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McKendree Church Rd KinderCare

Pearlene Bingley, Center Director

1191 McKendree Church Rd. Lawrenceville GA 30043
(770) 339-9520 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds

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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
McKendree, Jackson and Taylor


Welcome to McKendree Church KinderCare on McKendree Church Rd. near Riverside Parkway in Lawrenceville! We are so excited you are here! Since 1989, our child care center has offered the highest quality curriculum to help prepare your child for success in school and beyond! Each classroom includes a safe and stimulating environment where children have the opportunity for rich social play and child-initiated discovery. We provide a print-rich environment full of carefully selected materials, written charts and labels, and children’s literature. By helping your child connect spoken words and print, we’re helping develop early literacy and writing skills. Whether your child has first words or first grade on the horizon, we’re excited to show you how everything in our center is designed for learning!


Pearlene Bingley, Center Director

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We’re so proud!

Nationally only 10% of daycares are accredited–nearly 100% of our learning centers are. That’s a big difference, and that means KinderCare kids are getting the very best. Here’s why.

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Our kids are taking off!

By kindergarten, our kids are testing ahead of their peers. Read all about it.


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


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.


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.

Teachers & Staff

Our staff consists of highly educated teachers and parents like you, so we understand the importance of finding the perfect child care to match your needs and expectations.  All of our teachers are certified, pursuing certification, or hold a Bachelor or Masters Degree.  Together we've created a nurturing, safe, and stimulating, environment and we are honored to take care of your children.

  • Pearlene Bingley

    Pearlene Bingley, Center Director

    People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." -- Maya Angelou

    Ms. Pearlene is the mother of two teenagers, a daughter and son, who have taught her so much about the role of teaching. She has been in the childcare field for over sixteen years. She enjoys watching children learn through play. Ms. Pearlene enjoys working daily with children, families and teachers. She is passionate about helping children and encouraging teachers to reach their developmental and academic milestones. Ms. Pearlene loves plants and enjoys cooking and entertaining family and friends.

    Year Started:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16 Years
    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education, Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Georgia Educator Certificate
  • Ms. Lila

    Ms. Lila, Infant Classroom

    If my children are happy, then I am happy.

    Ms. Lila is from Belize, Central America. She has two children--a six-year-old boy and 22-year-old daughter. Ms. Lila's hobbies are music, watching her son play soccer, and spending time with the family.

    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Ms. Hiwot, Toddler Classroom

    I love children. It feels great teaching kids and helping them feel good about themselves. I love knowing that I can make a difference in my students' lives.

    Ms. Hiwot chose to teach children as a career because she believes that education is the most important job in our culture. Ms. Hiwot shows love to the children by giving them hugs all day. She tells them they look beautiful and sings to them.  In her spare time, she loves going to the beach and spending time with her husband and two sons.

    Previous Experience:
    Preschool teacher
    Favorite Children's Book:

    The Gingerbread Man

    Year Started:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    CDA (Child Development Associate)
  • Ms. Erika, Preschool Classroom

    I love having the opportunity to make a positive impact on children and being an excellent role model.

    Ms. Erika says children love her classroom because she is very positive and allows them to express themselves.  In her spare time, she loves playing volleyball, going out to eat, and watching live entertainment.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    All the Dr. Seuss Books!
    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Bachelor of Science in Human Performance and Sports Science and Masters of Arts in Education and Sports Administration
  • Ms. Sharon M.

    Ms. Sharon M., Prekindergarten Classroom

    I enjoy assisting children to succeed as learners and citizens, to not just survive, but to thrive.

    Sharon has been a prekindergarten teacher as of September 2011 at KinderCare. She brings brings with her 20+ years of experience in education. As a Rutgers University graduate and certified teacher, Sharon has had the opportunity to serve children and their families in various arenas. Her career has included teaching in public and home-school environments, daycare co-teaching, supervising preschool groups, and writing for a parent-teacher bulletin. 

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Sharon has prior experience teaching older children in private school, home school, and public school settings.
    Year Started:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Bachelor of Arts in English, Georgia Certified Teacher, New Jersey Teacher Certificate for Prekindergarten to 8th Grade
  • Ms. Lisa

    Ms. Lisa, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I love to see children excited about learning new things. The look on their face when they "get it" is priceless.

    Ms. Lisa is married with three adult children. She completed her Bachelor degree in 2011 from Shorter University. Ms. Lisa began her career at KinderCare in March 2015. She looks forward to educating young minds for years to come.

    Previous Experience:
    Working in a Head Start classroom
    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Bachelor degree and P-5 Certification
  • Ms. Porfiria, Cook

    Ms. Porfiria loves to read and dance in her spare time.  She enjoys shopping and playing with her three boys and three girls.

    Previous Experience:
    Cook, Housekeeping
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Snow White by Brothers Grimm

    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Ms. Sparkle, Floater

    Ms. Sparkle loves any opportunity to share knowledge with others. She makes sure all children feel loved in her classroom.  In her spare time she loves bowling and spending time with her three children.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Miss Nelson is Missing by Harry G. Allard Jr.

    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:

Upcoming Center Activities

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September's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Spaces and Places and All About Me
As infants and toddlers explore the spaces and places around them, children in Discovery Preschool will learn all about what makes people the same as well as what makes them different. Infants will experiment with moving toy cars around, build block towers and then knock them down, and even take a tour of the center to see what things are like outside of their classroom! Toddlers will get all revved up as they take a closer look at different vehicles and learn more about neighborhoods, communities, and the jobs that grownups have. In Discovery Preschool, children will be learning about themselves as they play games that strengthen their five senses, discuss feelings and emotions, practice self-help skills, and work on learning the names of body parts.

Children 4 to 5 years old: All About Me and My Home and Family
It’s the beginning of the school year—the perfect time to get to know each other better! Older children will be spending time sharing about themselves, their homes, and their families as they learn what makes people the same and what makes them different. Children will bring their own experiences to the drawing board as they create group stories and 3-D collages about families and homes, pantomime different home- and family-related activities, and draw self-portraits. With our curriculum’s project-related learning component, children in Transitional Kindergarten work together to decide on an individual or whole-group project related to the theme. Past projects have included creating a class book about emotions or working together to build a small-scale home, but who knows—the children may come up with a unique idea that’s entirely their own!

Monday September 04, 2017
Center Closed for Labor Day

About Our Center

Our center is specifically designed to foster growth and encourage learning.  Every classroom encourages each individual child to explore, share, and grow.   And, our highly experienced staff is committed to creating a supportive environment for parents and families, so that your children can reach their maximum potential and enjoy a lifelong love of learning!

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Special Features

  • Daily Spanish
  • Highly experienced and educated staff
  • Soccer
  • Learning Adventures Classes includes Cooking, Phonics, Music
  • On site Health & Safety Coordinator

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • American Sign Language
  • German
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

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

Ms. Esther is our Health & Safety Coordinator. She makes sure our center is safe at all times by following strict guidelines and implementing high quality standards.  She also conducts monthly fire, tornado and disaster drills.  The health and safety of our children is our highest priority!

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