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West Cedar Rapids KinderCare

Ms. Sara Schwerin, Center Director

310 Burdette Dr SW Cedar Rapids IA 52404
(319) 396-5391 Contact this center

Ages: 6 weeks to 12 years

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Cedar Hills close to Stoney Point Rd

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Coolidge, Van Buren, Jackson, Madison

Our center is accredited by NAEYC.

NAEYC Accreditation

We’re proud of the industry-leading health and safety measures we’ve put in place to protect your family and our staff. And, if you need distance learning support for elementary school kids, grade K-6, we’re here for you. Contact our center director to learn more. 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.

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.)

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!

  • Thanks so much for making it easy to start our baby in KinderCare. The teachers have made it comfortable for my wife to go back to work after maternity leave. We know that our baby will be well taken care of. We also love the art work and pictures that we are receiving on a daily basis. It makes us know that he is loved and played with when he is in your care at the center. Thank you so much!

    Chad - KinderCare Parent
  • Our daughter came from another facility, so coming to West Cedar Rapids KinderCare was an eye opener. Since being here, our daughter’s development has amazed us. She learned sign language and excelled with her colors and words. The teachers are amazing! They listen to our concerns and suggestions with an open mind. KinderCare has opened our eyes to what our daughter was missing out on with her learning at another center.

    The H. Family - KinderCare Parent
  • Before joining West Cedar Rapids KinderCare, our boys had only been cared for by in-home providers. However, after our oldest son had seen his seventh in-home provider, we decided we needed a change. That is when we joined the KinderCare family! We have been with the center for over a year now and we will never look back. The type of care they provide is over the top! Every teacher in every classroom knows our family. When we walk through the door every day, you hear “Good morning" and "Hello” coming from every direction. When our boys come home at night, they are happy and so excited to tell us about the projects they did throughout the day. When I get called one of their teachers' names at home, it doesn’t bother me. It makes me proud to know that the love and care provided goes beyond a typical 8-5 job--they treat you like family. Thank you, KinderCare, for the educational and compassionate atmosphere you deliver!

    The L. Family - KinderCare Parent
  • We love West Cedar Rapids KinderCare because there are people like Sara and Melissa working there. They make you feel like you are part of a loving family that is always there for you. Every parent dreads the day they will have to bring their child to a child care provider. KinderCare staff makes that hard moment easy from the second you walk in the door. Their staff is not only well trained and educated to teach your young children, but they treat each child as if they are their own. I haven’t regretted taking my daughter to KinderCare for one second. My daughter learns numerous things on a daily basis, ranging from making stuff for me, to cooking, to learning how to write, read, and sing with her classmates, and everything in between. My daughter loves KinderCare and their staff. She wakes up on weekends wanting to go to school!

    The M. Family - KinderCare Parent
  • My son is always upbeat when he comes home! I can see the impact that West Cedar Rapids KinderCare has made with his learning.

    The S. Family - KinderCare Parent
  • Three years ago, my son was going to start preschool. With him being my first child, I was very nervous to have him go but knew it was going to happen eventually. My sister was working for West Cedar Rapids KinderCare at the time, so I felt more comfortable taking him somewhere with someone I knew, which made KinderCare the obvious choice. After meeting the head teacher, Melody, I felt even more comfortable with him going. She is very good with the kids and my son learned quite a bit from her! She is also very easy to talk to as a parent. Since my son started preschool, I have also taken one of my daycare kids here (last year) and my daughter is currently attending preschool at KinderCare.  Ms. Melody and Ms. Amber are amazing teachers and I would recommend anyone to come to preschool here!

    Melissa A. - KinderCare Parent
  • Our son is in the Infant Classroom and when we start walking through the daycare doors, he starts jumping from my arms with excitement! When I pick him up, he's a happy boy and I can tell he really enjoys himself with all the staff. We couldn't be any happier!

    B.'s Family - KinderCare Parent
  • We have nothing but good things to say about all the teachers who have an impact on our children each day. Since we have started at West Cedar Rapids KinderCare, our son's speech and vocabulary have increased so much. Thank you all for everything you do each and every day, for not only our kids, but everybody's kids.

    Duane and Sara M. - KinderCare Parent
  • You ladies are doing a great job with my little princess. She never seems to be unhappy or cranky and is always in a good mood when I pick her up. I love how the ladies do activities with her even though she is so young. Great job, Infant Teachers!  

    Anonymous - KinderCare Parent
  • I think the Infant Teachers at West Cedar Rapids KinderCare do a great job of taking care of the infants. I know from experience it is a tough job, and they all do a great job!

    Anonymous - 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.

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.

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