Melinda McDermott, 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.
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.
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.
Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program
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!
This is the first time I have ever put any of my children in any kind of daycare center. My son started at KinderCare when he was just two and a half years old. He was used to being at home with his mom and family and really never was around kids his age. Needless to say, when we started it was a tough road. He went three days a week and each day was a struggle, not only for him but for me as well. After a few months, his schedule changed to two days a week and he was no better. I knew he was getting love and attention and eventually he would learn to love it, but it was not easy. After about four months, we decided to move him up to full-time care. It was the best decision we ever could have made. We would all love to stay home with our children until they are ready to go to school, but if you need an alternative, KinderCare is the best option. Once my son started going five days a week, things started to get better. He started walking into school by himself, he wanted to open the doors, etc. He even came home singing songs. He had all kinds of wonderful artwork and most of all, he had wonderful stories of all the fun he had with his friends and teachers. We aren't the typical family, as it took almost nine months for our full transition, but now, after the time that has passed, I am so glad we stuck with the program. The Center Director is so kind and genuinely concerned not only about my child, but about how I was doing, too. Not only that, but she would routinely check in with me during the day and send me pictures! It was so nice to see my son smiling and having fun. Seeing photos of the staff holding and playing with him really helped to get me through the day. I am so thankful for Ramsey KinderCare and their staff. This has been the most incredible experience ever! If you are looking for a wonderful, loving, kind, structured, and kid-focused program for your child, this is the place to be.
Shelly H. - KinderCare Parent
Our daughter started in the Infant Classroom at 12 weeks old and is now in the Preschool Classroom at three years old. We love Ramsey KinderCare’s staff because they feel like an extended family. We believe KinderCare is a safe and secure environment for our daughter. We also enjoy having flexible scheduling and open and honest communication. We feel that our daughter has learned so much at the age of three.
Anonymous - KinderCare Parent
We have really felt blessed to be able to bring our daughter to Ramsey KinderCare. She started when she was less than nine weeks old, and I remember feeling so nervous. That feeling immediately disappeared after seeing how safe she was there. We would receive numerous pictures, which really helped to know she was doing great. We felt trust with the teachers instantly. It has been a great home away from home for our little daughter. She will soon be transitioning into the Toddler Classroom and I know she will do great. We will miss the Infant Teachers, but we also know that she will be in contact with them while she moves into her new room. We treasure KinderCare as she has learned so much and we couldn’t be happier. Thank you, teachers, for everything you do! We feel so fortunate to have you in our daughter's life!
Wade and Tania B. - KinderCare Parent
While I was in the Toddler Classroom at Ramsey KinderCare today, I noticed a lot of great things. First, there was a strong sense of routine with the toddlers. This was also apparent with transitions. Some awesome things that they are doing is getting the kiddos in snow pants and boots before group time so that they can easily transition to outside after group. Also, I loved that Ms. Christine occupied the kids who took off outside gear with bubbles as they transitioned inside. Second, I noticed a strong sense of relationship building. For instance, Ms. Kari said that a girl was her "shoe helper" and the girl responded by proudly putting shoes away in the closet. You could tell that the teachers really knew the kids and used positivity to promote good behavior. Finally, there were a lot of enhancements on the walls and on shelves. I know that this classroom can be particularly difficult to enhance, but there were many examples of additional new things. I love that there was a shape matching game that the kids could use. Also, just a general thank you to all of the staff for helping raise my kids. In an environment where it's easy to nit-pick about the things that aren't working (I'm totally at fault on this one), I can easily say that my kids would not be the people they are without the Ramsey KinderCare staff. You are all truly to thank.
Jennifer W. - 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.