Kemberlyn Rickett, Center Director
Meet Kemberlyn Rickett, Our Center Director
At KinderCare Since: 2021
Education: Master's Degree, Bachelor's Degree
Favorite Children's Book: The Giving Tree
Meet Kemberlyn Rickett! She is the Center Director at Fairgate KinderCare in Carrollton, Texas. Kemberly attended Ashford University, where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and a Master’s Degree in Education, with a specialization in Child Development. She has been at KinderCare since 2021, and before that she was a teacher. Outside of work, Kemberlyn enjoys spending time with her family and going to basketball games. “Teaching is not about answering questions but about raising questions – opening doors for them in places that they could not imagine.” -Yawar Baig
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.
Before- and After-School Programs (5–12 Years)
You can count on us to provide reliable care for your school-ager while you’re at work, with safe transportation from our center to your child’s school and back! Whether your child wants to start a drama club, build a volcano, or create a comic book, they will have a place to follow their dreams. Your child will start and end the day with a whole lot of fun!
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.
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. 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.)
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!
My child has grown up at KinderCare. He started there when he was four months old and now he will be going to kindergarten this fall. I am so glad I have found such an amazing place for my child to learn and grow. The teachers at KinderCare are amazing. They are all so friendly and loving. They always greet both myself and my child with a smile. They also put 110% into their teaching. Every one of my child's teachers have been wonderful. They get the children so excited about learning. The best part is that they make it so fun as well. I cannot believe how much my child has learned from being at KinderCare. He is only five and he can read very well. He began taking Phonics classes when he was three years old. I highly recommend this program. I cannot believe how advanced he is and KinderCare has definitely played a role in his success. Not only can he now read, he can also speak Spanish, write well, and add and subtract. I am so happy to know that my son will definitely be ready and prepared for kindergarten thanks to his great teacher, Ms. Lynda. Another reason Frankford West KinderCare is so amazing is because of its wonderful Director, Ms. Sheila Jones. I just love her, as most parents there do as well. She is so friendly, understanding, and easy to talk to. What is so amazing is how much the children there love her. Ever since my son was able to walk, my son has had to stop by Ms. Sheila's office and give her a hug at the end of the day. Every child should be so lucky to have a school like my son's. It is a family we are so happy and proud to be a part of.”
Lynda J. - KinderCare Parent
It seems just like yesterday when my husband and I were looking for a child care center for our, at the time, four-month-old son. When we toured our local Frankford West KinderCare, our eyes lit up and swelled with tears when we met Center Director Sheila and her wonderful classroom teachers. There was a feeling of comfort and love when we walked into the center. Whenever we had a question or concern, they always answered with a warm smile of reassurance. We knew their first impression would make a lifelong impression on our family. Our son is now going on four years old and we have still received the same warm smile and reassurance. He looks forward to coming to school each day. We love knowing that there is consistency which includes daily routines, a fun and safe environment, enriching curriculum/activities and parent/ teacher communication. KinderCare has become a part of our family and we are so glad we made the decision to take a tour and enroll him.”
Tanisha 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.