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Barna KinderCare

Cheryl Jenkins, Center Director

2701 Barna Ave. Titusville FL 32780
(321) 268-3891 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Apollo, Riverview, and Coquina

Welcome

Welcome to KinderCare of Titusville where everything is designed for learning. We invite you stop by at anytime and take a tour of our center. We are proud to say that our center has received the National Association of Child Care Accreditation for the last ten years. We look forward to having you join our KinderCare family.

Cheryl Jenkins, 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.

Private Kindergarten Programs (5 – 6 Years)

As children reach school age, our comprehensive full-day kindergarten program helps them explore, communicate, and create – all in a nurturing, small-class setting. Our team of expert educators has created a unique curriculum of reading, language, arts, math, science, and physical fitness that’s presented in a fun way to encourage a lifelong love of learning. Plus, our program is aligned with local and state elementary school standards, so children will be prepared to confidently enter first grade.

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.

Florida Voluntary Prekindergarten Programs

Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program

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.

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.

Teachers & Staff

Welcome to KinderCare of Titusville. Our children benefit each day from our friendly and engaging staff. Our teachers are passionate about educating and caring for children. Your child will learn, grow, have fun and make friends while at KinderCare. We look forward to meeting your family.

  • Cheryl Jenkins

    Cheryl Jenkins, Center Director

    I came to visit KinderCare while searching for a center for my four year old daughter. I was so impressed with the KinderCare center and curriculum that I immediately enrolled her. After touring, I was offered a position as a teacher and I was thrilled to not only bring my child to KinderCare but to become a part of a company that focused on teaching children. I want every parent that walks through our door to have the same feeling I had when I walked into KinderCare the first time.

    Ms. Cheryl has been the center director at the Titusville KinderCare since 1991. Prior to becoming a director, Ms. Cheryl worked at the Merritt Island KinderCare for six years working with multiple age groups. She has been a Peer Trainer for our district and has helped train many teachers and directors. She loves seeing the children learn and grow during the most important stage of their lives and providing the safe environment to do so. She is inspired to come to work each day knowing that every day will be different, fun and exciting!

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining the KinderCare team, Ms. Cheryl worked at another center as an infant teacher.
    Year Started:
    5/20/1985
    Tenure:
    32 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    31 years
    Education:
    Child Care Facility Child Care Training, Director's Credential, Florida Childcare Professional Certification, CPR and First Aid Certification
  • Veronica Childs

    Veronica Childs, Assistant Director

    I have the opportunity to provide learning opportunities to children, help them sort and find out other ways to have desired outcomes, and the chance to work with the families which will help promote positive growth and stability within the family structure. I also enjoy mentoring the staff. I find working with children both challenging and exciting and I like to share what I have learned with others.

    Ms Ronni will celebrate 18 years at KinderCare in March of this year and was excited to receive her Bachelor's Degree in 2011. She was very proud of not only attaining the degree, but the fact that she was able to graduate Summa cum Laude while working two jobs as well. She uses her own experiences as a mother to assist children struggling with day to day issues.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms Ronni was employed at another center for 17.5 years and worked with all ages from Infants to School age. She was also a private caregiver for an additional two years before coming to KinderCare.
    Year Started:
    3/22/1996
    Tenure:
    21 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    37 years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, National Child Development Associate, Director's Credential, Child Care Facility Child Care Training, CPR/AED, and CPR Certification
  • Ms. Karen

    Ms. Karen, Infant Classroom

    I love watching my babies learn and grow. Knowing that I played a part in their development makes me proud.

    Ms. Karen joined our KinderCare family last year. After nine and a half years of experience at another preschool, we were fortunate enough to have her join our team. Ms. Karen has her Child Development Associate's credential, as well as her First Aid and CPR training. She has many years experience caring for children including childcare in her home while raising her own children. Ms. Karen appreciates each child as an individual and cares for them in a loving and nurturing way. She can also get them laughing and giggling with a song or silly behavior that captures their attention.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Karen worked in another accredited school prior to coming to KinderCare.
    Year Started:
    5/9/2012
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's credential
  • Ms. Amber

    Ms. Amber, Preschool Classroom

    I have a passion for children and enjoy seeing their progress throughout the years.

    Ms. Amber has been at KinderCare for seven years. She is currently working towards her Associate's Degree and her Child Development Associate's credential. Ms. Amber always comes to work with a smile on her face and is eager to greet the children and parents. She really strives to give each child one-on-one attention and listen to the new and exciting things they have to share.

    Year Started:
    7/12/2005
    Tenure:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 years
  • Ms. Jeannie

    Ms. Jeannie, Preschool Classroom

    I love watching the children grow, learn, and understand.

    Ms. Jeannie has worked for KinderCare for six years. She has her First Aid and CPR certification and is currently working towards her Florida Childcare Professional Certification. She loves spending time with her three children, three step children and seven grandchildren.

    Year Started:
    8/1/2006
    Tenure:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 years

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

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.

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • 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

Here at KinderCare, our first priority is the safety of your children. Our doors are secured with numbered keypads to access the building. Our playgrounds are fenced in and we conduct regular fire, tornado, and safety drills. Each staff member is First Aid and CPR certified. We want to provide a safe place for your children to learn and grow.

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 am truly grateful for this amazing center and ALL the day care worker there. I am a mother of 6 children and 2 of my boys go to this center. My husband and I did not think we would be having more children after 4 so when I found out I was pregnant with my son we were ecstatic. He was born very sick and in the NICU. He was released after 3 weeks and I was told I needed to go back to work. We searched for centers and came across KinderCare. I was very nervous to leave him but everybody made me feel so good. I was able to call on my breaks and lunch hour and loved hearing how he was. The papers I received everyday telling me what he did was also great that we saved them all in a binder. Just 3 short months after giving birth to our fifth son, II found out I was pregnant again. KinderCare now takes such good care of my boys and we have a great relationship with all the employees. Mrs Ronnie and Mrs Cheryl communicate with us daily and make us feel a part of this center. I look forward to many years with KinderCare and thank you for all they do!

- Parent

We love KinderCare! Our daughter loves to go to school and asks very morning if she can go to school. She is two-years-old, and has been at KinderCare since she was five-months-old. Our daughter loves her teachers as if they were part of our family. She talks about them at home and loves seeing them everyday. Ms. Ronnie and Ms. Cheryl are her two favorite people at the center. When I pick up our daughter, she has to visit both of them for her hugs. KinderCare is the loving, safe environment we were looking for.

- Mother
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