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Towne Lake KinderCare

Monica Edgar, Center Director

3051 Parkbrooke Circle Woodstock GA 30189
(678) 445-3820 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
across from Kroger's behind Chick-Fil-A

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Boston Elementary, Bascomb Elementary, and Woodstock Elementary. The Carmel Elementary school bus picks up and drops off at our center.

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Welcome

Welcome to KinderCare of Towne Lake, where it is all designed for learning! We invite your family to visit our wonderful location. Upon arriving, you will be greeted with a smile from one of our friendly members of management and given a tour of the facility. Every day our staff is motivated to put children first! Your child will be educated, nurtured, and engaged. We want to make your family a part of yours.

Monica Edgar, 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.

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.

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

Welcome to our center!
We have a dedicated staff who strive to make a difference in your child's life on a daily basis. We can't wait to help your child learn, grow, and explore.

  • Monica Edgar

    Monica Edgar, Center Director

    Every day is an education when you work with children

    Ms Monica moved to Georgia from the Florida Keys in 1989.  She attended the University of Mississppi where she studied English Literature.  She changed her concentration to the Philosophy of Montessori and received her certification in Montessori in 1987.  Ms Monica has enjoyed teaching since 1983.
    She is happy to be a part of the KinderCare family and to provide educational oppurtunitites for every child and respect for each family and child.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Giving Tree
    Year Started:
    10/13/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    31
    Education:
    Multiple Montessori Certifications
  • Shannon Nicoletta

    Shannon Nicoletta, Assistant Director

    I enjoy working with our families and watching the children grow and develop. It is a such a rewarding experience.

    Shannon brings a wealth of experience to the Assistant Director position. She has held several positions in her career in early childhood education including serving as a Center Director. Shannon has two children, a son who is fourteen years old, and a daughter who attends the After school Program here at KinderCare. She is looking forward to working with you and your family.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    "The Rainbow Fish"
    Year Started:
    1/28/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Criminology/Pre-Law
  • Ms. Shannon Nicoletta

    Ms. Shannon Nicoletta, Assistant Director

    "Anything worth doing is worth doing well.

    Ms. Shannon moved to Georgia from Pittsburgh, PA in 1996. She knew at a very young age that she wanted to work with children and pursued a bachelor's degree in criminology/pre-law with a concentration in Juvenile Delinquency. She joined KinderCare in 2013 and brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the Assistant Director position as she has served as a Center Director previously. She has two children a son who is 14 years old, and a daughter who is in second grade. She is eager to work with you and your children to help ensure the best KinderCare experience.  

    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Rainbow Fish"
    Year Started:
    1/21/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20+ years
    Education:
    Bachelor of Art in Criminology/Pre-Law
  • Ms. Becca Cuthbert-Payne

    Ms. Becca Cuthbert-Payne, Program Specialist

    Today I will behave as if this is the day I will be remembered.

    Ms. Becca is married with two boys, Jason is 10 and Will is 6. She enjoys reading, going to the beach and spending time with her family.  She also loves to bake cupcakes and cake pops.  Her favorite part of her job at KinderCare is making lasting relationships with all the children in her care as well as their families.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day"
    Year Started:
    4/6/2006
    Tenure:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20
    Education:
    Bachelors of Science Degree in Sociology
  • Ms. Lorie Snow

    Ms. Lorie Snow, Learning Adventures

    "Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.

    Ms. Lorie moved to Georgia in the summer of 1996 from upstate New York.  She has been married to her husband, Anthony, for 25 years and they have three beautiful daughters.  Ms. Lorie started as a Cook with KinderCare in 1996.  She has been a Discovery Preschool teacher as well as both a Georgia and Private Pre-K Teacher.  She is currently our Center Health and Safety Coordinator.  

    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Love You Forever"
    Year Started:
    10/13/1996
    Tenure:
    20 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    25+
    Education:
    Child Development Associates Degree
  • Ms. Stacy

    Ms. Stacy, Nutrition Specialist

    I love knowing that I am nourishing the children to help them grow big & strong

    When she is not in the kitchen, Ms Stacy can always be found throughout the center lending a helping hand.  She loves knowing that the healthy meals she is cooking for our center is helping our kids grow.
    Ms Stacy has a daughter in college & loves spending her spare time at the lake or beach.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    "The Little Engine that Could"
    Year Started:
    7/28/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5
  • Ms. Heather

    Ms. Heather, Infant Room

    Be the best possible person you can be. You will always be legendary.

    Ms. Heather was born in Atlanta, Georgia and has called it home since!  She loves italian food and her favorite book is "The Outsiders".  Her favorite color is yellow and she's always willing to help out wherever she is needed.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom"
    Year Started:
    9/1/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    4
    Education:
    Working on her CDA Credential
  • Ms. Skyli Pearlstein

    Ms. Skyli Pearlstein, Infant Classroom

    "When you thought I wasn't looking, I looked and wanted to say thanks for all the things I saw, when you thought I wasn't looking.

    Ms. Skyli was born and raised in Southwest Florida. She has now lived in Georgia for the past seven years and enjoys the change of seasons! Ms. Skyli is also a mommy to her soon-to-be four year old son, Keston. Ms. Skyli enjoys spoiling the babies and building great relationships with them and their families.  

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare, Ms. Skyli worked as an Infant Teacher at another childcare center for a year and a half.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Butterfly Kisses
    Year Started:
    8/4/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 +
    Education:
    Working on her Child Development Associate Degree
  • Ms. Candace Lee

    Ms. Candace Lee, Infant Classroom

    "Dreams come in a size too big so that you can grow into them!

    Ms. Candace was born and raised in the Acworth area. She and her husband, Johnathan, have a Chorkie and a pig. She has her Bachelor's in Business Administration from Kennesaw State University. She has been working with children since she was a teenager.  

    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Love You Forever"
    Year Started:
    11/1/2016
    Education:
    Bachelor's in Business Administration
  • Ms. Caitlin

    Ms. Caitlin, Toddler Room

    It takes a big heart to shape little minds.

    Ms. Caitlin is from Charlotte, North Carolina.  She currently resides in Atlanta with her fiance, Seth, and their son, Aiden.  She offers a welcoming smile in the morning to all our children and their families.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    "You are my Sunshine"
    Year Started:
    9/29/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    6
    Education:
    Working on her CDA Credential
  • Ms. Leah Brennan

    Ms. Leah Brennan, Toddler Classroom

    "The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than in growing with them.

    Ms. Leah attended Toccoa Falls College and graduated in 2013. She loves reading and spending time outdoors. Traveling is one of her favorite things to do along with drinking coffee and hanging out with her cat, Mack.  

    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Where the Wild Things Are"
    Year Started:
    11/15/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    4 years
    Education:
    Bachelor of Art in Counseling/Psychology
  • Ms. Sara

    Ms. Sara, Discovery Preschool

    Eat a toad in the morning and nothing worse can happen for the rest of the day.

    Ms Sara has three beautiful children.  She is from Wales, United Kingdom where she worked with children since she was just a teenager.  She went to school for Performing Arts and is always drawing, painting or creating something wonderful for her students!

    Previous Experience:
    Over 10 years as a Nanny.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Where the Wild Things Are"
    Year Started:
    1/14/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree
  • Ms. Michelle

    Ms. Michelle, Preschool Classroom

    Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn.

    Ms. Michelle was born and raised in Buffalo, New York. She lived in California for five years before moving to Georgia in 2014. She has an associate degree in early childhood education and many years of experience working with children.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Chicka, Chicka, Boom, Boom"
    Year Started:
    9/22/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    8
    Education:
    Associate in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Kelly

    Ms. Kelly, Pre-K A

    Rise Up!

    Ms. Kelly has been married for almost 15 years and she has two children, Brayden, who is 12 and Avery, who is 8.  She loves reading, sports and music.  She wants to retire at the beach...  someday!

    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Pete the Cat"
    Year Started:
    8/24/2008
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12
    Education:
    Child Development Associates Degree
  • Ms. Tracey

    Ms. Tracey, Pre-K A

    Life is better when you are laughing.

    Ms. Tracey has been married for over 21 years with four children, Christopher, Julian, Nicholas and Lauren.  They have two dogs, Buttons and Bentley.  Ms. Tracy is from Milwaukee, Wisconsin and moved to Georgia 10 years ago.  She loves music, reading and traveling.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    "The Little Red Hen"
    Year Started:
    10/31/2011
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15
    Education:
    Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction
  • Ms. Melissa W.

    Ms. Melissa W., Pre-K B

    Think left and think right, and think low, and think high. Oh the things you can think up if only you try!

    Ms. Melissa is happily married to her husband, Adam and they have two beautiful children, Trinity, 14 and Peyton, 11.  Their kids are very active in sports so they are always running to a practice or game.  They love to travel to the beach and to Michigan to visit family.  Ms. Melissa graduated from Kennesaw State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Horton Hears a Who"
    Year Started:
    8/20/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
    Education:
    Bachelor's of Science in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Shawna

    Ms. Shawna, Pre-K B

    Today you are you, That is truer than true. There is no one alive, Who is more youer than you.

    Ms. Shawna is married with three children of her own, 12, 11, 1 and four step-children, 19, 18, 17, and 10.  In her time away from school, she enjoys running the children's programs at her church and they love to go camping as a family.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Horton Hears a Who"
    Year Started:
    11/1/2010
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9
    Education:
    Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Jami

    Ms. Jami, Pre-K C

    Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.

    Ms. Jami is originally from a small town in Indiana.  After high school she attended Purdue University where she received an Associate's Degree in Science.  She was married for 11 years and in that time, learned many valuable life lessons.  After her divorce, she decided to further her education and went back to school to earn a degree in Early Childhood Education.  She was inspired to further her education and to be the best teacher she could because of some of the teachers that cared and took time for her when she needed help and encouragement.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Corduroy"
    Year Started:
    9/10/2007
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    18
    Education:
    Chuild Development Associates Degree
  • Ms. Stephanie

    Ms. Stephanie, Pre-K C

    Around here we don't look backwards for very long... We keep moving forward, opening new doors and doing new things because we are curious... and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.

    Ms. Stephanie is the mom to four grown children.  She is from Marietta, Georgia and moved to Florida for 15 years.  She came back to Georgia 9 years ago to take care of her father.  Since returning to Georgia, Ms. Stephanie has settled down and is now able to do what she loves - teaching children!

    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Where the Sidewalk Ends"
    Year Started:
    12/11/2015
    Years in ECE industry:
    18
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Psychology; Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Dani

    Ms. Dani, Pre-K D

    Oh, the Places You'll Go

    Ms. Dani was born in Macon, Georgia.  She graduated from the University of West Georgia with a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education.  She currently lives in Acworth with her husband and two dogs.  She has been with KinderCare since 2013 and love teaching in the Georgia Pre-K Program.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    "The Cat in the Hat"
    Year Started:
    9/2/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Melissa G.

    Ms. Melissa G., Pre-K D

    The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.

    Ms. Melissa grew up in Florida and now lives in Woodstock with her husband and 6 children and 1 grandson.  She has a Child Development Associate's Degree and has worked at this KinderCare since 2008.  She loves working with the Pre-K children.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Skippy Jon Jones"
    Year Started:
    1/8/2008
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Degree

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.

Awards and Recognition

  • Quality Rated Center

    Quality Rated Center

  • NAEYC Accredited

    NAEYC Accredited

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • AM Snack
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

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

We have security coded entrances in order to provide for the security of you and your child.

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 can't imagine a world without KinderCare because they treat my child like their own!  My daughter is always so happy to go to her school and she just adores her teachers!  I love that they teach them things and do activities with them like crafts and reading books.  We tried private babysitters before and we never have received better care than at KinderCare!  We love y'all and thank you for taking care of my sweet baby!  I can never thank you enough!

- Mother

Coming from a military family, I was happy to see that KinderCare facilities were approved since I was a KinderCare kid myself. I toured the facility and was happy with what I saw. Being a first time mom, I was nervous to have someone else care for my baby. Me’Chelle, the director, recommended that I have a day that I could spend time at the day care before returning back to work. It was THE BEST advice. I got to know Ms. Pam and Ms. Briana and the other little ones in the infant room. I was a crying mess that morning as I kept trying to leave. They were gentle and patient with me. They made me feel so much better when I dropped off my son the next morning and headed off to work. I called for the first three days to check in. After that, I felt no need to due to my confidence in them. One morning, I was almost in tears from my son spitting up and it coming out of both mouth and nose. Ms. Pam was so supportive of me and calmed any fears that I had. The teachers took care of me as much as they took care of my son. The Towne Lake KinderCare is not just a community, but a family. It’s where I want my son to be.

- Mother

KinderCare became apart of our family when our old day care closed in June. The teachers are great with my three children. At KinderCare, my children get the attention and care they deserve. I searched a lot of daycares in the area and KinderCare stood out. Prekindergarten teachers provide loving, safe environments, and knowledge to prepare them for kindergarten. I'm really satisfied with the team that they have. I don't think I will find a better place for my children.

- Parent

I was very nervous about leaving my son for the first time and I was met with nothing less than kindness and compassion.  My son not only did well at school, he flourished and loved it.  He sings new songs, counts by 5, 10, 20 and knows a lot about nocturnal animals.  Ms son and I are both going to greatly miss Ms. Kelly and Ms. Danielle.  They are the most wonderful teachers...  My son's next school will be hard pressed to meet with my now high standards, because of what we have experienced at KinderCare.

- Parent

It has been the best place my son has attended.  Before joining KinderCare, we had taken him to three different places but were not comfortable.  The teachers have been very kind, helpful, attentive and love the children.  Since my son joined the school, he has never lost any item nor has he ever had any bathroom accidents.  He loves KinderCare and talks highly of them.  Since day one, he never shed any tear for being left alone when we drop him.  That shows how loving and caring the staff are.  Keep up the good work and continue to shine!!  The premises are kept clean and I have never smelt "bleach" when I come in.  Other facilities have bad smell of bleach but KinderCare is amazing and organized.

- Parent

Our family has been with KinderCare for two years.  I couldn't imagine going anywhere else.  The staff at KinderCare greets my daughter and I every morning with a smile on their faces.  My daughter loves her teachers, she is so excited to tell me about her day at school when I pick her up.

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