Cool Springs KinderCare
Meet Catherine Clinton Edmond, Our Center Director
At KinderCare Since: 2017
Education: Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education, Bachelor's Degree in Child Development and Family Relations
Favorite Children's Book: Be You!
Meet Catherine Clinton-Edmond! She is the Center Director at Cool Springs KinderCare in Franklin, TN. Catherine attended Nashville State Community College where she earned an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education, and Tennessee State University where she earned a Bachelor's Degree in Child Development and Family Relations. She has been with KinderCare for six years, and before that she was a teacher and an assistant director. Outside of work, Catherine enjoys doing puzzles, coloring, singing, playing video games, traveling, and spending time with her family. Her favorite quote is, "Be the change you want to see in the world."
Cool Springs 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.)
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.
“ I wanted to make a testimonial about my wonderful experience with KinderCare. In 2009, I enrolled both of my children (at the time son was one and my daughter was four). I immediately enrolled my daughter in the Phonics enrichment program run through the daycare. Once my son reached the age to be enrolled, I enrolled him as well. When my daughter entered Kindergarten she was already above the expectation. She is now going into third grade and she is reading at almost a fifth grade level. This little girl had learned to break down words by using what she was taught in the Phonics program. I fully support the daycare and school by encouraging reading in our home and buying books that my kids will enjoy. My son has always been very interested in reading, but I had no idea how advanced he was. I learned at the beginning of this term (equivalent to preschool age) that he could read. The director, Tonya and staff stood around us while he read me an entire book provided from the school used in the Phonics program. All of us stood there beaming with pride as he read the small book cover to cover. But this was only the beginning of it. Today my son is not only reading those smaller books, but he is reading at almost a third grade level. He is reading words out of the books that are made for the instructors. He is reading contractions, complex words and I believe that by sounding out words he has never seen, the way he learned to phonetically, he could read and comprehend almost any word put in front of him. I attribute his success to the Phonics program, the support of our KinderCare family and his personal drive and determination. I now have two children who think reading is fun! I have learned through the workforce and managing other people how very important it is to effectively communicate. The Phonics program provides the fundamentals of reading and the earlier they start, the more equipped they are. Tonya and the staff at Cool Springs KinderCare have provided constant encouragement and support. We are loyal and faithful clients and we gladly put our kids' safety and education in their more than capable hands. We are moving this year, but we intend to stay with KinderCare for our now School Age children. We are looking forward to new enrichment opportunities to come. Thank you to Tonya, Lisa, Kathy, Karla and the rest of our KinderCare family for encouraging us and our children to strive to be the best!Show more
“ KinderCare has been, and continues to be, a blessing to our family. I enrolled my child when she was three months old. Her first daycare teacher was Ms. Debbie. My daughter is now two years old and still wants to give Ms. Debbie a hug goodbye every day! All of the teachers and staff at KinderCare care deeply about the children that are entrusted to their care; the safety, learning and emotional well-being of the kids are all very important to them. I would absolutely recommend KinderCare to families looking for a safe, fun, nurturing environment for their children.Show more
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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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Find your partner in parenting.
Our teachers join forces with families to help kids become lifelong learners while building confidence to live happy and healthy lives.
Take a moment to watch a KinderCare teacher and mom chat about how we’re the ultimate partners in parenting.
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.