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Postal Court KinderCare

Christy Knight, Center Director

4229 Postal Court Pasadena MD 21122
(410) 437-4720 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
off Mountain Rd behind the Post Office and the Friendly's Restaurant

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Sunset, High Point, Solley, Jacobsville, and Bodkin Buses leave the center at 8:15 am and return to the center by 4:15pm!

Welcome to the website for Pasadena KinderCare located in Pasadena, Maryland. We hope you find vital information you need here and if there are any questions or concerns please call or e-mail. Thank you and we hope to see you soon!

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Welcome

Welcome to the webpage for Pasadena KinderCare! We are excited you chose to visit our website today and we hope that you find the information listed is vital to choosing a learning center. Please contact us with any questions or concerns.

Christy Knight, 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.

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.

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  1. Sunday January 01, 2017
    1. January's Learning Focus

      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. 

  2. Monday December 26, 2016
    1. Center Closed in Observance of Christmas Day

Teachers & Staff

The staff at Pasadena KinderCare welcomes you. All of Pasadena KinderCare staff members have been carefully selected for their ability to work with and care for young children. They all meet or exceed the Maryland State Department of Education requirements for pre-service training, education and experience. We are proud to say we have one of the lowest staff turn-over rates. Most of our teachers have been with us for over four years. The longest term teacher has been with us for 27 years! We welcome all visitors to tour our learning center and ask any questions.

  • Christy Knight

    Christy Knight, Center Director

    I strive for ample communication between families and staff, and a welcoming and friendly atmosphere for all families and visitors.

    Christy has actively been working with children for many years, focusing on teaching and managing in Early Childhood Development. While earning her Bachelor's of Science in Education, Christy has maintained employment with KinderCare as Center Director and implemented her training on the job.

    Previous Experience:
    Christy has student-taught Kindergarten and the first, third, and fifth grades.
    Year Started:
    3/20/2009
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's of Science Degree in Elementary Education
  • Tori Johnson, Assistant Director

    I love when a child gets that "aha moment" and I know that I had something to do with it.

    Previous Experience:
    Tori has worked with children 6 weeks up to school age. She has experiences working at other KinderCare locations and is great with the new KinderCare curriculum.
    Year Started:
    9/3/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    13 Years
    Education:
    45-Hour Infant & Toddler Certificate, 90-Hour Preschool & Prekindergarten Certificate, 45-Hour School Age Certificate, Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Megan

    Ms. Megan, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Megan enjoys teaching children new activities. She loves knowing that she impact's all children and help them grow. Ms. Megan is working on her Child Development Associate's Credential.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Megan has worked in child care for many years at several child care locations.
    Year Started:
    10/21/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 years
    Education:
    45-Hour Infant & Toddler Certificate, 90-Hour Preschool & Prekindergarten Certificate
  • Ms. Jen

    Ms. Jen, Toddler Classroom

    Ms. Jen has been with KinderCare for a short period of time, however has quite a bit of experience in Childhood Education.  She has worked for several other companies before  joining KinderCare.  She is excited about her future here!  She brings to the company new ideas for both the teachers and the classrooms.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Jen has many years of experience working at 2 other child care centers.
    Year Started:
    9/2/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 years
    Education:
    45-Hour Infant & Toddler Certificate, 90-Hour Preschool & Prekindergarten Certificate, 45-Hour School Age Certificate
  • Ms. Debby

    Ms. Debby, Toddler Classroom

    Ms. Debby is very caring for all her children and families. She enjoys watching the children learn each day and watching them accomplish new things.

    Year Started:
    6/23/2003
    Tenure:
    13 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Sandy

    Ms. Sandy, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Sandy is very passionate about teaching children. She enjoys planning and teaching two year old children. She is very passionate about her career teaching children new skills.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Sandy previously worked at this KinderCare in the 1990's.
    Year Started:
    4/10/2009
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 Years
    Education:
    90-Hour Early Childhood Education Credential
  • Ms. Ashley, Manager; Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Ashley is very passionate about caring and teaching children. She enjoys art and loves creating things with children.

    Year Started:
    8/27/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential, 45-Hour Infant & Toddler Certificate, 90-Hour Preschool & Prekindergarten Certificate
  • Ms. Pam

    Ms. Pam, Preschool Classroom, Mentor Teacher

    Always remember there are two sides to every story!

    Ms. Pam is a mentor teacher to all teachers with her many years of experience. She is passionate about planning and teaching children of all ages. She enjoys working with small groups and completing language development and art activities.

    Year Started:
    9/9/1985
    Tenure:
    31 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    30 + Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Physical and Health Education
  • Ms. Bertha

    Ms. Bertha, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Ms. Bertha enjoys working with children and their families everyday. Her favorite activity is working with children in small groups to create a positive bond and build each child's skills.

    Year Started:
    12/13/2004
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 + Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Mary

    Ms. Mary, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Ms. Mary enjoys working with our older children. Her knowledge of the Spanish language has allowed her to build it into her curriculum and pass it on to the children. Ms. Mary is working on her Child Development Associate's Credential.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Mary worked at a smaller child care center before coming to be a teacher at KinderCare.
    Year Started:
    8/11/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 years
    Education:
    90-Hour Preschool & Prekindergarten Certificate
  • Ms. Stephany

    Ms. Stephany, Manager; Kindergarten Prep Classroom

    Ms. Stephany is very passionate working with children. She always communicates with all of her families and enjoys teaching. Ms. Stephany has began persuring her Masters Degree.

    Year Started:
    11/17/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education
  • Ms. Sue

    Ms. Sue, Learning Adventures

    Ms. Sue has always been passionate about working with children. She enjoys working with older children to prepare them for elementary school. Her favorite activities are reading stories, art projects and writing activities.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining our center Ms. Sue has worked at the Severna Park KinderCare.
    Year Started:
    3/29/2009
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 + Years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Lucille

    Ms. Lucille, Classroom

    Ms. Lucille has been in the teaching field for many years. She enjoys teaching the Music program to children of all ages. She also loves working with children before school to help them have a positive day!

    Year Started:
    11/27/1995
    Tenure:
    21 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    25 + Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Rosemary

    Ms. Rosemary, Cook

    Ms. Rosemary has been in the teaching field for many years and loves focusing on curriculum and education for all ages. She moved into the cook position to spend afternoons with her family and attend sports with her children.

    Year Started:
    5/2/1994
    Tenure:
    22 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 + Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education

December 2016 Events

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  1. Thursday December 01, 2016
    1. December's Learning Focus

      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.

  2. Monday December 26, 2016
    1. Center Closed in Observance of Christmas Day

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

Every employee is fingerprinted and must pass a background check through the Central Justice Information System. All doors are locked from the outside, unless a class is on the playground. Everyone must enter the main door and use the key pad with a code to enter the building. The office and lobby is staffed at all times to see who is entering the building. Children are only released to authorized persons listed on their emergency contact form. All of our staff members are certified in Infant and Child First Aid and CPR and fire drills are held at least once per month.

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 just wanted to recognize two particular teachers at Postal Court KinderCare that my daughter has grown to love- Ms. Lucille and Ms. Pam. They are both wise educators and excellent role models. My three-year-old daughter, Alana, was very apprehensive about starting daycare and the transition hasn't been easy. She said it was scary and the kids were mean (probably because they wanted to share, and she didn't!). After a month or two, she started saying things like "That's what Ms. Pam says...". She tells me that Ms. Lucille and Ms. Pam are her favorite teachers, and I share the same sentiment. Ms. Pam always keeps me involved and shares in our joy as Alana becomes more comfortable. Additionally, the only reason she stopped crying in the mornings is thanks to Ms. Lucille's extra attention. She holds her for a short time to allow for a smooth transition, and helps her wave goodbye to me. She says she will continue to give my daughter this attention as long as she needs it, and works to increase her independence a little every day. She always has a kind word and a bright smile to greet us. I can tell my daughter is very comfortable with your staff and we appreciate all that you do. Please recognize these two wonderful women.

- Mother

It is hard to believe that we have been with KinderCare for almost six years now. When we started here, we lived pretty close to the center. After a year or so, we moved to Severn. We looked at and interviewed different centers that were closer to our new house but, in the end, it made the most since for us to stay at KinderCare. Even though we would be adding at least an hour of commute time to our drive every day, we just could not pass up the opportunity to have our kids in the best place possible.<br /> <br /> The staff has been outstanding for us. With our children’s allergy and asthma problems, the staff always goes the extra mile to make sure our kids were taken care of. We have had involvement with every teacher and staff member in the center and cannot thank them enough for the teaching and guidance they have provided for our children. I would be happy to recommend KinderCare to anyone who is looking for daycare in the Pasadena area!

- Father

I really appreciate Christy being so accommodating to where we can bring our son an extra day. It means a lot to us that you are able to be flexible during our family's loss. You all do a great job with Lucas!

- Mother

Words cannot express how much Ms. Sandy has touched my children’s lives. It’s always hard for a parent to leave their child with someone else while they go to work every day. As a parent, we are full of concerns and questions like; Is my child happy? Are they being watched? Are they having fun? Are they getting hugs when they are happy and sad? And most importantly, does my child feel loved at school? With Ms. Sandy, I have never once second guessed any of those questions. Every day she met my child with a smile and everyday my child ran up to her to give her a hug. Ms. Sandy knew my child and would take the time to tell me about her day, the good and the bad. I have never seen a two-year-old classroom that was so organized and ran so smoothly. You can tell that Ms. Sandy loves what she does and loves each and every child that steps into her classroom.

- Mother

I just wanted to take a moment to thank Christy for taking the time to talk to me the other night, for taking my concerns seriously and addressing my concerns them. I will be completely honest, during the time of Christy's transition into becoming the Director, I was not sure how I felt about the change and the influence that it would have on our family or the center as a whole. Much to my pleasant surprise, I am very pleased with the care that Grace is under on a daily basis and Christy has a lot to do with that. I know that often her hard work and dedication go unnoticed, so I hope that you can end another busy week with a smile on your face, proud of what you, and the rest of the staff, are doing for so many kids on a daily basis.

- Mother

We have enjoyed having Ms. Sandy as Jaxon's teacher, because she has helped take the burden of potty training off of my shoulders. Jaxon has done so well and I know it's because she has an amazing teacher helping her. She talks about Ms. Sandy at home and all the fun things they do in class each day. I'm so thankful Jaxon has had an amazing teacher like Ms.Sandy it makes leaving her every day to go to work not as hard. Thank you!

- Mother

Ms. Sandy so deserves to be recognized! I remember that before my daughter even transferred into her room she stopped me in the hallway to introduce herself and get to know me as well as my child. She is always so excited to see us in the morning and makes the day start a little easier by accepting Mia into the room and giving her a hug. I feel great being able to hand her over to Ms. Sandy. She is always available to answer questions and chat about how the day went and shows a vested interest in the well being of your child. Please share with her how much it means to have someone so wonderful touch not only the lives of the children, but also the parents.

- Mother
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