Lisa Montgomery, Center Director
- Every Day · Every Child · Excellence · Accreditated · Knowledge Universe
Welcome to the Casho Mill KinderCare! We are a nationally accredited center focused on the quality care and education of every child. Our center is a Delaware Star 5 center and accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
Stop by to see the children learning and having fun with our newly refreshed curriculum! We have a team of experienced and qualified teachers who are passionate about teaching and providing children with a safe and enriched learning environment.
School age children can join our Before and After School or Summer Camp programs. The center is along bus routes for Downes Elementary and Newark Charter Schools.
Please call or stop by to learn more about the Casho Mill KinderCare.
Lisa Montgomery, Center Director
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We would like to welcome every child to our classrooms!!! We promise to take great care of you while you grow and learn, all while having a lot of fun. We have cool science experiments and sensory tables, weekly cooking activities, exciting dramatic play areas, music and movement fun and plenty of activities and lessons in between. We do both large and small group activities while developing each child as an individual.
The Casho Mill KinderCare has a very dedicated, educated and experienced staff. The teachers take pride in their ability prepare children for their educational future by giving them a solid foundation through milestones and lasting early learning experiences and memories.
Come spend a free day with the Infants, Toddler's (1 year olds), Discovery Preschool (2 year olds), Preschool (3 year olds), Pre-Kindergarten (4 year olds) and School Agers (Public Kindergarten through 5th grade/12 years old) to join the fun!!!!
In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn." - Phil Collins
Ms. Heather is the mother of two young boys and enjoys spending her time with them and learning about their days at KinderCare. Ms. Heather has worked in child care for many years and takes pride in the relationships she builds with the children and their families. Currently holding and Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education, Heather has earned her Delaware Early Childhood Administrator's Credential.
Ms. Judy has been with KinderCare Learning Centers since we opened this location in 1987. She has worked in all the classrooms and even was the cook for a few years. Ms. Judy is known within the community to have raised many of the children in the neighborhood. She opens the building every day and always has a welcoming smile on her face and a warm good morning hug.
Ms. Sylvia has been with KinderCare Learning Centers since 2007 but has been in the industry for over ten years. She is currently working on her Child Development Associate’s Credential and she enjoys reading to the children in the discovery preschool classroom while making lasting experiences through play every day.
I have been employed with KinderCare since 2015. I am currently pursuing my Bachelors Degree in Education at Wilmington University. I have worked with school age children for my years but have decided to gain new experiences by working with younger children now! I enjoy teaching preschool and want to apply my learning’s to my preschool friends. I love being a part of their educational experience.
I joined Knowledge Universe in May of 2011. I love spending my days with the toddlers and take pride in the care I provide the children at this curious age. I am a mother of 2 children and with my experience with that and KinderCare, I can offer the nurturing and guidance they need. Each season I enjoy seeing their busy hands and smiling faces while doing the projects and activities in our classroom.
I am currently continuing my education at Del-Tech College in Early Childhood. I have a daughter who is here at Kindercare in the preschool program. I love children of all ages and love teaching them new things!.
I am passionate about having a helping hand in a child's education at a young age. I love teaching children new things and don't mind getting messy. Digging in the dirt for insects is fun and a great time for learning!
I enjoy working with children of all ages. I obtained my Bachelor’s Degree in Early Education from Springfield College. My favorite children’s book is Go Away Big Green Monster by Ed Emberley.
I have been employed with KinderCare since 2015. Currently, I have an Associates Degree from Cecil County College but am continuing my education. I love working with the preschool children because I like seeing their personalities evolve whether while playing with friends, group time or in centers.
I have been employed with Knowledge Universe since 2004. I have a Bachelors degree in Education. I have many years experience with the 2 year old program and 3 year curriculum too. I enjoy providing hands-on-learning environment for the children to explore and learn in.
I have over 20 years experience teaching in a variety of private schools. I enjoy working with the children on their writing skills, phonics, and other literacy activities in order to develop a child’s ability to read. I provide a structured environment where children learn respect, self-help skills, and fun art and science lessons.
I have been employed with KinderCare since 2015. I have a Bachelors Degree in English from University of Delaware. I love working with children of all ages. My favorite things are reading and/or telling stories and playing outside sports.
Ms. Lina has been with KinderCare Learning Centers since 2007. She has been in various rooms and holds a Bachelor’s Degree from her country as well as her Child Development Associate’s Credential. Ms. Lina gives children that early morning welcoming smile and helps them transition in the morning from their parents into the center. Lina enjoys working in all the classrooms and seeing the children grow and develop during their time here in our center.
Ms. Luisa has been with KinderCare Learning Center since 2002 and enjoys opening the building every day. She has worked in many different classrooms and holds strong relationships with the families. Ms. Luisa has a gentle heart that is always giving and caring with the children.
I have always had a passion for teaching children. I have enjoyed several roles here at KinderCare including Cook, Toddler Teacher, Preschool Teacher, and currently the Learning Adventures Teacher. I teach our music, math, and phonics programs. I take pride in teaching these programs as I saw the positive impact they had on my own two boys who are now in elementary school. I love to watch the children grow and learn new things. The best part of my day is seeing the smiles on the children's faces.
Ms. Marina has been with KinderCare Learning Centers since 2009, but has been in the food industry for over 15 years. Ms. Marina is so great at cooking for the children and making it in a way that the children will eat that the parents are always asking for pointers to have their children eat a variety of food! Ms. Marina is an outgoing teacher that makes every child feel comfortable as soon as they walk into the center.
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.
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.
New Year's Day
President's Day (Staff Professional Development)
Columbus Day (Staff Professional Development)
Thanksgiving and Friday after
Christmas Eve- close at 3pm
The health and safety of every child is the foundation of the care we provide and is our primary concern. The center is secure with keypad entry with picture identification for child pick up. All teachers are CPR and First Aid certified and maintain annual training hours.
Ms. Barb, our Health and Safety Coordinator, supports the center and staff by conducting daily and monthly checks of the building to assure cleanliness and safety.
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 though the various training opportunities in the community.
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