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Winter Springs KinderCare

Ms. Lynnette Linehan, Center Director

1024 Spring Villas Point Winter Springs FL 32708
(407) 699-8614 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
Near the intersection of Red Bug and Tuskawilla on street across from Fire Station behind KeKe's.

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Red Bug Elementary Rainbow Elementary Sterling Park Elementary

Exclusive to KinderCare ~ New Transitional Kindergarten program to enhance your child’s VPK experience ~
Transitional Kindergarten is an enhanced learning program that offers more challenging activities than our traditional VPK “Wrap” program.  Children will experience project-related learning and extended whole group activities. This is in addition to the language, social, physical and cognitive learning we provide to get them ready for Kindergarten!

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Welcome

Welcome to the Winter Springs KinderCare where everything is designed for learning! We have been a part of the community for over 25 years. Winter Springs KinderCare has been accredited by the National Accreditation Commission for over 10 years! At KinderCare, we prepare children for a lifetime of success. In fact, a recent study done in the state of Florida showed that children who attended KinderCare for Pre-Kindergarten were more prepared for Kindergarten! Now that is something to be proud of!

Ms. Lynnette Linehan, 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.

Florida Voluntary Prekindergarten Programs

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?

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  1. Tuesday October 18, 2016
    1. Join Our Community Social

      Your entire family is welcome to join us October 18th for our community social. Come see how family-style dining is done at our center, mingle with other families, and, best of all, enjoy a healthy snack with your child!  

      You’ll better understand how we turn our meals into learning experiences and encourage the children to try new foods, practice table manners, use utensils, and simply enjoy a great meal and good company! See you there!

  2. Monday October 10, 2016
    1. Professional Development Day - Center Closed

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      Two times each year we dedicate a day for our staff's professional development to further their training and better equip them for the care of your child. The center will be closed on this day for training to occur. If you have questions or would like to request further details, please contact your local Center Director.

Teachers & Staff

Welcome to Winter Springs KinderCare. The children benefit each day from the friendly and engaging staff. Our staff is passionate about educating and caring for children. Our average tenure is six years; with some team members that have been with KinderCare as long as 28 years. This team is dedicated to building a positive educational environment for children.

  • Ms. Lynnette Linehan, Center Director

    It's a beautiful thing when a career and passion come together!

    Lynnette began her career as a Kindergarten teacher at KinderCare in 1985. She quickly advanced to the Center Director role and has had the privilege of directing seven centers, two in the state of Wisconsin and five within the state of Florida.  

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Grandma Has Wings by Mary Murray Bosrock
    Year Started:
    8/1/1985
    Tenure:
    31 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    29
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education Director's Credential
  • Ms. Christy Lowe

    Ms. Christy Lowe, Assistant Director

    Just keep Swimming.-Finding Nemo

    Christy has been with KinderCare for thirteen years. She has acquired her Child Development Associate's Credential, Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education and Director Credential. She is currently pursuing her Bachelor's Degree in Early Childcare Management. Christy knows she is making a difference in the lives of the children at her center by leading the teachers to provide the best learning experience for them.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Charlotte's Web by E.B. White
    Year Started:
    3/3/2003
    Tenure:
    13 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 Years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development Associate's Credential, Director's Credential
  • Ms. Wendy

    Ms. Wendy, Infant Classroom

    Working with young children is my passion. I enjoy guiding them along the way; it is a very rewarding experience for me.

    Ms. Wendy has enjoyed being a teacher in the early childhood field for over 10 years. She always knows just what to do for the babies in her care. Ms. Wendy loves to talk  and sing to the children in her class throughout the day. She provides a classroom for the infants to grow and learn in.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Lullaby Moon by Rosie Reeve
    Year Started:
    3/12/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Director Credential
  • Ms. Ambre, Infant Classroom

    Every child is a different kind of flower and all together makes this world a beautiful garden. -Unknown

    Ms. Ambre is a very creative teacher. She enjoys doing wet and messy activities and art projects with the babies. She loves to talk and read to the babies and enjoys playing with them while they are having tummy time.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Please Mr. Panda by Steve Antony
    Year Started:
    8/27/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
    Education:
    Child Development Associate
  • Ms. Seeta

    Ms. Seeta, Toddler

    I love my job because children bring you joy and happiness. They are fun to be around and I like knowing that I am there to experience the first special moments in their lives.

    Ms. Seeta has taught and cared for the Toddlers at KinderCare for the past 14 years. She takes pride in preparing one-year-olds for our Discovery Preschool classroom! Her classroom is bright, cheerful and represents all of the children in her classroom.

    Previous Experience:
    Before coming to KinderCare, Ms. Seeta worked for the Trinidad government.
    Year Started:
    10/13/2000
    Tenure:
    15 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16 years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate
  • Ms. Ana, Toddler Classroom

    I love to work with young children because their innocence inspires me to be a better person.

    Ms. Ana began her career at KinderCare in 2003. She has worked in other centers across the United States and returned to us in 2011. She accomplishes goals that she sets for herself, such as obtaining her Associate's Degree in Child Development and is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Arts Degree. She is very proud to be apart of this center.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Ms. Spider's Tea Party by David Kirk
    Year Started:
    10/1/2003
    Tenure:
    13 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    13 years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree
  • Ms. Andrea, Discovery Preschool

    Ms Andrea enjoys working with children of all ages. She is currently in our Discovery Preschool classroom and loves to mix structure, routine and learning with fun and love. Ms. Andrea is always engaged with the children in the classroom and loves to do new projects with her children.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Foolish Tortoise by Richard Buckley
    Year Started:
    4/4/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 year
    Education:
    Associates in Musical Theater
  • Ms. Nikki, Discovery Preschool

    You is kind, you is smart, you is important. -The Help

    Ms. Nikki loves to teach through song and dance. She enjoys reading and finds reading to be a fundamental tool that all children need. She strives to include several stories during circle time so the children are exposed to an environment rich in print.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Oh the Places You'll Go by Dr. Seuss
    Year Started:
    8/18/2016
  • Ms. Allison

    Ms. Allison, Preschool Classroom

    The adventure of life is to learn. -William Arthur Ward

    Ms. Allison enjoys teaching preschool. She does an incredible job preparing the children in her class for the next step, Pre-Kindergarten. Ms. Allison loves to encourage the children to write their own name. She enhances the areas of her classroom to allow her students to be independent in many ways.

    Previous Experience:
    Volunteering at Elementary schools, preschool teacher
    Favorite Children's Book:
    There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly! by Lucielle Colandro
    Year Started:
    7/12/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 years
    Education:
    Associates Degree
  • Ms. Sandra

    Ms. Sandra, Pre-Kindergarten

    All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them-Walt Disney

    Ms. Sandra enjoys having the opportunity to prepare children for a lifetime of learning. Her goal is to make sure each child is fully prepared for Kindergarten. She does this through our curriculum and additional enhancements she adds to contribute to their success.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Kissing Hand-Audrey Penn
    Year Started:
    3/31/2008
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential, Associates in Early Childhood
  • Ms. Teresa

    Ms. Teresa, Pre-Kindergarten

    It's all good!

    Ms. Teresa has been teaching in the Early Childhood field for over 16 years. She is a great asset to the KinderCare team. She has a passion for all things nature and loves bringing her experiences and ideas into her classroom. Ms. Teresa has her Child Development Associate and 45 hours in service training.

    Previous Experience:
    Before coming to KinderCare Teresa worked at the Orlando Science Center School.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    National Geographic My 1st Ocean Book
    Year Started:
    4/12/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Dayna

    Ms. Dayna, School Age Classroom

    It is our choices that show us what we truly are far more than our abilities. -Harry Potter

    The children can see and feel how you feel. They learn best when you enjoy what you are doing. Ms. Dayna started with KinderCare as a preschool teacher and has worked with various age groups over the past eight years. Currently Ms. Dayna is our School Age teacher and loves to enhance the curriculum for the children's learning and enjoyment.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
    Year Started:
    1/8/2007
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 years
    Education:
    Master's Degree in Elementary Education
  • Ms. Kathy

    Ms. Kathy, Learning Adventures Coordinator

    The only way out is through. -Robert Frost

    Ms. Kathy loves teaching especially when a student grasps a new concept. She says young little minds should be shaped with love and feels that children can see and feel how you feel. Ms. Kathy enjoys what she does and knows children learn best when you enjoy what you do! Ms.Kathy enriches her tutorial programs by providing multiple ways for children to learn and is a very hands on teacher providing multiple teaching aids if necessary for a child to learn and be confident with a new concept.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Kathy has worked as a tutor and a school age teacher
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
    Year Started:
    1/1/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 years
    Education:
    Associate of Arts in Social Work
  • Ms. Shari

    Ms. Shari, Health and Safety Coordinator

    I love children’s faces when they accomplish a new skill.

    Ms. Shari began her career with KinderCare 20 years ago. During her early years with KinderCare she received two Associate's Degrees in Child Development and Education. She currently assists all teachers in their classrooms and is the school's Health and Safety Coordinator.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Shari has six years of childcare experience before starting with KinderCare.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Day the Crayons Left by Drew Daywalt
    Year Started:
    4/1/1996
    Tenure:
    20 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    26 Years
    Education:
    Associate's of Arts Degree in Education, Management & Child Development
  • Ms. Shannon

    Ms. Shannon, Floater

    Nothing brings me more joy than seeing the children learn new things everyday!

    Ms. Shannon is currently pursuing her Bachelor's Degree in Education. Her positive spirit is contagious and the children in her class love when she reads and sings with them. Her bubbly personality allows her to communicate well with the families of her classroom as well.

    Previous Experience:
    Nanny, babysitting, volunteering
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
    Year Started:
    9/25/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 years
    Education:
    Pursuing Bachelor's Degree
  • Ms. Lisa, Nutrition Specialist

    Ideal teachers are those who use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross, then having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create bridges of their own. Nikos Kazantzakis

    Ms. Lisa transfered from a KinderCare in Chicago. She traded in the snow for sunshine! Ms. Lisa loves to help in all our classrooms and enjoys making delicious meals for them. When Ms. Lisa is not cooking she is assisting the teachers in the classrooms and often times found playing with the children. She enjoys learning and has used her love for learning to teach children Cooking Adventures. she enjoys being able to be creative and watch her children make food from scratch!

    Previous Experience:
    Student Director, Summer Camp Counselor
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Love You Forever by Robert Munsch
    Year Started:
    12/2/2013
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 years
    Education:
    Pursuing Bachelor's Degree

September 2016 Events

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  1. Tuesday September 13, 2016
    1. “All About Me” Community Social

      Your whole family is welcome to join us September 13th for our community social.  Summer is winding down, Fall is approaching and that means it’s Back to School season!  Now is the perfect time to get a glimpse of the KinderCare curriculum and experience in our centers.  Our director and teachers can’t wait to point out their favorite aspects of the classrooms.  This is also a great chance to spend time with current families who stay and have fun at the social!  See you there!

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.

Awards and Recognition

  • National Accreditation Comission

    National Accreditation Comission

Special Features

  • Open concept classrooms
  • Large shaded play yards
  • Nationally Accredited Center

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • 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

Our center has a key pad lock to enter the center. Each teacher also gets to know the families that are picking up the children, if they are not familiar with an individual they will immediately contact management to verify identification. Each member of the team is first aid and CPR certified. We have a fenced in playground and are off of the main road. We have one person designated to monitor the daily safety of the building. They will walk the center daily as well as conduct monthly safety audits and monthly fire and disaster drills. The safety of the children is the most important thing we do each day.

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’ve never met a more caring, compassionate group of people as the people who work at the Winter Springs Kinder Care center.  The attitudes of all the teachers and directors are so positive and loving.  Each and every day, they deal with many children and many different types of personalities and treat them with patience and kindness.  Whenever you walk into the center you and especially your children, are greeted kindly and made to feel truly welcome.

No matter in what age group your child belongs, the Winter Springs center has a curriculum that helps children be successful and excel at what they do best.  The center provides many hands on activities for children and additional learning programs that aid in a child’s development.  My two children have attended KinderCare since they were infants and I have seen such amazing growth in both of them.  My two year old son has developed an extensive vocabulary, social skills, and manners.  The teachers in my one year old daughter’s infant room have worked diligently to help her crawl, eat on her own, and develop the skills that she needs.  I genuinely don’t think my two children would be where they are at if it wasn’t for the Winter Springs KinderCare center.
There has never been a day that I have dropped off my children that I have worried if they were getting the proper care or attention.  I KNOW they are getting the best in child care.  The teachers and directors are never too busy to talk about your child individually or answer questions you may have. 

I highly recommend this center to any parent who is considering child care for their children.   Thank you for all that you do and for who you are.

- Mother

We have been a part of this center for two and a half years and we love it. The teachers are very caring and attentive to the needs of the children. My daughter was having some difficulties in school. I enrolled her in the phonics program with Ms. Crystal and within two weeks her teacher noticed a significant change in her reading. I think that enrolling her in this program was the best thing I could do. Ms. Crystal recognized the areas my daughter was struggling in and explained to me how she could help her through this program. I am very happy that I found a center where the teachers think more of their profession then it just being a job. Ms. Crystal really cares about the children and their growth. Also I am very happy about the changes to this center. I as a parent appreciate management thinking of the parents and having breakfast on the go. This shows me that they appreciate us and consider us not only clients but a family. In addition, the movie night on Friday was such a great idea. My daughter said that was the best movie night ever. Keep up the good work and congratulations to Ms. Shannon and Ms. Christy on their new positions.

- Mother

My husband and I are thrilled with our experience at KinderCare Learning Center! This is NOT a daycare facility at all, but a learning center! Our daughter has been going full time since she was a one year old, and within the first week of her attendance, we saw an immense improvement in not only our daughters social skills, but she stopped using a bottle and transitioned to a sippy cup (which was a battle for us at home). She comes home daily with a progress report and tracking that outlines not only how long she slept, what she ate, but the activities and projects they worked on! The teachers genuinely care for each child and love them as if they are their own. As a parent who works full time, this was an important quality I was looking for and we found it here at KinderCare! The menu items for daily school lunches are healthy and thoughtfully planned out. The school has several fun activities throughout the year - everything from Santa Claus coming to take pictures with the kids at Christmas, to a Winter Gala where the kids sing songs (even at the young age of two), and there is a focus on support for months such as Autism Awareness Month and the kids wear blue in honor. My husband and I find this facility, the teachers and staff to be exceptional, and as a 'picky parent' I would highly recommend this facility to you!

- Mother
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