Welcome to Sound Start Child Care Center

Meet the Center Director

Alana Alexander
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Our Educational Programs

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An exceptional place for your baby to thrive and grow

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An engaging world where toddlers learn and explore

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Where curious children become inspired and ready for school

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Kindergarten Prep

Preparing children for success in kindergarten and beyond


Meet Our Teaching Team

Tina D.

Support Staff

I love teaching because: I love children and making a difference. I want them to know they are important.

Teaching since: 1988

Maryann D.

Support Staff

I love teaching because: I've been working with children for quite sometime now, and I just really enjoy working with them. Being an infant teacher means I can contribute and see them experience things for the first time - there's really nothing like it!

Teaching since: 1994

Kimberly L.

Support Staff

I love teaching because: During this age group, the children are excited about everything! It makes me excited to be apart of that and seeing their excitement about learning things around them.

Teaching since: 2013

Jada H.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I enjoy interacting with the children, it's great hearing them share their stories.

Teaching since: 2014

Gillette H.

Support Staff

I love teaching because: They retain the information taught to them, and knowing I am a part of their learning.

Teaching since: 2012

Yasmeen F.

Support Staff

I love teaching because: I get amazed by the growth and progress of their development. Every child is different, so I get to see different things which is the best part.

Teaching since: 2016


The World at Their Fingertips

Our own World at Their Fingertips® curriculum is based on the research of the most renowned education experts. Designed by our education team, it’s created to support these important early years, to inspire children to be bold explorers today and joyful, confident learners for life.

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Language Works

Literacy, language, and love of books cultivated through listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

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Science Works

Spurring a sense of wonder through observations and experiments in which we ask questions and form, record, and describe conclusions.

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Art Smart

Fostering an interest and appreciation of art, music, theater and dance, while encouraging individual talents and artistic expression.

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Math Counts

Early math concepts experienced through counting, sorting, patterning, one-on-one correspondence, and problem solving.

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Well Aware

Healthy living developed through physical activity, good nutrition, and healthful habits incorporated into every day routines.

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Towards a Better World

Experiences and activities designed to help children learn to respect our world, its diverse people, and the environment we live in.

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Caring Matters

Support for important social skills including compromise, self-regulation, negotiating with peers, and forming positive relationships.

“Ms. Mare is a great teacher for our daughter. She feels comfortable with Ms. Mare and waddles up to give her a hug when she sees her in the morning and when we pick her up in the afternoon. We appreciate Ms. Mare's hard work caring for the needs of all the infants.”



“I would like to say that I truly appreciate my son Tristen’s teacher Ms. Kiersten. She is always very pleasant & Tristen really likes her & he looks forward to coming to school every day to see her. She has a very caring & nurturing demeanor which assures me that Tristen is in good hands.”



“Ms. Mare has been an incredible care giver for our daughter and has been very willing to work with us as a family to meet our daughter's developmental needs. We've loved watching how our daughter has forged a bond with Ms. Mare and the other care givers at her center.”



“Thank you thank you thank you! We are so grateful for all of the love and care that goes into this program. We are so thankful for the dynamic learning environment that fosters our daughter’s emotional and developmental wellbeing. May this month especially be filled with appreciation for all you do”


Markita & Jalil (Miana’s Parents)

“Ms. Kim is so kind and sweet. She has more patience than anyone I've ever met and a heart of gold. We can't thank her enough for enriching our son's life while he has been in the Pre-K room. Thank you!”


Tenley Poulin

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Healthy Food for Growing Children

Healthy food is part of children’s development. Our menus align with our wellness commitment to Partnership for Healthier America. By eating family-style and serving themselves, children learn about making healthy choices and the connection between food and community.

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