Ms. Kristen Southard, 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.
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
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 wanted to personally recognize the teachers and staff at Montclair KinderCare for the wonderful care that they have provided for our daughter, Madeline. Madeline started at KinderCare when she was 6 weeks old. The transition for mom and dad going back to work was smooth and we felt very comfortable leaving Madeline in their care. She is now 6 months old and is the happiest little girl. She is so excited to be at KinderCare, every morning, when I drop her off. Her face lights up when she sees her teachers and the other children. She loves to play and explore and has really developed quite a personality. I am confident that starting her at KinderCare at 6 weeks was beneficial for our whole family. Madeline enjoys her days playing with her new friends and teachers and mom and dad can focus on their work without worrying about her well being or her adjustment into this world. We are better parents for it and we truly value every minute we have with her when we're at home together. I love to see her interacting with the other children and her teachers. I can also personally attest to the care and concern that her teachers show for her. They're faces light up when she arrives every morning and I love that she provides that joy for other people. We enjoy reading her reports every day and learning what she is doing at school. We also enjoy seeing pictures of her activities during the day. I'm sure there are going to be days when the separation is hard(er) and that she's not always going to be a happy baby. Our goal is to give her every opportunity to learn and grow in a healthy and positive atmosphere and she will continue to thrive at KinderCare. Miss Kristen, Miss Sharon, Miss T, Miss Corita, Miss Nelida, Miss Anna and any of the teachers that I missed that help out in the infant classroom have been wonderful. Thank you for the excellent care she has been provided.
Rae T. - KinderCare Parent
Ms. Tee has been SO SUPPORTIVE of me as I go through all the transitions a new mother goes through. She never pushes me out of my comfort zone with David. Always ready and willing to do anything I ask, even if deep down she thinks I'm completely nuts :) She loves to laugh with me and genuinely loves all her babies!
Ms. Tee one day noticed hives popping up on David's cheek. She immediately called me and told me she was concerned and allowed me to have time to ask her lots of questions. I was able to use this conversation at the pediatrician's office to help clarify what was going on with David, and it all turned out to be a minor allergic reaction.
Ms. Nelida LOVES her babies and you can tell. She is always smiling and always sharing fun stories of David when I pick him up. She is never sitting down, always up and on the go, tending to children all afternoon.
Ms. Anna loves telling me stories about David when I come in. She shares his recent accomplishments and really takes notice of the things he likes and doesn't like. She showers him with complements like "he's soooo cute!!!" and it makes me feel so good! :)
Ms. Kristen, the Center Director, and Ms. Sharon, the Assistant Director, make the center warm and welcoming for the parents EVERY DAY. There is always a warm smile and often a fun story about David's day when I walk in. I love you guys!
Katie O. - 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.