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Plantation KinderCare

Ms. Nicolan Kerr, Center Director

10790 West Sunrise Blvd. Plantation FL 33322
(954) 370-5132 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Neighborhood:
Hwy 838 & S Hiatus Rd. Near Deicke Park & Volunteer Park

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Nob Hill, Central Park and Saw Grass Elementary

Now enrolling for Fall Voluntary Prekindergarten! Spots are limited and KinderCare has revised Prekindergarten curriculum starting in the Fall of 2016, which is realigned to current Florida early learning and K-12 Common Core standards. Summer Voluntary Prekindergarten available at select locations! Call your local center for more details!
 
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 our center. We aspire to make your family a part of our KinderCare home. Our teachers are loving and nurturing and do a fantastic job at implementing our Early Foundations curriculum to benefit each child's core developmental areas. Your child is promised to be engaged and learning while feeling comfortable and having fun.

Ms. Nicolan Kerr, Center Director

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AMERICA’S MOST ACCREDITED

We’re so proud!

Nationally only 10% of daycares are accredited–nearly 100% of our learning centers are. That’s a big difference, and that means KinderCare kids are getting the very best. Here’s why.

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SCHOOL-READY

Our kids are taking off!

By kindergarten, our kids are testing ahead of their peers. Read all about it.

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.

Monthly Activities

July's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: What’s the Weather and Wonderful Water
This month we go all natural as infants and toddlers are introduced to the weather and children in Discovery Preschool experiment and have fun with water. Sensory adventures will continue for infants as they explore playing with colored water and experiment with how pinwheels and scarves move in the wind. Meanwhile, toddlers will use musical instruments to create the sound of rain and will connect their learning to the world as they role-play different weather scenarios, such as a warm summer day at the beach and a cold, snowy winter day. In Discovery Preschool, children will be learning about different bodies of water as well as how people use water in their everyday lives.

Children 4 to 5 years old: Spectacular Science and All About Books
In the first two weeks of this month, we take older children on a scientific journey of discovery to learn more about the natural world before turning the focus to the amazing world of books! Preschoolers will learn about states of matter, force, motion, and magnetism; children in Pre-K will learn about natural formations like rivers, mountains, and deserts; and kindergarteners will discover the importance of reducing, reusing, and recycling. When we turn to books, children will learn about the different parts of books, explore the roles of author and illustrator, and learn what makes a book fiction or nonfiction.

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

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

Come in and meet our fabulous staff! Each of our teachers contribute to your child's KinderCare experience in a very special way. They are each dedicated and enthusiastic about teaching your children and becoming a positive influence in their lives. Our teachers create a happy and safe environment for your little tyke to meet their greatest potential.

  • Ms. Nicolan Kerr

    Ms. Nicolan Kerr, Center Director

    I love every aspect of teaching…I love watching the children grow and take their first steps; and watching them blossom. I find it very fulfilling and I must say this is my passion. My commitment and dedication to the children, and the parents that we serve, my hope is to continue to be a role model to the children and my staff. Each day is a lesson for myself and the children I am able to inspire... With a passion for learning the sky is the limit.

    Ms. Nicolan has been employed with KinderCare since March 2012 in Columbia, Maryland then she transfered with the company to Plantation, Florida location. She began with KinderCare as a teacher in the Discovery Preschool Class she was then promoted to the Assistant Director position after a year and a half of service. Ms. Nicolan enjoys having the opportunity to share in the lives of the wonderful children, parents and staff at the center. She is a very caring and compassionate person and gives her complete dedication to the children of this school and her families. Ms. Nicolan has her Child Development Associate and State Director Credential, along with her First Aid and CPR training and is currently pursuing her Master's in Psychology. You can always count on the best hugs from Ms. Nicolan and the comfort of knowing she is always there for you.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms Nicolan has worked with children ages six weeks to 15 years old. I have been a three year old teacher for seven years, a VPK teacher for two years. I worked as a shelter staff in a DCF group home caring for children from infants to 16 years old. I then went into management for seven years.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney
    Year Started:
    4/2/2012
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    17 years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate and Florida Child Care Director Credential
  • Catalina Paz

    Catalina Paz, Assistant Director

    I love making a difference in each child's life, I love making them smile, and I love being able to nurture the kids as I help prepare them for Kindergarten.The love that the children offer is so genuine and from the heart. Their imaginations are at their best at this age and they can brighten your darkest days. For these simple reasons, I'm inspired by our little smiles because everyday it's something new and different.

    Ms Catalina is the Assistant Director at this center for the last year. Prior to her promotion she worked as Toddler Teacher for two years. Her passion is seeing the child's sense of accomplishment when they have mastered a new task. She also strives to have a personal relationship with each of her families to meet the needs of their children at the center. Ms Catalina graduated with her Child Development Associate Degree when she graduate with a Associate in Science back in 2015. She also earned her Florida Child Care Education Director Credential before she became the Assistant Director and has various other Child Care Certifications. She is also trained in First Aid and CPR.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms Catalina trained at Middletown ABCD Preschool and also worked with Head Start Program as Education Coordinator Assitant before being employed with KinderCare.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    No David
    Year Started:
    9/5/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15
    Education:
    Associate Degree in Science, Child Development Associate and Florida Child Care and Education Director Credential
  • Ms. Maria

    Ms. Maria, Health & Safety Coordinator, Cook, and Bus Driver

    I love that I can help the children grow and learn, and then seeing them years after, all grown up with kids of their own.

    Ms. Maria has been with KinderCare for about 23 years. When families come back years later to visit they can always count on seeing a familiar face with Ms. Maria still being here. The children look forward each day to their meals and Ms Maria's funny's jokes as she buzzes through the school different times of the day. She holds various childcare certifications and has her CPR and first aid training.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Love You Forever
    Year Started:
    1/1/1989
    Tenure:
    28 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    23 years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate
  • Ms. Sandra

    Ms. Sandra, Infant Classroom

    I love the interaction between the children and myself the most. Being able to show them new things such as their letters and numbers, different shapes and how to write their name is an awesome thing. I also love when I can make learning fun and play games with the children.

    Ms. Sandra loves doing circle time with her children as she gets to interact with the class as a group. We look forward to seeing Ms. Sandra smiling face every morning as she greets the children and her coworkers. She holds various childcare certifications and has her CPR and first aid training.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Animal Babies
    Year Started:
    1/1/2001
    Tenure:
    16 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 Years
    Education:
    40 hours Child Care Facility State Training Requirements
  • Ms. Lucy

    Ms. Lucy, Preschool Classroom

    Being a part in the development of the children and having the opportunity to love and nurture them in their young stages of their lives.

    KinderCare employed Ms. Lucy in 2006. She has done an outstanding job at implementing the curriculum all through her classroom. She takes special pride in keeping her kids safe and clean. Ms. Lucy is definitely a teacher that goes the extra mile for each one of children in her care and has a fantastic relationship with the parents of her class. She holds her Child Development Associate's Credential together with her First Aid and CPR.

    Previous Experience:
    Worked at a Child Care Facility within a Gym
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Say Hola to Spanish
    Year Started:
    1/1/2006
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate
  • Ms. Eufemia (Ms. Mia)

    Ms. Eufemia (Ms. Mia), Pre-Kindergarten Classroom

    What inspires me are my students. They are from all different worlds, full of love, energy, passion and confusion, all at the same time. I feel so happy and good everyday, knowing that I make their learning better day by day. They in turn help to make me more creative, patient, understanding, loving and caring. It's really amazing to see these children that keep me loving my job, and getting the satisfaction that I am helping the youth of tomorrow.

    Ms. Mia is a joy to have as part of our KinderCare team. She has been with us since 2006. She does an outstanding job implementing the curriculum and enjoys bringing her own touches through her classroom's enhancements. Ms. Mia's has created a very safe and fun, loving environment ultimately suited for her children to be at ease and encouraged to learn. Over the years she has earned her Child Development Associate (CDA) and several other VPK and Child Care Credentials, and her First Aid and CPR.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Metropolitan Museum of Art
    Year Started:
    1/1/2006
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate
  • Ms. Dwandra Musgrove

    Ms. Dwandra Musgrove, Pre-Kindergarten

    When there is a job to be done, It should be done to be best of the ones ability

    Mrs Dwandra was born and raised in the bahamas, she have been working with children for more than a year and she enjoy it. She is currently studing her Child Development Associate and Criminal Justice and she is very creative.

    Previous Experience:
    After care Councelor at Sunshine After school
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Will I have a friend?
    Year Started:
    4/2/2015
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 Year
    Education:
    CDA - Child Development Associate -40 hours Child Care Facility State Training Requirements

Upcoming Center Activities

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July's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: What’s the Weather and Wonderful Water
This month we go all natural as infants and toddlers are introduced to the weather and children in Discovery Preschool experiment and have fun with water. Sensory adventures will continue for infants as they explore playing with colored water and experiment with how pinwheels and scarves move in the wind. Meanwhile, toddlers will use musical instruments to create the sound of rain and will connect their learning to the world as they role-play different weather scenarios, such as a warm summer day at the beach and a cold, snowy winter day. In Discovery Preschool, children will be learning about different bodies of water as well as how people use water in their everyday lives.

Children 4 to 5 years old: Spectacular Science and All About Books
In the first two weeks of this month, we take older children on a scientific journey of discovery to learn more about the natural world before turning the focus to the amazing world of books! Preschoolers will learn about states of matter, force, motion, and magnetism; children in Pre-K will learn about natural formations like rivers, mountains, and deserts; and kindergarteners will discover the importance of reducing, reusing, and recycling. When we turn to books, children will learn about the different parts of books, explore the roles of author and illustrator, and learn what makes a book fiction or nonfiction.

Tuesday July 04, 2017
Center Closed for 4th of July

Monday July 17, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

Tuesday July 18, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

Wednesday July 19, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

Thursday July 20, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

Friday July 21, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

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

  • American Sign Language
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese

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

Your child health and safety is of key importance to us here at KinderCare. Some of the features we offer to make your family feel more secure include: all staff are CPR & First Aid Certified; we utilize a mandatory cleaning checklist per class, keypad entry, all our outdoor play areas are fenced, proper hand washing procedures are practiced by teachers and children, we ensure that criminal background checks are done for all staff, all our classroom cleaning supplies are kept locked and out of children’s reach, we only allowed pre-approved pick ups with photo identification to pick up your child, monthly fire and disaster drills are practiced and our teachers use a Child Supervision Record every thirty minutes. Your child is sure to be in the best of care with us!

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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If you have a story about your experience at KinderCare, please share your story with us.

First, allow me to say that I am a single father who was extremely picky when it came to finding a VPK program for my 4 year old son, there were so many options and all of them say they were better than the next. So, I did a great deal of research before enrolling my child. And these people met every standard and qualification I had. They helped me through a confusing enrollment process, patiently guiding me through the paperwork and red tape that had me literally on the verge of panic. The director of the school was kind and answered questions every time they came up, no, "Let me get back to you on that." She took me step by step through the process, even when I had forgotten to dot an "i" or cross a "t". As for the staff, they are EXEMPLARY!!! Ms. D demands respect, because she GIVES respect and my son considers her an extension of our whacky family. And Ms. Diaz, my son's  teacher, has brought out the best his brain has. He can count to one hundred, has a solid grasp on letters and sight words and this simply improves every single day he is there. This is being posted, 2 days prior to Thanksgiving and I can say with total confidence; I am grateful I found Kindercare and not only WOULD I recommend them to other parents... I DO, often.

- Father

This center is everything a parent could ask for! After a lengthy search and many visits where I was left unimpressed by many of the other schools/daycares in the area I accidentally stumbled upon this location. The cleanliness is immaculate here! I mention that first because it's the first thing you notice in the door. The staff is amazing, extremely caring and loving to the children. All of the teachers are very welcoming and do a great job at keeping parents informed. Ms. Nicolan and the rest of the staff were very supportive during a recent death in our family (child's father) and I couldn't have asked for a better out of home support system for my little girl. They go above and beyond and I love that about them because you can tell they do their jobs from the heart. Again, what more could you ask for? My daughter has been here since she was 18 months old and is on her way to kindergarten after this summer. I know she'll be sad the day she outgrows daycare and aftercare here (I will probably cry lol). It's exactly the kind of place you would want your child to be cared for outside of your own home and I can't thank them enough for their services. 

- Parent

I see how much my child learns everyday. Her teacher has displays on the walls with their pictures and she writes what my child says in her own words. It's great to see everything they're learning!

- Parents

I love getting the daily form from my child's teacher. I can ask her about her day from what her teacher wrote and it makes for great conversation on our way home. I also love to see when Ms. Jen displays all the kids pictures around the class.

- Parents

I love the teachers, staff and the director. I'm very pleased with the way they take care of my daughter.

- Parent

My daughters have been attending the KinderCare in Plantation since they are 6 and 8 weeks old. Now they are 4.5 and 3 years old. All the teachers are so loving, caring and attentive. My little one always gives a kiss & hug to her teachers; She really loves you: Ms. Erica, Ms. Dwandra and Ms. Jennifer. My older one is learning so much, she counts in English, French and the other day tried in Spanish; thank you Ms. Mia, Ms. Lucy and Ms. Marcela.
But today I wanted to take the time to say a special thank you to Ms. Nicolan Kerr, Center Director and, Ms. Catalina Paz, Assistant Director. While all the Broward schools were closed after the “Hurricane Matthew” you re-opened your doors right away, as the storm was already gone and areas safe. And you took the time to call every parent. What amazing service! Not so many schools would have done the same.
I am glad I chose this center 4.5 year ago.

Thank you all for everything you do, everyday!
 

- Mother

Hannah, along with the entire team at the Plantation center are caring, quick to respond, loving and give outstanding service. A main factor of choosing this center was that each instructor has been at THAT center for over ten years. That level of commitment and loyalty speaks to the effectiveness of the current center leadership. As a first time mother, I greatly value the experience and child knowledge of my child's teachers. Rorie is happy and excited to go to school each day. We consider everyone at the Plantation center family.

- Mother

The facility is clean and organized. But the staff is what makes me keep my child at KinderCare. Ms. Hannah and Ms. Maria have managed to make it a fun, loving & professional place. So much, that when I am there I feel like part of their family. You can genuinely feel their passion for what they do in the way they treat me and my child. Over the past six years, every morning and afternoon I have been acknowledged and greeted with a smile! KinderCare is not just a facility, it's an extended family, thanks to Ms. Hannah and Ms. Maria. I trust them with the most important thing in the world to me, my child. I rather pay a little extra, knowing that I get quality care. They are both the reason I am still there and will keep referring family and friends. Thank you.

- Parents

Mrs. Hannah and Ms. Maria continually keep out doing themselves year after year! They have big hearts, great personalities and big smiles. They are a pleasure to interact with daily. They have accepted me and my family with open arms and are just so comforting towards not only my child, but others as well. They are both very professional and I reward them for continuing to carry on the great reputation that they've made this KinderCare location to be! Thank you.

- Parent

Since day one, we felt at home. After staying home for my son for the first year, I was worried about finding a safe, fun, and educational place for him to learn and grow, while I went back to work. We were looking for a place, like KinderCare, that because of it's structure, have standards, policies, and procedures to follow. You know there is quality and accountability. After reading the great reviews, we checked it out and were impressed. Nicholan and Catalina are so welcoming and great at their job, from my perspective. Anticipate my questions and flexible with changes to our needs. Mrs. Maria and her the other teacher (sorry i forget her name), were great with the kids and worked with me with my sons dietary needs. Or stay a few minutes after closing because there was an accident causing delays. If he tripped or fell running, they called me. Even though it was just a small scratch, I appreciated them keeping me informed and informing me of the care they provided. Or if I forgot to tell them a family friend is picking him up, they call me right away, before allowing them inside - I appreciate that. They have family events throughout the year where you can meet fellow parents in your kids classroom. We ended up only being there for 6 months, as work relocation brought us out of state. No one can replace your role as a parent, measure up, or provide the same intense love or care, but they're pretty close. Great experience and recommend it.

- Mother
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