Pearlene Bingley, Center Director
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Pearlene Bingley, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference." -- Winston Churchill
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.
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.
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.
I love knowing I have the opportunity to teach and touch the lives of so many wonderful children
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.
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.
Ms. Porfiria loves to read and dance in her spare time. She enjoys shopping and playing with her 3 boys and 3 girls.
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.
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.
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.
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 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!
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.
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!
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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