Ms. Raquel Santiago, Center Director
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)
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.
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.
Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program
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.)
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. Your child will experiment with activities like learning how lemon juice and baking soda interact to uncover secret messages, watching fizzy reactions in action, and discovering 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 would like to share my experiences from when I first called Windward Child Development Center. I was going through a really rough patch and needed to get my daughter into prekindergarten. I searched and searched, called a few schools, but none of them felt right, even from phone conversations. I called and Ms. Raquel answered. She told me there were two slots left: one was about to be filled and one slot had a family coming to view the school. As soon as I hung up, I went straight to the school. Ms. Raquel was very inviting and made me feel really good. All of the teachers are welcoming--it's almost like walking into a family member's home. We have been a part of this family for a couple months, but it seems like years! I appreciate all the hard work the staff does daily and I wish there was a way to repay them for putting up with my four-year-old! Out of all of the daycare facilities I have been with, Ms. Raquel and her team have truly set the standard! They are always keeping the parents informed and each one of the staff members are very personable. Words cannot express how happy my family is with the center.”
Tonya F. - KinderCare Parent
I absolutely love bringing my son to Windward! The facility is clean and the staff is wonderful. Ms. Janet and Ms. Raquel have both really taken the time to get to know my son and he just loves them both. He really enjoys going to school and has learned so much in the year that he has been enrolled. Thank you for taking such great care of him. I know I don’t have to worry when I leave him, and that is a great feeling.”
Shannon B. - KinderCare Parent
As a parent, I entrust my greatest blessing to the staff at Windward every day, and I am grateful for the loving care and guidance she receives. The teachers and Director look at children as individuals, with their own strengths and needs. My daughter has been blessed with awesome teachers who understand her and handle her with grace. My child has learned so much and continues to share with me the great activities that go on each day at "school!" Thank you to Windward for an incredible early childhood curriculum that engages and teaches at all steps of the day, and a special thanks to Ms. Raquel and her staff--they continue to do amazing works of "heart" with all children.”
Soni S. - KinderCare Parent
My children have been in attendance since we moved from New Jersey at the end of 2013. My girls were treated as if they have been there since they were babies--my family adapted really quickly and we immediately felt like we were a part of this great family. I can't honestly say that until this day I haven't had a complaint or a situation where I have felt unhappy with the daycare center. Starting from the center's Director, Assistant Director, teachers, facility, and the way my kids never want to leave the facility, I am very pleased. As a parent, I can work worry-free knowing that my kids are well taken care of, loved, and guided appropriately. I am free to always have discussions with the teachers, and I never feel rushed--they always have time to explain my children's progression. It's amazing to also see how the Director is involved in the classes and the children's activities. The staff truly cares about the children and their families--I recommend this wonderful child care center.”
The Mota Family - 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.