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Shelton KinderCare

Carlin Hill, Center Director

1 Trap Falls Rd. Shelton CT 06484
(203) 944-0104 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 YEAR-OLDS

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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Booth Hill, Elizabeth Shelton, Mohegan, Perry Hill, Shelton Intermediate, Long Hill, Sunnyside

Our center is accredited by NAEYC.


We’re so proud!

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.


What Learning Looks Like

Our talented early-childhood teachers set kids down the path toward becoming lifelong learners in a positive, safe, and nurturing environment.

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.

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.


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?


Our Teachers

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!


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.

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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.

Our Families

Don't take our word for it. Hear what our families have to say about our amazing center!

  • KinderCare has done a fine job putting together a great group of teachers, along with a great curriculum, to ensure my child’s social and academic development. 

    Eric - KinderCare Parent
  • I transferred my child from a previous child care center after touring Shelton KinderCare. I was very impressed with the staff that I met and felt like they truly cared. I was pleased to see the classroom and the curriculum they were using. Since being there, my son's strengths have grown in reading and math. I always look forward to hearing his stories about his day. Each day I am confident that I made the right choice for my son and his educational future. I would like to thank Shelton KinderCare for everything they do for my son and our family. -A Kindergarten Parent

    Jonathan W. - KinderCare Parent
  • KinderCare is a wonderful daycare center and I highly recommend it to any parent. My daughter is three years old and has been in KinderCare since she was six months. All of her teachers have been great.  In infants, the teachers took special care of my daughter. They stimulated her with activities, like sign language, sensory games, and music. When my daughter transitioned to the two's classroom she flourished tremendously with the guidance and support of the wonderful two’s teachers. She mastered potty training, coloring, writing, numbers, etc. Now that she is in the three’s classroom, I feel like the sky is the limit for her! She has developed by leaps and bounds. 

    Each class, so far, has been pivotal in her learning and development, social skills, and motor skills.  One thing my daughter really loves that is offered at KinderCare is the cooking classes.  She’s made some tasty treats and dishes.  My husband and I believe KinderCare has, and will continue, to help our daughter succeed and be prepared for future chapters in her life. 


    Aziza and Kevin - KinderCare Parent
  • I am proud of myself to opt for KinderCare, and lucky too. This is a very important year for my daughter and her Kindergarten readiness. The experiences she is sharing with me each night, it's amazing! Congratulating the staff as you are showing great teamwork.

    Shilpa K. - KinderCare Parent
  • The summer camp program was fantastic. My daughter had so much fun. All of the field trips kept her occupied and entertained. Our family felt very very comfortable with the staff as well we know (knew)  our children will be safe and well taken care of. I would recommend the summer camp program to everyone.

    Jennifer - KinderCare Parent
  • I couldn't be more pleased with my son's classroom and teachers. The Discovery Preschool teachers have done such a great job helping my child develop. Since he has been there, he has been potty trained, learned all of his colors, letters, and basic numbers. Every time I pick up, there are huge smiles on all of the children's faces. Thank you for being such a big part of my son's growth.

    Allyson D. - KinderCare Parent

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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.

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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.

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