Terry Webb, Center Director
Meet Terry Webb, Our Center Director
At KinderCare Since: 1979
Favorite Children's Book: The Kissing Hand
Meet Terry Webb! Terry is the Center Director at Bluegrass KinderCare in Tennessee. She attended Rasmussen College where she took several Early Childhood courses. She began her career with KinderCare in 1978 and has served in every position with the center. Her favorite quote is, "Don't worry that children will never listen to you. Worry that they are always watching you." -Robert Fulghum. When she is not working, Terry likes to garden, talk morning walks, and spend 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.
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.
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!
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!
We are a two-child family, who has been enrolled at KinderCare for four years. Both of our girls started at the center as infants and are known by everyone in the center on a personal level. The teachers routinely stop and tell me funny things that one of them has said or done. They show compassion, joy, pride, and concern for my children, just like family. I know that regardless of the classroom my children are in, they are in the hands of someone who truly cares about them. I continue to be impressed with the quality of care, special programs, arts and nutrition my children receive on a daily basis. My children come home with crafts every single day. Even my youngest child is routinely given opportunities to be creative and explore with different mediums. As a parent, I am also thrilled to see fresh fruits and vegetables on their hot meal menu everyday. My oldest child enjoys participating in the center's Kindermusic program and has exceeded my expectations with her progress in the center's Phonics Learning Enrichment Program. She has been spelling her name before the age of three and printing it shortly after. It is reassuring to know that KinderCare is getting her ready for kindergarten success. My family enjoys being part of KinderCare and I know the staff enjoy watching my children grow. We couldn't be happier with the staff, service, ease of payment, availability of early drop off, and elementary school transportation. And we always enjoy the center wide family events, such as the fall festival and winter gala, that allow us to get to know other families and children that attend the center. We absolutely wouldn't take our children anywhere else and we know they have truly benefited from having been there these four years."”
Dr. Lauren B. - KinderCare Parent
My name is Vickie J. Over the course of 21 years, my children have been enrolled at Bluegrass KinderCare. Today my children are 21, 18, and 10 years old. I have heard, as a working mother, stories from other working mothers about their guilt for leaving their children at a childcare center where they were unhappy. I never had any guilt with Bluegrass KinderCare. I knew my children were given attention, being educated, cared for, and loved. My oldest child had attended a different childcare center for a few months before we discovered the Bluegrass KinderCare. Once enrolled at the Bluegrass KinderCare, there was no other place for our family. My older children to this day still love to come back to KinderCare and visit with teachers that had taught them many years ago and can recall many wonderful memories. KinderCare has impacted all my children's lives in the most positive ways. I will always be grateful for the person that referred me to KinderCare. To us the KinderCare staff will always be our family. Thank You!”
Vickie J. - KinderCare Parent
I wanted to take a moment to speak on our experience at KinderCare. My son, now in Pre-K, started when he was 3 and in the preschoolers classroom. I can remember his first day, and it wasn't just an experience for him, but a worry for mom and dad. We worried that he would not like going to school. Anything we attempted, even for a few hours, our son just wasn't having it. His first day of school was here and it was hard. He cried and he didn't want to stay. It was new to him and he was clearly uncomfortable with this situation, until.....Ms. Nicole Banks! She had just returned and even though she was not my son's teacher she stepped in and LOVED my child as her own. She made it a point to send pictures through the day, and still does, to ensure I knew he was okay and that there are people who care for my son daily. He is now in her class and you can see his growth. He loves going to school and he loves Ms. Nicole. This makes my heart happy, knowing he is well taken care of. Ms. Nicole is a blessing and takes her job seriously. She takes the time to teach and lead those that surround her including not just the children, but parents and co-workers. We love her and appreciate all she does and want your Company to know that she is a true asset and great representation of KinderCare.
Just a side note, the entire staff at KinderCare Bluegrass know my son by name and make it a point to speak and love on him. We are also grateful for Ms. Payton as well, who is also a teacher with Ms. Nicole in my son's class.”
Lakenya and Dewayne - 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.