Stephanie Shuey, 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.
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
Cooking Academy™ (3 – 12 Years)
In Cooking Academy, kids learn new recipes from cultures around the world and develop a healthy relationship with food. Kids in this delightful and delicious program whip up everything from Southwest rainbow lettuce wraps to pumpkin muffins, building their skills in STEM, communication, and more along the way. And yes—little chefs get to eat their culinary creations!
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 have never been so comfortable with another childcare center (and we've been to three others in the past). Danielle, the director, and truly all the staff, are so completely competent and loving toward my kiddo. We all experience ups and downs, but this center has been very successful in providing stability. It is so heart warming to hear my son talk about how much fun he has at school, and even get excited about going in the morning. The level of communication with staff and parent is AMAZING. I am so grateful for the Bothell team. Thank you.
Patty - KinderCare Parent
My son LOVES the music class. He only tells me a little about what they do, but the first time I played one of the CD's he got this huge, happy, and surprised look and said it was like the music at his school. And then he started dancing like CRAZY to the songs. Well actually he was dancing quite well, kind of slow and gracefully to slower songs and faster and crazier with up tempo music. It was really fun to watch!
Kathy - KinderCare Parent
We were very picky when deciding a new daycare for our son as we'd had mixed results in the past with both daycare and nannies. From the moment he met Danielle, we knew this was a great school for him. Our son not only has a great big crush on Danielle, but loves his classroom, his teachers and his schoolmates. He is excited to be there and is always in a great mood when we come to pick him up after work. We moved a bit further away from Bothell Kindercare, but choose to drive the extra distance to keep him here -- he's happy and engaged and learns so much! And he's always so happy to see Danielle!
Erin C. - KinderCare Parent
I cannot say enough wonderful things about the Bothell KinderCare. When my oldest was a few months old, we visited a number of daycare centers and in-home daycares. I didn’t feel comfortable with a single one until we found your team. Now with two boys at Bothell KinderCare, I’m so happy we made this decision. It’s a hard choice to go back to work and leave your babies in the care of someone else. I think what makes your center so special, is that it’s so obvious how much the teacher’s truly care. Both of my boys light up when they see their teacher’s in the morning and oftentimes when I arrive at night, they don’t want to leave! It’s also the little things that make this center so special. I love the “my day” forms that tell me everything about my child’s day. The projects that the classes do are incredible – and give me a little bit of a peak into their daily routine. They both love the structure that the center provides them with set snack times, naptimes, play, etc. I’m sure most daycare centers provide a lot of these things as well. But it’s the people that make all of the difference. Bothell KinderCare has some of my favorite people in this entire world. They care about our entire family. When I’m having a rough day and just missing my boys, I’m free to call and talk to them, stop by and see them, or anything that will help get me through my day. The staff wants to make sure all of us are happy and taken care of. It really feels like an extension of my family. As long as my boys are in need of a daycare, this is where we’ll stay! If any families are ever looking for a parent to talk with, please send them my way. I’m happy to share my experiences with them!
Kim J. - 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.