Samara Temple, 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.
Florida Voluntary Prekindergarten Programs
Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program
Cooking Academy™ (3 – 12 Years)
In Cooking Academy, kids learn new recipes from cultures around the world and develop a healthy relationship with food. Kids in this delightful and delicious program whip up everything from Southwest rainbow lettuce wraps to pumpkin muffins, building their skills in STEM, communication, and more along the way. And yes—little chefs get to eat their culinary creations!
Music Explorers™ (2 – 4 Years)
KinderCare families are already giving a standing ovation to our newest Learning Adventures program: Music Explorers! Built entirely from scratch, our new program teaches kids to sing, move, listen, play instruments, and even create their own tunes. It blends math, science, social studies, literacy, and mindfulness (think yoga!) for a uniquely KinderCare way of learning the foundations of music.
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!
This is the best center ever! My son has been going since he was three years old, and now he's almost six. The building is clean, it always smells nice when you walk in, and the teachers are beyond amazing! They are always welcoming early in the morning, and still smiling when I pick my son up in the evening. Every teacher my son has had at KinderCare has made an great impact on him, and taught him so many things. He learned so much in the Voluntary Prekindergarten program at KinderCare, and it has taught him to love learning, and love school. I love that I feel comfortable leaving my son at KinderCare, which is very important to me as a mother. I know he is happy, loved, and most of all safe there. I am so grateful for his teachers, and I can tell that each of them treat him as if he is their own. I cannot say one bad this about this center. It has been almost three years, and I do not have a single negative thing to say. I recommend this center to all of the moms I know looking for an amazing center for their children. After having my son here, I will never put him anywhere else! Thank you KinderCare Lake Mary for all that you do! We love you!
Sara M. - KinderCare Parent
I have a nine-year-old that has been going to KinderCare since he was two and a four-year-old that has been going to KinderCare as well, since she was nine months old. The teachers at this center are beyond amazing. I am so happy with them. They always have some funny story or observation about my children. It makes me feel like my children are a part of their own families. The love and support these teachers have given my children is beyond words. They have and do tons of things that have always kept my knowledge hungry son satisfied and my inquisitive daughter intrigued. The center is always clean and the teachers are always pleasant. I have recommended this center to multiple people and still continue to do so. They truly are an amazing center.
Mindy M. - KinderCare Parent
I have two daughters, one who attended KinderCare for Voluntary Prekindergarten two years ago and another who is in Voluntary Prekindergarten now. As a stay-at-home mom, I was reluctant to send my kids anywhere. They had never been in daycare or preschool before. I met with Donna and Pam the first time I toured KinderCare and they put me right at ease. You could tell that they truly cared for all of the kids at the center. I knew almost immediately that I wanted to send my children there. My oldest daughter loved going to school every day, especially to see her teacher Ms. Susan. She developed a wonderful relationship with her. My daughter was crazy about learning new things, as well as practicing what she already knew and Ms. Susan supported her in that. All of the the teachers and staff there are wonderful, I wish I could name them all! I was very excited to enroll my youngest daughter in Voluntary Prekindergarten and she also has Ms. Susan, which I'm very happy about! Ms. Michelle is her other teacher this year and she's been great so far as well! Overall my experience has been amazing. I recommend the school to all of my friends. They make you and your children feel like family. I will be sad to go this coming May once my youngest graduates from Voluntary Prekindergarten!
Christine F. - 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.