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Ebert KinderCare

Ms. Tara Marlow, Center Director

1875 Ebert Ave. Kettering OH 45439
(937) 298-6581 Contact this center


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Special Instructions:
1 block north of Stroop Rd between South Dixie and Kettering Blvds

Between Kettering Blvd and South Dixie

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
CF Holliday Elementary, Southdale Elementary, Walter Shade Early Childhood Center

We are currently enrolling in our Infant, and Preschool/Pre-K classrooms!

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Welcome to your Ebert KinderCare! We are located at 1875 Ebert Avenue.  We are very excited to meet with you and your family. Our educational experts have designed our classrooms, and every activity and lesson, to help prepare your child for success in school and beyond. Our classrooms feature a print-rich environment full of carefully selected materials to help your child connect spoken words and print and develop early literacy and writing skills. Your child will not only have a safe, secure and stimulating environment to learn in, but will have support from a team of passionate early childhood experts.  Please give us a call at, 937-298-6581.  We look forward for your family to meet our family.

Ms. Tara Marlow, Center Director

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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.

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.

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

Your Ebert-KinderCare staff always has and will continue to posses the passion to explore, teach, train, touch, and develop the lives of every young learner's educational needs. We welcome your family into our family here at KinderCare!

  • Ms. Tara Marlow

    Ms. Tara Marlow, Center Director

    Children Are Our World

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to becoming a Center Director, Tara taught all age groups from six weeks to 12 years old; operated a in-home daycare, worked in several capacities at a public charter school, and was a church administrator.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Brown Bear
    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
    25 years
  • Ms. Sherri, Cook and Van Driver

    Listen to everyone's side because children have a voice.

    Ms. Sherri enjoys helping the school age class come up with creative fun ways to do the activites in their program.  The laughter that comes from the things the children say and do is her favorite part of teaching.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Sherri has over 20 years experience managing kitchens, planning and preparing menu's for families. She has worked for various companies and has developed a unique set of skills to help her prepare filling and nutritious meals for our students.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Jellybeans for Breakfast
    Year Started:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Sarah, Preschool and PreKindergarten Classroom

    I love working here at KinderCare because everyday is a different learning experience for me and the children.

    Ms. Sarah is attending Sinclair Community College to earn her associates degree in early childhod education. When she joined the Ebert KinderCare team, she started in our Toddler classroom. She is currently one of our lead teachers in our Pre-School and Pre-Kindergarten classroom, where she has taught for over 3 years. Ms. Sarah is excited to continue her education to better prepare our students and to prepare our future leaders!

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Sarah previously worked with other child care centers before joining KinderCare.
    Year Started:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 years
  • Ms. Ira, Preschool and PreKindergarten Classroom

    You must be the change you wish to see in the world.

    Ms. Ira has over 5 years of experience working in early childcare.  She has had the opportunity to work with each age group and is currently one of our lead teachers for our Pre-School and Pre-kindergarten classroom.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Oh, The Places You WIll Go
    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Ms. Lynn, Toddlers and Two's Classrooms

    Ms. Lynn has worked in the Early Childhood Education field for over 10 years.  She earned an Associates degree in Health Information Technology and she is currently working to complete her Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education. Ms. Lynn's prior work experiences have included other childcare centers, allowing her the opportunity to experience different classrooms and to work with different age groups. These experiences and her ambition to continue her education, combine to give her the skills to manage a fantastic classroom and to create a wonderful learning experience for your children.

    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    Associates of Science Degree
  • Ms. Sayera, Infant Classroom

    Set your goals for the moon, even if you miss, you will land among the stars

    Ms. Sayera has over 10 years of experience with KinderCare. She originally taught classes for KinderCare in Washington and transferred to Ohio in 2015. Ms. Sayera joined our team in September 2015 as the Lead teacher for our Infant classroom. Her experiences and training have been key factors for the growth and development of our students. Ms. Sayera is a favorite with our infants. As a mother, she has a warm, loving heart that brings a caring touch to the classroom each and every day.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Kissing Hand
    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    CDA and ECE Certificate
  • Ms. Emily, Infant Classroom

    Always set your goals for the horizon, let go of the dock and explore the world around you.

    Ms. Emily recenty joined the Ebert team and is currently working in our Infant classroom. She has a passion for teaching and learning. Ms. Emily enjoys working with our youngest scholars, especially during circle time and getting to read stories with the infants. She is very involved with helping the children to learn new skills each day and to develop their motor skills.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Where the Wild Things Are
    Year Started:
    Masters Degree in Creative Writing
  • Ms. Tiffani, School Age Classroom

    Ms. Tiffani is our school age classroom lead teacher. She is the mother of 4 children. Her abilities as a parent and a teacher help her to create a perfect learning opportunity for our school age classroom. Ms. Tiffani has been a fantastic teacher and role model for her students. She enjoys the field trips and creating wonderful learning moments to help keep the students focused and engaged on their learning activities.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Tiffani has worked in the home health care field for the past several years. This also includes customer service experiences and learning how to effectively communicate with others.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Kissing Hand
    Year Started:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Tierra, Learning Center Coordinator

    Ms. Tierra has been a perfect addition for our family.  She has a unique ability to work with any classroom and she has a natural ability to connect with all of our students.  Ms. Tierra also works with our teachers to help them with their resources and with the curriculum planning.  She works to keep our Family Communication Boards current with classroom schedules and activity plans.  Ms. Tierra has been working with our school age classroom to support them during our field trips and to help keep them focused on their learning activites.  She has also worked with them on their summer learning program to help get them ready for the school year.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Green Eggs and Ham
    Year Started:
    1 Year

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.

Awards and Recognition

  • NAC Accreditation

    NAC Accreditation

  • Get Up Healthy Childcare

    Get Up Healthy Childcare

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • No nut or nut products

Center Menu

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

Our center is small and is located in a friendly neighborhood away from busy intersections and cross roads. We have a well sized, fenced in playground for both our older and younger children with age-appropriate playground equipment and toys. Staff are certified in CPR, First Aid, Communicable Disease, and Child Abuse. They are also provided continuing education trainings throughout the year to maintain expertise in the Early Childhood Education Field.

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.

On my last day of Kindergarten, I cried. I adored my Kindergarten teacher and did not want to leave her class. Now, fast forward twenty years and I am now the Kindergarten teacher. My class and I spent a year together discovering numbers and letters, going on field trips, and learning to read and write. On the last day of school, I wished my students a good summer and hugged them goodbye. Twenty minutes later, I was sitting in the teacher's lounge when the door swung open. A little girl, a smaller version of me, came in and tackled me. At this moment, I realized that she was crying. While I had spent all year teaching my students, they clearly had one lesson left for me--how important teachers are in a child's life!

- Teacher

Ms. Nikki Bradley provides excellent care to our daughter. Ms. Nikki has established a great teacher-student relationship with her over the past few years. Ms. Nikki shows enthusiasm with the kids which draws the kids to her. She also provides a safe and secure environment for the children in her class with an emphasis on education in a fun way. The many photos, art projects, and special celebrations serve as fond memories. Ms. Nikki always encourages parents to be involved in activities concerning their child. We couldn't be happier with the relationship our daughter has with Ms. Nikki. Our daughter is an enthusiastic learner and Nikki encourages her in every way she can. We are truly fortunate to have found such a GREAT teacher, who is responsible, loving and caring.

- Parents

One of the most memorable moments in my teaching career happened when a child in my school age class came in with his shirt tucked in. His mother told me that she had asked him why he tucked his shirt in and he replied, "Because Mr. Ben does!" I've always wanted to be a role model and working here at KinderCare has given me this chance.

- Teacher

Both of my children have attended Ebert KinderCare for two years now. I was nervous at first, because my children had never been with anyone but my mother and myself. The staff immediately made my children comfortable and that put my mind at ease. Within a few weeks my children came to love going to school. Because of the staff, my children have come a long way. My son is speaking clearly and has such an interest in learning at just three years old. My daughter now has such a fondness for science and reading. Being a single mother, I do not believe they would be so interested in learning if it wasn't for the staff here at Ebert KinderCare.

- Mother

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