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Raines Road KinderCare

Kendra Williams, Center Director

6424 Raines Rd. Memphis TN 38115
(901) 795-7417 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
Off Kirby Pkwy directly across from Wal-Greens on

Neighborhood:
Kirby Parkway Hickory Hill Area. Not the Ridgeway Center

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Belle Forest, Crump, Ross, Germanshire, Hickory Ridge, Oak Forest Elementary

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Welcome

We are a three star center, our hours of operation are Monday-Friday 6:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. We have a open door policy, and all families are welcome at any time.

Kendra Williams, Center Director

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Accreditation

Many of our child care centers are accredited by national organizations that require us to meet rigorous early childhood education standards and guidelines for high-quality care and education. Programs that are accredited have demonstrated their commitment to go beyond the state’s minimum licensing requirements to meet and maintain these high standards of quality.

Our Programs

Infant Programs (6 weeks - 1 year)

Babies grow and learn every day. Our goal is to provide a safe and nurturing "home away from home" where babies can explore and make new discoveries. We know that learning through play is extremely valuable at this age and our Early Foundations® Infant program is designed to give babies the skills that will serve as the building blocks for a lifetime of learning.

Toddler Programs (1 – 2 Years)

As toddlers develop friendships, self-esteem, and curiosity, our Early Foundations® Toddler program will help them explore their world in a safe and nurturing environment. Our unique curriculum is based on the philosophy that children learn best through experiences. So each day is filled with fun activities that excite and develop toddlers, giving them the comfort and confidence to speak those first few important words, as well as make their first friends.

Discovery Preschool Programs (2 – 3 Years)

At this age, children are making new discoveries daily. And as two-year olds begin to exert their independence, our Early Foundations® Discovery Preschool program is prepared to open their eyes to a world of learning, sharing, and exploring. Our holistic approach in the classroom engages young minds with a blend of music, art, and movement, as well as the early education fundamentals they'll need as they continue on to preschool.

Preschool Programs (3 – 4 Years)

As preschoolers gain more self-esteem, they may feel ready to take on the world. Our Early Foundations® Preschool program enhances that confidence by providing activities to help children become problem solvers and lifelong learners. Through independent exploration, structured activities, and hands-on learning, children will work on early literacy, math, science, and social studies concepts. A healthy dose of running, jumping, and dancing keeps them active too.

Prekindergarten Programs (4 – 5 Years)

Prekindergartners are preparing for the adventure of a lifetime – school. And our Early Foundations Prekindergarten® program is designed to get them ready by teaching letters and words, math concepts, and valuable social skills. With small group instruction, independent play in an organized atmosphere, and whole-group activities, children will have all the right skills to hop, skip, and jump right into kindergarten.

Before- & After-School Programs (5 – 12 Years)

Even after school's out for the day, children need to be engaged in a comfortable, yet stimulating environment. That's where our Catch the Wave® program comes in. This innovative before – and after-school program allows school-age children to balance learning and fun through a variety of experiences. From homework help to fun physical activities, our program is designed so that everyone goes home happy.

Summer Programs (preschool, prekindergarten, and school-age)

Don’t miss out on KinderCare’s Summer of Wonder: Six themed programs that will make summer exciting, educational and tons of fun. Whether your child is in our preschool, Pre-K or school-age programs, all of it is designed to help children learn while soaking up the fun. We offer flexible scheduling options to meet the needs of busy families like yours so we hope to see you there.

Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program

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

All of our staff members are long term and have either an Associate's Degree, Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree or Child Development Associate's credential as well as other trainings.

  • Kendra Williams

    Kendra Williams, Center Director

    It brightens my day to see the children happy and eager to come to school each day.

    Kendra has worked in the industry over 16 years and as a part of management for 12 years. She has an Associate of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education, and she truly enjoys what she does. When her children and parents are happy, so is she.

    Year Started:
    9/1/1996
    Tenure:
    20 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16 years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Qiana Holmes

    Qiana Holmes, Assistant Director

    It makes me happy to see the smiling faces as the children approach the center each day.

    Qiana has been with the company for nine years.

    Year Started:
    11/1/2003
    Tenure:
    13 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16 years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Janelle

    Ms. Janelle, Infant Classroom

    I love to teach them new things and see them grow.

    Ms. Janelle has been working for the company for 10 years, and she is currently seeking a degree and plans to continue her work in childcare.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Janelle has experience in customer service.
    Year Started:
    9/1/2002
    Tenure:
    14 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 years
    Education:
    Pursuing Bachelor's Degree
  • Ms. Loraine

    Ms. Loraine, Infant Classroom

    I am inspired by our infants smiles and willingness to explore their surroundings.

    Ms. Loraine has been working for the company for 10 years, and she obtained her Child Development Associate's credential for Infants and Toddlers. She loves doing different activities with the infants and loves having fun!

    Year Started:
    10/1/2003
    Tenure:
    13 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's credential
  • Ms. Courtney, Infants

    I love my job because I can make a differnece in a child's life.

    Previous Experience:
    Courtney has previous experience working as an assistant in a pre-k and kindergarten aftercare program.
    Year Started:
    8/10/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
  • Ms. Christina, Toddler Classroom

    She loves the impact that she has on the children's lives.

    Ms. Christina has been working with children for five years and has a special connection with each child that enters her room. She teaches the children some of their very first accomplishments that surprises the parents. She continues to work hard and teach children everything possible.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Christina has customer service and retail experience.
    Year Started:
    1/1/2008
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's credential
  • Ms. Tiffany

    Ms. Tiffany, Toddler Classroom

    I am passionate about children, seeing their smiling faces and helping them learn each day.

    Ms. Tiffany has been with the company for six years, she has a love for children and making a difference in their lives each day.

    Year Started:
    6/18/2007
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 years
  • Ms. Kimberly, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I get comfort in knowing I am part of the kids learning.

    Ms. Kimberly has been working with children for eight years, and she is very creative when it comes to presenting her curriclum to her wonderful children.

    Year Started:
    7/1/2010
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 years
  • Ms. Marina, Early Foundations Discovery Preschool

    I enjoy working with children of all ages. I love putting a smile on their faces.

    Marina has worked for the company for one year.  She has studied early childhood education and child psycholgy.  Marina is a patient teacher and loves children.

    Previous Experience:
    Marina has worked with the headstart program at Porter-Leath.
    Year Started:
    11/14/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4
  • Ms. Tiarrah, Early Foundations Preschool

    I love to see my children blossoming into excellent scholars.

    Tiarrah has been working for the company for a year and four months. Tiarrah is currently attending school to further her education. She enjoys teaching the children different ways of learning.

    Year Started:
    9/14/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8
  • Ms. Kierra

    Ms. Kierra, Preschool Classroom

    Teaching children is very rewarding because you can learn from them as well.

    Ms. Kierra is a great Preschool Teacher. She gets the children excited to learn and explore new and different opportunties each day. Ms. Kierra is a college graduate futhering her education, and she has brought many new fun ideas into the classroom.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Kierra was a volunteer for Memphis City Schools.
    Year Started:
    2/1/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 year
    Education:
    Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education
  • Ms. Akyra, Early Foundations Pre-Kindergarten

    Children are our future so let's encourage, protect and mold our future sucessfully!

    Akyra has been working for the company since August of 2015.  She has previous experince working for Freedom School and Preston Temple as a volunteer.  Akyra is full of energy and spreads that positive energy throughout the center everyday.

    Year Started:
    8/1/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    5
    Education:
    Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice
  • Ms. Adrianne

    Ms. Adrianne, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Anything you put your mind to it you can do it.

    Ms. Adrianne is mostly inspired to come to work each day knowing that the children are all excited to see her come through the door. She knows each day she makes a difference.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Adrianne has customer service experience.
    Year Started:
    2/1/2011
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 years
    Education:
    Early Childhood Training Alliance
  • Ms. Taren

    Ms. Taren, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I love knowing I made a difference in each child's life.

    Ms. Taren has been working with the company for seven years, and she enjoys seeing the children smile.

    Year Started:
    4/1/2007
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 years
  • Ms. Debra

    Ms. Debra, School Age Classroom

    I love to have a positive impact on my students.

    Ms. Debra is a wonderful School Age teacher. The students look forward to her helping with homework and playing fun games every afternoon. She has been working with children for six years, and she has a special talent when it comes to doing creative artwork.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Debra has customer service experience.
    Year Started:
    1/1/2009
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 years
  • Ms. Flora

    Ms. Flora, School Age Classroom, Bus Driver, Dietician

    I inspire every child to learn in his or her unique way. I love working with them because they help me learn while I'm teaching them.

    Ms. Flora has been with KinderCare for three-and-a-half years. She worked for another location before returning back to this location. Ms. Flora has an Associate's of Arts Degree in Business Management and is currently pursing a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. She also plans to get a Child Development Associate's Credential in the near future. The School Age room is a a challenging place to work, but Ms. Flora loves each and every child as she watches them grow. She is also the bus driver. Her number one task is safety first when she is on the road. Ms. Flora is also the dietician for the center. She prepares every meal with love. Ms. Flora enjoys working with kids because they are her PASSION.

    Year Started:
    12/1/2010
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 Years
    Education:
    Associate's of Arts Degree in Business Management

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

All teachers are CPR and First Aid certified, for the safety and convenience of all parents we have a key pad at the front door and a computer system upon entering to clock your child in/out.

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.

My child attended the Raines location six years ago, and I moved out of the area and had another child, but I loved the center so much that I decided to bring my 18-month-old back to this location. It felt good to see the same faces after all these years.

- Mother

My child has attended KinderCare Raines location since he was three months old. He is now four years old. My child loves the center and all the staff. It feels good to know that my child loves to go to school each day and keeps a smile on his face. He has learned so much while attending, and my hat's off to the staff for doing such a great job.

- Father
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