Kenton Child Development Center
11096 Madison Pike
Independence, KY 41051
Mandi Johnson, Director
This center is conveniently located in front of Simon Kenton High School is open Monday-Friday from 7:00am-5:30pm and follows Simon Kenton High School’s calendar. This center holds a 4 STAR quality rating and is nationally accredited by the National Accreditation Commission (NAC), placing it in the top 2% of quality centers in the state of Kentucky.
Enrollment is open to children ages six weeks through five years for families that live in the Kenton County School District. The center is open to the community and also serves as a teen parent center.
The center has the following goals:
- Provide the highest quality care for all families in Kenton County School District
- Provide a resource for teen parents that allows them to finish their education by offering on-site child care
- Provide an opportunity for teen parents to earn educational credit while working side-by-side with early education and care professionals who demonstrate nurturing and developmentally appropriate care of the young child
- Explore vocational plans beyond high school years with teen parents
Our preschool program includes:
- High quality learning that prepares children from kindergarten
- Half day instruction from a Kenton County School District preschool teacher included in the full day of care
- Fun learning environment where curriculum is taylored to the child’s interests and needs
Other quality aspects of our Centers include:
- Curriculum aligned with Kentucky Early Childhood Standards
- Eight additional Quality Curriculum Components (QCCs) to help children with advanced learning
- An interactive classroom environment with hands-on learning materials.
- Individualized learning guided by each child’s twice a year assessment data.
- Strong emphasis on building social-emotional skills using individualized screening tools to guide teaching and practice.
- Strong Literacy and Language instruction that includes learning in the following areas: Visual discrimination, auditory discrimination, oral language, writing, phonemic awareness and reading.
- Strong family partnerships facilitated by our Parent Agreement.
- Teachers have formal education in early childhood care and education and/or Montessori certification.
- Tuition assistance from the state child care assistance program (CCAP) or United Way for students who qualify for free or reduced lunch.
- USDA-approved breakfast, lunch and snacks at no additional tuition charge.