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Symmes Township KinderCare

Cristy Graham, Center Director

11737 Seven Gables Rd. Symmes Township OH 45249
(513) 774-0111 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
between I-71 & Montgomery Rd off Mason Rd

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
We have yellow bus transportion to Symmes Elementary, and Green Intermediate. We transport to Stewart Elementary and J. F. Burns Elementary.

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Welcome

Our center has been providing quality education to the Symmes Twp, Mason, Loveland, and Montgomery areas since 1999. We maintain accreditation from National Accreditation Commission . Our long term staff is committed to professional development, going above and beyond normal state standards. Our teachers are degreed and take more than 20 hours each year in early childhood classes that are associated with the age groups they teach each day. We believe that learning is meant to be a natural and joyful experience for children. Our goal is to help your child develop socially, emotionally, physically, and intellectually.

Cristy Graham, 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.

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.

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  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 teachers are passionate about your child's happiness, growth and safety, and providing a nurturing environment that cultivates self-esteem. This is more than a job for our teachers. It’s an opportunity for them to share their passion for life while they inspire, engage, and awaken the wonder inside each and every child. At KinderCare, our early childhood teachers and staff want to form a strong partnership with you to ensure the best possible experience for your child. Teachers provide daily communication with families and seek to understand your unique needs.

  • Cristy Graham

    Cristy Graham, Center Director

    Ms. Cristy moved to the area in 2013 with her husband and family.  She is a  graduate of the University of Akron with a Bachelor's Degree in Child and Family Development.  Cristy spent her first 18 years with a company in Akron before moving to the Mason area where she had many different roles. Her goals are to make sure that all of the children in her center leave happy, healthy, and prepared for elementary school.  She truly  loves children and strives to make a difference in all of their lives.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Cristy has worked in the industry for 23 years. She has been a Lead Teacher, Assistant Director and Director in the Akron area and after moving to the Mason area, she also worked at another local childcare.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "I Love You Forever" by Robert Munsch
    Year Started:
    10/1/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    23 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Child and Family Development with a Prekindergarten Certification
  • Sarah Deters

    Sarah Deters, Assistant Director

    Sarah has been a part of the KinderCare team for a year. Before this, she was a ChildCare Director for a local company. Sarah has her Bachelor's degree from The University of Cincinnati in Early Childhood Education. Sarah loves working with the children everyday and seeing the smiles on their faces.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Any book by Mo Willems
    Year Started:
    8/3/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 Years
    Education:
    Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Kara

    Ms. Kara, Toddler A Classroom

    Ms. Kara graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelors of Arts Degree and a Minor in Education.  Kara has worked with all age groups, but is particularly fond of the toddlers.  Kara is nurturing while providing hands on learning experiences for the children in her care.  Kara treats each child as an individual and  enjoys watching them learn and grow.

    Year Started:
    8/1/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
    Education:
    Bachelor of Arts with a minor in Education
  • Ms. Padma

    Ms. Padma, Discovery Preschool Classroom

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

    Ms. Padma has been with KinderCare since 2005. She has her Master's Degree in Zoology and her Child Development Associates Credential from the University of Cincinnati. Ms. Padma loves helping the children experience new things about the world around them. She works hard to partner with the families and help them be as involved as possible with their child's education.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Giving Tree
    Year Started:
    8/8/2005
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9 years
    Education:
    Master's Degree in Zoology, Child Development Associate Credential
  • Ms. Colleen

    Ms. Colleen, Infant B Classroom, Program Specialist

    I love being able to help the children grow and learn while still being able to have fun.

    Ms. Colleen has been working with children for over 10 years. She has her Associate's Degree from Cincinnati State University and is excited to be a preschool teacher and help children develop and grow in her care.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Oh The Places You Will Go
    Year Started:
    11/21/2011
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
    Education:
    Associates of Arts Degree with a Minor in Early Childhood Education, Child Development Associates
  • Ms. Cheyenne

    Ms. Cheyenne, Preschool A Classroom

    I love seeing the babies reach new milestones, it is such a great feeling to share the excitement with them.

    Ms. Cheyenne is our Infant B teacher, she joined our team in July of 2014. She has a passion for babies and loves coming to work everyday to watch them grow. She has several years of experience as a School Age Teacher for another company.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
    Year Started:
    7/14/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Indrani

    Ms. Indrani, Preschool A Classroom

    Ms. Indrani has a Bachelors Degree in Secondary Education and loves to see the excitement in children's faces when they learn something new.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Indrani was a Math teacher in India and after moving to the United States, she became a nanny.
    Year Started:
    8/1/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    4
    Education:
    Bachelors Degree in Secondary Education and Science
  • Ms. Patricia

    Ms. Patricia, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Ms. Patricia came to us from the Cincinnati City Schools Preschool where she was a Preschool teacher for 21 years.  She has a BA in Human Ecology and a Child Development Associate Certificate.  Pat is passionate about the education of young children using many different approachs to learning including Montessori, Regio, and Traditional Preschool. She is dedicated to ensuring children in her program are prepared for Kindergarten cognitively, emotionally, and socially. 

    Year Started:
    7/1/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    21
    Education:
    BA in Human Ecology and a Child Development Associate Certificate
  • Ms. Sandy

    Ms. Sandy, Learning Adventures Classroom

    I love to watch the children learn and grow!

    Ms. Sandy is dedicated to educating and caring for children and has been since she was very young. Every day, she looks forward to watching her students learn, grow, and master new skills.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
    Year Started:
    1/1/1984
    Tenure:
    32 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    27 years
    Education:
    Child Development Associates Credential

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

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

  • NAC Accredited

    NAC Accredited

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • American Sign Language
  • Hindi
  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegetarian

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

You will feel safe and secure leaving your child under the care of our long term, well educated staff. We offer additional built-in safety features such as coded entry where only authorized family and friends may enter as well as a Health and Safety Coordinator.

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 have been nothing but impressed by the Learning Adventures Program offered at my KinderCare. My child was struggling with reading and understanding letters and after his first month in the Phonics program he was reading at a 1st grade level. Miss Sandy has done wonderful things to get my son prepared for Kindergarten and I am so happy I made this investment in his education.

- Father
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