Nicole Etherton, Center Director
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Welcome to the Maumee KinderCare on Chesterfield Lane, where the excitement for learning and play come together! We are so very excited to share with you the amazing things happening in our Center!
Nicole Etherton, 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.
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.
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.
The staff members of the Maumee, Chesterfield Lane KinderCare are a passionate and dedicated group of educators. Our teachers embrace a balanced approach to learning, which gives parents confidence that their child will have fun as she or he develops socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually. We are here to answer any questions, discuss concerns and help you with your child's educational needs at anytime.
I love seeing the children grow from year to year.
After graduating with a bachelors degree in Elementary Education from Eastern Michigan University Nicole became the Center Director of our Ann Arbor, Michigan location. Nicole has been fortunate enough to experience our curriculum first hand. Her daughter Kelsey has been enrolled in a KinderCare center since 9 weeks of age.
Put all your effort into what you love doing!
Ms. Tracy has been with KinderCare since 1996, and says it has been an amzing experience. Each day is full of new discoveries. Ms. Tracy's favorite part of teaching is watching the children master a new skill that she helped them learn. She loves how they develop so quickly from 6 weeks to 18 months of age. Tracy loves singing and dancing with the children and just being silly.
Being with the children and watching their growth in different ways is exciting!
Ms. Patti has been with KinderCare since 1986, with the majority of her experience in the Infant Classroom. She loves teaching the infants because of the enormous learning that takes place each and everyday, during the 18 months the children spend in her room. Ms. Patti enjoys playing the guitar and singing with her children.
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. -Ben Franklin
Ms. Tammy is married with two children, and has been with the KinderCare family for 17 years. She has a variety of experience with children from 6 weeks to 12 years of age. Currently, Miss Tammy is the teacher and primary caregiver for children ages 6 weeks to 12 months. She is an invaluable part of the KinderCare Maumee team. In her words, 'I want the children in my care to feel loved and nutured, and I want their parents to know their children are learning each and every minute.'
It's amazing what these children can do. I am impressed and proud of them everyday.
Ms. Kayla is our newest addition to the KinderCare Maumee team. Kayla is also a current parent of a child in our Discovery Preschool Program. We are very excited to bring Kayla on board. Her enthusiasm and dedication to the children is contagious. She is as eager to learn as the children.
Working with children of this age is never boring, I am excited to see them everyday. I love that they learn from me and I learn from them.
'Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.' -Margaret Mead
Ms. Pat holds a Child Development Associate's credential and started with KinderCare as a Toddler teacher in 2001. Second only to Ms. Tammy in longevity, Ms. Pat has been a long time member of our KinderCare Maumee family of teachers. She is currently teaching in the Discovery Preschool classroom. Together with Ms. Krisiti, the Discovery Preschool classroom is a very exciting place to learn.
Children are likely to live up to what you believe in them. -Lady Bird Johnson
Ms. Kristi received her degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Toledo in 2004, and has worked for KinderCare for the past 8 years. Miss Kristi is currently the Two's/Discovery Preschool Teacher working with children 18 to 36 months of age.. "Teaching is my true calling and passion. I enjoy what I do and look forward to working with the children in my classroom everyday. We are family."
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge. -Albert Einstein
Miss Rachel has been a proud member of the KinderCare staff for the past three years. She is a dedicated teacher with a strong desire to foster student growth and help each child reach his or her full potential. "I believe that each child is a unique individual who needs a secure, caring and stimulating atmosphere in which to grow and mature emotionally, intellectually, physically and socially. My role as the teacher is to guide the children's learning; letting my students discover, explore, and expand their own creative minds."
Working with young children is truly fulfilling. They do amazing things everyday, and it is my priviledge to guide them.
Ms. Jenny joined our team in June of 2014. Originally from Wyoming, Ms. Jenny comes to us with a vast knowledge of Early Childhood Education.
I have a relationship with not only the children, but the parents and my co-workers; being here is more than a job, it's a dream come true. This is a great place for everyone, I can't imagine being anywhere else.
'Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.' -Nelson Mandela
Ms. Nicky has been with KinderCare for one year! She is an invaluable part of the KinderCare teaching team. Her energectic and positive nature is absolutely contagious. She wanted to be a teacher since she was four years old, and now she is not just an educator, but also a friend
Our greatest natural resource is the minds of our children. -Walt Disney
Ms. Jess has been with the Maumee KinderCare team for one year as she attends the University of Toledo. She is the mastermind behind the high energy, fun filled School Age program our students enjoy everyday!
Children must be taught how to think, not what to think. -Margaret Mead
Ms. Jess K. joined the Maumee KinderCare team from Iowa, where she had been a Preschool teacher with the Westlakes KinderCare. Ms. Jess K. brings incredible energy and positive team building skills, and we couldn't be happier to welcome her here!
Welcome to the Maumee KinderCare! We look forward to meeting you and your family to show you our curriculum and enrichment programs! We are confident that once you visit you will love our educated, warm and nurturing staff! Our experts designed our classrooms — and every activity and lesson — to help prepare your child for success in school and beyond. With designated learning centers such as dramatic play and blocks in every classroom, children have the opportunity for rich social play and child-initiated discovery. You’ll also find that our classrooms feature a print-rich environment full of carefully selected materials, written charts and labels, and children’s literature. By helping your child connect spoken words and print, we’re helping develop early literacy and writing skills. Whether your child has first words or first grade on the horizon, we’re excited to show you how everything in our center is designed for learning!
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Keeping your child safe and secure is our FIRST priority. Our building is secured with a keypad entry, allowing only those families enrolled in our Center to enter. All children must be signed in and out daily and will only be released to those individuals pre-authorized by parents or guardians.
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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