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Canton KinderCare

Kelly Kennard, Center Director

4540 Dressler Rd. Northwest North Canton OH 44718
(330) 493-1121 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Whipple Heights, Taft, St. Michaels, Lake Cable, Avondale, and Our Lady of Peace

We are currently enrolling in all classrooms. Our Prekindergarten curriculum aligns with Ohio's Early Learning Content Standards and we offer half day and full day programs. Our Infant and Toddler curriculum aligns with Ohio's Infant/ Toddler Guidelines. We also use developmental screenings along with our assessments to inform instruction. This ensures your child will receive the developmentally appropriate educational components they need for Kindergarten readiness.

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.

SCHOOL-READY

What Learning Looks Like

Our talented early-childhood teachers set kids down the path toward becoming lifelong learners in a positive, safe, and nurturing environment.

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.

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.

Our Teachers

We're the only company in early childhood education to select teachers based on natural talent. Being a great educator isn't enough though. KinderCare teachers are also amazing listeners, nurturers, boo-boo fixers, and smile-makers. Put more simply, we love our teachers and your child will, too.

Meet just a few of our amazing KinderCare teachers!

A KINDERCARE TEACHER WITH

An Artist's Heart

"My classroom is full of art!” says Mary Annthipie-Bane, an award-winning early childhood educator at KinderCare. Art and creative expression, she says, help children discover who they really are.

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We put our best-in-class teachers in a best-in-class workplace. We're so proud to have been named one of Gallup's 37 winners of the Great Workplace Award. When you put great teachers in an engaging center, your children will experience an amazing place to learn and grow.

Our Families

Don't take our word for it. Hear what our families have to say about our amazing center!

  • My son has attended KinderCare Learning Center since he was a year and a half old.  The care, consideration and leadership of the staff there was immediately transparent from the front office into every classroom down the hall.  I was always well informed of everything they were doing currently and next in every age range.  When he was two and a half years old I was so thrilled with is progress that I began to look into ways to keep my son active and this is when I came across the enrichment programs.  With so many subject choices and levels I first decided to enroll him into Music.  It was not long before we began receiving pictures every week along with instruments, packets, books, updates and several at home exercises to stay active.  When he was three and a half I increased his Enrichment program from Music to Math and boosted his activity from one day a week to three days a week.  It only took a matter of weeks before my son was excited to tell me math problems he knows and was using the Kelsey Counters to play Math board games. This was when I was able to see the development of Learning Blocks that they  progressed through the Math program.  When he was four and a half I switched him from Math to Phonics and I have to stay this was my favorite program.  The research being done to help children understand the correct steps to learn to read through sight words and phonic sounds while he was in Pre-K was a learning experience for us both.  On the days he had Phonics it was the first thing he would tell me about when I picked him up.  I have no doubt in my mind that the KinderCare staff and the Enrichment Program available helped prepare my son for Kindergarten.  Whenever teachers and staff tell me how smart he is and how well he speaks, I humbly only take partial credit.  KinderCare has been and continues to be a major part of my son's successful future!!!

    Tim Johnson - KinderCare Parent
  • My family chose KinderCare in March of 2011, shortly after having our second child. I was very worried about leaving my 8 week old infant at daycare when I returned to work. We took an entire day to “shop around” for daycares. We made 5 appointments that day and just began going from daycare to daycare. KinderCare was our last stop for the day. I will never forget sitting in the chairs outside the infant room….we looked at each other and said, “THIS IS IT.” Not one other day care that entire day could hold a candle to KinderCare. Here are all the things we needed in a daycare that KinderCare has been able to provide at 110% faithfully every day since we enrolled. 1. A loving, caring, structured environment for our infant. The infant room is a magical place. The teachers are so attentive to the needs of my daughter. You will always find the teachers holding, rocking, reading, and playing with the babies. They let them experience life. They have a set lesson plan that they follow and have been educating her since she was 8 weeks old. She is so much further along than other children her age, and we attest that to her attending KinderCare. 2. A daycare that could accept our school age child in the summer and during the school year for professional days, and snow days. The summer program is amazing and is structured around “summer time.” For kids who have parents who work full time jobs, this any kids dream come true. 3. A daycare that is committed to being open all the time. Especially during bad weather, so that parents are not without a place to keep their children and have to miss work. As far a snow days go, I think it is an accomplishment that KinderCare should be very proud of. I can say that I appreciate the fact that the staff opens up every day faithfully so that I do not have to miss work. 4. Food and Hot Lunch program. For anyone who is a parent….Packing a lunch stinks!!!! So thank you to the kitchen staff. 5. An amazing staff, whom consistently has went above and beyond to care for my older child who has Type I diabetes. My son, who is 8, has type 1 diabetes. I can say that KinderCare is the ONLY place that has accepted my son with open arms, and with absolutely no protest or argument of caring for him. The teachers and directors have met our needs 110% and then some. It is a great feeling to sit at work and not have to worry about him. He was able to go on field trips and play all summer, just like a “normal” child and that is something that to our family is priceless. 6. To greet us every day, every time, every phone call with a smile and a happy voice. After a long day at work, nothing makes my evening begin better than the friendly faces that I encounter when I pick up my children. It is so nice to call in and be treated so nice, and be responded to so attentively. Miss Rebecca, Thank you for giving our family the opportunity to write a letter of thanks and appreciation. We will forever be grateful to your staff at KinderCare for providing excellent care to our children. I would rather not single out teachers name by name for fear of overlooking someone, but I can assure you that our family thanks GOD each and every day for each and every one of YOU!!! You jobs are so important and are not overlooked. Each person has a calling in life, and I firmly believe you ALL have found yours. From the bottom of our hearts and with sincere appreciation, Thank you very much !!

    Sarah, Tony, Steven and Sianna - KinderCare Parent
  • One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.

    Carl J. - KinderCare Parent

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Who Are KinderCare Families?

They hail from hundreds of cities across the country from countless backgrounds, and proudly represent every walk in life. What our families have in common, though, is the want to give their children the best start in life. We are so proud to be their partner in parenting.

Hear from just a few of our amazing KinderCare families.

A Globe-Trotting Family Finds A

Home in Houston

Four young children, four different passports, two languages, two full-time jobs…oh, and a few triathlons thrown in for good measure. Meet the globe-trotting Colettas—a family on the go.

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