Ashley Groden, Center Director
Ages: 6 weeks to 12 years
Located between SR 40 (Granada) and Clyde Morris Boulevard
Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Tomoka, Pathways and Pine Trail Elementary Schools
Our center is accredited by the National Accreditation Commission.
Meet Ashley Groden, Our Center Director
At KinderCare Since: 2008
Education: Bachelor's Degree in Early Care and Education
Favorite Children's Book: Berenstain Bears
Meet Ashley Groden! She is the Center Director at Ormond Beach KinderCare in Florida. Ashley attended Florida Atlantic University where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Early Care and Education. She has been with KinderCare for thirteen years now. Every day, she looks forward to making a difference in each child’s life. Ashley’s favorite quote is “I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” - Maya Angelou. Outside of work, Ashley likes to do puzzles and watch her son play baseball.
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.
Florida Voluntary Prekindergarten Programs
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
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!
To All the Amazing Ladies that make every day special for our little Marie- It is so hard to leave my baby girl everyday and go to work, but I know that she is in good hands and is cared and loved for by all of you at KinderCare. I also know that Marie loves you all and that even though she is young, the special care that she is given there is something that will be with her always. Thank You So Much”
Lukie & Trevor N. - KinderCare Parent
Last year, my son's father died. I had been home with Noah for eighteen months before this and he had never received any kind of care outside the home. Returning to work for me was difficult, but necessary, in order just to keep my son, with there, otherwise, being no income.
Marie, the Director of KinderCare, has been with my son and I every step of the way, from talking us through tears, to keeping up with the necessary paperwork to securing the funding for Noah's assistance with Early Learning Coalition, to celebrating our achievements, both my son and I. The entire staff at KinderCare have been so welcoming to Noah, as they are with all the children, making such a difference in Noah, in the year that he's been there, developmentally, so much that at two years old, he speaks in complete sentences, takes responsibility for his actions, counts independently, and recites his alphabet.
The care that is provided from KinderCare translates in to our home life because I'm able to keep up with the curriculum with the newsletters I receive, and from what I can see in the classroom, and from what Noah shares with me about what he has learned, which we both enjoy so much. It helps me to feel good about the amount of time I have to spend away from Noah while he is at KinderCare that he looks forward to going and describes it as "seeing my friends. I am so grateful for the experience we are having at KinderCare, and for the patience and guidance that Noah and I have both continually been given, during this time in our lives.
It is important to me that I make special mention, again, of Ms.Marie who I have observed, not only extends her patience and kindness to my son and I, but to ALL the many children and their families who participate in the activities taking place at KinderCare in Ormond Beach. This is a wonderful facility!”
Jennifer Y. - 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.