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Shelbyville KinderCare

Ms. Ronee Wilson, Center Director

8016 Shelbyville Rd. Louisville KY 40222
(502) 425-6916 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 5 YEARS

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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Lowe Elem., Middletown Elem, Gray House Elem., St. Margaret Mary, & Tully Elem.

We are a nationally accredited center, serving Metro Louisville since 1980 with 103 years of early childhood experience.


Welcome to Shelbyville Road KinderCare where it's all designed for learning!  We have a wonderful, caring team of teachers, some of whom have been here for more than 20 years.  Our school has a STARS rating as well as our NAEYC accreditation, elevating our classrooms to higher standards of learning.  Our curriculum consists of both full group and small group discussions, and also allows time for individual play/exploration.  We take learning very seriously, but we like to have fun too!  Stop in and visit us; we are across from Oxmoor Toyota and next to Oxmoor Mall on Shelbyville Road.

Ms. Ronee Wilson, Center Director

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We’re so proud!

Nationally only 10% of daycares are accredited–nearly 100% of our learning centers are. That’s a big difference, and that means KinderCare kids are getting the very best. Here’s why.

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Our kids are taking off!

By kindergarten, our kids are testing ahead of their peers. Read all about it.


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.

Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program


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.

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

Together we have over 125 years of experience and speak 4 different languages.

  • Ms. Ronee Wilson

    Ms. Ronee Wilson, Center Director

    My favorite part of working at KinderCare is being a big part of the children's education and development. I love creating environments and experiences for them that make them happy to come to school each day.

    I have a Bachelor's Degree in Art Education from Eastern Kentucky University.  I have been with KinderCare since November 2007.  I started as a School Age teacher at the Wilhite KinderCare in Lexington, KY.

    Previous Experience:
    I have worked in another child care center prior to coming to KinderCare and I have been a nanny.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day"
    Year Started:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 years
    Bachelor's Degree in Art Education
  • Ms. Leslie Burns

    Ms. Leslie Burns, Assistant Director

    Ms. Leslie loves watching our children grow through learning.  She is extremely passionate about Early Childhood Education, as well as keeping our school up to date with higher standards of learning through our NAEYC accreditation. Leslie brings over 6 years of experience with KinderCare and she has her Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education.

    Previous Experience:
    I was a preschool teacher for two other KinderCare locations before becoming the Assistant Director at Shelbyville Road KinderCare.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Miss Nelson is Missing"
    Year Started:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 Years
    Bachelors, Elementary Education
  • Ms. Alicia

    Ms. Alicia, Infant Classroom

    I love knowing that I'm helping to develop the hope of the world - the children. I come to work each day to see their smiling faces.

    Year Started:
    15 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Ms. Rachel

    Ms. Rachel, Infant Classroom

    I love that every day is a new learning experience for children and also for me.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    "The Giving Tree"
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Miss Hayley

    Miss Hayley, Pre Kindergarten

    I love to build relationships with all of my students! Watching them grow and learn makes me truly love my job.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    "The Day the Crayons Quit" by Drew Daywalt
    Year Started:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Currently pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education
  • Miss Aly

    Miss Aly, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I love watching each of our toddlers grow and their interactions with one another.

    Miss Aly is currently working on her Bachelors Degree in Social Work.  She is an amazing additon to our teaching team.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Year Started:
    2 Years
  • Mary Kate

    Mary Kate, Toddlers

    I love watching the children grow, have fun, and smile. Getting to know each child and bonding with them is the best part of my job.

    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Currently working on a Bachelors Degree in Psychology
  • Ms. Arezoo

    Ms. Arezoo, Toddler Classroom

    The thing I love most about teaching is telling stories, and encouraging the children during circle time to learn more and more each day. I'm inspired just being with the children, watching them grow.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?" by Eric Carle
    Year Started:
    12 Years
  • Ms. Joy

    Ms. Joy, Preschool Classroom

    I love having the opportunity to share the knowledge and experience with others. I love the interactions I have with children because there is so much to learn from them.

    Previous Experience:
    -7 years of experience in Corporate Training -School-Age Tutor
    Favorite Children's Book:
    I like all Eric Carle and Dr. Seuss books!
    Year Started:
    4 Years
    Bachelor's Degree of Science in Statistics
  • Miss Jacqueline

    Miss Jacqueline, Infants

    I love watching the children grow and discover new things.

    Previous Experience:
    Other Child Care Center
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Chicken Soup with Rice" by Maurice Sendak
    Year Started:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Currently working on Arts Degree, ECE Certificate
  • Ms. Jessica

    Ms. Jessica, Teacher

    Just Keep Swimming" -Dory

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Jessica has a child of her own who has given her much experience.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    'A B ad Case of the Stripes' by David Shannon
    Year Started:
    1 Year
    I plan on going back to school for my teaching degree!
  • Ms. Jasmine

    Ms. Jasmine, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Never take anything for granted. You do not know what you have until it is gone.

    Jasmine is originally from Virginia. She is a mother of two amazing boys, T'Angelo and Camron. She loves working with her Discovery Preschool children. They often make her laugh with their big personalities and fast paced classroom fun! 

    Previous Experience:
    Full time mother
    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
    Working on her Bachelor's Degree
  • Ms. Brittany

    Ms. Brittany, Preschool Classroom

    Mistakes are proof that you are trying!

    Ms. Brittany is a Louisville native. Working with her Preschool three-year-olds can often be challenging but she loves watching them grow into well rounded children who are ready for Kindergarten! She wants to be a positive role model for each and every one of them!  

    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    Bachelor's in Communication and working toward her degree in Elementary Education
  • Ms. Pat

    Ms. Pat, Toddler Classroom

    Only the best is good enough!

    Ms. Pat came to us from Jamaica. She is a wonderful addition to our Toddler classroom. She loves working with young children and says that it's her life's calling!  

    Previous Experience:
    34 years in primary education, a senior teacher, and a Vice Principal
    Year Started:
    Bachelor's in Guidance Counseling and Diploma in Home Economics
  • Ms. Emina

    Ms. Emina, Floater

    Emina is originally from Bosnia. Her family settled in Louisville and call it home. She is a student at UofL working on her bachelor's degree for Elementary Education and Social Work. She loves working with all the children and hopes to inspire the children in her classes! 

    Previous Experience:
    Volunteer work through school and family
    Year Started:
    Working on her Bachelor's degree in Special Education and a minor in Social Work

Upcoming Center Activities

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September's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Spaces and Places and All About Me
As infants and toddlers explore the spaces and places around them, children in Discovery Preschool will learn all about what makes people the same as well as what makes them different. Infants will experiment with moving toy cars around, build block towers and then knock them down, and even take a tour of the center to see what things are like outside of their classroom! Toddlers will get all revved up as they take a closer look at different vehicles and learn more about neighborhoods, communities, and the jobs that grownups have. In Discovery Preschool, children will be learning about themselves as they play games that strengthen their five senses, discuss feelings and emotions, practice self-help skills, and work on learning the names of body parts.

Children 4 to 5 years old: All About Me and My Home and Family
It’s the beginning of the school year—the perfect time to get to know each other better! Older children will be spending time sharing about themselves, their homes, and their families as they learn what makes people the same and what makes them different. Children will bring their own experiences to the drawing board as they create group stories and 3-D collages about families and homes, pantomime different home- and family-related activities, and draw self-portraits. With our curriculum’s project-related learning component, children in Transitional Kindergarten work together to decide on an individual or whole-group project related to the theme. Past projects have included creating a class book about emotions or working together to build a small-scale home, but who knows—the children may come up with a unique idea that’s entirely their own!

Monday September 04, 2017
Center Closed for Labor Day

About Our Center

Fall is right around the corner! Whether children have first words or first grade on the horizon, our experts designed every classroom, every activity, and lesson to help our teachers prepare children for success in school and beyond. With teachers who delight in opening young learners' eyes to a world of learning, sharing, and exploring, it's easy to see why we're the right choice for families across the nation. Everything we do is designed for learning. Come visit us today!

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegetarian

Center Menu

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

We have a keypad entry, a fenced in playground, and all staff is CPR/First Aid certified.

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.

Dear Prospective Shelbyville Road KinderCare Families,
You are probably in the midst of selecting daycare centers by speaking with families, visiting Preschools or daycare centers, reading online reviews, and the like. We could have written an online review about our experiences at this daycare, but decided the extraordinary caretaking and compassion shown to our family by the Shelbyville Road KinderCare deserved this letter. In brief, the Shelbyville Road KinderCare delivers on its promises and goes the extra mile to care for both your child and your peace of mind.
The director and teachers at the Shelbyville Road KinderCare built real relationships with our family. Staff members learned that we are a bit neurotic and sometimes called us just to let us know our son was having a good day; likewise, teachers called if they suspected something was wrong with our son. It was not uncommon for the teachers to identify an illness before we did! Once, our son remained in Louisville with family who took him to KinderCare during the day while we were out of town for an extended period of time. Some of the teachers would voluntarily text us pictures of our son, to keep our worried minds at ease. Moreover, the staff developed a caring relationship with our son. Every day we would drop him off staff members warmly welcomed him into his classroom. Our son loved his teachers too, as evidenced by his smiles and laughter when he saw them.
While searching for daycare centers we were also curious to know how the teachers would facilitate our son's learning. Some daycare centers we visited had a difficult time explaining this to us while others just showed us a book saying, "That's our curriculum." At the Shelbyville Road KinderCare it was crystal clear that a coherent learning program existed; and, both the director and teachers could articulate what the program entailed. Children learned social skills through playing within small groups, even in the infant room! Each child receives an individualized learning plan and parents received notes from teachers about their child's progress. The series of lessons are not haphazardly thrown together, but are part of a larger curriculum that is grounded in research-based theories of learning. Most impressively, the director also knew what each child was learning, in addition to the child’s teachers. It is certainly noteworthy that the vision of learning is so well understood by both directors and teachers. Finding this degree of coherence in learning, at any level, is a rarity.
We have been K-12 teachers, education consultants, specialists for the Kentucky Department of Education, and educational researchers. Based on what we know about learning and educational organizations, like the Shelbyville Road KinderCare, we believe your family will be hard pressed to find a better daycare for your child.

- Parents

My son is in Preschool with KinderCare and currently enrolled in multiple Learning Adventures classes. It truly is an adventure for him. My husband and I enjoy hearing the stories that he comes home to share about what foods and ingredients that he learned about during Cooking class. He always has a smile when he talks about the textures, tastes, and smells he discovers. And he wants to help more at home with cooking meals! We can also see the difference that just a few months of Phonics classes has made with his letter reckognition, writing, and word phrasing. He genuinely loves showing off how well he can write his name. Because he loves the other Learning Adventure classes, we just enrolled him in the Music class also and he absolutely adores it! He has so much fun singing and playing instraments with his friends. Learning Adventures has been a blessing for our family just through the experiences that our little one brings home everyday. We will definitely be signing up our next child in Learning Adventures.

- Mother

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