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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, White Oak, Burnett, Sugar Hill, 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.

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.

Spanish

Spanish Adventures provides young learners with a foundation for later success with the Spanish language. Music, games, children's Spanish literature, and other tools give children multiple opportunities to hear, practice, and see Spanish language for vocabulary and conversational development. Curriculum includes lessons on greetings, numbers, colors, animals, family, body parts and pets as well as how to get engage conversationally during common scenarios at home, a restaurant, or at the zoo. Qué pasa?

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  1. Monday October 10, 2016
    1. Professional Development Day - Center Closed

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      Two times each year we dedicate a day for our staff's professional development to further their training and better equip them for the care of your child. The center will be closed on this day for training to occur. If you have questions or would like to request further details, please contact your local Center Director.

  2. Thursday November 24, 2016
    1. Thanksgiving Break - Center Closed

      Our center is closed Thanksgiving Day and the day after.

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 to paint.  She also loves to spend time with her family and friends trying new restaurants and exploring the city.

    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

    Tremeka, 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).  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
  • Ms. Jasmine

    Ms. Jasmine, Toddler Teacher

    Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world ---Nelson Mandela

    Ms. Jamine has experience as a preschool teacher and summer camp mentor.  She says that the children love her classroom because she makes learning fun!  She is passionate about watching children grow and being able to make a difference in their lives.  In her spare time, she loves writing poetry, drawing, babysitting, and playing game night with her family.

    Previous Experience:
    Preschool Teacher and School Age Summer Camp Mentor
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "If you Give A Mouse A Cookie"
    Year Started:
    1/28/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
    Education:
    Pursuing CDA
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.

    Year Started:
    8/20/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
  • Ms. Marie

    Ms. Marie, Prekindergarten Teacher

    I enjoy that I am able to help open our children's minds to new ideas.

    Year Started:
    2/1/2006
    Tenure:
    10 Years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Meghan

    Ms. Meghan, Infant Teacher

    Be the change you wish to see in the world" ---Ghandi

    Since February 2015, Ms. Meghan has worked with our school age children.  She is passionate about learning and loves to be creative with the children.  In her spare time, she enjoys photography and spending time with her sisters.  She is the middle child of 7 and has spent a lot of time babysitting her siblings!

    Previous Experience:
    School Age Teacher, Camp Counselor
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "The Frog Prince"
    Year Started:
    2/2/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 year
    Education:
    B.A. in Psychology
  • Ms. Marie

    Ms. Marie, Substitute Teacher

    I particularly love working with the infants at our center and making sure all their needs are met--that they are nurtured and learning at the same time".

    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" This is Ms. Mari's favorite book because her students love it and they love to sing the song!
    Year Started:
    4/1/2008
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Education:
    Spanish
  • 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

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!

About Our Center

NOW ENROLLING FOR SPRING BREAK CAMP AND SUMMER CAMP!
Children will enjoy activities like Spy School, Oceanography, a Magic Show, and Sports Day!!!
 
FREE REGISTRATION when you enroll between 3/28-5/6 and start by 5/9/2016!

 

 
 

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.

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 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

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 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

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
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