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Cedar Fork Road KinderCare

Ms. Kami Newbill, Center Director

75 East Cedar Fork Rd. Richmond VA 23223
(804) 328-0130 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
N of Fairfield Middle School at Nine Mile & Cedar Fork Rd

Neighborhood:
"Laburnum Ave & Nine Mile Road

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Harvie, Arthur Ashe, Highland Springs, Donahoe, Montrose, Baker, Fair Oaks

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Welcome

Welcome to the Cedar Fork Road KinderCare. Our commitment to you is to enhance your child's educational experience, starting as young as six weeks old up to our School Age children. We provide the kind of care that focuses on the whole child, meeting the needs of your child's emotional, social, cognitive, physical and educational well-being. As educators, we want you to feel confident in the care we provide and will take every step to gain your trust. At the Cedar Fork Rd KinderCare, we would like to personally invite you to come and see what makes us different; that makes us a family!

Ms. Kami Newbill, 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.

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.

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.

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

Our staff has been here for a combined 130 years. Our teachers love the career decision they have made and enjoy bringing education to the youngest learners. We have teachers with Bachelor's Degrees, Associate's Degrees and Child Development Associate's Credentials. We invite you to come meet our teachers who inspire creative learners everyday.

  • Ms. Kami Newbill

    Ms. Kami Newbill, Center Director

    Kami has been at the Cedar Fork KinderCare for 10 years. She has a Master's Degree in Education from Liberty University. Prior to becoming a Center Director, Kami taught sixth grade English in Caroline County. She enjoys watching her teachers bring creative moments to life for the students in the classroom. Kami has two children enrolled at her center, Tyler and Kamdyn.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to starting at KinderCare Kami was a sixth grade English teacher.
    Year Started:
    10/25/2007
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 Years
    Education:
    Master's Degree in Education
  • LaRessa Jefferson

    LaRessa Jefferson, Assistant Director

    LaRessa has been with KinderCare for 12 years. She has held many positions including teacher, cook, bus driver, Health and Safety Coordinator and now as an Assistant Director. She decided to pursue her Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education to further her knowledge about the career field she enjoys working in. LaRessa has three children that all attended KinderCare.

    Year Started:
    4/17/2003
    Tenure:
    13 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 Years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. MaKee

    Ms. MaKee, Infant and Toddlers

    It takes a big heart to shape a little mind.

    I have always wanted to work with children, that's why I participated in the Henrico County Tech program for Early Childhood Educators. 
    The innocence and love the kids share is precious and I enjoy being a part of it everyday. 

    Previous Experience:
    Worked at the Highland Springs technical center for early childhood development
    Year Started:
    5/26/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
    Education:
    Obtaining a CDA
  • Ms. Star

    Ms. Star, Infant Classroom

    I enrolled in school so that I can become a teacher to young minds. I enjoy working with the children and helping the parents create "little thinkers." In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, relaxing, and creating memories. 

    Year Started:
    1/1/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 Year
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Tiarra

    Ms. Tiarra, Prekindergarten

    Year Started:
    11/10/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    1.5
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Human Services
  • Ms. LaShawnda

    Ms. LaShawnda, Preschool Classroom

    Ms. LaShawnda has been full circle at KinderCare, contributing to almost every classroom. She has recently moved from the infant classroom, back to the preschool classroom to join Ms. Tanya and her three year olds. Ms. LaShawnda has two children and enjoys watching them participate in the many extracurricular activities they are a part of.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2002
    Tenure:
    14 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    14
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's credential
  • Ms. Patricia

    Ms. Patricia, School Age and Health and Safety

    Year Started:
    1/1/1994
    Tenure:
    22 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    22
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Fran

    Ms. Fran, Toddler Classroom

    Year Started:
    1/1/2001
    Tenure:
    15 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15
  • Ms. Bobbie

    Ms. Bobbie, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Year Started:
    1/1/2009
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Samantha

    Ms. Samantha, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Year Started:
    1/1/2009
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7
  • Ms. Mae

    Ms. Mae, Preschool Classroom

    Year Started:
    1/1/1985
    Tenure:
    31 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    31
  • Ms. Tanya

    Ms. Tanya, Preschool Classroom

    Year Started:
    1/1/2002
    Tenure:
    14 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 years
  • Ms. Tara

    Ms. Tara, Infant Classroom

    Year Started:
    1/1/2011
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5
  • Ms. Frances

    Ms. Frances, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Year Started:
    1/1/1998
    Tenure:
    18 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    18
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's credential
  • Ms. Chauncey

    Ms. Chauncey, School Age

    Year Started:
    1/1/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor of Arts Degree
  • Ms. Ashley

    Ms. Ashley, Learning Adventures

    Year Started:
    1/1/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's credential

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

Center Menu

Holidays Observed

New Years
President's Day
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Columbus Day
Thanksgiving and the day after
Christmas Day
 

Health and Safety

At the Cedar Fork KinderCare, safety is our number one priority. We have a keypad entry, fenced playgrounds, all staff are First Aid and CPR certified and we have a Health and Safety Coordinator to ensure all health guidelines and details are being met.

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.

My son has been with KinderCare for three years. He was very shy and not confident when he first started. He started in the Prekindergarten class and is now in the School Age room, and he has become a social "butterfly". From him leading the activities from the lesson plans to joining the outdoor play he has blossomed into a curious and active learner.

- Mother

Our family has been with KinderCare for six years now. Both of our children have been there since they were three months old and we feel like the staff is family. It is relieving to know that your children are happy and feel safe when you are dropping them off for the day. The staff is always attentive and let's us know everything that happened each day. We love to hear stories of what they are learning and what achievements they reached. Both children were potty trained and excel verbally and educationally because of the work of KinderCare staff. We thank them everyday and trust them fully.

- Mother

This center is great! My daughter enjoys this school more than she enjoys being at home with her family.  The environment is pleasant and all the teachers and staff are properly trained and courteous. They love your child as if he/she is their own. I find it amazing the things my daughter comes home with she learned at KinderCare; from Spanish to sign language, to arts and crafts and music. I would recommend this school to anybody.

- Father
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Resources for Parents

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Local Resources

  • Pre Kindergarten Summer Calendar - A calendar of events designed exclusively for our preschool and pre k students from June 20-September 2nd
  • School Age Summer Calendar - A calendar of events designed exclusively for our school age students from June 20-September 2nd. The calendars are still being built to add more fun and excitement.
  • Preschool Summer Calendar - A calendar of events designed exclusively for our preschool and pre k students from June 20-September 2nd

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