Anne Hallenbeck, 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.
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
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.
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!
I started looking for childcare when I first found out I was pregnant. My niece had attended KinderCare in Farmington and had a wonderful experience. After interviewing and observing various centers, one thing truly stood out about KinderCare on Scott Swamp Road. Every child was engaged and mentally stimulated in their age group - and they were having fun while learning! Whether their learning came in the form of creative play, group time, or independent center time - ALL kids were forming friendship bonds, learning rules and limits, and exposed to activities they may not otherwise experience. I knew this was the place where my son would thrive!!
My son Robbie first started at KinderCare when I returned back to work when he was five months old. I felt confident and comfortable with his new caregivers. He continued to attend KinderCare until we moved a few weeks ago, soon after his 5th birthday. We miss KinderCare already.
The staff at KinderCare is exceptional. Miss Anne the director, Miss Krystal, Miss Debbie, and Miss Amanda (to name a few) have become like a second family.
Throughout Robbie's years at KinderCare the open communication between his teachers and us was second to none. We worked together to reinforce positive behaviors and correct any less desirable challenges that youngsters can sometimes exhibit. I found myself often times seeking advice from the experienced staff, which they were always willing to offer.
Robbie LOVES school and I give that credit, in no small part, to KinderCare. He has a solid knowledge base to build upon and is social and confident. The nurturing and structured environment at KinderCare has helped provide my son with invaluable life skills at an early age. For any parent in search of a learning center for their child...I truly hope they consider KinderCare on Scott Swamp Road. Our family will forever be grateful for the love and guidance he received there.
Heather K - KinderCare Parent
I would like to recognize and thank Anne Hallenbeck, Scott Swamp KinderCare, and her staff. I have had a long standing relationship with Anne and her staff since the enrollment in 2009 of our oldest daughter, and now with my youngest, enrolled in 2014. I am so impressed with this daycare. They are like an extension of our own family. Under Anne's direction they provide a clean, safe, friendly, and loving environment for my children to grow and learn. Their support goes far beyond just the day to day "watching and teaching of children." They really support both me and my husband with their experience and knowledge in helping us raise great kids with big hearts and a tremendous curiosity for learning and trying new things. Anne has been there for our family to support us with questions, concerns and helpful recommendations. She makes time and ensures both our children and my husband and I are supported and cared for.
I am so grateful for people like Anne and her staff, and look forward to many more years as we watch our youngest grow and learn at Scott Swamp KinderCare!
Kate B. - KinderCare Parent
I am regretfully removing my son from Scott Swamp KinderCare, where we have been since he was 3 months old. I have decided to switch in order to save myself 30+ minutes of driving every day, but it is still very difficult to leave. We have had a wonderful experience at KinderCare and my son and I will miss everyone very much. I'd just like the company to know what a wonderful experience we had during our time at our center.
Prior to our time at KinderCare, we had spend two weeks in a different daycare during which time my son contracted RSV. After this experience we realized we wanted a daycare that was calm, clean, and loving. We found that and more at KinderCare. As a new mom with a premature newborn that had spent 6 weeks in the hospital in two sparate visits, I could be describes as a high maintenance, first time mom. Anne and her loving teachers did all they could, every day, to calm my fears and help me to realize my son was in loving and caring hands. They went above and beyone to ensure I felt comfortable and he was safe. They took the time to speak with me at drop-offs and pickips. Whenever I went, even at off times, the facility was calm and the children were content. My son's motor skills have developed extremely well due to their approach to development. And, when I tell people how few times my son has been sick, they can't believe it, especially for a newborn/infant in full time childcare.
My son is greeted with smiles everyday by his teachers, and he always smiles right back. He doesn't pay attention as I walk out the door as he's already having a great time. This makes my day much easier as I know he's happy and content at "school".
I am both grateful for our time at KinderCare and sad to leave. Thankfully, Anne has reassured me that if our move doesn't work out he will be welcomed back at KinderCare.
Jennifer L. - KinderCare Parent
I have entrusted my daughter to the incredible teachers and caregivers at Scott Swamp KinderCare in Farmington, CT since she was just ten weeks old. When reviewing our options for day-cares, my husband and I were impressed at the safety and cleanliness of the facility. However, what really drew us to the center was the passion of the people who worked there, from the Center Director, Miss Anne, to each and every employee. They are committed to providing a loving, enriching and safe environment for these children. I would not be able to go to work every day and leave my daughter if it were not for the level of care and commitment that these incredible ladies provide. My husband and I are so grateful to know that our baby is cared for each and every day by people who have such a profound respect for the trust that we place in them.
Kate A. - KinderCare Parent
As a mother to a Three and a One year old I have been a part of this KinderCare family for the past three years. I never imagined that my daycare experience would be as positive as this one has been for me. Anne, the Director and all of her staff truly are like a part of our extended family. They care and love my children like their own and take almost as much pride in watching them grow and develop as I do. It has always amazed me how Ms. Anne remembers each child and parents name and she is never too busy to say goodnight to each child as they leave or to hand them a sticker on the way out the door if asked. I have an open dialogue with each of the teachers and feel as though I am well informed of my kids' activities, progress and development. When around other kids of the same age that do not attend here, it is evident to me that my kids are receiving a remarkable education and that the curriculum offered at the Scott Swamp KinderCare exceeds most other facilities. This KinderCare truly is exceptional and is one that has built a solid and positive educational foundation for both my children and my family. I love this staff and everything they have done for my children!
Kelly 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.