Lateshia Byrd, Center Director
Ages: 6 weeks to 12 years
Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Creekside, Wintergreen, Belvoir, WH Robinson, Ridgewood, Eastern, Lake Forrest, Elm Hurst, South Greenville, Falkland and Sadie Saulter.
Our center is accredited by NAC.
Meet Lateshia Byrd, Our Center Director
Lateshia has been with KinderCare since 2001 and has over 25 years of experience in the field. She has a master’s degree in early childhood studies. Lateshia believes that children are like sponges and strives to provide the best possible environment for them to soak everything up! She is excited to continue coaching new educators and making a difference in children’s lives.
At KinderCare Since:
Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education Studies
Favorite Children's Book:
Oh, the Places You'll Go!
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)
Babies grow and learn every day. Our goal is to provide a safe and nurturing "home away from home" where babies can explore and make new discoveries. We know that learning through play is extremely valuable at this age and our Early Foundations® Infant program is designed to give babies the skills that will serve as the building blocks for a lifetime of learning.
Toddler Programs (1 – 2 Years)
As toddlers develop friendships, self-esteem, and curiosity, our Early Foundations® Toddler program will help them explore their world in a safe and nurturing environment. Our unique curriculum is based on the philosophy that children learn best through experiences. So each day is filled with fun activities that excite and develop toddlers, giving them the comfort and confidence to speak those first few important words, as well as make their first friends.
Discovery Preschool Programs (2 – 3 Years)
At this age, children are making new discoveries daily. And as two-year olds begin to exert their independence, our Early Foundations® Discovery Preschool program is prepared to open their eyes to a world of learning, sharing, and exploring. Our holistic approach in the classroom engages young minds with a blend of music, art, and movement, as well as the early education fundamentals they'll need as they continue on to preschool.
Preschool Programs (3 – 4 Years)
As preschoolers gain more self-esteem, they may feel ready to take on the world. Our Early Foundations® Preschool program enhances that confidence by providing activities to help children become problem solvers and lifelong learners. Through independent exploration, structured activities, and hands-on learning, children will work on early literacy, math, science, and social studies concepts. A healthy dose of running, jumping, and dancing keeps them active too.
Prekindergarten Programs (4 – 5 Years)
Prekindergartners are preparing for the adventure of a lifetime – school. And our Early Foundations Prekindergarten® program is designed to get them ready by teaching letters and words, math concepts, and valuable social skills. With small group instruction, independent play in an organized atmosphere, and whole-group activities, children will have all the right skills to hop, skip, and jump right into kindergarten.
Before- & After-School Programs (5 – 12 Years)
Even after school's out for the day, children need to be engaged in a comfortable, yet stimulating environment. That's where our Catch the Wave® program comes in. This innovative before – and after-school program allows school-age children to balance learning and fun through a variety of experiences. From homework help to fun physical activities, our program is designed so that everyone goes home happy.
Summer Programs (preschool, prekindergarten, and school-age)
Don’t miss out on KinderCare’s Summer of Wonder: Six themed programs that will make summer exciting, educational and tons of fun. Whether your child is in our preschool, Pre-K or school-age programs, all of it is designed to help children learn while soaking up the fun. We offer flexible scheduling options to meet the needs of busy families like yours so we hope to see you there.
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. Kids in this delightful and delicious program 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! Built entirely from scratch, our new program teaches kids to sing, move, listen, play instruments, and even create their own tunes. It 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 experience at KinderCare as a parent has been awesome. My daughter started daycare at the age of one, and it was very hard for me to let go and allow strangers to care for her eight hour work a days. As the days went by I became more comfortable and happy about my decision to allow my daughter to go to daycare. Every staff member is humble and sweet, each morning we are greeted with a warm smile, and every afternoon my daughter cries and gets upset because she is not ready to go home. The next month after my daughter turned two, she was potty trained, and if it was not for KinderCare that would had been a hard experience for me. KinderCare has been the best decision I’ve made for my daughter and I. I really appreciate the staffs hard work and dedication not only to my daughter, but to me as well. I really consider KinderCare as my extended family.”
Courtney P. - KinderCare Parent
I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge and express my gratitude to a wonderful learning development center, KinderCare Learning Center, located on Stantonsburg Road in Greenville, NC. I am a single mother of two wonderful children and that in its self is a full time job, but in addition I am employed full time in the public service field which can be extremely unpredictable at times. My son began his learning experience with KinderCare in January 2012 at the tender age of three. Since he has started with KinderCare his social and scholastic skills have improved greatly. His mannerisms have become free flowing and he often surprises me with his new intellects that seem to broaden on a daily basis. The staff is extremely informative and communicates with me freely which gives me a since of comfort and security. There is no doubt that KinderCare has improved the life of my son and my family and will continue to be a vital part of our lives.”
Heather S. - KinderCare Parent
It is a pleasure to share with you what KinderCare has meant to our family. Our daughter, now eight, started attending KinderCare when she was just eight weeks old. I was fortunate enough to work close by so I was able to visit her everyday at lunch. The staff was so very accommodating, understanding that my little girl means the world to me. When our daughter began walking and took her first big spill, the staff was kind enough to call me immediately and they invited me to come and comfort her and feel assured she was okay. I must admit I am a worrier extraordinaire so to have a staff so kind that they would think of my needs as a parent as well as what’s best for my daughter was more than I could have expected. Our daughter continued to grow and learn, making her way through all the classrooms and being cared for at some point by all the staff. She had cooking and music lessons. The preschool curriculum was taught so well, her Kindergarten evaluator commented that she was more than ready to begin school. Her graduation from KinderCare was certainly emotional for us as parents but you could see tears in other eyes as her name was announced. She was loved like family. We took a short break from KinderCare after Hannah began school so she could try other things but she is now back in the KinderCare after-school program. To be honest, it was like coming home, being with people I knew loved her and would take care of her the way I would. I’m not sure there is a way we could ever thank this KinderCare staff enough for not just taking care of our daughter but for taking care of her parents as well. Peace of mind as a parent is a rare thing, but we found it at our KinderCare.”
Amy M. - KinderCare Parent
I want to say thank you to the teachers at KinderCare on Stantonsburg road, for all that they do for my son Bobby and all the other children. I was excited when he came home and sang his first song, "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star". He is coming out of his shell and everyday his is telling me something about his school. Some things I understand from him and some I do not. Nevertheless, he is able to express himself. Gradually, he is telling me the names of some of the other children. I want to say thanks, once again, for a job well done. Keep up the good work.”
Bobby Sr. and Phyllis 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.