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Stafford KinderCare

Kristina Bell, Center Director

29 Greenspring Dr. Stafford VA 22554
(540) 659-2827 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
Off of Mine Rd. (near Walmart).

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
We currently bus to the following schools: Anthony Burns, Garrisonville, Hampton Oaks, Kate Waller Barrett, Margaret Brent, Ann Moncure, Park Ridge, Winding Creek, Rock Hill and HH Poole.

Our center works directly with the Army as well as other branches of the military to provide an enriched learning environment. Their assistance enables us to provide additional training for our teachers and new materials for the children. We appreciate what the military does for our community, as well as for KinderCare!

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Welcome

Welcome to KinderCare in Stafford, located at 29 Greenspring Drive. We are welcoming new families into our KinderCare family starting at the age of six weeks to twelve years old. Our experts designed our classrooms — and every activity and lesson — to help prepare your child for success in school and beyond. With designated learning centers such as dramatic play and blocks in every classroom, children have the opportunity for rich social play and child-initiated discovery. You’ll also find that our classrooms feature a print-rich environment full of carefully selected materials, written charts and labels, and children’s literature. By helping your child connect spoken words and print, we’re helping develop early literacy and writing skills.Whether your child has first words or first grade on the horizon, we’re excited to show you how everything in our center is designed for learning!

Kristina Bell, 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.

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. 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!

  2. Thursday September 29, 2016
    1. Class Color Day

Teachers & Staff

Welcome to KinderCare in Stafford, Virginia, located at 29 Greenspring Drive. Our experts designed our classrooms — and every activity and lesson — to help prepare your child for success in school and beyond. With designated learning centers such as dramatic play and blocks in every classroom, children have the opportunity for rich social play and child-initiated discovery. Our classrooms feature a print-rich environment full of carefully selected materials, written charts and labels, and children’s literature. By helping your child connect spoken words and print, we’re helping develop early literacy and writing skills. Whether your child has first words or first grade on the horizon, we’re excited to show you how everything in our center is designed for learning!

  • Kristina Bell

    Kristina Bell, Center Director

    I love to see the children smiling everyday and learning something new.

    Kristina Bell has been a Center Director for the last five years. Prior to joining KinderCare, Kristina worked for Cradle to Crayons as Preschool Teacher. She also worked for Manassas City Public Schools as a reading Teacher. She enjoys coming to work every day to see the smiling faces of all the children.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare, Kristina worked for Manassas City Public Schools.
    Year Started:
    12/12/2005
    Tenure:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16 years
    Education:
    Early Child Development Associate's credential
  • Pamela Staley

    Pamela Staley, Assistant Director

    I love teaching and working with children. To see them grow and reach developmental milestones.

    Pam is from Texas and  began working for Kindercare in 2005. She started out as a Teacher in the Preschool Classroom then in the Pre-k. She also worked with the infants- Schoolage. Pam has been a Director in some of the Kindercares and is now the Asst. Director. She enjoy interacting with the parents and children and helps in providing a safe, loving and nuturing enviromental.

    Previous Experience:
    Pam brings vast experience working with young and older children with special needs, children in a church setting and also In Home childcare.
    Year Started:
    6/13/2005
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    18 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Jancy

    Ms. Jancy, Cook

    Children like to imitate what they see, let us be great imitators.

    I've been working in the childcare field for 8 years. I've always had a passion for children, but my second passion is cooking. I have been in the culinary field for 10 years.

    Year Started:
    1/6/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 years
  • Ms. Alease

    Ms. Alease, Floater

    Year Started:
    6/10/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
  • Ms. Alisa

    Ms. Alisa, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Alisa has been with KinderCare for over fifteen years and has been in the Early Childhood Education field for over 24 years. She has her Child Development Associate's Credential and is also Medication Administration Training certified. Ms. Alisa has experience in all aspects of a child care center. She has been a Center Director, Assistant Director, Cook and an active teacher in each classroom. Ms. Alisa is passionate about working with children. She especially loves taking care of the Infants and loves to see how much they change and grow while they are in her class. Ms. Alisa also loves helping the parents feel like she and the other teachers in the room are part of the children's extended family and to make sure the parents are comfortable with who their children are with while they are at work.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Alisa has previous experience working as a Director, Assistant Director and Center Cook prior to becoming the Infant teacher.
    Year Started:
    1/1/2000
    Tenure:
    16 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    24 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential, Medication Administration Training
  • Ms. Andina

    Ms. Andina, Infant Classroom

    I cherish every smile I put on a child's face and enjoy making lasting memories.

    Ms. Andina has been working with children for 18 years. Though she worked with all ages, she  primarily works with infants.

    Year Started:
    12/4/2006
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    18 Years
  • Ms. Joyce

    Ms. Joyce, Infant Classroom

    I love knowing that I have made a positive difference in a child's life by loving and nurturing them in their younger years of glowing and learning!

    Ms. Joyce has been a childcare provider for ten years. She has nurtured children from Infant to School Age. She truly enjoys working with all age groups, although her first love is caring for the Infants. Ms. Joyce is a single mom with two wonderful children. Her hobbies are reading, writing poetry, shooting pool and serving her community. Her future plans are to continue to educate herself in the field of Early Childhood Development and continue to care for the children in her care.

    Year Started:
    2/2/2009
    Tenure:
    7 Years
  • Ms. Marie

    Ms. Marie, Infant Classroom

    My name is Ms. Marie. I have worked for KinderCare Learning Centers for the past seven years, but have been in the childcare industry for 20 years. I enjoy working with children and love my job in the Infants room. I have four children of my own and just got married to my wonderful husband in December of 2013.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Marie brings to KinderCare her Knowledge and vast experience of 20 years working with children.
    Year Started:
    12/6/2005
    Tenure:
    10 Years
  • Ms. Michelle

    Ms. Michelle, Infant Classroom

    There is nothing sweeter than a baby's smile. Seeing that child take their first step or say their first words and knowing you are a part of it.

    Ms. Michelle has been in the childcare field for over 20 years. She loves coming to work every day and seeing the children who have become like her own family.

    Year Started:
    8/19/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 Years
    Education:
    Pursuing Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Harley

    Ms. Harley, Pre-K

    I believe the first years of learning are the most important. What we teach them will help impact their learning development.

    My name is Harley, I chose to work with young children because I feel I can make a difference in a young child's life by fostering and nurturing their early years of education. I have enrolled into the CDA program and I also look forward to enrolling into college to further my education by becoming a Kindergarten teacher.

    Year Started:
    11/18/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Education:
    Pursing CDA
  • Ms. Debra

    Ms. Debra, School Age, Bus Driver

    Year Started:
    4/20/2016
  • Ms. Gabriella (Gabby)

    Ms. Gabriella (Gabby), Substitute

    Children are a great inspiration, they're a joy to teach".

    I have been working in childcare for 1 year now and have plenty of babysitting experience as well. I really enjoy working with the children In my care. I feel I'm a great role model for all the children and enjoy seeing them learn and grow.

    Previous Experience:
    I've previously worked in another childcare facility for 1 year.
    Year Started:
    4/13/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 year
  • Ms. Jazmin

    Ms. Jazmin, Discovery Preschool

    Ms. Jazmin is the Toddler teacher. She has been working here for two years, but have been teaching for four years. She began teaching at the age of 16, through a program offered by her High School and loved it ever since. She has also worked with other ages as well. She is currently in the process of obtaining her Child Development Associate's Credential and through this course, she has learned how to better communicate and serve children and parents.

    Year Started:
    10/3/2012
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4 Years
    Education:
    CDA
  • Ms. Recha

    Ms. Recha, Toddler Classroom

    “I never would have imagined that I would be able to make such an impact on a child or their family that would last a lifetime. This makes me grateful that I became a teacher.”

    Ms. Recha is the Assistant Teacher in the Toddler Room. She has been with KinderCare Learning Centers for four years. She is currently enrolled at Rasmussen College working to obtain her Child Development Associate's Credential. She has always been surrounded by children so it was a natural transition into childcare. Ms. Recha loves teaching and truly enjoys being able to see the growth and development of the skills children acquire in her program. She also loves the bonds she forms with the children and their families through the learning experience.

    Year Started:
    6/7/2010
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Education:
    CDA
  • Ms. Shelly

    Ms. Shelly, Toddler Classroom

    I love watching the children grow into their own personalities and knowing that I play a big part in their early development. I love being able to see a child's growth in vast areas and knowing that I played a part. I'm inspired by the children and the bonds that are formed as a result of my presence.

    Ms. Shelly has been with KinderCare since 2000 and in the Early Childhood Education field for over thirteen years. She has a passion to teach and it is very evident in her classroom. Ms. Shelly is able to incorporate art, music and language in a manner that allows the children to exhibit maximum growth and development.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Shelly has previous experience working as a lead teacher in the three-year-old classroom.
    Year Started:
    8/1/2000
    Tenure:
    16 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    13 Years
    Education:
    CDA
  • Ms. Cheryl

    Ms. Cheryl, Floater

    I love seeing the children's faces light up when we are doing an activity they love participating in and knowing I am going to have a wonderful fun day with my children. I love being a positive influence on the growth and development of children. I also love the excitement the children display when they see me enter the room.

    Ms. Cheryl has been with KinderCare since 2002. She has earned her degrees in Administration of Justice as well as an Applied Associate's Degree. Ms. Cheryl has a vast amount of experience from working with children for over nineteen years! She has a passion for teaching two-year-old children and she continues to be amazed how much this age group grows and learns.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Cheryl has previous experience working as a Kindergarten Teacher, Substitute teacher and a Paraprofessional in Public School System.
    Year Started:
    1/1/2002
    Tenure:
    14 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    19 Years
    Education:
    Administration of Justice Certificate, Applied Associate's Degree
  • Ms. Nancy

    Ms. Nancy, Preschool Classroom

    I like watching the children progress. They will make you smile even on your worst day. I love knowing that I have made a positive difference in a child's life by loving and nurturing them in their younger years of growing and learning!

    Ms. Nancy has been with KinderCare since 2007. She is working towards receiving her Child Development Associate's Credential. Ms. Nancy has a vast amount of experience in the Early Childhood Education industry, with over 26 years of experience! She is very creative in her classroom and loves to sing to the children. One of her class' favorites is Ms. Nancy's "Willaby, Wallaby" song which promotes phonological awareness. Ms. Nancy's classroom is full of the children's work and she loves to focus on the process of art.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Nancy has previous experience working as a Program Director, Supervisor and Curriculum Advocate.
    Year Started:
    8/1/2007
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    26 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Tonya

    Ms. Tonya, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Children are special and unique and they make everyday different.

    Ms. Tonya has been in childcare since she was 16 yrs old. She started working for KinderCare in 2011 and she really enjoys working, caring for and being a role model to the children.

    Year Started:
    9/26/2011
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 Years
    Education:
    CDA
  • Ms. LaToya

    Ms. LaToya, School Age Classroom

    I believe that all children can learn when they are accepted for who they are and how they learn.

    Ms. LaToya is the Lead Teacher in the older School Age classroom. She has been working with children for 12 years. In 2012, she received her Child Development Associate's Credential and began taking classes to further her education. She enjoys dancing, watching TV, her five-year-old son and being active in her community.

    Year Started:
    12/17/2012
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Andrea

    Ms. Andrea, School Age Classroom, Bus Driver

    Parents are a very important part of my job by working together for the best of their child. The children bring happiness to my heart and soul. I enjoy working with them by teaching them new things and seeing their improvements.

    Ms. Andrea started working for Kindercare in 2013 and loves every minute of it. She works primarily with the School Age children.

    Year Started:
    10/1/2013
    Tenure:
    2 Years
  • Ms. Janelle

    Ms. Janelle, Preschool Teacher

    Year Started:
    1/18/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    CDA

September 2016 Events

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  1. Tuesday September 13, 2016
    1. “All About Me” Community Social

      Your whole family is welcome to join us September 13th for our community social.  Summer is winding down, Fall is approaching and that means it’s Back to School season!  Now is the perfect time to get a glimpse of the KinderCare curriculum and experience in our centers.  Our director and teachers can’t wait to point out their favorite aspects of the classrooms.  This is also a great chance to spend time with current families who stay and have fun at the social!  See you there!

  2. Wednesday September 14, 2016
    1. Breakfast on the Run for Parents

      Breakfast available in the lobby.

  3. Thursday September 15, 2016
    1. Pajama Day!

  4. Friday September 16, 2016
    1. Backwards Day

  5. Tuesday September 20, 2016
    1. Bring your favorite stuffed animal day

  6. Wednesday September 21, 2016
    1. Silly Hat Day

  7. Friday September 23, 2016
    1. Family Night Dinner 5:30pm

  8. Monday September 26, 2016
    1. Breakfast on the Run for Parents

      Breakfast available in the lobby.

  9. Tuesday September 27, 2016
    1. Twinsie Tuesday

  10. Wednesday September 28, 2016
    1. Crazy Hair Day

  11. Thursday September 29, 2016
    1. Class Color Day

  12. Friday September 30, 2016
    1. Parent's Night Out 7-10:30pm

      Sign up in the lobby.

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.

Awards and Recognition

  • Virginia Star Quality Initiative

    Virginia Star Quality Initiative

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Spanish

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

Education and development are important, but we know that nothing matters more than the safety, security and health of your child. That’s why protection and preparedness are critical considerations in everything we do at KinderCare Learning Centers. Your child's safety is one of our top priorities. Not only are all of our outside perimeter doors locked to ensure security, but all of our playgrounds are fenced with locked gates as well. In addition, the front door of the building has a coded entry where only authorized family members will have a code to enter. Guest must present a photo ID and be on the release list provided by the parent or guardian.<br /> From First Aid training for emergency situations to sanitation and ensuring a clean and healthy environment for children, we have many years of experience ensuring that every child is happy and healthy. Our center has an A rating for Health and Safety. Our Health and Safety Coordinator is diligent in maintaining accurate records and making sure all medication and cleaning solutions are locked up. And, our 1,700 KinderCare child care centers nationwide and vans and buses used for transportation all are designed with the safety and security of children in mind. Although scraped knees are a part of growing up, you can have confidence that your child is cared for in a secure, nurturing environment every day.

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

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

I transitioned my son from an in-home daycare to KinderCare at 10 months old. I was very nervous about the transition but the staff at KinderCare made it an easy transition and quickly made me feel very comfortable. All the teachers in the infant and toddler room are so caring and I truly know they have my son's best interests at heart. Not only are his needs being met, but he comes home learning new things every day. I especially enjoy getting sent home pictures of craft time and the art projects he has completed. It's always a good sign when your toddler wants to stay at daycare and play longer when you go to pick him up at the end of the day. I would recommend KinderCare to anyone looking for good care in Stafford.
- Parent

As a Single Parent, I thank the center Teachers and Staff for their hardwork and care they have given my daughter. during her time at this location. Continue your excellent service and program for others to hopefully benefit from more than we have thus far.

- Parent

I want to thank you all for your hard work and dedication to KinderCare. My 2 girls have loved the enviroment and learning experiences while at your center. The teachers have been wonderful and always shown dedication and love towards both of them as well as all the children in their care.

- Parent

My husband and I had our first child, Olivia, last October and one of the most difficult decisions we’ve made thus far as new parents was trying to find the best daycare for Olivia. We were worried about finding the right fit – a daycare that would provide genuine loving care to our daughter in our absence while also helping her grow developmentally during such an important time of her life. We did our research and visited different centers to be sure we were doing our due diligence. When we came to the Stafford Kindercare, we both felt immediately the warmth and passion from the staff about their work which took a little of the edge off of our anxiety about leaving our daughter with “strangers”. Our daughter is now 9 months old and has been with her “ladies” in the infant room for 6 months. She has received nothing but the best of care from all of the staff members. From the moment she started smiling, my husband and I always noted that she offers a big smile to her care providers when we drop her off in the morning. When we pick her up in the afternoon, she is always clean, dry, well fed, and happy. Her care providers have helped her through some important developmental milestones, including eating more solid foods, clapping, waving, and now crawling and pulling up. The ladies in the center have won our hearts with the excellent and nurturing care they provide our precious daughter.

- Parents

My daughter has been attending KinderCare for about two years now. The curriculum has been great and exceeded my expectations. She comes home every day telling me stories about how much fun she had and what she is learning. The teachers have all been phenomenal! They work with not only my daughter, but myself to make sure we're both comfortable. I have loved our time at KinderCare.

- Parents

The care my family and I receive at KinderCare Learning Center is wonderful; I truly appreciate how attentive the staff is to the needs of my family. My son has attended the center for a year now. He was in the Preschool room and the program was so great that he was advanced going into Kindergarten. I would recommend KinderCare to any and all families looking for care for their children.

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