Jennifer Sneed, Center Director
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Jennifer Sneed, 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.
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.
What you leave behind is not what is engraved on stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others." ~ Pericles
Amber has worked in the field of early childhood education since 2010. She received her bachelor of science in child development from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2012. Amber is very adamant about building strong relationships with her families and teachers to make the atmosphere of the early learning environment feel like a second home. She believes deeply in quality care and loving, supportive teachers for every child. Amber helps push the staff to be excellent in all that they do for the children but especially in their curriculum. Her love for the children and her desire to help others grow to their full potential is what helps make this center so special.
Breanna provides a loving, nurting environment for the infants. She has been in the early care field for five years. Breanna spends quality one on one time with each child in her care. She is very vocal with them, reading and encouraging them to coo and babble. She ensures all of their needs are met and they feel safe and secure while you are at work and they are in our care.
Casandra works with the toddlers at our center. She has two boys of her own and enjoys spending time with them. Casandra enjoys engaging the children in activities that develop their large motor skills. She enjoys dancing, jumping, and encouraging the children to climb.
Sammie is our lead Toddler teacher. She is currently pursuing her Child Development Associates Degree and should have this by the middle of 2017. Sammie loves all the children in her class and builds strong relationships with all families. If your child is in our toddler class you can expect to be invited in to read to the children, or just spend time. Sammie loves parent interaction!!
Tabitha has been working in Early Care Education for the past 4 years. If your child is ready to be potty trained than this is the class for them! Tabitha will work with you to ensure the best potty training experience possible for your child! Tabitha will also implement our curriculum to expose your child to developmentally appropriately activities to stimulate their curiuosity.
What I like best about working with children is knowing that I am instrumental in the field of Early Chilhood Education.
Ms. Anita is grateful to be a part of the lives of each child she cares for. She enjoys watching the children grow and learn new things everyday. She is passionate about making sure each child is treated as an individual.
One of my favorite parts of working with children is knowing I am a part of tomorrow's leaders.
Ms Auggie has been with KinderCare for a year. She truly has a love for teaching young children. She helps to ensure that each child expands there lanuguage skills, grows there mind, and builds a sense of community. Her classroom engages young minds with a blend of music, art, and movement, as well as the early education fundamentals they will need as they continue to go on to preschool.
Children are the most valuable things in our world. It is an honor and a great joy to help children grow and learn as they explore their world.
Mr. Joel has been with KinderCare for two years. He has been working in Early Childhood Education for four years. Mr. Joel brings his positive and upbeat energy into the classroom. He enjoys teaching the children new things and experimenting along with them. Ms. Joel is a very patient and understanding person, so the children love to learn with him!
I like watching the children learn and growm each one is unique and special.
Ms. Linda is known around the center for her bubbly personality and her warm and welcoming approach. Having 30 years experience with children and parents has given her great joy. Her high level of energy is contagious and families love her positive interaction with them.
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Ms. Tonya loves helping children develop new skills, engage in activities that require them to think and solve problems everyday. She knows she is working in skills that they will use their entire life. Using the student council, the children are allowed the opportunity to help choose some of the activities they will accomplish in the upcoming weeks of there curriculum.
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.
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Fall Professional Development Day: October 12, 2015
Spring Professional Development Day: February 15, 2016
If our center needs to open late, close early or remain closed due to inclement weather, we will post notification on Kindercare.com
At KinderCare, the safety of our children and the confidence of our parents are points of pride. From daily sign-in to strict parent / guardian identification and single keypad access, we maintain a rigorous standard for safety. Plus our daily cleanliness and maintenance schedules leave nothing at all to chance.
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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