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West Jordan KinderCare

Kuulei Amado, Center Director

1785 West 7888 South West Jordan UT 84088
(801) 566-0373 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds

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Special Instructions:
off Redwood Rd behind Dairy Queen

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Hawthorne Academy, Westvale Elementary, Terra Linda Elementary, Columbia Elementary, HEartland Elementary, Riverside Elementary

At West Jordan KinderCare our teachers are dedicated professionals who are passionate about providing excellent care and learning opportunities for the children in our care. Give us a call today to schedule a tour for the opportunity to experience our curriculum and to meet our teachers and center support staff. We look forward to meeting you!


Welcome to the West Jordan Kindercare. You have taken the first step to getting to know what our experienced and passionate team of teachers have to offer you and your child. Whether your child has first words or first grade on the horizon, we’re excited to show you how everything in our school is designed for learning!

Kuulei Amado, Center Director

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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


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.

Teachers & Staff

We are a fun group who love to teach children. Our days are filled learning activities for all ages! We would love to have you join our family!

  • Kuulei Amado

    Kuulei Amado, Center Director

    Children are the future, we must do all we can to support their development and growth.

    Lei joined the KinderCare team in the winter of 2014.  She has experience working for Knowledge Universe at another center as the Program Specialist.  She has worked with children and families in various settings for the past 11 years but majority of the time in childcare center settings.  Lei was raised in Hawaii where she completed her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Hawaii.  Her husband and two children made the move to Utah in 2010.  She thinks Utah is a great place for children and families.  Spending time in the classroom with the children and being a role model for the teachers is her favorite part of the job.

    Previous Experience:
    Lei worked for CCLC as a program specialist for almost three years. She has taught all age groups from 0-5 years old.
    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
    11 years
    Associates in Early Childhood Education
  • Ashley

    Ashley, Assistant Director

    Seeing the excitement in a child's eyes when they learn something for the first time is priceless.

    Ashley joined the KinderCare team in February of 2015. She comes from our partner school University Kids, a CCLC center up at the University of Utah. She taught there as the lead Toddler teacher for the past three years. She also used her previous coaching experience to teach a dance and tumbling class up at the center. Ashley graduated from the University of Utah with her Bachelor's in Human Development and Family Studies. 

    Previous Experience:
    I have worked for CCLC for the past 3 years teaching in the Toddler classroom.
    Year Started:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Bachelors in Human Development and Family Studies
  • Ms. Gina, Infant & Toddler Classrooms

    I love children, they are the future and they deserve the best!  

    Ms. Gina has experience working with children in a childcare setting. She is in the process of getting her Child Development Associates. Gina loves teaching the children and wants to continue to grow within KinderCare.  

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Gina has experience working with children at another childcare center before joining KinderCare.
    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 Year
    First Aid, CPR, and Food Handlers Certificate. She is working on getting her Child Development Associates.
  • Ms. Ariana, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I love my job because everyday I get to see the cheeful childrean and it puts a smile on my face. I am passionate about making sure I am following the curriculum and give my best effort.

    Ms. Ariana is excited to be a part of the KinderCare family. Airana always makes sure her students never feel left out.   

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Gina has experience working with infants.
    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 Years
    Working towards Child Development Associates
  • Ms. Jessica,

    I love the way children grow and learn. I enjoy being a part of the monumental growing stages they go thru.  

    Ms. Jessica has always been a passionate teacher of early childhood education. She started teaching to be with her own children and as they gew so has her love for the profession. Through her experiences she has learned how to become a great teacher and role modler for the youth of today. She feels there is a tremendous feeling of self worth and accomplishment everyday by seeing the impact that she makes on the childrens lives. 

    Previous Experience:
    She has always worked in childcare. She started at home with her children, then branched into center childcare.
    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 Years
    She is working on getting her Child Development Associates
  • Lisa, Support Staff

    The kids are calm and fun!

    Ms. Lisa joined our KinderCare family in August of 2013.  She has two children of her own and enjoys teaching and being around kids!

    Previous Experience:
    Year Started:
    2 Years
    High School Diploma

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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

  • American Sign Language
  • German
  • Spanish

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

The health and safety of your children is something we pride ourselves in. Our entire staff is CPR and First Aid certified, and the building has a secured entry. We have a dedicated Health and Safety Coordinator who is committed to monitoring our center on a daily basis. This ensures that the standard we have in place are maintained at all times.

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.

I wanted to take a minute to tell you how great I think your KinderCare facility is. You, your staff, and the center itself have all proven to be instrumental in providing my three-year-old son (Brandon) with the kind of environment that he needs in order to thrive. Your center is much more than just a daycare or a school. You have been able to develop and refine a system that meets children's needs on many levels. You provide structure, but are able to keep things fun. Your theme-based lessons are well thought out and I appreciate how you communicate what material is being covered in class so we can provide additional reinforcement at home. I have also been very impressed with all of the fun activities that you coordinate for our kids. So, to you and all of your staff, thanks for all the great work!

- Father

My son has been going to Kindercare since he began daycare and I have every intention of keeping him there as long as he needs it.  The staff is amazing and loves every child.  My son has made so many friends with the kids in his classes as well as the care givers.  He looks forward to school every day.  It is not just his one teacher who knows him.  Every employee works and does their part to make Kindercare a great place for all the children.  They know every child and every parent and they make it a point to be available for anything.  The facility is clean, safe, structured, and a fun learning environment.  It is a pleasure to share his experiences, his triumphs, his discoveries, and his imagination with the family at Kindercare.  We absolutely love them!

- Mother

I enrolled my son at this fabulous daycare on Oct. 3rd 2011. I expected this to be just a regular, drop my son, pick him up, say hi to the staff every blue moon type of deal. You know……. the average experience. Boy was I dead wrong. Everyone and I mean ev.…er….y…one that works there is unbelievably nice. And I’m not talking about that “thanks for your money” fake nice either. It’s the warm, loving, genuine, heart and soul kind of nice. Not only do they love and adore my son but they indubitably care about my family as a whole. Now to get down to the nitty gritty’s. My son’s teacher Ms. Raqual is my angel. There is no other way to put this. She emanates true love, the kind every parent can understand, to ALL of her kids. She teaches my son everything I would if I were to able to be with him all day. Every day I get a daily performance sheet, detailing what he did, ate and when he was changed...oh yeah, and by whom. Needless to say she has gone from not just My son’s teacher but a key element in our family. The beautiful thing a about all of this, is everyone single person that works here is just like her. The administrative staff, Bill and Kris, are outstanding. About twice a week I go in to pick up my son and end up coming out a half an hour later just catching up with either one of them. Overall, every day is a great experience with them. To all the parents, or soon to be parents, your search is over for top notch child care. Look no further, and put your minds at ease. There are still people and places out there that actually still care and this would be that place.

- Mother

We feel so comfortable leaving our kids at KinderCare. The directors & teachers genuinely care about our family & our kids well-being. Our son has attended KinderCare for four years & he loves it. He is well-prepared for Kindergarten and writes as well as any four year old largely due to his "schooling" at KinderCare.

- Mother

Hi, my name is Stefni and let me just say that I am extremely hard to please, especially when it comes to doing what I feel is right for my daughter. When I started looking for a daycare provider, my daughter was 2 years old. Until this time, she had spent her days with family members because I felt that it was a safer environment for her. When I found out that this was no longer going to be an option, I was adamant about finding a place where I would be able to go to work and know, without a shadow of doubt, that my daughter would be not only looked after, but would experience new things, interact appropriately with children and adults, and learn about herself. I knew that these individuals would be spending a great deal of time with her and they needed to be FABULOUS and trustworthy. I visited 7 day cares within the area in which I lived and I was discouraged, sometimes disgusted, and frustrated with 6 of my choices. There was only 1 location that I was more than impressed with and had a fantastic feeling about, and that was the West Jordan KinderCare, unfortunately, they were not able to take on any additional children at that time. I was left with the only thing that I felt was an option, drive 15 – 20 minutes out of my way each day (one way might I add), so that my daughter could go to KinderCare in a different city. It was the only option that I could see that would allow me to go to work each day and not be concerned about her. Fortunately, this became unnecessary because a position became available at the last minute at the West Jordan location and I have never regretted my choice to take my daughter there. She not only learned and experienced everything that I had hoped for – interacting with others, being safe and taken care of – physically, intellectually & emotionally, she learned about age appropriate subjects, etc., she excelled when she went to elementary, her reading level has been at least 2 grades ahead of the curriculum, she learned social skills, created friendships, found interests that she may never have been introduced to if KinderCare had not introduced her to them and she learned about herself that continue to benefit her and intrigue her still today. The Directors and Teachers have consistently been willing to listen to any of my concerns and have supported me as a customer and as a parent I would trust them with any aspect of my daughters well being and her personal development. I will be forever grateful to them on every level. I believe that my daughter’s love of learning, exploring, friendship and a portion of her adorable personality is because of her experiences at KinderCare.

- Mother

About 5 years ago, my wife and I began our search for a 'quality' daycare that would take care of our son, and also help us to teach him and prepare him for school. We went to and interviewed just about every daycare in our area and even tried one for a few months, and soon learned that what we were looking for was going to be hard to find. Then, we decided to try KinderCare. It takes a lot of effort to run a high quality daycare that provides the educational program that KinderCare offers, but they do it and they do it better than any Daycare I've ever seen and all while keeping a very clean and organized facility. And believe me, I've seen a lot of daycares. We now have 2 boys (3 and 6) and they absolutely LOVE going to KinderCare, almost as much as we love them being there. All of the staff are top notch at what they do, and what they do is care for our children like they were their own. We have been with KinderCare for over 4 years now and will NEVER go anywhere else. I believe any working parent can agree that it is VITALLY important to find not just any daycare, but a good quality daycare that can ensure that our children are not only 'watched' during the day while we are at work, but that provides a teaching environment that will help prepare our children for school as well as teach them social skills and allow them the opportunity to have fun while doing so.

- Father

I’m so glad I made the switch to KinderCare. Our children are what make up our world. Their happiness, growth and learning are what’s most important to me. I’m a full time working mother of 4 children. My 2 younger children ages 7 & 5 have been with KinderCare for 2 years now. My 2 older children, now 18 and 19 were KinderCare kids too. The childcare facility my younger children were at previously did not have the structure, learning programs, and teacher training that KinderCare has and maintains. Now that they go to KinderCare, when I take my children to school in the morning they don’t cry or get upset when I walk them in. They’re happy and excited for what they’ll get to do and experience that day. When I pick them up they’re playing or creating something fun. I sometimes have to remind them that we have to go home, because they just want to stay and play. I’m so glad my younger children now go to KinderCare and I wish I would’ve found the facility sooner.

- Mother

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