Discover Adventures In Learning

Children learn from the environment around them and the people who care for them. It is our goal at Kidventure Childcare Center to provide a safe, caring Christ-centered environment that focuses on your child’s individuality, offering a program that develops their cognitive, social, physical and spiritual growth.

ABOUT US

Kidventure Childcare Center is a faith-based Center/Preschool that provides a fun and adventurous environment full of Christ’s love and acceptance. Our teachers are well educated and not only have a heart for children but for the wonderful and exciting adventures childhood can bring.

Contact info:

5542 Columbus Pike Suite A

Lewis Center, OH 43035

info@kidventure.cc

 

614.396.9076

 

Operating Hours: Monday - Friday 7am-6pm

Kelly Alexander

Ms. Kelly

Center Director

I began my adventure in Early Childhood Education over 26 years ago with the goal of becoming an Elementary teacher. While in college, completing my student teaching, I worked in a childcare facility as a part-time infant teacher, fell in love with everything about the job and never left. Since that time I have had the privilege of caring for many children of many ages, not only in the classroom but as an administrator, helping to develop programs where parents can feel confident their child is being well-loved and cared for.

 

I am a mother of 3 wonderful children and a grandmother to 4 adorable grandchildren. When not with my family, I spend my free time reading, outdoors, volunteering at different organizations and events and I can’t pass up a good movie.

 

I am proud to be a part of Adventure Church and honored to have the opportunity to serve your family at Kidventure Childcare Center. I look forward to getting to know you and celebrate the many milestones and adventures childhood brings.

Krista Cline

Ms. Krista

Assistant Director

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My name is Krista Cline aka Mrs. Krista.  My husband Nick and I have been married for 12 years and have 2 amazing children. Our son Connor is 9 and daughter Bailey is 5. I have family in Indiana and Maryland and visit them as much as I can since moving back to Ohio. Family is the most important thing in my life and I love spending time with them, watching them grow.

While employed in the United States Marine Corp., my family and I were stationed in a few different bases in California and Texas. After 12 years of service, my husband was recently medically retired, allowing us to move back to our hometown of Upper Arlington, Ohio.

 

I studied Early Childhood Development at Columbus State Community College and have worked with every age. From the early years of an infant in a licensed childcare facility through centers working with teens. Now that my husband has retired I am beyond excited to return to work in childcare and can't wait to meet you and your children and grow within the Kidventure family.

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Ms. Nikki

Lead Toddler Teacher

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My name is Ms. Nikki! I began working with children over 18 years ago. I enjoy working with all ages (so many fun and unique personalities!) I am Married to my amazing husband, and we have two beautiful daughters and a spunky puppy. I love a Starbucks to begin my day, and in my free time, you will find me shopping, catching up on reality shows, or at the beach! I’m excited to continue my passion for growing and nurturing young minds at Kidventure. I am looking forward to the opportunity to learn all about your families.

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Ms. Jenn

Toddler Teacher

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My name is Jennifer Bartlett, or as the kids call me, Ms. Jenn. I have been married to my high school sweetheart for 16 years. We do not have any children of our own but will soon begin the fostering journey to help children in need. We have two dogs, Loki and Kronos, and three cats, Meeko, Beau, and Leo. In my spare time, you will find me enthralled with a good book, coffee, outside, crafting, or spending time with my family.

 

My Early Childhood education journey is just beginning. I have always been passionate about helping people and making a difference. I spent the past 20-plus years in the healthcare field, including Pediatrics. I love children and the wonder that they bring to the world. I am so excited to start this journey with you and your families at Kidventure.

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Ms. Brittany

Preschool Teacher

Hello, and my name is Brittany! I’ve been in the childcare field for 15 years and I can’t imagine myself doing anything else. My degree is in Early Childhood Education and I’m hoping to begin school for Speech Pathology and Audiology soon. A little bit about me; I have four cats and two dogs that I share my home with. I enjoy video games, scary movies, books, and a few select television shows. I spend time with my family and friends whenever I’m able. I also love to try new foods and have an affinity for Indian cuisine.
For the past 12 years, I’ve been a preschool teacher at Head Start in Delaware County. I’m eager to get to know you and your children! I believe that the parent is the child’s first teacher. I also believe that we can work together to help the children become successful in their first steps toward education, academic achievement, and overall just making the world a better place!
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Ms. Theresa

Preschool Teacher

Hello, my name is Ms. Theresa, and I am so excited to be part of the Kidventure team. I graduated from St. Francis DeSales High School. I began my journey in Early Childhood Education 15 years ago and quickly realized that it was what I was meant to do. I enjoy coming up with activities that create a hands-on learning experience for your child. As a teacher, I feel I have a strong sense of compassion and patience. I absolutely love watching the children grow and learn different things every day.

I have a husband and two daughters, one of which is attending Heidelberg University. I also spend a lot of time with my silly and amazing granddaughter. In my spare time, I like to relax at home with my family. I enjoy reading, taking walks, and watching my favorite TV shows. I am excited to work with your child in the classroom and build a relationship with your family.

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Ms. Marissa

Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

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My name is Marissa Cramer, and I am very excited to be a part of the team here at Kidventure! I graduated with an Associates's Degree in Occupational Therapy in 2017. In therapy, I spent my time working in pediatrics and focusing on child development. Throughout this experience, I realized my passion lies in teaching young children. I then began to work in licensed childcare centers, creating relationships, and growing with the children and their families.

 

I have an amazing husband and am a dog mom to two rowdy huskies. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family, crafting, and watching movies! I cannot wait to begin a fantastic school year with you and your child and looking forward to getting to know each of you.

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Ms. Becca

Lead Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

Hello! My name is Becca Raker, and I am the Lead Pre-K teacher here at Kidventure. In 2013, I earned my Bachelor of Science in Education from The Ohio State University – Go Buckeyes! I have been working with preschool-age children for ten years and absolutely love seeing the excitement on a child’s face when they acquire a new skill.  Throughout my life, I have lived in Michigan, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Ohio; finally settling down in the wonderful city of Delaware where I live with my husband, two sons, and our dog Punkin. In my spare time, you can find me enjoying time with family, reading, walking/biking around my neighborhood, and binge-watching shows on Netflix and Hulu.  I look forward to getting to know you and your child!

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Ms. Skylar

Pre-Kindergarten/Latchkey

Hi, my name is Skylar Throop! I am currently attending SEU Ohio (Southeastern University) here in Columbus. I am pursuing a Bachelors of science in global education with a focus on early childhood education. I have been working with children of all ages since I was fourteen years old. I attend Gateway Church in Grove City, Ohio. I love the community there and look forward to attending every Sunday. I love to play volleyball and was blessed with the opportunity to play on my previous college team! I love to read, wander art museums, fun art projects, and just spend time outside. I am excited to be a part of the Kidventure staff and look forward to the connections I get to make!

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