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Webb Road KinderCare

Michelle Eliason, Center Director

4934 Webb Rd. Tampa FL 33615
(813) 885-5519 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Neighborhood:
Baycrest Elementary

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Drop off and pick up from Baycrest Elementary by walking them across the street, also currently dropping off and picking up from Hillsborough Academy of Math and Science, Dickenson Elementary, Woodbridge Elementary, Lowry Park Elementary, and Incarnation.

Walking in our front door you will immediately feel welcomed by our friendly staff and cozy environment. Each room is designed to foster your child’s individual growth and development. From our Infant room to our School Age Club, our teachers and support staff are passionate about each child’s success!
- Summer Galvin, Center Director
 



Exclusive to KinderCare ~ New Transitional Kindergarten program to enhance your child’s VPK experience ~
Transitional Kindergarten is an enhanced learning program that offers more challenging activities than our traditional VPK “Wrap” program.  Children will experience project-related learning and extended whole group activities. This is in addition to the language, social, physical and cognitive learning we provide to get them ready for Kindergarten!
 

Welcome

Welcome to Webb Road KinderCare! We invite you to stop by at any time and take a tour of our center. We are here to engage your child with a fun and friendly environment where they will grow academically, physically and emotionally. Your child will learn, have fun and make friends while at KinderCare. We look forward to meeting your family and creating meaningful moments.

Michelle Eliason, Center Director

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AMERICA’S MOST ACCREDITED

We’re so proud!

Nationally only 10% of daycares are accredited–nearly 100% of our learning centers are. That’s a big difference, and that means KinderCare kids are getting the very best. Here’s why.

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SCHOOL-READY

Our kids are taking off!

By kindergarten, our kids are testing ahead of their peers. Read all about it.

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.

Monthly Activities

July's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: What’s the Weather and Wonderful Water
This month we go all natural as infants and toddlers are introduced to the weather and children in Discovery Preschool experiment and have fun with water. Sensory adventures will continue for infants as they explore playing with colored water and experiment with how pinwheels and scarves move in the wind. Meanwhile, toddlers will use musical instruments to create the sound of rain and will connect their learning to the world as they role-play different weather scenarios, such as a warm summer day at the beach and a cold, snowy winter day. In Discovery Preschool, children will be learning about different bodies of water as well as how people use water in their everyday lives.

Children 4 to 5 years old: Spectacular Science and All About Books
In the first two weeks of this month, we take older children on a scientific journey of discovery to learn more about the natural world before turning the focus to the amazing world of books! Preschoolers will learn about states of matter, force, motion, and magnetism; children in Pre-K will learn about natural formations like rivers, mountains, and deserts; and kindergarteners will discover the importance of reducing, reusing, and recycling. When we turn to books, children will learn about the different parts of books, explore the roles of author and illustrator, and learn what makes a book fiction or nonfiction.

November's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Foods and Flavors
This month infants, toddlers, and the little ones in Discovery Preschool will be exploring foods and flavors! It’s never too early to expose children to healthy food—even babies who aren’t eating solids yet. All children will explore, read about, play with, and create around different foods, but each age group will have a different focus. Infants will practice sensory exploration and create their own pretend soup, toddlers will count and measure food items, and the children in Discovery Preschool will learn about the different food groups—including a pretend farmers market. 

Children 4–5 years old: Farms and Community
The older children will focus on learning first about farms, and then their community! Farms are filled with so many science- and social science-based learning opportunities for children. Children will learn all about barns and farming equipment, which animals are raised on a farm, and which crops are grown. They’ll also focus on their own communities and learn all about the different kinds of places that exist, the people who live there, and the jobs that those people do.

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.

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.

Florida Voluntary Prekindergarten Programs

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?

Teachers & Staff

Thank you for your interest in the Webb Road KinderCare. We have a group of wonderful women on our staff with a wide variety of experience and tenure. We have some great new additions to our team of teachers as well as some who have been with us for over 20 years. All of our teachers are CPR and First Aid certified with local and FBI background checks. You can trust your children are in the best hands at the Webb Road KinderCare.

  • Michelle Eliason

    Michelle Eliason, Center Director

    Michelle has been working in the Early Childhood Education field since 1989. She is a positive and upbeat professional with experience in handling preschool operations including facility management, quality assurance, administrative and operative directives, and human resources management. Michelle is responsible for the overall day-to-day operation of a preschool program with the enrollment of children from culturally diverse backgrounds. She humbled and so very thankful for the profession she is in, and to be a positive influence for her staff, children, and families. She is also a member of HighScope and the Institute for Early Childhood Professionals.

    Previous Experience:
    Michelle was previously a Center Director for three years at a preschool in South Tampa. During that time, she expanded the preschool from 22 students to 68 students within her first year. Before moving into management, she taught in the classrooms and held the position of Curriculum Director.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

    Year Started:
    9/12/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    28
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential and Florida Director's Credential
  • Christy Taylor

    Christy Taylor, Assistant Director

    From little acorns grow great oaks.

    Ms. Christy is originally from Tennessee, and found her way to Florida with her husband, who is a retired Army Vet. They have two girls, both attending college at USF.  Ms. Christy enjoys reading, traveling, scuba diving, and spending time with her family.

    Previous Experience:
    Teacher at the center for two years before becoming the Assistant Director
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Anything by Eric Carle

    Year Started:
    1/16/2015
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 years
    Education:
    Bachelor of Art in education, Master of Art in education, Hillsborough County staff credential
  • Ms. Luisa

    Ms. Luisa, VPK

    Live your life as it would be your last.

    Ms. Luisa graduated with an Associate's Degree. In her spare time she enjoys being with her son and husband, who are everything to her. Ms. Luisa loves watching their son grow into a fine young man that he will soon be.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Luisa worked at Learn As You Grow in New York.
    Year Started:
    4/4/2011
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 Years
    Education:
    45-Hour Early Childhood Education Units, Associate's Degree
  • Ms. Arlette

    Ms. Arlette, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Ms. Arlette has 16+ years working with young children. As a childcare provider, she enjoys sharing her love and creativity with the children everyday. She loves to spend her time with her two children and with her spare time she volunteers for a youth football team.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault

    Year Started:
    11/1/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    16
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential
  • Ms. Delilah

    Ms. Delilah, Preschool

    Children are our future, so make sure you take good care of them.

    Ms. Delilah is a mother of five who loves basketball and children. She also has a dog named Bella.  Math is her favorite subject and she enjoys doing science experiments. She wants to own my own learning center someday. She's worked with almost every age. Ms. Delilah loves children because they are so innocent and fun.  She will have her CDA by June 2016.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Silly Sally Went to Town
    Year Started:
    2/23/2016
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    9
    Education:
    A.S. / MIB / Coder / CDA
  • Ms. Kailey

    Ms. Kailey, Discovery Preschool

    When one door closes another is opened.

    Ms. Kailey is a freshmen in college. She loves working with kids and spending time with her family.

    Previous Experience:
    Leto Little School
    Favorite Children's Book:
    If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
    Year Started:
    9/2/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    4
    Education:
    Early Childhood class, CPR/first aid, High school diploma, currently attending HCC for nursing
  • Ms. Mabel

    Ms. Mabel, Toddler Room

    ~"Bad days happen to everyone, but when one happens to you, just keep doing your best and never let a bad day make you feel bad about yourself." — Big Bird

    Ms. Mabel is married and has three children. She continues to go to school to further her education.  She is also interested in Chemistry and Accounting.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Llama Lama books
    Year Started:
    3/3/2014
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
    Education:
    CDA
  • Ms. Katie

    Ms. Katie, Infant room

    Don't cry because it's over, Smile because it happened....Dr Seuss

    My name is Katie Konen and I am an infant teacher. I love taking care of babies and watching them grow. I have been with KinderCare for one year as an Infant Teacher. I have also been a Nanny and have been babysitting for years. Taking care of babies is my passion and I would like to own and run my own daycare one day.

    Previous Experience:
    Babysitter and Nanny
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Double Trouble in Walla Walla
    Year Started:
    7/15/2015
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
    Education:
    Bachelors in Management and Marketing at USF. DCF childcare training
  • Ms. Corina

    Ms. Corina, Infant

    While we teach the children about life, the children teach us what life is all about.

    I was born and raised here in Florida. I graduated from Leto High School in 2014. I have been in childcare since 2012. I truly love what I do!

    Favorite Children's Book:
    If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
    Year Started:
    2/27/2015
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
    Education:
    40 hours ECE training CDA
  • Ms. Vanessa, Teacher Aide

    A person's a person no matter how small....Dr Suess

    I'm 27 years old and going to schoolto receive my bachelors in social work at USF. I hope to someday to open my own mental clinic for children and families. On my down time I love spending time with my friends and family.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    All Dr Seuss
    Year Started:
    8/19/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    4
    Education:
    40hrs, cpr/first aid, associates in arts

Upcoming Center Activities

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July's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: What’s the Weather and Wonderful Water
This month we go all natural as infants and toddlers are introduced to the weather and children in Discovery Preschool experiment and have fun with water. Sensory adventures will continue for infants as they explore playing with colored water and experiment with how pinwheels and scarves move in the wind. Meanwhile, toddlers will use musical instruments to create the sound of rain and will connect their learning to the world as they role-play different weather scenarios, such as a warm summer day at the beach and a cold, snowy winter day. In Discovery Preschool, children will be learning about different bodies of water as well as how people use water in their everyday lives.

Children 4 to 5 years old: Spectacular Science and All About Books
In the first two weeks of this month, we take older children on a scientific journey of discovery to learn more about the natural world before turning the focus to the amazing world of books! Preschoolers will learn about states of matter, force, motion, and magnetism; children in Pre-K will learn about natural formations like rivers, mountains, and deserts; and kindergarteners will discover the importance of reducing, reusing, and recycling. When we turn to books, children will learn about the different parts of books, explore the roles of author and illustrator, and learn what makes a book fiction or nonfiction.

Tuesday July 04, 2017
Center Closed for 4th of July

Monday July 17, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

Tuesday July 18, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

Wednesday July 19, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

Thursday July 20, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

Friday July 21, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

About Our Center

We have a very diverse center with a strong mix of families and teachers. Our staff is always available with an open-door policy. Each staff member knows each child. We offer a curriculum based off the seven educational foundations (language and literacy, math, science, social studies, music, visual arts, health and physical ed).

 

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • American Sign Language
  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • AM Snack
  • 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

All of our staff members are CPR and First Aid certified as well as trained to follow injury and illness prevention. We have an onsite Health and Safety Coordinator.  Ms. Shirley ensures our center is always educated on the latest news as well as safety policies and procedures. Our center participates in monthly Fire and Evacuation drills to ensure not only our teachers but children are prepared for any unforeseen circumstances. Our Supervision Safety is of the utmost value. We complete a name-to-face check every half-hour to ensure all children are safe and accounted for. We also follow strict safe cleaning and sanitation procedures. We take great pride in the cleanliness of our classrooms at our facility.

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.

We started KinderCare in April of 2002, when Kaitlyn was about 9 weeks old. After viewing many daycares throughout Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties, we felt KinderCare had the safest policies and best educational practices in place. We live in Palm Harbor, and at the time my husband and I were both working another 25 minutes from this location. But, we felt it was the best place for Kaitlyn. Being a new mom, I treasured every piece of advice Ms. Viki gave me. Each year we were so fortunate to have such wonderful teachers overseeing Kaitlyn's care. Time flew by and before we knew it Ms. Liz was her teacher and now she's in Ms. Michelle's after school program. We've been through many Halloween Festivals, Christmas Shows, Mother's Day Breakfasts, Father's Day Breakfasts, and of course everyone knows Ms. Diane's fabulous sweet potato casserole at Thanksgiving! In 2004, I became the Assistant Principal across the street at Bay Crest Elementary, and I often recommend KinderCare as the best choice in preschools. Many of Kaitlyn's friends at school have grown up with her right here at KinderCare! We thank all the staff for all you have done over the years!!!

- Family

We've been attending the KinderCare on Webb Rd since our oldest was 2. Mrs. Liz, Mrs. Daine and Ms. Michelle have been pseudo moms raising all three of our beautiful children from 8AM-4PM for the last 10 years. We cannot express enough of our graditude, because having them in our family's life has been a blessing for both us and our children. It was obvious from day one that heart and soul was put into caring for our children and making sure that they were well taken care of and educated and that remains obvious today. Thank you KinderCare.

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