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South Mingo KinderCare

Ronda Osborn, Center Director

9625 S. Mingo Rd. Tulsa OK 74133
(918) 461-7000 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
Just north of Cedar Ridge.

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
We transport to Cedar Ridge, Jarman, Jefferson, Darnaby, Jenks East, Bixby North, Bixby North East, Bixby Central, Wolf Creek, Aspen Creek, and Leisure Park.

KinderCare Learning Center is conveniently located on South Mingo just off the Creek Turnpike. It is easily accessible and ready for your enrollment! We can't wait to meet with you!
 

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Welcome

Welcome to KinderCare Mingo! We are very excited to meet with you and your family. Choosing the right child care for your family is one of the hardest, most important decisions to make. Here at KinderCare Mingo, we respect that decision and work hard every day, never taking your trust for granted.

Our center has smaller classrooms which allow the opportunity to better educate your children in their developmental stages giving more opportunities to thrive. We have an "Open Door" concept and encourage parents to drop in and participate when possible.

As times change, we realize work schedules change and the opportunity to work from home is sometimes possible, so we do offer part time schedules upon request. We commit to making the time we have with your children count as we provide the environment your children need for positive learning experiences for them to grow up happy and confident.

Our south location allows us to serve the South Tulsa, Jenks, Broken Arrow, and Bixby areas. We would love to serve you and your family!
 

Ronda Osborn, 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.

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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Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  1. Tuesday October 18, 2016
    1. Join Our Community Social

      Your entire family is welcome to join us October 18th for our community social. Come see how family-style dining is done at our center, mingle with other families, and, best of all, enjoy a healthy snack with your child!  

      You’ll better understand how we turn our meals into learning experiences and encourage the children to try new foods, practice table manners, use utensils, and simply enjoy a great meal and good company! See you there!

  2. Monday October 10, 2016
    1. Professional Development Day - Center Closed

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      Two times each year we dedicate a day for our staff's professional development to further their training and better equip them for the care of your child. The center will be closed on this day for training to occur. If you have questions or would like to request further details, please contact your local Center Director.

Teachers & Staff

South Mingo KinderCare's staff members are very passionate about early childhood education. Our managment team has over 40 years of combined experience within the early childhood education field. You and your family are invited to come tour the center where you can personally meet the management team and teachers while seeing your child's classroom in action!

  • Ronda Osborn

    Ronda Osborn, Center Director

    I believe that if children are given the necessary tools to succeed, they will succeed beyond their wildest dreams! How exciting is it that we can touch our future by teaching children how to be the best they can be?!

    Ronda has been at this center since 1998. When she obtained her degree in Mathematics, she never thought that she would have made a career choice in the Early Childhood Education field. Ronda loves her job and feels that this job working with children and families is a huge blessing. She feels it's a privilege to work with so many amazing families. Ronda enjoys creating memories with families that will last a lifetime!

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Ronda previously worked for a Headstart Program in Tahlequah, OK before joining the KinderCare team.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Oh the Places You'll Go by Dr Seuss
    Year Started:
    11/17/1998
    Tenure:
    17 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    25+ years
    Education:
    Bachelors Degree Mathematics; State of Oklahoma Director Credential
  • Ms. Heather Nufer

    Ms. Heather Nufer, Assistant Director

    This center is a child's home away from home.  A place for children to receive guidance from loving teachers.  An environment that children can feel safe to experiment and try new things.  An atmosphere that builds self esteem and confidence. And this center is the place where children fall in love with learning.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining our team as an Assistant Director, Heather worked as a private nanny.
    Year Started:
    10/15/1999
    Tenure:
    16 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate
  • Ms. Charity

    Ms. Charity, Center Assistant

    Favorite Children's Book:
    If You Give a Dog a Donut
    Year Started:
    8/21/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6
    Education:
    Associates in Education with an ECE emphasis
  • Ms. Kathy

    Ms. Kathy, Culinary Specialist

    Everything happens for a reason.

    Ms. Kathy is originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  She has been married for over 30 years and has a college age son.  In 2008 her family moved from Philadelphia to Tulsa, Oklahoma for her husband's job. It was then continued her Early Childhood career with Kindercare.  Ms. Kathy does a wonderful job keeping the children nourished, healthy, and happy. She is always available to share recipes, or chat about your child. She is an amazing assett to our Kindercare team.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Goodnight Moon
    Year Started:
    4/5/2008
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    30
    Education:
    Child Development Associates
  • Ms. Callie, Discovery Preschool

    If God brings you to it, he will bring you through it.

    Miss Callie was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma and has lived here her whole life. She is an active member of The Assembly Church of Broken Arrow where she teaches a Sunday School class. Callie is currently working toward her Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood Education. Callie has a fun personality and your child will fall in love with her quickly.

    Previous Experience:
    Sunday School Teacher, In-home Childcare, Teacher Aid
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The "Froggy" Books
    Year Started:
    5/14/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
  • Ms. Pam

    Ms. Pam, Discovery Preschool

    Children make your life important. -Erma Bombeck

    Ms. Pam is married and the mother of three.  After raising her own children she decided to join the KinderCare team.  She has worked with the two-year old class for most of her time here.  She loves this age group.  The days are never boring and there is always a cute story to tell.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Percival The Plain Little Caterpillar
    Year Started:
    4/5/2004
    Tenure:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    11
    Education:
    CDA
  • Ms. Robin

    Ms. Robin, Discovery Preschool

    My mother said I must be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy.  That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated than college professors
    -Maya Angelou

    Ms. Robin began her career in Early Childhood Education in St. Louis, Missouri at the age of 18.  It was several years later after relocating to Tulsa, Oklahoma that she decided to get her Associates degree.  She is currently pursuing her Bachelors Degree in Education and does it all with the love and support of her teenage son and daughter.  Ms. Robin has spent the majority of her career working with two and three year olds.  She loves to watch the growth and development they experience at this age.  Becoming more curious and independant everyday.

    Previous Experience:
    Hutcherson Family YMCA, Trinity Episcopal Day School, John Know Presbyterian
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Very Hungry Caterpillar
    Year Started:
    3/1/2007
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    24
    Education:
    Associates Degree Early Childhood Education
  • Miss Andrea, Discovery Twos

    Year Started:
    10/29/2015
    Years in ECE industry:
    15
    Education:
    Bachelors of Science Family Science w Early Childhood Emphasis
  • Miss Haley, Discovery Twos

    Year Started:
    8/18/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
  • Miss Katie, Discovery Twos

    Year Started:
    10/3/2011
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10
    Education:
    Associates in Arts w Early Childhood Emphasis
  • Miss Melanie, Discovery Twos

    Year Started:
    5/8/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5
    Education:
    Bachelors of Science in Early Childhood Education
  • Miss Chandlare

    Miss Chandlare, Floater

    Tommorrow is always fresh with no mistakes in it.
    -Lucy Maud Montgomery

    Chandlare is currently a college student pursuing a degree in Education. Chandlare feels working with your children at KinderCare is a wonderful experience.  She loves interacting with your children and watching the progress they make, growing and learning everyday.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Goodnight Moon
    Year Started:
    4/29/2004
    Tenure:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
    Education:
    Current Student
  • Miss Sara, Floater

    Year Started:
    2/27/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5
  • Miss Hayley, Infants

    Year Started:
    4/29/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5
  • Ms. Jami, Infants

    Year Started:
    2/6/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    15
  • Miss Kaylia, Infants

    Year Started:
    7/2/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    5
  • Miss Bailey

    Miss Bailey, Infants, Toddlers

    Never let your fear decide your fate

    Ms. Bailey is a current college student pursuing a degree in Paralegal Studies.  She has a 3 year-old son named Ryan, who is the light of her life.  Although Ms. Bailey is pursuing a degree in the Legal field, she loves teaching.  Watching little ones conquer milestones is fun and rewarding for her.

    Previous Experience:
    Margaret Hudson Daycare
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Rainbow Fish"
    Year Started:
    3/4/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
    Education:
    Pursuing Bachelors Degree
  • Miss Brianna, Learning Adventures

    Year Started:
    4/10/2008
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8
    Education:
    Associates of Science
  • Ms. Michelle

    Ms. Michelle, Newborns

    A person is a person no matter how small.

    Ms. Michelle has been married for 18 years and has two children of her own.  She has lived in the Tulsa area all her life. 

    Previous Experience:
    Private care Nanny, Assistant director Koala Care
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Brown Bear, Brown Bear
    Year Started:
    5/24/2004
    Tenure:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16
    Education:
    CDA, First Aid-CPR
  • Ms. Theresa

    Ms. Theresa, PreKindergarten

    Live in the moment

    Ms. Theresa moved to Tulsa from Arkansas in 1992.  The first two years that she lived in Tulsa Ms. Theresa worked in childcare.  She made a career change and started a job in floral design where she remained for ten years.  She married in her husband in 1995.  They have two sons named Austin and Alec.  After starting her family Ms. Theresa decided to follow her heart and return to childcare.  She has been a part of the Kindercare family since 2004.

    Previous Experience:
    Floral Design, Childcare
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Trouble With Trolls"
    Year Started:
    7/28/2004
    Tenure:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15
    Education:
    CDA, CPR & First Aid
  • Ms. Ashley, Preschool

    Year Started:
    4/21/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    10
  • Miss Lexi C, Preschool

    Year Started:
    2/8/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
  • Ms. Sabrina

    Ms. Sabrina, Preschool

    I'll like you always as long as I'm living.

    Ms. Sabrina was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York along with her three sisters and one brother.  She has been married for 30+ years.  Ms. Sabrina became an early childhood teacher at a young age. She has taught overseas and stateside for military and civilian schools.  She has traveled the world but has always maintained a passion for teaching.  Ms. Sabrina became a theraputic foster parent and then a mom for the first time at the age of 50.  She adopted her son and hopes to adopt again soon.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Love You Forever"
    Years in ECE industry:
    26
    Education:
    CDA, Trauma Kids Certification
  • Ms. Nathalie

    Ms. Nathalie, Preschool C

    Ms. Nathalie is originally from Peru in South America.  She has lived in the United States for many years.  She has worked in childcare for most of her time here.  Ms. Nathalie has a son of her own who is everything to her.  Raising her son is her priority in life.  She believes being a mother and living life in a positive way is the most important job she can have.

    Previous Experience:
    La Petite Academy
    Year Started:
    3/16/2001
    Tenure:
    15 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16
    Education:
    CDA, First aid-CPR
  • Miss SaVannah, Preschool C

    Love People, Love Life

    Ms. SaVannah was born and raised in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.  She graduated from Broken Arrow High School in 2014 and is currently attending Tulsa Community College.  Her plan is to pursue a degree in Medicine.  Ms. SaVannah loves to travel and is an active member of her church.  She has been on many mission trips including trips to Los Angeles, Hondures and Africa.

    Previous Experience:
    Private Childcare, Church Nursery
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Brown Bear, Brown Bear"
    Year Started:
    4/3/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
  • Mr. Anthony

    Mr. Anthony, PreSchool, School Age

    Hakuna Matata

    Mr. Anthony was born in Killeen, Texas.  He is a graduate of Union High School and attended Southwestern Oklahoma State University on a football scholarship.  He has an older brother named Marcus and a younger sister named Julia. Anthony has been with KinderCare since 2014 and loves watching your children grow and learn.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" by Laura Numeroff
    Year Started:
    4/24/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
    Education:
    Pursuing Bachelors Degree
  • Miss Allison, Threes

    Year Started:
    8/25/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
  • Ms. Lisa, Threes

    Year Started:
    4/22/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    5
    Education:
    Bachelors of Science in Education
  • Ms. Stephanie

    Ms. Stephanie, Tiny Toddlers

    Not all of us can do great things, but we can do small things with great love.

    Ms. Stephanie was born in New Orleans, Louisianna.  Her family moved to Oklahoma in 1995.  She went to school in Broken Arrow and graduated in 2003.  Ms. Stephanie got married in 2011 and had her first child in 2012.

    Previous Experience:
    Private Childcare
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See"
    Year Started:
    9/1/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
  • Miss Ella, Toddlers

    Year Started:
    4/6/2010
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10
  • Miss Jennifer, Toddlers

    Year Started:
    11/9/2015
    Years in ECE industry:
    10
    Education:
    Associates in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Melinda, Toddlers

    Year Started:
    1/8/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7
    Education:
    Child Development Associates

September 2016 Events

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  1. Tuesday September 13, 2016
    1. “All About Me” Community Social

      Your whole family is welcome to join us September 13th for our community social.  Summer is winding down, Fall is approaching and that means it’s Back to School season!  Now is the perfect time to get a glimpse of the KinderCare curriculum and experience in our centers.  Our director and teachers can’t wait to point out their favorite aspects of the classrooms.  This is also a great chance to spend time with current families who stay and have fun at the social!  See you there!

About Our Center

KinderCare Mingo is not just a daycare center, but more your child's home away from home. At our center, we have a passionate, educated team of teachers that will help develop your children socially, emotionally, physically, and intellectually with love and compassion. We are excited about you and your child becoming our newest family members! Come by and check us out!

 

Special Features

  • Located just off the Creek Turnpike
  • Offer References from current families
  • Do not have a contract to take Oklahoma State Subsidy Payments
  • Part time programs available

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Gluten free
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Special diets

Holidays Observed

  • New Years Day
  • Teacher Professional Development Day-Spring
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Teacher Professional Development Day-Fall
  • Thanksgiving Break (2 days)
  • Christmas Day

Health and Safety

In keeping our families and staff safe, to enter our building, one must have a code that is only given to families and staff. This code is changed every 6 months or more if needed. We have emergency drills on a regular monthly basis and they are posted in our hallway on the safety board for your viewing. All teachers and staff are certified and trained in both CPR and First Aid.

Our Cook, as well as substitutes, has Food Managers Certifications on file. We are a peanut free center. We also have gluten free choices for those who have gluten allergies as well as substitute choices for other preferences, intolerances, and/or allergies.
 

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’m writing this letter to express my most sincere gratitude and appreciation for the staff of the Kinder Care at 9625 S. Mingo Rd in Tulsa.  This is not simply a recap of a singular good experience, but the culmination of an atmosphere and culture that has been created within their walls. 
After recently relocating back to Tulsa my partner and I faced the challenge of transitioning our two year old twin boys from private in-home care to a daycare setting.  After touring many facilities that were both less and more expensive we decided on the Kinder Care facility on South Mingo. 
To say the transition has not come without it’s challenges would be an understatement as we have felt the full force of how sickness can easily spread, however the compassion and love that the teachers and staff have for our children means our boys are met each day with hugs and high-fives and are cared for when they are not feeling well, both physically and emotionally. 
Over the last several months it has become clear that this is truly an amazing group of people who check-in when the boys are absent, update us on the little milestones as the come up, are present on their days off for birthdays or special events, and provide support when life throws curve balls.  When I stop to reflect on these qualities the only word I can think of is… “Family”.  They are part of our family, an extended group of individuals who love and care for our children like they are their own.  There is no other group of individuals I could imagine my boys seeing each and every day as I know that not only are they making friends and learning life skills, they are watched over and loved by “family”.
My hope in sharing this is to provide a little insight for other parents who are searching for a place where they can feel comfortable knowing their most precious assets will not only be educated and protected but also be cared for with love.

- Father

Ms. Nathalie, my child has had the great honor of having you as his teacher twice now, thanks to your move from the busy babies’ class. Each morning, I would leave my son in the welcoming hands of you and Ms. Malorie, knowing he would be showered with love. Even on days when the morning wasn’t quite going your way, you always had a smile on your face and laughter in your voice. Those babies would crawl all over you and I always took an extra minute to watch you from the window before I walked away. There were days I would walk away with a tear in my eye and attempt to hold myself together until I got in my truck and cried. You and Ms. Malorie had a special bond and a unique ability to work together with the children. It is something I feel privileged to have had shared with my son.
Now that my child is a couple of years older, we walk into your class every morning (well, when you aren’t playing the role of the front desk welcoming crew) and see your smile alongside Ms. Sabrina. You go out of your way to greet each child by name and ensure the transition from a clingy, leg-holding three-year- old to the morning table is calming to both the kids and the parents. Even amidst the child’s desire to talk to their parent through the glass…or at the door…or just one more time before we walk away…I know, the moment I turn and walk away, my son is lost in a world of growing and learning. He is learning from a woman who holds the same morals and beliefs that I do. Thank you for everything you do. Thank you for loving my family in a genuine way. Thank you for having the patience and a heart big enough to share with all of our children.
To Ms. Sabrina…you have been a part of my family’s life for more than ten years. Ten years that you’ve spent loving and disciplining and teaching hundreds of children. As a teacher, you influence our babies’ lives more than parents do at such a critical age of understand and developing. You are compassionate to their needs and you aren’t afraid to approach a difficult child or plainly call out their bad behavior to the parents for backing and support. As a parent, I want to work with my teacher to raise an intelligent and respectful young man and you were the starting point in that journey in more than one of my children’s lives. Even though I only see you in the mornings, I know in my heart the love you will show your kids throughout the day. Thank you for being you. Thank you for being honest. And thank you for all of the laughter! 
I also want to take a moment to say a special a word about Ms. Pam. The only way to describe Ms. Pam is to say that even though I left my child for nine hours a day with her, I felt like I never missed a moment of my son’s life. I saved almost each and every single note her loving hands took the time to write. I would smile and laugh out loud, and even cry at times when I read her stories on his papers. I ensured I always took the extra 30 seconds to read her daily note on the door because it was another insight into his life. But let me tell you…if I didn’t read it and there was a story about my child…she fully scolded me the next day! Ms. Pam taught my child that it was OK to have feelings and emotions, but there was an appropriate time and way to display them. She taught my child to sing and dance and laugh and share with his friends. She did special projects and shared special treats with them because they are her life, not because she was getting a paycheck. Ms. Pam, even though she will kill me for saying it, gave me advice like she was my own mother and loved my child like he was her baby, too. How do you put a price on that or fully express her in words? Sometimes you just can’t.
And in closing, thank you to all of the afternoon staff. You hold a very thankless job whereby the morning teacher gets the glory and you get the rowdy kids in the afternoon. But we all send our thanks and love to each of you as well. Your job requires you to pass those injury notes, and ‘your child screwed up today’ notes and deal with the angry parents looking for little Johnny’s lost toy or jacket each day. Thank you for your patience and for the generosity in your hearts. Thank you to all of those who take extra baby-sitting jobs at our homes. I know there are a lot of you and I don’t want to completely dominate Ronda’s time, so I’ll say a simple thank you to everyone.
As a mother you ask yourself, “How can I consciously choose to have a career when I have this beautiful and amazing baby that I should be home raising myself?” Then it’s easily answered in the next breath with, “Because I choose to leave my child, as have those before me, under the guidance and direction of Ms. Ronda and her amazing group of ‘second moms’ at KinderCare. While Ms. Ronda, or Ms. Heather, or Ms. Kathy do not sit with our children eight hours a day, they are the glue that keeps the life together. You’ve hired arguably THE BEST teaching staff of any facility across the state. Ms. Ronda, the tenure of your teachers speaks volumes for your direction. While there are rough patches along the way, at the end of the day, not many walk away. And those that do, often return ;)
To all of the teachers at KinderCare, thank you for all of the joy and laughter you’ve given me and my children over the years. Much love and admiration from a forever indebted mother.

- Mother
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