Ashley Archie, Center Director
Ages: 6 weeks to 12 years
We are in the heart of downtown Carmel, in walking distance to the Carmel City Center
Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Forest Dale Elementary, Carmel Elementary, Orchard Park Elementary, Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Our center is accredited by NAEYC.
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.
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.)
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?
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!
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 one-on-one time/ small groups outside of regular classroom is great for my daughter! She is so excited to learn and loves spending time with and talking about Ms. Jenna! She is developmentally really progressing since joining the Phonics Learning Adventures class!"”
Lauren B. - KinderCare Parent
“"Within a couple weeks I noticed my daughter identifying letters by sight and sound. She passed out our Christmas presents because she knew the first letter of everyone's name! She loves phonics class! She talks about how much she loves Ms. Jenna and the fun activities they get to do in their small group. If you're considering one of the Learning Adventure Classes definitely try it! I am positive that they will benefit from the education push and it's great to have small group attention time as well!"”
Laura M. - KinderCare Parent
Any parent wonders about leaving their child in the care of others. The Rangeline KinderCare team makes sure our daughter is well cared for, intellectually stimulated and challenged to develop new skills every day. Most importantly, they make her feel loved and safe. Confident that our daughter is happy and excelling in their care, we can go to work and focus on our jobs so that by the time we pick her up, we can focus on our family.
Our daughter is an individual to the Rangeline Kindercare team, not just one of many in a classroom. Each day the team members make time to speak about not only our child but us, too. Everyone at this center cares about the wellness of the children and their families, and it is because of this sense of community we are so proud to be part of their family."”
Dr. A. - KinderCare Parent
I love the Rangeline KinderCare. There are daycares that are closer to our home and work, but we choose to send our child to this center because of the warm, nurturing and welcoming environment this center has. The director and teachers are all great. Our child started in the Infant Room, transitioned to the Tiny Tot Room and is now in the Toddler Room and we have had such exceptional experiences with each classroom. I also love that the director knows all the children by name - personalization is huge at this center. Thank you, KinderCare, for all that you do for our child!”
Ally M. - KinderCare Parent
The entire team at KinderCare Rangeline center is tremendous that provides us with such a high sense of comfort in handing our kid over to them.
It takes a mountain of confidence for parents to hand over their kids to someone and the KinderCare Rangeline team brings in the same confidence and demonstrates that from day one. Be it taking ten calls a day regarding how Anika had been doing, or emailing random picture with such valuable expressions that we miss, for sure, is far beyond. Thank You! No words can explain the emotions to see Anika grow and develop her personality. The team is professional and they make the kids feel at home and groom them for the future. While the entire team puts in herculean efforts day in and day out to keep the show on, there always are a few people who touch us on daily basis.
Ms. Tairyn, Ms. Emily, Mr. Ron are those gems of this team who had always stood out in grooming Anika as a toddler from an infant. Ms. Tairyn had always been like a role model for Anika. Anika would always follow her in what she does. We had always seen sparkle in Anika's eyes when she sees Ms. Emily or Mr. Ron, be it in the KinderCare facility or at a public place. This does show how connected she is to all her teachers, which always strengthens our confidence and what brought us to this center more than an year ago. Ms. Tairyn, Ms. Emily and Mr. Ron had made the last year look like "peaches" for us when it comes to bringing up Anika and telling her what she needs to know, in spite of the cultural diversity. Ms. Jaime, Ms. Kim, Ms. Suzzie are those terrific people who had been helping Anika. The sparkle in her eyes at 7:45 AM when she sees her favorite teachers cannot be put into words. From the days when she was new to the environment and would resist to be dropped off, to the days when see runs from the car to her teachers, is the reflection of her confidence and comfort in being at this facility and with these wonderful people. She does feel at home when she arrives. From the different food needs that Anika has, to helping her learn all that she knows, would have not been possible without the efforts of these terrific people. We know Anika enjoys her time here and she is, nowadays, never reluctant to go. The other name that needs a special mention is Ms. Bobby, who does one of the most difficult tasks of making different kinds of food for all the kids at the school. She is the person who feeds Anika and all other kids and ensures that the basic necessities are addressed. No words of gratitude are enough for Ms. Bobby's efforts.
While these jewels of KinderCare Rangeline facility are the face of the team, leaders like Candace and Katie are needed to hold this ship together and ensure that the experience provided to kids and their parents is always second to none. These two people are the brain of this facility. Though this is a short synopsis of Anika's experience in the last year, this also is the sense of confidence from new parents.”
Discovery Preschool Parents - KinderCare Parent
My son attended Kindercare in Carmel on Rangeline for his first three years. We had many wonderful teachers and staff during his stay. There were three professionals who seemed to have the greatest positive impact on my son and my family.
Kimberly in twos seemed to know exactly what my son needed. There is no way my son would have been potty trained so well if it wasn’t for Kimberly. She is insightful, compassionate, and consistent. She went out of her way to communicate my son’s needs to us, and her intuition and knowledge about him was always spot on. I often think about what my son learns from the adults around him, and with Kimberly I am relieved and grateful that he had her to look up to her. My son learned so much while in her classroom, as did his parents. Any child is lucky to have Kimberly as their teacher.
Erica in infants is the reason my family chose Kindercare, and after a year in her room she continued to surpass our expectations. Her constant compassion and patience, paired with her incredible knowledge about babies, gave my family such comfort at leaving our child during his most vulnerable stage. I have recommended to many pregnant families to seek out Rangeline Kindercare because of Erica in the infant room. I tell them even if Rangeline’s location happens to be inconvenient for their family, Erica is worth a long commute.
Assistant Director Jenna was our constant. Our son bonded with her from the start, and as he grew Jenna was the one who could comfort him when nobody else could. Whenever I was worried that my son might be sad or not feeling his best, it gave me great peace knowing that Jenna was in the building. There are no words to express what this means to us. I am grateful that my son got to experience her kindness, consistency, and gentle guidance. He will be a better person because of Jenna.”
Jenn N. - 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.