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KinderCare at Cypress Creek

Debbie Smolenski, Center Director

2303 Oak Myrtle Lane Wesley Chapel FL 33544
(813) 973-3725 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 YEARS

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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Sand Pine, Seven Oaks, Academy at the Lakes, Double Branch


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.

Debbie Smolenski, Center Director

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We’re so proud!

Nationally only 10% of daycares are accredited–nearly 100% of our learning centers are. That’s a big difference, and that means KinderCare kids are getting the very best. Here’s why.

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Our kids are taking off!

By kindergarten, our kids are testing ahead of their peers. Read all about it.


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.

Florida Voluntary Prekindergarten Programs

Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program


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.

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 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?

Teachers & Staff

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!

  • Debbie Smolenski, Center Director

  • Terrie McDonald

    Terrie McDonald, Co-Center Director

    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.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Where the Wild Things Are" by Maurice Sendak
    Year Started:
    18 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Child Development Associates, Directors Credential
  • Ms. Veronica

    Ms. Veronica, Discovery Preschool

    "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."

    Previous Experience:
    Veronica has worked in both home and facility daycares. She received two certificates of training completion from the Department of Defense for Infant/Toddler and Preschool care. She has worked with children with age ranges from Infant to Pre Kindergarten at a Military Childcare Facility. She ran a home based daycare for several years for local Marines, Sailors and their families.
    Year Started:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Violet

    Ms. Violet, Infant Support

    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!

    Year Started:
    4 Years
    Childhood Development Associates
  • Ms. Brenda

    Ms. Brenda, Preschool

    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.

    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Childhood Development Associates
  • Ms. Jaime

    Ms. Jaime, Preschool

    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.

    Year Started:
    3 Years
  • Miss Adriana

    Miss Adriana, Preschool Support

    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.

    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Attending Florida International University
  • Ms. Brianna

    Ms. Brianna, Toddler

    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.

    Year Started:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Madie

    Ms. Madie, Toddler

    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.

    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Bachelors of Arts in Psychology
  • Ms. Noelia

    Ms. Noelia, Toddler

    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.

    Year Started:
    1 Year
    PH.D in Industrial Organizational Psychology
  • Ms. Marybeth

    Ms. Marybeth, Voluntary Pre-Kindergaren

    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.

    Year Started:
    4 Years
    Childhood Development Associates
  • Ms. Angela

    Ms. Angela, Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten

    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.

    Year Started:
    5 Years
    Associates Degree in Education
  • Ms. Maria

    Ms. Maria, Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten

    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.

    Year Started:
    9 Years
  • Ms. Sara

    Ms. Sara, Health and Safety/Infant Classroom

    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.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Sara worked at another preschool.
    Year Started:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4 Years
    Bachelor's of Science Degree in Business Administration
  • Ms. Tina

    Ms. Tina, Kitchen Manager

    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.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Tina taught in other preschools and has operated her own in-home childcare center.
    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    14 Years
    National Staff Credential
  • Ms. Nanxia

    Ms. Nanxia, Infant Classroom

    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.

    Year Started:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 Years
    Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Education
  • Ms. Lisa

    Ms. Lisa, Toddler Support

    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.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Lisa taught at other centers.
    Year Started:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    11 Years
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Marilia

    Ms. Marilia, Infant 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.

    Year Started:
    2 Years

Upcoming Center Activities

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September's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Spaces and Places and All About Me
As infants and toddlers explore the spaces and places around them, children in Discovery Preschool will learn all about what makes people the same as well as what makes them different. Infants will experiment with moving toy cars around, build block towers and then knock them down, and even take a tour of the center to see what things are like outside of their classroom! Toddlers will get all revved up as they take a closer look at different vehicles and learn more about neighborhoods, communities, and the jobs that grownups have. In Discovery Preschool, children will be learning about themselves as they play games that strengthen their five senses, discuss feelings and emotions, practice self-help skills, and work on learning the names of body parts.

Children 4 to 5 years old: All About Me and My Home and Family
It’s the beginning of the school year—the perfect time to get to know each other better! Older children will be spending time sharing about themselves, their homes, and their families as they learn what makes people the same and what makes them different. Children will bring their own experiences to the drawing board as they create group stories and 3-D collages about families and homes, pantomime different home- and family-related activities, and draw self-portraits. With our curriculum’s project-related learning component, children in Transitional Kindergarten work together to decide on an individual or whole-group project related to the theme. Past projects have included creating a class book about emotions or working together to build a small-scale home, but who knows—the children may come up with a unique idea that’s entirely their own!

Monday September 04, 2017
Center Closed for Labor 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

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

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.

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 husband and I are pleased with the love and care KinderCare has shown our toddler who has been in their care for over a year. KinderCare is actively involved in educating parents on the day-to-day activities of their children. I receive detailed curriculum for the upcoming two months. Everyday I receive details of our daughter's care (diaper change, sleep schedule, food consumed, etc.), and what she learned for the day.

Teachers and directors are always available to provide me a status of my daughter's development, progress and behavior. Since children routinely get sick and love to "share" their germs, the staff tries their best to prevent the "sharing" of germs by notifying parents of what they notice or if a child has an illness and was removed from the classroom. Staff does a wonderful job keeping the center clean and organized. Meals are provided and dietary preferences are taken into consideration.

The craft projects my child brings home brings tears to my eyes. They show me she is learning and learning in different styles. There have been many occasions where our daughter has been reluctant to go home after a full day at the center. The staff has displayed their willingness to be attentive to the needs of the children as well as the parents. We appreciate all of their hard work! Keep it up.

- Mother

Our oldest daughter, Gabriela, was one of the first infants to enroll at the new Wesley Chapel, FL KinderCare location and has attended for almost five years. From the moment we did our tour, the staff made us feel welcome and provided us with a sense of security that our child would be well taken care of. Through each of her classroom levels and several of the Learning Adventures programs (music, reading and now math) at KinderCare, Gabby has developed intellectually, emotionally, and physically beyond our expectations. Each teacher, whether in the infant, toddler or Volunteer Prekindergarten classrooms, has helped educate and shape her creativity and personality and, their dedication to her learning is apparent We specifically appreciate the privilege of having such a wonderful Center Director, Lori O'Drobinak. She is consistently available to answer our questions or concerns (sometimes more than once), provide direction and guidance on how to transfer what our child is learning at school to the home environment, and ease our stress levels by encouraging us through our child's (and our) growing pains. Our youngest daughter, Anabella, started in September last year, and is happy and thriving in the infant room. We are very excited to see her development within the KinderCare environment as well. We appreciate the Director, Lori, and staff at the Wesley Chapel, FL KinderCare. They care for our children, and us, as though we are family. It means everything to have confidence that your children are being cared for, protected, and educated in the highest regard, especially when they are away from you, as their parents. I hear comments from friends and co-workers that the cost of care is so high. I simply respond that we are fortunate to work for a firm that offers a discount at our center but more importantly, I cannot imagine any amount of money being to great when it comes to the care and education of our children. Thank you for creating such a wonderful facility and programs that supports everything we were looking for.

- Parent

We started at KinderCare February of 2009. At the time my younger son was eight months old, and my older son was just over three years old. Currently, the little one is in Voluntary Prekindergarten at KinderCare, and the older one is in first grade. The older one completed Voluntary Prekindergarten at KinderCare and then moved on to elementary school after. He has excelled academically in school; while he is a smart little kid, I credit KinderCare for the foundation that was built for him while attending there and has helped him in becoming the smart first grader he is. I have been more than pleased with the care and instruction that my boys have received at KinderCare. The teachers/care givers there have become like family to my boys and me and it’s clear they have a sincere and genuine interest in their well-being. Both boys are well adapted, smart, confident children and their teachers/care-givers have a lot to do with that. I have always felt included as a part of their development path at KinderCare – informed of progress, how their day goes, and their general well-being while “at school”. Two way communications, from the Director, Lori, to their teachers, has always been encouraged. The little one graduates from Voluntary Prekindergarten this Spring and will be starting Kindergarten at elementary school in the Fall. I think we’ll all feel some sadness at the end of an era with our last one leaving KinderCare. The center and its staff have become so much of our daily lives. We will miss it!

- Parent

We wanted to take a moment to let you know what a wonderful experience we have had with KinderCare over the past few years. Our son, Stephen, started out in the Discovery Preschool Classroom, and continued through Volunteer Prekindergarten and Summer Camp. The Director, Lori O'Drobinak, is the most phenomenal Director any family can hope to have running the child care center where our children spend their days. She hires the absolute best caregivers who share her passion for children and maintains an immaculate and organized Center. She inspires the children, teachers, staff and parents to be the best they can be and was ALWAYS there to lend a hand, ear, or shoulder to lean on. The teachers were very communicative and open with the parents. They provide structure, consistency, support and love to the children day in and day out, no matter what. They provided ample opportunity for parents to participate in classroom activities and enjoy KinderCare with their children. The creative teaching methods used made learning fun. Whether they were learning how plants and flowers grow or how to be good little citizens, it was conveyed in a fun, effective and engaging fashion. I cannot express how blessed we feel to have been part of the KinderCare Family. Our son and us have made lifelong friends with other children and parents at Kindercare. I totally believe its due to the great environment created by Ms. O'Drobinak and her Assistant Director, Ms. Sharon. They were never too busy to talk with parents, introduce parents and families to one another and make our children and family members feel welcomed. Please feel free to use me as a reference for other families who may be considering KinderCare for their child care needs. Word of mouth is the absolute best advertising you can get in the childcare business. Our previous experiences with other day care facilities paled in comparison to the excellent experience with KinderCare.

- Parents

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