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Rosemont KinderCare

Samantha Smith, Center Director

3704 Lampl Ave. Virginia Beach VA 23452
(757) 498-8522 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Kings Grant, Kingston, Lynn Haven, Malibu, Thalia

The Rosemont KinderCare location is now enrolling for our Summer Season. We are now enrolling Full-time Infants, Toddlers, Two Year Old children, Preschool, Prekindergarten,  and School Age children. We offer quality childcare from infancy through School Age. Providing your children with the knowledge needed to have successful early foundations. We hope to see you soon!!!

Welcome

Welcome to the Rosemont KinderCare! We are a learning center that believes every child should have an opportunity to learn in a positive nurturing environment, be loved and have fun along the way. Our goal is to develop the child through social, cognitive and physical development. We welcome you to come visit our center and see why the Rosemont KinderCare is the best place to begin your child's educational journey.

Samantha Smith, Center Director

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AMERICA’S MOST ACCREDITED

We’re so proud!

Nationally only 10% of daycares are accredited–nearly 100% of our learning centers are. That’s a big difference, and that means KinderCare kids are getting the very best. Here’s why.

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SCHOOL-READY

Our kids are taking off!

By kindergarten, our kids are testing ahead of their peers. Read all about it.

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.

Monthly Activities

February's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Feelings + The Farm

This month, infants and toddlers will explore a very important aspect of human development: feelings. Babies are just beginning to develop a sense of who they are in relation to others, while toddlers are learning how to interact with those around them. Feelings are integral to human interaction, so activities will focus on identifying emotions (like happy, sad, and mad). We’ll read books, paint a mural, sing songs, and play games related to emotions and how we express them. 

The children in Discovery Preschool will take their learning to the farm! Farms are filled with so many science- and social science-based learning opportunities that children love. They’ll learn all about barns and farming equipment, which animals are raised on a farm, and which crops are grown there, too.

Children 4–5 years old: Occupations and Dinosaurs

The older children in Preschool and Transitional Kindergarten will spend time on two very popular themes: occupations and (roar!) dinosaurs. We’ll focus on learning about jobs that help people, like doctors, and those that inspire, like artists and musicians. As children learn about these occupations, they’ll play dress up, invent things, create charts and graphs, and learn the Spanish words for different jobs. The dinosaur unit gives them a chance to learn more about these fascinating giant creatures, learn about fossils, explore volcanoes, and do math puzzles with pretend dino eggs!

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.

Teachers & Staff

The Rosemont KinderCare Team of teachers welcomes you to visit their 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.

  • Samantha Smith

    Samantha Smith, Center Director

    After receiving a bachelor of science in Education from ODU, Samantha worked as an Outdoor Recreation Counselor in GA, before coming back to the area. Samantha has worked in Hampton Roads Child Care for over 12 years leading successful programs for up to 550 children for all age groups. Accreditation, Child Care Licensing Standards, and Children's Health and Safety are her specialties. Samantha believes so much in the KinderCare program and education that her son is a student.

    Previous Experience:
    Associate Executive Leadership in Child Care Non-Profit
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
    Jungle Book - Rudyard Kipling
    Phantom Tollboth - Norton Juster
    HP Series - JK Rowling

    Year Started:
    10/10/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    12
    Education:
    Bachelor of Science in Education; Virginia Department of Health: Child Care Health Consultant; Child Development Associate Advisor; CPR/First Aid Instructor
  • Tanisha Roundtree

    Tanisha Roundtree, Assistant Director

    If a child can't learn the way we teach; maybe we should teach the way they learn.

    As an educator, Tanisha is passionate about the prosperous development of each child. She believes that building relationships with families is the key to all successful endeavors in a child’s school career. Tanisha believes all children are special, and should be treated as such by providing them with an early education. Before her promotion to Assistant Director, Tanisha had the pleasure of working in every classroom, from Infants to School Age.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to starting at KinderCare Tanisha was a substitute teacher in the Georgia public school system.
    Year Started:
    11/14/2009
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16 years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Child Development
  • Ms. Larraine

    Ms. Larraine, Program Specialist

    Larraine, "Raine," comes to us from the beautiful island of Hawaii. She is a college graduate from Norfolk State University with a degree in early childhood education. She is continuing her education at Regent University focusing on Special Education. She loves playing with her dog, talking with her mother and is a painter in her spare time.  

    Favorite Children's Book:

    The Giving Tree - Shel Silverstien

    Year Started:
    2/15/2012
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    14
    Education:
    Associate of Art in Social Science from NOVA Community College; Bachelor of Science in Early Education NSU
  • Ms. Sherita

    Ms. Sherita, Food Specialist

    Worrying doesn't take away tomorrow's problems, it takes away today's peace.

    Lifelong Virginian. Ms Sherita has four children and one grandchild. She loves to cook and allow children to explore new healthy foods.  

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Chicka Chicka Boom Boom - Bill Martin Jr

    Year Started:
    3/22/2005
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20
    Education:
    Certified Food Manager
  • Ms. Jaime

    Ms. Jaime, Infant Classroom

    Jaime has been a educator for over 20 years. She has worked for KinderCare for 16 years. She has been married for 19 years and has two children, age 9 and 12. Born and raised in VA, she loves working with children and helping mold their young minds.  

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Charlotte's Web - EB White

    Year Started:
    5/28/2002
    Tenure:
    14 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16
    Education:
    Child Development Associate
  • Ms. Tammy

    Ms. Tammy, Infant Classroom

    How you speak to children becomes their inner voice.

    Ms. Tammy is a graduate of Blue Ridge College. She owned and operated her own home child care/Preschool for 22 years. Ms Tammy is married to a neuropsychometrist for 34 years and has one daughter who is a Physician Assistant. She enjoys any activities that include her family.

    Previous Experience:
    23 years
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Love You Forever by Robert Munsch

    Years in ECE industry:
    23
    Education:
    Business/Clerk Stenography
  • Ms. Erika

    Ms. Erika, Infant Classroom

    Originally from the Bronx. Erika's Puerto Rican heritage is a huge asset to infusing culture into the curriculum. Her passion to work with children has be evidenced since she was a teenager. Working with children for over ten years she loves seeing them grown and develop. Erika has two children of her own.  

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Love You Forever - Robert Munsch

    Year Started:
    1/8/2013
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Communications and Early Education
  • Ms. Zuby

    Ms. Zuby, Toddler Classroom

    Be all you can be. Failing is not an option.

    Ms Zuby has been working with children for 18 years!  She loves kids and you can always find her on the floor, camouflaged in them while providing excellent learning environment.  

    Favorite Children's Book:

    One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish - Dr Suess

    Years in ECE industry:
    8
    Education:
    Business Management
  • Ms. Brittany

    Ms. Brittany, Toddler Classroom

    Be determined to dedicate the decisions you make. Be the change you want to see in the world

    Ms Brittany LOVES music. She is a Music Education major and is a singer song writer in her spare time. She brings music, dance into her classroom and shares her love of education through song.  

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day - Judith Viorst

    Year Started:
    3/1/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    10
    Education:
    Music Education Major; Alpha Iota
  • Ms. Dawn

    Ms. Dawn, Preschool Classroom

    The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.

    New to the area, Dawn moved here from Chicago to marry her husband in the Navy. She has her bachelor's in education with an endorsement with special education. She attended Concordia University and Roosevelt University in Chicago.  

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Little Critters Series - Mercer Mayer

    Years in ECE industry:
    3
    Education:
    Bachelor of Science in Education; Special Education Certification
  • Ms. Claudette

    Ms. Claudette, Floater

    Year Started:
    5/19/2004
    Tenure:
    12 Years
  • Jennifer Shemmel

    Jennifer Shemmel, Floater

    The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.

    Jennifer's passion for working with children started at an early age. She has been a private nanny for ten years and finally decided to make a career of it. As a new mom, she knows how important her job is and tires to put a smile on each child she meets.  

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Rainbow Fish - Marcus Pfisher
    Where the Wild Things Are - Maurice Sendak

    Year Started:
    1/30/2017
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
    Education:
    Pediatric CPR/First Aid; Early Education Student

Upcoming Center Activities

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February's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Feelings + The Farm

This month, infants and toddlers will explore a very important aspect of human development: feelings. Babies are just beginning to develop a sense of who they are in relation to others, while toddlers are learning how to interact with those around them. Feelings are integral to human interaction, so activities will focus on identifying emotions (like happy, sad, and mad). We’ll read books, paint a mural, sing songs, and play games related to emotions and how we express them. 

The children in Discovery Preschool will take their learning to the farm! Farms are filled with so many science- and social science-based learning opportunities that children love. They’ll learn all about barns and farming equipment, which animals are raised on a farm, and which crops are grown there, too.

Children 4–5 years old: Occupations and Dinosaurs

The older children in Preschool and Transitional Kindergarten will spend time on two very popular themes: occupations and (roar!) dinosaurs. We’ll focus on learning about jobs that help people, like doctors, and those that inspire, like artists and musicians. As children learn about these occupations, they’ll play dress up, invent things, create charts and graphs, and learn the Spanish words for different jobs. The dinosaur unit gives them a chance to learn more about these fascinating giant creatures, learn about fossils, explore volcanoes, and do math puzzles with pretend dino eggs!

Monday February 20, 2017
Closed for Professional Development Day

Our center is closed today to provide additional training to our teachers.

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

  • French
  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Center Menu

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

The Health and Safety Coordinator is Larraine Williams. Keypad entry, at least one staff member with MAT certification is onsite, Every staff member is First Aid/CPR certified, doors all have alarms.

At KinderCare, what families say about us means a lot. Read below some of the great experiences our families have had with us.

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KinderCare has been a key ingredient in the development of my children for the last 3 years. The teachers have always been engaged and passionate. Their focus on learning and open communication has made my experience here extremely pleasant. My children are here at KinderCare and they feel safe and I wouldn't have it any other way.

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