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Midtown Plantation KinderCare

Jennifer Agudelo, Center Director

8301 West Federated Way Plantation FL 33324
(954) 474-5855 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Neighborhood:
Broward Blvd and University Dr. Behind Target Store

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
We do not provide transportation.

We are currently enrolling students of all ages.

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 Plantation Midtown KinderCare.  Here at KinderCare, we love, teach, respect and nurture our students.  Our proven curriculum enables our students to thrive in all areas of development.  Our open door policy and loving atmosphere will make you feel comfortable and ensure you that your child is safe, secure and happy.

Jennifer Agudelo, 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

May's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Colors and Shapes

Spring fills nature with vibrant colors and interesting shapes, making this the perfect month for the infants, toddlers, and children in Discovery Preschool to explore these concepts. Infants will have a blast as they smash paint in plastic bags and explore blocks with different shapes, while toddlers will practice identifying and sorting different shapes and colors before making their own color-and-shape books! Meanwhile, the children in Discovery Preschool will create rainbow artwork and continue to practice sorting, counting, and matching shapes and colors.

Children 4–5 years old: Insects and Spiders + Water

Some children might find insects and spiders a bit frightening, but this month they’ll discover how cool these tiny critters really are. Children will find out how insects create food for plants, how bees makes honey, why spiders spin webs, and more. After that, children will dive into the world of water! Preschoolers will learn about how water can take three forms (solid, liquid, and gas), children in Pre-K will learn about the importance of keeping water clean and explore the different ways people use water, and our kindergarteners will learn about different water sources and why water conservation is so important. 

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.

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.

Teachers & Staff

Come on in and meet our wonderful teachers.  Together our teachers have over 95 years in the early childhood education field.  Our staff is dedicated to each child and make it their goal to cater to each child's individual needs.  They ensure each child is safe, happy, and working to their fullest potential.  All of us here at Kindercare work to make sure your child has the best day they can have.

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  • Jennifer Agudelo

    Jennifer Agudelo, Center Director

    If a child can't learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn. -Ignacio Estrada

    Jennifer has been in early childhood education since she was 18 years old. She started off as a camp counselor and then became a teacher assistant during the school year. Jennifer decided to further her education in the field and then became a Lead Prekindergarten teacher during the school year and a Site Supervisor during the summer. She then eventually became an Assistant Director and then a Director. After having her first son and returning to work she decided to look for an assistant director position here at KinderCare.  After two and a half years as Assistant Center Director, she is currently the Center Director and loves it.  She loves seeing the families daily and striving to have the best center possible!

    Previous Experience:
    Jennifer has experience as a Center Director for two years and Assistant Director for one year.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Love You Forever by: Robert Munsch
    Year Started:
    9/1/2011
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16 Years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree and Director's Credential
  • Sharhonda Walker

    Sharhonda Walker, Assistant Director

    While we try to teach children all about life, they teach us what life is about.

    Sharhonda has worked in childcare since she was 16 years old.  This is the only career she has ever known, and grown to love greatly.  Sharhonda started here at Kindercare in 2005 as a lead VPK teacher, she has successfully taught our VPK program now for almost 10 years.  In June of 2014 she was promoted to Assistant Director.  Although Ms. Sharhonda was an amazing VPK teacher it was time for her to grow.  She has excelled in her Assistant Director role, and is now able to inspire the teachers she works with each day.

    Previous Experience:
    Sharhonda has only worked in childcare.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Where the Wild Things Are by: Maurice Sendak
    Year Started:
    1/1/2005
    Tenure:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16 Years
    Education:
    Director's Credential, Child Development Associates' Credential
  • Ms. Maria

    Ms. Maria, Infant Classroom

    I enjoy working at KinderCare because it allows me to be part of a child's life. I am passionate about working with babies, and treat them all as if they are my own.

    Ms.Maria is from Peru and had 3 children of her own.  She enjoys spending time with her family here in sunny south Florida.  Ms. Maria is passionate about caring for her babies in her class and enjoys what she does everyday.

    Previous Experience:
    Volunteered at an elementary school
    Favorite Children's Book:
    One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish by: Dr. Seuss
    Year Started:
    1/12/2005
    Tenure:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    13 years
    Education:
    45 Hours
  • Ms. Fabiola Gabriel

    Ms. Fabiola Gabriel, Infant Classroom

    I love to work with children because they give me the opportunity to make a difference in their lives everyday.

    Ms.Fabiola has worked with children for over 12 years and loves it. She was a preschool teacher in Haiti.  Upon coming to the United States, she continued her career as a preschool teacher at Kindercare. She is so loving and nurturing to our babies, and enjoys speaking to the families to make them feel extremely comfortable.

    Previous Experience:
    Preschool Teacher in Haiti
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Dr. Seuss Books
    Year Started:
    4/10/2012
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12
    Education:
    45 Hours
  • Ms. Tammy

    Ms. Tammy, Toddler Classroom

    I love seeing the children's bright faces everyday.

    Ms.Tammy is married with two sons. She enjoys spending time with her family by going to the beach. She also has green thumb and loves to garden. She truly has a passion for the children at the center and their families.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms.Tammy first started in the ECE field as a babysitter. She continued her passion by starting her career as in infant teacher at The Woodlands Kindercare in Houston,Texas in 2004. She then relocated to South Florida and transferred to Plantation Midtown in 2013.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    The Giving Tree

    Year Started:
    1/29/2013
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    25
    Education:
    45 Hours
  • Ms. Christal

    Ms. Christal, Toddler Classroom

    The joy of being a part of a child's life to help them learn and develop.

    Ms. Christal is most passionate about meeting the needs of the wobblers in her class.  She loves engaging with the families as well to meet their individual wants and concerns.  Ms.Christal is married with two children of her own.

    Previous Experience:
    Preschool Teacher Assistant
    Favorite Children's Book:

    The Bravest Fish by Matt Buckingham

    Year Started:
    7/27/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 years
    Education:
    Pursuing degree
  • Ms. Winsha

    Ms. Winsha, Toddler Classroom

    I love children, so there is no other career I'd rather be doing. The fact that I am able to educate them is even more remarkable.

    Ms.Shay has been in the field of early childhood education for about 9 years.  She is also a mother of 3 beautiful girls.  Ms.Shay goes above and beyond for her two year olds.  She is loving and very engaged with her students and families.

    Previous Experience:
    Camp Counselor
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Thank You for Me by: Marion Dane Bauer
    Year Started:
    3/10/2014
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9 years
    Education:
    45 Hours
  • Ms. Tina Bajoo Williams

    Ms. Tina Bajoo Williams, Toddler Classroom

    Let's shape the minds of our young one's for tomorrow.

    Ms. Tina has been working in childcare since the age of 17 in Jamaica. She enjoys seeing the children learn something new everyday and responding to the unique needs of each and every child.

    Previous Experience:
    Preschool Teacher for four years
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Green Eggs and Ham by Dr.Seuss

    Year Started:
    1/10/2017
    Years in ECE industry:
    4 years
  • Ms. Cherrie

    Ms. Cherrie, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    It takes a big heart to shape little minds.

    Ms. Cherrie enjoys her career in early childhood education by loving and educating the toddlers in her class.  She is very dedicated to her students and they know it.  Every morning when she arrives they all run up and greet her with hugs.  That love and affection melts her heart.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms.Cherrie has previously worked as an infant teacher.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Way I Feel by: Janan Cain
    Year Started:
    5/22/2013
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9 years
    Education:
    Director's Credential and CDA
  • Ms. Robin Labianco

    Ms. Robin Labianco, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I love being a preschool teacher for all the little reasons. Walking into the classroom full of little smiles can completely change my mood.

    Ms. Robin has been working in childcare for the past two years. She enjoys working with the two-year-olds. She loves teaching, playing and engaging with them everyday. Ms. Robin also adds a creative touch to her classroom.

    Previous Experience:
    Two-year-old teacher for two years
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss

    Year Started:
    1/10/2017
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 years
    Education:
    45 Hours
  • Ms. Chrystal

    Ms. Chrystal, Preschool Classroom

    The more that you read the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go. -Dr. Seuss

    Chrystal started working with children at the age of 15 as a summer camp counselor. She also volunteered her time working with special needs children, which later led to a job working for the school board. As her passion for teaching grew she was able to gain more experience working with autistic children. Chrystal loves making the children laugh and teaching them that anything is possible if you believe.

    Previous Experience:
    All ages
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Love Your Forever by Robert Munsch
    Year Started:
    8/10/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    16
    Education:
    CDA
  • Ms. Denika

    Ms. Denika, Preschool Classroom

    I treat the children the way I would want my children to be treated.

    Ms. Denika comes from a Hispanic background. She loves her culture and is very family oriented. Ms. Denika has two children. It is important to her that parents leave the classroom with a peace of mind knowing that their child is safe and well taken care of.

    Previous Experience:
    Infants, Toddlers, and Three year olds
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
    Year Started:
    3/9/2016
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    20
    Education:
    CDA and Health Science Certificate
  • Ms. Liana Clarke

    Ms. Liana Clarke, Preschool Classroom

    Not only do I love to teach children, but I love to be taught by them. I love to be taught to be creative, compassionate, and sometimes a little kooky.

    Ms. Liana graduated from FSU with her bachelor's in English. She's been working with children of varying ages for six years and she is so excited to be working with KinderCare for her first year in preschool. 

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Liana has worked for the past six years with aftercare children and summer camps.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    If You Give A Mouse A Cookie by Laura Numeroff

    Year Started:
    1/10/2017
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in English
  • Ms. Tracy Ann

    Ms. Tracy Ann, VPK Classroom

    The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence." -Denis Waitley

    Ms. Tracy Ann has been a preschool teacher now for almost 10 years.  Prior to entering the field of early childhood education Ms.Tracy was a phlebotomist and a home health aide.  She chose to enter this field because of her love, patience and understanding of children.  Ms.Tracy helped care for her two younger brothers and grew such a love for young children.  Ms.Tracy prides herself in running a very educational class.  She makes sure to work with each child individually to help them reach their fullest potential.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Tracy worked as a phlebotomist and home health aide prior to working at KinderCare.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Love You Forever by:Robert Munsch
    Year Started:
    4/7/2008
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9 Years
    Education:
    CDA
  • Ms. Lovely

    Ms. Lovely, VPK Classroom

    Children are precious, innocent gifts, we should love and protect them always.

    Ms.Lovely enjoys providing a fun, safe and educational classroom.  She loves to see when her children finally master a task they have been working on.  It brings her so much pride to see her students succeed.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Lovely started her career in early childhood education as an afterschool counselor.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Fancy Nancy:Nancy Clancy Star of Stage and Screen by Jane O'Connor
    Year Started:
    4/1/2007
    Tenure:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Business Management, CDA, and Director Credential
  • Ms. Vanessa

    Ms. Vanessa, Nutrition Specialist

    There is no greater joy than knowing I helped to mold tomorrow's future leaders.

    Ms. Vanessa has been working with children since 2007 and has worked with all ages.  Over time Ms.Vanessa grew a passion for culinary arts, and currently enjoys her role here at Kindercare as our nutrition specialist.  She also enjoys her time in the classroom entertaining and educating the children with stories and songs.

    Previous Experience:
    Infant and toddler teacher Aftercare Counselor
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Twinkle Twinkle Little Star by: Iza Trapani
    Year Started:
    8/25/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 years
    Education:
    CDA
  • Ms. Alexis Johnson

    Ms. Alexis Johnson, Floater

    Teaching is and always will be a passion of mine. I love working with kids and knowing I am helping shape their future.

    Ms. Alexis was born and raised in Texas. She moved to Florida about a year ago with her husband. She is currently in school to further her education. Her ultimate goal is to be an elementary school teacher.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

    Year Started:
    8/8/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    1year
    Education:
    45 Hours
  • Ms. Cindy

    Ms. Cindy, Floater

    I enjoy being the gardener in children's lives, so I can plant the seeds of success.

    Ms. Cindy is from Trinidad where she spent all her childhood. She has two teenage sons. Ms. Cindy decided on a career change because of her love for children and watching them grow and learn.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Cindy worked for Publix for 20 years.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    In the Small, Small Pond by Denise Fleming
    Year Started:
    7/7/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    4
    Education:
    CDA

Upcoming Center Activities

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May's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Colors and Shapes

Spring fills nature with vibrant colors and interesting shapes, making this the perfect month for the infants, toddlers, and children in Discovery Preschool to explore these concepts. Infants will have a blast as they smash paint in plastic bags and explore blocks with different shapes, while toddlers will practice identifying and sorting different shapes and colors before making their own color-and-shape books! Meanwhile, the children in Discovery Preschool will create rainbow artwork and continue to practice sorting, counting, and matching shapes and colors.

Children 4–5 years old: Insects and Spiders + Water

Some children might find insects and spiders a bit frightening, but this month they’ll discover how cool these tiny critters really are. Children will find out how insects create food for plants, how bees makes honey, why spiders spin webs, and more. After that, children will dive into the world of water! Preschoolers will learn about how water can take three forms (solid, liquid, and gas), children in Pre-K will learn about the importance of keeping water clean and explore the different ways people use water, and our kindergarteners will learn about different water sources and why water conservation is so important. 

Monday May 29, 2017
Center Closed for Memorial 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.

Special Features

  • •We accept Family Central of Broward County
  • •We accept Early Learning Coalition of Miami-Dade County
  • •To register your child for VPK please click here: http://www.familycentral.org/VPKRegisterBC

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • French
  • Spanish
  • English

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Gluten free
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Special diets

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, center 301285 we have fenced and locked playground areas, front door key pad, and daily sign in/out.  State picture ID required for all authorized pick-ups.

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We have been exceptionally pleased with Kindercare for our daughter for the past 3 years, but I wanted to pay a special compliment to Miss Sharhonda and Miss Betty for the wonderful VPK program they conduct! We have been so pleased with Carly's development over the past year and we know that the Kindercare VPK is a major reason why she has learned so much. Prior to attending VPK at Kindercare Carly did not pass a private school assessment for Pre-K 4 at a different school. Now we are so happy that we kept her at Kindercare for this critical pre-kindergarten year. Carly recently passed a private school assessment for the kindergarten school of our choice, and we are so excited that they told us "Carly is absolutely ready for kindergarten!" We are so grateful to Miss Sharhonda and Miss Betty for everything they taught to Carly this year and for helping her develop in so many ways. Miss Magda and Miss Jennifer do a great job running this center, and I would recommend it to anyone. In fact I have recommended Kindercare to 2 friends of mine and both time I got $200 credit toward our tuition.

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