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West Chester KinderCare

Nicole Nolte, Center Director

7819 West Chester Rd. West Chester OH 45069
(513) 777-2221 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
On the corner of State Route 42 & West Chester Rd

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Lakota SD Liberty ECC, Adena, Shawnee, Hopewell, Endeavor, Freedom, Princeton SD, Stewart, Sharonville

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Welcome

Welcome to West Chester KinderCare in West Chester, Ohio. 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, and physical development. At the West Chester KinderCare we are located conveniently on the corner of West Chester Road and State Route 42. We transport students to schools from Lakota Local and Princeton City Schools. Here at West Chester KinderCare, we pride ourselves on sustaining a safe, secure, and stimulating environment for each individual child to discover new ideas.

Nicole Nolte, 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.

Private Kindergarten Programs (5 – 6 Years)

As children reach school age, our comprehensive full-day kindergarten program helps them explore, communicate, and create – all in a nurturing, small-class setting. Our team of expert educators has created a unique curriculum of reading, language, arts, math, science, and physical fitness that’s presented in a fun way to encourage a lifelong love of learning. Plus, our program is aligned with local and state elementary school standards, so children will be prepared to confidently enter first grade.

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.

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.

Teachers & Staff

The teachers and staff at West Chester KinderCare are passionate about educating and nurturing children. Our teachers have an average of ten years in the early childhood education field. The majority of our teachers have their Child Development Associate Credential or Bachelor’s degree in the field of early childhood education. The West Chester KinderCare team strives for excellence through continuing education from biannual company professional development trainings to seeking additional college courses or seminars in the education field. At the end of the day, the true key to our teachers’ success is their passion for teaching and their love of learning.

  • Nicole Nolte, Center Director

    It's kinda fun to do the impossible.

    Jennifer is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati, and a former Social Studies teacher for the West Clermont School District. In December of 2003 she began working at KinderCare in Anderson as a Preschool teacher. It was there that she developed a love of Early Childhood Education. Jennifer has been a teacher and an Assistant Director for KinderCare, and is excited to tackle the role of Center Director. She looks forward to helping the families, teachers and staff at West Chester KinderCare.

    Previous Experience:
    Jennifer has previous experience working as a High School History Teacher, Preschool Teacher and Assistant Director.
    Year Started:
    12/1/2003
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Secondary Education
  • Jackie Combs, Assistant Director

    Always be positive!

    Jackie is a jack of all trades! She loves spending time with the children at the center and has a special fondness for our Toddlers! Jackie spends her days helping the teachers develop their skills and building relationships with our families. She loves to get into a room and play with the children, and is a wonderful addition to the center. Jackie looks forward to helping our center grow and developing our new teachers.

    Previous Experience:
    Jackie is a former Toddler teacher, Infant teacher, Health and Safety Coordinator, and bus driver.
    Year Started:
    5/1/1996
    Tenure:
    19 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    17 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Kylie Esch, Program Specialist

    I can't wait to work with you and your family.

    Kylie is our new Program Specialist, in charge of our Preschool and Schoolage Classrooms, she will be working with the teachers to ensure that the curriculum is being implemented to the best of our ability.  Kylie will be working closely with our PreKindergarten classroom, and Ms. Wanetta to make certian that our PreK children will be successful in Kindergarten.  If you have any questions or concerns for Ms. Kylie you can find her here at the center 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

    Previous Experience:
    Preschool and Toddler Teacher
    Year Started:
    3/1/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    4
    Education:
    BA in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Brittany, Infant

    I love seeing all the infants learn new things each day.

    Ms. Brittay is our new Infant B teaqcher, she began her KinderCare career at our Blue Ash location where she worked as a Toddler teacher.  She took some time off after the birth of her daughter, when she realized her passion lay with our infants.  Brittany is currently in our Infant B classroom where she works 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Brittany comes to us from our Blue Ash KinderCare location.
    Year Started:
    2/1/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
  • Ms. Rhonda, Infant

    I love seeing the smiling faces of the children each day.

    Ms. Rhonda is our new Infant teacher.  She is currently working with Ms. Toni in the afternoons, and you can see her when you pick your little one up in the evening.  Rhonda is a wonderful additon to our team, and is always ready to greet you and your child with a smile!

    Year Started:
    2/1/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
  • Ms. Toni, Infant Classroom

    I love spending time with the children and seeing them learn new things every day!

    Ms. Toni has been the Infant A teacher here for almost six years, but has been with the company since 1985! She has experience working with all age groups and in center management, but her true joy is in the Infant room. Her patience, caring nature and optimistic attitude make her a real asset to your child. Her smile welcomes everyone and she loves each child like they are her own.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Toni has been a Infant teacher and an Assistant Director.
    Year Started:
    7/8/1985
    Tenure:
    30 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    28 Years
  • Ms. Wanetta, PreKindergarten

    I just love working with the children.

    Ms. Wanetta is our new PreKindergarten teacher, and has already begun the hard work of getting your child ready for Kindergarten.  Wanetta is a calming prescence in the classroom, and loves nothing more than teaching your child something new.  Currently Wanetta can be found in our PreK class from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Wanetta has been a Preschool and PreKindergarten teacher.
    Year Started:
    2/1/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    5
    Education:
    Associates of Arts in Early Chldhood
  • Ms. Haley, Toddler Classroom

    I love coming to work to see all my students and what they will learn that day.

    Ms. Haley joined the KinderCare team 2013 when we acquired her talent from another center. She is a graduate of Wright State University and has a degree in Early Childhood Education. Ms. Haley loves coming up with fun activities for the Toddlers and is always excited when they master a new skill.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Haley has been a teacher in a childcare center in Florida.
    Year Started:
    1/1/2013
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 Years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Chelsea, Preschool Classroom

    I love seeing the children in my classroom learn new things.

    Ms. Chelsea is a wonderful addition to the center! She graduated with a Bachelor's Degree from Wright State University. She also completed studies in Spanish at The University of Costa Rica. During college, Ms. Chelsea began to tutor children with autism, where she acquired training and certification in several behavioral analysis techniques. She has experience as a behavioral therapist and applies her knowledge in her classroom management and teaching styles. She loves teaching children and comes up with many exciting activities for her class. She motivates her children to try new experiences and make new discoveries all the while learning and having fun.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2013
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree
  • Ms. Dixie, School Age Classroom

    I love to watch the children us their imagination and create new things.

    Ms. Dixie lives in the Cincinnati areas with her husband and four children. She enjoyed working with children so much she changed her career path to Early Childhood Education. Ms. Dixie is currently working on her degree in Business Financial after completing her certificate in School Age and Human Services. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, especially her first grandson and home schooling her younger children.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare, Ms. Dixie volunteered at her church’s Sunday School and as a Girl Scout leader.
    Year Started:
    7/13/2011
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 years
    Education:
    Human Services Certificate, School Age Teacher Certificate, completing Associate Degree in Business Financial Services
  • Ms. Jody, School Age Classroom

    It makes me so excited to show the children something new or different! I love to play games with the children and help them succeed in school!

    Ms. Jody is a energetic addition to our center! Her positive attitude and happy smile are always brightening the School Age room. Ms. Jody loves to help the children with their homework and make sure they are ready for their school day. She loves to help plan the summer curriculum and help plan all the fun field trips the School Age children take in the summer!

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Jody has been with KinderCare for over six years as a teacher and bus driver.
    Year Started:
    8/6/2007
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Kari, Toddler Teacher

    I love spending time with the children and learning new things about how our center operates.

    Ms. Kari has been with KinderCare since 2012. She is currently attending Cincinnati State, earning her degree in Early Childhood Education. Ms. Kari loves working with the children and is learning some additional skills so that she may take a larger role in Center Management.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Kari has been a Toddler teacher, cook, bus driver, and School Age teacher at our center.
    Year Started:
    6/6/2012
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential

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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

  • American Sign Language
  • French
  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

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

At KinderCare Learning Centers, your child’s safety is one of our top priorities. Not only are all of our outside perimeter doors locked to ensure security, but all of our playgrounds are fenced with locked gates as well. In addition the front door of the building has a coded entry where only authorized family members will have a code to enter. Otherwise a door bell is available to visitors who will be greeted by a Center staff member. At West Chester KinderCare we have a Health and Safety Coordinator on site as well. Katie’s role includes conducting monthly fire drills, ensuring that all staff’s first aid and CPR certificates are up to date, and maintaining high cleanliness standards.

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