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Mount Moriah KinderCare

Tamara Martin, Center Director

5735 Mt. Moriah Rd. Memphis TN 38115
(901) 365-0411 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
Corner of Mt Moriah and HickoryHill Across the street from East End Skating Center

Neighborhood:
Hickory Hill major intersection across the street from Dixie Queen

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Bell Forest Oak Forest Fox Meadows New Berry Evans

Welcome

KinderCare Mt. Moriah is a center that endeavors to provide the best service that we can to each child and family enrolled in our center. We make great strides every day in protecting and nurturing the children in our care. KinderCare Mt. Moriah has the KinderCare promise and mission on our minds at all times as we open our arms and hearts to our kids. We are always glad to extend our family to you.

Tamara Martin, Center Director

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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.

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.

Music

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.

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  1. Sunday January 01, 2017
    1. January's Learning Focus

      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. 

  2. Monday December 26, 2016
    1. Center Closed in Observance of Christmas Day

Teachers & Staff

KinderCare Mt. Moriah has a staff that has been in place for a while. We have recently made some additions but they have been the best additions ever. We currently have three teachers that’s are furthering their education and we also have two teachers with a Child Development Associate's credential and some working on gaining their Child Development Associate's accreditation.

  • Tamara Martin

    Tamara Martin, Center Director

    My name is Tamara Martin; I enjoy working in childcare due to the family atmosphere that is created. I strive to get to know each child and parent personally and to be professional and give the best customer service I can provide along with the personal level of care and commitment to families. I believe that children are the future so surrounding them with love and wisdom is a great way to help them develop. Every child can and will learn with the right guidance and educational experience. My goal is to bring love, joy and laughter to the families that I come in contact with.

    Year Started:
    3/21/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    11 Years
    Education:
    Associate’s in Elementary Education
  • Eboni Yancey

    Eboni Yancey, Assistant Director

    My name is Eboni Yancey, I enjoy working with children because I love being able to introduce them to new exciting things. I believe some important aspects of my role in the lives of children and families are to genuinely care for the children and families I serve, and to show sincerity in my actions. Another important aspect of my role is to treat each child and family as an individual. In my role it is also very important to train and enable teachers who have the skills and tools they need to prepare scholars for educational success. I truly want what’s best for the children in our care. My motto is “Be the one to ignite a child’s passion for learning.”

    Year Started:
    1/11/2010
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9
    Education:
    Early Childhood Education Certificate
  • Ms. Breanna

    Ms. Breanna, Infant Classroom

    A person who teaches, cares!

    Ms. Breanna has enjoyed working with the KinderCare family every since she came to the childcare field. She loves working in the Infants. She loves reading, singing and caring for them.

    Year Started:
    11/6/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 Years
  • Ms. Glenda

    Ms. Glenda, Infant Classroom

    My name is Glenda. I have been working in ECE for over 5 Years. I enjoy working with infants and seeing the children with a happy smile. Their smile not only makes my day but lets me know that I'm doing a great job loving and caring fo them. KinderCare is a great company that allows the children to learn and grow in their own different ways.

    Year Started:
    10/1/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 Years
  • Ms. Jennifer

    Ms. Jennifer, Infant Classroom

    Hi my name is Jennifer Hughey.  I have been employed at KinderCare Learning Center since 2006.  I am inspired by the fact that children are born with the desire and the capacity to learn.  Through simple sensory and motor experiences, children discover the basics of intellectual understanding.  In our infant/toddler rooms, teachers play music, rub backs at nap time and spend quality time with each child to help create a homelike environment to recognize and appreciate the uniqueness of each child’s personality, culture and background.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2006
    Tenure:
    10 Years
  • Ms. Joyce

    Ms. Joyce, Infant Classroom

    My name is Joyce. I have been working in Early Childhood Education for over 15 years. I have been employeed with KinderCare since October of 2015. I love working with all children. I enjoy learning and exploring new and exciting ways of seeing through each child's eyes. Every child learns differently, and I love having a part in helping build that foundation. 

    Year Started:
    10/1/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 Years
  • Ms. Andrea

    Ms. Andrea, Toddler Classroom

    I love my job because working with children is a passion for me and I love what I do. I have raised seven children plus a foster daughter that I had for one year.


    Ms. Andrea has her high school diploma. Her major was music but once she got out of high school, she decided in 2000 that she wanted to care for children and work in childcare. She has worked at KinderCare since Jan 2014. Ms. Andrea works well with every age group. Her passion is for children and her family.
    Year Started:
    2/24/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
  • Ms. Tiffany

    Ms. Tiffany, Toddler Classroom

    My name is Tiffany.I have over 11 years of working with all age groups. I love working with children and being able to teach them and show them how much I care. I obtained my CDA in 2013, and am currently working on my Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education from Ashworth Community College.

    Years in ECE industry:
    11 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associates, TECTA training, First Aid, CPR and AED qualified
  • Ms. Mary

    Ms. Mary, Twos Classroom

    Hi, my name is Mary. I have been employeed with KinderCare Learning Center since 2013, and have worked in the childcare industry for 5 years, enjoying every minute of my time spent teaching the children. The reason I chose this field is the great feeling seeing the impact that you have on a child's life when they are transitioning to an older age.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 Years
  • Ms. Crystal, Two's Classroom

    Hi my name is Crystal Burnett. I have been working in childcare for 16 years. I love what I do. I am a devoted wife and the proud mother of one son. I attended Rolling Fork High School and went on to graduate in 1990. I also attended college. I chose childcare as my career because I love working with children. This is my passion!

    Years in ECE industry:
    16 Years
  • Ms. Crystal

    Ms. Crystal, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Hi, my name is Crystal. I have been working in childcare for 16 years. I love what I do! I am a devoted wife and the proud mother of one son. I attended Rolling Fork High School and went on to college after graduating in 1990. I chose childcare as my career because I love working with children. This is my passion!

    Years in ECE industry:
    16 Years
  • Ms. SeQuoria

    Ms. SeQuoria, Preschool Classroom

    I am passionate about my job because I have the opportunity to help children learn different skills. I LOVE children.

    Ms. SeQuoria loves every minute of her job because she plays a big part in helping the children learn as much as they can while in her care. She enjoys interacting with the children and helping them have fun while they are learning.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 Years
    Education:
    College Credits
  • Ms. Travesha

    Ms. Travesha, Preschool Classroom

    Hi, my name is Travesha. I have been working in childcare for 5 years. I am very passionate about workng with children. I love being a part of their growth and educational development. My goal is to set a good example for the chilren and to prepare them with all the tools to succeed. I am the proud mother of one daughter. I am a graduate of Kirby High School. I love what I do!

    Years in ECE industry:
    5 Years
  • Ms. Carol, Prekindergarten Classroom

    My name is Carol Williams.  I have been teaching preschool for 25 years.  I have experience in health and safety, CPR and First Aid certified, and other childcare trainings.  I’m the 6th of nine children and thee mother of one.  I enjoy inspiring the life of children through teaching.  My passion is the joy of helping others.

    Years in ECE industry:
    25 Years
  • Ms. Dianne

    Ms. Dianne, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I'm passionate about children learning and obtaining all the knowledge they can.

    Ms. Dianne has her certification in First Aid/CPR, Child Development Associate's Credential, Tennessee Early Childhood Education Early Learning Developmental Standards (TN-ELDS) Credential, Tennessee Early Childhood Training Alliance (TECTA) Credential, and an Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education. She loves working with the Prekindergarten children to help prepare them for Kindergarten. Ms. Dianne is a valuable teacher and team player.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Dianne worked as a bookkeeper at St. Jude Hospital.
    Year Started:
    1/1/2002
    Tenure:
    14 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    27 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential, Tennessee Early Childhood Education Early Learning Developmental Standards (TN-ELDS) Credential, Tennessee Early Childhood Training Alliance (TECTA) Credential, Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Takisha

    Ms. Takisha, Prekindergarten Classroom

    My name is Takisha. I have been working in childcare for over 15 years, and have been with KinderCare since October of 2015. Prior to KinderCare I worked as a Nanny in Ohio. I really enjoy working with children. They have the ability to always bring laughter to those around them. In my free time I enjoy movies, shopping, and most of all spending time with my family.

    Year Started:
    10/1/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 Years
  • Ms. Eboni

    Ms. Eboni, Prekindergarten Classroom, Health and Safety Coordinator

    Be the one to ignite a child's passion for learning.

    Ms. Eboni enjoys working with the children because she loves being able to introduce them to new exciting things. Ms. Eboni also serves as the Health and Safety Coordinator. In this role she helps the staff and families keep a clean and safe environment. Leading by example allows Ms. Eboni to stay on top of training on safety practices within the company and state policies.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2010
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9 Years
    Education:
    Early Childhood Education Certificate
  • My name is Chinester Cooper.  I have been employed at KinderCare Learning Center since April 2014.  I have 28 years of experience in childcare.  I have my Child Development Associates and CPR/First aid training.  I have also taken TECTA.  I have always enjoyed working with children.  My main focus is that the children receive a great learning experience.  I love doing circle time. I believe that this is a dynamic way to teach the children.  I also believe that any child can be taught and that all it takes is patience and tender loving care. This is truly my passion.

    Year Started:
    4/1/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    28 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associates
  • Ms. Roya

    My name is Roya Jones.  I have been employed at KinderCare Learning Center since June 2014.  I am a recent Masters graduate of Kaplan University and and an alumni of Tennessee State University in Nashville , TN.  I have 5 years experience in childcare and I plan to attend graduate school in the fall for a second masters.  When I’m not shopping I enjoy texting, cooking, traveling and I have a new love for working out as well.  I am excited to continue my journey here at KinderCare and I look forward to getting to know you and your families.

    Year Started:
    6/1/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 Years
    Education:
    Masters Degree
  • Ms. Shelonda

    Hi my name is Shelonda Threatt.  I have been employed at KinderCare Learning Center since 2013.  I have numerous years experience in the childcare field.  I have an AA in Applied Science.  I am also CPR/First Aid certified.  I am the mother of 4 beautiful children.  I will treat each and every child with love and respect.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Education:
    AA in Applied Science
  • Ms. LeKendra, Support Staff

    Ms. LeKendra has an Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education. She has been at KinderCare since April 2014. Ms. LeKendra has had previous experience working as a volunteer in a childcare center and she was also a live in nanny for eight months.

    Year Started:
    4/21/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 Year
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education

December 2016 Events

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  1. Thursday December 01, 2016
    1. December's Learning Focus

      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.

  2. Monday December 26, 2016
    1. Center Closed in Observance of Christmas Day

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.

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

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 center features the keypad entry and fenced playgrounds. We also have staff that is CPR and First Aid certified.

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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If you have a story about your experience at KinderCare, please share your story with us.

Sending our three children was one of the best decisions we've made! They have all learned so much and the teachers prepared our daughter for Kindergarten in excess of our expectations. The staff and director are amazing people with huge hearts! We love the KinderCare on Mt. Moriah!

- Parents

Our family was thrilled with our experience at KinderCare. Our sons, both in elementary school now, were well prepared for Kindergarten and are thriving both academically and socially. However, it is the wonderful teachers and nurturing environment that we will remember most. KinderCare is a warm and loving place for any child to start out their educational journey on the right foot!

- Parents

Our children loved KinderCare and we did too! We appreciated the loving and nurturing environment and always felt they were safe and well cared for. And, they were well prepared compared to other children.  KinderCare is a special place.

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