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Barrett Parkway KinderCare

Carla Bentley, Center Director

2615 Bells Ferry Rd. Marietta GA 30066
(770) 792-1099 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
East of I-575 on Ernest Barrett Pkwy Next to Barnes & Noble

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Our center currently provides transportation to Pitner, Addison, Kennesaw Charter, Lewis, Bells Ferry, Chalker, Blackwell, Sawyer Rd, Nicholson, Keheley, and JJ Daniel Middle School.

Call our center TODAY to schedule a tour and take advantage of all of the great programs we have to offere here at Barrett Parkway KinderCare!

Exclusive to KinderCare ~ New Transitional Kindergarten program to enhance your child’s VPK experience ~
Transitional Kindergarten is an enhanced learning program that offers more challenging activities than our traditional VPK “Wrap” program.  Children will experience project-related learning and extended whole group activities. This is in addition to the language, social, physical and cognitive learning we provide to get them ready for Kindergarten!
 

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Welcome

Welcome to our center located in Marietta, Georgia. We are on the corner of Bells Ferry and Barrett Parkway, behind the Barnes and Noble bookstore.  Here at our NAEYC accredited KinderCare facility, our teachers work closely with our families to ensure your child's educational experience is at it's highest potential. Our certified teachers implement a creative and interactive curriculum that will keep the curiosity of your early learner continually engaged.  We would love to share more information with you about our curriculum,and are very eager to work with you and your family!

Carla Bentley, 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.

Private Kindergarten Programs (5 – 6 Years)

As children reach school age, our comprehensive full-day kindergarten program helps them explore, communicate, and create – all in a nurturing, small-class setting. Our team of expert educators has created a unique curriculum of reading, language, arts, math, science, and physical fitness that’s presented in a fun way to encourage a lifelong love of learning. Plus, our program is aligned with local and state elementary school standards, so children will be prepared to confidently enter first grade.

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.

Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program

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?

Ballet Adventures

Teachers & Staff

The teachers at our KinderCare Learning Center go above and beyond in their classrooms.  They work very hard to make sure your child is learning in a way that is best for them.  All of the teachers working with your children are certified with either a Masters in Education, Bachelors in Early Education, or a CDA.

  • Carla Bentley

    Carla Bentley, Center Director

    I love the great family engagement happening at this center!

    Carla has been with KinderCare for over 28 years and has enjoyed every minute of it. She became a center director in 1988. Carla has accomplished many things while working with KinderCare.  Managing three centers and developing them from 50% to 100% occupency is one of her proudest accomplishments during her tenure. Her goal is to always maintain a wonderful environment full of learning and laughter for all children.  Carla continually strives to engage all families, and is always here to assist you!

    Year Started:
    10/1/1989
    Tenure:
    25 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    25 years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Amanda Benson

    Amanda Benson, Assistant Director

    I enjoy learning new things and growing professionally.

    Amanda joined the KinderCare family in October 2003 as a lead teacher in the infant classroom in Orlando, Florida. When she moved to Georgia in 2005, she joined the Marietta KinderCare Center as a Pre-K Assistant and moved up to be a lead teacher in the Toddler Room. In 2006, she was promoted to a Program Specialist and in 2011 an Assistant Director.

    Year Started:
    5/30/2005
    Tenure:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate
  • Ms. Katelyn, Health and Safety Coordinator

    Ms. Katelyn joined the KinderCare family in January of 2011 as a kindergarten teacher in Chicago, Illinois.  In 2013, she relocated to Marietta, Georgia with her husband and has been working with Barrett Parkway KinderCare ever since!  She has a Bachelor of Arts along with a certificate in Elementary Education.  As your Health and Safety Coordinator, she is committed to creating a safe environment for your child each and everyday!

    Year Started:
    1/1/2011
    Tenure:
    4 Years
  • Ms. Christy, Assistant Director

    Ms. Christy prides herself on the emotional connection that she creates with the children.  She is always here to answer all of your questions regarding your enrollment here at KinderCare Learning Center.

    Year Started:
    9/25/2000
    Tenure:
    14 Years
  • Ms. Svitlana, Building Artist and Assistant Teacher

    Ms. Lana loves painting and doing art projects with the children to make sure that our KinderCare building is always looking top knotch! She brings out the creativity in each child.

    Year Started:
    1/21/2011
    Tenure:
    4 Years
  • Ms. Maria

    Ms. Maria, Cook

    Ms. Maria loves making fun lunch and snacks for the children!

    Year Started:
    9/18/2005
    Tenure:
    9 Years
  • Ms. Elise, Floater

    Ms. Elise loves the daily interactions that she has with students, and is eager to make each classroom she works in better!

    Year Started:
    4/13/2015
  • Ms. Victoria

    Ms. Victoria, Infant and Afterschool Classrooms

    Ms. Victoria loves watching the children's unique developments, and how they manifest their individual creativity.

    Year Started:
    8/5/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
  • Mr. Louie

    Mr. Louie, Klubmate

    Mr. Louie loves to make the children laugh and have fun all of the time!

    Year Started:
    9/19/2014
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
  • Ms. Tonya

    Ms. Tonya, Phonics Teacher

    Ms. Tonya loves teaching our phonics classes to help students have a wealth of knowledge in letter recognition, letter sounds, blending, comprehension, reading and so much more!

    Year Started:
    8/1/2004
    Tenure:
    11 Years
  • Ms. Elizabeth

    Ms. Elizabeth, Program Specialist

    I love to watch children grow and learn!

    Elizabeth joined KinderCare in May 2011 as a Klubmate teacher. She took a few months off from KinderCare to earn her Bachelors degree from Kennesaw State University. She has a degree in Early Childhood Education and holds a teaching certificate for the state of Georgia. After graduation she came back to KinderCare as a lead three-year-old teacher. Elizabeth enjoys teaching and watching the children learn! In October 2012 she became a program specialist. She enjoys working with the classroom teachers to ensure your child’s needs are met. She enjoy working at KinderCare.

    Year Started:
    5/1/2011
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Heather

    Ms. Heather, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Heather loves watching the babies reach their developmental milestones.

    Year Started:
    1/6/2004
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    11 years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate
  • Ms. Leela

    Ms. Leela, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Leela loves working with the infants each day to strengthen their fine motor and gross motor skills.  Her favorite activity is to sing Patty Cake with the kids!

    Year Started:
    9/25/2000
    Tenure:
    14 Years
  • Ms. Lesia

    Ms. Lesia, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Lesia loves children of all ages.  Being able to be apart of and model for their growing stages is what she loves to do the most.

    Year Started:
    5/30/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Sonia

    Ms. Sonia, Toddler Classroom

    Ms. Sonia loves seeing the daily growth and development in the babies.

    Year Started:
    11/12/2004
    Tenure:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 years
    Education:
    Eearly Childhood Education
  • Ms. Awilda

    Ms. Awilda, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Awilda has a passion for working with young children.

    Year Started:
    8/4/2003
    Tenure:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    11 years
  • Ms. Diana

    Ms. Diana, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Diana is a rockstar in our Discovery Preschool class!  She loves working with her class and see the new discoveries they make each day!

    Year Started:
    4/29/2011
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
  • Ms. Sara

    Ms. Sara, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I love and passion being with the children and educating them.

    Year Started:
    1/9/2012
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 years
  • Ms. Susan

    Ms. Susan, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Susan has been working with our two year old classroom for 2 years.  She brings excitement and creativity to her class to help her students grow and shine each day.

    Year Started:
    3/25/2013
    Tenure:
    2 Years
  • Ms. Candy

    Ms. Candy, Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Candy loves to enhance the curriculum in order to help each child achieve their independent goals using differentiated instruction.

    Year Started:
    11/10/2008
    Tenure:
    6 Years
  • Ms. Lori, Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Lori works with her preschool children to develop the key needs of development.  She loves to see them grow each day and to watch how excited and proud of themselves they are as new concepts are brought into the classroom.

    Year Started:
    3/21/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Maria

    Ms. Maria, Preschool Classroom

    Maria has been working with Preschool age children for 9 years.  She loves working with the children each day and watch them grow socially and academically!

    Year Started:
    9/18/2014
    Years in ECE industry:
    9
  • Ms. Shellie

    Ms. Shellie, Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Shellie loves the creativity and imagination that children bring to this world.  The wonder and amazement that they experience as they learn is extremely rewarding when you can be a part of that process.

    Year Started:
    3/23/2015
  • Ms. Cynthia

    Ms. Cynthia, Georgia Pre-Kindergarten Classroom

    Ms. Cynthia enjoys working with her Georgia Pre-K class to ensure that they leave with a wealth of knowledge and prepared for Kindergarten!

    Year Started:
    4/10/2015
  • Ms. Katerina

    Ms. Katerina, Georgia Pre-Kindergarten Classroom

    Ms. Katerina puts her full effort into making sure that her Georgia Pre-K class is top notch!  As a published artist, she brings many creative ideas to her classroom.

  • Ms. Noami

    Ms. Noami, Georgia Pre-Kindergarten Classroom

    Ms. Noami loves to work with the children each day to help them develop emotinally and academically.  She loves the positive influence that they have on her life.

    Year Started:
    8/26/2002
    Tenure:
    13 Years
  • Ms. Shadab

    Ms. Shadab, Georgia Pre-Kindergarten Classroom

    Ms. Shad enjoys the interaction and bond she creates with each student.  Their education is her top priority.

    Year Started:
    10/24/2013
    Tenure:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Padma

    Ms. Padma, Georgia Pre-Kindergarten Classroom, Assistant Teacher

  • Ms. Jessica

    Ms. Jessica, Georgia Pre-Kindergarten Classroom, Lead Teacher

    Ms. Jessica works with each student individually in order to make sure that her students are ready for Kindergarten. She loves seeing the growth that they achieve from the beginning of the year to the end.

    Year Started:
    5/25/2011
    Tenure:
    4 Years
  • Ms. Irma

    Ms. Irma, Private Pre-Kindergarten Classroom

    Ms. Irma enjoys coming to school each day to help the students learn in her class. She always brings forth creative and comprehensive lesson plans to ensure each child is reaching their full potential.

    Year Started:
    1/8/2006
    Tenure:
    9 Years
  • Ms. Lauren

    Ms. Lauren, Private Pre-Kindergarten Classroom

    Ms. Lauren enjoys working with each student individually to make sure that they are reaching their full potential. She loves seeing the look on their face when they make an academic connection.

    Year Started:
    6/15/2009
    Tenure:
    6 Years
  • Mr. Louis

    Mr. Louis, Private Pre-Kindergarten Classroom

    Mr. Louis creates lesson plans that are challenging for all students. He brings games and fun to the private pre-k classroom.

    Year Started:
    8/2/2010
    Tenure:
    5 Years
  • Ms. Tamara

    Ms. Tamara, Kindergarten Classroom

    Ms. Tamara works diligently with all of her students to get them first grade ready. Using a comprehensive curriculum and state testing, she is able to alter her teaching styles to meet the needs of each and every child.

    Year Started:
    8/2/2010
    Tenure:
    5 Years
  • Ms. Gaby

    Ms. Gaby, Floater

    Ms. Gaby loves working with all different age groups!  She loves to see the children in action and make them laugh.

    Year Started:
    7/11/2003
    Tenure:
    12 Years
  • Ms. Patricia

    Ms. Patricia, Floater

    Ms. Patricia enjoys working with the children and watching them smile all day long.

    Year Started:
    8/10/2009
    Tenure:
    6 Years

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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.

Awards and Recognition

  • NAEYC Accreditation

    NAEYC Accreditation

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Spanish
  • Russian

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegetarian
  • Special diets

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 program promotes the nutrition and health of children. Our nationally accredited program meets national guidelines for safety and nutrition. KinderCare Learning Center protects all children and staff from illness and injury. All of our teachers are CPR and first aid certified. Our location provides a safe and secure entrance at all times.

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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My children have been enrolled at the Barrett Parkway KinderCare for several years and I've always thought the care they were given from the teachers and staff has been exceptional until this past Tuesday during the Atlanta snow storm. The staff's exceptional service and dedication to the students went beyond words. They were so caring and loving toward my kids, all the kids, during the snow storm.
 
My son was on the KinderCare bus between his elementary school and the center for more than 2 1/2 hours. After what seemed like an eternity for a Mother waiting for her son's safe arrival, two of the staff, myself and another parent got dressed as warm as we could, grabbed as many extra scarfs, hats and gloves and headed out into the snow storm to rescue the kids and the bus driver off the bus. I cannot tell you how impressive their dedication and determination in getting everyone back to the center safely and reunited with their parents was.
 
And, while I was waiting for my son, I watched the staff start to call each parent to let them know they were closing the center early due to weather conditions. And, in order to keep the KinderCare phone lines open to receive calls from worried parents, they made those calls on the their personal cell phones. At certain points, the staff had a phone to each ear.
 
Hats off to Carla Bentley and her team for a remarkable job well done! I especially want to recognize the following people:
 
Carla Bentley- she took into consideration her staff, parents and students when making caring decisions for their safe return home.
 
Amanda- She loaned her own stroller to another parent to help him get his child home safely and was one of the staff who walked to the bus to get the kids back to the center safely.
 
Ms.Elizabeth- She also was taking calls and making calls to parents on her personal cell phone while checking on kids and make the trek to get the kids off the bus.
 
Ms. Awilda- She was taking calls in each ear, checking on kids and wound up staying at the center all night till some stranded parents were able to get their kids.
 
Ms. Katelyn- She was organizing the after affects of the storm, getting the stranded bus, checking in with me personally to make sure we got home okay and letting me know when the center was reopening.
 
Ms. Gloria- For keeping the little ones busy during the snow storm while the parents were trying to reach them.
 
Mr. Louis- He was another bus driver stuck out in the snow storm for several hours getting the kids back to the center safely.
 
Ms. Sara- I saved the best for last. Ms. Sara was the bus driver for my son's bus. She was so great in keeping the kids calm. My son said she kept telling me not to worry. All the while worrying about her own son on another bus on it's way back to the center. She is always a very calm and caring teacher and one that I'm thankful was there for my son.
 
Thank you to all the staff and teachers at KinderCare. They deserve a metal for their exceptional work and great attitudes during a very stressful time.

- Mother

Our family recently relocated to Marietta. Due to the move, we had to leave a center with teachers that we were extremely familiar and comfortable with and were apprehensive to start the process over again. We couldn't be happier we chose KinderCare Barrett Parkway! The teachers are extremely warm and so engaged with our children, ages one and three years old. I never worry about their well being while I'm at work, which is a huge relief. The Director is intimately involved with each classroom and every child and it is clear that the enrichment and nurturing of children is her top priority. We are amazed by what our three-year-old has achieved in just six months time, she's already sounding out words! My one-year-old rarely lets me out of her sight, but when she sees her teacher, she reaches out for her and never cries when I leave; that should say it all about this center. Thank you Barrett Parkway KinderCare!

- Mother
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