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Eagle View KinderCare

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:
IPS 107, IPS 96, Deer Run Elementary, Snacks Elementary, Guion Creek Elementary, Northwayne Elementary, Arthur Newby Elementary, Imangine Academy, Eagle Creek Elementary

Welcome

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.

Rya Pickard, Center Director

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Accreditation

  • Paths to Quality - Level 2

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

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.

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

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

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

      Our center is closed Thanksgiving Day and the day after.

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.

  • Rya Pickard, Center Director

    Previous Experience:
    Taught through the Disney International Schools in China. Ran multiple schools in Turkey and China, and a language program in Chicago.
    Year Started:
    5/19/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10+
    Education:
    Pursuing a Masters in Early Childhood Education
  • Juile Wolfe, Assistant Director

    Year Started:
    12/1/2011
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 Years
    Education:
    Bachelors Degree with an Emphasis in Early Childhood
  • Ms. Devin Dowdell, Program Specialist

    I believe that teaching is a two-way street;the students teach me as much as I teach them.

    I am a educator by day and a mother. I am the mother of 3 boys, 4 if you include my dog. I come from a huge family of 6 brothers and no sisters. Being surrounded by family is a huge reason that I decided to go into the field of education. I love the idea of educating children as well as educating families. I think that extending the classroom into the home is one of the best maps to give a child for success.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Devin started at a very young age with baby-sitting her cousins and sibling and that started her love for children. While school was out for summer breaks she worked at recreation centers with children doing summer camps. Upon moving to Indianapolis she started working at a childcare center as a multi-ago infant-preschool teacher. In 2013, she joined the KinderCare family as a Pre-K teacher and later on began teaching Learning Adventures.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Oh the Places You'll Go"-Dr. Seuss
    Year Started:
    3/22/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7
    Education:
    Child Development Associates Credential
  • 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:
    8/21/1995
    Tenure:
    21 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20
    Education:
    Child Development Associates Credential
  • Miss Chelsea, Infants

    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:
    6/10/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
    Education:
    Obtaining Child Development Associates
  • 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:
    6/24/2016
    Education:
    Currently a Senior at IUPUI (Elementary Education Major)
  • Ms. Devin, Preschool

    Year Started:
    8/27/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
  • 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:
    9/7/2011
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    35
    Education:
    Obtaining Child Development Associate Credentials

September 2016 Events

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  1. Tuesday September 13, 2016
    1. “All About Me” Community Social

      Your whole family is welcome to join us September 13th for our community social.  Summer is winding down, Fall is approaching and that means it’s Back to School season!  Now is the perfect time to get a glimpse of the KinderCare curriculum and experience in our centers.  Our director and teachers can’t wait to point out their favorite aspects of the classrooms.  This is also a great chance to spend time with current families who stay and have fun at the social!  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.

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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