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Klondike KinderCare

Lindsey Harold, Center Director

3804 Klondike Lane Louisville KY 40218
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Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Neighborhood:
Hikes Point

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Tulley, Price, Hite, Cochran, Klondike

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

Welcome

Welcome to Klondike KinderCare in Louisville. We are very excited to meet with you and your family. We believe in developing each child with an emphasis on social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development.  Your child will have a safe and stimulating environment to learn in with support from their teachers who have made teaching in the early childhood field their passion. We would love for you to join our KinderCare family and be a part of this school.

Lindsey Harold, Center Director

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AMERICA’S MOST ACCREDITED

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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SCHOOL-READY

Our kids are taking off!

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

Accreditation

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.

Monthly Activities

May's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Colors and Shapes

Spring fills nature with vibrant colors and interesting shapes, making this the perfect month for the infants, toddlers, and children in Discovery Preschool to explore these concepts. Infants will have a blast as they smash paint in plastic bags and explore blocks with different shapes, while toddlers will practice identifying and sorting different shapes and colors before making their own color-and-shape books! Meanwhile, the children in Discovery Preschool will create rainbow artwork and continue to practice sorting, counting, and matching shapes and colors.

Children 4–5 years old: Insects and Spiders + Water

Some children might find insects and spiders a bit frightening, but this month they’ll discover how cool these tiny critters really are. Children will find out how insects create food for plants, how bees makes honey, why spiders spin webs, and more. After that, children will dive into the world of water! Preschoolers will learn about how water can take three forms (solid, liquid, and gas), children in Pre-K will learn about the importance of keeping water clean and explore the different ways people use water, and our kindergarteners will learn about different water sources and why water conservation is so important. 

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.

Summer Programs (preschool, prekindergarten, and school-age)

Don’t miss out on KinderCare’s Summer of Wonder: Six themed programs that will make summer exciting, educational and tons of fun. Whether your child is in our preschool, Pre-K or school-age programs, all of it is designed to help children learn while soaking up the fun. We offer flexible scheduling options to meet the needs of busy families like yours so we hope to see you there.

Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program

Cooking

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.

Math

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.

Music

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.

Spanish

Spanish Adventures provides young learners with a foundation for later success with the Spanish language. Music, games, children's Spanish literature, and other tools give children multiple opportunities to hear, practice, and see Spanish language for vocabulary and conversational development. Curriculum includes lessons on greetings, numbers, colors, animals, family, body parts and pets as well as how to get engage conversationally during common scenarios at home, a restaurant, or at the zoo. Qué pasa?

Teachers & Staff

We have been serving the Louisville area since 1979 and have 186 years of combined service. Our teachers are passionate about Early Childhood Development. We currently have six bachelor’s degree-holders and two associate degree-holders. Our staff recently achieved NAEYC accreditation in November 2015.

  • Lindsey Harold

    Lindsey Harold, Center Director

    I love seeing the children grow and interact with their friends and teachers each day.

    Lindsey has worked for KinderCare since 2014 and has been in Management for 7 years. She has a Bachelor's of Science in Business Marketing and a Bachelor's of Art in Spanish from Indiana University Bloomington. She has a 6 year old husky/german shepherd mix named Sophie Marie who she loves dearly. Lindsey is very proud to be a part of the KinderCare family. She enjoys seeing the children grow and develop each day. Lindsey's goal is to provide great care and education to the children in the Louisville area. Also, to develop the children socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually.

    Previous Experience:
    I graduated from Indiana University Bloomington in 2009 with two degrees, then immediately made a career in Business Management. I worked in Retail Management for 6 years, then recently began working in Early Childhood Education in 2014.
    Year Started:
    11/3/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Marketing & Bachelor of Arts Degree in Spanish
  • Theresa Nicarry

    Theresa Nicarry, Assistant Director

    I love helping to ensure that the children have a safe, nurturing environment where there is an emphasis on learning.

    Theresa has worked for KinderCare for 38 years. She thoroughly enjoyed being the Preschool and School Age teacher for 22 years. Theresa received a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Business Administration from the University of Louisville. She has been married to her husband for 22 years and they have a sixteen-year-old Jack Russell terrier who is very dear to them. Theresa's goal is to provide excellent customer service as well as a safe and caring learning environment for your children.

    Previous Experience:
    Theresa has previous experience working as a Preschool teacher and a School-Age teacher.
    Year Started:
    2/14/1977
    Tenure:
    40 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    41 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's of Science Degree in Business Administration
  • Ms. Katie

    Ms. Katie, Program Specialist

    Katie is originally from Chicago, Illinois. She studied at University of Kentucky for two and a half years. She recently bought her first house here in Louisville with her boyfriend and dog, Lucy. She truly enjoys watching the children grow and blossom each day. She looks forward to educating and having fun with the two's!

    Previous Experience:
    Katie worked at KinderCare beginning in 2010 in Lexington, Kentucky. She transferred to the Klondike KinderCare in 2012 and continued her teaching for two years. She became a Store Manager at VisionFirst in 2014 until she came back to KinderCare in 2016 as our Discovery Preschool Teacher. She has recently been promoted to our Program Specialist.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Where the Wild Things Are

    Year Started:
    4/4/2016
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    4
    Education:
    New Trier High School, 2.5 years at University of Kentucky
  • Ms. Melissa

    Ms. Melissa, Infant

    Knowing that I make a difference in a child's life inspires me to come to work each day!

    Melissa has been with KinderCare for thirty years. She has taught all ages and is currently our lead teacher for the Infant classroom. She thoroughly works with each child to help with growth and development. She always puts a smile on the childrens' faces. Melissa excels at creativity and art which is displayed in her projects and activities completed with the children.

    Year Started:
    3/1/1985
    Tenure:
    32 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    31 Years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Commercial Art
  • Ms. Hannah Strohmaier

    Ms. Hannah Strohmaier, Infant Classroom

    Hannah recently moved to Louisville, Kentucky with her husband, Taylor, who is currently in med school. In her free time, she loves to take walks, read, and nap. She works in our Infant A/Younger Infant Classroom with Ms. Melissa. She enjoys interacting and watching the little ones grow and develop each day. 

    Previous Experience:
    Hannah has babysat and taught at her church nursery for eight years. She also was a manager at The Snappy Tomato in Covington, Kentucky for two years.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle.

    Year Started:
    2/13/2017
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
    Education:
    2 years of college; high school diploma.
  • Ms. Alison

    Ms. Alison, Toddler

    I love watching the children learn and progress over the year!

    Alison has been with KinderCare for eight years and has taught in the Pre-K classroom and Infant classroom. She is happily married with two sons, one newborn and one three years old. She also has a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education.

    Year Started:
    6/10/2007
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development Associate's credential
  • Ms. Becca

    Ms. Becca, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Becca is 22 years old. She currently attends college to study Early Childhood Education. She would like to be an Elementary School Teacher in the future. She believes KinderCare would be a great start to teaching and to further her education in childcare.

    Previous Experience:
    Becca has babysat continuously for the past several years. She was also an aide for a special education classroom for over two years.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly

    Year Started:
    9/14/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
    Education:
    Currently attending college for Elementary Education
  • Ms. Sara Cotter

    Ms. Sara Cotter, Toddler Classroom

    Sara graduated from Western Kentucky University and recently moved back to Louisville. She is getting married in August 2017. She has a dog named Mila and will soon be an aunt. Sara has worked with children since high school. She loves to watch kids grow and learn. She also loves to read and watch Disney movies.

    Previous Experience:
    Lead Preschool Teacher, Community Living Supporter for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Goodnight Moon & Amelia Bedelia 

    Year Started:
    1/31/2017
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
    Education:
    Bachelor's in Health & Human Services with a concentration in Child Studies
  • Ms. Emily

    Ms. Emily, Discovery Preschool

    Emily was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. She knew from a young age that she wanted to work with children. She attended Eastern Kentucky University where she achieved her bachelor of science in child and family studies with an emphasis in interdisciplinary early childhood education. Emily also achieved a minor in special education. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family and her two dogs, Miley and Lucy.

    Previous Experience:
    Teacher at Southeast Christian Church Weekday Childcare (2007-2013)
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Tacky the Penguin

    Year Started:
    11/24/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    8
    Education:
    Bachelor of Science in Child and Family Studies with a minor in Special Education
  • Ms. Crystal Bray

    Ms. Crystal Bray, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    "You are never too old to learn something new!

    Crystal currently attends school at JCC. She enjoys working with children and being able to see growth and development. She has two girls, ages 12 and 8. She plans to graduate college in June 2018.

    Previous Experience:
    Early Childhood Teacher at La Petite Academy
    Favorite Children's Book:

    The Giving Tree

    Year Started:
    10/26/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    5
    Education:
    South Oldham High School; JCC graduate in 2018
  • Ms. Sara Beth

    Ms. Sara Beth, Preschool

    Sara Beth is from Eminence, Kentucky. She has two brothers and one sister. She also has a cousin that is part of the KinderCare Family. In her spare time, she loves to read and participate in church activities. She is a teacher for Vacation Bible School. Her favorite thing about teaching is being able to teach different children and the love you receive from it!

    Previous Experience:
    Sara Beth was a lead teacher for 7 years and an Assistant Director for 2 years at Joy's Learning Center. She was also a teacher for Shelby County Public Schools for 6 years.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "No David" & "Busy Toes" by C.W. Bowie
    Year Started:
    2/2/2016
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    9 Years
    Education:
    CDA, Preschool Administration, ECE
  • Ms. Cheryl

    Ms. Cheryl, Preschool

    Knowing that I make a difference in the children's lives inspires me. I love to watch them grow and learn.

    Cheryl has been with KinderCare since 1986. She has taught all classes offered ranging from Infant to SchoolAge. She has a true passion in making a difference in each child's life. She will work one-on-one to ensure the children are receiving the best education possible. Cheryl is also a teacher of the Learning Adventures Tutorials that the school provides. These include Music, Cooking and Phonics Classes.

    Year Started:
    10/6/1986
    Tenure:
    30 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    29 Years
  • Ms. Victoria

    Ms. Victoria, Pre-Kindergarten

    Live everyday as if it's your last.

    My name is Victoria Thornton, born and raised in Eminence, Kentucky. I am 28 years old, went to Eminence Independent Schools K-12. Followed by attending Kentucky State University where I studied Early Child Development and Family Relations. I have worked with children in a few other programs; I have three years of experience before applying at KinderCare. I enjoy working with children and being dedicated to my job as a teacher. I like to provide the curriculum and knowledge that is expected for the children to learn and know in order for them to progress. I enjoy being a team player and have a very down-to-earth personality. I do plan on furthering my education because I strongly feel everyday is a learning experience. Continuing education is the key to success. I am excited to have this opportunity at KinderCare. I hope to reach high goals and achievements that is expected of me with the children, parents and other teachers here at KinderCare.

    Previous Experience:
    I worked as an After-School Lead Teacher and an Assistant Teacher for a total of three years.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    I love Dr. Seuss books. Also, I enjoy Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.
    Year Started:
    4/15/2015
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Early Child Development and Family Relations
  • Ms. Akacia Taylor

    Ms. Akacia Taylor, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Akacia is from Cleveland, Ohio. She is one of 11 children. She moved to Louisville two years ago to pursue a degree in Art Therapy. On the weekends, she works at Buffalo Wild Wings as a server. Akacia has always been passionate about art and children. 

    Previous Experience:
    Akacia has worked in childcare for three years. Her father owns a childcare center in Shelbyville, Kentucky where she was once a Prekindergarten teacher.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    The Book with No Pictures by B.J. Novak

    Year Started:
    12/3/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
    Education:
    Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Serena

    Ms. Serena, Assistant Teacher

    I love helping the children learn and knowing I make a difference in their lives.

    Serena came to school here at the Klondike KinderCare several years back. She currently works with the SchoolAge children and in the Infant classroom. She attends the University of Louisville to receive her Bachelor's Degree in Nursing.

    Year Started:
    9/12/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 Years
  • Ms. Deja Rozier

    Ms. Deja Rozier, Floater

    The reason I chose to become a part of the KinderCare family is because I LOVE kids! I love teaching them and watching them grow. It truly warms my heart with joy to come in and develop my kids to become smart, young ladies and gentleman.

    Previous Experience:
    Previously, Deja spent a year as a volunteer assistant teacher for the Prekindergarten classroom in a Montessori school. She loves the age group and said it was amazing to see how much the children grew up in one year. She also spent a lot of her free time babysitting and helping children learn their letters and names.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Horton Hears a Who

    Year Started:
    3/14/2017
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
    Education:
    High School Diploma, Early Childhood Education Level 1 Credential

Upcoming Center Activities

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May's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Colors and Shapes

Spring fills nature with vibrant colors and interesting shapes, making this the perfect month for the infants, toddlers, and children in Discovery Preschool to explore these concepts. Infants will have a blast as they smash paint in plastic bags and explore blocks with different shapes, while toddlers will practice identifying and sorting different shapes and colors before making their own color-and-shape books! Meanwhile, the children in Discovery Preschool will create rainbow artwork and continue to practice sorting, counting, and matching shapes and colors.

Children 4–5 years old: Insects and Spiders + Water

Some children might find insects and spiders a bit frightening, but this month they’ll discover how cool these tiny critters really are. Children will find out how insects create food for plants, how bees makes honey, why spiders spin webs, and more. After that, children will dive into the world of water! Preschoolers will learn about how water can take three forms (solid, liquid, and gas), children in Pre-K will learn about the importance of keeping water clean and explore the different ways people use water, and our kindergarteners will learn about different water sources and why water conservation is so important. 

Monday May 29, 2017
Center Closed for Memorial Day

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.

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 has doors that require a code to enter, and we have a huge fenced playground. We require you to sign your child in and out using our rosters. If another adult needs to pick up your child, we will ensure that person is on the authorized list on your enrollment agreement as well ad check a picture ID. Several members of our staff are CPR and First Aid certified. We regularly schedule and practice emergency evacuations, as required by our state licensing regulations.

At KinderCare, what families say about us means a lot. Read below some of the great experiences our families have had with us.

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Learning Adventures Tutorials

Andrew loves music class and cooking class. He always comes home to tell me about what he did that day. He's enjoyed making fruit salad with Miss Cheryl and dancing with Miss Lindsey, just to name a couple of activities. He is expanding his vocabulary and working on emergent math skills. He loves interacting with his peers and benefits from a low ratio setting during the activity. Andrew is able to use multiple senses and discover different learning modalities. I'm always excited to hear about his adventures in cooking and music and see the joy bubbling in his face as he tells me his stories.

- Mother

I just want to say thank you for everything you do. My son Noah has been a KinderCare student since he was 5 months old, and we could not be happier with the decision to put him in your center. He has learned so much and received so much joy and care from the staff at your center. We really appreciate the individualized care that is provided not only to him but to us as parents as well. It is great to walk in in the morning and be greeted by first name. The staff is absolutely wonderful, the best decision we have ever made for Noah. Noah tells us every day how much he loves his school, his friends and his teachers.

Since Noah started at KinderCare, he has excelled in physical and mental development, which is all because this center has a great structure and educational program. We believe that this center has more than prepared him for his future academics.

We want to say a special thank you to all the teachers; past, present and future teachers, to the teachers that no longer work there but we will remember forever. You guys have made such an amazing difference for us all, and thank you for everything you do for the kids. It takes very special people to do this job and you all are amazing, genuine people.

- Parents
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