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Twinsburg KinderCare

Jill Gray, Center Director

2572 Glenwood Dr Twinsburg OH 44087
(330) 405-5556 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
Off Rte 91 and Glenwood Dr.

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Wilcox Primary School Bissell Elementary School Dodge Middle School

The results say it all.  Our curriculum sets kids ahead of the others where it matters, when it matters. State assessment data shows that children enrolled in our programs are better prepared for kindergarten than those who are not.  A higher percentage of children in our programs ranked as top performers in Language and Literacy, Mathematical Thinking, and Scientific Thinking.

Enrolling now for the following classrooms:
Toddlers, Preschool, and Pre-K !!! Our Fall is off to a great start- come check-out our Fall curriculum!!!!

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Welcome

Welcome! Twinsburg KinderCare is proud to offer one of the best early learning programs in the country. Our passionate teachers turn every learning moments into a positive experiences. We are proud to be accredited through the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

Jill Gray, 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.

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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 Twinsburg KinderCare,  located off  Glenwood Drive.  We are very excited to meet with you and your family.  We believe in developing the whole child with an emphasis on hands-on learning.

  • Jill Gray

    Jill Gray, Center Director

    The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.

    Jill has enjoyed working for KinderCare for 16 years. She has her Child Development Associate's in preschool/prekindergarten. Jill loves coming to school each day to see the children's smiles and hugs.

    Year Started:
    8/28/1998
    Tenure:
    18 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    14 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's credential
  • Emily Ickes

    Emily Ickes, Assistant Director

    I love to watch the transformations that take place as children learn and develop, especially when they transition to a new room. A whole new world of learning opens for them!

    Emily has been working with children for most of her life. As a young adult she found that children were drawn to her and she loved to entertain them. She graduated from Kent State University with a degree in Art Education and Art History. After working as a substitute teacher for Kent City Schools for several years, she began working for KinderCare. Emily began as a Learning Adventures teacher in Fairlawn, then worked as an  Assistant Director in Hudson, and later a Center Director in Hudson, before taking the position as Assistant Director here in Twinsburg. She lives in Kent with her husband and son.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Billy Goats Gruff
    Year Started:
    6/10/2010
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12
    Education:
    Bachelors Degree in Art Education
  • Ms. Jessica

    Ms. Jessica, Discovery Preschool

    Adults are just outdated children." -Dr. Seuss

    Jessica has spent the last two years working with young children, including infants. Here at KinderCare she has fallen in love with the toddlers. At the University of Akron she spent several years studying child development. She looks forward to having her own family one day. Jessica takes passion in working with children!

    Year Started:
    3/9/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
  • Ms. Deanna

    Ms. Deanna, Infant Classroom

    I am looking forward to helping your child learn and grow each and every day.

    Ms. Deanna has been working at KinderCare since 2005. She is a graduate of Solon High School and Cuyahoga Community College.  She has an Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education.  Ms. Deanna is currently attending Ashford University, pursuing a Bachelor's Degree.

    Year Started:
    9/1/2005
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9 Years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education, Pursuing Bachelor's Degree
  • Ms. Kim

    Ms. Kim, Infant Classroom

    I believe every moment with a child can be a teachable moment.

    Ms. Kim holds a Bachelor's Degree from the University of South Florida. Over the past five years, she has been taking courses in Early Childhood Education, specifically relating to infants an toddlers.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Kim has been working with children for over 20 years.
    Year Started:
    4/1/2009
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor of Science Degree in Art Education
  • Ms. Cortney

    Ms. Cortney, Infants

    A person's a person, no matter how small." -Dr. Seuss

    Cortney graduated from Twinsburg High school, and is currently attending Kent State University. She worked at the Twinsburg Summer Camp for 4 years, and has been with KinderCare for the past 5 months. She has an older sister and younger brother, and a Golden Retriever. She really enjoys working with kids!

    Year Started:
    8/28/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    4 years
    Education:
    Persuing Bachelors
  • Ms. Ebony

    Ms. Ebony, Infants

    I love working with children because I can build connections with them and make an impact in their lives. I love to watch the grow- see them take their first steps and say their first words. Watching their faces light-up when they see me melts my heart!

    Ebony has been watching children for close family and friends since she was a teenager. She volunteered at a family daycare as a teenager as well. She loves playing volleyball and was on the Junior Olympic Volleyball team! She is the youngest of her siblings, and the only girl!

    Year Started:
    5/2/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    4
    Education:
    Currently attends KSU Nursing Program
  • Ms. Jaime

    Ms. Jaime, Toddler Classroom

    I am so very excited to be working at KinderCare with the children. I love working with, teaching, and caring for children. I look forward to helping your child learn and grow each and every day!

    Ms. Jaime is a graduate of Ashland Universtiy and holds a degree in Early Childhood Education. She resides here in Twinsburg with her husband, Steve, daughter Ava, son, Nicholas and dog, Roxy. She  enjoys going to the movies and restaurants.

    Year Started:
    5/1/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Rebecca, Toddlers

    It takes a big heart to shape a little mind.

    Rebecca has two brothers, and 3 neices. Her neices are what inspired her to start her journey into early childhood. She hopes to help shape young minds, so children can have a brighter future.

    Year Started:
    8/25/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 months
  • Ms. Colleen

    Ms. Colleen, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I look forward to working with you and your child. I love being able to help toddlers learn essential developmental skills in order to help them grow into happy preschoolers.

    Ms. Colleen has been a resident of Twinsburg all her life. She has been teaching at KinderCare since 1999. She has been working with toddler-age children for the better part of that time.

    Year Started:
    9/1/1999
    Tenure:
    17 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    14 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Emily

    Ms. Emily, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I love working with kids because I can do something so small to make such a huge impact on their lives.

    Emily has spent many years babysitting the children of family and neighbors, which led her to work with children at KinderCare. She has a daughter, Elizabeth, and a dog named Taylor. She loves to relax by writing and coloring. Her favorite time of year is Autumn, because she loves to watch the leaves change color.

    Year Started:
    11/2/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    5
  • Ms. Amber

    Ms. Amber, Preschool Classroom

    I look forward to working with you and your child and also creating a fun and friendly classroom they will enjoy.

    Ms. Amber is studying Early Childhood Education at Kent State University. She joined the KinderCare team in October of 2013. In her classroom, she loves being able to do fun and creative activities with the children.

    Previous Experience:
    .
    Year Started:
    10/1/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 Year
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential, Pursuing Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Multicultural Education
  • Ms. Julie

    Ms. Julie, Preschool Classroom

    Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is you-er than you.

    Julie has wanted to be a teacher since she was 6 years old. She enjoys arts & crafts, shopping, and finding fun ideas for her classroom. She enjoys hiking, biking, and long walks. In the classroom, Julie likes to have dance parties and sing lots of songs. She looks forward to watching the children grow each year!

    Year Started:
    8/15/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    8
    Education:
    Bachelor's in Special Education
  • Ms. Kelly

    Ms. Kelly, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Ms. Kelly received her Child Development Associate's Credential in 2005.  She is married with three children: AJ, Cody and Sydney.  She has worked as a Preschool teacher for nine years and a toddler teacher for two.  She has been teaching at KinderCare since 2007.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Kelly had 11 years of experience in the field of Early Childhood Education prior to joining KinderCare.
    Year Started:
    8/1/2007
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    14 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Sara

    Ms. Sara, Pre-Kindergarten Classroom

    It's OK not to know, but it's not OK to not try.

    Sara graduated from Kent State University in 2013 with a dgree in Integrated Language Arts. She started at KinderCare in 2013 as a school-age teacher. She spent two school years teaching English at a highschool. Her passion is teaching children and helping them come into their own. Sara comes from a huge family and is happily married.

    Year Started:
    5/1/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
    Education:
    Bachelor's Of Science in Education
  • Ms. Nina

    Ms. Nina, School Age Classroom

    I love working at KinderCare and I am very grateful to be working with your child!

    Ms. Mina graduated from Solon High School in 2012. She was a part of a two-year Early Childhood Education program.  Currently, she is a sophomore at Kent State University studying Adolescent and Child Psychology.

    Year Started:
    9/1/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 Years
  • Ms. Megan

    Ms. Megan, School Age/ Learning Adventures

    Children are not things to be molded, but are people to be unfolded." -Jess Lair

     Working at KinderCare was Megan's first job in childcare, but she knew when she completed her degree that working with children was her passion. She believes that every child has their own story, it's all about helping them write it. In her free time Megan enjoys the outdoors and traveling whenever she gets the chance.  Ms. Megan grew up in Macedonia, Ohio, where she lives currently.

    Year Started:
    7/26/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Education:
    Bachelors in Speech & Language Pathology
  • Ms. Amanda

    Ms. Amanda, Support Staff

    You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." -AA Milne

    Amanda's previous experience in child care includes babysitting and three years as a Safety Town counselor. She likes spending time with family and helping anyone she can.

    Year Started:
    8/3/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
    Education:
    Persuing Bachelors
  • Ms. Bryanna

    Ms. Bryanna, Support Staff

    Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better, it's not.

    Bryanna is currently attending Kent State University pursuing a degree in Early Childhood. She also helps to care for her younger siblings at home. In her free time Bryanna enjoys reading and keeping busy.

    Year Started:
    5/25/2016
    Education:
    Persuing Bachelors in ECE

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 center is in the heart of Twinsburg serving families in Twinsburg and neighboring communities.  Our center has been in the community since 1998 with over 18 teachers and over 150 years of experience.  Each and every day we make it our goal to give the children in our care the best possible start to their future through a variety of hands on activities and positive interactions while recognizing chindren's work and accoumplishements.  We are sure that our center will make you feel welcome and quickly a part of our family.  We look forward to meeting you soon! 

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • AM Snack
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegetarian
  • Special diets

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

Our center has secured doors with keypad entry.  We have a large fenced in playground, and our team members have certifications in first aid, CPR, communicable disease and child abuse.  Due to our star rating SUTQ, our teachers receive additional training based on the age level they teach.

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.

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I have three children who began attending KinderCare 7 years ago.  During those 7 years my two youngest children have had the same teachers from the Infant room through Pre-K.  This speaks volumes about how well the Twinsburg KinderCare cares for young children. The teachers and staff are truly pationate and dedicated to the children and families.  The KinderCare curriculum has paved the way for both of my children, who are now in second grade and kindergarten.  I would encourage any family to reach out to KinderCare for their child's Early Learning Years.

Michelle

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