Lindsey Harold, Center Director
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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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?
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.
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’s degree-holders. Our staff recently achieved NAEYC accreditation in November 2015.
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.
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.
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's 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.
I can do everything through Christ who gives me strength." -phillippians 4:13
Sara is 25 years old and has a little girl named Emelyn who is enrolled in the KinderCare Preschool Classroom with Ms. Cheryl. She also has a dog named Penelope. Sara has a fun and bubbly personality that she hopes to share with all of the children at KinderCare. She also looks forward to bringing happiness and creativity in her classrooms.
Katie is originally from Chicago, Illinois. She studied at University of Kentucky for 2.5 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!
My name is Dinah Goins and I am 27 years old. I have lived in Louisville, Kentucky all of my life. I have been married for three years and have two wonderful children, Zamaya and Jalen. I have worked in childcare for seven years. I also teach a preschool class at my church which I started doing when I was 16. I am very excited to have this opportunity at KinderCare teaching the children and watching them grow.
People generally see what they look for, and hear what they listen for." - Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird.
Charrissa was referred by her sister, Becca (our Toddler Teacher), to work at KinderCare. She enjoys working with the infants and has experience from her twin girls, Ziva and Gianna, who just turned one. Charrissa has been married for three years. She also loves animals and has two dogs, a yorkie poo named Lilly and a german shepherd named Ava. She looks forward to working at KinderCare and helping the infants grow, develop and transition smoothly into the toddler classroom.
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.
My cousin was an inspiration for me to join the Education field. He went back to school to get a degree in High School English. I planned to do the same, but my advisor recommended that I substitute teach first. I found that I have a natural talent for early childhood and elementary education. I am entering the education field at an exciting time, with tons of research on how children learn, especially with technology being a huge key to learning. I look forward to this journey at KinderCare and enjoy helping the children learn and grow!
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!
In teaching others, we teach ourselves.
Morgan was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. She has been teaching for six years. She was an Assistant Director at Zorn KinderCare. She looks forward to assisting all teachers and enhancing their classrooms through the Program Specialist role.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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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