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Dorscher KinderCare

Cherrie Boykin, Center Director

644 Dorscher Rd. Orlando FL 32818
(407) 293-6618 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
Near Sports Authority Two traffic lights west of Colonial and Hiawassee

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Metro West, Frangus, West Oaks.

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Welcome

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

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Accreditation

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.

Florida Voluntary Prekindergarten Programs

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.

Teachers & Staff

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.

  • Cherrie Boykin

    Cherrie Boykin, Center Director

    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.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare, Ms. Cherrie served as Center Director at a Corporate preschool in Oviedo, Florida. Prior to becoming Director, she served as Assistant Director, Lead Teacher, Voluntary Prekindergarten Teacher and teaching in the two, three and four-year-old classrooms.
    Year Started:
    3/24/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    16 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential with, Florida Director's Credential
  • Bileida Rivera Gonzalez

    Bileida Rivera Gonzalez, Assistant Director

    Bileida Rivera Gonzalez relocated from the KinderCare located in Celebration, she started as the Assistant School Director in Celebration back in December, 2014.

    Bileida has a Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Educaton , Director Credential, National CDA , First Aid and CPR. She loves children and love providing quality service to children and families.

    Previous Experience:
    She was a Director at another school but started in this field as Teacher Assistant.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Green eggs and ham - Dr. Suess
    Year Started:
    12/2/2014
    Years in ECE industry:
    13 years
    Education:
    Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education, Director Credential and National CDA.
  • Shaniel

    Shaniel, Discovery Preschool

    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.

    Year Started:
    9/3/2013
    Tenure:
    2 Years
  • Ms. Tracy, Discovery Preschool

    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.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Tracy has worked for over 15 years in various classrooms. She really enjoys working with all age groups.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Messy Bess
    Year Started:
    1/13/2015
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 years
    Education:
    National CDA
  • Ms. Cynthia B.

    Ms. Cynthia B., Infant Classroom

    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.

    Year Started:
    12/1/2005
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    34 years
    Education:
    Certificate in Primary Education
  • Ms. Lisa

    Ms. Lisa, Infant Classroom

    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!

    Year Started:
    7/1/2003
    Tenure:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 years
  • Ms. Shelia, Preschool

    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.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Shelia has her CDA and loves working with children. She enjoys watching them grow and learn.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    My Many Colored Days!
    Year Started:
    10/3/2014
    Years in ECE industry:
    4
    Education:
    CDA
  • Michelle, Twos

    Ms. Michelle loves children of all ages and have an amazing educational background in early childhood.
     

    Previous Experience:
    She started working for KinderCare back in 2013 and worked in Early Head Start back in 2011 as lead teacher.
    Year Started:
    10/7/2013
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    4 years
    Education:
    Bachelors and Master in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Sallie

    Ms. Sallie, Health and Safety Cord.,VPK Assistant

    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.
     

    Year Started:
    5/1/1992
    Tenure:
    23 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 years
  • Ms. Cynthia S.

    Ms. Cynthia S., Toddler Classroom

    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.

    Year Started:
    3/1/2003
    Tenure:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    19 years
    Education:
    Bachelor of Arts in Theology
  • Ms. Holly

    Ms. Holly, Voluntary Prekindergarten Classroom, Tutorial Specialist

    I enjoy seeing the excitement of a child that has learned something new for the first time and knowing that I helped them achieve that.

    Ms. Holly is our VPK teacher and our Phonics Learning Adventures teacher. She loves working with children to help them accomplish new goals. Holly loves working at KinderCare because she loves the excitement children show when they do something for the first time.

    Year Started:
    7/1/2007
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9 years
    Education:
    Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Rachel

    Ms. Rachel, Voluntary Prekindergarten Classroom, Tutorial Specialist

    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.

    Year Started:
    8/1/2009
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 years
    Education:
    Associates Degree in Hotel Management

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About Our Center

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.

 

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Holidays Observed

New Year's Day
President's Day
Memorial Day
Fourth of July
Labor Day
Columbus Day
Thanksgiving and the day after
Christmas Day

Health and Safety

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.

At KinderCare, what families say about us means a lot. Read below some of the great experiences our families have had with us.

Share Your Story
If you have a story about your experience at KinderCare, please share your story with us.

I got home one night after picking my toddler up from KinderCare. As she was playing in the bath, she pointed at a toy and said, “Look, Mom. It’s yellow!”  I was surprised because not only was she right, but this was something I had not taught her. It was a beautiful moment to know that my daughter was learning new concepts at school when I couldn’t be there with her.  Thanks Ms. Sallie and Ms. Cynthia!

 

- Father
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