CCLC at Orlando

  • Jenelle Cortes, Director
  • 7113 Wallace Road
  • Orlando, FL, 32819
  • Ph: (407) 226-0646
  • Fax: (407) 351-4307
  • Ages: 6 weeks to 12 years
  • Hours: 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM, Monday - Friday
    7:00 AM to 8:00 PM, Saturday
    7:00 AM to 8:00 PM, Sunday

Welcome! Meet the Team »

Hello and welcome to our center. With our thoughtful and unique approach to child care and early education, our school will provide your child with the education and care they need each and every day. Our center prides itself on the quality of our highly dedicated and trained teachers and management team. We are all here to serve you and your family. Please stop by the school at any time to tour and visit with us.

- Ms. Jenelle Cortes, Center Director

Programs Offered

  • Infant Programs (6 weeks-1 year)

    Infant Programs (6 Weeks-1 Year)

    When your infant is in our care, we are committed to providing a nurturing and caring environment that meets your needs and the needs of your child. As your infant grows and changes – which happens on a daily basis at this stage – we make changes, too, so development and learning unfolds naturally.

  • Toddler Programs (1-2 years)

    Toddler Programs (1-2 Years)

    Toddlers are explorers on the road to learning. They walk all over, eat table food and often take just one nap a day. In a safe and nurturing environment, your little adventurer will find his voice, make new friends and develop confidence in newfound abilities.

  • Discovery Preschool Programs (2-3 years)

    Discovery Preschool Programs (2-3 Years)

    Let us help your 2-year-old develop her independence and confidence in a setting that encourages a sense of community. We plan your child's activities based on a program grounded in early childhood fundamentals. Your young learner will increase her language ability, practice early counting skills and learn to cooperate with friends through group activities.

  • Preschool Programs (3-4 years)

    Preschool Programs (3-4 Years)

    Preschool kids are in the process of becoming confident learners. We take their confidence to the next level with hands-on education. Your 3- to 4-year-old child is ready for structured learning activities that touch on early literacy, math, science and social studies. Our program balances these subjects with opportunities for independent exploration – and a healthy dose of running, jumping and dancing.

  • Prekindergarten Programs (4-5 years)

    Prekindergarten Programs (4-5 Years)

    With our expert educators guiding the way, your child will feel confident taking the big step into the kindergarten classroom. With lower student-to-teacher ratios, your child will get more individualized attention. Our comprehensive, full-day kindergarten program encompasses reading, language, math, science, arts and physical fitness to keep your child excited about school. Plus, our program is aligned with local and state elementary school standards, so your child will be prepared to confidently enter first grade.

  • Summer Programs (preschool, prekindergarten, and school-age)

    Summer Programs

    Twelve fun and unique weeks of camp, all summer long! From May through August, KinderCare offers awesome camps for pre-school, pre-k, and school-age kids. It's a great place to bring friends, and to meet new ones! We offer flexible scheduling options to meet the needs of busy families like yours, so join us for all 12 weeks or as many weeks as you like.

  • Florida Voluntary PreKindergarten Programs

Special Features

  • Spring Break Camp
  • Winter Break Camp

Learning Adventures &
Enrichment Programs

  • Math

    Math Adventures

    Math Adventures teaches concepts such as geometry, numbers, measurement, and probability. Your child will learn about length, height and weight, as well as shapes and solids. Math is everywhere, and giving your child every advantage now will add up to success later in life.

  • Music

    Music Adventures

    Ongoing research proves that early exposure to music helps children think, reason and create. Your child will laugh and learn about rhythm, vocal melodies, and a variety of musical genres and instruments. Note by note, he may identify an early passion for music and will gain confidence to perform well in all aspects of his young life.

  • Phonics & Reading

    Phonics & Reading Adventures

    Set your child up for success with literacy through phonics, the study of letters and sounds. We engage your child with customized books, games and activity cards to help him master the basics of vowels and blending syllables, giving him confidence and an even greater command of the language.

Other Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Holidays Observed & Professional Development Days

We are closed on Christmas Day and Presidents' Day.

Accreditation

  • We are very proud to say we are accredited through NAEYC! For more information about the NAEYC accreditation please visit, www.naeyc.org

  • The Eco-Healthy Child Care program assesses 30 critical care factors including biodegradable, non-toxic cleaning products, non-toxic art supplies, PVC-free toys and more. To learn more go to: www.ecohealthychildcare.org

Upcoming Events

  • March's Learning Focus

    Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Amazing Animals

    Animals really are amazing, and this month the children in the Infant and Toddler Classrooms are learning all about them. We’ll read about both domestic and wild animals and base our activities and play around them as well. Besides singing songs, crafting, and talking about different animals, we’ll also bring in pictures of our pets, make our own animal sounds and movements, and incorporate animals into cognitive, literacy, and mathematic learning appropriate for each age group. For example, the older children in Discovery Preschool will count goldfish crackers or spots on a dog, while the littlest ones will keep developing their senses by sorting and playing with stuffed animals that have different kinds of pretend fur. This is a very sweet and fun unit for children in each class! 

    Children 4–5 years old: The Sky and Weather + My Imagination

    The four- and five-year-olds will turn their attention to the sky and explore the bounds of their own imaginations this month. Children will learn how clouds and different kinds of weather are created, and do fun theme-related activities like create whipped-topping storm clouds or pretend to be a weather reporter. Our Transitional Kindergarten class will take their learning even farther by doing basic research into how rainbows are formed. The second half of the month will give children a big chance to express themselves through art, music, and drama. We’ll use classic stories like The Three Little Pigs to spark children’s creativity and see where their imaginations lead. As always, we weave our themes into literacy and math activities, and place a focus on building both English and Spanish vocabulary. 

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  • April's Learning Focus

    Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Growing Gardens

    What better time to explore the beauty and science of flowers and gardens than the spring? Infants’ learning will focus on sensory experiences with different plants and flowers, while toddlers and three-year-olds have the opportunity to learn how to care for plants. We’ll plant seeds in soil, water the plants, observe bugs and discover how they help plants grow, and even plant a butterfly garden outside! We’ll build math skills by counting seeds, learn new vocabulary words related to flowers and plants, and as always, sing songs and read books involving gardens. 

    Children 4–5 years old: In the Spring + Wild Animals

    For children in the Preschool and Transitional Kindergarten Classrooms, April is about exploring all things spring and discovering wild animals! Preschoolers will look for signs of spring outdoors, make mud cakes and count the twigs placed in them, and paint still-life paintings of things related to spring. When our learning turns to wild animals, we’ll learn about the habitats and habits of creatures big and small while maintaining a focus on learning lowercase letters. 

    The older children in Transitional Kindergarten will focus on project-related work and pick something to work on together. In years past, children have painted a mural, made spring parade floats, painted wild animal masks, and created a model of a wild animal’s habitat. Both of these units focus on expanding the children’s understanding of the natural world around them.

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Center Location

CCLC at Orlando

Stories Read more stories »

I would like to share with you today my personal experience with Ms. Jenelle and her team. 11 years ago, my eldest son, who was just six months old, had his first day at KinderCare. I was so scared to leave him that first day--six months old was so young! I left him crying and was so torn until I called at lunchtime and was reassured he had stopped shortly after my departure. He came home happy and I knew in my heart I had found the best people to care for him while I was at work. He attended KinderCare through the age of five and continued to do the summer program as well. One of the most reassuring constants was that the teachers always remained the same. They became so much more than teachers to us. They became our family. My son is now going into the seventh grade this coming fall and is reading at a twelfth grade level. He is in all advanced classes. When people ask me what I did or why I think he is so advanced, I always tell them it was the curriculum he had in those first important years of development. He learned there. And he was excited to learn because of what Ms. Jenelle and the team was teaching him. Upon the birth of our second son in 2013, I immediately started stressing about child care. As does any parent! We decided we would try an in-home nanny. After an exhaustive search, we finally decided upon one who due to unfortunate circumstances had to move out of town suddenly. Therefore we found ourselves in quite a pickle! No way would we find solid child care in two weeks notice! I was beside myself and coincidentally drove past CCLC the same day this all occurred. I turned into the parking lot on a whim and walked inside. When I entered the building, Ms. Dawn Mariononi, who remembered me by name even though we had not spoken in years, greeted me! I breathed a huge sigh of relief and knew in my heart this was the place for my new baby, just as it had been for his big brother. My youngest turned two in April and has been at CCLC since he was six months old. I see the same progression and advancement in him as his older brother had at that age! He loves going to his school and is beyond content there. As a working mom, knowing that my child is okay, having fun, and in good hands is the biggest relief ever. I love all the teachers here. I love that it is the same teachers and management as when I first enrolled by eldest 12 years ago. Consistency is key in a young child. And Ms. Jenelle keeps her team consistent. They go above and beyond for your children. It is so much more than a job to them they are truly shaping our children for the future.

- Annie H., Mother

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