Cherrie Boykin, Center Director
Ages: 6 weeks to 12 years
We are located at the intersection of Celebration Ave. and Celebration Blvd. at the entrance to North Village.
Elementary Schools Bussed To:
We bus children in Kindergarten and up to and from the Celebration K-8 School and the Celebration Montessori School.
Our center is accredited by the National Accreditation Commission.
Meet Cherrie Boykin, Our Center Director
At KinderCare Since: 2014
Education: Child Development Associate credential
Favorite Children's Book: Make Way for Ducklings
Meet Cherrie Boykin! She is the Center Director at Celebration KinderCare in Florida. Cherrie attended Copper Mountain Community College, where she earned a Child Development Associate credential and a Florida Director's credential. She has been with KinderCare since 2014, and before that she was a teacher and an assistant director. Outside of work, Cherrie enjoys visiting the farm with her family to pick fresh fruit and vegetables. Her favorite quote is, "Play is the highest form of research." - Albert Einstein
AMERICA’S MOST ACCREDITED
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.
Celebration 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.
Before- and After-School Programs (5–12 Years)
You can count on us to provide reliable care for your school-ager while you’re at work, with safe transportation from our center to your child’s school and back! Whether your child wants to start a drama club, build a volcano, or create a comic book, they will have a place to follow their dreams. Your child will start and end the day with a whole lot of fun!
School Break Programs (preschool, prekindergarten, and school-age)
Winter break, spring break, summer break—when school’s out (but you still need to work), you can count on KinderCare to provide a safe and supportive learning environment that’s focused on fun. We welcome children ages 5–12 during school break times and make sure they have a sensational, screen-free experience they won’t forget.
Participating Child Care Aware Center
KinderCare partners with Child Care Aware® of America to offer fee assistance for Active Duty military families and flexible support to fit their needs when care at a Child Development Center on the installation is not available.
Florida Voluntary Prekindergarten Programs
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.)
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 to develop vocabulary and conversation skills. Curriculum includes lessons on greetings, numbers, colors, animals, family, body parts, and pets, as well as how to engage conversationally during common scenarios at home, a restaurant, or at the zoo.
STEM Innovators (3-8 Years)
You’ve probably heard a lot about how important STEM education is for your child, but what does that really mean? Our STEM Innovators program takes kids’ natural ability to make sense of the world and applies it to robotics, chemistry, coding, geology, and more. While your child experiments, they’ll discover how to use technology to do amazing things!
Frequently Asked Questions
What accreditations does KinderCare have?
We are your trusted caregiver. Our centers are state-licensed and regularly inspected to make sure everything meets or exceeds standards, including child-to-teacher ratios and safe facilities. Our centers aren’t just licensed—most are accredited, too! Find out more.
Do you offer part-time schedules at Celebration KinderCare?
Everybody’s schedule is different. We’re happy to offer quality, affordable part-time and full-time childcare. Drop-in care may also be available. Reach out to your Center Director to learn more.
Are meals included in tuition? Can I choose to send my child with lunch?
We provide nutritious meals and snacks developed by a registered dietician to meet the needs of rapidly growing bodies and minds. If your child has special dietary requirements and you would prefer to bring in their lunch, please make arrangements with the center director.
Do you support alternative diets?
We strive to be as inclusive as possible. To that point, we provide a vegetarian option at mealtime, take care to not serve common allergens and can adapt menus based on your child’s food sensitivities. If your child has additional needs, we’ll work with you to figure out a plan.
Does my child need to be potty-trained?
Every child begins toilet learning at a different age. Until your child shows an interest in toilet learning, we’ll provide diaper changes on an as-needed basis. When your child shows an interest, we'll discuss how to work together to encourage toilet learning.
How does naptime work at Celebration KinderCare?
Our teachers meet every child’s needs during naptime. Our teachers know how to get babies to nap. In fact, they are pros at getting children of any age to nap. Visit our article on "10 Ways We Help Kids Get a Great Daycare Nap" to learn more.
Is tuition support offered for Florida families at KinderCare?
Child care is one of the biggest priorities—and expenses—for hardworking families like yours. We partner with state and local agencies in Florida to provide tuition subsidies where we can, including these agencies below:
- Early Learning Coalition of Polk
- Voluntary Prek Program Osceola
- Early Learning Coalition of Osceola
- Community Coordinated Care for Children of Orange
There may be other available funding sources for families living in Celebration, Florida and we have subsidy coordinators standing by that can discuss potential solutions for your family. Even if you are not subsidy eligible there may be other options in Osceola County to help with tuition.
We're the only company in early childhood education to select teachers based on natural talent. Being a great educator isn't enough though. KinderCare teachers are also amazing listeners, nurturers, boo-boo fixers, and smile-makers. Put more simply, we love our teachers and your child will, too.
Meet just a few of our amazing KinderCare teachers!
A KINDERCARE TEACHER WITH
An Artist's Heart
"My classroom is full of art!” says Mary Annthipie-Bane, an award-winning early childhood educator at KinderCare. Art and creative expression, she says, help children discover who they really are.
We put our best-in-class teachers in a best-in-class workplace. We're so proud to have been named one of Gallup's 37 winners of the Great Workplace Award. When you put great teachers in an engaging center, your children will experience an amazing place to learn and grow.
Don't take our word for it. Hear what our families have to say about our amazing center!
We wanted to take a moment to let you know how much we appreciate you and the KinderCare staff. When it came time to send our children to daycare we had several options, however, after you gave us a tour we knew instantly our children needed to be at KinderCare. The teachers are all so kind and compassionate with the kids and the curriculum is very well thought out.
Since our children have started at KinderCare we have noticed several wonderful changes in them. We started our KinderCare adventure with a somewhat shy, reserved little girl and almost three years later we have a totally confident, outgoing, ambitious little girl that loves to learn. In just one year our little guy has learned to better express himself with words and how to participate in a structured learning environment. We attribute much of these positive changes to the wonderful teachers at KinderCare and the partnership they form with the parents regarding their children's education and needs.
As parents, we love knowing that we are sending our children to a safe, structured, fun and happy environment. We think it's amazing how all of the teachers seem to know every child's name in the school, even if they've never had them in their class. We appreciate knowing that we are always welcome to talk to you or the teachers about any concerns or issues with our children's education or overall experience at KinderCare.
We would highly recommend KinderCare to any parent looking for a caring, safe, fun, educational, compassionate daycare facility. We truly feel we made the best decision for a daycare when we chose you. Thank you for all that you and your staff do for our family.
Melissa H. - KinderCare Parent
Small Fry has attended this branch of KinderCare since she was a small tot. Although this "school" may be a little more pricey than other daycares, it is well worth the money. Each classroom, even the baby rooms, is run like a school with a curriculum that includes all aspects of education. The children are, however, given freedom to explore and learn at their own pace. From babies to school age, all the curriculum are well thought out and fun. KinderCare serves children from newborns to age 12. A bonus for first graders and up, is that they have a bus that will take your child to the local schools and pick them up after. This for me has been a lifesaver on several occasions when I've had an early morning appointment or meeting. In the summer time and holiday breaks KinderCare has a differently themed camp program each week. Some I remember from this past summer are: Robotics, Animals, Wilderness, Egyptology... Each week saw Small Fry learning something new and being excited and engaged. The teachers are all wonderful and KinderCare has an open door policy, which I have used over the years. I have witnessed nothing but the best of care for my child, and would never consider going elsewhere. Dietary restrictions? No problem! Although the menu they serve on a daily basis is nutritious and appeals to kids, they will make sure that your child is well fed within your guidelines. Another great feature is the ability to pay on-line and track your FSA spending. Makes it so easy, instead of having to write a check every week! If you have a little one that needs quality childcare in the Celebration area, Small Fry would highly recommend KinderCare!”
Dierdre S. - KinderCare Parent
Who Are KinderCare Families?
They hail from hundreds of cities across the country from countless backgrounds, and proudly represent every walk in life. What our families have in common, though, is the want to give their children the best start in life. We are so proud to be their partner in parenting.
Hear from just a few of our amazing KinderCare families.
A Globe-Trotting Family Finds A
Home in Houston
Four young children, four different passports, two languages, two full-time jobs…oh, and a few triathlons thrown in for good measure. Meet the globe-trotting Colettas—a family on the go.