Sara Hyatt, Center Director
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Welcome to Newburg Kindercare in Louisville. We are very excited to meet with you and your family. We believe in developing the whole child with an emphasis on assisting your child's growth with their social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development. We believe it takes a village to raise a child and our parents consider us to be an extension of their family. Your will have a safe and stimulating environment to learn in and support from their teachers who have made teaching in the early childhood field their passion.
Sara Hyatt, 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.
Downward facing dog? Extended triangle pose? Half moon pose? Show off your best moves!
Our staff members are very caring and loving individuals. They come to work to make a difference in a child's life. The staff also wants the children to learn and be prepared to move on to accomplish all of their goals in life.
I love watching the children grow and develop emotionally and physically every day!
Sara has two years experience working in Early Childhood Education. Before working with children she spent many years working as a general manager of a bookstore. Sara is a mother of three boys ages four, six and nine. While volunteering in her son's elementary school, Sara came to truly understand the importance of Early Childhood Education and how it impacts a child's future.
I love coming to work every day to learn something new from the children.
Nikki has made KinderCare her home for the last nine years. She has two children ages fourteen and eight. She has over 126 hours of training in Early Childhood Education. Nikki loves to come to work because every day is different and she learns something new daily.
The more that you read the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go" Dr. Seuss
Ms. DeAnna is happily married and has 1 son and 2 grandchildren. Ms. DeAnna has worked in Early Childhood Education for 35 years. She is glad to be a part of the KinderCare family where she currently teaches Discovery Preschool. Ms. DeAnna loves teaching and caring for children. She loves seeing those smiles everyday!
Courtney comes to us from a KinderCare in Colorado. We are happy to make her apart of our team. She loves all the kids in her care. She is always busy with them. She lovevs to teach the children Art.
Ms. Becky loves to come to work at KinderCare everyday because she loves all the children like they are her own. She will greet you everyday with a smile and a hug.
I love getting to watch my infants grow and develop both physically and developmentally.
Ms. Brenna loves to work with children. She is still a child at heart. Before she came to KinderCare she worked at the Disney store, enhancing kids magical experiences. Ms. Brenna has worked with young children for over fifteen years. She babysat for certain families and helped their children get ready for school. Ms. Brenna has a child of her own. Of course her child has been a part of the KinderCare family since he was six months old. Ms. Brenna started out floating around the center helping in all of the rooms. She found her niche in the nursery and would not change that for the world. Ms. Brenna is also working towards her Child Development Associate's Credential for Infants and Toddlers.
I raised my children and wanted to make an impact on other children's lives. KinderCare gave me that opportunity.
Ms. Dolores grew up in Northern Ohio. She lived in Tampa, Peoria, and Grand Rapids for a short time. She relocated to the Louisville Area where she raised her three children. Ms. Dolores also babysat other children in her home. After her children were grown, she decided she wanted to make a difference in the lives of others. She decided to join the KinderCare team. Ms. Dolores has enjoyed all of her years of service.
I love watching a child's mind grow and I also enjoy what they teach me.
Ms. Casey first started working with kids when she was 12 and babysat for her neighborhood. Every since then Ms. Casey has really enjoyed working with children.
The biggest mirable we can ever see is the joy on a child's face when he or she learns something or masters a new skill.
Ms. Sheree has 44 years of experience in education as a teacher and administrator. She is retired from JCPS in 2007 and from college administration in 2015. Ms. Sheree was seeking part time, flexible work when she began with KinderCare.
I love working with children every day. It is so rewarding to help a child grow emotionally, physically, socially, and academically. Plus we get to have fun doing it.
Ms. Linda started working as a volunteer with children when she was just sixteen years old. She then became a part-time teacher and went to full time upon graduation.
I love the exploration and adventures we go on everyday!
Ms. Vanesa moved here to Louisville in September 2015 to make a new start. She is happy to have landed in the great hands of the beautiful children that she teaches at KinderCare. Ms. Vanesa knows they are the future of America and she feels blessed to be a part!
I love being able to introduce new concepts to the children!
Children are our future and education starts with early childhood. Every day I make a difference in a child's life and they also make a difference in mine.
Ms. Stephanie is very dedicated to her job. She comes to work every day with a smile on her face. Ms. Stephanie enjoys cleaning. She loves working with the Discovery Preschool classroom.
I love working with children every day because I get to watch them learn and grow into their own independent personalities.
Ms. Catherine has lots of experience working with young children. She also has two children of her own. She is working towards obtaining her Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education. Ms. Catherine loves working with Discovery Preschool and can work with any age child.
Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. The only way to do great work is to love what you do. - Steve Jobs
Ms. Emily has enjoyed being around children all of her life. She began babysitting for family and neighbors at the age of eleven. In the spring of 1997, Ms. Emily got her first job after school working with School Age kids at a ministry daycare. At nineteen years old she began teaching Preschool and very quickly found her passion for education! In 2011, Ms. Emily moved to Indianapolis, Indiana to get married and found employment with KinderCare. Upon moving back home she came to work with the awesome staff at the Newburg center in Louisville, Kentucky.
I love to watch the children learn and grow on a daily basis.
Ms. Charnay joined KinderCare because she loves working with children and they bring her joy every day. She comes to our center from an Indianapolis KinderCare. She has lived in Louisville for one year and still learning new things about the city.
I love building relationships with children and seeing how they grow in different ways.
Ms.Zoi realized she wanted to get into childhood education her sophomore year of college. Once she realized that psychology was not what she thought it would be. Ms. Zoi switched over to education and fell in love with it! Ms. Zoi joined the Newburg Road team in August 2015.
I love working with children every day to help enhance their lives.
Ms. Melanie loves working with all ages of children. She starts her days by making lunch for over 300 plus children. After everything is cleaned up and put back in place she then comes to work for KinderCare in the afternoons. Ms. Melanie helps in any room. She is willing to clean anytime, anywhere. She then proceeds to go to school to further her education. She is now pursuing her Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration.
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.
Downward facing dog? Extended triangle pose? Half moon pose? Show off your best moves!
See your child's teacher for details! Let's party!
Wear red, black, and green.
Wear blue and white.
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.
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.
Our center offers many safety features such as a keypad entry, a huge fenced in playground, playscapes that are age appropriate. We offer First Aid and CPR training to all teachers and staff, and ask that the parents personally sign their children in and out daily.
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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