Terri Bogunia, Center Director
Meet Terri Bogunia, Our Center Director
At KinderCare Since: 2018
Education: Bachelor of Arts
Favorite Children's Book: All Books
Meet Terri Bogunia! She is the Center Director at Burkhardt Road KinderCare in Dayton, OH. Terri attended University of Northern Iowa, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. Terri has been with KinderCare since 2018, and before that was a teacher and administrator with Head Start. She has a total of 30 years in children education. Outside of work, Terri enjoys bowling, going for bike rides, and spending time with her family.
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.
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.
Elementary School Distance Learning
Healthy bodies, happy hearts, growing minds. We make distance learning easy on your whole family! Our teachers are trained to facilitate safe and dynamic learning experiences online and in-person. Since every school has their own learning plan, we’ve added flexible enrollment options to meet your family’s needs. Whether you choose to enroll full-time, part-time, or before and after school, we’re here for you!
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!
"My daughter has adjusted well overtime. She enjoys coming to KinderCare and completing all the learning activities that the teacher has prepared for her on a daily basis. The center has really grown over the last year due to all the wonderful changes Ms. Stephanie has made. She also seems to really enjoy the children and the children are always interacting with her on a daily basis. I really look forward to the fall to see what new activities the center will be offering."”
Danielle - KinderCare Parent
"We have three children attending KinderCare all of which seem to enjoy their time spent at the center. We have truly noticed that our children are learning and growing due to the teachers being so engaged with the children. The infant teachers are also very good with our youngest child. They are attentive and nurturing. Our children will continue to attend KinderCare for many years."”
Brandi & Phillip - KinderCare Parent
"My school age children have been attending KinderCare on Burkhardt Road since they were little. I have been impressed with the care my children have received over the years. Both of my children enjoy the activities offered as well as the field trips during the summer. Thank you KinderCare for always being there for my family."”
Parent - KinderCare Parent
"KinderCare has been an amazing place for my child to attend. Her teacher Ms. Melissa is warm and welcoming each day and my child absolutely loves going into her classroom. I have noticed over the last 6 months that my child has been learning her shapes, colors, and numbers. I feel as if KinderCare is really helping to prepare her for Kindergarten."”
Jessica - 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.