Ms. Chrystal Wilkey, 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.
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
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.
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!
KinderCare has been an amazing daycare for our twin sons! They have been attending since they were 18 months old, and are now going on four years old. Ms. Chrystal, Ms. JoAnne, and the entire KinderCare staff always go above and beyond our expectations. It is obvious that the Teachers truly care about our boys, as well as all the children in the class. Our boys love their Teachers, and so do we. The staff has always kept us up to date with their progress and helped our sons reach educational and developmental milestones in and outside of the classroom. We enjoy reading the daily reports and seeing the art projects. We cannot imagine our boys going to any other daycare in town!
John C. Family - KinderCare Parent
The Everhart KinderCare Learning Center has been an integral part of our children's lives since they were each a few weeks old. My oldest child now attends the School Age program at KinderCare. When we first toured the facility, I liked that the classrooms appeared bright and cheerful--it was an environment I wanted my children to spend their days in. As my children have moved through the center, I have been impressed with the curriculum KinderCare has in place for all of the age groups. My expectations as to what my children should be learning at various ages have always been surpassed. I still remember how surprised I was the first time my oldest child pointed out a few letters to me and told me their correct names. My oldest child was well-prepared when he began kindergarten. My youngest child only has one more year in the Prekindergarten program before she starts the Kindergarten program, and she is well on her way to being ready to take the next step. It has now been around seven years since we first decided to place our trust in KinderCare for the care of our first child; not once have we regretted that decision or considered looking for another alternative for child care.
Nicholas and Alyssa V. - KinderCare Parent
Upon having our first child and going back to work, I toured many child care facilities, but none of them compared to KinderCare on Everhart. The teachers and staff are always friendly and caring toward the children and the parents. Every day when we walk in, we are greeted with a hello and a smiling face. As we walk through the facility, each teacher knows my daughter's name and says good morning to her. I especially like the door codes to keep people who are not supposed to be there out. It makes me feel it is safe having my child there. I would not choose anywhere else to care for my child while I am at work. I truly appreciate everything everyone at KinderCare does to help make each day extra special for my daughter.
Alisa M. - KinderCare Parent
We have been a part of the Everhart KinderCare family for nine years. We love it here! My oldest started here when she was just eight months old and is now participating the school-age care in summer and on school breaks. Even when she has the option of staying home, she wants to go to KinderCare. That tells you that they are doing something right! My youngest has been there since she was three months old and is now four years old. She is a very enthusiastic child and even when she pushes the limits, she is treated with respect and very appropriately encouraged to move on to some other center or activity. Both of my girls took part in the Phonics programs and I cannot express how much it has helped them both. The oldest was far beyond ready for kindergarten because of this program, and I truly believe it is the reason that she does so well in school--I know it is going to greatly benefit my youngest as well. The KinderCare on Everhart is an awe-inspiring facility with staff who truly treat you as family and commit themselves to loving and nurturing your children. I cannot imagine leaving my kids in the care of any other place in town.
Vanessa P. - KinderCare Parent
When my son's nanny was unable to care for him anymore, we enrolled him at the Everhart KinderCare. It was one of our best decisions! Every one of his teachers have been like family to us. They taught him so much, and I know that is why he is such a great reader today. When I decided to go back to work after having our second son, the staff made it so easy for me to feel good about it. I knew he was in good hands. I would highly recommend this facility to any new parents!
Rita T. - KinderCare Parent
The Everhart KinderCare has a great facility and an amazing staff that we have been blessed to call family for two years. My son started at eight weeks old and is now in the Toddler program. I am amazed at how much he has learned while being there and at how helpful the staff is. I wouldn't take him anywhere else. Thanks for everything, KinderCare family. We love you.
Cindy G. - KinderCare Parent
As working parents, the task of searching for the perfect daycare is almost impossible. We were fortunate when we found Everhart KinderCare upon moving to Corpus Christi. The center is beautiful, clean, bright, and efficient. The Center Director is organized, professional, and respectful. My oldest started at the daycare in the two-year-old class and has progressed beautifully through each class. He's a shy and introverted child, and all the Teachers at the center were so understanding of his personality and knew exactly how to engage him. All the Teachers treat him with respect and are non-judgmental when he just wants to be alone. My youngest started at the center in the Infant class and has all the Teachers wrapped around his little finger. He is the complete opposite of his brother, and is rambunctious and energetic and mischievous. Once again, the Teachers knew exactly how to curb and redirect his attention and energy. The Teachers genuinely love all the children. The tutoring program at this center is amazing. Ms. Yana is able to engage with both my boys and have helped prepare my oldest for kindergarten. The boys love the music and cooking class as well as phonics and math. Thank you, KinderCare, for making me feel so comfortable leaving my children in your care.
Euming C. - KinderCare Parent
My son started going to Kindercare at six months old, and he absolutely loves it there. The Teachers are experienced and it is obvious that they love their jobs working with the children. They have lesson plans every day, and the activities they do with the kids are great and age-appropriate. My son is excited every day when I drop him off, and I am confident that I am leaving him in excellent hands.
Heather C. - KinderCare Parent
I chose to enroll my son and daughter at Everhart KinderCare because a family member told me about it. They only had good things to say about the center’s staff and Teachers. We had just moved to Texas and I wanted an environment that would be a second home for my children while my husband and I worked. I also wanted my children to be comfortable in that environment since they were adjusting to a move. Ms. Chrystal and Ms. JoAnne made themselves available to answer our questions and concerns. The early development teachers have been very welcoming, and my children have fit right in from day one. It has been a relief for my husband and I to know when we leave our children at KinderCare, they are with caring individuals. It gives me peace of mind to know that not only are my children learning, but they are also being nurtured at this center. My children have learned so much. The early childhood curriculum is wonderful and I see the results every day with my children. They are always eager to go to “school.” This is in great part to the wonderful teacher and staff. I would recommend this center to any parent.
Chris and Mischa 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.