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Hudson Darrow Road KinderCare

Sara Michael, Center Director

5812 Darrow Rd Hudson OH 44236
(330) 656-2737 Contact this center

Ages: 6 weeks to 12 years
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Neighborhood:
Historical Hudson

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Hudson School District (School District Provides Transportation to and from Center for Hudson School District School listed): Evamere, Eastwoods, Ellsworth, McDowell Middle School, Stow School District (center provides transportation to and from Stow School listed): Woodland, Fishcreek, Highland, Lakeview, Echo Hills, Indian Trails and Holy Family.

Our center is accredited by NAEYC.

NAEYC Accreditation

Welcome to Hudson Darrow Road KinderCare

Welcome to Hudson Darrow Road KinderCare! Our location off Main Street is convenient for families from all around Hudson. We believe learning and development starts at a very early age, and our programs reflect that focus. Whether it's physical and motor development, language skills, or social and emotional well-being, our teachers are here to ensure your child thrives. We build a warm, welcoming, and supportive classroom for children of all abilities, backgrounds, and experiences.

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!

Sara Michael, Our Center Director

Meet Sara Michael, Our Center Director

At KinderCare Since: 2011

Education: Master's Degree in Literacy Education. Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education.

Favorite Children's Book: The Giving Tree

Meet Sara Michael! She is the Center Director at Hudson Darrow Road KinderCare in Ohio. Sara holds a bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education and a master's in Literacy Education from the State University of New York at New Paltz. She has been with KinderCare for ten years. Sara lives life by the phrase "Be a reflection of what you'd like to see in others. If you want love, give love, if you want honesty, give honesty, if you want respect, give respect. You give out will return to you." Outside of work, Sara likes to travel, read, and hike.

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.

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.)

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!

  • My daughter loves going to school every day because of Ms. Linda, her preschool teacher. Through endless activities, songs, silly poems, crafts, dramatic play, etc., Ms. Linda fills the day. My daughter loves to imitate Ms. Linda at home playing "circle time" with her dolls and stuffed animals. She wants Ms. Linda to be proud of her, which means she loves and values her teacher. Having Ms. Linda for a preschool teacher has been invaluable. She is helping to build a strong foundation in my daughter's life and the lives of her other students. Ms. Michelle, one of the Infant Room teachers, still greets us every morning with a smile and hug even though my daughter is now in Preschool. Ms. Michelle always asks her about her previous day and what she hopes to learn. She promises to keep an eye on my daughter throughout the day. Ms. Michelle has not only been a wonderful teacher for my daughter, but a dear friend of our family as well.

    Hallie E. - KinderCare Parent
  • Ms. Jessie is the teacher in my son's Toddler classroom. His teacher showed amazing care after he broke his leg and was transitioning back to walking after the cast came off. She was attentive to both his physical as well as his emotional needs. My husband and I were relieved to leave him in such good care. I think when he started walking again she was just as excited as we were!!

    Tamara C. - KinderCare Parent
  • Thank you not only for taking care of my son when I couldn't, but also for all the extra things too. Thank you for potty training him; teaching him not to bite; for inspiring him to love reading and math; for endless field trips and special holiday fun; for trying to introduce him to new foods even though he is stubborn as all get-out! Thank you for teaching him manners and for helping me turn him into the wonderfully well-rounded eight-year-old that he is. It has been an exciting ride on the KinderCare coaster for the past seven years!

    Ashley H. - KinderCare Parent
  • When we had to make the decision of what type of childcare we wanted for our son I'll be honest, daycare scared us to death. Mainly because you hear all the horror stories and not the experiences like we had in the year and a half our son was enrolled in KinderCare. We loved everyone in the center that we met on our initial tour but the primary reason we chose KinderCare Hudson was because of Ms. Michelle and Ms. Cathy. We can't even begin to explain the love that they put into each and every one of their Infants. When our son moved onto the Toddler and Discovery Preschool rooms we saw a tremendous improvement in his manners, counting, speech and interaction with other children. The teachers don't stop taking an interest in your children when they move onto the next classroom they always take the time to stop when they saw us in the hallway and called my son by name. Unfortunately we had to take him out of the center due to a job relocation but I would give anything to have him back in this center. Thank you to each and every KinderCare family member, you do an amazing job! I emphasize '"family" because that is truly what it felt like. They made us feel like we mattered just as much as any of their family members would.

    Chelsea 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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