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Everything you need to know to enroll with confidence.

If you’re curious about the enrollment process, you’re in the right place! We’ve gathered all the resources you need to help you make a confident decision to join the KinderCare family.

We’re real people in your community who care about offering safe, high-quality care and education for your child. And if you ever need more information, or want to talk with someone in person, we’re just a phone call away at 800-709-8774.

How to Enroll at KinderCare

Make the best choice for your family.

Make a confident choice

Know what to look for in a child care center.

While we (obviously) think you should look no further for the best child care in the nation, we understand that every family’s needs are unique. Whether you choose us or not, we’re here to help you select the right center for your family.

Feel good about choosing a caregiver when it can’t be you.

Making the decision to find a child care provider can stir up many questions and emotions. We’ll help you make a list of things you might ask yourself or your care provider as you explore your options.

Make a sound schooling decision during uncertain times.

Life is known to throw curveballs, and this year has been a topsy-turvy ride for everyone. Still, we have provided families like yours with safe, steady, high-quality child care every step of the way. See how we're helping families like yours find their footing in unsteady times
Make a confident choice

Take a tour.

Our centers are pretty special—come see for yourself! In-person tours are a little tricky these days, but we can make it work with a little flexibility and a lot of respect. 

Take a virtual tour or ask if your center director can arrange a tour of the center you’re interested in, so you can see our spaces with your own eyes. 

If we don’t have a virtual tour available, you might be able to arrange a COVID-compliant after-hours or weekend visit (at your center director’s discretion).

Contact a center to tour
Take a tour
Take a tour

Enrolling is as easy as 1-2-3!

There are over 1,500 KinderCare Learning Centers nationwide, and each one is run by the real experts: center directors! They run the show at each location and can give you the inside scoop on our programs, tuition, and enrollment options.

Here’s how to start the enrollment process:

Enrolling is easy
Enrolling is easy
Step One

Find your center.

Visit our location finder and enter your zip code to see which locations are nearest you. No matter which location you choose, our professional staff and robust curriculum provide your child with a learning foundation they’ll build on long after they’ve outgrown us.

Step Two

Contact the center director.

Reach out directly to the center director at your chosen location. You’ll find their contact information on the center location page. They'd love to hear from you. Your first conversation is just the beginning of a relationship that’ll grow for years to come.

Step Three

Call us with questions.

Still have questions or need more help? Don’t be shy—call us at 800-709-8774.


Start the enrollment process!

Have a great first day!

Once you’re enrolled with us, we’ll help you get prepared for a fabulous first day. Your center director will share a complete list of what to expect, who you’ll meet, and what to bring. You can put your confidence in us to make the transition a piece of cake for everyone.

Have a great first day

Be prepared

Some things your center director will remind you to bring each day include:

  • Comfortable and weather-appropriate clothing and shoes.
  • A change of clothes.
  • Milk and/or water bottle
  • Comfort items like a blanket, stuffed animal, or pacifier
  • Any medications

Snacks and lunch are on us! We’ll share our seasonal, low-sugar menu when you enroll. If your child has special dietary restrictions or allergies, let's talk.

Understand protocols

It’s a good idea to prepare your child for some of the things we do to keep everyone in our community safe. Get some tips for talking with your little one about the coronavirus and prepare the whole family for our industry-leading health and safety practices.  
 
For example, our staff members will be wearing masks. You can tell your child that we wear masks to protect ourselves and others from germs. Underneath every mask is a big, beautiful smile! 

Stay connected

We keep you connected all day through the KinderCare App so drop-off is less “bitter” and more “sweet!” When you enroll with us, the app gives you access to daily pictures of special moments in the classroom and updates on what your child is learning about. You can also use the mobile app to message your center from home, at work, or on the go. Ask your center director to help you get set up!

Have a great first day

Explore our classrooms.

Every day is a little different at KinderCare, and each age group marches to their own beat! Explore an overview of our programs, including classes for babies through pre-K and distance learning support for big kids in K-6th grade.  

Find your child’s classroom by age: 
Find a Center

If you have questions we haven’t answered, or you’d like to talk with someone in person, we're just a phone call away. Find the center nearest you to contact a center director or connect with our Family Support staff at 800-709-8774.

Find your center