Ms. Lauren Muran, Center Director
Ages: 6 WEEKS to 12 YEAR-OLDS
Between Kettering Blvd and South Dixie
Elementary Schools Bussed To:
CF Holliday Elementary, Southdale Elementary, Walter Shade Early Childhood Center
Our center is accredited by NAC.
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.
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.
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!
On my last day of Kindergarten, I cried. I adored my Kindergarten teacher and did not want to leave her class. Now, fast forward twenty years and I am now the Kindergarten teacher. My class and I spent a year together discovering numbers and letters, going on field trips, and learning to read and write. On the last day of school, I wished my students a good summer and hugged them goodbye. Twenty minutes later, I was sitting in the teacher's lounge when the door swung open. A little girl, a smaller version of me, came in and tackled me. At this moment, I realized that she was crying. While I had spent all year teaching my students, they clearly had one lesson left for me--how important teachers are in a child's life!
Jenn G. - KinderCare Parent
Ms. Nikki Bradley provides excellent care to our daughter. Ms. Nikki has established a great teacher-student relationship with her over the past few years. Ms. Nikki shows enthusiasm with the kids which draws the kids to her. She also provides a safe and secure environment for the children in her class with an emphasis on education in a fun way. The many photos, art projects, and special celebrations serve as fond memories. Ms. Nikki always encourages parents to be involved in activities concerning their child. We couldn't be happier with the relationship our daughter has with Ms. Nikki. Our daughter is an enthusiastic learner and Nikki encourages her in every way she can. We are truly fortunate to have found such a GREAT teacher, who is responsible, loving and caring.
Cassandra and Jason L. - KinderCare Parent
One of the most memorable moments in my teaching career happened when a child in my school age class came in with his shirt tucked in. His mother told me that she had asked him why he tucked his shirt in and he replied, "Because Mr. Ben does!" I've always wanted to be a role model and working here at KinderCare has given me this chance.
Ben H. - KinderCare Parent
Both of my children have attended Ebert KinderCare for two years now. I was nervous at first, because my children had never been with anyone but my mother and myself. The staff immediately made my children comfortable and that put my mind at ease. Within a few weeks my children came to love going to school. Because of the staff, my children have come a long way. My son is speaking clearly and has such an interest in learning at just three years old. My daughter now has such a fondness for science and reading. Being a single mother, I do not believe they would be so interested in learning if it wasn't for the staff here at Ebert KinderCare.
Jessica P. - 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.