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Huber Village KinderCare

Tracy Harris, Center Director

861 Eastwind Dr. Westerville OH 43081
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Ages: 6 Weeks to 10 YEARS
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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.

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.

Tracy Harris, Center Director

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AMERICA’S MOST ACCREDITED

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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SCHOOL-READY

Our kids are taking off!

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

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.

  • Tracy Harris

    Tracy Harris, 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:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Human Development and Family Sciences with a focus in Family Studies
  • 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:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 Years
  • 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:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7
  • 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:
    4 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:
    3 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. 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:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years

Upcoming Center Activities

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April's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Growing Gardens

What better time to explore the beauty and science of flowers and gardens than the spring? Infants’ learning will focus on sensory experiences with different plants and flowers, while toddlers and three-year-olds have the opportunity to learn how to care for plants. We’ll plant seeds in soil, water the plants, observe bugs and discover how they help plants grow, and even plant a butterfly garden outside! We’ll build math skills by counting seeds, learn new vocabulary words related to flowers and plants, and as always, sing songs and read books involving gardens. 

Children 4–5 years old: In the Spring + Wild Animals

For children in the Preschool and Transitional Kindergarten Classrooms, April is about exploring all things spring and discovering wild animals! Preschoolers will look for signs of spring outdoors, make mud cakes and count the twigs placed in them, and paint still-life paintings of things related to spring. When our learning turns to wild animals, we’ll learn about the habitats and habits of creatures big and small while maintaining a focus on learning lowercase letters. 

The older children in Transitional Kindergarten will focus on project-related work and pick something to work on together. In years past, children have painted a mural, made spring parade floats, painted wild animal masks, and created a model of a wild animal’s habitat. Both of these units focus on expanding the children’s understanding of the natural world around them.

Monday April 10, 2017
Come get a sneak peek of summer at KinderCare during our Open House event, from April 10th – 14th.

At KinderCare, our summer adventures are designed for learning and fun. We love taking our experiments outside, having special guests visit our centers, and even exploring our senses on walks outside or by rolling around in the cool grass. We can’t wait to meet you and show you what makes our centers special and why we would love to spend our summer with you!

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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If you have a story about your experience at KinderCare, please share your story with us.

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 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!

- 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 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
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