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Newburg KinderCare

Sara Hyatt, Center Director

2990 Newburg Rd. Louisville KY 40205
(502) 452-9573 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 5 YEARS

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Special Instructions:
off Watterson Expressway near The Highlands


Now enrolling for Fall!  We'd love for you to join our family at Newburg Road.  Whether it's first steps or learning to write their name our teachers encourage children to develop new skills and are eager to celebrate milestones!  With an expertly designed curriculum and our intentional room layouts we are truly designed for learning! Come check out our school, we look forward to meeting you!

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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

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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.

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  1. Friday September 30, 2016
    1. Wear Fall Colors

  2. Monday October 03, 2016
    1. Child Health Day

      Today, let's concentrate on healthy choices! Let's create healthy habits!

Teachers & Staff

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.

  • Sara Hyatt

    Sara Hyatt, Center Director

    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.

    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 Years
    Bachelor's of Education Degree in Elementary Education
  • Nikki Swiggum

    Nikki Swiggum, Assistant Director

    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.

    Year Started:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    13 Years
  • Ms. DeAnna

    Ms. DeAnna, Discovery Preschool

    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!

    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
    Child Associate Credential
  • Ms. Courtney

    Ms. Courtney, Discovery PreSchool

    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.

    Year Started:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Ms. Becky

    Ms. Becky, Infant

    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.

    Year Started:
    13 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Ms. Brenna

    Ms. Brenna, Infant Classroom

    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.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Brenna has babysitting experience.
    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 Years
    Pursuing Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Dolores

    Ms. Dolores, Infant Classroom

    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.

    Year Started:
    26 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    25 Years
  • Ms. Julie

    Ms. Julie, Infant Classroom

    I love watching a child's mind grow and I also enjoy what they teach me.

    Year Started:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Casey

    Ms. Casey, Support Staff

    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.

    Year Started:
    Gerneral Education Degree
  • Ms. Sheree

    Ms. Sheree, Support Staff

    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.

    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    Bachelor's of English; Master's of Literacy; Doctorate of Educational Administration, Supervision
  • Ms. Linda

    Ms. Linda, Toddler Classroom

    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.

    Year Started:
    8 Years
  • Ms. Vanesa

    Ms. Vanesa, Toddlers Classroom

    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!

    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    Master's Degree
  • Ms. Andrea

    Ms. Andrea, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I love being able to introduce new concepts to the children!

    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    Master's of Education
  • Ms. Stephanie

    Ms. Stephanie, Preschool Teacher

    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.

    Year Started:
    3 Years
  • Ms. Catherine

    Ms. Catherine, Support Staff

    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.

    Year Started:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 Years
    Pursuing Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Emily

    Ms. Emily, Pre- K Classroom

    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.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Emily worked with children for fourteen years.
    Year Started:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    17 Years
    Pursuing Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Charnay

    Ms. Charnay, Preschool Classroom

    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.

    Year Started:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 Years
  • Ms. Zoi

    Ms. Zoi, Prekindergaten Classroom

    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.

    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    Associate's Degree
  • Ms. Melanie

    Ms. Melanie, Support Staff

    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.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Melanie has previous experience working at an elementary school.
    Year Started:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 Years
    Associate's Degree in Business Administration

September 2016 Events

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  1. Thursday September 01, 2016
    1. Random Acts of Kindness

      How can YOU spread kindess?

  2. Monday September 05, 2016
    1. Labor Day!

      We hope everyone enjoys their weekend!

  3. Tuesday September 06, 2016
    1. Read a Book Day

      Bring a book to share with your class!

  4. Friday September 09, 2016
    1. Grandparents Day!

      Grandparents are the best! Join us for a snack at 3 p.m. with your grandkids!

  5. Tuesday September 13, 2016
    1. “All About Me” Community Social

      Your whole family is welcome to join us September 13th for our community social.  Summer is winding down, Fall is approaching and that means it’s Back to School season!  Now is the perfect time to get a glimpse of the KinderCare curriculum and experience in our centers.  Our director and teachers can’t wait to point out their favorite aspects of the classrooms.  This is also a great chance to spend time with current families who stay and have fun at the social!  See you there!

    2. Community Social

      Join us for fun ways we are winding down Summer and getting Fall off to a great start!

  6. Thursday September 15, 2016
    1. Make a Hat Day

  7. Tuesday September 20, 2016
    1. Paint to the Music

  8. Wednesday September 21, 2016
    1. Outdoor Art

  9. Wednesday September 28, 2016
    1. PaJaMa DaY!

  10. Thursday September 29, 2016
    1. Share a Family Photo

  11. Friday September 30, 2016
    1. Wear Fall Colors

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.

Special Features

  • Federal Food Program

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

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

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.

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.

We have just moved to the toddler room and really appreciate all the love and caring and very important teaching that the boys get. Thank you to Ms. Linda, Ms. Cheryl, Ms. Vanesa, Ms. Ronisha, and Ms. Sheree!

- Mothers

Thank you Ms. Cheryl!! My daughter LOVES to read and she loves you, too! :)

- Mother

There really isn't enough room to write how much we recognize and appreciate all the hard work and love the women in the nursery give the children.  We learned a lot from them as well.  When we started in the nursery we worried our boys wouldn't get love like moms give-Boy were we way off! It is VERY clear the nursery teachers love and care for the children from the heart, like a mother would.  A huge thank you to Ms. Brenna, Ms. Catherine, Ms. Julie, Ms. Dolores, and Ms. Becky for helping our boys and us navigate this first year. You're Loved!

- mothers

Ms. Charnay and Ms. Stephanie do an exemplary job with my child.  Absolutely wonderful caregivers and teachers!

- Legal Guardian

The staff treat each of their children as their own. I was always impressed with how caring and attentive all of the staff were to each individual child's needs and personal development.
This was my two and a half year old's first daycare experience, and I couldn't have asked for a more positive experience. Her transition into the three days a week program was a smooth one. She looked forward to seeing her friends and teachers every day on the way to school and it warmed my heart. Seeing her excitement to learn, play, and grow at KinderCare on Newburg Road only further solidified my decision to send her there and put me at ease knowing how well she was being cared for.
I highly recommend KinderCare to any prospective parents and children!

- Legal Guardian

My son, Zach recently started with the KinderCare Newburg center in November 2014.  As a first time mother, I was initially very nervous at the thought of leaving my son with “strangers”.  Even though I knew these were qualified individuals, the thought of letting someone else feed him, hold him, change him, play with him, etc was truly overwhelming.  In my short time with the KinderCare Newburg center, I was extremely pleased with the quality of care that my family received.  In December 2014, we were fortunate enough to earn a spot at the daycare operated by my husband’s employer, which will prove to be a slightly less expensive and more convenient option for my family.  Although I am excited for the opportunity to improve our situation, I am sad to leave the Newburg KinderCare facility as your administrative staff and teachers have provided me with the perfect example of what a daycare facility should provide: care, concern, support and empathy.  From the minute we started with KinderCare, we were offered the best level of service I could’ve possibly imagined.
On my first day with the center, I was introduced to Zach’s teachers, Ms. Erin and Ms. Brenna.  They were very eager to learn his routine, his personality and what I wanted to get out of the daycare experience.  Each day when I picked him up, he was smiling and happy and I was told by various staff what a great baby he was and how much they enjoyed him.  I could see that Ms. Brenna and Ms. Erin had already formed a bond with him, which meant so much to me and proved invaluable in my transition back to working full time.  I am truly impressed by the maturity and professionalism of both Erin and Brenna.
Admittedly, I had a tough time leaving him on that first day and tears were definitely involved in the process.  Sarah Hyatt said something that was unbelievably comforting, “if you were home right now, what would Zach be doing?”.  In that moment, I knew that she was willing to do whatever it took to make me happy and pleased with my son’s experience.  She was willing to ensure that my son would be cared for just as he was at home.  What else could I ask for? Sarah may not have known it at the time, but with that one simple question she won me over as both a person and a customer.  I would recommend absolutely anyone to the Newburg KinderCare facility, with complete confidence that their child would be provided with the best of care.  
Nikki was also very comforting during our entire time at KinderCare.  She initially toured me around their center and “sold” me on sending my son to their facility.  Nikki’s eagerness to please in whatever way possible is what makes her such an invaluable asset to your KinderCare team.  I don’t believe she knows the word “No” and in fact, anytime I spoke with her she was more than willing to not only say “Yes”, but to go above and beyond what I asked.  I am so pleased to have had the opportunity to get to know her.
On several occasions I witnessed both Nikki and Sarah pitching in (changing diapers, feeding and playing with kids, assisting with naps, etc).  It is refreshing to see that your leadership team is willing to do whatever it takes to make the center successful, and in turn please their teachers, their students, and their customers.
In conclusion, I would like to thank everyone at the Newburg KinderCare center who cared for my son in the short time we were there.  You truly are a fantastic group of caretakers!

- Mother

My husband and I were relieved to enroll our 14-month-old daughter Cameron at KinderCare Newburg. Several factors came in to play in our decision: the professionalism of the staff, the safety precautions taken by of the franchise, the location, the curricular nature, cleanliness, and the care taken by Ms. Nikki to orient us to the entire program as opposed to our immediate need. Thank you Ms. Nikki for understanding that this was a tough decision/transition for our family.
When Cameron turned two we enrolled her in ABC Music and Me with Ms. Catherine where children experienced expressive movement and singing. Then she moved up to Kelsey's Music Adventures where reading notes and keyboarding were introduced.
At the age of three we enrolled her in Phonics and Reading Adventures with Ms. Emily and Ms. Ronisha.  These teachers made phonics and reading fun! Cameron can write each letter, recognize the written letter and each sound as well as provide sounds for each letter.
We added Science Adventures to Cameron's curriculum with Ms. Emily when Cameron turned four.  The experiments and connections she made to her environment were impressive for her age.    
Today, Cameron is five and her cheer-leading coach calls her a free-spirit, I love it!  I believe her spirit grew from the experiences at KinderCare and music class.  Cameron's phonics grade on her first quarter report card is 99.3%.  This is quite a testimony to the teachers at KinderCare!
There are many teachers that touched my daughter's life that I have not yet mentioned but each one of them are family.  Thank you to each and every one of you, you made the difference!

- Mother

After an unsuccessful experience with an in-home caregiver, I was given the recommendation for KinderCare from a friend. She was so happy about her choice with KinderCare and I now understand why. We meet Nikki at the Newburg location and began our adventure with KinderCare. She was understanding and open-minded when listening to our past experience. She then showed us around and introduced us to the teachers. The interactions that we witnessed put me at ease with our upcoming decisions.
After enrolling our son, Bronson, we were excited about his upcoming learning, interactions, and opportunities. The teachers were so kind and cared for him as if he was family. They did a great job communicating his growth, sharing stories of his day and providing guidance when needed. As Bronson entered the Toddler room his personality and independence began to shine. In fact, he couldn't get to his classroom quick enough to see his teacher (Ms. Bethany and Ms.Linda) and his friends. He loved being there! At times, he would cry when leaving.
We, as parents, loved his enthusiasm, art projects, feedback on his learning, seeing him interact with the other kiddos, and the personal interaction with his teachers.
We have had a great experience with KinderCare's staff and their acceptance to the KinderCare family.

- Mother

My daughter has been part of KinderCare for the past four-and-a-half years. It has been a great experience, and I am proud to say that Meghan is ready to start Kindergarten in the fall. The teachers have not only taught her all the "academic" skills she will need to be successful in school, but provided her with a home away from home. What a relief for my husband and me to know that Meghan is in caring hands while we work. Thank you KinderCare staff for doing a wonderful job. We truly appreciate your hard work!

- Mother

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