Shawna Blount, Center Director
Ages: 6 weeks to 12 years
Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Boston Elementary, Bascomb Elementary, and Woodstock Elementary. The Carmel Elementary school bus picks up and drops off at our center.
Our center is accredited by NAEYC.
Meet Shawna Blount, Our Center Director
At KinderCare Since: 2010
Education: Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education.
Favorite Children's Book: Horton Hears a Who.
Meet Shawna Blount! She is the Center Director at Townelake KinderCare in Woodstock, Georgia. Shawna attended Chattahoochee Technical College, where she earned her associate degree in Early Childhood Education. She has been with KinderCare for eleven years and has worked with every age group over the past twenty years. Shawna's favorite quote is, "A person is a person, no matter how small." -Dr. Seuss. When she is not working, Shawna likes to go camping, fishing, hunting, and relaxing by the lake.
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.)
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!
I can't imagine a world without KinderCare because they treat my child like their own! My daughter is always so happy to go to her school and she just adores her teachers! I love that they teach them things and do activities with them like crafts and reading books. We tried private babysitters before and we never have received better care than at KinderCare! We love y'all and thank you for taking care of my sweet baby! I can never thank you enough!”
Erica H. - KinderCare Parent
Coming from a military family, I was happy to see that KinderCare facilities were approved since I was a KinderCare kid myself. I toured the facility and was happy with what I saw. Being a first time mom, I was nervous to have someone else care for my baby. Me’Chelle, the director, recommended that I have a day that I could spend time at the day care before returning back to work. It was THE BEST advice. I got to know Ms. Pam and Ms. Briana and the other little ones in the infant room. I was a crying mess that morning as I kept trying to leave. They were gentle and patient with me. They made me feel so much better when I dropped off my son the next morning and headed off to work. I called for the first three days to check in. After that, I felt no need to due to my confidence in them. One morning, I was almost in tears from my son spitting up and it coming out of both mouth and nose. Ms. Pam was so supportive of me and calmed any fears that I had. The teachers took care of me as much as they took care of my son. The Towne Lake KinderCare is not just a community, but a family. It’s where I want my son to be.”
Katherine K. - KinderCare Parent
KinderCare became apart of our family when our old day care closed in June. The teachers are great with my three children. At KinderCare, my children get the attention and care they deserve. I searched a lot of daycares in the area and KinderCare stood out. Prekindergarten teachers provide loving, safe environments, and knowledge to prepare them for kindergarten. I'm really satisfied with the team that they have. I don't think I will find a better place for my children.”
Walesi B. - KinderCare Parent
I was very nervous about leaving my son for the first time and I was met with nothing less than kindness and compassion. My son not only did well at school, he flourished and loved it. He sings new songs, counts by 5, 10, 20 and knows a lot about nocturnal animals. Ms son and I are both going to greatly miss Ms. Kelly and Ms. Danielle. They are the most wonderful teachers... My son's next school will be hard pressed to meet with my now high standards, because of what we have experienced at KinderCare.”
Kasey F. - KinderCare Parent
It has been the best place my son has attended. Before joining KinderCare, we had taken him to three different places but were not comfortable. The teachers have been very kind, helpful, attentive and love the children. Since my son joined the school, he has never lost any item nor has he ever had any bathroom accidents. He loves KinderCare and talks highly of them. Since day one, he never shed any tear for being left alone when we drop him. That shows how loving and caring the staff are. Keep up the good work and continue to shine!! The premises are kept clean and I have never smelt "bleach" when I come in. Other facilities have bad smell of bleach but KinderCare is amazing and organized.”
Faith K. - KinderCare Parent
Our family has been with KinderCare for two years. I couldn't imagine going anywhere else. The staff at KinderCare greets my daughter and I every morning with a smile on their faces. My daughter loves her teachers, she is so excited to tell me about her day at school when I pick her up.”
Christina W. - KinderCare Parent
My daughter has been in this center for over a year now and we have had nothing but good experiences. Ms. Monica Edgar is just fantastic and all the teachers there take care of my child as if she was their own. I have nothing but good things to say about this center and the staff there. It has been a wonderful experience and I recommend this center to anyone looking for a fun and loving learning environment.”
Rimabeli G. - 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.