Carrie Scudero, Center Director
Meet Carrie Scudero, Our Center Director
At KinderCare Since: 2004
Education: Bachelor's Degree
Favorite Children's Book: The Interrupting Chicken
Meet Carrie Scudero! She is the Center Director at Brentwood KinderCare in California. Carrie attended California State University, Sacramento, where she earned a Bachelor's Degree in Child Development with a minor in Psychology. She has been with KinderCare since 2004 and has over five years of experience in social work. Every day, Carrie looks forward to providing children with a nurturing learning environment. "Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn." Outside of work, Carrie enjoys traveling for sports activities with her children.
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.
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.
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!
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!
The other day one of the mothers in our playgroup was telling me how frustrated she was with her daughter's local daycare center. The lack of flexibility the center was demonstrating was shocking. Neither of us have family nearby so our daycare center becomes an extension of our family. Over the past year I have relied on KinderCare and its staff's flexibility countless times. My husband and I could not be as successful at what we do without KinderCare. I was astonished and amazed by the policy of this other center. On the other hand, I was also thankful and relieved that I selected KinderCare for my daycare needs.”
Anitra S. - KinderCare Parent
I would like to pass along my since gratitude to the care shown to my daughter, Addison, while she attended your center from July 2012 to June 2013. With three children and doing multiple military moves, I have experienced many day care centers, and none of them compare to the KinderCare of Brentwood.
While all your staff was wonderful, I would like to single out her primary teacher, Ms. Andrea. Ms. Andrea's teaching skills, nurturing and guidance have more than prepared Addison for Kindergarten, and I am thrilled with the progress she made during her past year. Nearly two months later Addison still talks about Ms. Andrea and remembers things she learned in class. For example, yesterday she was talking about the Praying Mantis and it's hiding capabilities; when I asked her where she learned that she said "Ms. Andrea taught me that". There are too many examples to list.
My observations and conversations with Ms. Andrea showed me she genuinely cared for the children in her care and appeared to treat them firmly, but respectfully. Her parent-teacher conferences were great indicators of her organizational skills and that she took her job seriously. I appreciated the dedication to getting my child ready for "big school" and I know that based on her past year she is MORE than ready
Please pass on my thanks to the staff and to Ms. Andrea for welcoming us to the school and for a GREAT year!”
Hayley J. - 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.