Angela Blankenship, Center Director
Ages: 6 weeks to 12 years
We are located on the corner of Dempsey and Sunbury Road in Westerville.
Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Wilder, Hawthorne, Huber Ridge, McVey
Our center is accredited by NAEYC.
Meet Angela Blankenship, Our Center Director
At KinderCare Since: 2000
Education: Bachelor's Degree in Psychology
Favorite Children's Book: Julius The Baby Of The World
Meet Angie Blankenship! She is the Center Director at South Sunberry Road KinderCare in Westerville, Ohio. Angie attended Ohio University, where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. She has been with KinderCare since 2000, and she has been Center Director at three different KinderCare locations in the Ohio area. "The best inheritance a parent can give his children is a few minutes of his time each day."
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!
Active Adventures, Science Adventures
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 daughter started at the KinderCare on Sunbury Road in Westerville, Ohio when she was only two months old. I was so nervous, but I had to go back to work. I called every hour on the hour to check on her. I apologized to the teacher (Ms. Olga and Ms. Beverly) for calling so much, and they assured me that I could call and check on my child as many times as I needed. The My daughter is three years old and still there. The enviornment is amazing!! It's like everyone is family there from the teachers on down to the parents and Children. The teachers are great!! My daughter speaks Spanish, knows her whole alphabet, can count to 13 and the list goes on! Sunbury Road KinderCare is amazing. I would not have chosen any other place for my daughter.”
Breayanna W. - KinderCare Parent
My granddaughter was very fortunate to have Ms. Shimika and Ms. Terrah for her Prekindergarten teachers. She was given daily activities to help make decisions on her own and to encourage independent and creative learning. Because of what she was taught, she has adapted very well and is having a great time learning in Kindergarten now.”
Beverly S. - KinderCare Parent
My son has been at KinderCare since he was about 3 months old and he is now 4 years old. His experiencs at both locations has been awesom! The teachers have taught him so much throughout his years and are continuing to help him for his future. I'm also proud to say that he is now learning to speak spanish!”
Tosha J. - KinderCare Parent
I love the teachers at KinderCare. My daughter is learning so much. She is almost ready for Kindergarten!”
Erin G. - KinderCare Parent
Jayden has been doing great on the spanish words that he has been learning in his classroom!”
Yvonne F. - KinderCare Parent
KinderCare fits their name to the fullest. The name itself means; Kinder; having or showing a friendly, generous and considerate nature. Care; the previsions of what is necessary for the health, welfare, maintenance and protection of someone. Our family has been with “KinderCare” because of the “KinderCare” that we are shown through and through. Even when we moved I’ve always looked for a KinderCare Center because I know that my children will and are receiving friendly and generous consideration with the previsions necessary to develop a healthy welfare and protection they deserve. KinderCare puts my mind at ease, so I can focus on all the other necessities my children need. Thank you KinderCare for all you do! You are the best!”
Dawn V. - 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.