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Huber Village KinderCare

Margi Conrad, Center Director

861 Eastwind Dr. Westerville OH 43081
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Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 YEAR-OLDS
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Special Instructions:
behind Westerville Kohl's Dept store

Neighborhood:
Eastwind or Huber Village KinderCare

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Pointview, Cherrington, McVey, Huber Ridge.

Our center has been recently achieved accreditation through the National Accreditation Commission!  Having this accreditation has made our center even more successful in the enrichment and education of our children.

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Welcome

Welcome to KinderCare Learning Center on Eastwind Drive! We are located right off Huber Village Blvd past the Kohl’s and Marc’s shopping center very close to I-270. Each classroom is designed to foster your child’s individual growth and development. From our Infant room to our School Age after school program, our teachers and support staff are passionate about each child’s success!  Our center has accreditation from the National Accreditation Commission for Early Care and Education Programs.  We also have a one-star rating with the Step Up to Quality accreditation.

Margi Conrad, 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.

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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.

Interactive Kindergarten (5 - 6 Years)

A full-day interactive Kindergarten program that utilizes new curriculum with an interactive smart board making first grade readiness a priority.

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.

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 members at Huber Village KinderCare are passionate about the well being and education of children. Our staff has an average tenure of five years. Our center is an open one where teachers can easily get and give a helping hand to one another making our staff very close knit with positive friendships. We are here to develop strong bonds with you and your children ensuring you will feel completely confident and reassured when you leave your child with us.

  • Margi Conrad

    Margi Conrad, Center Director

    I love getting to know new families and children everyday and being able to make a difference in their lives to the best of my ability.

    Margi has been the Center Director at Huber VIllage KinderCare since 2010 and has been working in this center for seven years in different positions. She graduated from Ohio University in 2006 and has worked at KinderCare ever since. Margi is married and has a son and lives in the Columbus area.  Margi has certified training in first aid, CPR, communicable disease, and child abuse.

    Previous Experience:
    Margi has previous experience working as an Assistant Director, Program Specialist and Prekindergarten teacher.
    Year Started:
    9/11/2006
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Human Development and Family Sciences with a focus in Family Studies
  • Amanda Szymanski

    Amanda Szymanski, Assistant Director

    I love my job because I am able to make meaningful relationships with the families and children that attend our center.  I can help them make their experience with KinderCare be the most fulfilling one possible by making sure their children have quality teachers and classrooms as well as an education that will help them as they grow.

    Amanda has been working with KinderCare since 2006. She started with the company while in school at The Ohio State University. She graduated from Ohio State University in 2011 with a Bachelor's Degree and decided to continue her path with the company to pursue management. She has loved being able to work with children for so long and couldn’t imagine working in any other environment!  Amanda has certified training in first aid, CPR, communicable disease, and child abuse.

    Previous Experience:
    Amanda has previous experience working as a Health and Safety Coordinator, Toddler teacher and Infant teacher.
    Year Started:
    11/9/2006
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Human Development and Family Sciences with a focus on Family Studies
  • Ms. Crystal

    Ms. Crystal,

    The secret in education lies in respecting the student.

    Teaching children and watching them grow is what Ms. Crystal loves to do.  She is married and has two children of her own.  She is from Mt. Gilead, Ohio and has worked in Early Childhood for eight years.  In her free time she loves to spend time with her family, play sports, and horseback ride.  Crystal has certified training in first aid, CPR, communicable disease, and child abuse. 

    Year Started:
    11/5/2005
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 Years
  • Brittany

    Brittany, Discovery Preschool

    Working with children is my passion.  I can't see myself in any other field.  I love watching children grow and making them happy.

    Ms. Brittany is from Dayton, Ohio.  She has been in the Columbus area for nine years and has a son named Shaun.  She has worked with KinderCare since 2008.  What she loves most about working with children is the interaction and developing a close bond with each child.  Brittany has certified training in first aid, CPR, communicable disease, and child abuse.

    Year Started:
    4/9/2012
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
  • Ms. Megan

    Ms. Megan, Infant/Toddlers

    Nothing in nature lives for itself.  Rivers don't drink their own water.  Trees don't eat their own fruit.  The sun doesn't shine for itself.  A flower's fragrance is not for itself.  Living for each other is the rule of nature.

    Megan works in the infant and toddler room.  She has a young daughter named Della  and has been working with children/baby sitting since she was in middle school.  Megan loves to draw and create crafts.  She has a high school education but plans on furthering her education very soon.  Megan is very excited to watch your child grow and learn with her!  Megan has certified training in first aid, CPR, communicable disease, and child abuse.

  • Ms. Theresa

    Ms. Theresa, Kindergarten

    I love it when kids get excited about what we're learning and show pride in themselves when they've mastered a topic.

    Theresa Rice is a graduate of The Ohio State University.  While in attendance she studied forestry and wildlife, and has her Bachelor's of Science in Environment and Natural Resources.  She has previously worked at the Good Zoo in Wheeling, WV in the education department.  She loves to take hands-on experiences and incorporate them into the provided curriculum.  This ensures that kinesthetic learners, like herself, have the best chance possible to learn the material along with auditory and visual learners.  Theresa has certified training in first aid, CPR, communicable disease, and child abuse.

    Previous Experience:
    Education intern at the Good Zoo in Wheeling, WV
    Year Started:
    6/23/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
    Education:
    Bachelor's of Science in Enviornment and Natural Resources
  • Ms. Susie

    Ms. Susie, Kitchen

    I love to cook and to be with children!

    Ms. Susie is the cook and bus driver at KinderCare.  She has bee married for over 47 years and has three grown children with families of their own.  Ms. Susie has 11 wonderful grandchildren.  She has been cooking and taking care of children for most of her life.  Ms. Susie enjoys being with children as well as cooking for them.

    Previous Experience:
    Kitchen Chef
    Year Started:
    8/25/2008
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7
  • Holly

    Holly, Preschool

    Education is the most powerful weapon for changing the world.

    Holly has been at KinderCare since November 2013.  She currently teaches three to five year olds in our Preschool room.  She enjoys watching the children learn and grow to get ready to be in Kindergarten.  She loves letting the kids be hands-on in their activities and explore as much as possible.  She has three children of her own who have or are currently attending this school. She plans on pursuing her education to obtain her Child Development Assosicaties credential.  Holly is always looking for fun new ways for the children to learn so they can enjoy and look forward to learning!  Holly has certified training in first aid, CPR, communicable disease, and child abuse.

    Year Started:
    11/11/2013
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
  • Ms. Mariam

    Ms. Mariam, Infant/ Toddlers

    What I love most about my job is the relationships that I make with the chidlren and families.  I love that the children can see me as a confidant and allow me to help them learn and grow everyday.

    Ms. Mariam started with KinderCare in 2006 and has been at this location since 2012.  She is currently seeking to obtain her CDA through the company and complete her Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education.  Ms. Mariam has two step-daughters and one son.  She likes to encourage child growth and development through child directed play.  Mariam has certified training in first aid, CPR, communicable disease, and child abuse.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Mariam previously worked as a infant teacher and reading tutor at Granby Elementary/Student Teaching.
    Year Started:
    8/8/2012
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 Years
  • Ms. Marylin

    Ms. Marylin, AM Preschool- PM School Age

    Teachers who love teaching, teach children to love learning.

    Marylin lives in New Albany, Ohio with her husband and dog. She has been working and caring for children for 14 years. She has a Bachelor's degree from The Ohio State University in Human Ecology (Family Studies) and an Associate's degree in Early Childhood Education. Marylin has worked in the Hilliard school system as a before and after school teacher and as a preschool teacher for ages three to five and pre-kindergarten. Marylin loves to let the children explore and learn new ways to make things happen.  Marylin has certified training in first aid, CPR, communicable disease, and child abuse.

    Year Started:
    8/26/2013
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    14
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Family Studies, Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education, Certification in Intervention with Special Needs Children
  • Ms. Ashley

    Ms. Ashley, Discovery Preschool

    I love my job because I enjoy working with children and watching them learn. I want to be a positive role model and impact young lives.

    Ms. Ashley started working at the center in July 2013. She graduated from The Ohio State University in 2012 with a Bachelor's Degree in Education. She is very friendly and outgoing, and new to the Columbus area. Ms. Ashley likes to create a positive and fun learning environment in her classroom and believes every child is capable of learning.  Ashley has certified training in first aid, CPR, communicable disease, and child abuse.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Ashley has previous experience student teaching.
    Year Started:
    7/1/2013
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Middle Childhood Education, Teaching Certificate
  • Ms. Emily

    Ms. Emily, Pre Kindergarten

    Coming together is a beginning.  Staying together is progress, and working together is success.

    Ms. Emily grew up in Westerville and graduated from Westerville South High School.  She is the Mixed Age Group teacher and loves this age group.  She is currently enrolled at Columbus State to earn her Associate's Degree in the Education Field.  Emily has certified training in first aid, CPR, communicable disease, and child abuse. 

    Year Started:
    3/28/2011
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years

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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.

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • AM Snack
  • 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


At KinderCare, the safety of our children and the confidence of our parents are points of pride. From daily sign-in to strict parent or guardian identification and single keypad access, we maintain a rigorous standard for safety. Plus our daily cleanliness and maintenance schedules leave nothing at all to chance. Our playgrounds are secured with locked high gated fences and our staff use a daily playground checklist to make sure the area is safe and clean. All staff is BCI and FBI screened and required to be CPR, First Aid, Child Abuse and Communicable Disease trained.

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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I love this school. Everyone here is great! Kellen has learned so much from being here and he loves his teachers and friends.

- Mother

My child has been attending this KinderCare since she was three years old. I trust the teachers completely and couldn’t imagine my child going to another daycare facility!

- Mother

KinderCare Eastwind has been the one and only daycare I have had my children. I can not imagine going anywhere else. It's like a second family to me and my children. The staff goes above and beyond my children's needs!

- Mother

My daughter has moved from the Toddler room to School Age room and everything in between. I absolutely love this place. Everyone has always been helpful and great with the kids. Olivia learned so much that when she started school she was above average. She loves it here!

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