Gwen Cromer, 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Spanish Adventures provides young learners with a foundation for later success with the Spanish language. Music, games, children's Spanish literature, and other tools give children multiple opportunities to hear, practice, and see Spanish language for vocabulary and conversational development. Curriculum includes lessons on greetings, numbers, colors, animals, family, body parts and pets as well as how to get engage conversationally during common scenarios at home, a restaurant, or at the zoo. Qué pasa?
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 son is three years old. He has been at KinderCare in spring since he was about sixteen weeks old. Choosing our child's daycare was not an easy decision. We visited a few, but hands down KinderCare won. Looking back and hearing other parents stories it all comes down to the staff. Ms. Gwen and Ms. Katie really sold the place, There was nothing "fake" about their love of children. Three years later they are like a extension of our family.
Ms. Katie has been the bright spot of my son's day. He can't leave without saying good bye to her. I really don't think she has had a bad day and if she does she never shows it. She always has time to say a kind word to him and acknowledge him. As a former basketball coach one of the lessons I learned early on is every parent believes his or her son/daughter is the best and greatest. I had to pay attention to only 12-15 kids and make them know I was there for them and cared about them. She does if for all of them and it is amazing. In talking with other parents at birthday parties we all agree our children have changed so much with her music program. We all laugh at "Katie" music that we all know the words to.
Recently with our son transitioning to a new classroom we are out of "routine" and our son has been having some separation issues in the morning. Ms. Gwen has been there helping him and us every step of the way. I can't say enough of how much I appreciate that when I call, she checks on him to give us peace of mind that our child is OK. Again listening to other friends' day care nightmare stories I am more than happy to smile and tell them how great of a place and how much peace of mind we have because of Gwen.
Mr. J. - KinderCare Parent
My son has been attending the KinderCare early learning center since he was three years old and this year will be off to Kindergarten in the fall. My other son has been going there since he was born and he is now two years old. I was at another daycare, not a KinderCare, prior to this daycare and I must say I have never had the experiences I am having now at any point in time.
From the moment I walk in to the moment I pick my kids up at the end of the day I love going in and coming out of this building. I get good mornings from every person I pass and I get a have a good night every time. You never go un noticed and if you have concerns they are always there to listen to you. They keep you updated on everything that is going on and no sickness is every missed.
I love how much everyone that works here is very passionate about the children and I have never had a issue with anyone here and I have now been in every room. The Director and the Assistant Director never just do their director work and hang out in the front office. I see them constantly interacting with the children and in the rooms as well doing other things besides just their office functions. A lot of times people don't even want to be bothered in this type of position and this is not the case here.
Anytime there is a issue with my children I am a very concerned parent to try to get the situation fixed and resolved and the teachers as well are right there to back me up. They never give up and this is important being my kids are there full time. So I think that this is a very important part of the daycare process when the teachers actually care and try to help and not just think of your child being a lost cause because something is not easily fixed. Whenever a issue is expressed as far as learning, or whatever the case may be, the teachers are very understanding and take what I have to say to a further step and help them.
I can definitely say that when my youngest goes to Kindergarten in a few years I am going to be very sad to leave and miss seeing all the great and wonderful people that work here at this KinderCare.
Ms. G. - 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.