Pam Letchworth, Center Director
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Welcome to Sugarloaf Parkway KinderCare located on Marathon Blvd. near Sugarloaf Pkwy. 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
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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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