Ms. Lori Mueller, Center Director
Ages: 6 weeks to 5 years
The Bettendorf KinderCare is located at the corner of Tech Drive and 18th St. in Bettendorf, Iowa.
Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Paul Norton, Herbert Hoover, Thomas Jefferson, Mark Twain, Grant Wood, Lourdes Catholic, Riverdale Heights, Pleasant View, Hopewell
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.
Transitional Kindergarten Programs (4 – 5 Years)
A program for children who missed the kindergarten cutoff date. If your child completed or mastered prekindergarten but did not meet the cutoff date for kindergarten, this is the right choice for you. Enhanced whole-group activities and project-related learning activities help engage children in key competency areas such as critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity.
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.
Participating Child Care Aware Center
KinderCare has partnered with Child Care Aware® of America in an effort to offer fee assistance for Active Duty military families and solutions to their child care needs when care at a Child Development Center on the installation is not available.
Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program
Our Cooking Academy program teaches kids confidence in the kitchen through hands-on activities that build important math, science, and social skills. They’ll learn about recipes, ingredients, cooking vocabulary, and nutrition—and get to eat some delicious food made all on their own like carrot and turmeric hummus, pumpkin muffins, vegetable curry, black bean and sweet potato chili, and so much more!
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.
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!
This has been a long time in coming, but I wanted to thank the Bettendorf KinderCare for the great care and early education my son has had since infancy. He is a fine man of 18 now, and I have always said KinderCare made a difference. The staff at the time, Marybeth, Lori, Miss Millie, and all of the others, were amazing. My son's older sister also turned out smart, social, and well-rounded. My son will graduate May 24th from Bettendorf, #1 in his class. He had a 35 ACT and 1560 on SAT. He had perfect math scores on both exams. He will attend University of Iowa this fall in the honors program with a full tuition, room, and board scholarship. I really have always said it was that I read to him every night, he had natural gifts, and the start he had with love and care from the staff at this center. Thank you!
Luanne - KinderCare Parent
Learning Adventures at Bettendorf KinderCare has been a very positive and encouraging experience for our daughter. Each day that she gets to work with Ms. Kylie, she comes home with information to share and an excitement that we've never seen her show for learning before. Personally, we always struggled to get our daughter to sit with us for little lessons at home, but with Learning Adventures, she appears to be very engaged and her confidence has grown.
Clint and Amanda - KinderCare Parent
I wanted to give a most sincere thank-you for all of your help and encouragement of my girls during their first week in the Toddler Classroom. The teachers have been absolutely amazing and they have been so understanding with my girls' transition. It made it a lot easier on Eric and me. We really appreciate all the extra effort and attention that the staff has been giving the girls to welcome them into the classroom.
Katie - KinderCare Parent
After showing an interest in letters and their sounds, I enrolled my three-year-old son in Learning Adventures. I was debating about whether or not I should enroll him because of his age, but I'm so glad that I did! I noticed an improvement in his Phonics skills within the first few weeks. It's exciting to watch him sound out letters, and I love to watch the look on his face when he figures out words. I'm so proud of him, but on top of that, I see that he is proud of himself because he has more confidence in his abilities. I like the attention he gets with the small group size, and I appreciate the daily sheets that come home describing both what they learned that day and what I can do at home to continue the lesson. Ms. Kylie is energetic and attentive, and she is an important part of why my son looks forward to his Phonics days.
Elly - 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.