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Kempsville KinderCare

Ni'Mat El-Amin, Center Director

704 Hillingdon Court Virginia Beach VA 23462
(757) 474-2450 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds

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Special Instructions:
behind the Wood Tide Shopping Center

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Arrowhead, Glenwood, Indian Lakes, Larkspur Middle School, Point o' View, Providence, Kempsville ES and Kempsville Meadows, Parkway, Fairfield, Tallwood, Rosemont Forest

Welcome to the Kempsville KinderCare located in the Kempsville area of Virgina Beach. We are located near Princess Anne Road. The KempsvilleKinderCare services children in the Kempsville Community and surrounding areas. The Kempsville 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 Kempsville 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 Kempsville KinderCare today to tour our childcare facility.

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We are very excited to meet with you and your family. We believe in developing the whole child with an emphasis on assisting your child's growth with their social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development. Our experts designed our classrooms--and every activity and lesson--to help prepare your child for success in school and beyond. With designated learning centers such as dramatic play and blocks in every classroom, children have the opportunity for rich social play and child-initiated discovery. You'll also find that our classrooms feature a print-rich environment full of carefully selected materials, written charts and labels, and children's literature. by helping your child connect spoken words and print, we're helping develop early literacy and writing skills. 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!

Ni'Mat El-Amin, Center Director

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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.

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  1. Thursday November 24, 2016
    1. Thanksgiving Break - Center Closed

      Our center is closed Thanksgiving Day and the day after.

  2. Monday December 26, 2016
    1. Center Closed in Observance of Christmas Day

Teachers & Staff

The Kempsville 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.

  • Ni'Mat El-Amin

    Ni'Mat El-Amin, Center Director

    Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud. -Maya Angelou

    Ni'Mat is from Rochester, New York. She moved to Virginia to earn her Bachelors of Science Degree in 2005 from Norfolk State University. In 2007 she joined the KinderCare family in Charlottesville, Virginia. She enjoys the children and is very dedicated to KinderCare and the community that she serves. She is warm and welcoming to all families, making her a great asset to the Hillingdon Court KinderCare.

    Previous Experience:
    Over 16 years experience in the Childcare Field.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Where The Wild Things Are
    Year Started:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Bachelor's of Art- Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Melina

    Ms. Melina, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Melina is from Yugoslavia, she has lived in Virginia for 15 years. She loves working with babies and watching their growth and hearing their first words.

    Year Started:
    14 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    13 Years
    First Aid, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
  • Ms. Shelly

    Ms. Shelly, Toddlers

    Ms. Shelly began her career working with children's retail in 2009. Through time, she found that her calling in life was to work with children. Ms. Shelly enjoys watching the children grow socially and emotionally. Her teaching includes tender loving care with all of the developmental milestones mixed in between.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Where the Wild Things Are.
    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    Child Development Associates Degree
  • Ms. Aiesha

    Ms. Aiesha, Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Aiesha has been with KinderCare Learning Center since February 2005. She was able to obtain her Child Development Associates while attending Ellis University in 2012. While developing in child care, she aIso was able to receive her CPR and First Aid certifications. Aiesha truly loves children, as she has been working in childcare since 1992.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Brown Bear, Brown Bear By Eric Carle
    Year Started:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
    Child Development Associates Degree, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and First Aid
  • Ms. Tonora

    Ms. Tonora, Preschool Classroom

    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Ms. Jasmine

    Ms. Jasmine, Cook

    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Ms. Tara

    Ms. Tara, School Age Classroom

    Ms. Tara has been working with children since 2005. She has had the privilege to work in many different environments teaching. She is a mother of 2 beautiful children.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Go Dog GO!
    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    Child Development Associate Credential, Associates Degree in Liberal Studies

October 2016 Events

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  1. Monday October 10, 2016
    1. Professional Development Day - Center Closed

      Two times each year we dedicate a day for our staff's professional development to further their training and better equip them for the care of your child. The center will be closed on this day for training to occur. If you have questions or would like to request further details, please contact your local Center Director.

  2. Tuesday October 18, 2016
    1. Join Our Community Social

      Your entire family is welcome to join us October 18th for our community social. Come see how family-style dining is done at our center, mingle with other families, and, best of all, enjoy a healthy snack with your child!  

      You’ll better understand how we turn our meals into learning experiences and encourage the children to try new foods, practice table manners, use utensils, and simply enjoy a great meal and good company! See you there!

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

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 confidence of our parents are point of pride. From daily sign-in to strict parents 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.

We have been at this center for almost two years and absolutely love it! Ms. Margie runs an incredible center! The teachers are caring and nurturing, attentive and kind, and always communicate with me regarding my two children.
When we decided on this center my son was 18 months old and I was six months pregnant with my daughter, and this was our fifth daycare. I am very picky about who cares for and teaches my children. I have a certain level of expectation as far as communication, development and curriculum, Margie's center has more than met those expectations.
When I had my daughter, one of the teachers would always meet me at the door and assist me with getting my children inside and settled. This sounds small but was a huge help! They are also very tolerant of our ever changing schedule and will accommodate us if we are running late in an effort to maintain my children's routines.
My son was two years old and could count to ten in Spanish. He is 3 now and I am constantly amazed with the new things he comes home and says. He is currently learning two lettings a week. He knows his alphabet and can identify all of the letters, but can now tell you things that start with each letter and is learning to print all of his letters.
My daughter is 20 months old and can count to ten. She knows a wide variety of words and puts them together to make phrases. Today she was sent home with her picture in a class made frame - projects like this are very common in this center.
I am an active duty Officer and have turned down spots at the CDC in order to keep my children in this center.
I would recommend this center to everyone I know and in fact have done just that!

- Mother

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