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WhiteMarsh KinderCare

Ms. Abbey Henne, Center Director

4901 Silver Spring Rd. Perry Hall MD 21128
(410) 931-1200 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 YEAR-OLDS
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Special Instructions:
at Silver Spring Rd & Honey Go Blvd next to 7-Eleven & Casa Mia

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Chapel Hill Elementary School, Vincent Farm Elementary School, Perry Hall Elementary School, Joppa View Elementary School and St. Joseph Fullerton

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Welcome

Welcome to Perry Hall/White Marsh - KinderCare!  We are grateful that you are interested in learning more about what our center can provide for your child's educational, social, and emotional growth. Our teachers are committed in providing quality early childhood education.  From daily experiences, hands on activities and different exercises, our classrooms are a fun and engaging learning environment.  We encourage parent involvement and have an open door policy throughout our school.  Please feel free to stop by and see what awaits your child!

Ms. Abbey Henne, 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.

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?

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  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

At White Marsh KinderCare we are a family that is dedicated to communication, the education and the development of each child. Our teachers are focused on making our students' experiences fun and meaningful throughout the day. From free play to circle time to small group activities, our wonderful teachers are always looking for teachable moments to continuously expand our children's understanding of the world around them.

  • Ms. Abbey Henne

    Ms. Abbey Henne, Center Director

    I love working with families and young children. I believe in guiding young children to become healthy and happy children, teenagers, and adults. Helping them grow and seeing that 'lightbulb' go off when they learn something new is the most rewarding thing I could do.

    Abbey started her career with KinderCare in the Fall of 2015. Currently, she is the Center Director at the White Marsh KinderCare in Perry Hall, Maryland. Abbey obtained her Early Childhood Education Degree from Towson University in 2001 and has worked with young children ever since. In her spare time, Abbey enjoys knitting, photography, shopping, and spending time with friends and family.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Abbey has worked with young children for over a decade. She has been a Lead Teacher in toddler rooms, Pre-K classrooms, and School-age classrooms as well. Ms. Abbey has also been a Director at a previous location for 2 years.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Giving Tree
    Year Started:
    11/16/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Kortney DeBonis

    Kortney DeBonis, Assistant Director

    I love working with children because of the rewarding feeling I get when the children learn something new I taught. Their responses can cheer up your day!

    Ms. Kortney is extremely dedicated to her KinderCare children and families. When she isn't working she enjoys spending time with her family. Her Sunday afternoons are dedicated to playing cards with her Grandmother. Otherwise you can find her traveling or watching a movie at home.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Kortney began her career with children in a Pre-K classroom before moving to a KinderCare Pre-K classroom shortly after. She briefly left us to teach 3rd grade but quickly realized she wanted to come home to her little ones. Ms. Kortney has experience in every room at KinderCare, from Toddlers to School-Age.
    Year Started:
    2/10/2009
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 years
    Education:
    Bachelor of Science in Education
  • Ms. Ghaydaa

    Ms. Ghaydaa, Infant A Classroom

    I enjoy working with children because they are very calm, they make me laugh, and they are very gentle. I love playing with them and watching everything they do.

    Ms. Ghaydaa truly enjoys the opportunity to provide our infants with a safe, warm and nurturing environment, along with helping each child reach their developmental milestones. When she is not at our school, she enjoys cooking and cleaning her home and spending time with her family.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 years
    Education:
    Bachelor's in Business Administration and 90 hour Infant and Toddler Certification
  • Ms. Rachel

    Ms. Rachel, Infant A Classroom

    I love seeing the chidlren grown and develop. Teaching them how to do new things is why I come in every day!

    Ms. Rachel loves her babies! She enjoys playing with them on the floor and teaching them how to develop new skills such as walking, sitting up, and crawling! In her free time, Ms. Rachel likes photography and spending time with her family and friends.

    Year Started:
    4/23/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 Years
    Education:
    90 Hour Infant and Toddler Certification
  • Ms. Talaina

    Ms. Talaina, Infant A Classroom

    I love being a positive role model and making a difference in each child that I come in contact with. I love being an educator and seeing the growth within the children.

    Ms. Talaina brings energy, fun, and warmth to her classroom and students. She also loves creating things with the children and building her classroom. After KinderCare hours, Ms. Talaina plays the guitar, enjoys swimming, dancing, and spending time with her family.

    Year Started:
    6/1/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 Years
    Education:
    Working on Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Jaye Dea

    Ms. Jaye Dea, Infant B Classroom

    I enjoy working with children because of their innocence and natural curiosity. I love to watch children grow and learn to express themselves.

    Ms. Jaye Dea brings fun and energy into her classroom every day! Outside of KinderCare, she enjoys spending time with her son and daughter. One of Ms. Jaye Dea's favorite things to do is ride her motorcycle with her husband!

    Year Started:
    9/24/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
    Education:
    Masters in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Brianna

    Ms. Brianna, Toddler Classroom

    I love that I wake up each morning excited to go to work! Seeing the children and knowing that I have a positivie influence on their future is a great feeling. Each day is a new and exciting adventure!

    Ms. Brianna loves teaching her students new concepts, songs, and every day skills that will grow with them throughout their childhood. She loves singing and dancing and just having fun every day! In her spare time, Ms. Brianna enjoys spending time with her husband, children, and their pit bulls. On weekends you can find her reading, writing, listening to music, and traveling too!

    Year Started:
    9/2/2008
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 Years
    Education:
    AAT Degree in Early Childhood Education, MD State Teaching Certificate, and 90 Hour Infant and Toddler Certification
  • Ms. Barbara

    Ms. Barbara, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I love seeing children grow, learn, and develop new skills. It is so exciting to see them have that 'a-ha' moment and realize they know something they didn't know before or can do something they couldn't do before. I love being a part of hte process of helping them gain and improve new skills.

    Ms. Barbara has worked with young children for 24 years. She has been a Music Teacher for most of that time and has loved every minute of it! Ms. Barbara brings energy, fun, music, and creativity to our Discovery Preschool classroom. When she is not in our school, Ms. Barbara enjoys spending time with her family.

    Year Started:
    5/2/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    24 years
    Education:
    BS Music Education, Master of Music Education, Maryland Certified Music Educator
  • Ms. Virgie

    Ms. Virgie, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I enjoy loving and caring for children. Teaching them is my passion, my commitment, and my responsibility.

    Ms. Virgie is very committed to making sure all of the children in her care feel safe and nurtured.  She enjoys reading to the children and watching them grow and learn every day. In her free time, Ms. Virgie loves movies, eating good food, shopping, going on picnics, traveling, and sightseeing.
    Year Started:
    9/2/2011
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Nursing and 90 Hour Preschool Certification
  • Ms. Natalie

    Ms. Natalie, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I enjoy working with children to help them develop the 5 Cs: Collaboration/Cooperation; Communication; Critical Thinking; Creativity; and Confidence!

    Ms. Natalie is the mother of two lovely girls. When she is not spending family time doing crafts, going to the library, and visiting playgrounds - she is attending school to further her education! She is currently looking towards completed her Bachelor's Degree in elementary Education.

    Year Started:
    5/27/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 Year
    Education:
    Associate of Arts in Elementary Education and 90 Hour Preschool Certificate
  • Ms. Kelli

    Ms. Kelli, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I love helping children understand concepts, bringing shy children out of their shell with patience and care, and hearing all the fun things children say every day!

    Ms. Kelli loves working with her Pre-K students at KinderCare. She has taught in most of the rooms in our school over her many years here. In her free time, she enjoys reading, playing computer games, and spending time her husband and 3 children!

    Year Started:
    1/1/1997
    Tenure:
    19 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Eileen

    Ms. Eileen, School Age Classroom

    I like working with children because I enjoy watching them grow and learn new things. I also love knowing that I have been an influence on their futures.

    Ms. Eileen is very attached to her diverse group of school age children.  Ms. Eileen is passionate about helping her children feel comfortable and engaged in her classroom and has built great family relationships. When she is not having fun at KinderCare, she enjoys spending time with her children at home!
    Year Started:
    2/3/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Education:
    90 Hour School-Age Certification
  • Ms. Janet

    Ms. Janet, School Age Classroom

    I love being involved in each child's individual development and growth.

    Ms. Janet comes to us from years of experience as an Early Childhood Educator and Administration. She lives with her teenage son and loves spending time with him at home. Ms. Janet loves doing activities with our children that stimulate their minds and nourish their natural curiosity!

    Year Started:
    7/25/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    10
    Education:
    AA in Early Childhood Education; 90 hour Preschool Certificate; 45 hour Infant/Toddler Certificate; 45 hour School Age Certificate

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.

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

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

The health and safety our children and the confidence of our parents are always our top priority.  That is why we have a keypad entry, fenced playground, and all of our teachers are First Aid and CPR certified.  We conduct fire and disaster drills monthly as well.  From daily sign-in to a strict parent and/or guardian identification, we maintain a rigorious standard of safety for our students, teachers, and families.

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.

My son started at KinderCare in 2013 when he was 10 months old. Since then he has grown and learned a tremendous amount! His teachers are extremely nurturing and strive to teach the children as much as they can. The staff at Perry Hall KinderCare are truly devoted to the children and I can't imagine sending my son anywhere else. Even though it is a big center I still feel like my son is loved and cared for just like he would be at home. Like many parents I have a full time job that doesn't allow me to be with my son all the time, but I know that when he is at KidnerCare he is safe and taken care of.

- Father

My daughter started at KinderCare in October of 2013. Since then I have seen tremendous growth both academically and socially. She comes home excited to talk about what she learned during the day and is eager to return.

The staff at KinderCare is absolutely amazing. They are kind, caring, and actually teach the children. They are family friendly and the communication is amazing.

I am beyond happy that we choose KinderCare as my daughter's Prekindergarten program!

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all you have done and continue to do for my daughter.

- Mother

I don't know where to begin: My 12 month old attends White Marsh KinderCare and I could not be any happier with the services they've provided. I can feel the care and love they give my son - so nurturing. Everyone, including the director Bethel, has gone out of their way to communicate and accommodate any requests we had. My son is so happy and has learned so much in the short time he has been here. I highly recommend anyone with an infant or toddler to consider this center.

- Mother

Since moving to Baltimore, we were looking to keep our children in a KinderCare center. We had a great experience from our previous facility, and we knew the structure and developmental goals were achievable. We transitioned our two-year-old into WhiteMarsh KinderCare, and although it was difficult transition time for him, the staff supported him throughout this process. Our youngest (now one) started as an Infant and has grown with the program. She continues to develop and grow. I cannot say enough kind words about how my children's experience. Thank you KinderCare!

- Mother
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