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Pike Creek KinderCare

Lindsey Ramsey, Center Director

3449 Hillock Lane Wilmington DE 19808
(302) 731-7138 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Linden Hill Elementary, center does not have a bus (Does Not Transport to Heritage Elementary) (Transfer by walking as the school is across the street)


Summer Camp starts June 10th. Please call the center for information and trip details.

Welcome

Thank you for choosing Pike Creek KinderCare! We are a well established center, with teachers who have educated our students for as long as 20 years. We enroll students from six weeks of age up to 12 years of age. The center is located directly across the street from Linden Hill Elementary school, in the Red Clay school district. We walk our elementary students to Linden Hill and pick them up in the afternoon. Skyline Middle school & oddessey Charter have a bus stop in front of our center, allowing us to pick up middle school students as well. We look forward to serving your child's educational needs!

Lindsey Ramsey, 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

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.

Teachers & Staff

At Pike Creek KinderCare we believe in developing a well rounded child. Our emphasis is assisting you in teaching your child all aspects of learning. Your child will be in a safe, secure and stimulating environment to learn and play in. Our team of child development experts have a true passion for educating and nurturing children.

  • Lindsey Ramsey

    Lindsey Ramsey, Center Director

    My name is Lindsey Ramsey and I am a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native (go Steelers)!  I have had the privilege of working with children and families for several years now and it has brought joy to my life ever since. I began my professional journey as a teacher’s aide. I fell in love with my job and that inspired me to further my education. In May of 2014 I graduated with my bachelor’s degree in Instructional Studies with a Dual Minor in Education and Psychology from Point Park University. My 1st career goal was to become a Childcare Center Director and that is exactly what I did. In addition I am pursing my  Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education at West Chester University. When becoming involved in a child’s life we take on many responsibilities. Partnering with families and building strong relationships aide children in receiving the best quality care and education. It is my duty to ensure that each one of your children is offered the best environment possible while in our care. 


    Favorite Children's Book:

    The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka, illustrated by Lane Smith 

    Year Started:
    6/6/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    9 years
    Education:
    Bachelor of Art in Instructional Studies with a dual minor in Education and Psychology. Associate of Art in Early Childhood Education
  • Alexis Brown

    Alexis Brown, School Age Classroom

    Favorite Children's Book:

    My Many Colored Days by Dr. Seuss

    Year Started:
    3/7/2016
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 years
    Education:
    TEC1 and TEC2
  • Robin Reilly

    Robin Reilly, Infant Classroom and Health and Safety Coordinator

    "Watching the proud expression on a child's face when they accomplish a task is a beautiful thing!

    Favorite Children's Book:

    On The Day You Were Born by Debra Frasier

    Year Started:
    4/22/2014
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    24 years
    Education:
    TEC1 and TEC2
  • Crystal Harris

    Crystal Harris, Prekindergarten Classroom

    "Watching a smile and seeing their eyes brighten when they accomplish a goal is my favorite thing about teaching!

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Guess How Much I love You by Sam Mcbratney

    Year Started:
    9/14/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 years
  • Pamela Surrency

    Pamela Surrency, Learning Adventures

    "Our future inspires me to teach. I help spread the knowledge of how important a safe, loving, and nurturing environment is for a child through Early Childhood Education.

    Ms. Pamela has been working in the Education field for over ten years. Pamela gained tons of experience while working for the New York City Police Department in the Payroll and School Safety Division. She continued her passion of working with children by working at other Early Learning Centers. Pamela holds her associate of art in Early Childhood Education and she is diligently working towards her bachelor of arts. At our center Pamela is currently  working as our Learning Adventures instructor, but she is known to be seen in all classrooms helping the children laugh and learn!

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Chicka, Chicka , Boom Boom by Bill Martin, Illustrated by: Lois Ehlret 

    Year Started:
    8/4/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    Over 10 years
    Education:
    Associate of Art in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Ada

    Ms. Ada, Infant Classroom

    I enjoy the learning process and development of the infants. Seeing the infant's smiling face, watching their first steps, and having the opportunity to share a child's daily stories with parents make my day!

    Ms. Ada is a retired Registered Nurse, and earned her Degree from a school in Taiwan, where she is from. She has been the Infant teacher at our center for almost 19 years, and shows great pride in what she does. Ms. Ada is inspired to come to work each day knowing that new milestones and memories are being made. She enjoys watching the children grow and learn.

    Year Started:
    9/1/1994
    Tenure:
    22 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    19 years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from a school in Taiwan
  • Ms. Ebony

    Ms. Ebony, Preschool Classroom

    The thing I love most about my job is greeting all of the children that come into our center in the morning. I also love to see how much the children in my class grow within the year.

    Ms. Ebony has been at our center for eight years as a Toddler teacher and now our Preschool teacher. She opens the center each morning, which allows her to get to know all of families that enter our building. She has an Associate's Degree in Business from Wesley College. Ms. Ebony provides an environment that allows children to explore through play and sensory as well as gets the children familiar with the letters and sounds before entering prekindergarten.

    Year Started:
    8/1/2005
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Business from Wesley College

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.

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Hindi
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish
  • Chinese, Urdu

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegetarian

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

Your child's safety is our primary concern. Every teacher at this center is First Aid and CPR certified. Parents are given a pass code to enter the building, all other pick-up adults have identification checked before entering the building. Our playgrounds are enclosed by fencing and have locks placed on them.

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 hearing about all the great things my granddaughters learn at this school. They have fun and learn about so many things. The teachers are very friendly and helpful when I drop off and pick up the girls!

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