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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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Special Instructions:
Corner of Riverside Parkway and McKendree Church R

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
McKendree, Jackson and Taylor

Welcome


Welcome to McKendree Church KinderCare on the corner of Riverside Parkway and McKendree Church Rd. 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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Accreditation

  • QUALITY RATED

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.

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.

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's or Master's 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:
    1/1/2012
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16 Years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education, Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Georgia Educator Certificate
  • Debrae Gillespie, Assistant Director

    You never know what you can do until you try!

    Ms. Debrae's favorite thing about teaching is building meaningful and lasting relationships.  She loves reading, crafts, and movies.  Ms. Debrae is mom to 3 boys who are KinderCare babies!  They enjoy traveling and going to the movies together.

    Previous Experience:
    Tutoring, Patient Registration, Health Education, Infant and School Age Teacher
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Goodnight Moon"
    Year Started:
    3/9/2010
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12
    Education:
    B.A. Health Education
  • Ms. Della, Preschool Classroom

    Just Do It!

    Ms. Della loves singing, dancing, and creating memorable moments in the classroom.  Her 3 children are very active in sports, so she spends a lot of time at their sporting events.

    Previous Experience:
    Assistant Director, Pre-K Assistant, Infant and Toddler Teacher
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "I Love You Always"
    Year Started:
    7/21/2005
    Tenure:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 years
    Education:
    CDA, Associate of Business, Business Management
  • Ms. Erika, Preschool Teacher

    I love having the opportunity to make a positve 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:
    7/6/2015
    Years in ECE industry:
    Less than one year
    Education:
    B.S. Human Performance and Sports Science, Masters of Arts Education, Sports Administration
  • 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 2 sons.

    Previous Experience:
    Preschool teacher
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "The Gingerbread Man"
    Year Started:
    4/1/2012
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9 Years
    Education:
    CDA (Child Development Associate)
  • Ms. Renee, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I love my job because I love the children. I am very passionate about teaching the children and seeing them grow

    Ms. Renee has a lot of fun in her classrooms doing arts and crafts. She also loves dancing.  Ms. Renee has been married for 38 years.  She loves spending time with her 2 children and 2 grandchildren.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Renee was a beautician for 20 years.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Brown Bear, Brown Bear"
    Year Started:
    1/8/1986
    Tenure:
    29 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    27 Years
    Education:
    CDA (Child Development Associate)
  • Mr. Juan, School Age Teacher

    La flamme de la chandelle est toujours la plus flamboyante avant de s eteindre" -- Unknown

    Mr. Juan loves teaching because he says it is very rewarding when children show you they have learned a valuable lesson.  The students love Mr. Juan because of his constant smile and playful spirit.  In his spare time, he loves playing soccer and reading.  His family lives in Argentina where he has an older brother and sister.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Harry Potter"
    Year Started:
    6/8/2015
    Education:
    B.S. Psychology
  • Ms. Alana

    Ms. Alana, Prekindergarten

    Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference." -- Winston Churchill

    Previous Experience:
    Assistant teacher to students ranging from infants to five year olds.
    Year Started:
    8/25/2011
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9 Years
    Education:
    Bachelors in Early Childhood Education, P-5 Certification
  • Ms. Janice, Prekindergarten

    I enjoy working with children because I can see their growth mentally, physically and cognitively through the year

    Ms. Janice has been our Preschool teacher at our Center since September 2012. She enjoys singing, dancing and allowing the children to be creative in their own way. 

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Janice has previously worked in childcare both in Georgia and Florida.
    Year Started:
    9/19/2012
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9 Years
    Education:
    CDA (Child Development Associate's Credential)
  • Ms. Sharon B

    Ms. Sharon B, Prekindergarten

    I call my students "my kids" because in our years together they aren't just kids on my class list, they become a part of my heart

    Mrs. Sharon is coming to the end of her first year as a staff member at KinderCare learning center. She is married with two boys. Mrs. Sharon is currently enrolled at Rassmussen College getting her CDA. One of her favorite things she loves in her class is music and movement. She loves dancing and interacting with her kids. Music and laughter are good for the soul.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms Sharon previously worked in a Montessori school.
    Year Started:
    5/7/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    13 Years
    Education:
    Paraprofessional
  • Ms. Sharon M.

    Ms. Sharon M., Prekindergarten A Classroom

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

    Sharon has been a PreK teacher as of Sept 2011 at KinderCare. She brings brings with her 20+ years of expereince 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 homeschool 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:
    9/8/2011
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's of Arts Degree in English, Georgia Certified Teacher, New Jersey Teacher Certificate for Prekindergarten-8th Grade
  • Ms. Sonu

    Ms. Sonu, Prekindergarten A Classroom

    I love knowing I have the opportunity to teach and touch the lives of so many wonderful children

    Year Started:
    1/17/2007
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential
  • Ms. Sparkle,

    Children are our future

    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 3 children.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Where is Mrs. Nelson?"
    Year Started:
    6/8/2015
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 years
  • Ms. Alexa, Preschool Classroom

    Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world" -- Nelson Mandela

    Ms. Alexa says her students love her class because they have fun and learn at the same time.  In her spare time, she loves decorating, reading, and spending time with her family.

    Previous Experience:
    After-school teacher at Montessori School of Snellville
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "The Rainbow Fish"
    Year Started:
    5/5/2015
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 1/2 years
  • Ms. Porfiria, Cook

    Ms. Porfiria loves to read and dance in her spare time.  She enjoys shopping and playing with her 3 boys and 3 girls.

    Previous Experience:
    Cook, Housekeeping
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Snow White"
    Year Started:
    6/22/2015
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 months
  • Ms. Patsy, Floating Teacher

    I enjoy being with and loving all the children at KinderCare

    Ms. Patsy has been with KinderCare since 1987. She is a wonderful asset to our team because of her experience, knowledge, and patience.  In her spare time, she loves gardening and spending time with her husband and 2 children.

    Previous Experience:
    Infant teacher and preschool teacher
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Cinderella"
    Year Started:
    6/15/1987
    Tenure:
    28 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    28 years
    Education:
    CDA (Child Development Associate)
  • Ms. Lisa

    Ms. Lisa, PreKindergarten

    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 3 adult children. She completed her Bachelors 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:
    One and a half years working in a Head Start classroom
    Year Started:
    3/2/2015
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 Years
    Education:
    Bachelors Degree, P-5 Certification
  • Ms. Lila

    Ms. Lila, Infant Classroom

    If my children are happy, then I am happy

    Ms. Lila is from Belize, Central America. She has 2 children--a 6 year old boy and 22 year old daughter. Ms. Lila's hobbies are music and watching her son play soccer, and spending time with the family.

    Year Started:
    8/16/2014
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 Years

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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!
 

Awards and Recognition

  • QUALITY RATED qualityrated.org

    QUALITY RATED qualityrated.org

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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