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Leesville KinderCare

Tricia Jackson, Center Director

9325 Leesville Rd. Raleigh NC 27613
(919) 848-8960 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
at Westgate & Leesville Rd 1/4 mile E of Strickland Rd

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Leesville Elementary, Leesville Middle, Briar Creek, Hilburn, Sycamore Creek.

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Welcome

Welcome to Leesville KinderCare in Raleigh. Our experts designed our classrooms — and every activity and lesson — to help prepare your child for success in school and beyond. With designated learning centers such as dramatic play and blocks in every classroom, children have the opportunity for rich social play and child-initiated discovery. You’ll also find that our classrooms feature a print-rich environment full of carefully selected materials, written charts and labels, and children’s literature. By helping your child connect spoken words and print, we’re helping develop early literacy and writing skills. 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!

Tricia Jackson, Center Director

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Accreditation

Many of our child care centers are accredited by national organizations that require us to meet rigorous early childhood education standards and guidelines for high-quality care and education. Programs that are accredited have demonstrated their commitment to go beyond the state’s minimum licensing requirements to meet and maintain these high standards of quality.

Our Programs

Infant Programs (6 weeks - 1 year)

Babies grow and learn every day. Our goal is to provide a safe and nurturing "home away from home" where babies can explore and make new discoveries. We know that learning through play is extremely valuable at this age and our Early Foundations® Infant program is designed to give babies the skills that will serve as the building blocks for a lifetime of learning.

Toddler Programs (1 – 2 Years)

As toddlers develop friendships, self-esteem, and curiosity, our Early Foundations® Toddler program will help them explore their world in a safe and nurturing environment. Our unique curriculum is based on the philosophy that children learn best through experiences. So each day is filled with fun activities that excite and develop toddlers, giving them the comfort and confidence to speak those first few important words, as well as make their first friends.

Discovery Preschool Programs (2 – 3 Years)

At this age, children are making new discoveries daily. And as two-year olds begin to exert their independence, our Early Foundations® Discovery Preschool program is prepared to open their eyes to a world of learning, sharing, and exploring. Our holistic approach in the classroom engages young minds with a blend of music, art, and movement, as well as the early education fundamentals they'll need as they continue on to preschool.

Preschool Programs (3 – 4 Years)

As preschoolers gain more self-esteem, they may feel ready to take on the world. Our Early Foundations® Preschool program enhances that confidence by providing activities to help children become problem solvers and lifelong learners. Through independent exploration, structured activities, and hands-on learning, children will work on early literacy, math, science, and social studies concepts. A healthy dose of running, jumping, and dancing keeps them active too.

Prekindergarten Programs (4 – 5 Years)

Prekindergartners are preparing for the adventure of a lifetime – school. And our Early Foundations Prekindergarten® program is designed to get them ready by teaching letters and words, math concepts, and valuable social skills. With small group instruction, independent play in an organized atmosphere, and whole-group activities, children will have all the right skills to hop, skip, and jump right into kindergarten.

Before- & After-School Programs (5 – 12 Years)

Even after school's out for the day, children need to be engaged in a comfortable, yet stimulating environment. That's where our Catch the Wave® program comes in. This innovative before – and after-school program allows school-age children to balance learning and fun through a variety of experiences. From homework help to fun physical activities, our program is designed so that everyone goes home happy.

Summer Programs (preschool, prekindergarten, and school-age)

Don’t miss out on KinderCare’s Summer of Wonder: Six themed programs that will make summer exciting, educational and tons of fun. Whether your child is in our preschool, Pre-K or school-age programs, all of it is designed to help children learn while soaking up the fun. We offer flexible scheduling options to meet the needs of busy families like yours so we hope to see you there.

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.

Mandarin

A limited number of our centers offer a bilingual immersion preschool program featuring Mandarin and English, created in collaboration with leading foreign language educators. Children will have the opportunity to learn Mandarin through stimulating, age-appropriate, hands-on activities. Using this creative approach, children enhance their skills in a second language in the same natural way they learned their first language.

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

The teachers and staff at Leesville KinderCare are passionate about educating and nurturing children. Each teacher is excited to come to work each morning and observe the children as they learn and play. The Leesville KinderCare team strives for excellence through continuing education from biannual company professional development trainings to seeking additional college courses or seminars in the education field. At the end of the day, the true key to our teachers' success is their passion for teaching and their love of learning.

  • Tricia Jackson

    Tricia Jackson, Center Director

    There is no finer investment than to unlock the mind of a child, for it is there that you unlock the future.

    Tricia has worked in childcare for almost 14 years and has a true passion and dedication for working with children and families. She enjoys being able to provide the tools necessary to get children prepared for Kindergarten and fostering learning at all levels. Tricia began her childcare career as a floating teacher and worked her way up from teaching assistant to teacher to an Assistant Director and then a Director. She knows all about being a teacher and the support needed by the Director to become a great teacher and mentor.

    Year Started:
    2/13/1998
    Tenure:
    17 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    14 Years
    Education:
    Master's of Business Administration Degree in Human Resource Management, Level III Administrator Certificate
  • Fevia, Assistant Director

    Ms. Fevia is from Silver Spring, MD. She has recently relocated to the area and she loves being in the South!
    She has and an Associate's degree in Early Childhood Education and a Bachelor's degree in Family and HUman Services. Ms. Fevia also has her provisional credential as a family life educator.
    She has over 10 years of experience in the early childhood education field. Ms. Fevia has worked for KinderCare before in her early years and after working for other centers she is happy to be back with the company!
    She has a passion for helping children and their families build strong foundations and she absolutely loves having resources available to parents to help guide them though parenthood!
     

    Year Started:
    5/1/2015
    Years in ECE industry:
    10+
    Education:
    Bachelor Degree in Family & Human Services
  • Ms. Billie

    Ms. Billie, School Dietician

    Ms. Billie's passion about cooking can be seen every day in the nutritious meals she prepares. Ms. Billie joined KinderCare in 2013.

    Year Started:
    10/29/2013
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    10+
  • Ms. Carey

    Ms. Carey, Infant Classroom

    My favorite part of my job is watching the children grow and the bonds I build with each family.

    Ms. Carey is currently attending Wake Technical Community College to receive her Associate's degree in Early Childhood Education. She plans to attend North Carolina State University to receive a Bachelor's degree in Education after completing her Associate's degree. She enjoys working with children and feeling their love each day.

    Year Started:
    9/1/2011
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 Years
    Education:
    North Carolina Education Credentials, Pursuing Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Karen

    Ms. Karen, Infant Classroom

    Teaching young children and guiding them through their early years helps to make a difference in their lives so that in turn they will make a difference in the lives of others.

    Ms. Karen has been an infant teacher with KinderCare since 2000. Before joining our team, she was a stay at home mother for seven years. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Economics from North Carolina A&T and has obtained her North Carolina Childcare Credentials as well as taken a number of other childcare classes. She enjoys helping children transition through the early years from home to school each day. She finds it rewarding to see children smile as they accomplish each milestone in their lives.

    Year Started:
    11/10/2000
    Tenure:
    14 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    14 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's of Science Degree in Economics, Early Childhood Education Credentials
  • Ms. Sheryl

    Ms. Sheryl, Infant Classroom

    Children don't just remember what you try to teach them, but who you are.

    Ms. Sheryl knew that she wanted to pursue a career in education when she was in middle school. She had an opportunity to help out in a preschool and loved it. She received her Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education from Vance Granville Community College. Ms. Sheryl loves children and wants nothing more than to make a positive impact in their lives.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
    Education:
    Associate's of Applied Science Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Tasha

    Ms. Tasha, Toddler Classroom

    Children don't just remember what you try to teach them but who you are.

    Ms. Tasha has been working in childcare for about fifteen years. She began working in small centers and has been afforded the opportunity to work with various ages of children. Ms. Tasha has two children, who she enjoys spending time with when she is not working. Ms. Tasha has obtained her Early Childhood Education Credential and is currently working to get her Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 Years
    Education:
    Early Childhood Education Credential, Pursuing Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Marsha

    Ms. Marsha, Toddler Classroom

    I enjoy watching children grow and develop to reach their full potential.

    Ms. Marsha has a Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Fine Arts with a concentration in Music. She has been working in early childhood since 2004. She enjoys singing and incorporates it into her teaching. Ms. Marsha loves working with young children because they are eager to learn and she wants to help each one reach their goals.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare, Ms. Marsha worked with children at another childcare facility.
    Year Started:
    1/25/2010
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Fine Arts & Music, Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Bernadette

    Ms. Bernadette, Toddler

    I love to see growth and enjoy seeing the parents and children happy. I also love to promote education.

    Ms. Bernadette has a degree in History and Political Science. She has also been trained as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and is currently working to obtain her Early Childhood Credentials. She is a young teacher who has a lot to offer. It makes her day to see happy families and children walk through the door each morning.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare, Ms. Bernadette volunteered to help mothers.
    Year Started:
    1/3/2012
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's of Arts Degree in History & Political Science, Pursuing Early Childhood Education Credentials
  • Ms. Mayvetta

    Ms. Mayvetta, Discovery Preschool

    I believe that children are great imitators so it's important to give them something great to imitate.

    Ms. Mayvetta has been working in Education for 19 years. As an educator she prides in making sure each child has received the social, ability to communicate their needs. She states, as a child grows, it's important to me that each child gets treated equally and fair.

    Previous Experience:
    Raleigh Nursey School for 7 years. KinderCare Learning Center for 7 years and Goddard School 1 year.
    Year Started:
    6/9/2015
    Years in ECE industry:
    19 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor of Science in Business Management. Credentials I & II. Certificate in Early Childcare
  • Ms. Bre'Yanna

    Ms. Bre'Yanna, Preschool Classroom

    Happy teachers make smarter children.

    Ms. Bre'Yanna is currently enrolled to obtain her Bachelor's of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education (Birth-Kindergarten). She has been working as a preschool teacher at KinderCare since 2011. She enjoys coming to work each day to teach the children and watch as they become filled with new knowledge.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare, Ms. Bre'Yanna taught and volunteered at an elementary school.
    Year Started:
    4/6/2011
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4 Years
    Education:
    Pursuing Bachelor's of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education (Birth-Kindergarten)
  • Ms. Pat

    Ms. Pat, Preschool Classroom

    I am passionate about teaching children new ideas.

    Ms. Pat has her Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Sociology and has also received her Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education. She enjoys teaching children as well as using her creative side to do activities with them. Ms. Pat is the author of two inspirational books as well as a Teacher's guide for homemade enrichments. Her passion for education can be shown in her daily tasks and interactions with the children.

    Year Started:
    8/15/2011
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Sociology, Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Lori

    Ms. Lori, Prekindergarten Classroom

    The feeling you have inside when teaching and nurturing children is like no other feeling you could experience.

    Before Ms. Lori began teaching she served in the U.S. Army. She obtained her Early Childhood Associate's Degree from Stanly Community College.

    Year Started:
    1/2/2001
    Tenure:
    14 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    13 Years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Alisha

    Ms. Alisha, School Age Classroom

    I like my job because it gives me great joy to see a child learn and grow and knowing that I have helped.

    Ms. Alisha enjoys working with people and trying to help uplift anyone who may be down. Making a difference in this world means a lot to her and this helps her with her work with children. She is passionate about her work with children and always ensures that she does everything she can to help them.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Alisha worked at other childcare centers.
    Year Started:
    10/7/2011
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    18 Years
    Education:
    North Carolina Early Childhood Education Credential
  • Ms. Crystal

    Ms. Crystal, Floating Teacher

    I enjoy seeing the children smile as well as being able to help them achieve things in life.

    Ms. Crystal is currently enrolled in school to obtain her Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education. She enjoys working with the children and seeing the smiles on their faces each day.

    Year Started:
    5/9/2011
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 Years
    Education:
    North Carolina Early Childhood Education Credential

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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

At KinderCare, the safety of our children and the confidence of our parents are points of pride. From daily sign-in to strict parent/guardian identification and single keypad access, we maintain a rigorous standard for safety. At Leesville KinderCare we have an onsite Health and Safety coordinator. Each week Karen performs a check around the center and playgrounds to ensure all materials are clean and working properly. She also conducts monthly fire drill and disaster drills including earthquake, tornado, hurricane and flood as well as maintains classroom first aid kits to ensure they have all the proper materials.

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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My child has been attending Kindercare Leesville for a little over 10 months and we love it! Each morning as we walk in we are greeted by everyone by name and they all have bright and inviting smiles. My childs teacher is always available to answer any questions that I have and she is so excited to see Shawn when he walks through the door. My child is learning so much and every evening when he comes home he is excited to tell me all about his day with Ms Lori. The Director is always involved in the classrooms and you can tell when you walk through the door that the teachers love what they do. We are very happy with Kindercare and appreciate all of the love and care that we receive from the staff.

- Mother

My child is in the Pre-K class and she is excited to come to school everyday. The teachers are always welcoming her when she walks through the doors. Her classroom is place where she can learn and discover new and exciting things. The teachers are full of excitement and they care about each child. She learns something new each day and we are happy to have her in a place that cares about her education.

- Mother

Our two children attend KinderCare. One is two and a half years old and one is eight months old. They have attended the center on Leesville Road and we have been very pleased with our experience. The staff have been nurturing and our children have had consistent teachers. The teachers take the time to know our children and make them feel loved and welcome every day. The teachers have been at the scool and our kids have had some of the same teachers, both with positive interactions. There is never a question or a worry that our kids are not only safe but loved while they are at the center. When our child has had behaviors that need to be addressed it is done in a positive way that fosters positive learning for our child. In the same vein when I have any questions or concerns the center management is readily available and addresses them effectively. Our son learns things at school and demonstrates this knowledge at home. He says things at home that we did not teach him. We confidently recommend this center to other parents.

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