Amberly Pettigrew, Center Director
Ages: 6 weeks to 12 years
Our center is conveniently located away from busy highways and is located in a large parking lot area close to other businesses.
Elementary Schools Bussed To:
John Adams and Stone Ridge - Kindergarten AM/PM drop off and pick up 1st-6th grade
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.
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
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!
A limited number of our centers offer a bilingual immersion preschool program featuring Mandarin and English, created in collaboration with leading foreign language educators. Children will have the opportunity to learn Mandarin through stimulating, age-appropriate, hands-on activities. Using this creative approach, children enhance their skills in a second language in the same natural way they learned their first language.
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 son attended Knowledge Beginnings from Preschool through Kindergarten. He was so prepared for first grade solely due to the wonderful education he received at Knowledge Beginnings. We are so very pleased with both the staff and teachers. They offer a loving and nurturing environment where kids learn and grow. We recommend Knowledge Beginnings to everyone we know.
Jennifer H. - KinderCare Parent
I am very happy with care my child receives at Knowledge Beginnings. I couldn't be happier with the staff. They are loving, caring, friendly people who seem to thoroughly love what they do.
Megan - KinderCare Parent
The staff and facilities are fabulous. My daughter exceeds in both writing, reading, and math. We have been very pleased with the school and programs.
Lynn - KinderCare Parent
In February of 2012, we welcomed our first son into the world. For months prior to his birth, we labored over the issue of child care. We explored many different options, including in-home daycare, facilities, and, private home care. Nothing seemed to be the right fit for what we wanted in care, until we toured Knowledge Beginnings. We had been referred by very close friends, as well as multiple co-workers, and had only heard great things about the school. We were skeptical at first, because we wanted to make sure the facility could give the same level of attention and care as in-home options. We wanted our son to be comfortable and loved and happy in his daytime surroundings.
When we showed up for our tour, the Center Director (Ms. Shelly), gave us a thorough tour of the whole center, not just the infant area where our son would be. Upon showing us each room, the one thing we noticed was how vibrant the center was with its many different art projects and decorations. The children's artwork included their pictures as they were doing the project. Each room, as you went up in age, had its own curriculum and activities planned around the lesson of the week. The focus on the children's development was very important to us as some of the options we had visited seemed to be more "babysitters" than teachers. Also, when we poked our head into each room, the teacher in each room, no matter what they were doing, made sure to acknowledge us with a smile and "Hello". After the tour, Ms. Shelly was open to every question we asked, and trust us, we had a lot of them. We knew by the time we walked to our car that Knowledge Beginnings was the only option for our son.
As an infant, our son was loved, encouraged, and assisted in his basic development. One of the first things he learned was basic sign language. Even in the infant room, Miss Theresa, Ms. Bev, and Ms. Staci had a monthly developmental plan for each individual child based on their personal needs and growth. We have every piece of artwork he did in his infant class: from painting to sponge art to sensory collages, we kept it all. In the summer, he participated in water activities and outdoor sing-a-longs. This last year, he joined Miss Tiffany's music class and has been in musical heaven! He knows all of his letters, can count to 20, knows every color, and can name more animals than probably either of us. Our son is now two-and-a-half, and has grown within KB, and is now in his fourth class. Every day he is expanding his vocabulary, singing new songs, telling us about his lessons, and telling us new books he has been introduced to that we need to add to his growing library. He is learning to be independent, to interact and share with others, to be creative, and most importantly, he is happy.
We enrolled our second son in October of 2013, and he is beyond happy with his teachers and the friends in his class. He, too, is loved and nurtured and educated on a daily basis. He, too, knows sign language and at 13 months he can imitate many animal sounds and identify the animals. His artwork is proudly displayed around our house and offices, right next to big brother's.
As a parent, you want your child to be happy and feel safe in their environment, and every day our sons cannot wait to get to school. The most important thing that stands out to us as to why Knowledge Beginnings is the RIGHT and BEST choice for our family, is that when we drop off our sons, they cannot wait to hug their teachers and play with their friends. They are so HAPPY and they LOVE their school. When we pick up our sons at the end of the day, we go by each classroom so the boys can say goodbye to each teacher. Knowing that they have made such a strong connection with the staff of Knowledge Beginnings brings a smile to our faces and reinforces that we made the best decision for our sons with regard to their care and nurturing. It really is something to witness as our sons stand at each door waving and saying goodbye, and EACH and EVERY teacher acknowledges both of them by name. That includes the Center Director, Assistant Director and the Operations Manager. We fully recommend Knowledge Beginnings to any parent looking for excellent care, nurturing and early education for their child. They are fully invested in your child's development and the family unit. They truly are an extension of you.
Allen & Ginny C. - KinderCare Parent
It is with mixed emotions that our family bids farewell to our second family at Knowledge Beginnings after being a part of it for nearly eight years. Today is really bittersweet because I will personally miss each of you and seeing you every day. Okay, I will NOT miss writing the weekly checks but I will miss all of you and the wonderful care you have provided to my children over all of the years.
When I had my first child (Paige) I was really freaking out as to who I was going to leave her with once I had to return to work. Although I work in Roseville, I began checking around in Auburn, where we live, for daycare. I was horrified. I seriously was in tears over my options and I just did not know what I was going to do. Then I was talking with a friend at work and found out that some of the other “Enterprise Kids” attended Knowledge Beginnings, right around the corner from my office! I went to see Melissa and got the tour and I was sold. I didn’t even care how much it cost! Oh, how naïve I was!
Everything at Knowledge Beginnings is special. From the directors, to the teachers, to the facilities, it is top notch. I started Paige there at the age of five months and cried like a baby the first day I dropped her off. I tried to hide it but I am sure Ms. Theresa thought I was I was crazy. Thank you Ms. Theresa for being there for me in those first, very tough weeks! I was back to normal within a week and the tears finally stopped. As Paige grew she went through all of the classes and some of her teachers are still there today. Another thing I love about Knowledge Beginnings--lots of loyalty! In December of 2008 I was lucky enough to have my son Crosby. I am not so sure those of you at Knowledge Beginnings felt as lucky as I did once he joined his sister there! Oh boy, Crosby was, and still is, a handful! He was lucky to get to be with Ms. Theresa in infants and of course, Ms. Bev. You are still #1! Ms. Irene had the joy of both of my kids. Ms. Barbara had both of my kids too. I just love Ms. Barbara! She was just what the doctor ordered for both of my crazy kids. She always got them right in line and I loved it! Ms. Denise had them both as well, although Crosby tends to forget her name, which is funny to me because he was all about Ms. Denise when he was in her class. Now Ms. April and Ms. Leslie have had the joys of him at his finest; testing the limits and being his normal, crazy, out-of-control self. Thank you for always finding new ways to give him outlets and never making me feel like a mom without control. (When I really did always feel that way!)
As we take the next step to public school, I hope that my children will be as lucky to have such great people teaching them, encouraging them and helping them become their own individuals as we have had there at Knowledge Beginnings. I have personally been positively affected having been a parent of children there and am always telling everyone how wonderful you all are. I have made so many long-lasting friendships with other parents and our children will remain friends long after we leave Knowledge Beginnings. It is funny because when Paige and I talk about who her “best friends” are, the first three people she says are people from Knowledge Beginnings. We still see them when we can but she does not see them very often. It just proves how strong her memories of Knowledge Beginnings are. I also feel like I have made so many friends with staff there and truly will miss seeing you all each day. Thanks to Ms. Shelly for being a REALLY awesome director! You know I love you girls! Although Ms. Annie has not been there long in terms of how long we have been there, I cannot say enough good things about her. What an amazing addition she was! Annie, you are a breath of fresh air and I can only imagine how far you will go in your career. Thanks for being so much fun for us parents and the kids.
Just like the day I first brought Paige there in 2006, I think I will shed some tears as I say goodbye to all of you. I promise to come by and say hi from time to time. Yes Annie, I will!I wish you all nothing but the best! Keep on loving our kids and teaching them as they all get ready to enter the world of education.
Cathy P. - 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.