Amy Dodge, Center Director
Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 YEAR-OLDS
Elementary Schools Bussed To:
William Brooks, Oak Meadow, Silva Valley, Golden Hills, Blue Oaks, Marble Valley, Lake Forest, Lake View, Jackson
Our center is accredited by NAEYC.
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.
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.
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.
Hip Hop, Ballet, Science, Musical Theatre
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!
Nicolas has been loving his new room with Ms. Joy. I wanted to send you a note to let you know how much I have appreciated the communication from Ms. Joy and Ms. Elena. With their schedules, we are able to get a lot of feedback every day about what they did in class, naps and behavior. I feel like I am more involved and have information that I can talk to Nicolas about. So, kudos to your teachers!
Angela - KinderCare Parent
KinderCare’s Catch the Wave School-Age program has inspired my daughter to love learning again! The instructor is professional, knowledgeable, patient, and extremely helpful. My daughter is motivated to complete her homework shortly after arriving at KinderCare each day now. Her reading skills have improved already and she has earned A’s on all of her spelling tests this year. In addition, this program has given our family back quality family time at home, which is priceless. This program is truly amazing!
Melissa - KinderCare Parent
My two boys attend KinderCare in El Dorado Hills managed by Amy Dodge. I could not be happier with the level of care and early education that your center provides. My four-year-old is so happy with his teacher, Ms. Joy. So am I. It is clear that this wonderful teacher is there because she enjoys the kids. Every day, she tells me about my son, how he did, little things that she noticed about him that day. I have never had to have a parent-teacher conference, because every day the teachers tell me how my boys are doing, what they are learning about, how they are developing and what they are working on, and also if there are any issues that we need to discuss. Every day!
The management, teachers, and even parents that are part of this facility make it a joy for my kids to be there. My boys come home talking about what they learned and also repeat important social lessons. My older son says to the younger one, "That's not a good choice," when the younger one does something that the older one does not like.
The way every teacher there lovingly guides and teaches the kids is so impressive and makes me feel confident leaving my boys in their care. As a full-time working mother, I feel guilty about not being able to spend more time with my children. It gives me so much comfort knowing that this wonderful group of people care so much and do such a good job teaching and caring for my boys. Thank you KinderCare.
Marta B. - 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.