Shannon Garica, Center Director
Ages: 6 Weeks to 7 YEARS
Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Kindergarten Only: Victoria Elementary, Lugonia, Bryn Mawr, Crafton, Mission, Smiley and (potentially Monterey)
Our center is accredited by NAEYC.
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.
Private Kindergarten Programs (5 – 6 Years)
As children reach school age, our comprehensive full-day kindergarten program helps them explore, communicate, and create – all in a nurturing, small-class setting. Our team of expert educators has created a unique curriculum of reading, language, arts, math, science, and physical fitness that’s presented in a fun way to encourage a lifelong love of learning. Plus, our program is aligned with local and state elementary school standards, so children will be prepared to confidently enter first grade.
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
Our Cooking Academy program teaches kids confidence in the kitchen through hands-on activities that build important math, science, and social skills. They’ll learn about recipes, ingredients, cooking vocabulary, and nutrition—and get to eat some delicious food made all on their own like carrot and turmeric hummus, pumpkin muffins, vegetable curry, black bean and sweet potato chili, and so much more!
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!
My daughter has been going to Kindercare for more than a year she has learned so much. She started at 9 months old and if she didn't come here I believe she wouldn't as smart as she is. All the teachers care for every child as if they were the it own and I love that. My daughter comes home everyday remembering things she learned at school and I feel so proud. These teachers are so great and I'm glad I enrolled her into Kindercare.
Ana M. - KinderCare Parent
I normally don't write reviews but this school definitely deserves one. The teachers are really nice they know that every child learns at different paces. The receptionists are always smiling. They have so much to offer these children to keep them interested in school. One of my favorites is the cooking session on Fridays. Also if ur child is in kindergarten they offer transportation.
Mzthicc W. - KinderCare Parent
My son has been attending KinderCare facilities since he was two. This particular KinderCare has been really great. The staff are all very kind and warm and friendly. I would recommend this facility to other parents.
Kerri B. - KinderCare Parent
I have two boys that have been attending this center since they were each 5 months old. My oldest is now 4 and my youngest is 17 months. I work full time so my boys are at KinderCare for 8-9 hrs a day so I wanted to find a childcare center that made me feel welcomed and comfortable. I love the teachers and how involved they are with my boys. My youngest is in the toddler classroom and has great teachers that are always letting me know what fun activities my son has been doing. Everyday I get a daily report form letting me know what exciting events took place and what the class was learning at circle time. My oldest son is in the TK program and is learning to read. He has learned so much here, I know he will be 100% ready for kindergarten thanks to everything he has learned while attending KinderCare. I would definitely recommend this KinderCare for anyone looking to enroll their child in an Early Education Program. It's warm and welcoming and provides curriculum and and education for young minds.
Ms B - KinderCare Parent
I love this school! My three year old started at another school that was cheaper and he was having serious anxiety and was crying everyday. I pulled him out and brought him to this KinderCare and he loved it! He still has moments where he cries (mostly about taking a nap) but they are caring and help him transition. I love the open door policy. I come and visit him during my lunch sometimes and they never seem inconvenienced even if he is upset after I leave. The food they serve always looks good, and pretty balanced. The staff are always friendly and happy to help in any way. I would definitely recommend this school to everyone I know.
Mia H. - KinderCare Parent
The staff, teachers and caregivers are wonderful and caring people. They take care of our son like he is their own. Our son loves going to school every day and they love having him. The rooms are clean and organized. We have noticed a positive difference in our sons social and vocabulary skills along with him excelling in learning. It's worth the tuition price.
Juliet W. - KinderCare Parent
My daughter Isabel has been enrolled in the Infant room for three months. She is happy and smiling when she sees her teachers and the other children. Her teachers, Ms. LaCheryl, Ms. Nicole and Ms. Maria, are very attentive and actively engage the children to further their development. The Infant room is vibrant with colors, pictures and toys. I never imagined that at the age of three months my child could create artwork, but at Redlands KinderCare the teachers value varying activities to promote learning through exploration. I'm very happy with the staff and facility and am glad my daughter is in a safe and caring environment where she can grow, learn and play.
Susana D. - KinderCare Parent
I wanted to take a moment to let you know how much my daughter enjoys going to her "extra special" cooking and music classes at KinderCare. Last year when she started school she was very shy and slow to participate in class. Being an only child, I know it was a challenging experience for her. I signed her up for music and cooking classes, thinking the additional classes would not only teach her new things and promote her development, but it was also my hope that she would begin to interact more.I was so happy to see her begin to emerge more each week. It is always easier to wake her up and get dressed when I tell her it is music day or cooking day. Ava loves to run around the house dancing and signing the new songs she has learned from Ms. Sabrina. Often in the car I will hear her singing something new and I know exactly where she learned it. At the grocery store she will point out items on the shelf and what she made with Ms. Sabrina. In the kitchen I have a great little helper that won't let me start making dinner without her. We have just started the phonics classes and she is writing letter in chalk on the back patio, she used to draw flowers. I couldn't be more pleased with the results from the extra classes!
Monica H. - KinderCare Parent
I had never used a daycare system before, because my daughter was taken care of at a private in-home facility that had only two other children attend. As a result, the official daycare experience was scary to me. We visited the KinderCare briefly when we thought of putting our daughter in a daycare, but decided to keep her at the in-home facility.
However, when our son was born we did not have the same options as we once had for our daughter. We started looking at daycare centers. After searching, Redlands KinderCare was honestly our first choice. The staff was friendly and answered all of our questions.
Handing over my four-month-old son was so hard at first, but Ms. LaCheryl was there every day with a smile and a hug. I was able to take as much time as needed before leaving him there for the day. She also let me know that there was an open door policy. This allowed me the opportunity to call as much and whenever I needed.
Now that Eli is 14 months-old, he has transitioned into the toddler classroom. His new teachers are still as great as his infant teachers. He has a few dietary restrictions that they are very careful to follow to ensure his needs were met.
Furthermore, the directors are also there with a smile and offer words of advice. They are always happy when greeting me for the day. They show genuine interest in getting to know me and my family.
Overall, I am truly glad we chose this KinderCare for our son. It was a great decision. He's happy and thriving.
Amanda - KinderCare Parent
Our experience with KinderCare was wonderful. All the staff, not just my son's teachers, were always warm and welcoming, attentive and professional. My son was in the prekindergarten class. He is four years in age and will soon be five.
At first, he had a few behavioral issues that his teacher and managerial staff helped us to overcome. I really liked that they would call me whenever my son was having a particularly hard day, and if I could speak to him on the phone or come early to get him. When the time came for us to part ways, he was a well-adjusted, social, and excelling in all areas. My son also has asthma, and they were always prompt with his medication.
All in all, there is truly nothing bad I can say about the is Kindercare Center! My experience has been a good one. I thank the staff so very much!
Suejung - 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.