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South County KinderCare

Ms. Angie Butler, Center Director

4105 Telegraph Rd. St. Louis MO 63129
(314) 892-1627 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 YEAR-OLDS
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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Oakville, Beasley, Blades, Point, Wohlwend, Rogers, Bierbaum, Trautwein, St. Margaret Mary Alacoque

Welcome

Welcome to the South County KinderCare Learning Center! We are conveniently located in Oakville, directly off the Telegraph Rd exit on Interstate 255.  We pride ourselves on our dedicated teachers and staff, and our commitment to the families we serve. Come see our nationally accredited classrooms and discover how your child will learn and grow from infancy through the school-age years.  We invite you to inquire and tour our center, where everything we do is designed for learning! Please ask about our "Be Our Guest" Day when you call.

Ms. Angie Butler, Center Director

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AMERICA’S MOST ACCREDITED

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.

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SCHOOL-READY

Our kids are taking off!

By kindergarten, our kids are testing ahead of their peers. Read all about it.

Accreditation

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.

Monthly Activities

June's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Wonderful Water and Insects and Spiders

Infants and toddlers will be exploring the wonderful world of water as the children in Discovery Preschool dig into the creepy-crawly world of insects and spiders! Infants will have the chance to practice splashing, scooping, pouring, and playing with bubbles, while toddlers will take a swim on the creative side as they paint with water and create habitats for sea animals. Children in Discovery Preschool will focus on science as they learn about the differences between insects and spiders, how caterpillars turn into butterflies, and how bees pollinate flowers and make honey. Children’s creativity will blossom as they use dried pasta to create butterfly artwork!

Children 4 to 5 years old: Staying Safe and Exploring the Arts

In this modern world, safety is never overrated—and that’s why we take the first half of June to teach children all about how to keep themselves safe in different situations and places. After that, children will delve into the arts as they learn about visual art, musical art, dancing, and acting, and discover the different types of art, music, and dance that exist around the world. Preschoolers will focus on number recognition in order to learn their phone numbers and how to call 911, the Pre-K class will examine how art concepts and techniques are used in famous works of art, and our kindergartners will collaborate on a group project together, such as making first aid kits or choreographing their own dance routine! 

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.

Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program

Cooking

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.

Math

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.

Music

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.

Teachers & Staff

The staff and teaching team at the South County KinderCare is a dedicated, professional group of educators. We believe in learning through exploration and love helping children reach their full potential each and every day. We know that you, as parents, are your child's first teacher. By becoming partners in learning with the families we serve, our team of early childhood professionals creates a caring environment and meaningful opportunities for your child and family to relish. We would love the opportunity to partner with your family and begin building a love of learning together!

  • Ms. Angie Butler, Center Director

    A child's education, confidence, health and happiness doesn't just happen. We have to strive to create the best experiences for each child. Each day is filled with meaningful moments, educational activities, and lots of fun. To be part of this is, to me, the most important job in the world.

  • Ms. Amy Schwartz, Assistant Director

    Being surrounded by young children each and every day is such a blessing. I learn so much from them on a daily basis. It just warms my heart to know that I am making a differences in a child's life.

    Ms. Angie has been with KinderCare since 2005. As the Assistant Director, she has the opportunity to work with children of all ages. Her passion for children is shown throughout every interaction Ms. Angie has with parents and teachers. She feels very blessed to have such a impact on young children's lives.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2005
    Tenure:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12
  • Ms. Vickie

    Ms. Vickie, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Vickie has enjoyed teaching and encouraging the infants' growth and development for the past 26 years.

    Years in ECE industry:
    26
  • Ms. Dee Strong, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Dee loves working with children because it's exciting for her to watch them grow up and be a part of their little lives!

  • Ms. Jennifer

    Ms. Jennifer, Toddler Classroom

    Ms. Jennifer loves being able to care for and nurture a parent's most prized possession.

  • Ms. Kathy

    Ms. Kathy, Toddler Classroom

    Ms. Kathy loves watching children accomplish milestones and experience all that is around them.  It makes her day knowing that she had a hand in some of that!

  • Ms. Rose

    Ms. Rose, Toddler Classroom

    Ms. Rose can't think of a better way to start her day than to be greeted by children giving her big hugs and being happy to see her.

  • Ms. Taralyn, Toddler Classroom

    Ms. Taralyn is a Toddler Teacher, and she loves what she does! She loves watching a toddler learn a new skill. Story time is one of Ms. Taralyn's favorite parts of the day!

  • Ms. Jessica, Toddler Classroom

    I thank you for choosing KinderCare and myself to be a part of your child's education. I look forward to spending time with children each and every day!

    Ms. Jessica started in January of 2009. She has an associate of arts degree and is currently pursuing further education. Ms. Jessica enjoys spending time with her family and being active. She plays roller derby and loves to skate and ride bikes.

  • Ms. Olivia

    Ms. Olivia, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Olivia has one of the most fulfilling jobs in the world. Coming to work each day and helping children discover and learn something new is an incredible feeling to her.

  • Ms. Pat

    Ms. Pat, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Pat loves her job because all of the kids make her day and she loves to see children explore and learn new things.

  • Ms. Stacy

    Ms. Stacy, Preschool Classroom

    For Ms. Stacy, watching the children's faces when they understand what she's teaching is the most amazing thing ever. She can't imagine doing anything else with her life.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2009
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8
  • Ms. Dawn, Preschool Classroom

    I firmly believe that one teacher can shape a child, one child can shape the future, and I'm committed to the future, one child at a time.

    Ms. Dawn is thrilled to be back at KinderCare after leaving briefly to work with the Illinois State Board of Education. She had worked for KinderCare for 14 years previously and cherished every moment. She is excited to continue in early childhood education.

    Years in ECE industry:
    14
  • Ms. Leslie

    Ms. Leslie, Prekindergarten Classroom

    ​Ms. Leslie's dream is to make a difference in as many children's lives as she can.

  • Ms. Whitney

    Ms. Whitney, Transitional Kindergarten Classroom

    Ms. Whitney's favorite thing about teaching our Transitional Kindergarten program is knowing that she makes a difference in the children's lives. Helping prepare them for kindergarten and sharing her love for learning is Ms. Whitney's reward each day.

  • Ms. Beth

    Ms. Beth, School Age Classroom

    Ms. Beth loves spending her days with children because she goes home at night with a great feeling in her heart.

  • Ms. Donna

    Ms. Donna, Cook / Bus Driver

    Ms. Donna has the important job of making sure your child has nutritious meals at the center. A warm breakfast is a great way to start any day. Ms. Donna believes that if you add snacks and a kid-friendly healthy lunch to each day, you have the perfect recipe for learning.

Upcoming Center Activities

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June's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Wonderful Water and Insects and Spiders

Infants and toddlers will be exploring the wonderful world of water as the children in Discovery Preschool dig into the creepy-crawly world of insects and spiders! Infants will have the chance to practice splashing, scooping, pouring, and playing with bubbles, while toddlers will take a swim on the creative side as they paint with water and create habitats for sea animals. Children in Discovery Preschool will focus on science as they learn about the differences between insects and spiders, how caterpillars turn into butterflies, and how bees pollinate flowers and make honey. Children’s creativity will blossom as they use dried pasta to create butterfly artwork!

Children 4 to 5 years old: Staying Safe and Exploring the Arts

In this modern world, safety is never overrated—and that’s why we take the first half of June to teach children all about how to keep themselves safe in different situations and places. After that, children will delve into the arts as they learn about visual art, musical art, dancing, and acting, and discover the different types of art, music, and dance that exist around the world. Preschoolers will focus on number recognition in order to learn their phone numbers and how to call 911, the Pre-K class will examine how art concepts and techniques are used in famous works of art, and our kindergartners will collaborate on a group project together, such as making first aid kits or choreographing their own dance routine! 

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.

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Center Menu

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

Safe, healthy children are a vital part of a great learning experience. Our staff is well trained in Emergency Readiness, CPR, and First Aid. The children learn proper hand-washing procedures from the very first day. Everyone meets the health screening requirements set by the state of Missouri and NAEYC. With all of our safety systems and cleaning practices in place, we have the knowledge and ability to protect children in our care.

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.

When I first looked into daycare for my two youngest, I was very nervous. You hear all these terrible stories about things that happen to children in daycare settings. Fortunately for me, I'm friends with former KinderCare teachers and started asking around. All of them told me that South County KinderCare was the best. I called and spoke with Daleena. I explained my concerns and my children's situation and from that moment on, I was completely comfortable with sending my children to their center. My youngest started out in the Toddler Classroom and immediately built a bond with Carolyn and Stacy. They love my children like they are their own. When my baby had a hard time transitioning into the Two's room, they would text or call me daily to let me know how he was doing. My four-year-old is accelerated for her age and as soon as they noticed, they moved her to an older age group where she could be challenged. I trust these people so much that on numerous occasions, I have allowed Stacy to take my children on outings on the weekends. I absolutely love the fact that all of these women love my kids the way I do. They even make it a point to include my seven-year-old child, who doesn't go to the center, in activities at the school. I completely, 100% recommend this center to anyone who is looking for a daycare that will care for and love your children the way you love and care for your children.

- Mother

As a parent with a child who attends part time, I had common concerns like: will she make friends? Will the daily transition be tough? Will she have strong relationships with her peers and teachers as she only attends two days a week? South County KinderCare has not only calmed my fears, but has made my child feel like she belongs and makes every day she is there special. KinderCare allows me to follow through with my day knowing my child is loved and taken care of.

- Mother

The teachers and staff at South County KinderCare did a great job helping prepare my son for kindergarten. Learning to recognize letters, numbers, and writing his name are just some of the benefits he gained attending the Prekindergarten program.

- Mother

My daughter attended South County KinderCare from the time she was a toddler through the elementary years. She now loves attending KinderCare in the summer and participating in the summer camps as well as going on lots of fun field trips!

- Father

Thank you is not enough. When Dave and I decided that our son needed more, we were thinking stimulation, education, a learning environment. Sure, we sent our daughter to KinderCare when she was young and I knew that he would receive a good education and have caring people take care of him. I am overwhelmed at the love that this child receives. Our son is three and he is having a hard time adapting. Daleena, Alisha, and Amy are out of this world. I can tell it pains them when he is sad, as it does me as his mom. I feel as though he is truly loved. At first, I wondered--was it just my kid? But, I see the way they interact with all of them and I can say it is the same with all of the children. Daleena, Alisha, and Amy have called me, texted me, stay in contact, and give me feedback, and I feel as though we work together as a team in my son's best interests. When he is happy and playing, I will get a photo texted to me, which always brings a smile to my face. If they are concerned, they let me know and I appreciate that, too. Please know that it is not just these three phenomenal women that are extra extraordinary at this center. Angie, Whitney, Rosie, all the women whose names I have not yet learned. There is one woman, I believe her name is Penny, who is in my son's room a lot in the afternoon. She will tell me a funny story every day that happened. She smiles so bright when she talks about the kids. This is truly an exceptional place.  

- Mother
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