KKDC: Lenoir City
Kiddie Korner Daycare and Preschool: Lenoir City is the sixth of our 8 child care facilities. The daycare was established in 2020 and is proudly serving Loudon County. Our Lenoir City facility consists of one large building with plenty of room to learn, grow, and play, with safe indoor and outdoor facilities.
Children in our building will be given breakfast, a hot lunch, and snacks each day once licensed as a center. All classrooms in our 3 Star facility use a faith-based curriculum, follow Tennessee Early Education Standards, and have CDA certified lead teachers. As well, all staff are TECTA certified, with childcare-driven goals and aspirations.
Our building is in the process of implementing a clock in and out station for parents dropping off or picking up their children. Also, multiple times a year we have a photographer come to take pictures of the children, with an option for you to buy.
Our building houses infant toddler through school-age classrooms. We accept infants as young as 6 weeks old and teach them sign language. Parents are welcome to come and feed their babies during the day, with mothers being more than welcome to come and breastfeed. The staff offer tummy time and hold each baby to feed them when parents are away. The state of Tennessee requires that we set a timer and check each baby every 15 minutes for SIDS, but we check them every 10 minutes to ensure maximum safety.
At age one we begin our Christian-based curricula, High Reach and Pinnacle. While at age two we begin potty training. The curricula then changes at age three, when we begin Scholastic, Leap Into Literacy, and Saxon Math curricula. This combination curriculum lasts through preschool.
During Pre-K, we use an accelerated version of our 3-5 year old curricula, in addition to basic skills to know for Kindergarten. Pre-K is more structured and scheduled, but it helps to train your children for entering elementary school. For school age, the school system offers a drop off and pick up service directly to the local elementary school every day through the school year. Children in the school age program receive breakfast and an afternoon snack (lunch in the Summer), while playing outside, doing daily Christian devotionals, and working on homework.
FEES (As Of September 2022)
6 Weeks-30 Months: $195 per week
31 Months-Pre-K: $165 per week
Part-Time (2-3 days): $60 per day
Rotating Part-Time Days: $60 per day
School Age Before and After: $50 am care, $50 pm care, or $95 for am and pm care.
Head Start/Pre-K After: $95 per week
Summer: $110 per week, $115 for Holidays
Breaks: $25 per day
The Douglas Cherokee Certificate Program is designed to help families get childcare that they otherwise may not be able to access.
There are three options in the program.
1. Families First pays for approximately 75% of applicants.
2. Transitional pays for approximately 50% of applicants.
3. Smart Steps pays for approximately 30% of applicants.
We offer a discount to teachers, law enforcement, and active military families.
There is a 3% processing fee for debit and credit card transactions.
LENOIR CITY CHAIN OF COMMAND
Director - Barbara Calvins
Assistant Director - Jessica Garrett