Susan Bennett, Center Director
Meet Susan Bennett, Our Center Director
At KinderCare Since: 1987
Education: Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education
Meet Susan Bennett! She is the Center Director at KinderCare Old Salem in Englewood, OH. Susan attended Bowling Green State University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. She has been with KinderCare for thirty-four years, and before that she was a teacher. Outside of work, Susan enjoys spending time at Grand Lake St. Mary's in Ohio with family and friends.
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.
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.
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!
I have 2 children who have attended Kindercare since they were toddlers and are now in the school age room (4 1/2 years). I have nothing but good things to say about the Kindercare on Old Salem. The teachers and staff are amazing with the kids, they treat them as if they were their own. Not only can I go to work rest assured my kids are safe and in good hands but also that every day they come home they're telling/showing me something new they have learned. Kindercare is not your typical daycare where the kids run wild and do what they want. It's very structured and organized all while they are learning and having fun. I love Kindercare because of the teachers and their love and passion for the kids!”
Amber J. - KinderCare Parent
The reason I choose KinderCare is because of the excellent care all of my children receive. Ms. Rose has had three of my children and I have never had to worry about a thing. Ms. Velinda is like family and treats my kids like her own, no worries ever with her. Now my three month old attends and Ms. Kelly and Ms. Ashley look after him like his Mom. I would recommend this school to anyone asking. We are a big family, not just a babysitter. The teachers really do care about the children.”
Aleshia - KinderCare Parent
I like the activities that the teachers do with the children and how patient the teachers are with my child. I trust all of my child's past and present teachers and also how well my son likes all of his teachers. It really makes me feel at ease when my son is in their care. Thanks for everything!”
Jessica - KinderCare Parent
KinderCare has been great to my children, especially my son. He has excelled academically and socially since he has been here. I thank all the teachers who take their time with him and show that they care with great communication. I am certain he will be ready for Kindergarten.”
Jaine - KinderCare Parent
The staff at KinderCare Old Salem is excellent. You can tell that they really care about the children. They keep you informed of your child's progress. My child really responds to the staff and truly enjoys going every day.”
Alisha - 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.