Charlotte McCall, Center Director
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Thank you for your interest in KinderCare at the Precedent. We invite you to tour our center located inside the Precedent Business Park.
Charlotte McCall, Center Director
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As children reach school age, our comprehensive full-day kindergarten program helps them explore, communicate, and create – all in a nurturing, small-class setting. Our team of expert educators has created a unique curriculum of reading, language, arts, math, science, and physical fitness that’s presented in a fun way to encourage a lifelong love of learning. Plus, our program is aligned with local and state elementary school standards, so children will be prepared to confidently enter first grade.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Our center has a long-term early education team who welcome new children to join our program!
My goal is to assure that each child, family member and our teaching team has a safe day of learning. My favorite quote from Marianne Williamson is, "Success means that we go to sleep at night knowing that our talents and abilities were used in a way that served others.
Charlotte McCall joined KinderCare in 1994 as a Center Director in Georgia. She relocated to the Indianapolis area later that year and has been the Director at the Precedent Business Park center since May of 1995. Charlotte holds a Bachelors Degree in Home Economics/Retail Merchandising from Butler University. Her prior experience includes retail management and purchasing positions.
I believe in the saying that it takes a village to raise a child.
Michele has been leading our Infant team for many years. She has developed a repore with most families of our center as she welcomes their family and their Infant to our program. She works to help them transition their child to a group atmoshere while getting to know each Infants needs and likes. She loves music and is often found singing and dancing with "her babies"!
I love watching the children improve their development and learn new things every day.
Ms. Stephanie enjoys welcoming children to KinderCare as a member of our Infant team. She works to get to know the different personalities of each baby to provide the best care for their individual needs.
Emma believes that teaching is a constant challenge that rewards you as you see each step in a child's growth.
When you know better, you do better.
Ms. Janet works to build relationships with the families of the children in her classroom. She is dedicated to making each day filled with fun as the toddlers explore new activites to build their language, social/emotional and physical skills.
Nina loves watching children learn and master new skills. It is very rewarding to her to hear them say, "I did it!
Nina has a long tenure with KinderCare. She is loved by many children and their families. She can be counted on to start their morning with a hug and a fun activity to transition them to their school day. She loves to explore the outdoors with the children teaching them about nature as they play.
I love expanding the knowledge of young children everyday and knowing that each day will be a different adventure.
Ms. Michaela graduated from North Central in 2012. She participated in many community projects while in high school and is a Family, Career and Community Leaders of America member. She joined KinderCare after completing an Internship at our location and enjoys working with the two year-old children. Her classroom is always busy with happy two-year-olds learning through play. Michaela is also working towards her Child Development Associates Certification.
Anything worth doing is worth doing well.
The five years Ms. Brenda has been engaged with children during their early-childhood years, she has enjoyed every challenging experience along the way. Not only have those been enjoyable, but they have been equally rewarding. Childcare is a give-and-take situation, and though it is "more blessed to give than to receive," each caregiver comes away with far more than they have given. One of Ms. Brenda's unique things she does is to ask "how was your day?" as children end their school day. Many of the children who have moved to older rooms will still stop-in for her end of the day goodbyes!
Dancing is like dreaming with your feet." Porsche loves to add the appreciation for the Arts in her classroom. The children are ofter engaged in dancing or creating artwork together.
Ms. Porsche graduated from Lawrence North High School in 2009. She really enjoys making learning fun for the children. She leads our Preschool children through their daily curriculum agenda and likes being able to help children grow while having fun everyday!
What Brittany loves most about Early Childhood Education is meeting the children and their families. They are all different in their own way.
Ms. Brittany loves having the opportunity to work with children. It puts a smile on her face to see the different stages of infancy through kindergarten and how children develop and learn new material as they grow.
I love this job because I love to see how the children learn and grow.
Ms. Evelyn loves coming to work everyday and being around the kids. It gives her pleasure teaching and watching them grow. She also enjoys having time with the parents, as it helps her get to know each child better. She has a Bachelor Degree in French and is working towards her Child Development Associate Certification.
Ms. Crystal loves helping children reach developmental milestones in a safe and caring environment. She works to fulfill the individual needs of each child to make a difference in their life.
Crystal joined KinderCare at the Precedent first as our Preschool Teacher. She has worked with all ages in our center through her role as our Music and Me, Phonics, and Math Adventures instructor. She is loved by all children and families for her sincere enthusiasm for teaching! She is always busy as she works with our Jr Kindergarten children preparing them for elementary school success.
I love to see the sparkle in a young child's eyes when they have learned something, or are just plain excited!
Ms. Terry started out at KinderCare as a parent with two daughters enrolled in our program. She pursued her interst in teaching a couple of years ago joining our staff working with the Infant and Toddler Classrooms. Soon after beginning, she became a full-time teacher in the Toddler Classrooms and enjoyed learning the day in the life of a toddler. Terry has moved now to managing our kitchen as our cooks and enjoys preparing and serving healthy meals to the centers children and teachers. Ms. Terry also drives the KinderCare bus to take the "big" kids on field trips and pick them up from school. She loves children of all ages. She says it is fun seeing the world through their eyes!
Ms. Tasha has worked with all ages in her many years at Kindercare. She currently enjoys providing outstanding individual activities and care with our Infants as well as creating a learning through traveling around the world curriculum with our School-Age children.
Tasha loves to see the spark in a child's eye when they make a learning connection for the first time. She enjoys the smiles, hugs, laughs and learning that fill each day at KinderCare. She is an avid reader who shares that love with her students allowing them to learn about the world around us.
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.
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.
We observe the following holidays:
Please note that because holidays observed may vary between centers, please be sure to check with your Center Director for specific closures.
Our center has a secured keypay entry. And our playground's are park-like fenced in areas
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 though the various training opportunities in the community.
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