Ms. Melissa Phillips, Center Director
Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
Almost at the corner of Litchfield and McDowell - shopping center behind Black Angus Resturant.
Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Dreaming Summit, Collier, Corte Sierra, Litchfield, Mabel Padgett
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
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!
If you are looking for a good daycare for your child, then KinderCare is definitely not for you! The fact of the matter is that Goodyear KinderCare is much, much more than that. It is actually comparable to an institution of higher learning...for children. Each and every week, my wife and I are trying to figure out just what our (now two-and-a-half-year-old) daughter is talking about, because at KinderCare, she is always being exposed to and learning new and exciting things. For example, as our daughter's vocabulary is rapidly expanding, she came home trying to communicate with us and we had no idea what she she was saying. This frustrated her tremendously, and as she continued to lead us to the refrigerator to show us what she wanted (since we obviously weren't getting it and her patience wore thin), so she reached in and grabbed a water bottle. My wife and I were dumbfounded when we suddenly realized that what we had mistaken for "baby talk" when she said "agua" was her communicating a new Spanish word that she had learned at KinderCare for "water"! Things like this are a weekly occurrence that we have grown accustomed to, but have become "wiser" as parents in making certain that we have a copy of the "lesson plans" that are made available ahead of time so that we can keep up with her! Perhaps most importantly, they also continue to indulge her belief and make her feel as if she is indeed a real life "Princess," and the smile that her "Royal Highness" displays day in and day out is worth far more than money can ever buy!
The J. Family - KinderCare Parent
I had looked at a couple of other places for daycare for our son but it just never felt right, so my search continued. When I walked in Goodyear KinderCare in August of 2011, I knew immediately I had found our “home” for our son. I still remember the day I met Melissa Phillips. She took my son and I around the facility and introduced me to a couple of the teachers. I did not feel like anyone was putting on a display of their best behavior because someone new was taking a look. Melissa and the teachers were real, loving, and personable. As I left there, I immediately called my husband and told him that KinderCare was the place for us! Our son was almost a year old when he started in the first week of September. My family and I were greeted with warmth, care, and support. The teachers have always treated us like family and made us feel appreciated and special. As he became older and transitioned to different classes it was very easy for them to help support us as he was becoming more independent and, as he says, “getting big.” When he was in the Discovery Preschool Classroom, we brought in our three-month-old daughter to join KinderCare as well. I cannot even begin to express the “mother-like” care Ms. Brenda gave to her. She adores my daughter and my daughter adores her. As a mom, you want the person who is going to be watching your child to simply love your child. I have never once felt like even one teacher did not love my children. In fact it is the exact opposite, and through their love, my children have been given a chance to learn, explore, and find their own personalities. From each class my kids have been in to each teacher who has helped my husband and I mold our children into who they have and are becoming.
Anytime someone asks me where I take my kids to school, my response is simple…Goodyear KinderCare. I have had plenty of my friends and family who bring their kids to KinderCare. I will continue to refer children because of the way my family is consistently treated.
Melissa and all of the teachers will always hold a special place inside our hearts…
The M. Family - KinderCare Parent
The staff is always so warming and kind, always greeting you with every arrival and departure. They are kind and sweet and so very loving toward my child. They have made a home here for him. He is always happy when at school. Thank you so much, Goodyear KinderCare!
Parent - KinderCare Parent
My children have been at Goodyear KinderCare a total of 18 months, one from six weeks to now 18-month-old and the other from two-and-a-half years to presently four years of age. All the teachers have been really good with my children and very involved with their learning--even just a passerby from a different class has always been very loving, caring, and knowledgeable. My four-year-old did not speak well at all when he first came here. He has made drastic improvement since starting at KinderCare, way more than I expected. This will help him all throughout his life! Thank you, Goodyear KinderCare!
Loretta - KinderCare Parent
My daughter has been here for a total of three years and it has been a fantastic experience. She loves the teachers and the interaction with the other children. Now that she is in the School Age Classroom, the teachers and management ensure she is safely transported to school and back and help her with her homework as well as life skills to strengthen her future. Thanks so much to Melissa and team!
Parent - 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.