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Holland-Sylvania KinderCare

Kaitlin Cannon, Center Director

2812 North Holland Sylvania Rd. Toledo OH 43615
(419) 531-6450 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds

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Special Instructions:
next to Toledo Auto Trim & Mytee Muffler

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Sylvania schools, Whiteford and Stranahan bus to and from our school. We provide transportation to and from Hawkins Elementary in Toledo. We also provide afternoon transportation for Winterfield Venture Academy and Toledo Preperatory Charter schools.

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We are accredited by NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) as well as a Star 4 rated Step Up To Quality through the State of Ohio. We would love to invite you to tour our program, meet the teachers, and observe all of the wonderful things that we do here at our school.

Kaitlin Cannon, Center Director

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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


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.


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.

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  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

We have over 200 years of teaching experience at our center. Over 75% of our teachers have their degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field. Our talented staff takes great pride in our center and our classrooms. We work hard each day to make every family feel welcome, while providing the best care possible for the children in our center.  We are here to help you and your family!

  • Kaitlin Cannon

    Kaitlin Cannon, Center Director

    I'm originally from Crown Point, IN, but recently moved to Ohio in August. I enjoy traveling, having bonfires, attending concerts, and grilling out. I am very passionate about the best practices and developmentally appropriate activities for children. I understand the importance of your child being a part of a safe, fun, and educational classroom!

    Previous Experience:
    I have been with KinderCare as Center Diector support since August 2015. Prior to joining the KindeCare family, I was a Site Supervisor for Head Start in Indiana. I also have had experience as a Pre-Kindergarten Lead Teacher.
    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    Bachelor Degree in Human Services
  • Ms. Veronica Lovett

    Ms. Veronica Lovett, Assistant Director

    Veronica has worked for KinderCare for the past 17  years as the Assistant Director. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Education in 2000. She is a very compassionate person and strives to make sure that every child has the best experience while they are at our center.

    Year Started:
    18 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    17 Years
    Bachelor's Degree in Education
  • Ms. Lori

    Ms. Lori, Infant Classroom

    What I most love about teaching is that I am respected and trusted to developmentally guide children through their first years of life.  I love all the happy smiles I see from the children and working with a wonderful group of people.

    Year Started:
    31 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Associate Degree in Applied Science in Educational Services Technology
  • Bernadette

    Bernadette, Infants

    I love teaching as I know that I play an important role in the development and the education of the children.  I am inspired to come to work each day because I know that it will be filled with laughter of the children.

    Year Started:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Debra

    Ms. Debra, Toddler Classroom

    What I love most about teaching is when the children get so excited because they learned something new.  I am very inspired everyday when I come to work because of the children in my classroom.  They all hold a special place in my heart.

    Year Started:
    26 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Child Development Associate Credential
  • Cierra

    Cierra, Toddler

    I love teaching because I know that I have the ability to inspire the children to learn new things.  I love all of the smiles and excitement I get each day when I come in.

    Year Started:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Lynn

    Ms. Lynn, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    What I love most about teaching is seeing the excitement on the children's faces when they learn something new.  I love all of the hugs and smiles I get each day when I walk in the classroom.

    Year Started:
    22 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Child Development Associates Credential
  • Ms. Rebecca

    Ms. Rebecca, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    What I love most about teaching is seeing the children learn something new each day.  The children inspire me.  I love to see them smile.

    Year Started:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Associate of Applied Science
  • Ms. Jessica

    Ms. Jessica, Preschool Classroom

    What I love most about teaching is teaching the children new things and helping them grow in all areas.  I am inspired by knowing that I am making a difference in the lives of the children I am teaching.

    Year Started:
    18 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Ms. ShaCara

    Ms. ShaCara, PreKindergarten Classroom

    What I love most about teaching is helping the children grow physically and mentally.  I love teaching them new things everyday.  I am inspired knowing that I will not only have the opportunity to teach the children, but I will learn something from them in return.

    Year Started:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Bachelor Of Science
  • Ms. Nicole

    Ms. Nicole, Pre Kindergarten Classroom

    What I love most about teaching is when the children get so excited about the new things they are learning.  I am inspired by all the fun that I have with the children everyday.

    Year Started:
    16 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Ms. Angelina

    Ms. Angelina, School Age Classroom

    What I love most about working with children is watching them learn and grow.

    Year Started:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Associate Degree in Applied Science Early Childhood Education Technology

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

Welcome to Toledo KinderCare! We look forward to meeting you and your family to show you our curriculum and enrichment programs! We are confident that once you visit you will love our educated, warm and nurturing staff! Our experts designed our classrooms — and every activity and lesson — to help prepare your child for success in school and beyond. With designated learning centers such as dramatic play and blocks in every classroom, children have the opportunity for rich social play and child-initiated discovery. You’ll also find that our classrooms feature a print-rich environment full of carefully selected materials, written charts and labels, and children’s literature. By helping your child connect spoken words and print, we’re helping develop early literacy and writing skills. Whether your child has first words or first grade on the horizon, we’re excited to show you how everything in our center is designed for learning!

Awards and Recognition

  • Step Up to Quality Level 4

    Step Up to Quality Level 4



Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegetarian
  • Special diets

Holidays Observed

New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independance Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Day After, Christmas.  We are also closed on Columbus Day and Presidents Day to provide teacher inservice.

Health and Safety

Our center is equipped with a security keypad to provide only our parents access to the building. All of our staff members are trained in CPR, First Aid and Communicable Disease.

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.

As a parent, you want to feel comfortable leaving your children!  I think I speak for all parents when I say, "our children's safety is our biggest concern!"  KinderCare offers that and so much more!  KinderCare has become an extended family to me and my children.  They genuinely care about the kids and continue to provide me with the service beyond my expectations.  KinderCare offers a fun learning environment.  My daughter made an easy adjustment into Kindergarten and was recognized as one of the top readers in her class!  The teachers continue to help my children after school with any homework or additional assignments they have.  The teachers do a great job of communicating with parents and keep parents "in the know!"  Throughout this past horrific winter all staff did a great job of keeping everyone aware of potential closings and delays.  The entire staff is knowledgeable, friendly and engaging.  I encourage anyone seeking a safe, educational, loving, and fun environment to come and tour the KinderCare facility on N. Holland-Sylvania Rd.  in Toledo.  You won't be disappointed.

- Mother

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