Kelli Figurski, 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.
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!
"I am a mother of 4 rambunctious and active boys. They are 11, 6, 5, and 3 years old. My sons have been going to KinderCare for almost 3 years now. When we first started going to KinderCare, I was very concerned about how the teachers would be able to handle them since they are such a handful. I have been very impressed with the entire center and how great they all are with my kids and me. I am able to go to work and not worry if my boys are ok and I have the confidence that I will be notified immediately if something were to happen. The KinderCare staff has helped me bring up my boys with great social and academic principles. I very much value and appreciate the staff at the KinderCare Center and would highly recommend their services to any parent."
Ruth R. - KinderCare Parent
I have 2 children ages 8 and 4 and have been attending KinderCare since 2003 when my oldest was 12 weeks old. The care that my children have received has always been wonderful. The staff is kind and caring and are always ready to listen if I have any concerns or suggestions. The enrichment programs are great and have helped my children immensely. Both of my kids have attended the Phonics program and it helped them learn their letters and sounds and to start reading by kindergarten. My youngest is also attending the Math program and is starting to understand simple math facts like addition, subtraction, and patterning. My oldest enjoys taking the buses to different places like the zoo. My youngest enjoys the in school field trips like the puppet shows and the magician. My children really like attending KinderCare and I would highly recommend it.
Jennifer L. - KinderCare Parent
Our family has attended KinderCare for the last eight years. Our daughter, Dhani, started at the Round Lake Beach, IL center when she was five years old. We had recently relocated to the area and had concerns about her transition to a new daycare. The director, Shari Figueroa, and her staff welcomed her with open arms. They took special care to make her feel included and also aided in her transition from preschool to kindergarten. The staff challenged her academically and made everyday tons of fun. So much so, that she was disappointed when we came to pick her up at the end of the day! This was proof that she was well taken care of and felt a part of the class. We had our son, C.J., in 2007 and there was no question that he was also going to be cared for at KinderCare. We quickly got over the anxiety of our tiny 5 month old infant being in the care of others once we met the teachers in the infant room. They showed such love and care for him from the first day they met him. He developed acid reflux and spit up a lot right around the time he started. The teachers were very compassionate and provided the extra special care he needed to manage his symptoms. He will be five years old next month. As he has transitioned from room to room, the teachers have shown such patience as each transition was very difficult for him. We have been very grateful for their help. Academically, we are in awe with all he is learning. They challenge him with new concepts and have taught him to be a mentor to his classmates. He greets his teachers and classmates, just as our daughter did, with hugs everyday and is very happy at KinderCare. We have really enjoyed KinderCare. The staff teaches, not only academics, but values that will stay with the children for the rest of their lives. There is very little turnover in the staff which allows for consistency for the children and provides peace of mind for the parents. While our daughter no longer attends, as she is in middle school, she still visits and is always welcomed with open arms. The teachers take a vested interest in her and her well-being. We appreciate all of the staff members at the Round Lake Beach, IL KinderCare and would recommend this center to our family and friends. We truly feel a part of the KinderCare family.
Lorraine M. - 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.