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Zorn KinderCare

Lea Sandifer, Center Director

730 Zorn Ave. Louisville KY 40206
(502) 897-0255 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to

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Crescent Hill

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Chenoweth, Field, Breckinridge-Franklin, Waggoner, Lincoln and Churchhill Park


Welcome to Zorn Ave. 
It is our privilege to serve the community and your family for over 30 years.  

Here at Zorn our primary focus is the well-being and educational development of your child.  Our amazing and experienced staff recognize that the first five years of a child's life are critical to their future development.  Therefore, we seek to create a culture where learning is fun, interactive, purposeful, and intentional.  We recognize that you are entrusting your child to our care, so partnering with you, the parent, can only make your child's educational experience beneficial.

When you walk through the door of our school, it is our hope that you will experience a culture of love and learning.  As you tour, your only choice will be to enroll and join our family!! 

So come and visit us! Our door is always open.


Lea Sandifer, Center Director

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  • NAEYC Accreditation NAEYC

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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.

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.

Participating Child Care Aware Center

KinderCare has partnered with Child Care Aware® of America in an effort to offer fee assistance for Active Duty military families and solutions to their child care needs when care at a Child Development Center on the installation is not available.

Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program


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.


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

Welcome to Zorn Ave. KinderCare!!! It is our pleasure to have served the community of Louisville for over 30 years.  Our experienced and nurturing staff is committed to ensuring your children receive a fun, learning experience.  Dedicated to their holistic development, we do not take lightly the responsibility we have to love and teach your child. 

Just as we want to ensure the development of your child, our teachers are continuously working to further their own education.  KinderCare seeks to ensure qualified, experienced and educated teachers fill each classroom.

Stop by and meet our incredible teachers.

  • Lea Sandifer, Center Director

  • Ms. Cristina, Preschool Classroom

    Christina loves working with children of all ages. She was a pre-kindergarten and a junior kindergarten teacher in the past. She also worked as an Assistant Director at another KinderCare.

    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    Associates Degree in Liberal Arts
  • Ms. Morgan, Preschool Classroom

    Morgan enjoys long walks on the beach and fingerpainting. She also loves working with children everyday!

    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Bachelors of science in Special Education
  • Ms. Suzy, Infant Classroom

    Previous Experience:
    Nanny, School age Teacher, and a Nursery Teacher
    Year Started:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Associates in Arts
  • Miss Karie

    Miss Karie, Toddler

    I have taken on many different roles throughout my years with KinderCare, but it is the role of teacher that makes me the happiest.

    Since starting at KinderCare Ms. Karie has held every position from teaher to director.  Currently she is enjoying her return to teaching.  Ms. Karie has a 20 year old daughter who was a KinderCare child in Florida where she began her KinderCare career.  She has worked at 7 different centers, but has made Zorn her home.

    Previous Experience:
    Nursery Teacher Preschool/Pre-K Teacher Assistant Director Center Director
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Mrs. Piggle Wiggle series
    Year Started:
    21 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    18 years
    CDA, Director's Credential
  • Ms. Heather, Toddler Classroom

    Toddlers are crazy fun! Like herding kittens. I love it!

    Heather has recently enrolled in school to complete her education. She is the devoted grandmother to 2 angels, and loves to read to the babies. She enjoys playing with the toddlers very much.

    Previous Experience:
    Church Nursery Director 10 years Vacation Bible School Director 5 years
    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Ms. Deborah, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Deborah was an assistant teacher at KIP before she came to KinderCare. Teaching children is not just a job but a passion. Deborah's children become pieces of her heart.

    Previous Experience:
    Certification in ECE and Elementary Education
    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    Bachlors in Early Elementary Education
  • Ms. Lisa

    Ms. Lisa, Health & Safety Coordinator, Cook

    I always try to do my best and to be the best I can be.

    Ms. Lisa is a single mother of two, a teenage son, and a young daughter who are both special needs children and keep her very busy. When she does have spare time, Ms. Lisa does fund raising for the Make a Wish Foundation, enjoys reading, and hopes to get her Child Development Associate's Credential certification in the near future.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Lisa worked at another childcare facility and has worked as a babysitter starting when she was younger.
    Year Started:
    16 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 Years
    High School Diploma

Upcoming Center Activities

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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

Did you know that KinderCare is more than just a day care? We are a private school specializing in Early Childhood Education. Whether your child is an infant or a preschooler...our goal is to ensure that everyone receives an exceptional, age appropriate education. 

What really sets us apart from other schools, is that little bit of extra we offer to our older students,  KLC Learning Adventures!!!  Parents, Learning Adventures is an affordable fun course-work program that provides simple and interactive activities. Plus it features a 1 on 1 format for more time between your child and their Learning Adventures teacher!

That's right! Our Learning Adventures offers amazing and fun tutorials in:

  • Phonics
  • Music
  • Cooking
In the world of Early Childhood...NAEYC Accreditation is to a learning center what a Wimbledon Championship is to a tennis player.  One of the highest honors.  Here at Zorn Ave. I am so proud to announce our recent accreditation from the  National Association for the Education of Young Children.  What does this mean? Our school has been recognized as providing a quality education program for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years.  Daily we focus on relationships, curriculum, teaching, teachers, health, community relationships, physical environment, leadership and management, and families.
It is our goal to ensure every child receives the highest standard of care from teachers and staff who genuinely enjoy teaching children.
Join us today to see why Zorn Ave. is the best home away from home for your child.  

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Gluten free
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Special diets

Center Menu

Holidays Observed

New Year's Day
Memorial Day
Fourth of July
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day and Friday after
Christmas Day
We are also closed on President's Day and Columbus Day for Professional Development


Health and Safety

The health and safety of our children is always a top priority.  Ms. Lisa, our Health and Safety Coordinator, works diligently to help us sustain an environment that is clean and free of any safety hazards. She works with our teachers to maintain a high level of cleanliness throughout the center.
KinderCare has partnered with Ecolab to use their products for our daily cleaning and disinfecting needs.

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.

I would like to take a moment and display my appreciation for KinderCare. I am a first time mother at 50 years old, I was an absolute nervous wreck on putting my child in to a daycare back in January of 2010. I heard about KinderCare and went in for a tour. From that first moment in Jan 2010, I knew this is where my child would be going to every day till she starts Jefferson Co. Public School. Now it is 4 and a half years later, and my child has been progressed greatly by what KinderCare has to offer. She has learned English, math, spelling, days of the week, months of the year, and that is only a small description of what she is learning at KinderCare. She is ready for Kindergarden due to the great staff at KinderCare. I extremely regret having to leave KinderCare in 34 days. I surely hope the next 12 years with JCPS will have the same rewards on my daughter and myself that we have enjoyed with such a great Learning Center. Thank you to all my daughter’s teachers, you all do above and beyond teaching to our precious children. My daughter and I will never forget KinderCare.
Thank you so very much TEAM KINDERCARE J

- Mother

KinderCare has provided a sense of comfort for me while i am away from my son for 8 hours a day.  The staff are so warm, sweet, and knowledgeable of my child.  I love that he is learning and that everyone (teachers) know his name. They are able to share sweet, funny stories.  I really love his second family here at KinderCare.  I would not choose any other childcare.  Thank you Zorn Ave. for all your love and son is not ignored!

- Mother

Please know we have been extremely pleased with the level of care that Zorn Ave. KinderCare has provided for our daughter Piper.  We researched many daycare facilities within the area and selected Zorn Ave. to enroll Piper because of the high-quality program we observed during our tour.  Zorn also came highly recommended by friends.  We have always felt very comfortable leaving Piper in their care knowing that she would be taken care of with love, patience, and respect.  Thank you Zorn for taking excellent care of Piper.

- Mother

We have been at KinderCare for nine months now and our son has so much fun while learning. Not only is the curriculum filled with child-centered activities that allow them to explore and learn by doing, creating, and playing, but the center offers learning adventures that incorporate life skills and artistic expression.
Charlie has been taking the cooking class since last September and comes home talking about it each and every week. He has also taken an interest in cooking at home and helping us with meal prep, grocery shopping, and choosing healthy foods.
We are excited that he enjoys the unique experiences that cooking class and other Zorn Kindercare programs have to offer.

- Mother

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