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Brothers Drive KinderCare

Miss Emily Frankiewicz, Center Director

2233 Brothers Dr. Lafayette IN 47909
(765) 474-3663 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
Off Teal Road behind Kentucky Fried Chicken

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Murdock, Edgelea, Earhart, Miami, Vinton, Sunnyside

Each classroom has begun our new curriculum. Both the teachers and the children have really enjoyed the new aspects of this new curriculum, such as incorporating Spanish to our everyday lessons. Come tour to see our new lessons in action!

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Welcome

Welcome to Brothers Drive KinderCare located in Lafayette Indiana! We are very excited to be assisting you and your family in your journey in finding a top notch childcare center. At KinderCare we concentrate on the education of young children in all categories of development such as cognitive, social, emotional physical and adaptive skills. Here at Brothers Drive KinderCare we rely heavily on the partnership of families in order to allow children to thrive and develop to their full potential. Teachers enjoy interacting with parents in efforts to learn about their children and help mold them along their educational journey. Families can breathe a little easier knowing that their children are in a safe and loving learning environment where teachers are passionate about educating and nurturing children.

Miss Emily Frankiewicz, Center Director

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Accreditation

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

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.

Spanish

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?

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  1. Monday August 01, 2016
    1. Spirit Week

      August 1 - 5

    2. Happy Birthday Rachel L.

Teachers & Staff

The teachers at Brothers Drive KinderCare are passionate and dedicated to educating and nurturing children. Our teachers have many years of experience in the field of Early Childhood Education and on site, hands on, experience. The teachers at Brothers Drive KinderCare strive for excellence and implement this by engaging in trainings throughout the year on topics that pertain to education, health and safety, communication and team building. The dedication of the teachers here are clear to see on a daily basis and are shown through their commitment to children and families by their passion and love for what they do.

  • Miss Emily Frankiewicz

    Miss Emily Frankiewicz, Center Director

    Emily has a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education. She really enjoys to getting all the children involved and encourage them to participate in all the activities that are planned for each day. Emily really cares for each child individually and makes them feel special and loved . She started at the Highland, Indiana center as the Discovery Preschool teacher, then became the Preschool teacher. She relocated to Lafayette to take on the Center Directors position. Emily is very excited to watch the children grow. She realizes the importance of creating a positive learning environment and instilling educational practices at a young age. Prior to joining KinderCare she worked as an activity and volunteer coordinator at an Adult Day care.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to becoming the Center Director, Emily has also worked as a preschool teacher, a two-year-old teacher, nanny and tutor.
    Year Started:
    1/9/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Social Science
  • Rachel Slavens

    Rachel Slavens, Assistant Director

    Getting to know your family and children is very important to me. KinderCare is very family centered so having this bond helps in your child's comfort level and development here at KinderCare.

    Ms. Rachel is the assistant director. She has been with KinderCare since 2014. Rachel holds a Bachelor's degree in early education.  Rachel loves watching the children's personalities shine through.  Rachel has been in child care for over 10 years. Ms. Rachel has two children of her own who are currently in elementary school.

    Year Started:
    2/14/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Ashleigh

    Ms. Ashleigh, Cook

    Ms. Ashleigh is the cook. She joined the KinderCare team in October 2015. Ashleigh has over six years experience working as a cook. She also has assisted in the classroom. She enjoys seeing the children’s excitement as she pushes out lunch. Ashleigh has an elementary school age daughter. Her daughter is her world.

    Year Started:
    10/5/2015
    Years in ECE industry:
    8
    Education:
    Safe Serve
  • Ms. Taylor

    Ms. Taylor, Discovery Preschool

    Ms. Taylor joined the KinderCare team in January of 2014 and is on of the Discovery Preschool teachers. She loves being the Infant teacher and watching children grow up before her very eyes. She has a very close bond with each and every child that comes in to her classroom as well as with families.Being a discovery preschool teacher brings her great joy. Being able to witness the growth that babies make is such a special gift.

    Year Started:
    1/6/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 years
    Education:
    Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Alysia

    Ms. Alysia, Discovery Preschool, School Age

    Ms.  Alysia  is a school age teacher and discovery preschool teacher. She joined the KinderCare team in August 2015. Alysia is working on a Bachelor's degree in Law and a CDA. Alysia loves seeing the excitement of the children!

    Year Started:
    8/13/2015
    Education:
    Development Associate's credential
  • Miss Kaily

    Miss Kaily, Infant

    Kaily is a natural as she nurtures her babies in the Infant room. She loves getting down on the floor interacting with them. She has created an amazing bond with her children and their families. Kaily enjoys reading and singing to the babies in her classroom.

    Year Started:
    9/2/2015
    Education:
    hild Development Associate's credential
  • Ms. Shannon

    Ms. Shannon, Preshool

    Ms Shannon is a teacher in the Preschool room.
    She joined the KinderCare team in September 2015.
    Shannon is currently working on obtaining a CDA.
    Shannon loves doing fun science projects with the children. Ms Shannon has two children who attend KinderCare. Shannon says it is awesome to see her children’s growth and development!

    Year Started:
    9/1/2015
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's credential
  • Miss Amanda

    Miss Amanda, Toddler

    Miss Amanda is very excited to have a career change. She worked 8.5 years with special needs adults. She is currently enrolled at Rasmussen College to obtain her Child Development Associate's credential. Amanda son has attended Kindercare since he was 2 years old

    Previous Experience:
    8 1/2 years of working with adults with special needs
    Year Started:
    8/12/2015
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's credential
  • Ms. Danel

    Ms. Danel, Toddler

    Ms. Danel loved working with children since she can remember.  She loves working with younger children but has worked with all age groups. . Danel truly loves being an toddler teacher and she cannot wait to watch children grow and help mold them into the adults that they will grow and be! She is not afraid of making a mess with paint or painting with chocolate pudding.

    Previous Experience:
    3 years experience working in that centers preschool, toddler and two years old classroom.
    Year Started:
    12/26/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's credential
  • Ms. Sarah

    Ms. Sarah, Discovery Preschool

    Ms. Sarah is our Discovery Preschool teacher. She is really great with our two year olds! She loves to sit and engage with the children through reading stories and singing songs. Ms. Sarah has great relationships with her families and it's clear to see she has a true gift for working with young children! She says the two year old classroom is so much fun. They keep her on her toes and teach her new things about herslef everyday!

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Sarah previously worked at another child care center in Lafayette.
    Year Started:
    4/6/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 years
  • Ms. Rachel

    Ms. Rachel, Infant

    Ms. Rachel joined the KinderCare family January of 2015. She lives in Lafayette with her husband and her daughter Hope. She and her family are very active in their church and enjoy spending time at their cabin. Rachel has her Bachelor's Degree in General Education and really enjoys teaching in the Infant classroom! She enjoy working in the Infant classroom! The infants always bring such a fun energy to our day! They are growing and learning so much everyday, and she enjoys being a part of their growth and development.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Rachel came from the field of customer service. She loves interacting with people in her community!
    Year Started:
    1/5/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 year
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Education
  • Ms. Courtney

    Ms. Courtney, Pre-K Teacher

    Ms. Courtney has worked in various classrooms and has has really bonded with her Pre-K children.  She is very eager to get to now the families even more and watch the children grow and develop during their time with us! She has over 2 years experience working with children. Courtney loves taking her knowledge of working with children home to her sweet Kynleign

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Courtney used to work at the Lafayette area YMCA.
    Year Started:
    4/6/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 year
    Education:
    Medical Office Assistant

July 2016 Events

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  1. Monday July 04, 2016
    1. Independence Day - Center Closed

  2. Monday July 11, 2016
    1. Happy Birthday Amanda

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.

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • American Sign Language
  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • AM Snack
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegetarian

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

Here at Brothers Drive KinderCare the safety of your children is our top priority. We implement numerous policies regarding safety measures such as our doors that require a code to enter into classrooms that changes every six months, locks on gates that enter on to our three different playgrounds, and procedures for pick up and drop off when new faces appear in the building. In addition to policies and procedures we also have a health and safety coordinator. Rachel is in charge of conducting monthly emergency drills, ensuring that all toys and equipment are in tact, and overseeing that all staff are up to date on CPR and First Aid.

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.

I have been bringing my child to KinderCare since she was an infant. She is now three years old and loves coming to school each day. I have enjoyed watching her learn so many new things and develop bonds with the teachers at KinderCare. On our drive home from school my daughter talks and talks about her day and all of the activities that she has participated in. She has learned a lot in the last few years at KinderCare and I cannot wait to see what new things she will learn over the next few!

- Mother

I have three children that attend KinderCare two of which are School Age. It has been such a blessing to find a before and after school program that not only transports to and from their school but also offers a curriculum that is fun as well! My older children love the winter, spring, and summer break activities that are planned and especially field trips that they get to participate in! All three of my children love getting up each day and going to school!

- Mother
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