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Sunbury KinderCare

Julia Lupariello, Center Director

1231 Sunbury Rd. Westerville OH 43081
(614) 523-0277 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
"Corner of Sunbury & Dempsey near Rte 161."

Neighborhood:
We are located on the corner of Dempsey and Sunbury Road in Westerville.

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Wilder, Hawthorne, Huber Ridge, Pointview, Mark Twain, McVay, Emerson, Hanby and Cornerstone

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Welcome

Welcome to Sunbury KinderCare! You want the best for your child and so do we. We provide unrivaled early education, from the crib to graduation. At KinderCare, you get the attention and support of every one of us. That’s an entire center full of teachers and staff ensuring that your child is better prepared for Kindergarten. We’re all here for you, whenever you need us.

Julia Lupariello, 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.

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.

Math

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.

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.

Spanish

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?

Active Adventures, Science Adventures

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  1. Sunday January 01, 2017
    1. January's Learning Focus

      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. 

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

Teachers & Staff

Welcome to Sunbury KinderCare!  We work hard every day to ensure all our children are getting the best learning experiences possible.  Each of our classrooms implement a research-based curriculum has been carefully developed by Educational Specialists to ensure we are teaching content that enhances every child’s development.  We strive to ensure that all our children are set up to succeed and have all the knowledge we can give them.  We care deeply for our families and the future of our children.
 

  • Julia Lupariello

    Julia Lupariello, Center Director

    If you're going to equalize the academic playing field, you've got to get the kids in early childhood programs." - Paul Vallas

    Ms. Julia is has her Master's Degree in Education and previously taught in a public school for four years in Kentucky. She believes that each student is a unique individual who needs confident, concerned, and motivating atmosphere to stimulate them to grow and mature emotionally, intellectually, physically, and socially. It is her desire as an administrator and educator to help students meet their fullest potential in these areas by providing an environment that is safe and invites a sharing of ideas. Ms. Julia works closely with her teachers to ensure all children are truly getting the education they deserve and have what they need in order to maximize the creativity in the classroom.

    Previous Experience:
    Julia taught sixth and eighth grade for four years prior to joining KinderCare. She has also been a Teacher Leader, Extended School Services Coordinator, Project Lead at The Way/Gateway to Technology Grant Director, and Literacy Coach for Kentucky's Franklin County school district.
    Year Started:
    8/1/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 Years
    Education:
    Master's Degree in Education, Ohio and Kentucky Teaching License, Teacher Leader for Franklin County Department of Education
  • Stormy Lester

    Stormy Lester, Assistant Director

    I love my job because I am passionate about what I do, teaching. I love being a part of the foundation to a child's education.

    Ms. Stormy has been with KinderCare for fifteen years. She has her Child Development Associate's Credential and is currently working on her Bachelor's Degree in Education as well. Ms. Stormy has a great relationship with our families and our teachers and helps to enhance our classrooms everyday.  She does a great job creating events for our families and getting the community involved in what we do.

    Year Started:
    1/12/2000
    Tenure:
    16 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential (CDA)
  • Ms. Katelyn

    Ms. Katelyn, Kindergarten

    Ms. Katelyn has her Bachelors degree in Education and an Ohio teaching certificate to teach Kindergarten.  She uses her knowledge to enhance their curriculum beyond public school to meet the national standards.  She works alongside Ms. Mary to create meaningful interactions and learning opportunities for all her students.

    Year Started:
    5/5/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4
    Education:
    Bachelor of Arts in Education
  • Ms. Mary

    Ms. Mary, Kindergarten

    Ms. Mary has an associates degree but is furthering her education by working on a Bachelors degree in Education.  She provides a wonderful learning environment conducive to learning and the national standards for Kindergarten.  She works with Ms. Katelyn to ensure all needs are being met by all students and that they are on track with their learning objectives and advancement into the first grade.  Our AM and PM kindergarteners have a consistent schedule and leave the center everyday with more knowledge than they are intended to have with half day Kindergarten at public school.

    Year Started:
    11/25/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4
    Education:
    Associates Degree
  • Ms. Terrah

    Ms. Terrah, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I love seeing the light in a child's eyes when they understand something.

    Ms. Terrah has worked at out KinderCare Learning Center for three years. She does an excellent job teaching her children the curriculum and enhances their education in order to better prepare them for Kindergarten. She helps them become more independent thinkers and ensures they are on the right track in their individual learning experiences.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Terrah has previous experience teaching in public school.
    Year Started:
    12/19/2011
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education, Ohio State Teaching License
  • Ms. Shimika

    Ms. Shimika, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Every day I get to see how a child has grown.

    Ms. Shimika has worked at our Sunbury KinderCare since 2010. She enjoys her daily interactions with her classroom as well as the parents. She reads and acts out stories with her class and does an amazing job relating the curriculum to everyday life. Ms. Shimika is adamant about ensuring every child feels special.

    Year Started:
    3/28/2010
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Shirley

    Ms. Shirley, Preschool

    Ms. Shirley has been with us for 2 years after relocating from California.  She is so dedicated to her families and children, ensuring they have everything they need to learn every day.  She individualizes her curriculum to meet all styles of learning and our parents know that every day their child has learned something new every day they leave our center.

    Year Started:
    8/2/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20
    Education:
    Masters degree in Education
  • Ms. Mariana

    Ms. Mariana, Preschool

    Ms. Mariana recently joined us this past January and has been a great asset to our team.  She and Ms. Shirley work wonderfully together to make sure all their students are getting the attention they need to make the most of our curriculum.  She has a background in spanish and is able to use that to make the most of our spanish portion of the curriculum every day.

    Year Started:
    1/20/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
  • Ms. Lacey

    Ms. Lacey, Discovery Preschool

    Ms. Lacey is currently working on her Child Development Associate and is wonderful with our families and children.  She does a great job teaching the curriculum and making the most of all her activities she does with the children every day.

    Year Started:
    11/19/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
  • Ms. Edna

    Ms. Edna, Discovery Preschool

    Ms. Edna works alongside Ms. Lacey to ensure all her children are prepared for Preschool.  Every activity is planned to further develop her toddlers so that they developmentally and socially ready for their next step in their educational journey.

    Year Started:
    1/26/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    6
  • Ms. Emma

    Ms. Emma, Toddlers

    Ms. Emma loves all her toddlers and they love her.  She is so nurturing and makes all transitions easy for toddlers, whether they are moving up from our infant room or joining a classroom for the first time.  She works with Ms. Brandi to ensure activities are fun and that learning experiences are taken at every moment possible.

    Year Started:
    9/17/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
  • Ms. Brandi, Toddlers

    Ms. Brandi is dedicated to her toddlers and the educational foundation she sets up for them everyday.  She does a great job working alongside parents in potty training and educational objectives,  Her activities are planned and conducted to best fit all toddlers in her classroom.

    Year Started:
    9/23/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5
  • Ms. Nadia

    Ms. Nadia, Infants

    Ms. Nadia has her Associates degree in Early Childhood Education and opens our infant room every day at 6am.  She ensures that everything is set up for every infant to have an amazing day.  Parents develop a close relationship with her and know that their child is in good hands when they leave for the day.

    Year Started:
    11/16/2011
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10
    Education:
    Associates degree in Education
  • Ms. Olga

    Ms. Olga, Infants

    Ms. Olga has been with us for five years and is present everyday with a great big smile and focus on all her children.  She is also developing her training further as she completes her Child Development Associate.  Ms. Olga works closely with her families to make sure the needs of every infant are taken care of daily.  She incorporates the curriculum into daily activities and tailors educational objectives to meet each infant and their stage of development.

    Year Started:
    2/22/2010
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5
  • Ms. Beverly

    Ms. Beverly, Infants

    Ms. Beverly has been with us for 4 years and is a great asset to our team.  She also works very closely with parents in making sure all her children's needs are met.  She is always available in the afternoon for parents at pickup to tell them how their child's day went, including detailed notes on general care and activities that their child participated in to further develop them.  Her and Ms. Olga work great alongside each other, giving them a consistent and reliable schedule every day.

    Year Started:
    6/1/2011
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5
  • Mr. Ian

    Mr. Ian, Schoolage

    Mr. Ian is currently working on his Bachelors degree in Education and does a great job mentoring our. He has built lasting relationships and uses his knowledge to develop them further when they return to school.

    Year Started:
    5/26/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
  • Ms. Kyneesha

    Ms. Kyneesha does a great job extending education into our school agers day without them becoming bored or tired of curriculum.  She plans activities to keep them engaged and active beyond what is expected.  They respect her and respond to her in a way that allows them to remain in a learning mindset, even through play.

    Year Started:
    9/16/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years

December 2016 Events

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  1. Thursday December 01, 2016
    1. December's Learning Focus

      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.

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

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

We have several safety measures in place. Our building has keypad entry to ensure only authorized families and center employees have access to the building, and all three of our playgrounds are fenced in. Our teachers maintain their certifications in First Aid, CPR, Communicable Disease and Child Abuse. We also have cleaning and safe hygiene practices in place such as hand washing procedures for staff and children and sanitizing of the classrooms, cots, toys, cribs, equipment, etc.

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.

My daughter started at the KinderCare on Sunbury Road in Westerville, Ohio when she was only two months old. I was so nervous, but I had to go back to work. I called every hour on the hour to check on her. I apologized to the teacher (Ms. Olga and Ms. Beverly) for calling so much, and they assured me that I could call and check on my child as many times as I needed. The My daughter is three years old and still there. The enviornment is amazing!! It's like everyone is family there from the teachers on down to the parents and Children. The teachers are great!! My daughter speaks Spanish, knows her whole alphabet, can count to 13 and the list goes on! Sunbury Road KinderCare is amazing. I would not have chosen any other place for my daughter.

- Mother

My granddaughter was very fortunate to have Ms. Shimika and Ms. Terrah for her Prekindergarten teachers. She was given daily activities to help make decisions on her own and to encourage independent and creative learning. Because of what she was taught, she has adapted very well and is having a great time learning in Kindergarten now.

- Grandmother

My son has been at KinderCare since he was about 3 months old and he is now 4 years old.  His experiencs at both locations has been awesom!  The teachers have taught him so much throughout his years and are continuing to help him for his future.  I'm  also proud to say that he is now learning to speak spanish!

- Mother

I love the teachers at KinderCare.  My daughter is learning so much.  She is almost ready for Kindergarten!

- Mother

Jayden has been doing great on the spanish words that he has been learning in his classroom!

- Mother

KinderCare fits their name to the fullest. The name itself means; Kinder; having or showing a friendly, generous and considerate nature. Care; the previsions of what is necessary for the health, welfare, maintenance and protection of someone. Our family has been with “KinderCare” because of the “KinderCare” that we are shown through and through. Even when we moved I’ve always looked for a KinderCare Center because I know that my children will and are receiving friendly and generous consideration with the previsions necessary to develop a healthy welfare and protection they deserve. KinderCare puts my mind at ease, so I can focus on all the other necessities my children need. Thank you KinderCare for all you do! You are the best!

- Parent
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