Shannon McDaniel, Center Director
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Welcome to KinderCare of Oxford. We are conveniently located of of Rt 67 in the Pleasant Valleyveiw Shopping Center.
We are excited to share our experience and knowledge of early childhood education with you. We pride ourselves of a family atmosphere as well as a great experience for you and your child. We look forward to meeting with you and working together to provide the best academic foundation we can for your child.
Shannon McDaniel, 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.
Your entire family is welcome to join us October 18th for our community social. Come see how family-style dining is done at our center, mingle with other families, and, best of all, enjoy a healthy snack with your child!
You’ll better understand how we turn our meals into learning experiences and encourage the children to try new foods, practice table manners, use utensils, and simply enjoy a great meal and good company! See you there!
Two times each year we dedicate a day for our staff's professional development to further their training and better equip them for the care of your child. The center will be closed on this day for training to occur. If you have questions or would like to request further details, please contact your local Center Director.
Our team works together to provide an environment in which children learn and have fun at the same time. Our staff provide a structured and routined day with many sensory and transitional activities added to develop not only their academics but their social/emotional growth as well. We believe communication is key and our door is always open for you.
There is no greater joy in life than to see the look on a young child's face as they discover the world around them. It's a privilege to play such a key role in helping children develop to their fullest potential. I am confident that as a parent you will go to work knowing your child is secure and our dedicated staff is ensuring your child is learning while having fun at school.
Shannon comes to the Oxford KinderCare from our Guilford center with 7 years of experience working with children of all age groups. She is taking classes at Charter Oak Community College and anticipates graduating with her BS in Child Studies in 2017. Shannon has been certified as an EMT with 15 years of work experience in that field. She is passionate about supporting her team as well as the families of her center. She is eager to devote her time to sharing her knowledge from the medical field about injury prevention and safety with her team. Shannon looks forward to getting involved with community events and engaging with the families and children each day, as well as supporting her team in their individual development.
"I enjoy seeing the kids grow! I love it when they make me laugh.
I love being able to work laugh, learn, and play with the children.
Stephanie joined our team with experience working with children with developmental delays
I love working in every classroom because I have gotten the chance to watch each child grow. Everyday they make me laugh and their hugs always put a smile on my face.
"I get to watch the children learn and grow. We use our creativity and imagination!
I love to see all the infants grow and reach their milestones when it comes to motor skills. I love hearing them laugh and talk all day.
Miss Deanna began as a floating teacher, but quickly found she has a passion for working with our infants.
"I enjoy watching the children learn and grow.
"Doing phonics, music, and cooking really gives me one-on-one time with the kids. I just love teaching new things!
"I enjoy seeing the children be able to apply everything they have learned up to this point to prepare for kindergarten.
"It is a surprise everyday coming to work. I love the hugs and the things each child comes up with.
I enjoy watching the children learn and grow. They teache me a lot too!
Ms. Michele has worked on our Discovery Preschool classroom and is now working with the Multi Age.
It is really exciting to watch children discover things for the first time and have new experiences.
Miss Nicole works in a local public school system and assists in all of our classrooms in the afternoon. Nicole also supports the director as the third in charge of the center.
"I love to see the children learn and explore.
Your whole family is welcome to join us September 13th for our community social. Summer is winding down, Fall is approaching and that means it’s Back to School season! Now is the perfect time to get a glimpse of the KinderCare curriculum and experience in our centers. Our director and teachers can’t wait to point out their favorite aspects of the classrooms. This is also a great chance to spend time with current families who stay and have fun at the social! See you there!
Please join us for an ice cream social where you will have the opportunity to meet the teachers and families. You will also see what you child will be learning this school year.
For more information on attending this training and learning the skills of adult, child, and infant CPR please contact the center director at 203-888-0479.
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.
We will be closed New Year's Day.
We will be closed Memorial Day.
We will be closed Forth of July.
We will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.
We will be closed the day after Thanksgiving.
We will be closed Christmas Day.
We will be closed Presidents Day (Spring Professional Development Day).
We will be closed Columbus Day (Fall Professional Development Day).
At our center your child's safety is important to us. Our doors remain locked at all times. Each client is given a unique pin to enter our building. Our playgrounds are completely fenced in for your child safety.
Our staff are CPR, First Aid and Medication certified. Staff receive a minimum of eighteen hours of training per year to be updated on any health and safety changes. If you have questions, please feel free to call our center at any time.
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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