Pamela Best, Center Director
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KinderCare at Cypress Creek first opened in January of 2008 and we are excited to be a part of the growing Wesley Chapel community. Our school focuses on being an early childhood education provider rather than a daycare. This is done by constant attention to the learning aspect of our center and by the mature staff that is employed here. Most teachers are full time and teaching is their passion. Our goal is to prepare our students for the best future possible by focusing on developing the whole child.
Pamela Best, 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.
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.
We have an awesome staff with teachers who have been in the Early Childhood Education field for a number of years. All of our teachers have completed their state required coursework and nearly all are certified in CPR and First Aid. Many have completed or are in the process of completing their Staff Credential. All have a passion for educating young children. Please stop in and meet this amazing group of teachers!
Pam Best joined KinderCare Learning Center in April 2015. She has an associates degree in applied science in the area of Early Childhood Education, as well as a Bachelors of Science in Education from Adelphi University in NYC. She has worked in childcare for seven years. Pam has worked in a leadership role for over 26 years. She is the mother of two boys and loves spending time with her family. She feels like a mother to all of our children. She looks forward to developing strong relationships wit each family we have.
Ms. Terrie joined KinderCare in 1999 in one of our Clearwater locations where she started as a Toddler Teacher. In the following years she has worked in every classroom, been the Cook, the Bus Driver, and Assistant Director. In July 2014 Terrie became a Center Director at another Kindercare before transferring to Wesley Chapel KinderCare full time in January 2016. She loves working in the classrooms and talking with the children about their experiences. She looks forward to coming to work every day and making the center the best it can be for the staff, children, and families.
"I am excited to be a part of the KinderCare family. As a parent and teacher I want the best for my kids and for my students. I look forward to getting to know the KinderCare students and their families."
Violet Pimperl joined our KinderCare Learning Center staff in 2013. She was born and raised in California. She and her family moved to Florida in 2000. Ms. Violet is married with three grown children and one grandson. She began working in Early Childhood education in 2001. She obtained her Child Development Associate degree in 2008. She loves having family get together, working with children and watching them grasp new concepts and explore new and exciting things!
Brenda joined our KinderCare Learning Center staff in 2015. She has obtained her Childhood Development Associates and over 30 years of experience in the Early Childhood education field. She is excited about learning, and enjoys teaching the children all that they need to know. Her favorite thing about being a teacher is watching the children in the different stages of development especially when they thrive in a fun, loving environment.
Jaime Daly originally joined KinderCare at an amazing location in New Jersey. She transferred to our center on Webb Road and then finally to the Wesley Chapel Center. She is originally from New Jersey and has been living in Tampa for 13 years. Jaime attended college for 3 years, working towards her early childhood degree and is working towards obtaining her Childhood Development Associate. Jaime has worked with all ages and works toward having an impact on each child's development and growth. Seeing their smiles each day brightens her day.
Adriana is joining us from Florida International University where she studies Speech Pathology and abnormal behavior modification in childcare. She was a residential assistant at her school before joining our family. During her fun time she enjoys reading, writing, and cooking.
Brianna Grant joined our KinderCare Learning Center in 2015. Before coming to join our team she worked in a family childcare center. She is a mom of a little boy. She enjoys interacting and being with children of all ages.
Madie Padilla joined our KinderCare Learning Center staff in 2015. She is originally from Colombia. She has been in the states for 15 years. Madie has her BA in psychology. She has been working in the childcare field since 2011. Madie strives to make a change in each child's life. She loves to watch them grow from the things that she has taught them on a day to day basis.
Ms. Noelia came to our center from our East Bay center in Largo, FL. Noelia graduated from the University of Puerto Rico. Her last position before joining our company was a coach for a non-profit organization in Puerto Rico. During her fun time she enjoys reading and giving conferences about marriage and family.
Marybeth moved to Florida from Boulder, Colorado when she was just nine months old. She currently lives in Homosassa, the Manatee Capital of the US! Mary began her career in Early Childhood education in 2006 and is currently pursuing in Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science. She chose the ECE field because she absolutely loves helping children learn and grow into awesome, independent young people.
Angela Taliani joined our KinderCare Learning Center staff in 2012. she is originally from Erie, Pennsylvania. She is currently working on her Bachelors in Early Education. Angela has been working in the Early Childhood field since 2009. She wanted to become a teacher because of the impact a loving and positive adult can have on an individual. She feels it is extremely rewarding to be that individual to the children in her care.
Maria Graterol began her career with KinderCare Learning Center in Miami, Florida in 2001. She then transferred to the Wesley Chapel School and is one of the original teachers who opened the school in 2008. Ms. Maria has obtained her Child Development Associates Degree. Ms. Maria is married with two beautiful daughters. She loves working with children and has watched many children through the years grow and learn. Ms. Maria enjoys that she has taught many children in the same families throughout the years.
I believe that I am happiest in a classroom setting and love nothing more than providing excellent care and early education for your child!
Ms. Sara joined our KinderCare staff in August of 2013. She has been working in the field since 2009. Her Bachelor’s Degree is in Business Administration but her true passion is working with children. Ms. Sara is originally from New York but came to Florida to attend college and has been here ever since. She is married with two children.
I love to teach and seeing children grow into amazing little people!
Tina Cash joined our KinderCare Learning Center staff in 2014. She is originally from Indiana. Tina has obtained her Childhood Development associates Degree. She has worked in a childcare setting for over 15 years. Ms. Tina loves to help little minds grow and genuinely cares about every child in her classroom. She enjoys being a part of their early years and making a difference in their lives.
Teaching and taking care of my babies makes me so happy!
Nanxia Pan joined our KinderCare Learning Center staff in 2011. She is originally from China. Nanxia has obtained her Bachelor of Arts and teaching certificate in Elementary Education. She also has a Florida Staff Credential. Nanxia loves teaching and enjoys being a part of the children’s lives. She feels it is deeply rewarding watching them learn and grow.
I love watching the children grow and learn and I am excited to be a part of each child's development.
Lisa Robison joined our KinderCare Learning Center staff in 2012. She has been working in the early childhood field for 9 years, starting her career in her hometown of New York. She has obtained a Childhood Development Associates degree. Ms. Lisa enjoys teaching children new things and genuinely cares about every child in her classroom.
Marilia Sassaman joined KinderCare Learning Center in January 2015. She is originally from Lima-Peru where she obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Hospitality. She is currently working towards obtaining her CDA, through Rasmussen College, as well. Marilia also enjoys volunteering at her church in the birth to 3 year-old room. She is extremely service-oriented and believes that there is no better reward than to be part of the positive impact of a child’s growing process.
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.
The children’s health and safety are of the utmost importance to us. Our front and hallway doors all have coded locks to prevent any unauthorized people from entering the premises without a management escort. Our teachers use Child Supervision Records to maintain accurate attendance and perform a name to face attendance check every 30 minutes and parents sign their children in and out each day via our time clock. We have a sick child policy that is strictly adhered to, to prevent the spread of illnesses. Toys are sanitized regularly and children are taught the proper method of how and when to wash their hands. All staff members are CPR and first aid certified.
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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