Michelle Lukasik, Center Director
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Welcome! Macedonia KinderCare is proud to offer one of the best early childcare learning programs in the country. In fact, we were just named business of the month by the city of Macedonia! Our passionate teachers turn every learning moment into a positive experience. We hold a national and state accreditation through NAEYC and SUTQ!
Here at the Macedonia KinderCare, we pride ourselves on the top notch early childcare education that we provide! 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 families (their village). Your child will not only have a safe, secure, and stimulating environment to learn in, but will have support from a team of child development experts who have a true passion for educating and nurturing children!
Michelle Lukasik, 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.
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.
The teachers and staff at Macedonia KinderCare are extremely passionate about educating and nuturing children. Our teachers have an average tenure of 5 years at our center and an average of 25 years in the early childhood education field! All of our teachers have their degrees. The Macedonia KinderCare team strives for excellence through continuing educational opportunities. Each staff member receives professional development training specific to the age of children that they work with, as well asadditonal trainings through college course or seminars. At the end of the day, the true key to our teachers' success is their passion for teaching and their dedication and love for learning!
Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than You!" -Dr. Suess
I am inspired by the spark in every child's eye that they get when they figure out something for the first time. My entire world revolves around making an inpact on every child everyday. I take the position of Director very passionately, because what I do, how I inspire each and every staff member, gets trickled down to each and every child!
August of 2012, I was lucky enough to become the Director at KinderCare! I feel so honored and priveledged to run an amazing child care center in my hometown. Community is EVERYTHING to me! My promise to my community is to run the BEST early childcare center in Macedonia!
I am married and have three children. All three of my children attend this center and I couldn't imagine a better education and start to life than here!
Don't forget to find the happiness in each day!
I am inspired by the true honest of young children, and the amazement they express with each new thing they learn!
With God, all things are possible."-Matthew 19:26
I am inspired by each and every child everyday! I love that I am able to teach them the skills to be successful and confident before they even enter into shool! I absolutely LOVE teaching!
I was smiling yesterday, I am smiling today and I will smile tomorrow. Simply because life is too short to cry for anything
My two passions in life are children and food. I get to combine my passions and provide nutrious food for all children! It's a win-win for me and I am excited that I to do this everyday!
Life is not measured by the breaths we take but the moments that take our breath away...
Miss Chanei is very passionate about making a difference in every child's life that she comes in contact with. She believes that through her passion she can motivate any child. She loves coming into work everyday and loves it when the children surround her with hugs. "My mission is to be a part of each child's heart!"
Treat others as you would like to be treated
Miss Linda comes to us with 15 yeasrs as an educational aid and tutor as well as 5 years as a prekindergarten teacher. She is truly motivated by watching the child's eyes light up when they learn a new skill! Her kindness is evident to every child that she teaches! She has such a warm heart!
Only you can control your future
Miss Mya comes to us with several years experience in Early Childhood education. She loves children and wants to meet the individual need of each and every child in her classroom. Her smile lights up every infant! She prides herself on knowing what each of the core content standards are for each age of the infants she cares for. She loves to see them go from rolling, to sitting, to walking, to running!
Live life to the fullest
Miss Britany currently holds a teaching license with the state of Ohio. Her true passion is teaching. She loves to make learning fun! She is not afraid to make messes, use imagination, and be creative to help her children learn concepts. "Sometimes you just need a dance party to break up the day and get refocused!"
Children learn how they live and grow
You have brain in your head, you have feet in your shoes, You can steer yourself any direction you choose" Dr. Suess
Alyssa has worked at KinderCare for the past 3 years. She has a true passion for meeting every child's individual need! The time and dedication she spends to making sure every child understands and knows a concept is evident everytime a person enters into her classroom! She has a true passion and love for children.
Live life to the fullest!
Miss Ashley has worked with our toddler room since November. She is inspired at how much and how quickly a child grasps content and information. She states "I love to see them smile when they finally get something they have been working hard at!"
Miss Cortney just moved here recently from Pennsylvania. There she had an 18 year career working with Infants and Toddlers. She comes to us with a full arsenol of songs, fingerplays, poems, and engaging activites. It is her mission to make EVERY child smile!
A day without laughter is a day wasted.
Ms. Nicole is inspire by the enthusiasm of children. She enjoys laughter and singing on a regular basis and her room is no stranger to those happy sounds. There is a creative energy present each day through art, dancing, music, science, language arts, and math. The most rewarding feeling is walking into a room of children excited to see you and wanting to learn something new. The challenge...to teach one must keep their brain constantly engaged in creative ways.
A teacher affects eternity; you can never tell where the influence stops." - Henry B. Adams
Ms. Regina has been working for KinderCare for five years, and has been working within the early childhood education field for 12-and-a-half years. Ms. Regina has worked with every age group from six weeks to 12 years and enjoys each and every stage in development. Currently Miss Regina is the lead teacher in the Infant Classroom. She holds and treats each and every baby as if it were her own. She understands the importants of reading, holding and singing to the babies on a daily basis. Her entire world is being the best Infant teacher possible...and she is!
I love introducing children to the vast world of reading. To read to a child and see that look of wonder and excitement is the best thing ever.
Ms. Laurie has been at KinderCare for three years. She says the time has just flown by! Ms. Laurie and all the staff are like on big family and the children are just like her own. She has been working with children since 2000 and has never looked back. Ms. Laurie loves the "perks" of all the children and families she has been lucky to be a part of. She works in all classrooms and always "brings her bag of tricks" to enhance the wonderful curriculum at KinderCare. There is always a time to read, sing songs, and dance. She ties this all together to learn and have fun too!
Each one teach one!" "Give someone a fish and you feed them for a day. Teach someone to fish and you feed them for a lifetime.
Ms. Valerie has worked with children in a variety of ages. She has experience as a counselor, teacher, and a group leader. Over the past 15 years she has impacted children's live in a positive manner. She is motivated by witnessing the gleam in a child's ey after they have mastered a new skill. Valerie is inspired when she hears a child say "I did it Miss. Val!"
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.
Macedonia KinderCare is the best child care center in Macedonia. We have the most amazing and caring staff! I promise that once you enroll, you and your child will become part of our family and you will never have to worry about your child while they are here! My commitment to your child is high excellence and care everyday! You can expect from myself and my staff world class education and care daily.
We observe the following holidays: New Year's Day, President's Day, Memorial Day, Independance Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving Day and The Day After Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day. We close early on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.
Our Center has secured doors with keypad entry and cameras in each class. We have a large fenced in play ground, and our team members have certifications in First Aid, CPR, Communicable Disease, and Child Abuse! Due to our STAR rating with SUTQ and our NAEYC accreditation, 100 percent of our teachers are degreed and receive additional training based on the age level they teach! For example our infant teachers receive infant trainings, our toddler teachers receive toddler trainings, and preschool teacher receive preschool trainings.
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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