Heather Watson, Center Director
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Heather Watson, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Do what you love and you'll never have to work a day of your life.
Every child is a story yet to be told
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Prekindergarten is the basis of our children's educational career and I love that I am a part of that".
Everyday is a new day, with new opprotunities and new beginnings.
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.
Work hard and Dream Big
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.
We are now enrolling for all ages. Space is limited, so contact us soon!
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.
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.
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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