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131st & Hazel Dell KinderCare

Victoria Kilanowski, Center Director

13320 Hazel Dell Pkwy Carmel IN 46033
(317) 843-2956 Contact this center

Ages: 6 weeks to 5 years

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Hazel Dell

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Our center does not service school age children. However, the KinderCare on Rangeline Road in Carmel, or our Noblesville KinderCare would be happy to assist you with your school age needs.

Our center is accredited by NAEYC.

We’re proud to offer distance learning for elementary school kids, grade K-6! We’ll ensure your child is logged on, help them with their school schedule, make sure they have plenty of mental and physical breaks throughout the day, and our highly-trained teachers are here to help your child stay on track! As always, we also offer care for all children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old. Check out the industry-leading health and safety measures we’ve put in place to protect your family and our staff. We can’t wait to see you soon!


We’re so proud!

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.


What Learning Looks Like

Our talented early-childhood teachers set kids down the path toward becoming lifelong learners in a positive, safe, and nurturing environment.

Our Programs

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.

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.

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. 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.)

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!

Our Teachers

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!


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.

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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.

Our Families

Don't take our word for it. Hear what our families have to say about our amazing center!

  • A world without KinderCare is a world without a place where I can take all three of my kids and feel comfortable and at ease when I say good bye to them. The staff is very professional and through the few times my child has been bitten it still didn't change my mind about the care and attention my kids receive at Kinder Care. So Kinder Care to the world is like breath to our bodies, we have to have it. Thanks and continue the beautiful work that you do.

    Cecil G. - KinderCare Parent
  • "When I leave my girls at KC everyday, I walk out knowing that my kids will be well taken care of. The staff is extremely friendly, well qualified and hard working. I feel like I can focus on my work better because I am not worried about my kids and know that my kids are in a safe environment."

    Anu M. - KinderCare Parent
  • "Ms. Lily in the Infant Classroom was the only one who could get Ava to take a bottle when I returned to work. It gave me such comfort. Her patience is priceless!"

    Laura T. - KinderCare Parent
  • "My almost two year old daughter Kennedy has only attended KC for about one month, but I know she loves it! Three mornings a week when we're getting dressed, she says "cool" (her version of school) over and over with a bright smile. She never had a morning of tears when I dropped her off and I always return to a happy, dancing girl in the afternoon. The teachers in the Discovery Preschool Classroom did a fantastic job of welcoming her in the morning and starting her with the morning activity  I personally can't imagine a day with fifteen Kennedy's, so my hat goes off to Ms. Liz, Ms. Chelsey, and Ms. Christy.  They make me feel much at ease and ready to start my work day.  Great job!"

    Glenda S. - KinderCare Parent
  • "I love the fact that when I come to pick Gabe up the teachers tell me about his day and voice concerns (if any). They are wonderful teachers in the Toddler Classroom. They are both amazing caregivers!"

    Dawn K. - KinderCare Parent
  • The things I love about KinderCare on Hazel Dell: The opportunity for my child to participate in additional programs, such as cooking and music. I like the opportunity for her to get extra attention, and I like that her teacher gives feedback about how Cam does in those classes. Overall, I think communication is proactive. I like the information on what my child is doing in the classroom (I'd even take more of it - I love the monthly calendar, and would love to see that continue, as well as the email about what’s going on that particular week). I think communication is good at all levels (Director email, teacher notes and discussions, etc). That's been really helpful! Each day, my daughter participates in several well thought out/planned activities (shapes, colors, music/dancing, etc.), and I really see how much she is learning! I like that even with the Toddlers and young Preschool children, learning is a priority and not just left to chance. We had the BEST experience in the Toddler Classroom. Even when Cam was new, they made her/us feel welcome, they ALWAYS took time to really talk to me and my husband at pick up (about her day, about any issues she may be having that we can help work on, about her strengths in learning, etc.) Communication is key with us, and they were always willing to do it. They also seemed to really notice her individual needs and were always willing to go the extra mile!"

    Renay P. - KinderCare Parent

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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.

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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.

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