Ronna Levy, 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.
Interactive Kindergarten (5 - 6 Years)
A full-day interactive Kindergarten program that utilizes new curriculum with an interactive smart board making first grade readiness a priority.
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
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.
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 family has had both of our children in the Kennydale KinderCare facility for the past six years. We have been very pleased with the facility, the teachers and the curriculum offered there. Last year, our five-year-old daughter participated in the Kindergarten program during the school year as she missed enrollment by three months. The program was beautifully laid out with Kindergarten curriculum and the classroom was just like you would see in a traditional school setting, not like a daycare. The “smart board” teaching method was loved by my daughter which allowed her to interact with the curriculum and her classmates in a fun environment. The kids participated in science experiments, reading, math, theme weeks, writing, and much more throughout the year. The program was extremely organized and it established a great routine for my daughter. Routine is the number one thing most children have a hard time adjusting to when entering Kindergarten for the first time. Recently, my daughter started Kindergarten in public school. Five of the students from KinderCare are in her class and the teacher took time out of her busy day to write me a note saying how impressed she was with my daughters reading skills. She’s reading at a second grade level! She also made mention that out of all of her students, the KinderCare graduates were hands down the most prepared, well acclimated kids in Kindergarten. This made me really happy as a parent—to know I made a great choice and investment in my child’s education.
L. Family - KinderCare Parent
The Teachers at Kennydale are amazing. My daughter was nervous and scared the first day I dropped her off and they made the transition gentle and easy. Miss Bonnie and Miss Rowena both came over and introduced themselves to my daughter and started up a conversation with her about things she liked and what she was excited about doing at school. She has learned SO much at Kennydale and made some wonderful friends. Everytime I enter the building with my daughter we are greeted with a friendly hello and hugs. It honestly feels like a second home to both my daughter and I. I know that when I leave her for the day she is going to be loved, cared for, and learn so many new things. She is excited everyday to go to school. Thank you to everyone at Kennydale Kindercare, you guys are ROCK STARS!
Emily's Mom - KinderCare Parent
We recently made the decision to move our two boys to the Kennydale KinderCare when I noticed my oldest son’s behavior changing drastically over a period of a few months at his old daycare. He has Sensory Processing Disorder and as a result he requires a calm, strictly scheduled environment with minimal distractions. He had gone from a generally well behaved and well liked child to a child that couldn’t handle his emotions, was called names daily by his classmates and was in trouble every day for hitting, spitting, kicking and running out of the classroom. Every day he told me he didn’t like school, they were mean and he didn’t want to go. As a mother it broke my heart and I knew a change in his environment had to be made. Moving my children to the Kennydale KinderCare was the best decision I could have made for them!
Moving daycare centers was a very comfortable transition for our entire family knowing how Ms. Ronna and Ms. Lanette ran things in their last daycare. They knew my boys and placed them in the appropriate classrooms where my children would get what they needed to succeed both educationally and socially. Lanette and Ronna have high expectations of their teachers and it shows in the way they interact with my children.
I can’t say enough great things about my oldest son’s teacher Ms. Bonnie. I jokingly call her the child whisperer, but it’s true! The change in my son was immediate from the first day he stepped in class and was welcomed by his teachers. The classroom is clam, stays on schedule and Ms. Bonnie teaches with a strict but VERY loving style. I have not received one report of him misbehaving at school where I had a stack of notes to sign every day at his last one. When he misbehaves at home all I have to say is “Would Ms. Bonnie be OK with you doing that?” and he immediately starts behaving. I have not heard one complaint about the teachers or classmates from my son. He tells me daily how nice everyone is and how much fun he has at school. He can’t leave without giving his teachers a hug goodbye and every weekend asks me if it’s Monday yet so he can go back to school.
I would highly recommend the Kennydale KinderCare to anyone; they gave me my happy and sweet little boy back!
Kristine S. - KinderCare Parent
What Kennydale KinderCare means to our family - a safe, clean, caring, and academic institution that is an extension of our home. Finding a facility to care for our little ones was a daunting task, but we are blessed to have found such a nurturing place for our kids to prosper. Kennydale KinderCare offers a clean and academically focused center that focuses on the individualized care of each child it cares for. As a family with two toddlers, we could not be more satisfied with our choice in facilities to care for our active and developing children.
H. Family - KinderCare Parent
Good afternoon! I write you as a parent of two toddlers that attend the Kennydale Kindercare under the care of Lanette Tapia and her team. My husband and I are busy professionals with little time on our hands but wanted to take a moment to express our sincerest appreciation for the leadership Lanette has brought to Kennydale Kindercare since her arrival to this facility. It seems to me that more often than not people take the time to launch complaints rather then send compliments and I can't think of time better spent than to tell you what wonderful care our children are in. Lanette and her team have created a second home for our children and because of their support, our kids are prospering in a way we could only hope for. The staff at our Kindercare love our children and it shows ... they care for them like a family member would and again, it shows. Lanette has expectations for her staff that translate to clean classrooms, happy kids, and consistency in the care our children receive. Each week we know what to expect and that consistency for two working parents is integral to the success of our little family.
I am certain you know what an asset Lanette, Ronna, and Jayme are to Kindercare ... but I wanted to reiterate it. They are just wonderful. They are professional and our babies could not be in better hands. I won't labor on ... but please know that from a parent perspective, you scored when you hired these women.
H. Familiy - KinderCare Parent
Our 22 month old daughter has progressed so much in the three months she has been there we are so delighted.
Our 5 year old-after being at this KinderCare only, enrolled last September in St Philomena Catholic school. She not only blew out the entry test, she continues daily to demonstrate her advanced reading and math skills. This entire school year, with a weekly spelling test she only missed a combined total of FIVE words, mostly due to wandering mind (she spelled "if" ef).
How many 5 year olds can spell leprechaun, gingerbread or thanksgiving? How many know to, too and two- and the meaning of all three? Mine can, and she is in advanced math and reading. Is she smart? Sure. But where did she learn? Kennydale KinderCare
The Walker Family - 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.