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Suwanee KinderCare

Heather Watson, Center Director

2725 Lawrenceville-Suwanee Rd. Suwanee GA 30024
(770) 271-8206 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
off I-85

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Rock Springs, Burnett, Walnut Grove, Woodward Mill Elementary Schools

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Welcome

My name is Heather Watson and I am the Center Director at the Suwanee KinderCare. My team and I are dedicated to providing the most fun and safe learning environment for the children in our care. We have a family-involved center with dedicated long term teachers. We have spacious classrooms with a lot of natural light. Our classes are warm and inviting so the children feel at home while in our care. We also have three separate playgrounds: one for the toddlers & two’s and two for the three’s and up. We have daily communication forms and value ongoing open communication with our families. Our center is located on Lawrenceville-Suwanee Rd. near Interstate 85. We would love for you to come by anytime for a visit!

Heather Watson, 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.

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. 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 highly qualified staff is like one big extended family. And, we treat each child and family as an extension of our KinderCare family!  Our teachers are experienced educators who love working with children and are passionate about learning.  In addition, communication with our parents is one of our top priorities.  Your child's teacher will update you daily on your child's fun learning experiences, small steps, or great milestones.  We are excited to partner with you to nurture your child's love of learning!
 

  • Heather Watson

    Heather Watson, Center Director

    Tell me and I forget, teach me and I remember, involve me and I learn. ---Benjamin Franklin

    Ms. Heather graduated from Converse College in 2002 with a Bachelor's in Early Childhood Education. She then moved to Georgia and began teaching Georgia Pre-K. She absolutely loved being in the classroom and taught for five years before moving into a management role. Ms. Heather enjoys being able to inspire and lead all age groups as well as getting to know all of the families. In her spare time, she loves working out and going to the gym.  She also loves to spend time with her family and friends exploring new places and trying new things.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Heather has been with KinderCare since August 2002 when she started as a Georgia Pre-K teacher. She loves that she and her staff have the opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of children.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Where the Wild Things Are". Ms. Heather loves this book because it teaches our children that when we use our imaginations, we can go anywhere.
    Year Started:
    8/2/2002
    Tenure:
    14 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    14
    Education:
    B.A. Early Childhood Education
  • Tremeka Day

    Tremeka Day, Assistant Director

    Life isn't about getting and having, it's about giving and being. ---Kevin Kruse

    Ms. Tremeka has been with KinderCare since 2009.  She loves seeing the progress children make everyday.  Ms. Tremeka has 3 children (2 boys and one girl) their family moved to Georgia from New Orleans after Katrina hit and has settled here.  The family enjoys spending time at the boys' football games, traveling, shopping, and going to the movies.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Brown Bear, Brown Bear"
    Year Started:
    1/1/2009
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    19 years
  • Ms. Dumle

    Ms. Dumle, Infant Teacher

    Trust in God and all things will be alright".

    Ms. Dumle worked at an elementary school before coming to KinderCare.  She describes her classroom as warm and inviting.  Ms. Dumle is passionate about seeing her children learn and grow.  In her spare time, she loves playing soccer and spending time in the park with her husband and 3 children.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    "The Kissing Hand", because it helps children understand that their parents will only be gone for a short time and that they will come back.
    Year Started:
    5/26/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 years
    Education:
    Associates Degree in Early Education, Special Needs Certificate
  • Audrey

    Audrey, Toddlers

    Do what you love and you'll never have to work a day of your life.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Cinderella
    Year Started:
    4/7/2016
  • Christina

    Christina, Discovery Preschool

    Every child is a story yet to be told

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Pooh's Grand Adventure
    Year Started:
    8/5/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Earnestine

    Ms. Earnestine, Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Earnestine has been a preschool teacher at KinderCare since August of 2013.  She is passionate about making learning fun!  Ms. Earnestine's favorite thing about teaching is seeing the "light bulb moment" in children.  In her spare time, she loves decorating, sewing, and reading.

    Previous Experience:
    Owned an in-home child care center called Mimi's House
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Stellaluna"
    Year Started:
    8/19/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    24 years
    Education:
    CDA
  • Lisa

    Lisa, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Lisa is originally from upstate New York, she says we don't know what cold is. Lisa loves giving her students new and exciting learning experiences.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms.Lisa has several years experience in another learning center. We are very excited to have her as a part of our team.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    I Love You Stinky Face
    Year Started:
    11/30/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Education:
    Bachelors Degree Education
  • Sonya

    Sonya, Prekindergarten Classroom

    They may forget what you said but, they will never forget how you made them feel.

    Sonya loves spending time with her children and family in her spare time. Sonya loves Pintrest and uses it to help enhance her children's learning environment.

    Previous Experience:
    Sonya joined our team after several years working in another learning center. Sonya is a wonderful addition to our team,
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Are You My Mother
    Year Started:
    9/21/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Education:
    TCC
  • Ms. Sherry

    Ms. Sherry, PreKindergarten Teacher

    Ms. Sherry joined our team in August of 2013 as a prekindergarten teacher. She brings with her many years of teaching experience.  Ms. Sherry is very passionate about learning and the impact she has daily on children's lives. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband, children and grandchildren.

    Year Started:
    8/20/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Education:
    Masters Degree in Education
  • Thuy

    Thuy, PreK

    Do not be afraid to give up the good for the great

    Thuy loves seeing children grasp new concepts. Thuy has always loved working with children of all ages. She was an Infant room teacher for many years before moving to the PreK team. Thuy has a passion for making the learning environment rich and fun for her students.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Where the Wild Things Are
    Year Started:
    8/17/1998
    Tenure:
    18 Years
    Education:
    CDA
  • Ms. Joanne

    Ms. Joanne, Prekindergarten Teacher

    Teaching allows me opportunities to have a positive impact on children's lives. There are so many moments in a day to highlight children's talents and too push their higher thinking skills. When students combine prior experiences with new experiences, anything is possible.

    Ms. Joanne received her Bachelor's Degree from Florida Atlantic University in 2007. A few months after graduating, her family relocated to Georgia. She says that teaching is extremely rewarding and she knows that an adventure is waiting for her everyday when she walks through the door.

    Year Started:
    7/27/2007
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 Years
    Education:
    B.A. in Early Childhood Education, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Endorsement, Georgia State Certificate
  • Ms. Allison

    Ms. Allison, Prekindergarten Teacher

    Prekindergarten is the basis of our children's educational career and I love that I am a part of that".

    Year Started:
    4/1/2007
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Education:
    TCC
  • Tenesha

    Tenesha, School Age Classroom

    Everyday is a new day, with new opprotunities and new beginnings.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Green Eggs and Ham
    Year Started:
    8/2/2016
  • Ms. Shay

    Ms. Shay, Substitute Teacher

    You treat disease: you win, you lose. You treat a person, I guarantee you win, no matter the outcome. --Patch Adams

    Ms. Shay has been a substitute teacher at KinderCare for 3 years.  She loves to help children discover and express themselves.  In her spare time, she loves spending time with her family including her 2 older brothers, reading, and shopping.
     

    Previous Experience:
    Healthcare, babysitting
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Superfudge"
    Year Started:
    8/31/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 years
    Education:
    Pursuing B.S. in Nursing
  • Heidy

    Heidy, Afternoon's

    Work hard and Dream Big

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Charlotte's Web
    Year Started:
    4/11/2016

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

We are now enrolling for all ages. Space is limited, so contact us soon!

Awards and Recognition

  • Among The Best Of Gwinnett 2015

    Among The Best Of Gwinnett 2015

  • NAEYC

    NAEYC

  • QUALITY RATED qualityrated.org

    QUALITY RATED qualityrated.org

Special Features

  • Highly educated and experienced teachers and staff
  • Daily Spanish
  • NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) accreditated
  • On-site Health & Safety Coordinator
  • Learning Adventures Programs include Cooking, Spanish, Math, Music, and Phonics/Reading

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • French
  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegetarian
  • Nut Free Center

Center Menu

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

We take the safety of our children extremely serious. We have systems in place to ensure the safety of all children. We have an on-site Health & Safety Coordinator, coded door at the entrance, fencing around all the playgrounds, and we talk to our children frequently about the different drills we conduct and why. We always explain to them what they can expect to happen during a drill. We practice all our different drills at least once a month. We are a peanut free facility due to the high increase in peanut allergies. All staff are CPR and First Aid Certified.

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.

I love that I am able to bring my children for the camps that are offered during my children's breaks. They have fun and learn so much not only academically but also about being part of a community.

- Mother

My daughter and I moved to GA at the end of May for my new job. My child was to be cared for by her grandmother. Life happens and she wasn't able to watch her anymore. I saw Kindercare around the corner from my job. I decided to place my daughter there. When I went was was given a warm welcome from the teachers and management.

I sat and talked with Ms Heather, the director, for a bit and I felt that yes this is the best place for my daughter.
Ms Heather not only has a great staff that cares for the children. She explained what a permissive transfer so my daughter can attend a school where Kindercare could pick her up at school!!!! WOW!!!!!!
Miss Meghan takes the time to help with homework.
It's also very clean. I have never come in that there were unpleasant smells.
Ms Heather and her team do an Wonderfully Awesome Job!!!
A happy stress free mom because of your Kindercare!!!!!

- Mother

My son has been attending KinderCare since he was three months old. He's my first and only child and I had no real experience with babies and toddlers before I had him. The teachers and staff at KinderCare are so great about answering questions and offering suggestions on everything from when to start solid foods to naptime schedules to potty training. They never make me feel silly for asking questions and anytime I want to talk about my son's development with them they are available to listen and give me feedback. The center is always impeccably clean and the staff is so friendly. I know my son is in a nurturing, educational environment while I am at work.

- Mother

Our son started with KinderCare at eight weeks, and we have watched him grow into a vibrant two-year-old with remarkable cognitive, social and physical abilities. This center has a culture of caring and nurturing among its warm and friendly staff. We leave our son each day assured that he will be safe, cared for and have lots of fun learning.

- Parents

My son lights up every morning when we ask him if he's ready to go to school!  The teachers and administrators at our Suwanee KinderCare are all so loving and kind that he races in every morning! He has so many friends and is so proud of the things that his teachers help him create, we couldn't ask for anything better than the loving and supportive environment these wonderful people have created!

- Mother
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