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Tussing Road KinderCare

Paulette Nixon, Center Director

6720 Tussing Rd. Reynoldsburg OH 43068
(614) 868-9422 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds

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Special Instructions:
"Off Brice Rd. and Hines Rd." across from Independence Village

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Pickerington SD: Tussing Elementary, Fairfield Elementary, Harmon Middle School; all of Groveport Madison SD: Dunloe, Madison, Asbury, Sedalia, Charter School. NOTE: The only way for bus transportation is IF family lives in the Grove Port SD; Maybury (Columbus SD).

We are now enrolling for our Preschool and Prekindergarten classrooms (ages 3-5)!

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Welcome to Tussing KinderCare! Your child’s education and well-being are our top priorities. We offer curriculum based Infant, Toddler, Preschool, Prekindergarten, and School Age programs. Our developmentally-appropriate curriculum focuses on students' social, emotional, cognitive and physical development. Our staff have extensive training in the field of Early Childhood Education and are passionate about teaching. Tussing KinderCare services families in the Reynoldsburg, Pickerington, and Groveport communities. Additionally, we facilitate transportation services to the Pickerington and Reynoldsburg school districts for our school age students. Please stop in anytime to tour our facility and meet our staff. We look forward to getting to know your family!

Paulette Nixon, 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.

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. Thursday November 24, 2016
    1. Thanksgiving Break - Center Closed

      Our center is closed Thanksgiving Day and the day after.

  2. Monday December 26, 2016
    1. Center Closed in Observance of Christmas Day

Teachers & Staff

  • Paulette Nixon

    Paulette Nixon, Center Director

    Christina has been in the Early Childhood Education field for over 14 years and for 11 of those years she has acted as an administrator. She is a graduate of the Ohio State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Human Ecology and a specialization in Child and Family Studies. She has extensive experience working with children and families and is passionate about ensuring Tussing KinderCare is an environment that is conducive to the nurturing, learning, and development of the whole child.

    Year Started:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    14 years
    Bachelor's Degree in Human Ecology
  • Katie Bemis

    Katie Bemis, Assistant Director

    Katie is new to the Tussing KinderCare Team joining KinderCare in November of 2012. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology with a concentration in Elementary Education. She is excited to be returning to the field of early childhood education after three years spent working with individuals with developmental disabilities. Katie has extensive experience working with young people in both classrooms and community programs. She is passionate about working collaboratively with families to ensure the best care for our students.

    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 years
    Bachelor's Degree in Psychology
  • Ms. Tiaira, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Tiaira has been with KinderCare for three years. She graduated from Groveport High School in 2008 and is currently attending Heritage College studying medical assisting. Ms. Tiaira loves teaching young children and is passionate about her students' development. Her favorite moment in the classroom is when she witnesses a child accomplish a task they have been working at for some time.

    Year Started:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 years
  • Ms. Rukhsana

    Ms. Rukhsana, Toddler Classroom

    Ms. Rukhsana earned her Bachelor's Degree in Education and Psychology from the University of Karachi. She also holds a degree in Homeopathic Medicine from the University of Karachi. She has been in the childcare field for over 10 years and joined the Tussing KinderCare team this past year. She is an energetic and nurturing teacher. She enjoys the company of young children and is passionate about encouraging their intellectual and social development.

    Year Started:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 years
    Bachelor's Degree in Education
  • Ms. Arlene

    Ms. Arlene, Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Arlene has been in childhood education field for over 14 years. She holds an Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education. Her favorite part of working with children is witnessing her students' development and growth through the years. Ms. Arlene is fluent in Spanish and provides translation services to families and staff. She hopes to someday obtain her Bachelor's Degree in Education and remain at KinderCare helping children and families.

    Year Started:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    14 years
    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Kardene

    Ms. Kardene, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Ms. Kardene graduated from Central State University with her Bachelor's Degree in Adolescent Education. She has over three years experience teaching young children. Ms. Kardene is passionate about teaching and is committed to ensuring each of her students are prepared for Kindergarten. She works hard to tailor the curriculum to each of her students' unique needs. Miss Kardene takes great joy in witnessing her students "Aha" moments.

    Year Started:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 years
    Bachelor's Degree in Adolescent Education
  • Mr. Joe

    Mr. Joe, School Age Classroom

    Mr. Joe has been with KinderCare for four years teaching School Age children. He loves to have fun in the classroom and enjoys interacting with his students. Mr. Joe and his co-teacher coordinate activities for their students before and after school including a Homework Help center. Mr. Joe and his co-teacher also plan special curriculum activities for Winter and Summer breaks to ensure their students are engaging in valuable learning activities year-round. His favorite part of the job is watching his students grow and mature.

    Year Started:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 years
    Bachelor's Degree in Psychology

October 2016 Events

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  1. Monday October 10, 2016
    1. Professional Development Day - Center Closed

      Two times each year we dedicate a day for our staff's professional development to further their training and better equip them for the care of your child. The center will be closed on this day for training to occur. If you have questions or would like to request further details, please contact your local Center Director.

  2. Tuesday October 18, 2016
    1. Join Our Community Social

      Your entire family is welcome to join us October 18th for our community social. Come see how family-style dining is done at our center, mingle with other families, and, best of all, enjoy a healthy snack with your child!  

      You’ll better understand how we turn our meals into learning experiences and encourage the children to try new foods, practice table manners, use utensils, and simply enjoy a great meal and good company! See you there!

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

  • Hindi
  • Spanish
  • Urdu

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

Safety is our number one priority for our students. Our facility boasts a locked keypad entry and fenced outdoor play area. Additionally, all staff are required to be certified in CPR and First Aid.

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.

Throughout the years, KinderCare Tussing has provided such great teachers; from helping my daughter potty-train to now helping with morning drop-offs!

- Mother

My kids were not excited to join daycare but since they started at KinderCare Tussing and met Ms. KJ they never want to miss a day. They want to go to KinderCare on Saturdays and Sundays too.

- Mother

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