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Creve Coeur KinderCare

Ms. Nicole Nelson, Center Director

12821 Portulaca Dr. Creve Coeur MO 63146
(314) 542-4030 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 5 YEARS
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Our center is accredited by NAEYC.

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.

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

Cooking

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.

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.

Music

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

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?

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!

  • KinderCare has been not only a safe place for my daughter to learn and grow, but a stable point in her young life filled with people who love and nurture her. It’s more than just a place she goes each day while we are working, but a place where she is shown that she is special and appreciated by all of the teachers, not just her own.

    Mike - KinderCare Parent
  • My son has been with the KinderCare Creve Coeur since he was 12 weeks old. He has flourished in such a safe and positive environment. In every level/classroom, he has had only the best teachers. I've always been able to communicate my concerns without problem, and even formed some friendships along the way. This KinderCare has really helped my son become a kind, sharing, and positive little boy. I'm eternally grateful.

    Jenn - KinderCare Parent
  • We have been with this KinderCare for over a year and my child has made tremendous strides in learning. In fact, she has tested above where she should be at her age and will be ahead of most kids in her kindergarten class! This facility is very clean and safe. My child had the same teacher for the entire preschool class and knows all the teachers. Every day when she comes home, she is able to tell us exactly what she has learned and is excited to go back. There are often times where she tells us things that she learned that I did not know. (Did you know the difference between frogs and toads is that frogs need to live near water? I learned that from my daughter on the way home from preschool!) Also, I get a report every day on what my child studied, what she had for lunch, and how she napped. The teachers are always very interested in each and every kid's development, and regularly hold parent-teacher conferences. We recently enrolled our newest addition to the family, who is about to turn six months old. The Infant Classroom is always clean, and they are always working with early developmental skills. It is very obvious to us that our infant is getting lots of attention and stimulation (she is always soooo tired when she gets home). When we pick her up, her belly is full and diaper is clean! We could not be any happier with this place. The Director, Nichole, has gone out of her way on several occasions to make sure we are happy, and could not be any nicer of a person. Yes, this is not the cheapest daycare in the area, but the rates are very reasonable. We look at it as an investment in our children's future. So far it's been a good investment.

    Ryan - KinderCare Parent
  • Thank you for the great care that you’ve provided for our son! I admit that it was very hard for me to leave my baby and go back to work. There were many tears that first day when I dropped him off for the first time. But when he looked at Ms. Joanne and smiled, I knew everything would be okay. It was like he was choosing KinderCare as his home away from home. And to further calm our concerns, the first time he ever laughed was after he came home from his first day at daycare. This was a sign to us that he was in good hands! We also appreciate how everyone went above and beyond to try to prevent our son from needing the helmet. That really meant a lot to us! And even though he had to get the helmet, you have all been great about taking the extra steps necessary to care for him. Thank you! When we look at our son, we see a happy, healthy, well-adjusted baby. And we credit a lot of those positive traits to the love and care that he receives from all of you. Thank you for taking such good care of our baby, Creve Couer KinderCare! He means the world to us and it’s nice to know that he’s in such great hands!

    Jenny - KinderCare Parent
  • We are so grateful for your kindness, love of teaching, and patience with your children, in particular with our daughter--she loves you all! Thanks for inspiring, challenging, and guiding her, and for encouraging and caring for her every single day! You really make a difference in our girl! (.... you teach her English! For sure that's not our merit... Hahaha!) Thanks for being such wonderful teachers!

    Carolina - 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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