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Royal Palm Beach KinderCare

101 Heatherwood Dr. Royal Palm Beach FL 33411
(561) 790-2908 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds

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Special Instructions:
1/2 mile N of Okeechobee Blvd off of Royal Palm Beach Blvd

Okeechobee Blvd. & Pine Lane

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Royal Palm Beach Elementary, HL Johnson and Cypress Trails for both before care and after care

Exclusive to KinderCare ~ New Transitional Kindergarten program to enhance your child’s VPK experience ~
Transitional Kindergarten is an enhanced learning program that offers more challenging activities than our traditional VPK “Wrap” program.  Children will experience project-related learning and extended whole group activities. This is in addition to the language, social, physical and cognitive learning we provide to get them ready for Kindergarten!
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Welcome to your Royal Palm Beach KinderCare. We welcome you to come and visit. Our goal is to make you and your child feel like they are a member of our family.

— Center Director

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Many of our child care centers are accredited by national organizations that require us to meet rigorous early childhood education standards and guidelines for high-quality care and education. Programs that are accredited have demonstrated their commitment to go beyond the state’s minimum licensing requirements to meet and maintain these high standards of quality.

Our Programs

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.

Florida Voluntary Prekindergarten Programs

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.


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?

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  1. Sunday January 01, 2017
    1. January's Learning Focus

      Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Light and Dark, plus the Sky and Weather

      Through shadow play, experiments with flashlights, observing the Sun and more, infants and toddlers will enjoy learning about light and dark this month. Infants continue sensory development by looking at contrasting patterns and at objects that are clearly defined by sharp edges and bright colors, while toddlers will build on their understanding of the light and dark concepts with play around daytime and nighttime. The older Discovery Preschool children will turn their attention to the sky as they learn about weather, the Moon, the Sun, and stars.

      Children 4–5 years old: Transportation, Healthy Bodies, and Winter

      For children in the Preschool and Kindergarten classrooms, January is filled with variety! They’ll begin by learning about transportation and studying how things get from “here” to “there.” A few weeks later, the focus will shift to health and bodies, with an emphasis placed on how to make good choices for a growing body. Towards the end of the month, children will be introduced to the transformative nature of the winter season and learn how to dress and take care of themselves when it’s cold outside. 

  2. Monday December 26, 2016
    1. Center Closed in Observance of Christmas Day

Teachers & Staff

We have a combined total of over 100 years of working at KinderCare. Some children that we have in our classrooms today also had parents that came and even had the same teacher.

  • Center Director

  • Natalia Benjumea-Ross

    Natalia Benjumea-Ross, Director of Administration

    Children Brighten my day. I love seeing their great little minds at work... Learning, exploring and growing.

    Natalia joined our center recently as the Director of Administration, she enjoys her interactions and daily communitcations with both the children and families of our center. She is available to help touring families and current families feel comfortable and answer any questions you may have.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Associates in Business Marketing
  • Katie Russo

    Katie Russo, Director of Education

    I love when we have a child as an infant and they stay with us until the age of eleven and when they come back to visit us as a young adult. I find it is truly the most rewarding experience when they come and say thank you for making a difference in my life. I am very passionate about what I do and value each and every day I am given to make a difference in the life of a child.

    Katie was born and raised in South Florida. She has worked at KinderCare since 2005.  Katie started at the Coconut Creek center and transferred to the Royal Palm center in 2013.  In 2011 she received her degree in Early Childhood Eduation after completing the Early Childhood Education program at Monarch High School.  She has had the privilege of working with all age groups during her eight years at KinderCare. She has a four year old son named Cade and a 1 year old daughter named Sadie, who both attend the Royal Palm Center.

    Previous Experience:
    Katie took early childhood classes in high school
    Favorite Children's Book:
    If you Give a Mouse Cookie
    Year Started:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    AS in Early Childhood
  • Ms. Ashley

    Ms. Ashley, Discovery Preschool

    I love teaching new things to children and watching them grow.

    I'm a mother of a five year daughter who I enjoy spending time with.  I have a twin sister, who is my best friend.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Day the Crayons Quit
    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 year
  • Ms. Dolly

    Ms. Dolly, Infant and Toddler Classrooms

    I enjoy teaching new things to children that will help develop their minds.

    I was born in New York but raised in South Florida.  Before I became a Teacher, I worked as a Graphic Designer for American Express for over 20 years.  I always took care of my nephews and nieces before I had my own kids.  I have a 26 year old son and a 22 year old son that I'm extremly proud of.  They are my pride and joy.  I've been married to my high school sweetheart for the past 27 years.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Dolly has experience as a nanny.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Rainbow Fish
    Year Started:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 year
    Degree in Graphic Design
  • Ms. Joey

    Ms. Joey, Infants

    I love to leave a postive impact on a child's life

    I came to this country in 1993 from Cuba and not knowing a word of English.  Being in the teaching industry has taught me a lot of English.  I have a son in college and  a daughter in the fourth grade.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Very Hungry Caterpillar
    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Ms. Linda

    Ms. Linda, Infants and Toddlers

    The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more you'll know.

    I have two grown sons an a one year old grandson.  I love animals and worked at a zoo for 12 years taking care of animals.

    Previous Experience:
    Operated my own Family Day Care from my home for three years.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Rainbow Fish
    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Ms. Christine

    Ms. Christine, Preschool

  • Ms. Tracy

    Ms. Tracy, Preschool

    Try to be a rainbow in someones cloud.

    I am married my high school sweetheart. I have two amazing sons. My youngest is the next MVP of Baseball. I'm his number one fan. I am very involved in my kids' daily activities.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Hungry Caterpillar
    Year Started:
    17 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Ms. Victoria

    Ms. Victoria, School Age

    I love teaching the children new things in their first year of life.

    Ms. Victoria has been working for KinderCare for nearly seven years. She loves the joy and excitement in the first year of a child's life. They inspire her to come to work each day with a smile and a positive attitude. In the classroom, she enjoys the positive learning environment and exciting experiences with the Infants.

    Year Started:
    10 Years
    Child Development Associate's credential
  • Ms. Sonia

    Ms. Sonia, Toddlers

    Just keep swimming, Just keep Swimming, Just keep swimming swimming swimming.

    I'm from Boyton Beach.  Graduated from Lake Worth High School in 2007, then went to Palm Beach State and Graduated in 2011 in Early Childhood Education.  I have a son who is two and a half years old.  I love spending time with my family.

    Previous Experience:
    Three years of volunteering at Headstart
    Favorite Children's Book:
    There Was an Old Woman Who Swallowed a Fly
    Year Started:
  • Ms. Lauren

    Ms. Lauren, VPK

    'A person's a person, no matter how small.' -Dr. Seuss

    I work in child care because I believe in the early foundation of learning and want to be a part of it.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Giraffes Can't Dance
    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    BA Education
  • Ms. Gracie

    Ms. Gracie, VPK

    I love to be part of a child's learning adventure.

    Originally from Maryland and went to college in Delaware.  I love to go Kayaking and  love all outdoor sports.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Hungry Caterpillar
    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    BA in Early Education & Special Education
  • Ms. Raquel

    Ms. Raquel, VPK

    Work with excellence no matter the circumstances.

    I was born in Brazil where my family lives.  In my home country, I worked as a Teacher, Clinical and School Psychologist.  Since I came to America I have been working as a Preschool Teacher.  In my spare time I work as a volunteer in a Homeless Ministry.  Life is about showing love and helping others.  I also love to travel, spend time with my friends and all kinds of art.  As an educator I enjoy using my creativity and years of experience to make learning fun.

    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    BA Psychology, CDA, MA Christian Counseling
  • Ms. Beverly

    Ms. Beverly, Voluntary Prekindergarten Classroom

    Train up a Child in the way he/she should go; and when he/she is old, he/se will not depart from it.

    Ms. Beverly is the youngest of 13 children. Her teaching skills started as being the neighborhood babysitter and the after-school care teacher. The love she receives from the children is so loving and inspiring.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Very Hungry Caterpillar
    Year Started:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    31 years
    Child Development Associate's Credential

December 2016 Events

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  1. Thursday December 01, 2016
    1. December's Learning Focus

      Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Family, Friends, and Things that Go!

      Infants and toddlers will be exploring family and friends, while three-year-olds will focus on things that go vroom! Social and emotional development is foundational to growth and development in babies, so this month, infants and toddlers will participate in activities that reinforce their connection to family while also exploring connections that exist outside their home, such as friends. Meanwhile, their older friends in Discovery Preschool will learn about and play around with things that move (like bicycles, cars, buses, trains, and airplanes), which are all very exciting for little ones as they continue to explore the world outside their homes. 

      Children 4–5 years old: My Country + Tools and Machines

      The four- and five-year-olds continue exploring the world around them by learning about the state and country they live in! They’ll sings songs, play games based on travel, and learn about flags, state foods, and more. Children will also be introduced to cardinal directions (east, west, north, and south) and gain an appreciation for travel and meeting new friends from different places. 

      Children are naturally fascinated with machines and how things work and are put together. So to encourage that fascination, during the second half of this month children will learn about and play around with tools and machines. In addition to building literacy skills by using the names of machines and tools, children will develop math skills by graphing information, counting wheels, and more.

  2. Monday December 26, 2016
    1. Center Closed in Observance of Christmas Day

About Our Center

Our staff would like to welcome you to visit our center. The staff takes pride in keeping up to date with the latest trends in Early Childhood Education. Ongoing training is offered to the staff during the year at the center and through the various training opportunities in the community.

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Holidays Observed

We observe the following holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • President's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • 4th of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day

Please note that because holidays observed may vary between centers, please be sure to check with your Center Director for specific closures.

Health and Safety

All teachers are First Aid/CPR certified. We have a keypad entry as well as a sign in and out system to ensure your child's safety.

At KinderCare, what families say about us means a lot. Read below some of the great experiences our families have had with us.

Share Your Story
If you have a story about your experience at KinderCare, please share your story with us.

My son's teacher wanted to know where my son attended preschool. She was so impressed that he was so much further advanced than his classmates in kindergarten.Thank you KinderCare.

- Mother

I would like to share my Royal Palm Beach KinderCare Learning Center story with everyone. My daughter attended KinderCare for four years until she started Kindergarten. She was reading at a first grade level before she even started Kindergarten! I credit this mostly to KinderCare and its staff's way of teaching and ability to reach the children and make learning fun. Unfortunately, because her school was at the opposite side of town, I had to move my younger son to a different place closer to my daughter's school. Over those four years, I had developed friendships with the wonderful staff and I stayed in touch with them through various avenues. From day one, I had an awful experience with the other place (name to NOT be disclosed). I felt stuck because I needed him to be close to her school due to hours of operation and distance from my job, so I tried to stick it out until he started Kindergarten, which was three years. I talked to other parents and they said that the issues I was having were normal for a daycare. This was NOT the case with KinderCare, and I couldn't understand how or why parents would accept the lower quality of care for their children. The other parents asked "what do you expect from a daycare?" I knew what to expect because of the awesome quality of childcare and the general care for my child as an individual we received from KinderCare. To me, KinderCare is NOT a daycare, it's a learning facility. So I discussed with my boss and she said "you need to take care of your family and need to feel like your son is safe and being well cared for." I rearranged my entire work schedule in order to return back "home" to KinderCare. My only regret (besides leaving in the first place) was taking over a year to come back. I recommend KinderCare to all my friends with children (and those that don't...just in case they know someone). Keep up the GREAT work.

- Mother

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