Jessie Fisher, 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.
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 Academy™ (3 – 12 Years)
In Cooking Academy, kids learn new recipes from cultures around the world and develop a healthy relationship with food. Kids in this delightful and delicious program whip up everything from Southwest rainbow lettuce wraps to pumpkin muffins, building their skills in STEM, communication, and more along the way. And yes—little chefs get to eat their culinary creations!
Music Explorers™ (2 – 4 Years)
KinderCare families are already giving a standing ovation to our newest Learning Adventures program: Music Explorers! Built entirely from scratch, our new program teaches kids to sing, move, listen, play instruments, and even create their own tunes. It blends math, science, social studies, literacy, and mindfulness (think yoga!) for a uniquely KinderCare way of learning the foundations of music.
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 daughter goes to KinderCare Val Vista Lakes and we could not be more happier with our daughter's progress. She has been going to this center since she was two! Right from her first class, where Ms. Shirley took great care of her, gave her personalized attention, not to mention without her effort and determination, my daughter would not have been potty trained that quickly. So thank you so much, Ms. Shirley! Moving on to her next class, where Ms. Alex and Ms. Christina both were super nice and now to VPK 1, where Ms. Lina and Ms Dimaris are just awesome. From the former Center Director, Ms. Dayna, who we miss so much, to the current Director, Ms. Megan, all of them are superb. They all exceed our expectations. Ms. Judy, who teaches Phonics and Math, always updates us with a progress report and has such an understanding with the kids. All I can say is we are lucky to have great teachers like these ladies for our kids. Thank you.
Pooja Z. - KinderCare Parent
I wanted to send the Director and staff a big thank you for all that they do for the kids in their care, and especially for all of our foster kids who have attended KinderCare over the years. Our family appreciates all the work the staff at Val Vista Lakes KinderCare does. We marvel at the enthusiasm, joy, patience, and genuine concern for our kiddos! My family has been doing foster care for almost four years now, and we often comment to each other that we don't know how we did it prior to knowing about this center! The old adage "It takes a village" couldn't be more true with the foster care system. It's not easy to be foster parents, but partnering with KinderCare and seeing the sweet, caring staff each day has been a real blessing and encouragement to us. We have not had the easiest of kids. Several have come to us very troubled with tumultuous backgrounds, but the routine and stability that our home and this center has provided them has made all the difference in helping them flourish. The center has also provided a top notch preschool program for our kids. Most of our little guys came into care with very low academic scores and are now recognizing letters and numbers, and some are even reading! We have one word for what they provide...priceless! We really appreciate all the countless hours this team has poured into our kids. The staff goes above and beyond every day to make sure our kids are taken care of...we are truly grateful.
S. Family - KinderCare Parent
We love KinderCare at Val Vista Lakes! Darci, Nicki, and Vonnie run this location like a well-oiled machine and work so well together. The teachers are amazing. Prior to choosing KinderCare, we looked into many other child care centers in the area. The other centers were disorganized and not on top of things, and then conversely some seemed so rigid and sterile. Val Vista Lakes KinderCare felt like home when we walked in. There was order and respect for the rules and requirements that needed to be followed, but also there was flexibility and warmth that results in and a fun and loving environment. The staff is always polite and professional and flexible to our scheduling needs. We highly recommend this KinderCare location to any of our friends looking for child care.
The F. Family - KinderCare Parent
Our daughter has been going to Val Vista Lakes KinderCare since 2009 when we moved nearby. Our son joined her after his birth in 2011.
The best thing about this center is the teachers. The staff has pretty much remained the same for the past four years. In other words, their retention rate is fantastic. There have been a few additions to the KinderCare family, but the new teacher has always shadowed a tenured teacher before teaching on her own. It means my kids are never left with a stranger. Every single teacher knows both of my kids by name, even if they have never taught in their class. My son loves it there and has learned so much at school. He always has a lot to tell me about his day.
The management group holds their staff to high standards and works very hard to run a top notch center. When talking with them, its obvious they truly care about the kids and the center.
I have many more good things to say about this center, but limited space. I would highly recommend them to anyone.
Chanelle C. - KinderCare Parent
We have been a family at this center since my older daughter was 11 weeks old. This August she will enter kindergarten early at age four. Miss Pam and the staff have prepared her well, both academically and socially. She can count to 100, write her name, do basic arithmetic, and has learned some Spanish and sign language as well, which she regularly teaches to the rest of the family. She has also become quite the artist! The teachers are amazing from the infant room to her pre-k class. She is always excited about a new science experiment or story she learned in the center. As a parent of girls I am so grateful that my daughter has formed an early love of math and science that I attribute to the centers commitment to equal learning. The teachers and directors exhibit total inclusion and tolerance. My girls have always felt loved. The social environment is exceptional, a place children are encouraged to work conflicts out with friends and that everyone is a friend. I feel so lucky I found this place and have continued to go here after moving several miles away because I truly believe there is no where better for my girls. Shout out to Ms. Roxanne, Ms. Krystle, Ms. Jasmine, Ms. Nicole, Ms. Rosemary, Ms. Mercy, Ms. Jo, Ms. Diana, Ms. Julie, Ms. Rayann, Vonnie, Nicki, Darci, and Pam!!
Rachel G. - 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.