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Alafaya Woods KinderCare

Diane Basham, Center Director

300 Alafaya Woods Blvd. Oviedo FL 32765
(407) 366-8923 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
We pick up and drop off at the following schools • John Evans Elementary • Carillon Elementary • Lawton Elementary

Our center is accredited by NAC.

"Where It's All Designed For Learning"
A higher percentage of KinderCare children ranked as top performers in Language Literacy (14% more), Mathematical Thinking (18% more), and Scientific Thinking (11% more) than their non-KinderCare classmates. (Maryland Model for School Readiness research based assessment. Fall 2011)

Exclusive to KinderCare ~ New Transitional Kindergarten program to enhance your child’s VPK experience ~
Transitional Kindergarten is an enhanced learning program that offers more challenging activities than our traditional VPK “Wrap” program.  Children will experience project-related learning and extended whole group activities. This is in addition to the language, social, physical and cognitive learning we provide to get them ready for Kindergarten!
 

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

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

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.

Math

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.

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!

  • We are parents of two children that go to KinderCare in Oviedo, Florida. Our oldest, who is now four, has been going there since he was ten weeks old and now our youngest who also attends is eleven months old. We cannot say enough about this KinderCare facility. Your director, Diane Basham, runs an incredible center. She is a caring, compassionate professional who encourages an open door policy for parents offering any feedback or chooses to come with comments, questions or concerns. Our oldest has learned so much while being there, from socialization, to assistance with our potty training efforts, culminating to his educational development. The teachers have such a caring nature and wonderful attitude so you can see why the kids learn so much, because they love what they do. It is so rewarding to see such tangible results in our children, who also thoroughly enjoy the learning experience there; and we never fail to miss an opportunity to spread the word on the exceptional work of the staff there. Our sons were attending KinderCare full-time until about two months ago when Natalie was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Unable to work at that point in time, our two-income household was dropped to one, and we had no choice but to change them to part-time. While she was hospitalized during her first episode, Diane approached Sean and offered to help our family in whatever way she could when Natalie’s resulting doctors’ and physical therapy appointments caused a conflict with our children’s schedules at the center. This has served to bring some measure of peace in a difficult time. Diane encourages open communication, and we have always taken advantage of that when it comes to their development; now we do so at her invitation in this regard as well. She and the wonderful teachers at KinderCare-Oviedo have gone above and beyond for our family and we love and appreciate them for that. We were truly blessed the day we walked through the doors of the ‘little red schoolhouse.’

    Natalie and Sean J. - KinderCare Parent
  • Our son, Johnathan has been attending KinderCare since he was six-weeks-old. He is now three years in age. Every teacher that Johnathan has had the pleasure to work with has been amazing, specifically Ms. Diane and Ms. Sheila. My brother-in-law attended KinderCare when he was an infant, which was over 20 years ago, and Ms. Diane and Ms. Sheila were there when he attended. Therefore, I knew this was an amazing opportunity to have our son attend the same school with the same teachers. They are both so dedicated to the children here! 

    Johnathan looks forward to going to school each and every day, including Saturday and Sunday! He has learned so much and continues to grow and learn each and every day, which is due to the amazing staff at the Oviedo KinderCare!  We are forever grateful for the amazing team and look forward to the future years with KinderCare!  Thank you for all you do!

    Rebecca - KinderCare Parent
  • We moved to Florida from Wisconsin when our son Jayden was 19 months old. Before we moved down, we called around to child care facilities to figure out where would be best to place him. We started talking with Ms. Sheila. She was extremely helpful. Once we arrived, we also talked with Ms. Diane about our son, asking more questions regarding their learning center. Hands down, we decided that this was the best place for Jayden. It was one of the best decisions we ever made. Ms. Diane, Ms. Sheila and Ms. Suzie, along with the other teachers, have a sincere caring for all the children. It is a wonderful, positive environment for them to learn, develop and grow. Jayden is now eight years old and in the third grade. This KinderCare doesn't pick up at his school, however, he has not missed a Summer Camp. The main reason is because he loves to meet up with his friends again. Some of them he has known pretty much since he started in the one year old room. It has been a great experience for us and for Jayden. We feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to be a part of this particular KinderCare family.

    Kelly P. - 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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