Highway 7 KinderCare
Meet Timothy Fugitt, Our Center Director
At KinderCare Since: 2004
Education: Child Development Associate
Favorite Children's Book: Leonardo the Terrible Monster
Meet Timothy Fugitt! He is the Center Director at Highway 7 KinderCare in Blue Springs, MI. Timothy attended Ellis University where he earned his Child Development Associate, and he has also taken Early Childhood Education classes from Rasmussen University and General Education classes from the University of Missouri Kansas City. He has been with KinderCare for twenty years, and before that he was a teacher. Timothy's favorite quote is, "Be yourself; everyone else is already taken." - Oscar Wilde. Outside of work, Timothy enjoys hiking, cooking, and spending time with family.
Highway 7 KinderCare Programs
Infant Programs (6 weeks–1 year)
Leaving your baby in someone else’s care is a big step. Everyone at our centers—most importantly, our naturally gifted infant teachers—will work with you to make sure the transition goes smoothly. When you step into our infant classroom, you’ll see how much we want your infant to feel safe, loved, and ready to explore their world.
Toddler Programs (1–2 Years)
Everything in our toddler classroom is designed for little explorers. That’s because a lot is going on at this age. When your child is wandering all over the place, that means they’re learning and discovering new things every day. We’ll help them explore their interests (and find new ones!) as they play and learn.
Discovery Preschool Programs (2–3 Years)
This age is filled with so much wonder and curiosity. That’s why we offer a ton of books and toys and bring artwork down to kids eye level. Children in discovery preschool also begin to learn how we all work together in a classroom. Simple math and science, pretend play, and group play help them get used to a more structured school setting.
Preschool Programs (3–4 Years)
This age is all about expression, when kids really start to form their own ideas about what they want to play and how they want to create. Every day in our preschool classroom, your child will explore science experiments, create artwork, and play pretend—all the skills needed for their big next step: kindergarten!
Prekindergarten Programs (4–5 Years)
When you walk into one of our pre-K classrooms, you’ll see artwork and writing displayed around the room. Labels are everywhere to help kids connect letters with words. You’ll also see pictures on the walls that reflect the families in our community. Your child will also deepen their knowledge in language, math, science, Spanish, and social skills.
Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program
Cooking Academy™ (3 – 12 Years)
In Cooking Academy, kids learn new recipes from cultures around the world and develop a healthy relationship with food. They’ll whip up everything from Southwest rainbow lettuce wraps to pumpkin muffins, building their skills in STEM, communication, and more along the way. And yes—little chefs get to eat their culinary creations!
Music Explorers™ (2 – 4 Years)
KinderCare families are already giving a standing ovation to our newest Learning Adventures program: Music Explorers! Kids will learn to sing, move, listen, play instruments, and even create their own tunes. Our original curriculum blends math, science, social studies, literacy, and mindfulness (think yoga!) for a uniquely KinderCare way of learning the foundations of music.
Phonics Adventures® (2 – 4 Years)
Learning how to read is a whole lot of fun at KinderCare! We help kids grow to love books and words (and get ready for kindergarten) in our Phonics Adventures program. From discovering the basics of vowels to practicing poetry, kids learn all about letters and sounds in small-group lessons made just for their age group. (Bonus: Kids who attend our phonics program are more prepared than their peers for school—and we have the data to prove it.)
“ I have to say that I’m not sure how we would get by without Highway 7 KinderCare! Our daughter loves going every day and comes home with the most interesting bits of knowledge. Yesterday, she was excited to tell us that dinosaurs are extinct and they only live in museums now. She is currently in Ms. Regan, Ms. Stephanie, and Ms. Cortney’s Preschool Classroom! She started in the Toddler Classroom and knew all of her colors by the time she graduated to Ms. Sheria’s class! She was so in love with “Ria” that every time we drove by the center, she would squeal and sing "Ria’s house, Ria’s house!" We are super excited for her to move to Mr. Tim and Ms. Randis’ Prekindergarten class this fall. I have no doubt that when she begins kindergarten she will be prepared for success! I know this as I was a Kindergarten Teacher for five years and loved getting children from this center. I would highly recommend this school for anyone who has high standards for their children’s education. We drop our daughter off every day knowing she is loved, educated, and challenged in the most positive ways.Show more
“ I love the Highway 7 KinderCare! My four-year-old daughter and three-year-old son have been attending there since they were both infants. I cannot imagine my life without my KinderCare family. I drop my children off every morning to smiling, pleasant faces. My children run to their classrooms excited for the day. I never worry for a moment about them, as I know they are being cared for by true professionals. I would recommend this center to anyone who wants the very best for their children.Show more
“ My 7 month old grandbaby is cared for by both of us grandmas when not at KinderCare and yesterday was my first day dropping him off and picking him up. I was immediately warmly greeted by the staff with a hello and good morning, they were very helpful with signing him in as it was my first time. I also love the security codes and procedures put in place for the kids' protection and safety! I took him back to the infant room and was again warmly greeted by the care provider in there. She was so welcoming and kind with a good sense of humor and I could just tell she was kind, compassionate, and loved taking care of these little ones. She took the time to chat with me, ask questions, and tell me what kind of day he had when I went back to pick him up. This is a wonderful daycare with excellent staff.Show more
Frequently Asked Questions
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Child Care You Can Trust
It’s More Than Daycare, It’s KinderCare!
Whether your child is just starting to explore the world or on their way to big-kid school, we have exactly what they need to foster their love of learning and build confidence. See proof that our Early Foundations® curriculum prepares kids for kindergarten, elementary school, and beyond!
Leading the way as America’s most accredited child care provider.
Meet Our Classroom Heroes
From ABCs and 123s to social-emotional skills and problem-solving, our amazing teachers build kindergarten readiness and Confidence for Life™.
See how they bring learning to life at every age and stage!
Babies Are Reaching New Milestones
Babies are giggling, wiggling, and exploring the world one tiny step at a time! In our infant classrooms, little ones are discovering language, experimenting with problem solving, and practicing social and emotional skills.
Toddlers Learn Through Creating, Playing, and Exploring
Toddlers are on the move! At this age, that’s totally normal as they learn and discover the world around them. In our toddler classrooms, they’re building confidence through creating art, learning their ABCs, imaginative play, and so much more.
Discovery Preschoolers Practice Independence
Discovery Preschoolers are channeling their creativity, learning how to express themselves, practicing motor skills, and experimenting with language and literacy in new, exciting ways.
Preschoolers Are Building So Many New Skills
Preschoolers are exploring science experiments, creating artwork, and playing pretend with friends. We’re also boosting literacy and social skills through letter-building and group art projects!
Teachers You Can Trust
When we say we’ve got the best teachers around, we really mean it. You can rest assured that every team member clears rigorous national and state background checks. Plus, our hiring process includes the Gallup® Talent Assessment to make sure we hire educators who have that special something it takes to work with kids.
7-time Gallup® Exceptional Workplace Award Winner
Every year we check in with our amazing team to survey how engaged they are, and for 7 years running we’ve earned the Gallup® Exceptional Workplace Award! We’re the first and only early childhood education provider recognized, and one of just four companies worldwide to receive the honor seven years in a row.
Peace of mind from pick-up to drop-off.
Child care isn’t just about caring for children—it’s about families and communities too! We’re committed to valuing the experiences and traditions you bring with you and honoring them within our community. Whenever you step through our front door, you’ll know that you’re in a place where your family is safe, happy, and celebrated for who they are.
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Our teachers join forces with families to help kids become lifelong learners while building confidence to live happy and healthy lives.
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Hear from families like yours.
When it comes to deciding on a child care center, we know there’s nothing quite like hearing from other families! Hear what Becky has to say about being a part of the KinderCare community:
“As a parent, I entrust my greatest blessing to the staff at KinderCare every day, and I am grateful for the loving care and guidance he receives. The teachers and director look at each child as an individual, with their own strengths and needs. My son has been blessed with awesome teachers who understand his challenges, and handle him with grace. My child has learned so much and continues to share with me the great activities that go on each day at "school!" Thank you to the KinderCare child care organization for an incredible early childhood curriculum that engages and teaches at all steps of the day, and a special thanks to Karen and her staff; they continue to do amazing works of ‘heart’ with all children.”
- Becky T.