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Powell KinderCare

Rachel Anderson, Center Director

3053 Staffordshire Blvd. Powell TN 37849
(865) 947-3305 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
in Broadacres Subdivision off West Emory Road

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Powell Elementary and Brickey McCloud Elementary

Now Enrolling! Spots are filling up quickly for 2017. We have immediate but limited number of spots available in Infants and Three-Year-Old Classrooms. 

Welcome

Thank you for choosing KinderCare in Powell, Tennessee! We are confident that we can meet all of your early childhood educational needs as well as your child’s after school care. With our years of experience and the longevity of our core staff we will help build the foundation for your child's education on a daily basis. The first years of a child's life are the most important. The information you find on here will help you get familiar with all the things that make our Powell center so fun! If you have any questions about how to join the educational fun, you can contact us at (865) 947-3305 or stop by our location at any time. We hope you join our KinderCare family very soon. Whether your child has first words or first grade on the horizon, we’re excited to show you how everything in our center is designed for learning!

Rachel Anderson, Center Director

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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.

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.

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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

The staff at our center has a combined experience of 155 years in early childhood. You will find that many of our staff members have been with our center for several years. Two of our staff members have been with us for over 20 years. After you read about our staff, we would love for you to take the next step and come and meet them!

  • Rachel Anderson

    Rachel Anderson, Center Director

    Play is the highest form of research." -Albert Einstein

    Rachel's role as the Center Director is to support families and staff members to best optimize the children's care and experiences while attending KinderCare. She is married to her wonderful husband John and has two very active boys, Wesley (7 years old) and Zackary (3 years old). Rachel is a hard core Tennessee Vols fan and is so happy to have recently moved back to her home state after living away during her husband's time serving in the military.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining the KinderCare family, Rachel taught PreK, served as an instructor with Sylvan Learning Center, and served as a Training and Curriculum Specialist with several Child Development Centers. KinderCare is an amazing and special place and Rachel is so excited to have become a part of it!
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" By Eric Carle
    Year Started:
    6/16/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    6
    Education:
    Master of Education in Elementary Education
  • Tiffany Norton

    Tiffany Norton, Assistant Director

    Today you are you, that is TRUER than true. There is NO ONE alive who is YOUER than YOU! -Dr. Seuss

    Tiffany's role as a Assistant Center Director is to support the Management and center staff. She helps to promote creativity in the teachers as well as provide our staff with skills used to sustain a quality classroom. Her goal is to ensure that each child has an exceptional learning experience. Tiffany gained most of her childcare experience through other childcare centers while in college completing her Associate's Degree in Early Childhood. She has also worked at  the YMCA and Early HeadStart. Tiffany is an invaluable member of our team - we don't know what we would do without her!

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Tiffany worked as an Anderson County HeadStart Caregiver.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Green Eggs and Ham" By Dr. Suess
    Year Started:
    6/1/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 Years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Lauren Olson

    Ms. Lauren Olson, Health & Safety Coordinator

    Ms. Lauren relocated to Tennessee in September 2015 with her husband Jeff and their three furbabies from their home state of Massachusetts. Her parents, brother and sister-in-law all live south of Boston. Ms. Lauren's in-laws recently moved to Tennessee as well and they are so excited to have family close! Ms. Lauren and her husband enjoy going for motorcycle rides to Norris Dam as well as volunteering at the animal shelter. They have a dog of their own named Starlight.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Lauren worked at a KinderCare Learning Center in Massachusetts before transferring to us here in Powell, as well as worked as a Sunday School Director.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Love You Forever" by Munsch
    Year Started:
    10/1/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5
    Education:
    Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and Child Development Associate in Infants and Toddlers
  • Ms. Michelle

    Ms. Michelle, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Michelle is happily married to her wonderful husband John and they share a blended family together of three children, Ryan, Mikaylah and Brianna. They also have a dog named Max whom they love and enjoy very much. Ms. Michelle and her family enjoy shopping and taking beach trips together. She has always loved children and seeing them learn new things as well as grow while in her care. Ms. Michelle enjoys knowing that she can open their minds to new ideas and give them knowledge that will be beneficial for their future.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Michelle has had her own childcare facility through her home prior to joining KinderCare. She is coming up on her 10 year anniversary with KinderCare.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Llama Llama books by Anna Dewdney
    Year Started:
    4/1/2007
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15
    Education:
    Tennessee Early Childhood Training Alliance
  • Ms. Hannah

    Ms. Hannah, Infant Classroom

    A person is a person no matter how small." -Dr. Seuss

    Hannah recently married her husband Ethan and they have a dog named Tyson and two goats named Sadie and Loretta. She loves spending time with her family and friends, and enjoys fishing and playing guitar. Hannah was inspired to pursue a career in Education because she loves making a difference in children's lives and watching them grow. It brings her so much joy to know she can help a child advance in life and achieve their goals.

    Previous Experience:
    Hannah has worked with a summer camp as well as two other child care facilities. She has worked with children at her church where she developed and lead lesson activities.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Oh the Places You Will Go" by Dr. Seuss
    Year Started:
    9/19/2016
    Education:
    Bachelors in Education
  • Ms. Lindsey

    Ms. Lindsey, Toddler Classroom

    Children are not things to be molded but people to be unfolded.

    Lindsey loves her momma and has an older brother that she adores. She loves relaxing with her dog and swimming. Lindsey was inspired to pursue Early Childhood Education because she loves knowing that this is the beginning of the children's education and that she has the chance to help with that.

    Previous Experience:
    Lindsey fell in love with educating young children through her prior babysitting experience. She decided this would be a great field for her to pursue.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Winnie the Pooh" By: A. A. Milne
    Year Started:
    9/6/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
  • Ms. Mary

    Ms. Mary, Discovery Preschool & Preschool

    There's no place like home." -The Wizard of Oz

    Mary is from Murfeesboro, TN where her mom is an Assistant Principal at a private Elementary school and her Dad works as an Insurance Agent. Her younger brother attends UT here in Knoxville and her sister will be starting at Belmont in the fall. She loves to swim and be outside as well as staying in and watching Netflix! Mary spent time growing up babysitting as she was the oldest of 14 grandchildren. She currently teaches swim lessons to children of all ages and is interested in Child Development through her studies in Psychology. Mary plans to return to school in the near future to ultimately pursue her Ph.D. in Child Psychology. We are so happy to have her on our team as both a Discovery Preschool and Preschool teacher as well as our Lifeguard for the pool we have on site!

    Favorite Children's Book:
    "The Rainbow Fish" By: Marcus Pfister
    Year Started:
    6/1/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
    Education:
    Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
  • Ms. Maria

    Ms. Maria, Preschool Classroom

    If you keep on believing the dream that you wish, it will come true.

    Ms. Maria is from Trinidad and Tobago in the West Indies and moved to the United States as a child. She grew up mainly in South Carolina. She has three children Josh, Jeffrey, and Meghann who are the highlights of her life. She has worked in every classroom throughout her time at KinderCare, and still enjoys spending time in each room. She has made the Preschool class her home, but is still always willing to go wherever she is needed, even the kitchen! She enjoys working with children, and looks forward to the opportunity of preparing your child for school. Maria is an invaluable member of our team and has been with us over 19 years.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    "The Hungry Catapillar"
    Year Started:
    9/1/1995
    Tenure:
    21 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    17 years
    Education:
    Tennessee Early Childhood Training Alliance
  • Ms. Amy

    Ms. Amy, Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Amy has been with KinderCare since March 2014. She has previously worked at MudPies and Music with the Preschool class. Ms. Amy loves getting in the floor with the Toddlers and teaching them new things. She has a knack with the toddlers and they love her!  Ms. Amy and her husband live in Powell. She is a great addition to the toddler room!

    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Corduroy"
    Year Started:
    3/1/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 Years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in General Education with a concentration in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Denise

    Ms. Denise, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I am passionate about helping children reach their full potential.

    Ms. Denise is originally from San Antonio, Texas but has been in Tennessee for many years. She married her high school sweetheart and has two older children, Jeffery who is married and in the medical field, and Katie who is a senior in high school. She recently adopted a little girl, through fostercare, Makenna, who is in elementary school. Ms. Denise enjoys reading, sports - particularly soccer - and spending time with her family. She has a special place in her heart for special needs children, but also likes watching all of her students reach their full potential. Ms. Denise is an invaluable member of our team and has been with us for over 19 years.

    Previous Experience:
    Four years as an in-home caregiver.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Miss Spider's Tea Party"
    Year Started:
    1/1/1996
    Tenure:
    20 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    17 years
  • Ms. Emma

    Ms. Emma, PreKindergarten Classroom

    Have courage and be kind. You have more kindness in your little finger than most people have all together." -Disney's Cinderella

    Ms. Emma has recently joined our KinderCare team and has done wonderful in our PreKindergarten class with Ms. Denise! She grew up in Madisonville, TN where she was homeschooled as well as helped out with homeschooling her 3 younger siblings. Emma has worked in childcare previously in a healthclub setting here in Knoxville and has tons of babysitting experience as well. She was inspired to pursue Early Childhood because of her passion for children and watching them develop their own personalities. We are very excited to have Ms. Emma as a part of our family here!

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Emma has worked in a child care setting within a fitness facility as well as babysat for many families.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Madeline and Twelve Little Girls in Two Straight Lines" By John Bemelmans Marciano, Ludwig Bemelmans
    Year Started:
    6/8/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
  • Ms. Jessica

    Ms. Jessica, School Age Classroom

    Ms. Jessica has been a KinderCare parent for quite some time now but joined our summer school age program this year! Jessica and her husband have two children, Grayson who is 3 years old and Scarlett who is 7 months old. Both of her children attend KinderCare and are a joy to have in our program. Jessica has been a public school system teacher here in Knox County for 10 years and has 6 years prior experience in after-school. In addition to her Master's degree in Educational Leadership, Jessica also holds a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education. She was inspired to pursue the field of education because she loves being able to pass on the gift of learning. Jessica has been such a wonderful addition to our team of teachers and has brought excitement to our summer school age children!

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Jessica worked in an after-school setting for 6 prior to entering into the public education system in which she has taught for the last 10 years.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Dr. Seuss ABC Book" By Dr. Seuss
    Year Started:
    5/31/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    16 Years
    Education:
    Master's degree in Education Leadership

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

Powell KinderCare has been in the Broadacres subdivision for over 30 years. We enjoy serving the Powell community with over 155 years of combined experience. Let us be the place to educate and care for your child!
 
 
 

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • 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

We have a keypad entry door and someone is in the office to greet parents and guests as they come into the center. All of our playgrounds are fenced in with resilient and natural surfacing. We are all CPR and First Aid Certified.

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.

Kinder Care has been a blessing to our family since day one! As soon as we walk in the door every morning we are always greeted with smiling faces of the directors and teachers as they call our children out by name. My son (4) has learned so much in the preK program. He went from hating going to school every day to begging to go to school now that he is enrolled at Kinder Care. He loves coming home and telling us what all he learned that day and it amazes me how much they cover in the curriculum. My daughter (1) gets so excited to see her teachers and classmates each day. Her teachers show her so much love throughout the day. She has developed and learned so much already from Kinder Care. All the staff at Kinder Care are wonderful! We love how they take the time to get to know each child’s strengths and weaknesses and handle their needs accordingly. They truly care about each and every child in the center. As a parent it is wonderful to be able to walk out after dropping our children off with comfort knowing that we don’t have to worry because they are having the best time at school! We LOVE being a part of the Kinder Care Family!

Rebekah Taylor

- mother

Our whole experience at KinderCare has been very positive. The first call and the first visit, Ms. Andrea was very informative and welcomed all of our questions. The entire staff at this KinderCare is so positive and treats everyone with great respect. You are greeted with a smile in the morning and a smile before you leave. What a great place for children!

 

- Mother

As a full-time working mother I want the very best care during the day for my two boys. It is such a relief to know the staff at Kindercare shares my impactful vision. During my initial visit to Kindercare I sensed the staff truly cared about the children and every employee there is passionate about the position they have. In fact this is more than just a job to them, each has taken on the role of educator, caregiver and comforting friend with an encouraging mind set. When they see a child that needs a hug they give them one. They take ownership and make sure every child is comfortable and involved in their classrooms. The staff invests time and emotions in the children making them shine and be themselves. My boys are happy at Kindercare because they love the staff, they can be their own silly selves and are proud of their accomplishments. Kindercare is not just a top notch learning center for the education that is provided but also for the love, friendship and support they offer to children and their families. I cannot express what a relief it is to go into work each day and not have to worry about my children’s wellbeing. Your children get a home away from home, where they are celebrated every day for being their own individual self. Every working parent is looking for a place that will give them peace of mind knowing the staff is loving and treating their child like their own. This is the Kindercare experience consistently every day.
 

- Mother

I started bringing my children to KinderCare when my oldest son was only eighteen months old.  We had been through a very bad experience at our previous daycare but my fears were eased quickly with the staff I met and he loved his teachers. His whole personality changed and you could tell we had found a great center that we could bring him to while we went to work. We no longer had to worry about his safety.  A couple of years later my second son was born and had special needs the first six months of his life that required an apnea monitor.  The staff did great taking care of him so there was no question that when my daughter was born I was not going to place her anywhere else.  We have had nine years of experience with the care and quality that KinderCare in Powell has to offer.  I always recommend them to anyone looking for a great place to have their child cared for during the day.
 

- Mother

Our entire experience at KinderCare has been wonderful. Starting with our first visit when I was pregnant they have been very welcoming and informative. Our questions and concerns have always been addressed in a prompt, professional manner. As any parent would be, we were anxious to find the right fit for our child when I returned back to work. From her first day the entire KinderCare staff have been loving, caring, and nurturing. We were especially impressed and pleased with how well the staff has helped us with all of the transitions that happen during the first year of life including transitioning our daughter from the infant room to the toddler room. We can highly recommend KinderCare.

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