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Medina Road KinderCare

Gina Branco, Center Director

3330 Medina Rd. Medina OH 44256
(330) 725-1738 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 YEAR-OLDS

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Special Instructions:
West of I-71 Next to Washington Athletic Club

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Heritage, Blake, Waite, Northrup, Sydney Fenn, Garfield

The children’s education and safety is our number one priority. Focusing on your family’s needs paired with skilled staff to create the best future for your child is our passion.

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Welcome to Medina Road KinderCare! Here we believe that early education starts at infancy and that learning begins at birth. The management team and staff at Medina Road feel that children are our biggest asset. We want to give our youth the best start to a bright future. Choosing an early education program for your child is an important decision that will affect their academic success. Our Early Foundations curriculum that supports both national and state standards includes developmental activities to support the growth of the whole child physically, emotionally, cognitively and socially. Come see what makes us a leader in education.

Gina Branco, Center Director

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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.

Interactive Kindergarten (5 - 6 Years)

A full-day interactive Kindergarten program that utilizes new curriculum with an interactive smart board making first grade readiness a priority.

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


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.

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 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. Wednesday September 02, 2015
    1. Wacky Wednesday!

      Dress in your wackiest outfit

  2. Thursday September 03, 2015
    1. Story time with grandparents

      Grandma and grandpa are invited to read a story to the class

Teachers & Staff

The Medina Road Staff are dedicated to quality education and environments that support each individual child’s development. We love connecting personally with each one of our families supporting them throughout their child’s educational journey. The friendly and caring staff here at KinderCare hold a passion for children and teaching

  • Gina Branco

    Gina Branco, Center Director

    Learning is about the relationships established and the lives that are touched, not just the books you read and the tests you take.

    Gina began her career in Early Childhood Education in 1996 while she was attending Kent State University. A year after graduating with a Bachelors of Science in English, she accepted a position as a Center Director. She has worked with staff, parents, children, community leaders, Board of Education members in several cities, Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services Licensing Specialists, Health Department Inspectors, Behavior Intervention Specialists and Social Workers. Her position has presented many unique challenges and many amazing relationships and memories. Gina is very excited to continue her career in Early Childhood Education at Medina KinderCare!

    Previous Experience:
    Before coming to KinderCare, my professional career was almost entirely within the same Montessori based company. For the last ten years, I held the positions of Center Director and continuing education trainer for the staff.
    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    17 years
    Bachelors of Science Degree in English
  • Crystal Riedel

    Crystal Riedel, Assistant Director

    Every child is a different kind of flower and all together make this world a beautiful garden.

    Crystal started in the childcare industry right out of highschool, because she wanted to have a hand in teaching and leading future generations. Crystal has a daughter who is eleven and lives in Brunswick, where I grew up, with my husband and daughter. She enjoys traveling with her family and crafting.

    Previous Experience:
    Before starting her journey with KinderCare, Crystal was at another center for 13 years. She started out as a Preschool and School Age teacher, and then spent the last 10 of those years as the Assistant Director.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Green Eggs and Ham"
    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
    16 Years
    10 years experience as a center Assistant Director
  • Ms. Amy Smith

    Ms. Amy Smith, Program Specialist

    Children are the future. We need to supply them with the appropriate resources and give them confidence through love and support. Only then will they be successful.

    Amy graduated from The University of Akron in 2006 with a Bachelor's Degree in Business and Organizational Communication. She went on to graduate school at Cleveland State University in 2009 and earned her teaching license in Special Education. She joined KinderCare in 2011 as an Assistant Director. She came to our center in June of 2013.
    She has a daughter, Layla, who is in the Infant Program at this center.
    Amy loves working with children and enjoys all their individual personalities. She loves participating in the summer program planning with the School Age children.

    Previous Experience:
    Amy started working with young children in 1998 as a Toddler teacher. Shortly after, she began teaching children of all ages. In 2009, she became a substitute teacher for Medina county schools. She joined KinderCare in 2011 as an Assistant Director.
    Year Started:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 Years
    Bachelor's of Arts in Business and Organizational Communication
  • Ms. Maryann

    Ms. Maryann, Cook

    Ms. Maryann is the cook at Medina Road KinderCare. She has been here for four years, where she started in the School Age Room as the lead teacher and summer coordinator. When the opportunity came to have a new challenge, Ms. Maryann joined the infant room. She enjoys the new experiences that the infants bring each day. Each experience is a new learning adventure to them and it's so rewarding to be able to be in the environment to experience it.  Maryann has recently accepted the cook position at our center and is excited to use her cullinary skills to keep our children healthy and happy!

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Maryann has worked in the child care field since 1994 with all age groups from infants to school age.
    Year Started:
    17 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    17 years
    Bachelor of Arts in Child Development and Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Bethany

    Ms. Bethany, Discovery Preschool

    Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow. -Anthony J. D'Angelo

    Ms. Bethany has been in the Discovery Preschool classroom since she began teaching at KinderCare. She enjoys working with her co-teacher, Ms. Kelly, on teaching curriculum, crafts, games, and other fun education activities for the children. Bethany loves the opportunity to teach a child a life long skill or help them to accomplish a task they have been working on. Bethany feels that each day is something new because, with this age group, children are growing right in front of your eyes.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to beginning work at KinderCare, Ms. Bethany worked as a restaraunt manager. She also worked as a nanny for 7 years.
    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Bachelor in Business Administration of Management
  • Ms. Kelly

    Ms. Kelly, Discovery Preschool

    Ms. Kelly began teaching at KinderCare in 2009. She started as a Preschool teacher and then moved to Discovery Preschool, where she has been ever since. She enjoys watching her children express themselves through art, music/dance and dramatic play. Her favorite part about teaching is witnessing the "ah-hah" moment when a child accomplishes something new on their own.

    Previous Experience:
    Before teaching at KinderCare, Ms. Kelly was a nanny for 5 years.
    Year Started:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    11 years
    Bachelor degree in Family and Child Development
  • Ms. Brittany

    Ms. Brittany, Infants

    In the last 8 years I have realized that what I love most about working with children is watching them learn new things every day and knowing that I am part of that!

    Ms. Brittany has been working in the Infant Classroom at KinderCare since February 2012. In 2006 she graduated with a two year certification in Early Childhood Education at the Medina County Career Center. During her time in the classroom she enjoys doing art projects such as finger painting and stamping. She also likes sensory time. She loves watching the infants explore snow, dirt, and other things. Brittany loves to see their milestones in the time she has with them. From tummy time, to crawling, to walking and talking. It's such a joy to watch them grow and learn.

    Previous Experience:
    Before coming to KinderCare, Ms. Brittany worked for another childcare facility for six years. In that time, she was a toddler teacher and an infant teacher. She was hired in February 2012 as the lead infant teacher at KinderCare.
    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 Years
    Two Year Certification in Early Childhood Education
  • Leah

    Leah, Infants

    I love being able to be a part of children's lives and watch them grow and achieve new milestones.

    Ms. Leah loves working with the infants and toddlers. She has expereince working in her church daycare and volunteering with youth soccer teams.

    Previous Experience:
    Before teaching at KinderCare, Ms. Leah worked with the children in her church Sunday school.
    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 years
  • Ms. Stephanie W.

    Ms. Stephanie W., Infants

    Seeing children smile and get excited to see you is priceless.

    Ms. Stephanie has worked with children ranging from newborn to twelve years old for 13 years now. She went to High School at Wadsworth and graduated from the University of Akron with a bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education.
    Over the years, she's lived in Illinois and California, where she got to open her eyes to different cultures and ways of educating young minds. Ms. Stephanie is excited to be part of the team at Medina Road KinderCare!

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Stephanie has many years of experience working with children from infants to school age in Ohio, California and Illinois.
    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    11 years
    Bachelor degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Amy O.

    Ms. Amy O., Kindergarten

    A teacher takes a hand, opens a mind, touches a heart, shapes a future.

    Ms. Amy enjoys watching children learn something everday. She loves the hugs, smiles and laughter she gets from the students daily. She is constantly reminded of why she became a teacher.
    Ms. Amy also enjoys singing songs to her students to help them learn and remember important concepts they will need to be successful in school.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to teaching at KinderCare, Ms. Amy was a kindergarten teacher for Cleveland City Schools.
    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 years
    Bachelor degree in Elementary Education
  • Ms. Emily

    Ms. Emily, Learning Adventures

    All children are brilliant! You just need to give them the confidence and resources to shine through.

    Ms. Emily has been with KinderCare since our center opened in 2008! She started off teaching in the Preschool classroom and then trasitioned into the Kindergarten teacher. She is now the Learning Adventures teacher.
    Ms. Emily enjoys working with many different age groups and she loves to teach them all of the enrichment programs we have to offer!

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to teaching at KinderCare, Ms. Emily was a substitute teacher for Medina city schools. She was also a fourth grade teacher in Notrh Carolina.
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 years
    Bachelor degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Erin

    Ms. Erin, Prekindergarten

    I have always wanted to work with children and this is my dream job!

    Ms. Erin went to Ashland University and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Child and Family Studies. When she chose this major, she knew she wanted to work with children hands on every day. Ms. Erin has had a passion for working with children of all ages and is so happy to help her classroom grow and learn every day.

    Previous Experience:
    Before coming to KinderCare, Ms. Erin was the Volunteer Coordinator at Feeding Medina County, was an intern at OSU Extension, and worked for Oaks Family Care Center!
    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 Years
    Bachelor of Science in Child and Family Studies with minor in Sociology
  • Ms. Stephanie R.

    Ms. Stephanie R., PreKindergarten

    What we learn becomes a part of who we are.

    Ms. Stephanie dreamed of being a teacher since second grade, with a teacher who inspired her. She hopes that one day, one of her students will think of her the same way and she can be a positive influence on them.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining the KinderCare team, Ms. Stephanie participated service learning and she completed student teaching.
    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 years
    Bachelors of Science of Education
  • Rebekah

    Rebekah, Preschool

    A good teacher shows students where to look, but never tells them what to see.

    Ms. Rebekah is passionate about teaching young children. She loves to see how the children meet the important developmental milestones, and learn through play, based on their ages and abilities. 
    Ms. Rebekah enjoys having the opportunity to build positive relationships with the families and children at the center.

    Previous Experience:
    Before Ms. Rebekah joined our team, she worked as a nanny and worked with children with special needs.
    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 years
    Bachelor degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Stephanie A.

    Ms. Stephanie A., Preschool

    Watching children accomplish something on their own and getting excited over it lets me know I am making a difference in their lives.

    Ms. Stephanie loves walking into the classroom and hearing "Hi, Ms. Stephanie!" She loves working with the children in small groups because she gets to see the expression on their faces when they succeed on their own. Working with children puts a smile on her face and that's why she loves coming to work each day.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to teaching Preschool, Ms. Stephanie babysat for many families, as well as coached high school volleyball.
    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 years
    Bachelor degree in Child Development
  • Ms. Heather

    Ms. Heather, School Age

    Watching children grow, learn, and hit certain milestones is one of the greatest gifts a teacher could experience.

    Ms. Heather began teaching at KinderCare in 2012, where she was a toddler teacher. She then moved on to a school age teacher.
    Ms. Heather is currently attending the University of Akron for early childhood education.
    She loves being a school ages teacher because it gives her the opportunity to experience children ages 5 to 12 years.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Heather has several years of experience working with children from infant to school age.
    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 years
  • Ms. Karen B.

    Ms. Karen B., School Age

    I believe that children can learn and so anything if they put thier mind to it. Mind over matter. I think I can, I think I can.

    Ms. Karen has been a school age teacher since 2004. She brings so much expereince to our center. She has worked as a teacher's aide, a gym teacher, a substitute teacher, and a swim instructor. She loves being a part of the children's lives!

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to teaching at KinderCare, Ms. Karen worked for the Cleveland Diocese and also worked as a swim instructor for the Medina Rec center.
    Year Started:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 years
    Bachelor of Arts
  • Ms. Laura

    Ms. Laura, Support Staff

    At the end of the day, the only questions I will ask myself are; Did I love enough? Did I laugh enough? Did I make a difference?

    Ms. Laura has been working in our Prekindergarten classroom since she started in 2013. She has also helped with Summer Camp in the school age classroom. Ms. Laura enjoys teaching and hearing the children express, with excitement to their parents, the things that they learned in school.

    Previous Experience:
    Before teaching at KinderCare, Ms. Laura taught children from infants to PreKindergarten.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Cat in the Hat
    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    23 years
  • Ms. Shaune

    Ms. Shaune, Toddlers

    Exposure, exposure, exposure! Exposing children at an early age to different arts, literacy, and cultures will increase their knowledge to help them decide on their future with confidence.

    Ms. Shaune has worked in the toddler classroom at our center since 2012. She has a bachelor's degree from Slippery Rock University in PA.
    Ms. Shaune enjoys the welcome she gets from her toddlers everyday as well as all the teachable moments, smiling faces, and hugs. She also enjoys watching the children mimic adults around them through play, reading, and interacting with one another.
    Ms. Shaune believes the teamwork between the center and the parents will mold the children into their highest potential.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Shaune has been a toddler and prekindergarten teacher and also taught second and third grade in Pennsylvania and Georgia.
    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Bachelor degree in Elementary Education

September 2015 Events

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  1. Tuesday September 01, 2015
    1. Hispanic Heritage Month

      Discuss the Hispanic culture today

  2. Wednesday September 02, 2015
    1. Wacky Wednesday!

      Dress in your wackiest outfit

  3. Thursday September 03, 2015
    1. Story time with grandparents

      Grandma and grandpa are invited to read a story to the class

  4. Friday September 04, 2015
    1. Wear red, white and blue for Labor Day

  5. Monday September 07, 2015
    1. Center Closed - Labor Day

  6. Tuesday September 08, 2015
    1. National Literacy Day

      Let's read together

  7. Wednesday September 09, 2015
    1. National Teddy Bear Day

      Bring your bear to share!

  8. Thursday September 10, 2015
    1. football season begins

      Wear your favorite team jersey

  9. Friday September 11, 2015
    1. Wear your pajamas back to school!

  10. Monday September 14, 2015
    1. Rosh Hashanah e nds 9/15

      Wear blue for the Jewish New Year

  11. Tuesday September 15, 2015
    1. National Felt Hat Day

      Let's make felt hats and show them off

  12. Wednesday September 16, 2015
    1. National Play Doh Day

      Make and take play doh today

  13. Thursday September 17, 2015
    1. National Apple Dumpling Day

      We're making apple dumplings to celebrate fall beginning

  14. Friday September 18, 2015
    1. National Cheeseburger Day

      Chart what you like on your cheesburger

  15. Monday September 21, 2015
    1. International Day of Peace

      Discuss wasy to be friendly

  16. Tuesday September 22, 2015
    1. Dear Diary Day

      Let's make a journal

  17. Wednesday September 23, 2015
    1. First Day of Autumn

      Wear fall colors to celebrate

  18. Thursday September 24, 2015
    1. Pumpkin Patch Day

      Let's fill our day with pumpkin treats, games and activities

  19. Friday September 25, 2015
    1. Wear red in honor of Johnny Appleseed's birthday 9/26

  20. Monday September 28, 2015
    1. Music Monday!

      Bring a friend to Music Adventures

  21. Tuesday September 29, 2015
    1. Toe Touch Tuesday!

      Let's exercise with the whole class

  22. Wednesday September 30, 2015
    1. National Mud Pack Day

      Talk about the uses of mud

About Our Center

We are proud to be a NAEYC Accredited and 5 Star Step Up To Quality rated center!!!!

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • AM Snack
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Gluten free
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Special diets

Center Menu

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

Safety is a top priority as an educational facility for young children. Medina Road KinderCare maintains a healthy environment promoting hand washing and communicable disease prevention. Security locked doors and fenced in play areas provide safe place for children to learn and grow.

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 have been very impressed by the field trips scheduled for the school age students. Hannah has enjoyed them very much and several times she has come home quoting what she learned, like at Stan Hewitt Hall and Gardens as well as Castle Noel. I appreciate you selecting interesting trips that appeal to boys and girls of all ages. She also enjoyed the cooking days and the hip hop classes in addition to the great teachers. I would highly recommend your facility to anyone seeking a summer program for school age children. We plan for Hannah to attend again next summer.

Thank you again for making this a fun and interesting summer!
- Mother

As a family with two children enrolled in Kindercare Route 18 Medina, we have had such an amazing experience. Growing up, neither of us were aware of daycare and had reservations on enrolling our children. Since starting our daughter at 12 weeks of age, the “family” at Kindercare has provided our children and us as parents with exceptional comfort and reassurance when our children are there. The attention each child receives is individualized to their specific needs. The teachers recognize when they may need a little extra attention on any certain day and ensures they have more one on one attention that day. The entire staff has been awesome in communicating with us on a daily basis regarding our children through notes and phone calls. We love the scheduled parent teacher conferences to ensure our children are developing along the guidelines for their age group and seeing their portfolios to see how they have progressed. We really appreciate the staff and feel as if they have become part of our family. Both of our children’s skills in regards to development, socially, emotionally and physically have excelled with the extra time the staff spends with each of them. Hands down, there is no other option to consider when selecting an exceptional place for your child to be comfortable, loved and gain a well-rounded education and learning experience.

- Mother

Our daughter, Samantha, completed Kindergarten at KinderCare during the 2013-14 school year and had Ms. Gaspar as her teacher. We loved that the class size was so small (6 children total) and that they had great technology resources to keep the kids engaged. It seems like every week Ms. Gaspar was doing a fun experiment in science or the kids were doing yoga and learning about managing stress. I also loved the sight word wall where as the kids learned a new word, it got added to the wall. By the end of the year, the wall was full and Samantha was a great reader! Samantha also loved Ms. Gaspar! She is a very caring, creative, fun teacher who just created the most peaceful environment for all the kids to learn and grow. Now Samantha is in 1st Grade at Granger and I feel has a head start over many of the kids in her class. She’s reading Chapter books for fun (and has to read to herself each night to fall asleep!) and enjoys math and science. During our first parent teacher conference, her teacher told us how well prepared Samantha was for 1st grade and she continues to do great! Thank you KinderCare and Ms. Gaspar!

- Mother

The Medina Road KinderCare kindergarten program was a wonderful first step

into school. Our daughter excelled in the KinderCare kindergarten program
and now excels in the public schools so we feel a good foundation was built
from day one. Ms. Gaspar is engaging, articulate, fun, creative and also
keeps the class under control without harshness. I highly recommend Ms.
Gaspar and the kindergarten program at the Medina Road KinderCare. The
small class size coupled with the teacher's ability to hold the children's
interest level created a winning combination. The flexibility of before
and after care means parents don't have to worry about a secondary option
of care as the child stays put all day with no extra shuffling required.
We have experienced great staff and good management throughout our entire
time with the Medina Road KinderCare location.

Deb Talley
- Mother

Being a new mom, it was very emotional having to bring my 8 week old daughter to a center for childcare. The teachers and staff were very warm and welcoming and made me feel comfortable right away. They made sure to answer all of my questions and put my mind at ease before I left. They even called me a couple hours after I dropped off to let me know how my daughter was doing!

We have been there for 8 months now my daughter is doing sign language! She has great social skills and I know being around the other children and teachers contributed to that.
The teachers are always working on art projects and sensory activities with the babies. It's so cute to see your baby's artwork up on the boards when you walk in!
The teachers are so sweet and I can tell that they genuinely care about my daughter. I never thought I would be comfortable being away from my daughter but I know she is in good hands and is getting the best care out there!
- Mother

A letter written by a family that had to leave the center:

Dear Kindercare Family,

As many of you know, today will be the last day Claire and Matthew will be attending KinderCare Medina. It is with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to all of the teachers, directors, assistant directors, bus drivers, cooks – all of the role models we have encountered over the last five years. Words cannot express the gratitude we have for the countless ways in which you have supported us, brought fun and learning, and peace and enlightenment to Matt and Claire. The impact that you have had on our lives is substantial.
I am sure that you are not told often enough, but know without a doubt that the work you do every day makes a difference in the lives of these children and their families. It is important and meaningful and it does not go unnoticed.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts,
Mike, Kris & Rick
Claire and Matthew

- Mother

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