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Bedford Way KinderCare

Jakeeta Turner, Center Director

205 Bedford Way Franklin TN 37064
(615) 791-5022 Contact this center

Ages: 6 weeks to 5 years
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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
We do not bus children at this time. We offer school age care any time school is out and during summer breaks.

Welcome to Bedford Way KinderCare

Welcome to Franklin KinderCare, located just off Royal Oaks Boulevard in this historic city south of Nashville, TN. Every day, our staff works hard to help children build confidence for life. We accomplish this through an exclusive educational program that uses fun, age-appropriate activities to help each child develop physically, intellectually, emotionally, and socially. At Franklin KinderCare, everyone belongs in our circle—we love our families and meeting new friends!

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Jakeeta Turner, Our Center Director

Meet Jakeeta Turner, Our Center Director

At KinderCare Since: 2020

Education: Child Development Credential

Favorite Children's Book: Brown Bear

Meet Jakeeta Turner! Jakeeta is the Center Director at Franklin KinderCare in Tennessee. She is currently attending Middle Tennessee State University where she is working on her Bachelor’s Degree. She also has a Child Development Credential. Jakeeta has been with KinderCare since 2020 and was the Center Director for Totally Kids Childcare before that. Her favorite quote is, "Children do not choose where they are. Parents do." Outside of work, Jakeeta likes to sing, read, watch sports, and spend time with her family.

AMERICA’S MOST ACCREDITED

We’re so proud!

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.

SCHOOL-READY

What Learning Looks Like

Our talented early-childhood teachers set kids down the path toward becoming lifelong learners in a positive, safe, and nurturing environment.

Our 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.

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

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

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!

Our Teachers

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.

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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.

Our Families

Don't take our word for it. Hear what our families have to say about our amazing center!

  • As a new mother, I had no idea what to look for in a childcare provider. We had gone through two before we found KinderCare after moving into the area. Looking back, I wish we had gone there all along. KinderCare at Bedford has been extremely welcoming from day one. I am at ease when I drop my children there, knowing they are taken care of with genuine love by their teachers. I also LOVE when I pick up my three-year-old and hear all of the things she learned that day. They over-communicate with parents about any praise and/or concerns they might have, which I feel is very important for any daycare center. When I had my second, I was very comfortable leaving her just at eight weeks old...something I didn't feel with my first and her previous caretaker. Not only are they wonderful with children, but I also consider them family because they express interest and love towards the parents as well. I have no desire to send my children elsewhere and couldn't be more pleased with this facility!

    Rhonnie B. - KinderCare Parent
  • Overwhelmed - that's how I felt with all of the options and choices in child care when we moved to the Nashville area. Luckily, a friend of mine had used KinderCare and recommended that I should give it a look. I'm glad we did! The curriculum and programs they use are top-notch. My oldest son is reading far beyond his age and my younger son has learned all of his shapes, colors, letters, numbers, and much more. In addition, they have been exposed to music, art, sports, and other activities as well. I couldn't be happier! Not only have my boys gotten a great education, but they have also grown emotionally and socially while at KinderCare. I have been impressed with the personal attention given to them by the teachers. On several occasions, changes have been made to better accommodate my kids' personal needs or learning styles and that kind of attention has been priceless to me. I feel like the teachers truly love their students and love their jobs. This makes a huge impact on how I feel about dropping my kids off every day. I am so thankful that we made the choice to send our kids to KinderCare and thankful that they are getting a wonderful foundation for a lifetime of learning. Thanks KinderCare!

    Betsy H. - KinderCare Parent

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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.

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