Emily Aiken, 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.
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.
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!
When we moved to the Batavia area we didn't know where to enroll our kids in a daycare program. So after a lot of research we decided KinderCare was right for us. We've been sending our kids there for five years and have never regretted our decision. The staff members at KinderCare have become like family to us.
Tiffany B. - KinderCare Parent
When I was pregnant with my first daughter, my husband and I considered many daycare options. We originally thought that a home daycare situation would be best for our daughter, but quickly changed our minds once we visited KinderCare. I like that there is a set monthly curriculum that combines educational goals along with fun and playful activities that promote creativity. I also like the bonds my girls have with their teachers! There is a perfect blend of structure, consistency, comfort and excitement here! I also love all of the additional offerings, like the cooking, music and phonics classes that my girls have taken. And most of all, I love that my girls like going to KinderCare. We have been with KinderCare since 2007.
Lesley K. - KinderCare Parent
A few years ago our family moved from Billings, Montana to Illinois. It was coming back home for my husband and I, but it was leaving the only home that my children had ever known. In Montana we had a wonderful day care where my two older children had grown up and we were all very close with the providers there. Uncertain that we would be able to find that connection in Illinois, we began our search.
We were lucky to make a visit to the Batavia KinderCare and meet Emily, the Center Director. Immediately she made us feel welcome and at home in her center. The center is very clean and organized. That is something that is very important to me especially.
Our kids blended into the environment quite well. They were happy to get there and sad to go home. Our two older children learned leaps and bounds from the curriculum at the center. My son, who is in Kindergarten now, is at an amazing educational level and I owe that to Kinder Care. My daughter, who will be in Kindergarten in the Fall, I feel, will also have this same advantage when she enters school.
The staff at the Batavia Kinder Care is amazing! Absolutely one in a million! They are excited to be there every day. They always have smiles on their faces and they are always full of energy, ready to take on the day and all that it brings. They care about their jobs, they care about their center and they care about the kids. And that shines through each and every time that I interact with any one of them. Having three kids in the center, I find that our kids have worked with pretty much everyone there. They know our kids, they know their likes and dislikes, they know their habits and their routines. And the very best part is that they all work well together. You can truly see that they are one team, or even one family. You never have to worry, "Oh I told someone about something, do you think that they will tell this other person about it as well?" They always do. They communicate with one another on everything.
Our youngest daughter will be the only one left there in the Fall. However, we will always be back each summer for camp. Camp is always something great to look forward to. The field trips that they set up, the activities on the summer curriculum, being outside and having a great time. Summer Camp at KinderCare is something that my kids definitely look forward to.
It is never a fight to get my kids in the door at KinderCare. And as I had said above, they are usually sad when it is time for them to go home. But that is the way that it should be. They even like Ms. Maria's cooking better than mine! I am glad that we found such a great fit for our kids at the Batavia KinderCare Center. I know that every day my kids are safe, very well cared for and happy while they are there.
Allison W. - 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.