Ms. Beatrice Torres, 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.
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.)
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 for vocabulary and conversational development. Curriculum includes lessons on greetings, numbers, colors, animals, family, body parts and pets as well as how to get engage conversationally during common scenarios at home, a restaurant, or at the zoo. Qué pasa?
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!
Hello Prospective Parents! My daughter and I moved to Cerritos, California from Tampa, Florida in November 2012. KinderCare made moving to California a smooth adjustment for us by helping us transferring all the necessary paperwork. When I first came to KinderCare, the staff was friendly, accommodating, and supportive of my daughter’s transition. At first, she asked for her old teachers, but she’s well-adjusted now. In December, the students have an annual Winter Gala. Watching my daughter sing and dance brought back childhood memories of when I used to dance and sing songs on stage They also create special projects for holidays such as Thanksgiving, New Years, and much more. She loves arts and crafts, using scissors, and kneading play-dough. She’s developed her fine motor skills, and it puts smiles on my face when I see art projects and improvements weekly. Every day, my daughter surprises me with something new she learned in school. In the car, she sings songs that naturally help her learn the days of the week, counting, seasons, etc. It shocks me when I see that she’s already tracing letters in school! The school teaches her geometric shapes, telling time, and much more. One of the most important factors to me as a parent was making sure my child gets proper nutrition at school so it is one less thing I need to worry about. I’ve observed that their overall menu is healthy and balances the four food groups. I also see the children playing outside and getting a lot of physical exercise. When the parents and teacher work together, it’s much easier for the child to grow and develop. KinderCare has helped define the important values in learning, thriving academically, and socially. (KinderCare also has 6:30-6:30 extended hours for parents that need it.)”
Anonymous - KinderCare Parent
KinderCare is #1!! My family and I love KinderCare! The staff is very loving and dedicated. They treat each child as if they were their own. Catering to the individual needs of each student. My children are nine and two. I like that KinderCare keeps my children in age appropriate classrooms. So that the learning experience is unique to each one. The staff also takes input as to the activities my older one is interested in. They really listen, which makes the learning more enjoyable for my daughter. We Love KinderCare!!”
Bettina T. - KinderCare Parent
How do I love Kindercare? Let me count the ways… At KinderCare Buena Park, both children and parents have a sense of community. Children different ages have meals together so they can learn from each other, “chat,” make friends, and share experiences. This way they are aware of the big events in their little friends’ lives. My toddler daughter has friends both in and out of her age group! Several times a year, children have parties to celebrate different themes together (Christmas, Valentine’s Day, St Patrick’s Day, etc.). For such celebrations, parents contribute, on a voluntary basis, goodies and/or desserts for children to share. Everybody has fun during the celebrations! Every person who works at the Buena Park center cares about my daughter’s well-being and development. Most teachers have been with KinderCare for several years. This means that your child sees familiar faces throughout the year(s) she’s here. Even when she transitions to a new age group, chances are your child is already familiar with the “new” teacher. Our center director, Mrs. Cindy Silva, has a “hands-on” approach to work, which makes her effective both with kids and parents. She is committed to keeping the daycare service second to none all throughout the year, and so is her staff. How do I know how my kid is doing? On a daily basis, I get a report with information on meals, diaper changes and activities during her day. If your child is not behaving properly, you’ll also hear about it! The learning topics your child is working on are communicated on the bulletin boards and updated regularly. This way, parents can reinforce such topics at home (if desired) so that the child’s learning process is expanded and accelerated. Three times a year, there is a 15-minute parent-teacher conference during which the primary caregiver discusses with parents the developmental milestones of each child, as well as her behavioral process. Most teachers know my toddler well and have provided to us useful feedback as to how can we support her social development! Indeed, “every day is a learning adventure” at KinderCare. Babies, toddlers and young kids learn by exploring and doing. Most experiences they go through are useful both at the cognitive and emotional level. During the summer, there are “out of the ordinary” activities that children enjoy. I remember my toddler having fun last summer when splashing other children on a Friday Splash Day! And if your child has an artistic mind, this is definitely the place for your little one to paint like a Picasso! Her work will be exhibited on the walls of classrooms and aisles. In a nutshell, I know that my child enjoys her learning experience at KinderCare!”
Karen C. - KinderCare Parent
I currently have a School Age child in the Buena Park KinderCare. I have nothing but great, awesome, positive things to say about this center. Being an educator and a mother I am very overprotective and picky in the individuals who I can trust to take care of my eight-year-old son. I'm also a former Assistant Director from the South Street KinderCare. So I know the company well and have been working with children from the age of 0-14. So I am a very hard person to please. I know exactly what I'm looking for in a daycare provider. The Buena Park staff has been awesome to my son and I. From the teaching staff to the Assistant Director, Deanna, to the Director, Beatrice, they have been there for my son and I. I can honestly say that this place is my son's second home. All of the employees care and want the best for all the children. Being a single mom and having a full time job I feel the support and confidence in the staff taking care of my child. I could go on and on. I just wanted to take some time out of my busy schedule to let you know what a great job all these individuals are doing.”
Lorena G. - 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.