Ms. Stephanie Wood, 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.
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
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.
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!
The Woods Chapel KinderCare has to be the most reliable, consistent, and caring establishment for child care in the greater Kansas City area. They are a step away from perfection, no joke. My wife and I have been using this location for over seven years now. As adoptive parents, we have sent over 25 children through the program and very few of those would be considered “easy” kids. The children’s needs have been incredible and each challenge that we have presented Ms. Kelly and her staff with has been met skillfully and with grace and good humor. One of our first placements as foster parents was a little girl who had been severely scalded in a bathtub. She required extra tenderness as diapers were changed, potty training occurred, and simple gross-motor skills were retrained. I remember staff members crying for her as I showed them how to cream her legs and make sure her skin grafts didn’t dry out. They did such a remarkable job partnering with us to keep her care consistent that she healed within two years instead of the 36 months that were anticipated. To this day, staff will still ask about her and others that we have had because they are really invested in the kids and how they turn out. This is just a small picture of the types of challenges we have sent them over the years, and never once has the Woods Chapel staff loved the children any less than we do. Sometimes for these kids, the relationships with the staff are the safest and most nurturing they have ever had. They are truly awesome. We have experienced each and every room in that building and have “trained” a number of staff along the way. We got trained first by the best, Ms. Vickie and Ms. Kathy, then we moved on up to Ms. Casie, Ms. Theresa, Ms. Tammy, Ms. Erica, Ms. Janet, and we can’t forget the cook, Ms. Darsetta. All these ladies love the kids as their own and protect them like the precious gems they are. I know I have left out several current staff, but all of them are very important members of our kids' lives. Even though not all of our children still attend KinderCare full time, they still talk about what happened while they were there. There is always a “Remember when Ms. Theresa did…” or a “Ms. Kelly says…” story running around the house or car. Knowing we both can go to work and not have to worry about the care that they are receiving while we are gone is priceless. We couldn’t survive without the wonderful people at the Woods Chapel KinderCare. We love them all.
Rob & Heather S. - KinderCare Parent
"The Woods Chapel KinderCare provides a safe and secure environment for my son. He has the ability to grow, learn, and express his personality. He is surrounded by teachers who truly care. There is no greater comfort than knowing your child is in hands of people you can trust."
Rosemary D. - KinderCare Parent
I'd like to thank Woods Chapel KinderCare for taking great care of my daughter and preparing her for kindergarten. KinderCare was a safe, educational, and nurturing environment for my child (really for all children). I was never hesitant to leave her in the care of such a wonderful staff. I appreciated the daily logs left for me to pick-up at the end of each day. I didn't need to read the logs, as my daughter would always tell me about her day or I could watch how her day went as she recreated the day with her dolls, stuffed animals, and sometimes me (although I was never the teacher). My daughter often reminds me how much of an impression the staff at KinderCare made. Let me share a few examples: There's the time she and I were shopping for school supplies for her first day of school. Using the list provided by the school was difficult. I couldn't get some of the items on the list...because according to my daughter, "Those aren't the kind of markers we used at KinderCare, Daddy." Some days after picking her up from school, she would tell me, "Daddy, you need to call Ms. Collison and tell her to give me harder work. We already did those sight words at KinderCare." Or my favorite (from the first day of school), "Daddy, they need to call KinderCare and learn how to do lunch. Lunch at school is way shorter than at KinderCare. They don't give you enough time to eat." The staff at KinderCare has prepared my daughter for academic success. You have ignited her flame for the quest of knowledge. I will forever be grateful to each of you...the wonderful people on staff who have been a positive influence on my daughter.
Byron Brooks - 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.