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Centennial KinderCare

Jessica Langlais, Center Director

15401 Clearbrook St. Westfield IN 46074
(317) 569-5150 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 YEAR-OLDS
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Neighborhood:
Centennial

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
School Bus transportation to/from: Maple Glen Elementary KinderCare Transportation to/from: Oak Trace Elementary and Maple Glen Elementary

Now enrolling all ages 6 weeks - 12 years!

The Centennial KinderCare is the ONLY early learning center in Westfield to have achieved a Level 4 Paths to Quality rating and NAEYC accreditation! We continually strive to improve the quality of care and education that the children in our center receive on a daily basis. We know that you have a choice when it comes to your child's education, and we have a choice when it comes to the quality of education that we provide. We have chosen to be the best. We encourage you to to choose the best as well!

Welcome

Welcome to Centennial KinderCare! Our KinderCare center is nestled in the Centennial neighborhood located just off of Springmill Road and 156th Street. Our center is NAEYC accredited as well as a Level 4 with the State of Indiana’s Paths to Quality Program. We pride ourselves in offering a quality educational program where we build a solid foundation for future school success. Families are an integral part of everything we do and extremely important in aiding a home-school connection.

Jessica Langlais, 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.

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

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.

Teachers & Staff

Our Centennial KinderCare staff is experienced and educated! We are dedicated to caring for and about each child as a person; while setting a strong foundation for their education and future school success. More than 75% of us are parents and you can feel the genuine care and compassion from our teachers as you visit each classroom.

  • Jessica Langlais

    Jessica Langlais, Center Director

    Every child is a story yet to be told.

    Jessica has worked for KinderCare since 2003. She has had her hand in every job that a center offers from Teacher to Program Specialist and Assistant Director to Center Director. Jessica graduated from Indiana State University with a Bachelor's in Communications and Marketing. She has also obtained her Child Development Associates degree while working for KinderCare. As her own daughter attends this center, Jessica knows how important it is to have a clean center with friendly and motivating teachers. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family and traveling to the Outer Banks.

    Previous Experience:
    Jessica has been a long-term director with KinderCare since she graduated college.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Goodnight Moon
    Year Started:
    8/1/2003
    Tenure:
    14 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    11
    Education:
    BA in Communications and Marketing and CDA
  • Sara Koehler

    Sara Koehler, Assistant Director

    Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all." - Aristotle

    Sara has worked with KinderCare since 2013 . Sara currently attends IUPUI and has earned her Child Development Associates Degree (CDA). She has moved from teaching Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten into her role as Assistant Director with the center, and handles the building and staff management of the center under Jessica Langlais. She enjoys spending time with her daughter and husband and loves to be outside.

    Previous Experience:
    Sara worked in administration prior to joining the KinderCare team in 2013.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    On the Night You Were Born
    Year Started:
    6/23/2013
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
    Education:
    Child Development Associate
  • Hannah Kenady

    Hannah Kenady, Program Specialist

    A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning." - Brad Henry

    Hannah has been with KinderCare since 2014. She graduated from Ball State University with a Bachelor's in Elementary Education. As Program Specialist, Hannah works to develop our Learning Adventures program and calendars and ensures that our classrooms are implementing curriculum. In her free time she enjoys being outside, watching movies and spending time with family and friends.

    Previous Experience:
    Hannah participated in College Mentors for Kids, Cadet taught 2nd grade and Student taught 5th grade.
    Year Started:
    10/1/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
    Education:
    BA in Elementary Education with a minor and concentration in Counseling Psychology
  • Miss Molly

    Miss Molly, Learning Adventures

    I love that lightbulb moment children have when they grasp a new concept.

    Molly is a great addition to our family at KinderCare.  She worked for MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) as a teacher as well as setting up room arrangements.  She has also been babysitting since she was 13 years old.

    Previous Experience:
    Molly is attending Ivy Tech and recently earned her CDA!
    Year Started:
    7/1/2015
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
    Education:
    CDA
  • Ms. Dee

    Ms. Dee, Infant Classroom

    I take comfort in knowing a child will feel they have been cherished and loved and that it will remain in their memory for life." - Ms. Dee

    Ms. Dee has been a part of the Centennial KinderCare team since 2004. She has her Child Development Associate credential and has been working in our infant room since she started. Ms. Dee takes pride in the wonderful families and children we have served and continue to serve. Providing an excellent safe and nurturing environment for our infants has always been her top priority. In her spare time, Ms. Dee enjoys spending time with her children and grandchildren.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining Centennial KinderCare, Ms. Dee ran her own home daycare and worked in merchandising and as an airline stewardess.
    Year Started:
    9/1/2004
    Tenure:
    13 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Crystal

    Ms. Crystal, Infant Classroom


    Prior to joining Centennial KinderCare, Crystal worked at a few different Preschools as well as an Assisted Living Home.  She raised a happy and successful daughter and in her spare time, she enjoys crochet, crafting wreaths, teaching Bible studies and volunteering.
    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Crystal has worked with a few other Preschools, including a KinderCare a few years ago.
    Year Started:
    10/3/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    5
  • Ms. Hannah

    Ms. Hannah, Toddlers

    Ms. Hannah joined our team in May of 2016, and comes to us with a degree in Communication and a minor in Marketing.  Ms. Hannah is a bright personality, who also brings her daughter to our Twos classroom.

     

    Previous Experience:
    This is Ms. Hannah's first year in the Early Childhood Education industry
    Year Started:
    5/9/2016
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
    Education:
    Bachelors In Communication
  • Ms. Sarah C.

    Ms. Sarah C., Infant Classroom

    I love working with students and watching them grow and they learn and experience the light bulb moments!

    Sarah C. joined our KinderCare team in 2008. She loves teaching children new things! Sarah has a Bachelors degree is Elementary Education and will be starting school again this Fall. She also enjoys making things, reading, music and church. She has two children who join her every day at the center and have been since they were infants.

    Year Started:
    6/1/2008
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's of Science Degree in Elementary Education, Minor in Psychology
  • Ms. Joni

    Ms. Joni, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Joni has worked in administration for a school system near her home town.  She also has spent time working in nursery school at church.  

    Year Started:
    5/10/2017
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
  • Ms. Victoria

    Ms. Victoria, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Victoria worked as a full time nanny, worked as a volunteer at a food bank and has also worked in Senior Living

    Years in ECE industry:
    2
    Education:
    Bachelor's in Human Services with an Undergrad in Event Management
  • Ms. Dulce

    Ms. Dulce, Toddler Classroom

    Ms. Dulce loves to be with children, and it shows in her every day interactions with the children. She is excited to spend each day with them!

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Dulce joins us from years of experience in working with children from early childhood education through elementary education.
  • Miss Ali Clendenen

    Miss Ali Clendenen, Toddler Classroom

    This is Miss Ali's first year in early childhood education!

    Year Started:
    2/20/2017
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
    Education:
    Enrolling in child development associate program
  • Ms. Brooke

    Ms. Brooke, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Brooke helped in a church day care for a while - but this is her first experience in a licensed child care facility.  She is excited to learn and become the best teacher she can be!

    Year Started:
    4/3/2017
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
  • Ms. Victoria

    Ms. Victoria, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Ms. Victoria has worked in licensed child care for two years. She loves each and every one of the children in her classroom, and works hard to give each one undivided attention. 

    Year Started:
    4/10/2017
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
    Education:
    Currently earning child development associate
  • Ms. Andrea

    Ms. Andrea, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Ms. Andrea has worked in licensed child care for two years. She previously worked with toddler aged children and make the change to our Prekindergarten classroom. She loves coming up with activities to help the children learn and grow as they prepare for Kindergarten.

    Year Started:
    2/27/2017
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
    Education:
    Currently earning child development associate
  • Ms. Jeannine

    Ms. Jeannine, Transitional Kindergarten

    Ms. Jeannine has worked with KinderCare for 9.5 years. During that time, she has worked with all classrooms, but finds her home in School Age. She loves the chance to impact a child's life for the better. Ms. Jeannine transferred to our center in September of 2016 from the KinderCare on 86th Street in Indianapolis.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Jeannine has worked with KinderCare for the past 9.5 years in various classrooms.
    Year Started:
    9/26/2016
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    9.5
    Education:
    CDA
  • Ms. Nesrin

    Ms. Nesrin, Cook

    Ms. Nesrin started with our center in our infant and toddler classrooms.  After almost a year of experience in the classroom, she has moved to the kitchen and shared her joy of cooking with all of the children here at the center!

    Year Started:
    10/11/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
  • Ms. Lulu

    Ms. Lulu, Support Staff

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Lulu was an Assistant Teacher in Bangladesh
    Year Started:
    10/11/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
    Education:
    Bachelor's of Arts in English

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

  • American Sign Language
  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • AM Snack
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegetarian

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

The health, safety, security and well-being of your child is our top priority. All of our exterior doors are locked and have a bell to alert staff to the door being openend. In addition, all doors (except the front entry door) lead to a fenced in playground with locked gates as an extra measure of safety. Our front lobby area has a locked entry door secured with a keypad. Only enrolled families and staff are given a key code. Visitors are asked to ring the doorbell and wait for a member of management to check their photo ID and escort them to the appropriate classroom. The Centennial KinderCare has an appointed health and safety coordinator on staff to complete daily safety checks as well as monthly fire and disaster drills. Our teachers and staff also partipate in First Aid and CPR certification annually. The infant staff is trained in safe sleep practices and SIDS prevention. Our center provides nutritious meals and snacks planned by a licensed dietician. Each classroom practices family-style dining where teachers model appropriate table manners and encourage children to assist in meal time routines.

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.

"So we're sitting around our dinner table, and our son starts counting...all the way up to 25. I looked at my husband - did you teach him that? He hadn't. I didn't either. But Centennial KinderCare did. It's amazing that he comes home every day having learned something new - and eager to share it with us. He's so happy there - and we're happy he's happy!"
 
- Mother

Looking for childcare was one of the most difficult decisions as a new parent in an area that has a lot of options. We interviewed and toured the majority of the offerings in the area and were continually drawn back to Centennial KinderCare. We felt the size of the facility and classrooms offered a better environment than some of the larger daycares that we visited. The curriculum is excellent and I have enjoyed watching my son develop and socialize. The staff and teachers are wonderful. They make an effort to know the children and parents (regardless of which class). We feel the center has made an investment in our child and family’s well-being. We could not be more confident in our decision for childcare.
 

- Mother

We continue to be grateful for our KinderCare family and all they do to make sure our son is learning, growing, and playing each and every day. His teachers adore him and the staff is always friendly!

 

- Mother

Both of our children have had the pleasure of attending KinderCare over the past three years. The staff have always been very caring and are willing to go above and beyond to make sure your child is happy. We cannot say thank you enough to all of the wonderful staff at Centennial KinderCare!

- Mother

When we first became pregnant, I knew that I wanted to use a center for my daycare needs versus an in home care or any other option. I toured several other schools but knew that KinderCare Centennial was the perfect option for our family, due to the location, tuition rates and this particular center's accreditation. There are so many great things about this KinderCare location including; the teachers, administration, extra curricular activities offered and the educational curriculum. I feel very confident in the fact that my two boys are getting great care and attention in my absence every day.

- Mother

Our 17-month old has been at Centennial KinderCare since he was just 3 months old. He is our first child and we were extremely nervous about putting him in daycare while we went back to work. Since day one, the entire staff at KinderCare have been personable and caring. We often find ourselves thinking they give our child special treatment! We have comfort in knowing that our child is safe and well cared for and continue to be amazed by how much and how quickly he is learning and growing. We most certainly recommend Centennial KinderCare to any parent.

- Mother
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