Jayleen Olmos, 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.
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.
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!
My husband and I decided to enroll our son Christopher at KinderCare because one of my nieces had been there up until she graduated Kindergarten (about ten years prior) and she had a great experience there. Although our son has special needs, he has never been treated any different than the other kids. The friendliness and care that all of the teachers have for him and for us is amazing. The communication that we have had with teachers and the Director has been wonderful. Because of the excellent care that our son has received for the past three-and-a-half years, both my husband and I are comfortable leaving Christopher in the care of KinderCare staff while we are at work. Our experience at KinderCare has been very positive. We are very grateful to all of the staff for the patience and care they have given our son. Thank you for this opportunity to express our appreciation.
Ana P. - KinderCare Parent
We would like to share my gratitude to all of the staff at KinderCare Covina. When we were first researching a daycare for our daughter, my wife and I visited all the daycare centers in our area. Our daughter cried at all of them, except KinderCare Covina. The staff at this center is exceptional! They are all very caring and professional, and not to mention warm and loving. They have all contributed to our daughter's academic and character growth. Our daughter is super bright and we feel it is because of KinderCare. If you are in need of a daycare you can trust, KinderCare Covina is worth every dollar spent and more. A special thanks to Jayleen, Wendi, Heather, Melanie, Jessica, Michele, Sandy and Ms. Rose.
Rudy and Carol F. - KinderCare Parent
I have three kids that have gone through KinderCare; Haven who is now fourteen, Ryan who is twelve, and Noah who is six and still goes there. He attends the location in Covina off of Lark Ellen. All of the staff there has been amazing and I see everyone as family. Jayleen Olmos, the Director, is simply amazing! Whenever I see her she is working with staff or with the kids. She is truly an amazing woman and professional. She has an amazing relationship with her staff and it is very apparent that they respect and love her. I do not know what I would do without the KinderCare in my life. There are other daycare centers, but this one has become so valuable to me and my children. I could not imagine trusting anyone else to take care of my babies. Jayleen still has relationships with my older two kids even though they haven't been there for a while now. She asks about them, addresses them when they visit and wants to know what they are up to. It's truly rare to have a professional who is this passionate in this type of setting. Wendy, the Assistant Director, is also amazing. She has always been so kind and there for my children in every capacity. She is warm and her positive attitude always shines. Working with families and different personalities and children is a very hard position in itself, but I have always seen Jayleen and Wendy remain poised, confident and caring through it all. I look forward to a few more years at KinderCare for my Noah!
Chantal Q. - 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.