Ms. Ronee Wilson, Center Director
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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
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.
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.
Together we have over 125 years of experience and speak 4 different languages.
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.
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.
I love when our children have a huge smile on their face from all the fun they are having at KinderCare!
Marina has moved to the great state of Kentucky to join us at Shelbyville Road KinderCare. She previously worked with a KinderCare in Minnesota.
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.
I love that every day is a new learning experience for children and also for me.
I love to build relationships with all of my students! Watching them grow and learn makes me truly love my job.
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.
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.
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.
I love knowing that I'm making a difference by teaching. It is a lot of fun, and I enjoy putting a smile on a child's face.
My favorite thing about teaching is being able to interact with the students each day. I'm inspired knowing I help children prepare for life in some small way.
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.
I love watching the children grow and discover new things.
Just Keep Swimming" -Dory
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.
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!
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.
We have a keypad entry, a fenced in playground, and all staff is CPR/First Aid certified.
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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