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Lake Charles KinderCare

Adrienne Saucier, Center Director

4630 Nelson Rd. Lake Charles LA 70605
(337) 478-8086 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds

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Special Instructions:
2 miles from I-210 W across from McDonald's

Exit 310 on Nelson Rd, go south past W. McNeese St. We are directly across the street from Stine Hardware.

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
This is currently not offered as there is no transportation, but may be getting a van. Offered where parents can choose just before or just after but there is no transportation.

It is a profound honor and responsibility to care for young children. At Lake Charles KinderCare, we believe that all children are worthy of an educational experience that allows them to create, share, take chances, and interact with the world around them. It is through these collective experiences that children thrive, grow, and develop a lifelong love of learning. From our special and nurturing least restrictive environment in our Infant rooms, to the fun in the sun playground adventures, your child will experience a different adventure each and every day.   


Welcome to Lake Charles KinderCare in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Our experts designed our classrooms, activities and lessons to help prepare your child for success in school and beyond. With designated learning centers such as dramatic play and blocks in every classroom, children have the opportunity for rich social play and child-initiated discovery. You will also find that our classrooms feature a print-rich environment full of carefully selected material, charts, labels and children's literature. By helping your child connect spoken words and print, we're helping develop early literacy and writing skills. Whether your child has first words or first grade on the horizon, we're excited to show you how everything in our center is designed for learning! We are committed to enhancing the educational opportunities for your children. Thank you for your interest and we look forward to meeting you and your family.  Martha Smith Center Director

Adrienne Saucier, Center Director

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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.

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.


Spanish Adventures provides young learners with a foundation for later success with the Spanish language. Music, games, children's Spanish literature, and other tools give children multiple opportunities to hear, practice, and see Spanish language for vocabulary and conversational development. Curriculum includes lessons on greetings, numbers, colors, animals, family, body parts and pets as well as how to get engage conversationally during common scenarios at home, a restaurant, or at the zoo. Qué pasa?

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  1. Sunday January 01, 2017
    1. January's Learning Focus

      Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Light and Dark, plus the Sky and Weather

      Through shadow play, experiments with flashlights, observing the Sun and more, infants and toddlers will enjoy learning about light and dark this month. Infants continue sensory development by looking at contrasting patterns and at objects that are clearly defined by sharp edges and bright colors, while toddlers will build on their understanding of the light and dark concepts with play around daytime and nighttime. The older Discovery Preschool children will turn their attention to the sky as they learn about weather, the Moon, the Sun, and stars.

      Children 4–5 years old: Transportation, Healthy Bodies, and Winter

      For children in the Preschool and Kindergarten classrooms, January is filled with variety! They’ll begin by learning about transportation and studying how things get from “here” to “there.” A few weeks later, the focus will shift to health and bodies, with an emphasis placed on how to make good choices for a growing body. Towards the end of the month, children will be introduced to the transformative nature of the winter season and learn how to dress and take care of themselves when it’s cold outside. 

  2. Monday December 26, 2016
    1. Center Closed in Observance of Christmas Day

Teachers & Staff

Our staff is well trained to insure your child gets the best early childhood education available in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Our teachers have everything from CDA's to Bachelor Degrees in Early Childhood education. Our Center is always well staffed, and we provide the nurturing your child needs as well as a fun curriculum that they will love

  • Adrienne Saucier, Center Director

    I love KinderCare because I love children. I love caring for and nurturing them.

    Martha has owned her own Family ChildCare homes in Fort Campbell, Ky and Fort Drum, NY.  She's also worked as a preschool teacher at Fort Polk, La and Goddard school in the Atlanta area where she monitored Family Child Care homes. She has been trained how to give quality childcare through the Department of Defense which is the model for high quality early childhood.  She has worked in the Center Director position for KinderCare previously, decided to come back to work in that capacity this past year.  She has a Child Development Associate and will be graduating with her Bachelor's in business in a few months.  She has been working in the Early Childhood field for over 23 years and it is her life's passion to see every child have a quality early childhood experience.  

    Previous Experience:
    Martha started with KinderCare as a teacher in 1998. She has also worked as a teacher, Administrator and a Center Director.
    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    26 Years
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Monique Brown, Assistant Director

    Monique was a Discovery Preschool teacher before assuming the role of School Administrator. Ms. Monique has been working in Class A childcare centers for 10 years. She started at KinderCare in January 2012. She has two awesome children that attend KinderCare. She is currently in school, pursuing a degree in Criminal Justice.

    Year Started:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 Years
    Child Development Assocaite's Credential
  • Ms. Jenetra, Discovery Preschool

    Ms. Jenetra is currently pursuing a degree in Nursing. She hopes to apply her experience at KinderCare in pediatric nursing when she graduates.

    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 Years
  • Ms. Bernadette, Infant A Classroom

    Children are bundle of joy!

    Ms. Bernadette has been employed with KinderCare for over 30 years. She is from New Orleans, Louisiana where she graduated from St. Mary's Academy and then moved to Baton Rouge, Louisiana to attend Southern University. There she met her husband and moved to Lake Charles, Louisiana. She worked for the Calcasieu Parish School Board before coming to KinderCare. Ms. Bernadette loves working with all the children but the Infants hold her heart. She has taught all age groups but prefers to stay with her babies in the Infant classroom. Ms. Bernadette states that her years at KinderCare have enriched her life and that the knowledge she has learned has been phenomenal.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to KinderCare Ms. Bernadette worked for the Calcasieu Parish School Board.
    Year Started:
    34 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    30 Years
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Patricia, Infant B Classroom

    I love watching the children grow and learn skills to apply toward their future and just knowing that I played a part in their lives.

    Ms. Pat has been with KinderCare for almost fifteen years and loves her job. She always has a smiling face and absolutely loves her Toddlers as if they are her own. She loves to make them laugh and have fun with them while ensuring that they are learning and getting the right amount of nurture and care needed to successfully grow into a bright active children. Ms. Pat always makes sure her classroom is fun and exciting for her kids. She loves teaching them new things and loves seeing their little faces light up when they are learning something new. Ms. Pat tries to always make sure that each child has a smile on their face throughout the day.

    Year Started:
    17 Years
  • Ms. Kriston, Discovery Pre-School Classroom

    I love what KinderCare stands for and their method of teaching.

    Ms. Kriston has been working in Class A childcare centers for 3 years. She started at KinderCare in January 2015. .

    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 Years
    Pursuing Degree
  • Ms. Grace, Toddler B Classroom

    Seeing children learn and grow is something I enjoy very much.

    Ms Grace is a very outgoing person who loves to have fun. She loves working with children and watching them grow and learn. Ms. Grace is very excited to be a part of the KinderCare Family and to have the opportunity to teach your child to the best of her ability and have fun while doing so. Ms. Grace loves working the Toddlers at KinderCare. She is very passionate about making sure that each child is learning and engaging in their everyday learning activities!

    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 Years
  • Ms. Chelsea, Preschool Classroom

    As teachers we play a vital role in a child's life. Teacher lay the foundation of building skills of life and also block of education.

    Year Started:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 Years
    Family and Child Studies
  • Ms. Shayla, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I love the that light that spark that I see in a child's eyes when they have learned something new and are so excited to let others know about it. That feeling is just one of the best. Knowing that I am having an impact on the future of the next generation of students keeps me going everyday!

    Ms. Shayla has been in childcare for 2 years now. She is currently a student at McNeese State University here in Lake Charles. She has worked with all ages during her years in the Early Childhood Education field but her passion remains with her Prekindergarten class. Ms. Shayla loves teaching her kids in new, fun and exciting ways. She enjoys watching the children learn and grow on a daily basis. Ms. Shayla believes that each child deserves the very best and brings her all to the classroom, ensuring that each child is happy and in her absolute best care. She states that working at KinderCare has been such a wonderful and helpful learning experience. She looks forward to learning more and making many great and wonderful memories.

    Year Started:
    4 Years

December 2016 Events

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  1. Thursday December 01, 2016
    1. December's Learning Focus

      Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Family, Friends, and Things that Go!

      Infants and toddlers will be exploring family and friends, while three-year-olds will focus on things that go vroom! Social and emotional development is foundational to growth and development in babies, so this month, infants and toddlers will participate in activities that reinforce their connection to family while also exploring connections that exist outside their home, such as friends. Meanwhile, their older friends in Discovery Preschool will learn about and play around with things that move (like bicycles, cars, buses, trains, and airplanes), which are all very exciting for little ones as they continue to explore the world outside their homes. 

      Children 4–5 years old: My Country + Tools and Machines

      The four- and five-year-olds continue exploring the world around them by learning about the state and country they live in! They’ll sings songs, play games based on travel, and learn about flags, state foods, and more. Children will also be introduced to cardinal directions (east, west, north, and south) and gain an appreciation for travel and meeting new friends from different places. 

      Children are naturally fascinated with machines and how things work and are put together. So to encourage that fascination, during the second half of this month children will learn about and play around with tools and machines. In addition to building literacy skills by using the names of machines and tools, children will develop math skills by graphing information, counting wheels, and more.

  2. Monday December 26, 2016
    1. Center Closed in Observance of Christmas 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

Center Menu

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

Our Center is equipped with a keypad entry door. The playground is fenced and locked on the outside. Everyone on staff is CPR trained. The staff has been trained on applying first aid and they have all had courses in health and safety training. Our Infant teachers follow a safe sleep policy, and shoes must be covered when entering our Infant room to keep dirt and debris off the floor and away from our littlest ones. A least restrictive environment in our infant rooms allows our teachers to give your baby hands on curriculum and tummy time to stimulate their rapid brain development and cognitive and social skills.

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