Crystal Treanor, Center Director
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Welcome to Smithtown KinderCare! We provide a safe and nurturing environment where children can explore and make new discoveries! We believe in developing the whole child and everything we do is designed for learning. You will find a print-rich environment full of carefully selected materials designed to enrich your child's vocabulary. We truly believe we are a part of your extended family and look forward to sharing daily communication about your child's progress and development in the classroom. We want to be your child's first teacher!
Crystal Treanor, Center Director
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We have a loving staff composed of teachers that have been with us for since we opened twelve years ago, teachers with us several years, as well as recently hired. We are very excited to meet you and your little one!!!
It is an honor to be a part of the community of young children at such an important stage in their growth and development. I love working with a dedicated teaching staff that values learning, communication, and sharing meaningful moments with families. Most of all I love seeing the smiling faces of all the children enter the school each morning enthusiastic about what the day will bring!
Crystal has been in the field of Early Childhood Education for 10 years. Crystal has been a part of the KinderCare Family since August of 2012. She came to KinderCare from Head Start with over 6 years experience in ECE. She started with KinderCare as a Pre- Kindergarten Teacher and after a year and a half was promoted to Assistant Director. In April of 2015, Crystal became the Director of the NAEYC accredited Smithtown location.
Christine joined KinderCare in 2014 after disovering her passion for early childhood education. Christine started with KinderCare as a Preschool Teacher and a year later was promoted to Assistant Director. Christine is passionate about delivering a quality education, and exceptional customer service.
I love watching the children learn and grow. It is such a reward watching them reach important milestones.
Ms. Keri has been at KinderCare since August of 2011. She earned her Master's Degree in Education at Molly College. Previously, Ms. Keri worked as a tutor and babysitter for people in her community. This sparked an interest in educating children and is why she is so passionate about what she does here at KinderCare!
I love working for KinderCare, it is truly my happy place. I can gladly say it is my home away from home.
Ms. Alexis' favorite part of working with children is having the opportunity to experience their milestones. She especially loves to watch her infants progress from tummy time and babbling, to walking and talking. Having the chance to witness their development and be a part of their families is what Ms. Alexis is most proud of.
I love coming to work to see the children's smiling faces each day.
Ms. Amanda has experience working with children of all ages from infants to school age. The birth of Ms. Amanda's daughter sparked her interest in working with children. Her favorite part about working in the field of Early Childhood Education is having the opportunity to watch the children reach their developmental milestones.
Children have always been my passion. I love hearing feedback from families that their child was able to recall information that I taught them.
Ms. Amanda is the oldest of 5 children, so in many ways she has felt like a teacher for her entire life. Her favorite part of working with young children is having the opportunity to watch them learn and grow each day.
I love being a teacher and seeing the children's faces when they are having fun learning, and discovering new things.
Ms. Andrea has been teaching for over 15 years. Along with working with KinderCare she also conducts private tutoring lessons for school- age children. Ms. Andrea brings her experience and knowledge into her classroom each day through her interactions and understanding of early childhood development.
I love working for KinderCare, because I love children. Watching them learn and grow brings me immense happiness. KinderCare provides a curriculum for children to learn and it is what continues to make me enjoy what I do.
Ms. Heather is very passionate about music in education. You can hear Ms. Heather singing songs to her infants and being engaged with her children. Ms. Heather's favorite part of working with her infants is the early bond she creates with her children and families.
I truly love experiencing a child's laughter. Working with children has always been something that came natural to me.
Ms. Katelynn is very passionate about writing and music. She loves being able to share what she loves with the children in her classroom. Ms. Katelynn prides herself on the connections she is able to make with the children and families.
The children make my day! I love knowing that I'm cooking healthy meals for them to enjoy.
Ms. Kathy has been our Cook since 2002! She knows all the children's allergies and preferences. She also helps in our classrooms where she enjoys her time spent with the children. Ms. Kathy ensures healthy meals are served for all the children here at our center.
As I enter the classroom and the children run up to me saying my name and hugging me, it brings a smile to my face and a tug at my heart. I LOVE all of them.
Ms. MaryAnn has been with KinderCare since August 2006. She has five children of her own. She taught Religious Education for twelve years. She also did private babysitting for a physically handicapped child from six weeks to five years old. Ms. MaryAnn loves her job and the children at KinderCare. She is a very kind and special person who has touched so many lives throughout the years.
Teaching has always been a passion of mine. Having the opportunity to work for KinderCare truly makes me happy!
Ms. Stephanie has had bountiful experiences teaching children throughout her life. She is the eldest of 5 children in her family. Ms. Stephanie has brought her at home experiences into her classroom. She believes taking a part in raising her brothers and sisters has given her a huge advantage in the field of early childhood education.
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.
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.
We observe the following holidays:
Please note that because holidays observed may vary between centers, please be sure to check with your Center Director for specific closures.
All of our staff is CPR and First Aid Certified. We have a keypad entry with a fenced in playground. We require photo identification upon entering our building.
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 though the various training opportunities in the community.
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