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Hoover KinderCare

3160 Old Columbiana Rd. Hoover AL 35226
(205) 822-8110 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds

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HWY 31; Near Starbucks

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Vestavia Hills Elem.-West, Rocky Ridge, Green Valley, Shades Mountain, Bluff Park, Gwin, Riverchase, South Shades Crest, Trace Crossings, Deer Valley and Gresham Elementary


Welcome to Hoover KinderCare! The staff here is dedicated to the task of developing our students to their full potential-physically, emotionally, intellectually and socially. We nurture their development with developmentally appropriate hands on activities. The majority of their day is spent in discovery areas engaged in activities to stimulate their development.

— Center Director

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We’re so proud!

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.

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Our kids are taking off!

By kindergarten, our kids are testing ahead of their peers. Read all about it.


Many of our child care centers are accredited by national organizations that require us to meet rigorous early childhood education standards and guidelines for high-quality care and education. Programs that are accredited have demonstrated their commitment to go beyond the state’s minimum licensing requirements to meet and maintain these high standards of quality.

Our Programs

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


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.

Teachers & Staff

Our staff has 158 combined years of childcare experience with four teachers with 20+ years and four with 10 years of experience. The staff at Hoover KinderCare is committed to family engagement and partnering with families to ensure that all our students are developing to their full potential.

  • Ms. Annis

    Ms. Annis, Infant Classroom

    I love working with children and supporting their development. I am especially excited to work in a center that is developmentally appropriate and strive to provide the best learning environment in my classroom.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to starting at KinderCare Ms. Annis was a nanny.
    Year Started:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 years
    Pursuing Child Development Associate's (CDA) credential
  • Ms. Terry

    Ms. Terry, Infant Classroom, Music Teacher, Health and Safety Coordinator

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to starting at KinderCare Ms. Terry worked in the banking and insurance industries.
    Year Started:
    20 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    25 years
    Child Development Associate's credential
  • Ms. Barbara

    Ms. Barbara, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I love having the opportunity to be involved in the growth and development of children. It gives me a sense of pride to see the things I help them accomplish.

    Ms. Barbara has been with KinderCare for thirteen years come this September. She greets three different ages of children each morning. She has the unique ability of making everyone that comes in her classroom feel very special and loved. Each morning children come in the door to give her a hug and start talking about their clothes or toys. Parents would say to her, she's all their child has been talking about as they come to school and wanting to see her. Ms. Barbara has had parents say how thankful they are to have her there to help with the transition. Parents also enjoy seeing her smiling face when they enter the building in the morning. That can mean a lot and make all the difference to a new parent joining the KinderCare Family.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to starting at KinderCare Ms. Barbara was a center director for a church program and nanny.
    Year Started:
    17 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    30 years
    Child Development Associate's credential; Degree in Computer Programming
  • Ms. Sharon

    Ms. Sharon, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I love this job because I know I am helping a child get ready for the future. I enjoy just seeing their faces as they are learning.

    Previous Experience:
    Mrs. Sharon was in the U.S. Army for five and half years before joining the KinderCare family.
    Year Started:
    29 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    25 years
    Child Development Associate's credential
  • Ms. Siretha

    Ms. Siretha, Kitchen Manager

    It's not just a job; it's a calling in my life! I love my job so much! It enables me to do what I love the best -cook! I feel that when I can give them physical food, mentally they will excel in their work. I truly believe that great food is a universal language.

    Ms. Siretha has been the director of Great Expectations Childcare and Preschool, Manager at Outtakes Express, Manager at Magic Muffin, Cook at Vincents Market and currently owns SWD Catering. She takes pride in the meals she prepares daily. She also gives great attention to those requiring special diets, making sure they are as delicious and appealing as the regular meals. She is innovative, willing to take on special events, and lend a hand in other areas throughout the center. She makes sure the children know they are loved and knows them all by name. Students that have graduated and their parents come back and tell their favorite dishes she prepared for them. Ms. Siretha is the mother of three boys and a daughter. She has three granddaughters and a grandson.

    Year Started:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 years

Upcoming Center Activities

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September's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Spaces and Places and All About Me
As infants and toddlers explore the spaces and places around them, children in Discovery Preschool will learn all about what makes people the same as well as what makes them different. Infants will experiment with moving toy cars around, build block towers and then knock them down, and even take a tour of the center to see what things are like outside of their classroom! Toddlers will get all revved up as they take a closer look at different vehicles and learn more about neighborhoods, communities, and the jobs that grownups have. In Discovery Preschool, children will be learning about themselves as they play games that strengthen their five senses, discuss feelings and emotions, practice self-help skills, and work on learning the names of body parts.

Children 4 to 5 years old: All About Me and My Home and Family
It’s the beginning of the school year—the perfect time to get to know each other better! Older children will be spending time sharing about themselves, their homes, and their families as they learn what makes people the same and what makes them different. Children will bring their own experiences to the drawing board as they create group stories and 3-D collages about families and homes, pantomime different home- and family-related activities, and draw self-portraits. With our curriculum’s project-related learning component, children in Transitional Kindergarten work together to decide on an individual or whole-group project related to the theme. Past projects have included creating a class book about emotions or working together to build a small-scale home, but who knows—the children may come up with a unique idea that’s entirely their own!

Monday September 04, 2017
Center Closed for Labor Day

About Our Center

Our staff would like to welcome you to visit our center. The staff takes pride in keeping up to date with the latest trends in Early Childhood Education. Ongoing training is offered to the staff during the year at the center and through the various training opportunities in the community.

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • AM Snack
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Holidays Observed

We observe the following holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • President's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • 4th of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day

Please note that because holidays observed may vary between centers, please be sure to check with your Center Director for specific closures.

Health and Safety

At our center there is a keypad for entry to keep our center secure, our playgrounds are also fenced for added security and our staff is CPR and First Aid Certified.

At KinderCare, what families say about us means a lot. Read below some of the great experiences our families have had with us.

Share Your Story
If you have a story about your experience at KinderCare, please share your story with us.

As an elementary school teacher, I wanted a place for my infant daughter where she would discover, construct, build, and bond. We have found that place at the Hoover, AL KinderCare. From my first visit as an expecting mother to this day, I feel welcomed, appreciated, heard, and included. KinderCare is not only giving my daughter an unparalleled care experience, but they nurture me too as a parent. I am a better mom and teacher because of my relationship with the professionals at KinderCare.

- Mother

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Our staff would like to welcome you to visit our center. The staff takes pride in keeping up to date with the latest trends in Early Childhood Education. Ongoing training is offered to the staff during the year at the center and though the various training opportunities in the community.

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