Alyssa Schultz, 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.
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.)
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!
"Outstanding communication, outstanding classroom environment, outstanding faculty. As a parent, the peace of mind I have when I leave my son at KinderCare is priceless. I never have to worry if he’s glued to a television or eating junk food. I know he is being actively engaged. The learning enhancement for his developmental stage is par for the course and it shows itself daily. At each age level, I have experienced kind, compassionate teachers that positively impact my child, setting him up for future successes in the classroom. He loves going to school. The management team is also impressive. It amazes me that Val knows every individual’s name that come through the door. I feel fortunate to have this team alongside me in the journey of parenthood. I never feel 'out of the loop'. They are like part of my family. I love them."”
Rachel - KinderCare Parent
"Simply the best! The girls love this school. We appreciate the wonderful teachers and the director who is very welcoming and fun. The girls have learned so much through the curriculum and love coming to school everyday. The staff are knowledgeable, responsible, caring, and friendly and should be commended. Our experience here at the West Carol Stream KinderCare has been exceptional and we would highly recommend this learning center to anyone."”
Jovanny D. and Brian C. - KinderCare Parent
"The staff has taken great care of our daughter. Ms. Monica and the Learning Adventures Phonics program really got Emma off on the right foot and helped her get to the advanced level she’s at today."”
Teri and Simon B. - KinderCare Parent
Mya has been attending West Carol Stream KinderCare going on 3 years. KinderCare truly lives up to their name as a learning center. They help encourage and build confidence in all areas of learning, from reading to history and all the fun stuff in between. KinderCare has given Mya a jump-start on school. We are confident that she will make the transition to the school curriculum effortlessly. I enjoy the journals the children make immensely. I keep all of them. You can truly see the progress that is made, particularly in her writing skills. These will be keepsakes when she gets older, Progress like this requires the dedication of the caring teachers and staff. They are all wonderful. I am always greeted with big smiles by all. Sometimes that’s what I need to start or end my busy and hectic days. Thanks, KinderCare!”
Cindy M. - KinderCare Parent
The decision to put a young baby into daycare is never easy for anyone, especially first-time parents. We can honestly say that all of the staff at this KinderCare location—from the manager to the classroom teachers—could not have done a better job of making us feel confident about our decision. They went the extra mile every day to ensure we know our sweet little son was safe and happy in their care. They are so attentive to his needs and wonderful at keeping us informed. We always feel comfortable calling as often as we need and they seem to genuinely love children, including ours.”
Allison and Mike S. - 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is West Carol Stream KinderCare open?
Yes! West Carol Stream KinderCare is open to serve hardworking families in your community! We have new health and safety measures in place to protect families and staff.
What are your health and safety measures at your child care centers?
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!
What programs are offered at West Carol Stream KinderCare?
At West Carol Stream KinderCare, we offer a wide range of programs, including:
- Infant Programs (6 weeks - 1 year)
- Toddler Programs (1 – 2 Years)
- Discovery Preschool Programs (2 – 3 Years)
- Preschool Programs (3 – 4 Years)
- Prekindergarten Programs (4 – 5 Years)
- Before- & After-School Programs (5 – 12 Years)
- Summer Programs (preschool, prekindergarten, and school-age)
- Participating Child Care Aware Center
- Elementary School Distance Learning
- Cooking Academy™ (3 – 12 Years)
- Music Explorers™ (2 – 4 Years)
- Phonics Adventures® (2 – 4 Years)
What are the operating hours of West Carol Stream KinderCare?
West Carol Stream KinderCare is open from 6:00 AM to 6:15 PM, Monday through Friday
What accreditations does West Carol Stream KinderCare hold?
West Carol Stream KinderCare is accredited by NAEYC.