Wendy Maksel, Center Director
Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
Right off of Route 6, easy access to I-84
Elementary Schools Bussed To:
All Bethel school (Berry, Rockwell, Middle, Johnson, Circle of Friends and Head O'Meadow, Hawley and Reed
Our center is accredited by NAEYC.
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.
The Math Adventures enrichment program is designed to teach important mathematics concepts such as geometry, numbers, measurement, and probability. Your child will learn about length, height, and weight. He will learn about shapes and solids. He will learn how to add, subtract, multiply, and count money. Math is everywhere and giving your child every advantage now will add up to success later in life.
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!
Before choosing a school for our children, we looked at many options, and they all seemed to be the same - tired teachers trying their best to keep the kids occupied in a musty basement. When we walked into KinderCare in Bethel, we knew there was hope. Each and every teacher was smiling. The facility was bright and clean. The kids were not only occupied, but engaged in elaborate activities learning about cooking and phonics and music and how to take care of animals. Talking to Wendy and Victoria, we realized that this was KinderCare every day. They are a family and every person who works there wants to work there. As a teacher, I feel completely comfortable leaving my two boys at KinderCare because it is a wonderful, loving, nurturing, academic, safe environment, and I am so thankful for their help raising my sons.
Mandy M. - KinderCare Parent
When I was asked if I would give a testimony for KinderCare, I thought what a perfect opportunity to promote such a wonderful facility. My son has been in multiple daycare settings and I have removed him because they did not meet my expectations concerning the care that he received. My perception was that the majority of the staff in these facilities just treated daycare as a job without much nurturing or positive reinforcement.
From the moment I walked into KinderCare, it felt very warm and inviting and I thought this is where my son needs to be. The teachers have exceeded my expectations. They have a true passion for the role they play in the lives of the children. My son was in the Kindergarten program and has had challenges for which his teacher, the director and alternate staff have embraced, and between the school and his family, he has made tremendous strides for which I am so very grateful.
I have the utmost respect for the educators at KinderCare for the exemplary work they do teaching our children. Kudos to everyone!
Cheryle - KinderCare Parent
It is my pleasure to share with you how thrilled I am with the care and educational support that my son has received at KinderCare. As a result of Miss Wendy and the amazing teachers at KinderCare, my son entered kindergarten confident and ready to learn. The teachers helped my son to grow both socially and academically which enabled him to face all the rigors of elementary school with ease.
Every teacher at KinderCare has always taken the time to speak with me when I had a question. I never felt as if any inquiry of mine was a burden as communication between home and the center was always welcomed.
As an educator myself, KinderCare has exceeded my expectaions. It is always a pleasure to have my son wake up every morning eager to go to KinderCare so he can see his KinderCare teachers before he boards the bus for kindergarten. Thank you KinderCare for brightening our days.
Mary Beth Crupi - 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.