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Moore KinderCare

Mrs. Katherine Williams, Center Director

1812 North Eastern Ave. Moore OK 73160
(405) 799-0344 Contact this center

Ages: 6 WEEKS to 12 Year-Olds
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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Apple Creek, Broadmoore, Bryant, Central, Winding Creek, NorthMoor, Timber Creek

Welcome

Welcome to Moore's premier Learning Center: KinderCare. We are located on Eastern Avenue between 12th and 27th Street. Our center is conveniently situated near the junction of I-240 and I-35. We currently serve Moore and Oklahoma City families and are also close to Tinker Air Force base. We're proud to serve a large number of military families and are a Child Care Aware (formerly NACCRRA) participating center. We have bus service to a large number of the Moore Public Schools and offer an exceptional before- and after-school program. Come by and let us show you what we can offer you and your family. 

Mrs. Katherine Williams, Center Director

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AMERICA’S MOST ACCREDITED

We’re so proud!

Nationally only 10% of daycares are accredited–nearly 100% of our learning centers are. That’s a big difference, and that means KinderCare kids are getting the very best. Here’s why.

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SCHOOL-READY

Our kids are taking off!

By kindergarten, our kids are testing ahead of their peers. Read all about it.

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.

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  • Our school holds the highest ranking of Three Star with the Oklahoma Reaching for the Stars Quality program

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.

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

Cooking

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.

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.

Spanish

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?

Teachers & Staff

We are blessed to have such a dedicated and caring staff at our center. We all strive to treat each child as though he or she is our own and make it a daily goal to reach out to any child in need and offer guidance, assistance, love, or support in whatever he or she may be facing in this fast-paced, ever-changing world.

  • Mrs. Katherine Williams

    Mrs. Katherine Williams, Center Director

    Mrs. Williams loves the job she does every day. Her passion is being able to mentor her staff all the while getting to be a part of the children's lives. She is also passionate about the families that she gets to know every day. It means so much to her when a family enrolls and trusts her and her staff to do the very best job possible. Her goal is to make the parents feel safe and secure with leaving their precious children with her and the staff.

    Previous Experience:
    Mrs. Williams has previously worked as a Infant Teacher, Prekindergarten Teacher, Assistant Director, and Center Director.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Year Started:
    6/20/2011
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    26
    Education:
    Bronze Level Director's Credential, degree as Child Care Specialist
  • Ms. Andrea Rainey

    Ms. Andrea Rainey, Infant Classroom

    "I love my babies like my own!

    Ms. Andrea grew up in Little Rock, Arkansas before moving to Oklahoma in 2004. She currently resides in Moore, Oklahoma with her 15-year-old son and her dog named Darby. She is proud of completing her bachelor's degree in early childhood education.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Andrea worked for another child care facility in Moore before coming to KinderCare.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

    Year Started:
    2/10/2016
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
    Education:
    Master Teacher; Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Lanisha Gibbs

    Ms. Lanisha Gibbs, Infant Classroom

    Being around the young ones every day and being that special person in their lives is the most precious thing to me.

    Year Started:
    8/12/2012
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4 Years
    Education:
    Degree in Early Childhood Education (In Progress)
  • Ms. Shyla McDonnell

    Ms. Shyla McDonnell, Toddler Classroom

    "I love watching the children learn and grow, and being able to see all the different personalities come to life.

    Ms. Shyla joined the KinderCare team September. From the day she started she knew that's what she wanted to do. She absolutely fell in love with children and the atmosphere.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Ten Tiny Toes by Caroline Jayne Church

    Year Started:
    9/6/2016
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential (In Progress)
  • Ms. Quinsha Muhammad

    Ms. Quinsha Muhammad, Toddler Classroom

    I love seeing my children's eyes light up when they learn something new!

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Quin worked at Crossroads Early Head Start before coming to KinderCare.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss

    Year Started:
    11/7/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    12
    Education:
    Degrees in Early Childhood Education through 6th Grade and Special Education
  • Ms. Ashton Madden

    Ms. Ashton Madden, Toddler Classroom

    "I love when I come into my classroom and the children run to me and want hugs.

    Ashton has been with KinderCare since January 3, 2017. She has a bachelor's degree from the University of Central Oklahoma in Family Life Education: Child Development. When she is in a classroom she tries to see what each child enjoys doing and build on that. Children learn through play and she enjoys seeing them learn. 

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Ashton has worked with Infants and Toddlers, Two's, and School Age in the nine years she has worked in the ECE industry.
    Year Started:
    6/3/2017
    Years in ECE industry:
    9 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Family Life Education and Child Development
  • Ms. Latilla Chiles

    Ms. Latilla Chiles, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I love when I walk in the room, and the children all yell, "Ms. Tia!" and are so happy to see me.

    Year Started:
    8/23/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4 Years
    Education:
    Master Teacher; Child Development Associate Credential
  • Mrs. Teresa Young

    Mrs. Teresa Young, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Mrs. Teresa has been teaching for 35 years and loves what she does every day.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Class Two at The Zoo by Julia Jarman

    Year Started:
    7/11/1981
    Tenure:
    36 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    35
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential (In Progress)
  • Ms. Alora Tran

    Ms. Alora Tran, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Alora is currently attending OSU-OKC.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    If You Give a Dog a Donut by Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond

    Year Started:
    5/18/2016
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential (In Progress)
  • Ms. Catie Garcia, Preschool Classroom

    "If children are the future , I want to spend all my time and heart helping it be bright, just as well as beautiful with them.

    Miss Catie has been a three year old teacher in KinderCare since January of 2017, after 2 and half years as a teacher of various groups through learning groups. Childcare is a family business and has been a part of her life since childhood. Catie loves reading classic children's stories as well as singing song with the students; she also makes sure that each child feels like a beautiful individual and provides each family/student with a one on one time as well as individual care! With open availability and heart Catie is ready to help your student grow and make the world a bright place.

    Previous Experience:
    Catie has worked in the Two's, Three's, Pre-k, and School Age at the Learning Care group. Catie also use to be a part time Nanny.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Year Started:
    1/3/2017
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 Years
    Education:
    Catie has her Child Developmet Associate, ELG Class, as well as her CPR and First Aid.
  • Ms. Diana Hillhouse

    Ms. Diana Hillhouse, Prekindergarten Classroom

    "I love seeing their faces light up when they see me. My passion has always been children, teaching, spending time with my family.

    Diana has been with KinderCare since April of 2017. Her education includes a bachelor of science degree in Education from the University of Central Oklahoma. Diana enjoys teaching through art and watching them learn with they are creating their own master pieces. 

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining the KinderCare team, Diana worked at another child care facility as a Three's and Toddler teacher.
    Year Started:
    4/4/1917
    Tenure:
    100 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
    Education:
    Bachelor's of Science in Education
  • Mrs. Elisabeth Thurber

    Mrs. Elisabeth Thurber, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Ms. Elisabeth is married with two sons and currently lives in Moore, Oklahoma.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Eric Carle

    Year Started:
    4/8/2015
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
    Education:
    Bachelor of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education (In Progress)
  • Ms. Barbara Gray

    Ms. Barbara Gray, School Age Classroom

    I love when I walk into the room and the children are happy to see me.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Barbara worked for a child development site on the campus of a city college in Colorado.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

    Year Started:
    5/4/2015
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
    Education:
    Child Develoment Associate Credential (In Progress)
  • Mr. Matthew Parcher

    Mr. Matthew Parcher, Multi-Age Classroom

    I love bringing smiles to the center and being a good role model for the children here.

    Mr. Matthew has a Master of Fine Arts degree in creative writing and has worked at KinderCare since March of 2017. In the School Age classroom, he follows the curriculum book to bring interesting lessons to the children about animals, money. and things they will find useful when they leave. He encourages student driven work that focus' on them to cultivate leadership skills that will make them productive and confident citizens in our culture and world.

    Previous Experience:
    Matthew worked for Moore High School as a Guest Teacher from December, 2016 to March, 2017.
    Year Started:
    3/20/2017
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 Months
    Education:
    Bachelor of Arts English and Master of Fine Arts Creative Writing
  • Ms. Pamela O'Neal

    Ms. Pamela O'Neal, Health and Safety Coordinator

    "I love it when I leave a classroom and the children want me to stay.

    Ms. Pamela fell in love with kids when she started volunteering in her church. She started her career in early childcare after she had her one and only son. Ever since then nothing has stopped her from becoming a great teacher and role model for the children around her.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Pamela worked at a child care facility in Norman before moving here to KinderCare.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Sam I Am by Dr. Seuss

    Year Started:
    12/28/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    4 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential (In Progress)
  • Ms. Ky'Anna Scott

    Ms. Ky'Anna Scott, Learning Adventures

    "Walking into a room and children are yelling my name!

    "Ky'Anna started in Early Childcare when she was pregnant with her first child and it taught her how to be a good mother, and knowing four kids later she still able to touch children's lives. It really gives me a sense of joy.

    Previous Experience:
    Ky'Anna was a Director and a teacher previous to here.
    Year Started:
    9/28/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    19
    Education:
    Bronze Level Director's Credential; Child Development Associate Credential (In Progress)
  • Ms. Cora Kent

    Ms. Cora Kent, Cook

    "I like it when my chicken comes out perfectly.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Wocket in My Pocket by Dr. Seuss

    Year Started:
    11/28/2016

Upcoming Center Activities

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August's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: All About Me and Dinosaurs
Infants and toddlers will learn all about themselves while kids in Discovery Preschool will take a look at our favorite extinct creatures: dinosaurs! Infants will look at their reflections in mirrors, listen to voices through cardboard tubes to encourage babbling, and practice self-expression as they move while listening to music. Toddlers will create body-related artwork (like paintings of their faces) and imagine the future as they pretend to be all grown up while playing dress-up. Meanwhile, children in Discovery Preschool are in for a “dinomite” time learning all about dinosaurs and their habitats, and they’ll build essential skills through fun, theme-related activities—like counting dinosaur eggs and going on pretend fossil hunts!  

Children 4 to 5 years old: Foods and Flavors, Shapes and Colors, and Alphabet Letters/Review
For the first two weeks of August, older children will be learning all about the basic food groups, where food comes from, and how to make healthful food choices. After that, preschoolers will be getting artsy as they explore shapes and colors using materials like blocks, paint, play dough, and colored water—and they’ll even take their knowledge outdoors with scavenger hunts for colors and shapes! Their older friends in Pre-K and Transitional Kindergarten will be getting up close and personal with the alphabet as they learn uppercase and lowercase letters, the sounds the letters make, and how those sounds can be combined to make words—all culminating with the creation of a classroom alphabet book. 

Monday August 14, 2017
Open House

It's not too late to join us! Summer is almost over. Time for new friends and new learning. Now is the perfect time to attend a KinderCare Open House. You'll be able to see what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. We'll answer all your questions and tell you about our teaching philosophy. And you'll experience learning and laughter happening in a caring, loving environment.  

Tuesday August 15, 2017
Open House

It's not too late to join us! Summer is almost over. Time for new friends and new learning. Now is the perfect time to attend a KinderCare Open House. You'll be able to see what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. We'll answer all your questions and tell you about our teaching philosophy. And you'll experience learning and laughter happening in a caring, loving environment.  

Wednesday August 16, 2017
Open House

It's not too late to join us! Summer is almost over. Time for new friends and new learning. Now is the perfect time to attend a KinderCare Open House. You'll be able to see what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. We'll answer all your questions and tell you about our teaching philosophy. And you'll experience learning and laughter happening in a caring, loving environment.  

Thursday August 17, 2017
Open House

It's not too late to join us! Summer is almost over. Time for new friends and new learning. Now is the perfect time to attend a KinderCare Open House. You'll be able to see what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. We'll answer all your questions and tell you about our teaching philosophy. And you'll experience learning and laughter happening in a caring, loving environment.  

Friday August 18, 2017
Open House

It's not too late to join us! Summer is almost over. Time for new friends and new learning. Now is the perfect time to attend a KinderCare Open House. You'll be able to see what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. We'll answer all your questions and tell you about our teaching philosophy. And you'll experience learning and laughter happening in a caring, loving environment.  

About Our Center

We are a Nationally Accredited 3-star facility. Our main goal is to ensure the safety and the education of all the children in our care.

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Spanish
  • Korean

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegetarian
  • 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, you should check with your Center Director for specific closures.

Health and Safety

We have multiple security measures in place to ensure that the children remain safe in our care. The front door is locked with a coded keypad. All back doors leading to the playground can only be opened from the inside or with a key. All staff is trained in CPR and First Aid. The entire playground is fenced to help ensure the safety of the kids while outside.

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.

Thank you, Moore KinderCare, for supporting me and my nephew in our search of a school that would be a place for him to feel safe, but also to learn and make new friends. He has struggled with social skills and coming in and seeing him with new friends has made it easy for me to go to work.

- Uncle

I just want to start out by saying how much I love the staff at Moore KinderCare. I have two children who attend and my youngest had a hard time adjusting at first, but Ms. Cindy and her team worked hard to gain his trust. Now he doesn't want to leave and they continue to love him and treat his as their own. As for my oldest child, we had been struggling with potty training. Her teacher, Ms. Tia, worked with me and my child to get her potty trained. I would recommend KinderCare in Moore to anyone looking for child care.

- Mother

Our two boys currently attend Moore KinderCare, and our baby girl will soon be attending as well. We first came to this center when our oldest son was about four years old. He was being removed from another daycare center up the street due to behavioral issues. At that time, we were just beginning to address his behavioral issues medically and we did not really know what we were dealing with, only that he was an extremely difficult child. The other center he was at informed us that, although they knew we were working with him, they couldn't continue to deal with him. When we first met with the Director of this center, Cindy Fletcher, to tour the facility and discuss enrollment, she was very understanding regarding our concerns about our son, and stated that they would be willing to work with him. I was amazed at how she did not seem alarmed or hesitant to enroll him based on what we shared with her. He was later diagnosed with ADHD. Ms. Cindy and her team have really gone out of their way to work with him. They understand that he is not a normal little boy, that he prefers to be spoken to like an adult, and that he does not respond well to every personality. They have worked with him and flexed to his needs many times--whether it be bringing in a teacher from another class that he responds well to, or simply taking the time to learn how to re-direct him. They have been able to help him overcome most of his challenges. We have never asked them for special treatment, but we have not had to. Ms. Cindy and her staff have just been willing to do what they needed to do in order to make every day a success for both of our boys. Since day one, they have treated us more like a family than just people who bring their kids there every day for child care. We will always recommend this center to anyone in need of child care.

- Mother
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