Kathy Thomas, Center Director
6960 Highway 85, Riverdale, GA 30274
- Ph: (770) 991-6046
- Open: 5:00 AM to 7:00 PM, M-F
- Fax: (770) 909-6729
- Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
Every one of our teachers goes through the same rigorous hiring process to ensure their dedication and passion-and their ability to meet the developmental and emotional needs of your child. We confirm all professional references and conduct national criminal background screenings. We ensure each member of our staff meets or exceeds the qualifications required to provide the absolute best learning environment for your child/children.
Kathy Thomas, Center Director
I have been working in the education field for 25 years and I am proud to say that a caring, loving, clean and educational environment is what develops the whole child.
Prior to becoming Center Director, Kathy worked as a multi-age classroom teacher.
The care, safety, and well-being of the students are my first priority.
Melissa Patterson, Assistant Director
Having worked in the field of education for the last 21 years has given me a great appreciation for watching children learn. I have experience with all age groups from six weeks to 12 years old and one thing is true for all students, love, care and validation builds a child's self -esteem which makes them amazing adults.
Melissa is a US Army Certified Home Child Care Provider.
Providing a well supplied, print rich environment allows children to learn, explore and develop mentally, socially, physically and emotionally. Giving students these tools provides them with a great start in their educational journey.
Ms. Delola, Toddler Classroom
"My passion is the joy of encouraging and inspiring young children to learn. These amazing children and the way they express what they have learned inspires me to come to work each day."
Ms. Gina, Prekindergarten Classroom
Ms. Gina is a graduate of Fort Valley State University. She has been employed with KinderCare Learning Center as a Prekindergarten Lead Teacher for four years. When her students enter her classroom, Ms. Gina strives to give the students a feeling home away from home. She treats her students not only as their teacher, but their friend and supporter. Ms. Gina believes in all her students and she knows there is nothing they can't do or achieve.
"I am very passionate about kids and their education. I love to see my student reach their full potential."
Ms. Jane, Prekindergarten Classroom
"I teach for the 'Aa Ha' moment when the children get the skill being taught."
Ms. Beverly, Prekindergarten Classroom
Ms. Beverly treats her students as if they were her own children, with love, patience, and kindness. She want to create a lasting impression on their lives so that they may become self-sufficient and productive citizens.
Prior to joining KinderCare, Ms. Beverly was a Prekindergarten and First Grade Teacher and a Substitute Teacher.
"In the words of Forrest Gump, Teaching is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you are gonna get. I love the light bulb expression when a students grasps a concept."
Ms. Nettie, School Age Classroom
"What I love to do most is watch the children learn from different aspects of education. I am most inspired by the true love I have for each and every child in my care."