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College Park KinderCare

Je'Von Sullen-Freeman, Center Director

5925 Providence Rd. Virginia Beach VA 23464
(757) 424-9261 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
We are directly across the street from Woodstock Elementary and next door to Jack Rabbit Storage

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Fairfield, Georgetown Primary, Kempsville, Norfolk Highlands, Providence Elementary, Sparrowroad, Woodstock, Indian Lakes, Providence Road Elementary, Tallwood Elementary, College Park Elementary

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Welcome

Welcome to the College Park KinderCare located in the College Park area of Virgina Beach. We are located near Providence and Indian River Road. The College Park KinderCare services children in the College Park Community and surrounding areas. The College Park KinderCare also provides quality childcare for our Military Families stationed at NAB Little Creek, NAS Oceana and NS Norfolk bases. We offer full time and part time childcare for the ages Infant, Toddler, Two year olds, Preschool, Prekindergarten, Kindergarten, as well as Before and After School Age care. At the College Park KinderCare, we offer quality childcare early childhood education. Children are able to learn, discover, and grow within a safe and nurturing environment. Within our classrooms, children are given the tools to be successful learners.The teachers at KinderCare are passionate about your child's happiness and growth. Call the College Park KinderCare today to tour our childcare facility.

Je'Von Sullen-Freeman, 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. 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

The College Park KinderCare Team of teachers welcomes you to visit our school. Each teacher is dedicated to providing a warm, nurturing, and responsive environment so children feel free to experiment, explore and discover. They strive to continually improve service to children and families and build strong relationships.

  • Je'Von Sullen-Freeman

    Je'Von Sullen-Freeman, Center Director

    When I think of how gratifying working with children everyday is my heart overflows

    Je'Von Sullen-Freeman began with KinderCare in January of 2013. In the short time that she has been with KinderCare she has become an essential part of the team. Je'Von has a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts and is pursuing her Master’s Degree in Emotional Disorders. Je’Von brings with her four years of experience in middle childhood education, where she worked with children with social and emotional disorders and over ten years in sales management experience. Je'Von truly enjoys inspiring teachers & watching children learn and grow. Je’Von’s goal is to continue to grow educationally and professionally.

    Year Started:
    1/14/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
    Education:
    Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Liberal Studies
  • Yolanda Cobb

    Yolanda Cobb, Assistant Director

    Teaching a child is like baking a cake. With patience and passion the end result will be amazing.

    Ms. Yolanda joined KinderCare in 2010. She began her journey as a cook. Through engaging with the children and parents she decided to expand her education and knowledge and obtain a Child Development Associate's Credential. Although Ms. Yolanda still has a passion for cooking she has an even greater passion for children. One thing that she enjoys about her position is that she is able to assist the teachers and interact with the children and parents. In addition, she enjoys the laughs and giggles from the children every day.

    Year Started:
    8/23/2010
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5
    Education:
    pursuing Child Development Associates Degree
  • Miracle

    Miracle, Discovery Preschool

    I respond to the unique needs and interests of everychild.

    Ms. Miracle joined KinderCare only four months ago, but she holds a year and a half of experience in the Early Childhood Education field. She started her career in Early Childhood Education at the Votech Career and Technical Center in Virginia Beach Virginia where she obtained her Child Development Associates. She looks forward to pursuing her Bachelors in Business Management. Ms. Miracle loves having the opportunity to see children grow and learn. She also feels everyday is a great day to learn something new!

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

    Ms. Pat, Infant Classroom

    I love making an impact on the children's lives every day.

    Ms. Pat is our Infant teacher and joined the KinderCare team in 2001. She truly enjoys laughing and playing with the children every day and always looks forward to seeing the children's smiling faces every day. She loves singing songs and reading to the children during circle time. Outside of KinderCare, Ms. Pat loves being with her three sons and grandson.

    Year Started:
    4/1/2001
    Tenure:
    15 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    23 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Shalena

    Shalena, Toddlers

    Children are not things to be molded, but are people to be unfolded.

    Ms.Shalena is a student at Norfolk State University where she majors in Exercise Science aspiring to eventually become a pediatric Physical Therapist. She loves working with children and being able to watch them grow.
    Year Started:
    7/1/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
  • Ms. Tamera

    Ms. Tamera, Infant Classroom

    I love my job because the children that I work with give me hugs and big smiles all day long.

    Ms. Tamera loves to see the children in her care learn and grow each day.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Tamera has experience in working in other licensed childcare facilities.
    Year Started:
    1/1/2008
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    13 Years
    Education:
    Pursuing Associate's Degree in Physical Therapy
  • Ms. Kristina

    Ms. Kristina, Infant Classroom

    I love seeing children laugh and smile. I also enjoy having the chance to help them learn.

    Ms. Kristina attended Old Dominion University, where she obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology. She loves working with children and that is why she joined the KinderCare family. Ms. Kristina enjoys music and loves singing and dancing with her little ones in the Discovery Preschool classroom.

    Years in ECE industry:
    1 Year
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Sociology
  • Ms. Tiffany

    Ms. Tiffany, Toddlers

    We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.

    Mrs.Tiffany has been working with Kindercare since September of 2014. She is a graduate of Kennesaw State University in Georgia, holding a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education and a Minor in French and Francophone Studies. She loves teaching and considers it her life's passion. She also enjoys drinking Starbucks lattes, singing, and painting in her free time.

    Year Started:
    9/1/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Ariel

    Ms. Ariel, Toddlers

    People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

    Ariel is a senior college student at Norfolk State University. She is a Biology Pre-Professional major, aspiring to be a pediatrician. She is a Hampton Roads native. Ariel has been with Kindercare for a year now and loves her job. She also lifeguards and teaches 2nd and 3rd graders how to swim at her University.
    Year Started:
    5/25/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
  • Ms. Cheyenne

    Ms. Cheyenne, Discovery Preschool

    The first 5 years has so much to do with how the next 80 turn out

    Ms.Cheyenne is one of our Discovery Preschool teachers. She joined the Kindercare family in April of 2015. She attends Norfolk State University and Tidewater Community College were she is majoring in Early Childhood Education. She is naturally creative and loves to do hands-on and educational projects with the kids. She brings laughter and joy to the Discovery Preschool classroom and it is reflected in the smiles of her students every day.
     

    Year Started:
    4/1/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Maria, Discovery Preschool

    A single grain of rice can tip the scale, one man may be the difference.

    Mrs. Maria, as she is fondly called by everyone, started with the company in 2007. She is one of our Discovery Preschool teachers. With a strong academic background, Mrs. Maria was a former regular classroom teacher, teaching anywhere between preschool – 4th grade, while finishing her graduate studies in Special Education with a minor in Early Childhood Education. After attaining her teaching license Mrs. Maria decided to pursue a career with KinderCare. Recently, she has completed her certification in Child Development Associates (CDA). Ms. Maria loves working with children. She establishes a close bond with her class and her classroom families.
    Year Started:
    9/3/2007
    Tenure:
    9 Years
  • Ms. Tonya

    Ms. Tonya, Prekindergarten & Learning Adventure Classrooms

    I love watching the children learn and grow.

    Ms. Tonya is our Prekindergarten teacher and joined the KinderCare Team in 2006. She loves working in the classroom. She enjoys having fun with the children, implementing the curriculum and creating fun games and activities. She loves singing and dancing with the children giving them new and exciting ways to learn.

    Year Started:
    3/1/2006
    Tenure:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    30 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Aivah

    Ms. Aivah, Preschool/Pre-k

    Children are like wet cement. Whatever falls on them makes an impression. ~Dr. Hiam Ginnot

    Ms. Aivah recently joined the Center.  She is a recent graduate from Norfolk State University where she majored in Business Management.  Ms. Aivah has worked in many basketball summer camps and has enjoyed the feeling of teaching young children to master certain skills.  Aivah is originally from Baltimore MD but now resides in the Hampton Roads area.  Ms. Aivah is an great addition to the kinderCare family.

    Year Started:
    6/1/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Business Management

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

  • American Sign Language
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Gluten free
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Special diets

Holidays Observed

New Years Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day,Thanksgiving, The Day After Thanksgiving,Christmas Day

Health and Safety

At KinderCare, the safety of our children and the confidence of our parents are points of pride. From daily sign-in to strict parent or guardian identification and single keypad access, we maintain a rigorous standard for safety. Our daily cleanliness and maintenance schedules leave nothing at all to chance.

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.

Becoming a single mother recently, I did not think I was going to be able to afford child care and do it on my own. College Park KinderCare made it very affordable, not to mention their staff is wonderful, very friendly, and has made my girls and I feel like family. Almost every day my girls come home and amaze me with something they learned at daycare that day.

- Mother

I can not think of a better place to have my child during the work week. He has fun playing and learning at the same time. I am amazed how far he has come writing his own name and becoming very independent. He really enjoys Music Class and gets new CD's and instruments to play at home.

- Mother

Being a Parent and a Teacher here at KinderCare is a blessing. My daughter is in the Preschool Classroom and my son is in the School Age Classroom in the afternoon. Knowing that my children love coming to the Center and look forward to learning brings so much joy to my heart. My daughter's teacher, Ms. Tracy is excellent! She has a true love for children and teaching. My daughter is always singing new songs telling me new things she learned in the classroom and she absolutely loves her teacher. Thank you Ms. Tracy, and all the wonderful teachers and staff at the College Park KinderCare!

- Mother

I would like to thank my child's teacher in the preschool room. Ms. Tiffany Thank You for teaching my child. Elijah learns a lot of things in her class. He comes home everyday talking about Ms. Tiffany. We really appreciate her for all that she does.

- Mother

The infant teachers are great!! I would like to thank Ms. Tiffany for showing my son warmth each day as he enters the classroom.

- Mother
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