Karen Browne, Center Director
Ages: 6 weeks to 12 years
Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Black Hawk, Churchill, DuJardin, Forest Glen, Glen Hill, G. Stanly Hall, Reskin, Winnebago, Pheasant Ridge, Middle school Americana, Marquart Middle School, St. Matthews, Wesley, Stone, Army Trail
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
Music Explorers™ (2 – 4 Years)
KinderCare families are already giving a standing ovation to our newest Learning Adventures program: Music Explorers! Built entirely from scratch, our new program teaches kids to sing, move, listen, play instruments, and even create their own tunes. It blends math, science, social studies, literacy, and mindfulness (think yoga!) for a uniquely KinderCare way of learning the foundations of music.
Phonics Adventures® (2 – 4 Years)
Learning how to read is a whole lot of fun at KinderCare! We help kids grow to love books and words (and get ready for kindergarten) in our Phonics Adventures program. From discovering the basics of vowels to practicing poetry, kids learn all about letters and sounds in small-group lessons made just for their age group. (Bonus: Kids who attend our phonics program are more prepared than their peers for school—and we have the data to prove it.)
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!
I am so happy that my children attend this KinderCare Learning Center. They have brought the best out of my kids; they are learning new things every day. My daughter wakes up every morning and asks if she is going to school, even during the weekends.
I am very grateful for this school and the teachers are exceptional. I always see familiar faces there. There is no in and out of the teachers and there have been the same people at this center from the day my daughter started at seven weeks old. I know my children are well taken care off.
I used to cry the first couple of weeks when I dropped them off, but after that I had nothing to cry about because they were so happy to be there and so was I. Great school indeed!
Krystal M. - KinderCare Parent
I love the Bloomingdale Kindercare location. We have had our son at this location since he was 10 weeks old, he is now 17 months old. The teachers are so loving and nurturing towards every child. We love that everyday we can talk with our sons teacher and the director. The open communication is something that we can't get enough of. It's nice to know what our son learned that day and how he is interacting with the other children. It's reassuring for parents who work full-time to know that they can trust the people caring for their child.
Jessica C. - KinderCare Parent
Our son started at KinderCare in the preschool room in 2009. When we were having our daughter, it was a relief to know where she would be spending her days. To us, communication and safety are two of the most important aspects in a day care. While at KinderCare, both of our children have had phenomenal teachers. At the Bloomingdale KinderCare there is no lack of communication. We quite enjoy the communication that takes place at the beginning and end of our children’s day. We have received monthly calendars, newsletters, pictures, and daily behaviour sheets. Not just the teachers, but also the directors communicate with us as well. It is comforting to watch our daughter wave “Good Bye” to Lynda and Lilly on our way out of the center. Our daughter is comfortable in the morning when drop off occurs too. There are times when the teachers and directors go above and beyond what is expected. The entire staff takes great length to get to know the families and individual children. Even though our son no longer attends KinderCare, he is still asked about. Safety is also an important component for us. When we enter the building we are usually greeted by either a teacher or director. They have also questioned my mother (asked for her ID) when she came to pick up our daughter. We have been very happy with our experiences at the Bloomingdale KinderCare.
Aimee & Christopher - 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.