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North Troy KinderCare

Maria Carbini, Center Director

5480 Rochester Rd. Troy MI 48085
(248) 828-0630 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
North of Long Lake Rd South of Square Lake Rd

Neighborhood:
East side of Rochester Rd. between Long lake and Square Lake

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Troy Union and Leonard Elementary Schools

Our center has loving and caring teachers that help the children grow and learn by establishing an encouraging and nurturing bond between teachers and children. The staff members work together as a team to create a successful learning environment that will benefit the children years after they graduate from KinderCare. We are accredited through the National Accreditation Commission and provide the highest standards of quality care and education.

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Welcome

Welcome to KinderCare in Troy, MI. We provide a fun and SAFE learning environment for all children. At KinderCare, we believe it is important to have a well-rounded curriculum focusing on cognitive, social, physical and emotional development.

Maria Carbini, 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.

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?

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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

Welcome to the Troy KinderCare! Our teachers have many years of experience and education in the early childhood field.  In addition, our center is nationally accredited therefore, we are committed to providing an exceptional program and a quality learning environment for the children in our care.  In order to maintain our quality and standards, our staff participate in on-going trainings as well as bi-annual professional development day trainings for all staff.  We look forward to welcoming you to our KinderCare family!

  • Maria Carbini

    Maria Carbini, Center Director

    Maria was born and grew up in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she completed her undergraduate studies before moving to the United States with her husband. While attending school, Maria worked as a toddler teacher for two years and then as a kindergarten teacher for six years. Maria has been a member of the KinderCare Family since 1993. She started as a toddler teacher, then moved up to Assistant Director before she became our Center Director. She has three sons who have grown up attending KinderCare Centers.

    Year Started:
    5/1/1993
    Tenure:
    23 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    36 years
    Education:
    Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology
  • Miss Ashley Elwart, Assistant Director

    Ashley has been a part of the KinderCare team since August 2008. She has spent time working in all classrooms but most recently as the lead teacher in our Infant Classroom. Upon graduating from Oakland University Ashley joined the management team at KinderCare where she uses her social skills to build relationships with all families.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining the KinderCare team Ms. Ashley was babysitting children.
    Year Started:
    8/19/2008
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Sociology, currently enrolled in Child Devlepoment Associate classes
  • Ms. Jenny

    Ms. Jenny, Program Coordinator

    Jennifer has been a part of the KinderCare team since April 2006. Throughout her time with KinderCare, she has held many different positions including Preschool teacher, program specialist, assistant director and director. Prior to joining KinderCare Jennifer was a teacher at another childcare facility and also ran an after school program for many years. In her spare time, she loves to spend time with her little boy, Oliver, who is also a member of the KinderCare family!

    Year Started:
    4/13/2006
    Tenure:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16 years
    Education:
    Associates in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Danielle

    Ms. Danielle, Infant Classroom

    I love the babies smiles and the unconditional love. Knowing I'm making a difference in the life of a child makes me passionate about my job!

    Ms. Danielle has been working for Kindercare since 2008. She has been in childcare for over 23 years.  She is very dedicated to making sure all the families have a wonderful experience.  In her spare time, Ms. Danielle enjoys spending her time with her neice and nephew.  She also looks forward to spending time with her husband.  They love to bike ride and go to the movies.  Ms. Danielle is a huge Detroit Tigers and Michigan fan!

    Previous Experience:
    Before this location became KinderCare, it was known as Nana's. Ms. Danielle worked for Nana's for a number of years. She also provided nanny services for various families.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Oh the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss
    Year Started:
    3/3/2008
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    23 years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate
  • Ms. Alexis

    Ms. Alexis, Infant Classroom

    I'm glad I get to positively impact the children's lives.

    Ms. Alexis has been with KinderCare since March 2014.  Prior to her coming to KinderCare, she had taken classes in elementary education at Oakland University that have assisted her once she became part of the KinderCare family.  Although she has experience in babysitting and providing nanny services for families, Ms. Alexis feels that she has learned so much from the daily hands-on experiences she obtains here at KinderCare.  She is very passionate about her job and loves each and every child she gets to care for.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    D.W. All Wet by Marc Brown
    Year Started:
    3/3/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
    Education:
    Working on Child Development Associate Credential
  • Miss Paige, Toddler 1 Classroom

    Children are not a distraction from more important work, they are the most important work

    Ms. Paige has been a part of the KinderCare team since September 2015. She will be finishing her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education in the next year. As a teacher of such young children Ms. Paige is determined to create strong and meaningful bonds with all her children and families. Ms Paige enjoys spending time with her niece, hanging out with family and friends and traveling. She also loves taking things outdoors and exploring!

    Previous Experience:
    Before joining KinderCare Ms. Paige worked as a nanny.
    Year Started:
    9/5/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
    Education:
    Working on Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Katie

    Ms. Katie, Toddler Classroom

    Ms. Katie works in our all our classrooms, primarily spending time with our infants and toddlers . She has been employed with KinderCare since 2005. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and she also loves going to Tigers games.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
    Year Started:
    6/1/2005
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 years
    Education:
    Professional Development Training
  • Ms. Shannon

    Ms. Shannon, Toddler 2 Classroom

    The best teachers don't give you the answers. They just point the way and let you make your own choices, your own mistakes. That way you get all the glory. And you deserve it. ~ Mr. Schuester

    Ms. Shannon calls her students "My kids" because in the time they are together in her classroom they aren't just children on her class list. They become a part of her heart. 
    Ms. Shannon was born in Corna, California. She likes being crafty on the weekends.  Ms. Shannon also enjoys bowling and karaoke.  She loves watching sports and attending sporting events in her spare time.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. & John Archambault
    Year Started:
    9/3/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4
    Education:
    Associates Degree in Early Education
  • Miss Paige

    Miss Paige, Toddler 3

    Ms. Paige has been working at Kindercare since July 2015. Before starting at Kindercare, Ms. Paige went to school in South Carolina, she is continuing her education. In her spare time, Ms. Paige enjoys reading, playing music and loves being outside!

    Favorite Children's Book:
    One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish
    Year Started:
    7/1/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Education:
    Working on Bachelor's Degree
  • Ms. Susan

    Ms. Susan, Toddler Classroom

    Ms. Susan in the assistant teacher in our toddler classroom. She loves teaching the toddlers and watching each child grow as an individual. In her free time, Ms. Susan loves to spend time gardening and collecting rocks along with spending time with her husband, children and grandchildren

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Horton Hears a Who by Dr. Seuss
    Year Started:
    6/1/2006
    Tenure:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 years
    Education:
    Professional Development Training
  • Miss Rayna

    Miss Rayna, Discovery Preschool

    Educating the mind without educating the heart in no education at all."- Aristotle

    Ms. Rayna has been apart of the Kindercare family since March 2015. She is currently pursuing her associate degree in Early Childhood Education at OCC. She ultimately plans to get her bachelor degree in Elementary Education as well. In her spare time she loves spending time with her children, Sofia and Dominic, and her family and friends.

    Previous Experience:
    Daycare and Learning Center Experience.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Dr. Suess Oh, the Places You'll Go
    Year Started:
    3/3/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    4
  • Ms. Jacqui

    Ms. Jacqui, Transitional Kindergarten

     Ms. Jacqui graduated from Oakland University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education with majors in social studies and language arts. She has two daughters who keep her very busy! Ms. Jacqui also enjoys volunteering with 4H Youth Development Program.
     

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Jacqui taught Kindergarten for 5 years (full and parttime) for East China School District.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Harry Potter Series by JK Rowling
    Year Started:
    9/18/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16
    Education:
    Bachelor in Elementary Education
  • Ms. Amanda

    Ms. Amanda, School Age Classroom

    I enjoy watching the children learn and explore new things!

    Ms Amanda has been working for KinderCare since 2013. She attended Michigan State University where she graduated with a a Bachelor's Degree in Kinesiology. She is currently pursuing a degree in elementary education.  In her free time she enjoys baking and spending time with her friends and family.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. & John Archambault
    Year Started:
    9/9/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Kinesiology
  • Ms. Martina

    Ms. Martina, Toddlers / Discovery Preschool / Preschool Classroom

    I love working with children to see them learn new things and watch them grow every day.

    Ms. Martina has been with KinderCare since October 2014.  She is currently an undergraduate at Oakland University pursing a degree in elementary education with a concentration in integrated science.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Buzzy the Bumblebee by Denise Brennan-Nelson
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
    Education:
    Currently pursuing Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education
  • Ms. Alexa, Toddlers

    You'll always miss 100% of the chances you never take!

    Alexa has been a part of the Kindercare team since 2015. She has worked in a daycare for the past year, in addition to being a nanny. Alexa is attending Baker College for her associate degree. In her spare time, she is a musician, love to write, and go up north with her friends.

    Previous Experience:
    Assistant Teacher
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Goodnight Moon
    Year Started:
    12/23/2015
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
    Education:
    Working on Associates
  • Ms. Anna

    Ms. Anna, Cook / Bus Driver

    Ms. Anna starts her day at KinderCare at 7:30 in order to start preparing the nutritious meals she cooks each day for the center.  She also takes our school age children to school as well as picks them up at the end of the day.  Ms. Anna was born in Sicily (Catania).  She loves to travel, bike ride and spending time with family and friends. 

    Previous Experience:
    Before coming to KinderCare, Ms. Anna worked in sales and customer service.
    Year Started:
    11/3/2008
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7
    Education:
    Professional Development Day Trainings
  • Miss Michelle, Toddler Classroom

    I'm passionate about helping the children reach milestones

    Ms. Michelle is currently attending Oakland Community College working on her degree in general studies. She enjoys creating a fun and educational environment where the children can learn.

    Previous Experience:
    Before coming to KinderCare Ms. Michelle was a a nanny.
    Year Started:
    12/9/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1

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

  • Arabic
  • Hindi
  • Punjabi
  • Spanish

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

Ms. Danielle is our Health and Safety Coordinator. She has monthly tasks and project to inform the teachers and staff of policies and procedures. We also have a key code entry that is reserved for staff, parents, and authorized family. We have fences that surround the playground area and there are locks on all gates. All of our teachers are First Aid and CPR trained and they are re-certified each year.

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.

Danielle is a phenomenal teacher at KinderCare Learning Center in Troy, Michigan. I have known Danielle for the past five years. She has served as a teacher for both of my children in the infant room. Danielle is the reason we enrolled our children at KinderCare. We were truly impressed with the environment she creates in her classroom and the nurturing care she offers to each of her infants. Danielle goes out of her way to welcome each family and to provide excellent communication with each family that she works with. She goes above and beyond the expectations to ensure that each child has a positive, loving, and educational experience in her care. She also does an excellent job communicating with the other teachers in her classroom to ensure that each teacher offers the level of care necessary to meet the individual needs of each child. Both of my children had a wonderful experience in her classroom. Danielle still keeps an eye out for my children in their other classrooms and communicates with me as to how they are doing. She also serves as a caregiver in our home. We consider her to be part of our family. At one point, we enrolled our children in a center near our home in Oxford, Michigan. We just weren’t quite happy with this center. As a result, we came back to KinderCare. Danielle and the rest of the staff at KinderCare is the reason we came back. Our children have thrived in the care and guidance of their teachers at KinderCare. I would strongly recommend that you tour the facility and meet with the staff at this KinderCare Learning Center.

- Mother
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