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Holiday Springs KinderCare

Elizabeth Walters, Center Director

3225 Holiday Springs Blvd. Margate FL 33063
(954) 753-7833 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
just W of Rock Island one block S of Sample

Neighborhood:
Sample Rd in between Rock Island Rd and Riverside Drive

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
James Hunt, Margate, Coral Springs, Atlantic West, Ramblewood, Parkside, Forest Hills, and Rise Academy

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Welcome

Welcome to the Margate KinderCare Learning Center located on Holiday Springs. We are committed to providing an excellent learning experience for you and your child. Our teachers and staff are dedicated to providing a basis for learning where they will develop the skills that will encourage them to grow and acquire the a sense of trust and independence. We are currently serve children ages six weeks to 12 years of age and will also accept drop in students to accommodate those busy parents who need occasional care while they attend to their errands.

Elizabeth Walters, Center Director

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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.

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.

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.

Florida Voluntary Prekindergarten Programs

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.

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?

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  1. Tuesday October 18, 2016
    1. Join Our Community Social

      Your entire family is welcome to join us October 18th for our community social. Come see how family-style dining is done at our center, mingle with other families, and, best of all, enjoy a healthy snack with your child!  

      You’ll better understand how we turn our meals into learning experiences and encourage the children to try new foods, practice table manners, use utensils, and simply enjoy a great meal and good company! See you there!

  2. Monday October 10, 2016
    1. Professional Development Day - Center Closed

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      Two times each year we dedicate a day for our staff's professional development to further their training and better equip them for the care of your child. The center will be closed on this day for training to occur. If you have questions or would like to request further details, please contact your local Center Director.

Teachers & Staff

Our staff has been carefully selected to ensure that we can offer the best quality of childcare services to our community. Our staff has completed all childcare certification trainings and are all well versed in the proper and best approaches to teaching. Our staff takes pride in providing an enriched program that will help your child grow and develop. We are committed to providing a nurturing environment while your child is in our care.

  • Elizabeth Walters

    Elizabeth Walters, Center Director

    " Love what you do each and every day. If your happy with what you do you will be good at it. Work should never be a chore you must complete each day but something you wake up each day thankful for the opportunity to do it all over again."

    Ms. Walters is our center director. She has been with KinderCare since January of 1997. During the time she has been with this company she has served as a teacher, bus driver, cook, assistant director, and her current role as Center Director. She has had the opportunity to work in every aspect of the center level and knows the importance of how a team works. You will often find Ms. Walters engaged with the children and families to ensure that their experience at KinderCare is always a pleasant one. With a background in elementary education and business management Ms. Walters is able to build a strong foundation for our center and guide the teachers to provide an excellent childcare experience.

    Previous Experience:
    Before working with children Ms. Walters worked at a physicians office and also works with the elderly.
    Year Started:
    1/12/1997
    Tenure:
    19 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16 years
    Education:
    Bachelor of Business Management
  • Ana Brandao

    Ana Brandao, Assistant Director

    Ms. Ana has been with our center since February of 2007. She is our Voluntary Prekindergarten teacher and also our Assistant Director. She works along side with the Director and Health and Safety coordinator to make sure that our children are happy and safe. Ms. Ana has her Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education. She is very skillful and teaching and enjoys it tremendously. Ms. Ana helps train all of our new teachers on the curriculum so that they can execute it with ease. Ms. Ana is friendly and patient. She enjoys working with the children and families at our center.

    Previous Experience:
    Before working at KinderCare, Ms. Ana worked as a primary school teacher.
    Year Started:
    2/23/2007
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    19 years
    Education:
    Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Tarrisha

    Tarrisha,

    Mrs. Tarisha is our Preschool teacher. Her passion for teaching is evident in all she does. She is a big kid at heart. Mrs. Tarisha loves being silly with the children and believes all children excel when having fun. You will always see her with a great big smile and an upbeat attitude. She is great with the children and looks forward to making your children enjoy learning as much as she does.

    Previous Experience:
    Before working at Kindercare Mrs. Tarrisha was a Sunday School teacher which she currently still attends and also worked as a customer service representative.
    Year Started:
    2/2/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
  • Carnice

    Carnice, Discovery Preschool

    Ms. Carnice is our floater.  She works primarily with the 2 year olds but can be found around the school helping out in all the classroom.  Her cheerful smiles always gives the children the welcoming they need at drop off.  Ms. Carnice loves to sing and dance with the children.  Ms. Carnice also loves becoming animated during storytime.  She ensures that all the children in her care are always having a good time when learning.

    Previous Experience:
    Before working at Kindercare Ms. Carnice worked as a toddler teacher in another preschool.
    Year Started:
    3/6/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8
  • Bettina

    Bettina, Infant

    Ms. Bettina is our infant room class teacher.  She enjoys working with the infants and assisting them with their development.  Ms. Bettina loves reading and laughing with the infants.  Her goal is to create a safe, clean, and nurturing environment.

    Previous Experience:
    Before working with Kindercare Ms. Bettina worked as a preschool teacher in another school.
    Year Started:
    10/16/2013
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6
    Education:
    Bachelor in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Maria

    Ms. Maria, Infant Classroom

    "I love to see the children learn something new everyday."

    Ms. Maria has been working at KinderCare center for over six years. She is originally from Venezuela. Spanish is her first language. Ms. Maria received her Bachelor's Degree in Education in 1984, and has taught social sciences in Elementary, Middle, and High School and college. She moved to the USA in 1994 where she worked in the food service industry for 11 years. In 2006 she decided to return to the teaching field and has been with our KinderCare family ever since.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to working for KinderCare, Ms. Maria was an elementary school teacher.
    Year Started:
    3/30/2006
    Tenure:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Education
  • Ms. Harjit

    Ms. Harjit, Toddler Classroom

    "I love working with the children and this job is all about the children."

    Ms. Harjit started working with KinderCare in March 26, 2012. She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education. She also has a Degree in Early Child Development and a Director's Credential. She speaks Hindi and Punjabi. She has been working in the early childhood field since 2003. She taught at another childcare facility for nine years. She is now our toddler teacher. She enjoys working with the children and likes to create a fun learning environment in the classroom.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Harjit worked for another preschool prior to coming to KinderCare.
    Year Started:
    3/26/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Early Child Development
  • Ms. Carmen

    Ms. Carmen, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Children inspire me with their wonderful hearts and great attitudes.

    Ms. Carmen has been with our center since January 2006. She is our toddler preschool teacher, which is primarily one year old children. She enjoys working with our preschoolers and looks for a brand new adventure everyday.

    Previous Experience:
    Before working at KinderCare Ms. Carmen worked in the automotive industry.
    Year Started:
    1/16/2006
    Tenure:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's credential
  • Ms. Carolyn

    Ms. Carolyn, Voluntary Prekindergarten Classroom

    "I love teaching as it give me pleasure to know I am a role model and to see the children learn and experience new things."

    Ms. Carolyn assumes her duties and responsibilities of her classroom thoroughly and with great pride, always makes sure her lessons are implemented to the fullest. She uses her creativity and art skills to create magical themes. She is dependable and willing to take on tasks when asked. In addition to teaching our prekindergarten class she also successfully takes on the role of our cooking and phonics Learning Adventures Instructor. She fills the position of cook when the regular cook is on vacation and also cheerfully does the bus run. Overall, Ms. Carolyn is very dependable and is a great asset to Knowledge Learning Centers.

    Year Started:
    11/1/2007
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    28 years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's credential , Associate's Degree in Hotel Restaurant Management , Director's Credential
  • Ms. Miriame

    Ms. Miriame, Voluntary Prekindergarten Classroom

    "The joy of learning new things is absolutely wonderful"

    Ms. Miriame has been working at KinderCare center for two years. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management . After the birth of her sons, she decided a career in Early Childhood Education would be a good fit. Her unique quality to provide a loving and caring environment is evident as she portrays it to all her students everyday.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare, Ms. Miriame worked at an Elementary After School Program.
    Year Started:
    10/1/2010
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4 years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Business

September 2016 Events

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  1. 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!

About Our Center

Our center is conveniently located in the quiet neighborhood of Margate just south of sample on Holiday Springs Blvd.  Our dedicated staff prides themselves on providing a safe, fun, and educational experience for your child.  We are your home away from home.  We want every child and family know that we value their partnership with our school and will always strive to make your child's first school experience a memorable one.

Special Features

  • Extended hours
  • Parent Night events
  • Family Night events

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • French
  • Hindi
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese, Creole

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Holidays Observed

New Years Day
Presidents Day
Labor Day
July fourth
Memorial Day
Columbus Day
Thanksgiving and the Friday after
Christmas Eve (early closure)
Christmas Day

Health and Safety

We thrive on providing a safe and healthy environment. We have a health and safety coordinator on site to make sure that our center is safe for our children. We have a secured keypad entry way and childproof doors to make sure that our children are kept safe at all times. We also have a gated playground area with cement post to protect the structure of the building. All of our staff is First aid and CPR certified and attend on-going health regulation trainings. All of our equipment is sanitized and is checked for safety use on a daily basis.

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 thank the entire staff at KinderCare for taking good care of my daughter since she was a baby. She is now in a advanced class in Kindergarten, thanks to Ms. Anna for her hard work and dedication to the Voluntary Prekindergarten students, even if they were a hand full. Thanks to Ms. Liz for making KinderCare feel like a home and comfort to all the parents' needs.

- Mother

Thank you Mrs. Harjit and Mrs. Carnice for taking such good care of my grandson and helping him learn a lot of new things. I also want to thank the staff at the Margate KinderCare for all the hard work they do to keep my grandson safe and happy.

- Grandmother

I want to thank Mrs. Eunice for all her dedication to her craft. She is awesome. My little boy has learned so much from her. I am always amazed at all the new things that he is learning. I am so happy that she is my son's teacher.

- Father

Thank you Mrs. Liz, Mrs. Candy, and Ms. Miriame for all the work you do with my daughter. I appreciate you so much. She has learned so much. I thank you so so much.

- Mother

I want to thank Ms. Maria and Ms. Indira for taking care of my baby. They do such a good job. I want to thank Ms. Carmen, Ms. Carolyn, Ms. Miriame, and Ms. Nakima for also taking care of my other children. It is such a good feeling to know that they care for my children everyday. I also want to thank Ms. Tamara for always fixing healthy meals. I love the staff and appreciate the wonderful things the director Ms. Liz does for the parents.

- Mother
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