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Liverpool KinderCare

Kristine Kline, Center Director

3787 Canvasback Dr. Liverpool NY 13090
(315) 622-0286 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
"Off Rte 57 next to Clay Eye Care."

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Willowfield, Elm Crest, Soule, Reynolds, Macnamara, Palmer, Elden, St. Mary's

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Welcome

Welcome to the Liverpool KinderCare! We believe in developing the whole child with an emphasis on assisting your child's growth with their social, emotional, cognitive and physical development. Your child will not only have a safe, secure, clean and stimulating environment, but will also have support from a team of child development experts who have a true passion for educating and nurturing children.
 
KinderCare can make a positive difference in your child’s life. Our warm, inviting atmosphere features year round half and full-day programs, ranging from two to five days a week Monday through Friday. Our school educates and cares for children six weeks to twelve years of age. KinderCare also offers a fun high quality, after school enrichment and summer program for children up to twelve years of age. Our outdoor playgrounds are designed to build muscles and confidence, all under the direct supervision of our highly qualified teachers. Our school’s programs are renowned for quality and professional care that will carry with your child far beyond their early years.
 
We would like to invite you to take a tour of our center. We want you to see firsthand all the wonderful things that are happening at the Liverpool KinderCare. Each classroom is filled with children who are eager to learn and whose growth and development is supported by our professional teachers. Your child’s needs will be met to the fullest and we will provide the best care possible to make your family feel at ease while you are away. Your child’s safety and well-being is in the best interest of all our teachers and staff. New ideas and opportunities are discovered each day here at Liverpool KinderCare. Come on in and take a look around. We look forward to meeting you and your child.

Kristine Kline, 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.

Math

The Math Adventures enrichment program is designed to teach important mathematics concepts such as geometry, numbers, measurement, and probability. Your child will learn about length, height, and weight. He will learn about shapes and solids. He will learn how to add, subtract, multiply, and count money. Math is everywhere and giving your child every advantage now will add up to success later in life.

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.

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  1. Sunday January 01, 2017
    1. January's Learning Focus

      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. 

  2. Monday December 26, 2016
    1. Center Closed in Observance of Christmas Day

Teachers & Staff

We have a team of energetic and loyal teachers, each bringing their own personal experiences and love of learning into their classrooms. They enjoy working with the children and seeing them grow and learn.

  • Kristine Kline

    Kristine Kline, Center Director

    Each day is a new experience. I cannot see myself anywhere else.

    Kris has many years of experience and a strong educational background. She grew up in Baldwinsville, New York and went to State University of New York in Oswego for her undergraduate work. She has been working with children for over 20 years and is a mother of two young men, (sons 17 and 19 years old). She joined us in 2007 as an Assistant Director. Kris moved forward through our company, from an Assistant Director to a Center Director. Kris enjoys seeing the children race into the center each day.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to working at KinderCare Kristine worked in a private daycare, the public school, and was also a nanny.
    Year Started:
    8/6/2007
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Brittany Walzer

    Brittany Walzer, Assistant Director

    I love watching each child grow. They learn so much and I love being a part of that.

    Brittany started at KinderCare in August 2010 as an infant teacher. In 2012 she became the Assistant Director. Brittany grew up in the Hannibal area. She is married and has two young boys. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to starting at KinderCare Brittany worked in the management field.
    Year Started:
    8/1/2010
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential
  • Ms. Tammy

    Ms. Tammy, Infant B Classroom

    Ms. Tammy has 20 years of experience teaching young children, 10 years which have been spent as an infant lead teacher. She joined our KinderCare team shortly after moving to New York from Ohio in August of 2014. Ms. Tammy was awarded her Child Development Associate Credential in March of 2015 and has many hours of training focused on infants and toddlers in a child care setting through the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Service, including First Aid and CPR. Each day you can find Ms. Tammy reading, singing, and dancing with the children. She provides activities that are based on each child's and milestones. Ms. Tammy makes sure every child that enters her room feels cared for and important by giving them one-on-one time and plenty of loving hugs throughout the day.

    Previous Experience:
    Tammy has worked in several child care centers. She also has 10+ years of experience running an in-home center.
    Year Started:
    8/19/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20+
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential
  • Ms. Amanda B.

    Ms. Amanda B., Staff Support

    Every mistake is an opportunity to grow stronger.

    Ms. Amanda is very involved with her students. It would not be uncommon to see her on the floor playing some silly game with the children in her class. Ms. Amanda has a passion for educating children and inspiring each child every day.She is also currently obtaining her bachelor's in Early Childhood Education.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Amanda has worked for three years with school-age children.
    Year Started:
    5/1/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Jeanice

    Ms. Jeanice, Toddler B Classroom

    I love my job because I love watching the children grow.

    Jeanice has been with KinderCare since 2014 and enjoys working with all age groups. She has a daughter who is 11 years old and currently in 5th grade. She is currently enrolled in school to obtain her Child Development Associate Credential.

    Previous Experience:
    Jeanice has worked at various daycare centers in her years working with children.
    Year Started:
    9/8/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8
    Education:
    Working towards Child Development Associate Credential
  • Ms. Patty

    Ms. Patty, Toddler C Classroom

    Ms. Patty has two wonderful children, a son who is four years old, and a daughter who is 11 years old. She enjoys spending time with her family when she is not at KinderCare. She enjoys trips to the zoo, park, pool, and playing in the snow during the winter. Ms. Patty loves her time with her classroom, families, and peers. She looks forward to many more years to come.

    Year Started:
    1/15/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
  • Ms. Sam

    Ms. Sam, Preschool A Classroom

    Samantha has her Child Development Associate Credential and plans to return to school for social work.
      

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Samantha has previous experience with our sister center in East Syracuse and at Upstate Child Care.
    Year Started:
    9/1/2008
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8+
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential
  • Ms. Bethany

    Ms. Bethany, Prekindergarten Classroom

    The look on a child's face when they learn something new is priceless.

    Ms. Bethany has been with our KinderCare family for fourteen years. She has been our Prekindergarten teacher for five years. She can always be found dancing.

    Year Started:
    5/1/2002
    Tenure:
    14 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    18
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Family Studies, Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Carrie

    Ms. Carrie, Prekindergarten A Classroom

    I love my job because I love strengthening children's wonder of the world.

    Carrie has been at KinderCare for over two years. She is currently going to school for her bachelor's degree in childhood studies.

    Previous Experience:
    Before coming to KinderCare, Carrie was at the YMCA.
    Year Started:
    9/10/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
    Education:
    Associate's Degree
  • Miss Heather, Infant A Classroom

    Heather comes from a family of day care providers. She knew early on that childhood education was the only career for her. Her favorite part of working with young children is opening their minds to new wonders to explore. In her spare time, Heather enjoys spending time with her family and taking her two Maltese mix dogs for a walk.

    Year Started:
    9/27/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    10
    Education:
    Childhood Education Certificate
  • Mr. Rocky

    Mr. Rocky, Bus Driver

    Mr. Rocky has four children and nine grandchildren. He loves watching the children learn and grow and loves what he does.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2001
    Tenure:
    15 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15+

December 2016 Events

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  1. Thursday December 01, 2016
    1. December's Learning Focus

      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.

  2. Monday December 26, 2016
    1. Center Closed in Observance of Christmas Day

About Our Center

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 through the various training opportunities in the community.

Awards and Recognition

  • NAEYC Accreditation

    NAEYC Accreditation

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • American Sign Language
  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • AM Snack
  • Lunch

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

The safety of the students enrolled at our learning center is our top priority. We require photo ID of anyone picking up a student. Our doors are locked and only accessible with a keypad entry. Our entire building is fenced in, with each play area individually fenced. Our teaching staff is First-Aid/CPR trained and several staff members are MAT certified (able to give medication).

At KinderCare, what families say about us means a lot. Read below some of the great experiences our families have had with us.

Share Your Story
If you have a story about your experience at KinderCare, please share your story with us.

Choosing KinderCare was the best childcare decision for my family. My kids are learning so much and absolutely love their teachers. Additionally, they have gained confidence, made lots of new friends, and are eager to tell me about their experiences at the end of the day.

- Mother

Choosing KinderCare was the best childcare decision for my family. My kids are learning so much and absolutely love their teachers. Additionally, they have gained confidence and made lots of new friends. The staff at KinderCare makes us feel like part of their family. We are greeted everyday as we enter and leave the center. All the staff are extremely professional, respectful, and caring. The staffing is very consistent within the classrooms. There is very little turnover if any. The center is kept very clean and they take many precautions to prevent the spread of illness. We feel very confident that our son is well taken care of while we're at work. There are so many opportunities daily for our child to learn, grow and explore. They have a great curriculum which will more than prepare our child for Kindergarten. He loves going to “school” everyday. This center is run very effectively and we highly recommend it!

- Parents
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