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South Chase KinderCare

Julie Bauer, Center Director

12307 South Orange Blossom Trail Orlando FL 32837
(407) 240-6640 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds

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Special Instructions:
behind Southchase Village on Wetherbee

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Southwood and Hunters Creek

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  • NAEYC Accreditation NAEYC


Welcome to KinderCare At Southchase in Orlando. Here, your child will find a rich, nurturing environment where learning is fun, the curriculum grows as skills increase, and passionate teachers turn every learning moment into a positive experience.

Julie Bauer, Center Director

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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


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.

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.

Soccer and Dance

Teachers & Staff

The teachers and staff at SouthChase KinderCare are passionate about educating and nurturing children. We are very proud of our Gold Seal and NAEYC accredited center. The SouthChase KinderCare team strives for excellence through continuing education from biannual company professional development trainings to seeking additional college courses or seminars in the education field. At the end of the day, the true key to our teachers’ success is their passion for teaching and their love of learning.

  • Julie Bauer

    Julie Bauer, Center Director

    I love knowing I make a difference each and every day in a child's life.

    Julie Bauer was born in Long Island , New York. She became the Orange Blossom School Director in 2013 and has been at the school since 2007. Julie spent two years as a VPK teacher and five years as Program Specialist before being promoted to School Director.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to becoming the School Director, Julie worked as a VPK Teacher and Program Specialist. She began her career as an Orange County Public School teacher, working with Students with Learning Disabilities/Varying Exceptionalities Students for eleven years.
    Year Started:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Educating children since 1989
    Director's Credential, Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ivonne Berros

    Ivonne Berros, Assistant Director

    Every child can learn, just not in the same day or the same way."

    -George Evans

    Originally form Puerto Rico, Ivonne moved to Florida in 1996. After graduating from high school, she attended the University of Central Florida, where she obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Exceptional Student Education. She has been part of the KinderCare family since 2005 as an assistant teacher and Program Specialist; she became the Assistant Director in 2014.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to becoming the Assistant Director, Ivonne worked as the Program Specialist. She also worked at Orange County Public Schools as a high school Exceptional Education teacher, working with students with Learning and Intellectual Disabilities, and Varying Exceptionalities.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Alice the Fairy by David Shannon
    Year Started:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Since 2003
    Bachelor of Science in Exceptional Student Education
  • Ms. Lenny

    Ms. Lenny, Dietary Nutritionist

  • Ms. Maria

    Ms. Maria, Infant Classroom

    I love sharing my day with the children.

    Ms. Maria is the Infant room teacher. She was born in Cochabamba, Bolivia. She moved from Chicago to Orlando in 1992, and has now been working for KinderCare since 1989. She loves working with children, especially the babies. She enjoys communicating with the parents and helping them when it comes to the growth and development of their child. She is very happy to say that she enjoys her job and takes pride in being a part of each child's life.

    Year Started:
    27 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Educating children since 1985
    Child Development Associate's credential
  • Ms. Martha

    Ms. Martha, Infant Classroom

    I love spending the day with the children, loving and caring for them.

    Ms. Martha is and Infant Room teacher. She's from Bogota, Colombia. She moved to New York and volunteered at Saint Sebastian School for 10 years. She moved from New York to Orlando, Florida and started working for KinderCare in August, 1998. She loves coming to work ever day and caring for the babies while helping them with their development.

    Year Started:
    17 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Educating Children Since 1983
    Bachelor's of Science
  • Ms. Rose

    Ms. Rose, Preschool Room

  • Ms. Jessica

    Ms. Jessica, Toddler Room

  • Ms. Adrienne

    Ms. Adrienne, Early Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I love my job the most when I see a child learn something new and I get to see the expression on their face.

    Ms. Andrienne is the Discovery Preschool teacher. She is originally from New York. She joined the KinderCare family in 2005 as a Toddler Room teacher. In 2010, she became the Discovery Preschool teacher and thinks it has been a great experience to get to work with such a wonderful group of children. Apart from being the Discovery Preschool teacher, Ms. Andrienne is also the Learning Adventures teacher. As the Learning Adventures teacher, she tutors children in math, reading, phonics, music, and cooking.

    Year Started:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Educating Children since 2003
    State mandated 45 hours training in childcare
  • Ms. Bonny

    Ms. Bonny, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I love when a child learns something new and is proud of their accomplishment.

    Year Started:
    22 Years
  • Ms. Irma

    Ms. Irma, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I love caring for the whole child and meeting all the social, emotion, physical, and cognitive needs of the child.

    Year Started:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    30 Years
    Bachelor's of Arts in Psychology and a Child Development Associate Degree
  • Ms. Mercedes

    Ms. Mercedes, Prekindergarten Classroom

    The relationship that I build with the children and their families.

    Year Started:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 Years
    Child Development Associate Degree
  • Ms. April

    Ms. April, Preschool Classroom

    I love watching the children grow and learn.

    Ms. April is the Preschool teacher. Originally form the Adirondacks, she moved to Florida after graduating with her Bachelor's Degree from SUNY Plattsburgh. She taught Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) in Stuart, FL for three years before moving to Orlando. She has been part of the KinderCare family since 2009, and started teaching the Preschool class in 2014.

    Year Started:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Educating Children Since 2003
    Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education

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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.

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Center Menu

Holidays Observed

  • New Year's Day
  • Presidents Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Columbus Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Day After Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day

Health and Safety

At KinderCare Learning Centers, your child’s safety is one of our top priorities. Not only are all of our outside perimeter doors locked to ensure security, but all of our playgrounds are fenced with locked gates as well. The front door of the building has a coded entry where only authorized family will be given an access code. A door bell is available for visitors who will be greeted by a center staff member. At Southchase KinderCare we have a Health and Safety Coordinator on site as well. Ms. Andrienne’s role includes conducting monthly evacuation and fire drills, ensuring that all staff’s first aid and CPR certificates are up to date, monitoring the children’s files for completion, including current immunization and physical records, and maintaining high cleanliness standards.

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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Truly, there are not enough words to compliment this center. They are caring, comforting, consistent, and most of all put education at the top of the list. They are NAEYC accredited (only two in Florida!) and the turnover rate for the teachers is almost zero. Some have been there for more than 15 years! It is an unbelievable place to take your child, and we can say wholeheartedly that both my daughters are better people as a result of their care. We tried another center for a while, but there was no comparison. KinderCare on South Orange Blossom Trail challenge my daughter in a way that promotes higher learning. They will work with you focusing on your child’s individual needs. It is a community environment, and we always feel at home when I walk in. I did not hesitate when I dropped my new baby off for the first time because I knew that she is being cared for by angels! We call everyday at the same time to check-in, and they never make us feel like 'the crazy parents.’ Our three-year-old is enrolled in their phonics program and is associating letter sounds with words on her own. Do your child a favor and check this center out. It really is the best in the area. It takes a village to raise a child, we am proud to say that this center is my village.

- Mother

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