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Northdale KinderCare

Teona Burroughs, Center Director

15609 Premiere Dr. Tampa FL 33624
(813) 961-9172 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
off Northdale Blvd W of Dale Mabry

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
None; Only service children up to five-years-old

NOW ENROLLING for the 2015-2016 VPK School Year. We currently have openings in all age groups. Have you made plans for the Summer? We are enrolling for Summer care right now! Schedule a tour with us today!

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!
 

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Welcome

Welcome to the Northdale KinderCare. We strive to provide a safe, nurturing and educational environment for your child.We would love to be a part of your child's educational journey.We believe that families deserve the highest quality care and education so that in our pursuit of excellence we uphold our commitment to the diverse communities we serve.

Teona Burroughs, 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.

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.

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?

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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

The staff at Northdale KinderCare Learning Center strives for excellence in education at all levels. We have a wide variety of teachers with Child Development credential and Associates Degree, in education. All of our teachers are CPR and First Aid certified. The Northdale KinderCare team strives for excellence through continuing education from biannual company professional development trainings to seeking additional college courses or seminars in the education field. At the end of the day, the true key to our teachers' success is their passion for teaching and their love of learning.

  • Teona Burroughs, Center Director

    Working in a field with children, parents, teachers and families is my passion. I know how important it is to have quality child care in a loving and nurturing environment. Many families are experiencing placing their child in a childcare setting for the first time. My job is to ensure that they leave their child in our care with a sense of comfort.

    Hello! My name is Teona Burroughs. I have been with the KinderCare family for almost a year. I come to the organization with an Associate's degree in Applied Science in Early Childhood Education and I am currently finishing my Bachelor's degree of Science in Education. I am looking forward to the opportunity to create close, long lasting relationships through daily interaction with the children and their families as well as staff.

    Year Started:
    4/1/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
    Education:
    Assosciates in Applied Science in Early Childhood Education
  • Melinda Deady, Assistant Director

    I have been a teacher with KinderCare for many years and I am excited to join the Northdale team!

    Year Started:
    4/30/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
  • Ms. Giovanni, Discovery Preshcool

    I am proud to say that after 11 years of working for this company, I have learned so much. I have become a better person and stronger teacher.

    Hello! My name is Giovanni. I have been a part of the KinderCare family since 2003. I work in the Discovery Preschool/ 2's classroom. When I am not working at KinderCare, I love to read, go shopping, and spend time with my family. Family first!

    Year Started:
    9/9/2003
    Tenure:
    13 Years
  • Ms. Ashley

    Ms. Ashley, Infant Classroom

    What makes me proud of my room is when we do water activities with the babies and they get excited about all the different manipulative's that we give them to use in the water. Engaging them through play they begin to interact with other children. They vocalize their emotions through sounds, facial expressions, and movements.

    Hello! My name is Ashley. I have been a member of the KinderCare family since 2014. I work in the Infant Classroom. When I am not at KinderCare, I enjoy going out to dinner with my husband, going to the movies, and spending time with my daughter.

    Year Started:
    1/14/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Education:
    Striving to Achieve a Children Development Assosciates
  • Ms. Lina

    Ms. Lina, Infant Classroom

    I am most proud of my classroom when the babies are involved in circle time. Seeing them give and take information shows me that they are interested.

    Hello! My name is Lina. I have been with the KinderCare family for 3 years. I work in the Infant Classroom. When I am not at work, I enjoy being with my husband and three sons.

    Year Started:
    3/1/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 year
    Education:
    40 hours in Childcare Training
  • Ms. Talitha

    Ms. Talitha, Toddler Classroom

    I am most proud of my classroom when I see my children being kind and helpful towards each other. I know the opposite is often what comes more natural to little ones. I am always encouraging them to have "soft touches" and "gentle hands" and I love to see them follow a good example. When I see those examples being implemented, I always praise them for doing the right thing.

    Hello! My name is Talitha. I have been with the KinderCare family for three years. I am in the Toddler Classroom. When I am not at KinderCare, I enjoy spending time with my family and playing the guitar.

    Year Started:
    4/1/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Yira

    Ms. Yira, Multi-Age/Cook

    A strong spirit, I like to listen to the children and parents, to be able to help the most that I can. I like that they learn and make mistakes because from mistake is another way to learn.

    Hello! My name is Yira. I have been with KinderCare for 14 years! I am Northdale KinderCare's Health and Safety Coordinator. I pride myself in preparing healthy nutritious meals for children in our center.  When I am not at KinderCare, I enjoy being with my husband and two sons. My oldest son is currently serving in the United States Army!

    Year Started:
    2/1/2001
    Tenure:
    15 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    13 years
    Education:
    40 hours of childcare training
  • Ms. Maritza

    Ms. Maritza, Floater

    The Education the children receive in VPK shows me that they are going to be successful in Kindergarten. When our parents love that their children are improving in their education, that satisfy what we do with their children's knowledge and they end up returning with a new sibling. How we could come to understanding on how to work with their children in all they do.

    Hello! My name is Maritza! I have been with the KinderCare family for 15 Years!! I work in the Voluntary Prekindergarten and Prekindergarten class. I put a lot of hard work and dedication to the children in my class, and it shows! When I am not at KinderCare, I enjoy spending time with my husband, three daughters, and two grandchildren.

    Year Started:
    8/1/2000
    Tenure:
    16 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    18 years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's 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.

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • AM Snack
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

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, and 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

Here at Northdale KinderCare Learning Center, we pride ourselves on the safety of our children. We utilize daily sign in/out sheets, strict parent/guardian identification, as well as keypad access to our building to ensure your child's safety. We are proud of our daily cleanliness checks and building maintenance schedules that help to keep our building a healthy and safe environment for your child.

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.

Ms. Pam,
  Thank you so much for showing love to Leah & Ryan. We are very grateful for everything you've done. It does not go unnoticed. Thanks again. We'll miss you.  -Mike and Allie Matis 

- Parents
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