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Dixon KinderCare

Sharon Williams-Floyd, Center Director

1741 Dixon Rd Gastonia NC 28054
(704) 867-5347 Contact this center

Ages: 6 weeks to 12 years

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New Hope and Garrison Blvd - landmark Gaston Regional Library

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Sherwood, Gardner Park, Lowell, Hawks Nest, PCCS, Robinson, Brookside, Grier Middle

Our center is accredited by the National Accreditation Commission.

Welcome to Dixon KinderCare

Welcome to Dixon KinderCare in Gastonia, North Carolina! We are located just off East Garrison Boulevard. Our center offers a home away from home, with southern hospitality values. We treat every child with love, care, support, and understanding. We extend that kindness to parents and the whole family! From the moment your family walks into our center, KinderCare welcomes you with open arms!

We’re proud of the industry-leading health and safety measures we’ve put in place to protect your family and our staff. And, if you need distance learning support for elementary school kids, grade K-6, we’re here for you. Contact our center director to learn more. We can’t wait to see you soon!

Sharon Williams-Floyd, Our Center Director

Meet Sharon Williams-Floyd, Our Center Director

At KinderCare Since: 1995

Education: Early Childhood Credential

Meet Sharon Williams-Floyd! Sharon is the Center Director of this KinderCare Learning Center location. Sharon holds a North Carolina Early Childhood Certification from Gaston College. She has been with KinderCare since 1995. When she is not working, Sharon likes to spend quality time with her family. She also likes to craft and enjoy the outdoors. 


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.


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.

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!

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.

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!


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!

  • Since my son has started in KinderCare, I have seen him blossom into a very mature young man and he is talking more. This was the best option for him since he has been through a lot with some important family members being sick. I want to thank all of the staff. I picked KinderCare because it is nearby and I can quickly get there, if needed, and I can stop in to check up on him and to take him to lunch.

    Tina L. - KinderCare Parent
  • When we relocated to North Carolina, I was very worried about where my child would attend preschool. We toured several centers and did not feel that they would be the right fit for our family. We then toured KinderCare and the director Ms. Sharon and all her teachers were amazing! We felt very comfortable and she answered all of our questions. We knew immediately that that's where we wanted our daughter to attend. Our daughter has been attending KinderCare since she was eight months old and she will be two years old in a couple of months. The staff has become like family, and I never worry when I have to leave her. They are very informative about her day and communication between the teachers and parents are great. Also their curriculum has played an important role in her development. We are very grateful to have found our KinderCare center, they are like family.

    Ciara - KinderCare Parent
  • Dixon KinderCare is our second family. My son, Joshua Jr., has been a part of the KinderCare family since six weeks old. He is now four years old. He has grown so much and learned a lot throughout the past four years. From the KinderCare office staff to the KinderCare teaching staff, they all play a role in my son's learning and life. Enrolling Joshua Jr. in Dixon KinderCare was the best educational decision made for my son.

    Sheterrica W. - 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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