Brandy Williamson, 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!
My two youngest girls have been in the Owen Drive KinderCare. My five year old just recently left KinderCare so that she could be home schooled. My two year old still attends KinderCare. Brandy runs a very professional school. The teachers there are very professional and they care for each child as if they were their own. The extra classes that they offer are well worth it. The phonics course that is offered is absolutely wonderful. My two year old is able to recognize the letters of the alphabet and tell what each letter sounds like. When my five year old was in KinderCare, she attended the phonics course as well. This course helped prepare my daughter for Kindergarten to the point that she is already finished with the Kindergarten curriculum and is now starting the first grade curriculum after only five months of home schooling. I highly recommend KinderCare as they are the best daycare that I have had the privilege of using. It will be a shame when I move to Texas as there are no KinderCares where I am moving. Thank you Ms. Brandy, Ms. Tammy and all the teachers at Owen Drive KinderCare for taking such great care of my two little girls.
Michael B. - KinderCare Parent
I just wanted to take a moment to tell you all how much we appreciate everything you do for our family. We first came to KinderCare when our oldest daughter, Brenna, was 1. We now have three daughters enrolled in KinderCare and could not think of a better place for our children to spend their days. I love that the program curriculum promotes education even at the infant level. I also love that when we walk in to drop our girls off or pick them up, everyone (teachers, aides and supervisors) know my family on a personal level even if my child is not under their direct care. Brenna is currently in the Prekindergarten classroom. I love reading the stories that the class makes together and that she has a journal that she writes in regularly. But what I love the most about Ms. Agnes' class is that Brenna comes home every day telling us what new and exciting things she has learned that day from dinosaurs to tools/machines. I have no doubt that Ms. Agnes will prepare Brenna for Kindergarten next year. Mackenna is currently in the Discovery Preschool classroom. Mackenna has grown and matured and learned so much over the past year with Ms. Diann and Ms. Ellen. Mackenna can be a very dramatic and strong-willed little girl. It is reassuring to see how patient they are with her while at the same time teaching her respect and manners. I know that as she transitions to Ms. Ryan's preschool class, these ideals will continue to be developed. Ashlyn is currently in the transition between the Infant and Toddler classrooms. While in the Infant room, Ashlyn grew attached to Ms. Maria and Ms. Yadi. Luckily, we never had a problem with separation anxiety because she was always so excited to see them! In addition to being a nurturing setting, I loved seeing Ashlyn's personal schedule and all of the different projects from finger painting to growing grass. Although it will be sad to leave the Infant room, I am excited for Ashlyn to transition to the Toddler room. Brenna and Mackenna truly enjoyed their time in the Toddler room with Ms. Crystal. I know that Ashlyn will learn a lot and have a great time with Ms. Crystal and Ms. J. I love that when we walk into each of our girls' classrooms we see samples of their artwork and pictures of each of them along with their classmates smiling and having fun. I love that their teachers take the time to tell me and my husband how the girls' days were and what they did that day. With my husband's ever changing schedule, we are very lucky to have a childcare center that is willing to be flexible and work with our schedule. Since we cannot be with the girls during the day, I could not ask for a better place for them to be. With sincere thanks,
Jamie R. - KinderCare Parent
My son Joshua has been attending KinderCare for the past 7 months. As we are new to the state of North Carolina, this is his first daycare experience. He has done very well largely due to the wonderful staff at KinderCare. Ms. Tammy was instrumental in helping me with the application process, and Ms. Brandi met us at the door on our first day. All of my fears were immediately put to rest by the caring and attentive staff and he has adapted so well. Everyone greets us every single day with a smile and all the staff knows my son by name. This personal touch means so much to me and I don't think we could have selected a better day care center for our first experience. Whenever I have a concern, Ms. Brandi has taken ownership of it and corrected it immediately to my utmost satisfaction. She has an open door policy which I have used on many an occasion. She has never made me feel rushed or that my concerns were not taken seriously. As for my son's teachers Ms. Diann and Ms. Ellen, they are absolutely the best! My son loves them and speaks of them even when he is not at school. He has even called their names in his sleep! Both my husband and I have spent several hours volunteering in their classroom and I know for sure, they really care about their kids. This is no act. I applaud their uncanny ability to redirect and nurture their kids at the same time. The hugs and smiles they give have helped to sooth my son many mornings. Most importantly, we have an open line of communication and they have always acted on my concerns as well. As far as teachers go, we hit the jackpot! I never worry about how my son is treated while he is under their care. KinderCare is a great day care center, and I would certainly recommend their services to others. Thank you for opportunity to make this known.
Tunja J. - KinderCare Parent
Building relationships is a process that doesn’t always come easy and/or natural for some people. For some individuals, building a relationship or even maintaining a relationship requires a lot of effort. For the staff at KinderCare (Owen Drive, Fayetteville NC) having a relationship is a natural process for these ladies. The affection, warmth, genuineness, and laughter these ladies give to the children as well as the parents is beyond the call of duty.
I am the proud, first time mother to a beautiful boy (13 months old) name Karson. When my husband and I first started out looking for daycares, I knew in my heart and mind what a daycare would have to provide for me to be okay to return to work. By the grace of God, my son didn’t start daycare until he was five months old. He was kept by my mother. When I was carrying my son, one of my girlfriends told me about KinderCare. I visited the learning center with her and was very please by the activities (finger-painting at five months old, planting flowers, etc.) and smiles that the staff gave to the children and parents. Unfortunately, I didn’t feel my husband and I could afford the learning center, so I went with another daycare that was owned and operated by the hospital where I was going to be working. I had always heard positive words about the facility. However, this wasn’t my experience. I often felt the “seasoned” ladies in my son’s class would attempt to challenge me (especially because I was a first time mom). This was not going to continue. I quickly removed him and prayed to God that he would work something out for my family. I contacted Ms. Brandy to see if KinderCare still had slots for my son. I didn’t know how I was going to pay for his care, but I KNEW it was going to happen. Ms. Brandy put me into contact with one of her contacts from NACCRRA who confirmed that my family was eligible to receive financial assistance due to my husband working for the federal government. My girlfriend originally told me about the same program. However, when I called an individual told me we were not eligible for the program because he wasn’t an active duty soldier. Ms. Brandy’s contact confirmed otherwise.
What we had gone through at the other facility, building trust again was a huge issue for me. They never hurt my child; however, I felt they didn’t nurture our son. So when we started at KinderCare, I frequently called (literally every hour) and visited (literally twice a day), I never once felt as though I was getting on anyone’s nerves. I asked the same questions several times, and was always reassured with a call, email or just letting me hear my baby babble in the back ground. This is what I needed to ensure he was getting what he needed. This was love and affection I insisted our son have in the course of eight hours of not being with his parents. The ladies never talked down to me, worked with me on milestones (eating, bottle feeding, sleeping, etc.) with no judgment or pressure. All of which is needed when you already feel overwhelmed and lacked trust in anyone who is not the caregiver.
Ms. Maria (infant room), Ms. Ryan, Ms. Yadi, Ms. Crystal, Ms. Brandy, and Ms. Tammy are all the women who have contributed to my son’s growth and happiness. I feel in my heart these women love our son, who is the center of our world. It is with great ease and pleasure that I share that our son attends KinderCare on Owen Drive. I am grateful for these women and certainly hope they are rewarded on more than one occasion to let them know that the Green Family appreciates that EXTRA TLC they give me and our son.
May God Bless!!!
The Green Family - 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.