Lauren Walls, 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.
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
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.
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 husband and I became first time parents in February 2010. We welcomed Elleree on the 25th and savored every moment of her first few months. When the realization hit me that I would have to go back to work (No!), I knew I'd have to make the hardest decision as a parent (that I'd been faced with up to that point...) when deciding on a day care provider. Many of my friends had been successful with in-home providers, but I just wasn't 100% comfortable with that. Our decision was somewhat complicated by the fact that we both commute and I (as the Mama Bear of the family) felt better/safer with her closer to me during my work day. When we went to the Rohnert Park KinderCare we had already viewed two other daycare centers and as first time parents weren't really sure what we should expect. We both immediately saw the difference between the first two and Rohnert Park KinderCare. I felt welcomed, like no question I had was silly, honored as a parent and like I was around people who not only cared for children but genuinely loved doing it!
I cried the first day - OK, the entire first month, every day when I dropped her off - but always, always since day one have felt comfortable and safe with her at KinderCare. It has been so fantastic to watch her grow with the help of the dedicated teachers and to see the relationships that are fostered with her friends.
We are now second time parents and Hadlee started at KinderCare in September 2013. I'm an old hand now at many of the things that used to really freak me out, but I have been increasingly impressed with KinderCare's ability to go above and beyond to take care of my children.
There have been occasions when I have questioned things, raised an issue or wanted more information about something and I really feel like my concerns have always been addressed in a sincere way. Lisa, the Center Director, makes me feel like we are all one big family and I so appreciate that. I know that if I am uncomfortable with something, question anything or need more information I can call her, stop by her office or find her in a classroom and she always and consistently takes the time to sort out any issue. And, if she feels like she can't really answer my questions she suggests someone who can.
I know the day will come when my girls will grow beyond KinderCare and I get teary eyed just now even thinking about it. It is so hard to be away from them every day, but knowing they are safe, being loved and learning new things makes the hours of my work day more bearable!
Kristen V. - KinderCare Parent
Our KinderCare story began almost three years ago. My son was at an in-home daycare, and in a moments notice I had to make a move. The first place I thought of was KinderCare. I walked in around 1:00 in the afternoon and my son started the very next day. We were welcomed with open arms and the love has only continued to grow. The amazing staff that I call family has taught my family things I couldn't have imagined. It truly takes a village to raise a child and Rohnert Park KinderCare is the best village I could have ever asked for. They are open, flexible, supportive, caring and knowledgeable. I know they have my family's best interests at heart. Nothing is more gratifying than knowing I am taking my children somewhere where their growing minds and bodies are fostered to the fullest. My daughter started at KinderCare three months ago and it has been an amazing experience. The staff and the the incredible environment they create for my little ones is truly unique and more than I could dream of giving them. I love the curriculum and the schedule they maintain. I love looking at the clock when I'm at work and knowing what they are doing. I could continue to go on and on because KinderCare isn't simply where my kids are while I'm at work, KinderCare is part of my family.
A BIG thank you to the staff at the Rohnert Park KinderCare! You are all amazing!
Amanda K. - 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.