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Middletown KinderCare

Neferteri Gaskin, Center Director

1250 Elliott Dr. Middletown OH 45044
(513) 422-0721 Contact this center

Ages: 6-weeks to 12 Year-Olds

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Special Instructions:
at Roosevelt Blvd & Elliott Dr

Across the street from Arby's -- Off of state rt 122

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Rosa Parks, Creekview, Amanda, Wildwood, and Central Academy

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Welcome to KinderCare in Middletown! We take great pleasure in having served this community for the past 30 years. We believe in developing the whole child with an emphasis on assisting your child's growth by focusing on their social, emotional, cognitive and physical development. Here at KinderCare in Middletown, we believe that it takes a village to raise a child, and our parents consider us to be an extension of their families. Your child will not only have a safe, secure, and stimulating environment in which to learn, but will also have support from a team of child development experts with a true passion for educating and nurturing children.

Neferteri Gaskin, 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.

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.

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.

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. Monday August 01, 2016
    1. Spirit Week

      August 1 - 5

  2. Tuesday August 09, 2016
    1. Join us for our Curriculum Night

      Find out how we can work together to give your children a brighter future!

      On August 9th, you’ll see firsthand how we nurture your child’s curiosity. Come meet our wonderful teachers and find out what a day at our center is like. Participate in some of our engaging curriculum activities, like creating modern renditions of pop art or discovering gross and gooey physiology! Curriculum Night gives you the opportunity to see how your child will grow and develop at our center, all while having fun. You’ll also get to talk with other parents who are already a part of our family.

Teachers & Staff

At KinderCare Learning Center in Middletown, we hire only nurturing people with a passion for early childhood education. Then we build on that enthusiasm by investing in their training and continuing education. All lead teachers have a college degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field, and all staff members participate in 25 hours of specialized training throughout the school year. Teachers here are truly experts in the field of Early Childhood Education, and it shows daily through their classrooms and interactions with their students and families.

  • Neferteri Gaskin

    Neferteri Gaskin, Center Director

    Children are like sponges and they are ready and willing to soak up all the knowledge that is imparted to them.

    Neferteri Gaskin has worked in the Early Childhood field for over ten years.  She has held various positions including lead teacher in various classrooms, Assistant Director and Center Director.  Working with children is something she loves to do and believes it is self rewarding to see the impact she is able to have on children.

    Year Started:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    11 years
    Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Jaymie Rae Norvell, Infants

    Children learn from everything that they see.

    Ms. Jaymie was a teacher at Outreach Daycare for a year before coming to KinderCare. Ms. Jaymie enjoys spending time with her children and helping others. Ms. Jaymie takes pride in knowing that she is helping children learn on a daily basis.

    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 years
  • Ashley Hamway, Preschool Classroom

    No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted."
    -Aesop, The Lion and The Mouse

    Ms. Ashley has worked in the field of childcare for about 1 year. Ms. Ashley enjoys watching the children explore the world around them. Ms. Ashley is overjoyed to partake in building childrens future, and believes that she learns from the children, while also teaching them.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Ashley previously worked with a head start program targeting speech. She also worked with the Autism Society of Northwest Ohio.
    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 year
    Bachelor Speech Pathology and Audiology
  • Ms. Erica Johnson, School Age

    Kids will be kids.

    Ms. Erica loves to work with children. Ms. Erica has been in the childcare field for about ten years. Ms. Erica enjoys spending time with her family during her spare time. The things Ms. Erica loves most about teaching children are; making them smile and showing them new things, day by day.

    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Cherelle Hill, Toddler Classroom

    Children are our future and I feel honored to have an impact on their lives!

    Mrs. Cherelle has been a part of KinderCare for about a year, and she is very passionate about children of all ages. Ms. Cherelle loves to sing, read, and write. In her spare time she enjoys volunteering and being of assistance to others. Ms. Cherelle comes from a very large family, and enjoys being in the company of others

    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    Social Work
  • Ms. Tisha

    Ms. Tisha, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Tisha has been in the field of Early Childhood Education for 10 years, and has been a part of the teaching team at KinderCare for four years. Ms. Tisha feels that early childhood is one of the most important times in a child’s life, and she loves to be a part of their development and learning experiences. Every day Ms. Tisha is inspired to come to work because there is nothing more rewarding in life than seeing happiness and pride on a child’s face when they have accomplished something new. When Ms. Tisha is not at our school, she enjoys spending time with her two young boys and enjoys watching football games with her family.

    Year Started:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 years
    Associate Degree in Early Childhood
  • Ms. Melissa

    Ms. Melissa, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Ms. Melissa has been a part of the teaching team at KinderCare for 27 years. Her love for children is what keeps her going. Ms. Melissa loves their hugs, their smiles, and the ability to watch them grow from day to day. Her passion for education is reignited each time she sees a child's eyes light up when they have learned something for the first time. Ms. Melissa enjoys time with her husband, and collecting pandas and angels.

    Year Started:
    29 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    27 years
    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education

July 2016 Events

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  1. Monday July 04, 2016
    1. Independence Day - Center Closed

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.

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Spanish

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

Since we know how important the safety of your child is, we adhere to the highest safety standards. Our building is only accessible through keypad access, we have strict pick up identification procedures, as well as a daily sign in and out process for each child. All playgrounds are completely fenced in, and all staff members are First Aid and CPR certified.

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.

In my 26 years of teaching children at KinderCare Learning Centers, it is hard to pinpoint a favorable moment in time.  There are so many wonderful memories over the years.  Today, it thrills me when I am out in the community and I see my former students as adults and they recognize who I am.  I have even had students from the past come by the center to visit me.  The recognition and the visits always excite me because I know that in some small way, I have had an impact upon their lives.

- Prekindergarten Teacher

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