Charity Dodson, 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.
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.
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.)
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!
When our family first came to KinderCare, we had been fortunate to have an in-home nanny for the first 4 years of my daughter's life. With both parents working, this was such a blessing! Because of this, I was a bit nervous about moving to a childcare center, expecially regarding 1-on-1 time with a teacher/adult. So, prior to enrollment, I took the time to personally visit 3 centers in the Avon area. KinderCare stood out significantly as the best. It was the cleanest, had the most engaged activities and "extras" (like Phonics class), and the teachers were so friendly. Only at KinderCare did the teachers introduce Claire to two other girls in the class so they could play while I spoke with the staff. The teachers remembered both of our names and really made us feel like family! Once enrolled, the teachers gave her attention she needed and helped her to overcome her initial fears of being with so many other kids. Not only did she have more social skills than the other children upon entering Kindergarten, but she was also at a more advanced reading level than many of her classmates. Being at KinderCare helped Claire conquer her fears of larger groups and be able to interact with kids and parents from a variety of ethnicities and family structures. Deciding to enroll Claire at KinderCare has been one of the best decisions that I've made for her! As a summer KinderCare "schoolager," Claire knows all of her classmates from years prior and loves to attend the field trips. She has found an environment in KinderCare that helps her thrive!
When our son arrived, our family once again relied on KinderCare. Like any new (or new-again) parent, I was anxious about having an infant in childcare, especially because Claire had only attended as a pre-Kindergarten student. Once again, I visited KinderCare with my son, prior to enrollment. The teachers were gentle and loving with him. When he "officially" enrolled, we knew everything would be all right-the teachers formed such a close bond with the children, even at that young age! As a toddler now, Isaac gets excited for "school" as we drive to KinderCare in the mornings! He knows the routines and likes to show Mom and Dad where his cubby is or how he sits correctly in the chairs. He is happy and healthy!
As a family with two working parents, we are so thrilled to have found partners in our children's upbringing! We adore Ms. Emilie and know that she runs a well-oiled machine at KinderCare of Avon! The teachers are top-notch; you will be thrilled you chose KinderCare!
Alison N. - KinderCare Parent
My son has been in the Infant A room since he was six weeks old and he's now eight months old. The center has the most kindhearted, loving, and patient teachers. They show my son affection often and he has the biggest smile on his face when he sees Ms. Michelle, Ms. Nichole, Ms. Rachel, or Ms. Julia. He loves their attention and snuggles and they've taught him so much. They each engage him in different ways but all clearly love children and love their jobs. I really love that they refer to the kids as "their" babies. Each of the teachers as well as Emilie, the Center Director, and Charity, the Assistant Director, are always happy to talk to me about any concerns or ideas I have, and they share so much about Dominc's day with my husband and I. Each of them knows Dominic personally and remembers his likes and dislikes, celebrates his milestones, and makes us feel important and heard. They take our opinions seriously and are always willing to make accommodations to make us comfortable and happy with the care he's receiving. In short, we absolutely love KinderCare and the Avon center staff! They're fantastic and really deserve some recognition.
Oksana S. - KinderCare Parent
I feel very comfortable leaving Brant in Ms. Michele's room as I know how dedicated she is to looking after the babies. M ichele is very good at following parent requests especially when it comes to the baby's likes and dislikes. Michele remembers all their little quirks and that is a big reason why the room is a calm and safe place. I know Brant is well looked after because the infant teachers pay close attention to him-they know his thumb sucking is a sign he's tired so they can put him down before he starts to cry, they know he adores bananas, they know he likes to be cuddled upright and face to face-not cradled-all these things mean I can feel comfrotable that Brant is well looked after, each day. I frequently see MIchele and Cristina down on the floor, playing, cuddling, an interacting with the babies. Brant is excited when he arrives in the morning too-he has a big smile for his teachers and can't wait for them to pick him up!
Emily J. - KinderCare Parent
Our experience in the Infant room has been great! The teachers are always smiling and welcome our baby with kind words each morning. The teachers interact with the children through play and exploration. They make beautiful wall displays and an overall fun and safe environment. My daughter smiles everyday I drop her off which gives me comfort she is happy there. The teachers are also very informative when I pick her up about her experiences throughout the day. I would recommend the Avon KinderCare to any new parent!
Diane C. - KinderCare Parent
Ms. Michele and Ms. Anni are absolutely wonderful!! They truly care for each and every child. My son is very happy to see them in the mornings. As a working mom its nice to know your children are in good hands here at KinderCare Avon. I couldn't ask for better teacher for my children. Ms. Michelle and Ms. Anni make you feel like they are part of your family. We just love them!!
Sara S. - 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.