Jill Bellucco, Center Director
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Welcome to the Webster KinderCare! My name is Jill Bellucco and I am the Center Director. We are a NAEYC Accrediated site and offer a family atmosphere with loving teachers. We offer programs for Infant, Toddler, Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten and School age children. Call today to schedule a tour and learn more about our curriculum. We still have space available and would love for your child to start their learning adventure with us!
Our dedicated staff have created a family environment to ensure our children are safe, secure and happy. Our vision is to make a positive difference in the lives of children and families through the power of education.
Jill Bellucco, Center Director
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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?
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.
Webster KinderCare was established in Summer of 2007. We have a team of a little over 20 full-time and a handful of part-time teachers and staff. A few of them have been with us since the doors opened 9 years ago! Many of our staff have degrees in various education-related fields, and others are working towards them. All of our staff are First-Aid and CPR certified and a few are certified to give medication. We are proud of the team we work with. See for yourself below and then call us to meet them!
"It takes a big heart to shape little minds."
Teachers who love teaching....teach children to love learning!" -Anonymous
Ms. Jill is the Center Director and has been working for KinderCare since December 2015. Prior to working at KinderCare she worked at the Bay View YMCA and the Northwest YMCA as a Senior Director. Ms. Jill loves playing sports, camping, hiking and relaxing with friends and family. She has been married to husband, Tom for over 20 years and has a son named Tommy who is currently at St. Bonaventure University getting his masters in English and another son named Andrew who is studying Mathematical Science at Clemson University. When not at work Ms. Jill enjoys attending sports events with her boys.
Children are great imitators. So, give them something great to imitate." -Anonymous
Ms. Shannon is the Assistant Director here at Webster. She has been with us since June 2016, but has worked for the company since August 2012 at our Fairport location. Shannon has studied interpersonal and organizational communication and English literature at SUNY Brockport. She's done research and projects on nonverbal communication disorders, parent-teacher-student communication, and young adult and children's literature. She also knows American Sign Language, which she loves to use whenever possible. Shannon has learned from many mentors the best practices of teaching early childhood aged children. In her free time, when she's not continuing her research on early childhood education or Pinteresting ideas for the school, Shannon likes to work out, shoot archery, hike, and spend time with her family.
My name is Justin and I was born in Connecticut, but spent the majority of my life living in the city of Rochester. I graduated from East High School in 1994, after which I attended Buffalo State College where I acquired my Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. I have enjoyed the past 16 teaching mostly kindergarten ad working for the Knowledge Education corporation. Outside of work I enjoy spending time camping, hiking, and playing outdoors with my wife and two daughters Lily and Charlotte.
All kids need is a little help, a little hope, and someone who believes in them." -Magic Johnson
Ms. Korri worked for our sister company CCLC before joining the KinderCare team at Webster. She is one of our lead preschool teachers. She makes sure her children know they are loved unconditionally, they have fun while learning, and that each day is a new experience. Her pride in her classroom and children shows in her work. Korri is also our Program Specialist. That means she knows all about the curricula offered in each age group, and she is a point of reference for all of our teachers with questions or help when needed. Korri is a valued member of our management team, and can occasionally be found running the building when not in her classroom.
I think I can. I think I can. I think I can. I know I can." -Watty Piper, Little Engine That Could
Ms. Nicole is a lead teacher in our Infant Rooms. She has her certificate in Early Childhood from MCC as well as her Child Development Associate's credential. Ms. Nicole is always amazed at how much the children teach her while she is teaching them. And she loves to make them smile. Nicole is a proud mother of one child and two furry friends.
I didn't do that!
Ms. Colleen is our Kitchen Manager and has been with the center since it opened in 2007. We serve breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack, and our menu is created by our nutritionists at our national headquarters. Colleen is the mastermind behind creating these delicious and nutritious meals for our kids.
I'll love you forever, I'll like you for always, As long as I'm living, my baby you'll be." -Love You Forever by Robert Munsch
Ms. Deanna is one of our lead teachers in our infant room and has been with KinderCare since the Webster center opened in 2007. Prior to working at KinderCare she worked as a substitute teacher in the Webster School District in the Special Education Department. Ms. Deanna also worked as a teacher's assistant in all grade levels. She is happily married and the mother of two teenage children and is actively involved with their lacrosse teams and school clubs. As a teacher, she enjoys watching each child's personality emerge as they grow. She also loves doing art projects with our infants.
Adults are just outdated children." -Dr. Seuss
Mike has been at our Center since 2008. He has mainly worked as our School Age Teacher, but has also taught our preschool and prekindergarten children. Mike absolutely loves working with children, because he is able to be a positive role model for them. He enjoys helping children; especially those that need additional support. Mike loves nature and getting the kids outside. He is enthusiastic about teaching and working with the kids on their level at their speed.
I love you more.
Ms. Stacy is one of our lead pre-k teachers at the Webster KinderCare. Ms. Stacy has obtained her Child Development Associate in Preschool-to-Pre-K for NYS and, more importantly, brings years of experience and passion to our center. Ms. Stacy grows each day professionally as she engages in daily activities with the children in her classroom and looks forward to many more years sharing the joy and love in which her job offers her. Stacy is inspired by the children in her care, because of how fast they can retain information. So, she strives to feed their curiosity and see how far they can go. Ms. Stacy's classroom is a classroom that you must see for yourself!
It's not about what it is, it's about what it can become." -Dr. Seuss, The Lorax
Ms. Laurie is one of our lead Pre-K teachers at the Webster KinderCare. She has spent most of her life caring for and teaching children. She loves learning from the kids in her class. She believes in learning through play. She also considers herself old-school, which, to Laurie, means she believes in teaching respect, manners, and self-sufficiency. Ms. Laurie's goal is to have the children in her care explore the world around them and to make learning fun.
You have brains in your head, you have feet in your shoes, you can steer yourself any direction you choose." -Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You'll Go
Ms. Kathleen started working for KinderCare in December of 2011 as a classroom teacher. She grew up in Greece, NY and went to Niagara University for her undergrad work following up at Nazareth College with her Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education. She works full-time in public schools, and then comes to us part-time now as our Health and Safety Coordinator. Her job is to oversea the vast array of ways our building stays safe and healthy. She also floats in our classrooms as needed. Her flexibility and engaging personality is an asset to our team.
Teach love, generosity, good manners, and some of that will drift from the classroom to the home and who knows, the children will be educating the parents." -Roger Moore
Ms. Kaylee is one of our older toddler teachers, teaching in our Discovery Preschool program. She wants to have a welcoming environment for the children to learn, play, and grow. You can frequently find the classroom in the midst of a project or a dance party. Ms. Kaylee is inspired by learning and growing for new experiences as a teacher.
Ms. Jenn is one of our teachers in the infant classrooms. She loves working with the babies, and they love her! She likes having fun with them, doing what interests them, and being on their level while doing it. Jenn has a beautiful spirit and it rubs off on the kids.
Every child is a different kind of flower, and all together, they make this world a beautiful garden.
Ms. Bri is one of our lead infant teachers. She started with us as a float, but is very happy to have found her place in our family. You can tell Bri is passionate about working with children, and she is proud being able to care for them each day. The children and parents love Ms. Bri!
LIttle pitchers have big ears.
Ms. Leslie joins our team of infant teachers as an enthusiastic teacher. She loves modeling language and manners, and then watching the babies pick them up for themselves. Leslie enjoys getting to know the families and truly cares for all of them on a personal level. You can find her engaging and playing on the floor with her older infants most often. She believes all of the children are equal, but still need individual teaching.
While we try to teach our children about life, our children teach us what life is all about." -Angela Schwindt
Ms. Cierra is one of our preschool teachers. She loves being hands on and being creative with the kids. Cierra is interested in getting to know each of the kids in her class, and you can often find her being silly in her classroom.
Ms. Sammie is one of our toddler teachers in our Discovery Preschool program. The kids in her care love having fun with her. She considers them her friends. Sammie enjoys all the funny things the kids do. There isn't a day she doesn't laugh or smile because of their unique and genuine personalities.
I'm not crazy because I teach. I'm crazy because I like it.
Ms. Sarah is one of our lead toddler teachers. She truly takes pride in her classroom and filling it with colorful and fun things the kids can create and play with. Sarah loves singing songs and reading books with them. She believes a messy room means the kids are happy and having fun.
The soul is healed by being wtih children." -Fyodor Dostoevsky
Ms. Sara works in our infant classrooms. Sara's classroom is a place for constant learning, and she provides an environment where friends are made and manners are practiced. She also thinks it's crucial for children to be allowed to be children. Sarah believes that she and her co-teachers are doing work at KinderCare that promotes the development of strong, intelligent, and independent children. For Sara, it is a privilege to be able to get to know the children and their families.
A person's a person, no matter how small." -Dr. Seuss, Horton Hears a Who!
Ms. Jessa is one of our toddler teachers. In her room there is always something to do. Jessa enjoys engaging with the children while they play. She also loves finding projects for the kids to explore.
But what if I fall? Oh but my darling, what if you fly?" -Erin Hanson
Ms. Tori has joined our Webster family and has spent the summer assisting in one of our Pre-K classrooms. She is inspired by the children's curiosity. Tori loves to play with the kids as much as they do.
Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." -A.A. Milne
Ms. Lindsay is one of our part-time floats because she works full-time in public schools during the school year. Before that she worked for us full-time as a toddler teacher. Now you can find her filling in all of our classrooms where we need her. She loves to get the children excited about learning, especially instilling a passion for reading. Her relationships with the children and families in our center are strong. She is a valuable asset to our center.
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.
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.
We observe the following holidays:
Please note that because holidays observed may vary between centers, please be sure to check with your Center Director for specific closures.
At KinderCare in Webster, we take health and safety very seriously. All children must have proof of being free of communicable disease before enrolling in our center. We also ask that only those who have been vaccinated with the Measles virus enter our infant classrooms. We do monthly fire drills and emergency evacuation drills. Typically this involves merely exiting the building to a designated safe spot until the drill is over. Sometimes it involves heading to our neighboring designated shelter. We are a fully nut-free center. Our staff also is trained on a safety topic at least once each month. Those are just SOME of the ways we practice good health and safety measures.
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 though the various training opportunities in the community.
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