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Lake Arbor KinderCare

Nicole Harris, Center Director

10280 Lake Arbor Way Mitchellville MD 20721
(301) 336-0262 Contact this center

Ages: 2 YEARS to 12 YEARS
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Neighborhood:
Route 202 Central Ave. Lake Arbor

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Lake Arbor Elementary, Kingsford Elementary, Kettering Elementary, Ernest Everett Just Middle School ( Only children under the age of 12)

Our center is accredited by NAEYC.

AMERICA’S MOST ACCREDITED

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.

SCHOOL-READY

What Learning Looks Like

Our talented early-childhood teachers set kids down the path toward becoming lifelong learners in a positive, safe, and nurturing environment.

Our Programs

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

Cooking

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.

Music

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.

Our Teachers

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.

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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.

Our Families

Don't take our word for it. Hear what our families have to say about our amazing center!

  • On October 2, 2016 I was awarded custody/Guardianship of my nephew and I was looking for a daycare to send him to. I remembered he was in KinderCare where he lived when he was in foster care, so I went on the internet and looked up KinderCare and I saw the one from Lake Arbor. Let me tell you ever since he has been going there, he loves it and the Directors, Ms.Rhonda and Ms.Nicole are amazing; they are so kind and very welcoming. Before he even started going there, just throughout the enrollment process, they were amazing I would definitely recommend everyone to take there kids there. The environment is so nice and they treat your babies as if they were their own babie. It's such a loving place to send your kids! My nephew's teacher, Ms.Raven is a very wonderful person and keeps you informed on everything about your child. I could go on and on! Keep up the great work KindaCare LakeArbor!

    Dinetra S. - KinderCare Parent
  • All parents understand how difficult it is to entrust their care to someone else. When I first discovered KinderCare Learning Center, Lake Arbor, I was hesitant because the school was located in a shopping center and slightly larger than my daughter’s previous daycare facility. During the tour I was impressed by the cleanliness, the warm smiles from the children and teachers, the detailed curriculum and the educational but fun environment. Immediately it felt like an extended family was focused to assist in heightening my daughter’s academic advancement. It has been nearly three years since my daughter started KinderCare Learning Center, Lake Arbor. Every day, she comes home with a new song, artwork and/or academic lesson. She is starting Kindergarten in a few weeks and she has learned to actively socialize with students and teachers, sign language, numbers, letters, days of the week, months of the year, and best of all, she can read. I can honestly say she is more than ready for Kindergarten. I’m so thankful that I found KinderCare Learning Center, Lake Arbor.

    Sharron L. - KinderCare Parent
  • Aaron and Alexis have been with KinderCare since the Summer of 2010. It has been a truly wonderful experience for both my children and me. Aaron and Alexis enjoy being with the teachers each day during summer camp as well as before and after going to school. We are happy in knowing that our children are in a safe and secure environment and in knowing that they are well taken care of. We appreciate KinderCare and the service it provides for our family.

    Arlene W. - KinderCare Parent

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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.

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