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Noblesville KinderCare

Lexie Drake, Center Director

250 S. Harbour Dr. Noblesville IN 46062
(317) 770-6712 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds

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South Harbour

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Hinkle Creek Elementary, Hazel Dell Elementary, and Noble Crossing Elementary Schools

Noblesville KinderCare is one of the only early learning centers in Noblesville to have achieved a Level 4 Paths to Quality rating and NAEYC accreditation!


Welcome to Noblesville KinderCare! Our center is tucked right inside of the South Harbour neighborhood off of Sheridan Road (SR 38).  Our center is NAEYC accredited as well as Level 4 with the State of Indiana's Paths to Quality Program.  We pride ourselves on offering quality educational programs where we build a solid foundation for future school success by developing the whole child; we place an emphasis on assisting your child's growth in their social, cognitive, and physical development. Families are an integral part everything we do and extremely important in aiding a home school connection. We believe it takes a village to raise a child, and our parents consider us to be an extension of their families (their village). Your child will not only have a safe, secure, and stimulating environment to learn in, but will have support from a team of child development experts who have a true passion for educating and nurturing children. You’ll find that our classrooms feature a print-rich environment full of carefully selected materials, written charts and labels, and children’s literature. By helping your child connect spoken words and print, we’re helping develop early literacy and writing skills. Whether your child has first words or first grade on the horizon, we’re excited to show you how everything in our center is designed for learning!

Lexie Drake, Center Director

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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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Our kids are taking off!

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


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.

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 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.

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.

Teachers & Staff

Our Noblesville KinderCare staff is fantastic; we are not only co-workers but a family. We take care of each other and work together to run a wonderful school and it shows as you walk through our halls. 75% of our staff members are parents and you can feel the genuine care and compassion from our teachers as you visit each classroom.

  • Lexie Drake

    Lexie Drake, Center Director

    Ms. Lexie joined our KinderCare team in 2014. She started out as a Prekindergarten teacher and was quickly promoted to Assistant Director. She has played a role in multiple centers throughout the district and found her home in Noblesville in 2015. Lexie's main goal is to create a clean, safe environment that sets a strong foundation for children's education and future school success. She loves to build relationships with families, knowing that true learning starts at home. Lexie graduated from Purdue University with a bachelor of science in Didactic Dietetics and minors in Spanish and Organizational Leadership and Supervision. She was an honor research assistant completing a manuscript on child nutrition education and has six years of previous experience in Early Childhood Education. In her free time, Lexie enjoys running, weight lifting and working in her backyard oasis!

    Previous Experience:
    Lexie joined our KinderCare team in 2014. She started as a Prekindergarten teacher and quickly worked her way up to Assistant Director. After assisting the KinderCare in Westfield and Indianapolis, Lexie was promoted to Center Director and moved to the Noblesville Center. At Purdue University, she was an honors research assistant, completing a manuscript on child nutrition education and has three years of prior experience in early childhood education.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar

    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 years
    Bachelor of Science in Didactic Dietetics with Minors in Spanish and Organizational Leadership and Supervision
  • Melissa Pope

    Melissa Pope, Assistant Director

    Melissa joined our KinderCare team in October 2014. Before coming an Assistant Director she was a lead infant teacher. She has over 15 years of experience in the childcare field, and in 2016 she earned her child development associate in Early Childhood Education. Melissa loves working and interacting with the children and families. Her passion is being able to watch each child grow and learn something new each and every day. She has two children of her own and loves spending time with her family. 

    Previous Experience:
    In the last 18 years Melissa has experience working as a nanny and in licensed and accredited early childhood schools.
    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Child Development Associate in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Emily

    Ms. Emily, Program Specialist

    Ms. Emily is our Program Specialist. She works alongside every teacher in the building to support their curriculum development. She is very creative and always has a new idea every day for the children. Ms. Emily is a kindhearted teacher who does nothing but care for the students who are in her care. She has earned her Sociology major with a Child and Youth Program minor from the University of Indianapolis. She is a dedicated teacher who loves doing her job right. Her goal is to create the best learning environment in each classroom throughout our school.

    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Sociology Major with Child and Youth Program minor from the University of Indianapolis
  • Ms. Kasey

    Ms. Kasey, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Kasey attended Indiana Wesleyan University studying Elementary Education for Children with Special Needs. She is very passionate when it comes to KinderCare Curriculum and she is eager for the students to learn something new and exciting every day. When she is not at KinderCare she is a Nursing Student at Indiana University Kokomo which helps her follow another one of her passions. Ms. Kasey believes every child has a bright future and it's our job to show them that. She also has a daughter of her own that attends our KinderCare school.

    Year Started:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Degree in Elementary Education, Child Development Associate in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. LuAnn

    Ms. LuAnn, Learning Adventures Coordinator

    Ms. LuAnn joined our KinderCare team in 2012. She loves seeing the kids develop reading and math skills! Ms. LuAnn is inspired to come to work because of the people she works with each day! She has her Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and has been working in education for over 10 years. Ms. LuAnn has four children of her own.

    Year Started:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 years
    Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education
  • Ms. Lauren

    Ms. Lauren, Infants

    Ms Lauren has been a wonderful addition to our team of teachers. She has a very positive attitude that rubs off onto our staff and students. She is truly committed to her job and is an absolute joy to have around. Ms. Lauren is a great listener with a lot of patience which is a very important skill to have when working with children everyday. We are very lucky to have her as a part of our staff.

    Previous Experience:
    Attened Ball State University to recieve a minor in Interpersonal Relations and a minor in Psychology of Human Development.
    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    Family Studies
  • Ms. Shannon

    Ms. Shannon, Infants

    Ms. Shannon joined our Kindercare team Spring of 2016 and we've been so blessed with her team work and dedication. She has 35+ years of experience working in the childcare industry and is a mother herself. Before working at Kindercare, Ms. Shannon worked as a child minister for 25 years then later worked at a children's montessori for 3 years. She has been happily married for 29 years and has a 25 year old daughter.

    Previous Experience:
    Childrens Minister for over 25 years, then worked at a Children's Montessori for 3 years.
    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Ms. Alexa

    Ms. Alexa, Two's

    Ms. Alexa is currently working on earning her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education at the school of Ivy Tech. Her bubbly personality and creative mind make her a perfect fit to work with our energetic two year olds. We are so excited to have her on our team!!

    Year Started:
    1 Year
  • Ms. La'Shay

    Ms. La'Shay, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Ms. La'Shay is our exciting and bubbly Prekindergarten teacher. She is currently working on her degree for Early Childhood Education from Kaplan University. She has already successfully completed two years of her schooling. La'Shay has three wonderful children of her own who range from two years to elementary age. She has a lot of natural experience just from being a mother of three.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. La'Shay was a volunteer at Growing Kids Learning Center and La Petite Academy.
    Year Started:
    2 Years
  • Ms. Alena

    Ms. Alena, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Ms. Alena is our quick learning Prekindergarten teacher who loves doing her job. She is inspired to come to work everyday by knowing she's going to have positive energy from the children. She loves to inspire the kids to make inventions everyday of their lives. She a comforting, fun loving teacher who also has a son of her own.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Alena has had 13 years worth of teaching experience in Belarus, Eastern Europe.
    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Ms. Kristen

    Ms. Kristen, Transitional Kindergarten

    Ms. Kristen is an absolute joy to have on our team. All of her students have a blast with her and connect with her very well. She is very excited to work with our curriculum and is great with creating new and fun activities for the children. She has a total of 8 years experience when it comes to working with early childhood. She's already been a pre-k teacher and she was also a two's teacher. Ms. Kristen even volunteered 4 years working with two seperate special needs groups.

    Previous Experience:
    Four years of working in daycares, with two's and prekindergarten. She also spent 4 years as a volunteer with two seperate special needs groups.
    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Ms. Annie

    Ms. Annie, Multi-Age

    Ms. Annie has joined our team for the summer of 2016 while she is on summer break. She is currently a student at Trine University earning her degree in Elementary Education. Besides schooling, Ms. Annie has earned experience by babysitting all ranges of ages and coached preschool and elementary volleyball. She has such a fun and bubbly personality and has already become apart of our Kindercare family.

    Previous Experience:
    After school programs and cadet teaching through elementary education degree.
    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    Elementary Education
  • Mr. Zach

    Mr. Zach, Cook

    Mr. Zach has worked as a chef for the past 7 years and we were absolutely delighted when we learned he wanted to cook for our school. He's cooked for big name restaurants like City BBQ, Michelangelos and O'Charleys. He spoils all of the staff and children with the wonderful food he creates in the kitchen.

    Year Started:
    1 Year

Upcoming Center Activities

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September's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Spaces and Places and All About Me
As infants and toddlers explore the spaces and places around them, children in Discovery Preschool will learn all about what makes people the same as well as what makes them different. Infants will experiment with moving toy cars around, build block towers and then knock them down, and even take a tour of the center to see what things are like outside of their classroom! Toddlers will get all revved up as they take a closer look at different vehicles and learn more about neighborhoods, communities, and the jobs that grownups have. In Discovery Preschool, children will be learning about themselves as they play games that strengthen their five senses, discuss feelings and emotions, practice self-help skills, and work on learning the names of body parts.

Children 4 to 5 years old: All About Me and My Home and Family
It’s the beginning of the school year—the perfect time to get to know each other better! Older children will be spending time sharing about themselves, their homes, and their families as they learn what makes people the same and what makes them different. Children will bring their own experiences to the drawing board as they create group stories and 3-D collages about families and homes, pantomime different home- and family-related activities, and draw self-portraits. With our curriculum’s project-related learning component, children in Transitional Kindergarten work together to decide on an individual or whole-group project related to the theme. Past projects have included creating a class book about emotions or working together to build a small-scale home, but who knows—the children may come up with a unique idea that’s entirely their own!

Monday September 04, 2017
Center Closed for Labor 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
  • AM Snack
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Center Menu

Holidays Observed

New Year's Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving Day , the day after Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.

Health and Safety

At Noblesville KinderCare, your child's health, safety, security & well-being are our top priorities. Not only are all of our outside perimeter doors locked to ensure security, but they lead to the playgrounds which are all fenced with locked gates as well.
In addition, the front door of the building has a coded entry where only enrolled families and staff are given a code. Visitors are asked to ring the doorbell and wait for a member of management to check their photo ID and escort them to the appropriate classroom.  
The Noblesville KinderCare has an appointed Health & Safety Coordinator on staff to complete daily safety checks as well as monthly fire and disaster drills.  Our teachers and staff participate in First Aid and CPR certification annually.  The infant staff is trained in safe sleep practices and SIDS prevention.  Our center provides nutritious meals and snacks planned by registered dietitians.  Each classroom practices family style dining where teachers model appropriate table manners and encourage children to assist in meal time routines.

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.

I would first off saying that this day care is awesome! They welcomed my children with open arms. When my kids first started, I was nervous, but with the help of the staff and the director, my experience has been great. They keep you updated on your kids and what's going on in the center. It's clean. It smells good. The staff are well-dressed. I would recommend parents to experience the trust and the love like I have.

- Mother

Noblesville KinderCare is like family to us and has been a huge blessing in our lives these past three years! I am a single mother with three kids enrolled who have benefited very much socially and academically. This great benefit comes from a kind and knowledgeable staff who have my children’s best interest in mind and share the same goals and values when it comes to supporting and encouraging my children. The staff has done an excellent job helping to prepare my son for kindergarten this year. They also have been an added resource to my school-age daughters with homework and projects. Noblesville KinderCare provides a very open, friendly and safe environment. I feel I can come to staff with any question or concern and it will be handled with care and positive feedback. The center is always smelling clean and fresh giving a feel of warmth and hospitality. Lastly, the staff does a fantastic job communicating all daily and upcoming events as well as changes to the curriculum in a timely manner which causes life to run very smoothly on a day-to-day basis. We are very fortunate and grateful to have found such a wonderful daycare fit! Thanks so much!

- Mother

I'm 43 years old and well aware that educational curriculum is not the same as when I was a child. Children are now not only on computers in Kindergarten but expected to be at a higher level for reading and math than ever before for their age groups. I wanted my son to be given the tools of phonics and simple mathematical skills for a good foundation to be fully prepared when entering Kindergarten. We were provided this asset with the KinderCare's Learning Adventures program.

In Junior Kindergarten, he had lessons 2-3 times a week in both areas and loved it. I am thrilled to say my son's elementary school just sent his first quarter reading and math test scores and he excelled over the average student in his kindergarten class. When people told me in the past I was jumping the gun in having my son tutored by the program before entering school, his test scores proved them all wrong.

- Mother

As a teacher, I know how important early literacy is for educational success. We enrolled Michael in the Learning Adventures Phonics program to help support and further is love for books. By the time he was four and a half years old, he was reading small, short stories on his own. He is as proud of himself as we are of him.

My husband and I are so pleased with the program that we signed him up for Math Learning Adventures!

- Mother

Attending KinderCare for three years has confirmed KinderCare's level of performance in providing a valuable educational experience. Tyler went through an entire list of scrambled sight words and placed each letter in it's correct place by sounding the picture of the word out.

- Mother

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