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Taylor Road KinderCare

Carol Manson, Center Director

8295 Taylor Rd. SW Reynoldsburg OH 43068
(614) 868-5267 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds

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Special Instructions:
On Taylor road between Main and Broad street

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Licking Heights West, Taylor Road Elementary

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Welcome to Taylor Road KinderCare in Reynoldsburg. We are very excited to meet with you and your family. We believe in developing the whole child with an emphasis on assisting your child's growth with their social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development. Here at Taylor Road KinderCare, we believe it takes a team to raise a child, and our parent's consider us to be an extension of their families (their team). Your child will not only have a safe, fun, and stimulating environment to learn in, but will have support from a team of child development experts who have a true passion for educating children.

Carol Manson, Center Director

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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.

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.


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.


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.


Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  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

Thanks for looking to learn more about your child's teacher. You will find that the teachers here at KinderCare are very warm, loving and nurturing. You will find some very informative information about each teacher at the center. Please let us know if you feel that you need any additional information about our staff.

  • Carol Manson, Center Director

    Carol Manson started with KinderCare in the summer of 1996. She has experience as a teacher and as an assistant director. Currently, she enjoys having the opportunity to support all of the children, parents, and teachers here at the center to provide the best educational experience for all. Carol has been working with children in a variety of settings for the past 26 years, and has been the director of her current location for 15 years. Carol looks forward to working with children and helping them become smart, caring and contributing members of the community.

    Year Started:
    20 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    26 Years
    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Development
  • Leslie Parker, Assistant Director

    I love seeing the excitement on the children's faces when they learn something new, being a part of that is why I love being here every day!

    Leslie has been with KinderCare since 1999. Leslie started in out Toddler program ans was soon promoted to Assisstant Director. Leslie spends time both in and out of the classroom during the day, but enjoys her time with the children most of all. Prior to working at KinderCare, Leslie worked with all ages of children ranging from 6 weeks to 12 years, and had Administrative experience as well.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to starting at KinderCare Leslie worked in several after school programs.
    Year Started:
    17 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    21 Years
    Child Development Associate's credential
  • Ms. Beth, Cook, Health & Safety Coordinator, Third in Management

    I love being able to interact with children of all ages.

    Ms. Beth has worked for KinderCare for twelve years. She started out as a Preschool teacher, then became a Toddler teacher and a School Age teacher. Ms. Beth is our Health and Safety Coordinator, which means she helps keep us all safe! The children love when Ms. Beth walks through their classroom because she is also our cook and it means she's bringing lunch!

    Year Started:
    14 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Childcare Management Certificate,Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Lisa M.

    Ms. Lisa M., Infant Classroom

    I love watching the children grow.

    Ms. Lisa has such a good time making messy projects in her classroom. All of their activities include edible items because everything goes into their mouth. Ms. Lisa enjoys spending time with her family, her husband Jason and son Alex.

    Year Started:
    14 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    11 Years
    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Development
  • Ms. Chelsea

    Ms. Chelsea, Infant Classroom

    I love coming to see the children every day and seeing them smile at me just because of the relationships that I build with the children.

    Ms. Chelsea has been with KinderCare since March of 2015. She started out as a parent at our center before coming to work here. Ms. Chelsea enjoys going to work and seeing all of the children. She has made it a routine to have all of her children sit together in circle time with bubbles, which they all love! Outside of work Ms. Chelsea loves family time. She is picture crazy! She loves pictures, so there will always be pictures of your children in the classroom for you to see and take home.

    Previous Experience:
    Camp counselor for elementary school children.
    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Licking Height H.S. 2011
  • Ms. Marissa

    Ms. Marissa, Preschool Classroom

    My favorite thing about teaching is that you can physically see the moment a child 'gets' what they're trying to learn.

    Ms. Marissa is new to KinderCare and the early childhood industry. She realized children are her biggest passion and enjoys every day learning along with the children and getting the kids excited about learning through music and movement. She is continuing her education with the goal of becoming an elementary school principal. 

    Previous Experience:
    Former coordinator of the Summer Playground program for the City of Reynoldsburg Parks and Recreation Department.
    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Katy, Infant Classroom

    i love coming into work to see my children growing and learning.To see my children smile makes my day.

    Ms. Katy has worked with children for 2 1/2 years. She is currently at Columbus State Community College, for their Early Childhood Program. She plans to be either an elementary or middle school teacher .

    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    Columbus State Community College
  • Ms. Kendra, Toddler Classroom

    I love to help inspire young lives and to watch them grow up to succeed in life.

    Ms. Kendra has been with our center since June 16, 2013. She has a two year completion certificate for Early Childhood Education, which she completed at C-Tech during her junior and senior years in high school. Ms. Kendra has also completed one year of Early Childhood Development from a Community College here in Columbus. While in the classroom, she is always laughing and having fun with her kids, and never afraid to be silly while interacting with them on their level.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Kendra worked in a daycare located at her school from 2009 to 2011.
    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 Years
    Vocational Certificate
  • Ms. Aly, Toddler

    Year Started:
  • Ms. Maureen, Preschool Classroom

    I love seeing the world through the eyes of my students.

    Ms. Mo has worked with KinderCare for ten years, and has taught in every classroom over her tenure. In addition to teaching, Ms. Mo has also been a cook, bus driver, and a Health and Safety Coordinator. She enjoys bringing current events into her classrooms, the latest being the 2014 Olympics. Ms. Mo has earned her Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education and her Master's Degree in Special Education. One day she hopes to go back to school to continue her studies in Childcare Administration.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Maureen has 25 years of prior experience working with non-profit organizations that benefited children and families.
    Year Started:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
    Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education, Master's Degree in Special Education
  • Ms. Marrissa, Preschool

    Year Started:
  • Ms. Mary E.

    Ms. Mary E., Prekindergarten Classroom

    Everyday is a new adventure with the children.

    Year Started:
    4 Years
  • Mr. Joe

    Mr. Joe, School Age Classroom

    Teacher's who love teaching, teach children to love learning.

    Mr. Joe has been with KinderCare for 6 years. He graduated with his B.A. in Psychology from a small school in Western PA. Mr. Joe enjoys working with the School Agers. He enjoys seeing them growing into young adults.

    Previous Experience:
    Before and After School Progam in Fairfax, VA (S.A.C.C.)
    Year Started:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Bachelors of Arts / Psycholory
  • Ms. Jamie, Learning Adventures Instructor

    I love witnessing a child have that "A-Ha!" moment when learning clicks into place.

    Ms. Jamie joined KinderCare in 1995 as an older infant teacher. She then became an Assistant Director in 1997. In July 2015, she accepted the position of Learning Adventures Instructor, splitting her time between Taylor Rd and the New Albany KinderCare. She teaches Phonics, Reading, Cooking, Math and Music in a small group setting.

    Previous Experience:
    Assistant Director of KinderCare in Gahanna previous to June of 2015
    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    Bachelors of Science in Family Relations and Human Development
  • Ms. Savannah

    Ms. Savannah, Support Staff

    I am passionate about this job because I am able to see the children's growth on a daily basis, and I love seeing them learn new things.

    Ms. Savannah is currently enrolled in nursing school and working here at KinderCare part time. She understands that each child is unique and incorporates that with her teaching style in the classroom each day. Traveling is something Ms. Savannah enjoys in her free time, she likes to get out there and see what the world has to offer.

    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Emily, Staff Support

    Year Started:

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

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.

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Special diets

Holidays Observed

New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Day After Thanksgiving, Christmas Day

Spring Professional Development Day: President's Day (February)
Fall Professional Development Day: Columbus Day(October)

Health and Safety

Our building is always locked with a keypad coded entry at the front door. We require having one staff person on site at all times that has been trained in CPR, Communicable Disease, Child Abuse and First Aid. At KinderCare, the health and safety of our children and having the confidence of our parents is paramount. We maintain rigorous standards for safety and pride ourselves on keeping our center extremely clean – sanitizing and disinfecting all areas several times per day.

At KinderCare, what families say about us means a lot. Read below some of the great experiences our families have had with us.

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

I began researching local child care centers when my son was 6 months old. In addition to the Taylor Road KinderCare, I toured three other centers and conducted in-depth interviews with the center administrators or designated assistants. I was so impressed with the Taylor Road KinderCare that I knew without a doubt it was the best center for my son. This center is superior to the other centers in every aspect.
The administrators treat parents with respect and are always available if parents want to talk or meet with them. The staff is also respectful to parents. They are professional, friendly and clearly devoted to each child in their care. They provide frequent updates on my child's progress and make sure i am aware of issues that should be addressed as well.
The curriculum is designed using the most current content and techniques available in the field of early childhood education which, from my perspective, provides my child with the greatest opportunities to be successful and confident both academically and socially. The center itself is designed so that each age group program area is separate from the others. The center is clean, the rooms are large, bright and colorful. There are defined work areas for various curriculum components. The children's work is clearly displayed.
My son attends Taylor Road KinderCare each week from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm. When I drop him off in the morning I know that he is in the best possible environment. I leave with no worries.When i pick him up at the end of the day I know he will greet me as a happy child with something exciting to tell me about his day. I couldn't ask for more for my child's daily experience!

- Mother

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