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KinderCare Orlando

Meagan Meneses, Center Director

6537 Vista Park Blvd. Orlando FL 32829
(407) 275-0396 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 YEAR-OLDS
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Special Instructions:
Lee Vista Blvd Vista Park Blvd

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Vista Lakes and Hidden Oaks

We are now offering a private kindergarten program!

Contact us for more information or to schedule a tour.
 

Exclusive to KinderCare ~ New Transitional Kindergarten program to enhance your child’s VPK experience ~
Transitional Kindergarten is an enhanced learning program that offers more challenging activities than our traditional VPK “Wrap” program.  Children will experience project-related learning and extended whole group activities. This is in addition to the language, social, physical and cognitive learning we provide to get them ready for Kindergarten!
 

Welcome

Welcome to the KinderCare located in the Vista Lakes area of Orlando. We are very excited to meet with you and your family. We believe in developing the whole child with an emphasis on assisting your child's growth and their social, emotional, cognitive and physical development. Here at KinderCare, we believe it takes a village to raise a child and our parents consider us to be an extension of their families (their village). Your child will not only have a safe, secure and stimulating environment to learn in, but will have support from a team of child development experts who have a true passion for educating and nurturing children.

Meagan Meneses, Center Director

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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.

Private Kindergarten Programs (5 – 6 Years)

As children reach school age, our comprehensive full-day kindergarten program helps them explore, communicate, and create – all in a nurturing, small-class setting. Our team of expert educators has created a unique curriculum of reading, language, arts, math, science, and physical fitness that’s presented in a fun way to encourage a lifelong love of learning. Plus, our program is aligned with local and state elementary school standards, so children will be prepared to confidently enter first grade.

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.

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.

Spanish

Spanish Adventures provides young learners with a foundation for later success with the Spanish language. Music, games, children's Spanish literature, and other tools give children multiple opportunities to hear, practice, and see Spanish language for vocabulary and conversational development. Curriculum includes lessons on greetings, numbers, colors, animals, family, body parts and pets as well as how to get engage conversationally during common scenarios at home, a restaurant, or at the zoo. Qué pasa?

Teachers & Staff

The teachers and staff at our Vista Lakes area KinderCare are passionate about educating and nurturing children. Since the center opened, four years ago, our teachers have an average tenure of four years at our center and an average of nine years in the early childhood education field. The majority of our teachers have their Child Development Associate's credential, Bachelor's Degree or Master's Degree in early childhood education. The Vista Lakes area 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 teacher's success is their passion for teaching and their love of learning.

  • Meagan Meneses

    Meagan Meneses, Center Director

    I love to watch the children get excited about what they are learning. It is an amazing thing and it gives me more motivation to do my very best.

    Meagan has been with KinderCare for five years. She has been recently promoted to the Assistant Director position after having worked in the Voluntary Prekindergarten classroom and as the school's Health and Safety Coordinator. Meagan is always motivated and giving her best to the children.

    Previous Experience:
    Meagan has been a substitute teacher for Brevard County and Orange County Public Schools and has volunteered for the Girls Scouts of America.
    Year Started:
    4/1/2008
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Social Science, Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Nikki Beltran

    Nikki Beltran, Assistant Director

    I love making a diffrence in a child's life.

    Ms. Nikki joins us from a New Jersey school where she was the Health and Safety Coordinator/Program Specialist.  Ms Nikki loves spending time with the kids and making them excited for each and every day.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Nikki worked with KinderCare in 2008 as well, manager for a tutoring serivce
    Year Started:
    1/1/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor in Criminal Justice with a Minor in Psychology
  • Ms. Alyssa

    Ms. Alyssa, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I love seeing the progress the children make throughout the year.

    Ms. Alyssa brings her calm and soothing energy into the Infant room. She loves making sure that each and every baby knows that they are able to accomplish anything even at such an early age.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Alyssa worked as a before and after school teacher at an elementary school in Miami, Florida.
    Year Started:
    8/1/2013
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 Years
    Education:
    45-Hour Early Childhood Education Units
  • Ms. Lizette

    Ms. Lizette, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Lizette joins us from our CCLC schools.  We are happy to have her on our team!  She has worked for KinderCare before and is happy to be back.  She has amazing ideas and implements her curriculum with ease and dedication.

    Previous Experience:
    Early learning school and KinderCare
    Year Started:
    9/1/2015
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 Years
    Education:
    CDA
  • Ms. Daphne

    Ms. Daphne, Floating Teacher

    Ms. Daphne is back working with KinderCare.  She previously worked at a different location in the toddler classroom as well.  Ms. Daphne is a fantastic edition to our team.  She is great with the children and brings knowledge and eagerness to the classroom.

    Previous Experience:
    Previous KinderCare employee
    Year Started:
    10/1/2014
    Years in ECE industry:
    12
    Education:
    National CDA, 45 DCF hour training
  • Ms. Jessica

    Ms. Jessica, Toddler Classroom

    Ms. Jessica has worked with all different age groups.  She loves to bring her passion of exercise into the classroom!

    Year Started:
    5/1/2015
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 Years
  • Ms. McKenzie

    Ms. McKenzie, Toddler Classroom

    I love when a child sees or does something for the first time.  

    Ms. Mckenzie transferred to our school from a different KinderCare in Ohio.  She loves seeing the children's expressions when they are eager to learn.  Ms. McKenzie is great at talking to the children and making them feel welcome.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms Mckenzie has worked in retail while obtaining her degree.
    Year Started:
    1/1/2012
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 Years
    Education:
    Bachelors in General Studies with a focus of Education
  • Ms. Gloria

    Ms. Gloria, Preschool Classroom

    I love the challenge, to see children get their full potential.

    Ms. Gloria has worked with two year olds and other ages.  She has been doing Early Childhood Education for many years and continues to be a great addition to our team.  Gloria has her National Child Development Associate's credential and uses everything she has learned from that and pat experiences to make her classroom and great place to be.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Gloria Has been a volunteer within the community. She also ran an in-home family child care.
    Year Started:
    8/1/2014
    Years in ECE industry:
    29 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Cristina

    Ms. Cristina, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I love being able to see intellectual growth of a child.

    Ms. Cristina has volunteered at local hospitals in the pediatric department. While in high school she was a part of the childcare classes and preschool program. Ms. Cristina loves to interact with the children at their level.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Cristina took childcare classes during high school.
    Year Started:
    2/1/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Education:
    Pursuing 45-Hour Certificate
  • Ms. Alex

    Ms. Alex, Floating Teacher

    I know that I am responsible for what my students learn and I take great pride in being a positive influence in their lives.

    Ms. Alex has been with the Vista Lakes area KinderCare for approximately one year and is in the process of continuing her education in Early Childhood. Her fun and energetic personality is an integral part of the classroom environment and the children love it.

    Year Started:
    2/1/2012
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 year
  • Ms. Beth, Preschool Classroom

    The most rewarding part of my job is the interactions with children and creating a lasting foundaiton with our families.

    Ms. Beth was a part of our sister school Champions since 2014.  We are happy to have her join our school and bring her creativity into the classroom.

    Year Started:
    6/1/2015
  • Ms. Nicole P.

    Ms. Nicole P., Preschool Classroom

    I love watching the children learn and grow.

    Ms. Nicole is earning her degree in education.  We are excited to have her on our team and love all the attention to detail that she gives to the children.

    Year Started:
    3/1/2015
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 Year
    Education:
    Working towards DCF hours
  • Ms. Judith

    Ms. Judith, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I love being a part of the learning process of the children.

    Ms. Judy has been working with Prekindergarten-age children for many years.  She is great with child-teacher interactions and loves being with her students.  She takes pride in her job and is a great communicator with parents.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Judy taught at several preschools, with Prekindergarten-age classes.
    Year Started:
    3/1/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
    Education:
    National CDA. 45 DCF hour training
  • Ms. Sherley

    Ms. Sherley, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I love to see how they grow and learn.

    Ms. Sherley has come back to our team and we couldn’t be happier.  She loves to be a part of the classroom environment and spend quality time with all of the children.  Ms. Sherley works hard with each of the children in her classroom and ensures that they are learning.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Sherley used to work for us in our Discovery Preschool (two-year-old) classroom, she also worked in a different facility as a Preschool Teacher.
    Year Started:
    8/1/2014
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Elementary Education
  • Ms. Damaris

    Ms. Damaris, Voluntary Prekindergarten Classroom

    I have a genuine love for children. To know that they look up to me is an honor. The things they say put a smile on a face.

    Ms. Damaris has two daughters and has lived in Colorado and Puerto Rico before locating to Florida. She has her degree in Elementary Education and has worked with children of all different ages. Ms. Damaris has a great passion for the children in her classroom, she encourages their imagination.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Damaris has worked as a teacher's assistant at other schools located in another state.
    Year Started:
    4/1/2013
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Education
  • Ms. Helen

    Ms. Helen, Voluntary Prekindergarten Classroom

    I love watching the children grow and learn every day.

    Ms. Helen started her KinderCare career in Virginia and came to KinderCare Vista Lakes in August of 2013. She loves to enhance her Voluntary Prekindergarten classroom with art projects that enhance the children's imaginations and knowledge.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Helen worked as an after school teacher in an elementary school as well as a Preschool teacher.
    Year Started:
    11/1/2012
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 Years
    Education:
    Pursuing 45-Hour Early Childhood Education Credential
  • Ms. Lina

    Ms. Lina, Voluntary Prekindergarten Classroom

    I am passionate about teaching everyday and I love seeing the children's academic progress. I also enjoy working with the children's family to help the children succeed.

    Ms. Lina holds a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education has 10 years experience in the Early Childhood field. Ms. Lina brings her positive energy and creativity to the classroom and truly enjoys the daily interactions with the children, as well as the children's families.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Lina's previous experience working for the Department of Education in Puerto Rico and teaching toddlers at a local preschool.
    Year Started:
    5/1/2008
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 years
    Education:
    Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education, Child Development Associate Credential, CPR and First Aid Certified
  • Ms. Nicole

    Ms. Nicole, Voluntary Prekindergarten Classrooms A & D

    Teaching for me is one of the most important jobs one can have. I love teaching because as a teacher, I have the opportunity to be a part of the future by giving children the knowledge and skills needed for success in anything they may do.

    Ms. Nicole has been with the Vista Lakes area KinderCare for three years and has a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education. She is a very creative teacher and the children love to work with Ms. Nicole to create imaginative and educational art.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Nicole taught fourth grade for one year prior to coming to KinderCare. She has also taught preschool children ages two to four.
    Year Started:
    3/1/2010
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's of Science Degree in Elementary Education, Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Yvette, Cook

    Children are our future.

    Yvette has five years experience in the Early Childhood field and brings her nurturing and loving nature to the kitchen. Both students and staff love Yvette and her delicious cooking.

    Previous Experience:
    Yvette's previous experience includes being a caregiver for people with disabilities.
    Year Started:
    5/1/2008
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 years
    Education:
    Bachelor of Arts Degree in English, CPR and First Aid Certified
  • Ms. Elsa

    Ms. Elsa, Floating Teacher

    I love to see children grow and learn something new everyday.

    Ms. Elsa started her teaching career subsituting for the school district. She has been a great assest to our school and bringing in her calm demeanor into the classroom. 

    Year Started:
    5/1/2015
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 Years
  • Ms. Jamie, Floating Teacher

    I love those defining moments when I'm teaching and the joy and love for learning is expressed by the child.

    Ms. Jamie loves teaching children to have fun while learning the fundamentals of social skills, self control, and conflict resolution while building character that will help them grow and develop in early educaiton.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Jamie has worked with many different age groups in the early learning education field.
    Year Started:
    6/1/2015
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 Years
    Education:
    CDA
  • Ms. Jordan

    Ms. Jordan, Learning Lab & Floating Teacher

    I love being able to watch children grow, learn new things and knowing that I made a difference in their lives at such a young age.

    Ms. Jordan was born and raised in Orlando, Florida. She took child care developmental courses in high school and knew that she wanted to be in the education field. She started working with KinderCare this fall and is very excited to be a part of our team.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Jordan previously worked at an animal hospital as a tech and receptionist.
    Year Started:
    10/1/2013
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Education:
    Pursuing 45-Hour Early Childhood Education Units
  • Ms. Krystal

    Ms. Krystal, Infant Classroom

    I love my job because the children inspire me to be the best that I can be.

    Ms. Krystal started working in Early Childhood Education with KinderCare Vista Park. She gets down on the children's level and interacts with them in a fun loving way.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Krystal has previous experience babysitting her younger cousins for many years.
    Year Started:
    2/18/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Education:
    Pursuing 45-Hour Certificate

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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

We observe the following holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • President's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • 4th of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day

Please note that because holidays observed may vary between centers, please be sure to check with your Center Director for specific closures.

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 our playgrounds are fenced with locked gates as well. In addition, the front door of the building has a coded entry, where only authorized family members will have a code to enter. Otherwise, a door bell is available to visitors who will be greeted by a center staff member. At the Vista Lakes area KinderCare, we have a Health and Safety Coordinator on site, as well. Meagan's role includes conducting monthly fire drills, ensuring that all staff's First Aid and CPR certificates are up to date 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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Our daughter has attended KinderCare Orlando since she was three months in age and stayed until she graduated from their prekindergarten program. Her first graduation, of what will likely be many, was with friends and the greatest teachers. Everyone is full of love for our daughter. I could not have been happier with the center we chose. Its one of the great presents in this world and we are so blessed. Thank you Lina, Chancy, Dayna, Kathleen, Cari, Peggy, Megan, Nicole, Alex, and Yvette. All of your hearts for almost five years gave our daughter the care she needed. We also appreciate the engaging curriculum and general care they had for our daughter with every ounce of your soul. They gave me a peace of mind every day. I am so grateful we found KinderCare Orlando!

- Mother

We love KinderCare! My son has been with KinderCare for over 4 years and my daughter started when she was just 12 weeks old. As hard as it can be to leave your children at daycare, I always have the peace of mind knowing that my children are in a safe, educational and loving environment. Both of my children have amazing teachers, who truly care about each of them as individuals. My son will soon be graduating Voluntary Prekindergarten and moving on to Kindergarten and we are truly sad to see his time ending at KinderCare. We've made wonderful memories at KinderCare and would highly recommend KinderCare to others!

- Mother

KinderCare has been a huge influence on our son's life. Not only do they provide an excellent education but they also provide a loving and nurturing environment. Our son is always asking to go to school. We are extremely grateful for their support, love and dedication to all the children attending.

- Mother

We are very fortunate to have our daughter attending such a loving, caring and attentive school! Her teachers are creative and innovative with their curriculum.

- Mother

I have always found the staff at KinderCare to be friendly and to genuinely care about my son's well being and learning. I can't imagine taking him to any other school where he could receive the same quality education. I can heartily recommend this center and it is the first and only place to bring my child.

- Father
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