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South Independence KinderCare

Pamela Hinton, Center Director

2032 South Independence Blvd. Virginia Beach VA 23456
(757) 471-2221 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
Near Target Near DMV

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Glenwood, Rosemont Forest, Salem, Parkway, Green Run, New Castle, White Oaks, Landstown (school busses to/from Center)

The South Independence KinderCare is now enrolling, but many of our classrooms are filling up quickly.  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!

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Welcome

Welcome to the NAEYC Accredited South Independence KinderCare located in the Princess Anne area of Virgina Beach. We are located near South Independence Road and Princess Anne Road. The South Independence KinderCare services children in the Princess Anne Community and surrounding areas. The South Independence 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 South Independence KinderCare, we offer children a quality 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 our KinderCare are passionate about your child's happiness and growth. Call the South Independence KinderCare today to tour our childcare facility.

Pamela Hinton, 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.

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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

The staff at South Independence would like to invite you into our classrooms! We believe that there is no better way to understand just how passionate we are about our children and their families. We love to interact and "play" with our children while partnering with you to help them to develop and grow into confident, self-assured individuals. Here, we pride ourselves on our low teacher turnover. Our staff has over 140 years combined at KinderCare, not experience, just years worked at KinderCare.

  • Pamela Hinton, Center Director

    I am extremely fortunate to be able to do what I love everyday.

    Previous Experience:
    Nicole has 15 years of management experience and three years in the Early Childhood Education Field as a Center Director.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The King Who Rained.
    Year Started:
    5/7/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
    Education:
    Associates in Early Childhood Development
  • Annia Abreu, Assistant Director

    I love coming to work. Each day I have a chance to interact with the children and help them find their true potential.

    Annia began her career with KinderCare in 2006. She came to the company with eleven years of experience in Early Childhood Education. Annia started out as a teacher where excelled and she quickly moved up to the Assistant Director position. She loves working with children and seeing their smiles on their little faces at the end of the day. She has recently joined the South Independence location as the Assistant Director.

    Year Started:
    10/2/2006
    Tenure:
    10 Years
    Education:
    Associate's of Applied Science Degree, Child Development Associate's Credential, Medication Administration Training Certificate
  • Ms. Winnie

    Ms. Winnie, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Ms. Winnie hails from New York and brings her fun-loving, positive energy to class every day! She has watched families enroll and grow with us through the years; the children growing older, changing classrooms and going to school. Ms. Winnie excels at ensuring that her children are prepared for the Kindergarten experience, both educationally and socially, whether the children have been with us for years or are just enrolling. She also loves any hands-on activities and takes great pride in her class and curriculum.

    Year Started:
    10/16/1989
    Tenure:
    27 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    26 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Sarah, Health and Safety, School Age Teacher, Learning Adventures Classrooms

    As our Learning Adventure Instructor, Ms. Sarah offers small group instruction in Reading, and Math.  The children are pulled from class and lead through many activities and games that assist the children in learning. Ms. Sarah plays an invaluable role in our management team as our Health and Safety Coordinator. She is responsible for all aspects of the children, staff and building safety. This includes updating training, running drills, preparing and administering medicine and ensuring that the building is in good condition.  Ms. Sarah is also our Senior School-Age teacher working with grades second through fifth in our before and after program and camps.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to working for KinderCare, Sarah was a teaching assistant for children with Autism for 2 years.
    Year Started:
    1/23/2009
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 Years
    Education:
    Chid Development Associate
  • Ms. Tira, Infant Classroom

    Year Started:
    12/30/1997
    Tenure:
    18 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    13 years
  • Ms. Gloria

    Ms. Gloria, Toddlers

    Year Started:
    10/1/2007
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Degree
  • Ms. Liliana

    Ms. Liliana, Discovery Preschool

    Year Started:
    12/31/2013
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education
  • Ms. Kim

    Ms. Kim, Preschool

    Year Started:
    2/16/2009
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Degree

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

  • Spanish
  • Italian

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

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

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.

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.

After moving away from all that I knew, I kept my daughter home with me for a few months in order to get used to our new surroudings. I always passed by this childcare center daily, but never stopped in. When I decided to search for a childcare center for my daughter, I literally went to every childcare center in the area but this one! I happened to call KinderCare's number while on my way to another center to tour their facility. I spoke with Ms. Aniya, made a U-turn and the rest is history. They have a great staff, my daughter comes home talking about everything that she has learned, and she looks forward to going to school each day. My boys also attend their after school program and they love it too! I'm glad that I found this place! :)
 

- Parent
You are fantastic. Because of teachers like you, I can rest easy that my child will be ok
Thank you for giving me piece of mind for the first time


 
 
- Parent
Thank you all so much for everything you do! It's nice to know that no matter what my daughter is always in the best hands.
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