Summer Leigh, Center Director
AMERICA’S MOST ACCREDITED
Nationally only 10% of daycares are accredited - nearly 100% of our learning centers are. That’s a big difference, and that means KinderCare kids are getting the very best. Here’s why.
Infant Programs (6 weeks - 1 year)
Babies grow and learn every day. Our goal is to provide a safe and nurturing "home away from home" where babies can explore and make new discoveries. We know that learning through play is extremely valuable at this age and our Early Foundations® Infant program is designed to give babies the skills that will serve as the building blocks for a lifetime of learning.
Toddler Programs (1 – 2 Years)
As toddlers develop friendships, self-esteem, and curiosity, our Early Foundations® Toddler program will help them explore their world in a safe and nurturing environment. Our unique curriculum is based on the philosophy that children learn best through experiences. So each day is filled with fun activities that excite and develop toddlers, giving them the comfort and confidence to speak those first few important words, as well as make their first friends.
Discovery Preschool Programs (2 – 3 Years)
At this age, children are making new discoveries daily. And as two-year olds begin to exert their independence, our Early Foundations® Discovery Preschool program is prepared to open their eyes to a world of learning, sharing, and exploring. Our holistic approach in the classroom engages young minds with a blend of music, art, and movement, as well as the early education fundamentals they'll need as they continue on to preschool.
Preschool Programs (3 – 4 Years)
As preschoolers gain more self-esteem, they may feel ready to take on the world. Our Early Foundations® Preschool program enhances that confidence by providing activities to help children become problem solvers and lifelong learners. Through independent exploration, structured activities, and hands-on learning, children will work on early literacy, math, science, and social studies concepts. A healthy dose of running, jumping, and dancing keeps them active too.
Prekindergarten Programs (4 – 5 Years)
Prekindergartners are preparing for the adventure of a lifetime – school. And our Early Foundations Prekindergarten® program is designed to get them ready by teaching letters and words, math concepts, and valuable social skills. With small group instruction, independent play in an organized atmosphere, and whole-group activities, children will have all the right skills to hop, skip, and jump right into kindergarten.
Private Kindergarten Programs (5 – 6 Years)
As children reach school age, our comprehensive full-day kindergarten program helps them explore, communicate, and create – all in a nurturing, small-class setting. Our team of expert educators has created a unique curriculum of reading, language, arts, math, science, and physical fitness that’s presented in a fun way to encourage a lifelong love of learning. Plus, our program is aligned with local and state elementary school standards, so children will be prepared to confidently enter first grade.
Before- & After-School Programs (5 – 12 Years)
Even after school's out for the day, children need to be engaged in a comfortable, yet stimulating environment. That's where our Catch the Wave® program comes in. This innovative before – and after-school program allows school-age children to balance learning and fun through a variety of experiences. From homework help to fun physical activities, our program is designed so that everyone goes home happy.
Summer Programs (preschool, prekindergarten, and school-age)
Don’t miss out on KinderCare’s Summer of Wonder: Six themed programs that will make summer exciting, educational and tons of fun. Whether your child is in our preschool, Pre-K or school-age programs, all of it is designed to help children learn while soaking up the fun. We offer flexible scheduling options to meet the needs of busy families like yours so we hope to see you there.
Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program
The Cooking Adventures program gives children opportunities to participate in fun, developmentally appropriate cooking experiences. They will learn about recipes, ingredients, cooking vocabulary, and the importance of a healthy diet. The curriculum includes lessons on picnics, pizza, and heart-healthy meals.
Ongoing research proves that early exposure to music helps children think, reason, create, and express themselves. Children will laugh and learn about rhythm, vocal melodies, and a variety of musical genres and instruments, which can lower stress and advance memory. Learning never sounded so good.
Phonics & Reading Adventures
Set your child up for advanced success with literacy through phonics, the study of letters and sounds. Reader books, games, and activity cards help your child understand the basics of vowels and blending syllables, giving him confidence and command of language.
Spanish Adventures provides young learners with a foundation for later success with the Spanish language. Music, games, children's Spanish literature, and other tools give children multiple opportunities to hear, practice, and see Spanish language for vocabulary and conversational development. Curriculum includes lessons on greetings, numbers, colors, animals, family, body parts and pets as well as how to get engage conversationally during common scenarios at home, a restaurant, or at the zoo. Qué pasa?
We're the only company in early childhood education to select teachers based on natural talent. Being a great educator isn't enough though. KinderCare teachers are also amazing listeners, nurturers, boo-boo fixers, and smile-makers. Put more simply, we love our teachers and your child will, too.
Meet just a few of our amazing KinderCare teachers!
A KINDERCARE TEACHER WITH
An Artist's Heart
"My classroom is full of art!” says Mary Annthipie-Bane, an award-winning early childhood educator at KinderCare. Art and creative expression, she says, help children discover who they really are.
We put our best-in-class teachers in a best-in-class workplace. We're so proud to have been named one of Gallup's 37 winners of the Great Workplace Award. When you put great teachers in an engaging center, your children will experience an amazing place to learn and grow.
Don't take our word for it. Hear what our families have to say about our amazing center!
March, 15th, 2010 To Whom It May Concern: I just want to say thank you to the KinderCare on South Street in Anaheim. We have been attending this daycare for about 2 years now. I love it and so does my foster son. He is 3 years old and has special needs, and this center has provided the best care for him.I feel really comfortable leaving him there. The teachers are great with him. They really work with him and his developmental needs. Even though he is not in the other classrooms, the other teachers are always greeting you with a smile. That makes me feel good about where my son is and who he is with. I fully trust this center with my son and am fully comfortable leaving him there. I know he is getting the best care ever and he is safe, Always! I want to thank Ms. Summer and Ms. Alina, and of course all the teachers, for all of the support they have shown me and my family since day one. Thanks Again KinderCare.
Julie T. - KinderCare Parent
March 1st, 2010 Dear Summer, I want to send a quick note to tell you how happy we are with [our girls’] development. As you know, we started attending KinderCare back when the girls were only 5 months old. My Husband and I were so apprehensive because: 1. There are two of them and we could barely handle them ourselves. 2. They were breastfed and hated the bottle, so we were so worried about their mild intake. 3. We were the typical first time parents full of anxiety at the thought of leaving our girls out of our care. Now that they are over a year old, we’re so happy with how they have adjusted and know that they have so much fun there. Both girls are walking, babbling, saying a few words, eating well and making friends. All of the credit goes to every single one of the teachers in the infant room. The staff does such a good job of making sure that my husband and I are fully aware of everything that the girls have done throughout the day. The girls are so comfortable with the teachers, which makes us feel less anxious about leaving them for the whole day. We want to thank you for all that you and your staff does for our family, I am available if another potential parent would like to speak to someone that has gone through it…twice. Thanks again.
Anita and Doy K. - KinderCare Parent
Welcome new comer! My name is Vanessa and I’m a proud mother of 5 kids, which all attend KinderCare. My two younger kids started in the Infant Room, (room 1,) and let me tell you, the teachers are excellent! They change your baby’s diaper when needed, (I never had a child of mine sent home with a diaper rash.) They feed the babies when needed. They change the baby’s clothes when needed. You would know everything your baby did for the day, because they write down everything from feedings, naps, diaper changes, and any activities. The Toddler Room, (room 2,) is fabulous also. My child was starting to learn colors and shapes through songs, so they can remember them better. They also write daily reports, so you can know what your child does for the day. The Preschool Room, (room 3,) is another good class. In this room, not only are they learning colors and shapes, but they get potty trained as well. They also start tracing letters from the alphabet and their name. They get to go outside and burn some energy. Then they come inside and take naps. Room 4 is Prekindergarten. Here they start preparing for Kindergarten. They get homework packets. They do fun activities, have story time, get a snack, and have free time. Room 5 is Kindergarten. The kids do all the above, plus they get to work on the computer! At the end of the year, they have a graduation! During the summer, KinderCare has a day camp with a bunch of fun activities for all ages, (my kids look forward to the summer camp every year.) I tell everybody I can about KinderCare because you’ll be happy with the results of you kids. You’ll find that they are more advances and ready for First Grade. I hope to see you there.
Vanessa - KinderCare Parent
My name is Ruben and I’m a single father of two little girls: a seven year old and a four year old. Both girls started KinderCare when they were infants. There was a period of time when I had took them out because of a job change. At that time I needed to find a local day care within my area. “Name of which I will not mention,” was a dirty, disorganized child care center, and its staff didn’t seem to really know what was going on. For the fee and service my kids were getting, I felt there had to be something better. I called around checking prices and the best priced place I found was Kinder Care in Anaheim. As a single father of two girls I need to know that I can go to work and that my kids will be safe - learning and improving while I’m at work. So I decided to move back towards KinderCare. I pay about the same as I did at my last day care but get a lot more for my kids and myself. Peace of mind is something hard to find these days. They are willing to work with you as much as they can and are always willing to help. My youngest was attending a different daycare for approximately eight months before I took them elsewhere. She was at the point of needing to learn how to spell her name, which the daycare never taught them. Within her first month at KinderCare she was already spelling out her full name. My oldest was given an option to go to her after school daycare where all her friends are or KinderCare…she chose KinderCare. I’m very happy with their service, help and peace of mind I get every day I drop off my kids.
Ruben A. - KinderCare Parent
My name is Yazil, I am the mother of a four-year-old, and we have been having an amazing experience with KinderCare. We started our journey about a year ago, when I was forced to switch my hours at work and location. I had to search for a new daycare center for my son. I went to visit many centers and KinderCare definitely stood out from the other centers. Nothing matters more to me than my son's health and safety. I want my son to develop social skills and stay physically healthy but have fun while doing it. I expect the facility where I decide to leave my son for a full day to be neat, organized, and well managed. Cleanliness and care are also priorities. KinderCare has really demonstrated that they are not the same as any other childcare center. They keep their facility well maintained, the staff and management are very polite and professional, and best of all, they are very involved with the parents. KinderCare has shown they care for each child individually. My son gets welcomed every morning when he arrives, and they say bye to him when he leaves. This has helped my son feel more comfortable when I leave him there. The teachers are always involved with the parents. They provide us with a daily sheet that summarizes what our children do all day. They summarize what topics the classroom went over and what activities they did. They let us know what our kids ate and if they napped. This report is my favorite because it's a great topic-starter at the dinner table, but it also lets me be involved with my son when I'm not around. I go over their daily activities with him, and it's fun to talk to him about the new things he has learned. KinderCare has really developed my son into a social bug. He was very shy when he first came in. He would hide behind me when someone would talk to him but now he's opened up and even offers to help others.He tells me he has fun everyday and never comes home grumpy or in a bad mood. He loves to be around other kids too. He loves it when I come to his school and hang out with him for a couple of hours when they have activities going on where parents can join as well. My journey with KinderCare has been amazing. I have nothing bad to say about this facility. They have really exceeded my expectations. I hope your journey is as great as mine.
Yazil C. - KinderCare Parent
Who Are KinderCare Families?
They hail from hundreds of cities across the country from countless backgrounds, and proudly represent every walk in life. What our families have in common, though, is the want to give their children the best start in life. We are so proud to be their partner in parenting.
Hear from just a few of our amazing KinderCare families.
A Globe-Trotting Family Finds A
Home in Houston
Four young children, four different passports, two languages, two full-time jobs…oh, and a few triathlons thrown in for good measure. Meet the globe-trotting Colettas—a family on the go.