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Sugarloaf Parkway KinderCare

Pam Letchworth, Center Director

1720 Marathon Blvd. Lawrenceville GA 30045
(770) 339-3068 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
at Sugarloaf Pkwy & Marathon Blvd

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Kanoheda, Cedar Hills, Benefield, Jackson

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Welcome

Welcome to Sugarloaf Parkway KinderCare located on Marathon Blvd. in Lawrenceville!  We are so excited you are here!  Our NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) accredited child care center is designed to help prepare your child for success in school and beyond. With a challenging curriculum and safe environment as our priorities, your children have the opportunity for rich social play and child-initiated discovery. You’ll also find that our classrooms feature a print-rich environment full of carefully selected materials, written charts and labels, stimulating displays, 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!

Pam Letchworth, 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.

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.

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?

Teachers & Staff

The teachers and staff at the KinderCare at Sugarloaf Parkway are passionate about educating and nurturing children.  The majority of our teachers have either a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential, Bachelor's Degree or Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education. The KinderCare team strives for excellence through continuing education from bi-annual company trainings and ongoing state facilitated trainings. At the end of the day, the true key to our teachers' success is their passion for teaching and their love of learning.

  • Pam Letchworth

    Pam Letchworth, Center Director

    It's the little things that make the big things possible. Only close attention to the fine details of any operation makes the operation first class." J. Willard Marriott

    Ms. Pam has been with KinderCare for over 23 years. She started her career with the company as a toddler/two year old teacher. Later she transferred to McKendree Church KinderCare location as a Georgia Prekindergarten Certified Lead Teacher where she worked for eight years. She was promoted to Assistant Director for 10 years and took over as Center Director in November of 2009.  Ms. Pam transferred here in March 2014.

    Quote:

    This is not just a job for me, it is a passion. Being able to be part of a child's life is so fulfilling.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Pam has had 35 years as an Early Childhood Educator and 5 years as a Center Director. Ms. Pam has been with KinderCare for 23 years.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Cat in the Hat" by Dr. Seuss
    Year Started:
    9/9/1991
    Tenure:
    24 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    35 years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education.
  • Dina Townsend

    Dina Townsend, Assistant Director

    No one is perfect, that's why pencils have erasers!

    Ms. Dina's favorite thing about teaching is watching the children get excited about learning!  She says the children love being her classroom because she is silly and she shows them that adults have fun too!  In her spare time, she loves attending her son's ice hockey games and her daughter's soccer games.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Dina was previously employed with Children's World, where she worked in all age classrooms and gained valuable management experience.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "The Giving Tree"
    Year Started:
    7/1/2008
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 Years
    Education:
    CDA (Child Development Associate)
  • Ms. Maria

    Ms. Maria, Assistant Director

    Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is finished; if you're alive, it isn't

    Ms. Maria believes learning can be fun!!!  She loves getting to know the children and their families.  In her spare time, she loves being outdoors and exploring new places.

    Previous Experience:
    Private Tutor
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Love You Forever"
    Year Started:
    9/2/2008
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    11
    Education:
    Associates of Science in Teacher Education
  • Ms. Pamela

    Ms. Pamela, Program Specialist

    Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new." --Albert Einstein

    Ms. Pamela believes children learn best through play.  She loves watching them grow and learn new things!  In her spare time, she loves being with her 3 children and 1 granddaughter, reading, and exploring the outdoors.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Green Eggs and Ham"
    Year Started:
    8/21/2000
    Tenure:
    15 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15
    Education:
    CDA (Child Development Associate)
  • Ms. Heidi, Preschool Classroom, Health and Safety Coordinator, Curriculum Specialist

    Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me… Anything can happen, child. Anything can be." — Shel Silverstein

    Ms. Heidi has been with KinderCare since August 2007. She has over 25 years experience working in the Early Childhood Education Field, and has an Associates Degree in Elementary Education. She is currently working towards a Bachelor's in Elementary Education. Ms. Heidi uses a hands-on approach to learning and believes that each child learns at their own pace. She gears learning activities towards more individualized care. She believes that every child has the ability to learn, and provides a nurturing, fun learning environment in which every child loves to be engaged in.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    "I'll Love you Forever" by Robert N Munsch
    Year Started:
    8/1/2007
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    25 Years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Elementary Education, Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Olga

    Ms. Olga, Cook

    It's okay to not know, but it's not okay to not try.

    Ms. Olga started with KinderCare in September of 2009, where she began working as a Prekindergarten Assistant Teacher. She feels very fortunate to work for KinderCare as it has enhanced her English and communication skills, as Spanish is her first language. Ms. Olga has a passion for children and it shows in everything she does.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    "The Three Bears" by Robert Southey
    Year Started:
    9/1/2005
    Tenure:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9 Years
  • Ms. Huma

    Ms. Huma, Infants

    Alone we are smart.  Together we are Brilliant."   Steven Anderson

    Ms. Huma began with KinderCare in August 2001.  She has mainly worked with infants, toddlers, and twos.  She loves the babies the most because you can see changes in them everyday.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Good Night Moon" MArgaret Wise Brown
    Year Started:
    8/7/2001
    Tenure:
    14 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    14
    Education:
    Child Development Associates Credential
  • Ms. Mary

    Ms. Mary, Toddlers

    Don't let what you can't do stop you from doing what you can do."  John Wooden

    Ms. Mary started with KinderCare in January 2015.  She is our newest team membe.  She is training to be our toddler teacher.  She is currently working with our two year old teacher.

    Previous Experience:
    Mary graduated from High School and is currently in college working toward her degree in Early Childhood Education.
    Year Started:
    1/21/2015
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
    Education:
    College classes Early Childhood
  • Ms. Ruby

    Ms. Ruby, Discovery Preschool

    Education is not preparation for life, education is life itself."  John Dewey

    Ms. Ruby was in the Air Force for 12 years and was in the Army for 10 years.  She was the program director for them by planning entertainment for our troops.  Ms. Ruby enjoys getting to know each child's personality.  In her spare time, she loves spending time with her family, traveling, reading, and riding horses.

    Previous Experience:
    Army and Air Force. Child Development Centers, Youth At Risk
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "The Snowy Day"
    Year Started:
    10/23/2014
    Years in ECE industry:
    15
    Education:
    CDA (Child Development Associate), Montessori Certificate
  • Ms. Jean

    Ms. Jean, Prekindergarten Classroom

    You have brains in your head.  You have feet in your shoes.  You can steer yourself in any direction you choose."  Dr. Seuss

    Ms. Jean believes that she is a child's foundation into the world of education. Her goal is to ensure that every child she teaches has the best and brightest future possible.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare, Ms. Jean taught at another Child Development Center and also worked as a Nanny.
    Year Started:
    11/1/2007
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 Years
    Education:
    Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education, Bachelor's Degree in Child and Family Development
  • Ms. Rina

    Ms. Rina, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Every child is an artist."    Picasso

    Ms. Rina likes to work in Prekindergarten classroom. She loves interacting with the children and helping each child to develop as a whole. Ms. Rina enjoys being here for the children and their families.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Rina worked as an Elementary Teacher in Honduras for eight years.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Curious George" by A.A. Rey and Margret Rey
    Year Started:
    8/1/2002
    Tenure:
    13 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    11 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential, Education Degree from Honduras
  • Ms. Michelle P.

    Ms. Michelle P., Prekindergarten Classroom

    A child's positive nature, honesty and innocence motivates me to do my best everyday.

    Ms. Michelle has been with KinderCare since November of 2003. She has 12 years experience working in the Early Childhood Education Field and has a Bachelor's Degree in Child & Family Studies. Ms. Michelle uses a hands on approach to learning and believes that every child has the innate ability to learn acquired skills through interaction among their peers. She believes in providing a nurturing and fun-loving environment in which every child can reach their full potential.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Papa Please Get the Moon for Me" by Little Simon
    Year Started:
    11/1/2003
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Child and Family Studies
  • Ms. Sharina, Pre-K Assistant Teacher

    Teachers who love teaching teach children to love learning.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    "I'll love you forever" Robert N. Munsch
    Education:
    CDA
  • Ms. Cassandra

    Ms. Cassandra, Prekindergarten

    Education is not the learning of the facts, but the training of the mind to think."   Albert Einstein

    Ms. Cassandra attended Brenau University where she majored in Early Childhood Education and obtained a teaching certificate for the state of Georgia. She enjoys playing trivia with her Full Contact Trivia team each week as well as attending baseball, football, and NASCAR events. She also enjoys seeing the spark that children have when they accomplish a task for the first time or learn something new as well as assisting them with making that happen.

    Previous Experience:
    7 years - Pak's Karate Academy - Tiny Tigers, After School Program, and Summer Camps 1 year - Assistant PreK Teacher at KinderCare #5003 4 Summers - with Bright From the Start Summer Transition Program
    Favorite Children's Book:
    SkippyJon Jones by Judy Schachner
    Year Started:
    7/26/2010
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Education:
    Bachelors of Science in Early Childhood Education and Georgia's Teachers Certificate
  • Ms. Amanda

    Ms. Amanda, Prekindergarten

    In this room, we don't do easy.  We make easy happen through hard work and learning.

    Ms. Amanda Worked for KinderCare in 2000 as an After School Teacher.  She left and became a nanny for a while, the she opened an in home daycare until she started back at KinderCare in 2011.  She came back as a GA Pre-K Teacher.

    Previous Experience:
    KinderCare 2000-2004, Nanny and in home daycare for 7 years. She joined KinderCare again in 2011 as a GA Pre-K Teacher.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "I Ain't Gonna Paint No More" Karen Beaumont
    Year Started:
    9/12/2011
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6
    Education:
    Child Development Associates Credential
  • Ms. Andrea

    Ms. Andrea, Pre-K lead Teacher

    A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning." --Brad Henry

    Ms. Andrea has been working with children since 1998 within the ages of 4-13 years of age. She feels it is so rewarding to see children grow and develop.  She says children love her classroom because they have fun while learning!  In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, being a dance instructor, shopping, and event planning.  She has a son who is a sophomore in college and twins who are seniors at Brookwood High School.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Andrea has been working with children since 1998. She worked with students within the Gwinnett County Public school system in regular education as well as special education. She was a member of the assessment team at the Monarch School supporting parents with assisting their child with individual assessments.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "The Hungry Caterpillar"
    Year Started:
    8/18/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    11
    Education:
    Bachelor's in Elementary Education, Completing Master's in Leadership
  • Ms. Thuy

    Ms. Thuy, Prekindergarten Classroom Assistant

    If You're not willing to Learn, No One can help you.  If You're Determined to Learn, No one Can STOP You"
     

    Ms. Thuy has been with KinderCare for over 12 years. She loves teaching the younger ages and helping them grow and develop. She has been married for 19 years and has two daughters of her own. She teaches Vietnamese as well! In her spare time Ms. Thuy loves to cook and spend time with her family.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Thuy started with KinderCare in 2000. She worked in the Infant room before moving to the GA Pre-K Classroom.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Dragonfly" Julia Golding
    Year Started:
    8/1/1998
    Tenure:
    17 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Mr. DeShavion

    Mr. DeShavion, Pre-K Lead Teacher

    And will you succeed?  Yes, you will indeed (98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed) kid, you'll move mountains!" --Dr. Seuss

    Mr. D, as the children call him, started with KinderCare as a GA Pre-K Lead teacher in August of 2014.  He graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2010 with a Child Development Degree.  His favorite part of teaching is enhancing the lives of many families and building relationships with them.  In his spare time, he loves being with his 2-year-old puppy, Tyson, surfing the internet, and meeting new people.

    Previous Experience:
    Teacher for Jackson County Civic Action Agency, Headstart Program
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Alexander and the Terrible"
    Year Started:
    8/4/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    6
    Education:
    Bachelor's in Early Childhood Education/Child Development
  • Ms. Michelle C.

    Ms. Michelle C., Prekindergarten Classroom Assistant

    It's not what is poured into a student that counts, but what is planted."  Linda Conway

    Ms. Michelle loves working as a Prekindergarten Assistant Teacher. She is able to provide a nurturing environment to the children and their families.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    "You're All My Favorites" by Sam McBratney
    Year Started:
    8/1/2006
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential

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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

  • NAEYC

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  • QUALITY RATED qualityrated.org

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Special Features

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

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Spanish
  • Urdu, Vietnamese

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Holidays Observed

New Years, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving, Day After Thanksgiving, Christmas Day

Health and Safety

At KinderCare, your child's safety is one of our top priorities. Our onsite Health & Safety Coordinator ensures the cleanliness and safety of our center. The Coordinator also conducts monthly fire, tornado, and disaster drills. All of our outside perimeter doors are locked to ensure security and all of our playgrounds are fenced with locked gates as well.  In addition, the primary door to enter the facility has a keypad code only given to current families of our children.

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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I have two children attending KinderCare; Jordan who is 7 and Karlie who is 6 months old. My oldest daughter, Jordan, attended KinderCare for Pre-K about 3 years ago and since then with the new director, Anna, it has been a completely different experience for our family. A lot of the staff is the same but I have got to know them better and even would consider then as family in a sense. The facility is cleaner and more organized. There are a lot of activities for my children to engage in and they are happy to be there.

I recommend KinderCare to all my friends and family looking for child care. I love this facility and even more so the staff! &;&;&;&;&;

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