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Naamans Road KinderCare

Michele France, Center Director

2018-C Naamans Rd. Wilmington DE 19810
(302) 475-2212 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
Behind Harry's Savoy Grill Foulk and Naamans Rd.

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Lancashire, Hanby, Concord, Bethel Springs & Garnet Valley Elementary. *****Mount Pleasant & Claymont Elementaryboth bus to the Center

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Welcome

Welcome to Naaman’s Road KinderCare in Wilmington, Delaware. We are excited to build a relationship with you and your family. At KinderCare we are committed to providing programs that develop the whole child while viewing children as unique, important individuals.

Michele France, 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?

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  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

The teachers and staff at the Naaman's Road KinderCare are passionate about educating and nurturing children. Our team strives for excellence through the continuing education we receive from our company that consists of two full-day professional development trainings to seeking additional college courses or seminars in the education field. At the end of the day, the true key to our teachers' success is their passion for teaching and their love of learning.

  • Michele France, Center Director

    What I love most about early childhood education is knowing that I can make an impact and difference in each child's life.

    Michele started her career with KinderCare in June of 2010 at the Glen Mills KinderCare. There she taught Preschool. Currently, Michele is the Director at the Naamans RD center. She received an Associates in Early Childhood Education. Michele is the mother of five children and lives in Aston, PA. When not working she is enjoying watching her two youngest children participating in their sports activities.

    Previous Experience:
    Taught preschool at the Glen Mills KinderCare and preschool in Clifton Heights, PA.
    Year Started:
    6/3/2010
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 years
  • Ms. Patrice Mollieri, Assistant Director

    Year Started:
    6/1/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Brandi

    Ms. Brandi, Infant Classroom

    The best thing about working with young toddlers is to see how excited they get when they learn something new!

    Ms. Brandi has been with KinderCare for eleven years. Her certification is Training for Early Care and Education 1 and 2. She is raising four boys of her own and loves spending time with her family. She has worked with children of all ages, however, she is currently our toddler teacher which is the age she enjoys the most.

    Previous Experience:
    teacher assistant
    Year Started:
    12/23/2002
    Tenure:
    13 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    13
    Education:
    Delaware Tech Training for Early Care and Education
  • Ms. Brittany

    Ms. Brittany, Infant Classroom

    Seeing the children's smiles encourages me to work with children each day.Brittany lives with her mom and 3 sibblings.

    Ms Brittany primarily works as a teacher assistant with our infants but has worked with all ages at KinderCare.

    Previous Experience:
    During high school Brittany received training and worked with the children in the Vo-Tech program at Delaware County Technical school.
    Year Started:
    1/31/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
    Education:
    Early childhood career training at Delaware County Technical School
  • Ms. Jamie, Toddlers

    Toddlers learn through play, everything we do is built upon that. I love seeing the children finally get what we are working on. Their faces are priceless when they do.

    Year Started:
    5/11/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 years
    Education:
    Associates in ECE
  • Ms. Chynna, Toddlers

    I love getting to see the children grow and learn. Plus being the person who helps them with this process is very rewarding.

    Year Started:
    1/5/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Sharim, Discovery Preschool ( Two's class)

    I have the opportunity to teach the children the early fundamentals of life.

    Year Started:
    6/22/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Mica, Preschool

    Year Started:
    12/15/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Julie, Pre-K

    I find inspriration in each "Teachable moment" and I find it truly rewarding to be the spark that ignites your childs life long love of learning.

    Year Started:
    5/4/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
  • Ms. Annica, Prek/Kindergarten

    Giving the children new hands-on experiences and learning from them is what I love most about Early Childhood Education.

    Ms. Annica works as our pre-k/Kindergaten teacher. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary and Early Childhood Education. Ms. Annica is originally from Sweden.She is married and lives with her husband.  Ms. Annica enjoys working with the children in her class on new skill as well as fine tuning the skills they have.

    Previous Experience:
    Au Pair
    Year Started:
    4/8/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary and Early Childhood Education

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.

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • American Sign Language

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Holidays Observed

New Years Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and the day after, Christmas Day.
Two inservices: Presidents Day and Columbus Day

Health and Safety

The health and safety of your children is our number one priority at the Naaman’s Road KinderCare. We have a Health and Safety Coordinator that attends trainings on safety and health procedures, then makes sure those measures are being followed at the center. We update you of any illness/contagious disease that may affect the children. We ask that you renew the children’s health appraisals and information often. To maintain the safety of everyone, our center performs monthly fire and disaster drills. The staff at Naamans Road completes several safety and cleaning lists on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis.

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.

Eight years ago I enrolled my five-month-old twins at Naamans Road KinderCare. My relationship continued through all of the Toddler years and my children continue to use the before and after school care along with summer camp. The consistency, care and flexibility and level of professionalism of the director and staff is amazing. They care about my children and about me. After eight years of having my children enrolled at a Naamans Road KinderCare I would not change a thing!

- Mother

We originally selected KinderCare over two years ago for the company's reputation and location of the center. We have stayed with the Wilmington KinderCare because of the quality of the people who work there. Every day when I pick my child up someone is available to talk to me about her day, listen to my concerns and I genuinely feel like she is “the favorite kid” in every class she has been a part of.

- Mother
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