Jill Kerrigan, Center Director
Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Builta, Liberty, Eichelberger, Lakewood Falls, Creekside, Hermanson, Skoff, RC Hill, Jamie McGee, Pioneer, Independence, Irene King, Valley View Early Childhood, Lukancic (Middle School)
Our center is accredited by NAC.
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.
Private Kindergarten Programs (5 – 6 Years)
As children reach school age, our comprehensive full-day kindergarten program helps them explore, communicate, and create – all in a nurturing, small-class setting. Our team of expert educators has created a unique curriculum of reading, language, arts, math, science, and physical fitness that’s presented in a fun way to encourage a lifelong love of learning. Plus, our program is aligned with local and state elementary school standards, so children will be prepared to confidently enter first grade.
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
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.
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!
The teachers at KinderCare are my children's "aunties." they tie their shoes, know their favorite foods, and hug them goodbye every day. They teach my boys how to share, work with other people, and follow directions. They have been taking care of the boys (and me for eight years. When we first arrived at KinderCare, my oldest was 1.5 years old. He was a very social child who thrived on the friendships he made, the conversations he could have, and the outdoor play activities. He loved to get up every morning to go to "school." My second born was 11 months and had a very timid personality. I believe attending KinderCare played a big part in his ability to make new friends and talk with other adults as he moved through the classrooms. For four years, the boys learned how to tie their shoes, take naps on cots, and adjust to new faces in their classrooms. All the while, the teachers and staff at KinderCare also took care of me. When I was worried about transitions, the staff walked me through them. When we had big news to share about another baby, they were the first to know outside of our family! It's the little things that mean the most...the moments not the days. I appreciate the love and care my children have experienced by attending KinderCare. As our fourth boy is now in the Infant room, I am looking forward to the moments he will have there too. They say that it takes a village to raise children and KinderCare is our village.
Lois M. - KinderCare Parent
We have been with KinderCare for over 3 years now. The knowledge, dedication and the love that they show to the children is phenomenal, which is thus reciprocated from the children as they enjoy going to KinderCare and experiencing the vast array of optional programs that they offer. The teachers patience and guidance help the children grow to be the best that they are capable of being. The hands on structured program, helps the children in their development, from an infant, to being a very well prepared young individual as they embark on their future education.
Wolny Family - KinderCare Parent
My experience, as a mother of four little girls, with Weber Road KinderCare has been an above and beyond great one! As an overprotective mother, there are a few people with whom I can trust with my children with, so the teachers here are amongst those people!
More specifically, my two-year-old daughter did have a hard time transitioning at first. This was only because, of course, she was so used to having me care for her. However, within a month, she was waking up every morning ready to go to school. She learned to use the restroom so fast, too.
Another aspect that I appreciate is that they give us daily report sheets. I have every saved every paper, especially from Ms. Maritza (who is the best teacher ever). From these reports, I can even know important things, even the exact day I bought the last box of diapers.
Furthermore, before my four-year-old started here, I was actually worried that she would have a hard time when she started Kindergarten. This was because she was not improving in her speech, but thanks to teachers, like Ms. Adams, she is well on her way this upcoming school year. Also, the teachers, who are not my daughters’ teachers, even know their names! Each day we get many “hellos”, “good mornings”, “good-nights”, and many acknowledgments from other teachers.
These experiences have reassured me that I have found a great place for my girls. I go to work every day with a smile because I know that I am leaving them in good hands. At the end of each day, I hear about the exciting moments and how sad ones were made better by their teachers. I am very glad that I went to visit this location; it changed our lives. I cannot imagine what our last day here will be like for my daughters. I am just grateful for Ms. Dana, the Center Director, and all the teachers who make my days so much easier because, with four children, I can certainly use the help!
Silvia - KinderCare Parent
Since 2006, 3 of our children have attended KinderCare. We have been so grateful for their care and teaching our children. Our kids have brought home countless art projects and scholastic learning activities, and we know they are being taught practical life skills, as well as how to develop their creativity and self-expression. We are impressed by our KinderCare's administrative flexibility with our schedules and the ease with which we are able to transact our business with them. We feel so lucky to have found this wonderful place where we feel comfortable and confident about our children's care!
Jill D. - 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.