Dina Altschuler, Center Director
Meet Dina Altschuler, Our Center Director
At KinderCare Since: 1991
Education: Bachelor's Degree
Favorite Children's Book: Cinderella
Meet Dina Altschuler! She is the Center Director at West Boca Raton KinderCare in Florida. Dina attended Monmouth College, where she earned a Bachelor's Degree in Education and Psychology. She has been with KinderCare since 1991. Every day, Dina looks forward to meeting new families and helping children build confidence for life. "Try to be a rainbow in someone else's cloud." – Maya Angelou. Outside of work, Dina enjoys spending time with her family and going to the beach.
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.
Before- and After-School Programs (5–12 Years)
You can count on us to provide reliable care for your school-ager while you’re at work, with safe transportation from our center to your child’s school and back! Whether your child wants to start a drama club, build a volcano, or create a comic book, they will have a place to follow their dreams. Your child will start and end the day with a whole lot of fun!
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.
Participating Child Care Aware Center
KinderCare partners with Child Care Aware® of America to offer fee assistance for Active Duty military families and flexible support to fit their needs when care at a Child Development Center on the installation is not available.
Florida Voluntary Prekindergarten Programs
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.)
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 to develop vocabulary and conversation skills. Curriculum includes lessons on greetings, numbers, colors, animals, family, body parts, and pets, as well as how to engage conversationally during common scenarios at home, a restaurant, or at the zoo.
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!
Dance and Yoga
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!
We are so thankful to you and everyone at KinderCare for who you are in Olivia's life. She love's it here, she even gets sad on weekends to not go! More than that, we trust you so much. Thank you for being our partners in this quest to keep her safe and happy. We are grateful!”
The Pozo Family - KinderCare Parent
Dear KinderCare West,
Before choosing KinderCare West I did extensive research and visited numerous daycare facilities. Form the moment I walked into the KinderCare West, I loved the warmth, care, safety and attention the staff provided. The children looked happy in the classrooms and the staff knowledgeable and attentive.
My son Jordan started attending the KinderCare at six month's old. Sending my child off to daycare for the first time was difficult for me especially in the first week but thanks to KinderCare West, all that apprehension quickly evaporated as I realized how happy not only he was but I too due to all the love and care and attention the teachers and staff provided.
Our morning greetings from Ms. Dina and staff are always friendly and they always greet us with a smile. Jordan's first teacher Ms. Katrin was a complete joy and made each day dropping him off feel safe. They helped me with everything. In Jordan's second classroom we were blessed again to have amazing teachers, Ms. Susan and Ms. Francesca. Teaching him words, songs, art and taking care of him. Jordan is now in the toddler room and once again we are overjoyed and blessed with his teachers Ms.Maarni, Ms. Maria and Ms. Mellany. Jordan is now walking and talking and each day he walks into his classroom gets a loving greeting from Ms. Maarni along with the all the staff. He is learning more words; he has a classroom schedule filled with storytime, songs, dance, art and more.
I am so very thankful for KinderCare West and I can't express enough of my gratitude to Jordan's teachers, assistant teacher's and the loving friendly staff. Your facility , teacher's and staff are making a priceless impact on all the children and I thank you for all that you do.
Jennifer, Jordan's Mom.”
Jennifer M. - KinderCare Parent
Thank you for making a differences in our lives. Thank you for turning learning into an adventure. We love you so much C & C”
Claudia O. - KinderCare Parent
The teachers, staff and leadership at this school are amazing and are always willing to help and go beyond. My child has always had great teachers who communicate constantly and keep me in the loop. When I’m teaching my child something new or facing a challenge in a certain area, I’m always able to approach the school and partner with them to help my child or assess with them what might be the best solution. There’s a good mix of enrichment activities which keeps the kids learning and makes for a fun environment.
-Vi, Coconut Creek”
Vi - KinderCare Parent
It is with such heartfelt emotions that we bid our farewells to the staff at KinderCare. We want to Thank each and everyone of you from the bottom of our heart. You are one special team and we are one lucky family! Caring and loving for our daughter for the past 5 years. Words can not describe how eternally grateful we are. Thank you for making each year memorable for us. We will never forget anyone of you. We wish you each the best in all your future endeavors.
"A teacher takes a hand, opens a mind and touches a heart"
Thanks for touching our hearts!
Tatiana and Ozzie H”
Tatiana H. - 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.