Jasmine Banks, Center Director
Meet Jasmine Banks, Our Center Director
At KinderCare Since: 2012
Education: Bachelor's Degree
Favorite Children's Book: When is Saturday?
Meet Jasmine Banks! She is the Center Director at Telegraph Road KinderCare in Alexandria, VA. Jasmine attended James Madison University, where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. She has been with KinderCare for nine years. Every day, Jasmine enjoys helping children learn and grow. “The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.” –Oprah Winfrey. Outside of work, Jasmine enjoys reading, doing puzzles, and enjoying great meals with her family.
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.
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!
My son came to Telegraph Road KinderCare at 14 months and he really loves being there. Each day when I take him there he's always happy to be there. I would love to thank all the staff members who made the transition easy for me with placing him in day care. The staff is great and the teachers are as well.”
Marie S. - KinderCare Parent
"Thank you for making my daughter feel loved, valued, smart, and safe every day!"”
Theresa P. - KinderCare Parent
"KinderCare Family - We absolutely love what care, love, and education you have provided for Naomi these last few years! We wouldn't' change it for the world. Naomi has blossomed into an articulate, hilarious, little girl with help of your care & guidance. We can't thank you all enough for the peace of mind!"”
Tiffany C. - KinderCare Parent
"One year in Phonics has completely changed my child's life. Everywhere we go, she is sounding out the store names, the sign names, and basically every word we see. Ms. Angelica's tireless energy and positive attitude are just a bonus on top of a great class. My daughter looks forward to every second spent with Ms. Angelica and really enjoyed the 'take home' books, puppets and stickers!!"”
Nikky A. - KinderCare Parent
"Thank you for showing so much love and patience with Piper, Fletch, and Deacon. The teachers have made my kids' day so fun and happy, while also teaching them with love and patience."”
Mrs. Woodard - KinderCare Parent
I write to say, "thank you." Both our girls attended your pre-school program and were more than prepared for elementary school. Our second grader was just accepted into Fairfax County Public School's Advanced Academic Program. In addition, our kindergartner is thriving in her classroom. Her teacher says she wishes every student was just like her. She can add and subtract double digit numbers in her head and she reads on a 2nd grade level. All this in Kindergarten! We're so glad we used Kindercare's Learning Adventures reading program.
We're just so proud of them and know their time in preschool helped them tremendously. Everyone at Kindercare helped to shape my children, but I'd like the send a special thanks to Ms. Kathy, Ms. Angelica, Ms. Monica, Ms. Jasmine, and Ms. Andrea. They all contributed to the education of my girls! Thank you!”
M.L. - KinderCare Parent
"Our son has made huge strides in terms of social interaction because of you guys. The original daycare we had him at was huge, so there wasn't a lot of curriculum or personal attention. We noticed an immediate change to his personality when he went to KinderCare. After only a few weeks, he knew the names of all the teachers and was excited about going to school! In fact, he said he didn’t want to leave school the first week he was there. We were hesitant to place our kids in an "off base" facility (meaning away from a military base). We are completely satisfied! Your center is worth every penny, and I know it will pay off in years time when our kids continue to benefit from the solid foundation that you've provided. Telegraph KinderCare is worth its weight in gold!"”
Maurice & Christy L. - KinderCare Parent
"Michelle has learned a world of information already. She has tremendously improved her ability to write her full name. This is a great foundation for Kindergarten."”
Anonymous - 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.