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Cary Knowledge Beginnings

Linda Shay Pleasant, Center Director

250 Cornerstone Dr. Cary NC 27519
(919) 466-8684 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Davis Drive Elementary (After school only), Baucom Elementary, Highcroft Elementary, Weatherstone Elementary, Scotts Ridge Elementary, Apex (After school only), Green Hope (After school only) & Carpenter (Before only)

Our center is accredited by NAC.

AMERICA’S MOST ACCREDITED

We’re so proud!

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.

SCHOOL-READY

What Learning Looks Like

Our talented early-childhood teachers set kids down the path toward becoming lifelong learners in a positive, safe, and nurturing environment.

Our Programs

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.

Interactive Kindergarten (5 - 6 Years)

A full-day interactive Kindergarten program that utilizes new curriculum with an interactive smart board making first grade readiness a priority.

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

Math

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.

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.

Our Teachers

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.

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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.

Our Families

Don't take our word for it. Hear what our families have to say about our amazing center!

  • My two kids go to Knowledge Beginnings and we have loved them from the start! The teachers in all age groups are great! They are loving, caring, encouraging and inspiring. My older daughter has gained great confidence and an academic advantage through their reading and math program. As parents, you also have an option to enroll your kid in soccer to save some weekend time! The staff and directors are great! They are always responsive and flexible. They answer any questions you have and try their best to help. Sometimes we give them very short notice to have my older daughter stay in the center for spring break, and it is so easy and smooth. Our younger one now is in the infant room. The room teachers Ms. Sashi and Ms. Brentesha are awesome! My daughters always love to go to Knowledge Beginnings, and I think this speaks for all the students!

     
     
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    Bin - KinderCare Parent
  • Knowledge Beginnings of Cary has continuously provided outstanding care and education for my child. As a first time parent, it can be rather stressful and overwhelming to identify a childcare center for your newborn. After meeting the professional and energetic administrators, we knew this would be the best place for our son. All staff members exhibit enthusiasms, professionalism, and passion for providing exceptional service daily. They are truly invested into the nurturing and educating all children that attend Knowledge Beginnings. They adhere to all safety procedures and are willing to go the extra mile to ensure that all parents are well informed of their child's continuous develop and education. The curriculum is outstanding and daily updates are provided to all parents to help facilitate continuous development in various areas. Our son was able to count in 2 languages (English and Tagalog) before the age of 2! The staff retention rates are remarkable and this is certainly a assuring to know that the relationship you build with your child's teacher will be long lasting. The teachers for the 2, 3 and 4 year old class begin to interact and converse with the parents in the infant rooms. It is evident that the entire staff are all on one accord and truly enjoy their careers in childcare. The administrators are always available for questions, concerns, suggestions, and always provides a prompt response. Knowledge Beginnings creates a family environment even for the parents (especially for first time parents) to meet and develop lasting relationship. Enrolling my son into Knowledge Beginning of Cary was one of the easiest and most valuable to decisions we have ever made.

    The Moore Family - KinderCare Parent
  • Do you want the perfect combination of caring and teaching for your child? Knowledge Beginnings is the place you want to be! Here, staff are invested in the education and well being of your children. Our son is almost four and has been attending since he was 11 months. We have been so impressed with his social and academic skills as he has grown older and moved through different classrooms. He loves to interact with his friends and teachers. He has conversations with us about his days and what he is learning. Our son is learning about letters, themes, and numbers. He loves story time and discussing what they have read. He is always so excited! In addition to his regular class, he also participates in a hands on cooking class. It is one of his favorite things to do there and he always looks forward to it.  Our daughter is now one and has been going to Knowledge Beginnings since she was seven weeks old. The teachers in that room are by far the most amazing and loving people. I didn’t worry for a second about leaving my little baby! After over a week with her, they knew what her cries and expressions meant and were always able to tell me so many interesting things about her day. As she has grown up there, she always runs into class and gives her teachers hugs and loves to play. There are so many different things that impress me about this center. The directors and staff all know my children even if they are not directly working in a room with them. The teachers are always positive and are enthusiastic about their passion for teaching. Communication between staff and parents is a huge plus. My children are loved and always taken care of. They get to be social and they are learning more than I can keep up with sometimes! This is a center of happiness for our family!
     

    Stacey W. - KinderCare Parent
  • We came to Knowledge Beginnings based on a recommendation from a co-worker. At the time, we had an almost one-year-old and a five-year-old who was just two months from school. We hated to move our five-year-old to a new school for such a short time, but the Knowledge Beginnings staff was excellent in welcoming her and we could not have asked for a better transition. We have had no regrets with our decision to choose Knowledge Beginnings. The staff is wonderful in all areas of the center.

    The S. Family - KinderCare Parent

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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.

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