Tanya Artis-Spencer, Center Director
Ages: 6 weeks to 5 years
Elementary Schools Bussed To:
North Drive, Easter Wayne Elementary, North East, North west, Tommy Road, Meadow Lane, Green Wood Middle, Carber, Dillard Academy, Miller Lanes
Our center is accredited by the National Accreditation Commission.
Meet Tanya Artis-Spencer, Our Center Director
At KinderCare Since: 1997
Education: Administration Certification
Favorite Children's Book: The Little Engine That Could
Meet Tanya Artis-Spencer! She is the Center Director at Goldsboro KinderCare in North Carolina. Tanya received her education at Wayne Community College and has an Administration certification in Early Child Care. She has been with KinderCare since 1997 and has worked in the field for over 33 years. Every day, Tanya looks forward to creating meaningful relationships with children and their families. "All kids need is a little help, a little hope, and somebody who believes in them." – Magic Johnson. Outside of work, Tanya enjoys spending time with her grandchildren.
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.
Goldsboro 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.
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
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.)
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 been with KinderCare since she was eight weeks old, and she is now 27 months olds. I did not plan for her to go to KinderCare when I was pregnant I had her registered at another daycare; however, due to some miscommunication when she was four weeks old I learned the other daycare had removed her from their waiting list. I scrambled around town trying to find a daycare with an opening. I came across two centers with openings. As soon as I walked through the KinderCare door's I knew this was were my daughter would be going. As a new mom with no family in the area, I've always been grateful for how the KinderCare staff takes the time to talk to me about my daughters care. Each staff member knows my daughter, even if she has never been a part of their classroom . I value the care my daughter receives at KinderCare. Tammie”
Tammie - KinderCare Parent
It was very hard for me to leave my daughter and son with people I did not know. I was very hesitant about daycare because of previous bad experiences, however, after a few days of my children being enrolled at KinderCare, those fears faded away! I love the caring staff. I am able to go to work with the peace of mind that my children will be taken care of and loved. As a teacher, I value the education they receive. My baby is even learning and doing hands-on activities! Goldsboro KinderCare is an exceptional place, so I am grateful for this daycare and the qualified staff that works here. This center believes that every child is important. I also love the fact that the daycare is clean!”
Frances B. - KinderCare Parent
It gives me great pleasure to be a part of such a dynamic and loving atmosphere Day after day. I drop my children off and I trust that they are being put into the best ears, eyes, and hands daily. My journey with KinderCare started back in 2006 when my now, 11 year old was only 18 months old. Since then I have had 3 additional children to enter into the doors of Goldsboro KinderCare and we are still proudly walking through them doors today. The Goldsboro KinderCare Staff truly embodies the word “FAMILY!” It is a home away from home and each person from the Director to the School-Age Teachers embraces each family with TLC.
They strive towards perfection and they keep “us” parents along with our children informed and knowledgeable on the KinderCare way. I salute this staff and leadership for making my children feel right at home. I can’t imagine my life without having some parts of KinderCare involved. They have been there for so long and I honestly don’t see myself leaving but eventually the children will grow up and age out of child-care and after-school care.
So, I just want to let KinderCare Corporate know that here in Goldsboro, North Carolina they are doing the right things, the children are learning, and the parents are being informed and involved with our KinderCare Family. I hope you reward them diligently for all the hard work they put in day by day, month to month, and year after year. They are so deserving of recognition. I consider myself proud to be part of this great team. I am truly looking forward to many more years and growth with my experiences at KinderCare Learning Center of Goldsboro, North Carolina.”
Nina G. - KinderCare Parent
Our daughter that is currently 11 months old attends KinderCare. We couldn't be happier with the staff, environment, atmosphere and care. Our daughter get so excited she starts smiling and starts clapping when we pull up every morning. Her teachers are unbelievably amazing & caring! Tonya truly makes you feel like part of the family. We are so grateful and lucky to be able to say that our KinderCare family takes out of this world amazing care of our daughter in every way!!!”
Carmen L. - 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
What accreditations does KinderCare have?
We are your trusted caregiver. Our centers are state-licensed and regularly inspected to make sure everything meets or exceeds standards, including child-to-teacher ratios and safe facilities. Our centers aren’t just licensed—most are accredited, too! Find out more.
Do you offer part-time schedules at Goldsboro KinderCare?
Everybody’s schedule is different. We’re happy to offer quality, affordable part-time and full-time childcare. Drop-in care may also be available. Reach out to your Center Director to learn more.
How does naptime work at Goldsboro KinderCare?
Our teachers meet every child’s needs during naptime. Our teachers know how to get babies to nap. In fact, they are pros at getting children of any age to nap. Visit our article on "10 Ways We Help Kids Get a Great Daycare Nap" to learn more.
Do you support alternative diets?
We strive to be as inclusive as possible. To that point, we provide a vegetarian option at mealtime, take care to not serve common allergens and can adapt menus based on your child’s food sensitivities. If your child has additional needs, we’ll work with you to figure out a plan.
Are meals included in tuition? Can I choose to send my child with lunch?
We provide nutritious meals and snacks developed by a registered dietician to meet the needs of rapidly growing bodies and minds. If your child has special dietary requirements and you would prefer to bring in their lunch, please make arrangements with the center director.
Does my child need to be potty-trained?
Every child begins toilet learning at a different age. Until your child shows an interest in toilet learning, we’ll provide diaper changes on an as-needed basis. When your child shows an interest, we'll discuss how to work together to encourage toilet learning.