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Lower Terrace KinderCare

Ms. Debra Capps, Center Director

4515 Lower Terrace Cir NE Albuquerque NM 87111
(505) 293-8426 Contact this center

Ages: 6 weeks to 12 years

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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Mitchell, Osuna, Georgia O'Keeffe, S.Y. Jackson, Apache, Chelwood

Our center is accredited by NAEYC.

We’re proud to offer distance learning for elementary school kids, grade K-6! We’ll ensure your child is logged on, help them with their school schedule, make sure they have plenty of mental and physical breaks throughout the day, and our highly-trained teachers are here to help your child stay on track! As always, we also offer care for all children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old. Check out the industry-leading health and safety measures we’ve put in place to protect your family and our staff. We can’t wait to see you soon!


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.


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.

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.

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. Kids in this delightful and delicious program 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! Built entirely from scratch, our new program teaches kids to sing, move, listen, play instruments, and even create their own tunes. It 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.)


Spanish Adventures provides young learners with a foundation for later success with the Spanish language. Music, games, children's Spanish literature, and other tools give children multiple opportunities to hear, practice, and see Spanish language for vocabulary and conversational development. Curriculum includes lessons on greetings, numbers, colors, animals, family, body parts and pets as well as how to get engage conversationally during common scenarios at home, a restaurant, or at the zoo. Qué pasa?

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!


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!

  • Both my four-and-a-half-year-old and my one-and-a-half-year-old attended KinderCare. We’ve been with the center since my oldest was four months old. We love KinderCare because the teachers are great, there are so many learning opportunities, and our girls think of school as their second home. We highly recommend trusting KinderCare with your children’s needs. Also, one of the best things is the low turnover rate, and our girls have a consistent teacher, which allows them to develop very trusting relationships. 

    Kim W. - KinderCare Parent
  • My family owes so much to our KinderCare. They always go above and beyond to make our child with special needs feel safe, comfortable, and engaged. We have been at this center for over four years and I couldn’t imagine finding a better child care center in the entire city. The teachers are extremely friendly and the management team is always willing to help in any way they can. We love our school and are extremely grateful for them!

    Andrew G. - KinderCare Parent
  • My children have been in preschool and prekindergarten at this center and they have developed great social skills along with mental skills that are now helping them through elementary school. When each of my daughters were in kindergarten, their teacher was amazed at how much they knew and would consistently tell me how impressed she was with how ready they were for her class. I credit our KinderCare for great curriculum implementation and also for their genuine interest in my children’s education. We loved our center so much that even through our girls didn’t necessarily need after-school care, we still enrolled them in KinderCare’s School-Age program to keep them in such an awesome setting.

    Silvia J. - KinderCare Parent
  • I enrolled my daughter at this KinderCare when she was only seven weeks old. I was so worried to leave my infant while I worked, but thanks to the wonderful Infant Teacher, the transition became easier and easier every day. She had such good communication with me and would relay all pivotal information to me as it was happening. My daughter is now two and reaching developmental milestones daily in her current classroom. I love our KinderCare and would recommend them to anybody who is in need of quality care!

    Jennifer J. - KinderCare Parent
  • I enjoy how my daughter's teacher is supportive of my requests with things such as not letting her take long naps and letting me know how much she is eating specifically. I also appreciate the little side notes that the teacher tells me about what my daughter does every day! The Director is also so helpful with any concerns I have, or other issues with my kid’s experience. I feel like the center’s teachers and directors are like family, now more than ever.

    Shannon K. - KinderCare Parent
  • My daughter seems to be learning a lot of new things. She likes to show me everything she learns at school. We are pleased with Ms. Andrea! My daughter talks about her all the time!

    Megan W. - KinderCare Parent
  • My son transferred here from another KinderCare Center, and I was so nervous about how he would adjust. Within the first day I picked him up, he was so excited to come back to his classroom. He also has some food allergies and his teachers are always amazing about contacting me if they are unsure about something. His dad also feels very included and says that the teachers do an amazing job at making it a nice, warm, inviting environment.

    Aubrey and Carlos 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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