Cherrie Boykin, Center Director
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Welcome to Dorscher KinderCare of Orlando! We set our children up for a lifetime of learning through our high-quality curriculum, nurturing and knowledgeable teachers, and by fostering the sense of curiosity through which children view the world. We invite you to stop by any time to tour our school, meet our teachers, and find out what makes KinderCare so special. We hope to see you soon!
Cherrie Boykin, 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.
At Dorscher KinderCare of Orlando, each teacher is dedicated to being their best, doing their best, and sharing their best with our children and their families. The education of your child starts with the commitment our teachers make to stay current in the field of Early Education. We attend Professional Development workshops, have weekly and monthly Health and Safety focuses, staff meetings, and participate in on-going Accreditation practices so we can remain current on important early childhood topics and provide the best care and education for your child.
Ms. Shaniel loves working at KinderCare because she can watch the amazing growth in these early years. She enjoys knowing she's made a positive difference in the lives of children.
Ms. Cherrie views each day as on opportunity to make a difference in the life of a child and endeavors to light that spark and joy for learning in children and everybody around her! Ms. Cherrie also views Early Literacy as a critical component of current and future educational success. She ensures students are read to daily, have plenty of books available and have the opportunity to read and look at books for themselves, regardless of age.
Ms.Mihoko Barbara started her career in Early Childhood at a Private Preschool in Orlando.
Ms. Barbara has a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education, CDA , First Aid and CPR. Ms. Barbara love to dedicate and devote her time to make our school a fun and safe learning enviornment, a school for young children to learn and grow.
Children are the key to our future, we need to make sure we give them every chance to succeed!
Ms. Tracy started her career with the United States Air Force. She holds a National CDA. She enjoys working with children and their families to promote growth and development. She is excited to have joined the KinderCare team! Her goal is to further her education and attend new trainings. She enjoys spending time outdoors and road trips with her husband.
I love teaching because it helps children achieve their goals in life.
Ms. Cynthia taught in Jamaica for twenty-five years and has been at KinderCare since 2005. She is married with three children of her own. Working with children is so important to Cynthia because she loves to help them achieve their full developmental potential. She loves working at KinderCare because she enjoys seeing children accomplish their goals.
I enjoy caring for the children and watching them develop.
Ms. Lisa loves working at KinderCare because she enjoys caring for children and seeing them reach developmental milestones - something she sees a lot of in the infant class!
Ms. Shelia comes to us from Barbados! She loves working with children and loves watching them grow and learn new things. She has a son and two wonderful grandsons! She enjoys reading and loves sharing stories with the children in her class.
Ms. Michelle loves children of all ages and have an amazing educational background in early childhood.
I love knowing I had a part in the excitement on a child's face when he or she learns something new.
Ms. Sallie has been working for KinderCare since 1992. She has four children of her own and eight grandchildren! She loves seeing children develop and learn as they grow. Sallie understands the importance of her role as a teacher in a young child's life and finds it heart-warming that parents trust her to help raise the most important part of their lives. Sallie loves working at KinderCare because she loves to see the expression of a child who just learned something for the first time.
I enjoy working with children because they are our heritage, and they are certainly our future.
Ms. Cynthia was born in the state of Texas. She's happily married with three children and one granddaughter. She was employed with the Orange County school board for five years and was a certified family childcare provider for three and a half years. She has also worked with an extended day program for the Boy’s and Girl’s Club. Cynthia loves working at KinderCare because she is inspired and intrigued by children's ideas and imagination.
I enjoy the knowledge that I pass to each child and knowing that they will never forget me.
Ms. Rachel loves working at KinderCare because she truly enjoys teaching and she loves seeing children learn and grow.
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.
Now Enrolling for Summer Camp and Free Summer VPK! Stop by our school and pick up an enrollment package or get more information.
You can also give us a call at 407-293-6618.
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At KinderCare Learning Center of Orlando, we have a security code key pad at the front entrance doors. This code is only known to enrolled families and is changed randomly in order to keep the security level at its highest. Each teacher also knows who is authorized to pick up the children. If they are not familiar with an individual they will immediately contact management to verify identification. We take the safety of all children entrusted into our care very seriously. With this in mind, team members are First Aid, CPR, and Fire Safety certified. Our school also has a Health and Safety Coordinator who monitors daily practices, completes monthly safety audits, monthly fire and disaster drills, and ensures medication is properly administrated. At KinderCare, the health and safety of our students is our top priority.
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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