.

    Previous Experience:
    Miss Chelsea has experience doing volunteer work with children who have visual impairments administration work in childcare center
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Imogene's Antlers"
    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    Obtaining Child Development Associates
  • Ms. Gwen

    Ms. Gwen, Pre-Kindergarten

    I've always a passion for working with children. I've spent many years working with children in ministry and through community involvement.

    Ms. Gwen has been at our Academy for Excellence for 4 years now! She is a great asset as a mentor teacher to our team! She loves seeing the children interact with each other and expressing themselves. Our two year old children in our Discovery Preschool room run to give her hugs every day she walks in the door. Her attention to detail and love for every child is apparent the second you step foot intor her classroom!

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Qwen has gained a wealth of experience in 25 years of working with children. She has taught as a preschool teacher, worked as an Assistant Director, and as a Center Director at handful of licensed child care centers and ministries. She has also worked with Head Start for 7 years and worked in student loans for several years.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Green Eggs and Ham- Dr, Seus The Giving Tree- Shel Silverstein A Light in the Attic- Shel Silverstein The Very Hungry Caterpillar- Eric Carle
    Year Started:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Obtaining Child Development Associate Credentials

December 2016 Events

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  1. Thursday December 01, 2016
    1. December's Learning Focus

      Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Family, Friends, and Things that Go!

      Infants and toddlers will be exploring family and friends, while three-year-olds will focus on things that go vroom! Social and emotional development is foundational to growth and development in babies, so this month, infants and toddlers will participate in activities that reinforce their connection to family while also exploring connections that exist outside their home, such as friends. Meanwhile, their older friends in Discovery Preschool will learn about and play around with things that move (like bicycles, cars, buses, trains, and airplanes), which are all very exciting for little ones as they continue to explore the world outside their homes. 

      Children 4–5 years old: My Country + Tools and Machines

      The four- and five-year-olds continue exploring the world around them by learning about the state and country they live in! They’ll sings songs, play games based on travel, and learn about flags, state foods, and more. Children will also be introduced to cardinal directions (east, west, north, and south) and gain an appreciation for travel and meeting new friends from different places. 

      Children are naturally fascinated with machines and how things work and are put together. So to encourage that fascination, during the second half of this month children will learn about and play around with tools and machines. In addition to building literacy skills by using the names of machines and tools, children will develop math skills by graphing information, counting wheels, and more.

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

Our center will be closed New Year's Day, President's Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving Day, the day after Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.

Health and Safety

Here at KinderCare, one of our top priorities is the safety of your children. The front door of our center has a coded entry where only authorized family members will have a code to enter. Our Health & Safety Coordinator ensures our preparedness of direct emergencies, maintaining high cleanliness and safety standards in all classrooms, and conducting safety training exercises

At KinderCare, what families say about us means a lot. Read below some of the great experiences our families have had with us.

Share Your Story
If you have a story about your experience at KinderCare, please share your story with us.

My children have been coming to KinderCare since 2010 and I love and have enjoyed the experience with this company.  I have grown to love and appreciate my children’s “second family”.  It takes special people, such as those employed at the Eagle View location, to deal with other people’s children and treat them the way they would treat their own.  As a parent you worry about the safety of your children when in the care of others but I don’t have that worry when I leave them with the staff.  I see people change daycares often but due to special attention needed/wanted and the peace of mind for me I plan on leaving my children in your care until they grow too old for it.  Every staff member including the management team who has been involved throughout; I really appreciate all that you have done for me Du’Juan Darien and Trinity!

- Parent

Eagle View KinderCare is an appropriate name for this facility because every day I am reassured that my child will be just fine when I see the way the staff members interact with my child.  Eagle View KinderCare staff members are warm, family friendly, and accommodating. My child has always had phenomenal teachers at KinderCare starting with Ms. Gwen and now with Ms. Ada and Ms. Vashley.These ladies have etched themselves into our family’s heart.<br /> Ms. Ada and Ms. Vashley provide impeccable care for my child.  They are the kindest, most compassionate teachers I have ever met. My child and the other children in the learning center absolutely adore them, and you can tell these ladies adore every one of them.  My child has learned so much from Ms. Ada and Ms. Ashley this year!   They have taught him a variety of topics from math to science to reading and assisted him in creating some very impressive art projects!  I am so honored that my child coud receive such a great education and can be prepared for kindergarten.<br /> I couldn’t be happier as a full time working single mom.  The fact that I never worry about my child, is worth its weight in gold.  Many mornings I feel so distraught about leaving my child for work, but Ms. Ada and Ms. Vashley, Ms. Nancy and Ms. Brielle always put me and my son at ease when they greet us with a warm smile daily.  I can go to work each day feeling less guilty about being a working mom because I know my child is in the hands of someone that would show loving care for him just as much as I do and give him the educational foundation he needs to be a successful part of society.  I am so grateful to Eagle View KinderCare for the love and education they have provided for my child this year. <br /> Thank you for your dedication and heart-felt work!

- Parent

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