Ms. Diane Uria, Center Director
Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
Turnpike & Bird Rd. SW 40th St. Between Miller & Bird Rd. & 137th Ave.
Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Bent Tree, Ethel Koger, Pine Crest Academy
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.
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.
Florida Voluntary Prekindergarten Programs
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.
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!
Our experience with KinderCare has been nothing short of exceptional. It began in the summer of 2011 with our first born. She entered the prekindergarten program eager and willing to learn, but having never left her home I was concerned about her adaptability to change. To my surprise, her thirst for knowledge was reciprocated with caring educators committed to her intellectual growth. These women worked patiently and devotedly with my daughter until she mastered all the skills presented in the center's curriculum. By graduation, she was 5 year-old who knew how to read simple books! Today she continues to thrive in her kindergarten class, earning top achievements and performing above average in all her subjects. After observing the tremendously positive impact that KinderCare had on Sarah, we decided to register our son Ismael for the prekindergarten program of 2012-2013. We are halfway through the school year and already we are noticing the same transformation that his sister experienced the prior year. We are incredibly grateful to Diane and all the teachers of 140th Avenue KinderCare that have set such solid foundations for our children's educational futures. God bless you all always!
Dylana and Henry M. - KinderCare Parent
KinderCare holds a special place in my heart and I can't say enough about what it has meant to me. I have two boys who attended KinderCare from the age of 6 months old to when they attended Middle School and participated in the before/after school programs. From the moment I called the facility and spoke with the Center Director Ms. Diane Uria I knew that this was the right place for my child, due to her professionalism and warm personality. KinderCare teachers and staff were like an extended family and as a result my children flourished in this environment. When they were infants I wanted to know everything about what happened to them throughout the day and was well informed on their activities, and this communication continued through the years. My boys were well taken care of and loved and I never worried about them as I knew all their needs were met. The center offered many activities for the parents to attend and participate in with their children, pictures where taken professionally and candidly that captured memories, many extra perks were offered that helped to make life easier for parents such as haircuts and phonics classes which helped tremendously when my son started school. I have since recommended KinderCare to other parents and continue to do so to this day. I feel my sons in their beginning and most critical years had a great start and advantage with KinderCare; and today they are 12 and 15 and both are outstanding students who are in gifted programs and received many academic awards over the years. I owe it to KinderCare which is not just a day care center but a learning center. I continue to keep in touch with the director who went above and beyond her job responsibilities and was the main reason I loved KinderCare so much. She maintained the facility in the high standards I wanted and expected and I could not have chosen a better place. My children attended 2 KinderCare facilities when they were school age. They had to attend the before/after school care at the KinderCare facility which was close to their school as the facility provided bus service to and from school. Both facilities provided superb service. I am forever grateful to the great start that was provided for them at KinderCare and would recommend it in a heartbeat.
Gina R. - KinderCare Parent
No words can describe how much I appreciate finding such a warm and loving environment for my daughter. After having a very bad experience with another learning center, I took a week off from work in search of the perfect place I could trust with my daughter's education and well being. After visiting many centers and becoming very frustrated and overwhelmed with my search, a family friend told me about KinderCare. As soon as I walked in I knew this was the place. The center Director, Diane Uria, took the time to show me the center, the curriculum, and introduced me to all the teachers. Every single one of them had smiles on their faces and seemed like they truly enjoyed their jobs. The children were all involved in an activity and seemed happy as can be to be in school. Needless to say, my decision was easy! My daughter has been at KinderCare since she was one, and she is now five and going to Kindergarten in the fall. She loves KinderCare and all the teachers and directors that make this center so great. I can never thank them enough for providing my daughter with a loving and safe environment and an extraordinary educational base that has more than prepared her for her first year in elementary school. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Ester V. - KinderCare Parent
My three children have all attended KinderCare Learning Center and were students from 2001 until 2013. Words cannot express the love all the teachers and the Director gave to them. The center became part of our family and great relationships were formed. To this day my 15-year-old daughter, 12-year-old son and 8-year-old son still beg me to take them to the center just to say "Hi" to their teachers. I LOVE KinderCare and will always remember how amazing they were too all of us.
Vivian B. - KinderCare Parent
KinderCare has been nothing but our children's second home and a big piece of mind to us. This is more than just a daycare, it is a high quality learning center. It is a great educational institution that truly prepares children to be successful for their early educational path.
In 2008, we decided to place our first child at this institution when he was a little over one year old. We did a lot of research and were very impressed after our first visit. The staff is very professional, the facility is impeccable, safety at all levels is a priority, and the curriculum is extraordinary. My child was so well prepared when he was out from their Prekindergarten program in 2012, that when entering Kindergarten he already knew how to read and had developed all needed social skills to succeed in his first school year. My son is going into second grade and keeps going to KinderCare for the after school program, which is also a five star program. In 2011, we had our second child and were so confident that we did not hesitate to place our second child in their Infant program when he was only three months old.
If you are looking for a safe and caring institution that also offers high quality education, this is the place for your child! You will be so impressed from your first visit.
Desiree F. - KinderCare Parent
KinderCare is a GEM!!! Administrators and staff are knowledgeable, caring, and supportive. My son started last Fall after having a very poor experience at a nearby preschool whose focus for 3 year olds was purely on academics. This new trend which attempts to teach writing skills way to early is resulting in poor outcomes such as bad handwriting that later can't be unlearned, as well as, inviting an unnecessary level of frustration to the learning process. My son's previous school expected 2 and 3 year olds to sit for hours writing and using IPads for learning. Play was not until the late afternoon and they gave them homework. In theory, a head start on academics, but why??? This was a curriculum that physically and socially few could adapt to successfully.... especially when transitioning from home to school. Children learn and are stimulated through movement, they need movement, their brains like ours benefit from movement. Greater oxygen to the brain produces better focus and retention of information. KinderCare understands this model for success at school.
KinderCare makes learning fun through movement and learning stations. Children learn and thrive through play and movement. They know children are different and they respect and celebrate the differences. KinderCare practices an age-appropriate curriculum and disciplines children appropriately and effectively. They work together with parents and offer a collaborative perspective. As an educator and counselor, I am thrilled that my child is learning skills (social and academic) at an age appropriate pace and that he is respected and celebrated for his unique attributes. He has scored gifted on all the standardized assessments throughout the school year and has a love for learning! The difference....KinderCare!!!
KinderCare is the perfect school environment when making the transition from home to school. They meet your child where they are at and help/support them into learning. ALL the teachers show compassion and provide a nurturing environment for your child to thrive and learn. They are a team and show unity. Ms. Uria, I am forever grateful for your compassion and support in my son's transition. Ms. Diana your leadership and support are much appreciated. Ms. Yuly, my son simply adores you. Thank you for making every school day a happy one. I look forward to having my daughter experience success just like her brother as she transitions from home to school at KinderCare this Fall!
Maria M - KinderCare Parent
I recall when I was visiting daycare centers and how dissatisfied I was. Then I came across a small center with a red roof called KinderCare. I was always drawn to KinderCare. I must have gone back two times before I finally had made my decision. KinderCare has been the best decision my husband and I have made. Our first son started KinderCare in the infant room when he was 1 1/2 years old. Sure, it was tough to leave him with strangers, but we knew he would be in good hands. He is soon to be four years old and is still loving daycare. The administrators including the teachers are all so friendly - you can tell from the atmosphere that they all love working there and the teachers take the time to tell you about their day, which is greatly appreciated. I recommend KinderCare to all my friends. My other son will eventually go to daycare and he will go to the same center as his brother. You can't go wrong with KinderCare.
John Anthony B. - KinderCare Parent
We had visited at least 10 day cares in the area before we came to KinderCare (140th Avenue, Bent Tree Area). My husband and I immediately felt that our 7-month old son would be in good hands and that he would get the attention and guidance he needs as an individual child to develop into the wonderful boy he is today as a 3-year old. The Director, Assistant Director and Teachers have all been wonderful from the first day and have always been available to talk about his progress or to answer any questions we have had.
About two months ago we moved back to Europe and thus had to take our boy out of Kindercare. This was a very sad moment for us, as we know how much he loved to go to his daycare and how much he loved his friends and teachers. He still talks a lot to us about the good times he had at Kindercare!
Thank you to all the KinderCare members for having such a great impact in our son’s life!
Beatrice K. - 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.