Maggie Krivak, Center Director
Meet Maggie Krivak, Our Center Director
At KinderCare Since: 2017
Education: Bachelor's Degree
Favorite Children's Book: The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear
Meet Maggie Krivak! She is the Center Director at Macedonia KinderCare in Ohio. Maggie attended Kent State University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in human development and family studies with a concentration in youth development. Maggie has been with KinderCare for four years now. Her favorite quote is "In a world where you can be anything, be kind.” Outside of work, Maggie likes to travel, go out to eat, spend time outdoors, and spend quality time with her family.
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.
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.)
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!
Dear Don Hashagan,
I am writing to let you know how extremely happy I am with Kindercare and how much I want to express my most sincere gratitude to my son's 4 teachers and the Director at the Macedonia center (301683).
I hope I am not too late. We moved last week and our teacher appreciation week information was packed and lost in the shuffle of Nicky's things. As I'm unpacking things now I see the date was yesterday.
My husband and I have been married for 10 years and when Nicholas came along last year our world was turned upside down. We were so happy to finally become parents!!
After a long search we first chose different daycare center for him but very quickly we became uneasy and concerned with his care. We received inconsistent reports and rarely a full daily report of his meals or what he did during the day. There was always someone new there taking care of him each day when I dropped him off. People I've never met before. And when we picked him up they couldn't tell us anything specifically about his day. When my husband brought him home throwing up repeatedly one day and I couldn't find anyone who might know why or who last fed him, we decided that was it. He never returned.
It was so scary being a first time mom and having to trust like that and he was only 7 weeks old!! Luckily I was able to get some time off work to conduct another search and after meeting Ms. Regina the infant1 teacher at the Macedonia Kindercare we immediately felt comfortable and after a second meeting we decided to take him here.
It took a couple weeks to get rid of that uneasy feeling, I can't lie, but Ms. Regina, Sr. Pam and Ms. Laureen were there every single day. They updated me on Nicholas' progress when I dropped him off in the mornings and they updated my husband every single night when he picked him up.
We always receive lots and lots of advice from Ms. Regina when we ask for it. She is has been a lifesaver to us. With my husband and my families being distant and not a lot of friends with infants to ask questions, she is a comfort and a help and an amazing resource. I don't know what we would've done last year with out her!!!! We mean this in all sincerity.
Now that Nicholas has just turned one (3/28) he's graduated to the Infant2 room with Ms. Jasmine and he is loving it!! He's been there now one month. He gets to play with older kids and more age appropriate toys. He gets to sit on a little chair at a table with other kids and eat his meals. He receives more one on one time with Ms. Jasmine. To me personally, he's seems to have become so much happier since he's been in her care. He's in a crazy good mood when he comes home. He's more independent, louder, and attempting more things on his own. He's even starting to walk now. I realize this is normal age progressive stuff, but I really believe Ms Jasmine and the new environment has made it easier for him to grow.
I just hope that I am not too late to express my appreciate for these 4 great teachers! And Ms. Brandi! She is an amazing Director. Not only in how much she loves Nicholas, but I can see how she loves every child. She knows them all by name and is just so kind and generous with her time. She's very easy to talk to. While it is hard to hear "you need a doctors note" or "you have to pick up your son he has a fever, etc"... knowing we both work, she's very empathetic and understanding. I realize she has a difficult job, but she does it very well!
These teachers mean the world to me and my husband!!
Rebecca and Brian Ruvolo, parent's of Nicholas Ruvolo (Infant2)”
Rebecca Ruvolo - KinderCare Parent
Hope this email finds you well. It is wonderful that next week is Teacher Appreciation Week as I truly appreciate the caring staff at the Macedonia, OH KinderCare Learning Center.
My oldest daughter, Julia, was enrolled in this facility from age 2.5 – 9. During her time at KinderCare, she received the best care and, I believe, the best education to help her be successful in school. She is a star student in the Nordonia School District and so much of this is because of the care and learning she received at this facility. Because of her exceptional experience at this location, I knew when our little one, Jane Walsh, was born that this is where she needed to be for care.
Jane has attended KinderCare from the age of 12 weeks old. Sister Pam was a wonderful caretaker in the infant room. Her pleasant demeanor, fun sense of humor, and caring touch helped Jane (and me!) during this transition period. Leaving your infant under another’s care is so difficult, but Sister Pam was always prepared to fill me in on everything Jane did that day. She was always holding babies, feeding babies, smiling and singing to the babies. It made me feel confident I made the right decision for care.
Jane transitioned to the Toddler and Discovery Preschool classrooms and continued to blossom. A brief portion of her time was spent with Lawanda and the majority of her day was spent with Tawanda.
Both were always very kind to Jane and she looked forward to attending “school” every day. Tawanda made some extra efforts with Jane, sending home worksheets to help Jane with her fine motor skills. She always had a nice story to share about Jane’s day as well. Lawanda was often reading to Jane – Jane’s favorite activity – so I appreciated this very much. Jane really grew up in their room. I am so appreciative of their care.
Jane just turned three in early March 2014. She recently transitioned to the Preschool room. Miss Chenai and Ms. Val have made her feel so welcomed. Ms. Val was a favorite staff member of my daughter, Julia, so it’s wonderful that she is also there to support Jane. Jane is very excited to be with the “big kids” and has transitioned well.
Jane is enrolled in the weekly music class and enjoys her time with Cheryl very much. Jane also enjoys teaching me the new songs she learns in class.
Additionally, Brandi and Esther both excellent. I’ve known Esther for years and I’m so glad she remains at the Center. She is just the nicest person you could ever hope to know. Brandi’s arrival and management has been great as well. I appreciate her communications and, from my perspective, there seems to be more organization with the administrative requirements of the center. She is also super-sweet.
So, the fun part – As clearly stated above, I know the staff in this building cares so much for the children in attendance. They don’t just watch the kids like a babysitter, they are teaching them social and educational skills that will benefit them as they enter school. Yesterday evening, I asked Jane to sit down and sign a Mother’s Day card for her grandmother. I fully expected her to draw some lines or little scribbles. I left her to her task and came back to find she had drawn a heart and written her name. No guidance from me – just sat quietly and signed the card. I nearly fell over. For an early age 3 child to do this without supervision or repeated instruction – it was amazing! I absolutely, 100% credit this to your staff at KinderCare Macedonia, OH. I was super impressed and Jane was so proud of herself. The picture of her accomplishment is attached. Your team is amazing!
I know there are additional staff members that engage directly and indirectly with Jane each day. Please know I am thankful for their care of my daughter. She is precious to me and it means so much that she is precious to them as well.
Jennifer Walsh - 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.