Sarah Robson, Center Director
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Welcome to the Fishers Run KinderCare! We believe in developing the whole child with an emphasis on assisting your child's growth with their social, emotional, cognitive and physical development. Here at the Fishers Run KinderCare, we strive to maintain a family atmosphere, and our families consider us to be an extension of their families! Your child will not only have a safe, secure, clean and stimulating environment, but will also have support from a team of child development experts who have a true passion for educating and nurturing children. The Fishers Run KinderCare is nationally accredited. Our curriculum is based on the belief that children learn best by doing and playing. It's a hands on approach that has set us apart from other early childhood learning providers. Here the curriculum grows with your child. Call today and let us introduce your family to our family.
KinderCare can make a positive difference in your child’s life. Our School educates and cares for children six weeks to twelve years of age. Our warm, inviting atmosphere features year round half and full-day programs, ranging from two to five days a week Monday through Friday. KinderCare also offers a fun high quality, after school enrichment and summer program for children up to twelve years of age. Our outdoor playgrounds are designed to build muscles and confidence, all under the direct supervision of our highly qualified teachers. Our school’s programs are renowned for quality and professional care that will carry with your child far beyond their early years.
We would like to invite you to take a tour of our center. We want you to see firsthand all the wonderful things that are happening at the Fishers Run KinderCare. Each classroom is filled with children who are eager to learn and whose growth and development is supported by our professional teachers. Your child’s needs will be met to fullest and we will provide the best care possible to make your family feel at ease while you are away. Your child’s safety and well-being is in the best interest of all our teachers and staff. New ideas and opportunities are discovered each day here at Fishers Run KinderCare. Come on in and take a look around. We look forward to meeting you and your child.
Sarah Robson, Center Director
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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?
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.
Our teachers at Fishers Run KinderCare are dedicated, compassionate, loving caregivers and educators, but most importantly they love to have fun. They each show their passion for teaching through their every day interaction with their children. The staff makes sure each family feels welcomed and informed of all activities and events coming up. Our teachers come with a high level of knowledge of education. They have an average tenure of five years at KinderCare and an average of ten years of experience in the early childhood education field. Our teachers are consistently looking for ways to better themselves as educators. They are adamant about keeping up to date on all new policies, regulations, and changes in the field. Ninety percent of our teachers have their New York State Certification or their bachelor of arts degree in early childhood education, while the remaining ten percent are continuing their education in pursuit of their early childhood education degree. At the end of the day, the true key to our teachers' success is their passion for teaching and their love for the children.
"I love my job because I am able to provide our community with a quality early childhood education program. I love having the opportunity to see children growing from birth to age five and to be a part of this learning and growth is an invaluable opportunity! I am passionate about providing children with a safe and educational environment. Each morning I'm greeted by a classroom of smiling faces who are eager to learn. I take pride in my center and truly want the families that I serve to walk out of here every day knowing that they have made the best possible choice in early childhood education for their child!
Sarah has been working with young children for over fifteen years in many capacities and is a loving mother to her twelve-year-old son. Sarah looks forward to working with children and helping them become intelligent, caring, and contributing members of the community. Partnering with families and working with children is something that she is passionate about. Sarah started out as our Universal Prekindergarten Teacher in 2008. She enjoys having the opportunity to support all the wonderful children, parents, and teachers here at the center. The experiences that she has had have helped to enrich the lives of children though play, developmentally appropriate curriculum, positive guidance and children with special needs by allowing children to learn and grow and discover this amazing world around them. Sarah has a true passion for children and finds that watching them learn, grow, and grasp new ideas is the most rewarding "job" anyone could have!
Ms. Ryan is very excited to start her new roll as Assistant Director. She is looking forward to meeting each and everyone of you and getting right into the classrooms to help assist the amazing teachers that Fishers Run has to offer. She loves getting dirty and working with each child and watching them grow and develop into the amazing little people that they are.
She currently lives in Webster with her fiance Dave and their eight year old daughter Jenelle. They are an incredible.
I have worked in the child care field since February of 2016. Since then, I have had the opportunity to learn and grow in the field. I'm passionate about my children and their families. I strive to enrich their lives as much as they enrich my own. I am currently working on attaining my Child Development Associate Credential and plan on furthering my education in the early childhood field. Each day is a new adventure and a new beginning into the lives and hearts of my children, and I love being a part of every minute of it.
Ms. Mikaela has been back working at KinderCare since June 2014, and is currently working to obtain her bachelor degree. She is currently the Assistant Infant Teacher, and the Infant and Toddler Program Specialist. Ms. Mikaela works hard every day to ensure the infants have a wonderful day, and she goes above and beyond to make the transition easier for parents during drop off and pick up times. Ms. Mikaela has two boys of her own, and loves to spend her free time exploring and learning with them.
Ms. Kasia is the Infant support staff here at KinderCare. She is currently a Sophmore at Elim Bible Institute & College in Lima, New York. She is working on her bachelors degree in early childhood education. When she is not working or attending class she enjoys dancing, drinking coffee, and hanging out with friends.
Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid" - Albert Einstein
Ms. Stephanie was hired at KinderCare in the summer of 2014 as a Lead Infant Teacher and has fallen in love with the position. She has worked with just about every age in the center and must confess that the infants have stolen her heart. Her favorite thing about her classroom is watching the infants hit those major milestones like walking and talking, and watching them develop their individual personalities. Ms. Stephanie received her bachelor's degree from Mansfield University of Pennsylvania in 2012 and will obtain her master's degree in May of 2016 from Arizona State University in Early Childhood Education. Working with children is her passion and looks forward to coming to KinderCare every day!
My favorite thing about teaching would be watching the children grow and learn together! I am going to MCC to get my bachelor's degree in early childhood education and enjoy every second with the children.
I love working at KinderCare because of the amazing greeting I get every single morning from all 10 of my kids! I know I have a huge impact on their life, and they have a big impact on mine, as well!
Ms. Gretchen is currently the lead Toddler B teacher. She received her bachelor's degree in 2008 from Keuka College in Unified Childhood and Special Education, then received her master's degree in 2009 from SUNY Cortland. In the past, she has taught two long-term special education positions in the public school. Ms Gretchen enjoys working with children of all levels and capabilities, and understands that all children bring something special to the classroom!
Ms. Rachel has a passion for working with children. She has worked with children for about four years. She has however been in the educational field for about seven years. Ms. Rachel loves to teach and watch the children grow. Ms. Rachel loves to go hiking and swimming. Her favorite color is pink and she loves any kind of fruit! Ms. Rachel is a valued member of our KinderCare family!
Ms. Katie has a bachelor's degree in early childhood and childhood education from the State University of Geneseo. Ms. Katie has worked hard to do what she loves, which is to teach young children. She brings joy, creativity, and passion to the classroom where her number one priority is the children. She is happy to be a part of the KinderCare team and hopes to bring her ideas, experiences, and talents to life in her room. Ms. Katie's compassion for children makes her an ideal preschool teacher. She is dedicated to her students and their parents.
Miss Leah has been helping students become ready for kindergarten for three years! She loves her job and loves providing her students with the best experiences possible! When Miss Leah is not teaching, she is likely to be enjoying some disc golf or practicing her ukulele!
Ms. McKenzie is part of our support staff here at KinderCare. Mckenzie has been in the public child care setting for four years. She has worked with children of all age groups. McKenzie is currently in school for her LPN through Wayne FingerLakes Adult Nursing Program. McKenzie loves working with children and sees everyday as a new adventure with the children!
Ms. Brittany is currently finishing up her master's degree in literacy Prekindergarten - sixth grade through Walden University. When not at school, she loves spending time at Keuka Lake. Ms. Brittany loves teaching and running around with the kiddos at KinderCare.
Watching children grow is a journey on its own.
Ms. Jackie is currently studying to obtain her Child Development Associate Credential and has been with KinderCare since September 2013. Ms. Jackie is our Health and Safety Coordinator. In the classroom, Ms. Jackie puts the children's needs first and strives to turn everyday activities into unique learning experiences. In her spare time Ms. Jackie enjoys spending time with her two children and her family.
Ms. Jennie started with us at the KinderCare in February of 2014. Since then, she has taken the opportunity to learn and grow in the field by spending time in each classroom as well as taking classes in the early childhood education field. Ms. Jennie loves to spend time with the children each day and watch them grow and develop. She has a passion for what she does and it shines through with her interactions with the children and her classroom's learning environment. She absolutely loves working with children each day and finds it so rewarding to see the children get excited about learning.
Ms. Irene is support staff here at the KinderCare Center. She is current studying to complete her bachelor's degree in nursing. Ms. Irene has worked with children for the last two years in a variety of settings ranging from in home child care to a public swimming instructor and camp counselor. She is very passionate about this job and her students who bring her joy everyday. In her free time she loves to read, watch movies, hang out with friends, and run.
Ms. Morgan is a part of our support staff here at Fishers Run KinderCare. She will be a Freshman student this year at Binghamton University, pursuing a bachelor's degree in integrative neuroscience. Her aspirations include earning her PhD and working at the University of Rochester. Ms. Morgan loves coming to work everyday because she loves working with children and watching them grow.
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.
We at Fishers KinderCare are known for providing a loving and warm environment that you will experience as soon as you come through our front door. Our curriculum engages the whole child so not only are they learning academics but they are learning the social emotional skills to continue their educational journey. Our classrooms reflect the spirit of children and support their developmental needs. Every day we work to make education fun.
At the Fishers Run KinderCare Learning Center, your child's safety is one of our top priorities. Our front and hallway doors all have coded locks to prevent any unauthorized people from entering the premises without a management escort. Our teachers use Child Supervision Records to maintain accurate attendance and perform a name to face attendance check every 30 minutes and parents sign their children in and out each day via our time clock. We have a sick child policy that is strictly adhered to, to prevent the spread of illnesses. Toys are sanitized daily and children are taught the proper method of how and when to wash their hands. Ms. Jackie our Health and Safety Coordinator is on site to conduct monthly fire drills, maintain children's medical records, train our faculty on health and safety procedures, and uphold our high cleanliness standards. Each teacher at our center is First Aid and CPR trained as well.
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 though the various training opportunities in the community.
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