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General Booth KinderCare

Tiffany Dixon, Center Director

1801 General Booth Blvd. Virginia Beach VA 23454
(757) 721-7664 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
Across from Jake's Barbeque

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Birdneck, Corporate Landing, Ocean Lakes, Princess Anne, Strawbridge, Three Oaks, Redmill, Northlanding and Seatack

The General Booth KinderCare located in Virginia Beach is now enrolling for our upcoming Fall Season. We are now enrolling Full-time Infants, Toddlers, Two Year Old children, Preschool, Prekindergarten, Kindergarten 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!!!

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Welcome

Welcome to the General Booth KinderCare! Whether your child has first words or first grade on the horizon, we're excited to show you how everything in our center is designed for learning! Our holistic approach to nurturing the growth and development of the whole child allows us to provide our children with developmentally age appropriate activities that help to stimulate learning cognitively, nurture creativity, establish communication skills, improve mobility and coordination, and lay the foundation for your child to develop trusting relationships. It is incredibly important for our team to build good trust and rapport with our families and the community that we serve. The most important thing to us is that our children leave us everyday safe, nourished, happy, and bright. We want for all of our parents to feel at ease when they leave their children with us that they are receiving quality care and education every hour of every day. We would love to welcome you to our center anytime to take a tour and meet our wonderful teachers. We have an open door policy and we encourage our families to be part of the process and share their lives with us! We hope to see you soon!

Tiffany Dixon, 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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  1. Friday September 04, 2015
    1. Pajama Party!

      Lets celebrate the end of summer vacation with a pajama party! Wear your favorite pajamas & slippers!

Teachers & Staff

Welcome to the General Booth KinderCare, where everything is designed for learning! Our passionate and caring teachers bring a total of 91 years of Early Childhood Education experience to our center! We pride ourselves on consistently maintaining cleanliness and health and safety standards for all children in our care. Beyond that, our teachers are committed to providing the best and most current teaching practices to our children. In addition to utilizing our curriculum, our teachers are able to utilize their creativity in enhancing lessons to provide quality care and education. We believe that the fundamental building blocks all children need to be successful start very early in life. We are dedicated to nurturing growth and development in meaningful ways to set our children up for success and a lifetime love of learning!

  • Tiffany Dixon

    Tiffany Dixon, Center Director

    While we are busy trying to teach our children all about life, our children are really teaching us what life is all about.

    Tiffany has been with the General Booth KinderCare since February of 2013.  Prior to this, Tiffany studied at Old Dominion University for her Master's degree in Education with an emphasis on special education, birth through age 3.  Tiffany has had several goals for this center and in the process of hiring and developing a dynamic staff of highly qualified educators this center has worked very hard to obtain National Accreditation through NAC as of May 2013.  Tiffany aims to have a familiy oriented center full of thriving, happy, and engaged children!  She welcomes you to this center with open arms!

    Previous Experience:
    Tiffany has worked at the Child Studies Center at Old Dominion University for 3 years with preschool children. Tiffany has over 10 years of customer service leadership experience with Limited Brands.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Where the Wild Things Are
    Year Started:
    2/1/2012
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 years
    Education:
    Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Cindy

    Cindy, Assistant Director

    “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...”
    ~Dr. Seuss 
     

    Cindy is a new addition to General Booth Kindercare. She is a recent transfer from one of our California centers. She has been part of the Kindercare family since June 2011. She started with our company as a three year old teacher. She has obtained her Bachelors degree in English from San Diego State University in 2007.  Ms. Cindy loves working with children and their families. Her day wouldn't be complete without those smiles and exuberant hugs. Her goals for this center are to continue striving for a family oriented environment along with a child initiated curriculum. She is excited to get to know our current families and meet new ones!

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Oh, the Places You'll Go!
    Year Started:
    6/6/2011
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6
    Education:
    BA in English
  • Ms. Bre

    Ms. Bre, Discovery Preschool

    Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart."
    ~Winnie the Pooh

    While new to our Kindercare family, Ms. Bre is no stranger to Early Childhood Education. She is a teacher in our Discovery Preschool (two year old) class. Along with her co-teachers, she helps create a fun-filled and academic environment. She plays a big part in helping set them up for success in our three year old class. While the two year olds definitely keep her on her toes, her favorite thing about that age group is that she can watch their little personalities blossom. She loves being an influence on the young minds of the future. She is a great addition to our center!

    Year Started:
    4/6/2015
    Years in ECE industry:
    5
    Education:
    CDA
  • Ms. Marcy

    Ms. Marcy, Discovery Preschool

    It's better to try and fail than fail to try at all.

    Ms. Marcy hails from beautiful Trinidad & Tobago. Her passionate attitude towards teaching and life make her a great teacher for our two year olds. The curriculum comes to life with her unique teaching style and keeps the children engaged and learning. Ms. Marcy believes the age of two is the age for exploring and pushing boundaries. She is happy to tag along and guide them on their adventure of self discovery. She takes pride in watching them achieve personal development through the things she has taught them. After leaving her class, the two year olds are ready to take on the world!

    Year Started:
    11/21/2011
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Education:
    CDA
  • Ms. Jessica

    Ms. Jessica, Early Foundations Preschool

    Be who you are and say what you feel, because those mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."
    ~Dr, Seuss

    Ms. Jessica is the other half of our awesome preschool (threes) team. Ms. Jessica loves creating projects that allow for hands on experience and exploration for our preschoolers. She helps implement a great program that involves wonderful academic and sensory exploration. The children get so happy and excited when she's teaching them something new. Ms. Jessica helps create those ah-ha moments where you can see that little light bulb go on in their head. She is a great listener as well as story-teller. She encourages them to use their imagination and be whoever they want to be.

    Year Started:
    3/3/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    14
  • Ms. Latese

    Ms. Latese, Early Foundations Preschool

    Don't judge a book by its cover.

    Ms. Latese is a teacher in our Early Foundations Preschool (three year olds). She creates a loving and caring environment full of wonder and learning for our three year old students. Ms. Latese loves helping them meet all those milestones for that age group, whether it's name recognition, adding, subtracting or sorting. Whatever the goal is, Ms. Latese is always there to teach, encourage and help. Annual reviews are her favorite part of teaching as they allow her to see how much they have retained form what she taught them. She loves how witty and spontaneous children are at that age. Our preschoolers are happy to have someone who loves them and encourages them the way Ms. Latese does.

    Year Started:
    1/13/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    9 1/2 years
  • Ms. Carla Branning

    Ms. Carla Branning, Infant Classroom

    Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country."
    ~JFK

    Ms. Carla is one of our infant teachers. She has been with our Kindercare family since August 2008.          Ms. Carla absolutely loves being with our babies all day. She takes their growth and development very personally and seriously. Her favorite part about teaching is having an impact on children's lives. In our infant room, she loves watching the babies be happy with themselves when they learn something new. Although our babies are on demand, Ms. Carla and her co-teachers take the time to thoughtfully plan out developmentally age appropriate learning activities for all of our infants on an individualized learning plan. Ms. Carla spends her time ensuring that our babies are well cared for and loved.

    Year Started:
    8/27/2008
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    13 years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's credential
  • Ms. Sierra

    Ms. Sierra, Infant Classroom

    Everything isn't meant to be understood. Just stand under it and embrace it, good or bad.

    Ms. Sierra is one of the newest additions to our center. Though she is new to Kindercare, she has plenty of knowledge and experience to share with our children. She is a teacher in our infant classroom. She understands that though they may be young, they have a lot to learn as well as teach us. Her favorite part of being an infant teacher is helping set the foundation for which the children will continue to add to as they grow. Ms. Sierra views infants as blank notebooks waiting to be written in. They start with nothing and take in all you can give them. She loves the fact that she gets to shape the toddlers and later on young adults they turn out to be. Her warm and caring nature are a great fit for our babies.

    Year Started:
    6/22/2015
    Years in ECE industry:
    10
  • Kim C

    Kim C, Kitchen

    Food is our common ground, a universal experience."
    ~James Beard


     

    Ms. Kim C is the longest standing member of our family. For the past 18 years, she has played an integral part in nourishing both the mind and body of our children. Ms. Kim always makes sure she provides a nourishing and well balanced but still yummy meal (cinnamon peaches anyone?). Our children are always happy and full after one of Ms. Kim's delicious meals. Besides being an awesome cook, Ms. Kim is also happy to step into a classroom and help out when needed. Our children love her both in and out of the kitchen.

    Year Started:
    2/5/1997
    Tenure:
    18 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20
    Education:
    Food Service Manager Certificate
  • Ms. Kim D

    Ms. Kim D, Pre-Kindergarten

    Let go and Let God

    Ms. Kim has been part of our Kindercare family for 6 1/2 years. Ms. Kim is a teacher in our Pre-Kindergarten classroom.  Along with her co-teacher, she implements a child-centered, enriching curriculum that helps get the children ready for Kindergarten. She loves having the opportunity to positively impact the lives of the children in her care. Her favorite part of being a pre-K teacher is watching the children grasp the concept that they are responsible and accountable for their own actions. Her time and dedication help set the pre-kindergarteners up not only for elementary school, but for life.

    Year Started:
    12/10/2008
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10
  • Ms. Talaya

    Ms. Talaya, School Age

    Cogito ergo sum (I think therefore I am)

    The fabulous Ms. Talaya pulls double duty as our school age teacher and our health and safety coordinator. Her hard work and dedication to this center keep our children both happy and safe. Ms. Talaya's work ethic is evident in all she does with our school agers. She's always planning activities to enhance our school age curriculum and keep them interested during the school year as well as during the various school breaks. She enjoys teaching the school age children because they are "funny, outgoing and very opinionated."  Ms. Talaya's favorite part of teaching is watching the children apply what she has taught them to real life situations. Ms. Talaya plays a key role in teaching our school age children how to prosper outside of Kindercare.

    Year Started:
    7/10/2011
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5
    Education:
    CDA
  • Ms. Brittany

    Ms. Brittany, Toddler Classroom

    Don't lose hope, you never know what tomorrow will bring.

    Ms. Brittany is dedicated to the creation and implementation of a sensory rich environment for our toddlers to explore. She is dedicated to providing quality care to our little ones through her caring and teaching. Ms. Brittany loves watching children grow as she sees them retain some of the things she's taught them. Her favorite part is when they get so excited they start shouting what they learn. Along with her co-teacher, she is an integral part in helping them achieve their milestones.

    Year Started:
    7/7/2013
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4
  • Ms. Joni Fitts

    Ms. Joni Fitts, Toddler Classroom

    Dance like no one is watching. Live life to the fullest.

    Ms. Joni is our Toddler Lead Teacher. Ms. Joni loves creating multi-sensory, hands on activities for our toddlers to keep them engaged in learning. Ms. Joni takes learning very seriously but constantly makes time to make sure that our toddlers are happy, carefree, and loved. All of our toddlers go home happy everyday with something new to share with their families! Ms. Joni and her co-teacher work together closely to enrich our program and to ensure our toddlers are on learning new things everyday.  She loves making a difference in their lives. Her passion for teaching and caring for children is evident in the bight, smiling faces of her toddlers!

    Year Started:
    9/12/2011
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    22
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's credential
  • Ms. Jenelle Davis

    Ms. Jenelle Davis, Prekindergarten

    Tell me and I forget.
     Teach me and I remember.
     Involve me and I learn.

    Ms. Jenelle takes the education of our Prekindergarten students very seriously. She has been part of our Kindercare family for 10 years.  Along side her co-teacher, Ms. Jenelle focuses on what is most important to prepare our children to be successful in Kindergarten. Her favortie part of teaching is knowing that the children have learned somehting she taught them. She works very hard to create great relationships with her children and families to extend the learning to home as well. Ms. Jenelle takes the time to partner with our community schools to find out what Kindergarten students need most when they start school. Ms. Jenelle takes this information and heavily enriches our curriculum. Ms. Jenelle's love for children and learning is evident in all that she does!

    Year Started:
    8/1/2003
    Tenure:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9 years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education

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    1. Pajama Party!

      Lets celebrate the end of summer vacation with a pajama party! Wear your favorite pajamas & slippers!

About Our Center

The General Booth KinderCare is a warm and welcoming Nationally Accredited School of learning.  We offer care and education services for children from 6 weeks old to 12 years old.   All of our teachers go above and beyond to give each child and individualized, nurturing experience.  We love our school and we hope you will too!

Awards and Recognition

  • NAC Accreditation

    NAC Accreditation

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • American Sign Language
  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Special diets

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

All staff members in our center are currently trained in First Aid and CPR as well as fire safety, daily health, and the ability to administer regular and emergency medication. We pride ourselves on making the health and safety of your children paramount. Our building is equipped with a coded keypad entry for added security. We have a 6 foot fence around the full perimeter of our building and playground as well. We have a full-time Health and Safety Coordinator that assists Center Management in the day to day operations of our building as well as complete daily inspections of our building.

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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If you have a story about your experience at KinderCare, please share your story with us.

My experience with KinderCare on General Booth Blvd. has been refreshingly pleasant compared to other preschool and day care centers in this area, and I have experienced several of them.  The center is always clean and organized.  The teachers and center director communicate effectively and promptly to the families as a whole and individually about my son.  My child comes home excited about his day at school and is able to tell us all that he has learned.  I am very pleased with his education, structure, and the care that they have provided my child with.  I have watched him grow tremendously at this center!

- Mom

We started taking our first child to Kindercare on General Booth in 2009. Since then, we have had the pleasure of watching her grow from a baby into a smart and wonderful young girl. When she started elementary school this year, she was further along on the learning curve than a lot of the other children. That was due hugely in part to the great teachers at Kindercare.

We were blessed in having a second child in 2013. He started attending Kindercare the same year and we can say that he is receiving the same care and attention that our first child received. Seeing his day to day development has been nothing but astonishing.

Kindercare always provides a safe and loving environment that kids can learn and flourish in. Tiffany, the center director, has always been willing to answer any questions and address any concerns that may come up.

Back in 2009, all we were looking for was a daycare facility that was close to work and reasonably priced. What we found was so much more. They are not just a daycare, but a school with a great learning environment. We have built a great rapport with everyone at the center and consider them part of our extended  family. It is so wonderful to see just how much the staff truly loves and cares for our children. The decision to go with Kindercare was one of the best decisions we have ever made.

- Mother & Father

I have been taking my son to Kindercare for over two years now and we love everything about it! First and foremost, the director, Tiffany, is absolutely wonderful! She deeply cares about all of the students and the families and goes above and beyond to help in any way she can. Secondly, the teachers are amazing! Most of the teachers have been there since my son first enrolled and have been able to see him develop and grow through the years. My son is currently in the three year old classroom and his teacher takes her job very seriously. She really takes time and effort to make sure all of her students are learning and having fun at the same time. It's very reassuring and comforting knowing I am leaving my child in great hands each day. We feel privileged to be a part of the Kindercare family!

- Mother

Our family's relationship with Kindercare has been nothing short of excellent in the last 3 years. The decision in choosing a daycare was made easy by our visit to Kindercare. It was out third site and as soon as we met with the staff we knew it was the right one for our son. Chase started attending when he was 3 months old. the staff and the the facilities were geared toward his comfort and development since day one. The environment and curriculum have helped our son advance socially and academically. The quality of personal attention, safety, and professionalism exhibited by the staff is second to none. In each class he has transitioned to, the communication of the teachers with us on his adjustment has made it easier on us and Chase. The skills learned by our son and the relationships he forged at your facility will remain with our son for the rest of his life. We trust Kindercare and we recommend Kindercare to everyone!

- Father & Mother

Kindercare is like my second family! Having no relatives in the area, Kindercare is there for me. The teachers genuinely care about my girls as if they were their own. I never have to worry about them while I'm at work. The school age teachers help with homework. The preschool teachers nurture and love them. My girls are happy when I pick them up. I feel fortunate to have had Kindercare be a part of my family for the past six years.

- Mother

I was nervous about sending my children to a child development center; I always felt they would be so impersonal. But General Booth KinderCare proved me wrong. From the first day my children Alana, 5 and Alyssa, 2 started attending about a year and a half ago the staff members have always made my children feel as if the center is a home away from home, always going above and beyond to make sure my children and all the children there are well taken care of and happy. My family and I view the staff members as extension of our family and I am excited for our newest addition to meet them, and I know she will be well cared for!

- Mother

When you walk into the classroom and hear laughter, nothing is more comforting. Leah started KinderCare at 4 months old. She is now 4 years old. From the exceptional educational curriculum to the caring teachers, I wouldn't have her anywhere else. It's a great feeling to know that when I drop my child off at school, she is excited about her day. I look forward to hearing about all the new things that she learned. KinderCare is a part of our family!

- Mother

I wanted to take a minute to say thank you to all the wonderful teachers and staff at kinderCare for doing such an amazing job. I am extremely grateful for all the help, support, compassion and patience you all have towards my kids.. It makes me very happy to hear my kids say the thing they love most about KinderCare is there teachers . I am very pleased to be part of the kinderCare family and look forward to the journey ahead .

- Mother

We have had kids at the General Booth KinderCare for nin years now and I feel that the service we get now is better than it has ever been. We have a 12 year old that spent 5 years there and a now 4 year old that has been there since he was 6 weeks old. He looks forward to going everyday. They know and care for our son just like he was a child of their own. He has been from the infant room to pre-k class and all of the teachers have always known what was the best way for him or any other child to learn if they were having troubles with the daily lessons. The teachers always have the children's best interest in mind through out the day. If we have ever had an issue with anything in the center, the director or assitant director is ready to hear what you have to say and very quick to fix the problems. You are always greeted when you walk into your child's classroom. If I had to choose a daycare for my kids over again, I would not make another choice.

- Father
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