Jamie Tirabassi, Center Director
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.
Transitional Kindergarten Programs (4 – 5 Years)
A program for children who missed the kindergarten cutoff date. If your child completed or mastered prekindergarten but did not meet the cutoff date for kindergarten, this is the right choice for you. Enhanced whole-group activities and project-related learning activities help engage children in key competency areas such as critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity.
Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program
Cooking Academy™ (3 – 12 Years)
In Cooking Academy, kids learn new recipes from cultures around the world and develop a healthy relationship with food. Kids in this delightful and delicious program whip up everything from Southwest rainbow lettuce wraps to pumpkin muffins, building their skills in STEM, communication, and more along the way. And yes—little chefs get to eat their culinary creations!
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 Explorers™ (2 – 4 Years)
KinderCare families are already giving a standing ovation to our newest Learning Adventures program: Music Explorers! Built entirely from scratch, our new program teaches kids to sing, move, listen, play instruments, and even create their own tunes. It blends math, science, social studies, literacy, and mindfulness (think yoga!) for a uniquely KinderCare way of learning the foundations of music.
Phonics Adventures® (2 – 4 Years)
Learning how to read is a whole lot of fun at KinderCare! We help kids grow to love books and words (and get ready for kindergarten) in our Phonics Adventures program. From discovering the basics of vowels to practicing poetry, kids learn all about letters and sounds in small-group lessons made just for their age group. (Bonus: Kids who attend our phonics program are more prepared than their peers for school—and we have the data to prove it.)
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!
My 10 month old daughter started at KinderCare in Murrysville when she was three months old and has thrived with her loving and dedicated teachers. As a first time parent who works full time I was very anxious about leaving her at daycare, especially because she was nursing, but the KinderCare staff was receptive to special requests and provided me with daily feedback about how she was transitioning. Today my daughter is crawling all over the infant room, starting solids, and saying several words. Her teachers have encouraged her throughout her development and continue to provide her with the stimulation and activities she needs to learn and grow. I love seeing her teachers get just as excited as her father and I about her “firsts” such as when she pulled herself up or said kitty. We can’t thank the staff and her teachers enough for all they do for our daughter and us.
Melissa R - KinderCare Parent
My husband and I received our foster child at a young age of four and a half weeks. We had not even had our own children in daycare so we were very nervous about sending her to daycare and waited until she was eight weeks old to start a program. Prior to that, however, I called a few in the area and received only one call back and was told they would not have an opening until December for an infant. I called Plum KinderCare on the advice and praise of my next door neighbor and spoke with Amber who assured me there was an opening for our child and invited me to visit any time. Upon my arrival to the center, I was met by Kelly and Krystal who were in the infant room and I immediately felt like I had known them all my life. I felt so comfortable that I signed her into the program that day. Since that day back in July, I have nothing but positive comments about the center. Everyone is so friendly and helpful and always courteous and kind. My foster child is very loved at the center and I am completely happy with all her care she receives there. Getting pictures almost daily really helps me smile. I like to follow the monthly calendar and read about what activities are scheduled daily and try to include her if possible. I enjoy reading her daily report about her activities that day and always know when she last napped and last bottle she had. It really helps us plan for our evening. I would recommend KinderCare to anyone. I am completely satisfied with our choice and so happy that my foster child is happy and loves all day long. Choosing a daycare is one of the most important choices a parent has to make and assurance that my baby is safe and happy and so loved and is always being stimulated is why I love KinderCare and never question our choice.
Leslie B. - KinderCare Parent
When looking for daycare for your child, it can be a very stressful thing. While checking out places for our daughter to go to, I asked a bunch of questions and all of them were answered, and they were the answers I was looking for. KinderCare has become my daughter’s second home, and she loves everyone there. The teachers they have make an effort everyday to make sure that she (and even I) have a great day. It was a hard adjustment for the both of us to make. The transition couldn't have gone smoother. It took her about two to three weeks to get use to the routine but once she did, she was having a great time! She has become a very smart, bubbly and loving child. Without her time at KinderCare, I do not believe she would be that way. On our way into school in the mornings, she stops at the kitchen area to say hi to Ms. Sharon. It just sows that everyone in the center really does care about your children. My daughter even knows which car Ms. Krystal drives and gets excited when she sees it! If I had taken her to a a different daycare I don't think she would be the way she is. She is very advanced for her age and a lot of it has to do with the things she does everyday with Ms. Angela and both of the Ms. Krystals! She loves you guys just as much as I do! I can not thank you enough for making my daughter into the bright little girl she is! I can't wait to see all the fun and exciting stuff you have planned coming up!
Lori - 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.