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Prattville KinderCare

Charlotte Hardy, Center Director

701 Sheila Blvd. Prattville AL 36066
(334) 365-0470 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds

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Behind Arby's on mainstreet.

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Prattville Kindergarten, Partville Primary, Pratville Elementary, Pratville Intermediate, Daniel Prattville, Coosada, Pinelevel Elementry

Join us for a fun-filled Summer Expedition, Now enrolling for Summer!  Spots are us today for details.


Welcome to Shelia Boulevard KinderCare in Prattville, Alabama. We are conveniently located behind the Pace Car Service Station and Arby 's restaurant. We accept children between the ages of six weeks through 12 years. Our hours of operation are 6:00 a.m. through 6:00 p.m. We invite you to visit us so that you may see firsthand the wonderful interactions and opportunities we provide for children each day!

Charlotte Hardy, Center Director

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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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Our kids are taking off!

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


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


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.


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

The teachers and staff at Shelia Boulevard KinderCare have over 100 years of combined childcare experience. They are dedicated and passionate about what they do and turn every experience into a teachable moment. They create an engaging and cheerful learning environment that will help your child to reach his or her fullest potential. Our staff partners with our families every day through parent teacher communication to ensure that parents are actively involved with the growth and development of their child. Our staff believes that children are the seeds of life - you water them, give them sunlight and watch them flourish. We are the gardeners of your children's future!

  • Charlotte Hardy

    Charlotte Hardy, Center Director

    I enjoy what I do each day here at KinderCare. I take pride in the great team that I have and all of the lovely children that are entrusted in our care; each day is an adventure, filled with curiosity, growth and fun!

    Charlotte began her career at KinderCare as a toddler teacher. She attended Auburn University at Montgomery, Trenholm State Technical College in Montgomery and Ellis College of the New York Institute of Technology. Charlotte was awarded her Child Development Associate Credential in working with infants and toddlers and currently enrolled in BS program. Her role as the center director is to ensure that the center provides a safe, nurturing, healthy, home-like environment for children. She prides herself in exceptional customer service and quality care and education. She feels that a quality program is one where the children are so busy and engaged in daily activities that they don't get easily distracted by visitors and continue to be absorbed by their work or play. In her spare time, she enjoys spending quality time with her husband, three children and grandsons.

    Previous Experience:
    Charlotte has previously worked in retail management and other childcare positions.
    Year Started:
    16 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16 years
    Currently pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development Associate Credential, Center Director Program Management Credential, Serve Safe Credential
  • Natasha Carmichael

    Natasha Carmichael, Assistant Director

    I love seeing the excitement come across a child's face after they have accomplished something they have been trying to do. "I believe that if a child can't learn the way I teach, I should teach the way they learn'.

    Natasha joined the Loder Street KinderCare in 2005 as the preschool teacher. Since being at KinderCare, Natasha has had the opportunity to work with every age group. During her tenure at KinderCare, Natasha became the assistant director at KinderCare Sheila Boulevard. She has also earned her Child Development Associate Credential and is currently pursuing her Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education. Natasha believes that when you are working with children there is never a dull moment. Natasha truly enjoys coming to work and being greeted every morning with smiling faces by the children, parents and staff. This lets her know she is making a difference in a positive way.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Very Hungry Catepillar
    Year Started:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    13 years
    Child Development Associate Credential
  • Ms. Nicole

    Ms. Nicole, Infant Classroom

    Children games are hardly games. Children are never more serious than when they play".

    Ms. Nicole is currently pursuing an Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education. She is passionate about  learning through play for young children.  She finds that infants and toddlers are the most genuine and loving human beings and delight in the opportunities to learn with them all day every day. She is so grateful for the chance to work with the teachers, children, and families here at KinderCare.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Pat the Bunny
    Year Started:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 years
    Child Development Associate's credential
  • Ms. Ann

    Ms. Ann, Infant Classroom

    You see a child play, and it is so close to seeing an artist paint, for in play a child says things without uttering a word

    Ms. Ann has her CDA credential in working with infants and toddlers. She enjoys her association with the babies and watching their development.  The most rewarding part is when they learn something new and how proud they get. There is such a twinkle in a young child's eyes when they are learning something new, everything is so interesting to them.  Lastly, she loves all the hugs and smiles!

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to starting at KinderCare Ms. Ann was a kindergarten teacher at a local school.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
    Year Started:
    24 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    35 years
    Bachelor's Degree in Early Education
  • Ms. Tonya

    Ms. Tonya, Toddler Classroom

    I enjoy most about my job knowing that I will help to develop small minds. It thrills me to see the look on the children faces when they have reached a developmental milestone.

    Ms. Tonya is currently enrolled in the Child Development Associate program with hopes of earning her CDA by the end of 2016.  She enjoys working with the young children because she has the privilege to watch children grow and make discoveries daily. She love that each day is different and that each child brings something new and special to the group. She enjoys working at KinderCare. The environment is supportive and collaborative among all of the teachers and staff.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Where's Spot
    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Currently pursing a CDA in working with infants and toddlers
  • Ms. Gwen

    Ms. Gwen, Toddler Classroom

    I love knowing that each day that I teach I will make an impact and touch the life of a child in a positive way. "Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.

    Ms. Gwen has received her CDA in working with young children and is currently pursuing an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education. She has various experiences in early childhood ranging from infant thru preschool. Ms. Gwen love experiencing the “new” with the children as they are seeing the simple beauty of everyday. She enjoys doing arts and crafts and music and dancing with her children. She also finds it extremely rewarding to learn about and getting to know the families.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See?
    Year Started:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 years
    Child Development Associate's credential
  • Stephanie, Salazar

    Teach one and reach one

    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Kissing Hand
    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    Bachelor's in Education
  • Ms. Laquanda

    Ms. Laquanda, Schoolager/Floater

    Young children, especially, have enormous creativity, and whatever's in them rises to the surface in free play.

    Ms. Laquanda is currently enrolled in the Child Development Associate program with hopes of earning her CDA by the end of 2017.  Ms. Laquanda works with the shoolagers as well as other classrooms throughout the center as needed. She is thankful to have found such a wonderfully nurturing environment.  She enjoys the dynamic and exciting opportunities that young children bring. They are so passionate and excited about the world around them. She has learned so much from their investment in exploration and she is committed to supporting and growing with them.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Kissing Hand
    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Currently enrolled in the CDA program
  • Ms. Vanessa

    Ms. Vanessa, Cook and Health and Safety Coordinator

    It's not how much you do, but how much love you put into doing it.

    Ms. Vanessa has many years of food service management as well as childcare experience. She is our center cook who prepares the healthy and nutritious meals for all of us. Ms. Vanessa is also our health and safety coordinator.  She makes sure that safety drills, inspections and health and safety standard operating procedures are followed and that we are in compliance at all times.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Year Started:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    11 years
    Serve Safe Credential

Upcoming Center Activities

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April's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Growing Gardens

What better time to explore the beauty and science of flowers and gardens than the spring? Infants’ learning will focus on sensory experiences with different plants and flowers, while toddlers and three-year-olds have the opportunity to learn how to care for plants. We’ll plant seeds in soil, water the plants, observe bugs and discover how they help plants grow, and even plant a butterfly garden outside! We’ll build math skills by counting seeds, learn new vocabulary words related to flowers and plants, and as always, sing songs and read books involving gardens. 

Children 4–5 years old: In the Spring + Wild Animals

For children in the Preschool and Transitional Kindergarten Classrooms, April is about exploring all things spring and discovering wild animals! Preschoolers will look for signs of spring outdoors, make mud cakes and count the twigs placed in them, and paint still-life paintings of things related to spring. When our learning turns to wild animals, we’ll learn about the habitats and habits of creatures big and small while maintaining a focus on learning lowercase letters. 

The older children in Transitional Kindergarten will focus on project-related work and pick something to work on together. In years past, children have painted a mural, made spring parade floats, painted wild animal masks, and created a model of a wild animal’s habitat. Both of these units focus on expanding the children’s understanding of the natural world around them.

Monday April 10, 2017
Come get a sneak peek of summer at KinderCare during our Open House event, from April 10th – 14th.

At KinderCare, our summer adventures are designed for learning and fun. We love taking our experiments outside, having special guests visit our centers, and even exploring our senses on walks outside or by rolling around in the cool grass. We can’t wait to meet you and show you what makes our centers special and why we would love to spend our summer with you!

About Our Center

Our staff would like to welcome you to visit our center. The staff takes pride in keeping up to date with the latest trends in Early Childhood Education. Ongoing training is offered to the staff during the year at the center and through the various training opportunities in the community.

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

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

Some of our safety and health measures at our center include a padded door security code, a separate area to check on children when sick, and high fences on our two playgrounds.

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.

I have a five year old daughter that has been at this center for the past three years and we have been having an amazing experience. KinderCare has really demonstrated that they are not the same as any other childcare center. They keep their facility well maintained, the staff and management are very polite and professional, and best of all, they are very involved with the parents. I have spent many afternoons at KinderCare because my child is never ready to leave.  Mere words can not express the gratitude I have for this center and staff.  My journey here at KinderCare has been amazing.   They have really exceeded my expectations and I know your journey will be as great as mine.

- Mother

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