Brandy Douglas, Center Director
Meet Brandy Douglas, Our Center Director
At KinderCare Since: 2009
Education: Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education, and a Director's Credential
Favorite Children's Book: Silly Sally
Meet Brandy Douglas! She is the Center Director at Beechmont KinderCare in Cincinnati, OH. Brandy attended Brown Mackie Community College, where she earned an associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education, as well as a Director’s Credential. She has been with KinderCare for twelve years, and before that she was a teacher. "Adults are just outdated children" - Dr. Seuss. Outside of work, Brandy enjoys helping her community through coaching sports, leading the parent-teacher organization, and running parent support groups. She also loves spending time with her family, and together they go to sports and music events.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.)
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!
I wanted to let you know about the teachers and staff at the Anderson KinderCare. Every day when my husband or I drop-off and pick-up our children, we are reassured that we have continued to make the best decision for our family. Every morning when we drop the kids off we are greeted with warm, genuine smiles by all that we see. The kids are excited to go to school and lately have been disappointed that we have arrived to pick them up in the evening because they are so engrossed by the activities they are doing. Our four-year-old, loves to talk to us about school and what she is learning. She adores Ms. Nicole and Ms. Linda as she always has stories to share, and I know she enjoys her day. In fact, on the weekends she will ask my husband and me if she has "big school today" and when we reply "No," she tends to be sad for a little while because she wants to "play with her friends and have fun!" It is evident that she is learning all about the different themes with the Early Foundations Curriculum with all the projects she is doing, all the pictures that I am now able to see online, and all the stories she tells us. Our two-and-a-half-year-old son can be a challenge at times with dropping-off, but Ms. Lynn's love and comforting nature makes it easier for us to part. Although it can be a challenge at times to understand hi,, we know he is having a blast at school. He talks about Ms. Mandee and Ms. Lynn all the time with a big smile on his face. All the teacher enhancements along with all the pictures and projects displayed make it exciting to be in his classroom. As mentioned above, it can be a challenge for us to understand him, but with the support and open communication with Corin and his teachers, we determined that getting him evaluated for a speech delay might be beneficial for his development. As such, he no has speech therapy twice a month and gets some of his therapy at KinderCare. There is regular communication with his teachers on how to help with his daily development. It is nice to know that each day our children are away from our family, they are with the KinderCare family, which is comforting for my piece of mind. All of the teachers and staff at KinderCare make it a point to say hi, wave through their windows or smile even when they are engaged with other children. Holly and Corin work hard to answer any questions or concerns we might have, and when they might be able to answer a question right away, they are quick to find out and keep us informed. As I have mentioned to the teachers before, I am not sure how they do it but it is greatly appreciated. It takes a special kind of person to work with younger children day-in and day-out, and this KinderCare is full of terrific teachers!”
Diana O. - KinderCare Parent
I wanted to share with you how pleased we were with the center while our daughter attended daycare there. We were not satisfied with the first center she attended, so we transferred to the 5 Mile KinderCare in 2007, and she was enrolled here through 2011 until she went to Kindergarten. The teachers and staff were wonderful to our daughter, and we knew she was well cared for while she was there. She made many friends while she was there, and those friendships continue today. Even though she is now in a different school district that the children she met, those bonds remain strong, and we often see many of the friends she met there. I must say that I met some wonderful folks there too and still consider them to be friends. The team took the time to know my child and me, and that further demonstrates how much they care. As for the learning programs, our daughter was very well prepared for Kindergarten. The transition was easy for her academically and socially, due in large part to the KinderCare platform. She continues to love school today as a first grader because of the positive experience she had at the 5 Mile KinderCare. Keep up the great work KinderCare 5 Mile!”
Kristi F. - KinderCare Parent
We would like to take a moment to express how satisfied we are with the staff and facility at Beechmont KinderCare. We have three children ages eight, three, and 21 months. Over the years we have had a child in each room and would like to share our experience with you. Our Oldest son started KinderCare right before he entered Kindergarten. Prior to coming to KinderCare, he had not had a lot of experience with other children. We were a young married couple living in England while he was growing up, and just did not know a lot of other families. Everyone was so welcoming to him and really helped prepare him for Kindergarten through the NAEYC accredited curriculum. He has since moved into the school age room. He enjoys the before-and-after school program so much that he is sometimes disappointed if we come to pick him up too early. Our second child has been attending KinderCare since he was a baby. He has always been a very strong-willed child who is very resistant to change. He sometimes requires a lot of extra effort. The staff at KinderCare has been so helpful in dealing with him and helping make his days flow more smoothly. We understand that a child who requires a little extra effort could be frustrating to some, but the KinderCare staff appreciate him and his unique personality. They have never once given up on helping him grow and learn. His teachers have consistently gone above and beyond to help him grow both socially and intellectually. When he has a bad day, we are able to discuss what may have went wrong, and what we could do that may make things better for him in the future. Our third little boy started KinderCare when he was a baby as well. We were worried about him going to daycare because he was such a high-needs baby who would not let us put him down. He had never spent more than a few minutes in a baby swing or any of the fancy baby toys that our other children loved. Surprisingly, he has adjusted really well to KinderCare. He enjoys the other children, and really loves his teachers. His language acquisition has really taken off, and I attribute a lot of that to the education and attention he receives at KinderCare. We have never left our children in the care of anyone other than family, so where we send our kids to daycare is not a decision we take lightly. Knowing that our children are in caring hands at KinderCare throughout the day when they can't be with us is such a comforting feeling. We feel so welcomed when we come into the center in the morning and when we pick our kids up in the evening. Everyone is smiling and eager to share highlights of the day with us. We know that if we have questions or concerns that we could come to Holly, Corin, or any of the staff and they would be addressed promptly. We are confident in the safe and competent care that they receive and would recommend Beechmont KinderCare to anyone looking for childcare.”
Bradely and Erica R. - 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.