Sabrina Thoene, Center Director
Meet Sabrina Thoene, Our Center Director
At KinderCare Since: 2020
Education: Early Child Care Directors Certification
Favorite Children's Book: Corduroy
Meet Sabrina Thoene! She is the Center Director at Addison KinderCare in Texas. Sabrina attended Tyler Junior College, where she earned an Early Child Care Directors certification. She has been with KinderCare since 2020 and has worked in early childcare for over 29 years. Every day, Sabrina looks forward to helping children discover their true potential. Outside of work, she enjoys serving in her church, spending time outdoors, and reaching out to the elderly.
AMERICA’S MOST ACCREDITED
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.
Infant Programs (6 weeks–1 year)
Leaving your baby in someone else’s care is a big step. Everyone at our centers—most importantly, our naturally gifted infant teachers—will work with you to make sure the transition goes smoothly. When you step into our infant classroom, you’ll see how much we want your infant to feel safe, loved, and ready to explore their world.
Toddler Programs (1–2 Years)
Everything in our toddler classroom is designed for little explorers. That’s because a lot is going on at this age. When your child is wandering all over the place, that means they’re learning and discovering new things every day. We’ll help them explore their interests (and find new ones!) as they play and learn.
Discovery Preschool Programs (2–3 Years)
This age is filled with so much wonder and curiosity. That’s why we offer a ton of books and toys and bring artwork down to kids eye level. Children in discovery preschool also begin to learn how we all work together in a classroom. Simple math and science, pretend play, and group play help them get used to a more structured school setting.
Preschool Programs (3–4 Years)
This age is all about expression, when kids really start to form their own ideas about what they want to play and how they want to create. Every day in our preschool classroom, your child will explore science experiments, create artwork, and play pretend—all the skills needed for their big next step: kindergarten!
Prekindergarten Programs (4–5 Years)
When you walk into one of our pre-K classrooms, you’ll see artwork and writing displayed around the room. Labels are everywhere to help kids connect letters with words. You’ll also see pictures on the walls that reflect the families in our community. Your child will also deepen their knowledge in language, math, science, Spanish, and social skills.
School Break Programs (preschool, prekindergarten, and school-age)
Winter break, spring break, summer break—when school’s out (but you still need to work), you can count on KinderCare to provide a safe and supportive learning environment that’s focused on fun. We welcome children ages 5–12 during school break times and make sure they have a sensational, screen-free experience they won’t forget.
Elementary School Distance Learning
Healthy bodies, happy hearts, growing minds. We make distance learning easy on your whole family! Our teachers are trained to facilitate safe and dynamic learning experiences online and in-person. Since every school has their own learning plan, we’ve added flexible enrollment options to meet your family’s needs. Whether you choose to enroll full-time, part-time, or before and after school, we’re here for you!
Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program
Cooking Academy™ (3 – 12 Years)
In Cooking Academy, kids learn new recipes from cultures around the world and develop a healthy relationship with food. They’ll whip up everything from Southwest rainbow lettuce wraps to pumpkin muffins, building their skills in STEM, communication, and more along the way. And yes—little chefs get to eat their culinary creations!
Music Explorers™ (2 – 4 Years)
KinderCare families are already giving a standing ovation to our newest Learning Adventures program: Music Explorers! Kids will learn to sing, move, listen, play instruments, and even create their own tunes. Our original curriculum blends math, science, social studies, literacy, and mindfulness (think yoga!) for a uniquely KinderCare way of learning the foundations of music.
Phonics Adventures® (2 – 4 Years)
Learning how to read is a whole lot of fun at KinderCare! We help kids grow to love books and words (and get ready for kindergarten) in our Phonics Adventures program. From discovering the basics of vowels to practicing poetry, kids learn all about letters and sounds in small-group lessons made just for their age group. (Bonus: Kids who attend our phonics program are more prepared than their peers for school—and we have the data to prove it.)
STEM Innovators (3-8 Years)
You’ve probably heard a lot about how important STEM education is for your child, but what does that really mean? Our STEM Innovators program takes kids’ natural ability to make sense of the world and applies it to robotics, chemistry, coding, geology, and more. While your child experiments, they’ll discover how to use technology to do amazing things!
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.
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.
Don't take our word for it. Hear what our families have to say about our amazing center!
I don't know about all other moms, but for me being a working mom isn't as tough as I thought it would be. I owe that 100% to my center, the Addison Kindercare. Daycare is expensive, so you really want to feel like every penny counts and your child is benefiting from care. Honestly, what I pay in tuition comes nowhere near what they deserve. All the teachers are engaged in my child's development, even the ones who haven't had him in class yet. You expect your child's needs to be met, but you don't always think as a parent that your feelings will be considered--but at Kindercare, they are! I get to be a part of a parent committee, they bring in guest speakers for the parents to learn about and discuss parenting topics, they hold extended hours once a month for a parent date night, and above all, there is constant communication about my son's education. They even have elective courses you can enroll your child in. My son's favorite, of course, is the music class: It's amazing.
This morning, I dropped my son off and watched him run to his favorite toy and play with the "big kids." This gives me the needed fuel to go about my working day. They moved around the room on little cars while an older girl helped push him around, and the look on his face is indescribable.
If any of my local mommy friends need a daycare, I clearly have a recommendation!”
Meaghan J. - KinderCare Parent
I was a very nervous “first-time parent,” and really apprehensive about going back to work and being separated from my infant daughter.The teachers at KinderCare are wonderful! They really put me at ease and are so helpful and easy to work with. They’ve helped me with my daughter’s transitions to formula and then to solid foods, providing great advice based on their previous experience. Not to mention, I can tell that my daughter really enjoys her time with her teachers!”
Emily M. - KinderCare Parent
I am so grateful for the KinderCare Addison team! They have helped me tremendously with meeting the milestones that are most important in my children's first year. I'm a new mom of twins who are almost one year old. The progress they have made by being in daycare is amazing. The staff is very friendly, loving, informative, and pays attention to details. I was able to easily return to work after six months knowing that my twins are in the best of care. I cannot thank Ms. Jennifer, Ms. Carmen, and the whole team for everything they have done for me and the things they have taught my husband and I along the way.”
Bhavana K. - KinderCare Parent
I am just thrilled with my son's teachers and the rest of the staff at Addison Kindercare. The teachers are very informative and the managers in the front are always helpful with my questions and concerns. I really appreciate all the courtesy calls and emails throughout the day, especially since I am a new mommy and this is my son's first time in child care. I can really concentrate at work knowing that my child is being well taken care of. Thank you again for the peace of mind you give me and my husband.”
Jessica S. - KinderCare Parent
Being a working mom is difficult enough without supportive child care. Addison KinderCare's staff makes me feel safe and secure when dropping off my little boy each day. His face lights up when we get in the building and he dances and excitedly reaches for his teachers when he sees them. This peace of mind empowers me to continue in the career I love, without having to worry about my son’s well-being.”
Meaghan - KinderCare Parent
Our daughter is our first child, so we had no experience with daycare. KinderCare Addison has exceeded any possible expectations we may have had. The teachers are warm and loving, everything is always clean and orderly. My toddler daughter actually squeals and gets excited when we walk into the school each morning. The open door policy has made the whole transition easier for my husband and I. The daily reports, art projects, and availability of the Assistant Director and Director have kept us up to speed on what our daughter is learning. We love KinderCare Addison!”
Beth H. - KinderCare Parent
I appreciate the athletic programs that come to the center. We especially love Soccer Shots! It's very convenient that we don't have to run around after school to extracurricular activities. My wife and I love knowing that our children are in great hands, and that they are constantly academically challenged. We couldn't be happier with KinderCare Addison!”
Logan - KinderCare Parent
I am so grateful to have had my son in Ms. Trisha's Pre-K class. He has learned so many new things, which includes how to write his first and last name, letter sounds, letter recognition, and a lot more. My son reminds me and my husband every night how much he "loves Ms. Trisha". This will be his last summer at Kindercare and he will be starting kindergarten in the fall. I really appreciate all that Ms. Trisha has done throughout the year for our family. Not only will my son miss her, but so will I. Thanks!”
Sandra J. - KinderCare Parent
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.