The Founder:
Kate’s Korner Drop-In Childcare Center was created by Kezia Goodwin, a 30-year veteran in early childhood education management.  Prominent leading companies have had the pleasure of Kezia’s commitment and leadership as she has served in the roles of educator, district trainer, director and district manager. Kezia’s passion for building culturally competent learning environments and doing the right thing by and for children is unmeasurable! Her joy in building organic relationships with parents and educators is her secret sauce for satisfied families and low staff turnover.

The Program:

Kate’s Korner will focus on building culturally competent early and school-aged learners by providing environments of inclusion and celebration of your child’s unique gifts and talents!

The Kate’s Korner curriculum is designed specifically for drop-in childcare! So no matter if your stay is for 2 hours or 8, your child is guaranteed to have an amazing experience!

Our curriculum is a groundbreaking, project-based, STEAM curriculum that includes agriculture! There are 12 exciting monthly themes that are geared for children to work together, solve together and grow together!   


  •  Over 50 million preschoolers are expelled from Preschool annually. That’s 3x the rate of school-aged children and North Carolina ranks 6th in the nation. The expulsion rate is parallel to the lack of inclusion and understanding of implicit bias in our classrooms.  

  • Social emotional learning is directly related to how well we acclimate and succeed in all areas of our life. Developing key skills such as self-awareness, self-governance, social awareness, relationship building, and conflict resolution are often overlooked in leu of academic progress. Without social emotional learning, academia suffers.

  • Nutrition plays a vital role in development. Proper nutrition is crucial for children to support robust physical, cognitive, and emotional development, with important implications for each child well into the later years of life.