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Ina KinderCare

Ms. Jacki Gabrey, Center Director

7277 N. Old Father Tucson AZ 85741
(520) 744-3084 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Quail Run, Thornydale, Butterfield, Rattlesnake Ridge, Twin Peaks, Coyote Trail

Our center is accredited by NAEYC.

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.

SCHOOL-READY

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

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.

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.

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!

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.

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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!

  • Being a first-time mom, I was hesitant to take my daughter to a child care center. I thought it would be hard for my daughter to adjust, but Ina KinderCare ended up becoming an extension of our family! I couldn't be happier with KinderCare, and my daughter even cheers when we arrive in the parking lot. I love that it is something she looks forward to. As a parent, I love how they keep me informed and everyone knows my daughter by name. I always recommend KinderCare because I know my friends will be just as happy there as I am. I feel confident leaving my daughter there and know this as her happiness shows how great they are with her. She has picked up great social skills, counting, her alphabet, and more--all by attending KinderCare's Infant and Toddler programs. We know that she is having fun, but we also know she is learning. We love KinderCare and look forward to continuing our relationship with them for many years to come.

    Alicia D. - KinderCare Parent
  • Our experience with KinderCare for the last two years has been outstanding! We foster medically fragile children: some with physical needs, others with developmental delays. We know in our hearts that the staff is a huge part of why these children flourish and thrive. The Teachers in the Infant and Toddler Classrooms are highly skilled with a focus on growing strong little bodies and curious, happy minds. They are always open to any physical therapy requests we have, offering more tummy time, keeping up on the latest on DME (durable medical equipment) care, and offering one-on-one attention to get our kiddos up to speed with loving care and kindness. The administrative staff is just as supportive--not only do they encourage and nurture our kiddos, but they also give us support and encouragement to continue with this calling to be foster parents. It is not an easy road being a foster parent: There are many difficult days and heartaches from dealing with the court system, but the staff let us know every day that they appreciate our efforts. They are an integral part of our success with these kiddos, and a core part of our team. I can’t imagine doing this wonderful, difficult, amazing thing without all of them! We could go anywhere in Tucson, but we choose Ina KinderCare for the education setting coupled with knowledgeable, loving staff.  Thank you for all you do for our family.

    Jules N. - KinderCare Parent
  • I am a single mom raising a two-year-old child, but with all the help and support from the wonderful people at KinderCare, my son is learning more than I could ever teach him. They sing, play games, teach manners, and are even helping with potty training. Thank you, Ina KinderCare! Special thanks to Ms. Donna, Ms. Leah, Ms. Kathy, and Ms. Foster, who have worked directly with my son.

    Gina B. - KinderCare Parent
  • Ina KinderCare and their team have been a lifesaver! I am a single mom with three boys and the staff, including the Director Ms. Jacki and Assistant Director Ms. Sarina, are fantastic! I love the care and attention that my kiddos receive while they are there and my boys absolutely love their Teachers! My younger boys come home singing songs, reciting the alphabet and their colors, and talking about what they did in school today. My older school-age son has been able to make friends and he loves the activities that are planned for him after school--well, after help with homework, that is... Overall, the staff and KinderCare as an organization have put my mind at peace while I am at work and knowing that my boys feel they truly cared for makes my confidence that much stronger! Thank you, KinderCare, I appreciate you guys!

    Carrie F. - KinderCare Parent
  • It is with great pleasure that I write this testimonial for the Ina KinderCare center in Tucson, Arizona. The center is well-organized, safe, clean, and comfortable. The most important feature is the staff, all of which are professional, caring, and incredibly patient. We have only been at this school for six months and I was very nervous to switch child care providers. Prior to the switch, I met with the Teachers and administration, and felt very reassured about the move. They listened to all of my concerns and made it a seamless transition. My youngest son (age four) has some emotional issues and can be very trying, to say the least. After a short 'honeymoon' period, he fell back into his routine of defiance and aggressive behavior. The Teachers could have easily labeled him as a 'problem child' and written him off. Instead, they communicated with me, took the initiative to pull outside resources, and together we created a special system to recognize and encourage my son's positive choices. It is evident that they care deeply about every child. Although it is a work in progress, I am very pleased with the results and emotional growth that I have witnessed in my son in recent months. In addition to the emotional support provided by the Teachers, I love the structured environment and stimulating activities I observe. Every month has fun, themed days that create excitement for my children. We enjoy seeing the Teachers dress up and I like how the themes provoke interest and questions about other cultures. Since I am a single mother without much family nearby to help, I rely heavily on KinderCare to be the 'village' that helps me raise my children and shape their futures. We have been through several child care providers and I am confident that this center is the best place for my kids when they cannot be with me.

    A. C. - 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.

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.

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